# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# 🥳 👏🏽 Professor GAC and Skittles 20 yrs on DU. Lars39 19 yrs. 🥳❤️

Thanks for all your interesting posts.

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#### Coventina

(27,234 posts)#### 11 Bravo

(23,928 posts)#### hlthe2b

(102,637 posts)#### Skittles

(153,448 posts)WOOT!

#### underpants

(183,169 posts)#### Demovictory9

(32,521 posts)#### Skittles

(153,448 posts)I bet I can out-geezer you

#### Demovictory9

(32,521 posts)#### Skittles

(153,448 posts)I've seen quite a bit working 41 years in IT

#### Celerity

(43,933 posts)#### alphafemale

(18,497 posts)#### Coventina

(27,234 posts)#### 11 Bravo

(23,928 posts)#### Lars39

(26,120 posts)the big numbers being a mod way back when.

#### ProfessorGAC

(65,580 posts)Another DUer closing in on 20 years told me she's racked up huge numbers volunteering as a host & on MIRT.

So, I think those regular volunteers are still piling up numbers.

I'm closing in on 50,000. It would take me 40 years to hit 6 figures. Maybe less, as I lost more now that I'm retired.

#### Lars39

(26,120 posts)Congratulations on your milestone, ProfessorGAC. I always think of Bill the Cat, somehow, when I see the “GAC”.

#### 11 Bravo

(23,928 posts)Lord knows WHAT kind of gibberish I'll be spouting by then!

#### ProfessorGAC

(65,580 posts)Given my family history, I'm not holding out hope of hitting 100k.

I'd be pushing 85, and one person, in the last three generations of both sides of the family made it to 85.

Maybe that means I won't quite be at the gibberish point when I can't post anymore!

#### alphafemale

(18,497 posts)I remember when the 700 Club was a thing. lol

#### Atmashine

(478 posts)Approaching 17 years on Sept. 1st. I only have like 400 posts though. Love lurking.

#### MustLoveBeagles

(11,696 posts)#### Wednesdays

(17,546 posts)I registered as "Wednesdays" in 2002.

#### Raine

(30,565 posts)#### alphafemale

(18,497 posts)#### Raine

(30,565 posts)#### Hekate

(91,204 posts)#### Owl

(3,648 posts)#### Lars39

(26,120 posts)Thanks, LakeArenal!

DUers have never failed to expand, enlighten, and entertain.

#### underpants

(183,169 posts)#### Lars39

(26,120 posts)#### Skittles

(153,448 posts)Sept 28!

#### underpants

(183,169 posts)I thought it was in October.

Love ya Skittles.

#### Skittles

(153,448 posts)through the decades, through thick and thin

#### Maeve

(42,331 posts)I know I was lurking before my official Oct 9 because I came looking for news on 9/11---lurked to read the Top 10 for several months.

And congrats Skittles!

#### malaise

(269,534 posts)#### Auggie

(31,265 posts)I’ve always wondered what the GAC stands for. Can you elaborate (no problem if you can’t)?

#### ProfessorGAC

(65,580 posts)They're my initials.

In the early days of the internet, I was teaching advanced organic mechanism theory in a Chicago university graduate program. 600 level class.

They gave everyone an AOL account and the handle was "ProfessorXYZ" at AOL.

When I started traveling even more I quit doing it, but I got used to it as a handle. I didn't want to pay for AOL, so I used the same tag at hotmail.

Then on chat rooms & forums I kept using it.

So, I'm "GAC". My wife even once bought me monogrammed socks for Christmas with that on it!

I always wrote that on memos and sign offs at work, because everyone knew who " GAC" was.

The guys in the band even used to call me GAC. That's how often I used it.

#### underpants

(183,169 posts)#### Kaleva

(36,455 posts)#### XanaDUer2

(10,960 posts)#### JohnnyLib2

(11,213 posts)#### BannonsLiver

(16,556 posts)#### rurallib

(62,514 posts)#### Pobeka

(4,999 posts)Think I joined up Dec 2000 or so.

Remember those quiet old days, when the thing happening of note was the US Supreme Court installing "W" in the Whitehouse?

#### Raine

(30,565 posts)#### SidDithers

(44,228 posts)Sid

#### TurboDem

(218 posts)and I have to admit I have always wanted one of those famous Skittles ass kickings.

#### ralps

(77,849 posts)#### MustLoveBeagles

(11,696 posts)#### alphafemale

(18,497 posts)Some Yahoo place?

#### Raine

(30,565 posts)of outstanding, informative and entertaining posts ... keep up the good work!

#### OhioChick

(23,218 posts)#### Solly Mack

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