Where are they now? (Past Ferners)



  • Thought id jump into this, an interesting talk in one of the other threads regarding past ferners (good and bad, mostly batshit crazy)

    As we know life happens and our interests change, having been part of this mad fucking community for over 13 years now there have been some interesting posters throughout that time.

    A few still lurk im sure and a few more are likely in our various Facebook pages.

    Some we cant shake either like @NTA 😉

    Oh and i think we should all stand and applaud @Mokey for putting up with our crap especially in the age of #metoo and femnazis. You add a nice bit of colour and womans touch to an otherwise sausage party of a forum. Not too mention a dash of dirty posts that many secretly read more then once...



  • Well I'm sure we all (to some degree) miss @BartMan or whatever incarnation he is now, but there were some prolific posters once that are no longer with us. There was one called Nick The Aussie. Not sure what happened to him. Dodge has been mentioned, I know he got another job and was bemoaning the lack of Fernage this allowed him. Phooey was a major contributor and agent provocateur. All are missed but it was the true weirdos that one remembers. There was a guy called, I think, Da Beat Daddy who was compiling posts at a really rapid rate and only threw his toys out of the pram when @Kirwan arbitrarily changed his avatar to a picture of a tin of spam.

    Happy days.



  • @Catogrande said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    Well I'm sure we all (to some degree) miss @BartMan or whatever incarnation he is now, but there were some prolific posters once that are no longer with us. There was one called Nick The Aussie. Not sure what happened to him. Dodge has been mentioned, I know he got another job and was bemoaning the lack of Fernage this allowed him. Phooey was a major contributor and agent provocateur. All are missed but it was the true weirdos that one remembers. There was a guy called, I think, Da Beat Daddy who was compiling posts at a really rapid rate and only threw his toys out of the pram when @Kirwan arbitrarily changed his avatar to a picture of a tin of spam.

    Happy days.

    Subtle moderation is the best.

    Might as well start with the reason I started hosting in the first place: SuperTusker. On the orginal forum, it had nested threads which he liked to fill up with variations on the c word. Reached out to Bartman and said "I can fix that".



  • Was a fan of Mr Mike's ( @Mr-Mike ) sense of humour.

    Miller v Jackson ( @MvJ ) was always worth a read.

    We seem to be missing a fair amount of our old Souf Effriken crew. Rusty Cruiser ( @rustycruiser ), True Blue ( @TB ) to name two of the better ones. @gman did some good write ups. A few we're better off without.

    @Bull-Dusta 's optimism ("trust me") was awesome.

    Oh, and @davidav ...

    I do recall a poster called @steiner posting some cryptic message about being "irrevocably out of here", and never being heard from again. Was somewhat dusturbing.



  • @Kirwan said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    @Catogrande said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    Well I'm sure we all (to some degree) miss @BartMan or whatever incarnation he is now, but there were some prolific posters once that are no longer with us. There was one called Nick The Aussie. Not sure what happened to him. Dodge has been mentioned, I know he got another job and was bemoaning the lack of Fernage this allowed him. Phooey was a major contributor and agent provocateur. All are missed but it was the true weirdos that one remembers. There was a guy called, I think, Da Beat Daddy who was compiling posts at a really rapid rate and only threw his toys out of the pram when @Kirwan arbitrarily changed his avatar to a picture of a tin of spam.

    Happy days.

    Subtle moderation is the best.

    Might as well start with the reason I started hosting in the first place: SuperTusker. On the orginal forum, it had nested threads which he liked to fill up with variations on the c word. Reached out to Bartman and said "I can fix that".

    I miss the fluffybunny filter



  • I was going to mention Supertusker. Must have been the brain calculating ex posters and nutters.



  • @booboo said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    I miss the fluffybunny filter

    I've tried to add it back. The plugins on this software didn't work well enough



  • Davidav!



  • Also worth noting that Bartman started this in 1999

    We're 20 years old



  • @Crucial said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    Davidav!

    Good mate of @Kirwan wasnt he...



  • @Duluth said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    Also worth noting that Bartman started this in 1999

    We're 20 years old

    I remember the version that was part of a setup with multiple countries’ forums. Used to be great fishing expeditions ‘crossing over’ to the others, goading them then ducking back.



  • Supeetusker posted on pr as Bazzamacca I think . He was a cock there too .

    We lost a few Aussies to g and g like noddy and I think cyclopath .

    I revived an old thread this morning and the previous last poster was Gollum . He was on his second login I think , his previous one was banned too . It’s hard to have sympathy for someone who claims that anyone who takes their own life is a selfish attention whore like he did though .



  • @Virgil said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    @Crucial said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    Davidav!

    Good mate of @Kirwan wasnt he...

    Brothers from a different mother .

    To this day him and cat meat are the only ones on my ignore list .



  • @Virgil said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    @Crucial said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    Davidav!

    Good mate of @Kirwan wasnt he...

    I kind of miss him actually. He's not banned, just couldn't stand the positive sentiment for Donald after the World Cup in 2011 and just never came back.

    That was kind of his blind spot as a foreign fan of the All Blacks, all was forgiven for Donald after ending the curse, and he couldn't compute.



  • @Crucial said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    I remember the version that was part of a setup with multiple countries’ forums. Used to be great fishing expeditions ‘crossing over’ to the others, goading them then ducking back.

    Yeah I remember that. I lurked back then but didn't post

    I think this might be the oldest stuff on archive.org:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20020621215014/http://www.thesilverfern.co.nz/message_boards.htm

    Still a few familiar names from early 2003



  • Great to hear all the old name's @Bar @barnya @phooey @dodge @just, dutchkiaora and Parcy ... @taniwharugby used to be TeamRebel?? A few blasts from the past.
    I was RugbeeLuva then RL. I cringe looking back hence rarely posting, just read your chatterings from a distance now. You've all aged like a fine wine,humour wise!!



  • Phooey was superb entertainment
    The way he would mercilessly destroy anyone who dared disagree with him.



  • 3 M’s come to mind

    @mojo
    @Miller-V-Jackson
    @Mainlander (a decent bloke for a Cantab)
    Also
    @PdP

    Can anyone remember the name of the decent bloke with a John Deere tractor avatar? It’s on the tip of my brain.



  • @Crucial

    Irish Richard?



  • @Duluth said in Where are they now? (Past Ferners):

    @Crucial

    Irish Richard?

    That’s the man! Really missed his input for a while after he finished, decent bloke.


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