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Old December 7 2012, 06:33 AM   #361
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Re: Any old timers still around?

^Where's the User ID?
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Old December 7 2012, 07:02 AM   #362
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Rob Hal! One of the few mods to get a good review in "CaptainWacky rates the mod and admins" (the "classic" thread that nobody remembers or cares about.)
Hah, (profanity) Wacky, you gave me a "C." I remember.
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Old December 7 2012, 07:52 AM   #363
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Hmm... I feel like the definition of 'old timer' has changed...
We certainly are neither oldtimers nor old. We are MMs (mature members) and like a good wine we get even better with time!

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^Where's the User ID?
It's in the url of your profile. Yours is 5636; the u stands for user in the database:
http://www.trekbbs.com/member.php?u=5636

Now if only I could remember my old account's user ID...
I do recall my old postcount, though: 1552 posts. I'm definitely not a spammer


Bonzie, the C certainly refered to a bad day and is statistically completely neglectable!
(Still I'm glad I never was a staff member here and am not likely to ever become one. Particularly being Tech Admin here or Mod in TNZ has always seemed to me more of a punishment than a revard and would certainly drive weaker personalities to recreational ressorts where they wear tight-fitting white apparel with extremely long sleeves...)
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Old December 7 2012, 08:25 AM   #364
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Re: Any old timers still around?

For what it's worth my User ID is 405.

I'm ancient.
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Old December 7 2012, 08:43 AM   #365
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indubitably.
But Vulcans (and halflings) have a longer life expectancy anyway, so you're really not *that* old

I registered my first account after Yu and before Vert, so my UserID would be somewhere between 502 and 563 nowadays. But the numbers got reassigned when the board's software changed and inactive members were deleted in 2005.
On the old board my User ID was somewhere in the low 500s IIRC. Around 520 I believe. I'll have a look at my backups. Maybe I made one of my profile back then. I did destroy a lot of my old discs, though, when I no longer needed the data.
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Old December 7 2012, 08:46 AM   #366
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I'm having fun now plugging numbers into the user id. AntonyF is 1.

1701 is someone named Buttinsky.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:07 AM   #367
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Boards are programmed to always reserve #1 for the person who set them up. Usually that's the Tech Admin.
#2 is a test account, apparently. Set up by Anthony to test the software I presume. Wise decision. I do the same on my new boards
#3 is Trekzone. That's a shared account for whoever needs to post news.
The "real" accounts start with #4: Christian

As far as I can remember, Teelie held a very low number at the original board. Wasn't he even among the first 10 or 15?
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Old December 7 2012, 11:08 AM   #368
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Hmm... I can't find my original ID on WayBack, but... Bonzie, you spammer!

If I'd kept my original account I'd be in the 340-350 range. I threw it away at 749 posts - wanted to change from JimH to Jim Gamma, but the rule back then was NO name changes under ANY circumstances without losing your old account.

Changed it again in 2003 when I was erm... 'gifted' a dual user ID by someone I won't name (I had my old account closed at the time). I should stress that this 'gift' was not at my request - I had used the name Kurn elsewhere, and someone had registered it here, and simply dumped the password on me.

EDIT: Found my first ever post in This Thread as JimH, and my Profile! (And a version shortly before I switched accounts the first time.)

My Second Profile just prior to the Great Purge of 2002...
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Old December 7 2012, 12:04 PM   #369
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I'm User 102?! Good lord, I've been here a long time.

No wonder I remember this place feeling so much smaller.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:55 PM   #370
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If I had registered when I first found this place instead of lurking for several years, my ID probably would be in the high 3 digits. No idea what my username would have been since it would have been well before I got the dog.


I checked the user id of the newest poster from last night. We are well into the mid 5 digits. That means nearly 90 percent of the posters signed on after I did. Granted, most of them probably hardly posted and lost interest like my wife did last year. But the same probably goes for many of those who signed on before I did.
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Old December 7 2012, 02:28 PM   #371
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I'm User 212. That's a lot lower than I expected!
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Old December 7 2012, 06:47 PM   #372
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I'm 455.
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Old December 7 2012, 07:23 PM   #373
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108. Some kind of clever Lost reference.
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Old December 7 2012, 08:23 PM   #374
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Re: Any old timers still around?

Whichever poster is number 47 is clearly J.J. Abrams and he's been f'ing with us all these many years without anybody ever getting wise.

Until now.
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Old December 7 2012, 11:00 PM   #375
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Rob Hal! One of the few mods to get a good review in "CaptainWacky rates the mod and admins" (the "classic" thread that nobody remembers or cares about.)
Hah, (profanity) Wacky, you gave me a "C." I remember.
If I remember the thread correctly, a 'C' was a pretty good grade. But I certainly recall your moderating skills being worthy of at least a 'C+' ...

As for the user ID, lots of profiles must have been deleted over the years because I certainly was not the 30th registered member here. There was a fairly active community here by the time I joined... it took me a whole three weeks to become a bitter elitist disgruntled by the influx of newbies.
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