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    Quote Originally Posted by bmstrong View Post
    I was just thinking about the great Bulk exile/movement/exodus, that I never really understood/got the full story/drama, and trying too explain it to people in the real world. It did not go well...
    I arrived a few years after you and by that time Bulk had gone...... and set up his competing website. Shame, because he made some very nice lights and was responsible for introducing side switches on an LED flashlight.
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    We'll leave it at that.

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    Join Date 12-19-2004


    I have no idea where to see what my "Number" is, - it's not in the profile section or "about me". It's not that low so I am not worried about that.

    But it has been almost 14 years.

    I have gone through two major life changes over this period.

    I had no idea in December of 2004 I would get married, have a child, get divorced and engage in a bitter custody fight for 7 years that I would first lose and then win, but not before losing a truckload of funds and half my sanity and health. Then I became a single parent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by etc View Post
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    I have no idea where to see what my "Number" is, - it's not in the profile section or "about me". It's not that low so I am not worried about that.

    But it has been almost 14 years....
    If you are interested to know, I think you are #7366.

    I think any of these with 4 digits or less is rather low indeed....
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    I have always felt like there was a 7 in it and 3. lol 66 is just a natural too.
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    How does one see/find their member number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vestureofblood View Post
    How does one see/find their member number?
    You just need to have that particular superpower, #49867 ...

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    I must have that particular superpower #6238
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    Ability to discern your member #, is one of the things that are needed to qualify for Oldtimer status, lol.

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    I guess I "qualify" as an old timer...it seems that my number got bumped "up" to 217. IIRC, when I started out I was something like #601. I remember those days, when we envied members with two digit member numbers (11-99), and the holy grail was to be from 1-10 (although I don't think #1 was "available").
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    667

    Neighbor of the Beast.

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    You know what's scary. In 2024, I will have been on the forum for 20 (twenty) years. That's just not just "long". That's a whole generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etc View Post
    667

    Neighbor of the Beast.

    /joke

    You know what's scary. In 2024, I will have been on the forum for 20 (twenty) years. That's just not just "long". That's a whole generation.
    Unless I don't have that super power, I think you're member 7366?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BVH View Post
    Unless I don't have that super power, I think you're member 7366?
    Yep

    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    If you are interested to know, I think you are #7366.

    I think any of these with 4 digits or less is rather low indeed....
    #667 is another member
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    Quote Originally Posted by etc View Post
    667

    Neighbor of the Beast.

    /joke
    Woe to you, oh lawn and shrubs, for the devil sends his weeds with wrath, because he knows your grass is short.

    Let him who hath understanding reckon the neighbor of the beast, for it is a tolerant number.

    It's number is Six Hundred and Sixty Seven.

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    Very similar to the way you see if a user is online. You just look in a different spot.
    Mouseover, information pops up. I think bottom left. The number next to the username is the member number.
    Last edited by Unicorn; 06-13-2018 at 12:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashfan View Post
    I guess I "qualify" as an old timer...it seems that my number got bumped "up" to 217. IIRC, when I started out I was something like #601. I remember those days, when we envied members with two digit member numbers (11-99), and the holy grail was to be from 1-10 (although I don't think #1 was "available").
    I think 1 was reserved by the system itself. So there was no number one unless you count the software. #2 I'm almost certain was David himself. I don't remember the other 8. Perhaps size15l and Curt (I don't remember his screen name) were among them.

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    So SkyNet /was/ the first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    So SkyNet /was/ the first one.
    Scary thought. Could mean David was actually a neural-network cybernetic flashlight that became self aware. A learning flashlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmerboy View Post
    Scary thought. Could mean David was actually a neural-network cybernetic flashlight that became self aware. A learning flashlight.
    Damn. Now I'm going to have to store all of the batteries out of my flashlights until I need to use them!

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