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The Tantalizing Ten -- HuskerMax Members Tribute

Discussion in 'Football' started by HuskerWeatherman, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. HuskerWeatherman

    HuskerWeatherman Husker Fan 15 Year Member

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    There was a time when I'd do the occasional tribute to the members of HuskerMax (Pedia). Every couple of years I'd honor the active members with year joined and post counts. Unfortunately, these statistics are no longer as readily sortable in the member list as they once were.

    Fortunately, I do have some old spreadsheets that I kept to track these stats -- though again, not so easily updated nowadays. However, it does readily inform me of the active members, as of several years ago, listed by joined date.

    As many of you know, HuskerMax (formerly, Huskerpedia) became a membership forum in 1999 (October 1, I believe, was the official start date). Yes, Huskerpedia existed prior to that (but I believe, minus the forums). I remember going to the original site for my Husker news long ago (I believe with adnet as the host URL?).

    And since this is the offseason -- and by the time we officially reach 20 years, it will be mid-football season -- I figured now would be a good time to mention those few of us that are still around, with a start/join date of 1999. It appears that's only EIGHT members now. Well, it's possible someone will chime in and inform me otherwise (i.e. had a different name in 1999, but still here). But for now, here's the Elite Eight (a couple of these have not logged in since last year -- but I'll go ahead and assume/hope they are still active; maybe the mention will resurface them):

    Alphabetically:

    @alabamahusker
    @Cyberbach
    @fjbfour
    @Husker in Spokane
    @HuskerWeatherman
    @mjohnson
    @Pop Corn
    @redmachine

    EDIT: @sdhusker resurfaced! We are now at NINE "survivors." :)

    EDIT: @beans spilled the beans. He's still with us! Up to ten!

    :Bow: Here's to 20 years!
     
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  2. HuskerWeatherman

    HuskerWeatherman Husker Fan 15 Year Member

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    P.S. This is also a tribute to one of my all-time favorite members, Merle, who was one of the very originals, but is no longer with us.
     
  3. II HUSKERS II

    II HUSKERS II Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    ...I was here back then, haha I can even remember being asked to be a moderator--my response "I'd love to, but I'm only 16"

    I did become a paying member at one time then let it lapse....I can remember being in Baghdad sending Max an email about who I was and trying to get my screen name back using a different email

    I've really enjoyed the years here, i don't post often but im always on here reading
     
  4. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Blackshirt 5 Year Member

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    So what was your original name
     
  5. cthusker

    cthusker You talken to me? 5 Year Member

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    Nice write up combined with some history. What I'm always amazed at is looking at the number of paying members versus visitors. You'd think 20 bucks was 200 bucks or something with so many non paying visitors versus actual members?

    Not a huge deal but I find it interesting there are so many people with nothing to say or extremely frugal or both....... :Lol:
     
  6. alabamahusker

    alabamahusker Scout Team 15 Year Member

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    :Huskerflag:
     
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  7. BGRed

    BGRed Starter 15 Year Member

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    I found HuskerPedia searching for Nebraska news in B1G country. Ranks right near the top as one of the greatest online discoveries I've made. Looks like I was just a bit late to the party...joining in Nov 2000.

    Kudos to David Max, JHudson, the Mods, and all of the HuskerMax posters for making this an entertaining and useful site.
     
  8. alabamahusker

    alabamahusker Scout Team 15 Year Member

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    I remember that too @HuskerWeatherman
    My wife and I had just bought our 1st computer and the 1st thing I did when we got it home and set it up was search Nebraska Cornhuskers...
    Voila...
    20 years later....
    Great site - and appreciate David, the Mods and everyone for making this an enjoyable site though the years and for keeping us in the know for all things Husker.
    :Huskerflag:
     
  9. JHudson

    JHudson Administrator Staff Member 15 Year Member

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  10. Cyberbach

    Cyberbach Founding Father 15 Year Member

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    Wow, time sure flies. I got my first computer on Halloween 1997 and after several weeks trying to figure out how to operate it I got the modem installed and went online for the first time. The first thing I "asked Jeeves", where can I find Nebraska sports info? I was directed to a site hosted on geocities.... it wasn't even called pedia yet, it was Hudson's site that he parked all his husker stats. Shortly after I think David and Joe renamed it and brought in the forums. They were free to post but we kept running into band width issues so David sponsored a fund raiser of sorts where we were encouraged to donate some cash to buy more bandwidth.... I was a 50 yd line donor I think. That works for a few years but eventually the pay to post system was implemented but we also got a Pedia card with our membership that got you all kinds of discounts on car rentals, hotels and brothels. Good times, I miss Merle.... and the cauldron.:cool:
     
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  11. HuskerWeatherman

    HuskerWeatherman Husker Fan 15 Year Member

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  12. TnHusker87

    TnHusker87 Recruit

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    Allso, brings back memories of the much slower, dial-up connections!:D
     
  13. II HUSKERS II

    II HUSKERS II Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    It had something to do with San Antonio....i was living there at the time. "II Huskers II" was my second screen name....i lost it and got it back.

    I wonder.....if JHudson or Max has any old files with my original AOL email on it if they could look it up? Lol
     
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  14. Bigger Ed

    Bigger Ed Red Shirt

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    ...or perhaps staying out of the fray to avoid the vitriol.
     
  15. II HUSKERS II

    II HUSKERS II Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    True story--i just like to read and chime in when necessary, im everybody's friend

    The blowouts between individuals here over the years have been fun to watch for some of us. They are probably best friends in real life.

    I do know this....dont drink and post ive been hemmed up on that before
     
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