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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Drew Bethel, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    People used to post anything to get their thread posts up?

    There were only two or three smiley faces?

    People would abuse IBTL?

    There were three or four main sections and a handful of admins?

    The server used to be down every other day :b

    There were no HSU vs SVS wars. Just Velodyne, Paradigm, and Infinity subs?


    Feel free to add your memories...
     
  2. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    IBTL
     
  3. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    People would use IBTL to get their thread post up? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    People would use the Testing area to boost post counts.

    Knappisms.

    Fox wasn't doing DVD.

    Disney wasn't doing DVD.

    Pink Panther sigs.
     
  5. GARY C

    GARY C Second Unit

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    ...or people would comment that they have "seen better women at the Mall of America"

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    Turkey Knapp!!
     
  7. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    People were more polite than how it is now.
    People posting replies to thread to help out, give advice and not to beat down on someone else, or on a particular product.

    On the lighter side....people's sig consisted of their equipment list, which were way too long.
     
  8. Seth--L

    Seth--L Screenwriter

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    And when they weren't supporting anamorphic transfers
     
  9. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Amazing, isn't it .... that "1997" can be talked about as if it were some long-forgotten time from the Dark Ages. It's really only a small sliver of time.

    But...DVD has certainly bloomed nicely during this sliver, huh?? [​IMG]

    Can anybody remember when you had to "pull the chain"? Not any DVD chain, I mean the other deal..... [​IMG]

    You know you're REALLY getting old when you're practically the only person in a crowded room who actually remembers when Pepsi-Cola used to come in glass bottles (that you had to return for deposit). [​IMG]

    Most young whipper-snappers under 22 have never had the cool, refreshing experience of downing an ice-cold cola drink via a frost-covered 16-ounce glass bottle! Ahhhhhh! [​IMG]
     
  10. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    ....silica wasn't mentioned.
     
  11. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    ...when group buys used to be the longest running threads!
     
  12. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    Reel.com coupons
     
  13. Ted Lee

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    when we used to have the post count next to our name?

    before we had the cool "hover your mouse" feature? (i still do that on other websites ...cracks me up ...)

    before (drum roll....) ..... TESTY!
     
  14. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    When we crossed the 1000 membership mark
    DIVX (spit!)
    The Big Three Abstainers (Paramount, Disney, Fox)
    Porn hadn't started supporting DVD (hence it was still niche) [​IMG]
     
  15. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    DVD-18 was an exciting new development, not something people hated.
     
  16. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Steve Christou: I LOVE your sig image! JB
     
  17. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    People that would post something stupid just to increase post counts ... I remember that.

    Pink Panther sigs EEEWWWWW scary! I remember that. I wish I could reread some post by that troll.

    Brent
     
  18. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Yeah!

    [​IMG]

    Brent
     
  19. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    No separate pan-and-scan releases, either it was on the same disc with the widescreen or it wasn't there at all.

    Fox was overpriced with very few releases, and wanted to price new releases at $89 for rental.

    Columbia put out consistently good discs.
     
  20. Dennis Nicholls

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    It was a quiet refuge from Steve Tannehill's DVD Resource forum during the DIVX wars.....
     

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