I've just realised that I've known some you for 10 years now! Who else was around in 2002? I remember being cautioned about talking to strangers online but how lovely that some of us are still in touch and some of the people I have met are my bestest friends!
I was one of the early ones. :yes: I joined my first online Disney community in 1999. Shortly thereafter it was "that other place" before it was a true forum (the old style board). The rest is history.
I remember doing at trip report for our 2001 trip so I've known some of you at least that long. I count some of you as my very best friends in the world.:thumbsup:
2003 for me :wave: when I met all of you.
Never been on any other forum with such closeness and friendship - only met some of you guys a couple of times at most but you are all most definitely bestest buddies :yes:
We have been through quite a lot together
I am just so grateful to Keith for this place to bring us all back together - lost you all for a few months and it was a deeply unsettling time - remember coming back here and realising how much I missed you all ;D
I too was one of the early ones. And although I've only met a handful of you in person I consider you all to be dear friends.
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I'm honestly not sure because I lurked for so long reading every single post and not daring to post :lol: then finally I HAD to post because no one else was asking my question, so I did, and got told off for using a naughty word :rotfl: (I said "hell of a good time" which is apparently mega offensive).
The kindness of people around here never ceases to impress me and it's a truly wonderful thing. So much we don't see of course as well that goes on via messages and actual meetings.
I do often find myself in real life conversations saying things like "well Dr.Chris said ....." or "yeah Dawn mentioned..." and then I realise they won't know who I'm on about :lol:
Although I'm terrible at meets, I talk to you all more than I talk to any real life friends :lol: and it's amazing to think of how long we've known each other.
Great thread Brit! :yes:
I first visited in 2005, and I remember my countdown being over a year long so it must have been late 2003/early 2004 that I first joined up! That would have made me about 12!! I must have lied about my age :unsure:
I believe I joined up around 2002. I know that you guys were the first to know each time I got pregnant, when each baby was born, and were the first to see each first picture. I remember the good, bad, and ugly over the years and I couldn't wish for a better group of friends! :hug2:
I too can`t remember how long I`ve been involved with you all.
I`ve been retired now for 6 years or so and I do remember talking to many of the folk here [on another Disney site] for quite a while before then, so I guess that I must have known loads of you for 10 years at least by now.
Before then I`d never posted onto any forums but as others have said, I genuinely feel the warmth and friendship here at Secrets to be amazing, and it`s great also to have met several of the members in person.
Here`s to another 10 years [and beyond....to infinity? :lol:] :bigwine:
Wow, has it been that long? Well think I became aquainted with a lot of you in another universe (or Disney board) around 2003. So much water had gone under the bridge. I am grateful for this place..keeps me sane in some of the tedium of planetarium business. Thank you all.