December 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm #48
Made it across the gap… it’s a shame to see the old SB succumb to the spam, but I suppose it’s time to move on.
Johan do you have a VM of the really old SB kicking around somewhere? I think that would be interesting to watch the spambots try to post there…December 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm #49
Nah I don’t think I have anything from the ancient SB anymore, sorry.
I do still have a snapshot of Sev from like 2001 or so somewhere online. Perhaps I should put it online for nostalgia, but I dunno if John would be happy about it. I dunno, I never heard anything back from him when I asked about it. I see the site is down too, has been for a long time.
I guess I’ll just put the old thing back online, so we can at least still enjoy the comics. If John ever finds out and complains I’ll take it down.
Oh, I made you a keymaster or whatever in this new forum system so you can bug people and remove forum posts and stuff. The new smart captcha we have in place for user registrations should be enough to keep the spammers out, but you never know.December 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm #53
The hey-days were fun! I hope this new world gives us a new beginning!December 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm #74
Well, this will take some time for me to get used to. Ah well, managed to sign up and get a temporary avatar/user image thingie whatsitcalled up there, so it can’t be all that bad.
*Waves and clouds*
Hi, everybody! 🙂December 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm #84
Apparently I move to fast for the board.December 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm #85
Move too fast? Did something go wrong?
Oh and hi, Natalie.December 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm #86
I think I tried to post two replies in too short a time. To.December 28, 2014 at 6:25 pm #87
Oh, yeah. It has a rate limiter to prevent disaster when a spambot does make it through the captcha and everything. One post every 100 seconds or so I think the limit is. I guess you were speeding; *gives you a ticket*December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am #94
Took me a while to decide which username to register with. Feels kind of weird to go back to EofS, but I couldn’t bring myself to register as EofW. Just felt wrong.
(This is not dissimilar to my attitude to changing my name in meatspace – I’ve been patchy, to say the least.)December 31, 2014 at 8:47 am #98
You could have gone for E, that would make things a lot easier. 😉January 1, 2015 at 3:23 am #105
Yeah, but that’s not my full name. That would be like putting just Emma on my passport.
I need to make my av properly at some point – I couldn’t just screenshot my old coloured name because apparently at some point in the “trying to get E able to log back into her account so she can delete spam” process we changed my username to admin so now all my old posts show under that name! EofS has ceased to be on that board. (I mean, I’d changed to EofW 19 months ago of course. But the old posts have lost my name.)January 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm #108
Try this one;
January 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm #109
Apparently I’m a detective in Puerto Rico:
I do like detectoring. One of my favourite things at work is when I get to play Hetty Wainthropp with a bit of footage. (I say favourite, I really shouldn’t have to do it so in a way it’s really annoying, but it’s also satisfying when I am successful.)January 2, 2015 at 10:22 am #113
Wow! Hello everyone! This is weird but I’m sure we’ll all get used to it. Happy new year to all 🙂January 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm #116
Hi! Happy New Year!January 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm #118
“Open the pod bay doors Hal.”
“I’m sorry Dave, I cannot do that!”
“Why not, Hal?”
“You’ve been seeing other spaceships!”
Hi everyone. Long time no
Sevsee!January 6, 2015 at 11:02 pm #119
Johan, in terms of any ‘old’ Sev look, do you not have the version of Sev you uploaded to my work laptop for SevCon 2002 in MK? That was a copy of the whole site that we could run remotely as a demo, right?January 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm #120
Well, did you click the ‘Sev Archive’ link yet? Because that, as far as I know, is the old sev look. Or was there even older? I forget.
I don’t have an older copy than that one, in any case.January 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm #121
About spambots – I had an amusing encounter with one on Skype recently. ‘She’ was pretending to be 24/f – so I pretended to be 34 and a lesbian. ‘She’ told me ‘she’ was a horny US college girl at home for the summer. I replied, “Summer? It’s January, you moron.” No reply. I’m heartbroken………January 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm #122
Johan, I think that look was just about the last version I saw of Sev. There was a look and feel before that one, which is the one we demoed at SevCon.
By the way, guys, I found all the pics from that on my laptop when cleaning it up. I should post a few 😀January 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm #123January 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm #124
I am back row, centre position. Who esle? 🙂 Oh and the camera? I have nooooo idea. I think it was scanned in using a potato.January 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm #127
I think I’m second from the right, back row. The guy that wouldn’t stop trying to kill people is all the way on the right.January 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm #129
That must be from the Friday night, which would narrow down who can have taken the pic a lot. In fact, looking at who’s there… Was it taken by a randomer perhaps, that someone gave the camera to?
That feels like a very long time ago. Wanna know something cool? 4 of the people in that pic were at my wedding. (Admittedly I’m counting the groom amongst them. He looks so
gaunt skinny freakishyoung.)
I can name everyone in the pic if that helps, but I don’t want to ruin the fun if people want to guess…January 8, 2015 at 8:59 am #130
Little green manParticipant
Ok, I wasn’t there but I’d say that it’s
Front row – nemi, woohoo, trideos, species 125
Back row – great wizard, …don’t know…, 247, dummy, Miguel?January 8, 2015 at 11:59 am #131
Emma – yes, random photographer iirc. I have so many other better pics of Guido looking
gaunt skinny freakishyoung if you want them 😀
Sean – 6 of 9 (no, that’s not a new character) – see me after class.January 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm #134
6 of 9? Not 5618? Or am I mixing things up? Probably, I’m not good at names.January 8, 2015 at 2:15 pm #135
Leander, I meant that Sean scored 6 out of a possible maximum 9 🙂January 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm #136
Whoops, and there I was wondering since when Seven of Nine had a younger brother or sister. 😛January 8, 2015 at 4:37 pm #137
7 of 9 – you know, I never really saw the appeal.
Kes on the other hand……..in leather……….narf………..January 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm #138
I suppose it helped a bit with the ratings, but sometimes it was a bit too much focussing on becoming an individual versus being a part in a larger collective thingie. A bit like the moments in TNG about Data trying to become more human.
Dunno if I’d prefer Kes or 7 in the show, though kes’ voiche was a bit lower pitched and softer. I’d have to see the series again to decide. Purely for research purposes, of course!
“Mmmmmmm, science! Aaaarghlll.” [/Homer]January 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm #139
Sadly this photo was taken the night before EofS and I arrived, so not me on the right!
Can name all (since I was there!), not many left here regularly though. Nemi’s still around on the board occasionally, will prod her this way.January 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm #140
I have so many other better pics of Guido looking
gaunt skinny freakishyoung if you want them 😀
Yes ja oui jo sí! There are not enough ways to say yes to indicate how much I would like them.January 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm #143
I forgot the name of the guy that wanted to kill everyone all the time, all the way on the right. Can anyone remember?January 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm #144
That was me.
No, not really. Wish I could have been there.January 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm #145
It was Agent-D. He camped in a tent on the lawn outside the front door at Tickford Abbey. IIRC he soon afterwards rather unceremoniously parted company with Sev altogether after some kind of altercation on the old SB…….January 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm #146
He was a little too kill-happy to me, to be honest. Agent D.. hm. I should know that but I still don’t quite recall. Oh well. Memory goes with age!
Anyways, glad to see there are still some people around that drop in, even if very irregularly, just to keep in touch. We’re already more like 15 years on from when Sev was at its height, and maybe in another 15 years we’ll still drop in occasionally to keep in touch. It’s a small world.January 10, 2015 at 2:35 am #149
That picture made me realise that about a month ago I passed the point where I’ve been in Sev for half my life. I joined in January 99, a couple of months shy of my 15th birthday. Now I’m a couple of months shy of my 30th.
Similarly, when the Sev Trek Movie was released and Guido <strike>totally accidentally</strike> was the first to order, I grumbled that I had been online at that same time (before school) but couldn’t order until later because I needed my dad’s credit card. Guido pointed out he was old enough to be in control of his own finances, I pointed out that I was young enough to be in control of my bowels.
In a few months I will be the age he was at that time. Perhaps I should stock up on Tena Lady. (And start looking into retirement homes for him *looks innocent*)January 10, 2015 at 9:01 am #150
Haha I remember that night Emma – I was cursing my slow internet connection and German efficiency 😉
Johan, that’s the thing I like most about our merry bunch – time might pass but friendships remain (I hope!)January 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm #151
Oh but he sweeears it was accidental.
Oh well, we’re married now. His print stating he was first is now my print too. I mean, it’s an extreme length to go to just for the bragging rights and it’s taken me over a decade but at last my quest is complete!January 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm #152
Um, only HALF of it is yours, although you do have a reasonable shout at taking part of his pension along with it…….January 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm #153
I’ll take the half which has the 1 on it then.January 11, 2015 at 11:47 am #158
The Great Wizard, 5618, twofoursev, Dave
me, WooHoo, Trideos, Whitestar8472January 11, 2015 at 11:48 am #159
Why can’t I edit?January 11, 2015 at 11:50 am #160
Fine, I’ll just repost then. 😛
The Great Wizard, 5618, twofoursev, [sev]dummy, Dave
me, WooHoo, Trideos, Whitestar8472
No preview option either…. hm. There’s a lot of work to be done here.January 11, 2015 at 11:51 am #161
Did you want to put an apostrophe in the avatar so as to make it grammatically correct? You can’t 😀January 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm #162
Well I didn’t make it and I don’t know who did, but maybe I can edit it if I install ps or something. Except there’s no room for that because of Steam sales.
Boo, I was trying to be clever and I failed to remember Wizzard with two z and that dummy was NovaFlash before even though he’s using it again now. The one who left Sev doesn’t get to keep his nickname though. All coloured names must be checked at the exit.January 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm #163
Well, I bought a new mac recently and the Sev symbol key is missing 🙁January 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm #165
Everybody’s a critic.
And I don’t know why editing won’t work on replies. Works on topic. Probably a bug in bbpress, the software I used to slap this thing together. Just be careful what you post 😛January 12, 2015 at 1:42 am #172
Do I count as a refugee?February 13, 2015 at 1:56 am #215
Oh. My. God.
You guys are still alive after all these years 🙂
I just felt like digging up the past, fired up my old IRC client to see if the chat still existed, and the server came up as nonexistent. A little more digging found me the old forums, or should I say the brand new one 🙂
Is everyone from the old voting days still around?February 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm #216
Well, define everyone and define old ;0) I’m far too young to have been an Old Fart, and yet I ventured onto the SB 14 years ago.
The Great Wizzard’s not on the board any more (hasn’t been for many years) but I’ve married him, so I keep him filled in on the gossip.February 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm #217
Heh. Let’s define “everyone” as “those who (at least semi-) regularly showed up in the irc channel on friday(/saturday) for the voting sessions.
I swear the only name I can remember right now is EofPi, or something along those lines; but it has been years, and I never showed up on the forums, I found the style lacking in overview.
Impromptu notice: I just happen to pass by London next week, so if anyone is from that area I’m not against a quick meetup 🙂February 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm #218
Oh, and just for the record, I *think* my nickname back in the day was CptThomas, but since it’s been so long and I rarely used that name elsewhere, I dropped the Cpt part.February 14, 2015 at 10:02 pm #219
e of Pi was a very different person to me, heh. Although we did used to get mixed up – not least because he was known as e and I was E. I was very active in the judging sessions, ran more than a few of them, but only from 2001 onwards.
I certainly remember you with the Cpt in front of your name. Nice to see you again, how’s things? Whatcha doing in London?February 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm #220
I ran into an old friend who remembered me telling him about the judging and brought it up, so I suddenly felt nostalgic and tried to find the old channel. Couldn’t find it, but I did run into the forums, which just got a new lick of paint from the looks of it 🙂
I was kinda arranging a last-minute trip to London just for fun, since I have a week off, and there just happened to be a little band playing that I wanted to see for a while, so I just had this “eff it, let’s do this” moment, et voila 🙂
Since I’ve never been there, it should be fun.
Were you the person who worked in broadcasting? It’s been so vague; I’m sure I still have some old logs lying around somewhere, but for the life of me I don’t know where 🙂March 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm #228
Hi ! Ok, I’ve made it too, nothing like a NovaFlash joint to hang around in.March 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm #229
Uh-oh. Two more have found their way. Life as we know it, is over!March 13, 2015 at 2:46 am #236
I remember running judging sessions way back when. My favorite was the first time I did it. Dummy was helping me, so I could learn, and the first thing he did was delete all the punchlines. Haha.March 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm #240
Heh, I think I remember that particular day 🙂March 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm #247
Better late than never eh?August 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm #270
Whoever was running the Sevilia NationStates account, your Nation has expired. I suggest you log back in soon. (I think this was Nemi running it, IIRC.)
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