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Questions on board history
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Since we've had a "reboot", although not a migration, it got me thinking about the history involved in this board.



This board traces its history to the comments board on the website The Daily Reckoning, by Bill Bonner and a group of associates.  They were a loosely-affiliated crew who ran things like The Oxford Club.  Bonner had acquired a mansion in a decayed section of Baltimore, which served as the organization's headquarters.  We had quite an active membership going until they decided to shut down the site's message board.  Maybe because of the work involved, maybe because so many of us regularly skewered the financial products the organization offered.  (In retrospect, maybe we should have asked for a closed sub-board.  It's not nice to mock one's hosts.)

Questions:

1.  Does anyone remember when the Daily Reckoning board got started, and when it was shut down (the year is plenty accuracy enough).
2.  Can anyone recite the "ancestry" of this board?  That is, what iterations it went through to get here?  How many generations removed from Bonner's board are we?


I am worried that we've lost most of our membership in the latest transitions.  There was also a "fork" board not that long ago, run by Klepht.  It seemed to have deteriorated into spam and ugly arguments a while ago and I confess I stopped visiting and lost track.  Is it still running?  Are there any other descendant boards from the Daily Reckoning still operating, that I'm not aware of?
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I remember touting investments in Argentina. ha ha!

I suspect what closed the original DR site down was the racism and crackpot conspiracy stuff: It's not smart to be associated with wack-jobs.
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da Bear still have his up?
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(10-02-2016, 07:58 PM)sjm1582002 Wrote: da Bear still have his up?

Good question, anyone know?
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(10-04-2016, 06:36 PM)Herring Wrote:
(10-02-2016, 07:58 PM)sjm1582002 Wrote: da Bear still have his up?

Good question, anyone know?

The site hosting the da bears board and the 'free speech zone' went down and never came back up. Who ever hosted it just let the entire thing die. I forget what it was called now since it has been a while. I"m sure da bear still remembers.

I remember when I started this (well the previous) board I didn't know about 'the free speech zone' and I probably would not have started the board here had I known.

I guess it turned out to be a good thing I started this one up anyways else it would have all went completely gone.
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Which was the one that was hosted on phpbbplanet.com, so suddenly disappeared when that entire site went offline?
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(10-04-2016, 10:14 PM)Herring Wrote: Which was the one that was hosted on phpbbplanet.com, so suddenly disappeared when that entire site went offline?

Ahhh! That was what it was called. Thank you. Yes, their entire site went down and took out all the free hosted boards. There was never an explanation.

In regards to the DR board, if I had to do a best guess I would say around 2003 is when it went offline. But I'm not 100% sure on that.

(10-02-2016, 07:30 PM)andrew_o Wrote: I remember touting investments in Argentina. ha ha!

I suspect what closed the original DR site down was the racism and crackpot conspiracy stuff: It's not smart to be associated with wack-jobs.

Take away those two things from the internet and all you got left is porn! Yuck yuck.
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(10-04-2016, 10:21 PM)StingingNettle Wrote: In regards to the DR board, if I had to do a best guess I would say around 2003 is when it went offline.  But I'm not 100% sure on that.

That sounds right to me.
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#9
2003 sounds about right but could have been later.
I joined the DR board in late 2000.

Doc W, TUS, Vangel were already posting there.

Joe Black (Reaper) posts on a Burgman 650 board. He has a big collection of scooters.
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ITS BEEN A LONG TIME DOWN THE ROAD AINT IT ?
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