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Almost 18 years on this forum...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ridgerunner665, Dec 30, 2022.

  1. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Member

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    Wow...I never expected this thread to generate this much, or this quality, of discussion... this is awesome.

    On TFL, I'm a member, and can still log in and post there... and have, recently.

    This place though...it's something else... I've had great discussions here...I often think back to a member called, "Shawnee"... he enjoyed espousing the virtues of the 243 Winchester... never really my "favorite" round, but a darn good one...I didn't always agree with him, but I did enjoy his antics.

    I have no idea whatever became of Shawnee... not everyone enjoyed his posts like I did, lol... it's just a fond memory of some good caliber debates of years long past.

    It's late, I've had a few drinks, I gotta work tomorrow... so good night all.

    Again, the discussion this generated is great!
     
  2. Anchorite

    Anchorite Member

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    I’m not sure of my first forum, maybe recguns 30 years ago (was really a pre-forum), but like many, I frequent other forums from time to time (24HCF comes to mind). Lurked here for years before finally registering.

    Always found the people, their behavior, responses and the posts to be more to my liking than anywhere else.

    Keep up the good work, y’all. (lifts bourbon drink)
     
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  3. hq

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    Well well well, another Usenet veteran. Rec.guns was great before the 1993 "September that never ended", as were many rec., comp., alt. and talk. -groups in the 80's and 90's, well before web-based discussion forums took over.

    I still have a newsreader installed on my computer but haven't started it in several months now. Too bad that the newsgroups are not what they used to be.
     
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  4. Jeff H

    Jeff H Member

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    Another TFL transplant. I feel new compared to some of these posts. 13 years for me.
     
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  5. pharmer

    pharmer Member

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    Time goes quick, barely 50 when I got here. Fixing to turn 70 in August. 18 years. Joe
     
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  6. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I snuck in a day early, someone left a light on or an address line somewhere and I got logged in just before the doors opened. then that link went away for a few days. When it came back, I was already registered.
    Fun times.
     
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  7. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Member

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    Yea you did. I jumped on board Christmas Eve 2002.
     
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  8. Choctaw

    Choctaw Member

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    I'm a newcomer compared to some of you geezers. :D
     
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  9. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

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    Hey, smile when you say "Geezers" sonny. ;)
    (And say it loud so we can hear ya...) :)
     
  10. 1KPerDay

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    Same here... had to check my profile. Been here about as long as Walk. Best forum on the web IMO, and some truly kind and knowledgeable people inhabit these environs. I ask questions here before I google or check any other sources because I actually trust the info I get here. LOL
     
  11. 1KPerDay

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    I wasn't big into usenet but I was on several "mailing lists" where they'd collate emails for particular subjects and either send you all of them or collect them and send one big one a day. Mostly for motorcycle stuff in my case. BMW Airheads, Kawasaki GPz1100 mailing list, etc.
     
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  12. hq

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    Mailing lists were useful at one point, I subscribed to a few, VetteNet among others, but the problem was that in one point they became a favorite tool for pranks. Flooding unwitting victims' mailboxes with ten thousand emails a day. Every day. :confused:
     
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  13. Hal

    Hal Member

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    Good old Usenet & listserv - uuencoding to get pictures & NNTP readers - -2400 baud dialup...

    IIRC Shooters.com was my first HTTP:// site.
    AOL also had some gun stuff I think.
     
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  14. Mark_Mark

    Mark_Mark Contributing Member

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    Remember the days of forums being live. We still do that at the range!
     
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  15. Neo-Luddite

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    Been here a while now, since 2006. A lot of changes but THR remains, to borrow from Hemingway, "A Clean, well-lighted place."
     
  16. Bfh_auto

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    Same here. Google brought me here over and over again. There wasn't the vulgarity and personal attacks that are prevalent on other sites.
    RCMODEL was the one that I always looked forward to getting answers from.
     
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    Yeah I feel the same here! It's a breath of fresh air compared to other places on the web...
     
  18. CoalCrackerAl

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    Im coming up on 2 years. And it's been a pleasure the whole time. Never saw a forum before the members help each other out so much.
     
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  19. Armored farmer

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    I joined in 2010.
    I remember that I was googling reloading questions and THR threads kept popping up.
    Not many days have passed since 2010 that I haven't checked in here.
    I check the weather, the commodity markets, crude oil prices, and THR..
    . daily
     
  20. KevinB

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    19 years for me in a few months. I lurked for about a year before I signed up, so about 2 decades on THR. Hard to believe how long it's been, and how young I used to be when I joined. I've learned so much over the years and have had countless hours of joy and entertainment from this place. I sure do miss some of the old timers that have gone on before us. I've enjoyed seeing some familiar names in this thread also.
     
  21. P5 Guy

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    Battle Rifles . com and Florida Shooter's Network . com were the first two I logged in on
     
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  22. Howland937

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    Coming up on 3 years. I got here right before COVID did...
     
  23. czhen

    czhen Member

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    Yeap it's been a long time since I joined. No regrets it is my only place for answers on firearms. We had and still have great shooters, reloaders and very talented technical inclined members who will go the extra mile to help others.
    Also, I'm very grateful for all vocational writers who express their thoughts here from safety topics to history of firearms.
    Thank you, all members and moderators.
     
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  24. valnar

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    In a couple months it will be 20 years for me. Time to buy some 20yr old Scotch to celebrate.
     
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  25. Jim Watson

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    I signed up here and several other gunboards in 2001, others scattered out.

    Before that, there were e-mail groups.
     
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