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    Posted: March 04 2013 at 14:07
Wasn't sure where to put this topic.

Is there anything special planned to commemorate a decade of this great site? I'm aware it was created in 2002, yes? but was it an active site/forum by 2003, or was it 2004? Maybe a banner on the home page celebrating 10 years of PA. Maybe a contest to win albums or something? or maybe a big change within the site, either in looks or in design?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 14:10
I've been contributing to this forum for nearly eight years!! Unbelievable. My typing is geting wrose too.

Actually darkie I  noticed you have  been here nearly as long as me. How come I only really  noticed you in  the  last few years? What was your first avatar?


Edited by Snow Dog - March 04 2013 at 14:11
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 14:15
Been here for almost 8 years myself...errrr with a "break" there for awhile. 
 
What a ride it's been.  Cool
 
In the time I've been here, I've been through 3 girlfriends, lived in different countries and 4 different states, had 67 jobs (Embarrassed) and yet, this place has remained a constant.


Edited by The Doctor - March 04 2013 at 14:23
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Yep, I've seen some changes on PA since I joined - some for the best, others not as much. Overall I don't miss the time wasted on this website (which I grant isn't that much).
Bigger on the inside.
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I've been contributing to this forum for nearly eight years!! Unbelievable. My typing is geting wrose too.

Actually darkie I  noticed you have  been here nearly as long as me. How come I only really  noticed you in  the  last few years? What was your first avatar?


I wasn't the most active member here between 2006 and 2008. I used the site itself more than anything, and only came on the forums to ask questions, usually. I also wasn't much into hanging out in online forums much back then. However, one time I was searching through really old threads, and was surprised at how many times I popped up in them. When I signed up here, I was a relative newbie, and I completely abandoned prog music for the most part in 2007 and 2008, but in summer 2008, I became more active, partially because I started to really get into more prog stuff, and been like that since.

I've had many avatars over the years.
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/Apostrophe.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/explosion.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/Umphreys_Mantis.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/johnpetrucci.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/vlcsnap-2011-10-07-15h59m17s126.pnghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/mptrollface.jpg
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/roine2.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/john_locke_with_ridiculously_large_forehead_ver2.png2.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/Chef_Goldblum_3.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/zappahard.jpg
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/Zappa.jpghttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/tumblr_m8ofid54k51rbgzizo1_500.gifhttp://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/frankZappaWSG.jpg

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I can't believe I've been here over 8 years!
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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This forum exists in its current form since 29 January 2004 (at least this was the day when M@X signed up). I have been lurking around for almost five years now (the 3.5 years before I signed up not included). Tempus fugit...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 15:56
^ I also waited a while before I signed up for the forums, though I did sign up for the site sometime in early summer 2005 when I discovered the site, because I have reviews from months before my "official" join date under my avatar.
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I signed up immediately and caused a huge ruckus. 
I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
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PA forums as I remember it in 2005

Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
"This band and that band are just Dream Theater clones"
The Flower Kings vs. Spock's Beard polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
Neo-prog discussions
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
"what is prog"
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls

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Damn.

I feel old.
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

PA forums as I remember it in 2005

Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
"This band and that band are just Dream Theater clones"
The Flower Kings vs. Spock's Beard polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
Neo-prog discussions
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
"what is prog"
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls

Sorry, I can't help it.
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I'm jealous of you old-timers.
I've been "online" since 1985 and a prog fan since 1989, but I didn't discover this site (or the forums, in any case) until 2011.  Still not sure how you hid from me for so long!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 02:48
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

This forum exists in its current form since 29 January 2004


When I joined 3 days later, I think there were only about 15/20 of us; I'd only typed in a quick search for 'Progressive Rock' because I was bored at work.

The rest is history; punctuated by argument, debate, laughs, making friends (some now genuinely firm & close friends) & over 9 years on, we're still arguing, debating & laughing over the same subjects.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 04:35
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I've been contributing to this forum for nearly eight years!! Unbelievable. My typing is geting wrose too.

Actually darkie I  noticed you have  been here nearly as long as me. How come I only really  noticed you in  the  last few years? What was your first avatar?


I wasn't the most active member here between 2006 and 2008. I used the site itself more than anything, and only came on the forums to ask questions, usually. I also wasn't much into hanging out in online forums much back then. However, one time I was searching through really old threads, and was surprised at how many times I popped up in them. When I signed up here, I was a relative newbie, and I completely abandoned prog music for the most part in 2007 and 2008, but in summer 2008, I became more active, partially because I started to really get into more prog stuff, and been like that since.

I've had many avatars over the years.




OOh I remeber you now due to this one...

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/uploads/5630/Umphreys_Mantis.jpg
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

PA forums as I remember it in 2005

Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
"This band and that band are just Dream Theater clones"
The Flower Kings vs. Spock's Beard polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
Neo-prog discussions
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls
"what is prog"
Dream Theater vs. Symphony X polls
Yes vs. Genesis polls


It's nice to see not much has changed. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:25
Amazing, I'm also almost 8 years on the site.
Doesn't time fly? (Tempus Fugit, to put it in more proggish Latin.)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:27
^It's amazing how much year-of-2005 are still around and posting.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:35
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

I can't believe I've been here over 8 years!
Me neither.
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

I've been contributing to this forum for nearly eight years!! Unbelievable.
 
Frankly I'm amazed you've last that long Ian. LOL
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