Any old timers still around?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by kgibsonuk, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    no, not Addie. Addie is Dutch and used to live in a small town very close to Santaman's. I've been in contact with him until about 3 years ago. At that time the poor dear had to work on a translation for a car manual from German into Dutch and English. I helped him a bit which was a lot of fun :) He also wrote an excellent (and totally serious) article about the history of the toilet. Sadly, I lost contact when he moved.

    The other guy I meant is younger than Addie and came from a Belgian town in the dutch-speaking part of the country. If I recall correctly he had a tank in his avatar for a while.
    I don't know much else about him. He joined in 2002, was a member of EFCL (no founder, though, I believe), was possibly on Wordforge or Lonaf as well and posted at TK for a while. He was in his early 20s then, so he would have been born around 1980.
    His political opinions were rather frighteningly right-wing which was why I broke off the contact very abruptly.
    I once saw a photo of him. He was dark haired which stuck in my memory as it's not typical for people in his region and I had expected him to be blonde.
    Somehow I always think of the letter P in association with him. Maybe his real name started with a P but I am not sure at all - I have a horribly bad memory for names.

    Sturmde is another poster from back then we can put on the MIA list. He's still a Flaptain (which he already was back in 2002) and hasn't been here since February.

    And speaking of missing oldtimers - what about the oldest oldie? When was big C last seen? Rumour has it that in the beginning he actually posted all over the board with the ordinary mortals. At my time he occasionally published announcements and requests for money. But nowadays he seems to have vanished completely. Could it be that Bonzie keeps his remains in her freezer? :D ;)
     
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  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    PitAP, maybe? I know he was at LoNAF.
     
  3. Aurian

    Aurian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Wow, you really do keep detail about people around.. its a veritable trip down memorylane.
     
  4. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    well, we're getting old (present company excluded, of course!) and it appears to be a typical oldtimer thing to remember ancient history better than current affairs :)

    Thanks, M'sharak. It might indeed have been PitAP. Perhaps I still have an old chat log or a contact list somewhere. I'd just have to check who I have blocked.
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As I said before my 12th anniversary is next April...2001 was a great year for nOObs, wasn't it? The mad rush of interest caused by the end of Voyager and the start of Enterprise resulted in perhaps the biggest surge in board membership in its entire thirteen-year history.

    You and I used to be co-drivers in the Admirals' Race threads, remember? I don't know if we still are...for a good long while after I stopped posting in them I saw that you and I were still listed as co-drivers of cars in the races and sometimes did pretty well considering neither one of was no longer an active participant! :p
     
  6. biotech

    biotech Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I liked the first three, didn't laugh much after that. Hope you enjoy the Bluray. I expect I will see them again as they are repeated on Dave from now till the end of time.
     
  7. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    Looking at this thread I realize I just missed my 11th anniversary here.

    Time flies...

    :beer:
     
  8. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I've been here since 2/2004. :)
     
  9. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I am indeed!
     
  10. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    That is true. But he seemed to be set apart from the typical young'uns back then, he had real issues that went beyond the trolling for lulz-type poster. I wasn't even sure he would survive to become older.

    Mr. T'Bonz and I met Christian last year when we were in the Netherlands. I can say I had a drink with the great C-Meister. He's rather normal (not aloof or whatever people think of him) and much less shy than I think he was as a younger man.

    Santaman and his brother came to town by train to meet up with us during the same trip (different meet-up though.) We had a nice lunch, with us laughing and talking incessantly about TrekBBS and all of the nutcases (including us, of course) around here.
     
  11. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    Yep, Santy told me afterwards. Had I known it earlier, I'd have rented a car and joined the meeting. It's just a 10 hour drive and my Dutch is good enough to rent a hotel room :). It'd have been fun to meet Santy and SpaceBall again.

    Any chance of you and Mr'Bonz ever coming to Bavaria? I could show you around a bit. There are many lovely places the ordinary tourist doesn't get to.
     
  12. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nope.
    That one might post as Rincewind though...
    I have a added e...
     
  13. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    I to celebrate my 12th year on the boards next year as well (In March, I think). But I can't really remember what was going on board wise in 2001.
     
  14. Gagh

    Gagh Commodore Commodore

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    I blame Pere.

    Damn, that felt good!

    Batlh: PitaP / Joker / Jurgen is Dutch. I think you are right, I remember a Belgian too.
     
  15. Jim Gamma

    Jim Gamma This space left blank intentionally. Premium Member

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    Piar? He's Swedish though...
    Phoonzang was I think American...
    Not Peter Octavian I assume...
    PG15? Pthalo Bluemoon? Puritan?
     
  16. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure I deserve it for something!
     
  17. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    being male, you naturally do. We have a saying here: if you put all men in a sack and hit it at random, you'll never hit the wrong one. :nyah:

    Thanks for trying to help me with that Belgian bloke. I'm fairly sure it was none of these. (btw, I remember Phtaloblue moon, is he still around? - somehow I always thought that was a female poster)
    I'll have a look on my old backups, perhaps I can find an ancient chat log or a contact list.
     
  18. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Bastian? AdAstra?
     
  19. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Remind me never to let you convince me to step into any sacks, or at the very least, remind me to wear a helmet!
     
  20. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Lol, Bastian and Calli, sworn enemies of the EFCL :rommie:

    It's weird how even after all these years the same people are still posting here.

    It's like coming home after a loooooooong holiday.
     

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