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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BTU.ORG !!!

Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:18 pm

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO TODAY!
Andrew (Odysseus) created our beloved website on January 4th, 2003.
We're OLD People by Internet standards.
Give a shout if you're still in the neighborhood.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:56 pm

I'm still around...

Just going through some real life issues as of late.

***raises beer mug***

For the Archon!

Not for that Kathrine P.I.T.A. though :)
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Post by Steve Ronin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:41 pm

hiya RAV. Good to see you.
I pinged several of the old regulars, but haven't heard back.
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Post by GRUD » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:17 pm

Ravion Hawk wrote:Not for that Kathrine P.I.T.A. though :)
That's OK Rav, you can call her a Homicidal Biyotch.


I do! :lol:


Thinking that I'd been here most of these past 15 years, I checked my Profile, and according to it I've only been here roughly half that time. :?

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I know I signed up on the old CBT.Com back in 2000 or 2001, and after a "crash" there I found LotB and BTU, though I don't recall which order. I was sure I'd been with both sites for quite a while though. Oh well.


Happy Birthday BTU! :thumleft: :mrgreen:


And THANKS to whoever it is here that keeps the lights on, and the gears greased! :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 pm

whelp it looks like the majority of our crew has arrived.

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Post by Dart Omega » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Happy late birthday btu(better late then never, lol).

My memory might be off but when btu was first born wasn't it black and red?

If so I do apologize, in any case I am glad it is still around so here is hoping for another 15 years.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:58 pm

back in olden times, the first format was Black with Red highlights and white lettering.
then it switched to Black with Gold/Grey w/ white lettering.
we switched to the current iteration about 4 years ago, when we finally updated the forum software.
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Post by Dart Omega » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:49 pm

Which means I was here almost from the start.
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Post by Blackheart » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:28 pm

December 2003 is when I found this place through a web-search for more info on Battletech. I'd gotten DEEP into the Mechwarrior games. Had a lot of good times here. Heh...I've spent the past two hours looking through old posts, wondering what's happened to everyone since I was active.

Steve, Ravion, GRUD, Dart...I remember all you guys. Used to be a lot more of us. Sadly I've fallen out of contact with pretty much everyone. Was over at Battletech-Mercenaries for a while, doing the writing thing. Stepped away from CBT all together for several years.

It's crazy. I was what...15 years old when I found this site? Now I'm 31 and this place is still around. Whoever is paying the bills here, thank you. It's been a good trip down memory lane.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue May 01, 2018 12:04 am

I was a fresh faced 29 year old when I first stumbled across BTU.
I had followed a link here from a thread over at LotB.
I was lurking those forums on-off for nearly 2 years.
but then,
I came here. Everything, everyone CLICKED.
So I put my name on the dotted line, raised my right hand and swore....

(wait a minute... wrong flashback)

but y'all get the idea.
I've been here since 2003. And I'll keep contributing until Speck refuses to re-up the site.
*and he better not...I know where he lives* :wink:
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Post by Speck » Thu May 03, 2018 1:14 pm

I am still around, not active like I use to be. Some time not long after BTU started I came around. Then inherited the web site hosting before/after Andrew left. I have not be able to put much time in on the website as I hoped. The 2009/2010 resfresh helped some with issues. But as time went on I had less free time after my work for IWM which has increased in what all I help with. Now it’s pretry much anything Battletech and the website I handle. A few weeks ago I made the decision to upgrade the forum and remove the old broken frontend and just have the forum. Now I can keep upgrades easier.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:25 am

Happy Belated Birthday! to BTU.org.
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Post by GRUD » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, BTU! :thumleft: :mrgreen:
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Post by Dart Omega » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:05 pm

GRUD wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Happy Belated Birthday, BTU! :thumleft: :mrgreen:
Belated is a but of an understatement my friend, lol

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Post by Ravion Hawk » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 am

Dart Omega wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:05 pm
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Happy Belated Birthday, BTU! :thumleft: :mrgreen:
Belated is a but of an understatement my friend, lol

How have you been?
Better late than never :P
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Post by Dart Omega » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:28 am

Ravion Hawk wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 am
Dart Omega wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:05 pm
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Happy Belated Birthday, BTU! :thumleft: :mrgreen:
Belated is a but of an understatement my friend, lol

How have you been?
Better late than never :P
Yep
he missed the cake tho lol
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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:12 am

... so the cake was stale when I got to the party.

but the booze lasts forever.

why else do you think we haven't had to restock the Bar in the past 5 years?
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Post by GRUD » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:32 am

Dart Omega wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:05 pm
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Happy Belated Birthday, BTU! :thumleft: :mrgreen:
Belated is a but of an understatement my friend, lol

How have you been?
Hey, I was "Only" 19 days late! :lol:


Considering the Facts that:
A. I no longer have internet at home and have to bring my laptop top town to get online.
B. The weather was crappy and I don't drive on snow or ice anymore if I can at all avoid it. :P
C. Sorry to say I don't come here even when I DO get online as often as I used to. :oops:


Aside from all that, I'm doing fair-to-middlin', all things considered. :thumleft: :lol:

Still above dirt! :mrgreen:
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Post by Steve Ronin » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:43 am

Yay. GRUD is still here.

Sucks about the internet access.
I'm currently dueling my ISP for the bandwidth I'm paying for.
But I have to have it: kiddo's school requires it, my job requires it, the Wife's school requires it, my online gaming... etc and so forth.
I forget, GRUD.
Whereabouts are you that weather sucks so much?
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Post by GRUD » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:17 pm

Sorry, just now saw this! I live in SE MO, and I live in a valley. I guess all the trees around the house, combined with bad weather and the hills is maybe what's causing the problems? Anyway, I HOPE to be moving before much longer, so I'll actually be able to get REAL Internet when I do! :thumleft: :thumleft: :mrgreen:
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