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it's gone..at least for me. Is it really gone or did you all lock me out?
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post #2 of 25
These are not the droids you're looking for.

You must have been hallucinating.
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Jonathon! :eek: You locked me out??!

oh..perhaps you don't know who I am? Email me
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post #4 of 25
How could you?
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What's going on?
post #6 of 25
Hey!
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Heh..I got the real story...
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post #8 of 25
Oh yeah? Private message me.
post #9 of 25
My god... no!!! Now how will we unfairly pad our post counts? :confused: I'd appreciate a reason.
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post #10 of 25
that's messed up
post #11 of 25
sadness....... :confused: :confused: :confused:

Can someone tell me why it was closed?
I miss old AI......
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post #12 of 25
Yikes. Still no reason?
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They say it was a waste of bandwidth and that you all abused it with the padding of posts.
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post #14 of 25
Hmmph. You call that abuse? Should've seen the old AI.
post #15 of 25
Come on. You guys suck.

I liked it because all the AI regulars of the old posted cool stuff without annoying trolls etc. Now it's gone.
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[quote]Originally posted by radar1503:
<strong>Come on. You guys suck.

I liked it because all the AI regulars of the old posted cool stuff without annoying trolls etc. Now it's gone. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Why wasn´t I invited? Am I not member of the old boys club anymore
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post #17 of 25
And more general: what is this all about? If you can say here please mail me. Does it have anything to do with the Matrix? Did you find the red pill?

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post #18 of 25
Anders, you did not know? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Anders, you did not know? :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Arrg. Two options:

1: You are pulling our legs big time with this thread and I come out looking like a fool.

2: Or I should have discovered this "something" long time ago and I come out looking like a fool for not having done it.

Either way I am a fool and there is nothing I can do about it. Phew. That lifted the weight off my shoulders. Now I can go to bed without any worry

[ 03-06-2002: Message edited by: Anders ]</p>
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post #20 of 25
Anders:

I didn't see it, but I'm guessing for the talk here that it was another "hidden" forum.
post #21 of 25
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
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Arrg. Two options:

1: You are pulling our legs big time with this thread and I come out looking like a fool.

2: Or I should have discovered this "something" long time ago and I come out looking like a fool for not having done it.

Either way I am a fool and there is nothing I can do about it. Phew. That lifted the weight off my shoulders. Now I can go to bed without any worry

[ 03-06-2002: Message edited by: Anders ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
Don't worry Anders, i am as fool as you. I did not knew this forum either, the unique private message i received was critics against me. Nobody show me this forum. I only see one reason : i must be a troll
:eek: :confused: <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #22 of 25
At the old AI, Silicon Alley had been the precursor to General Discussion.

When General Discussion was created, SA got 'turned off' - meaning, it gets hidden from the front page. However, if you remembered the URL for it, you could still get in. It turned into an old-timer's lounge of sorts... So, when AI came back, I recreated SA as Silicon Alley Redux, hoping that the old-timers would again group there.


It was (back in the day) a nice place, free of the trolls and random crackheads that plague the public forums, back in the day.

However, in the new AI, where POST COUNTS are all that seem to matter the SAR turned into a total spam-a-rama. There was perhaps one or two worthwhile threads in the whole thing. Thus, by a vote of the mods and admins, we decided to turn it off.
post #23 of 25
riight, sure buddy.
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post #24 of 25
It was worse at the old AI. Anyone remember threads with a thousand "d"s? A thousand posts in a day?
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[quote]At the old AI, Silicon Alley had been the precursor to General Discussion.<hr></blockquote>

Not quite Jonathan. The five original forums at AI were:

Hardware
Software
General Discussion
Silicon Valley Discussion
Suggestions

Then I think came a seperation of Future/Current software and hardware. I think a Gaming Chat was soon added before that, or at that time:

Future Hardware
Current Hardware
Future Software
Current Software
General Discussion
Gaming Chat
Suggestions

Then came Tech support. Or maybe AppleOutsider, stolen from Mandricard's signature. Tech Support was changed to Genius Bar. And Gaming chat got fux0red and a new one called Gaming Chat II was started. We lost our great giant "halo" thread, and the gaming chat went downhill from there. Also, darken, a main contributer, seems to have vanished. Now we no longer have a gaming chat in the new fora.

SV and GD co-existed. SV was for "For Silicon Valley Discussion", i.e. company merges, tech business, etc. It was hard to define, and eventually got wiped in about May of '99. I thought it was gone for good until Mark emailed me about it. It's been a long held secret. Occasionally a newbie stumbles on it or we invite someone.

It was a part of AI that should live on. Few people abuse their post counts significantly anymore. EmAn does just fine in the regular forums with the one-liners.

[quote]It was worse at the old AI. Anyone remember threads with a thousand "d"s? A thousand posts in a day?<hr></blockquote>

Heh. I was wondering what the hell Eugene was up to there.

And if you think SV was spam, you should have seen gaming chat. Heh. I got about 50-60% of my post count there back in the day.

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