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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2020-07-07, 22:47

For the first time in ages I went through the locked forum that documents our initial migration from AppleInsider.

MAN what a lot of drama.

Best I can figure, some of the gang were working on a new experience and took out a domain name with a different extension to use with the experiment.

The cat who was in charge caught wind of all this, assumed it was a coup, and cleared house.

Go back and read through some of that stuff - it's classic.

At this point now I can't remember if it was here or on AI that Scates had his brush with Apple.

I do remember the "making the plastics" business.

Also, we had an iChat room at one point that anybody could go into, and we found people in it typing in Arabic one time and it being so soon after 9/11 we jumped to conclusions that it might have been used by bad guys.

If you want a good chuckle, go back over and peruse the posts.

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kscherer
The Ban Hammer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2020-07-07, 23:15

I read through that thread late last year. Some funny stuff in there, and the reason I joined AppleNova and "left" AI. I wasn't involved in any of that, but this group seemed much more genuine and "with it".


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Quagmire
meh
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-07-08, 07:34

I don’t want to go back to that section. Mostly because how I was so.... immature I guess I can put it back then. I would want to punch my younger self for being such a douchebag.

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Brave Ulysses
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Join Date: Dec 2005
 
2020-07-08, 12:20

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I don’t want to go back to that section. Mostly because how I was so.... immature I guess I can put it back then. I would want to punch my younger self for being such a douchebag.
Ha. Ditto.
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Bryson
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby
 
2020-07-08, 13:28

I joined just after all the drama, I was never a member at AI. I feel like I missed out.
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drewprops
Bastard
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2020-07-08, 17:21

It was an emotional chapter in Apple fan history.


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drewprops
Bastard
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2020-07-28, 04:37

Can't we just delete shitposts from these bots? Can we also institute a policy where a written essay is required to gain membership?


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kscherer
The Ban Hammer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2020-07-28, 10:36

Brad had asked me not to delete them so he could keep track. I'll make a new thread in the moderator's space to move them to.

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Can't we just delete shitposts from these bots? Can we also institute a policy where a written essay is required to gain membership?


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I would like that, others do not.

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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2020-07-28, 12:52

Oh oh oh!
No, if there's a policy, I'm cool.
Do what needs to be done!
Shalom.


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