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Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« on: 2015-08-13 03:46:25 »
See thread title. The forum was created on August 12, 2000. I might be a bit late on this in most time zones, but it's been fifteen years! Celebration time!
« Last Edit: 2015-08-13 14:03:14 by Covarr »

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #1 on: 2015-08-13 12:30:40 »
Take us through some history. What was the first topic about, what was the first tool released and who was the first banned user?

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #2 on: 2015-08-13 14:03:08 »
Oldest existing topic: How old is everyone?, created in January 2001, a solid four months after the board's creation. I wasn't around that far back, so I don't know if there was a purge of some sort, or if people were just using PM, or what.

First tool: I'm not sure, but I suspect it was Jenova, Qhimm's own save editor. To quote its description on the front page, "This was the program that started my programming career." For years, this was the only FF7 save editor we had, and it wasn't perfect, but it was fairly powerful.

First ban: Most of this info did not survive the upgrade from SMF to SMF 2 in May 2006, but my keen detection skills would suggest it was the user Joey, whose last post was in April 2003. I don't know why he was banned, and it's possible the offending post (or posts) got deleted.

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #3 on: 2015-08-13 14:17:32 »
I think they upgraded the forums at some point which caused a loss of the earlier topics.   The earliest ban I know of was a Qhimm imposter account which I THINK was an alternate Joey account

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #4 on: 2015-08-13 15:02:08 »
Wow, I was 15 and going into my sophomore year of high school when these boards were created :-o

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #5 on: 2015-08-13 15:06:02 »
I think they upgraded the forums at some point which caused a loss of the earlier topics.   The earliest ban I know of was a Qhimm imposter account which I THINK was an alternate Joey account

The imposter was posting in 2009, and turned out to be former user RPGillepsie, a user banned in 2005. http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8593.msg107366#msg107366

Joey was banned in 2003, which predates this.

We had an upgrade in 2006 that didn't delete posts before it, but it did mess with the ban logs (all the older bans have the same date as the upgrade), so I looked through older bans and found the oldest "most recent" post I could. That's how I came up with Joey. It would not at all surprise me if there was an upgrade in 2001 that removed all posts from 2000-08-12 through 2001-01-03, but I wasn't around here that long ago so I can't rightly say. The only reason I know the forum itself is four months older than its oldest existing post is because the memberlist shows the first account (Qhimm) being created on 2000-08-12.
« Last Edit: 2015-08-13 15:08:07 by Covarr »

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #6 on: 2015-08-13 15:18:24 »
i remember when we did the upgrade...

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #7 on: 2015-08-13 15:23:00 »
hey guys

do you guys remember when this whole board used to go under alot of stress a long time ago

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #8 on: 2015-08-13 15:46:09 »
The first mod was swapping end game Cloud model (sephiroth one on one) with original cloud model right?

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #9 on: 2015-08-13 17:00:20 »
The first mod was swapping end game Cloud model (sephiroth one on one) with original cloud model right?
I'm not positive on this one, but I think so. That is, assuming you don't count the chocobo crash bugfix patch (which, hilariously, eidos linked to on their support site for years instead of just fixing the bug).

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #10 on: 2015-08-14 01:41:36 »
wasn't the first kernel mod Spell Name Patch by ZeroX or was it Ultima Espio's Aerith Revial Mod?

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #11 on: 2015-08-19 16:18:25 »
Happy 15 birthday!

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #12 on: 2015-08-19 20:42:53 »
hey guys

do you guys remember when this whole board used to go under alot of stress a long time ago

Sure, I remember 2014.

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Re: Happy fifteenth birthday, Qhimm.com forums!
« Reply #13 on: 2015-08-20 00:40:05 »
Happy 15th birthday guys! (little late though u.u). I was just a little kid when this place was created haha, I had 8 or 9 years I think...