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#3320647 - 06/17/11 02:16 AM Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest?  
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I was looking around and the earliest member I could see at a glance was Jedi Master at #153. Just curious!


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#3320660 - 06/17/11 02:41 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Crimson I think was #1. Or at least in the single digits.


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#3320662 - 06/17/11 02:43 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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The earliest member in the directory is rlitchfield at number 3. - http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/3/rlitchfield.html
I believe Troll at number 7 is the oldest still active member. - http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/7/Troll.html

In the directory if you click on this symbol # it will reorder the list.

This one --------> # | Last Online | Display Name | Status


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#3320686 - 06/17/11 03:38 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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I came late to the party. I didn't register until April 2001.


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#3320722 - 06/17/11 04:22 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Wheels, that was after the most recent reset... The original founders, including me, are not listed by correct date or order. I was the 4th or 5th member/founder of SimHQ. Crimson, Outlaw, Robert Murphy, a few others, and myself, were there from the very beginning. Actually, before the beginning... Back when it was a piece of a now-defunct sim manufacturer's forum. When they were shutting down the forum, Crimson put one up... Man I can't even remember the name... Crimson's Flight Sim Corner or something like that.
A few us had a few conversations, and a few weeks later, SimHQ was born. Or something like that... It's been so damn long I can't even remember anymore. Anyway, there have been at least two resets of the board's directory, and some of the originals have come and gone... But I can assure you... I am NOT member #1817. smile

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#3320736 - 06/17/11 04:54 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Ah, SimHQ history. A favorite topic.

Those of you who haven't read the series of articles on the 10th Anniversary and the Reflections:
http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/commentary.html

I asked Crimson why there was no #1 or #2. IIRC, he said there was and they were people that originally setup the first boards.

Here are screen grabs from the forums since 1999

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/1999.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2000.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2001.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2002.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2003.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2004.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2005.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2006.jpg

http://www.simhq.com/_commentary/forum_images/2007.jpg


Membership Low Numbers

Look through this list below I grabbed from the first two pages of the directory.
Several are still quite active. Funny, but several have a very low post count. The original lurkers.

SimHQ had a hard drive crash (before I was involved) and a block of posts were lost. Sadly it included the commemorative posts from Sept 11, 2001 and probably the most well know SimHQ thread ever, "hooray for my bidet".

The database has been culled -- but there are well over 100,000 sign-ups over the years. No doubt with ample re-registrations from people who lost their password and before the software could recover it. Yes, the databases have been backed-up should they ever need to be reloaded. smile

rlitchfield (Member #3)

Pygmy - SimHQ (Member #4) (Pete Marone)

Piglet (Member #5)

Zoobster (Member #6)

Troll (Member #7) (Jorgan Toll - still active)

Crimson (Member #8) (all bow down in respect biggrin )

Hostile (Member #9)

Andy Bush (Member #10) (Andy biggrin )

Psycho (Member #11) (still active)

Buckaroo (Member #12)

rpommier (Member #13)

Col. Sabot (Member #14) (still active)

Edmund Robinson (Member #15)

Flexman (Member #16) (hey, who is this guy!?)

Vector (Member #17)

jgalante (Member #18)

Aqualung (Member #19) (still active)

Enforcer (Member #20)

pedrodog (Member #21)

Coug (Member #22)

zAmboni (Member #23) (still active)

Impaler (Member #24)

*Starbuck* (Member #25)

gbarclay (Member #26) (still active)

SuperGroove (Member #27)

Yogi (Member #28)

DanW (Member #29) (still active)

Softball (Member #30) (still active)

Nicholas Shukov (Member #31)

Sgt_Leviathan (Member #32)

MotherSuperior (Member #33) (still active)

Sic PreFix (Member #34)

Ivedog (Member #35)

ratskrad (Member #36) (still active)

Spiff (Member #37)

Chameleon 257th Talons (Member #38)

HAWKEYE (Member #39)

Wrench (Member #40) (still active)

nick (Member #41)

crpowell (Member #46)

steven (Member #47)

Rattler (Member #49)

Chip (Member #50)

Archangel (Member #51) (still active)

HiFi (Member #52)

Rush (Member #53) (still active)

MIGMaster (Member #55)

Al (Member #56)

Torch (Member #57) (still active)

Allen (Member #58) (still active)


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#3320759 - 06/17/11 05:45 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Excellent stuff guod!! I came over in 2000 with the wave of Combatsim refugees after they announced they were gonna start charging at the site. I actually dig around in their archive forum's when I feel nostalgic and read some of my posts from 98-99. The funniest thing is reading the specs of our rigs at the time...laughable, but good times for sure! My re-registration was in 2005 according to my bio here. I am the type of member that never posted that much, but SimHQ has always my first stop when I fire up the rig and has been for about a decade. I can just read for hours sometimes.

I really enjoyed the history you layed out guod, thanks for taking the time! I especially liked the old screenshots...I am a very nastalgic and those brought back memories.


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#3320775 - 06/17/11 06:39 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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I use to be #35, but since the forum upgrade, I moved up 5 spots to #30. biggrin I've been a SimHQ member since 1999 and I absolutely love this community. Although I don't post as much as some people ( looks at PanzerMeyer, lol), I am an avid reader of SimHQ and a long time PC gamer. I've met a few SimHQers at E3 (Thank You Rjetster! I'll never forget your generosity) although they may not remember me, including "Wags" when Lockon was being developed; I believe that was 2001?

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#3320797 - 06/17/11 07:36 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Dont you just hate it when you are just browsing forums without registering for who knows many years smile


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#3320846 - 06/17/11 10:42 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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I've been around for a bit, but I'm a youngster compared to guys o nthat list! ;D
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#3320861 - 06/17/11 11:30 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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I believe the original name was "Crimson's Sim World" but my memory is fuzzy, too. It took a while for me to join the forums, as I had a reputation on the old IMagic boards and I didn't want to upset the apple cart here smile

#3320869 - 06/17/11 11:36 AM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Heck, I count myself an old hand, or at least a less infantile one biggrin And I've only been here since 2001.

Here's to the future of this great site, it's my first stop of the day when turning the computer on, and has been since 2001! cheers

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#3320888 - 06/17/11 12:17 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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lol I love this site. It's people are what make it greater than the sum of it's parts.

Those that have come and gone and come back again...good times.


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#3320930 - 06/17/11 01:10 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Rogered]  
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Originally Posted By: Rogered
lol I love this site. It's people are what make it greater than the sum of it's parts.



+1

Not just the people but the fact that SimHQ has people from so many different countries is one thing I find fascinating and it really adds an extra dimenstion to this site.


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#3320948 - 06/17/11 01:27 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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I've been around since 2000, but only registered in '01! Great place to be, and the 2nd place I visit when I'm on-line in the simming web world. biggrin


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#3321081 - 06/17/11 04:24 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Well, to be fair unless it's a site in a non-English language, most English-language forums have international membership. Subsim, NoGrip, armaholic, and so on.

I definitely remember the 99/2000 layout, as well as my surprise when the layout was changed in 2001.




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#3321099 - 06/17/11 04:40 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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#3321106 - 06/17/11 05:00 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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I've been around the main SimHQ site off and on for several years, but can't remember quite how far back. As for the forums, I never paid attention to them until late last year when I finally decided to register.

I've never been part of any website for longer than 3.5 years. Sites come and go, and interests change. Respect to the people who have been around since the early days of SimHQ.


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#3321126 - 06/17/11 05:42 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Rogered
lol I love this site. It's people are what make it greater than the sum of it's parts.



+1

Not just the people but the fact that SimHQ has people from so many different countries is one thing I find fascinating and it really adds an extra dimenstion to this site.


+2

The care and support between fellow members is just amazing. I am honored to be a part of this community.

#3321133 - 06/17/11 05:52 PM Re: Who is the #1 SimHQ member? Or earliest? [Re: Force10]  
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Shoot, I forgot what # my Original "Digital-Overload" account was, it was prolly in the 100s.


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