Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). ApppleInsider THROUGHOUT THE AGES! - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In ApppleInsider THROUGHOUT THE AGES! icfireball Posted: June 7, 2007 11:23AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 199920002001200220032004200520062007 Comments Reply 1 of 12 audiopollution Posts: 3,226member June 7, 2007 11:32AM 2002-2003 were slow news years, it seems. Reply 2 of 12 king chung huang Posts: 343member June 7, 2007 2:51PM Quote:Originally Posted by audiopollution 2002-2003 were slow news years, it seems. That's an understatement. Reply 3 of 12 slewis Posts: 2,081member June 7, 2007 2:57PM Null. Reply 4 of 12 ireland Posts: 17,746member June 7, 2007 3:24PM Quote:Originally Posted by Slewis Wow... I am really glad I wasn't around here before Summer last year... those are some really bad layouts, especially 1999.SebastianYou weren't born then Reply 5 of 12 ireland Posts: 17,746member June 7, 2007 3:26PM So, basically more ads. Reply 6 of 12 Marvin Posts: 14,436moderator June 7, 2007 5:03PM Quote:Originally Posted by Ireland So, basically more ads. That's happened to the whole internet and TV. Cable channel adverts last almost as long as the shows themselves now. It's getting a bit out of hand. I don't mind if sites need ads to keep going but flash ads seem to be crashing Safari more and more - a few on this site. Use gifs or something. Reply 7 of 12 sdw2001 Posts: 17,428member June 7, 2007 8:59PM Quote:Originally Posted by Ireland So, basically more ads. Yeah, noticed that too. That said, the boards are so much better designed now and operate a hell of a lot better. How long did the blackout last? I registered in January 2000 I think originally... Reply 8 of 12 trailmaster308 Posts: 699member June 7, 2007 9:13PM wait something changed? Reply 9 of 12 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member June 7, 2007 10:25PM More adds!The boards have gotten a little uglier over the last couple years, although they have become more functional. I think that might be just because the general trend of forums. Could also be not having Brad as a minion haha. I have learned to like the 'insider' information a lot more though. It's the first site I check out now. Reply 10 of 12 splinemodel Posts: 7,311member June 7, 2007 10:27PM Quote:Originally Posted by Slewis Wow... I am really glad I wasn't around here before Summer last year... those are some really bad layouts, especially 1999.SebastianThe layout hasn't changed much. The colors and the members, to some degree, have. I can't believe that I've now been on AI for over eight years. Yikes. Reply 11 of 12 eman Posts: 7,204member June 9, 2007 4:20PM Quote:Originally Posted by SDW2001 How long did the blackout last? I registered in January 2000 I think originally...I don't know how long exactly, but it sure felt like forever. Reply 12 of 12 icfireball Posts: 2,594member June 10, 2007 1:01AM Quote:Originally Posted by EmAn I don't know how long exactly, but it sure felt like forever.I came across the blackout when trying to get screenshots. You can check how long it lasted at www.archive.org -- the way back machine. Sign In or Register to comment.