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How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:21 am

Hi!

So I wanted to see how long each of you has been on A.net. I just realized it's 2018, and I joined in 1998 (different username). I cannot believe it's been 20 years. That is insane and honestly, makes me feel old.
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:10 pm

I joined in 2003-04 as a different username then in 2007 with this username. Cheers.
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:20 pm

I joined in the last century.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:26 pm

I just did a search of my old user name, and if it captured everything, the earliest post appears almost exactly 19 years ago.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Been lurking since 2000 but only joined 8 years later. Only gotten active in the forums in 2014.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:00 pm

I joined in 1942.

I remember the first thread I posted in " tying an onion to your belt"
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 pm

All you have to do is look under anyone's username and it tells you.
 
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 pm

Q: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
A: Too long :lol:
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:33 pm

I joined in 1998 under a different user name. Hard to believe it has been 20 years. The forums are a lot different now than they used to be.
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:57 pm

I opened my first account 18 years ago this month after learning about A.net from my seat mate flying SFO-LIH in early June 2000. Three years later in July 2003 I paid the $25 or so to create a premium account. Never had First Class Membership.

KROC, LHMark, MattD, Mirrodie(sp?), Superfly... we all as a community had some seriously good times.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Joined originally in 2002 under a different username. I remember browsing photos back in 1998.

Crazy.
Stay curious
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:38 pm

Just joined yesterday. I happened to come across this site when looking at online articles on various aviation issues. I'm not a pilot and don't know much about technical aspects of aircraft but I enjoy reading the posts on the forums and learning. I am also excited that I can ask questions and post things relating to aviation and (hopefully) won't be made to feel like a dork.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 pm

I joined in 1998 or 1999 under a different username. Johann was still in charge of the site and it was possible to review the entire photo DB. I'm old as f*ck. :old:
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:54 pm

jdstJD wrote:
Just joined yesterday. I happened to come across this site when looking at online articles on various aviation issues. I'm not a pilot and don't know much about technical aspects of aircraft but I enjoy reading the posts on the forums and learning. I am also excited that I can ask questions and post things relating to aviation and (hopefully) won't be made to feel like a dork.


You should partake in the political discussions we have. They are very educational and everyone gets along well.
Stay curious
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:24 pm

CCGPV wrote:
jdstJD wrote:
Just joined yesterday. I happened to come across this site when looking at online articles on various aviation issues. I'm not a pilot and don't know much about technical aspects of aircraft but I enjoy reading the posts on the forums and learning. I am also excited that I can ask questions and post things relating to aviation and (hopefully) won't be made to feel like a dork.


You should partake in the political discussions we have. They are very educational and everyone gets along well.
CCGPV wrote:
jdstJD wrote:
Just joined yesterday. I happened to come across this site when looking at online articles on various aviation issues. I'm not a pilot and don't know much about technical aspects of aircraft but I enjoy reading the posts on the forums and learning. I am also excited that I can ask questions and post things relating to aviation and (hopefully) won't be made to feel like a dork.


You should partake in the political discussions we have. They are very educational and everyone gets along well.


Yes, I have reviewed some of the political threads. Not sure I would agree that everyone in those threads get along. But in comparison to a lot of political discussions I see on other discussion boards and online news sites, at least the discussions on this site are somewhat respectful and people offer their opinions with some dignity...for the most part.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:44 pm

Joined in 2005 but was browsing the site for several years before ponying up the $25.00 to become a member.
 
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:40 pm

Christ, I was still a virgin when I first joined this site. Oh wait, so was everyone else... :duck:

In seriousness, first joined in 98 or 99, then rejoined again in 2004. It's been a blast, despite some highs and lows in this forum's history, and I've made some very good friends.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:54 pm

Same username for 14 years. Upload some pics, argue with liberals. What a ride. Met some great people though so it's worth it.
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:07 am

Too long. But then again, I have no life, very few friends, etc.

Marc
 
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:02 am

In Parsecs?


Okie
 
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:54 am

I joined in 2013, 5 years ago, but I'm pretty certain I was a lurker before that.
 
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:49 am

Dutchy wrote:
Q: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
A: Too long :lol:


We know.
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:10 am

A few years.. don't post much though. Still enjoy to read the threads.
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:31 am

12 years ago after I left work at LHR. I do miss the old site but then I am an :old: Fart. Lots of good people on here willing to share their knowledge.
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:30 am

I joined on Christmas Day 2003 after lurking for around 4-5 years, still kept hold of this Username...

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Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:22 pm

I have been member since 2011-2012.
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:28 pm

777222LR wrote:
Hi!

So I wanted to see how long each of you has been on A.net. I just realized it's 2018, and I joined in 1998 (different username). I cannot believe it's been 20 years. That is insane and honestly, makes me feel old.


You are old.
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:45 pm

I recently joined, but I’ve been lurking around for 12 years.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:40 am

777222LR wrote:
Hi!

So I wanted to see how long each of you has been on A.net. I just realized it's 2018, and I joined in 1998 (different username). I cannot believe it's been 20 years. That is insane and honestly, makes me feel old.

13 years plus or minus...lots of lurking
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:22 am

13 years for me.
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 am

14 years as joined member. Lurking for another 4-5 years prior to that.
 
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:19 pm

Eight years as of April...put in about 4 more years as a lurker before I paid the $25 fee.

Met some of my best friends here: a coffee-loving loser in San Francisco (DocLightning), a Navy pilot in JAX (DeltaMD90), and a "devout Catholic" Venezuelan in Miami (Cybergus).
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Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:22 pm

I guess I'm winning this contest so far. I know a few others from way back then are still here but many have disappeared, lost interest or went to the big boneyard in the sky.
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:48 pm

14 years apparently. I'm old, too :)
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm

einsteinboricua wrote:
Eight years as of April...put in about 4 more years as a lurker before I paid the $25 fee.

Met some of my best friends here: a coffee-loving loser in San Francisco (DocLightning), a Navy pilot in JAX (DeltaMD90), and a "devout Catholic" Venezuelan in Miami (Cybergus).


That's cool. I went to Vegas twice and Birmingham once and met some really awesome people off of here. Still in touch with them on a very regular basis.

Hell I should add Atlanta, too. Met one of my better friends off of here when they randomly came to St. Louis some 14 years ago at this point.
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:58 pm

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Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:58 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Q: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
A: Too long :lol:


I haven't managed to drive you away after our brexit exchanges yet then :D

For myself, I was a lurker for 5 years probably before joining. I used to enjoy watching people arguing over why airline X hasn't got a service to city Y before deciding to get involved.
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:35 pm

einsteinboricua wrote:
Eight years as of April...put in about 4 more years as a lurker before I paid the $25 fee.

Met some of my best friends here: a coffee-loving loser in San Francisco (DocLightning), a Navy pilot in JAX (DeltaMD90), and a "devout Catholic" Venezuelan in Miami (Cybergus).

I also have met some good folks via a.net over the years. Long time ago, 9 years or so maybe, we had a great SEA meet-up weekend, even had someone from SYD join us. Sadly almost all of them are gone from the site now. Still stay in close contact with a couple members and we have a "plane nerd" lunch and drinks at a local watering hole every few months. I am forever grateful to one former member who was high up the food chain at Boeing who got me on board two of the 787 test aircraft as well as LH's 1st 748i while they were still in flight test. Truly one of the highlights of my life (yeah, I know, I need to get out more).
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Only two months or so :lol:
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:07 am

A.net was one of the first websites I ever used. I was only 7 or 8 and my dad let me use the site to look at photos of planes. This would have been around 99. I'm 27 now. I began looking at the forums to learn shortly after. As a young child I didn't participate but I've been lurking until I joined recently.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:20 am

CitizenJustin wrote:
I recently joined, but I’ve been lurking around for 12 years.


That has to be a record
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:24 am

I'm going to post, as it has been a while - and as a result, easily see my time also!
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:34 am

COIAHLGW wrote:
I'm going to post, as it has been a while - and as a result, easily see my time also!







Eleven years this year, original name.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:55 am

Going on 14 years, although I lurked for a while before that.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Just the 17 years, or half my life. . Feb 2001. Aviation changed shortly after.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Two weeks ago if you believe in bullshit and unicorns. Been gone a while though. First account was in 98 or 99. Shit was fun back then. Burned out after a while.
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:47 am

Joined in 2000. A.net has matured a lot since then. I think there were a lot more teens and young adults in the early years. Trip reports were often about if airlines gave you the “whole can” or not!
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:43 am

zrs70 wrote:
Joined in 2000. A.net has matured a lot since then. I think there were a lot more teens and young adults in the early years. Trip reports were often about if airlines gave you the “whole can” or not!


Thanks for sharing
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:13 pm

NIKV69 wrote:
CitizenJustin wrote:
I recently joined, but I’ve been lurking around for 12 years.


That has to be a record


Really? Why?
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:11 pm

Nineteen years, joined in August 1999 ... I can still recall my first post - about JAL's 747-100 (SUDs).

Delighted to have been around for this long - and to know that there are others as insanely passionate about aviation as I am!

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