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A Public Anniversary Message to Everybody

Posted 10-13-2012 at 03:15 AM by Splat
Ladies, gentlemen, thugs and hooligans, it is now (frighteningly) ten years to the day since I joined this esteemed forum! Thatís right; ten years!
Ten years of fun, and joy, and laughter, and rage, and humiliation, and angst. Iíve made friends! Iíve made enemies! Iíve made mild acquaintances! I even got stalked for a short while by Wil! (And you thought I didn't notice!)

So thank you one and all for making these 4427 posts, these 3653 days, and this 2012 rep (ya stingy misers), all that they have been! Iíve posted fiction ranging from good to terrible, Iíve RPGed, Iíve had a long and in-depth discussion about what goes on under that loincloth, I've been made a mod, I've run competitions; Iíve witnessed highs and lows and had a few myself, Iíve shared triumphs, Iíve saved 399 mudokons, Iíve been ombudsman for at least one argument, Iíve been stressed out by n00bs, I argued with Ackril the Vyklig, I tried to be nice to MeechShrykul1029, I got yelled at once or twice by Nate, I tried to have a rational discussion with Havoc and I infracted OANST for committing rape (or something).

So thank you, one and all, friends here and friends past; for better or worse, this noble message board has had a big impact on my life. Iíve grown up with it, stayed up late with it and smuggled it out of the house on a morning before my parents woke up. Some of my best friends are here, and I dislike none of you enough to not wish you well (I think I got the right number of negatives in that sentence Ė itís meant to be a good thing).

I loveís all oí ya like you was my own! So thanks, OWF, and many happy returns.

-Splat.
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Crashpunk's Avatar
Gosh 10 years really is a long time. I wonder what the forums were like in ye olde 2002
Posted 10-13-2012 at 03:50 AM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
Awwww.

I may not visit it often, but you do a great job of looking after the under-loved fan corner.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 03:59 AM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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STM's Avatar
For he's a jolly good fellow...

Here's to the next 10, Splatticus Finch.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:31 AM by STM STM is offline

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Slog Bait's Avatar
I must make something for this momentous occasion
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:53 AM by Slog Bait Slog Bait is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
Splat has seen the forums evolve from an over-friendly discussion board about Oddworld, to a disease ridden, 30 member discussion board that likes to talk about humans having sex with animals, how much some of us dislike the person who co-founded the game series we're supposed to discuss, and absolutely NO Oddworld. In many ways we're worse than 4Chan. Happy Join-day Splat!
Posted 10-13-2012 at 05:23 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Nate's Avatar
The most significant thing you can remember about me is being yelled at?



I forgot to make one of these blogs when I hit my tenth anniversary. All I can think now is how old we are. That's a third of my life! No other institution in my life has been there for that long.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 05:23 AM by Nate Nate is offline

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Slog Bait's Avatar
I must make something for the incredibly belated also momentous occasion of Nate's
Posted 10-13-2012 at 05:32 AM by Slog Bait Slog Bait is offline

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Posted 10-13-2012 at 05:41 AM by kapteeni13 kapteeni13 is offline

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Jordan's Avatar
OWF has essentially been a parent to you.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 08:32 AM by Jordan Jordan is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Well done. Time well spent?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate
The most significant thing you can remember about me is being yelled at?
That is my first memory of you.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 09:25 AM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
Thanks to Kapteeni, I think I have just struck forum gold.
http://web.archive.org/web/20101229183600/http://www.oddworldforums.net/showthread.php?t=19850&page=5
Hey, it was back when Phylum's avatar was a chicken!
Posted 10-13-2012 at 09:34 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Crashpunk's Avatar
Jesus. So much nostalgia.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 10:17 AM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline
Updated 10-13-2012 at 10:20 AM by Crashpunk

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Splat's Avatar
Don't feel so bad Nate; my most distinctive memory of OANST is him raping Boudica.

When I first joined I hardly left FC, to be perfectly honest. Al the Vykker and Alector were the FC mods, though Alector was not active. Al tried running an FC competition but it died due to lack of judges. I finally ran a successful FC competition just a couple of years ago.

To be honest, what I really remember most is the wisdom of some people. I remember when someone on the forum had fallen out with another forumite and asked my advice. I remember good advice from many, including T-Nex, and even once when OANST gave me a well-deserved talking to.

My most distinct memory of Nate is that image I posted in Wil's birthday thread with that really nice-looking cake. (You just had to ask.)

I love the times when people get it right, deal with noobs sensibly and reinforce my modship - too many people to recall or count but if you've been there, know you're appreciated.

I recall several major forum crashes; I remember once when it was down for about two months, checking it every day and hoping. Then it came back and everyone thought all the threads had been lost because the forum default setting was to only show threads dating back a month.

I joined just after the Exile of Sydney, and I missed the Great Flame War while I was hiding in FC. I remember a witty comment by MS1029 that made me laugh a huge amount - wish he'd managed that more often.
Forum awards, Mod Survivor Island, Work at Rupture Farms, the Wired Debacle (), bikini for Havoc, Who Wants to Make a Comic, Wars of the Art, Native Poser, The Red Muse, Sergeant Big, Rex Tirano, Dipstikk, SoFrEaKiNoDd, Dryadri, Mac the Janitor, Teal and a whole bunch of other people who deserve to be mentioned if only I remembered their names.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 12:00 PM by Splat Splat is offline
Updated 10-13-2012 at 12:10 PM by Splat

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Nepsotic's Avatar
The Great Flame war? I'm intrigued.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 12:37 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Bullet Magnet's Avatar
Surely with a name like that it should be numbered?
Posted 10-13-2012 at 02:13 PM by Bullet Magnet Bullet Magnet is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
Flame War I?
And Flame War II was when Spiderman showed up.
Wait, was Flame War I with MS1029? If not, the one with Spiderman should be Flame War III.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 03:35 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
What happened to MSI this year? Were we sparing MM the pressure of being the last minute comic artist again?
Posted 10-13-2012 at 03:45 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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STM's Avatar
You should really stop pretending you know about these sorts of things. It makes you look like you're trying way too hard.

Hell even I only know of the Flame War by name, nothing about what it entailed. As far as I'm concerned, Spiderman was a mere blip, he came and went within a few months. We've had much more persistent bad members, that is, members who never improved, even marginally.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 03:45 PM by STM STM is offline

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OANST's Avatar
Like me.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:07 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
I dunno. I remember you being more dicky before
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:13 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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STM's Avatar
You're different though, OANST. You're special.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:17 PM by STM STM is offline

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OANST's Avatar
You misunderstood. I was demanding that everyone like me.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:17 PM by OANST OANST is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
No.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:27 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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STM's Avatar
We already do OANST. I'll always be your sycophantic little shit. Let me shine your shoes for you.

Is what I would say if I liked you.

love you really.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 04:44 PM by STM STM is offline

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Phylum's Avatar
This blog made me curious about how long I've been a member here as a percent of my life.

I was almost 13 when I first joined. I have currently been a member for almost exactly 4 years or 25% of my life. Naturally at 26 I will have been a member here for half of my life. Being a lazy Sunday morning I decided to graph the percent of my life here as a function of my age:

y = (x - 13)/x *100

Sadly there aren't many interesting features about the graph, but it did let me solve y for some values of x really quickly. Hypothetically speaking, when I'm 50 this place will have been in 74% of my life and when I'm 80 it will be 83.75%.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 05:23 PM by Phylum Phylum is offline

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Nate's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullet Magnet
That is my first memory of you.
Well, now I just feel worse.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 07:58 PM by Nate Nate is offline

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DarkHoodness's Avatar
10 years is a long time to be part of a forum... I've been around since early 2001 since the days of ye olde EzBoards, just the time I've spent here has been sporadic, and my contributions tiny - But the people I've met here have changed my life, and I'm glad to still be here even if I mostly lurk.

I was around to witness the forum split of years gone by (Great Flame War I?) with the Glass Asylum and that - And I even was silly enough to take a side despite not knowing all the details. That ended how things were back in 2002. Bit of a shame, really. But then it would've all stagnated after a short time anyway.

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Originally Posted by Crashpunk
I wonder what the forums were like in ye olde 2002
Different, to say the least. Almost like an Oddworld-themed playpen. :P Most of us were finding our feet, and the stuff we talked about was very strange. But it was still a fun thing to be a part of.
Posted 10-13-2012 at 08:59 PM by DarkHoodness DarkHoodness is offline
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Nepsotic's Avatar
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You should really stop pretending you know about these sorts of things. It makes you look like you're trying way too hard.
I wasn't pretending I knew, that's why I was asking about it.
I'm always wanting to learn, STM, that is one thing you have to understand about me.
Posted 10-14-2012 at 03:25 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Slog Bait's Avatar
The jigs up, Nep. STM saw right through your ruse.
Posted 10-14-2012 at 03:29 AM by Slog Bait Slog Bait is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
What? No, I really was asking...
I used a question mark for god's sake!
Posted 10-14-2012 at 03:37 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

 

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