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#1 Bob8

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:58 PM

Just replying to Johnoco's post, it occured to me I first did this on John Drake's original Virtual Terrace in 1999.

Along with Paley, LobbyGobbler and John Drake, this means we have been on here a stupid amount of time and for a decent chunk of our lives. I have lived in four countries in that time with countless homes and jobs.

Anyone else coming to the frightening revelation that John's boards are one of th emost constant things in their lives?

"You clearly have never met Bob8 then, he's like a veritable Bryan Ferry of RL." - Johnoco 19 Jul 2014

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#2 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:10 PM

Jesus - 7 years I've been on here!!

Plus another 6 as rhubarbtriangulist
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#3 Griff9of13

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

I know I'm not exactly a prolific poster, but I started dipping in and out of here back in 2002! Nine years!!
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#4 amh

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

1 Nov 2004 but I'd done the lurking for a few weeks before, wondering whether to log in. Only this board, none of it's previous guises. BoringProud to say only one user name

I PAID MY TEN POUNDS biggrin.gif and think we're due another soon to get shut of some of the flotsam and jetsam tongue.gif

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#5 Futtocks

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:36 PM

April 2004 - TRL was the first forum I ever joined.

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#6 Tiny Tim

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:40 PM

I used to post on 13world.com before coming on here (well one of the earlier incarnations) around 2001.

#7 Millman

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:09 PM

1st June 2009, hardly posted for ages but then I got the bug.

#8 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:16 PM

QUOTE (Tiny Tim @ Jan 12 2011, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used to post on 13world.com before coming on here (well one of the earlier incarnations) around 2001.


Same here. Paley was on 13world too as was Clive Woody I think.

#9 Johnoco

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

I remember when the VT was non registered and you could just post regardless. This was around 1997.

And originally on here, IIRC, there was only one Forum and everything went in there. JD then split it up into AOB etc about 2002.....?

#10 marklaspalmas

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:42 PM

I must have been there pretty much at the start. I guess I started posting regularly around 2003. I honestly can't remember. Always been MLP.

#11 Chairman M

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:09 PM

Been here from the very start, although it says 2006 on my profile. Before here I posted on playtheball.com and scrum.com. Didn't the dates all get screwed up on here when the site went through one of its many changes?

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#12 Old Frightful

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (Kenilworth Tiger @ Jan 12 2011, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jesus - 7 years I've been on here!!

Plus another 6 as rhubarbtriangulist

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#13 Bob8

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (marklaspalmas @ Jan 12 2011, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must have been there pretty much at the start. I guess I started posting regularly around 2003. I honestly can't remember. Always been MLP.

From the start? You're a mere newbie tongue.gif

"You clearly have never met Bob8 then, he's like a veritable Bryan Ferry of RL." - Johnoco 19 Jul 2014

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"2013 is on course to be one of the most disastrous in its history." - Creditwhereitsdews - 2nd January 2013


#14 Severus

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

I started on rugbywar with paley who then said that TRL was the place to go for knowledgeable RL fans. Unfortunately he was wrong. tongue.gif
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#15 James Vukmirovic

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:20 PM

I joined the summerconference.net forum in 2000 and, I believe, joined TRL in 2002/03

Amazing to think you could spend this much time on a Fans Forum

#16 Old Frightful

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (James Vukmirovic @ Jan 12 2011, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I joined the summerconference.net forum in 2000 and, I believe, joined TRL in 2002/03

Amazing to think you could spend this much time on a Fans Forum

Bloody Hell James, have you been constantly staring at your pc since then?

                Lee Radford rang me the other week....I knew Hull FC were a bit desperate but I had no idea it had got that bad.


#17 Steve May

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:25 PM

Started out on rec.sport.rugby back in autumn 1994.

That was even before rec.sport.rugby.league was voted into existence.

That's me.  I'm done.


#18 Johnoco

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (Severus @ Jan 12 2011, 07:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I started on rugbywar with paley who then said that TRL was the place to go for knowledgeable RL fans. Unfortunately he was wrong. tongue.gif


I remember you on there. Clive Woody, Thoth?, Thomas the Tank....and others

#19 Trojan

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:38 PM

I used to use a Newsgroup, and there was a guy on there who called himself Mugwump, this would be about 1999. I started posting on here in my own name in 2002. When the forum changed about 2004 I changed my user name to Trojan, because it reflected where I now live - Troy. Which unfortunately is an anagram of Tory sad.gif

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#20 goldcard

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:41 PM

Joined when the paper version of TRL ended, or within a month or so(sometime 2001 ish?), didn't even have www then.
Probably met a few more members than I realise*, been here off and on through a few "interesting times", shall we say, from a personal point of view.

* and from this year, when my exile ends, I hope to meet a lot more.

Been goldcard as my main persona** from day 1, elsewhere I have another name on every site I register to.


** had a few others when allowed, bit was never rhubarbtriangulist, can't spell it.

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