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15 years on Manx Forums

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Just noticed that it was fifteen years this month since I joined Manx Forums.

Christ.  That makes me feel older than does the sight of my wizened old face in the mirror.  So, do I get to ban someone of my choosing as an MF birthday gift or what? 

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Yeah go on then. You've got to say who and why though, and give them the right of reply before the banhammer falls.

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I don't want to ban anyone, because you're all so wonderful.  Sexy too. 

But it would have been nice for it to be offered, that's all. That or a packet of jaffa cakes.

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9 hours ago, VinnieK said:

Just noticed that it was fifteen years this month since I joined Manx Forums.

Christ.  That makes me feel older than does the sight of my wizened old face in the mirror.  So, do I get to ban someone of my choosing as an MF birthday gift or what? 

For me it was 15 years in April, where did the time go?

  • Sold old company,
  • Started new company,
    • Designed new product
    • Wrote new product
    • Launched etc.
  • Moved from Switzerland to Cornwall,
  • 6 dogs.

2005 - was using Core2Duo (I think), 19" Eizo monitors. Now 8th gen i5, 4k monitors, NVIDIA 1650 Super.

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Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, VinnieK said:

Just noticed that it was fifteen years this month since I joined Manx Forums.

 

noob

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1 hour ago, Declan said:

noob

Hence my sunny and optimistic disposition, balancing out you cantankerous old '04ers.

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But even after sixteen years Declan still occasionally struggles with the lessons of scripture. 1 Corinthians 13:11 remains an ambition for him - and us ;)

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16 hours ago, VinnieK said:

I don't want to ban anyone, because you're all so wonderful.  Sexy too. 

But it would have been nice for it to be offered, that's all. That or a packet of jaffa cakes.

That's because you don't subscribe. We're the poor relations. Subscribers get the woman of their choice for a night every fifth year.

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Just checked and it's over 12 years for me, and it works out at an average of about 6 posts a day. That's ignoring a few extended hiatus, so more per day when I've been posting regularly. Bloody hell.

I admit that I sometimes ask myself why. More often than not it's when I'm sitting at my desk taking a coffee break during the day, like now, or late at night as a wind down which usually leads to a wind up from someone. All in all, it's good knockabout stuff in a good spirit.

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51 minutes ago, woolley said:

I admit that I sometimes ask myself why. More often than not it's when I'm sitting at my desk taking a coffee break during the day, like now, or late at night as a wind down which usually leads to a wind up from someone. All in all, it's good knockabout stuff in a good spirit.

I'm much the same.  Coffee break here, brief lull in the sobbing there, throw in a sprinkle of caffeine-addled mania and you've got yourself a long and erratic history on here. 

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23 hours ago, VinnieK said:

Just noticed that it was fifteen years this month since I joined Manx Forums.

Christ.  That makes me feel older than does the sight of my wizened old face in the mirror.  So, do I get to ban someone of my choosing as an MF birthday gift or what? 

Might be 15 years, but you’ve been inactive for most of the last 5?  No gift for you my lad!

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That doesn't count: I wasn't inactive, I was on a sabbatical. 

Besides, public health authorities around the world recommend at least one five year break from Manxforums out of every ten. You as a doctor should be well aware of that. . .unless of course you're deliberately and fiendishly keeping the science a SECRETJ'accuse!

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29 minutes ago, ed fournier said:

How many years has Manx Forums been around?

Since 2004, I think—though I am, as Declan quite rightly points out, a filthy noob. 

Tradition now dictates someone recites the saga of Beemanx, Manx.net, etc. in the form of Heroic couplets, and then the orgy can begin.

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5 minutes ago, VinnieK said:

Since 2004, I think—though I am, as Declan quite rightly points out, a filthy noob. 

Tradition now dictates someone recites the saga of Beemanx, Manx.net, etc. in the form of Heroic couplets, and then the orgy can begin.

truly a sign of the times when talking about an online message board in nostalgic tones makes you feel like an old yesser down a pub holding court with "tales from when I was a lad"

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