History: Preserve Pen - UBB Forum Edition

Hey Folks,

I'd like to organize some of the historical Pen files/db/information. So I've made the old UBB Forum accessible as HTML.

http://penismightier.com/forum/ubb/Forum1/HTML/

Lets dig in!

I'm curious:

  • What era of Pen mainpage is the UBB Era roughly tied to?
  • What is the dates of the UBB Era?
  • Whats missing here (Pen hosted images?)

Comments

  • edited July 26

    All those poor, broken picture links :) I think a lot of the images and links are pointing at sleazysolutions.

    I think we were on UBB until 2004 or so? I maybe remembering that wrong though.

    We went through, what... four revisions of the mainpage (including Wordpress)? I can't recall when we first swapped from the old blue/green/black page to the one with the rotator and the monitor images, but it could have been during this time.

    Rereading some of those posts I'm struck both by how much I miss some of the links that don't resolve anymore, as well as how much of a goddamn asshole I was. I need to take notes.

  • Oh man how did I forget about this thread?

  • Beginning discussion of Pen Redesign/Skinnable Page:

    http://penismightier.com/forum/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000015.html

  • edited July 27

    @eod said:
    What was this all about?

    Oh Christ.

    Toxic masculinity, mostly. Combined with a little bit of public shaming, probably virgin shaming, and more than a touch of a stalker vibe.

    Anyway:
    I believe it was originally posted in the forum along with some pictures of the author that she absolutely did not want available for the general public's perusal. I think the pictures were removed and that blog directory was moved/renamed at her request. Or possibly it was killed because of the "is this what we're doing now?" reaction it elicited.

    I can't remember who was the original source for the blog entries. I also don't recall who 'Jen' actually was. Someone one of the guys here knew? One of the girls from the Writingz/UglyKittens/Jimbosworld universe? Random web lady?

    Probably not random web lady.

    Shit. Was this one of the fuckups I participated in, or one I had people bitching at me for deleting? Both?

  • Oh wow, I just stumbled across some of the 9-11 posts.
    sucks air through clenched teeth

    Probably the worst one as far as drama was thread 578, if anyone is interested. Lots of pain, confusion, and anger in there. Which is understandable. But I cringe at a few ideas I took the time to type out at the time. I will say: Snag was right.

  • This should just automatically be the first reply in any thread.

  • @Clme said:
    Oh wow, I just stumbled across some of the 9-11 posts.
    sucks air through clenched teeth

    Probably the worst one as far as drama was thread 578, if anyone is interested. Lots of pain, confusion, and anger in there. Which is understandable. But I cringe at a few ideas I took the time to type out at the time. I will say: Snag was right.

    Yeah...

  • Holy shit I forgot about this guy. Also forgot he was around way back in the beginning of UBB...

  • Heh. This is somehow an appropriate thread for number 666:
    http://penismightier.com/forum/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000666.html

  • Forgot how much Demon of Elru would open up.

    http://penismightier.com/forum/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000560.html

  • I'm finding out that I had partially merged several past forum members together in my memory.

    Poor analogy time:
    I think reading the old archives are like reading a middle-school journal as an adult... You're embarrassed by some of it, but you envy how creative you were (or, at least, how creative you felt). Plus even with the embarrassment you have good memories hidden in there too.

  • @eod said:
    Just a good general cast of characters.

    http://penismightier.com/forum/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000455.html

    ah fuck I remember that fight, everyone was super cool though and Marcel makes so much more sense now that I've mellowed

  • Jumper was way funnier than I ever gave him credit for. Demon-of-Doormat! haha what a dick

    Do the second pages of the old ubb work?

  • @LonMabonJovi said:
    Jumper was way funnier than I ever gave him credit for. Demon-of-Doormat! haha what a dick

  • He looked SO NERVOUS when he first walked up! I can't remember which party this was though, one of the later ones?

  • eodeod
    edited August 11

    I believe it went like this. Lamfear came to visit, he first visited Krizzo then to Portland. Clme/Bex came. Tons and Flaming Phoenix came. I fairly certain BG was there. Lon of course. Jumper. And Weis, Sara and Myself.

    Poke this directory.

    http://penismightier.com/eod/holiday/

  • Oh and Cyd. I believe the above picture is on Cyd's back porch.

  • Hah. I remember some people seemed upset we stopped at Wendy's on the way to Cyd's party. :-)

    I love Lam's descriptions of the photos:
    http://penismightier.com/eod/holiday/oldindex.html

  • @Clme said:
    Hah. I remember some people seemed upset we stopped at Wendy's on the way to Cyd's party. :-)

    I love Lam's descriptions of the photos:
    http://penismightier.com/eod/holiday/oldindex.html

    All I remember about Wendy’s is someone says they got sick from eating there.

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