Hey all, I happened to stumble across a very old thread tonight while searching for Og knows what. Although it’s title is “Nasty Practical Jokes for fun or revenge” I’ve found it to be a very interesting read for other reasons. Like scientists investigating fossils it’s sometimes cool to be able to take a look back at some of the posters and historys of members from the past.
It is over seven years old, so you’ll find that almost everyone in the thread is either now a Guest or a Charter Member, the former being the majority. But not the OP, Osip is still around, and in fact his last activity was 8/24/07. The next poster some may remember is the now banned concrete. He had a brief but inflammatory life here on the boards.
There are plenty of others who are now departed with whom you may recognize. handy is in there with info he probably just googled. There are also Guests I know who still read the Dope such as Chef Troy. Some of the now missing left us suddenly without notice, like Homer. Other ex-members announced their departure such as John Corrado, who is still listed as SDSAB.
If you even look closely you can see a troll/sock, evidence that they’ve always been around ever since the boards have been around.
The only reason this thread is still around is just because someone happened to bump it in the middle of 2004. Probably right before it may have disappeared forever. My first thought was to bump it once more, and suffer mod handslap, but I guess this may be a better way to travel down memory lane.
Oh well, I’m just feeling nostalgic. And I know that sooner or later the 2004 threads will disappear too, so this was just my MPSIMS moment for the night.