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The community turns 20 years old this year Time to reflect

#31 User is offline biggestsonicfan 

Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:52 AM

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View PostDark Sonic, on 03 January 2017 - 07:07 PM, said:

Ah yes, Tweaker. Why'd he get banned again?

Also I miss SonicQuoter from CulT. It was always happenin with him.

If you do not miss Amychao and Ask Alice then you are not true CulT family

#32 User is offline JaxTH 

Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:47 AM

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Don't you mean "Ask Marzipan"? :v:

#33 User is offline doc eggfan 

Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:53 AM

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Remember when X-Cult's "Green Egg" project was trying to be a wiki before wiki's really took off. There is an alternative universe where the Cult family creates the Wikimedia foundation.

Also, for those who never saw it:

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#34 User is offline Dark Sonic 

Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:32 AM

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View Postbiggestsonicfan, on 04 January 2017 - 01:52 AM, said:

View PostDark Sonic, on 03 January 2017 - 07:07 PM, said:

Ah yes, Tweaker. Why'd he get banned again?

Also I miss SonicQuoter from CulT. It was always happenin with him.

If you do not miss Amychao and Ask Alice then you are not true CulT family

I remember Amychao but I do not remember Ask Alice. Keep in mind I was a youngun back then so I don't remember 100%.

However I'm actually on the website somewhere. Remember that section on the CulT website where he made fun of stupid emails he got? Yea I sent one of those emails :specialed: I wanted to play that Sonic 1 Beta hoax but couldn't figure out IPS patches, so instead of assistance I got my email put on the site with sarcastic responses about lighting candles :eng101:

#35 User is offline Hez 

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 03 January 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:

And there's still no Sonic 1 beta ROM dump.


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Got a new old screenshot of it though.


They're still out there~


Why is that?....You'd think if we all tried, we could find one.

#36 User is offline Saidian 

Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:16 PM

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I found SFGHQ in 2001, shortly after I first came online. Always wanted to follow in the footsteps of the most well known fangame creators of the day. I was never on the same level of people like Jamie Bailey but I had fun making my own little projects, making an entry to SAGE when I was 12 back in 2003 (a 'finished' version ended up also being an entry into the first RAGE contest some years later).

Had some less than enjoyable moments, chief amongst them being banned on Sonic Cult for being a general asshole when the Assembler Tech Demo of Xtreme was released. Grown up since thank goodness...

Enjoyed the years with all ya'll, I'll be looking forward to being a part of the community for many years to come no matter which website I'm on :D

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Time to update my signature again....


I can't believe I have been participating in this foolery since 2001 at Area 51. I saw the A51 page for the first time in 1998, but avoided the message board as I was already busy at IGN. Silly me, I couldn't handle more than one message board back then. So much has happened since middle school. SO MUCH. To think we are getting a Sonic game that is bringing us back to 1994.....for the 2nd time! A few names a recognize, most I don't, but the key players are still here, which draws me back in every so often.

My first screen name was MercedesML55...everyone called me "Merc." My how things change....and grow obnoxiously obsolete. I guess I'd be "MercedesGLE63" using present-day semantics XD.

GET A LOAD OF THIS!


VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVNEW SIG, CHECK IT OUT IN ALL IT'S GLORY VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

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#38 User is offline Neowl 

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I've probably been a lurker in the community for little under 20 years now, I think I started delving into sites like the old SSRG and Area 51 around late 1999. I remember tying out the Wai beta along with several other ROM hacks (sometimes even IPS patches!) on Genecyst DOS, and having several hours of earache due to the computers at school having terrible audio cards and/or drivers (I used to stay after school for an hour to use their computers as at the time I was suffering AOL dial-up at home, and the school network was somewhat swift for the time).

It's fascinating to think that our community has been around for as long as it has (I daresay even longer depending on if we still have users that frequented Usenet groups back in the infant days of the internet).

EDIT: My lucky 777th post is somewhat apt for the topic I think.
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#39 User is offline Overlord 

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View PostCooljerk, on 03 January 2017 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostJason, on 03 January 2017 - 07:25 PM, said:

Meanwhile outside this bubble we're all Chris-chan.

I think less of the people who think like that than I do Chris-chan : :v:

Re:Jealousy - I've never really felt jealous of anybody in this scene, although for sure I've admired the hell out of certain people and accomplishments. Part of the reason I never have felt jealous is because of how open and inviting this scene is. The true hacking spirit runs through the Sonic Community. "Competitive collaboration," as I've always called it. People will blow your mind with some demonstration, but if you hit them up on the side, they're usually more than willing to help you or explain how it all works.


As someone who's been running community meetups under the Sonic Retro Barcade (And CulT:UK, further back!) banners since 2003 (christ, how time flies) I couldn't agree more. Everyone who's come to an event has been great to meet and it's always a fantastic time.

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A scan of a Vodafone flip-phone (because it had no datacable), that was used to take pictures of Sonic Heroes waaaaaaaaaay back at the first event at PlayStation Live, in 2003. There were 3 of us that day (technically 4, but Sting wasn't really ever in the community) and 2 of us are still around (god knows what happened to Firo).

#40 User is offline NioZero 

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I think I've been in the community for a couple of years before i registered. I don't know what to say because i usually don't write too much but I'd read almost all topics from the general forum and I'm happy to be part of it. Congrats Retro



A little question: When is the exact date for the 20th anniversary?

#41 User is offline JaxTH 

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View PostNeowl, on 04 January 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

(I daresay even longer depending on if we still have users that frequented Usenet groups back in the infant days of the internet).


I believe David was around during those days. ScarredSun too, I believe.

#42 User is offline Adamis 

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I think I've been around the community in 2000, 2001, when I discovered lots of Sonic stuff on the internet. I remember printing articles about the betas, especially Sonic 2, from various websites, including Iceknight's :P

#43 User is offline Blue Blood 

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I've been around since 2003. That's 14 years (over half of my life) that I've been in this community. And it really saddens me to say that in that time I've barely spoken to anyone directly and haven't formed any real, long lasting connections. Wow. Fuck that. I need to put myself out there some more.

#44 User is offline Kat 

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Has it been that long? I guess it has. Well, damn. Way more than half my life spent on SoStH/A51/SWS2B/CulT/Retro. Happy anniversary, guys!

#45 User is offline Sui Eel 

Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

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I hardly post because I don't really know what to add to most discussions, but I've always passed around the fan projects to friends who might be interested, as well as lurk around weekly. Hoping one of these days to actually pick up one of my own projects.

I'm impressed this place has stuck around for so long. Maybe it will stick around long enough for me to actually contribute.

Congrats.

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