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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Tomcat, Mar 17, 2008.

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How did you find the WWII Forums?

  1. Search Engine

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    11.4%
  2. Friends (invited via word of mouth)

    88 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Link on another website

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    3.8%
  4. Invited/Referred online by another Rogue

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  5. Other (please specify)

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  1. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Always nice to have the 12th member who joined come back in action on the site!

    Google was founded late 1998 and wasn't a major force until 2003, so its more likely you used Altavista or Dogpile back then.
     
  2. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru

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    You know, I've been a member (though not very active in the last few years) for slightly more than half my life on here. Based on the year, I would have been on AOL ((*gasp*)) back in 2000, so whatever search function they used would have most likely been how I found the Forum. I believe (looking at all my posts only goes back to 2007, so I can't see my entire posting history, unless I am being silly and am missing something) I would have searched for a WW2 Forum to find out more about Rommel/LRDG and the North African Campaign - I recall playing a PBEM WW2 game back then, where I was in charge of Rommel's forces in North Africa and, at the time, basically had no idea what the historical outcome (let alone much, if anything, about WW2) was, so came looking for answers.

    Maybe AOL needs to be added to the poll :eek:
     
  3. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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    This is the earliest post I found, but there may be earlier ones. It's from September of 2000:
    http://www.ww2f.com/topic/5-hello/#entry53

    Yeah, we've been here longer that most message boards on the Internet, and certainly longer than any WW2 discussion forum. I must say I'm a smidge proud of that.
     
  4. YugoslavPartisan

    YugoslavPartisan Drug

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    I was 2 and a half years old at that time. lol
     
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    Sloniksp Ставка

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    Oooh oooh, can you find my earliest post?!?! I like this game! :D
     
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    :rofl: that's so cute!
     
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  7. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Cool. I geuss this site about history is getting a history all its own.
     
  8. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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  9. YugoslavPartisan

    YugoslavPartisan Drug

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    Yes, that is cool.
     
  10. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    I was johnny mittens, then iron duke(?), maybe black prince(?) too if i recall back. Must have been 2002 2003.
    Pretty sure i was viewing Achtung Panzer and ww2f was a friends link.
     
  11. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Did you have different profiles here then? I can merge them if you like.
     
  12. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard

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    Wow! I just realized I've been a member for seven years. Obviously, I wasn't here at the beginning, but seven years...
     
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  13. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Was computer (even more) illiterate then. Had a couple computers that died, couldn't figure out email/ passwords, wife took last computer, and you guys were kind enough to transfer my count/salute numbers if i recall...it might be embarrassing to see some (more) of my early incompetence's here. Think was cooler'd for immaturity. Was probably around 35 at that time, so not much has changed other than my old ass.
     
  14. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Don't know if its a burden on the site for peeps to dig back into the old posts.
    The really early stuff, has some searing commentary.
     
  15. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Cooler time is a badge of honor. One of the many things I hate about our current software was that I was unable to publicly assign people to the "Cooler" as we did previously. I cannot wait to move on. Up to you about the merge, just let me know.

    No burden, accessing a post 10 minutes old is the same as accessing one that's 10 years old in a database like this one.
     
  16. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Ok. It'd be neat to see if i've evolved.
    Could be some fodder there.
     
  17. Sloniksp

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    I take great pride in my "cooler" time. Ah, how time fly's lol.

    Can't believe it's been a while decade and yet I'm still the "Farm boy" running about. ;)
     
  18. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    I see and respect you Sloniksp. Appreciate your contributions over the years.
     
  19. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    If cooler time is an honour then Formerjugghead is our most honoured member surely?
    I saw your graffiti Poppy when I was in there...Last time I was in there I made some comment about the French...gees doesn't sound like me??
     
  20. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures

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    Formerjugghead is undoubtedly the Cooler King around here. The old pre-2012 software used to keep track of Cooler time in a member's profile, and we could see his long list of malfeasance. Everyone got a reprieve when the Cooler records were wiped in the server migration of 2012, but all the old Rogues know who the Cooler King was.
     

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