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I just wanted to say that it's been nice being back here. It's nice knowing that most of you knuckleheads are still kicking around and getting in trouble. I dunno, it's just good to see.
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It's good to see you. I came back after the Gaming Trend forum crash. It is good that some of the old crowd is still rolling along. I will caution don't go down the rabbit hole of looking for old posters who aren't still here. It's just depressing down there.

I'll add my thanks to all those still posting.

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I thought this was going to be about the tv show, which I just finished re-watching last week. But I guess the people on this forum are also worth appreciating... :wink:

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Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:44 pm
I thought this was going to be about the tv show, which I just finished re-watching last week. But I guess the people on this forum are also worth appreciating... :wink:
They're both similar in that I can't count the reasons I should stay... One by one they all just fade away. :)
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I've never been very sharey, but this community has been a part of my life for 20 years and I'm grateful for it!
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I don't know where I'd be if it weren't for the people here. Quite possibly ten years homeless.
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I proudly still wear the t-shirt, and enjoy the fact that nobody understands it.

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I've generally not engaged with the community too deeply outside of the forum, but this is the first place I come beyond a couple close friends/family members when I have a serious question, something cool to share, or just need to vent. I know there will always be an insightful, interesting, and sincere response. And as has been discussed, these kinds of self-contained online communities, especially with this volume of history, are rare these days. OO is honestly a major social tether for me.

So yeah, thank you.
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Amen.

And kudos to our fishy-trousered benefactor, who flips all the toggles and calibrates all the dials necessary to keep our humble abode afloat.
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I figure I checked this place (and GG) ten times a day for the last 20years. That comes out to ........around 76,000 times.
That's more times than I check on my wife!
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We're just more fun. It's hard to believe I've got 10 years under my belt. It just doesn't seem like that long.
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I've been a part of lots of online communities (as we all have), but never have any particular affinity towards them. They're just a place to chat about different things. There was a little bit of a sting when GT crashed and burned, but it had been heading that way for a while.

I'd be crushed if OO disappeared.
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Anonymous Bosch wrote:
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And kudos to our fishy-trousered benefactor,
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I also have an appreciation for OO. While I don't post often, I do check OO every day. I like it here even though the crowd seems to be much more liberal than I. At least a decent conversation can be had here, unlike a lot of places on the internet.

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I guess you all are wondering why I have asked you here today.... and every day... Entertain me, challenge me, make me laugh, make me cry, inspire me, share hobbies... thanks OO for being such a rad community!
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For a long time I stopped posting here and only posted on gamingtrend. Then when they did their forum overhaul (a couple of years ago) I left there and started just posting here. There are plenty of new faces, but there's also still a lot of people from the GG days.
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Been here since GG.

We had biplanes then.
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Default wrote:
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Been here since GG.

We had biplanes then.
Amazingly enough DBT was super old back then too. :coffee:
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Scraper wrote:
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Default wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Been here since GG.

We had biplanes then.
Amazingly enough DBT was super old back then too. :coffee:
I am about the age now that dbt would have been at the time I joined GG. That's a funny thing to consider. Also I am pretty sure it means dbt was young then!
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coopasonic wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Scraper wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Default wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Been here since GG.

We had biplanes then.
Amazingly enough DBT was super old back then too. :coffee:
I am about the age now that dbt would have been at the time I joined GG. That's a funny thing to consider. Also I am pretty sure it means dbt was young then!
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Baroquen wrote:
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I proudly still wear the t-shirt, and enjoy the fact that nobody understands it.
I've got mine as well. What I wouldn't give to see Hell's Taco back here again. And Mr. Fed. And a lot of others, but especially those two.

20+ years with you guys hits me surprisingly hard in the feels.

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I'm at 20+ years with you old fogeys, so thanks for letting me stay. You're my favorite part of the internet.

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When I met Kelric for the first time he wasn't old enough to drink (legally).

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Kraken wrote:
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When I met Kelric for the first time he wasn't old enough to drink (legally).
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I just can't get enough of this place. :clap:
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This thread really won't be complete without at least one Drazzil comment. I'm patiently waiting.
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Our community is over 20 years old? This is the sort of factoid that makes me feel both awe and an uncomfortable awareness of my mortality.

Best get back to more Ghost of Tsushima to calm myself...
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Does this mean U2K is coming back?

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Formix wrote:
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Does this mean U2K is coming back?
Only if he brings Derek Smart, Kobra, and BrettMcD with him!
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I don't think Derek ever posted here. I think he was on the "pre-banned" list carried over from GG.
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Blackhawk wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Formix wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Does this mean U2K is coming back?
Only if he brings Derek Smart, Kobra, and BrettMcD with him!
I used to see BrettMcD (at least I think it is the same guy) at another site I will not mention. It amazes me he stays there the way he is treated, but I guess some people can get comfortable almost anywhere.

I don't remember what brought me here, probably something about a game, or actually I think someone from here mentioned it on a Baldurs Gate forum someplace.

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Someone from my area got banned a few years back but I cant remember who it was.
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Daehawk wrote:
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Someone from my area got banned a few years back but I cant remember who it was.
Was it the guy who hated Walmart? I thought he did a rage quit.
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Daehawk wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Someone from my area got banned a few years back but I cant remember who it was.
I'm drawing a blank on that one.
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Certainly appreciate this little hole-in-the-wall of the internet. It's hard to believe that I've now been posting with this community in one form or another for more than half my life.

And also hard to believe that the last time I saw Rich Laporte was a decade and a half ago.

While the forum may be smaller than it's ever been, we have a good group here and I hope we make it another couple of decades.

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I know I've only met two of you in person (Default and MHS), but somehow this site has become my preferred version of social media: a place to post, vent, skim, pontificate, and let my hair down. I've been here since discovering it in the wake of Gone Gold's retirement.

It's pretty difficult to make new friends in adulthood, but I feel I just keep getting to know some of you better and better.

Apologies for all the times I've been a know-it-all or ridden a high horse. I'm actually a pretty nice guy. And I've learned a lot here.
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I’ve met a few of you and you’re alright people. I think I almost choked to death in front of NoxiousDog, and was it Kelric? Good times. Well, times.
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