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Posted by Beren One Hand (Member # 3403) on :
Will I be able to check in twenty years from now and read posts from Alexander Matthew Davis complaining about dating life in college? Will the usual suspects hang around, beating us with subtlety sticks, debating marriage between gay robots and protesting baptism for the cryogenically frozen?

I hope so. [Smile]

Maybe I'm too young for this type of sentimental thread. But reading about Dan's good news, along with Boon's and Eduardo_Sauron's updates, gave me a powerful hope that one day I would be able to share Hatrack with my kids. It would be a treasure I can pass down like Jane was passed from Ender to Miro.

I can't wait.
Posted by Boon (Member # 4646) on :
[Big Grin]

It's a distinct possibility. Just ask LegoMan and Barbie Biker.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
The end of the HatRack is coming! Prepare while you still can! [Evil Laugh]
Posted by Koga (Member # 5646) on :
yep, hatrack will last forever, there will be posts made here, that are in the Oversoul's memory banks. Just wait and see.
Posted by Megachirops (Member # 4325) on :
This thread makes me happy and sad all at the same time.

[Big Grin]
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
Until the Cards pull the plug.....unless you offer to foot the bill for them... [Big Grin]
Posted by Primal Curve (Member # 3587) on :
No, hatrack will soon degrade into a LOTR fanfic site. It's sad but true.
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
let's turn this thread into the possible causes of death of hatrack thread:

1: destruction of the planet.
2: destruction of humanity.
3: destruction of technology.
4: lack of funds.
5: lack of interest.
6: evil hackers.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
7. Evil posters.

[ April 26, 2004, 05:32 PM: Message edited by: mr_porteiro_head ]
Posted by Slash the Berzerker (Member # 556) on :
7. Slash dies and leaves no progeny to carry on with his screen nick.
Posted by PSI Teleport (Member # 5545) on :
*cites Ick with "overuse of smilies"*
Posted by Xaposert (Member # 1612) on :
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
So, who's the anti-Christ, then?
Posted by Brinestone (Member # 5755) on :
*waits for Nathan to post*

Didn't we have a thread about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse too?
Posted by Slash the Berzerker (Member # 556) on :
Clearly, I am the anti-christ.

I most resemble the critters that come crawling out of the water in Revelation.
Posted by Altáriël of Dorthonion (Member # 6473) on :
Lets just hope it lasts a long time...if not on the web, then maybe on a written archive...
Posted by PSI Teleport (Member # 5545) on :
Dude, Slash, you are so TOTALLY the whore of Babylon. [Evil Laugh]
Posted by Slash the Berzerker (Member # 556) on :
No, but I am related to her.

Which is good enough for government work.
Posted by breyerchic04 (Member # 6423) on :
Posted by no. 6 (Member # 7753) on :
Been a year, eh?
Posted by Miro (Member # 1178) on :
Will the usual suspects hang around, beating us with subtlety sticks, debating marriage between gay robots and protesting baptism for the cryogenically frozen?

Interesting that you should mention gay robots. [Smile]
Posted by katharina (Member # 827) on :
Oh, gosh. For several seconds I thought Slash was posting here again.
Posted by SIash the Berzerker (Member # 3897) on :
He is?
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
Nice try - different member number.
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
This whole thread is a weird mind trip. I thought "What happened to Boon and Eduardo...and where is the thread with Dan's news???" [Big Grin]
Posted by beverly (Member # 6246) on :

Gah! I hate when this happens! I was all, "Dude, PSI is back?" Then I saw the year....

Posted by Peter (Member # 4373) on :
whoa!! now I'm confused....
There are two slashes? and i thought one was bad enough.

*runs to stock up on end of the world materials*

I wonder why i didn't have these before?
Posted by breyerchic04 (Member # 6423) on :
it's slash and siash [Smile]
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
Who bumped this thread again? It was clearly tempting the fates....
Posted by David Bowles (Member # 1021) on :
Oooh! Can I be a harbinger of doom? Always wanted that job...
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
Oh, geez, no wonder it went down. The Unmaker is back.
Posted by PSl Teleport (Member # 7899) on :
No, I'm back. [Taunt]
Posted by Goody Scrivener (Member # 6742) on :
Oh is that the explanation for why I couldn't satisfy my addiction from work today? [Big Grin]
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
I expect that Hatrack will last two years shorter than The Begging The Question thread, and will expire three years before the Last Post Thread
Posted by advice for robots (Member # 2544) on :
When Hatrack finally dies, the Orginal Potry thread will detach, fire its thrusters, and spend eternity wandering the lonely galaxy.
Posted by docmagik (Member # 1131) on :
:: whistles ::
Posted by Marek (Member # 5404) on :
it is technically still here
Posted by Caleb (Member # 13940) on :
I literally was like "Oh wow, such serendipity. I'm checking the forums for the first time in months and somebody posted in this thread just yesterday."

But then I realized I had not posted in years, and had just been lurking.

And then I realized that I didn't remember my login info or the email address that I used to create it.

And now I'm here, with a new account, just so I can be like "Yup. Still here."
Posted by ricree101 (Member # 7749) on :
Originally posted by Marek:
it is technically still here

Yeah. Not reading the date, my first thought at the start was "twenty years sounds a bit optimistic" (and my second was "oh, I haven't seen them in a long while").

Looking at it now, his twenty year goal doesn't sound that unlikely. The forum isn't exactly lively these days (or these past years), but lingering on for another five years doesn't sound that implausible. Whether he'll still care when that twenty years comes... we'll see, but I do expect that the archived threads will still be around.
Posted by Nato (Member # 1448) on :
Still here. I bet it'll even get an SSL certificate when the browsers really start threatening to cut off traffic to insecure sites.
Posted by scifibum (Member # 7625) on :
It has one - it was self issued in 2013 and expired in 2014. [Roll Eyes]
Posted by Caleb (Member # 13940) on :
Man, I hope this thing sticks around long enough for me to figure out what Deerpark was all about.

To this day, I have no idea.
Posted by Dogbreath (Member # 11879) on :
I dunno if you were ever a member over at Sake River, but he actually opened up some there and participated as a regular member rather than just posting random/experimental poetry. Though he did a lot of that too.

(He has since left and deleted his account, but his posts are still there for your perusal if it'll help you figure him out)
Posted by Miro (Member # 1178) on :
I just followed an old bookmark to the forums for the first time in years.

Hi, everyone!

My, how things have changed.
Posted by FlyingCow (Member # 2150) on :
I still check back to lurk every few months or so.

Posted by Mike (Member # 55) on :
Whoa, blast from the past.

(Found myself back here after googling "seeing other people as the problem is the problem" – with quotes – and a hatrack thread was one of the 5 hits.)
Posted by JanitorBlade (Member # 12343) on :
Which thread?
Posted by docmagik (Member # 1131) on :
This one, I'm sure:;f=2;t=052025
Posted by MrSquicky (Member # 1802) on :
Huh...I don't remember seeing that one. docmagik, you still interested in discussing it? I've done a talk a couple of times that was pretty well received on largely that, but from an angle I'm pretty sure you'll disagree with.
Posted by docmagik (Member # 1131) on :

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