Question ScubaBoard's first thread?

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I was exploring our updated search function and wondered what ScubaBoard's first thread was. The two oldest threads I could find were dated Jun 14, 2000:



I would have expected some kind of Welcome thread as the first post, and maybe it was. I suspect it is lost in digital history. The only name besides @The Chairman (NetDoc then) that I recognized while tromping through the old threads is our illustrious colleague, @herman.

I started looking for Pete's oldest post and it turned up on Mar 20, 2001:


Note the Reply from @Warhammer, I'm guessing of the famous Warhammer Maneuver fame.

So, the question is, what was the first thread and what was ScubaBoard like?
 
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Who actually started SB, the first one with the idea and made it happen? Was it NetDoc?
@Ted S is user #1 and his join date was 200/07/13. King_Neptune, the original owner, is user #5. I am user #879 and my join date was 2001/1/20.
The first 100 users were sock puppets and they carried on discussions just to make the Board look viable. We lost a lot of data in early 2002, due to a server not being paid, again in 2008 (7?) due to an attempted hijack. All of my early comments, before the one cited were "purged" during the attempted hijack and never recovered. One of my first comments was about the Warhammer Maneuver, named after Greg, aka Warhammer shortly after I joined. King_Neptune thought it was funny and promoted me to...

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WOW; 19 years ago. I joined in 2002. Scubaboard lives on.
 
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I think I was member 16, been here a while.

The first two quotes I found were in the Marine Life & Ecosystems and Underwater Photography forums. Did they have a lot of forums at that point?

How did you discover ScubaBoard? Was it even on Google's radar?

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I couldn't find my joining date but I came over when Diverlink took a dive. Seems like very long ago. Wasn't it a different name back then? I don't remember all the details.
Walter and I used to dive together often at that time. A big group from Diverlink tried this place but it was very different, many didn't stay.
 

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I couldn't find my joining date but I came over when Diverlink took a dive. Seems like very long ago. Wasn't it a different name back then? I don't remember all the details.
Walter and I used to dive together often at that time. A big group from Diverlink tried this place but it was very different, many didn't stay.
@Ana : Hover your mouse over your name. You will see your join date.
 
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