20th Anniversary of TrekBBS Avatars

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Lord Garth, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Amaris

    Amaris Hopeful Premium Member

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    *looks appropriately shocked and appalled*

    Agreed. I love it, though. This place would not be the same without our most prolific poster.
     
  2. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've been through 3 that I can recall. Back in the wild, wild days of the forums.
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Any way to find an original Joined date from before those crashes? I'm sure I started in 1999 with the same username.
     
  4. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I have more posts than the #2 and #3 most prolific posters combined.



    Kill me.
     
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I'm still on the same one I signed up with in 2002.
     
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  6. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    I've had the same name since I joined in 2006.
     
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  7. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    I have, once. The orange username must have been the price I paid for it. :p

    I've thought of requesting another change, and may still do so at some stage. The OZ abbreviation does work, though.
     
  8. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Every time you change to a non-Carl Spock avatar I keep thinking that you don't look like yourself.

    That Shouting Spock thread sure helped with the post count! ;)

    So did the 3/5/7-word story threads. I don't post much in them anymore since people seem uninterested in actually creating a story that lasts more than 2 posts.

    I made Sombrero Borg and Sombrero Tribble smileys; they would make very small avatars if anyone wants to use them (since apparently we can't have new smileys here).
     
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  9. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    My username is so iconic, so unique, so foundational...it would damage the psyche of other posters for me to change it.
     
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  10. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Barely an Inconvenience Moderator

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    I'm still using the name I originally signed up as.

    I actually have a really difficult time coming up with user names, and struggled a lot with what to go with. Once I started using this one here, then I did also use it at some other sites too... most of which are now defunct.

    I have many times thought I should change it to something else, but the dialogue usually goes something like this:

    Me: I should change my user name.
    Inner Voice: Uh huh, OK, sure. And what are you going to change it to?
    Me: ...
    Inner Voice: Yeah, that's what I thought.
     
  11. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Smells Like Baby Yoda Moderator

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    This is the same one I started with.
     
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  12. RevDMV

    RevDMV Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Same name, can't recall any other avatars since I've had this one.
     
  13. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Same name because i had no idea it could be changed, BUT!, how many can tell you what they had for their tea 17 years ago while surfing TrekBBS and deciding to join. lol
     
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  14. cultcross

    cultcross Points based moderation system Moderator

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    Still got the same name even though it is now meaningless. I can't remember what my first avatar was, though. Might have to dig around the Wayback Machine!
     
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  15. Evil Robert

    Evil Robert Admiral Admiral

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    I don't think I had many avatars. I was really against them back at the beginning and only soften my stance when I was drifting away from this site.

    I remember however a lady on Terranbbs (Starsny? Shatny?) had a whole bunch of blank dollz we could use and customize. I remember doing one in the St George Dragons colours, (Orac Zen recognised it) but I lost it and all the other versions I made after the hosting site I used stopped working. I remember T'Bonz very kindly did one out me in TOS Kirk uniform.

    I recall I had a hunky John Edwards one as well at some point. I think it would've been in the 2004 US Presidential Election. I also had a few variations of the University of Utah/Utah Utes logos. Even in a sambero (but years before the craze here - they went to the Fiesta Bowl in Jan 2005).

    I don't really recall any other avatars, though I'm certain I probs had a few more.

    I originally registered in Dec 2001 as Boobies of Borg but that name as y'all can guess got old pretty fast and I got over the one-note-joke of it, and I quietly registered a new account as Evil Robert in Feb 2002. But I was mum about that for years as this was the height of paranoia on the site and Lisa or susannah would ban you at the mere hint of a duplicate name.

    I sadly remember doing apx 250 posts in a day as well. Just so I could get to Commadore and top Katie_453's From The Ranks or whatever it was called. Lol. I still finished second to Huntingdon that week I think. I normally wasn't that spammy. That was a rare day for me. Helps I didn't have a job then either :o There was a lot of posts that day in forums I never would go in (Fan Art/Fan Fic et cetera) saying 'good work' or variations there of.

    I still think I was one of the fastest newbie-to- mod in trekbbs history (sometime like 5 months or so from joining). I think it was 'cause I was a big Janewayite and Lisa was too! Lol
     
  16. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^ Well not counting anyone, like Jammer, who was a mod from Day One. Yeah. ;)

    The heck with it. I'm going with an avatar from 2019. An avatar from an hour ago, in fact. Dress Rehearsal for an Al Capone-themed 1920s play.
     
  17. Evil Robert

    Evil Robert Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, not counting the original OG class of '99
     
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  18. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    ^ Ha ha, I still have your old av, E.R.
    I got good at making faces, but was never good at the bodies, alas.

    Starbys was quite talented. My first av was from her. We weren't allowed them then and so I stuck my little av at the bottom, not in the sig though.

    It's how I was jettisoned out of obscurity around here. Thanks Starbys!

    ...I think...
     
  19. Teelie

    Teelie Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I was an admin within a few months along with Dev something or other after a big reshuffle of ownership at the top caused two previous admins/owners to get removed.

    Those were some crazy days back when dial up was still the norm. :p
     
  20. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    One of my most powerful memories of this place is when on 9-11, people from the BBS all over the world went to our IRC chat room. Everyone was trying to get news, especially those outside of N. America. It was such a coming together, all factions stopped fighting each other for a bit.

    And we were all so shocked.