The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
February 20, 2020, 11:14:06 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 20, 2020, 11:14:06 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: PARTY TIME: The Cauldron's ELEVENTH Anniversary Today (13 Dec 2008)  (Read 8243 times)
RandallS
Co-Host
Administrator
Grand Adept Member
*****
Last Login:November 07, 2019, 05:48:46 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Pagan
TCN ID: ADMIN
Posts: 17181


Blog entries (0)


« Topic Start: December 13, 2008, 08:30:26 am »

Eleven 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 years that followed, although TC has 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 in 2007 when it became apparent that Beehive software just could not meet the needs of this forum. Bob's server gave up the ghost this fall and we had to move to our own Linode VPS. The first time in our existence that have had to pay a monthly bill for the message board.  Fortunately, our members seem to be stepping up and donating every month to make continuing this board possible.

It has been a very interesting 11 years. Sometimes it has been interesting in the "may you live in interesting times" sense of "interesting," but mostly it has been interesting in the good sense of the word. Lyricfox and I met through TC and married over four 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. This is especially true this last 12 months as the hosts have been dealing with cancer and have not been nearly as active on the board as we had been in the past.  However, the reason The Cauldron's message board is still here isn't the Hosts or the staff, it's our members: the wonderful people reading this message (and now funding the monthly server costs). Without you, this forum would be a ghostly place haunted by memories of discussions past.

It's been a great eleven years. Today we start our twelfth year. In "Internet time" we are as ancient as the dinosaurs, but we are still here, still doing our thing, and still enjoying ourselves doing it.

Thanks for "listening to the speech." I'll shut up now and let the party begin.
Logged

Randall
RetroRoleplaying [Blog - Forum] -- Out Of Print & Out Of Style Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Software Gadgets Blog -- Interesting Software, Mostly Free
Cheap Web Hosting -- Find an Affordable Web Host

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Vale
Master Member
****
Last Login:July 07, 2011, 02:45:49 pm
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 671


Cymru am byth

Blog entries (0)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1: December 13, 2008, 08:32:45 am »



Happy Birthday to TC!
Logged

Roedd y cwbl yn freuddwyd gwrach wrth ei hewyllys

Pagan Wanderings
HeartShadow - Cutethulhu
Assistant Board Coordinator
Senior Staff
Grand Adept Member
****
Last Login:April 15, 2013, 06:53:07 pm
United States United States

Religion: FlameKeeper
TCN ID: GenevieveWood
Posts: 8627


I am the Pirate Teddybear!

Blog entries (0)

WWW
« Reply #2: December 13, 2008, 09:14:30 am »


*gets out the noisemakers and silly hats*  yaaaaay!
Logged




FlameKeeping website: http://www.flamekeeping.org
Aisling
High Adept Member
******
*
Last Login:November 11, 2012, 02:17:34 pm
United States United States

Religion: Eclectic Pagan
TCN ID: Aisling
Posts: 4056


Blog entries (4)

harvestmoon13


Ignore
« Reply #3: December 13, 2008, 09:19:01 am »

Thanks for "listening to the speech." I'll shut up now and let the party begin.

Happy anniversary TC!  May the next eleven years be even better than the last.
Logged

Lusiphelia
Master Member
****
Last Login:November 07, 2010, 05:26:41 pm
United States United States

Religion: Heathen, with strong occult & Mystery leanings
TCN ID: Lusiphelia
Posts: 536

Blog entries (7)



Ignore
« Reply #4: December 13, 2008, 09:37:51 am »



*noisemaker* Happy Birthday TC!!!
Logged
Mea
Master Member
****
Last Login:August 01, 2011, 08:07:01 pm
United States United States

Religion: pagan
TCN ID: Mea
Posts: 373


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #5: December 13, 2008, 09:48:23 am »

,
It's been a great eleven years. Today we start our twelfth year. In "Internet time" we are as ancient as the dinosaurs, but we are still here, still doing our thing, and still enjoying ourselves doing it.

Thanks for "listening to the speech." I'll shut up now and let the party begin.

   Congratulations !     May the "interesting times"  be Good from now on.      Thank You for being here.

    Mea.

    ( who made truffles (w/o spam) just for the occasion.)  Grin
Logged

Mother never really came home from Woodstock

 * Some things must be believed, to be seen *
Sperran
Reserve Staff
Staff
High Adept Member
***
Last Login:October 18, 2014, 02:07:12 am
United States United States

Religion: Judaism
Posts: 2945


Adonai Echad

Blog entries (8)


« Reply #6: December 13, 2008, 09:48:49 am »



*throws confetti*

Sperran
Logged
Finn
High Adept Member
******
*
Last Login:December 22, 2013, 02:30:14 pm
United States United States

Religion: An Seanchas Fior
TCN ID: Finn
Posts: 2754


The world is quiet here.

Blog entries (0)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #7: December 13, 2008, 10:07:01 am »


Whoo! *grabs a party hat*

Did anyone bring cake?  Cheesy
Logged

Fight evil: read books.

My Spiritual Blog: An Seanchas Fior
My Personal Blog: An Seanchas Finn
Starglade
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:April 02, 2012, 03:07:59 pm
United States United States

Religion: Tibetan Buddhist
TCN ID: Starglade
Posts: 1614


Life is a work in progress.

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #8: December 13, 2008, 10:26:07 am »


w00t! There's fresh gingerbread with real whipped cream or hard sauce right over there ::points to the sideboard:: for anyone who cares to indulge!

Conga-rats, R and L and all the rest who have made TC what it is--and will continue to be!
Logged

The source of all misery in the world lies in thinking of oneself. The source of all happiness lies in thinking of others. -- Shantideva

My public transcript is available for viewing.
http://www.brainbench.com/transcript.jsp?pid=7189853
Kasmira
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:July 29, 2017, 12:05:31 pm
United States United States

Religion: Buddhist and Daoist inspired something
TCN ID: Kasmira
Posts: 1582


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #9: December 13, 2008, 10:39:11 am »


Ye gods! It seems only yesterday that it was the 10th anniversary! *hands out cake and joins the celebrations*
Logged


Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss - Douglas Adams
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all - Oscar Wilde
The road to nowhere: My little foray into the blogoshpere
Midnightrider
Journeyman
***
Last Login:January 21, 2009, 06:36:21 am
France France

Religion: Earth pagan (Old Religion)
Posts: 169


At the Midnight Hour

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #10: December 13, 2008, 10:44:38 am »


Congratulations!!! Long live The Cauldron!
Logged

"Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river."
Wanderer894
Master Member
****
Last Login:April 07, 2011, 10:47:22 pm
United States United States

Religion: The Way of the Dragonfly/Ignostic Pagan Humanist
TCN ID: Wanderer894
Posts: 286

another day, another round of "WTF?"

Blog entries (1)



Ignore
« Reply #11: December 13, 2008, 10:45:56 am »

..........

Happy Anniversary!  Now you can gloat about still being in business when other forums shut down after a mere five years!

/rummages around, finds some CDs and puts on some party music
Logged

Rituals do not make Life; Life is what you consider the most important, and the most fun.
Just another hapless human trying to figure out what the frell makes this world tick, and how to avoid the idiots who make my head hurt
Stop the war, impeach the war criminals.

Bored much? My Blog: Gray Reverie
Tana
Staff
High Adept Member
***
*
Last Login:July 26, 2013, 08:37:48 am
Germany Germany

Religion: I'm my Lady's own
Posts: 3407


fence-riding, free-flowing, shamagic = crazy

Blog entries (4)

WWW
« Reply #12: December 13, 2008, 12:18:35 pm »

Thanks for "listening to the speech." I'll shut up now and let the party begin.

Thank you, for making this place possible!
Thanks to everybody. There couldn't be a replacement for TC - ever!



Logged

'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation. Thatís what people never really understood.Ö.Things had to balance. You couldnít set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long. All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.' Terry Pratchett 'Lords and Ladies'

(The FB button in my profile does not work, if you like go and add me: Tana Adaneth, the one with the Doom Kitty avatar Wink)

Only shallow people know themselves. (Oscar Wilde)
Altair
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:December 18, 2012, 06:59:40 am
United States United States

Religion: Wiccan-ish pantheistic polytheist
Posts: 1942


Follow your star wherever it may lead

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #13: December 13, 2008, 01:12:15 pm »

Congratulations!!! Long live The Cauldron!

Seconded!
Logged

FierFlye
Adept Member
*****
*
Last Login:December 14, 2013, 06:14:57 pm
United States United States

Religion: FlameKeeper
TCN ID: FierFlye
Posts: 2392


Photo Credit: http://roothieb.blogspot.com/

Blog entries (1)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #14: December 13, 2008, 05:33:35 pm »



Happy Anniversary!!  Yay!

*dances around*
Logged

Spiritual Blog: Fier's Flame

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Cauldron's?
Paganism For Beginners
mytiltedworld 10 2587 Last post April 08, 2007, 05:03:07 pm
by mytiltedworld
TC's TENTH Anniversary Today (13 Dec 2007) « 1 2 ... 6 7 »
Cauldron Announcements
RandallS 101 17643 Last post December 17, 2007, 08:32:24 pm
by Ocelot
Pagan Alliance Festival, Parade & Party, Berkeley, CA Sat. May 10, 2008
Pagan Announcements
juniperrr 1 1223 Last post April 16, 2008, 07:14:33 pm
by rose
ADMIN: The Cauldron's Twelfth Anniversary Today (13 Dec 09) « 1 2 3 4 5 »
Cauldron Announcements
RandallS 63 12833 Last post December 15, 2009, 10:40:41 am
by Marilyn (ABSENTMINDED)
ADMIN: The Cauldron's Thirteenth Anniversary Today (13 Dec 10) « 1 2 »
Cauldron Announcements
RandallS 29 6733 Last post December 22, 2010, 09:10:49 pm
by Derek
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.071 seconds with 55 queries.