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Discussion in 'GC Hall of Fame' started by Solari, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. sammage

    sammage Premium Member VIP Member

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    It was around '95-'96 for sure. I mostly lurked then and continue that habit to this day. :)

    I remember that my wife thought it was too weird to meet up with 'someone you met online' in real life so when we went to the NC in Tempe she wouldn't let me suggest it on the boards. I sure could have used some emotional support after that game I can tell you!

    I also remember there being rivals that contributed positively back 'in the day'.
     
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  2. viningsgator

    viningsgator GC Hall of Fame

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    Joined sometime in 1997. Lived in Pensacola at the time and went by Pcolagator. Think we used prodigy and still remember those gawd awful dial up sounds.
     
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  3. sammage

    sammage Premium Member VIP Member

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    Yep, I was going to say something about Redman and Franz too.
     
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  4. SVSqueek7

    SVSqueek7 GC Short Bus Driver VIP Member

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    Started in the Swampie days, been a junkie ever since.
     
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  5. cegator

    cegator VIP Member

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    Hot Azin Chicks...Chuh spamming the chat room was hilarious. Good times.
     
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  6. freakygator

    freakygator Premium Member

    Joined in 1999. The year I graduated from UF.

    GO GATORS!!!!
     
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  7. WARECOGATOR

    WARECOGATOR Guest VIP Member

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    Been on here since about 2001. Found it by accident. Now it has turned into a daily addiction. I live in Ware County, which is in South Georgia, and our HS team is the Gators, hence the name warecogator. I had been on here a short time when I discovered Gatorgrowl lived in my town. I met him and we struck up a great friendship. This is the place for all the inside info!!
     
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  8. kito0712

    kito0712 Premium Member

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    I joined back in ‘96, Swampie’s Rumor Mill (I think that’s what it was called) and Wheeler’s were the names of the two main forums. I’ve enjoyed all of the crazy recruiting cycles since then. But one of my fondest memories was how as a community we contributed torwards a one page thank you ad for coach Zook.
     
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  9. gr82b

    gr82b VIP Member

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    I go back to the mailing list.
     
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  10. dallasgatr

    dallasgatr VIP Member

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    Been around since the Prodigy days. Think I found GC between 88-90. You guys put so much work into the site I remember buying some recruiting booklet that Gus needed and sending it to him. Seemed like a very nice guy. Sad to hear he passed.
     
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  11. novagator1

    novagator1 Premium Member

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    I begin lurking around 1997. I remember the dial up days trying to get on gatorcontry.
     
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  12. Agator

    Agator Premium Member

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    Been around since 97. Met Ray and his family 10 or so years ago. Genuinely a kind and funny man.

    PS- You know she's still on my favorite list Ray!
     
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  13. gatorbanker

    gatorbanker All American

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    ‘97 here. Appreciate all the inside scoops!
     
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  14. kdm

    kdm Premium Member

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    Wish I knew the exact date, but it has to have been in the 90s. It was in the Swampie days and I remember when it went from free to paying. It’s been set on auto-renewal for so long I really don’t know when I started. Never have felt the need to go to any other site though.
     
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  15. ncgatorfan

    ncgatorfan Member since 1996 VIP Member

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    Been around since '96 ... when my youngest daughter was born ... now she is having her 1st ... I had moved from Jax to CLT at the time and needed to stay connected to Gator Nation. GC has been doing it ever since. Thanks Ray and staff for having such a great product and service for Gator fanatics. I remember dialing through AOL on my old Packard Bell PC. That sucker lasted 7 years lol although slow as can be. I was also a member on Swampies site during that time.
     
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  16. King8r

    King8r GC Hall of Fame

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    I think I came in around 2000 or so. I know it was before Spurrier quit. I wasn't a paying member the first few years. but have been for some time now.
     
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  17. JAXKA

    JAXKA VIP Member

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    I joined in 97 which is when I learned what a “message board” was and lost my original screen name (which I honestly don’t remember but i’m pretty sure it had the word Gator in it) during the great merge of 04. My wife has come to tolerate my obsession with his site and will occasionally let me read her some of the more interesting and insightful posts.
     
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  18. palatkagator

    palatkagator Premium Member

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    Been here for many years. Don't post much. Thanks Ray for making this possible.
     
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  19. IAmBornAGator

    IAmBornAGator VIP Member

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    Somewhere around 1997 perhaps earlier. Constant changing of who GC was under wound up costing me my original user name BornAGator when I think it was Rivals took over and somebody already had that name forcing me to change to IAmBornAGator.
     
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  20. TampaGator17

    TampaGator17 Fearful Currency Doesn't Beget Currency Premium Member

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    Y'all some old farts. I joined right after I graduated high school and got into recruiting. That was '05. Tebow, Harvin, Spikes... Started me off right.
     
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