History of long lost post by forgotten friends.

  rdave13 01:27 16 Jun 2018
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Every now and again I dig back to the history of posts written here many years ago. Quite often, I'm ashamed to say it, I find long and forgotten posters. 'Friends' and 'enemies' alike. History always fascinates me and this site does not disappoint as they very kindly save it to their servers for future use. Anyone else checking out older posts, now and again, just for the hell of it?

  wee eddie 02:20 16 Jun 2018
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Yes, every now and again. Sadly I've forgotten my original Handle. That goes back quite a while but I think that it was after China became FE. I vividly remember someone called "flecc" stripping out Windows 98, I was running 98se at the time, it was a great improvement on 95. Flecc claimed he could boot in under 20 seconds

  rdave13 02:41 16 Jun 2018

Another forgotten name. I must say the search field on a laptop/pc is pretty good here. link .

  rdave13 02:45 16 Jun 2018

wee eddie , why not drop FE a note to see if he can find out your original 'handle'?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:45 16 Jun 2018

When made redundant 7 yrs ago we were "atending work" with nothing to do for two weeks.

Stripped down an old PC out of the skip and stripped down XP pro had it booting to the desktop in 29 seconds.

Lost some old names from the forums, moved on or past away or just changed handles. Must admit I've never thought about delving back into forum history beyond a few months when searching for an answer I know I'e posted before.

  Forum Editor 13:14 16 Jun 2018

Looking back can be fun, and you can go back a long way. Fifteen years ago having your own website was all the rage, and we had a dedicated web design forum.

Here's an interesting thread from 2003. We worked with this forum member over quite a long period when he was setting up his site, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is still online.

  rdave13 13:43 16 Jun 2018

FE bad link.

  wee eddie 14:00 16 Jun 2018

Although visiting the past can bring a moment of joy, I am not that interested in my own questions about Windows 95 and Ability Office. FE can relax!

  Taff™ 18:37 16 Jun 2018

Well I came back after 5 years away just this week. And I know that thread FE refers to! We gave appraisals on it from all angles!

Over the past few days I have spotted recent postings from some of those who were around when I quit. Brings back happy memories!

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