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Author Topic: TC's TENTH Anniversary Today (13 Dec 2007)  (Read 22128 times)
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« Topic Start: December 13, 2007, 08:24:51 am »

Ten years ago (on 13 Dec 1997) -- after three frustrating days when only Elspeth, Ann (Empireone), and myself could post -- The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum opened its doors to the general public on the Delphi online service. This was before it was known as Delphiforums and back when user forums, then known as "Custom Forums" had a presence on both the paid Delphi Online Service (in wonderful a pure text/command line like environment) and on their new free Web forum version. The forum was an instant success with 60 or 70 messages posted that December and hitting 1000 messages within six months or so.

The Cauldron was started as a Yule gift from me to Elspeth -- you had to pay Delphi for forums back then (six months in advance). It was staffed by Elspeth, Ann, and myself with an able assist from our friends from the dying GEnie Online Service. We started a web site for the forum in the web space I got with my Delphi account in January of 1998, although we did not get domain name for a couple of years. 

Our forum has done well in the ten years that followed, although we have had to move around a lot. From Delphi to a mailing list. Then back to Delphiforums (Delphi's new name). When Delphi's poor service and pricing got to be too much to much in early 2004, Bob offered us server space and we moved to our own site. First with Beehive's Delphiforums-like software (two incarnations), then (very reluctantly) to SMF early this year when it became apparent that Beehive software just could not meet the needs of this forum.

It has been an interesting ten years. Lyricfox and I met through TC and married over three and a half years ago. We all made many new friends via TC. It's also been a lot of work. Work which has been shared with our staff members -- without them, this forum would not be here today. However, the reason it is still here isn't the Hosts or the staff, it's our members: the wonderful people reading this message. Without you, this forum would be a barren wasteland.

It's been a great ten years. Here's hoping the future will be as good -- or even better!
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« Reply #1: December 13, 2007, 08:28:39 am »


I thought about moving the celebratory posts from the other thread over here, but what the hey.  You can't celebrate something like this too much.  Smiley

*puts the party hat back on, blows the noisemaker again, throws more confetti*

Happy birthday!  (Anyone have an appropriate emoticon sitting around anywhere?)

*tops off and then raises the glass of champagne*  And, once again, here's to another ten years.  Smiley
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« Reply #2: December 13, 2007, 08:41:58 am »


*joins the party*

huzzah!  huzzah!
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« Reply #3: December 13, 2007, 08:52:11 am »

Ten years ago (on 13 Dec 1997)

Happy Birthday, TC!!!

 
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« Reply #4: December 13, 2007, 09:08:54 am »

Ten years ago (on 13 Dec 1997) -- after three frustrating days when only Elspeth, Ann (Empireone), and myself could post -- The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum opened its doors to the general public on the Delphi online service. This was before it was known as Delphiforums and back when user forums, then known as "Custom Forums" had a presence on both the paid Delphi Online Service (in wonderful a pure text/command line like environment) and on their new free Web forum version. The forum was an instant success with 60 or 70 messages posted that December and hitting 1000 messages within six months or so.
It has been an interesting ten years. Lyricfox and I met through TC and married over three and a half years ago. We all made many new friends via TC. It's also been a lot of work. Work which has been shared with our staff members -- without them, this forum would not be here today. However, the reason it is still here isn't the Hosts or the staff, it's our members: the wonderful people reading this message. Without you, this forum would be a barren wasteland.
It's been a great ten years. Here's hoping the future will be as good -- or even better!

Party on!  You guys done good!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5: December 13, 2007, 10:26:24 am »



**confiscates alcohol from responcible adults and gleefully distributes it to irresponsible ones**

Happy birthday

The cauldron - one day to become the first forum to ever be left in a will
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« Reply #6: December 13, 2007, 10:41:15 am »

**confiscates alcohol from responcible adults and gleefully distributes it to irresponsible ones**

Wait--where did you find responsible adults?  Grin
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« Reply #7: December 13, 2007, 10:46:02 am »

**confiscates alcohol from responcible adults and gleefully distributes it to irresponsible ones**

We let responsible people in here?

Where?Huh??
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« Reply #8: December 13, 2007, 10:51:37 am »


Happy Birthday, TC! I'm really glad you guys founded this place, and that I found it- I don't know what I would've done without it. Smiley
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« Reply #9: December 13, 2007, 10:52:23 am »

**confiscates alcohol from responcible adults and gleefully distributes it to irresponsible ones**

*takes a glass*

Happy Birthday! May we all celebrate the 20th anniversary as well!  Grin
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« Reply #10: December 13, 2007, 11:06:19 am »

*takes a glass*

Happy Birthday! May we all celebrate the 20th anniversary as well!  Grin

Happy Birthday!   Grin
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« Reply #11: December 13, 2007, 11:12:14 am »

Happy Birthday!   Grin

*waves shyly from the corner*  HAPPY HAPPY!
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« Reply #12: December 13, 2007, 11:23:06 am »

It's been a great ten years. Here's hoping the future will be as good -- or even better!

THANK YOU to hosts, staff, everybody. I don't feel alone in the wilderness anymore, and know there's a place where I can go for discussion with *intelligence*! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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« Reply #13: December 13, 2007, 11:27:59 am »

**confiscates alcohol from responcible adults and gleefully distributes it to irresponsible ones**

*Takes a glass and pulls up a seat.*

Happy Birthday, TC. May you have a long and fulfilling life!

*raises her glass in salute to Randall and Lyric*

Thank you for all your hard work. Without you, we'd be nothing.  Wink
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« Reply #14: December 13, 2007, 11:33:45 am »

**confiscates alcohol from responcible adults and gleefully distributes it to irresponsible ones**

*takes a glass and downs it and gets a second*

Again, Happy Birthday TC!  I don't know what I would do without you.  I've been here about four years and I met some very good friends who are as sick and twisted taught me many things about many subjects.

*raises glass*

Here is to another ten years!

And responsible adults?  Where did you see them at, Steve? Wink

*whistles innocently as he pours a bottle of rum in the punch*
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