Web Board Fossil Record



  • In accordance with the Bryce tradition of bringing you vaguely Cythera related information for (hopefully) interesting nature, I suggest we investigate the fossil record of the board.

    Oddly, the record begins quite suddenly with the topic ‘Where Did all the old posts go?’, strongly suggesting that a tragedy of some kind wiped out all of the posts that had existed previously. This is confirmed simply be reading that topic.

    I propose that the history of the web board into two parts:

    Prehistory (Posts wiped out by Andrew)
    Modern Times (Posts made after that time)

    Anyway, I’ll need help compiling such a history, so who hear is willing to become amateur web board paleontologists?

    - Bryce

    BTW, I’m doing this mainly because I’m interested about the history of the board!

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  • There's probably no way at all to find these topics before the board's wipe, which I believe was because andrew was installing a new version of the UBB, or something like that.

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  • Before Modern Times and after Prehistory was pretty much, the Cythera Boom. Lots of unregistered / old posters, as well as some people you know to this day, like Zelda, spamguy, and the like. After that, Cythera died down and the team story was invented.

    BTW, I wasn't there at the time, I just look at ancient posts in my free time. :D

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    Originally posted by ferazel_09:
    **spamguy, and the like. After that, Cythera died down and the team story was invented.
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    I'm looking for fossil history of that first TS. I think I'll look in the archives, unless you know otherwise.

    (quote)Originally posted by ferazel_09:
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    BTW, I wasn't there at the time, I just look at ancient posts in my free time.:)
    Happy hunting!
    - Bryce

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    I'll just put a random number at 0008EC and see what happens.
    (Famous Last Words #-32767)

    Where do you want to (url="http://"http://www.macclassics.com/cythera/tricks/rJade.htm")teleport(/url) today?

    (This message has been edited by Bryce (edited 01-18-2002).)
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  • The very first TS ever on the Cythera boards, I believe, Talos started and it turned out to be a failure - he deleted that before members lost their ability to delete their own posts. (this was even before my time)

    The one Talos and I started up a few months after that, trying to get the boards going again, is the neglected "Once Again" a few of us remember. After that, the "Undine Stronghold" was started by Slayer, and the stories/webboard started picking up.

    If you want to remember the really old days, ask Slayer, he was around then.

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    Originally posted by ferazel_09:
    BTW, I wasn't there at the time, I just look at ancient posts in my free time. :D

    What? Somebody actually has free time? Amazing.

    Sorry, I'm just annoyed because I have so much English homework. ^_^

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    Originally posted by iKaterei:
    **What? Somebody actually has free time? Amazing.
    **

    Sure, just sleep less and you'll be amazed how much time you gain :p

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    I'll just put a random number at 0008EC and see what happens.
    (Famous Last Words #-32767)

    Where do you want to (url="http://"http://www.macclassics.com/cythera/tricks/rJade.htm")teleport(/url) today?



  • Well, I would sleep less- give me a lot more time- but my parents make me go to bed. And I can't do my homework in my room 'cause my sister sleeps in the same room. :)

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
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    The one Talos and I started up a few months after that, trying to get the boards going again, is the neglected "Once Again" a few of us remember. After that, the "Undine Stronghold" was started by Slayer, and the stories/webboard started picking up.
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    Ahem, do you just write me out of history now? I was as much part of Once Again as any other, you wyrm. ;) And damnit, the Undine Stronghold was my idea -- Slayer was simply the one who started the thread.

    Get your history right! :)

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  • (quote)Originally posted by theKestrel:
    **Ahem, do you just write me out of history now? I was as much part of Once Again as any other, you wyrm.:p

    As for Undine Stronghold, I said Slayer started it, referring to the story topic. ;)

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
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    The one Talos and I started up a few months after that, trying to get the boards going again, is the neglected "Once Again" a few of us remember. After that, the "Undine Stronghold" was started by Slayer, and the stories/webboard started picking up.

    If you want to remember the really old days, ask Slayer, he was around then.

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    ahh yes. I'm not sure about the one that Talos first started I remember seeing the "Once Again" and "Undine Stronghold" stories. I don't think I ever joined either of them but I remember the Undine Stronghold well. Maybe I did join :confused:. but I'm not sure ;)

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