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post #1 of 31
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I knew it was coming some day. I am now on alert. I have to start being careful where and what I post here, as I am now 100 posts away from true Geekdom. The infamous Quad Digit Poster Club. *shudder*

I've always enjoyed the benefits of being a triple-digit member here at AI. You know, get involved here and there, but no one can really tell you to get a life and go outside... I mean come one, only 3 digits! What do you mean I live at AI? Get outta here...

All that's going to change in 100 posts. Sonofabitch...

I wonder what it will feel like. Hitting 'return' on that 1000th post. Will it hurt? Will I feel my soul splintering as I enter the abyss of online message board addiction?

I'll take it one day at a time. Can't be that bad being a 1000+ poster can it? EmAn? Matsu? groverat?.... uh...

oh dear god.


it is...



[ 05-15-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
post #2 of 31
We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.
Your culture will adapt to service us.

Resistance is futile.



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post #3 of 31
It could be worse. We're already taking bets on when EmAn will hit 5 digits! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #4 of 31
I'm trying to get Jonathan to reset my post count. I sure as hell won't stop posting so I'm looking for artificial means of avoiding this badge of shame.

It's horrible... there are people who spam to get big post counts... I can't imagine why.
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post #5 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>
It's horrible... there are people who spam to get big post counts... I can't imagine why.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I know, what's the point of it?
post #6 of 31
I happened to me recently. An awful experience.

I clicked on 'Add Reply' and up on screen came what I thought was Apple's 1984 ad but no it was Jonathan and Amorph who were on the big screen. The crowd was full of other sad looking 1000+ posters and I was running towards the screen. It all went wrong when I realised I had no hammer, just an Apple Pro mouse which has become molded to my hand. As I got closer, I couldn't stop, I was being pulled in, "Help Me!" I shouted but the crowd only looked on with blank faces as the two Admins lunged at me and branded "LOSER" on my forehead.

I've had to wear a hat ever since...

J :cool:
post #7 of 31
<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #8 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>Jamie
....
Drug use: No comment <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
</strong><hr></blockquote>
"I reject your reality and substitute it with my own" - President Bush
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post #9 of 31
Anders! How could you try and blame my drug abuse?!! You know it's true!! You were in the crowd, as was Fran441!

Why won't anyone believe me?

J :cool:
post #10 of 31
I think it's time for your medication now Jamie. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

(Side note: I don't know what happened, he was fine before his 1,000 post....)
post #11 of 31
And this time take the blue pill Jamie.
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post #12 of 31
Yeah...but weren't you around before the blackout? So really, you've flown past 1000 posts ages ago probably. And you missed it. Like sleeping through your birthday. I'm somewhere around 1300 now, counting all the posts from before.

[ 05-15-2002: Message edited by: poor taylor ]</p>
post #13 of 31
Wow. You're right!

That means I've crossed 1000 posts on two seperate ocassions! In fact, I had nearly 3k on the old AI.

That means I'm cool, right?
post #14 of 31
Actually I am sorta depressed that I missed my 1000th post. One minute I was at 994, the next thing I knew I had blown past 1000 to 1014. I don't feel any different, but I do feel a bit sad that I will never get that 1000th post back.

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #15 of 31
&lt;nelson&gt;
Ha Ha!
&lt;/nelson&gt;

kaboom (who will never see 4 digits as a post count ever!)
post #16 of 31
belonging to the 4 digit poster is nothing , belonging to the 5 digit poster is another thing. We will make a big event when Em An will rich it.
We have to create a special status for him. Any idear ?
post #17 of 31
I know, you could do something special.
I don't know what that would be, though.
A banana? Maybe one of those gay ass Yahoo! animated greeting cards?
Maybe a bowl full of popcorn with the pits taken out. It's the expensive kind. Blah.
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post #18 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by poor taylor:
<strong>Yeah...but weren't you around before the blackout? So really, you've flown past 1000 posts ages ago probably. And you missed it. Like sleeping through your birthday. I'm somewhere around 1300 now, counting all the posts from before.

[ 05-15-2002: Message edited by: poor taylor ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Wow, I never thought of it that way. That means I have over 6,000 posts :eek:
post #19 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>belonging to the 4 digit poster is nothing , belonging to the 5 digit poster is another thing. We will make a big event when Em An will rich it.
We have to create a special status for him. Any idear ? </strong><hr></blockquote>

When the time comes I'm going to feel so honored
post #20 of 31
It felt weird for me to have under 1000 posts...at the old AI I was used to having a few thousand.
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post #21 of 31
Em An will be the first official member of the AI 10K Club. Only, you don't get airline miles for your posts. Now THERE would be a reason to spam the boards.
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post #22 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>

I know, what's the point of it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh shut up EmAn....I hate it when seeing people with over 4500 posts
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post #23 of 31
new member status levels will come when we upgrade to UBB 6.3.

I think EmAn will get to change his own title when he hits 5000, maybe...
post #24 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Moogs:
<strong>Em An will be the first official member of the AI 10K Club.</strong><hr></blockquote>

We'll see
post #25 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>new member status levels will come when we upgrade to UBB 6.3.

I think EmAn will get to change his own title when he hits 5000, maybe...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah Ah, Jonathan , you seem to have an idea ... I expect that UBB 6,3 will be ready before Em An reach 5000
post #26 of 31
I've got a question.... I don't mind or anything but so many people have been saying Em An why? It's no big deal though.
post #27 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>I've got a question.... I don't mind or anything but so many people have been saying Em An why? It's no big deal though.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sorry for the MisPelling i Have Said Em An InsTead of EmAn BeCause of the A. If you have wrote Eman i Would not Have Made this MisTake.
post #28 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
<strong>

Sorry for the MisPelling i Have Said Em An InsTead of EmAn BeCause of the A. If you have wrote Eman i Would not Have Made this MisTake. </strong><hr></blockquote>

OK, my guess was because of the A.
post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 
Hey, if you really want to get him going, call him eBoy.

post #30 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>Hey, if you really want to get him going, call him eBoy.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Yeah
post #31 of 31
I thought it was silly to discuss post counts. Especially your own.
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