Any old timers still around?

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

  1. cooleddie74

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    I didn't become a regular in TNZ until well after 2002. Back then I mainly hung out and posted in the Trek series and movie forums and heavily in the Enterprise threads. I was generally nonpolitical during my earliest days on the board but gradually drifted over to posting in more and more politically-themed threads as time passed.

    I remember the Purge, too. The Troll Wars were something I was only on the periphery of due to my posting habits at that time but I saw a lot of the mess those idiots created and remember some of the details. For all the complaining that folks do these days about trolls, spambots and other troublemakers a lot of them weren't here or don't remember what the board could be like back then.

    To paraphrase a fellow poster: today's breed of trolls can't hold a candle to the old ones. Those guys were ninja masters of troublemaking. The new ones barely last a couple of days before getting banned.
     
  2. CaptainWacky

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  3. Savage Dragon

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    You know, some of us have been here long enough that we'll soon get new members who weren't even born when we first registered ourselves.
     
  4. tomalak301

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    That's good isn't it? That means Star Trek is still viable, or if you prefer not looking at this site as a Trek site, it means message boards like this one are doing a good job surviving the Facebook generation.
     
  5. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    Totally a good thing. Just makes me feel old!
     
  6. MacLeod

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    You're only as old as you feel.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    I must be 70, then, if this past afternoon is any indicator. But I kid getting ancient.
     
  8. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    Well I may be pushing 42 but I feel closer to 30.
     
  9. RevDMV

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    Until the numbers push back I'm all good...
     
  10. Evil Robert

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  11. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hi not-at-all-evil Robert! :) Long time no see!
    If you have a prob with the German Dativ and need the help of a native speaker who is actually proficient in all matters grammatical (it's really sad that one has to stress that today - in my time it was a matter of course that people had a grasp of their mother tongue), please don't hesitate to contact me.

    September 2001 IIRC and I just turned a Commie (this is my 2nd round through the ranks, though). Be sure to post in the Flaptains' Lounge! It's a great place and there are awfully nice posters there atm. *waves to ex-fellow-Flaptains*
    Correct. There was the big troll hunt in which approximately 0.2% of missmanners' duals got deleted, then there was the 2002 database crash and either before or after that - I am not 100% sure - there was a period when inactive accounts got deleted after a certain time. I happen to remember that because I had left during the troll hunt and re-registered when Kelly died. I made only one post to express my commiserations and then didn't use the account anymore. A few months later I received a notification mail that my account would get pruned if unused any longer.
    Much to my chagrin I forgot which year that was. When did Kelly die? 2002 or 2003?

    And congrats, Shatna! The green suits you :)
     
  12. Evil Robert

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    But aren't you Barvarian? Can you speak hochdeutsche? ;)

    I swear my biggest problem was starting lessons thinking I'd have a few Germam speaking friends to practice on - only to realise afterwards they are all Schweizerdeutsch!!! :scream: ;)

    When I get a bit more confident in my speaking, I'd definitely like to practice with you
     
  13. rhubarbodendron

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    LOL!! I can do a bit Swiss German, too - I lived at Lake Constance for 2 years.
    Don't worry, I am actually one of the approx. 0.001% of Bavarians who can speak a completely accent-free Hochdeutsch :D (though only if necessary).
    With my parents both being teachers plus coming from very different regions (with vastly different dialects), I was raised in High German and basically learned several Bavarian dialects as my first foreign languages.

    You can ask Santy about my High German - we're RL friends and his German is really excellent (as is Space Ball's and their dad's!)
     
  14. Teelie

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    I do still occasionally show up to bump threads and/or irritate people. :mallory:

    It's been a while. But hello to anyone who remembers me. :)
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    TLE! Welcome back! You don't seriousely believe we could ever forget you?
     
  16. Leviathan

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    <opens an eye>

    I have always been here.

    <goes back to sleep>
     
  17. MacLeod

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    ^How very Vorlon like of you.
     
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  20. Snaploud

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    The avalanche has already begun. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.