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Havent' posted for ages but this thread made me all misty-eyed... I can remember posting back in about 98/99 when I was at uni and involved with Oxford Cavaliers and there were sprawling threads of abuse between the Oxford contingent, a Skolars bunch led by IM2, some Crawley Jets types and even the odd St Albans person. I'm sure that was on the old VT. I remember posting then as Oxfraud Cavalier. Still read this every day even though I've lived in NZ for the last six years and there's still the odd person on here I know from back home.

Is that you Bob8?

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<!--quoteo(post=2187902:date=Jan 13 2011, 01:47 PM:name=Tiny Tim)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tiny Tim @ Jan 13 2011, 01:47 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=2187902"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I remember you being on here before you upped-sticks and headed off to the land of the long white cloud.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

remember him? i played with him! <img src="http://www.totalrl.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

G'day Clarky - how's it going? Does your aunt still run a B&B in Motueka? I don't know if you realise that's only 10min from where I live - I always thought we should get organised so that I anonymously hand deliver a Christmas card from you to cause a bit of confusion.

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My first post, been reading for a while but only just decided to get involved.

Welcome aboard

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I was first on the VT in 1999 (during the Union WC). I remember an argument with Dutoni being one of the first things that got me interested.

Bob8 made a great point about how it becomes a steady part of your life. It is only a forum but there aren't many things that you check and contribute to almost every day, no matter where you live. In the time since I've regularly checked this forum, I've changed newspapers a couple of times, I watch different channels mainly on TV, I've changed careers etc. To me it's just an extension of RL and if anything it's RL that's been the one steady part of my life.

It can become all consuming if you're not careful so I don't go on it or post as much any more and I almost never check RLfans when I used to use both.

Well 2 years on this is exactly the same. I've got even better at not getting embroiled in day-losing arguments, I'm now using the road-runner tactic. I give my opinion and then leave it be, it's taken 10 years to realise that people almost never change their minds so there is little point getting in a discussion. I also find it easier to take periods away from the board but I always come back...

If John Drake started the website that incorporated the Virtual Terrace, why is it that RLFans has the Virtual Terrace and we don't? It's a travesty that that site is seen as the heir to the original RL forum.

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Must be around 13 and a half years - didn't have Internet access prior to that. On Danny K's board (cannot remember which one that was) also Virtual Terrace. Previously and alternately known as Carlisle Saint & CS at home

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I was definitely lurking on here prior to the 2000 world cup, but I can't for the life of me remember when I finally signed up. I did post for a while, and then stop, before coming back again.

 

Anyone know what happened to Mad Dai from Ponty?

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