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Old 06-11-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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RYL Memories

I actually couldn't sleep last night for thinking about making this thread, among other thoughts. Don't know if this will be a good idea but if anyone hates it I will see about deleting the thread.

What's your best RYL memories? (Sorry that this may not include the more recent members). I miss when RYL was really active and wanted to have a bit of a nostalgic thread.

My favourite times were being on the Supporters team but I probably shouldn't mention the things staff got up to!

Remember warp Harley's picture?
eZine.
RYL families.
Tony's jokes.
The shop - I still have my bracelets I think.
Damn cat products.

I'm sure I remembered more last night! Anyway, add your good memories. As I said if this turns out to be a bad idea please forgive me.





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Old 06-11-2017, 03:24 PM   #2
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I remember when the rules weren't so tight. I remember posting about an od I took and I could say the drug name and dose I took. Not sure if that's a good thing.

I have my bracelets and like you I remember when it was active. I remember when there was the ryl documentary - my signature was in it (for years my current avatar picture was my signature).

I also remember going to my first and only meet.

I remember the infamous picture of Harley with no nipples.



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Old 06-11-2017, 04:03 PM   #3
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I was just thinking about Tony the other day.
Can't remember why!
I liked the caption competition. Shame it died out.

I also remember no nipple Harley. Legend!

And the ezine was great.



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Old 07-11-2017, 07:25 PM   #4
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I miss Harley!





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Old 07-11-2017, 07:55 PM   #5
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And I wanted to add a smiley to my post but there isn't one that expresses how I'm feeling. Maybe a combination of and like wailing without tears or something!





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Old 07-11-2017, 08:14 PM   #6
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Original uni thread.

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #7
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The ezine was cool.

I remember going to meets
No nipple Harley pics
The doc.
The original esters queendom



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Old 07-11-2017, 11:52 PM   #8
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Being compared to a nazi a few times (too soon? QKQKQK)
RYL House.
Regular Manc meets in Starbucks.
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Happy Birthday X Member threads




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Old 08-11-2017, 12:12 AM   #9
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I miss the ezine and the amazing RYL house and the safe room and the f&d squad. I met some of my best friends here and I'm so grateful.




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Old 08-11-2017, 08:15 AM   #10
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I actually couldn't sleep last night for thinking about making this thread, among other thoughts. Don't know if this will be a good idea but if anyone hates it I will see about deleting the thread.

What's your best RYL memories? (Sorry that this may not include the more recent members). I miss when RYL was really active and wanted to have a bit of a nostalgic thread.

My favourite times were being on the Supporters team but I probably shouldn't mention the things staff got up to!

Remember warp Harley's picture?
eZine.
RYL families.
Tony's jokes.
The shop - I still have my bracelets I think.
Damn cat products.

I'm sure I remembered more last night! Anyway, add your good memories. As I said if this turns out to be a bad idea please forgive me.


Damn cat stuff was funny - and Harley Bear the other RYL animal. Of course that reminds of the "Damn Cow" thread - that was a best (couldn't do it now).

My most fun memory was going to a Placebo gig in New York and seeing an UK RYLer I knew well in the video playing behind the band. She was picked to be in a Placebo video (Because I want You) and they ran it on the background during the song. That was a very definite "welcome to the cyber age" moment. I wouldn't have even been at the gig if not for RYL. I would see Morrissey not long after and he was an RYL "acquired taste" as well.

I miss MSN as well. Nothing like having a a dozen MSN convos going at the same time. The phones and social media cant reproduce that.

Learning a lot about UK and other places was also fun. I know UK places better than many states lol. Oh the slang I picked-up lol. I can call someone here a mardy bint or a minger and tell them its a compliment.

I always recall AndiH's hair coloring thread as pretty funny. There were the constant fads like Olsens, Dr Who, Evanescence, Salad Fingers, Depp, Emo, Goth stuff etc. The Photoshop threads were unforgettable of course.

The documentary era was quite a kicker. So many people came on and one and on - and so many from "Vampire Freaks" (there's a flashback). The MySpace thing kicked-up around the same time as doc.

Unfortunately Web 2.0 and the social media sites killed the forums. Web 1.0 made for the best days I think. Hah, I still remember when Twitter and YouTube were new.












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Old 08-11-2017, 08:31 AM   #11
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The caption competition.
The meets, especially Manc ones.
The three legged race in London.
The f&d crew
The Ezine
The Supporters (inc. staff banter)
Banter in general
The shop-I miss my bracelets, still can't find any that I had.
A lot of the amazing friends I made.
Just a general feeling of comradery and knowing a fair amount of people at least reasonably well.
Random weird PM convos.
Meet rules being more relaxed.
The post secret thread.



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Old 08-11-2017, 06:14 PM   #12
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haha damn cat and the cow animal threads were cool.
man I miss the old days.
I've lost my bracelets too :(
I remember being in france and having the orange SIAD/RYL braclet on and someone asking what it meant I was only about 15 at the time and my parents were there and it was awks haha

I just remembered the post secret thread..think I got some of mine removed though haha

when eveyone was obsessed with the Olsens and Cassie from skins.

I met some amazing people here. I wonder about some people that have left quiet often.



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Old 08-11-2017, 06:16 PM   #13
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:59 PM   #14
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Ryl being more active.
Meets Manchester ones were brill same with Birmingham.
Christmas giveaway and the drama it brought.
Shop for award bracelets.
Rules not being so tight.

Shame it's gone really quiet :( but I suppose people move on



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Old 08-11-2017, 07:10 PM   #15
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There was talk of a Bristol meet, shame we never had one, still could though maybe



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Old 08-11-2017, 07:49 PM   #16
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The Christmas giveaway was lovely, a card signed by Harley and Tony! I don't know what I've done with mine though.





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Ryl being more active....
Shame it's gone really quiet :( but I suppose people move on



Hard to think there once could be 425 new threads in 3 days with 5700 new posts.!



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Hard to think there once could be 425 new threads in 3 days with 5700 new posts.!
Do you have a folder full of RYL screenshots?!





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Do you have a folder full of RYL screenshots?!
No - I saved threads I posted in when I made long replies. That way I could reuse them lol. I made the sceenshot yesterday - all that post/login stuff is still at the bottom of the pages. Kinda ghosty.

Wayback Machine will do the same thing..

https://web.archive.org/web/20040629....com:80/Forum/


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Old 09-11-2017, 07:54 PM   #20
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Oh, that's quite cool.





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