I beat you all: I'm the oldest GBAtemp member here... ;-)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Omero, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. puss2puss

    puss2puss ♻ThinkGreen♻

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    Awesome thread! I love this kind of information, its a huge chunk of history for GBAtemps! :D
    ..two days ago i was talking in the shoutbox about who was the first member on GBAtemps..well, there's the answer!

    You've done a good job Omero! You should change the title under your name for ''first born GBAtemper'' :P

    Anyway, thank you for creating this thread, it was great to remember the history of one of the first roms site i used to go to ;)
     
  2. Tomato Hentai

    Tomato Hentai hot death grips singles in your area

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    So, I must ask, what was the exact date GBATemp was created? Or published. Or whatever the correct word for it is, I can't think properly right now.
     
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  3. BlackYoshi485

    BlackYoshi485 Banned

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    I didn't knew that GBATemp is over 15 years old! this is the oldest forum i know :3
     
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  4. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    GBAtemp existed as an IRC channel before there was any website. Then there used to be a single ROM page with a guestbook and visitors started to communicate through the guestbook. After seeing all of this chat going on @KiVan decided to create a proper forum. That happened on Oct 24, 2002. I joined as member number 25 (you can see your member number in your profile link) and am the oldest active member of the site. I was friends with KiVan and other key members of the communitie's early days on IRC when all of this was just a twinkle in his eye, good times!
     
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  5. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

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    Wow. Seeing all the oldies mentioned brought back memories... I only lurked back then, finding the site while looking for something to play on that DOS version of No$gba (before it got gimped with paid features), playing linked Ruby/Sapphire on the same computer... man, good times.
     
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  6. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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    First off, thanks for your part in creating this awesome site!

    My question is, what are you up to nowadays :)?
     
  7. KingBlank

    KingBlank King of Nothing

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    XD, I used to download games for my friends and share them with them using multiple floppy disks... Good old days.
    Finding out how to get games was one of the driving forces behind me learning what I know now about ICT, as you can tell from my age I was pretty young lol.
     
  8. EMP Knightmare

    EMP Knightmare Fixing GBATemp's Feng Shui Engine (using Win XP)

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    Wow, just wow. Much respect to the Grand Daddy of the Temp but even Omero must follow rules (page 2 no double posting) someone merge those post please. Lastly thank you for giving all of us a second home, I've met so many people here from all walks of life and I would never ask for a second of time back that was used here.

    For current staff you know you guys are fawking awesome, just keep doin what you guys do ^_^
     
  9. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

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    hahaha, I specifically had floppy disks for specific games, and backups too!
     
  10. EMP Knightmare

    EMP Knightmare Fixing GBATemp's Feng Shui Engine (using Win XP)

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    I remember downloading roms only at night due to the connection getting cut whenever the phone rang :(
     
  11. @lexander

    @lexander Newbie

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    Wow! This site sure had its share of history. I didn't really notice GBATemp until earlier this year when this forum was beginning to flood with 3DS users (And now, it kind of still is). :lol: It really has changed... Thank you members of the community for providing this awesome website for over 12 years.
     
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  12. drgnslayers

    drgnslayers GBAtemp Regular

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    ah, that was the old times. still, that's something I wouldn't want those days
     
  13. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

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    congratulations :) I only registered when registration was a requirement for you know what ;)
     
  14. EMP Knightmare

    EMP Knightmare Fixing GBATemp's Feng Shui Engine (using Win XP)

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    :cry: OH THE HORROR!!!!!!!:cry:
     
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  15. osirisjem

    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    Did you guys use the iroffer IRC server bot ? Mirc client ?

    Those were good times. Hacking university servers to serve movies with FlashFXP FTP. DALnet.
     
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  16. Disco

    Disco GBAtemp Fan

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    Thanks for this awesome site, been here for years!

    EDIT: Never knew it's made by the ''neighbours'' from Italy ;)
     
  17. sonicrings

    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    Man, what an amazing thread to stumble upon! I remember when I used to look for a GBA emulator for slot 1 DS flashcards and this site kept popping up in my Google searches.. And then ichfly actually started making one, and now I think it's almost done! How time flies..

    Good times...
     
  18. xtreme_power

    xtreme_power GBAtemp Regular

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    I've been here since the gba days
     
  19. Guinea

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    Wow 2002 lol
     
  20. jDSX

    jDSX *is a furrE*

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    Great site you made and the community too. I enjoy reading about how it was back then.
     
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