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Posted: 02 May 05, 23:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys...

I was answering some guy's post where he called PenGuru a "newbie" and I was wondering which of you guys have been in here the longest. I don't mean it as a distintion or to see who's better. I think it was a good thing that Richard removed the post count. I know that there are LOTS of old time readers that don't post a lot.

I'm one of these. I remember this and other related forums. Maybe Richard could help me remember?

Before Queenzone there were other forums and people migrated from those when they crashed. I'm talking about 1999-2000 or something. Around the prehistorical age of Queen in the Internet. Rememeber queen-fip.com?, when the OIQFC page was actually interesting?, Queen Heaven? (great resource), OIQFC's forum crashing in 1999, the QueenRocker forum, etc?

I'm not really old or anything. I'm 23 years old and I'm a Queen fan since 1992. I recently came back from seeing Queen and Paul Rodgers in Vienna, Munich, Prague and Leipzig (as I already mentioned in another post) and I met some fans that share some of my points of view.

Let's hear it. Post here your memories. Let's remember when we also downloaded concerts in MP3, used Napster and played silly (but fun) games like "Guess the song...". hehe :)

Sincerely,

Wiley

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Posted: 02 May 05, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmmm... I just thought this might not be the right forum to post this, but now that I think of it again, I don't think many of the people who could be interested in answering this (briefly or whatever) post there that much.

If this is not acceptable, then I'll accept deletion as a final and cruel solution, haha :).
Sorry..

W

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Posted: 03 May 05, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I even wrote an article for QueenHeaven in 1998 and it was posted and send other info (a lot of corrections)... Memories, my memories...

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Posted: 03 May 05, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First time I came here, it wasn't Queenzone, it was Richard's Queen Page and there was the crest from ANATO on the main page. In the chatroom, you had to hit refresh to see the new messages, and the notice board was full of people who all liked each other (shock) and used ICQ to communicate off of the board. Good 'ol ICQ..."UH OH!" Around 1999, the notice board was a ghost town, then all these crazy folks from the QueenRocker board brought it back to life..causing some friction in the process..:-)


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Posted: 03 May 05, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I came here from QueenRocker back in 1999 or 2000...remember Ted, The Opposition, all these other posters from the past...


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Posted: 03 May 05, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you go to the old layout you can see number of posts and the date of joining...
http://www.queenzone.com/queen/forum
I still use the old board to check who am I talking to :)

There you go- 2319 posts, since July 2003. Far from longest (far from long), I remember being a newbie and some ppl were here already for 2 yrears or even longer- on different board (queenrocker?) or something...
C'mon- William have I think over 10000 posts at the moment!!! :)


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Posted: 03 May 05, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have had an account on QZ a couple years ago, but I've forgotten login and password after some months of being without computer and later came with new account and nickname :(

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Posted: 03 May 05, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The fan club page used to have a message board which was divided into two "blocks" - the Stepfords and the normal people. Jacky got loads of complaints and the board died from the Y2k bug - the only case ever known. Queen fan LeftHandedGuitarist founded the QueenRocker board for the homeless posters while many Stepfords moved to QueenForever.

QueenRocker suffered from various crashes and finally the QueenRockers all moved into Queenzone which was small and quiet and peaceful until the QueenRockers arrived by late 2000. QueenForever vanished after QOL was launched in 2001 and became the biggest Queen board. Queenzone integrated the QueenRockers and became the unruly alternative to the heavily moderated QOL board.

In 2001 the Queenzone board crashed and Richard created a new one with the result that all posters were re-registered in two days, July 25th and July 27th. Every one else is a newbie!! (just kidding) I think only alt.music.queen has been online longer than Queenzone. The only regular posters from the pre-QueenRocker time are Richard, Erin and Pieter,Janet and Paulie. I remember many more and some are still around but do not post any longer.


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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember back in my day....

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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

Jacky got loads of complaints and the board died from the Y2k bug - the only case ever known.


*LOL*!

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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For a long time the notice board was not the only place where the queen fans could post on this website.

The news page was a place where everybody could leave a message without being registered and post their opinions about the news items. Needless to say that the news page was full of hate posts and fights, virtually nobody posted anything about the news items - instead they hated each other and sent each other death threats. Queenzoner ChadHanging brought some of the more reasonable posters from the news page to the notice board. Infamous TED originally posted on the news page and moved to the notice board, too. Richard finally closed the interactive news page because it was out of control.


The questions page was interactive for a long time. People could answer the questions posted by other users. Of course, this place was soon full of fights and hate posts just like the news page. Virtually each answer to a question led to 10 comments about the stupidity of the answer. However, some intelligent discussions happened in the questions page and the more reasonable posters moved to the notice board. Richard finally closed the interactive Q & A page...

The Freddie tribute page was a place where everybody could leave a message about late great Freddie Mercury. Over the time the Freddie page became a place where depressed teenagers chatted with each other and told Freddie about all their daily problems, ahem. An Italian group moved into the Freddie page and used it as a private, unmoderated chat room. Today the Freddie tributes are checked and must be actually Freddie tributes to be posted on the website.



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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great story, Barbara...
That's exactly what I meant, the series of events that led to this board becoming "THE place to be" if you wanted to read or talk about Queen. I specially liked the part where you say that "Queenzone integrated the QueenRockers and became the unruly alternative to the heavily moderated QOL board". Classic.

I knew Queenzone since it was a small page with some news archive and Links with "The Game" images in the front page but I don't remember if it had a Notice Board or something. I don't remember much about QueenForever or if it had a forum. I was an "always reader, seldom poster" of the OIQFC forum, then went to QueenRocker, then to Queenzone.

I think that by the time Queenzone crashed and everybody had to re-register I was not really into posting a lot because I registered again until a few months later. I think it was by the time I uploaded the Let Me Live MP3 because I remember having no credibility at all at the moment, hehe :).

I remember other old time posters like fatty, Opposition, haole, Ian R, etc. Does anybody know something about them and what's happened to their lives?

W

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Posted: 03 May 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol those days...my old nick was speed racer and I only posted like 5 times...quite a change eh, mostly I just read and tried to d/l the mp3 concerts that would take 2 weeks for every show
I remember pieter was a mod and had some great falling out with Haole? or was it fatty, I remember Janet had a different nick, and Hans never made sence, and fattys great crush on marshmellow(sp)who moved to NZ and Sonja was the babe of QZ and eggy swooped in and got her, and the fact chad could typed 10,000 word post every 5 min and make it sound that everything some one said was in fact some haterd toward gay people =-)
and the chat with refresh, yes I remember took me quite some time to figure that out, I always thought all these people and no one is saying anything, turned out to be too much effort


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Posted: 03 May 05, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:


I remember pieter was a mod and had some great falling out with Haole? or was it fatty


Ahh those were the days.

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Posted: 03 May 05, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

wstüssyb wrote:


I remember pieter was a mod and had some great falling out with Haole? or was it fatty


Ahh those were the days.


It was Haole, btw.. fatty just defended him. I can't exactly remember the nature of the dispute, though..:-) Something stupid, I am sure..

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Posted: 03 May 05, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:

lol those days...my old nick was speed racer and I only posted like 5 times...quite a change eh, mostly I just read and tried to d/l the mp3 concerts that would take 2 weeks for every show
I remember pieter was a mod and had some great falling out with Haole? or was it fatty, I remember Janet had a different nick, and Hans never made sence, and fattys great crush on marshmellow(sp)who moved to NZ and Sonja was the babe of QZ and eggy swooped in and got her, and the fact chad could typed 10,000 word post every 5 min and make it sound that everything some one said was in fact some haterd toward gay people =-)
and the chat with refresh, yes I remember took me quite some time to figure that out, I always thought all these people and no one is saying anything, turned out to be too much effort


The part about Chad is still true when he comes in chat. God love him.

LOL


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Posted: 03 May 05, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The glory days. I started on the Queenrocker board as Macbeth then came via the news pages agter QR went tits up. Remember Chelsea Bunn? Ming? Bricktop? Chuffy? Tigerababe? Ah old times.............


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Posted: 03 May 05, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chelsea Bunnzzz...she called me a bitch one time..

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Posted: 03 May 05, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

chuffy I do remember, god she was hot, I think I have her on MSN
Ming I do remember well, lol
Mss bunn as well, I freaked her out in chat once by telling her personal info I knew about her, scared her shitless, she never came back after that.
Bricktop, that was a good 2 weeks there
I loved the time when TED made a clone of richard name, and Chad posted none stop about the fakeness, or shall I say Chud lol
and when Marshmellow had Fatty wrapped around her whip errr finger..then Dietmer? (sp)


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Posted: 03 May 05, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm here since 2000.


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