Today’s bout of boredom caused me to do a little dective work. This is truly mundane, and extremely pointless, but interesting nonetheless.
If you check a member’s profile, in the address bar you will notice a number at the end. Just for comparison, I’m number 20116. So I’m the 20,116th person to register at this message board.
I decided to do some detective work. I bet Cecil Adams, the Perfect Master, is the first person to register! Nope, #1 was - no one.
Number 2 is our good friend Lynn Bodoni.
#3 - Dan Kaplan, registered 02-18-1999, last post 09-13-1999.
#4 - dunl - only had one post
#5 - jkeene - only had 3 posts
#6 - Ed Zotti - registered 02-18-1999. He’s been here for a while, yet only has 335 posts. Interesting.
#7 - jcrandall - 1 post
#8 - SDStaffKen - Someone we hear from often because of his staff reports, yet he has but 9 posts
#9 - SDStaffWildBabe - registered 02-19-1999, only 4 posts. I don’t recall ever reading a staff report by this person, but maybe I just missed them all.
Skipping down to #14 we have monty - registered 02-19-1999, one of our oldest still-posting members!
19 and 20 bring about CK Dexter Haven and Eutychus.
So where, you may ask, is Cecil? Where is this myster man for whom this messag board was created?
Way down at #31, Cecil Adams finally appears. I’m thouroughly ashamed of you, Cecil. Now we all know you’re a kind of secretive guy but really, come on! You were a day late to the opening of your own message board. It’s simply unacceptable, Cecil Adams.