Throw Back Thursday ...

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Throw Back Thursday ...
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Thu, 03-06-2014 - 11:34am

1. Childhood Telephones --  Did you have a party line telephone? Did you have a phone in your room? What about your own line with its own number?

2.  Early computers -- when did you get your first computer? When did you first get internet service?

3.  TV -- Did you have cable service in your childhood?

4. Movies - Did your family watch movies often? If so, was it at the theatre? on VHS? on laserdisc?

5. Movies part 2 - What was your first R rated movie and how old were you?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 08-13-2013
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 6:11pm
To follow up..... when did you find ivillage and/or start posting? I have memories of specific people from about 1999, but more vague memories that I think put me here in 1996, maybe early 1997. I think I started out on play group boards, but never really fit in and started posting on the debate boards in 98/99.
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 6:58pm

I first found iVillage in 2000 or early 2001.  It was shortly after my ex-husband's death and I found the (now-defunct) Loss of a Loved One to Suicide board.  After that, I found the (also now-defunct) single parents support board and this one.  I've dabbled at a few others but those are the only where I have spent a lot of time.  


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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 7:00pm

Oh, OK,  According to my profile, I joined iV on 11/22/00.  So I was right on the money.  :)


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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 7:17pm

According to my profile, it was in 2003.  I started out posting on the Abortion Debate board.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 7:19pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>1. Childhood Telephones --  Did you have a party line telephone? Did you have a phone in your room? What about your own line with its own number?</p><p>2.  Early computers -- when did you get your first computer? When did you first get internet service?</p><p>3.  TV -- Did you have cable service in your childhood?</p><p>4. Movies - Did your family watch movies often? If so, was it at the theatre? on VHS? on laserdisc?</p><p>5. Movies part 2 - What was your first R rated movie and how old were you?</p>

1. Yes we had a party line.  I did not have a phone in my room.  For my sister's I think 14th birthday she got a pink phone in her room. 

2.  We got our first computer a VIC20 in 1982.   We got internet service in the mid 1990's do not remember when exactly. 

3. Did not have cable service as a child.  It became availble in my city when I was in my teens.  We lived in the country and it was not available there until long after I had moved out. 

4. We did not watch movies often. What we did was mostly on TV.  VHS was not an option until about the time I moved  out. 

5 I think   Animal House.  I was 19. 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 7:30pm

I do not know exactly when I discovered IV.  I think the early 2000s.   When DH was active duty we could always tie events to where we were living at the time, lost that when he retired.

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Fri, 03-07-2014 - 5:27am

"when did you find ivillage and/or start posting?" 

On our first extended stay in Greece, I found Parents Place/Parentsoup. I didn't speak any Greek then, and I was amazed to be able to "talk" to people through the internet. It was with dial-up, and it took a good 5 minutes and sometimes much longer for a post to post. The good old days. Those boards then got bought by iVillage etc.

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Fri, 03-07-2014 - 5:36am
^^^My virgin post on the debate boards was provoked by the legendary Max Chandler. It had to do with how long it was reasonable to keep kids in a stroller. I was completely aghast that she was still wheeling her 5yo around. Of course, now I could give a flying if people want to keep their HSers in a stroller. Whatever floats your boat ;)
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Fri, 03-07-2014 - 9:16am

iamvelma wrote:
To follow up..... when did you find ivillage and/or start posting? I have memories of specific people from about 1999, but more vague memories that I think put me here in 1996, maybe early 1997. I think I started out on play group boards, but never really fit in and started posting on the debate boards in 98/99.

1998, I started out in baby board, moved to a working mom board and then to debate.

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Fri, 03-07-2014 - 9:22am

iamvelma wrote:
To follow up..... when did you find ivillage and/or start posting? I have memories of specific people from about 1999, but more vague memories that I think put me here in 1996, maybe early 1997. I think I started out on play group boards, but never really fit in and started posting on the debate boards in 98/99.

I started on ParentSoup when The Girl was a baby, so 1996ish.  Then when ParentSoup went defunct and was taken over by iVillage I made teh switch.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1