Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Alidar Jarok, Jan 21, 2010.

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How excited are you that I'm here?

  1. W00t!! Let's get this party started!

    240 vote(s)
    71.0%
  2. I'm ok with it, I'll live.

    72 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. Meh.

    18 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. BOO!! GO AWAY!!!

    8 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hello Merky :) Nice to meet you.
     
  2. Vulpes

    Vulpes Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hello there, everyone. Um, I'm new. That about covers it.
     
  3. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Welcome, Merky & Vulpes. Nice to have you aboard!
     
  4. Lanny77

    Lanny77 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Newb alert!

    Greeting from the land of guiness and O'Brien,

    The names Lanny. I've been a trek fan pretty much since I was a kid watching TNG and DS9 in the 90's on RTÉ. Since then, I've been an utter sci-fi addict. Stumbled across this forum a few weeks back and been lurking pretty much since.
     
  5. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hi Lanny - how are you?
     
  6. Lanny77

    Lanny77 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thanks, kirsten. And I'm good
     
  7. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    If you are interested, there's a place called the Red Shirt Lounge for people new to the forums :) it's quite fun.
     
  8. Amyk

    Amyk Ensign Red Shirt

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    HUGE crush on Wesley. Wil Wheaton and I are about the same age. :) Thank you for the nice welcome! Enjoying the forum very much. It's been helpful and informative. And funny too!
     
  9. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    I suppose Wil Wheaton isn't that bad looking.
     
  10. Sean Aaron

    Sean Aaron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've been off the boards for a long time, but I've decided to check in again (having slow days at work helps).

    Is there a Trek chat board? You know there really should be.
     
  11. Saspearia

    Saspearia Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi All,

    I've probably posted here already but forgot. I joined ages ago but then got distracted with other boards. I was born a trekkie and I seem to be getting more obsessed every year!

    Sas
     
  12. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hello :) nice to meet you. How are you?
     
  13. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What do you mean? I'm right here.
  14. JKK

    JKK Ensign Newbie

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    Uh... do all beginners here rank cadet or is the academy unusually expandable?
     
  15. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^Yes, all beginners start as cadets. You rank up as you post more. Welcome to the board!
     
  16. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hello JKK :)
     
  17. JKK

    JKK Ensign Newbie

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    OK... I'll start with cadet. That's fine with me (so as to say... really really .. really.. fine with me... well... maybe a little frustrated? I don't know... uh.. so be it.. then) (Hell! I'm a doctor.. don't science officers and doctors start with lieutenant?)

    So.. I'm in the academy. What next? Oh.. wait. There's something I'd really really love to try. THE STARBUST TRICK! Can I fly that? Please...
     
  18. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hey, JKK. Perhaps I am misreading your posts, and forgive me if I am, but this place isn't an MMORPG, it's just a message board to talk about trek. The ranks are pretty meaningless and really only determine which lounge you can post in. Again, sorry if I misread your intention.
     
  19. kythe

    kythe Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't believe I've posted in this thread. I joined some years ago then left, and recently came back.

    I've been a Star Trek fan all my life, though I was an adult before I realized it.

    When I was a kid, I used to have a babysitter (and her friends) who would watch TOS reruns when I was over. My parents were strict and didn't let me watch much TV, so I didn't see it outside my babysitters and didn't talk about it at all.

    Some years later in college, I got into TNG through reruns and I happened across an episode of TOS. I was like, "Hey, so THIS is the original Star Trek series people keep talking about! I didn't realize I'd seen it before." It was weird recognizing the show, yet not having remembered that it is Star Trek. That's when I knew I was home. :)
     
  20. JKK

    JKK Ensign Newbie

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    Well.. what do ya know. People around here are nice enough to let me know where am I and what I can do. Thanks (sorry if you thought of me as fooling around.. I didn't mean to. Just trying to get some attention.)

    But I believe I should be more of a listener here. My knowledge on 'Trek' isn't broad enough.. I think. Thanks people.. for the tip. (I'll try not to be so annoying next time.. I promise)