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Unread postby Meg » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:17 am

Hey GP, awesome to see you online again! Can't wait till you get sorted and we have you around for angel moral support more frequently 8)

Guinea Pig wrote:I remember when the only topic you could answer to was asking questions to the webcam to poor Danie! :lol: Then it got...well...a bit out of hand :twisted:


Ah, those were the days! Unfortunately the poor people on dialup really suffered with all the nonsense inbetween the sightings :lol:
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:33 pm

OK at DQ's request, a few more oldies. As I'm only online now and then all at once, will have a look at the "answers" at a later stage :lol: :

1. Who saw the first lion on the old Orpen cam?

2. Who were the first mods?

3. Where was the first official meet held? "Oom" will remember, he got SO lost! :twisted:

4. Who made the first trip report for whom?

Let's see who remembers! :P
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Unread postby bert » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:23 pm

Hi GP 8)
2.Bwana, W&H and Wildtuinman
3.Rustenburg surroundings

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Unread postby Freda » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:23 pm

I'll quess at the mods, GP and bwana?
Pass on the other questions :cry:
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Unread postby acekam » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:40 pm

DB - thanks for alerting me to this thread

GP - the legend returns, where you been hiding?

1. Can't remember, could have been Bushbaby?

2. GP & Bwana definitely. W@H may have been a mod from the beginning as well.

3. Wasn't there, but I remember some photos of people knocking each other off poles with cushions.

4. WTM did the first live feedback report - I think GP was passing on the messages.

I've got a few of my own :

a) What was GP's favourite insult?

b) Where did Bert see his first Kruger lion?

c) Who was the first official forum baby?

d) Who were the first (only?) forum members to appear on the webcam?
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Unread postby DebM » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:53 am

a) I couldn't possible say
b) 4 km out of BERG EN DAL
c) Mikey
d) Bwana & Twiga
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Unread postby arks » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:58 am

a) something to do with catching flies?
b) didn't know bert had (ever/yet) seen a lion.
c) mikey
d) bwana and twiga
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Unread postby Jose » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:44 am

acekam wrote:<...>3. Wasn't there, but I remember some photos of people knocking each other off poles with cushions.
<...>

No, as in: you weren't there.
Yes, as in: you remember correctly.... that was the "Pillow Fight Meet", aka first (unoffical) international EuroMeet (25-27 May 2005).

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Unread postby Jose » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:15 am

acekam wrote:<...>I've got a few of my own :

a) What was GP's favourite insult? <...>

"Gaan vang een haan!" :lol:

Guinea Pig wrote:OK at DQ's request, a few more oldies. As I'm only online now and then all at once, will have a look at the "answers" at a later stage :lol: :

1. Who saw the first lion on the old Orpen cam?
<...>

As for first lion(s) actually seen on old (or old old??) Orpen cam, I dunno, but I do know the pride of four that I saw one evening in spring (EU) 2005*) may have been the first submitted to the Orpen Cam HiLites.

*) I remember Bwana (?) and Sharky seeing them too, but somehow they missed capturing the frames...

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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:45 am

Jose wrote:"Gaan vang een haan!"

Vlieg! :lol: FD and I caught more than just many of them. (I still do at times.)
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:01 am

Bwana, GP, WTM and W@H were the first mods 8) So W@H has been a mod since mods were appointed here. He is VERY old....


Bwana and Twigga were the only forum members to appear on the webcam? While they were on honeymoon in Kruger?
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:10 am

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Unread postby The Sharky » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:26 pm

As for first lion(s) actually seen on old (or old old??) Orpen cam, I dunno, but I do know the pride of four that I saw one evening in spring (EU) 2005*) may have been the first submitted to the Orpen Cam HiLites.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:49 pm

* Guinea Pig (who first joined as Santie) thought there were Springbok in KNP.
Jacov did however find proof of springbok in KNP.

* Meg was heartbroken that people ate Skilpaadjies in Kruger.

* Acekam invented the "Yellow Ribbon":
Acekam wrote:I would like to propose that all forum members tie a yellow ribbon to the side mirror of their vehicles when travelling through the park. That way, forum members can be easily identified by other forum members and greet each other.


* The original Orpen webcam was relocated for the following reason:
Kruger wrote:From a conservation point of view we were advised by the ranger at Orpen, to relocate the camera as the water overflow to the natural waterhole will no longer take place as it the presence of this overflow of water in the waterhole that is causing a lot of animal traffic which is causing a lot of erosion.


* There is such a thing as Musketeer code:
francoisd wrote:
DuQues wrote:Who (of the Angels of course) can still write in Muskateer?

Did they ever knew how?
I don't think they'll be able to remember difficult things like that.


* WTM became known as 'Oom' for the following reason:
gwendolen wrote:Two very pretty girls were handing out samples in a supermarket. I forgot what exactly. I'm sure WTM will remember, as this day must be permanently etched in his memory. The Wildtuinman strolled by and froze when he heard them say: "Would you like to try some, Oom"?


* Musketeers took years to believe there was such a thing as a LIT and become members of LITS.

* How did 'Angels' and 'Musketeers' originate on this forum?
GP wrote: :lol: Me and Meg! Acekam, WTM and Bwana were making life difficult for us and I called them the Three Musketeers. Meg came up with Angels for the Ladies! 8)


* The first forum meets:
Jose wrote:.... was the "Pillow Fight Meet", aka first (unoffical) international EuroMeet (25-27 May 2005).
The first one in South Africa was held in Gauteng in May 2005.

* GP's favourite insult was "gaan vang 'n vlieg"

* Bwana, GP, WTM and W@H were the first mods.

* Bwana and Twigga were the only forum members to appear on the webcam.

* The first trip report.

* The first sms report to be sent in.

* The first lions captured on cam (Orpen):
The Sharky wrote:


* Mikey is the first 'forum' baby.

* Admin's oldest post that is still on the forum.

* Kruger's (Danie) oldest post on the forum can be found here - Kruger National Park forum.

* KNP Spokesman's oldest post on the forum can be found here.
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Unread postby Jose » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:25 pm

DinkyBird wrote:<...>
* The first forum meets:
Jose wrote:.... was the "Pillow Fight Meet", aka first (unoffical) international EuroMeet (25-27 May 2005).
I've said it before and, in spite of own quote, I'm saying again: I still think this is debatable! :twisted: Check both our reg dates, and you may want to agree that Herman and I (plus a few other friends) meeting up for Happy New Year's bubblies at midnight on 31 Dec 2004 at Shingwedzi camp (with none other than Mashagadzi munching his way through the riverbed at the same time) may have been a true "first". But then I guess, the concept of "meet" had not materialized at the time for you, slowpokes! :P

DinkyBird wrote:* The first lions captured on cam (Orpen):
The Sharky wrote:[img]...[/img]
Debatable again! :P "Seen" was a simultaneous experience for several forumites, but "captured"... You sure? :wink: Start reading here.


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