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20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:00 pm

Just realised I've recently passed 20 years on a.net.

You can now all praise me :praise: :praise: :praise: :praise:
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:14 pm

Congrats on your anniversary. Here's a reminder of times gone by.

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:39 pm

Wasn’t there something about ... sheep? :biggrin:

Congrats! (I’ve got you beat by a year :P )
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:57 pm

gkirk wrote:
Just realised I've recently passed 20 years on a.net.

You can now all praise me :praise: :praise: :praise: :praise:
Praise you???



Not happening.

You're also still a noobie compared to me.

(Mine should read December 1998 but it got skewed by an error when I got added to the crew... The first time...)


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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:08 pm

Here's an A330F cargo hold full of those who care :D

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:17 pm

been around since 1997? and you have been posting for 20 years. that quite an accomplishment, especially with all the rules here.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:19 pm

Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:20 pm

johnboy wrote:
Wasn’t there something about ... sheep? :biggrin:

Congrats! (I’ve got you beat by a year :P )


My 1st thought after I saw the OP author.

A very different A.net from 20years ago, isn't it?

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:34 pm

Say, did you ever rub your breasts with olive oil?
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:46 pm

Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?



:lol:
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:16 pm

Quite an accomplishment! Congrats.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:42 pm

Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?


Everyone knows NW is an unsafe airline with their continued operation of the DC-9 and DC-10.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:48 pm

Congrats gkirk - I haven't seen you around for years! I paid up 12 years ago, but have been viewing for pretty much as long.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:51 pm

I will buy you a snowglobe.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:22 pm

Happy Vigintennial to you! :biggrin:

Edit: Holy crap I'm at 21 :shock:
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:04 pm

Wow! How about we get you some clogs to put in that cargo Bay?
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:35 am

Have you ever been suspended in those twenty years.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:26 am

So how do the anniversaries work for a.net? I'll recommend the below but i can't figure out 10 years. And I'm thinking 15 is unnecessary.

5 years : in depth discussion in you honor on DC-9 retirements and why the 757 production line will be restarted

10 years :

20 years : a snow globe

25 years : in home visit by professional psychological team with properly fitted straight jacket and appropriately dosed psychoactive medication.

Oh, and congratulations GKIRK! Think of all the completed wasted hours that adds up to! :bigthumbsup:

Please provide me with a self addressed stamped envelope and I'll get that snow globe of to you.

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:33 am

Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?

And when will Lufthansa install PTVs for cryin out loud!
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:02 am

Me too. :biggrin:

Ever since the day I learnt about the 'Internet', I visited Airliners.net website on a daily basis.

As an 'Aviation Lover' and a 'Avid Plane Spotter', I'm ever so thankful for this website to have been 'Created And Still Live'.

There is no other website that I visit regularly, unlike Airliners.net. 8-)

In these 20 years, the quality of this website still remains the same, highest standards.

I wish to the entire 'Website Team' a 'Continuous Success'. :smile:
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Congratulations! I hit 20 years in March, but I started visiting in 1998.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:55 am

Wow, this thread is bringing out all the dinosaurs!

Here's my little homage to my first six years on a.net, which was nine years ago: viewtopic.php?t=1212595

It definitely was more risque 10+ years ago, but it was already pivoting towards the current standards.

My list of things I learned ended with "learning that lots of people spend waaaaay to much time watching FOX/MSN/CNN and listening to talk radio". How quaint that Twitter / Facebook / etc didn't even get a mention as another thing people spend waaaaaaaay too much time on.

I lurked for a year or two before I joined, and lurked on usenet m.t.a-i since the 90s (who needs Internet when you have uucp?) and I'm sure there's an empty cargo plane full of people who care to know this.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 am

aerosreenivas wrote:
Me too. :biggrin:

Ever since the day I learnt about the 'Internet', I visited Airliners.net website on a daily basis.

As an 'Aviation Lover' and a 'Avid Plane Spotter', I'm ever so thankful for this website to have been 'Created And Still Live'.

There is no other website that I visit regularly, unlike Airliners.net. 8-)

In these 20 years, the quality of this website still remains the same, highest standards.

I wish to the entire 'Website Team' a 'Continuous Success'. :smile:


I beg to differ slightly. The database is obviously superb - but without the contributions of folks like SlamClick and 747skipper, for those of us who have been around ages, it just isn't the same.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:51 pm

Time really does fly!
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:04 pm

Happy 20th Anniversary.

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:28 pm

Looking like we are going to have to get out and bust all the barnacles off these posters. :yes:

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:26 pm

Unfortunate that paid memberships aren't around anymore. Used to like coming to the non-aviation section for the various topics. Tried a few times recently to read some of the threads, seemed they were all political in nature.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:53 pm

There was no Trump in earlier times. The forums would have been worse if there was.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:23 pm

rlwynn wrote:
There was no Trump in earlier times. The forums would have been worse if there was.

The threads raging against Clinton where quite epic as well. But back then i do believe there was more variety. Nowadays at least half the threads are about US politics, with several more de-railing towards US politics as time goes on. Back then there was still room for non-political discussions, with enough people interested to keep the non-political stuff going.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 pm

luckyone wrote:
Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?

And when will Lufthansa install PTVs for cryin out loud!


You forgot a free round trip on Baltic European Airlines (I think).
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:43 am

gkirk wrote:
Just realised I've recently passed 20 years on a.net.

You can now all praise me :praise: :praise: :praise: :praise:


This is the cargo bay full of people who care.

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:22 am

Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?

About as long as it will take Boeing to make new 757 tooling. :lol:
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:11 am

I think I've been visiting around 18 years, just never signed up until a few years ago. Its certainly changed.

The days of FLairport and his snow globe, and Superfly and his travel exploits are long gone.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:54 pm

BlueberryWheats wrote:
I think I've been visiting around 18 years, just never signed up until a few years ago. Its certainly changed.

The days of FLairport and his snow globe, and Superfly and his travel exploits are long gone.

Not to mention "Would you hit it" threads.
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:20 pm

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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:39 pm

May I remind you to include a link to the source of every image you are posting? This applies to your own images as well, but here a remark is sufficient. Thanks.
 
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Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:30 pm

Revelation wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
I think I've been visiting around 18 years, just never signed up until a few years ago. Its certainly changed.

The days of FLairport and his snow globe, and Superfly and his travel exploits are long gone.

Not to mention "Would you hit it" threads.


Along with the infamous ANC Flyer. :eyebrow:

I was just thinking about those "Would you hit it" threads the other day! Used to love the "dream fleet" threads along with of course, the NWA DC-9 and 757 restart threads.

I'm fuzzy on the actual dates but I think I'm past the 20 mark myself, or close to it. My profile states I joined in 2007, but I was granted a name change by Johan at that time. Formerly known as Boeing Nut.
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