Going back....Way back

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    Hey, look! Images as links earlier than 2001. It's prior art, man.
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    I joined in 2000.

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    I must have joined prior to 2001. I graduated college in 1999 and found cprog either during college or shortly thereafter. The board says 2001 but I think that is because one of the upgrades set all the early dates to 2001. My post count is also incorrect b/c one upgrade doubled our post counts and I'm not sure it was ever corrected.

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    Tetrinet? Was that some kind of online tetris thing?

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    I must have joined prior to 2001. I graduated college in 1999 and found cprog either during college or shortly thereafter. The board says 2001 but I think that is because one of the upgrades set all the early dates to 2001. My post count is also incorrect b/c one upgrade doubled our post counts and I'm not sure it was ever corrected.
    When the boards switched from Ultraboard to vBulletin in 2001, all user accounts were deleted and everyone had to recreate their user accounts. Nothing was transferred over (probably because the two different types of boards were incompatible in the way they stored their data). That is why you won't find a single user on here with a registration date earlier than Aug 2001 even though there are several who came here before that date. I have a pretty good memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    When the boards switched from Ultraboard to vBulletin in 2001, all user accounts were deleted and everyone had to recreate their user accounts. Nothing was transferred over (probably because the two different types of boards were incompatible in the way they stored their data). That is why you won't find a single user on here with a registration date earlier than Aug 2001 even though there are several who came here before that date. I have a pretty good memory.
    Except kermi3 - he cheated and had his date set to Aug 1998.

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    >> I arrived either in late 1999 or early 2000

    did you have the same username back then? I'm pretty absent-minded, of course. I just don't remember that username being used...

    >> These were the ancient days of the CBoard.

    we really should bring back the Newbie C/C++ Board, btw.



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    >>we really should bring back the Newbie C/C++ Board

    Nobody wanted to post on it then and they wont now

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    I remember those days, I was registered with a different name but I can't remember what it was. :/

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    I had an account, believe it or not -- 'ratmilk' was the name I think.

    Didn't post, because I found C too hard at the time and gave up (13 at the time, learnt PHP instead)

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    My account was under the name of "David". Then when the switch was made to vBulletin someone else got that name before me, and so I have been DavidP ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    IWhen I joined there was a DOS board
    I still think we shoudl have an embedded forum, specificalyl fro embedded target issues. We could roll DOS into that, since it is still in use in embedded targets in industry to some extent.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    I remember lightatdawn
    Back when I used to, you know, post. All those 13H Mode and strcpy questions. "How do I clear the screen?" for the nth time, was the straw that broke the camels back and brought on the first version of the FAQ. And there was Sunlight... Personally responsible for single handedly dragging at least 1/2 the entire DOS programming community into the 32-bit era. We haven't seen religious or political debates lately of the magnatude and/or intellectual fortitude that I recall from back then either.

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    It has been quite a long time since we have had a good religious debate. They used to happen quite frequently. Political debates still occur once in a blue moon, but religious debates have not been seen here for quite awhile.
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