Social Anyone been here longer than I have?

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by jasman, Mar 2, 2013.

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  1. DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2000
    star 10
    I can't remember what games (other than Minesweeper & Solitare) my Compaq Presario came with, because when we got it in '98 I just fooled around in Paint a lot of the time.


    :p
  2. DarthWilliams Jedi Master

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    May 29, 2008
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    I was an '02er (under username 5darth2maul1) - great to see so many other oldbies!
  3. jasman Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 29, 1998
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    Loved Paint. Still do. It's still the easiest way to convert a gif to a jpeg, using save as. See how old I am?:D
  4. royalguard962.0 Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 3, 2014
    Well this place certainly looks different than the last time I was here...

    I registered in Aug. 2001 as royalguard96, the day of, or day after the AOTC trailer dropped. Made about 9,500 posts in the four years after that, then stepped away. Looks like we got stuff to talk about again.
  5. jedichef1 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 17, 2004
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    I find it quite strange to be classed as an Oldbie.

    Although ten years this year is a long time.
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  6. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Welcome back RoyalGuard! :) You as an oldbie know that's possible to get back an old username, right? :)

    Jedichef1, somehow I thought that you had either 1999, 2000 or 2001 standing under your name. Weird.
  7. jedichef1 Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2004
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    I'm old but not that old!

    I waited a long time before signing up though.
  8. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    ...and you have one of the nicest stars around! :)
  9. TheHighEmperor Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 9, 2001
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    I am coming out of retirement so I can start following the Episode VII spoilers... I am back!!
  10. DarthWilliams Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 29, 2008
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  11. TheHighEmperor Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 9, 2001
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    What determines the ranking of Padawan, Knight, Force Ghost, etc in the User Profiles?
  12. DarthWilliams Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 29, 2008
    star 4
    (I stole this from the Special Features thread - thanks, @Skiara!)

    Ranks
    Ranks like "Youngling" or "Knight" are based on ones trophy count. The more trophy points ones earn, the higher the rank is. This is the current list of ranks:

    Jedi Youngling - 0 trophy points
    Jedi Padawan - 15 trophy points
    Jedi Knight - 30 trophy points
    Jedi Master - 45 trophy points
    Jedi Grand Master - 100 trophy points
    Force Ghost - 200 trophy points
    Chosen one - 500 trophy points
    Kwisatz Haderach - 5000 trophy points
  13. TheHighEmperor Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 9, 2001
    star 2
    Strange, since I have 344 trophy points, but I rank as a Jedi Knight. No biggie, I guess.
  14. DarthWilliams Jedi Master

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    May 29, 2008
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    Weird, you're showing up as Force Ghost for me:
    [IMG]
  15. TheHighEmperor Jedi Master

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    Feb 9, 2001
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    Ahh, maybe it took a second since I'm coming out of moth-balls for the system to recognize the level.
  16. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    That might be. Usually it's a good advice to give the system a few hours. ;)
    For me, you're Force Ghost as well. :)

    (Welcome back btw! :D)
  17. My young Padawan Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 13, 1999
    star 1
    I registered in 1999 after TPM was released. I spent more time reading the forums than I did participating in them. I hope to be more active as we approach the ST.
  18. My young Padawan Jedi Master

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    Sep 13, 1999
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    We registered one day apart. :)
  19. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 27, 2014
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    Ah, interesting to know the ranks are based on trophy points rather than number of posts. I was wondering he I made it to "Jedi Master" with less than 500 or so posts!

    What, by the way, is the origin and/or meaning of "Kwisatz Haderach"? "Haderach" seems like Hebrew ("ha-derech" means "the road," "the way," etc.), but "kwisatz" doesn't.

    EDIT: Just found out that it is (a) a Dune reference and (b) very loosely based on Hebrew (kefitzat ha-derekh being "contraction of the way"). Thank you, Wikipedia!
    Last edited by Findswoman, Apr 20, 2014
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  20. TheRealMaraJade Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 1999
    star 4
    Oh my GOSH, I am SOOOOO happy right now!!!:D

    I first created my TFN account back in October, 1999! I was a frequent poster back then - up until 2002 I think - but then I lost my password and was never able to get it back because my old email account had been deactivated.

    I was frustated, and over the years every once in a while I tried to remember so I could login again with no success. But today I FINALLY REMEMBERED MY PASSWORD and was able to recover my SIXTEEN YEARS-OLD TFN ACCOUNT!

    I AM SOOOOOOOO HAPPY right now!

    Sorry guys, move along, move along...

    PS: anyone from back them remember the HUGE, MAMMOTH-SIZED Mara Jade Fan Club topics we used to create - and which I *think* used to freeze up the whole forum? The mods reeeeeeeaaaally loved us back then! #not

    I'm glad I outgrew that phase of my life, LOL [face_laugh]
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  21. Etav Byx Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 1998
    Another Force Ghost checking in. This was the first forum I ever joined (using a public library computer -- hahaha!). I'd been away fro a long time, but have recently started lurking again. Wow. I'm twice as old now as I was then. Time flies...
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  22. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    @TheRealMaraJade, welcome back! :D Just a small note, if you forget your password ever again, sign up with a sock and ask an admin to help recovering your password. That's a lot faster than trying again and again and again and again... and again to try a possible password. ;) :)
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  23. TheRealMaraJade Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 1999
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    Thank you for the sock idea, Skiara! I haven't thought of that... I tried contacting admins a while ago, but without success. Anyway, I changed both the password and the email to this account, so I won't lose it again.


    Enviado do meu iPhone usando Tapatalk
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  24. Blue Destiny Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 1, 2016
    star 3
    Greetings. :) I started frequenting the boards in '99 due to prequel hysteria. Absolutely loved TFN and registered in '00. Back then, I used a wacky character name from one of my fanfics. [face_blush] Eventually, DRL forced me to take a hiatus and I forgot my password. Around the time of RotS's release, I began to lurk again. Soon after, I created a new account. That was August of '06 and I've been around ever since. Sure, my presence can be sporadic because of a constantly changing schedule, but this place still proves to be an ideal sanctuary. :D Good times and great people! I even have a few socks now. Anyway, it's fantastic to see so many users that signed up during the classic era.
  25. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    @Blue Destiny, if you want to get your old account back, just ask an admin to help you. You are not the only one who forgets email and/or password. Just make sure that you've tried the password recovery function first. :) That being said, welcome back and have fun! :)
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