I will soon have been a member here at TF for year. And not that this means anything, but I thought I?d throw out some of my memories. TF has changed quite a bit since I first joined, some for the good and some for the bad. Some times I do get bored with it and wonder why I keep signing in, but then I remind myself that I am not as lucky as many of you?as you get to live the experience that is Thailand on a daily basis. So I guess I keep coming back as TF is my only way to informally discover more about Thailand and its people (and my fellow crazy farangs). In that spirit, I ask if you remember (in no particular order) the following about the past year here at TF:
Do you remember when?
?you actually read all the journals and forums?
?most of the journals and forums were actually worth reading?
?Kitty and Tham always left a nice comment in almost every journal or forum?
?Tammy_Kawaii started almost every forum thread?
?you would move from a Newbie to a Junior Member based on your number of forum posts?
?Slurms always left the most controversial comments (with all the wackos out there now, he actually seems tame in comparison)?
?all the girls raved about how cute and young John was/is (they still do)?
?Slurms continuously called Sarpendon ?gay? and Sarp finally got mad about it?
?you would refer to ?TC? and everyone automatically knew you were talking about the coolest guy on the site (AsnLvr)?
?you thought Bobbyboy112003 must be the most polite guy on the planet (and he actually is)?
?Atomic_Flower wrote a journal everyday?and it made you think?
?Babybarbiebangkok was the top vote receiver everyday?
?some guy named Sunnyboy would always be the first to leave a testimonial on a cute girl?s profile asking for ?kisses? (I never have met him?does anybody know him?)?
?everyone was excited about the first TF get-together/party?
?the guys were surprised to find out that all the girls (even non-premium members) could see who was voting them and checking out their profiles?
?PaulCollins and 2unique were single?
?Anny was shy?
?Apple fooled many guys with the fake profile Thebitchisback and many of them refused to believe it was fake even when faced with the proof (?But she is so cute and cool?how could she be fake??)?
?-Beetiful- was AnAngelface (actually, she still is)?
?Jess and Gin were members?
?Ling_Dtua_Khaao, ThaiNymph, Buffology, and Butthead were active members?
?Onlynx got in a forum spat with some guy who kept calling him ?Red??
?you never understood what Vodkaholik was talking about (actually, I still don?t)?
?you could actually search through every girl who was a member of this site?
?Athaigirl (Amber) rocked TF by posting nude pics of herself?
?guys would complain that Emmy wouldn?t respond to their messages (come on, if you looked like her, would you respond to you?!)?
?you actually enjoyed revealing fake profiles (there are so many of them and they are so obvious now, it?s not worth the effort)?
?people would get upset when someone voted them less than 5 stars?
Okay, that?s all I have off the top of my head. If you have anymore ?remember when?s? please feel free to add them.
Nice, I enjoy ur memory .. and most of them who u mentioned to, I can realize ... and agree with u some points .... hehe~ Some of them I dont even know that they're TF member ... lol well I know now... Good memory u got!
Well Sarp ... he is cute .... oopz my type is westerner ... hehe~
Re: remember when?
lol, doubt it now.. since there are more cute males to choose from (not trying to be gay or anything).
Originally Posted by s1lv3rtwenty2
Since i first signed on, back when TF opened.. a LOT of things have changed. Including new features (great work Admin!), cool new members (keep 'em coming) and the unforgettable moments like you've mentioned Lyle The TF community as a whole is just great (we're a big family now 8) )
Slvr22, what a memory you have. I remember all those things with the exception of me being the coolest guy :P Let's see, you haven't left much for me to include, but here's a couple:
Remember when Jessie and Gin rocked the site with their controversial journal and were band.
- Chat consisted of members inviting other member to join thru MSN, eventually leading to the development of chat groups by Ling and Thaibeast in MSN and Yahoo
Well if I remember more I'll return and jot them down.
It was actually most polite guy, not nicest. To properly examine this distinction, lets take things down to the lab!
Example 1 - Hi there, how are you? Hope you're having a great day!
This statement is both nice, and polite
Ex. 2 - Would you fuck off?
This statement is neither nice, nor polite.
Ex. 3 - Howdy! Looks like yer kinda screwed! Y'all need a hand pulling yer four by outta the ditch?
This statement is nice, but not terribly polite.
Ex. 4 - In the matter of removing your head from your rectal opening, I offer my most sincere and heartfelt assistance.
This statement is polite, but not terribly nice.
So, seems you've earned a dubious distinction here bobby, but if you wanna fight anyone, I've got your back :wink:
(Note to users, The above statement is sarcasm, and in no way should be constued to impeach the good reputation of bobbyboyabunchofnumbers. He is truly a saint, and i like him very much)
I agree with you Slurms.
Even if I joined only in May 2004, I noticed things have changed.
First, the numbers. The community is getting larger, as the door is open to all, and first comers may feel that TF is less theirs than it was. That is understandable, and was predictable I think.
Second, I find the biggest change is that there is more and more childish stuff being posted than 6 months ago, and there is a larger number of TFers who seem to derive pride in lashing at others and being disrespectful. The average quality of debates has gone down, and attacks are more puerile or vicious. Hopefully, friendships developed through TF will survive.
Happy Birthday TF, and thanks to all those who wish to continue to make it a nice place to meet.
sure i do remember.
what i see in there is that, the old community we had was a well-composed community where each member represented certain important ingredient in becoming a community.
the scale of it was small so we have quite a bit of space and time to observe and appreciate each other. and sometimes for those antagonists (which were also important in forming a society), we still enjoyed having them to sublimate ourselves and to balance out all the angelic fleas that were flying. bad guys also helped the community become stronger. you know that well...
now TFs becomes huge. so, in order for an individual to remain the old senses of TFs, a member is somewhat forced to be selective if s/he wants to have a more of quality friendship. but same as in real world, we always get to know new ppl, and time will tell us more.
i feel that it's become more of communities within communities, which in fact, it has been since the very beginning but it just seems to be more these days.