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Remember when this board was bigger than Facebook?

Post by greg »

:lol:

Facebook launched February 4, 2004, according to Wikipedia.
That same day, this message board started.
http://www.valiantfans.com/forum/memberlist.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Facebook was exclusive to Harvard students for a while, and since we had 37 members on the very first day (because it was a relaunch of an earlier Valiant fan board that lost its server), there's a chance that this message board was a bigger social media platform than Facebook at least on that first day.

Sure, they got a little bigger than us... but at least your grandmother isn't a member here. :P

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Post by caxiotis »

:clap: :clap: :clap: :thumb:
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:lol:
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Still bigger in my eyes because this is must read! Facebook is just easy...lol

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Post by ShadowTuga »

Back in the day, I belonged and was very active in a RPG community, Tower of the Sun.
One day, one of the guys tells us that we should all register in this Facebook thing, because it was awesome (?!). And we could see where each one of us came from (we were a truly "very international" community) in a map, or somnething. :lol:
I've been a member since 2007, and it's mindblowing to think how far this *SQUEE* has gone.
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:lol: :lol:
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:bugeyed:
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<creates depluto's grandmother board ID>

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depluto wrote:<creates depluto's grandmother board ID>
You're going to get grandvored.

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At least you can still have an opinion here, FB has degenerated to a bunch of weenies deleting everything and kicking people out.

The fandom is not what it once was, I glad this board is still here.

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Hey, Hawk, good to see you again. I think it's been awhile.

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hawkeyeps wrote:At least you can still have an opinion here, FB has degenerated to a bunch of weenies deleting everything and kicking people out.

The fandom is not what it once was, I glad this board is still here.
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jmatt wrote:Hey, Hawk, good to see you again. I think it's been awhile.
Hey bud :hi:

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jmatt wrote:Hey, Hawk, good to see you again. I think it's been awhile.
That's because he was being a weenie on Facebook! :lol:

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Valiantfans still has more Chiclo than Facebook.

That is probably why some people refer to Valiantfans.com as "Chiclo's House of Style".

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hawkeyeps wrote:
jmatt wrote:Hey, Hawk, good to see you again. I think it's been awhile.
Hey bud :hi:
The gunslinger returns! :clap:
I like to draw stuff... http://grendeljd.deviantart.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My wife likes to draw stuff too, and she is better than me! [I'm very proud of her]... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Dec ... ref=stream" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Facebook is the devil!

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Currently, at this very moment, the score is ValiantFans.com 1, Facebook 0. :thumb:
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At least on these boards we don't have to hear about *SQUEE* buttons! :!:
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Post by Sunlight on Snow »

Quite honestly, how Facebook (and Google) had gotten bigger and bigger--leaving every competitor behind--in no time...fascinating!

I was working for a multimedia company in Vietnam at the time. We were running a similar social networking service (as well as a Hot or Not site) and despite an official ban, Facebook ultimately grew much larger than our service (which doesn't exist anymore). Of course, the ban could be bypassed easily and, I believe, later on the official ban was just turned into a "you are not allowed to post anything anti-government" law.

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This is clickbait :P
I've been looking everywhere for the ultra-rare Turok vs Blister issue. Anybody able to help me out?


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