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Just curious... who has been posting on these forums consistently for the longest time? I'm not interested in the number of posts. Cachers have come and gone in the four years I've been here, some I miss and some I miss baiting or watching others bait. Seriously, there have been a lot of good forum posters who have left the forums, but I'm sure a few who have been online for the duration.

 

But who is the Grandfather or Grandmother of these forums?

 

My first was May 4 2002, at 08:19 AM.

 

Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehampster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

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But who is the Grandfather or Grandmother of these forums?

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Uhhhh...James Brown?

 

I'd say BrianSnat and Markwell have been the most consistently here and consistenly helpful people posting here.

 

My first post was on February 14, 2002. Aaah yes...I remember it well.

 

Sorta

 

Bret

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But who is the Grandfather or Grandmother of these forums?

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Uhhhh...James Brown?

 

I'd say BrianSnat and Markwell have been the most consistently here and consistenly helpful people posting here.

 

My first post was on February 14, 2002. Aaah yes...I remember it well.

 

Sorta

 

Bret

What am I, chopped liver? ;)

 

I've been posting since April 2002

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CYBret Posted Today, 04:19 PM

 

I'd say BrianSnat and Markwell have been the most consistently here and consistenly helpful people posting here.

 

Yes, but I want the poster to stand up and be honored. Then, at at the next event, we can all gather in a suppliant circle around them, and give then honor...

 

Really, don't give other's names -- just post your date. Let's see where we all are in the grand timeline of these forums. ;)

 

Metaphor: May 4 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehampster: March 12 2002, 09:30 AM

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But who is the Grandfather or Grandmother of these forums?

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Uhhhh...James Brown?

 

I'd say BrianSnat and Markwell have been the most consistently here and consistenly helpful people posting here.

 

My first post was on February 14, 2002. Aaah yes...I remember it well.

 

Sorta

 

Bret

 

Markwell has me beat by a lot. He was an old timer by the time I came along.

 

BTW here is my first post on April 7th, 2002. Apparently it took me 6 months after I started geocaching to find this place.

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Heh. Jeremy is probably right.

 

One thing to keep in mind is one of the forum migrations that happened back in 2002. When the forums were moved to a new type of forum (to Infopop at that time I think), the conversion bringing in all of the old posts broke the link to the usernames. The posts are there, but they do not link and cannot be searched by username. The usernames are there, but all of them say "unregistered". While my first post under my linked username is here, I was posting well before the March 9, 2002 date of that post. That is why Briansnat cannot find his older posts. For example, here is a post of mine I found by digging around in the regional forums from July 27, 2001.

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...ndpost&p=430153

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But who is the Grandfather or Grandmother of these forums?

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Uhhhh...James Brown?

 

I'd say BrianSnat and Markwell have been the most consistently here and consistenly helpful people posting here.

 

My first post was on February 14, 2002. Aaah yes...I remember it well.

 

Sorta

 

Bret

 

Markwell has me beat by a lot. He was an old timer by the time I came along.

 

BTW here is my first post on April 7th, 2002. Apparently it took me 6 months after I started geocaching to find this place.

 

Geez, the fact that your first post was about ammo cans as cache containers just seems so freaking perfect. ;)

 

BTW: Jul 25 2003, 12:11 PM. 2 and a half years of useless posts. :)

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TeanGPSaxophone-- I happen to like chopped liver, especially in a German Liver-dumplng soup. But Aptil what, 2002?

If you want to dig through about 18,000 of my posts to find the exact date, then knock yourself out ;)

 

Apr 21 2002, 05:31 PM. Didn't take too long at all. :)

 

I'm a newbie: Jan 26 2003, 04:35 AM.

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TeanGPSaxophone-- I happen to like chopped liver, especially in a German Liver-dumplng soup. But Aptil what, 2002?

If you want to dig through about 18,000 of my posts to find the exact date, then knock yourself out :laughing:

 

Apr 21 2002, 05:31 PM. Didn't take too long at all. :D

 

I'm a newbie: Jan 26 2003, 04:35 AM.

You're off by an hour :D

There are some who will tell you I'm off by more than that... :D

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

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The first words out of my mouth (in these forums) were ..."don't sweat the dead stuff!" I wasn’t bashful; my first post occurred on May 6, 2003, only about two weeks after my join date.

 

A little over two years ago I created the topic, “The First Words Out Of My Mouth Were…” encouraging forum participants to reveal their very first post. The topic is still open if you choose to play. :P:(

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

You (quite conveniently) left mine off the list :(

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

You (quite conveniently) left mine off the list :P

 

I'm still knocking myself out reading all of those 18,000+ posts... :(

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

You (quite conveniently) left mine off the list :P

Still missing :(

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

You (quite conveniently) left mine off the list :(

 

I'm still knocking myself out reading all of those 18,000+ posts... :P

My point is, that you put Carleen on the list, and she only had a guess as to when her first post was, and even admitted that it was probably a month off. I posted the correct month, with the exact date posted by Corp of Discovery, and you have yet to put me on the list. Double standard because Carleen :P is cute? ;);)

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

You (quite conveniently) left mine off the list :(

 

I'm still knocking myself out reading all of those 18,000+ posts... :P

My point is, that you put Carleen on the list, and she only had a guess as to when her first post was, and even admitted that it was probably a month off. I posted the correct month, with the exact date posted by Corp of Discovery, and you have yet to put me on the list. Double standard because Carleen :P is cute? ;):P

 

The date I gave is the earliest post I could find. There was a post on that date, so there was no guess on that one. I just think I posted a few earlier than that but I can't find them.

 

But I'm also happy to go with the cute angle..... ;)

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

I did post it, you're still ignoring it :(

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OK, I'll play.

 

I think this was one of my earliest posts from Mar 9 2001 - the day I registered.

 

Someone asked what the point of all of this was:

 

I, too, am fairly new to Geocaching, but I'm getting into it purely for the edification of my 5 year old boy. This summer, his family in the Chicago area, and his grandparents in Chattanooga, will be taking little suburban boy out into the wilderness hiking, learning directions, learning to read maps, learning the "2D" representation, etc., all with not only the hopes of a small prize, but with the altruistic idea of leaving something for someone else who will visit it in the future. What a GREAT educational experience (and relatively free since Grandma is buying the GPS).

 

And who's to say I won't enjoy it right along with him. I'm outside in the wilderness, with a little technological help, hoping to find a well placed cache that has a significant meaning for the indivdual that placed it.

 

Point? So many things in life have no point to some and a great meaning to others. Me, I watch the Superbowl only for the commercials, have never sat through an entire World Series or NBA championship, and can't see why anyone would smack a little white ball with a club around a golf course. But I do enjoy camping, hiking, rafting, and technology. The glorious thing about our civilization is for those who find and interest, there is usually and avenue to pursue that interest - even though to others, there may be no point.

 

Within a week, I was markwelling with this post...

Mar 15 2001, 12:46 AM

 

I believe this was covered in an earlier forum(?). Some of the ideas:

 

a) try to find a pretty airtight container;

b) even with an airtight container, put things in ziploc freezer bags (a little heavier duty that the regular ones) and put the log book in a separate bag than the cache items;

c) weight the cache down in some manner so it won't float away with the least flooding (I'm concerned about the "Dr. Spyro's Challenge" cache in North Aurora, Illinois for that reason);

d) the silica gel tablets would be OK (I would think), provided they are in a packet marked "DO NOT EAT" (wouldn't want someone to think they got Chicklets) - and they can be reused if they are dried out (someone suggested putting them in the oven, but I would think resting by a fireplace would be OK).

 

Anyone else?

 

 

Now bow down to me like the Magic Fridge.

:P :P :(;):P;)

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TeanGPSaxophone-- I happen to like chopped liver, especially in a German Liver-dumplng soup. But Aptil what, 2002?

If you want to dig through about 18,000 of my posts to find the exact date, then knock yourself out :(

 

Apr 21 2002, 05:31 PM. Didn't take too long at all. ;)

 

I'm a newbie: Jan 26 2003, 04:35 AM.

You're off by an hour ;)

In case Metaphor really didn't see it, here's the post :P

 

 

 

And yes Carleen, you're cute :P

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TeanGPSaxophone-- I happen to like chopped liver, especially in a German Liver-dumplng soup. But Aptil what, 2002?

If you want to dig through about 18,000 of my posts to find the exact date, then knock yourself out :(

 

Apr 21 2002, 05:31 PM. Didn't take too long at all. :P

 

I'm a newbie: Jan 26 2003, 04:35 AM.

You're off by an hour ;)

In case Metaphor really didn't see it, here's the post :P

 

 

 

And yes Carleen, you're cute :P

 

Yes, she is cute, and likes to drink good hombrew, too! ;)

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

Markwell: March 9, 2001

RenegadeKnight: March 6, 2002 2:16 PM

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Team GPSaxaphone: April 21, 2002 at 3:31 PM

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

Markwell: March 9, 2001

RenegadeKnight: March 6, 2002 2:16 PM

 

:(

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Team GPSaxaphone: April 21, 2002 at 3:31 PM

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehamster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

Markwell: March 9, 2001

RenegadeKnight: March 6, 2002 2:16 PM

 

:(

 

Hey 'Bro! We posted on the same day! How odd!

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehampster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

Markwell: March 9, 2001

RenegadeKnight: March 6, 2002 2:16 PM

Lil Devil: June 20, 2002

Pto: December 1, 2003 10:53 AM

 

:(

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Only post your own claim, please -- don't turn this into a "whatever happened to... " thread.

 

How long have YOU been posting?

 

Metaphor: May 4, 2002, at 08:19 AM

Cybret: February 14, 2002

Sledgehampster: March 12, 2002, 09:30 AM

Mopar: October 2002 4:56 PM

Vagabond: March 10, 2002 3:43 AM

The Leprechauns: June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

BrianSnat: April 7, 2002 3:11 PM +

Mtn-Man: June 27, 2001 +

Klassenl: May 2, 2001

JMBella: July 25, 2003 12:11 PM

Corps of Discovery: January 26, 2003 4:35 PM

Ambrosia: September 17, 2002

Docapi: February 2001 +

Night Stalker: July 23, 2002

Carleenp: September 30, 2002 +

Deego: September 11, 2003 11:40

Septi1c_tank: May 6, 2003

Jennifer&Dean: September 17, 2002

Markwell: March 9, 2001

RenegadeKnight: March 6, 2002 2:16 PM

Lil Devil: June 20, 2002

Pto: December 1, 2003 10:53 AM

 

:P

 

You're a year (and 2 minutes) off on mine. :(

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