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Ironduke
13 Oct 06,, 11:15
WAB in it's early days.... 3 years 6 days ago.

Ironduke
13 Oct 06,, 11:26
WAB 2 years 3 weeks ago:

glyn
13 Oct 06,, 11:56
A success story. Somebody had the original idea, and somehow got the framework right, so that the right people were attracted and the chemistry evolved from there. Many other fora, for one reason or another become moribund. I cannot see WAB suffering the same fate. Three cheers for all of us! including the occasional troll.

Neo
13 Oct 06,, 18:17
Way to go, this board has come far! :)

Ray
13 Oct 06,, 18:35
Words fail me.

Great Board.

Julie
13 Oct 06,, 20:32
I recall my initial visit then and made my first enemy in my first post with none other than M21Sniper. :biggrin: After counseling, and finding some common ground, I feel it is safe to say we now have a strong "love-hate" relationship. :tongue:

leib10
13 Oct 06,, 21:06
I like the way it first looked. :)

Ray
13 Oct 06,, 21:18
I too had the first scrap with Sniper. :)

But we are on the same side now! ;)

texasjohn
13 Oct 06,, 22:03
I too had the first scrap with Sniper. :)

But we are on the same side now! ;)

errrr....ummmph! But we made up and it's all good now!:)

"Never let yesterday's cloud cast a shadow on today's sunshine" - my old man.

Ray
13 Oct 06,, 22:13
And he was a Mod!

And I survived!

Speaks a lot for the tolerance level of WAB!

But then, it is history.

Memories fade.

The guy I really miss is Lulldapull!

Jay
13 Oct 06,, 22:59
yep, I feel old.

TopHatter
14 Oct 06,, 00:31
Wow...it's been so long I don't even remember the board looking like that in October of '03 :redface:

Ironduke
14 Oct 06,, 00:39
There was another appearance before September 2003, when the forum was on the globalrelations.net URL on a phpBB, before we took up Chris's offer to import the forum to this URL with its vBulletin template.

And even before that:

http://web.archive.org/web/20030619122254/http://worldaffairsboard.com/

July 2003, WAB's first incarnation.

Julie
15 Oct 06,, 18:15
:eek: Dang....that was a long time ago.....notice the posts were of "Carmin."

Know who that was? It was ME. My first alternate username on WAB. :cool:

Julie
15 Oct 06,, 20:28
The guy I really miss is Lulldapull!LOL...I almost forgot about him. Ray, you know I really bent over backwards trying to save him....but he was too much for me to handle. He was definitely the spice of life around here. :redface:

Bill
15 Oct 06,, 20:38
A success story. Somebody had the original idea, and somehow got the framework right, so that the right people were attracted and the chemistry evolved from there. Many other fora, for one reason or another become moribund. I cannot see WAB suffering the same fate. Three cheers for all of us! including the occasional troll.
This board had a large core of excellent posters and mods from day one.
I know, i personally invited a lot of them here myself. Some from my board, some from David Newton's board, a few from Warships1, and some from WakiPak.

Other than that Ironman and Gio were both instrumental in building a good core group of posters(when both used to post here frequently).

And now look what we've created. :biggrin:

Bill
15 Oct 06,, 20:39
I recall my initial visit then and made my first enemy in my first post with none other than M21Sniper. :biggrin: After counseling, and finding some common ground, I feel it is safe to say we now have a strong "love-hate" relationship. :tongue:
I dont hate you at all, just your party affiliation.

LOL....i do remember how much you played 'hard to get' when i was trying to lure you into a IM convo though. LOL...


I too had the first scrap with Sniper. :)

But we are on the same side now! ;)
Hmmm, i dont really remember that. I guess it happened, but hey bro, glad we're comrades now, regardless. :)


errrr....ummmph! But we made up and it's all good now!:)

"Never let yesterday's cloud cast a shadow on today's sunshine" - my old man.
Well you did sorta come in with both guns blazing bro. You were a defensive draw-down on my part. ;)


And he was a Mod!

And I survived!

Speaks a lot for the tolerance level of WAB!
Heh, not WAB bro, just me. I banned who i wanted when i wanted when i was a mod here.
I would never ban an intelligent and well respected poster though, even if i disagreed with him.(got a few of them at my board i havnt banned either, i assure you, lol).

Intelligent discord is good for the messge board bidness you see.

What i banned were trolls. LOTS of them. I wonder if my record even still stands. I banned a LOT of trolls when i was a mod here, lolol.

Ray
15 Oct 06,, 20:42
I just checked the names of the posters because of Julie's post above.

It flooded me with nostalgia.

I find myself on both the boards, but what floods me with great memories and then makes me sad is that some of the posters are no longer posting. And they were great posters indeed!

Officer of Engineers
15 Oct 06,, 21:18
Sir,

The amazing thing is that I don't think you had any intentions of staying. You just came here to shut up a dumb Canuckian who didn't know any better ... and in the process riled up everyone on this board. Even Bigross introduced you to the dancing banana in order to try to calm things down.

It's funny how things turn out sometimes.

brak
15 Oct 06,, 21:29
......and im just a n00b. :-\

TopHatter
15 Oct 06,, 21:31
a few from Warships1

My first message board experience...that's where I met RustyBattleship and RAL'sPal?

Seems like a million years ago :redface:


What i banned were trolls. LOTS of them. I wonder if my record even still stands. I banned a LOT of trolls when i was a mod here, lolol.

Those boys were some of the classics...:biggrin:

Ray
15 Oct 06,, 21:51
Sir,

The amazing thing is that I don't think you had any intentions of staying. You just came here to shut up a dumb Canuckian who didn't know any better ... and in the process riled up everyone on this board. Even Bigross introduced you to the dancing banana in order to try to calm things down.

It's funny how things turn out sometimes.


That's right.

The dancing bannanas.

We don't have them any more! :frown:

Julie
15 Oct 06,, 22:03
I dont hate you at all, just your party affiliation.

LOL....i do remember how much you played 'hard to get' when i was trying to lure you into a IM convo though. LOL..I don't hate you either. :)

Ray
15 Oct 06,, 22:23
It is better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you are not

You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul. :)

Parihaka
16 Oct 06,, 00:04
LOL, I was beginning to feel like an oldy on this board, but in fact I'm still a relative newcomer

Ironduke
16 Oct 06,, 12:17
Total number of forum sections:

3 years ago: 14
2 years ago: 17
Today: 23

Seems we've been growing by exactly 3 sections per year since the forum was founded.