Discussion in 'General' started by specofdust, 6 Jan 2011.
When you have to post here to see your join date, and then add a year or two.
I know I've been on bit-tech too long when someone who joined more than two years after me has been on Bit-tech too long.
He has me beat a lot by posts. I've been averaging just over 1 post per day for more than eight years now. The majority of that was back a long time ago, though. I hit 2,000 posts in 2005, and just topped 3,000 in 2010.
Did anyone ever had dreams about reading unreleased reviews on BT?
It's an interesting dynamic, these forums. I don't know if anyone had any idea how big they were going to be.
There were all sorts of small dial-up BBS sites throughout the 90s. The vB forums really took off in 2000 and 2001, mostly on tech sites, but slowly expanded to other types of sites.
It's really something special, how long these sites have been around, with no signs of fading or slowing down. I wonder how long they'll go for. The 10-year mark for many forums either has arrived or is quickly approaching. Will they make it 20 years? 30 years? Longer? It's a social phenomenon that's never really existed before, the idea of an open written discussion. What makes it all so great is how much of this technology conversation has been archived. I can recall conversations that I had almost a decade ago word-for-word. It sounds silly, but there's a certain longevity to it that's fascinating. The words I'm typing right now might live on Bit-Tech for decades or even centuries. That's always been the case with professional publications like magazines and newspapers, but what makes it so awesome is that our regular conversations now have that longevity.
When your F5 key no longer says F5.
Also, three years on BT, whoo!
I remember the old days.. The days before the homepage redesign
Even that thread might live on until 2020, or longer
yeah it was a bit of a beast wasnt it?
I knew I'd been on BT too long when I noticed ive had over 6000 people look at my profile
Sir that's simply called Stalking... it happens
Indeed it was!
So, if you think over 6K views is bad, I presume approaching 10K is fairly worrying?
I don't. I only came here because the CPC forums got closed down
Yeah, I'm coming up on my 10 years. Scarily long time!
The redesign happened about a year after the CPC forums moved here...
I think i'm one of the highest viewed apart from the mods..
Aluminium foil hat anyone?
I havn't been here for even 1 year yet, havn't done much either....yet I think I have a good grasp now, slacker by nature I guess
Sir, I would stop you using your foil hat as it breach's six Apple patents including "Steve Jobs" and "Internet paranoia"
Same man... Been here since Aug2010 registered, Trolled my way into Nexxo's life quite nicely and now understand that my next big project won't be done for a few years
I recognise people by their avatar as well, so it's a little disorienting when they change it.
Amplifies brain signal strength?
ditto, what does that make us then?
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