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Old October 25 2012, 04:08 AM   #151
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Re: Any old timers still around?

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I'm mostly a lurker now, but I'm still around. Spammers never die! We just fade away.
You know the glory days are behind you when McBundy admits he's become a lurker.
Hey I had a great run here. Even got elected president.

Which reminds me ...
Uh-oh. He's up to something.

Run!
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Old October 25 2012, 10:00 AM   #152
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You know the glory days are behind you when McBundy admits he's become a lurker.
Hey I had a great run here. Even got elected president.

Which reminds me ...
Uh-oh. He's up to something.

Run!


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Old October 25 2012, 11:25 AM   #153
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I've been here long enough to know a few names that don't appear here anymore, but haven't been here long enough to talk about the old days as if they were good.
Your name sounds familiar. Weren't you an EFCL member as well?
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Old October 25 2012, 07:44 PM   #154
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Re: Any old timers still around?

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I've been here long enough to know a few names that don't appear here anymore, but haven't been here long enough to talk about the old days as if they were good.
So were the old days bad?
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Old October 25 2012, 09:46 PM   #155
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Re: Any old timers still around?

Mixed. Very mixed. I don't think the board changed much from 1999 to 2006. What we really had was the illusion of change. The names changed, the staff changed, some forums were added, moderation varied in response to what was going on, but the basic themes were the same. Before MA, everything was in QS&F, before TNZ there were controversial topics in Misc., before ENT there was VOY, etc. etc. etc. The board got larger but it only intensified whatever was already going on to begin with.

There are divisions within those first seven years but, looking back on it now, it really was the same thing with different details.
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Old October 25 2012, 09:52 PM   #156
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...just like it is now.

Really, what I miss more are the people. Shatna, Angry Angel, Spiff, mrcoaster, Bears, even crazy people like MajorBarcalow and Enterpriser... there was an air of unpredictability every time you logged in. Plus, I think, it was easier to think of it all as new and refreshing and fun because we all hadn't described every last detail of televised and filmed Trek under the sun ad nauseam yet, so the "old-timers" who were here for those early days don't see much reason to come back with the advent of sites like Facebook and Twitter.
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Old October 25 2012, 09:54 PM   #157
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Re: Any old timers still around?

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I've been here long enough to know a few names that don't appear here anymore, but haven't been here long enough to talk about the old days as if they were good.
So were the old days bad?
Nope.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:26 PM   #158
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I've been here long enough to know a few names that don't appear here anymore, but haven't been here long enough to talk about the old days as if they were good.
So were the old days bad?
Nope.
Just different.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:28 PM   #159
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So were the old days bad?
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Just different.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:28 PM   #160
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But still not good, huh? I personally prefer the old days.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:30 PM   #161
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But still not good, huh? I personally prefer the old days.
Speaking only on my own behalf, the "old days" were much better I think, than they are now, for a variety of reasons.

This should not suggest nor does it necessarily follow in my opinion however that the current "days" are bad either.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:31 PM   #162
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Yeah, that's kind of how I feel. The current days are generally unremarkable.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:36 PM   #163
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Re: Any old timers still around?

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But still not good, huh? I personally prefer the old days.
Speaking only on my own behalf, the "old days" were much better I think, than they are now, for a variety of reasons.
One of the reasons being this.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:38 PM   #164
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Re: Any old timers still around?

"I understood that reference" so I guess I'd be considered an old timer, too. Originally went under the name of CaptProton until I realized I really wasn't that big of a Voyager fan.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:48 PM   #165
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Re: Any old timers still around?

Out of curiosity how many other people here have changed their screenname over the years? I've been cooleddie74 since the day I first joined and have never really been all that tempted to change it. I know we've had a few people who've changed theirs multiple times and for very lame and sketchy reasons (one in particular comes to mind but I won't mention them myself...if you guys can guess then more power to you) but as the years go by my memory of some board monikers has gotten pretty cloudy.
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