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Detroitej72
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 2:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On DY, who was the first poster? Who were the early pioneiers?

Let's give props to said persons for the website known as DY, and show them some love...
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Ndavies
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 7:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lowell, It's his site, I'm sure he posted the first message.
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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"longest poster"?

as a relative newb, yet someone with nearly three years here in the forum, allow me to be the first to say - paging Manrooter!
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Pam
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 9:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gannon- if we are talking words per post. :-)
(He has been here many years also.)
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Ndavies
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 10:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Manrooter won't be answering anytime soon. He has left this world.
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Gannon
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, N, I was going to say Supergay has to find a phone booth to effect a costume change and take up the Manrooter mantle.


Thanks Pam, I defer to an entire army of folk who were here at least two to three years before I ever heard of the place.


Ndavies is one of 'em. Histeric, Fury13. Perhaps even Skulker.

I'm a newbie compared to these folk. I just can't stfu.
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been around since at least '98, and I do remember Spot, Jelk, Velma, and a few others around that time as well..
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Patrick
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I used to post under different name far before 9/11. Rasputin, Czar, Histeric....bunch of others I cannot think of.
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Bussey
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't forget aiw
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Detroitrulez
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

some of the older posters are banned.....
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...or just went out for ice cream
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Pam
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba, Gistok and Kathleen go way back I believe.
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Quozl
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How about Rustic?
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Mc5rules
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 12:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm in no way a pioneer -- it seems like the forum had been going for a year or so before I finally checked it out (though I loved the ruins site from early on). But I do remember the old board (before registration was required). I've always been somewhat of a lurker, but still pretty OG.

There are a lot of names from back then of folks who don't seem to be around anymore. Skipper, for one, and ISLD come to mind. Rasputin was there early, though he seems to be MIA these days. I remember when Rasputin and Sport fell in love with each other (only to break up later). I remember the one time I met some folks from the forum, I introduced myself by my actual name (which happens to be Brian). Brian was also the name of a particularly divisive forumer, and people thought I was HIM for a moment. That was fun.

This hasn't happened for a long time, but occasionally we'd be in Detroit and I'd run across somebody who was a poster here and we'd figure it out. My wife would get confused -- "How do you know that person?" -- and I'd have to cop to having internet friends.

Good times....
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Buddyinrichmond
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hear some view the measuring stick by how long they have been gone.
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Stryker81
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about Livedog2? That was a good thread going on about early Polish Detroit.
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Detroit_stylin
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah rustic was one I believe...
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Pam
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

What about Livedog2?



No, he joined after I did so a relative newbie.
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Stryker81
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:
What about Livedog2?


No, he joined after I did so a relative newbie.

I know. I just wondered what happened to him. Poor wording on my part. Sorry about the threadjack. Carry on!
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Patrick
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 3:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Meyers was another....and Dove.
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Atl_runner
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 3:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Union John.. this should be a whatever happened to thread instead. I've been around since 2001 or so.. Just not active anymore. Too busy these days.
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Tielerh11
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 3:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been around since January 2002, but I rarely post... mostly just lurk. Some of these names are bringing back old memories. Rasputin? lol how could anyone forget him.

Memories-atcha

-Tielerh11
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder what happened to that Myers guy...
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Patrick
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 3:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I printed out a copy of the "Grosse Pointe Ghetto" thread Lowell started over 5 years ago. We have Fury13, Townie, Julie, myself, Caddy who might also be Dream.
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Quinn
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there a way to fine the first ever thread?

I've only been here a few years and go for days without posting.
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Rustic
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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 10:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am relatively long in the tooth on this forum. I once used the wayback website to search old forum pages for my first post (It is harder than it should be as that site doesn't handle archived frames very well). The earliest post I could find where I used the nom de forum "Rustic" was a thread where I believe Lowell, jjaba, histeric, detroitstylin and hamtramacksteve took part. I don't think that was my first post as Rustic tho. I had posted irregularly prior to that using various names before that but I'm pretty sure those guys all posted before me on this forum. There are others too.
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Catman_dude
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Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 10:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess Lowell needs to start a Ruins of Pre-DetroitYes Forum forum.
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Wfw
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been posting since 2000, but I'm more of a lurker these days.
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Defendbrooklyn
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How can you get booted from the site?
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Fury13
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I go back to '98 or '99, but there are at least four or five posters still active here that pre-date me.
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Smogboy
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rumor has it that Lowell was posting here back in the day with smoke signals.

But seriously seeing as how this is technically his baby, I'd have to say he was the first one here. And we're all little followers. Thanks again Lowell.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Livernoisyard seems to be the resident negative nancy.
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Steve
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I started lurking about five years ago, there was a poster called Townie who was wittier than average. Also, about two years ago, we had a thoughtful and articulate poster named English.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm surprised no one mentioned Lmichigan.
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Douglasm
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 3:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The date on the left doesn't accurately show when someone originally registered, does it?
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Ndavies
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 3:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For dates after 10-2003 it is correct. Most of the old timers have the same date. 10-2003. Registration was not required in the early days. Even after registration was required, there was a server crash. The date of registration for the old timers was reset in october 2003.

I know I had been posting for years before that.
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Aiw
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 5:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think I first popped up around 1999. I posted as Andrew then. There was another poster who was active at the time, and went by Andy Avery. People would often get us confused, so my username switched to Andrew In Windsor. Being lazy as I am, I got sick of typing it, and it became simply AIW.

Back then I remeber jjaba, velma, gistok, ndavies, histeric and others. However it was a much different place. I also remember frequest postings by the brothers from St. Louis.

I think many of the oldtimers are still around, but as Atl_runner said above, most are too busy these days.
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Gistok
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Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Even some recent posters have disappeared... Ilovedetroit and his nemesis Metrodetroitguy seem to have disappeared. And what happened to Merchantgander? Stlgasm hasn't posted here in a long time.

And of course we all "miss" the shortlived "supposed" poet laureate Mellodrama since the last mayoral election (tee-hee)... and Rasputin and Brian.
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Gistok
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Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 11:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know that some folks got booted for violating the rules. That youngster NEO got booted for threatening someone. But he was just a kid, and he still come to the Detroit Theatre Tours every August. He's really kinda "gothic", but in a harmless sort of way, and quite knowledgeable and smart for his age (16 as of last year).
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Drankin21
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Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 2:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i'm 6 foot 3

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