Any old timers still around?

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

  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bas and calli were both members of EFCL. At that time they had their own board, though: Muked-SDG. It was hosted by Bas' boss. After 1 or 2 years he needed the serverspace and Bas and calli decided to let the board die. As it was a friendly and funny board, we members decided to not give up that easily and so I rented a server segment, registered a domain and 10 years later (exactly 10 years, today ! =) ) SDG is still there (though inactive).
    I've never again heard from bas and calli, though. Is anyone in contact with them?
    Naah, Addie is a nice guy (and Dutch, not Belgian. Admittedly a difficult difference, given the size - or lack of - of both countries *ducks and hides from Santaman and C* :D )
     
  2. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy balls! Moderator

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    Did he join the Air Force? If that's who it is, I can't think of his name either.

    If not, then never mind.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

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    I'm not sure. It's been some 8 or 9 years since we last talked. I remember that our opinions on war and politics differed extremely (he's a Belgian neo-Nazi. I am German and was born and raised in the flower power era). Also, at that time some pervert on TK posted a sickening picture of a person being run over and spread all over the road by a tank. That Belgian bloke found the photo funny! IMO definitely not normal, mentally. I broke off every contact with him.
    LOL it's funny how much I remember of him and still can't recall his name. It doesn't really matter, though. He's not exactly on my top 10.


    I found some old chat logs from 2002-2004 but discovered that I had kept only those of friendly people. I am not sure if all of them were on TrekBBS. It's possible that some names from other boards (particularly from SlipstreamBBS) might have slipped in. In addition to the previous lists I found:

    Cpt Dumbass
    Felonius Monk
    Borgs 8472 (possibly from German TrekBBS)
    Dr Phil (identical with King Phil?)
    Geckoboy
    Lexicdark (possibly from SlipstreamBBS)
    Oxymoron
    Phoenician Knight
    Soundzen


    But since you mentioned the Air Force, Brother: There used to be a young poster named Worf and some number (4 digits I believe). He wanted to join the army or air force and go to war. I told him that this was something to be well considered as he might very easily get killed. I urged him to think of his poor parents and rather take up some less dangerous occupation. Being young, he wouldn't listen to my concerns, flamed me and I've never seen him again. Did he manage to get himself killed? (Hopefully not!)
     
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  4. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Because she is. Turned up again briefly within the last year or so, but that's all I know.
     
  5. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    pheew, that's a relief. For a moment I was doubting my mental capacities :) (I'm getting old and had a lot of stress the last 12 months. Plus I've been working for the government for 20 years. It's a miracle that I am still sane enough to post :D )
     
  6. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy balls! Moderator

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    that's not who I'm thinking of.
     
  7. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Borgs8472 was from here, more or less left with the mass exodus when Wordforge was started, ended up running that board for a while after Cassandra/MS left. Not sure whether he was part of TBBS.de, but I suppose it's possible - we did have some who were members of both.

    Geck still turns up every once in a while, and Phoenician Knight's around. I vaguely recall Cpt Dumbass and Soundzen, but not sure about the rest.
     
  8. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, that was a fun meet! :cool::rommie:
     
  9. rhubarbodendron

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    ha, finally we flushed you out of your lair! Welcome to the thread, oldtimer :D
    Do you think you can talk SpaceBall into posting as well?
     
  10. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    batlh?
     
  11. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Given the fact that I posted my name almost 5 pages ago, a C is the best I can give you for this Sherlock Holmes-like gem of deduction :nyah:
    (bonus point for correct spelling, though)
     
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  12. Kitty

    Kitty Commodore Commodore

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    This thread is full of wrinkles. :D
     
  13. CaptainWacky

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    YOSHI predicted the return of Kitty on this day...
     
  14. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    does that mean the end of the world is near? :D
     
  15. DanCPA

    DanCPA Admiral Admiral

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    Plus the growth of the internet :D

    I remember some of the more controversial days... They were fun.

    Yup. We got old in a hurry. I remember my first meet up. It was great. Lots of fun people...
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    Well...yeah. That helped drive traffic here, too. ;)

    But besides the burgeoning number of Internet subscriptions of the time there was a mad rush of interest in the Trek franchise thanks to Voyager airing its final episodes and the finale where the ship and crew finally make it back home as well as the launch of what was still called "Series V."

    Seems like every day we had a slew of n00bs and Cadets introducing themselves to the forums. One of the first posters I remember interacting with in the spring of 2001 was The Kaylar. Anybody else remember them?
     
  17. rhubarbodendron

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    No, sorry. But when I joined in 2002, I posted mainly in the Lounges and at Misc and DS9. Hence I know hardly any of the hardcore Trekkies from the TOS, TNG, or VOY forums.
    Had it not been 2001 but 2002/3 I'd have blamed the gazillions of new accounts on missmanner's and Che's duals :D

    In Europe, Trek airs always a year or two after it first aired in the US. Did any of you notice an onslaught of German/Swiss/Dutch/Austrian VOY fans in 2002/3? I don't recall any German-speaking members that joined at about the same time that I did. There were rather a lot of Dutch, though.
     
  18. Rob Hal

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    Hmm... I feel like the definition of 'old timer' has changed...
     
  19. CaptainWacky

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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.)
     
  20. RevDMV

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    I think anyone with a 3 digit or less user ID is certainly an old one, 2 digits - prehistoric...