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for the oldtimers - mainly logan!

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You know that you spend to much time on the msg board when

... before you talk to someone in real life you look for the "post reply" button.

... after every sentence you look for your post count.

... your still on this board at 7am even after EVERYBODY has gone to bed.

... before you start a conversation you look for the "start new thread" button.

... before you joined the board you didn't suffer from Phengophobia, but now you actually

do! ... you use quotation marks when talking to people

... your expressions become those of a smiley

... ... when your going to do something, you don't actually do it, you just say it and put them in stars and in bad 3rd person grammar.

... you wonder why no one's returning your PM's and realise that it's because it's 4am.

... you wonder why no one's on and posting... it's only 4am for christ's sake!

... you can't remember what your family look like.

... you don't get up to go to the bathroom anymore (and that doesn't mean you've stop "going" either!)

... you can't remember what your friends look like.

... you don't have any friends.

... you can't remember anyone except people on the boards.

... you're on your 5th keyboard and you only got your first a little over a week ago.

everyone finds out who you are

... you introduce yourself to people as your username

... when/if you meet people from the board, you will only talk to them using their username

... it gets light outside again

... it gets dark outisde again

... you have 100+ contacts on your MSN, all from the board

... you have 40+ numbers in your phone, all from the board

... when Tysta starts to make sense in your head

... your parents shout at you via PM

... you forget how to sleep

... you use the word "lol" in 'real' conversation

... you remember your friends by their avatars

... you see people on the board in real life and you can only see them as their avatar.

... you close your eyes and you can still see the board.

... you dream about posting on the board.

... you find that when you wake up from a similar dream that you were actually posting in your sleep.

... you change your real name to your board name.

... you seriously consider naming your son after the wasteland.

... you find that you'd miss watching off centre just in case you miss a good post.

... you're in the middle of a real conversation when suddenly right before your eyes you see a message saying "connection timed out" or "server request was too long" or "server error".

.... when you close your eyes the words "I LOVE VICKY" flash before your eyes

.... you buy a laptop with wireless intenret to post in the garden

.... you get a christmas card addressed to "green fish guy"

... you wonder what those weird things that fit perfectly on your feet are, then you remembered that they were once your shoes... whatever that means.

... you wonder what that strange yellow orb in the sky is.

... you look around and you find that EVERYTHING is covered in dust and cobwebs. Even you.

... you go to walk the dog, just as you realise your "sister?" has done it

... you try to close peoples offensive conversations in the street

... you realise you are spending hours telling people the signs of being here too long

... you try to overclock your post count

... you know what that would entail

... your post count has gone over the limit and reset to 0

... you tell people who are talking too loud to keep it in a PM

... you erase all the porn off your computer and replace them peoples avatars.

... you erase all the porn off your computer so you have more room to save funny posts as documents

... you have 3000 posts and you only started posting yesterday... until you find that yesterday was really a couple of weeks ago.

... you find normal names like "Steven", "Dave" and "Kate" strange.

... you are reading this thread.

... you go outside and find your clothes are about 15 years out of fashion

... you worship bad mod.

... all of these are actually past experiences.

... everytime you see Edward Scissor Hands you think of Bad Mod.

... you reconnect to the internet purely because you thought of something else to put on this thread

... you can't find the front door

... you forgot the layout of your house

... you forgot where you live so you don't go outside (anyways the sunlight hurts my eyes... what do you mean that's street lights?! But they're so bright!)

... you actually want e-mail notifications to every reply to every thread.

... you can spell Phengophobia properly.

... Logan haunts your dreams and you don't even sleep!!

... your too afraid to sleep incase you miss a post.

... you go to work in MacDonalds just so you can pay for your ISP and continue to use the boards.

... you write a song for the boards and lyrics to go with it.

... you think smileys are actually based on real people.

... you can't see the letters on the keyboard anymore.

... you watch Austin Powers and you think Dr. Evil is played by Neil.

... you see Mike Myers walking down the street and you starting yelling NEIL! at him and wondering why he doesn't respond.

... your computer starts talking to you.

... you wonder if it's legally possible to get married to a message board.

... you print off pages of threads so you can read them to ease the pain from when you have to go away from your computer.

... you beg your dad to give you a lift into town, so you don't have to catch the bus, just to get an extra hour on the wasteland

... you actually enjoy your morning talking to Twysta and realise you don't actually know his name/who he is!

... you start to get curious as to whom all these people posting on the board are.

... find that no one else feels comfy in the computer chair because it has moulded to your shape.

... you no longer have time for gaming, even with broadband. You are just happy the pages load quicker so you can respond quicker.

... you lose all sense of feelings in your fingers but you can still type perfectly anyway.

... you automatically post without even thinking.

... you walk around with your hands out in front of you while all of your fingers are twitching

... your name is Logan... or you want it to be.

... your name is Twysta.

... you start keeping count of everyone who has a blogspot.

... you get pissed off constantly seeing the "you cant post again in 30 seconds" thing

... your ass is being moulded into the shape of your computer chair

... your friends PM you before calling

... you think Logan looks like this:

... you think Vicki looks loke this:

... when your boss asks you a question you telepathically send

... you have given up on toilett roll as it wastes valuable seconds of posting time

... pot noodles have become too much hassle

... you are constantly trying to raise your post count

... on your resume/cv you mention your post count and your status on the boards.

... during an interview for a job all you can think to ask is if they are on the AUBL forum boards.

... all you can think about is your next post.

... you want to be a mod.

... it physically hurts to be away from the board.

... you have nightmares where you wake up dripping with sweat and you wake up screaming because you were dreaming about being seperated from the board.

... you have each board on your favorites.

... in fact that's all you have in your favorites folder.

... you know the exact URL to lead you to each seperate board without having to go through the main page

... you not only know the exact URL to lead you to each seperate board but you know the exact URL to EVERY THREAD on EVERY board.

... you get depressed because you think the board may be "cheating" on you

...People put up threads about people who suffer from lackj of sleep cuz they are online TOO MUCH!!!!

... other peoples replies stop making sense (or is it not just me?

... you get pissed off when people stop the flow of a thread

... twysta becomes your soul mate

... your are foroced to have a built in deep hatred for RDB is God

... the voices inside your head keep telling you to stop posting but you can't help but do it anyway.

... you lie about when you're leaving and secret stay at home thinking of ways to reply to some threads.

... you think your a bot designed with one purpose...to post

... you hate people who complain about the place being shit, it's your life for fucks sake, don't be so mean

quote:

... you lie about when you're leaving and secret stay at home thinking of ways to reply to some threads.

I am actually going out soon....

... you disbelieve that people would go outside of all places

... you've been on the computer for over 12 hours and your only "considering" taking a shower after not washing for 2 days.

... you're about to leave but then a flurry of people come on and start posting and you feel compelled to stay and post.

... you've found that your entire CD collection has been worn away by the perpetual playing of them in your CD-Rom

... your computer is beginning to melt.

... YOU are beginning to melt.

...when you've just read each page of this thread and found the points funny. (I did)

... when you get annoyed at people who haven't a clue at what their posting (not mentioning any names <cough>5<cough>o<cough> )

... forgot how to use anything else on your computer except everything need to use the board.

... you forgot what a TV was.

... the phone rings and your only instinct is to kill the noise as it's hampering your ability to think of a witty reply to someone's post.

- your sitting in school and your wondering what everybody is posting

- You get really upset when somebody interupts the signal for your wireless internet

- you start making sense only in your mind

- you start talking as you type...

... you inderstand where Gemma is coming from

... you decide that another 6 months of your ISP subscription is easily worth selling your TV and all your clothes for

... you don't even realise that people are talking to you on any of your messengers.

... you don't realise your messengers don't work anymore

... you don't realise you don't have any messengers!!

- you been to wonder if school/collage/uni is really all that worth while

-you stop attending school/collage/uni

- you wonder if you can get a degree in aubl..

- you speak about all the aublers as if they are your best friends. Even though you've never met them

- you have as many posts as logan

- you have several windows open of aubl, just so you don't miss anything

- you have posted on this 5 times

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classic! ^_^

You know that you spend to much time on the msg board when

you were 18 when you joined and you're now 21! >_<

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I remember that :)

i was in 4th year (it could of been 3rd) when i joined the boards. I've now finished my second year at uni.

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i think i joined in feb 2002. when the aubl boards first moved away from being bravenet. but i used to read them when they were. for about 6 months.

i laughed at the "... your are foroced to have a built in deep hatred for RDB is God"

haha and about Tywsta. i miss him *sniff*

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... you inderstand where Gemma is coming from

Did i not always make sense?

And speaking of Tywsta, i never did know his name and i did talk to him most days.

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back in the day when people always called me by my 'board name' pen on my knee, used to be hilarious, but thank god for the world of real names.. :p

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i still remember getting him pointed out in the lemon tree once. he was with Sean. it was funny cause he went a bit mental that everyone found out who he was.

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back in the day when people always called me by my 'board name' pen on my knee' date=' used to be hilarious, but thank god for the world of real names.. :p[/quote']

haha i was ok as i normally went by*catherine* until stars became to popular grrr. but i do remember dave bradley introducing me to Jimmy AUBL as "this is catherine with the things *insert hand action*" was funny and jimmy didnt have a clue what he was going on about.

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I joined spring of 03 when AUBL had a different colour scheme to the rest of aberdeen-music.com and it was used to discuss music.

I didn't even go on the Wasteland then.

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when you close your eyes the words "I LOVE VICKY" flash before your eyes

.

aww yay!!!!!!!!

thats me haha!

god i remember the old days...when logan and i saw each other and ran home to get online to confess our love!!!!

I remember the whole StarskyandHutch signiture thing and the fight over who owned the rights to "i heart you"

fun times x

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wow man, i just realised it's been 3 years since i joined - gees

in that time I've been banned 3 times. Once a year, hmmmmm.

I miss the old colours, the aubl style colours....

...and logans avril signatures.

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i dont remember joining...infact that may explain my crippling arthritus and constant headaches....

man i miss the old days

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the title of this thread makes me sound really.....well' date=' old... :([/quote']

i think remember you joining aberdeen-music.. now that's wrong.

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I joined June 2002...

I remember those days *tear rolls down cheek*... Bad Mod was my idol... and I stalked Logan into Clinton cards.

Those were the days when you couldn't just walk into One-Up and feel "safe".. your fears were next to always confirmed with a PM Entitled "OMG I saw u in One-Up" and the message always described what you were wearing and the extra terror factor of "But you didn't see me!!! Hehehehehe!

Those were the days.

Stalkage!

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i've been around since the bravenet days when AUBl was black and red and fudgenet was white on purple and i used to be able to type the full addresses of those messageboards in from memory, including the long number at the end, such was my devotion to the internet!

i even remember there being talk on those board of someone who's friend owned aberdeen-music.com which was lying dormant and was wondering if anyone wanted to take it over.

we were on the AUBL very shortly after it started, after i found it via a link from the deadloss site which I think at the time was made by toonish, formerly of small enclosed area. does anyone else remember what appeared on the deadloss 'fan page' in those days? does anyone remember the reckoning day gigs at lava? great times!

/x

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i've been around since the bravenet days when AUBl was black and red and fudgenet was white on purple and i used to be able to type the full addresses of those messageboards in from memory' date=' including the long number at the end, such was my devotion to the internet!

i even remember there being talk on those board of someone who's friend owned aberdeen-music.com which was lying dormant and was wondering if anyone wanted to take it over.

we were on the AUBL very shortly after it started, after i found it via a link from the deadloss site which I think at the time was made by toonish, formerly of small enclosed area. does anyone else remember what appeared on the deadloss 'fan page' in those days? does anyone remember the reckoning day gigs at lava? great times!

/x[/quote']

my god, i feel old reading that. i remember all of that. i found the aubl after jimmy b started lurking on the TAR boards (anyone remember that site? me and neil did it after his TAR website became a dormant one-pager and my self built fan page became more frequently updated. we merged to become the super-TAR corp.

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I joined in the spring of 2002, as a tactic to avoid my revision and to get caught up on the music scene in the 'deen before I came back from Dundee Uni.

I've been hooked ever since.

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I joined late 2002,trying to get more information about local gigs.I figured since I practically lived in drummonds most nights of the week,I should maybe expand my horizons

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I joined June 2002...

I remember those days *tear rolls down cheek*... Bad Mod was my idol... and I stalked Logan into Clinton cards.

Those were the days when you couldn't just walk into One-Up and feel "safe".. your fears were next to always confirmed with a PM Entitled "OMG I saw u in One-Up" and the message always described what you were wearing and the extra terror factor of "But you didn't see me!!! Hehehehehe!

Those were the days.

Stalkage!

and those were, of course, the days before the gallery.

Which added to the mystery surrounding posters.

God I feel so sad!

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