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Title: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Decky on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:35:19 am
Just seen in 2 months I'm a member here for 12 years. :harry: f*** me where has that time gone ffs? Kinda shocked me tbh so decided to make this thread to shock a few of you as well if you didn't think you's were on here for so long. :lol:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: thomas on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:43:48 am
Quote
Date Registered: Friday 24 December 2004, 01:27:25 PM

My most exciting Christmas Eve since childhood :lol: :lol:  It's been a long, strange trip.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:59:12 am
Saturday 30 June 2007, 11:35:54 AM
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 23 February 2017, 05:21:50 am
January 06, 2010, 09:41:10 PM

Halfway through our last Championship season, after bouncing around forums for a few years. I couldn't even drink legally in the US then, now I'm in my late 20s with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It's been an average life.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Pip on Thursday 23 February 2017, 06:37:25 am
14 Aug 2005. 11 and a bit years now. I enjoy this place a lot, maybe not as much as I did because I don't have the same amount of free time and a lot has happened in life but I have a lot of good memories here and the people are awesome.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: hakka on Thursday 23 February 2017, 06:46:40 am
Thursday 24 May 2007. My 10 year anniversary coming up.  :frantic:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Thursday 23 February 2017, 06:50:45 am
Tuesday 8 August 2006, 12:20:02 PM

Two days before I was watching us in Riga against Ventspils in the UEFA Cup in Damien Duff's debut. Not exactly sure why I came here, or how I found it, but probably had something to do with that.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: tgarve on Thursday 23 February 2017, 06:56:25 am
January 06, 2010, 09:41:10 PM

Halfway through our last Championship season, after bouncing around forums for a few years. I couldn't even drink legally in the US then, now I'm in my late 20s with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It's been an average life.

It was the snow that got you here
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Greg on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:28:46 am
Wednesday 22 December 2004, 04:13:18 PM
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:29:48 am
Nov 8 2006 apparently, thought it was longer actually
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: James on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:34:37 am
It say 1 January 2005 but I was also a member of Howaythetoon.com for at least a year before that as were pretty much everyone who joined during the 2014 Christmas holidays.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Troll on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:41:23 am
Ten years and twenty days.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: ElDiablo on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:50:28 am
2nd March 2006. Would love to see this place if we were good again under Rafa.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:51:39 am
2006, but I was lurking around as far back as 2002, when HTT was Grassroots. Site got me through an incredibly shitty engineering job.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:53:43 am
25th October 2005. Would feel a bit lost without it.

I wonder how many days, since then, I haven't logged-on at least once. It won't be many.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Ridman on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:02:34 am
Sunday 12 November 2006, 01:57:27 AM

Haven't been active for years, still like to lurk and visit the forum almost daily.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Slim on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:11:56 am
11 years 11 months 13 days
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: 54 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:22:32 am
Date Registered: Tuesday 25 May 2010, 06:26:41 PM

I'm a baby compared to some of you :lol:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:25:22 am
8 years...
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Jill on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:47:14 am
Tuesday 16 December 2008, 08:09:12 PM

I think it was December 2002 though when I first signed up to the old Toontastic Linuxdriven site. Sure I was 17 and in 6th form. The first meet up was in summer 2003.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:49:45 am
Sunday 20th August 2006 8.40pm for me.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: AfroP on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:59:47 am
Friday 29 February 2008, 01:24:56 PM

Nearly 10 years. feckin hell!
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Flip on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:39:14 am
January 2005. Been over 12 years already :lol: Ridiculous
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: wacko on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:53:36 am
December 2005. By George, that's a fair old while.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Kaizero on Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:01:54 am
Nov 8 2006 apparently, thought it was longer actually

Forum birthday buddies :aww:

Date Registered: Wednesday 8 November 2006, 04:56:43 PM
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:09:47 am
Nov 8 2006 apparently, thought it was longer actually

Forum birthday buddies :aww:

Date Registered: Wednesday 8 November 2006, 04:56:43 PM
Get in [emoji38]
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: khay on Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:55:53 am
Wednesday 12 January 2005, 12:45:02 AM
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Skeletor on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:02:41 am
Date Registered: Wednesday 22 December 2004, 05:24:5

12 years
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:09:06 am
Date Registered: Sunday 20 January 2008, 03:49:21 PM

The day after Keegan's 2nd return.

I remember the buzz and lurked for the next 9 months drinking in the hope and positivity of the rest of the forum.

I only really started posting after that Hull/Xisco game.

Really tailed off my posts in last 3 years and don't feel as part of it as I used to, which is a shame - I blame Pardew. I hope to start posting more regularly soon.

Biggest High - Beating Sunderland 5-1 in first season back in PL / The signing of Ben Arfa
Biggest Low - Losing Jon :(
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:16:01 am
On 3rd July it'll be 10 years, but I was here as a different member ~2005. I'd love to quit/get permanently banned, like.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Darth Crooks on Thursday 23 February 2017, 11:26:11 am
25 Sept 2009 - Under MightyMorphinNileRanger. Christ.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: pbxtn on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:04:51 pm
How many iterations of this website has there been? I ask as I was thinking the other day how long I've been reading this forum and the website nufc.nu came to mind, sure it was green and black.

Anyone remember if that site was even real?  :lol:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Greg on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:05:23 pm
Date Registered: Wednesday 22 December 2004, 05:24:5

12 years

Same as me, I think this was the first day of the board in this incarnation.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Elric on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:10:53 pm
February 2005. Lurked for a bit before that, after being on Toontastic for a bit, continued the lurking trend to this day, tbh :lol:

Occasionally de-cloak to post in the Games section, Fantasy Premier League thread, sometimes other random threads   coolstorybro.png
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:14:20 pm
Wednesday 22 December 2004, 04:09:32 PM
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: newsted on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:17:30 pm
15 Feb 2011.

Just a baby.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:17:37 pm
Tuesday 12 December 2006, 05:42:17 AM
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:23:56 pm
31 March 2007, 17:01:20
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Dinho lad on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:25:16 pm
2004. :(
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: triggs on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:26:25 pm
2nd of April 2013. Originally eirenufcfan
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:33:53 pm
Sunday 7 December 2008. Think it was close to us beating Portsmouth at Fratton Park under JFK
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:35:55 pm
Sunday 7 December 2008. Think it was close to us beating Portsmouth at Fratton Park under JFK

Those halcyon days of the JFK era.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:42:11 pm
Reg - Friday 1 September 2006
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Magpie on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:48:37 pm
Date Registered: Thursday 30 December 2004, 01:44:00 PM

Holy shitballs
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: BottledDog on Thursday 23 February 2017, 12:56:00 pm
How many iterations of this website has there been? I ask as I was thinking the other day how long I've been reading this forum and the website nufc.nu came to mind, sure it was green and black.

Anyone remember if that site was even real?  :lol:

Yup, an age ago now but was the go to forum for me before the great migration.

Bit tricky to say when people first joined this place as it was going a fair while before everything exploded and our accounts were reset in Dec 2004. Or at least I vaguely remember that.

Could be all bollocks or a hazy shared memory, f*** knows. :lol:


Oh, hello. :pow:
https://web.archive.org/web/20010624101855/http://www.nufc.nu/index.html
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: pbxtn on Thursday 23 February 2017, 01:17:51 pm
How many iterations of this website has there been? I ask as I was thinking the other day how long I've been reading this forum and the website nufc.nu came to mind, sure it was green and black.

Anyone remember if that site was even real?  [emoji38]

Yup, an age ago now but was the go to forum for me before the great migration.

Bit tricky to say when people first joined this place as it was going a fair while before everything exploded and our accounts were reset in Dec 2004. Or at least I vaguely remember that.

Could be all bollocks or a hazy shared memory, f*** knows. [emoji38]


Oh, hello. :pow:
https://web.archive.org/web/20010624101855/http://www.nufc.nu/index.html (https://web.archive.org/web/20010624101855/http://www.nufc.nu/index.html)


Wow, 2001, and still not the design I remember, that looks even more advanced than the one I can picture  [emoji38]

Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: kingkerouac on Thursday 23 February 2017, 01:54:20 pm
Almost 10 years... :buck2:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 23 February 2017, 01:55:34 pm
Nearly 11 years, my last account was deleted though so it's even longer than that.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 23 February 2017, 01:58:08 pm
Friday 4 August 2006, 04:22:58 PM

 :idiot2:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 23 February 2017, 02:06:20 pm
January 06, 2010, 09:41:10 PM

Halfway through our last Championship season, after bouncing around forums for a few years. I couldn't even drink legally in the US then, now I'm in my late 20s with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It's been an average life.

It was the snow that got you here

I weirdly remember exactly where I was as I signed up and it was a really cold day. Not sure about the snow, but probably
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 23 February 2017, 02:48:40 pm
Monday 16 May 2005, 11:56:30 AM

idk why. Seems an odd time to register on a football forum. Looks like it was the day after the last day of the 04/05 season. Withdrawal symptoms maybe. Something to get off my chest.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:28:43 pm
I think Ronaldo had a go at me on my first post which was advocating Kazenga over Pancrate... Turned out I was right, obviously.
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: Pata on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:34:17 pm
Sunday 26 December 2004, 08:49:25 AM

 :undecided:
Title: Re: How long are you a member of NO?
Post by: oldtype on Thursday 23 February 2017, 04:42:08 pm
Monday 16 October 2006, 04:05:24 AM

Dear me, was a teenager back then :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 23 February 2017, 06:38:05 pm
Don't know why you had to make this godforsaken thread. It has sent me into a spiral of reading my posts from 2006.

:facepalm:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:13:25 pm
Sunday 22 May 2005, 12:19:11 PM.

Coming to 12 years...wow.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: pedro111 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:15:08 pm
23rd of Dec 2004.

Like others have said I am pretty sure I was registered before this but then everything was reset for some reason.

I have not been an active poster for years and have joined the shady lurker clan that wormy used to be king of but I am still on here most days.

Always been a great place this.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: 54 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:18:05 pm
Who was the guy that created an account just to bloke someone? :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:40:18 pm
Who was the guy that created an account just to bloke someone? :lol:

Sounds like a euphemism
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:43:00 pm
I first joined Nufc.nu back in 2001 (as a lurker) and although it wasn't as busy as other Toon message boards it had a core base of very knowledgeable fans and I loved it. So much so I bought it from a bloke called Karl if I remember right. The board had members like Sparks, HTL, Dr Gloom, Leazes Mag and others whose names I sadly cannot remember, but all good members.

The forum used to get hacked a lot, but after I bought it we sort of consolidated things. I was a web designer/marketeer at the time and the web was changing. We needed a main site and a new brand if you like so we become Howaythetoon.com not long after I took over from Karl.

I was forever messing about with that and eventually it become established and was probably the busiest Toon fans forum/main site (Nufc.com excluded) on the web.

I foolishly would post fixtures and links to goals and the site was eventually deleted by the hosts and I also lost my internet connection after a house move which meant I was off-line for 6 weeks. Toontastic also got banned.

At that time I'm sure someone or some people set up a temp board, Skirge maybe? Leazes Mag perhaps? InvisionBoard software maybe!

Anyway once back online I and others together merged and created Newcastle-Online and for a while it was pretty good. Myself and Phillip Craig (an absolute star, where is he?) who basically programmed the site and put up some funds for it while I was on the dole (quite a few quid tbh), ran it for a while.

Then the forum wars started and members set up Toontastic and for a while there was some petty and shitty exchanges between both boards. I hold my hand up, I took great offence that they would leave and set up a rival board and made a right prick of myself many a time over it. Forum wars... that was mainly down to me. Cringe worthy s*** and embarrassing looking back.

I'm glad Toontastic is still around and I genuinely mean that.

We had some good times though and this very site was doing some unique stuff online. We had the who the f*** are series, behind enemy lines, player ratings and other unique at the time content which made this site one of the best on the web IMO and also saw us featured in the media a lot.

We had some silly times of course. The Hitzfeld campaign (laughs) and worse still posting a members private details online (my fault). It was a good wind up which I took badly. Board wars again!

At the time I wasn't in a good place personally and so I basically took time off and I don't know what happened to the site in between, but it went from N.O.com or .co.uk to .org, losing the main site.

Since then some internet god going by the name of Dave and his fellow admins and mods have kept this place going and thank god they did because it is without doubt a GREAT site and they deserve massive credit. I love the place to bits, its my first port of call online every day and although I don't really know anyone, I've met some through the Lockwood Cup and I just know the vast majority on here are top top people.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:46:48 pm
f***ing hell 16 years I've been connected to this site or versions of it.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Elric on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:52:24 pm
Good read, HTT :thup:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:52:58 pm
Great post HTT :thup:

Back in the day...
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Greg on Thursday 23 February 2017, 07:53:28 pm
Quite short by your old standards.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:00:36 pm
Quite short by your old standards.

:lol:

Thanks!

We seemed to have lost loads of members mind, or they have changed usernames. I used to be Grassroots or GrassrootsFC as I was getting into coaching and then become CoachHTT I think and then HTT.

I remember back on Nufc.nu we had just finished 4th and some members were debating how we needed to move Bobby upstairs and look at someone like Mourinho or a certain fat Spanish waiter...
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: pbxtn on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:22:18 pm
f***ing hell 16 years I've been connected to this site or versions of it.

i remember your Grassroots username and who could forget Dr. Gloom!

There can't be too many lurkers who've been kicking about as long as me  :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: mouldy_uk on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:24:04 pm
Monday 17 April 2006, 06:13:18 PM

:)
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: The Bonk on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:24:33 pm
I remember when Skirge set up that temporary board and the bickering between boards. Basically what Reddit is today. :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:28:39 pm
Don't know why you had to make this godforsaken thread. It has sent me into a spiral of reading my posts from 2006.

:facepalm:

I wouldn't read up to the present day if I were you.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Flartyblartclart on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:34:17 pm
Date Registered: Thursday 31 August 2006, 06:22:03
Posts: 145 (0.038 per day) you lucky b******s
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:44:21 pm
It's my 10 year anniversary in a couple of weeks. Good lord.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Thursday 23 February 2017, 08:44:43 pm
f***ing hell 16 years I've been connected to this site or versions of it.

i remember your Grassroots username and who could forget Dr. Gloom!

There can't be too many lurkers who've been kicking about as long as me  :lol:

What was your original username? Dr Gloom used to have a canny website, a vulture in a Toon shirt as his logo if I remember right. He was a very good poster.

Oregon Geordie I remember the most as he was like 70 odd years old and was a fellow fan of Sharks. I'm hoping he hasn't passed away like, but I'm not too confident :(

Calimag, Sparks, HTL, LeazesMag, Skirge, some blind Toon fan who could barely post, but somehow did. He used to get ridiculed until one day he said look I'm fooking blind man. Awww what was his name?

NUFC.NU was the good old days, about 200 members. I remember when I joined I was probably the youngest on the board who thought I knew it all, but I was quickly put in my place and realised I knew f*** all about the club or football.

As a club we were going places then under Sir Bobby. I'll never forget the day/night we bought Woodgate and Jenas. We were also linked strongly with a very very young John Terry.

I used to post on Team Talk before that which was s**** really, it could take days for your post to get moderated. NUFC.NU first game of the season against Chelsea and its 1-1. Loads were angry because we missed out on Zenden and Jeffers, but we got Robert and Bellamy and losing to Troyes hurt a lot of fans. But that run of games sharpened us and made us competitive. We lost 2-0 at home to Spurs Poyet among the scorers, I remember that particular match thread was quite vitriolic.

If people think N.O is up and down today, back then it was even worse and we were much better. But then perhaps expectations were higher given the KK years were still fresh.

Ah, happy days man!
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: dinotheprehistoricgeordie on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:08:24 pm
Saturday 26 April 2008.

I remember one of my earliest posts debating if the Milner sale was a good move for us. I also remember when everyone was excited to have Ashley here.

SEMTEX helped me sign up because it wouldn't let me use my email at the time (don't have a clue why). He made up my forum name and I haven't been bothered to change it yet  :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:20:14 pm
i mean why would you change it, its mint
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:21:28 pm
I was on the old forum for a bit, lost my log in, then it got shut down or disappeared, then found this place by accident. Signed up.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Disco on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:27:26 pm
Found this place through someone sharing an article that used to live on the main page. Life's been on a downhill trajection ever since.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Kaizero on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:29:53 pm
I think I found the place after there were rumours of Daniel Braaten signing for us and I googled, wanting to see people's opinions :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: dinotheprehistoricgeordie on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:45:16 pm
i mean why would you change it, its mint

I'll go as far as saying its grown on me over the years.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: jdckelly on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:52:04 pm
Date Registered: Thursday 6 August 2009, 01:36:03 AM

right in the middle of the Barry Moat saga, not exactly sure how I found it but it was the takeover topic that got me on here
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 23 February 2017, 09:53:27 pm
Just shy of 9 years. :lol: I registered just before KK got that 1-1 draw at Birmingham which sparked our escape from the drop.

I still feel like a newbie.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Dave on Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:01:25 pm
Friday 24 December 2004, 05:46:54 PM

Five days after this beauty:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4088021.stm
Quote
Titus Bramble's own goal put Liverpool on the comeback trail as injury-hit Newcastle were well beaten at Anfield.

Patrick Kluivert's close-range finish put Newcastle ahead after 31 minutes, but they were pegged back as Bramble headed in Steven Gerrard's corner.

Neil Mellor gave Liverpool the lead before half-time from Milan Baros' pass before the Czech added a third after rounding Shay Given on the hour.

Newcastle then had Lee Bowyer sent off for two bookable offences.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Skeletor on Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:04:20 pm
f***ing hell 16 years I've been connected to this site or versions of it.

i remember your Grassroots username and who could forget Dr. Gloom!

There can't be too many lurkers who've been kicking about as long as me  :lol:

What was your original username? Dr Gloom used to have a canny website, a vulture in a Toon shirt as his logo if I remember right. He was a very good poster.

Oregon Geordie I remember the most as he was like 70 odd years old and was a fellow fan of Sharks. I'm hoping he hasn't passed away like, but I'm not too confident :(

Calimag, Sparks, HTL, LeazesMag, Skirge, some blind Toon fan who could barely post, but somehow did. He used to get ridiculed until one day he said look I'm fooking blind man. Awww what was his name?

NUFC.NU was the good old days, about 200 members. I remember when I joined I was probably the youngest on the board who thought I knew it all, but I was quickly put in my place and realised I knew f*** all about the club or football.

As a club we were going places then under Sir Bobby. I'll never forget the day/night we bought Woodgate and Jenas. We were also linked strongly with a very very young John Terry.

I used to post on Team Talk before that which was s**** really, it could take days for your post to get moderated. NUFC.NU first game of the season against Chelsea and its 1-1. Loads were angry because we missed out on Zenden and Jeffers, but we got Robert and Bellamy and losing to Troyes hurt a lot of fans. But that run of games sharpened us and made us competitive. We lost 2-0 at home to Spurs Poyet among the scorers, I remember that particular match thread was quite vitriolic.

If people think N.O is up and down today, back then it was even worse and we were much better. But then perhaps expectations were higher given the KK years were still fresh.

Ah, happy days man!

Skirge was the blind fan man.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Jill on Thursday 23 February 2017, 10:05:50 pm
I may have the most tragic reason for signing up to a forum.

December 2002, saw a post slagging off Gary Speed and thought I'm not having that.

Post was by the now-MP Bridget Phillipson.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 24 February 2017, 12:21:54 am
I became a member of the NO shortly after Hogan joined Hall and Nash.



Nah, it's been a number of years though.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 24 February 2017, 12:33:34 am
Post was by the now-MP Bridget Phillipson.


Toonlass?
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 24 February 2017, 12:37:52 am
[Edit: Never mind about that.]
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: madras on Friday 24 February 2017, 12:42:11 am
Friday 24 December 2004, 05:46:54 PM

Five days after this beauty:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4088021.stm
Quote
Titus Bramble's own goal put Liverpool on the comeback trail as injury-hit Newcastle were well beaten at Anfield.

Patrick Kluivert's close-range finish put Newcastle ahead after 31 minutes, but they were pegged back as Bramble headed in Steven Gerrard's corner.

Neil Mellor gave Liverpool the lead before half-time from Milan Baros' pass before the Czech added a third after rounding Shay Given on the hour.

Newcastle then had Lee Bowyer sent off for two bookable offences.
Beat you by about 17hrs.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Decky on Friday 24 February 2017, 07:32:14 am
The Hitzfeld campaign

Remember that! :lol: The big dossier and all drawn up. I remember thinking the website was top class back then too, I bet it looks s*** if we seen it now. :lol:

Actually, just before I posted this I had a look:

Website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060306094639/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/

Dossier:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060326225504/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/pdf/ottmarhitzfelddossier.pdf

:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:27:21 am
Post was by the now-MP Bridget Phillipson.


Toonlass?
That lass with the berghaus.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: ElDiablo on Friday 24 February 2017, 10:10:58 am
Honestly, fair play to HTT and any others who worked on that dossier. It's easy to take the p*ss and I bet it was torn to shreds at the time, but it clearly took considerable time and effort and was undertaken with good intentions.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 24 February 2017, 10:38:19 am
totally the wrong thread but this one inspired me to flashing back to gegenpressing episode the other night :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 24 February 2017, 10:52:22 am
I remember my dad (Doug) reading Druid Methane(?) quotes and being curious.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 11:51:11 am
Honestly, fair play to HTT and any others who worked on that dossier. It's easy to take the p*ss and I bet it was torn to shreds at the time, but it clearly took considerable time and effort and was undertaken with good intentions.

Looking back now it was funny as f***, but good times where a forum (this forum) came together to try and help our club.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 11:56:50 am
The Hitzfeld campaign

Remember that! :lol: The big dossier and all drawn up. I remember thinking the website was top class back then too, I bet it looks s*** if we seen it now. :lol:

Actually, just before I posted this I had a look:

Website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060306094639/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/

Dossier:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060326225504/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/pdf/ottmarhitzfelddossier.pdf

:lol: :lol:


The main site used to get loads of visitors and I used to love that side of it all. The who the f*** are series was really popular. Buying from our rivals as well. It engaged fans of NUFC and other clubs' fans. I can't remember which book it was, but this site was mentioned as one of the best fan sites on the web with really unique content. Mind it had some s**** content as well.

Nowadays I think if the main site existed with the shift in social media etc. we would have no doubt been at the forefront of it all as a Toon site.

.com get stick but they have never changed and I like that because I don't like the way many sites have went. True Faith and the Mag for example are f***ing awful.

Rawk for all its s**** and stick is a very good site content wise mind, back in the day our two sites were regularly pally and I'm sure we have members from there on here.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 24 February 2017, 12:05:22 pm
Honestly, fair play to HTT and any others who worked on that dossier. It's easy to take the p*ss and I bet it was torn to shreds at the time, but it clearly took considerable time and effort and was undertaken with good intentions.

Looking back now it was funny as f***, but good times where a forum (this forum) came together to try and help our club.

Shame that hasn't happened since.  :pardsgrin:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Beren on Friday 24 February 2017, 01:40:18 pm
Dr Gloom's website was fantastic :smitten: Very sad when the updates ceased.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 24 February 2017, 04:48:21 pm
Stifler's missus? If I recall Cath wasn't a fan.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 24 February 2017, 05:38:38 pm
The Hitzfeld campaign

Remember that! :lol: The big dossier and all drawn up. I remember thinking the website was top class back then too, I bet it looks s*** if we seen it now. :lol:

Actually, just before I posted this I had a look:

Website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060306094639/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/

Dossier:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060326225504/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/pdf/ottmarhitzfelddossier.pdf

:lol: :lol:


The main site used to get loads of visitors and I used to love that side of it all. The who the f*** are series was really popular. Buying from our rivals as well. It engaged fans of NUFC and other clubs' fans. I can't remember which book it was, but this site was mentioned as one of the best fan sites on the web with really unique content. Mind it had some s**** content as well.

Nowadays I think if the main site existed with the shift in social media etc. we would have no doubt been at the forefront of it all as a Toon site.

.com get stick but they have never changed and I like that because I don't like the way many sites have went. True Faith and the Mag for example are f***ing awful.

Rawk for all its s**** and stick is a very good site content wise mind, back in the day our two sites were regularly pally and I'm sure we have members from there on here.

I've actually been toying with reviving the "Who the f*** are..." series, but having the articles in a topic rather than a front page (obviously enough since there is none :lol:).
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: TRC on Friday 24 February 2017, 05:41:08 pm
Since pretty much the start. We used to have a home page with news didn't we? What happened to that?
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Disco on Friday 24 February 2017, 05:44:41 pm
The Hitzfeld campaign

Remember that! :lol: The big dossier and all drawn up. I remember thinking the website was top class back then too, I bet it looks s*** if we seen it now. :lol:

Actually, just before I posted this I had a look:

Website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060306094639/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/

Dossier:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060326225504/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/pdf/ottmarhitzfelddossier.pdf

:lol: :lol:


The main site used to get loads of visitors and I used to love that side of it all. The who the f*** are series was really popular. Buying from our rivals as well. It engaged fans of NUFC and other clubs' fans. I can't remember which book it was, but this site was mentioned as one of the best fan sites on the web with really unique content. Mind it had some s**** content as well.

Nowadays I think if the main site existed with the shift in social media etc. we would have no doubt been at the forefront of it all as a Toon site.

.com get stick but they have never changed and I like that because I don't like the way many sites have went. True Faith and the Mag for example are f***ing awful.

Rawk for all its s**** and stick is a very good site content wise mind, back in the day our two sites were regularly pally and I'm sure we have members from there on here.

I've actually been toying with reviving the "Who the f*** are..." series, but having the articles in a topic rather than a front page (obviously enough since there is none :lol:).

I hope you like amends being pointed out to you.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: joeyt on Friday 24 February 2017, 06:34:17 pm
f***ing hell 16 years I've been connected to this site or versions of it.

i remember your Grassroots username and who could forget Dr. Gloom!

There can't be too many lurkers who've been kicking about as long as me  :lol:

What was your original username? Dr Gloom used to have a canny website, a vulture in a Toon shirt as his logo if I remember right. He was a very good poster.

Oregon Geordie I remember the most as he was like 70 odd years old and was a fellow fan of Sharks. I'm hoping he hasn't passed away like, but I'm not too confident :(

Calimag, Sparks, HTL, LeazesMag, Skirge, some blind Toon fan who could barely post, but somehow did. He used to get ridiculed until one day he said look I'm fooking blind man. Awww what was his name?

NUFC.NU was the good old days, about 200 members. I remember when I joined I was probably the youngest on the board who thought I knew it all, but I was quickly put in my place and realised I knew f*** all about the club or football.

As a club we were going places then under Sir Bobby. I'll never forget the day/night we bought Woodgate and Jenas. We were also linked strongly with a very very young John Terry.

I used to post on Team Talk before that which was s**** really, it could take days for your post to get moderated. NUFC.NU first game of the season against Chelsea and its 1-1. Loads were angry because we missed out on Zenden and Jeffers, but we got Robert and Bellamy and losing to Troyes hurt a lot of fans. But that run of games sharpened us and made us competitive. We lost 2-0 at home to Spurs Poyet among the scorers, I remember that particular match thread was quite vitriolic.

If people think N.O is up and down today, back then it was even worse and we were much better. But then perhaps expectations were higher given the KK years were still fresh.

Ah, happy days man!

Skirge was the blind fan man.

Had no idea Skirge was blind. Remember close to when I signed up he was posting pictures of his dog dressed up pretending it was ITK in the transfer rumours thread which was funny at the time.

I signed up on here after seeing it mentioned on the Football Manager forums
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 24 February 2017, 06:49:17 pm
f***ing hell 16 years I've been connected to this site or versions of it.

i remember your Grassroots username and who could forget Dr. Gloom!

There can't be too many lurkers who've been kicking about as long as me  :lol:

What was your original username? Dr Gloom used to have a canny website, a vulture in a Toon shirt as his logo if I remember right. He was a very good poster.

Oregon Geordie I remember the most as he was like 70 odd years old and was a fellow fan of Sharks. I'm hoping he hasn't passed away like, but I'm not too confident :(

Calimag, Sparks, HTL, LeazesMag, Skirge, some blind Toon fan who could barely post, but somehow did. He used to get ridiculed until one day he said look I'm fooking blind man. Awww what was his name?

NUFC.NU was the good old days, about 200 members. I remember when I joined I was probably the youngest on the board who thought I knew it all, but I was quickly put in my place and realised I knew f*** all about the club or football.

As a club we were going places then under Sir Bobby. I'll never forget the day/night we bought Woodgate and Jenas. We were also linked strongly with a very very young John Terry.

I used to post on Team Talk before that which was s**** really, it could take days for your post to get moderated. NUFC.NU first game of the season against Chelsea and its 1-1. Loads were angry because we missed out on Zenden and Jeffers, but we got Robert and Bellamy and losing to Troyes hurt a lot of fans. But that run of games sharpened us and made us competitive. We lost 2-0 at home to Spurs Poyet among the scorers, I remember that particular match thread was quite vitriolic.

If people think N.O is up and down today, back then it was even worse and we were much better. But then perhaps expectations were higher given the KK years were still fresh.

Ah, happy days man!

Skirge was the blind fan man.

Had no idea Skirge was blind. Remember close to when I signed up he was posting pictures of his dog dressed up pretending it was ITK in the transfer rumours thread which was funny at the time.

I signed up on here after seeing it mentioned on the Football Manager forums
Could you not tell by his photoshops?
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: joeyt on Friday 24 February 2017, 07:16:06 pm
I should have fkn guessed
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 07:18:56 pm
Nah it wasn't Skirge, Elliss Toon perhaps?

What happened to Skirge by the way? I've missed quite a bit of stuff from here by the looks of it because it seems loads of old posters have disappeared and I don't quite know the circumstances.

Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 24 February 2017, 07:28:18 pm
I really miss LBW.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 24 February 2017, 07:30:41 pm
What happened to Skirge by the way?

He broke.

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91227.msg4853031.html#msg4853031
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:02:31 pm
We all break, at some point!

Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Si on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:03:58 pm
We all break, at some point!
The NUFC motto.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:03:59 pm
I really miss LBW.

I don't think I interacted with him one to one much, but he was a funny poster, what happened to him? Plus he's the brother of another fave poster of mine Happy Face.

Chez Given and Parky used to be around a lot, I'm sure they grew up together or were school mates or something. They seem to be missing as well.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:04:22 pm
We all break, at some point!
The NUFC motto.

:lol:

Should be tbh!
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:20:34 pm
I really miss LBW.

I don't think I interacted with him one to one much, but he was a funny poster, what happened to him? Plus he's the brother of another fave poster of mine Happy Face.

Chez Given and Parky used to be around a lot, I'm sure they grew up together or were school mates or something. They seem to be missing as well.

I'm not sure. I think it may have been a health issue or something for LBW. I can't recall if it was vision or hearing though, bit given his disappereance I think it's fair to assume something with his vision. I really miss him though, he was always a ray of positivity sunshine in all the gloom that usually stinks up this place :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: ToonTastic on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:21:21 pm
I first joined Nufc.nu back in 2001 (as a lurker) and although it wasn't as busy as other Toon message boards it had a core base of very knowledgeable fans and I loved it. So much so I bought it from a bloke called Karl if I remember right. The board had members like Sparks, HTL, Dr Gloom, Leazes Mag and others whose names I sadly cannot remember, but all good members.

The forum used to get hacked a lot, but after I bought it we sort of consolidated things. I was a web designer/marketeer at the time and the web was changing. We needed a main site and a new brand if you like so we become Howaythetoon.com not long after I took over from Karl.

I was forever messing about with that and eventually it become established and was probably the busiest Toon fans forum/main site (Nufc.com excluded) on the web.

I foolishly would post fixtures and links to goals and the site was eventually deleted by the hosts and I also lost my internet connection after a house move which meant I was off-line for 6 weeks. Toontastic also got banned.

At that time I'm sure someone or some people set up a temp board, Skirge maybe? Leazes Mag perhaps? InvisionBoard software maybe!

Anyway once back online I and others together merged and created Newcastle-Online and for a while it was pretty good. Myself and Phillip Craig (an absolute star, where is he?) who basically programmed the site and put up some funds for it while I was on the dole (quite a few quid tbh), ran it for a while.

Then the forum wars started and members set up Toontastic and for a while there was some petty and shitty exchanges between both boards. I hold my hand up, I took great offence that they would leave and set up a rival board and made a right prick of myself many a time over it. Forum wars... that was mainly down to me. Cringe worthy s*** and embarrassing looking back.

I'm glad Toontastic is still around and I genuinely mean that.

We had some good times though and this very site was doing some unique stuff online. We had the who the f*** are series, behind enemy lines, player ratings and other unique at the time content which made this site one of the best on the web IMO and also saw us featured in the media a lot.

We had some silly times of course. The Hitzfeld campaign (laughs) and worse still posting a members private details online (my fault). It was a good wind up which I took badly. Board wars again!

At the time I wasn't in a good place personally and so I basically took time off and I don't know what happened to the site in between, but it went from N.O.com or .co.uk to .org, losing the main site.

Since then some internet god going by the name of Dave and his fellow admins and mods have kept this place going and thank god they did because it is without doubt a GREAT site and they deserve massive credit. I love the place to bits, its my first port of call online every day and although I don't really know anyone, I've met some through the Lockwood Cup and I just know the vast majority on here are top top people.
Howay HTT, you can't possibly tell me you haven't realised that's me haha I've not changed my name since, well forever.

So from the other side the ToonTastic actually started away from the WWW as one of the old fashioned newsgroups you could subscribe to through Outlook. The website started as ToonTastic.cjb.net (I think) and then I managed to get a hold of toontastic.co.uk the forum started as a sub board on soccer24-7 I had to get a certain number of members to join else they'd close it down. We smashed that amount so much that we were probably busier than their main board.

Decided to create my own message board and due to the size of the news part of the site and the forum, had to find a new web host which happened to be the same as HTT was on. I'd already had the lawyers on from the club so stopped all the fixtures and videos but the hosts s*** themselves and still booted the site off.

Not entirely sure how I ended up chatting to HTT to make this place start but it was a good laugh and it turned out really well.

It was a privilege to be part of the original boards with such great posters and the current admin/mods are doing a better job than I ever could. It was definitely past over into good hands and will be here for as long as people want it that's a certainty.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:29:45 pm
I first joined Nufc.nu back in 2001 (as a lurker) and although it wasn't as busy as other Toon message boards it had a core base of very knowledgeable fans and I loved it. So much so I bought it from a bloke called Karl if I remember right. The board had members like Sparks, HTL, Dr Gloom, Leazes Mag and others whose names I sadly cannot remember, but all good members.

The forum used to get hacked a lot, but after I bought it we sort of consolidated things. I was a web designer/marketeer at the time and the web was changing. We needed a main site and a new brand if you like so we become Howaythetoon.com not long after I took over from Karl.

I was forever messing about with that and eventually it become established and was probably the busiest Toon fans forum/main site (Nufc.com excluded) on the web.

I foolishly would post fixtures and links to goals and the site was eventually deleted by the hosts and I also lost my internet connection after a house move which meant I was off-line for 6 weeks. Toontastic also got banned.

At that time I'm sure someone or some people set up a temp board, Skirge maybe? Leazes Mag perhaps? InvisionBoard software maybe!

Anyway once back online I and others together merged and created Newcastle-Online and for a while it was pretty good. Myself and Phillip Craig (an absolute star, where is he?) who basically programmed the site and put up some funds for it while I was on the dole (quite a few quid tbh), ran it for a while.

Then the forum wars started and members set up Toontastic and for a while there was some petty and shitty exchanges between both boards. I hold my hand up, I took great offence that they would leave and set up a rival board and made a right prick of myself many a time over it. Forum wars... that was mainly down to me. Cringe worthy s*** and embarrassing looking back.

I'm glad Toontastic is still around and I genuinely mean that.

We had some good times though and this very site was doing some unique stuff online. We had the who the f*** are series, behind enemy lines, player ratings and other unique at the time content which made this site one of the best on the web IMO and also saw us featured in the media a lot.

We had some silly times of course. The Hitzfeld campaign (laughs) and worse still posting a members private details online (my fault). It was a good wind up which I took badly. Board wars again!

At the time I wasn't in a good place personally and so I basically took time off and I don't know what happened to the site in between, but it went from N.O.com or .co.uk to .org, losing the main site.

Since then some internet god going by the name of Dave and his fellow admins and mods have kept this place going and thank god they did because it is without doubt a GREAT site and they deserve massive credit. I love the place to bits, its my first port of call online every day and although I don't really know anyone, I've met some through the Lockwood Cup and I just know the vast majority on here are top top people.
Howay HTT, you can't possibly tell me you haven't realised that's me haha I've not changed my name since, well forever.

So from the other side the ToonTastic actually started away from the WWW as one of the old fashioned newsgroups you could subscribe to through Outlook. The website started as ToonTastic.cjb.net (I think) and then I managed to get a hold of toontastic.co.uk the forum started as a sub board on soccer24-7 I had to get a certain number of members to join else they'd close it down. We smashed that amount so much that we were probably busier than their main board.

Decided to create my own message board and due to the size of the news part of the site and the forum, had to find a new web host which happened to be the same as HTT was on. I'd already had the lawyers on from the club so stopped all the fixtures and videos but the hosts s*** themselves and still booted the site off.

Not entirely sure how I ended up chatting to HTT to make this place start but it was a good laugh and it turned out really well.

It was a privilege to be part of the original boards with such great posters and the current admin/mods are doing a better job than I ever could. It was definitely past over into good hands and will be here for as long as people want it that's a certainty.

Whey hey, I knew you as Toontastic, but I get mixed up with that and Toons Taylor who is now someone else and you also used Phillip Craig at times I'm sure, that and I don't post as much these days and even more so read as much. Good to see you around anyway.

You are probably the number one reason N.O exists. The conversation between us two was akin to SJH and KK, we were the only two people who could save...

I was KK of course :D

Nah seriously, you used to programme and fund a lot of the site. If you remember we used to try out a few forum software and mainsite software, eventually settling on this forum software and Word Press for the main site.

Happy days.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:30:47 pm
JawD as well, he helped out a lot. What happened to him?
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: ToonTastic on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:31:31 pm
JawD as well, he helped out a lot. What happened to him?
JawD went over to the other board, he's on Twitter more nowadays though.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:32:59 pm
JawD as well, he helped out a lot. What happened to him?
JawD went over to the other board, he's on Twitter more nowadays though.

I knew he was active on TT, but thought he was also on here. Self employed who ran his own business, I hope he's doing well!
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HTT on Friday 24 February 2017, 08:41:10 pm
I must admit, over on little Nufc.nu I'd look at Toontastic and wish we had as many members and I'm sure I joined TT to try and plug Nufc.nu at one point which got shot down in flames :lol:

For some reason I was obsessed with numbers, being a 'great' site and all that, probably because I went into it with an online marketing type thing. I used to own and run a well established webmasters portal and message board which was quite big in its day and I thought a footy forum could easily be changed into such a busy mecca of people about one subject.

I soon realised footy boards were about the actual people as much as the subject and that's why I think the board split happened because many Toontasticers didn't feel this was home despite it being a forum for all things NUFC and didn't like the tone of the site etc. hence them setting up their own home which is still home to them today. And thankfully so.

My own aim for this site was for it to be great, the best forum with the highest and best members and content and although its really is great today, its all down to the people who use it, the members. It kind of sorted itself out without my big plans, ego and s***.

Its in the right hands and place today, that's for sure.

Its how NUFC should be, supported, owned, ran and all about by its members.

One day...
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 24 February 2017, 09:09:20 pm
Always felt N-O has been politically aligned to the left and Toontastic to the right for some reason :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: madras on Saturday 25 February 2017, 12:57:22 am
I must admit, over on little Nufc.nu I'd look at Toontastic and wish we had as many members and I'm sure I joined TT to try and plug Nufc.nu at one point which got shot down in flames :lol:

For some reason I was obsessed with numbers, being a 'great' site and all that, probably because I went into it with an online marketing type thing. I used to own and run a well established webmasters portal and message board which was quite big in its day and I thought a footy forum could easily be changed into such a busy mecca of people about one subject.

I soon realised footy boards were about the actual people as much as the subject and that's why I think the board split happened because many Toontasticers didn't feel this was home despite it being a forum for all things NUFC and didn't like the tone of the site etc. hence them setting up their own home which is still home to them today. And thankfully so.

My own aim for this site was for it to be great, the best forum with the highest and best members and content and although its really is great today, its all down to the people who use it, the members. It kind of sorted itself out without my big plans, ego and s***.

Its in the right hands and place today, that's for sure.

Its how NUFC should be, supported, owned, ran and all about by its members.

One day...
Can't even remember Toontastic being around in early NUFC.NU days.  . Need a family tree of boards really.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Decky on Saturday 25 February 2017, 06:24:40 am
The Hitzfeld campaign

Remember that! :lol: The big dossier and all drawn up. I remember thinking the website was top class back then too, I bet it looks s*** if we seen it now. :lol:

Actually, just before I posted this I had a look:

Website:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060306094639/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/

Dossier:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060326225504/http://www.hitzfeldforthetoon.com/pdf/ottmarhitzfelddossier.pdf

:lol: :lol:


The main site used to get loads of visitors and I used to love that side of it all. The who the f*** are series was really popular. Buying from our rivals as well. It engaged fans of NUFC and other clubs' fans. I can't remember which book it was, but this site was mentioned as one of the best fan sites on the web with really unique content. Mind it had some s**** content as well.

Nowadays I think if the main site existed with the shift in social media etc. we would have no doubt been at the forefront of it all as a Toon site.

.com get stick but they have never changed and I like that because I don't like the way many sites have went. True Faith and the Mag for example are f***ing awful.

Rawk for all its s**** and stick is a very good site content wise mind, back in the day our two sites were regularly pally and I'm sure we have members from there on here.

I've actually been toying with reviving the "Who the f*** are..." series, but having the articles in a topic rather than a front page (obviously enough since there is none :lol:).

Maybe a 'Features' sub forum or something where only authors can post new threads?
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Rebellious on Saturday 25 February 2017, 06:48:35 am
Date Registered: Friday 28 January 2005, 10:11:33 AM
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Beren on Saturday 25 February 2017, 08:57:16 am
Who is/was Clayton/Chayton(sp?)?
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Jill on Saturday 25 February 2017, 11:26:41 am
I really miss LBW.

Still active and the same as ever on Facebook. Great bloke! He has hearing difficulties but has learned sign language (I believe).

Who is/was Clayton/Chayton(sp?)?

Craig Hayton. May still get on Toontastic. I've got him on Facebook as well, he's another nice chap.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: ToonTastic on Saturday 25 February 2017, 12:35:32 pm
I must admit, over on little Nufc.nu I'd look at Toontastic and wish we had as many members and I'm sure I joined TT to try and plug Nufc.nu at one point which got shot down in flames [emoji38]

For some reason I was obsessed with numbers, being a 'great' site and all that, probably because I went into it with an online marketing type thing. I used to own and run a well established webmasters portal and message board which was quite big in its day and I thought a footy forum could easily be changed into such a busy mecca of people about one subject.

I soon realised footy boards were about the actual people as much as the subject and that's why I think the board split happened because many Toontasticers didn't feel this was home despite it being a forum for all things NUFC and didn't like the tone of the site etc. hence them setting up their own home which is still home to them today. And thankfully so.

My own aim for this site was for it to be great, the best forum with the highest and best members and content and although its really is great today, its all down to the people who use it, the members. It kind of sorted itself out without my big plans, ego and s***.

Its in the right hands and place today, that's for sure.

Its how NUFC should be, supported, owned, ran and all about by its members.

One day...
Can't even remember Toontastic being around in early NUFC.NU days.  . Need a family tree of boards really.
Different Toontastic
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 25 February 2017, 02:20:34 pm
Date Registered: May 03, 2012

still a yungblud
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Heron on Saturday 25 February 2017, 02:27:33 pm
31/07/07

The day the forum changed for the better. :cool:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: madras on Saturday 25 February 2017, 11:18:51 pm
I must admit, over on little Nufc.nu I'd look at Toontastic and wish we had as many members and I'm sure I joined TT to try and plug Nufc.nu at one point which got shot down in flames [emoji38]

For some reason I was obsessed with numbers, being a 'great' site and all that, probably because I went into it with an online marketing type thing. I used to own and run a well established webmasters portal and message board which was quite big in its day and I thought a footy forum could easily be changed into such a busy mecca of people about one subject.

I soon realised footy boards were about the actual people as much as the subject and that's why I think the board split happened because many Toontasticers didn't feel this was home despite it being a forum for all things NUFC and didn't like the tone of the site etc. hence them setting up their own home which is still home to them today. And thankfully so.

My own aim for this site was for it to be great, the best forum with the highest and best members and content and although its really is great today, its all down to the people who use it, the members. It kind of sorted itself out without my big plans, ego and s***.

Its in the right hands and place today, that's for sure.

Its how NUFC should be, supported, owned, ran and all about by its members.

One day...
Can't even remember Toontastic being around in early NUFC.NU days.  . Need a family tree of boards really.
Different Toontastic
Right, so I remember NUFC.NU so what cane after that ? When was the merge and whatwas it between ?

I remember starting off as madras, becoming Hicks, then Yossarian then being madras again as we progressed through boards.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 26 February 2017, 12:48:33 pm
Was a member of the official website's forum in 2001. That closed down because one day some poster posted porn overnight one day. :lol:

Found a forum nufc.com plugged for a while which I believe lead to this one.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: abertoon on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 04:09:47 pm
Just had a look on my forum profile,

I've made 414 posts since January 2005, an absolutely horrific state of affairs. Is there a HOF for lurkers and anyone else out there who can better that?

Total Time Spent Online:57 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes ffs :lol:

Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 04:16:31 pm
752 days, 5 hours and 38 minutes

:suicide:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 04:19:19 pm
Doesn't sound like that much.

I registered August 2006 :lol:

Seem to remember I lurked for ages though, can't remember what actually got me posting regularly.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 05:13:53 pm
Saturday 1 November 2014.

First post was about Mehdi Abeid - and how he was  looking "a lot stronger recently"  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: alijmitchell on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 05:19:23 pm
13 years...christ on a bike. Been more active in recent years, at the start I basically lurked.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: thomas on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 05:21:15 pm
870 days, 20 hours and 36 minutes

Signed up on Christmas Eve 2004 :lol: 15 years of dumb.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: STM on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 05:22:07 pm
2005.

I suspect I'm one of the longest serving members but I feel like that bloke Earl from friends who everyone just ignores.

Original name was The Mackem Killer (how lame) and then Rodhaminho.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: STM on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 06:40:28 pm
... see, told you.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Dinho lad on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 07:33:22 pm
381 days, 1 hours and 41 minutes since 2004 - a lot of it is during work as well or when I'm actually eating and I want something to 'entertain' me while doing it.

Settle for that! :yao:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Ikon on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 07:38:06 pm
Mine says since 2005 but I thought it was longer ago since I signed up. Am I imagining things if I think that I was a member before 2005 but the forum was put down and this became the new one? I remember one old post where I said that we should go for Rafael van der Vaart when he was 18 and played for Ajax, and he's 36 now :lol: Not sure if the forum had the same name then. Or I've just been having too many beers in my life.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 09:33:57 pm
6th Jan 2009.

10 years, 409 days and 40000 posts of questionable contribution.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 09:43:17 pm
Total Time Spent Online:592 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes
Total Posts:26,542 posts
Total Topics Started:93 topics
Number of Polls Created:6 polls
Number of Votes Cast:275 votes
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 11:52:02 pm
Can't seem to actually get to my stats page any more, for some reason. I click but it doesn't get there.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 11:53:34 pm
:lol: Dave f***ed the database before he left. It's having trouble fetching the stats. Took me a few tries. Should load in time.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: thomas on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:10:25 am
Classic Dave.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:36:55 am
Too long.

Total Time Spent Online Instead Of Going Outside: 148 days, 21 hours and 14 minutes
Total Posts Of Utter Drivel: 7,577 posts
Total Nonsensical Topics Started: 44 topics
Number of Polls As s**** As Brexit Created: 3 polls
Number of Votes Cast In Support Of The Proletariat: 91 votes
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:59:05 am
Closing in on 41k posts and 297 days spent in hell. Since 2012 :lol:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:59:21 am
752 days, 5 hours and 38 minutes

:suicide:

777 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes

Starting to think I should do a Dave / HTT.

Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 02:04:42 am
Total Time Spent Online: 411 days, 21 hours and 50 minutes
Total Posts: 18,584 posts
Date Registered: Saturday 30 June 2007

Not a power user.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Rebellious on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 05:20:55 am
Total Time Spent Online:92 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes
Total Posts:1,850 posts
Total Topics Started:33 topics
Number of Polls Created:5 polls
Number of Votes Cast:512 votes

Joined January 2005,  probably posted less and less from 23 May 2007 onward, when my football soul was rigged up to the Mike Ashley vacuum of despair.

Did we used to have a home page with News on it or am I imagining it ?   
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 05:44:50 am
Total Time Spent Online: 300 days, 20 hours and 26 minutes
Total Posts: 21,391 posts
Total Topics Started: 9 topics
Number of Polls Created: 2 polls
Number of Votes Cast: 108 votes

Longest serving Manchester United fan at least. 9 years.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Scribble on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 06:42:10 am

I'm mainly a lurker and always have been I guess:

Date Registered:    Thursday 17 March 2005
Total Time Spent Online:    124 days, 1 hours and 11 minutes
Total Posts:    441 posts


My first post was expressing relief that Souness had been sacked in Feb 2006 - ah, simpler times  :aww:
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 11:03:49 am
Anyone remember when there used to be like an arcade game section of this forum? I was obsessed with paddleball or whatever it was for ages
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: themanupstairs on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:43:31 pm
Was on howaythetoon from about 2003 until we moved to NO under Toon4Life and then whatthefunk?

Couldn't access that account from work so had to make a new one with the current iteration some time in 2008. f*** me that's forever.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:45:00 pm
Total Time Spent Online:92 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes
Total Posts:1,850 posts
Total Topics Started:33 topics
Number of Polls Created:5 polls
Number of Votes Cast:512 votes

Joined January 2005,  probably posted less and less from 23 May 2007 onward, when my football soul was rigged up to the Mike Ashley vacuum of despair.

Did we used to have a home page with News on it or am I imagining it ?

Yeah there was, for a bit
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: James on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 05:42:57 pm
They couldn’t find writers, the original commitment of the site was to be predominantly as free and income free but that means you are looking for volunteers which is always an unreliable source and eventually ran dry. Craig Hope from the Mail used to contribute to this and many other sites for example.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: Menace on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 06:37:13 pm
Date Registered: Thursday 23 December 2004, 11:43:59 am

Grim.
Title: Re: How long have you been a member of NO?
Post by: La Parka on Thursday 16 May 2019, 10:09:59 am
Anyone remember when there used to be like an arcade game section of this forum? I was obsessed with paddleball or whatever it was for ages

Good times. That game was great!