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damn, she's getting up there, gonna have to find a younger version.

:lol: trade her in for the new model. this one is starting menopause

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happy birthday dtf i dont post alot i just like to lurk  mmmmbacon!!!!
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D'awwww Happy Birthday DTF!  :laugh:

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happy birthday dtf i dont post alot i just like to lurk  mmmmbacon!!!!

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Happy birthday DTF!!! We have been a match made in heaven!  :heart :heart :heart

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For some reason I though this place was much older than that. 

This community goes back to when DT had an official forum in EZBoard back in, I think, 1999 or so.  Shortly after that, the forum resided at dreamtheater.net.  It was shut down on Mike's orders in November 2006, after which the fans from that online community set up an unofficial forum at DTF.com so that the forum community would continue.  During the 5-6 months it was there, it fragmented between (1) those who wanted it to be a DT-centered community, and (2) those who wanted it to be something else.  DTF.com became 5/8.  With help from some close to the band, I set up DTF.org the day 5/8 was launched, and the community once again continued.  (and I subsequently reacquired DTF.com, which now points here)  So, yeah, as a community in general, we date back to 1999 or so.  But in terms of this specific site run by me, we're 5.  Make sense?

Yeah, cool, I was completely unaware that 5/8 was in any way related to this site.  Very interesting how it all evolved.

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I remember joining up on the old EZBoard in 2000, about a month or two after it launched. Such a different place back then. And I also remember being on vacation when Itchy made the switch from EZBoard to vBulletin, when the board became part of DT.net in 2002. Damn, ten years since THAT happened.
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For some reason I though this place was much older than that. 

This community goes back to when DT had an official forum in EZBoard back in, I think, 1999 or so.  Shortly after that, the forum resided at dreamtheater.net.  It was shut down on Mike's orders in November 2006, after which the fans from that online community set up an unofficial forum at DTF.com so that the forum community would continue.  During the 5-6 months it was there, it fragmented between (1) those who wanted it to be a DT-centered community, and (2) those who wanted it to be something else.  DTF.com became 5/8.  With help from some close to the band, I set up DTF.org the day 5/8 was launched, and the community once again continued.  (and I subsequently reacquired DTF.com, which now points here)  So, yeah, as a community in general, we date back to 1999 or so.  But in terms of this specific site run by me, we're 5.  Make sense?

Yeah, cool, I was completely unaware that 5/8 was in any way related to this site.  Very interesting how it all evolved.

I forget sometimes that as newer people join here, or 5/8 for that matter, that they will not be aware of the shared history.  And it is an interesting one, with a lot of nuance that Bosk's capsule summary only touches on.

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Geez... it's really been 5 years?  That's insane. 
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Oh and i've been around since .net so it's been more like 6 years being a member of this community for me... even though in the last year or so I've been posting less and less... don't really know why except that I don't have time or ability to sit down and post a bunch.  Also matters that my computer is broken (still because I have to continue to get my files off of it while I"m able to before I send it in)...
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6 years for me in September.

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Six years for me next month. SIXERS UNITE!!! :metardica::metardica::metardica:
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Wowzers.  Has it really been 5 years already?

Ok - I know I haven't been posting long, but I've had a bird's eye view into the Dot Org/58 split ever since it happened because of who my SO is.  I vaguely remember that he and I were moving to a different apartment at the same time, which made everything a great big ball of "HELLO STRESS!".

I really don't know why it took me so long to join, but I've been lurking off and on since Dot Org's inception. :metal

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This place really has been an internet home for me. It's one of the few places where I feel I might actually offer something more than just inane banter. It's also funny to me to have watched the demographic of this place change over the years.
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It's also funny to me to have watched the demographic of this place change over the years.

Gayness is indeed on the rise :P
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Wowzers.  Has it really been 5 years already?

Ok - I know I haven't been posting long, but I've had a bird's eye view into the Dot Org/58 split ever since it happened because of who my SO is.  I vaguely remember that he and I were moving to a different apartment at the same time, which made everything a great big ball of "HELLO STRESS!".

I really don't know why it took me so long to join, but I've been lurking off and on since Dot Org's inception. :metal

Yup.  You were there for those late-night conversations when we were getting the place set up.  Good times.
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Wow! Has it been 5 years already? Geez... speaking of which, I've been away from here for nearly 18 months until recently. I started with the original DTF way back in 2002 or 2003, but I was never a heavy poster anyway. Regardless, happy birthday!
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Hey wow, totally off topic but seeing your username reminded me of this dream I had that you were doing a show in Belgium obscure. Like a gig with a band and you were the singer. I saw it in the newspaper or something like "OBSCURE COMING TO BELGIUM" with a pic of you on stage with a mic.

Pretty weird. :lol

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Happy Birthday DTF!  You were borne out of chaos, but grew into something beautiful.
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bahahahahaha LMAO ......

obscure coming to Belgium......  :lol

thanks for letting me know hun.... I lol'd so hard  :lol

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Yeah I probably would've never remembered it if I didn't see your username today. :lol

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Lord knows I needed that laughter  :laugh:

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Happy bday ma darling 

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I´m proud being a part of this fine community altough a little bummed i didn´t found it sooner than about a year ago. I lurked around on the forum a couple of month before i joined so i´m late too the party.



Happy B-Day DTF!

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Well, I've not been here for long (3 months or so), but I already love this place to death. Happy birthday DTF!
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HOLY SHIT YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOL!

I've not been really active as of lately, but I still carry you guys and gals in my  :heart
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Wowzers.  Has it really been 5 years already?

Ok - I know I haven't been posting long, but I've had a bird's eye view into the Dot Org/58 split ever since it happened because of who my SO is.  I vaguely remember that he and I were moving to a different apartment at the same time, which made everything a great big ball of "HELLO STRESS!".

I really don't know why it took me so long to join, but I've been lurking off and on since Dot Org's inception. :metal

Yup.  You were there for those late-night conversations when we were getting the place set up.  Good times.

While I was watching Pan's Labyrinth, if I remember correctly. ;) :metal

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Here's a history lesson that I've only shared with a few people. This is basically elaborating a tad on bosk's post.

dt.net/bb was run by Itch and Balrog... er, Borlag. If I remember correctly, Itchy got fed up and the forum basically imploded because of differences between the community and the administration. The plug was pulled, so we were all left to find various safe havens to reside at. It was at this point that Thalagyrt stepped up to provide the servers and domain name for dtf.com. Over the course of my tenure as a poster, I befriended Thalagyrt. We talked on a regular basis and shared guitar chops back and forth on the then-popular stickam chat sessions frequently filled with myself, Thal, Nick, and Jen.

One night Thal came to me with an idea. He proposed an idea of dropping any association with Dream Theater, as they were rarely the focus of the forum. I, and I assume a few others, eventually persuaded him that it would be a good idea. It was on that night while we were still in our AIM conversation that fiveeightforums.com was born.

I never told anybody this because there was a backlash that none of us imagined would happen. The community was split right down the middle. On one side, there were the posters who enjoyed the laid back style of fiveeight, where the band could be freely criticized. On the other hand, there were users angry at the association drop and the apparent "hijacking" of the forum by Thalagyrt. Thus, dreamtheaterforums.org was born.

I never told anyone that I had a part in this because I didn't want to be shunned by the community that I loved. There were some very valuable members who post solely on fiveeight that I still miss to this day. That being said, I love THIS community the most, and now, at this point in time, I am proud to have taken part in its creation, however small that part might have been.

Happy birthday, DTF.
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Ahhhh, memories.  LOL 

I won't speak for this forum because I imagine bosk would have included a Political/ Religious section, anyway..... buuuut... I'd like to take some credit for the creation of the original P/R forum on DT.net.  I remember Itchy being completely against the idea, then right around the time of the 2004 election (Bush vs. Kerry), the forum EXPLODED and it was uncontainable.  Itchy literally would have had to ban like 75% of the forum for breaking the "no politics" rule.  I'd like to thank Ogre Jedi, Violent Green (RIP), Yustiniyan, Reisswolf (sp?) and a few others that I really can't remember because it's been a really long time..... those were some awesome times.  I went to that forum originally just as a DT fan, but learned a lot about how to debate, how to form an argument and also a lot about why I believe what I believe and also how naive I was about certain things.  I got my ass handed to me many times, but in retrospect, it was much needed.  I also got in a few zingers, too, I would say.  :)

Nice to see the P/R forum still going strong.  Yeah, you basically have me to thank for that.  LOL! 

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..... anyone remember Steve French or A Change of Seasons?  (not the album, the DT.net member)
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No way.  John Petrucci came up with the internet.  So, he could watch Guthrie Govan videos. 
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*snip*
I never told anyone that I had a part in this because I didn't want to be shunned by the community that I loved.
*snip*

I can really understand where you're coming from.  I feel similar, as I want to be accepted at and by DTF for who I am and my own merits, not because of who my SO is.

It is what it is, man.