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Where are the old skool lot?

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by permiggs, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    It's been a few years since I was regular on AD, but there was a time when I made daily and nightly visits. Over the years I came into contact with a lot of characters on AD, largely because of shared interests. I still have the occasional contact with a few of them.

    When I first joined AD on March 1st, 2003 (over 11 years ago), I encountered some interesting tech-savvy people such as Praetor, who was one of the truly "Old Skool Lot." So my curiosity is,if I'm still occasionally lurking AD, then is Praetor also a voyeur in the shadows?

    Hear that Praetor? If you're lurking this thread then it's time to step out of the shadows and say howdy! Some of the "Old Skool" members in this thread might not remember you but the really old, "old skool" will.
     
  2. 2oldGeek

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    Hi Sophocles,
    Old skool is coming out of the woodwork. lol
    I came in 2005 and Praetor left about that time. I didn't know him very well.. His e-mail is still active, you might PM him and see if he shows up.... It could happen. :)
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    2oldGeek Active member

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    I guess that search brought back memories of "how did I ever become a moderator?" [​IMG]
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    nope. i was asked to be a moderator because of my knowledge & maybe my post count which was just over 10k 2yrs after i came to this site. i most likely have the highest post count on this site & most likely the quickest time to become an addict at about 4 months.
     
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    On that note, what happened to Auslander.
     
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    wow ddp you shit disturber you.hahahaha
     
  8. 2oldGeek

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    He has a high post count because he found out if you stir a cesspool, it not only stinks but all the big pieces float to the top....
     
  9. Sophocles

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  10. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    Back in the day I stirred the waters so much that Doctor Shrink had agents trolling my thread, and then according to Vurbal a group of us went after them like a "pack of wild dogs." :)
     
  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    Sophocles, i tell all my customers to always do a R.T.F.M.D & they ask me what it means so i tell them & they laugh about it. not 1 has got angry about it.
     
  12. Ripper

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    Good question!

    Edit: @P: Glad everything went well.
     
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  13. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    Yes but do you tell them before or after they have a problem? I would find it funny if I was told to do a "R.T.F.M.D" while walking out of the door with a new item, but if I had a problem and returned it for assistance I might not find it quite as funny. LOL

    Now we all remember what an even tempered and good-natured person Praetor was. ;-)
     
  14. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    always before as after is to late.
     
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    still around but not as active on pc/laptop anymore, use the damn thing too much in work and good to give the old peepers a rest!!

    Hey Ripper, permiggs gurnard, ddp, janrocks (yea u know I know who u r!!!)and the rest, glad to c u all still alive!!!
     
  16. GrandpaBW

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    You almost felt the thunder. LOL!

    It's good that you mellowed out so much over the years. (I do realize that that staement was nonsense.) :)

    Aside: I think that it was 10 years ago, about now, that I joined the forums looking for answers to some questions that I had. I found them straight away, too.

    Life is good.
     
  17. ps355528

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    I promised a few pics earlier this year.. lets try and see if they will post from google+ accounts

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-el-dEzjlr5c/UxyH3dvEl4I/AAAAAAAAAE0/qc8plMeIFqU/w702-h527-no/den1sm.JPG

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-935EjLnPOoQ/UxyH5p-ofiI/AAAAAAAAAE8/Od92l7rGcyA/w702-h527-no/den2-sm.JPG

    Both in hospital January 22 2014

    And I wondered what happened to Brandon too.. last I heard he had some kind of job in a "secure" place.. something to do with the nuclear industry.. then he just vanished
     
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  18. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    When Praetor moved on from AD, it was to help start another forum (assisting a friend)which he eventually pulled me into (www.computerforum.com). Praetor always was more into computers than anything else so it seemed a logical leap for him. He was well respected and quite prolific on the forum, but he was also there in an administrative capacity so perhaps he still is. The last post that I could find made by him on the forum was posted in 08/15/2009. I had or perhaps still have his email if he's kept it up. We communicated a few times through email but it's been a while and I haven't heard from him in quite a few years.

    GrandpaBW "It's good that you mellowed out so much over the years." What makes you think he's mellowed?
     
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  19. Lethal_B

    Lethal_B Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be interested to know what some of the old mods are up to nowadays.. Neph, Darth, creaky.. even LOCO.. I know binkie still knocks about, and obv. ddp, but the rest.. ghosts!
     
  20. ddp

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    hello ghost.
     

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