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Posted: 4/17/2008 5:28:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 5:30:03 PM EST by Boom_Stick]
I remember there was a major website change and everyones member date was defaulted to Nov 2000. What was the deal with that and is there any way to know your original sign up?



Funny, every time I see a member date above 2004 I feel old but I still see quite a few Nov 2000's. Wonder how many discussion boards can say they've had so many members that long?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:31:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:33:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 5:34:32 PM EST by pdg45acp]
I gotta post to see when I joined..

Is early Nov 2000 good enough?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:34:52 PM EST
I was here in late 99/early 2000 with my original screen name.
I was computerless for a bit and when I returned in early 2001 it had changed.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:37:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 5:38:24 PM EST by Menehune]
I originally joined here and GlockTalk at the same time, in '99, I think. Something happened at some point and the GT went to 2000, and the ARFCOM account stopped working and re registered some time later.

ETA, 2002 July I see...
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:52:25 PM EST
not many, they all got banned
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:53:33 PM EST
I think I have. Can't remember for sure.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 5:54:29 PM EST
There is a secret forum for the lifers here.

I here they are linked to Scientology or Masons though.

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Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:06:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By texastactical:
I was, but I didn't come back til early 2001. I didn't realize the board was back until then.


Ditto!
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:07:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 6:09:02 PM EST by Bubbatheredneck]
I was around in the late 90s. Didnt get back on until after the new year.

It would be kinda cool, if, for a fee, the mods could go back and credit you with your join date and post count from the old days.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:09:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:10:26 PM EST
There are more old guys around there you'd think.

But fewer than we'd like.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:11:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:

Originally Posted By texastactical:
I was, but I didn't come back til early 2001. I didn't realize the board was back until then.


Ditto!


Same
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:13:35 PM EST
I was here in '99 then changed names with the new board.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:14:18 PM EST
lurked here in 2000, then went off to other places.. Didn't come back until 2007 when I had some issues with my AK-47..

I didn't realize how awesome this place became (^_^)
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:15:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 6:16:30 PM EST by doc_Zox]
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:21:13 PM EST
Not everybody got "defaulted" to a Nov. 2000 date.

I joined late in Dec. 2000 and had something like 6 or 7 posts when the board crashed. It took me two or three weeks to find the beta board. I remember finding it thru 50World (I think that's what the .50 board was called then).

So I have a Jan. 2001 join date. I had also been lurking for a couple years before I joined.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:24:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:26:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Not everybody got "defaulted" to a Nov. 2000 date.

I joined late in Dec. 2000 and had something like 6 or 7 posts when the board crashed. It took me two or three weeks to find the beta board. I remember finding it thru 50World (I think that's what the .50 board was called then).

So I have a Jan. 2001 join date. I had also been lurking for a couple years before I joined.


I came over from the old board, and someone from OK took my name, ( I let them have it, so it is all good) I dont know how I ended up with my 2002 date. I do know that I have a mispelled name from day one of this board, but I never used it, and lost the Email address I had it set up under.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:34:28 PM EST
Come to think of it, I think the people with the Nov. 2000 join date were the initial testers for the beta board.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:37:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Come to think of it, I think the people with the Nov. 2000 join date were the initial testers for the beta board.


Yeah, plus i think you could buy a membership and get a guarantee of your old Screename, plus back dated to nov 2000.

Maybe, if I am remebering right. That far back gets cloudy these days.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:39:30 PM EST
I was a member of the old board, but I was deployed overseas for a year tour and couldn't surf the web when the change over to the new board happened.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:47:43 PM EST
The archive shows my original account was August, 2001. But I remember coming here to the old "Blue Board".
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:53:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 6:58:51 PM EST by AeroE]
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:54:46 PM EST
not, me thats for sure.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:01:15 PM EST
I was lost as a lurker on the old board and did not join untill march of 01
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:07:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 7:10:19 PM EST by Garand_Shooter]
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:09:35 PM EST
I had to change my user name after one of board changes and couldn't log on with the old name. I was on the board about a year or so when that happened. My current user name started February 5, 2001.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:18:42 PM EST
I reregistered pretty quick on the new board with the same name as on the old
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 7:36:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

....

old

....




I remember this site via a link from the old AK forums, I searched on "AK AR owner forum" in the late 90's, initially signed up in '00 using my initials but when I logged back in, I couldn't.

I resigned up again and the rest is ...


:}

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 2:17:54 AM EST
Joined in '98 or '99 when I was between jobs under a different screen name.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 2:20:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By texastactical:
I was, but I didn't come back til early 2001. I didn't realize the board was back until then.

^
What he said.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 2:53:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:39:14 AM EST
yes
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:44:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i was but under a different name

Same here.

"Rifleman." Or "The-Rifleman."

Or something like that anyway.

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:45:25 AM EST
First signed up in 98 and didn't post much. Started back up in 99 and re-upped after the new board.

Didn't some folks like Eric the Hun get their old post count back when the new board went up?
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:45:37 AM EST
I lurked until I joined in 2003.

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:48:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gopher:
First signed up in 98 and didn't post much. Started back up in 99 and re-upped after the new board.

Didn't some folks like Eric the Hun get their old post count back when the new board went up?

I remember Garandman was PEEVED to high heaven about ETH seemingly getting phantom post counts.

(they were competing to hit 10,000 first or something)
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:53:45 AM EST
I've been around since late 98, IIRC.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:57:30 AM EST
I joined the old board in the fall of '99 and for a while it changed to ar1511111.com and I was able to quickly transition to the current board.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:09:26 AM EST
I was there. Had about 1400 posts on the old board.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:10:47 AM EST
Was reading the Ar15.com Page since early 1998 I cant remember when ED got the forums rolling. Its Been A long Time I Remember when ED Switched us over to this new Forum People were racing to get a low member #.

Been a gold team member on and off. Great site! Thank you AR15.com


Rob877
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:12:01 AM EST
Remember it took 200 posts before you lost "Junior Member" status?


That screen shot of the old board is interesting. Look at all of the Frank_the_spank posts.

I wish I could forget ever clicking on his last (troll) thread.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:15:59 AM EST
I lurked for a while before joining. I remember the old board, but I never posted on it.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:16:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:
I remember there was a major website change and everyones member date was defaulted to Nov 2000. What was the deal with that and is there any way to know your original sign up?



Funny, every time I see a member date above 2004 I feel old but I still see quite a few Nov 2000's. Wonder how many discussion boards can say they've had so many members that long?


I was here before. I had the same user name. If I remember correctly I had to re register dueb to a glch. If I remember the background was green when we first swithed over. You see almost no Dec 2000 or Jan 2001
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:20:57 AM EST
I was a member from the old listserve days. Used to get my updates vial email. No idea what the date was on that.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:22:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
Not everybody got "defaulted" to a Nov. 2000 date.


+1

I started posting on the old board sometime in 1999, but didn't transition to the new board until early 2001. I don't remember exactly what the deal was - perhaps the old board was still operating, and there was a gradual shift - or I was just confused or something?



I just didn't give enough of a shit to re-register until then.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:23:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
Remember it took 200 posts before you lost "Junior Member" status?


That screen shot of the old board is interesting. Look at all of the Frank_the_spank posts.

I wish I could forget ever clicking on his last (troll) thread.



Thanks. I WAS going to eat breakfast.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:30:16 AM EST
I joined on the old board under a username I can't even remember now. I still have the same email account.

Is there a way for site staff to search an email account and find the usernames that are registered to that account? My isp has changed though...

If so, I would like to see my old username and register date.

How about it GoatBoy? Is this possible?
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 4:32:39 AM EST

I was, but I didn't come back til early 2001. I didn't realize the board was back until then.



Same here.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 7:45:16 AM EST
I was here for around a year before. I had often heard of the ar15 mailing list but never joined (I was on the C&R list). What really got me hooked in 2000 was reading HiramRanger's analysis of the election (both before and after when the Democrats tried to steal it).
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