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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93986
11/09/03 11:12 AM
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Is that a hoot or what Syd? laugh I can't find your first post though. Those links brought back a lot of memories for me too. Checking the old forums, I see I just never shut up. laugh I can't believe how far we have come.

Doreen....Though we have never met in person, we all have become very close friends. GB is a labor of love for sure. wink

~Dee

Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93987
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Click on the original board link - click on the adventure forum and scroll down to a thread called "Coming out of the closet to say Hi" laugh Voila - my little piece of GB history lol

Dee's right Doreen - we have become very close friends over the years. Jan (Witchen) and I have actually met in person. She and her husband came to Ca. on vacation a couple of years ago and they stopped by for a visit. Everyone else I've talked to on the phone. We've been through a lot together.


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93988
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That was wonderful Dee, thank you so much
Boy, glad the color change was made!
It was interesting to read some of the Topics and note that they are ones that even today come up every now and then.
I did notice Faust on there.. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
The Graemlins were a little strange, funny how much has changed in the computer world in 4-5 years!
What a wonderful thing,please never take that off.
The history and questions and Mods and Owners, is wonderful and fascinating.
I just can't express how much this place has come to mean to me.
Thank you :kiss:
Ingie laugh


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93989
11/09/03 11:24 AM
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OMG Syd! Too funny! I've always loved your sense of humor! I wonder where all those people went. rolleyes I know Linda is busy with her site and Ray is busy writing, once in a while we see Oz post and I know Pam still reads, but still.....

Do you know that back then DreamCatcher was as small as we were? wink And they say adventure games are dead. Ha!

~Dee

Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93990
11/09/03 11:36 AM
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I catch DonM lurking every once in awhile which I'm glad to see. It tells me he's okay. I really miss him frown And Zoly pops up every now and again in the Glitches forum.


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93991
11/09/03 11:44 AM
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Dee, this stuff is terrific! The thought of Syd ever hiding in a closet has given me the giggles. thumbsup

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93992
11/09/03 11:46 AM
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Granny is there too thumbsup

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93993
11/09/03 11:56 AM
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Thanks, Syders, laugh for letting me know about RydaStar's question, as follows:

"Can I add to the questions and ask how Gameboomers got to be known as a reputable name in the gaming community? Was it intended at the start of the site to make and build relationships with game makers and publishers?"

Hi there, Rydastar. Yes, it absolutely was a part of Bob's original plan to incorporate strong relationships with game developers and publishers, right from the beginning. We've always had a strong penchant for Indie developers and, from early on we've encouraged a strong bond with the Indies including The Pixel Shop (Cracking the Conspiracy), Shine Studio (Comer) and, more recently, many others (Harvest, Dark Fall). We've also actively engaged with the vast array of "big guys" in the industry like Sierra, and the developing Dreamcatcher company, along the way.

Bob also encouraged unity, cooperation and friendship among adventure gaming sites through ongoing participation in the formation and activities of The Adventure Games Coalition , which includes over two dozen sites.

Perhaps this answers your first question too, as to how Gameboomers got to be known as a "reputable name in the gaming industry." smile

Best regards, Witchen thumbsup

Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93994
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Yes, well Namma you should have seen the map Sparky gave me to get out again lol


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93995
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This is a great thread! Thanks for the old links MacDee, I can't wait to snoop around for a bit.

Thanks for the answer Witchen, you did indeed answer my questions. Running a board is big work, I had a small board with 100 members and it was starting to get hectic. I can't imagine a site to run and a message board with so many members to account for. GameBoomers has definitely grown and I hope it continues with the support of all the mucky mucks. Life does move on and boards grow and change. I just hope the mucky mucks don't get crowded out too much and know that we really appreciate it.


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93996
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This is a great thread. Thanks so much for the links Dee, I sometimes try to think what colors the board used to be, knew it was reddish, but couldn't remember exactly. thumbsup


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93997
11/09/03 12:53 PM
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Thank you all for the great look back in time. It is fun to review the posts. We are very lucky to have Marita and such a terrific group of mods who put so much time and effort into making this site our second home. bravo
Jenny...Now that you have been promoted make sure they supply petit fours for your coffee breaks and not just donuts. whistle laugh



Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93998
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Hi.

Really enjoying scouting through this topic and taking sneaky peeks at the old stuff happydance

I personally enjoy Gameboomers SO MUCH because the atmosphere remains friendly and polite - even though the membership is constantly growing - and I'm pretty sure that is what appeals to many other members bravo

Cheers.

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #93999
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The old site looks edible, like orange and raspberry sherbet! It was nice to take a peek at history in the making. laugh

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94000
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This really is good for a chuckle....Syd hiding in the closet??? and "only 181 of the little suckers". I bet the number has jumped a bit since that post!!! We love you Syd!!
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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94001
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Mugsy wrote..

Quote:
Jenny...Now that you have been promoted make sure they supply petit fours for your coffee breaks and not just donuts.
Mugsy, I do try and provide special treats for the other Mods in our boardroom... thats what we use it for, a smorgasbord lol

Jenny is Very partial to donuts though so I do try to provide what she wants :kiss:

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94002
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So I take it some of you find it hard to believe I was once a shy, retiring, wall flower???? Well!!! laugh laugh

Mugsy I have to admit the little suckers have indeed gone a tad over that 181 number the past four years wink


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94003
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I was just reading the Adventure Discussion forum and member no 55 is still with us and active smile Advpuzlov, power to your postings smile

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94004
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Quote:
Originally posted by LadyKestrel:
The old site looks edible, like orange and raspberry sherbet!
Lady K.
And you should have heard the furor when Bob changed the colors! Looking at that orange and brown now, it's hard to believe how attached we all were to it. duh

Mugsy, thanks for the kind thought, but as long as no-one walks off with my Pepsi (and believe me they all know better than to do that! laugh ) I'm a happy camper...


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94005
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" Bob changed the colors! Looking at that orange and brown now, it's hard to believe how attached we all were to it."

Weelllll, maybe not all of us Jenny, me darlin'! LOL thumbsup

Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94006
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Yes, I remember there were a few of you adventurous souls around, but I'm sure us stick-in-the-mud types had you outnumbered! lol

And honesty compels me to admit that now that I look at the old colors, I don't know what I was thinking of to oppose the change... blush


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94007
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Same thing crossed my mind Jenny. What were you thinking laugh - but you sure did kick up a stink IIRC lol lol


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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94008
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I was on Jenny's side. wink I don't know what I was thinking either, these colors are so much easier on the eyes.

~Dee

Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94009
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It was a real shock to look at the Red pages.... didn't we have another colourscheme before this one too?

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Re: When and How did GameBoomers get started? #94010
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I think so Tig, I think MaG did this one. wink I've lost track. rolleyes I know there was one with dark brown in the background.

~Dee

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