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Happy anniversary, forum!

#1 Post by Joost » 21 Dec 2010 01:16

The first Blind Guardian forum that was quite similar to the current one (which was replaced by the current one in August 2002), and that largely had the crew of regulars we have here, started out in December 2000! So I think it is a right time just about now to celebrate the

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BLIND GUARDIAN FORUM!

8) 8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8) 8) 8)

(or did somebody already post about this before?)
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We all pursue our shattered dreams along the roads to our own ruin --
Watch our empires sink and wash away like castles made of sand.
And so cast off the lies that are your lives and find the truth within.
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#2 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 21 Dec 2010 01:43

i concur.. heavy heerschday forum!
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#3 Post by rdyfrde » 21 Dec 2010 05:54

Wow, very cool :)

Though I've only been here for 5 of those years off and on.
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#4 Post by Sleeping Dragon » 21 Dec 2010 08:04

bah, back in the days we used to have better posts... better trolls too, not these fancy new ones you get today.
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#5 Post by Joost » 21 Dec 2010 08:06

rdyfrde wrote:Wow, very cool :)

Though I've only been here for 5 of those years off and on.
Even I've only been here for 9-and-a-half years. But it's been a long ride, indeed. :)
You charge each other for the time and breath it takes to say 'good morning',
But the truth is slowly dawning -- things are getting out of hand,
We all pursue our shattered dreams along the roads to our own ruin --
Watch our empires sink and wash away like castles made of sand.
And so cast off the lies that are your lives and find the truth within.
-- Martin Walkyier

Also, Balrogs have wings.

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#6 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 21 Dec 2010 09:54

i've been here since a month before this new styled forum, that is.. since november 2000, back when the old old forum was a treelike formation and very chaotic
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#7 Post by ThePKH » 21 Dec 2010 10:12

Has it been 10 years already. *sigh* :)
Congratulations everyone. You're the Best(est)!
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#8 Post by ThePKH » 21 Dec 2010 10:14

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:i've been here since a month before this new styled forum, that is.. since november 2000, back when the old old forum was a treelike formation and very chaotic
I remember those days too. I was there first during the fall 2000 as well, though it's hard to figure out at what point I became a regular. So let's just say it was december, when the new forum which was alot nicer to use was launched.
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#9 Post by t.a.j. » 21 Dec 2010 11:11

I think it must have been spring-early summer 2001.
I've met some people I really like here and many more that were very enjoyable to spend time with, online, offline or both.
Thank you all.
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#10 Post by Twister » 21 Dec 2010 12:10

*claps*
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... yeah of course :mrgreen:
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#11 Post by Belgarion » 21 Dec 2010 20:17

It's been really a long time. :)
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#12 Post by corrupted old gnom » 21 Dec 2010 21:41

time flies...
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#13 Post by Orodaran » 21 Dec 2010 21:46

Happy birthday forum!!!!!!! :P :mrgreen:

To you I owe you countless friendships, seven trips to Germany (and probably indirectly the second visit to Paris as well!!!), and many, many, many memorable moments, virtual or real.

Registered in May 2001 just to kill time, quit shortly after 'cause I got a job, returned in Spring 2002, and stayed ever since, save a hiatus of a couple of years that proved to be only temporary :wink:

Long Live the BG Forum!!!!!!!
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#14 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 21 Dec 2010 22:34

been 8 years comin' and going in this forum,though i re-registered.but hey,happy birthday forum,i owe some users of this forum countless album recomendations as well as some great links to some interesting articles around the web.
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#15 Post by Mahoora » 22 Dec 2010 00:58

Happy Birthday forum 8) it's been lovely 8 years since may 2002. because of you I started to undrstand the word international, I'm not kidding! :D
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#16 Post by Andreas » 22 Dec 2010 01:10

Oh yes, I remember, ten years ago. It was like...

I was eleven years old, can't remember other things.

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#17 Post by Metal Fan » 25 Dec 2010 21:50

Lets see...three years ago...I was a bit more insane than I am now!

Well not the greatest memory but what the hell!

Happy Anniversary! (For more then one, December 12 or so was the date I discovered Blind Guardian!)
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#18 Post by corrupted old gnom » 26 Dec 2010 11:10

how can people remember their date of registration ;)
mine must have been around 2001-2002; i thought I've seen the old forum for just a short while...but I'm not that sure anymore
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#19 Post by Metal Fan » 26 Dec 2010 19:52

corrupted old gnom wrote:how can people remember their date of registration ;)
mine must have been around 2001-2002; i thought I've seen the old forum for just a short while...but I'm not that sure anymore
Saturday August 17, 2002 at 8:11?

Joking, don't kill me!
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#20 Post by corrupted old gnom » 27 Dec 2010 02:58

Metal Fan wrote:
corrupted old gnom wrote:how can people remember their date of registration ;)
mine must have been around 2001-2002; i thought I've seen the old forum for just a short while...but I'm not that sure anymore
Saturday August 17, 2002 at 8:11?
Joking, don't kill me!
hmm...you're guessing, aren't you? ;)
the accounts from the first forum weren't transfered, if I'm remember correctly
so we still don't know when I registered the first time 8)
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#21 Post by Donovan » 29 Dec 2010 08:36

Jeez, it has been that long hasn't it? I've gone from an awkward teenager to an awkward adult.
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#22 Post by Mackasfour » 04 Jan 2011 13:58

Awesome, happy birthday forum!
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