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🥳 👏🏽 Professor GAC and Skittles 20 yrs on DU. Lars39 19 yrs. 🥳❤️ (Original Post) LakeArenal Aug 2021 OP
Skittles: Still ass-kicking after all these years! Coventina Aug 2021 #1
Yes INDEED!!!!! 11 Bravo Aug 2021 #9
Congrats to each of you! KUDOS and glad to have you here! hlthe2b Aug 2021 #2
the Professor and I joined at the same time on the same day Skittles Aug 2021 #3
Sweet! Lars39 Aug 2021 #7
Congratulations 🎊 underpants Aug 2021 #22
here is a pic of a computer used in 2001... imagine posting on DU from one of those Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #42
hey,I used to hand mount hundreds of tapes onto these drives Skittles Aug 2021 #45
Wow. Cool Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #51
to "scratch" at tape, we peeled off the label Skittles Aug 2021 #52
exactly 1 month before the world changed Celerity Aug 2021 #47
How many of us old-timers are still here? alphafemale Aug 2021 #4
I had my 19th anniversary a few months ago. Coventina Aug 2021 #8
I'm sneaking up on 19 years, as well. (I'm in awe of the 6-figure posters.) 11 Bravo Aug 2021 #11
I've always thought they racked up Lars39 Aug 2021 #14
Still Do ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #19
Probably take me even longer lol Lars39 Aug 2021 #21
If we extrapolate out from my current pace, i'll be closing in on 100 when I hit 50K. 11 Bravo Aug 2021 #48
Beauty!!! ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #49
Oh yeah. No where near that busy. alphafemale Aug 2021 #36
Almost 17 years. Atmashine Aug 2021 #25
Congratulations MustLoveBeagles Aug 2021 #34
I've been here since summer 2001 under a different account Wednesdays Aug 2021 #35
I'm listed as registering in 2003 but actually was here since winter 2001 lurking. 🙂 nt Raine Aug 2021 #39
Hi long timer! alphafemale Aug 2021 #41
Hi to you! 🙂 nt Raine Aug 2021 #43
Just hit 19 years & feeling pretty old. I started DU with a dial-up modem. Hekate Aug 2021 #46
Still here. 20+ years. Time flies. Owl Aug 2021 #53
Thank you, DU!!! Lars39 Aug 2021 #5
Congratulations 🎈 underpants Aug 2021 #20
Thanks underpants! Lars39 Aug 2021 #24
heh, I figured you could not be too far behind Skittles Aug 2021 #27
Yeah underpants Aug 2021 #29
back at ya babe Skittles Aug 2021 #30
And I thought I was here earlier than it says! Maeve Aug 2021 #50
Great DUers malaise Aug 2021 #6
Hey, Professor ... Auggie Aug 2021 #10
Nothing Exotic ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #15
Congratulations 🎂 underpants Aug 2021 #23
Congrats to all 3! Kaleva Aug 2021 #12
Congrats! Nt XanaDUer2 Aug 2021 #13
Pillars of DU! JohnnyLib2 Aug 2021 #16
GAC is a cool dude. BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #17
two of old Rural's favorites! rurallib Aug 2021 #18
Congrats you three. I've been here that whole time too. Pobeka Aug 2021 #26
Congrats to you too! 🥳 👍 nt Raine Aug 2021 #40
DU rec... SidDithers Aug 2021 #28
I've lurked here for years TurboDem Aug 2021 #31
I joined DU in 2004! & Congratulations You All!! ralps Aug 2021 #32
Congratulations Professor GAC, Skittles and Lars39 MustLoveBeagles Aug 2021 #33
I remember the Panic DU Room when we thought bush2 might shut us down alphafemale Aug 2021 #37
CONGRATULATIONS to the three of you, 19-20 years 🎉 🤗 Raine Aug 2021 #38
Congrats, Indeed. OhioChick Aug 2021 #44
Congrats you two! and three! Solly Mack Aug 2021 #54


(65,580 posts)
19. Still Do
Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:40 PM
Aug 2021

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.


(26,120 posts)
21. Probably take me even longer lol
Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:54 PM
Aug 2021

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

11 Bravo

(23,928 posts)
48. If we extrapolate out from my current pace, i'll be closing in on 100 when I hit 50K.
Thu Aug 12, 2021, 03:06 PM
Aug 2021

Lord knows WHAT kind of gibberish I'll be spouting by then!


(65,580 posts)
49. Beauty!!!
Thu Aug 12, 2021, 03:32 PM
Aug 2021

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!


(42,331 posts)
50. And I thought I was here earlier than it says!
Thu Aug 12, 2021, 03:36 PM
Aug 2021

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!


(31,265 posts)
10. Hey, Professor ...
Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:57 PM
Aug 2021

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


(65,580 posts)
15. Nothing Exotic
Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:07 PM
Aug 2021

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.


(4,999 posts)
26. Congrats you three. I've been here that whole time too.
Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:04 PM
Aug 2021

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?


(218 posts)
31. I've lurked here for years
Wed Aug 11, 2021, 10:35 PM
Aug 2021

and I have to admit I have always wanted one of those famous Skittles ass kickings.


(30,565 posts)
38. CONGRATULATIONS to the three of you, 19-20 years 🎉 🤗
Thu Aug 12, 2021, 04:15 AM
Aug 2021

of outstanding, informative and entertaining posts ... keep up the good work!

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