How long you been here?

  • Trying to find the longest serving alky in this pub

    The new software thingy says I've done 12 years which is pretty much the most committment I've ever achieved at anything.

    Just wondering...

  • @Siam fark. Dunno. Was here prior to Lions 2001 I'm pretty sure.

  • 2000-1ish I think.

    edit: Actually 2002. 14 years.

  • @NTA said in How long you been here?:

    @Siam fark. Dunno. Was here prior to Lions 2001 I'm pretty sure.


    I Noticed the year thing in the new profile thing.

    Doesn't account for reincarnations I guess though

  • Found it when it was hosted on Rivals in 99/00 and Bart was making millions!

    Think it was around the same time as I met my wife, so cant have one without the other....

  • Think I joined in 2006 when I was living in the UK and needing my NZ sport fix

  • 16,000 odd posts down to 800! Been here since circa 2000

  • Actually my profile says 12 years so guess it was actually 2004 then

    1. Just before the RWC. I had been on a site named The Haka but following the England win in NZ got sick and tired of being called a cheating pommy fluffy bunny and migrated over here, where I have only been called a cheating pommy fluffy bunny every couple of months or so.

    Edit: Fluffybunny filter not working

  • I remember the wicked weasel ?? ads

    Clever marketing campaign to snare lurkers there by Bart! 🙂

  • 9 years for me.

    But I used to lurk long before that - I think even lurked pre 2003 world cup. No idea why I didn't join, probably just too lazy.

  • 9 years 🙂

  • I think I joined in 2001 after a year in England. Met tonnes of ferners in that time. Most awesome, some pork chops and some just a little bit weird.

  • I'm a really dedicated non-deleter of files as I reckon you never know when you'll need them. The oldest file I can find is dated 30 October 2001 and for some reason it is a HTML file of a story by Bart on John Mitchell's first squad selection. Reprinted below for your viewing pleasure.

    My first article on cricket was early in 2002 (2 Feb) so I must have been hanging around for a while before that.

    "Another All Black touring squad...

    Next Sunday, The Gaffer names the first All Black squad of his test match coaching career. Yes, John Mitchell will stamp his first mark on the Men in Black. Thirty players to go on the Ireland, Scotland and Argentinean tour, and a pile of changes coming according to our mate Deaks on Sky TV.
    Here is the team me and my team of selectors would like to see selected, lets see how good Mitch is!!

    Test Team	Midweekers

    15 Leon MacDonald (Canterbury) Ben Blair (Canterbury)
    14 Doug Howlet (Auckland) Jeff Wilson (Otago)
    13 Tana Umaga (Wellington) Rico Gear (Harbour)
    12 Pita Alatini (Otago) Aaron Mauger (Canterbury)
    11 Jonah Lomu (Wellington) Bruce Reihana (Waikato) *
    10 Andrew Mehrtens (Canterbury) David Hill (Waikato)
    9 Byron Kelleher (Otago) Justin Marshall (Canterbury, v capt.) *
    8 Paul Miller (Otago) Scott Robertson (Canterbury) *
    7 Marty Holah (Waikato) Richard McCaw (Canterbury)
    6 Taine Randell (Otago, v capt.) Jerry Collins (Wellington)
    5 Glenn Taylor (Northland, capt.) Royce Willis (Waikato) *
    4 Chris Jack (Canterbury) Norm Maxwell (Canterbury)
    3 Greg Somerville (Canterbury) Gordon Slater (Taranaki) *
    2 Anton Oliver (Otago) Tom Willis (Otago) *
    1 Greg Feek (Canterbury) Tony Woodcock (Harbour)

    • denotes test reserves

    Who knows how accurate that selection will be, but with the help of my co-selectors HappyMeal and Sausage, that's the squads we came up with. Feel free to slate us on the message boards..."

  • 14 years. Jesus fuck.

  • @NTA said in How long you been here?:

    @Siam fark. Dunno. Was here prior to Lions 2001 I'm pretty sure.

    Actually, I may be thinking of Planet Rugby... 🤔

    EDIT: 8 years ago, it says. For this profile 😉 But there was a "Nick the Aussie" floating around here before that.

  • 12 years...damn I am getting on a bit

  • 13 years. I am like the Mark Richardson of ferners with a ridiculously low posting average.

  • 13 years. Although I reckon that's overselling me by a year. I read a great ''match report'' from Canerbry about his boozy day at the cricket and started posting after that.

  • MIne says 46 years.....

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