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GUEST,Marty Dawson 08 Sep 00 - 01:14 AM
GUEST,marty D 08 Sep 00 - 01:17 AM
CarolC 08 Sep 00 - 01:42 AM
Joe Offer 08 Sep 00 - 01:58 AM
John in Brisbane 08 Sep 00 - 03:59 AM
Alice 08 Sep 00 - 04:19 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 08 Sep 00 - 04:47 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 08 Sep 00 - 06:07 AM
Wolfgang 08 Sep 00 - 06:16 AM
Little Neophyte 08 Sep 00 - 06:35 AM
Allan C. 08 Sep 00 - 08:29 AM
harpgirl 08 Sep 00 - 08:40 AM
bob schwarer 08 Sep 00 - 08:44 AM
Wolfgang 08 Sep 00 - 08:59 AM
harpgirl 08 Sep 00 - 11:16 AM
Rick Fielding 08 Sep 00 - 11:20 AM
sophocleese 08 Sep 00 - 11:22 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 08 Sep 00 - 11:24 AM
Sean Belt 08 Sep 00 - 11:30 AM
harpgirl 08 Sep 00 - 11:37 AM
MMario 08 Sep 00 - 11:39 AM
Peter T. 08 Sep 00 - 11:55 AM
catspaw49 08 Sep 00 - 12:04 PM
Little Neophyte 08 Sep 00 - 12:06 PM
Peter T. 08 Sep 00 - 12:08 PM
sophocleese 08 Sep 00 - 12:15 PM
Lox 08 Sep 00 - 12:18 PM
GUEST 08 Sep 00 - 12:29 PM
Mbo 08 Sep 00 - 12:35 PM
harpgirl 08 Sep 00 - 12:42 PM
Mbo 08 Sep 00 - 12:46 PM
Jeri 08 Sep 00 - 12:50 PM
bill\sables 08 Sep 00 - 02:22 PM
Bert 08 Sep 00 - 02:35 PM
MMario 08 Sep 00 - 02:42 PM
MMario 08 Sep 00 - 02:43 PM
catspaw49 08 Sep 00 - 02:59 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 08 Sep 00 - 11:36 PM
GUEST,marty D 09 Sep 00 - 12:11 AM
Lepus Rex 09 Sep 00 - 12:18 AM
Lonesome EJ 09 Sep 00 - 12:21 AM
katlaughing 09 Sep 00 - 12:24 AM
Banjer 09 Sep 00 - 12:35 AM
raredance 09 Sep 00 - 01:08 AM
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dwditty 09 Sep 00 - 06:40 AM
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Subject: Who's been here the longest?
From: GUEST,Marty Dawson
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 01:14 AM

I've been looking in for a while and I started wondering how long people have been coming to this site. Other than the originators has anyone been here since day one? This place is unique on the net.

M


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: GUEST,marty D
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 01:17 AM

Dammit, excuse my stupidity. I just saw the newcomers FAQ. I'll probably find my answer there.

M


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: CarolC
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 01:42 AM

Marty Dawson, welcome to the Mudcat.

Best wishes,

Carol


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 01:58 AM

Well, Marty, for some reason, the first thread was #4, started by Max October 1, 1996.
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=4
Max and Dick Greenhaus were here from the start, of course. Bert shows up later in October. I'm not sure where Bert fits into the mix - he works with Max, or Max owes him lots of money, or something... The counter says Bert has posted 3,474 messages since 29 Oct 96, but I saw posts from him before that date (don't ask how many I've posted).

Susan of DT came a little late - but still in 1996. It's not until Thread 32 that I start seeing names that are really familiar. There's Peter, and I suspect he's Peter T. There's our sactified curmudgeon Bill D, there's Bill Foster, and of course there's Bert. Martin Ryan, too. Looking a little farther, I see Ralph Butts, LaMarca, and Bob Schwarer. Susan A-R was way early, too.
Hmmm. Another poster was from Los Alamos National Laboratory - I've posted a few Mudcat messages from their library... You don't have to wait in line to use the Internet from there - but it helps to have a "Q" clearance.
The last thread started in October 1996, was #87, Message #215 - and I know at least ten of those threads were blank and probably several messages were. We got a slow start. I think you'll find I got here about 12/96 or 1/97, and Dale Rose and Gene G got here about the same time. It was the Washington, DC folks who got here first, since the Digital Tradition has its roots in the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (among other places).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 03:59 AM

When I arrived in Mar/April 97 Joe was well established but at that time was irascible and sceptical. Actually we've all come a long way since then. Regards John in Brisbane (Just paying Joe back for some cheek he gave me some little time ago).


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Alice
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 04:19 AM

It was May '97 that I found the Mudcat site, and June '97 that I started posting messages. I remember Barry Finn and LaMarca and Joe, of course, from that time.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 04:47 AM

I don't know when I first started coming here. I know it was some time before I started posting messages. If it is based on messages, I didn't start until late '98, November, I think.

I had used the Digital Tradition database for some time while it had been in residence at Xerox. It must have been at least 6 months after it left Xerox before I came here searching out songs.

It's hard to believe the Forum is such an integral part of the life of all of us, after such a relatively short time.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 06:07 AM

Joe

looking back at that thread - we never did turn up "When Paddy Stole the rope" - did we?

Regards



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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 06:16 AM

When I came in June 97, there were already here: Martin Ryan, Alan of Australia, Peter T., Alison, Dale Rose, Frank in the swamps, Susan from California, Bob Landry, Bill D, Jon W, and many others mentioned above. True, some of them now post less in half a year than, e.g., Mbo in a week, but I am still glad if I see their names from time to time.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 06:35 AM

I came here around Sept/99. Rick Fielding suggested I check out this site, so I did.
katlaughing became my mama teaching me many things before there was a FAQ Newcomers Guide. So did Joe Offer and Jon Freeman.
Catspaw would always make me laugh and still does.
Gargoyle would always yell at me.
Fell in love with Charles BSeed cause he is my Uncle Charles
Never got flamed much, too busy apologizing for my existence to get much of that.
Haven't been around much lately, only because life pulled me in a few other directions. I am thrilled to have found this site. It means a great deal to me.

Banjo Bunny


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Allan C.
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 08:29 AM

It should be noted as well that Big Mick posted his first remark on October 16th, 1996.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 08:40 AM

..my first post was in 97'. It was ignored!!!! I posted on music until this year when I let my feelings out. Now I have concluded that misogyny necessitates that I behave like a "good girl." Vagina dentata and all that...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 08:44 AM

Ifound the DT way back when it was connected with Xerox. They backed out because of copyright concerns and DT was dormant for awhile. Finally the present setup arrived. Don't remember dates. Went under the handle "Phideaux" for a bit.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 08:59 AM

harpgirl,
and then think that the first one not to ignore you was gargoyle

Wolfgang (grin)


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:16 AM

...yes that was a memorable post. I treated it lightly as I recall. Gargoyle never hassled me after that. But I have hassled him privately alot since then...and I took it from a bunch of folks for not getting mad at him...although I did privately ...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:20 AM

Jeez, at two and a half years I'm practically a virgin. I do remember that Joe Offer was high up the spiritual totem pole and the computer "Mr. Fixit". I was pretty intimidated when I found out he was some kind of "actual" Minister. The revelation that he was a private dick as well, completed the "untouchable" portrait...........and then, I met CATSPAW!...and found out that Joe was "touchable" after all!

now I touch him all the time!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: sophocleese
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:22 AM

I started reading last summer and posting at the end of last summer so I guess I've been here a year now. Sometimes it feels like longer and at other times it feels like less.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:24 AM

I was searching for some lyrics to Sea Shanties during some quiet time at work. That was probably three or four years ago (not sure when) I lurked and read and enjoyed the threads for a long time before posting.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Sean Belt
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:30 AM

I feel like a babe in arms next to all of you oldsters!

I think I've been coming around since September of '98. I don't recall when I first posted. But, I'm glad to be here and really do think this is one of the most interesting sites and valuable communities on the web.

- Sean


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:37 AM

...we still haven't answered the burning question! Is longer better?????


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: MMario
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:39 AM

Does it matter?


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Peter T.
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:55 AM

I was here real early, and knew I was addicted when I stumbled into a smalltown cafe in darkest Borneo and found out that the owner was fooling around with the Internet and persuaded him to let me send a message to Mudcat! If the finding of one good friend is worth more than rubies, then Mudcat has already been to me Aladdin's cave and the island of Edmund Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo, and the treasure guarded by the White Cobra in the city of the King of Twenty Kings, known to all the jungle as the Cold Lairs.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:04 PM

Peter stays here in the hope, however forlorn, that someone will have any idea what it is he's saying.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:06 PM

And I stay here because I have invested in a big fancy thesauruses and am determined to figure out what Peter is saying.

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Peter T.
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:08 PM

I sit in this lonely tower and await the return from Betelgueuse perhaps of the wayward wailing heron. (no, I don't know what it means, either).yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: sophocleese
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:15 PM

Harpgirl its what you do with it, not the length that counts.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Lox
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:18 PM

You're thinking of Zaphod Beeblebrox. Or was the wayward wailing heron his stage name...... hold on, are Zaphod Beeblebrox and Gil Scott Heron the same man?

Wayward - He's always getting busted for carrying weed around,

Wailing - He can wail (A term I picked up from Waynes World)

Heron - ...etc.....


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:29 PM

Been on since October '97; started posting 2/98.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Mbo
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:35 PM

Been here since last June


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:42 PM

...of course we girls know that to be true, Soph. But I figured I'd get some good information from the guys response to this query! hahahahah


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Mbo
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:46 PM

It's not just what you're given
It's what you do with what you got.

--Si Kahn


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 12:50 PM

Mbo - a really bad idea for a parody just popped into my head, and it's your fault. Thanks loads.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: bill\sables
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 02:22 PM

Joe, did you ever find "Paddy stole the rope "if not I know it. Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Bert
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 02:35 PM

Like George I had used DT in the Xerox days.

I didn't find Mudcat until 21 Oct '96. And I still haven't got the words to the song I requested. Perhaps that's because I made the beginners mistake of not starting a thread for it.

And Harpgirl, you already know my thoughts on the 'size' issue.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: MMario
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 02:42 PM

so bert, what lyrics did you request?


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: MMario
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 02:43 PM

and would this be "Paddy stole the rope"?

here?


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 02:59 PM

great!! Now that we have bill and Mario on "Paddy"...as soon as we come up with Bert's, that'll wrap it up and we can close the site down! Yep, I guess that about does it and we ca................

HOLY KEEEERICED!!!!! WHAT AM I SAYING??????

........never mind.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 08 Sep 00 - 11:36 PM

MMARIO

That's the one! Can I go home now?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: GUEST,marty D
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 12:11 AM

This is amazing! I thought for sure I'd get insulted for asking such a dumb question and everybody has been so nice. Funny too. Peter T. I've been reading your thoughts of the day for many weeks now and I know how bright you are, but I think there's a stand up comic lurking somewhere inside you. Joe Offer, thanks for the details. You people are great.

M


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 12:18 AM

You mean all you guys were here before I got here in May? Crazy...

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 12:21 AM

I'm not sure what Peter T is saying either,but I sure like what I think he's saying.

LEJ (1st post October 98)


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 12:24 AM

I am came in just about the time of Catspaw and Rick, end of 1998, just a tad later than LeeJ. Sure been a wonderful and fun ride; wouldn't trade it for anything.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Banjer
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 12:35 AM

How long have I been here....? Huh, what century is this? I can recall that when I first arrived at Mudcatville there was only one dirt road, called Main Street, both city limit signs, Welcome to Mudcatville and You Are Now Leaving Mudcatville, were on the same pole. If a bus came through the folks in front were out of town before the ones in the back ever arrived! That was back in nineteen-hundred-something...I've watched this little burg grow into a respecable sized metropolis, heck there must be some hundred and fifty folks living here now. Given enough time I could probably name all of them, but with my old memory I know you haven't got that much time! This place is the kind twilight zone that once you arrive you never really ever leave. Oh, you may go on to other places but part of you always stays here in the company of good spirits, all interested in the same types of music and nonsense that originally drew you here. A real nice community it is...Well I gotta go off for a while, promised Cletus and the boys I'd meet 'em down at the ole fishin' hole long about sunup. Reckon I'll fetch along my banjo, just in case the fish ain't biting. Ya'll have a fine now and lets see, what was the question.....?


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: raredance
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 01:08 AM

I haven't been here the longest, of course, but I have been lurking for a while. The earliest post of mine I could find was January of 1997. I thought I might have had one in late 96, but maybe I was just reading stuff. That first post was a rather late response to thread 33. That is sort of a trend that has continued, i.e. posting after the thread has peaked and most folk have moved on (I have to get back to that Anacreon thread one of these days). Mostly I post facts related to songs (lyrics, recordings, background etc.), so for the "feeling flamed" out there, most anything else I post should not be taken very seriously. I once started a thread asking a question, but didn't get much of an answer, so I learned my lesson there. Joe ordered me to put in line
breaks, but I am still waiting to be able to do a clicky to make a clicky. After all links are for breakfast and Tigers and formerly sleeves.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: dusterjim
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 04:51 AM

Well I haven't been here the longest by any means, but how long? hey I haven't a clue, it's been through two computers though, I don't know, I'm not here all the time but I always come back from time to time (in my spare time,,, SPARE TIME-- when your driving down the road and get a flat). Hey, you look it up and tell me.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: dwditty
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 06:40 AM

June 1997.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Big Mick
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 09:03 AM

I have no idea how long I have been here, but I know how long I will stay...............as long as it is here.

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Peter T.
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 10:16 AM

I'm with the big guy. When he goes, I go.

Hey, marty, good instinct. I was a standup comic for a short time. I was a good comedy writer, but couldn't handle the audiences and the owners.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: campfire
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 10:48 AM

First stumbled in (by accident) in April 1997. I actually knew some lyrics somebody was looking for and posted the bit I remembered.

I didn't have my own computer then, so could only come back through the Library connection about once a week. I may not have a lot to say, but I stop by, usually twice a day.

campfire


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Subject: RE: Who's been here the longest?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 10:51 AM

Peter! you've been holding out on us! 'Course I know yer a world traveller, respected author, daring environmentalist, free lance philosopher, artist, actor, director, softball player, and courageous enough to tackle songs with Joan Sutherland's range, but Henny Youngman?!

Who was that Ladle I saw you with last night?

That was no ladle, that was my knife!

Rick (frustrated sit-down comic)


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