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Sooo....who's still here from "BTC"...?

Post by ZephyrWasHOT!! »

"BTC" being the mystical lost time "Before The Crash" of Feb, 2004.

I can only remember:

Greg
Me
BTE
Myron

Anybody else...?

(That was a funny day, Feb 4, 2004. I thought the world had ended. This was the only message board I was part of, back then. I could not believe that the entire ValiantComics.com went down the tube. Yes, it was "ValiantComics.com" long before it became "Valiantfans"....)

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I lurked a tiny bit before but didn't start posting until the following June.

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The "day the board returned" was Feb. 4, 2004. I think it had been down a while before I realized it was gone forever. I had to get a whole new everything... it was the hosting company that went down... Endore.com... thousands of customers.

Here is some internet archaeology of that event that affected thousands of website owners:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=229052" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by drmirage »

That was a looong time ago.

BTC now is known more as Bitcoin.

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drmirage wrote:BTC now is known more as Bitcoin.
By the uninitiated, perhaps so.

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I'm a Feb 4 original. :superstar:

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I was on the original board. Can't remember if I used the same screen name but likely I did.

I did not register for the new boards until about a month after (March 2004) they were launched.

I might have the record of the longest time between posts - March 18, 2010 to June 30, 2018. And I had a break between 2007 and 2009 and 2004 and 2007.

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:hi:
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magnus20009 wrote:I was on the original board. Can't remember if I used the same screen name but likely I did.

I did not register for the new boards until about a month after (March 2004) they were launched.

I might have the record of the longest time between posts - March 18, 2010 to June 30, 2018.
Probably not. :angel:

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I was a lurker and had an account. I can't remember the name. Might have been nycjadie. Might have been something else. I used it to buy some old pre-unity issues, and get info back in the day when I was trying to rebuild my collection after college.

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I feel like I was haunting the forums since maybe 2004 but didn't register to start posting for some reason or another until '05.

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yeah i remember the first iteration of the board. i was a few days late checking in.
i remember a few names here :)

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Not me. I think I started reading the board late 2004.
Signed on 2005, then posted 2006. I just checked, it 7 months before my first post and second post.

But i know Magnus R was on original board. Well I think so.
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Phantom wrote:Not me. I think I started reading the board late 2004.
Signed on 2005, then posted 2006. I just checked, it 7 months before my first post and second post.

But i know Magnus R was on original board. Well I think so.

you are correct
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I was here.

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I was

Like Zeph said in the first post but my screen name at the time was Shadowsip

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I was the first poster ever! I actually put the first post on this board in 2002...thanking Greg for his hard work..I don't know why I'm still here.. I tried to retire once already

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Anybody else still here from before the board there was a Yahoo Groups valiant group, I'm thinking around 1999 or so. I think it was run by a guy named Barry Reese. If memory serves Sonicdan was there, Michael Sacal(mota) maybe, a guy named Ant'ny who was BloodofHeroes on here ages ago, he was a top Bloodshot/Vanhook fan. Then when this board started it was godsend. Glad it's still kicking

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no, but i do remember when there was like 2 valiant websites in 1995. I used to email the owner alot.. btw neither of the two sites were acclaim owned.. wild

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valiantdude wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:25:54 pm
no, but i do remember when there was like 2 valiant websites in 1995. I used to email the owner alot.. btw neither of the two sites were acclaim owned.. wild
Wild early days of the internet, reminds me of waiting for the pages to load on Joe Petrilak's website trying to read THE Jim Shooter interview :lol:

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Ryan wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:46:08 pm
valiantdude wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:25:54 pm
no, but i do remember when there was like 2 valiant websites in 1995. I used to email the owner alot.. btw neither of the two sites were acclaim owned.. wild
Wild early days of the internet, reminds me of waiting for the pages to load on Joe Petrilak's website trying to read THE Jim Shooter interview :lol:
It loads a little faster in 2021.
http://valiantarchive.com/valiant/joe/s ... efault.php

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greg wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:22:31 pm
Ryan wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:46:08 pm
valiantdude wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:25:54 pm
no, but i do remember when there was like 2 valiant websites in 1995. I used to email the owner alot.. btw neither of the two sites were acclaim owned.. wild
Wild early days of the internet, reminds me of waiting for the pages to load on Joe Petrilak's website trying to read THE Jim Shooter interview :lol:
It loads a little faster in 2021.
http://valiantarchive.com/valiant/joe/s ... efault.php
:clap: We've come so far :D I think I still have a hard copy around somewhere I printed out ages ago

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Post by possumgrease »

I've spent so much time lately over on the Cryptoverse, I thought this was a Bitcoin thread (BTC). Carry on.

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Ryan wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:54:45 pm
Anybody else still here from before the board there was a Yahoo Groups valiant group, I'm thinking around 1999 or so. I think it was run by a guy named Barry Reese. If memory serves Sonicdan was there, Michael Sacal(mota) maybe, a guy named Ant'ny who was BloodofHeroes on here ages ago, he was a top Bloodshot/Vanhook fan. Then when this board started it was godsend. Glad it's still kicking
:hi:

I was there as well

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Ryan wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:54:45 pm
Anybody else still here from before the board there was a Yahoo Groups valiant group, I'm thinking around 1999 or so. I think it was run by a guy named Barry Reese. If memory serves Sonicdan was there, Michael Sacal(mota) maybe, a guy named Ant'ny who was BloodofHeroes on here ages ago, he was a top Bloodshot/Vanhook fan. Then when this board started it was godsend. Glad it's still kicking
Yahoo Groups was definitely the first "well-known" Valiant fans board online.

I was on the Yahoo Group for Valiant - and it's the reason that I didn't start a messageboard at ValiantComics.com in 1999. Why make a second board? :?

I think a few of the guys suggested that I start a board anyway since ValiantComics.com is a pretty clear way for Valiant fans to interact once they're looking up Valiant info at the site and Yahoo Groups already existed for everything and most people didn't know to go searching for specific topics there (or AOL wouldn't ever suggest Yahoo locations). :hm:

In 2002, I agreed it was time so I added a board for discussions and another soon after that one crashed. The big crash was in 2004 --- but the 4th board for Valiant fans (Yahoo + three here) has been active since 2004 when I registered the ValiantFans.com domain.

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