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Want to see the old PF?

  1. May 28, 2005 #1
    I know many of you already know about the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/, but for those who don't--

    You can see the old PhysicsForums.com website as far back as 2001!
    Click here: http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.physicsforums.com

    I've only been a PF member since last year, but even I feel like I'm going down memory lane! :tongue2:
     
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  3. May 28, 2005 #2

    JamesU

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    AH! different!
     
  4. May 28, 2005 #3
    Different is right... the PF banner we use has recently been changed. I forgot what the previous one looked like until now.
     
  5. May 28, 2005 #4

    Monique

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    I believe that in the VERY early days, PF used to have a different internet address. I forgot what it was, maybe Greg still has that information?
     
  6. May 28, 2005 #5

    JamesU

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    I like the old banner
     
  7. May 28, 2005 #6

    graphic7

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    Physicsforums has had many different IP addresses:

    216.220.25.121 (current)
    216.129.251.99
    216.220.25.117
    216.129.251.2
    63.119.175.40
    199.93.70.21

    In fact, Physicsforums was originally hosted on NT4 then Windows 2000, and eventually Linux.
     
  8. May 28, 2005 #7

    JamesU

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    you know this!? :eek:
     
  9. May 28, 2005 #8

    graphic7

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  10. May 31, 2005 #9
    I had forgotten what my logo had been...


    - Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

    3 years later and I'm still waiting..lol
     
  11. Jun 1, 2005 #10

    Phobos

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    Having been here since 2001, I'm amazed at how much PF has grown since that time.

    he is the "technology guru" after all
     
  12. Jun 1, 2005 #11

    Integral

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    I joined in the first few weeks of the 2nd version of PF, just a few hundred members and a handful of regular posters. I recall a gathering some data on the rate people where signing up and predicting that we would surpass 2000 members in mid to late Aug of '02. I think it happened in Sept 02.

    If I were to just be joining up there is no way that I would even be considered for a Mentor-ship, there are now many members whose knowledge exceed mine. In the early days there where very few degreed members and those that were did not have the time to take a Mentor-ship. I was honored at the offer and gladly accepted. Though Greg had to send me a email to draw my attention to the flashing PM flag!

    The existence of so many knowledgeable members makes this job easier now then in the early days. Generally I do not have to worry about threads going with no response. My only concern is when I see a thread growing with no responses from advisor's.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2005 #12

    JamesU

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    your info says you've been here since 2003
     
  14. Jun 1, 2005 #13

    chroot

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    yomomma,

    The site has been "restarted" afresh several times, after major software upgrades.

    - Warren
     
  15. Jun 1, 2005 #14
    yes I thought it was unfair that the post count didn't get to move with you..some of you might be post-it-aires by now!
     
  16. Jun 1, 2005 #15
    The number of posts you make is not as important as the quality of them... ;)
     
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