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#505484 - Wed Dec 30 2009 10:01 AM Old Members
fjohn Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 06 1999
Posts: 2742
Loc: Wyoming USA Way Out West
I just noticed that several of us 'old timers' were registered on Fun Trivia in the last century!
For myself I registered in December 1999, as did ren33, silvermoonsong, and sue943. I'm sure there are more but only admin would have a complete list if they would share. We could have a cyberspace reunion and share lies about ourselves.
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#505485 - Wed Dec 30 2009 12:10 PM Re: Old Members [Re: fjohn]
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These are the 'oldest' still active forum members with their membership number, the only ones registered in 1999.

Sypher (# 37)
Terry (# 38) - what a surprise
argus9 (# 45)
gillyharold (# 57)
ren32 (# 77) - now Ren33, she left in a fit of pique then came back!
JaneofGaunt (# 87) - not posted since March but still on site
tim10001 (# 89)
chelseabelle (# 104)
PurpleFan (# 138)
SilverMoonsong (# 183)
fjohn (# 374)
chessart (# 409
doc322 (# 452)
sue943 (# 493)
tjoebigham (# 531)
gtho4 (# 539)


Edited by sue943 (Wed Feb 03 2010 04:30 AM)
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#505486 - Wed Dec 30 2009 01:43 PM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
SilverMoonsong Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 07 1999
Posts: 3872
Loc: Morrisville North Carolina USA
Hey, did he just call us old??

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#505487 - Wed Dec 30 2009 05:27 PM Re: Old Members [Re: SilverMoonsong]
fjohn Offline
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Quote:

Hey, did he just call us old??




I said that we could share lies about ourselves. You are not old, my dear; I am old.
Happy New Year!


Edited by fjohn (Wed Dec 30 2009 05:30 PM)
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#505488 - Wed Dec 30 2009 05:32 PM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
fjohn Offline
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Loc: Wyoming USA Way Out West
Thank you, Sue. I knew I could count on you.
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#505489 - Wed Dec 30 2009 07:44 PM Re: Old Members [Re: fjohn]
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Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
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Not having a computer till the beginning of 2000 stopped me qualifying for the founder's club, but did join the day I got hooked up online after doing a search on trivia. I had just turned 40 as well and of course only a month before the next one comes round. I missed the last decade by 29 days that way as well, the whole of the 1950s. Maybe if you check some of the other names who haven't been on for a shorter time than ages we could have some more to the anniversary by sending some invitations.
And I don't think you ever heard about global warming on the news back then as well, haven't things changed...
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#505490 - Wed Dec 30 2009 07:46 PM Re: Old Members [Re: fjohn]
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Registered: Thu Oct 07 1999
Posts: 10282
Loc: New York USA
Good grief, I didn't even own, or know how to use, a computer when I first found this place. I used WebTV.

That does seem like the Dark Ages to me now.

Old? Spanning two centuries at FT qualifies us as ancient.
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#505491 - Wed Dec 30 2009 08:23 PM Re: Old Members [Re: chelseabelle]
argus9 Offline
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Loc: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada   
I'm still here although I haven't been posting lately, gosh has it been that long. I don't like to think of myself as old or senior. How about Veterans. That sounds like we know stuff.
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#505492 - Wed Dec 30 2009 11:18 PM Re: Old Members [Re: argus9]
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 11328
Loc: Fanling
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I have hardly missed a day since joining up!
Yes I did resign in a fit of pique once, but was back again within hours! Beats me how anyone could stay away from here. The people are so great!
Veterans sounds better, Argus, I agree. Yes we do know stuff.On the subject of "old"I am wondering if I am the oldest in years among the regular posters. Please pm me if you are of truly advanced years and we will see.


Edited by ren33 (Wed Dec 30 2009 11:45 PM)
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#505493 - Thu Dec 31 2009 03:32 AM Re: Old Members [Re: ren33]
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Without giving details I can assure you that you are not the most senior in years, old yes, but not the oldest!
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#505494 - Thu Dec 31 2009 04:32 AM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
PurpleFan Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 22 1999
Posts: 2249
Loc: New Westminster BC Canada
I signed on in October of 1999 and I am so glad I found FT.

Oh my Sue I think you made Sara's day by telling her she
isn't the oldest member of FT

Now I am curious as to what the age range is at FT.

Not the Quiz site but the members of the FT Community?

I think once before we took a poll but I don't remember what the results were.

If I remember correctly when FT first started the majority of the members were almost all adults.


I wonder if other sites have the staying power that FT has and will continue to have?
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#505495 - Thu Dec 31 2009 05:38 AM Re: Old Members [Re: PurpleFan]
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The poll is still there Bonnie. Look at the anchored threads at the top of this forum.
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#505496 - Thu Dec 31 2009 06:04 AM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
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Registered: Fri Oct 22 1999
Posts: 2249
Loc: New Westminster BC Canada
I found the poll but is three yrs old so maybe we could have a updated one?


Surely more people have joined in the last three yrs.

This site seems to expand in leaps and Bounds.
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#505497 - Thu Dec 31 2009 08:41 AM Re: Old Members [Re: PurpleFan]
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Some join, some leave.
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#505498 - Thu Dec 31 2009 07:39 PM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
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The figures showing on the age poll at the moment are...

13 - 20 - 234 21%
21- 30 - 191 17%
31 - 40 - 190 17%
41 - 50 - 258 23%
51 - 60 - 187 16%
61 - 70 - 70 06%
70 upwards - 11 1%
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#505499 - Thu Dec 31 2009 08:01 PM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
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Registered: Mon Jul 09 2007
Posts: 34358
Loc: Ottawa Ontario Canada         
Interesting poll - very spread out. I guess FT is truly fun for all ages!
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#505500 - Thu Dec 31 2009 08:36 PM Re: Old Members [Re: guitargoddess]
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But I think that Sue makes up for all us young ones. The poll is slanted.
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#505501 - Fri Jan 01 2010 06:41 AM Re: Old Members [Re: Nightmare]
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Bah.
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#505502 - Sun Jan 03 2010 03:10 AM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
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Posts: 3025
Loc: Lawrenceville Georgia USA     
I'm a not-so-young Sue too, so I'll add my two cents. Humbug!
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#505503 - Sat Jan 09 2010 11:38 AM Re: Old Members [Re: shuehorn]
JaneofGaunt Offline
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Posts: 24
Loc: Bonavista Newfoundland Canada
A friend on my Team told me about this discussion and I was amazed that I've been with FT for 10 years. It's helped through many ups and downs, and the friendships gained are precious. I may be in the upper-bracket age group, but the brain is still functioning well, thanks in large part, I'm sure, to this site.
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#505504 - Sat Jan 09 2010 01:04 PM Re: Old Members [Re: JaneofGaunt]
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I am not sure where the last ten years went.
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#505505 - Sat Jan 30 2010 02:45 AM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
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I think this is a suitable thread to say that today marks my sixth anniversary on the Forums! I remember joining, and considering I wouldn't spend much time on the forums (I was already a member of the quiz part), and I am constantly amazed at the amount of nice people on the forums
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#505506 - Sat Jan 30 2010 04:39 AM Re: Old Members [Re: JaneMarple]
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Happy anniversary Jane.

You are very pleasant to people here and we respond to that, if you were rude and unpleasant people wouldn't like you and it would be obvious.
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#505507 - Sat Jan 30 2010 06:03 AM Re: Old Members [Re: sue943]
ren33 Offline
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This is true of many of the sweet people here, and , as Sue says, especially true of you Jane. You come across as very thoughtful and caring. Congratulations on the anniversary, here's to the next six!
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#505508 - Sat Jan 30 2010 04:00 PM Re: Old Members [Re: ren33]
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 1006
Loc: Concord
  California USA   
Yeah, it's been a long, long time since this place went live. Anybody remember the old bulletin board that the forums replaced? Or the fact that the "lounge" used to be called the "FunTrivia Tavern" before the place got all pc. Or the party threads that JoJo2 used to start? Oh, the senseless silliness that used to go on in those things. Or when a big hunk of the community left with her to start another forum over some fight she had with the other mods and the administration here. (I never did find out what caused all of that). Or the fake fights that Gunslinger and Sagebrush used to have in the challenges forum? I don't think any shots were ever fired, but they came close a few times. Funny stuff! Or the flame wars that used to go on in the now long closed "Controversial Issues" forum? There was one regular poster there that would dig in her heels and fight to the bitter end on almost anything. I ain't naming any names, but it was fun to watch! Or when Terry was trying to get "Quizzyland" started as kind of an experiment, and had real doubts if the thing would ever work, or if anyone would actually use it to write quizzes? Or when the only quizzes here were the daily and weekly challenges, and a user named Snowbird was the editor of same?
Or when there were actually prizes for finishing at the top of the FunTrivia Challenge at the end of each month? (I won some candles once, yay). Or when FunTrivia's logo was a silly looking cartoon frog? Or when "The Fun Fact of the Day" was featured on the front page?
Or when gtho4 asked us for help in naming his thoroughbred racehorse? Or when Terry was promoting his dad's book on the site? Oh, the memories!

Ok, I've rambled long enough. Anybody remember any of this stuff?

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