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But I didn't post for a long time and only lurked from time to time. I was on the old, old, Bpacker forums before all the holier than thou crowd got there.
last edited: 12/14/07 4:51:52 PM”
“I guess I must be longer than 5, if not just under - that's actually quite frightening.”
“according to your profile you came on in 04”
“Been around for awhile, only posted when when I had something important to say. 4/3/99”
“Yes, there were a few us who escaped the numerous magazine forum software follies (and the sleeping bag wars with Wiggy, LOL) and moved in on sites like OAN (like a swarm of locusts) and a couple more I can't recall before landing here.... Sticks, Pathman, Barb, MaryPhyl, Poopypants, AmyG, Chuck, ........ and who knows who else, under what names.”
“My profile says since 2001, but that ain't right. I've been around since before you needed a login, sometime in '98 I think? Back when Gentle Ben, Mel, Pam, Tarpy, Biz and Raddy still hung out. I even had one of Matt's email accounts through this site.
I remember frequenting OAN as well...is that place still around?”
“sticks, y2 used to be yaminiyamini”
“i remember the wiggy wars...that was like a land mine...i didn't know anything was going on, they i posted a question about WM bags on the mag site...HOLY CRAP...that place went nuts, the wiggy guy was a zealot with an attitude, pple were fanning his flames, and then REDDOUG (i think) and BIGFOOT told me to come here”
“I started at OAN and came over here...man forgot about that. It's still around...
I guess after 6 or 7 years they consider a guy inactive, I can't log in anymore.
Seems like it's been redone...they have 9085 registered members and 36 posts, LOL.
last edited: 12/14/07 10:59:39 PM”
“Since 97 or 98? Something like that...anyway before we had accounts. My first two trips were to Joshua Tree and Mt. San Gorgonio. The SierraPaloozas have been fun. Also nice going to gatherings when visiting other cities.
last edited: 12/15/07 12:49:22 AM”
“i don't think the dates in your profile are accurate. i've been around alot longer than '01.”
“I thought Phil was the father of TT and Sierra Mel was the mother.”
“backpacker.com to Life on the Trail(affectionately called LOTT) to OAN to here.
LOTT was a great forum. OAN was luke warm then died. Most people still post on backpacker.com or here.”
“Yes -- LOTT was the one I was trying to remember! (what happened to those brain cells, I wonder?)
Never say anything anywhere about Wiggy's bags losing loft ----- LMAO”
“1/7/02 fer me...almost 6 years”
“What's that in cat years?”
“Hey Bit !!”
“6 and change.
Place was A LOT better back then.
Now it's just a room full of chit throwing monkeys.”
“Hey! I resemble that remark!”
“I checked, I'll be five years at the beginning of February.”
“I registered January 15, 2003. Wow! next months will be 5 years.”
“So, like, where do I get my, like, medal for, like, being here, like, for over a fiver, like, and all, like, and such?”
“It was late '98 or early '99 for me. My first trip was the East Coast trip to Mt. Rogers June of '99.”
“HOLY CRAP IT"S BIT!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“don't remember when I started, but at that time Phil's photo page was very active. Seems like there are lots of threads that are basically feuds between posters or groups of posters. Plus the harrassment of newbies is a bit harsh now. I'm sure it turns quit a few of them off, and seems pretty rude to me.”
“It was harsh when I started here [mumble-mumble] years ago. "Hey! I'm New!" And the bombs would start landing! LMAO!
The Last thing I was going to do was make some kind of Announcement that another newbie had arrived. I read threads for a couple of days then I just started posting occasional offhand comments.
It worked like a charm.... Some people thought I had been here for years, LOL”
“I was 37 or 38 at the time...no logins, Idiot Bob, sierramel, etc...”
“remember GearSlut? I was accused of being him/her for the first 2 weeks i was on here, and for my first hike.”
I remember it well.”
“Remember when Kleetn became Phaedrus?”
“Phaedy only wishes he was that kewl.”
“I started this thread because someone said all the old folks have left and no new ones are joining which means that this place is dying. The old fogies thread is still going, the new posters thread died without a second page. I guess that person was half correct.”
“Newbies have no staying power.”
“Tilt I did the same thing. Yes worked very nicely!”
“I think I was here?
Under some name or another.”
“Well hell, we can't let this thread die now!”
“Die, die, my darling...”
“Can you oppose TT and support the veterans on the board?”
“This thread is destined to become the new Virtual Yo-Yo thread.”
“Checked my profile: 4/30/99. BTW, I'm 59 now.”
Bunch of whippersnappers on the site!!!”
“7/16/01. (my sign-up date) I think it was actually a year earlier than that, but I barely seem to remember that Matt had to reset his database once, and we all had to re-sign up.
My life has gotten pretty busy. I still backpack, but don't have the time to post here much any more. Sometimes you can find me on MySpace and Yahoo.. and sometimes you can find me on the "other side."
I've still got a voicemail saved on my cell phone (most of you have my number) from a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. I got interviewed, but I never got published. Oh well.
Life is good, though. My son and his wife are doing well, and my daughter celebrates her 21st birthday today. Deb and I are still together, and enjoying life. I already have another backpacking trip planned for 2008.
I'm still playing in a band, and we played almost 80 shows last year. I've been in my current job for over three years, and I love the folks I work with.
To everyone at TrailTalk, may you and your family have a very Merry Christmas... (or if I /have/ to be politically correct ).. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
Hope our trails can meet again. Don't be a stranger.
last edited: 12/19/07 8:33:06 AM”
“yes it is TD fault that i came to this site. blame him all you haters!”
“TD, good to hear from you. As someone else who only pops in sporadically (see the Long Time No Me thread), I'll echo the holiday greeting to all TTers, but especially to the vets from back in my most active period here. Happy Trails in 2008 and beyond.”
“I sent an email to Maple.. with an attachment picture.. maybe she will post it for me. I can't post to any of the "photo" sites at work because they are not "business" related.
(I have no idea why this site is /not/ filtered.)”
“Phaedrus, please repost with your Social Security Number.”
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