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Blast from the Past (Part I)

As you’ve discovered, this archive lets you read the posts from the old Features Message Board, but they’re presented in a whole new layout.  Can you remember what the original message board looked like?

In part one of this series, we’ll go all the way back to that magical spring of 2002.  The message board was still young then.  It hadn’t had its first crash yet and was still running the old Ikonboard software.  Below are some screenshots that will show you how the FMB once looked. (Click on an image to see it full-size.)

The old message boards main page

the old message board's main page

a page of posts

a page of posts

a page of posts (continued)

a page of posts (continued)

member profile page

member profile page

the old site's weird search engine

the old site's weird search engine

In Part II of our series, we’ll look at some more recent screenshots.

  1. richarddawson
    March 25th, 2009 at 14:16 | #1

    am i the only one who wants to keep comparing all of this to the dharma initiative? which one of you is benjamin linus? eno2 is desmond, right?

    also, it would be pretty cool if an active messageboard were hosted on here… not that i want to get addicted to this all over again.

  2. deathscythe257
    March 25th, 2009 at 19:37 | #2

    oh god. rd, that thought is both enticing and dreadful.

  3. iwantelvis
    March 25th, 2009 at 19:39 | #3

    I’d post on it!

  4. deathscythe257
    March 25th, 2009 at 19:47 | #4

    i mean, it’s better than facebook, right?

  5. March 26th, 2009 at 09:00 | #5

    Wow. Well, that’s something I’d never really thought about before, but I guess it’d be possible to start a whole new message board. However, I wouldn’t want to do it without the support of the old members.

    So what do the rest of you think? Want to start posting again, or would you rather just leave all of that behind?

  6. March 27th, 2009 at 13:49 | #6

    The silence here is deafening.

    We’ll put it to a vote.

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