The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163766 Message #3910440
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Mar-18 - 12:53 AM
Thread Name: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
It's interesting to look back at the first messages posted at Mudcat. For the first two weeks, Max was pretty-much alone in answering requests and questions, and then Dick Greenhaus took over. Bert and Susan Arnowitt were early contributors, and Susan of DT came on at Message #222. There's a "Peter," who might be Peter Timmerman; and an "Ed" who might be Ed Pellow. "Lindahl" comes in at Message 228, and "RS" was an early poster - haven't seen those names in years. Mary LaMarca first posted at Message 267, and continued posting until her death. Bob Schwarer was an early poster (#243), and he still posts occasionally. There were posts from somebody named "Bill," but I don't know what Bill that would be. Bill Day first posted 7 Nov 1996, post number 303 - he's been posting as Bill_D ever since. He's the first one outside the Max/Greenhaus/Susan/Bert consortium who's still posting regularly.
Here's the URL od the first post, which doesn't exist. The first post in existence is #4. Change that last "1" to a "4" and you can see it. Keep changing that last number to see other early posts. https://mudcat.org/Detail.CFM?messages__Message_ID=1