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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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a member for 9 years, 7 months and 7 days

My first b3ta post...

I'd met Rob and Cal through UK Bloggers c2000/01, so was vaguely aware of b3ta from it's inception or thereabouts.
I used to get the newsletter from quite early on, long before I actually realised there was a message board!

Anyway I decided to enter the challenge one particular week "Photoshop This Eye" - and started posting from there on in.
I pretty much learned on a ntk basis, and there's little that compares to the rush of a Front Page :)

A couple of months later I went to a b3ta bash where I met hugo_rune, we subsequently made lots of silly stuff on b3ta
and elsewhere, met many truly lovely and thoroughly barking b3tans and drank ludicrous amounts of booze.

Now we have 3 kids and live in Ireland. I'm so grateful to the internet that I am still in touch with quite a few people
from the olden days. We had all teh funs didn't we? :)
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:34, 15 replies)
Was it hugo that had the alf tshirt?
i seem to recall a photo at a festival...
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:40, closed)
hmmmm you've got me there
no eyed ear!

It rings a distant bell but for some reason my head is saying Mister Alfie? But I wouldn't put it past hugo either. He's asnore on the sofa at the moment but will ask him if/when he wakes up :)x
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:49, closed)

(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:51, closed)
I started to think Mr Bongo
but then I remembered his shirts are more like Poptart's original pic ;)
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:54, closed)
It could be bongo!
has he shown on this thread yet?
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:01, closed)
I've got so many vivid memories
I just remembered him trying out a pogo stick in Freshleg's garden while we were trying not to make too much noise, which would disturb the Chinese ambassador who lived next door.

Not sure if you were there at that point but Hugo was.
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:37, closed)
I rocked that pogo stick

(, Tue 13 Sep 2011, 13:53, closed)
I think Mr. Alfie had an alf t-shirt
(, Tue 13 Sep 2011, 13:52, closed)
It was all so simple back then wasn't it?
I got an e-mail off Hugo a couple of weeks back. I told him to say hello :)
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 22:57, closed)
Yes we were talking fondly about you :D
can't exactly remember what brought it up now... probably m3tatw33n was it?
(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:02, closed)

(, Mon 12 Sep 2011, 23:52, closed)
I've updated my post
with a link to Phase 2 now on Vimeo vimeo.com/28960828. The awesomeness packed into 200x200 is why I had to make 3 so much bigger.
(, Tue 13 Sep 2011, 0:47, closed)
You put my mate and I up after the first anniversary bash
thanks for that!
(, Tue 13 Sep 2011, 9:08, closed)
you're welcome! :D
(, Wed 14 Sep 2011, 10:44, closed)
Very nice
to have met you :) xxx
(, Wed 14 Sep 2011, 17:47, closed)

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