.. and in more recent times Steve101
Seems like yesterday.
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No idea (please see top right of post).
IIRC, it was to ask a question on PC Planner software. Didn't participate really until stormbound in Kyleakin in July 2010 along with Quandry and Juggler7823 and after we tanned the gin the forum beckoned to pass the time.....
Before it was 'reinvented'.
RELAX, Rum is the answer. Now what is your Question?
August 1997, about 3 months after it started. I transferred from Usenet sailing newsgroups such as uk.rec.sailing and rec.boats.cruising along with a number of other early forumites (are those who claim to have been here earlier possibly confusing this forum with those groups?).
Prior to the release of Netscape Navigator, HTTP and HTML protocols in 1995, an internet forum in a format like this one would not have been practical.
The original version quickly became very prone to overloading and crashed heavily at the beginning of 2001 when a disgruntled user "Worm" mounted a simple Denial-of-service attack. But there were other problems with it.
Incidentally, a little while back I checked back through old copies of YM to the very first reference to a website, which was (from memory) an advert by Ancasta in August, 1995. In those days websites had to be accessed by IP address rather than by name.
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