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Ten years ago today we launched B3ta (well the version of it you'd recognise). Happy birthday B3ta! As a special one off please add your memories of B3ta here. E.g. How you found the site, or an early thing you saw on the site, maybe the people you've met or how the community is/was part of your life.

(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 10:24)
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Well I managed to hide out on B3ta for a whole 3 days before Wifey tracked me down and moved in as a mod. First found out about B3ta from Jada. It was quite the best thing I had ever seen on the internet and really made me rethink everything I thought I knew about it. To draw a cultural parallel between the web and say music, Blode and Jada were like an Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols or Nirvana, shaking up all that had gone before. Up to that point Flash was the preserve of dull opening pages on corporate sites. After B3ta it was the engine of viral silliness. They made me realise that websites didn't have to be about anything to be brilliant fun and absorbing. And B3ta was online community were it all happened.
It inspired me to do a web thingy which try as I might to fill with Flash and silly pictures actually turned out to be all about tea and biscuits.
Mark my words one day BBC 4 will make a documentary about all of this I expect.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 21:29, 9 replies)
I think your site
may have been involved in me finding b3ta - cheers
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 21:47, closed)
'ello Nicey
It's Mrs Liveinabin here!
Just been talking to Wifey.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:18, closed)

(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:45, closed)
And no bugger'll watch it.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:06, closed)
I wasn't sure you were mike mike until I read your main reply,
I loved your odyssean tales of how you managed to get home after nights out.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:26, closed)
I knew you'd made it when I was on one of my train rides down to London for a bash
and people were having hour+ long debates at the table opposite about the latest reviews on your site.

As I said in my post, Giant Bee was so lovely. Even more so because it was done without knowing any better.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:29, closed)
ello Nicey,
I remember meeting you and Wifey at a bash in the early noughties, fucking excellent night and I think Wifey was wearing a Blode tshirt. It was Jada that got me here too - *high fives*

*feels dizzy*

*needs a sit down*
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:57, closed)
Nicey! blimey
they really are all here this week.
(, Tue 13 Sep 2011, 10:16, closed)
Woo Nicey!
Old school checking in :-)
(, Wed 14 Sep 2011, 21:33, closed)

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