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#6773 - Fri Apr 05 2002 12:04 AM The "Wayback Machine"
fjohn Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 06 1999
Posts: 2742
Loc: Wyoming USA Way Out West
Check out this web site: http://www.archive.org for a look at early web pages of FunTrivia.com.
The earliest entry is April 18, 1999, when Terry was just a baby. Just type in FunTrivia.com on the search line.
Sample entry from Terry: "Over 100,000 visitors each month! (poor janitors).
Or, from November 4, 1999: "Your webmaster is Terry Ford, a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is."
Precious memories, Terry. [Big Grin]

[ 04-04-2002, 12:12 PM: Message edited by: fjohn ]
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#6774 - Fri Apr 05 2002 12:27 AM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
Linda1 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
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My favorite part is the moderator of the Tavern back on Oct 4, 1999. [Smile] I remember her - she's a really sweet, wonderful person.
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#6775 - Thu Apr 04 2002 03:16 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
chelseabelle Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 07 1999
Posts: 10282
Loc: New York USA
Wow, fjohn, what a blast of nostalgia! Brings back many nice memories---thanks for the link.

Linda1, I can't find my first post at FT, but if you check the Classic Movies topic in the earliest thread available for the Movie Forum (Oct., 1999) you'll find the two of us talking about the movies we both love. And that's how we met. You were so friendly and nice--that's why I hung around this place.
I was a complete newbie to the world of the internet at that time. I had heard about all the wackos one should steer clear of in cyberspace. And suddenly I came upon this site and met such a nice, intelligent person, who shared my love of movies. And then I met Pinhead and Gunslinger, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Thanks for the blast from the past, fjohn.
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#6776 - Thu Apr 04 2002 04:23 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
allynellie Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 15 2001
Posts: 1390
Loc: Ayrshire Scotland UK      
oh mega nostalgia - it's so interesting,i have been surfing olde funtrivia for the last hour!!

altho i registered in april 2001, i had started to play quizzes and surf the community in december 2000 - it was great to look through it all - i noticed some names that i haven't seen around for a while:

Dreamweave, Snowbird, Silver Moonsong, Leprechaun.

Who was Terry and who was Terry Mod?

thanx fjohn - i saw your name posted a few times in those archives!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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#6777 - Thu Apr 04 2002 04:34 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
Linda1 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 11250
Loc: Munchkinland
quote:
Who was Terry
Oh, he was some weirdo that used to hang around here. [Wink] Always tried to claim he started the place and everything. Very strange dude, he was.
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#6778 - Thu Apr 04 2002 04:35 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
Geek Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 14 2000
Posts: 622
Loc: Minnesota U.S.A.
quote:
i noticed some names that i haven't seen around for a while:
Dreamweave, Snowbird, Silver Moonsong, Leprechaun.

I was on forums since about 2 years ago, I remember those people- nice people.
I remember the Tavern too.
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#6779 - Thu Apr 04 2002 04:38 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
moonrockie Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 12 2001
Posts: 910
Loc: Florida USA
,,,interesting,,,,I certainly don't have the history here many of you do,,,I did notice several changes to the format of FunTrivia over the years by visiting the archives,,,except,,,(and you probably know I'd say this),,,,,,the "Privacy Policy" has NOT changed since 1999!.....

isn't it about time it was re-worked?? has anyone read it???

I certainly don't mean to take away from your nostaligic look at your 'electronic footprints',,,and,,,apologies for repeating myself once again,,,but whereas other issues have been addressed, I don't feel that this one has been,,,,Linda - you said the mods/admins were discussing this issue (in another post of a few weeks ago),,,,any outcome yet??

thankies,,,
moonrockie. [Smile]
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#6780 - Thu Apr 04 2002 05:14 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
Terry Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 31 1969
Posts: 20731
Loc: USA
moonrockie --

No matter what we tell you about "privacy policies" you continue to ask. To be honest, if you are that paranoid about your privacy online, I suggest you do not post. People will misuse your data a lot more readily from forum posts than anything you have in your account profile.

Our privacy policy is simple: we don't give away any info you give us, and we won't spam you. It hasnt changed in 4 years because I have had no reason to change its simplicity in 4 years.

Something else: privacy policies posted on websites are meaningless. Websites abuse your data all the time. These little text blurbs are not legally binding, and they are not enforcable. And they are rarely followed.

While I can assure you that FunTrivia operates honestly, *YOU* have no way of being sure of that (as you dont on any other website).

As a general rule of thumb: Never, ever, enter any information into a website that you wouldn't mind seeing published on the front page of the New York Times.

Terry

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#6781 - Thu Apr 04 2002 05:51 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
A Member Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 23 2001
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Not being a paranoid type.

Well said Terry,

I've seen nothing to contradict your statement that the site is honest
Have had numerous queries about my e-mail address
(its that - because I run a Quiz League)
I don't mind that

Have experienced the censoring of my "Censored" posts (got one to many * in a censored word)
I don't object to that

Have seen blatant advertising (notified a moderator) and seen it removed quickly.
I applaud that.

When a site obviously wants to stay honest, they do those sorts of things.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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#6782 - Thu Apr 04 2002 06:50 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
moonrockie Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 12 2001
Posts: 910
Loc: Florida USA
I am not paranoid,,,,I think you're missing my point again,,,,the link inside your privacy policy goes nowhere,,,,yes - it really is meaningless. I totally agree.
Take care all.
...moonrockie.
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#6783 - Thu Apr 04 2002 08:30 PM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12434
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Help!! I can't find myself!! I am sure I was there in 1999 somewhere.I was ren32 then....what progress we have made...

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#6784 - Fri Apr 05 2002 02:45 AM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
allynellie Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 15 2001
Posts: 1390
Loc: Ayrshire Scotland UK      
i saw you ren32, but i surfed so many dates, i can't remember where it was..sorry, but rest assured i did see your name in the community forum.

Linda1, i don't think i explained myself properly, i KNOW who Terry is (LOL) [Wink] i just wanted to know who TerryMod was - i was assuming two different people..?

[Big Grin] [Razz] [Big Grin]

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#6785 - Fri Apr 05 2002 02:54 AM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
allynellie Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 15 2001
Posts: 1390
Loc: Ayrshire Scotland UK      
how bizarre,

just after posting here, i have just seen silver moonsong's name posted under 'useful tips and tricks' - (twilight zone music playing in my head).

just thought i would share this!!! [Big Grin] [Eek!] [Big Grin]
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#6786 - Sat Apr 06 2002 12:00 AM Re: The "Wayback Machine"
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Registered: Mon Dec 06 1999
Posts: 2742
Loc: Wyoming USA Way Out West
Does anyone remember when the green frog disappeared for a time until it was resurrected by popular demand? I don't recall the details, maybe someone can fill me in. [Razz]
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