CoN 20th Anniversary: 1997-2017
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Posted: 9th August 2002 23:47

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Posted: 10th August 2002 03:32

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Deep, R51, deep.

Actually I found it very interesting, considering that I came in time for CoN4 and never experienced the previous versions of the site.  Too bad though, wouldn't you like the Imp to be around for 5 years?  ':lol:'

Anywho, it's great, go read it.  Now!

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Posted: 10th August 2002 04:29

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CoN3!! I remember those forums, and the main page news under the Sabin pic. I've been around a few years now, and I'll be here longer. Too bad I never saw CoN1! I did sign up on the first day of CoN4, though! '^_^'

Great stuff, informative and interesting. Keep CoN going for years, if not just the forum if you get bored of managing the site itself!

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Posted: 10th August 2002 14:51

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Yes. I remember seeing CoN1 or CoN2, whichever. One of those was my first, they're so similar and I was such a "young'n" I can't really remember if I saw both or just one of them. I didn't sign up for the forums until CoN4 during the "chat era", cause I'm lazy. Oh well, having AOL and going to the FFIII MB paid off, now didn't it? Heeey, let's get some CoN1 and CoN2 message board skins! Bwahaha.
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Posted: 10th August 2002 23:52

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looks like you went over lots of obstacles :lol:
I really like this news section :)

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Posted: 11th August 2002 18:29

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Posted: 11th August 2002 22:21

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Boy, CoNHistory was more humorous than informative.  :E And now I've seen the picture of CoN2, I seem to remember perhaps coming across it somehow...hmm...

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Posted: 12th August 2002 00:01

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Boy, CoNHistory was more humorous than informative.  :E And now I've seen the picture of CoN2, I seem to remember perhaps coming across it somehow...hmm...

What do you want to know, ace?

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Posted: 12th August 2002 01:18

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Boy, CoNHistory was more humorous than informative.  :E And now I've seen the picture of CoN2, I seem to remember perhaps coming across it somehow...hmm...

What do you want to know, ace?

Hmm...good question. Don't know.  :p

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Posted: 5th December 2002 15:22

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/me has just reread the article.

Man, it's great to have this history here. Nostalgia is a wonderful thing that we don't all experience enough in our daily lives.

I myself can remember every bit of that article (easy, since I wrote the article and was there for every step of the site, I guess). But what's even more special to me than that is the indestructable links between CoN and my real life, and the feelings I have had, from pride and joy to frustration and apathy, over these five-plus years.

I just want to say how happy I am to have all of you here and sticking with me. Thanks.

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Posted: 2nd January 2003 10:05
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Man, this site has gone through some stuff although I still really don't understand the CoN thing.

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Posted: 24th October 2005 16:07

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Just read the article. It's nice to now of the rich history CoN has gone through. Good ideas and ones that didn't fly, and here we are today. *sniff*

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Posted: 24th October 2005 16:22

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I REALLY need to update that. :\

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Posted: 24th October 2005 18:43

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Jeez, seeing that makes me wish I was here earlier.

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Posted: 21st November 2005 21:13

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OK, the update is now complete. You can re-read the original, which had just a few minor tweaks, or you can get the all new "Best of CoN5" version.

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Posted: 22nd November 2005 07:55

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I wish I'd been here for the CoNQuiz. Sounds like fun
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Posted: 22nd November 2005 11:10

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SOOO much drama, lol, and I missed most of it. Ah well, maybe I'll be around long enough to see more come along.

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Posted: 22nd November 2005 12:14

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I remember seeing Gerad's posts a long time ago before I was a member. He hasn't posted in a year though...
I wish I saw the CON Quiz too.

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Posted: 22nd November 2005 20:19
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You didn't mention Rash! For shame. FOR SHAME I SAY!

Entertaining indeed though.

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Posted: 26th November 2005 06:45

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Little late, but bravo, chief. Happy to be on board Narshe Starship. Or is it Narshe Airplane? When did it change? laugh.gif



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Okay, so this is a morbidly old topic, but hey, sue me. I sta down and read the history while in the thrall of another insomnatic night and I must say, bravo. I didn't realize just how much this site has changed over the years, well, the obstacles rather. The dedication you have to this is astounding, Josh and really, I applaude you for standing fast in your project. One day my children, and my childrens children will visit the CoN archive or super conducter powered virtual reality system or whatever crazy technology will be around when we're all geezers.

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Posted: 25th November 2006 06:19

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Wow, CoN really went through some changes before i got here. I don't think i've ever seen anything like this, it's really cool.

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Posted: 12th December 2006 01:30

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Wow. Dedication, that's what the history says to me. Combine that with the ability to take a hard, honest look at what needs to be changed, while not losing what the site was always about...awesome. I'm looking forward to what the future brings.

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Posted: 9th June 2007 16:29

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i've been coming here for a few years, but i only just became a member...

the history is great. too bad i missed most of it, but ill be around for a while, so who knows?

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Posted: 19th June 2009 20:33

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Ahem. Great interview at Cartoon Dragons! Speaking of, it led me back to CoN to once again relive my youth reading the CoN history.

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Posted: 31st July 2012 14:59

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For the first time in seven years, new CoNHistory is up! Check the first post in the thread.

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