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How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 41

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

I joined up in September of the same year as VV smiley - biggrin


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 42

Cheerful Dragon #2

I'm a Newbie-in-waiting. Based on what you'll find on My Space, this is my third conversation post - I only joined today, which makes me a Newbie. However, this is my second account - I'm waiting for my old account to be transferred. Hence 'Newbie-in-waiting'.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 43

Cheerful Dragon #2

Oh, and the last time I was a newbie was in 1997, or whenever it was that h2g2 was first launched.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 44

Z

Cheerdragon ( I said in the other thread, did you see it?) if you e mail [email protected] we'll do the honours..


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 45

Geggs

Towards the end of August 2002 for me. Not quite sure of the exact date. I've been and gone a bit though, depending on circumstance.


Geggs


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 46

Demon Drawer

Cheerful Dragon you mean 1999, not 97.

I'm one of the 99ers. 17 December that year.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 47

Ancient Brit

Add my real life age to my age on h2g2 and I become a 93er.smiley - ok See Post 35.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 48

J

That's three August 2002'ers so far. That must have been an unusually sticky month.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 49

Cheerful Dragon

The problem was my ISP marking the response as spam, something I seldom check. According to my space, my page was created July 1999. That's not when I joined, just when I created the page.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 50

Vip

December 2001, which means I'm coming up to my tenth birthday this year. smiley - cupcake

smiley - fairy


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 51

MMF - Keeper of Mustelids, with added P.M.A., is now in a relationship.

But Lil... That's what I do. smiley - huh

I do what it says in the name!

I can't help it.

At least I don't press buttons.

And Rosie? Best way to get to know us is attend a Meet. I heartily recommend it. smiley - chick on my first, but attended all those I could since, including Hull.

And made some fantastic friends, in the UK and elsewhere.
I am just so pleased I spread my wings...

smiley - goodluck

MMF

smiley - musicalnote


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 52

Swindon Addick (a.k.a. Lux Rothchop)

March 2000. I read a newspaper article in which DNA was talking about h2g2 and the process of writing a real guide, and I thought it sounded like something I wanted to get involved in. So I joined up, stayed for about a year and a half and in all that time wrote ... precisely nothing for the Guide. Which I like to think is at least true to the spirit of the original.

We didn't have ACEs back in thoise days, but I was welcomed by the legendary Joanna, whose virtual doughnut stall turned out to be exactly the right thing to tempt me to stay!


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 53

loonycat - run out of fizz

I was a hootoo newbie doobie in January 2006. Still in my 30's then smiley - wah


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 54

Rosie

....And Rosie? Best way to get to know us is attend a Meet. ......

I'm not sure I could cope!!! But a lovely thought! Thank you smiley - cheers


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 55

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


You will be well looked after, hunny smiley - hug

The meets are fun! smiley - magic


lil x


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 56

Ivan the Terribly Average

smiley - envy So I hear.

Anyway. I was a newbie in November 2003, but had been lurking the place for at least six months before that.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 57

You can call me TC

I can't believe that people lurk for so long before joining in! My fingers were itching to type replies from day 1.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 58

Ivan the Terribly Average

I forgot to mention that I bought my first-ever home computer (a second-hand laptop) in November 2003. That probably explains it. smiley - biggrin Although I could browse a respectable BBC site in the office, actually joining up from the office would have been a definite job-loser.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 59

NexusSeven

I think I joined at some point in 2000, as a fresh-faced 21-year-old. Tracking down the exact date is probably more effort than I'm prepared to expend at this current moment, though.

I remember being ACEd by Crescent and writing some colossal gibberish in my early days, before settling down into getting drunk and spouting colossal gibberish in person at meetups.


How long has it been since you were a Newbie?

Post 60

Gnomon - time to move on

I started talking on the internet using Usenet (a pre-Worldwide Web discussion forum) in late 1999.

But I couldn't find anywhere to publish Gnomon's Guide to the Galaxy until I stumbled across h2g2 by means of a link on AltaVista, the best search engine of the day, on 1st of September, 2000.


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