itsrobert6,629 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
1st Jan? Sorry, you missed the cutoff Very Happy

I like your suggestion Rob, the first year of the site feels quite fitting. Presumably a number of those who registered in Jan 2003 were original members too, feel free to let me know if you're one of them and I'll dig out the registration date if I can.

And Billy, I’ve updated your date!


I always find it amazing that Metropol started in 2003. The Lounge, The Red Lounge, The Fight Thread and everything all happened in the first two years of the forum.


The thread I remember most from the old Lounge other than J*r*n Br**s (I'm sure that was pre-Metropol) was the toilet thread discussing the sheen on various toilets and thier effectiveness in moving all the sticky detritus post-flush after a Richard the Third.


T'internet just isn't like it used to be. Social media killed it - everyone's just permanently outraged now and can't string coherent thoughts together in messages longer than 140 characters. Long live TVF - it's the last bastion of what was good about the World Wide Web!
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Steve in Pudsey10,861 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
1st Jan? Sorry, you missed the cutoff Very Happy

I like your suggestion Rob, the first year of the site feels quite fitting. Presumably a number of those who registered in Jan 2003 were original members too, feel free to let me know if you're one of them and I'll dig out the registration date if I can.

And Billy, I’ve updated your date!


I joined in November 2001, I think I was originally ‘stegranadaitv1’ (forgive me I was 14 then!) but I had been hovering over the Forum for a couple of months prior to that.

In those days we cared about netiquette, and lurking for a while to find out how a place works before posting was the done thing.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Neil Jones6,441 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
1st Jan? Sorry, you missed the cutoff Very Happy

I like your suggestion Rob, the first year of the site feels quite fitting. Presumably a number of those who registered in Jan 2003 were original members too, feel free to let me know if you're one of them and I'll dig out the registration date if I can.

And Billy, I’ve updated your date!


I joined in November 2001, I think I was originally ‘stegranadaitv1’ (forgive me I was 14 then!) but I had been hovering over the Forum for a couple of months prior to that.

In those days we cared about netiquette, and lurking for a while to find out how a place works before posting was the done thing.


Some of us still do that now on new forums we find that we may like to contribute to.
Surprised that doesn't make any "internet classes" or school classes, as it's no different to table manners really in my view.
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