When was ePlaya born?

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When was ePlaya born?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 am

I was just wondering when ePlaya was started & is there anyway to do a search to look at posts from the beginning? I think it would be fun to read all the old posts & see if much has changed or is everyone is rehashing all the same stuff.

Who made the first post? Who replied with the first snark (guessing that was the 2nd post)?
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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by Leap » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:58 am

In the beginning there were some dirty hippies that REALLY loved each other....

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Post by XPTom » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:01 am

hmmm... oldest posts I can find are 1 Sept 2003 posts from dorkfish and CAPSLOCK. nothing has changed...
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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by AntiM » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:15 am

ePlaya existed before 2003, but it was in a different format, and I found it very hard to use. Very unorganized. The flame wars were epic, wide spread, and personal. Different platform, I don't think it was archived. Just as well, it was not pretty.

I began on the old Dioxin email group in 2001. Great people, and great cocktail parties on playa.

People like the immediacy of Reddit, and it is mobile friendly unlike eplaya, but personally I find it hard to use for research and information.

Whatever happened to 3playa?

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Post by ygmir » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:57 am

AntiM wrote:ePlaya existed before 2003, but it was in a different format, and I found it very hard to use. Very unorganized. The flame wars were epic, wide spread, and personal. Different platform, I don't think it was archived. Just as well, it was not pretty.

I began on the old Dioxin email group in 2001. Great people, and great cocktail parties on playa.

People like the immediacy of Reddit, and it is mobile friendly unlike eplaya, but personally I find it hard to use for research and information.

Whatever happened to 3playa?
I was on 3playa until just last year. It's, IMHO, turned into a "puppy puddle" where most everyone agrees, for the most part. Lots of politics and intolerance for opposing views......well, I guess sort of like society in general...

When I came here to eplaya, I sorta feel it was a transition period, from many of the "next Gen" ( I think I missed the originals for the most part) to "Deep playa 9.". I'd say I was on the tail end of "deep playa 9", which seemed to last till a couple of years ago, when I feel the present iteration might be "voyagers"? There is of course some overlap of folks, and every once in a while I even note an "O.S." character popping in.
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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by Token » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:14 am

Back in the day it was "bbs.burningman.com".

Some crawls still work here:

https://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http: ... ngman.com/

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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:26 pm

There’s actually a few of us from the start of ePlaya still around.
Why, I don’t know...
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Post by Tiahaar » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:56 pm

Hey we joined up nearly 15 years ago, can you believe it? Been fun over the years, miss many of the old timers. I don't post much here anymore but still in love with the event.
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Post by gaminwench » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:33 am

Ah, Tiahaar, so lovely to see you checking in ...
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Post by Eric » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:37 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:There’s actually a few of us from the start of ePlaya still around.
Why, I don’t know...
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Post by Papa Bear » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:23 pm

Eric wrote:It's in our blood - that fucking dust attaches itself permanently.
No kidding. When I first started going, my beard was red. Now it's almost entirely the color of playa, and getting more so every year.

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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by Eric » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:11 pm

Papa Bear wrote:
Eric wrote:It's in our blood - that fucking dust attaches itself permanently.
No kidding. When I first started going, my beard was red. Now it's almost entirely the color of playa, and getting more so every year.
Same issue, with the same color beard! :lol:
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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by ygmir » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:53 am

Eric wrote:
Papa Bear wrote:
Eric wrote:It's in our blood - that fucking dust attaches itself permanently.
No kidding. When I first started going, my beard was red. Now it's almost entirely the color of playa, and getting more so every year.
Same issue, with the same color beard! :lol:
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Re: When was ePlaya born?

Post by Eric » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:35 pm

ygmir wrote:that's the nice thing about souls......they stay black no matter what...
I'm a ginger - no soul to blacken. :shock:
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