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Unread 4th of May, 2008, 23:04
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History of Online-Roleplaying

This is fairly pointless and something that I could be doing in private, but what the hell I figured I'd do it here. I've been meaning to put together a timeline of the history of Orp, as I keep forgetting what has happened and in what order, so by putting it down on digital paper it will peserve the memories of The Spam War, The Aussie Admin Epoc, The Great Domain Change, The Illegal Years and others.

Some of you are old enough to remember and contribute. The rest can just watch and gnash your teeth.
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2001


December - LeeCHeSSS registers his account

2002

January - Opening of Online-Roleplaying.commodities, LeeCHeSSS and WhoNaN as Team Admin
January - 1st 3ebb migration begins
January - Eidolon, longest running and flagship game of Orp is Founded
April - WhoNAN wins the first annual Coolest Avatar Award
July - Orp Goes Legal
July - Orp Goes Brown
October - Orp Gets Chatroom 1.0
December - Orp switches to Online-Roleplaying.com from Online-Role-Playing.com

2003

Janurary - Orp undergoes a mysterious change
April - itches wins the second annual Coolest Avatar Award
May - Online-Roleplaying.commodities webmail is opened
August? - Cadogan Trahem evolves and begins the Aussie Admin Epoc

2004

January - ORP [doesn't] get pixellated characters
Feburary - After a terrible transporter accident, Cadhulk is born.
March - LeeCHeSSS reaches 666 posts
March - Disabiling signatures in a thread was granted to much celebration
March - Chatroom 1.0 is removed after no one used it
April - BigRedRod wins the third annual Coolest Avatar Award
July - The Cultists move in

2005

Feburary - WoW eats Cadogan
March - BigRedRod pulls a sword from an anvil and is proclaimed king
April - LeeCHeSSS wins the fourth annual Coolest Avatar Award
May - itches gets rid of his godawful signature
October - 2nd 3ebb migration begins

2006

March - Orp moves to a dedicated server
March - Online-Roleplaying.commodities webmail is removed.
April - itches wins the fifth annual Coolest Avatar Award
July - Cognitive Yammering was added to the Public Commonness All Stars.
July - CyberNations finds Orp
October - itches steals some ambrosia from the admin breakroom and becomes a god
October - Forum dice are introduced
November - The Spamwar begins

2007

January - The Spamwar ends in victory for Team Admin
April - Noocytx wins the sixth annual Coolest Avatar Award
April - Private threads are invented
April - Orp gets Chatroom 2.0

2008

January - The scourge of CyberNations is finally stopped
April - Gralhruk wins the seventh annual Coolest Avatar Award
October - Spamwar II Begins, leading to the Closure of Registration
October - Registration is Reopened with moderation turned on.

2009

Feburary - Spamwar II ends
Febuary - Gralhrulk stows away on the HMS Team Admin
March - itches takes ownership of Orp. Promises of pixelated characters to battle with are not fulfilled.
April - itches wins the eighth annual Coolest Avatar Award
April - No new Private Subforums are available
November - New private subforums are re-enabled
November - 18 hours of posts go missing. Team Admin blames witches.

2010

April - jiffypop wins the ninth annual Coolest Avatar Award
March - The Best-Post-Ever is made.
September - Orp begins to receive spam advertising Produce. As in, from a farm.
November - A Strikethrough option is added to the format code.

2011

April - red_dr4g0n94 wins the tenth annual Coolest Avatar Award™ in a nailbiting sudden death victory.
April - Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
June - Vikings Raid the server farm Orp is hosted at. After a long day of battles they were repulsed.
November - BigRedRod gets his degree and is hereafter known as Doctor BigRedRod

2012


April - While attempting to upgrade the forum software, itches broke the front page. [Spoilers] It was later fixed.
April - Tashalar wins the Eleventh Annual Coolest Avatar Award™, in a year of disqualifications and shields.
May - A Spoiler tag turns up. Finally.
July - After months of borderline unfriendly debate, Team Admin reveal a brand new feature, Grids
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Unread 4th of May, 2008, 23:10
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I'm old enough to have forgotten.
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Well this looks like a fun waste of time.
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Unread 5th of May, 2008, 04:58
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2006: July - Tashalar joined ORP

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The Illegal Years
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Unread 5th of May, 2008, 13:26
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Updated it a bit. Things I still need to do:
  • 3EBB migrations
  • Date of new Admin
  • The Recession
  • When we finally got

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Unread 5th of May, 2008, 15:53
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I think that one of the 3EBB migrations (at least the one I remember being on account of the ezBoard crash) happened in the summer/fall of '05.
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Unread 5th of May, 2008, 16:09
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You're right, the original foundation of the site could technically be considered a 3ebb migration too.
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Well you always talk about two for some reason.
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Nice, the Cult gets its own entry. Huzzah!

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ORP [doesn't] get pixellated characters!
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Unread 5th of May, 2008, 23:22
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Hmm you're right, that should go in. Maybe who won the avatar award each year too.
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Definitely. That's the only yearly event ORP has, so it has to be mentioned.
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In fact it pretty much was. I know I was brought over during one of those, but I think it was mostly because of Second Talon and itches.

Originally Posted by itches # You're right, the original foundation of the site could technically be considered a 3ebb migration too.
Originally Posted by zachol # I think that one of the 3EBB migrations (at least the one I remember being on account of the ezBoard crash) happened in the summer/fall of '05.
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Originally Posted by Gralhruk # ORP [doesn't] get pixellated characters!
I'm too new to know what the obsession is with pixellated characters. Could it be possible for someone to make sense of it, or is it an insider joke and I'm just out of luck?
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Becomes a God!? I'm hurt.

It came from this thread, omni.
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Unread 6th of May, 2008, 05:45
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Haha! That's one hell of a funny thread.

I especially like this post. See itches? There are females online.
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Unread 6th of May, 2008, 06:32
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I love that thread like I love my pinkie toe - it's quite useless, but hard to part with for sentimental reasons.
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See... I feel really... Not old because the latest thing on that list I remember are the dice. And sadly, I only vaguely remember the "spamwar." And that was only because of this poll. Must have been one of my offline times...
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Unread 6th of May, 2008, 12:47
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Yes the Spamwar was mostly a continual shadow war that for the first time grew intense enough to spill over into the open where everyone could see it. Even then the average lifespan of Spam was about 30 seconds.

Updated some more. Things still to do
  • Find the date of
  • Find the date of the 3EBB migrations
  • resist the urge to make it all about me
  • Find when Cadogan was made an admin
  • Find the date of the Recession

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Unread 6th of May, 2008, 12:56
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The ezboard crash happened on the 30th/31st of May.
It's likely that the migration occurred over late June/July.
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