Great Moments in TrekBBS History!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Trekker4747, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2sjx-N9yf4[/yt]
     
  2. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Location:
    California
    Many of the folks I remember most are probably best not mentioned, as their exits weren't exactly peaceful. Also, "don't feed the trolls" has been beaten into us so often that I'm afraid that just typing their names will bring them forth again.

    :):):);):):p:):);):):p:):):)

    I also remember two posters who met and fell in love here, and then irritated everyone with their lovey doveyness in seemingly every thread. Chased away because of love. How tragic. But it really was annoying.

    And of course who doesn't miss some Jayson threads.

    I also miss the weekly recap threads, I don't know why but I found them so fascinating.
     
  3. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Location:
    In a time and place long past...
    ...one or some or all of you Senior Members should resurrect and/or write a Uber-thread to put these legends into context...glad you all have good memories to reflect upon!... :)
     
  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    in a mug of hot chocolate
    I miss magical envelope signal that so happily announced you had a personal message. Or just got a warning. You know who you are.
     
  5. Ashu

    Ashu Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    Watchin Dooty with Da Booty
    Im pretty sure the only warning I've ever gotten was because I called Jonathanwally a jerk
     
  6. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    1123 6536 5321
    I remember when it was revealed that the Borg would be appearing in an episode of Enterprise season 2, and how mental the forum went :lol:
     
  7. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Location:
    At the Piano
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Location:
    California
    TrekBBS seemed so much more...hectic 10 years ago. I think the internets in general has a different vibe now. But I guess that's true for every internet generation. In 10 years people will be reminiscing about the facebook and the social medias and the instergrams, and how wonderful and magical it all was.
     
  9. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Location:
    At the Piano
    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.
     
  10. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    in a mug of hot chocolate
    Behold. :lol:
     
  11. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Location:
    At the Piano
    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. :adore:
     
  12. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Location:
    Terra Inlandia
    "Jethro: you are an idiot."



    One of the best things ever about that flashing envelope was Jen's "A message from God!!!!" drunk thread.
     
  13. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Aww. I do miss Jayson. He was so inspiring.
     
  14. Revdkathy

    Revdkathy BobTheSkutter's wife Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2000
    Location:
    being the perfect housewife
    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?
     
  15. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    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?
     
  16. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    ^Sadly before my time. :(

    THIS! Make it happen.

    And I could stand to hear more about tamek's resignation.;
     
  17. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Location:
    People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
    Ah, that brings back memories. If I ran this shit, bringing the envelope back would be high on my priority list.

    :techman:


    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...

    :lol:
     
  18. Ashu

    Ashu Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Location:
    Watchin Dooty with Da Booty
    If this came back im pretty sure I'd be the happiest poster ever
     
  19. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2001
    Location:
    where it hurts
    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. :techman:

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

    He went by hammer and Malleus. He also had a major thing for Gates McFadden. Every forum needs a Stalin apologist, right?
     
  20. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Location:
    Go ahead, caller. I'm listening...
    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. :)
     

Share This Page