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Complete Last Call: Sunday, May 19th DNForum will remove all 10+ years 0 posts/comments accounts!

This Sunday, May 19th DNForum will remove all 10+ years 0 posts/comments accounts!

We're cleaning up inactive accounts to make DNForum a more vibrant space. We recently removed 70,000 inactive accounts, and moving forward, we'll focus on quality over quantity.

What does it mean:
* Accounts with 0 posts/comments after 10+ years may be removed.
* Accounts registered with temporary email addresses will be removed.
* Potentially affects 420,772 DNForum members

To stay active: participate in discussions, share insights, or update your profile!

Thank you,
The DNForum Team
 
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Helmuts

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Just out of interest, when did the forum start up?

Wow :eek: .. you are here since May 2002!!

Oficially, DNForum has been online since 2001.

One of the oldest accounts I have found is registered at: Mar 16, 2002

Nobody really knows the birthday. 1st scr at archive.org is March 24, 2002:
Screenshot 2024-05-21 at 16.06.49.png

note the latest user on the screen has id# 42

Maybe one day we will get the exact date.
 

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I tracked down the Founder of DNForum, Dan Gessler, through old sales articles and then eventually through LinkedIn/email, and I believe a call, as we were going to do a 20th Anniversary article/video featuring him for DNForum because the timing of it just so happened to align with the "relaunch" period of new ownership. This is because I believed that he was an integral part of DNF's success, as without him starting it, we wouldn't be here today. Of course, this never came to fruition because a lot was going on in the background where this was a priority of lesser importance.

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Even though this was the first color scheme, he changed it to the stock vBulletin blue and then stuck with an eyesore yellow a little later in DNF's life. During my free time leading up to the event that was being planned, I attempted to revive the look without the "websafe" color limitations imposed during that golden era (HTML4/X11) as I was also heavily into Xenforo modifications and doing so helped me learn more about the platform. However, I didn't get to refine it much to have a good balance and to also have certain elements of the forum stand out. I probably should've used a designer, but in retrospect, it would have been a waste of resources.


In one of our exchanges, I asked him why he chose such colors, and he had a good enough reason:
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Maybe one day we will get the exact date.

Good luck, cause even Dan couldn't even recall!

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neonm

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vbulletin 3 is very fast when compare to version 4
current xenforo is decent good as well.
Wow :eek: .. you are here since May 2002!!

Oficially, DNForum has been online since 2001.

One of the oldest accounts I have found is registered at: Mar 16, 2002

Nobody really knows the birthday. 1st scr at archive.org is March 24, 2002:
View attachment 9165

note the latest user on the screen has id# 42

Maybe one day we will get the exact date.
 

Abdur Rehman

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This Sunday, May 19th DNForum will remove all 10+ years 0 posts/comments accounts!

We're cleaning up inactive accounts to make DNForum a more vibrant space. We recently removed 70,000 inactive accounts, and moving forward, we'll focus on quality over quantity.

What does it mean:
* Accounts with 0 posts/comments after 10+ years may be removed.
* Accounts registered with temporary email addresses will be removed.
* Potentially affects 420,772 DNForum members

To stay active: participate in discussions, share insights, or update your profile!

Thank you,
The DNForum Team
okay thanks
 

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