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#1 LizzieUK

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:07 AM

Hello everyone.

When I'm browsing through the forums of Bleeping Computer I come across the same members time and again.
The names like Jgweed, Hamluis, Tg1911 and of course Grinler are everywhere on the site.

As Grinler is the highest ranking member, I get the impression he is the actual founder or at least one of the founders to start it all off.
Seen as Grinler has a membership number of 3, it got me wondering about a couple of things.

Who were members 1 and 2 and why are they not around anymore?

and

Which members have the most respect from the community regarding the help they give (apart from the obvious - Grinler)?

I know my second question has no real answer, I'm just curious to people's opinions. That's how my mind works - sorry :thumbsup:

Thank you

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But it was just one day and a very long time ago.


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#2 Andrew

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:16 AM

I've often wondered why Grinler is number three instead of number one. He is indeed the original founder of Bleeping Computer.

I like to think that perhaps 1 & 2 are honorifics held by Alan Turing and Ada Lovelace, without whom there would be no computers to bleep.


As for your second question, the best answer I could come up with is quoted from the Bleeping Computer list of Member Groups and its description of the BC Advisors group:

Bleeping Computer Advisors are regular forum contributors who have been nominated by their peers or other members of the staff as a result of their consistently high quality and expert responses to people's questions in the forums; Advisors can be trusted to give correct and understandable answers to our member's questions. Advisors also assist the Moderators with overseeing that the forum is running properly, and smoothly.


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Edited by Andrew, 31 March 2010 - 01:21 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:38 AM

From memory it was something to do with Grinler's Family in the early days, Andrew.

Maybe Grinler can clear it up again?

It is a fair question, I think? It relates to letting your elders take Credit, as many Families did back then.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:47 AM

Grinler was banned twice (under assumed names) for spamming before he finally stopped and was allowed to rejoin the forum he created.

Edited by jgweed, 31 March 2010 - 07:10 AM.

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:25 AM

OMG, the Holy Bible according to BC. :thumbsup:

I love that one John.

Hebews said it was as they saw it.

Hebrew Bible was the first written Bible, as "The Holy Scriptures"

Crazy enough, Christians ignore it.

I actualy admire some of the passages in it. There is some Humour if you look.

They had a sense of Humour that Christians totally missed.

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Edited by Drovers Dog, 31 March 2010 - 08:42 AM.

What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

Like the weird 'uncle' that inhabits every family or the crazy cat lady next door. We don't talk about members #1 and #2. Suffice it to say they contributed to BC's origins and have moved on. :flowers: Grinler is the founder and in our hearts we know he's really #1. :thumbsup:

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#8 Andrew

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:13 PM

Like the weird 'uncle' that inhabits every family or the crazy cat lady next door. We don't talk about members #1 and #2. Suffice it to say they contributed to BC's origins and have moved on. :flowers: Grinler is the founder and in our hearts we know he's really #1. :thumbsup:

Thank You Grinler for creating one of the preeminent help sites on the web.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:11 PM

Thank You Grinler for creating one of the preeminent help sites on the web.



Amen!

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

There is a thread on here somwere were Grinler admits to deleting them by accident.. who can find it first..good hunting.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:12 PM

Arrr Animal,

You sound so sweet.

You're not an animal, you're just a little fluffy pussy cat :flowers:

I love Andrew's reply though :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 01:16 AM

Nice challenge darbako1 ;)

One finds interesting things searching certain keywords, doesn't one? :trumpet: But I have not found the post you refer to, yet.

I would like to say thanks too Grinler :flowers:

Yes Lizzie I agree with Andrew. The advisors have given so much to Bleeping Computer. And pussycats are animals :thumbsup: But fluffy for sure :inlove:

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 01:25 AM

Maybe this one:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/7846/membership-stats/

Edited by Budapest, 01 April 2010 - 01:27 AM.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:25 AM

Budapest, thank you for posting the link that clears up that question.

Jgweed, I love your answer, thank you for the laugh.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:15 AM

I did say it was Family orentated?

Ray.
What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

What is a Dog?




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