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First forum topic and post

gleneagles
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First forum topic and post

What was the first forum topic and who posted it ?

Excluding any PN staff ?

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Re: First forum topic and post

which forum - this latest one or earlier versions

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Re: First forum topic and post

Earliest one I remember was when they had phpBB, so it should have a primary key.

So if they still have the backups, it should be a case of:

SELECT MIN(Primary Key Field) INNER JOIN (Post table on forums). Smiley

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Re: First forum topic and post

@Oldjim

That's an interesting question as I had not realised there were earlier versions.

Perhaps the very earliest versions are no longer accessable so the question cannot be answered but exactly how many versions are there and what is meant by a version, for example when the forum moved over to lithium was that classed as a new version or is a new version something else ?

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A quick look at a few boards and the earliest posts date from around early April 2007 when it was moved to SMF. I remember the move and was one early registration members to ensure I got Mav Wink

 

I seem to remember that the SMF forum started afresh losing all previous posts.

 

 

Previous to that your forum name had to be the same as your broadband login.

 

Edit: The Plusnet forum was the first forum I joined.

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Interesting the PN forum was the first forum I joined and the only forum I am mildly active in.

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Re: First forum topic and post

Technically this is the first post of the posts still held by plusnet - from smf:

https://community.plus.net/t5/General-Chat/Welcome-to-SMF/td-p/66

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It’s nice to see people from back then from many moons ago are still around here.
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I wonder how many people actually started using the forum before they had a problem or question?

I initially started using the forum when I wanted to know if there was any way to get a faster connection and thanks to knowledgeable members at the time I did manage to improve it a lot.

 

I imagine the first post on the first forum was probably "Hello is there anybody here?"Smiley

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I joined the Plusnet fold early December 2002 and the forums soon after.

 

I had forgotten about the archive section and it looks like this could have been the first post from 2001?

 

This seems to be the first thread I started and, possibly, my first post as well from 29/12/2002.

 

Amazing that there are members from those early years still posting!

 

Edit: I believe my sentiment at message #10 hasn't changed since thenWink

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I think one of my colleagues on my team has been around since about 2002 too.

Where do I see myself in 15 years? Still here posting at almost 3am.
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@Gandalf wrote:
Where do I see myself in 15 years? Still here posting at almost 3am.

Or almost 5amCheesy

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@Gandalf wrote:
It’s nice to see people from back then from many moons ago are still around here.

Yup!  I joined shortly after the move to SMF back in 2007.

 

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@Mav

Thanks for researching into that, some interesting posts there.

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Mav wrote:

This seems to be the first thread I started and, possibly, my first post as well from 29/12/2002.


How did you find that?

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