20 years on F150 Online!

 
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:07 AM
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20 years on F150 Online!

This morning I received my annual "Happy Birthday" email from this and several other forums. I usually just delete them, as several (including here) I haven't participated on for some time.

But then I got to thinking about my F150 when I started here, witch was a 1997 SuperCab longbed. That's been 20 years ago!!

So, not really relevant to anything. I just thought I'd drop in and say "Hi!" I know that there's no one around who was active during my time here, and it's been interesting to see the forum's growth since the days when there were only a handful of us here.

Cheers,
Steve
 
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:43 PM
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Hard to believe the "bar of soap" trucks are already 20 years old!

I miss the old days (early-to-mid 2000's) when online forums were really hopping!
 
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:58 AM
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Join date 1969...computers were the size of a trailer back then!
 
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ddellwo View Post
Hard to believe the "bar of soap" trucks are already 20 years old!

I miss the old days (early-to-mid 2000's) when online forums were really hopping!




I even had a '97 Lariat...hated the new design at first but ended up with one.

 
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:49 PM
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Join date 1969...computers were the size of a trailer back then!
Actually, I joined in 1996 back when F150Online was just an email list. When that stopped, I was going to host the list, but eventually Steve went with a new forum. Who knew it would grow like this. I was originally one of the single digit member numbers.

During one of the many software updates over the years, lots of files got corrupted, posts and images got lost, etc. You might notice that no matter how many times I post, my post count remains at zero. But if you go to my profile, it only shows a few recent posts, where I really had hundreds (thousands?)

Here's a tiny photo of my truck (because that's all the larger digital cameras took back then.)
 
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:27 PM
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I even had a '97 Lariat...hated the new design at first but ended up with one.

signed up in 05 originally. It changed a lot since
 
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signed up in 05 originally. It changed a lot since
oh yes, VERY much
 
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oh yes, VERY much
crazed, last, raptor, shifty, dzervit made this place good. Most memerable was the refrigerator falling out of the back of someones truck.
 
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:41 AM
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I've been on here 10 yrs and it's changed quite a bit since then. Was a member of Ford Truck World until they went really down. They still have a site but its pretty much dead.
 
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:59 AM
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crazed, last, raptor, shifty, dzervit made this place good. Most memerable was the refrigerator falling out of the back of someones truck.
jamzwayne provided that bit of humor for us.
 
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by smorris View Post
This morning I received my annual "Happy Birthday" email from this and several other forums. I usually just delete them, as several (including here) I haven't participated on for some time.

But then I got to thinking about my F150 when I started here, witch was a 1997 SuperCab longbed. That's been 20 years ago!!

So, not really relevant to anything. I just thought I'd drop in and say "Hi!" I know that there's no one around who was active during my time here, and it's been interesting to see the forum's growth since the days when there were only a handful of us here.

Cheers,
Steve
20 years already? Jeez!
 
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:48 PM
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FWIW posts in General Discussion don't count towards anyone's post count
 
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by PawPaw View Post
I've been on here 10 yrs and it's changed quite a bit since then. Was a member of Ford Truck World until they went really down. They still have a site but its pretty much dead.
I was actually a Moderator over there, I started right about the time Chris sold it, still have a few close friends I met over there.
I have only been here for 14 years, joined after I got my 2003 F150 XLT/STX
 
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:26 PM
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I was actually a Moderator over there, I started right about the time Chris sold it, still have a few close friends I met over there.
I have only been here for 14 years, joined after I got my 2003 F150 XLT/STX
FTW had their own magazine as you must know. I had my '04 Lariat back then and never really got on the computer much until then.
 
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by PawPaw View Post
FTW had their own magazine as you must know. I had my '04 Lariat back then and never really got on the computer much until then.
Grease Lightning came out to the F100 Super-nationals and took a lot of pics and we actually ended up in the Magazine in 2004 or 2005.
I am still the VP for the Tennessee Chapter I do believe
 

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