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I love this forum. So out of sheer curiosity today, I went to have a look at some of the very first posts ever made on here. I wanted to see what they were talking about back then. (Almost seven years ago?)

It was awesome to see some of the names you still see on here daily. Jess, was the first I came across - for obvious reasons. Boulty was the name I recognized next.

Now, I know you can do a search in the members section to see join dates etc., but that's kinda boring.
I was wondering who our 'oldest' members are that still use the forum today; and daily?

(To state the obvious, I mean 'oldest' as in 'longest using' and still currently active.)

So...put your hands up - who are you - our Modern Vespa Veterans?
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Number 76, joined in 2005 and still wasting time here (and on GTSOwner's forum). I log in every day to see what is new.

Mike
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Thanks Mike..................
You always help here. Keep posting and I will read it
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#42
No longer have a Vespa, but this forum is populated by such a nice group, I still check in, at least every couple of days.
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Just outside the early 100, I guess...
Joined on Nov 22, 2005.
Was getting a Piaggio LT150 at the time. Since stolen. Replaced by 01 ET4, since totalled by a student's Nissan.
Now riding the 07 GTS...love it.
Probably the lowest average postings per year of anyone who visits frequently-at minimum a few visits a week, usually every day...but mostly to read. Others usually post up what I would say before I get around to it Razz emoticon
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This forum has been invaluable to me for information and support. Information on how to fix things, emotional support for when I screw up the fixing.

I joined in November 2005 (#96) and check in about once or twice a week. More of a lurker still but do post something every now and then.
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Grind wrote:
#42
No longer have a Vespa, but this forum is populated by such a nice group, I still check in, at least every couple of days.
I keep seeing "mongoose" in my head even though it's been "Grind" for quite soem time now....
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Not one but I do try to make up for that with a constant stream of wisdom and bullshit.
1...2...3...4!
1...2...3...4!
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Re: Modern Vespa Veterans
Smallplastictree wrote:
I was wondering who our 'oldest' members are that still use the forum today; and daily?

(To state the obvious, I mean 'oldest' as in 'longest using' and still currently active.)

So...put your hands up - who are you - our Modern Vespa Veterans?
Not daily, but aside from Jess, I'm the oldest member still posting somewhat regularly, at #9, joining the day the forum went public. I check in every day, though.

But there are still a lot of folks on the Earliest Members list that post regularly.

Steve
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2006, still here!
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2006 here as well. Not quite in the original group tho.
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Molto Verboso
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I'm here everyday- though I don't post too often. I've been addicted to scooters for about 8-9 years. I remember telling my wife "I'd buy one if they could go 50 mph". Then I saw an early Honda Reflex and new these things were cool. Started off with a Piaggio LT150. Loved 'em ever since. I'm number 36. Is there a two digit lottery I can play? I'm saving up for a BV350!

Bob
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'didn't crack the top 100 but I've been around since Feb '06. Still a semi-regular. Still managed to avoid posting a single item of substance or assistance.

My record is clean!
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Join dates and post counts can be misleading
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Arno1 wrote:
Join dates and post counts can be misleading
Can you say Yardsale? Or is it Erich 51? Or is it banned? Goofy emoticon
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You got me curious, so I looked up my first post. Sept 18, 2006 -- I was asking whether it was "safe" to buy a used GT200 because my 125cc Yamaha Riva was kinda slow... I'm still addicted to this site, it's a part of my life now!

-Dan
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Hell we all are kids here. the oldest member is only a little over 7 years old on here.
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Knight Train wrote:
Arno1 wrote:
Join dates and post counts can be misleading
Can you say Yardsale? Or is it Erich 51? Or is it banned? Goofy emoticon
There's a few others too. You know what they say about statistics.....
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KNIGHT it's alias.
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july 06. still pretty active.
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old as dirt wrote:
Hell we all are kids here. the oldest member is only a little over 7 years old on here.
Yeah, but seven years in MV years is like an eternity. Forum senility sets in and you don't remember how many times you've posted about the benefits of a windshield, what brand oil you use or what kind of helmet you wear.
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Subject line had me confused.

"Veterans" who are MV members?
"Veterans" who are also MV veterans?
Or just veterans of MV?

Had to read the text of the OP to figure it out.
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ericalm wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
Hell we all are kids here. the oldest member is only a little over 7 years old on here.
Yeah, but seven years in MV years is like an eternity. Forum senility sets in and you don't remember how many times you've posted about the benefits of a windshield, what brand oil you use or what kind of helmet you wear.
Or how many times one may have contradicted oneself.
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Grind wrote:
#42
No longer have a Vespa, but this forum is populated by such a nice group, I still check in, at least every couple of days.
Boy do we have you fooled. Razz emoticon
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ericalm wrote:
you don't remember how many times you've posted about the benefits of a windshield, what brand oil you use or what kind of helmet you wear.
The hellish part is not if you remember how many times you posted about it, but when you can't remember the answers to the three questions you posed to begin with. Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Looking at the first 100 members over 40 percent show under 99 posts. They are gone.

I wonder how many of them are still here but under a different name. At least one is, me.
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Who were you before you busted the lambretta! Laughing emoticon
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judy wrote:
Who were you before you busted the lambretta! Laughing emoticon
I was Dixiecrat, and there were quibbles with that so I dropped out for a while. I started on the other Brand X forum and was giving up on the hooligans there when Jess started the Clean Well Lighted Space. So I have been paying attention since day one.
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Still here and still enjoying the MV community. Still have the same 2003 GT200 and she is in for a fairly major service next Friday....fron't wheel bearing agagin, maybe the axle is poked
Ah well.

Never been called a Veteren anything before so I guess a Modern Veteren is a good place to start.

Cheers
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Been here since 2008, so I guess that makes me a greenhorn in comparison.

I'm selling BleuBelle, so I guess I'll have to think of something else to call myself. How about 'small and noisy'?
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I don't know where I stand numerically, since only the top and bottom 100 are listed that way. However, I joined June 12, 2007, and post often as evidenced by the 5500 some odd posts I have put up. They haven't run me off yet.
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'07 GTS-250ie - sold and gone
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Remember Lucky Bastard?
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Cincinnati John wrote:
Remember Lucky Bastard?
Nope. Got himself banned about 5 months before I showed up.
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#98

November 7, 2005

Still check in every day. Don't post as often. Still riding a lot. Weather has been in the 70's and 80's this past week. Unheard of in Virginia this time of year.
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2017 BMW R1200GS and 2010 Vespa GTS 250 (shared)
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Me? 2009. . . But I'm a posting away. Of course I have so little of import to say.

Not that its ever stopped me!!!!
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Not everyone needs or deserves to be remembered.
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GT200
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GT200
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I've been here for a while.
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Cincinnati John wrote:
Remember Lucky Bastard?
Oh I remember him well along with all the drama that he brought here.

I've been around since July 2006 I believe. Not sure if that qualifies me as being a MV veteran or not.
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nickandsusan wrote:
2006, still here!
Me too!!

I had of course to be properly trained to stick around. Razz emoticon

Best,
SDG
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Post count, joined date, and karma aside....
there are members whom I consider "honored".

I read their posts based solely on it being "their" posts, they treat people and subject matter respectfully, and make (or at least attempt to) constructive, entertaining, and worthwhile contributions to the community.

Of course there are others at the opposite end of the spectrum. Just like in real life.

Both these member types run the gamut from veterans, to newbies, but for me, their longevity or lack of it here is a secondary (if not a bit interesting) as they tend to come and go over the course of time.
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