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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #255 on: July 29, 2013, 22:03 »
registered 5th december 2002. 

i remember that i found this place while googling for "pokemon advanced". which was what ruby & sapphire was referred to before anyone knew what they were called... wow that really is a while back now. 
 
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I remember being SO excited about advanced, everyone was freaking out over reflections in puddles and calling the regi's the "dustbin trio", and people had some weird theory about Team Magma because of the wolf ears on their hats. People overthinking upcoming pokemon games seems to be the one constant in the universe, other than death.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #256 on: July 29, 2013, 22:15 »
Registered 13th December 2002 because my brother told me it was cool. I was six so he did it for me lol.

I'm 17 now and applying to uni this year. Time flies, huh? :police:

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I don't remember much about the forums back in time, I wasn't around that much and when I was it was just wee posts here and there.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #257 on: July 29, 2013, 22:17 »
T'was a warm afternoon in the mid-summer of 2005, when a wee lad of 13 fell upon the land of PKMN.net, while looking for a Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire walkthrough. :3
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #258 on: July 29, 2013, 22:29 »
Made my first account in 04/05 iirc after seeing an ad in pokemon world. I felt so rebellious! i always had to ask about making accounts, only thing i did then was neopets/gridclub. My parents didn't even know til i met Loz in 09 bahaha.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #259 on: July 29, 2013, 22:34 »
If we're comparing when we first joined.. I'm such a n00b with March 22, 2003, 19:43.

So over ten years.. christ on a bike..
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #260 on: July 29, 2013, 22:45 »
I'm another September 04. I don't think I started using the name Turner until activity started to drop, and before then I was only known as ~John~ so I never really had anything memorable for people to remember.

I didn't join in 2003 but I remember reading about Pokemon Advanced in a magazine and seeing people here and other places talking about it, I always used to think registering for a forum was something you had to pay for. I think PKMN.CO.UK was one of the first places I noticed 'Register for free' and that was that. It was definitely my first forum I ever joined.

We're totally going to get to a point (if we haven't already) where some of us were posting here before some of the younger posters were even conceived. That's pretty crazy.

If anyone is looking for a reunion of sorts...well, it's the meet-up next Saturday...

I don't bother with Facebook so I guess the social aspect of this site ran past me when everyone started joining there instead. It's been a humbling experience going from activity, drama, laughs and fun on IRC and the forums to discussing stuff like X/Y with a small handful of regulars. I think sometime in around 2007 we did reach a stage when there were a lot of non-Pokemon fans joining for RPs so I guess this is an extreme return to the roots of sorts.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #261 on: July 29, 2013, 23:06 »
I've been here for a little over 2 years, July 11, 2011
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #262 on: July 29, 2013, 23:25 »
it seems like a lot of people found this site when r/s came out!

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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #263 on: July 29, 2013, 23:50 »
The place was started in like late 2001...  which is around the time RS came out in Japan (or when we were getting news).  I joined in February around the FRLG hype, and RS was still pretty fresh.  Emerald came out a year later.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #264 on: July 30, 2013, 00:05 »
Yeah, see I first found out about the site in Pokemon World Magazine around 03/04 when RS was first out, but only visited the main site for the help guide. Didn't register and go on the forums till a year or so later, after wanting to know how to make Trainer Cards.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #265 on: July 30, 2013, 00:28 »
Though I registered in 2005, for some odd reason I found the site in '04 and only read the front page news for like a year because forums intimidated me. So in terms of my account, I've just passed 8 years. I've met so many amazing people here, and this place is directly responsible for so many of the life-changing events that have steered me into being a better, happier person.

The days of 3rd generation news, man. Stuff was magical back then.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #266 on: July 30, 2013, 02:07 »
I joined a few months after Black and White came out, and I didn't instantly take to the forums, after a while I bit the bullet and got into the forums, glad I did, you guys give such great advice.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #267 on: July 31, 2013, 02:01 »
I was from 2005 at best. I was an incredibly vapid 11 year old child who turned into a 12 year old of the same sort. It was far later in the year, around June or July, and I immediately started posting. My birthday was two months later.

I took long breaks from PKMN.net in between then and now due to spamming and such reasons, and so I missed my chance to meet a lot of you, or get to know you very well. I'm sure Rachel can relate.

There is one name who I don't expect to see around here. Cody, Hinoarashi Freak, loved hershey chocolate. The I last spoke to him was in 2010 where he expressed drifting too far from the forum scene, and that was that.
Mightyenapup, if she's here, would remember him. Mike would remember him.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #268 on: July 31, 2013, 02:28 »
Mightyenapup is on fb and I remember talking to her like a year ago

she's doing well i think
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Re: Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #269 on: July 31, 2013, 02:43 »
I think a big reason as to why people go and stay gone is because they're embarrassed to come back. I've seen way too many people 'return' to PKMN.NET saying stuff like "omg everyone hated me I was so awful hopefully you've all forgiven me now" and they kind of awkwardly try to post but you can tell they're still apprehensive because of some drama that went down in 2007 or something.

I think it's safe to say that pretty much everything is water under the bridge at this point, most people join PKMN.NET when they are young and thus act kind of ridiculous and get caught up in some kind of drama. I think everyone should just forget about it and turn over a new leaf.