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Out of the Blue

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of this site's move to its own domain. Of course I meant to mention this yesterday, but the date has always stuck in my head as 10/10, rather than the proper 10/9 (this isn't the first time I've done this). Anyway, ten years is a long time, even for a (senile?) codger like me, but it's an eternity on the internet, and I'm certainly proud to have survived, much less what we've managed to accomplish along the way. I would love to thank all the folks who have been so instrumental in the site's success over the years, but the aforementioned senility is a severe impediment to covering so many bases correctly, so maybe I'll start to undertake compiling a thank-you list as a research project. In the meantime, a blanket heartfelt thanks to all of you who have visited and contributed over the nearly 12 years since the site launched and the ten years of being a "dot com."

R.I.P.: Noorda, network computing pioneer, dies at 82.

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45. Late to the party Oct 12, 2006, 00:47 Creston
 
I'm like fucking Paris Hilton.

In any case, congrats Blue, and thanks for the great page!

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44. Re: Give me a B... Give me an L... Oct 11, 2006, 09:21 Tango
 
Congratulations and thank you (and everyone else) for everything. Here's to the next ten.

 
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43. Re: Give me a B... Give me an L... Oct 11, 2006, 00:06 Masa
 
I'm a refugee from VE's move to IGN a few years back

I actually had to go physically type in VE's address to see if they were still around, because I don't visit IGN all that much and I hadn't heard anything out of VE for a looong time. I go back farther than that with Blue's, but I used to frequent VE more.

Heh, I more or less stopped posting at the Shack, too...keep getting banned for fighting with the mods.

 
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42. Re: Give me a B... Give me an L... Oct 10, 2006, 23:22 KaRRiLLioN
 
Ever since I started playing Quake TF I had this as my homepage. Seems like that was in '97 sometime. It's remained my 'morning coffee' website for years and with the 'Into the Black' became my afternoon respite once I got home from work.

So by the time I finish reading most of the news postings, etc. I get in an hour of work and then go home.

I remember during the Internet crash days and wasn't sure if the site would survive. Glad to see how hard work and perserverance paid off.

Congrats on succeeding where so many have failed!

 
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41. Give me a B... Give me an L... Oct 10, 2006, 23:14 Camaro76
 
I'm a refugee from VE's move to IGN a few years back, and have been pretty much reading this site regularly since then.

Still waiting for Blue's Mailbag updates... and waiting... and waiting...

Keep up the good work, Blue!
 
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40. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 22:38 nin
 
????

 
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39. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 22:33 nin
 
He'd make us listen to his whole album of crappy NiN midis he collected/made in college every time we came onto the site.

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38. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 22:31 nin
 
The daily-without-fail posts are what amaze me, Blue. You really need a vacation. Let nin run the site for a week - - it would be worth it just to see what he would do with banning privileges!


By the end, there's be under ten posters. As a final act, I'd commit seppuku by banning myself.


edit: And you can bet your ass Blue knows this, which is exactly why he's NOT going to do it...



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37. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 20:05 Masa
 
Let nin run the site for a week

He'd make us listen to his whole album of crappy NiN midis he collected/made in college every time we came onto the site.

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36. No subject Oct 10, 2006, 19:32 dryden555
 
An excellent website that deserves praise on its 10th anniversary

 
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35. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 19:11 nin
 
BLUESNEWS YOU ARE VERY WELCOME FOR MY COUNTLESS CONTRIBUTIONS

 
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34. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 18:53 banddirector
 

The daily-without-fail posts are what amaze me, Blue. You really need a vacation. Let nin run the site for a week - - it would be worth it just to see what he would do with banning privileges!


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33. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 18:40 ExcessDan
 
At 6', once you wash a t-shirt once or twice, it becomes hard to stay tucked in...

I thought I was the only person with that problem. I don't have a paunch or anything (actually I'm a real small guy considering) but at 6'1" shirt lengths were always a separate factor when buying suits or uniforms.

i'd have the same problem if i didn't hang dry my clothes and put them in the dryer

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32. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 17:58 Bucky
 
So, I'm probably going to repeat what people have already said but it should be said again.

Thanks to Blue and all the supporting cast for all the hard work and the good times.

This site has been *the* gaming news site for me ever since I found it, which IIRC was just a few months after the switch to its own domain. It's been my homepage and greeting everytime I open my browser for just as long.

Also, T-shirts are good. They help hide all the pasty whiteness that we gamers call skin. Look at it this way; by giving us something fashionable to cover ourselves with we not only help support the site but you do the public a great service by covering us up.

Maybe make a deal with Func mousepads and create blue mousepads with the Blue's News logo (maybe even a retro colors version)? I swear I'd buy three of those without hesitation.

Edit: 197 to -78. Final score in DEFCON. I was Europe and my friend was Russia; that's what happens when you win the naval battle without losing any carriers or subs. Granted, he's new and I should have gone easier...but hey, it was fun. And before anyone accuses me of taking the best spot territory placement was set to random.


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31. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 17:20 Masa
 
At 6', once you wash a t-shirt once or twice, it becomes hard to stay tucked in...

I thought I was the only person with that problem. I don't have a paunch or anything (actually I'm a real small guy considering) but at 6'1" shirt lengths were always a separate factor when buying suits or uniforms.

 
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30. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 17:13 nin
 
I was under the impression they DID sell out.
If they did not - I want one.

The last time I got the link to work (and I had to drop part of the URL and then search for his shirts, as the direct link no longer worked) he still had a few L...

I want 2XL for the length. At 6', once you wash a t-shirt once or twice, it becomes hard to stay tucked in...




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29. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 16:56 xXBatmanXx
 
Blue always shuts up when we start asking about t-shirts...

Probably because he didn't sell all of the last ones?

I was under the impression they DID sell out.
If they did not - I want one.

/screw it - pretty soon I will just go get my own made.

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28. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2006, 16:19 nin
 
Blue always shuts up when we start asking about t-shirts...

Probably because he didn't sell all of the last ones?

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27. Re: Congrats! Oct 10, 2006, 16:15 Cutter
 
When so many others have perished, fallen by the wayside, or 'sold out' and become a shell of their former selves, Blue's endures. You should be proud, Ace. Goddamned proud!

Keep on rockin' in the free world, Blue!


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26. No subject Oct 10, 2006, 16:12 strich
 
Blue always shuts up when we start asking about t-shirts...

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