Jon Targaryen Posted February 16, 2008 Share Posted February 16, 2008 Here is a history of the Board. Some of you will remember some of the events depicted fondly. For others, this is a chance to learn some of the history of our little community. I need some help with recent history. You'll see what I have at the end but there is a lot more I know I'm missing. Please add anything you think should be included. Note: This is basically a reposting of the thread Ser Camaris created at the old board. I am in debt to him for organizing the original thread. Founding Peter Gibbs created Dragonstone as the first major ASOIAF community. He had a FAQ and a board. KAH, Revanshe, and Jeff were there when Ran got there. Ran came in 1997 sometime. Dragonstone crashed and never recovered and Peter moved on to real life. Revanshe started a board on eesite and a website with then current information. Revanshe went to medical school and entrusted the board to Ran and the website to LindaElane, Relic and Benjen. We arrived at EZBoard on September 12 2000. So ends the founding. Original Board Members ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Peter Gibbs, KAH, Revanshe, Jeff, Markus, Ran, Min, LindaElane, Dirji, snake, Padraig Events Food Wars/Onion Wars - I wasn't there to witness it. Amyrc, Laughing Storm and Levendis. Onion King and his son Burger King versus forces of Good King Bronn. December 2000 My humble contribution was the Hannah Barbarians, led by the fearsome Cpt. Caveman. The First Trial of Seven. Jan-April 2001 The Second Trial of Seven which led to founding of Songs of Westeros. April 15th 2001 Zorse Wars ï¿½â‚¬â€œPrince ByTor, Maltaran, Flayed Man and Lannister. United with armies of Smooove Billy Dee (Young Wolf). May 2001 IIRC, Laughing Storm brought back the Onion King to aid the Zorse, but he waged war for leadership with Young Wolf, who would accept no leader but Billy Dee. This created internecine combat within the Zorse ranks even as Amryc rallied forces to the banner of Good King Bronn to drive the Zorse from Westeros's fair shores. Golden Zorse Awards Ceremony with Lord Baelish, OsRavan, Papz, Scaledun and CelticBrennus The Onion King - another mock war Porn Wars ï¿½â‚¬â€œ they might be midgets late 2001 early 2002 Emergence of Littlefinger Anti-Defamation League and later anti defamation/defamation leagues. Later banned by Ran. Elect A President campaign Restoration as told by Amryc (whiskeyjack) ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Jeor got it partially correct. The Restoration wasn't really a reaction to gratuitous posts. That would have been a little bit more than hypocritical, since Storm and I were responsible for a lot of threads like the Food Wars. Rather, it was a reaction to the inner-circle, clique-ish feeling that had overtaken the board at the time. It happened right after the first Wordcon where the BwB was a major presence (in Philadelphia). See, that was supposed to be the irony. A clique to make fun of the cliques. It started mostly with the people involved in the role playing events that have since been moved over to Songs of Westeros (the Trials, etc.). We just thought up titles for each of us (Lord Commander, Prophet, Archmaester, etc.) and then put the titles in our signatures. People started asking about the titles, so we let other board members join in....we came up with a 'mock' command structure, where each new member would fit into a category set under each of the original members. Example....I was the Prophet, so a few people became Zealots. One thing you have to realize is that most of the original Restoration members were into RP, so this kind of became another game for us. In fact, I was going to turn it into a free-form story thread with RP elements, where each person plays his character. No idea how it would have worked out, though, because there was an enormous backlash. This is where the irony failed to hit its mark. A few people became upset about our clique. Since ours was a bit less subtle than the others that we felt existed, we became pretty obvious targets. A big flame war ensued. It was probably the first 'what is wrong with the board' series of threads that I can recall. We became vilified for both creating our own inner circle and claiming that another 'non-existent' inner circle existed on the board. Storm ending up leaving for good. I left for a few months, but came back for a variety of reasons. As Jeor said, though, I don't participate in discussions outside of sports as much as before. I also recall that we had some sort of United States of Westeros government game with Senate elections. I think SergioCQH started it. I recall that Sword of the Morning was Dragonstone Senator. Then, in a beautiful effort, Manwoody (Senator from Dorne), Dirjj (Targaryen Royalists) and myself (non-allied brigands from the Reach) conspired together to foment rebellion against those ridiculous attempts at a Republic. Buying 4 ASOS chapters. Fourthman did the copying. Bought in Nov 1999. Jeor and Ants started the Aussie Threads in Oct 2000. Off-shoot Boards Board Beyond the Wall - first splinter board, a board for Revansheï¿½â‚¬â„¢s website, known for creative writing and the book exchange ï¿½â‚¬â€œ link to board ï¿½â‚¬â€œ created by WolfBrotherRelic (Relic). Founded sometime between Jan and April 2001 Majority of the Neck can be found here. Creation of Songs of Westeros board - second splinter board, dedicated to user-created wargames ï¿½â‚¬â€œ link to board - created by Amyrc (Whiskeyjack) and Laughing Storm. Most trials can be found here. Stormï¿½â‚¬â„¢s End board ï¿½â‚¬â€œ 3rd splinter board, many Euros dedicated to feminism created by Cerys the Patryn (Lyanna Stark) and Scaledun The Fingers ï¿½â‚¬â€œ created by Lord Baelish and Ghost of Nymeria Ibben ï¿½â‚¬â€œ created by Papz The Chat Board ï¿½â‚¬â€œ created by OsRavan, board simply for Chat Creation of the Dark Fingers board ï¿½â‚¬â€œ founded by DarkLight140 and Lord Littlefinger, the founders participated in a 1000 post Spam thread in ASOIAF until it was deleted. In a fit of rage, they created their own board for spam. The Writers Board ï¿½â‚¬â€œ founded by Lannister in 2002 before ConJose. Melisandreï¿½â‚¬â„¢s Childï¿½â‚¬â„¢s board known for the Flame Shack People In order to avoid ego-tripping, I will only include one person (other than the founding members). That is Lord Manwoody. He was a moderator on EZBoard who died due to an illness. He is sorely missed. The Brotherhood without Banners Starting of Brotherhood without Banners Lannister came up with name BWB. There was voting on different names including the Fans Beyond the Wall, and the Bloody Mummers. PhilCon 2001 - Knights of the Cheesesteaks ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Padraig, Lodengarl, Lannister, Trebla, Telisaine, Aghrivaine, Yagathai, Babyraven, Lillith of Tarth, Greengerg, Trackerneil, Jeff, Andromeda, Ser Knight Somerville Also in 2001 Archon in St. Louis Trebla, Terraprime, Gareth of Starfall, Castellan Hauberk, Toryx Conjose 2002 - the infamous Lady Mormont chapter, Knights who Said "Hint!" ConJose Con started by Lannister. It was formed in the lobby of the hotel with Caress of Cersei, Trebla, mouse and Aghrivaine. Lannister did not post it though. Nicknames after ConJose. Caress ï¿½â‚¬â€œ I tug my braids Telisaine ï¿½â‚¬â€œ I shovel shit Lannister ï¿½â‚¬â€œ A Lannister always hoards his nuts. Padraig ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Devil Bunny Lodey ï¿½â‚¬â€œ I LUV Harry Potter Aggie ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Wandering Monkey Molester Dirij ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Bleeding Heart Liberal Torcon 2003 - Knights of Lamprey Pie ï¿½â‚¬â€œ further info at BWB site NorEasCon 2004 ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Knights of Ye Old Roast Beef GlasCon 2005 ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Knights of the Haggis LACon 2006 ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Knights of the Pink Dog Mods Ran was an administrator since before the start of EzBoard. KAH was the only mod at the founding of EzBoard. Trebla, Lord Manwoody and Terraprime were created mods at the same time. Then came Dalla with Child, Harry the Heir and Mormont. Davos was added sometime later. Linda became an Administrator at the new board. Lodey was chosen to lead the BWB forum at the start of the new board. Jon Targaryen was chosen to lead the General and AFFC forums in Feb 06 Werthead was chosen to lead General, AFFC and Literature at the same time. Also at the same time, Zahir Al Daoud was chosen to lead Literature. During the AFFC Re-read Project, Cteresa was chosen to lead that. Caress of Cersei and dajamieson were chosen to lead BWB along with Lodey after LACon. Brudewollen was added as Entertainment leader in Sep 06. Xray the Enforcer was made a global mod at the same time. Sophelia was made leader of Forum Games at some time. New Board The Thread That Never Ends ï¿½â‚¬â€œ started by OsRavan with the description ï¿½â‚¬Å“It just goes on an on my friendï¿½â‚¬ï¿½ Moved to Forum Games and does not count towards post count Naked Hatted Avatar Week ï¿½â‚¬â€œ started by Zakalewe and is what it says Splintering of old Miscellaneous ï¿½â‚¬â€œ Miscellaneous was splintered into General Chatter, Entertainment and Forum Games So if anyone has anything to add, post it here. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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