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starman
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Jun 3, 2010, 11:45 AM
 
I just realized that. I think this is the longest time I've been on a web site consistently.

And I remember the day I logged in, too.

Cheers, everyone. Thanks for making it a fun ride.

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Jun 3, 2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Jun 3, 2010, 11:50 AM
 


My 10 years is coming in December, scary!

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Jun 3, 2010, 11:54 AM
 
C'mon c'mon you slackers. 10 years and only four stars? Lazy buggers.
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Jun 3, 2010, 11:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
C'mon c'mon you slackers. 10 years and only four stars? Lazy buggers.
hahaha. well you know what the say, it isn't the quantity but the...
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 11:57 AM
 
Cheers! Good times, good times.

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Jun 3, 2010, 11:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
C'mon c'mon you slackers. 10 years and only four stars? Lazy buggers.
Ok so whats the post count for 5 stars again? I've got just over 3,000

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Jun 3, 2010, 12:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Ok so whats the post count for 5 stars again? I've got just over 3,000
No idea. 5,000 maybe?

'Tis irrelevant anyways, is it not? Except when a joke needs to be wheeled out, of course.
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Jun 3, 2010, 12:03 PM
 
Congrats. I think...
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Jun 3, 2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Jun 3, 2010, 12:13 PM
 
I'm sorry for the loss of your time

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Jun 3, 2010, 12:14 PM
 
So you know where all the hamsters are buried?

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Jun 3, 2010, 12:16 PM
 
I've been here for at least 15 years. I started visiting MacNN regularly in 1995. I don't remember exactly when the forums started, but I first started posting as an unregistered user back then. I used Person Man and a couple of times I even used my real name.

I was around for the NewsFactor Network Fiasco (which I remember well. I was in Europe when that happened and I remember visiting from internet cafes in Greece and Germany every day to watch what was happening). Shortly after that the forums changed to disallow unregistered posting and that's when I made my account, 9 years ago.

Some of those unregistered posts appear in the archives. I tried looking for them, but apparently the search function doesn't work (very well) for unregistered user names.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 12:23 PM
 
Right, if we're having a big ol' party we need some Bob.
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Jun 3, 2010, 12:32 PM
 
I've given MacNN the best years of my life and what have I got in return?

Well.. you're a good crowd.

Though the forums are only a fraction as active as they were when I joined.
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Jun 3, 2010, 12:49 PM
 
N00b.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:03 PM
 
I miss Spliffdaffy and his copper-tube PCs.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I miss Spliffdaffy and his copper-tube PCs.
TNproud2b and his hillbilly wisdom.
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sek929
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:10 PM
 
Who was that other PC guy? Nimisys or something?
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Who was that other PC guy?
Besson3c.
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dav
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:15 PM
 
10 year reunion?
december 2000 for me, i think i used to post at an early version of appleinsider (macnn reality or something?) which went down for months, so i migrated here. memories... the "16th chapel" debacle should be in some textbook somewhere for future generations to study.
one post closer to five stars
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by dav View Post
memories... the "16th chapel" debacle should be in some textbook somewhere for future generations to study.
Ha, LOL, I was thinking about the same exact thread. Epic.

-t
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:32 PM
 
Looks like the forums got started in October 1999. Those are the oldest posts I've seen.

There are some earlier ones, but I think those come from the server clock being off.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:36 PM
 
I came here in 99 or early 2000, so I'm already past the decade mark. Strange.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 01:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I miss Spliffdaffy and his copper-tube PCs.
He was quite a character with mad copper tubing skills.
"Faster, faster! 'Till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 02:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Who was that other PC guy? Nimisys or something?
I believe it was Anthony the PC Lover.

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Jun 3, 2010, 02:36 PM
 
Suddenly, I feel so young and vulnerable …

Ok so whats the post count for 5 stars again? I've got just over 3,000
15,000, I believe. Which means you should be getting your crazy-stars just in time for Boxing Day 2048.

Edit: Sorry, you said five stars. I understood crazy-stars. Five stars is 5,000, I think. (Too lazy to go look for the thread with the numbers)
     
The Final Dakar
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Jun 3, 2010, 02:37 PM
 
Five stars is 5,000 posts. Clinically Insane is 15k, up from 10k.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 02:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Besson3c.

Your face is a PC.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 02:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
I came here in 99 or early 2000, so I'm already past the decade mark. Strange.
You have to factor in your various hiatuses, though. You've lost a boatload of time.

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Jun 3, 2010, 02:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Five stars is 5,000 posts. Clinically Insane is 15k, up from 10k.
Yeah I got downgraded. Or cured, as the case may be.
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Jun 3, 2010, 03:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
You have to factor in your various hiatuses, though. You've lost a boatload of time.

I miss the days where I could say that I want to hump an SUV and he would go crazy. I miss Abe going crazy too. This place needs some more action, the only thing we have left is admiring stupendousman's persistence and besson3c's all round brilliance.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
He was quite a character with mad copper tubing skills.
And he thought his 4 cylinder S10 was faster than my SVX.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
So you know where all the hamsters are buried?
They were reconstituted into cookies.
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Your face is a PC.
Yeah, well, your mom is a, err, face. So there!
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Your face is a PC.
Perfect Countenance. Yes, I know.

Thanks for the compliment, hippy!
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
And he thought his 4 cylinder S10 was faster than my SVX.
Dude, everything is faster than your SVX. Even SUVS are faster than your SVX.
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Suddenly, I feel so young and vulnerable …


15,000, I believe. Which means you should be getting your crazy-stars just in time for Boxing Day 2048.

Edit: Sorry, you said five stars. I understood crazy-stars. Five stars is 5,000, I think. (Too lazy to go look for the thread with the numbers)
Make another mistake like that, and you're off the team.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 04:43 PM
 
...said the guy in the bleachers.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 05:14 PM
 
Oh, after that spammer said MacNN was worth $1.7m, I bought the place.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 05:30 PM
 
So nearly another 2000 posts for 5 stars, the chances of that by December are... slim. Ah well, I like my 4 yellow stars with a clear one (is that a half star or something?). Happy days, and congrats to all the long serving members!

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Jun 3, 2010, 05:34 PM
 
^ Yeah, the ‘clear’ star is half a star.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 05:39 PM
 
Yikes! I just missed my 10-year mark. May 16, 2000!
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Huh, missed mine 3 days ago. May 31, 2000.
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 06:08 PM
 
Hmm, so if 5 stars is 5,000 posts, does that mean 4 1/2 is 2,500? Just askin' 'cause I'm almost to that point.
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Jun 3, 2010, 06:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by dav View Post
10 year reunion?
december 2000 for me, i think i used to post at an early version of appleinsider (macnn reality or something?) which went down for months, so i migrated here. memories... the "16th chapel" debacle should be in some textbook somewhere for future generations to study.
Get me a xerox of that stat. - MacNN Forums
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 06:34 PM
 
I will have 10 official years in September but I've got another year as a lurker before that. I think I first found the MacNN Lounge in late Summer 1999.

W0W!?! That was a whole other lifetime ago for me.
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Jun 3, 2010, 06:47 PM
 
Here is my contribution to remembering the "good old days". I give you the Classic Threads Thread.
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Jun 3, 2010, 06:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Perfect Countenance. Yes, I know.

Thanks for the compliment, hippy!

No... PC = pretty crappy! HAH!
     
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Jun 3, 2010, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
No... PC = pretty crappy! HAH!
That would render your original statement as "your face is a pretty crappy".
Are we illiterate, Italian, or simply making it up as we go along, hippy?
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