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Richard W
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quote:
Originally posted by tagurit:
And during the big blowup, it was also revealed that Edith D. Bunker, a favorite poster, did not really exist, that several snopesters used this personna to respond to queries.

That was a pre-UBB leftover. As I mentioned, in "the olden days" you didn't need to sign up to post, and you could type any user name you liked on any post - a different one for each, if you wanted. (That wouldn't work now, I don't think!)

The "in-joke" on the old board was that, if you were simply posting a link to a snopes page in answer to a question, people would post as "Edith D. Bunker" and say something like "Here's your link, dear". It was pretty much the same as the "chow" now - anybody could do it.

So when the new board needed proper accounts, snopes agreed to set up a "common" account that could be used to duplicate this. As far as I remember, originally at least, the password and user name were posted publicly on this board itself. I can't remember exactly what happened after that, but it was done with snopes's permission. I think it was a secret known to the people who'd seen the original thread here, rather than a secret known only to the "seekrit club" members.

Clearly that wouldn't work now, or be allowed under the current rules, but in those days there were far fewer members and people were still feeling their way and finding out how it would all work in the new format.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cervus:
I'm sure many exist (for example, the FleetChat I liked to earlier [which I've never seen anyone actually using, BTW])

When are you checking? Most evenings (around 8:00-10:00 Pacific time) you can usually find me and a few other current and former posters there. Sometimes it can be a little quiet depending on exactly who's there and what's going on, but there are people there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:

But on the plus side, we got to speak about rocket-powered monkey cycles. You can't buy experiences like that.

Oh, dear, and we already sent you the invoice. I'm afraid we've already set you up on net 30 terms. We'd hate to have to report you to our credit department.
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quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:
Jenn has asked if it matters whether there is a secret club, and expresses the view that it does not, and is the same as using PMs, or having IRL meet-ups. Personally I think it is different.

Upon further reflection, I will agree that it is different, but not quite in the way you might expect. People should be more paranoid about the PMs or IRL meet-ups, because the people attending are known to have a current interest and knowledge in the message board. There's little reason to assume that members of the secret board from 7 years ago, if it still exists, are even members of the ULMB at all anymore. Very few people from that time are still around here.

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But if a secret club exists which is defined, or rather defines itself, as being an "inner circle", then I think it is analagous to a secret society in our little village.
I disagree. I think it is analagous to people who started with a common connection moving to a new village because they didn't like how the current village became a huge, open, tourist attraction. They moved from the big city out into the country, if you will.

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in the deepest boughs of the densest xmas tree, my seekrit clubhouse lies
quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
quote:
Originally posted by tagurit:
And during the big blowup, it was also revealed that Edith D. Bunker, a favorite poster, did not really exist, that several snopesters used this personna to respond to queries.

That was a pre-UBB leftover. As I mentioned, in "the olden days" you didn't need to sign up to post, and you could type any user name you liked on any post - a different one for each, if you wanted. (That wouldn't work now, I don't think!)

The "in-joke" on the old board was that, if you were simply posting a link to a snopes page in answer to a question, people would post as "Edith D. Bunker" and say something like "Here's your link, dear". It was pretty much the same as the "chow" now - anybody could do it.

So when the new board needed proper accounts, snopes agreed to set up a "common" account that could be used to duplicate this. As far as I remember, originally at least, the password and user name were posted publicly on this board itself. I can't remember exactly what happened after that, but it was done with snopes's permission. I think it was a secret known to the people who'd seen the original thread here, rather than a secret known only to the "seekrit club" members.

Clearly that wouldn't work now, or be allowed under the current rules, but in those days there were far fewer members and people were still feeling their way and finding out how it would all work in the new format.

Possibly I wasn't around or was too new at the time to notice. I registered in, what, August or September of '99? Lots of things took place while the dust from the new software was settling. I only know that when she exposed the superseekrit clubhouse, she also exposed Edith, as if it were a big deal. I had no point of reference to react within.

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You registered in Mar of 2000 Tag, says so at the bottom of your post. [Big Grin]

No one registered until the UBB software was installed and that was Feb of 2000.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn:
There's little reason to assume that members of the secret board from 7 years ago, if it still exists, are even members of the ULMB at all anymore. Very few people from that time are still around here.

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But if a secret club exists which is defined, or rather defines itself, as being an "inner circle", then I think it is analagous to a secret society in our little village.
I disagree. I think it is analagous to people who started with a common connection moving to a new village because they didn't like how the current village became a huge, open, tourist attraction. They moved from the big city out into the country, if you will.
Yes, I can see now that what I thought was just three years ago is in fact seven years ago or more, and effectively ancient history.

Also, after reading your, Beachlife's and Sara at Home's thoughts on the topic, I agree that offshoot clubs aren't automatically sinister at all. To use the examples offered by Sara, I don't think I would be upset after all if there really were super secret snopes clubs for swimmers, geeks, old ladies, or swingers.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gale:
quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:

But on the plus side, we got to speak about rocket-powered monkey cycles. You can't buy experiences like that.

Oh, dear, and we already sent you the invoice. I'm afraid we've already set you up on net 30 terms. We'd hate to have to report you to our credit department.
Oh, dear. Do you accept payment in robotic camel jockey spare parts?
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If there is a club for geeky old ladies, I'm ready to join...

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Not to switch topics back to the original topic, [Big Grin] but, a corollary to what I said before about the increase in membership: longer threads. I remember when a three-page thread was a rare occurance, only for heated debates. Now we can rack up a five-pager in 24 hours on a topic of no consequence. That's another reason I'm sometimes loath to post, because I know I'll be tempted to read all 2309583 responses.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gibbie:
You registered in Mar of 2000 Tag, says so at the bottom of your post. [Big Grin]

No one registered until the UBB software was installed and that was Feb of 2000.

Ok, fair enough. But, I was here in August or September of '99. And that's another thing I wanted to know. Why are you registered, as so many others are, Feb 2000 and I got stuck with Mar 2000? Hmmmmm? I recall shortly after I got my registration date something happening that changed everyone's registration date, or at least some of our registration dates, but what it was I don't remember.

So, back to me saying that bannings are new. How new is new? I just meant that, early on, I don't recall people being banned. The first banning I recall, of an actively posting member, is JK Will, ole spider boy. I still miss him. At any rate, I asked if bannings are new or bannable offenses are new. I'm not sure which it is. Did bannable offenses spring out of the need to ban people who couldn't conform?

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I remember long ago (pre UBB?) from time to time ISPs were blocked for a while to prevent disruptive people from posting. Unfortunately, that sometimes resulted in blocking people in good standing. That was problem was solved when people had to register.

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There was a setting changed that shuffled everyone's member number (which I used to know how to find but can't remember now), but not their registration date. I don't think the registration date has ever changed. Why does yours say March when mine and other old timers says Feb? Dunno, maybe you were just pokey signing up! I know that I signed up the day it changed to the UBB board from the old frames format. As soon as I stopped hyperventilating from such a radical change that is.

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If you click to read your profile, the last few digits of the URL corresponds to the order in which you registered. So Gibbie must have been the 62nd person to register, and I was the 205th. I must have been on a brief hiatus and waited a few weeks to register.

Hmm, now that I think about it, I do seem to recall some sort of member number being in our profiles once upon a time. I remember there were some instances where a person with a membership date in February had a later number than I who registered in March.

And didn't Beverly register even before snopes himself?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn:
quote:
But if a secret club exists which is defined, or rather defines itself, as being an "inner circle", then I think it is analagous to a secret society in our little village.
I disagree. I think it is analagous to people who started with a common connection moving to a new village because they didn't like how the current village became a huge, open, tourist attraction. They moved from the big city out into the country, if you will.
I think it might be the invitation only part, if true, that some people dislike. So rather than just moving to a new village, some people left and built an exclusive gated community where the HOA decides who can live there and who can't.

Or, they left the Stonecutters and formed the No Homers Club. That might not be the best analogy, but I really wanted to make a Stonecutters reference because all I can think of when I read this thread is "I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Weird, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff! And I want in."

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quote:
Originally posted by tagurit:
But, I was here in August or September of '99.

Then I expect you're remembering 'here' being the pre-UBB board or you're getting this place mixed up with somewhere else. As Gibbie said, the UBB board did not launch until February 2000.

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Why are you registered, as so many others are, Feb 2000 and I got stuck with Mar 2000?
Because Gibbie and others registered in February and you registered in March. The registration dates have not changed (as Gibbie said, the member numbers were reshuffled, but not the dates). You simply must have registered in March 2000. March 24, to be exact.

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I just meant that, early on, I don't recall people being banned.
Not all bannings are public knowledge/business or noticed. You may recall JK Will being the first, but he was perhaps just the first notable one. Banning people when deemed necessary really goes back to the beginning of the board (including the pre-UBB board).

There are also more members now. It might feel like bannings are more common or happen more often, but I expect it's still proportionate to the number of members.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn:
You may recall JK Will being the first, but he was perhaps just the first notable one.

Wasn't there a German or Swedish woman banned long before him because she would constantly complain about the themes, particularly ones that were food-releated? I remember her because she practiced the Norse religion -- and was quite outspoken about it -- and that was the first time I realized people still worshipped the ancient Norse gods.

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Ah yes, ISNorden. To quote: "Read my lips: NO MORE FOOD THEMES!!"

She posted on the pre-UBB board too, and I think scared off Bonnie on at least one occasion.

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quote:
Originally posted by WildaBeast:
I think it might be the invitation only part, if true, that some people dislike.


As if all parties and gatherings are open to any and all who happen by or want to come? What other use of invitations do some people dislike?

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So rather than just moving to a new village, some people left and built an exclusive gated community where the HOA decides who can live there and who can't.
Least we forget, snopes is built on private property and while the invitation to participate is open, snopes has the power to decide who can live here and who can't. And while, to my knowledge, he has always been more than fair and tolerant about who may post here, he is fully free be as arbitrary as he wants.

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quote:
Originally posted by birdman:
Ah yes, ISNorden. To quote: "Read my lips: NO MORE FOOD THEMES!!"

Huh?
Did she have food issues, or just get bored with the themes easily?

An ISNorden on Wikipedia.

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quote:
Originally posted by birdman:

She posted on the pre-UBB board too, and I think scared off Bonnie on at least one occasion.

Tell me about it.

In hindsight, though, given how much she detested food themes, I really should have anticipated how she'd feel about a reference to the Swedish Chef . . .

Bonnie "bork, bork, bork" Taylor

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quote:
Originally posted by Spam & Cookies-mmm:
Did she have food issues, or just get bored with the themes easily?

After many increasingly shrill complaints about food themes and starting several threads trying to rally everyone to brainstorm new themes for snopes, she finally explained: Food turns into feces, thus food themes are really poo themes, and that's nauseating.

Yes, really.

Pogue, I suppose she probably was before JK Will. The banning wasn't specifically over the food theme thing, but that was part of the cumulative problem. IIRC, the final straw was when she started criticizing people and trying to dictate how others participated in a fun contest thread because she personally didn't think that their answers were funny.

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My, *she* sounds fun!

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IIRC, and this was in my early early days, she also dredged up the secret board thread drama over a year later for no particular reason. Fuzzy memory.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sara Claus at home:
quote:
Originally posted by WildaBeast:
I think it might be the invitation only part, if true, that some people dislike.


As if all parties and gatherings are open to any and all who happen by or want to come?

Of course not, but it's quite common for people to to be disappointed when they aren't invited to a party they were hoping to get invited to.

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quote:
Originally posted by WildaBeast:
quote:
Originally posted by Cervus:
I'm sure many exist (for example, the FleetChat I liked to earlier [which I've never seen anyone actually using, BTW])

When are you checking? Most evenings (around 8:00-10:00 Pacific time) you can usually find me and a few other current and former posters there. Sometimes it can be a little quiet depending on exactly who's there and what's going on, but there are people there.
Maybe I'm in the wrong room or something. The few evenings I've logged on and kept the chat room window open for a few hours (while perusing other things on the web and checking it periodically) no one's ever shown up. Just me.

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http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/category/6.html

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Cervus, it sounds like the you are in the wrong room. When you connect to Fleetchat type:

/join #urban_legends

Don't forget the underscore. At the very least you'll see the bot, whose name is Urbanbot. There's usually a small crowd there.

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quote:
Originally posted by birdman:
Ah yes, ISNorden.

Since she and I are the same religion I'm really glad I haven't run into her on any Asatru-related forums or lists. I'd have a really hard time keeping from saying something like "Hey, I've heard about you. You hated food related themes on the snopes message boards.

I'm also grateful that people have not jusdged me based on her.

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Thanks for answering my questions, Jenn. Yes, I was here pre-ubb.

Ah, ISNorden. I forgot all about her. Selective memory? I think so....

And something else that's changed is this is not the San Fernando Valley Urban Legends Reference Pages anymore. I think I recalled that correctly, or somewhat close.

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quote:
Originally posted by abbubmah:
http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/category/6.html

Were you trying to direct us to a particular archived thread?

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After reading all 5 pages of this thread I realized one thing. Snopes hasn't changed a bit.

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quote:
Originally posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker:
quote:
Originally posted by abbubmah:
http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/category/6.html

Were you trying to direct us to a particular archived thread?

Seaboe

No; I didn't realize the archive had an index. I spent a good hour looking at stuff from 2000. All this talk is making me nostalgic... there's a lot of people I miss.

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quote:
Originally posted by birdman:
If you click to read your profile, the last few digits of the URL corresponds to the order in which you registered. So Gibbie must have been the 62nd person to register, and I was the 205th. I must have been on a brief hiatus and waited a few weeks to register.

-birdman

Edited because I clicked the wrong button. Duh!

The easiest way to see a registration/member number is to place your cursor over the post number. The r/m number is shown at the end of the line in the status bar.

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Interestingly enough, snopes is #272.

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