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Ten years on SP and BoM

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Nakia, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Ten years ago this month I was having trouble with a game called Icewind Dale II so I did a search for help and found this site. Joined so I could ask for help and then decided to stick around. Didn't post a lot the first year then Harbouboy posted a pole about the ages of the members and I decided to come out of the old age closet. I was quite concerned about the reaction the young folk would have.

    Well I stepped forth to find a warm welcome. I joined the FAI, becomes good friends with some of the members, more casual with others. Decided to enter the Alleys and had some glorious debates there and ended up making friends with some I debated. :)

    I haven't spent a lot of time here in recent years but I always return. This is my hometown and I know I will be welcome here. This is my refuge when trouble arises, a safe place where I can recuperate and then go forth to face the snake pits of the Internet.

    Like everyone else I have had my good times and bads both offline and online. I have watched my Internet friends grow up, establish families and even die. I have joined with others here in grieving for a lost friend and I have rejoiced when good things to happen. the birth of a new child, getting that much needed job, wining some reward. Most of my friends on FaceBook are members of Sorcerers Place.

    Thank you, Tal, for creating this amazing community.
     
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  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You're welcome Nakia, and here's to another 10 years! ;)
     
  3. The Great Snook Gems: 31/31
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    5/14/03 for me. Hah, I have you beat by a month.
     
  4. Darion

    Darion Resident Dissident Veteran BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Time flies.

    I do not recall the reason for joining....but i think it was something BG 2 related.
    And I remember the site being slow. ;) Due to my poor connection.

    The thing about SP i like the most is its consistency tru all those years.
    No matter what, SP always feels like SP.

    Kudos
     
  5. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    That's great, Nakia! I guess I can congratulate everyone here for having you around for a decade! :)

    Somewhat off topic and not meant to spoil the fun: That was my dad's last birthday. Coming Thursday, it's been ten years since he died. That calls for a good whiskey!
     
  6. Vorona

    Vorona Shadow-Whisperer

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    It's nice to see people who've been around for so long. I plan to keep returning, too.
     
  7. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I joined June 6/03, so just a few days over 10 years ago. On June 7/03, Tal tightened up the rules on who would be allowed to sign up...
     
  8. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Damn. Hit my 10 year back in March.

    Time flies when you're...erm, growing steadily fatter in a chair due to a sedentary lifestyle of video games and dicking around on message boards. :D
     
  9. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Master of Nuhn, I will drink a toast to your father.

    Sp, BoM is consistent although I have seen several site changes the atmosphere remains the same.

    Verona, there are people here who have been on SP since the early days. I am what I call a second way person, not an old timer.

    BoM was also the first site that I become active in. Our love of the Infinity Engine games brought us together. The pleasure that we had in discusiing the games and the fun we had when a new person started telling us about their gaming experience just seemed to make us closer and it spread into all parts of our Online life.
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'm seeing a new niche here... wait for it... Sorcerer's Retirement Place! 10+ years registered required. :geezer:

    :lol:
     
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  11. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    There's still have a couple of months before I hit the eight year mark. I feel like such a newb in this thread. :D
     
  12. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    It is truly stunning the number of people who have been around for 10+ years. While I never really thought about it before Nakia just mentioned it, I'm now a 10 year member myself. Think about that - 10 years on a message board. Most message boards themselves don't stay in existence for 10 years, never mind having members active this long. And it's not just the people who have posted thus far. Off the top of my head I can think of half a dozen other people who have been here about the same length of time as me - how does that happen?
     
  13. Gaear

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    Similar to how life passes by, I suspect, though SP is surely a unique community. I doubt anyone plans to stay for any set period of time (even if some leave in a huff ;)), but you sort of blink and next thing you know a few years have passed.
     
  14. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    What a bunch of youngsters... 10 years... Pfeh! That's NOTHING! ;)
     
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  15. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Why, in my day, we accessed the internet with ROCKS and CARDBOARD BOXES! We went uphill both ways just to get on a site. And we were HAPPY! None of this newfangled broadband crap for us, just dial-up.

    :p
     
  16. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Newbies, well, most of you.
     
  17. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    If you count all my personalities and their various accounts I've been here 143 years.
     
  18. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Games must have been especially tricky in 2003 given how many of us joined in that year. I joined then looking for advice on Icewind Dale II as well. Go Nakia!
     
  19. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    Specifically between March and June of that year. There's you and I of course, but also Snook, DR, Nakia, and Splunge.
     
  20. Susipaisti

    Susipaisti Maybe if I just sleep... Veteran

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    About eight years for me, I see. I hardly ever post anymore, but I still lurk here a lot, always hoping to see some juicy Alley stuff going on.
     
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