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    Happy birthday to us

    22-October-2009
    The Bad Astronomy Forum was founded on this date in 2001
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    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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    Yay!

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    The Bad Astronomy Forum was founded on this date in 2001

    At least the 'new' one.

    Congrats!

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    Hey! Here's another celebrity I share my bithday wih! :-)

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    At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)

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    And digging a little deeper . . . *

    The Bad Astronomer registered as member #1 to the "test" version on October 15, 2001.

    Donnie B., RMallon, Zandermann and Hook registered the next day, followed by Torsten, Starman, Trish, Nick, Chip, NubiWan, Venoma, Kat and Lisa. We were invited to test the new software, but IIRC, things didn't work properly until the 22nd, when it officially went online.

    Here's the first thread. Even HUb' was there.


    *From a copy of the page 1 of the members list I saved just before the merger took place on September 3, 2005. (I had a feeling that one day this might be fun trivia!)

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    Here's the first thread. Even HUb' was there.
    that thread is still bumpable; which would confuse a few...[img]/phpBB/images/smiles/shifty.gif[/img]



    <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Frog march on 2012-10-22 16:18 ]</font>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog march View Post
    that thread is still bumpable; which would confuse a few...
    <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Frog march on 2012-10-22 16:18 ]</font>
    For a moment I was tempted to do it. Upon reflection, I would recommend a bump only in 2011, maybe, for the 10th anniversary. Lets leave it untouched.

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    And of the member names I recognize, Arneb also has a birthday today!



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    By the way, happy birthday jokergirl and Arneb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Did somebody already eat half the cake? There's only 4 candles.

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    Happy birthday Arneb, Jokergirl and to baut!!

    Is that 4 candles or fork handles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmocrazy View Post
    Is that 4 candles or fork handles?
    Both. What do you think happens when the flames are blown out?

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    In that case...
    *remembers her privileges and takes a deep breath*
    Pffffffhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhht!

    There! Happy caking! *grabs a piece before it's all gone*

    Thanks for the well-wishes, Swift and cosmocrazy!


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    Happy Birthday to the forum and those members celebrating today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jokergirl View Post
    There! Happy caking! *grabs a piece before it's all gone*
    Now, Jokergirl. Pass it around so everyone gets a piece!
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    And it's my birthday tomorrow.

    Happy Birthday to the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Now, Jokergirl. Pass it around so everyone gets a piece!
    "The ratio of people to cake is too big."

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain swoop View Post
    And it's my birthday tomorrow.

    Happy Birthday to the board.
    Tomorrow is toooooooo late CS. All the same happy birthday for tomorrow and everyone who is celebrating today including BAUT.

    The real art of conversation is not only saying the right thing at the right moment but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the most tempting moment. -- unknown

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    happy birthday
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    Happy birthday! *passes the cake plate to captain swoop*


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    Quote Originally Posted by captain swoop View Post
    And it's my birthday tomorrow.
    Then that would now be today! Happy birthday, Captain Swoop!

    Sorry I missed the party on the 22nd, but I was out BAUTing...

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    Hey Happy Birthday CS...and you could have it tomorrow too, as it'd be still today, somewhere.





    Hi Dad! Happy Birthday to you too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    The Bad Astronomer registered as member #1 to the "test" version on October 15, 2001.

    Donnie B., RMallon, Zandermann and Hook registered the next day...
    ... and I fully expected that Phil would clear out the member list when it opened officially. I'm still quite bemused that I ended up so near the start of the member list. I'm not normally one to go after "first" in a thread, and the like.

    Actually, on eBay I generally try to be last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    And digging a little deeper . . . *

    The Bad Astronomer registered as member #1 to the "test" version on October 15, 2001....
    Here's the first thread. Even HUb' was there.


    *From a copy of the page 1 of the members list I saved just before the merger took place on September 3, 2005. (I had a feeling that one day this might be fun trivia!)

    Cheers!
    Torsten, what a beautifully prescient thing to do. Lovely.

    Your link is, from what little I understand tangentially, about linkage, IMO, a hot-link. Maybe not. I'm confused now.

    Quite incredibly, it shows a most amazing APOD, designated today.

    Thanks all round. BAUT is beautiful.

    edit:
    what I meant to include is: your post # 9 (Oct 23, 2001!), in the linked thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    Here's the first thread. Even HUb' was there.
    Oh, wow, ToSeek's 50th post is in that thread. I figured that he would have had 1,000 posts before he registered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahesh View Post
    Torsten, what a beautifully prescient thing to do. Lovely.
    Thanks mahesh! But really, it was inspired by silliness.

    Your link is, from what little I understand tangentially, about linkage, IMO, a hot-link. Maybe not. I'm confused now.
    Quite incredibly, it shows a most amazing APOD, designated today.
    Yes, setting up a hotlink was one of the things I was trying to test. So I decided to link to the location of the picture for that date, whereas the text link to APOD is simply a link to the general page, the one that give thes actual APOD for the present date, rather than an archived one. The amazing thing is that in 8 years the address has not changed.

    All fomatting and linking in the previous board had been done with html tags, and I had not used BBcode tags, so I was just trying those with some common things that had previously been a bit different. I think that version of the software also allowed us the option of using html tags or BBCode, and you can see at the bottom of that post that when the board software recorded an edit (up to three were allowed) the font setting was done using html tags, which don't work now.

    Thanks all round. BAUT is beautiful.
    You're welcome, and yes, it is a nice refuge - I like it here.

    Hey Donnie B.: I don't have any recollection of thinking about the member list being reset, but shortly after the board opened circumstances changed for me so that I didn't post much for several years. I always found it amusing that three years after the board was set up I had fewer than 100 posts, and yet my member number (which used to be displayed at BABB) predated the board. And you may remember there was a glitch in the date stamps when Colt registered, so his registration date was December 31, 1969!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    Hey Donnie B.: I don't have any recollection of thinking about the member list being reset, but shortly after the board opened circumstances changed for me so that I didn't post much for several years. I always found it amusing that three years after the board was set up I had fewer than 100 posts, and yet my member number (which used to be displayed at BABB) predated the board. And you may remember there was a glitch in the date stamps when Colt registered, so his registration date was December 31, 1969!
    Yes, I do remember that. I wondered how he managed to game the system like that.

    I suppose it was the BAUT Forum's version of the Y2K bug.

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