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  1. Imperial_Hammer

    Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 25, 2004
    The Role Playing Community at 500,000 Posts

    Welcome one and all for the Role Playing Community's 500K Celebration Thread. This thread will be spending the first half of this week long holiday in SWRPF, then the other half in NSWRPF, before retiring to its permanent home in RPR. This thread is both a celebratory social thread and a time-capsule resourcey place of discussion regarding everything relating to the RPing Community's past and its current milestone! :)

    On this momentous occasion, I thought it appropriate to take a look back and see where all these half-million posts have gone. 500 thousand posts, as a community, is no small feat, and is a testament to RPing's position on this board. Only YJCC, EUC, SWC, Lit, Fanfic, and the merged Fan Films and Activities forum have more posts on them. Considering that three of these six are community boards, and almost all of them are at least two years older than us, this accomplishment is put into perspective. With our 500,000th post, we join a very elite club of important forums.

    With this thread and the resulting holiday time, it is a time for celebration and reflection. Let us bear in mind where this community has been and where it is going. Let us never forget that we stand on the shoulders of giants, our founding fathers that fought for and pioneered the activity we enjoy today. And let us as a community vow that future generations of RPers will find this place in at least as good a shape, if not a better shape, than that which we found it. Let us make a promise to be a new generation of giants!

    Amen :p

    [b][color=purple][u]The Largest RPF Threads (over 1000 posts)[/u][/color][/b]

    [color=red]*Red Threads are not RPGs[/color]

    [u]Rank.) Game Title - GM - Post Number - Game Start Date[/u]
    1.) - The Galaxy at War Part III: Schism of the Sith - pashatemur - 13,573 - 5/23/05
    2.) [color=red]- Hooper McFinney's RPF Bar & Grille 4.0! Now with a new "Bat-Signal" installed on our roof. - Thok - 10,012 - 3/28/04[/color]
    3.) [color=red]- Hooper McFinney's RPF Bar & Grille 5.0! "We've got more Insanity than Ysanne Isard has Cleavage - Thok - 10,001 - 4/12/06[/color]
    4.) [color=red]- The Social Thread at the end of the Galaxy! - MASTERPRENN - 10,000 - 1/4/07[/color]
    5.) - New Jedi Outcasts RP - SECRETSISTER - 10,000 - 1/15/05
    6.) [color=red]- Hooper McFinney's Bar & Grille **----~ Old style service; the legend lives on. ~----** - Wall8 - 8,911 - 7/8/02[/color]
    7.) - Jedi Outcast RP thread (v2.0) - Entil`Zha - 8,387 - 7/13/02
    8.) - New Jedi Outcasts RP...V. 2.0 - SECRETSISTER - 8,053 - 8/2/06
    9.) - Force User Factions (IBOP) - greyjedi125 - 6,772 - 10/14/03
    10.) [color=red]- Hooper McFinney's RPF Bar & Grille 3.0 ~ Now with 200% more visiting Irishmen! - Thok - 6,479 - 5/5/03[/color]
    11.) [color=red]- RPF Lightsaber Combat thread - DarthKakarot - 5,997 - 7/4/05[/color]
    12.) - Harry Potter RPG Thread:New! - padawanskywalker - 5,661 - 12/1/03
    13.) - ~Dark Side Uprising: The Return of the Ancient One~ - Darth-Dispicable - 5,143 - 5/7/04
    14.) - Balance of Power - LightSide_Apprentice - 5,052 - 11/29/02
    15.) [color=red]- Jocasta Nu's Coffee House: Now with a Dentistry Union! - NaboosPrincess - 4,145 - 4/23/06[/color]
    16.) - Temple of Life: Galactic Defenders Homebase - BOOSTERERRANT - 3,758 - 11/16/03
    17.) - Galactic Empire - GrandAdmiralJello - 3,387 - 12/12/01 : 8:14pm
    18.) - The New Jedi Order Acadamy - jediknight88 - 3,406 - 6/24/02
    19.) [color=red]- The Game Designers Guild - Imperial_Hammer - 3,196 - 4/8/06[/color]
    20.) - Hooper McFinney's RPF Bar & Grille 6.0 " Your liver can?t repel alcoholic drinks of that magnitude!" - Thok - 3,019 - 9/8/08
    21.) - WOTG III: The Breaking of the Alliance - CmdrMitthrawnuruodo - 2,961 - 3/6/02
    22.) - WOTG: The New GM War Council - Yomin_Carr - 2,874 - 6/30/02
    23.) - The Lost Temple of the Sith - Darth-Dispicable - 2,842 - 11/16/03
    24.) - Harry Potter RPG: Year VI - Mortimer_Nerdly - 2,827 - 8/31/04
    25.) - The New Republic Faction Thread (IBOP) - Handmaid>
  2. SirakRomar

    SirakRomar Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 30, 2007
  3. Hammurabi

    Hammurabi Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 14, 2007
  4. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Jun 4, 2005

    to have been around for a milestone such as this is amazing. congratulations to everyone here, past and present.

    great job hammer.

  5. Penguinator

    Penguinator Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 23, 2005
    This is cool. And we have a cool banner!
  6. Fisto_Hero

    Fisto_Hero Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 14, 2008
    Congrats RPFers!! This is really something cool. $$500,000$$=D=
  7. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 19, 2007
    Yes! Congratulations, Role Playing boards! =D=
  8. blubeast1237

    blubeast1237 Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 10, 2007
  9. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 2, 2007
  10. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 28, 2003
    Well done indeed to the RPF. There's not a forum like it.

    Good work Hammer on compiling those lists. =D=

    The truly epic IBOP, which was the best game I have ever played in, and probably will be forever. The magnificent WOTG, the original, the daddy, the one that started it all. The simply incomparable GAW (congrats to Pash on topping that list). The long-running, consistently successful 007 series. It's quite humbling to look at this list. I forgot that we had so many great games.

    I feel that now is one of those times where it is in fact appropriate to lavish praise upon the mods. :p From DarthAttorney to PoT to The Moddess and LSA to our current dynamic duo of IH and Saintheart, you guys have done a superb job over the years, and I salute you for keeping this beloved place alive and kicking for so long.

  11. LadyZaraMarta

    LadyZaraMarta Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 21, 2004
    The original "GALAXY AT WAR" began September 26, 04. so it could be argured that it is the longest running game ,just with 'parts'.

    It has always been a running joke between GAW writers we all have our rockers reserved at the old folks home.
    We'll still be writing in between rocker races on the front porch.

    It has been a pleasure to see writers 'grow up'from junior high/ high school/ college and beyond.

    We first came to know each other when J W Titus was writing his version of 'Revenge of the Sith' and inspired by his fantastic prose we decided to continue our friendship and try our own hand at writing.

    It has been since the first word written a marvelous journey.

    Thanks to heels who came up with the concept and to Pashatemur who has been our GM for over 4 years.
    There have been many great contributers who have come and gone, and I could not begin to mention them all here.

    Due to our long association with other, I feel I have come to know many of the writers personally. In between posts we have celebrated births, anniversaries, sickness,a family being evacuated from New Orleans due to a hurricane,
    job promotions etc.

    We have bickered as a family would, as brothers and sisters, but at the same time we have grown to love each other.Each of us have brought to GAW a uniquness that cannot be found anywhere else.

    Thanks to each and every writer of Galaxy At War. You have each enriched my life.
  12. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    Woo hoo!

    Congrats, everyone! =D=
  13. LordTroepfchen

    LordTroepfchen Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 9, 2007
    Congrats to all players, GMs and Mods ever part of this! Great job, everyone.
  14. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 11, 2008
    Congratulations everybody!!! :D
  15. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

    May 20, 2008
  16. Rally_Fan_84

    Rally_Fan_84 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jan 14, 2009
    Congratulations on an odd and strong 500,00 posts! Now lets get cracking on a million!
  17. Laine_Snowtrekker

    Laine_Snowtrekker Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 8, 2003
    Yay! Go Outcasts! Over 26000 posts and multiple threads. I've been playing that game since I was sixteen years old. That was a good bit of time ago. It's been a fun time. Still is, by the way.
  18. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Jul 13, 2008
    You know what this means, of course? Only 250K till 750,000!
  19. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 24, 2006
    Yay!!! Congrats, RPF!
  20. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 16, 2000
    And a very nostalgic banner at that. I clicked into the RPR forum ... to find the very same banner that was operating when I first became a member of the forums to begin with. Quite a blast from the past.

    Congratulations everyone. It's been one great experience. I acknowledge and thank everyone for their presence and perseverance, but I'd like to unfairly single out Mitth as the representative of, if not the last of, the Founders of these forums, who still frequents these boards on a continuing basis. It was a good idea, Grandmaster. :D
  21. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 12, 2002
    =D= =D=

    Very nice lists. :D (Although if you roll BOP into the IBOP count, we beat WOTG! ... *cough*)

    Congrats all around! *Toasts with champagne*
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 28, 2000

    That, my friends, says it all. All hail WOTG--Zaarin, Nithrak, infidel wings, Lavosian plots, and the works. I think we were fortunate, too, in that BoP came around just during the waning months of the original flagship game, and was consequently able to pick up the slack right away. And then from there, this place split into three separate boards.

    And to think, it all started from one little thread--the now lost "Imperial Navy" from EUC.

    Who'd have guessed?

    Saint: I'm still around! I'm still in two games yet. :p

    Although it does seem that the torch has moved on quite a bit. I'm still surprised as to how vibrant this place has become. From one close-knit group to an entire section of the boards, each filled with their own separate communities.

    Hesiod would marvel at the pageantry of it all.
  23. NickLitYouAFlame

    NickLitYouAFlame Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 27, 2007
    Cool beans, and stuff.
  24. Sarge221

    Sarge221 Jedi Master star 5

    Sep 9, 2006
    *waves flag with 500k written on it* [face_flag]
  25. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master star 6

    Jul 3, 2006
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