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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:27   #1 (permalink)
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Who is the longest poster under their original name

Just following on from another thread.

I notice that there are only two posters whose names I recognise as being former long term users of the site who are still here from the days when to venture here did require a modicum of courage. Generally there was little moderation - for obvious reasons - so it was a bit of a jungle and a dangerous place for the easily offended, the unsure or the unwary ! That said I think it was all the better for that compared to nowadays where a very large hand of PC and all things similar now hovers

Obviously a number have passed on but that still leaves a small residue such as G-CPTN and Tony Draper (nice to see you still about), redsnail, Rwy in sight, Blue Diamond, Curious Pax, etc


So who is still here posting just as they were in say 2002 ?
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:33   #2 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the name check! Had to look it up, but I've only ever used this name since signing up in Dec 2000 (plus some mute lurking before that). Never been banned either as far as I've noticed so I must be too innocuous to be noticed. Perhaps one day the worm will turn!
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:34   #3 (permalink)
 
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I've been here since 2002 with my original name
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:36   #4 (permalink)
 
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Although I don't post much I have been here under the same name since 1999
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:42   #5 (permalink)
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tony draper (2001) predates me, and, although I have been forced to use different monikers I don't think I can claim before 2005.
redsnail goes back to 1997:- Pprune use
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 21:47   #6 (permalink)
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Always been ORAC.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:18   #8 (permalink)
 
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2003 for me, I feel like a newbie compared to ORAC et al.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:36   #9 (permalink)
 
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I'm still here.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:36   #10 (permalink)
 
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I only go back to 2003....only one name.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:41   #11 (permalink)
 
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I only go back to 2003....only one name.
Hi there Gordy!
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 22:53   #12 (permalink)
 
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Same name since 2000.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 23:06   #13 (permalink)
 
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Been here as Hussar 54 since 1999, same person, same name, but less hair these days.

Strange, but when I look at my own profile, it shows my first post as 2002, although I do remember this one from 2001.

Your favourite beer

And there were probably plenty of others before that one, but I can't remember a 'keyword' to search for any of those.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 23:09   #14 (permalink)
 
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That will include me as well.

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Old 18th Apr 2017, 23:23   #15 (permalink)
 
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May 2002 for me although I don't post that much or come on as often as I did back then. (Avidly trying to obsorb everything about professional flying and chasing first job.) Now I'd rather get the job done and go home and forget about it!
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 23:36   #16 (permalink)
 
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Don't post much these days - but profile says Nov 1999
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 00:54   #17 (permalink)
 
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I started back in 1999, I think and after the Big Crash I signed up again, same name. I miss many of the old crew. Sharp and quick-witted. Knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge. It was most enjoyable, the various debates with reasoned responses.

I miss Danny. Frankly, I believe some moderation is good.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 00:56   #18 (permalink)
 
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I thought Mr Draper has always been here.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 01:07   #19 (permalink)
 
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Been around since PPRuNe was a broadsheet type bulletin, Late 90s got re-enlisted for some reason in 2003.

Too many Posers these days which spoils informed debate, Mods do the best they can.

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Old 19th Apr 2017, 01:21   #20 (permalink)
 
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15 yrs on April 1st, same handle.

Banned several times, & dragged over the coals by a well known loco . . . ho hum, life is never dull
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