[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:
Silicon Valley Discussion
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:
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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