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Happy Birthday, OT.com - now 17 years old (as of 10th March, 2020) — Page 4

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Birthday wishes to the site and to everyone over the amazing history on here 😃

R4

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I can’t think of another Star Wars site out there that has achieved as much as this one. Happy Birthday OT.com and also thank you to Jay and everyone who has contributed here.

Looking forward to what the next 17 years will bring 😃

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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Wowee, 17 years…

We’ve certainly come a long way. Anyone else remember passing around LaserDisc rips on physical DVDs through the mail?

Initiating self-destruct countdown…

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Nope, but when I joined in 2012 I remember that the best source for the OT was the GOUT.

Now we have 4K versions of 2/3 of the trilogy, something that nobody would have thought possible even then.

This place has probably had the biggest impact in spreading awareness of Star Wars in all its original glory, and I think that’s absolutely wonderful.

What a grand and intoxicating innocence. How could you be so naive? There is no escape. Come, lay down your weapons. It is not too late for my mercy.
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Hal 9000 said:

Wowee, 17 years…

We’ve certainly come a long way. Anyone else remember passing around LaserDisc rips on physical DVDs through the mail?

Yeah, I do. Some of you guys might still have my parents’ address from when I was too young to drive but still sent around Dr. Gonzo, TR47 and EditDroid DVD+R copies all over the country with zero regard for my family’s privacy…

a trolling bantha

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OT no longer has to sneak into R rated movies. They grow up so fast! 😉

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Where were you in '77?

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Thanks to the whole team of admins and moderators!

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WOW! My baby girl is the same age!!!

RiK

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Hal 9000 said:

Wowee, 17 years…

We’ve certainly come a long way. Anyone else remember passing around LaserDisc rips on physical DVDs through the mail?

Oh, yes! The PIF on here was strong…

So many paper cuts from the jiffy bags, and lots of badly burnt ‘coasters’ (unless you could afford the verbatim or ritek discs?), though postage was cheap even to send packages to the four corners of the world, and post offices even existed - though there were many questions from them about just what was in in these jiffy bags being sent all over the world!

Many people didn’t even had dvd drives on their computers - let alone broadband, or even hard drives with enough space on them to hold a 4gb dvd file or three. Even the likes of rapidshare giving us enough storage space was a few years off. It was probably quicker to send a package halfway across the world in the post than it was to acquire a dvd-sized file on kazaa or Suprnova (40kb/s was a decent speed) apparently…

Good to see a few familiar faces from the days of PIF in this thread too 😉
 

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ZigZig said:

Thanks to the whole team of admins and moderators!

Man, the same goes for the community here. 18 months ago we were faced with shuttering the entire ordeal. Behind the scenes we were scrambling to come up with ways to continue: Portage to another format and server, start over somewhere else, keep it all as a static archive and just link back to it from wherever we landed, etc.

All our years of discussion, preservation, and fighting the good fight were on the brink of becoming a read-only archive of 16 years of Star Wars fandom. Jay gave us several months to formulate a plan and was very involved and willing to help with whatever we chose.

Faced with extinction and a scattering of long time friends and fellow members, you guys stepped up to the plate and swung hard. As of today, we are funded for the next three years.

Consider a glass raised to you all. 🍷

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It seems not too long ago in the immediate post GOUT world where I stumbled onto here and found my love of SW again amongst like minded fans who actually spoke the same language.

Happy 17th OT.com where we can all talk freely without the blank stares of daily life.

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Hal 9000 said:

Wowee, 17 years…

We’ve certainly come a long way. Anyone else remember passing around LaserDisc rips on physical DVDs through the mail?

Boy Howdy!

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I’m thinking about officially retiring from ot.com on 30 May. That’ll make my time here exactly ten years to the day I joined. Not the worst way to bow out.

Why you always obsessed with leaving?
Why leave? Stay.

My love for Star Wars is in a coma and Off-Topic’s on life support. Most of the current discussions disinterest me, and the few which do stimulate me quickly fizzle out. So I continue coming here out of habit, taking the piss to pass the time. It’s kinda depressing, actually.

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