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Old June 17 2014, 05:59 AM   #31
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I miss magical envelope signal that so happily announced you had a personal message. Or just got a warning. You know who you are.
Behold.
I've held onto it ever since I learned we were switching forum software, just in case it wasn't restored. It's so pretty, and full of so much potential.
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Old June 17 2014, 06:21 AM   #32
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"Jethro: you are an idiot."



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I miss magical envelope signal that so happily announced you had a personal message. Or just got a warning. You know who you are.
One of the best things ever about that flashing envelope was Jen's "A message from God!!!!" drunk thread.
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Old June 17 2014, 06:39 AM   #33
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oh yeah, Jayson and monkeys
Aww. I do miss Jayson. He was so inspiring.
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Old June 17 2014, 07:12 AM   #34
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I miss the orange and black skin Christian gave us for Halloween one year. My retinas never quite recovered.

And Tamek's wonderful resignation, anyone else remember that?
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Old June 17 2014, 07:36 AM   #35
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I might be remembering this wrongly - it fact I can't be certain it wasn't just a dream - but didn't someone post some really disgusting porn during the American night and a group of Australians (which didn't include me) decided that they could stop people seeing the porn by posting to other threads to get the threads containing the porn off the front page. As a result of all the activity the board crashed?
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Old June 17 2014, 07:45 AM   #36
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^Sadly before my time.

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I miss magical envelope signal that so happily announced you had a personal message. Or just got a warning. You know who you are.
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I miss magical envelope signal that so happily announced you had a personal message. Or just got a warning. You know who you are.
THIS! Make it happen.

And I could stand to hear more about tamek's resignation.;
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Old June 17 2014, 02:08 PM   #37
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I miss magical envelope signal that so happily announced you had a personal message. Or just got a warning. You know who you are.
Ah, that brings back memories. If I ran this shit, bringing the envelope back would be high on my priority list.




Whut?

Porn attacks from Troll Kingdom.

The brief but awesome St. John Talbot uprising.

Side boobs and front bottoms.

I always forget his name, but the Communist guy...??

And of course I mention this every time the subject comes up: Storm Rucker's foray into the Voyager Forum, leading to 10 warnings (which I believe is still the single-thread record). da woim's classic mod-rant is still out there somewhere...

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Old June 17 2014, 02:28 PM   #38
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Behold.
I've held onto it ever since I learned we were switching forum software, just in case it wasn't restored. It's so pretty, and full of so much potential.
If this came back im pretty sure I'd be the happiest poster ever
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Old June 17 2014, 02:32 PM   #39
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Modern bulletin boards, like their local dial-up predecessors before them, are dying. Granted, the format will still be around for some time, but with mobile computing becoming the norm, the demand for a discussion based, large format software system is fading. Facebook has dominated that corner of the internet (which sucks, because Facebook is horrible for any kind of involved discussion).

The golden age of BBSes have passed. Gods knows what's next up.
I'm of the mind that forums will remain a strong refuge for people who like more involved, complicated discussions. Fewer people are using them, but most of those who are gone, you wouldn't really want around anyway. Let them have their twitters and Facebooks. I'm good with forums.

Of course, if you want heavy doses of stupid in BBS form, there's always Reddit.

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I always forget his name, but the Communist guy...??
He went by hammer and Malleus. He also had a major thing for Gates McFadden. Every forum needs a Stalin apologist, right?
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Old June 17 2014, 02:36 PM   #40
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Modern bulletin boards, like their local dial-up predecessors before them, are dying. Granted, the format will still be around for some time, but with mobile computing becoming the norm, the demand for a discussion based, large format software system is fading. Facebook has dominated that corner of the internet (which sucks, because Facebook is horrible for any kind of involved discussion).

The golden age of BBSes have passed. Gods knows what's next up.
Feh. Let all the commoners go to Facebook and the like, and we'll keep quality conversations here. I mean, generally speaking, even our trolls are a higher caliber than what is found elsewhere on the 'net.

Besides, those dial up boards aren't as dead as you might think, either.
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Old June 17 2014, 03:08 PM   #41
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I always forget his name, but the Communist guy...??
He went by hammer and Malleus. He also had a major thing for Gates McFadden. Every forum needs a Stalin apologist, right?
Hammer! That's it. I could get behind the Gates McFadden love.

Stalin? Not so much....

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Old June 17 2014, 04:41 PM   #42
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oh yeah, Jayson and monkeys
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Jayson was like a weirder Guy Gardner.


I miss the way Shatmandu used to sign off on all his posts. At least I think it was him.

Andrew,
Unsure, bit still missing those posts.
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Old June 17 2014, 04:48 PM   #43
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Old June 17 2014, 04:51 PM   #44
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Now we just need HULK back.
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Old June 17 2014, 05:00 PM   #45
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Modern bulletin boards, like their local dial-up predecessors before them, are dying. Granted, the format will still be around for some time, but with mobile computing becoming the norm, the demand for a discussion based, large format software system is fading. Facebook has dominated that corner of the internet (which sucks, because Facebook is horrible for any kind of involved discussion).

The golden age of BBSes have passed. Gods knows what's next up.
Yep, sadly . And I'm not a fan of a lot of it... (Twitter, Facebook, etc... -- it's too of the moment, too fast). Bulletin boards and forums let people discuss issues. The others, not so much .
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