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Blake
02-11-2016, 08:23:23
Elo!

I just randomly remembered chatting in this forum back in the early 2000s and went to check my old bookmarks to forums that are mostly long gone now, found the one to here and was stunned when it actually worked lol!

Check out the attached pic.. over 10years since my last login lol. That's some great dedication there lol.

A decade is a long time, so now I'm wondering if all the old famous posters are still here? I remember lots of chats with Resource Consumer (Keith I think?) about the great ACOL vs Sidgames forum invasions due to over moderation.. only for ACOL to go in the same direction resulting in everyone moving here. I remember endless jokes and duplicate accounts centred around inappropriate activities with sheep lmao. I remember some guy called Sir Penguin giving me endless cr*p about everything I posted lol. Jsorense, Koshko, Walruskkkch, Mad Monk, Venom & Darkstar come to mind too.. I remember they and others wishing me a happy birthday each year even after I stopped coming here regularly which was nice.

I pretty much completely stopped participating in forums over the late 2000s. Guess I got distracted by life... and drinking.. hmm yeah mostly drinking lol. But now that I'm old and boring I've been getting pretty active in the last couple of years in the various little pockets of gaming forums left on the net. I run a retro gaming website called Blakes Sanctum (http://webspace.webring.com/people/ed/d_blakeley/Index.html) which primarily tributes fan game/mod projects to famous tv shows or game series that never got the proper sequels they deserved.. as a result I spend a lot of time trawling through old forums trying to find information of rarely seen fan projects lol. Usually most forums are dead and gone thanks to the world of social media, which is why I'm very happy to see you guys have survived the test of time! :)

Hope some of the old folks are still here! :)

Will have to go check out some of the old threads I posted in for some nostalgic reminiscing lol.

RedFred
02-11-2016, 14:12:15
Old yes - famous no. All of us left are just Keith's AEs.

Koshko
02-11-2016, 18:31:06
I'm still alive for some reason.

Oerdin
02-11-2016, 19:38:06
Who are you?

Oerdin
02-11-2016, 19:40:42
A number of us old timers are still here.

The Mad Monk
03-11-2016, 08:16:39
Yep. :). SP is around too, but mostly hangs out at another forum.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-11-2016, 08:28:45
"alive" is a bit of misrepresentation....

jsorense
04-11-2016, 06:48:02
Isn't misrepresentation grounds for disbarment?

The Mad Monk
04-11-2016, 10:57:49
...if not disinterment!

Funko
04-11-2016, 14:46:03
I'm still here - I was probably posting as MikeH in 2006

C.G.B. Spender
09-11-2016, 17:32:22
Shit. He did NOT die.

Well, go waway for another 10 years

Marid Audran
26-11-2016, 23:59:36
So Funko is MikeH - and SP is here too?

I was so young when I joined ACOL. But then, I've always been very old inside :lol:

jsorense
27-11-2016, 15:37:16
:cry:Sadly, Sir Penguin no longer deigns to visit us.:(

Blake
28-11-2016, 06:57:28
Good to see some of the old posters still here

jsorense
28-11-2016, 11:43:55
BLAKE, dude! How in hell are you?:D:beer:

Noisy
28-11-2016, 16:55:11
Wibble. Another old timer getting older ...

Beta1
28-11-2016, 19:49:56
It turns out that I am still alive.

Blimey, ACOL. That was a while back.

jsorense
28-11-2016, 21:43:58
:beer:Ah souls! Impetuous youth!

Funko
29-11-2016, 13:12:12
ACOL must have been more than 15 years ago.

MoSe
29-11-2016, 16:45:15
AC was Feb'98 IIRC

CG was... 2001?
I joined 08-02-2002, but:
All Content Counterglow & Respective Authors 2001-2016

how long did ACOL survive (i.e. agonize) after CG started?

The Mad Monk
29-11-2016, 19:54:02
Not long, AFAIK. It was quite a meltdown -- I don't even remember what it was about. :(

Probably better that way. :)

MoSe
30-11-2016, 10:03:41
Re: CG's birth,
user profile #1 http://www.counterglow.com/forum/member.php?u=1
06-11-2001 #1 The Management
06-11-2001 #2 HARDMAN
08-11-2001 #3 Funkodrom
08-11-2001 #4 Nav
08-11-2001 #5 Resource Consumer
08-11-2001 #6 Noisy

08-11-2001 #7 C.G.B. Spender
there it began to go downhill

I came here in february invited by Fist, can't recall wheter at the time I was refugee on Apolyton :eek: or still dwelling in the withering ACOL

Funko
30-11-2016, 19:31:45
We talked about starting CG in London when LadyRachel was over in the UK. That was September 2001 - I remember the date because she was in the UK on 9/11.

Funko
30-11-2016, 19:32:41
Those first 6 registrants were all at that meeting IIRC. :D

C.G.B. Spender
01-12-2016, 16:39:16
So what the hell is wrong with #7?

jsorense
02-12-2016, 00:36:36
Guess you weren't invited.;)

Funko
05-12-2016, 16:20:59
No curry wurst at the pub?

zmama
05-12-2016, 16:36:11
Shit pub then

jsorense
06-12-2016, 04:58:21
Round Table

Funko
15-12-2016, 17:10:12
(tables not actually round)

PLATO
17-12-2016, 02:29:58
1 year 5 months 25 days since I last checked here. Odd...suddenly it doesn't seem quite so long after reading the OP

jsorense
17-12-2016, 17:09:04
Plato 1
Socrates 0

The Mad Monk
18-12-2016, 03:47:28
I didn't know they played soccer!

jsorense
18-12-2016, 04:32:47
Football!:tizzy:

Sir Penguin
22-12-2016, 07:44:32
:cry:Sadly, Sir Penguin no longer deigns to visit us.:(
True.

SP

zmama
22-12-2016, 14:39:16
Whooo SP!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-12-2016, 18:11:01
Keith!

Finn Willi (5)
01-01-2017, 00:38:42
Yeah, those were the days...

(Wait, what days? Well, at least there were days back then. Probably.)

Funko
04-01-2017, 08:32:25
Finn Willi (5) must now nearly be as old as I was when I started talking to people like Venom, jsorense, Greg on old, old alphacentauri.com forums.

And would maybe have been Finn Willi (1) then.

And we joked about how old jsorense was then...

jsorense
04-01-2017, 11:24:20
Old joke(r)s are the best joke(r)s.

The Mad Monk
04-01-2017, 19:45:39
Mark Hamil is pretty old...

jsorense
04-01-2017, 21:07:21
Almost as old as Luke.

zmama
04-01-2017, 22:02:58
You his father?

C.G.B. Spender
05-01-2017, 08:01:22
The internet is getting old ..

Not as old as jsorense though

Venom
16-01-2017, 03:09:07
I live still.

jsorense
16-01-2017, 04:23:34
You live, work, eat, drink, sleep, poop, and, sometimes, post. :beer:

Koshko
16-01-2017, 04:49:46
ACOL was so old, people still visited forums when it was around.

Oerdin
17-01-2017, 02:41:03
I don't think I ever posted at ACOL.

jsorense
17-01-2017, 19:53:57
Ah, the good old days!

The Mad Monk
17-01-2017, 23:34:59
Re: CG's birth,
user profile #1 http://www.counterglow.com/forum/member.php?u=1
06-11-2001 #1 The Management
06-11-2001 #2 HARDMAN
08-11-2001 #3 Funkodrom
08-11-2001 #4 Nav
08-11-2001 #5 Resource Consumer
08-11-2001 #6 Noisy

08-11-2001 #7 C.G.B. Spender
there it began to go downhill

I came here in february invited by Fist, can't recall wheter at the time I was refugee on that incredibly nerdy civ site :eek: or still dwelling in the withering ACOL
We talked about starting CG in London when LadyRachel was over in the UK. That was September 2001 - I remember the date because she was in the UK on 9/11.
Those first 6 registrants were all at that meeting IIRC. :D

Wait.

Waitwaitwait.

Wait.

...

:gasmaske_eek:LADY RACHEL IS HARDMAN???:gasmaske_eek:

jsorense
18-01-2017, 13:20:12
:eek: Say it ain't so. :cry:

The Mad Monk
23-01-2017, 13:07:08
Anybody?

Bueller?

Bueller?

Koshko
23-01-2017, 21:21:53
Ferris Bueller was just a gigantic asshole sociopath. That movie does not stand the test of time.

Funko
24-01-2017, 19:15:38
Wait.

Waitwaitwait.

Wait.

...

:gasmaske_eek:LADY RACHEL IS HARDMAN???:gasmaske_eek:

OMG!!! How did I never see that.

Funko
24-01-2017, 19:16:06
Ferris Bueller was just a gigantic asshole sociopath. That movie does not stand the test of time.

Now he could be president.

jsorense
25-01-2017, 10:48:42
He is! He is our President. :tizzy:

zmama
25-01-2017, 14:28:24
Makes me wish I weren't alive

jsorense
25-01-2017, 18:15:13
Makes me wish I weren't alive

No, you have got to stick around and watch the impeachment. :cool:

zmama
25-01-2017, 20:15:23
Won't be soon enough, shit has hit the fan.

Koshko
26-01-2017, 02:16:17
I'd rather deal with 4 yrs of Trump's gross incompetence than any amount of time of Pence. That fucker is such a hardcore Jesus-freak, he would literally invade Israel just to trigger the Book of Revelations.

zmama
26-01-2017, 14:52:50
Sigh yeah. I despair

jsorense
26-01-2017, 20:12:23
Don't worry. Be happy.:beer::smoke:

Koshko
27-01-2017, 01:32:45
http://i.imgur.com/sj3j4LI.png

Koshko
29-01-2017, 20:09:21
Do you all realize that Trump had already kept more campaign promises than like the last 10 Presidents combined? I think the shock it seeing things actually happen.

jsorense
29-01-2017, 20:30:43
You do realize that signing a series of royal decrees is not the same as formulating policy, enacting legislation and actually getting anything done.
Just saying, IMHO. ;)

Koshko
30-01-2017, 04:50:32
When did Trump ever say anything other than generic catchphrases?

jsorense
30-01-2017, 17:30:34
So true.

zmama
30-01-2017, 18:16:10
He's announcing his Supreme Court pick reality TV style tomorrow night. Goddess help us.

jsorense
30-01-2017, 19:06:43
May she, who must be obeyed, be merciful.

mr_B
31-01-2017, 16:36:57
I live still.

FALCE!!!

Oerdin
18-02-2017, 06:19:08
All of our first posters where MikeH.

zmama
18-02-2017, 16:19:13
Where Mike H? Mike H in Reading!

jsorense
19-02-2017, 10:22:50
I hear he's in a rock n roll band with Jack Steele.

Oerdin
24-02-2017, 02:35:29
Does he fly in on a chimpcopter?

Resource Consumer
14-03-2017, 04:27:20
It'll be fantastic!

The Mad Monk
14-03-2017, 05:24:00
Mister, or Captain?