History of NMA

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by SimpleMinded, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Part2 let`s start


    Yes you are you used to be a Old warrior of the wastes too, in the V3 version i think, what happened, did you loose your password or something? That can be fixed you know.

    He was a nice kid in confusing times, he did got back to thank Rosh and Xotor, but they weren`t around at the time. I wonder what happened to him?

    It wasn`t because of the arguments, but they just got tired of moving the place around, and the idea of a major portal for Tactics modders never took off, so they just closed the shop. JC still shows up at #fallout sometimes, i saw Greg at DAC not long ago.

    It wasn`t a free dental plan, it was some male sex by Odin :D

    I already explained what the Illuminati were, besides those discussions i remember you had one that was popular, something called "Cafe of Dreams" i think.

    Mr. Bhass was a fun guy, he got back later with a bunch of followers, he once posted a scary pic of him on an arms convention, and confessed his family kept napalm in the basement :shock:

    A forum hacked by a former admin isn`t something one sees everyday, that was weird...

    Dude i don`t do shit, really :) i sometimes send news for the newspeople, and that`s it. I`ll post the story of my role at NMA later, maybe with some juicy revelations...

    If you think that`s obsessive you should see a few topics started by a girl i don`t remember the nick on the Fallout boards, NMA was really slow, with few posts, then she would ask for help and tens of posts would appear out of nowhere :)

    Then ask the old warrior of the wastes rank.

    There are other guys that were cool, like Caesar and and even before Xerox, i heard something about Xerox in 2003 but i forgot what it was...

    Ask for the rank too, i`m finding many posts from you in the archive, although many were in the times i had to take brakes from here.

    That DAC board was ugly as hell, particularly in a small monitor...

    The Polish community is the best in the world, in 2003 it had tons of sites all connected to Shamo in a way or another, and i miss my long talks with Kaczor, a very nice guy.

    GROUP HUG :D

    F2s shut down a few years ago, i know Xotor kept the site stored in a cd-rom somewhere, but no one can find him these days...



    Finally Saint_Proverbius made a bunch of interesting posts before he became a DAC/Codex whore :) , so did Old School Role-Player and the Fallout theory crowd, i forgot the name of those guys though. JJ86 made some good fun posts too.

    Many devs would check this place, there are many choices that were made about Van Buren that somehow prove that, but they wouldn`t post much. I miss Chris Taylor...

    There was a newsguy that was on the job for 15 days then disappeared, that was weird :shock:

    If i remember anything else i`ll reply later, together with the replies to lilfyffedawg`s questions.
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Xerox was one of the funniest posters in the olden days. He wasn't much of a regular, I think he had one bout of semi-regular posting for a while and then he returned twice, but he always made me laugh. Back in those days, I was a bit less light on the touch then I am now and tended to bash around newbies as hard as Xotor and Rosh did, though with less skill and far less eloquence.

    His consistent running joke was making fun of the amount of time I spent on the boards. I think he was the only one poking fun at me back then and definitely the only one who got away with it. I remember one golden thread were he posted and I just happened to be online at that instant. I replied with one minute, I think. "JESUS CHRIST! Do you *LIVE* here?!"

    I miss that guy. I wish he would pop back in to make fun of me.

    And don't listen to Briosafreak. He does everything*, all he wants is to do hard work**

    and man, I wish we had logs of the old WebBBS forums, those would be interested to read back on.

    * secretly, Kharn has replaced the word "everything" with "nothing"
    ** secretly, Kharn has replaced the words "to do hard work" with "a barrel of crabs down the pants"***
    *** ah, barrel of crabs
     
  3. uziel

    uziel Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Feb 5, 2005
    Sounds like the admins were like intelligent newbies. No wonder why they make good admins.
     
  4. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Not with this username, or email, nor enough to justify ever being remembered. So's understandable I'd be stuck among the ranks of smoothies :).

    And on topic... Sigh, I've got a lot of reading to do, fallen way behind on everyones posts here :).
     
  5. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Mar 18, 2004
    Well, not so much hacked, since he still had Administrator privileges at the time. You are speaking of WerewolfReaper, right? Anyway, he was a mental case. At one time he joined the forums under another handle, Tara I believe, pretending to be a girl (and even logged in on ICQ to talk to under people under this guise). It wasn't an inside joke, he wanted everyone, including Administrators to think the girl was real. And then there was the girlfriends he invented, with everything else, he was really out there. I don't remember why he decided to delete the forums one day, but it was out of the blue; the reasons were most likely unintelligible anyway.
     
  6. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
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    Jan 29, 2004
    Someone should sticky this.


    Maybe put it in the place of that unholy avatar-thread.
     
  7. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    Seconded....for both. This is becoming my favorite thread.....until Sin City comes out maybe.
     
  8. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
    Orderite

    Dec 2, 2003
    Some really bored admin should cut and paste good parts out of this thread and make a page about it on the main site.

    *trumps Jebus. With a bigger idea.*
     
  9. Jebus

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    Jan 29, 2004
    Some mod should make video interviews with the people who told the best stories, put soppy background music on them, make a video documentary out of it and send it out to all active members on NMA and it's history.


    *Completely pwns Dove with the best idea ever*
     
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  10. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    If it becomes a sticky, it should be in the Website forum.

    Also, you could have Steven Spielberg, Brian de Palma and Sergio Leone (undead) direct a segment each and have NINJAS feed the result into every hippocampus on the planet simultaneously by RSS.

    *Goes into the meta-realm of idea goodness*
     
  11. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
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    Jan 29, 2004
    OR you could have it directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone and Roman Polanski and have Al Pacino play Roshambo, Anthony Hopkins play Briosafreak, Bratt Pitt play me, Johny Depp play Odin, Jim Carrey play Kharn and Julia Roberts play you and have it played on a giant video screen mounted on the side of the Himalaya mountain range while having strippers dancing everywhere and the London Phylarmonic Orchestra playing the background music.

    *Ascends into heaven at this very moment because the goodness of his ideas has for once and for all proven his true divinity*
     
  12. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    Or you could shut up and let the oldies carry on with the story. :P
     
  13. gonzo13

    gonzo13 First time out of the vault

    63
    Dec 2, 2004
    Man, Big T,

    You so plugged Jebus right up!! :shock:

    EDIT:
    ....but seriously, everyone, please continue with the stories.
     
  14. EyeMaster7

    EyeMaster7 A Smooth-Skin

    677
    Jan 20, 2004
  15. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'm surprised that my bullshit detector missed this.

    A lengthy lie, but a lie all the same. DAC's original site was at Turngray.com/fallout/. Then it moved to IplayGames.com, under the domain of Fallout2.net. Duck and Cover was never at duckandcover.com. "William Nagengast III" is also not Jay's real name.

    Funny, I don't recall Shadowman being a mod at DAC, ever. I think I would have had OSRP as a mod first.

    Tell me, are any of these lies getting old? V13 was at times a hell of a lot more vicious, particularly towards idiots and pretentious twats like KellyX. There was also a regular and persistent mindless fanboying of FOT on those forums, usually done by people who obviously failed to pass high school, as few of them had any hope of understanding what setting composition was and how it was important for development. They were, of course, educated very soundly and often shot for being morons. :)
     
  16. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    The part about mistaken Shadowman for a mod in DAC is ok, he used to have a friendly hello to the noobs and all, so a few guys thought he was a mod there, but the rest is weird Gonzo, your memory is playing tricks on you.
     
  17. gonzo13

    gonzo13 First time out of the vault

    63
    Dec 2, 2004
    I dunno.... I always admit the possibility that I am wrong...or crazy...but not lying, I have no earthly reason to lie

    However Shadowman was the one who initially created an account here at NMA for me. He is the one who gave me the handle of Gonzo13 since that is the e-mail address I used at Hotmail at the time. I don't remember what I signed with at the DAC forums before that, it may have just been my name. I couldn't tell you if Shadowman was actually a mod at DAC, but that is the way I remember it, and that is where he approached me.

    As far as that thing about the site of DAC.... I really could swear that I remember typing in duckandcover.com to go to DAC and how surprised I was when after several months of not visiting, one day it led to some guy's resume. I found DAC again using Hotbot. Like I said, I once asked Kreegle about it and he said that he could not say for sure, but that he did not personally know of anything like that existing. However I must admit that it is possible that after several months of not visiting I could have forgotten its address and only THOUGHT it was duckandcover.com. I believe Rosh mentioned fallout2.net.... that could be what I was thinking of, it looked very familiar when I read it in his post, but turngray.com also seems familiar to me as the site I found using Hotbot after .... I really just don't know... :|

    Edit:
    Oh...sorry, one last thing... V13 was vicious towards morons, but I thought they were also much more selective about who they deemed to be morons. I personally found them to be much more friendly, I never meant everyone should agree with that opinion, it was just my own experience. I am sure the hordes of people who were banned would certainly disagree.
     
  18. MurkyShadow

    MurkyShadow Still Mildly Glowing

    227
    Feb 15, 2004
    What brought one here, I can't really remember, but I think it was
    the classic, looking for a patch, for Fallout.

    Since then one is lurking in the modding threads, happily using
    the unbelievable work of killap, reading the news,
    hoping for divine revenge, for death of Black Isle.

    And stranded in this thread in the first way I am,
    in the tiny hope, that maybe Briosa continues with some storys. :wink:
     
  19. Jebus

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    Jan 29, 2004
    Great... A two year old thread where I'm also the Order's Pet Parrot.

    I just don't seem to be moving on in my internet-life, here.
     
  20. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    This topic really needs to be made a sticky. The person that could post a lot of stories from the old days is JR Jansen, I'll see if I can remember a few in the next days.