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Topic: 10 Years Of Prog Archives
Posted By: darkshade
Subject: 10 Years Of Prog Archives
Date 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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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date 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?


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Posted By: The Doctor
Date 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.


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Posted By: Kotro
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 14:36
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).

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 15:15
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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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 15:28
I can't believe I've been here over 8 years!

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 15:51
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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Posted By: darkshade
Date 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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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 16:00
I signed up immediately and caused a huge ruckus. 

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 16:09
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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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 16:52
Damn.

I feel old.

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 17:04
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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"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock


Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 22:04
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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Belief is not Truth.


Posted By: Jim Garten
Date 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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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date 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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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:12
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


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date 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.)



Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 06:27
^It's amazing how much year-of-2005 are still around and posting.

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Posted By: chopper
Date 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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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:36
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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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:51
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

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

'Tis true,  oft I have sailed close to the wind.


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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 07:54
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

^It's amazing how much year-of-2005 are still around and posting.

Yes, the year 2005 is mentioned quite some times, I also noticed.
There was a real spirit of adventure in the old days, I remember.
There has been a lot of recycling of threads since then, and some of us (including me) have been absent for some months during those 8 years, because of boredom or irritation, but a lot of us stayed in the end. It's really nice.


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 08:04
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

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

'Tis true,  oft I have sailed close to the wind.
Close?
I think you were the wind most of the time. Wink


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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 08:39
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

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

'Tis true,  oft I have sailed three sheets to the wind.
 
Fixed.  Wink


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 09:02
10 years!  Good job, guys!  I'm proud to have been a part of this.

Although I first registered in 2009, I've only been a daily/regular visitor for the last year or so.  Before that I used to read reviews and participate in the occasional poll, stopping by once or twice a month, tops.


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It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

-Kehlog Albran


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 09:08

Congrats to the PA community!
I've been reading the reviews the past 7 years or so, but only really participated the last 4. The thing that really pulled me in was the big gang bang we had in Sweden 2009... Good stuff.



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- Douglas Adams


Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 09:52
I'm another one in my 8th year on this site, definitely been well worth the time.

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Spending more than I should on Prog since 2005



Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 19:17
I've been posting here almost seven years. That's something, I suppose!

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Posted By: clarke2001
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 21:13
Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

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.



it's 3 and a half girlfriends, two countries, 7 jobs for me LOL


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 21:39
What a long space trip it's been.
I can't tell you how much this site has helped me over the years to accumulate a whack of incredible music.Clap
Thankyou mailto:M@X" rel="nofollow - M@X and everyone who has played a part in guiding me over the years.


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"Sad Rain" ANEKDOTEN


Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 22:10
Certainly , John! PA has aided and abetted my plundering of my bank account, but all I keep doing is buying fabulous albums, haven't had a stinker in years! But the true quality is the wonderful people I have met on this site , starting with the sadly departed but never forgotten "FEBUS" ! Also I can claim that I am lucky to have true good  friends like Mellotronstorm, Finnforest, Lazland, Guldbamsen,Rivertree, Atavachron, Rushfan4, Conor Fynes, B_Olariu, Man With hat , Lucas, Mervir .......well I can go on and on.......There are a few idiots but you know you you are, bless them for they do not understand....LOL ... Some sterling artists have sent me Cds, letters, I even met a few (the amazing CAP in Milan). PA has made my life so much better .........LOVE YOU ALL Heart

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Posted By: manofmystery
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 23:12
Happy Birthday, ProgArchives!  It'll be 8 more years until you're legal but only 5 until Henry (he still exists, right?) starts finding you attractive.
 
 
I trust that joke didn't go over the head of anyone who has been here for awhile.


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 23:13
^ Depends on what you mean by "a while".

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Posted By: manofmystery
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 23:15
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Depends on what you mean by "a while".
 
pre-miley cyrus' 18th birthday


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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 02:39
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:


Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

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

'Tis true,  oft I have sailed close to the wind.


You're but an amateur, Ian - compared to some we've seen over the years ... one of whom (after a name change) ended up on the Admin Team

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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 05:11
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:


Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

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

'Tis true,  oft I have sailed close to the wind.


You're but an amateur, Ian - compared to some we've seen over the years ... one of whom (after a name change) ended up on the Admin Team

I resemble that remark!



Posted By: horza
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 15:51
2005 - what a year!! What a vintage.

Nice to see chopper and Snow Dog and many others still around.

Whats the news about The Progtologist? He was the man who really got me into Kevin Gilbert.


Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 16:27
Originally posted by horza horza wrote:

2005 - what a year!! What a vintage.

Nice to see chopper and Snow Dog and many others still around.

Whats the news about The Progtologist? He was the man who really got me into Kevin Gilbert.

Retired from Admin. still  posts from time to time.


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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 18:58
Originally posted by horza horza wrote:

2005 - what a year!! What a vintage.

Nice to see chopper and Snow Dog and many others still around.

Whats the news about The Progtologist? He was the man who really got me into Kevin Gilbert.
Where've you been?

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Posted By: ClemofNazareth
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 19:39
Yet another 2005 alumnus.  Damn I got old quick! Confused
 
 


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Mariah Carey


Posted By: Roland113
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 19:46
Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Happy Birthday, ProgArchives!  It'll be 8 more years until you're legal but only 5 until Henry (he still exists, right?) starts finding you attractive.
 
 
I trust that joke didn't go over the head of anyone who has been here for awhile.

Yep, got me on that one, actually did the proverbial "Laughed Out Loud"


Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 20:25
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Originally posted by manofmystery manofmystery wrote:

Happy Birthday, ProgArchives!  It'll be 8 more years until you're legal but only 5 until Henry (he still exists, right?) starts finding you attractive.
 
 
I trust that joke didn't go over the head of anyone who has been here for awhile.

I think it's only 2 or 3 more years, actually.


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 20:39
Ooh, coming up on my seventh year hanging out here.

Here's a list of artists I discovered here first:
Explosions In The Sky
Triggering Myth, A
Pure Reason Revolution
Mr. Bungle
Phideaux
Pineapple Thief, The
Parallel Mind
Talisma
No Sound
Reasoning, The
Gongzilla
Crimson Jazz Trio
Umphrey's McGee
Discipline
Cusick, Paul
Black Mountain
Big Big Train
Garbarek, Anja
Flood
Gorishankar, The
Rhodes, Happy
Univers Zero
Dead Can Dance
Samuel Jackson Five, The
Stereokimono

25.  I like them all and don't think I would have discovered them independently.


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Posted By: Gerinski
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 20:51
Happy birthday PA!
I've not been around for so long and I don't have as much time as I would like to dedicate to music, let alone to PA, but within my possibilities I will try to keep hanging around here, it's a nice site kept alive by some nice people!


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 22:41
Happy Birthday PA PartyBeer

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Freedom is slavery.
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"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart




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