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madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

So let’s see who’s a real OG. What was this forum before it was CCom? And bonus points, anyone who was actually a member back then?

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  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,631 ✭✭✭✭

    yup. I remember.
    But I'm like the 16th member to join THIS forum.

    I'll hold back

  • VisionVision Posts: 2,861 ✭✭✭✭

    I’m 4 years behind y’all

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    I came over from the old forum, you did too right Kuz? Didn’t we have to reregister or reactivate or something? Bc I show May 2008 as my join.

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    @Vision said:
    I’m 4 years behind y’all

    Still lurking and scaring off all the decent folk?

  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,631 ✭✭✭✭

    I've been on 3 different iterations of the ccom forum.
    I'm an old fart. Here when the forum was in HTML, and the forum when it wasn't hosted by ccom themselves.

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    @kuzi16 said:
    I've been on 3 different iterations of the ccom forum.
    I'm an old fart. Here when the forum was in HTML, and the forum when it wasn't hosted by ccom themselves.

    Dude the HTML days when we wanted quote someone we had to basically write code 🤣

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    And seriously what happened to Svenson?

  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,631 ✭✭✭✭

    No clue. He and I lost touch a long time ago.

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    Yea. He changed his cell, doesn’t have LinkedIn. I seriously wonder if he’s alive. Last I heard he was doing a little consulting but nothing in at least 3 years.

  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,301 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kuzi16 said:
    No clue. He and I lost touch a long time ago.

    Good to see ya around Kuzi

    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • VisionVision Posts: 2,861 ✭✭✭✭

    @madurofan said:

    @Vision said:
    I’m 4 years behind y’all

    Still lurking and scaring off all the decent folk?

    Decent it’s subjective😛

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The html forum was fun.
    AND you could edit your post 3 months later. LOL!

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t remember all the details but I followed @Kuzi over here from a forum that also had to do with guns and firearms and such as well as cigars. I don’t remember the forum name but you probably will, Kuzi.

  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,631 ✭✭✭✭

    I do remember.
    I'll spill the beans if nobody has guesses

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    Haha.

  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    BTW, it’s great to see you back, @Kuzi.... 👍

  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 4,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @madurofan said:
    I’m starting to get the message, everyone is happy @kuzi16 is back ....

    Kuzi is back? Awesome!

    Hey, you gonna eat the rest of that corndog?
  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 4,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome home @madurofan !!!

    Hey, you gonna eat the rest of that corndog?
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭
    edited June 26

    @Amos_Umwhat said:

    @madurofan said:
    I’m starting to get the message, everyone is happy @kuzi16 is back ....

    Let's not forget, you were the person Kuzi always asked about when you were MIA for awhile, and one of the few he seemed to truly look up to. I'm just tickled y'all checked in! Both of you contributed greatly to my own cigar education.

    Kuzi and I, I believe, forced each other to research and really educate ourselves. Neither of us would let the other post something that was half-assed. This started when there were only a couple of us regularly posting. Matt is a much more serious guy than I am and took his role on these forums seriously, much to his own detriment at times. I doubt many have any idea how much time and effort he spent on posts and reviews. Everything he does is researched, experienced and well thought out.

    I've been fortunate to have traveled my entire adult life so I've experienced a lot been to a lot of cigar shops and events. Hung out with many in the industry in different settings. Seriously considered working as a rep once (in case you're wondering it does not pay well). Came a signature away from buying a B&M. Worked on an app for cigar retailers with a couple guys. It's been a fun journey.
    I've also blown a small fortune in this hobby and made all the mistakes so I've got experience I enjoyed sharing.

  • TridentTrident Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭✭

    ive been around for a while as well, maybe not as long as you guys have, but do remember at least 2 formats of this forum. I still have some of the OG forum blend!

    As regard to Svenson, he is well and working with scandanavian tob. We talk periodically and play catch up. Hope you guys are well!

  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 12,087 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll be missing out as we've started a fire pit Friday tradition as a family to give us something to look forward to in these trying times.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    @Trident said:
    ive been around for a while as well, maybe not as long as you guys have, but do remember at least 2 formats of this forum. I still have some of the OG forum blend!

    As regard to Svenson, he is well and working with scandanavian tob. We talk periodically and play catch up. Hope you guys are well!

    Trident I definitely remember you man. Glad to see some of the old guys are still around. I didn’t mean to turn this into a **** measuring contest. I was gonna throw a bomb to anyone who remembered the original forum.

    Man glad to hear Svenson is well. What’s he doing with Scandinavian? Always a good dude.

  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,631 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the kind words.

    The original cigar.com forum was hosted by AmBack it was a forum that I dont think even exists. Stood for "American backyard" and was an outdoorsman forum. Ccom partnered with them for a forum section but eventually made it on their own with the html version.

    The reviews were pretty difficult near the end. So much time and effort put into each review, it just started to feel like work. Just burned myself out.
    Lots of good learning though.

  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,418 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope you guys are all doing well

  • ForMudForMud Aka; Quickdraw, Clayton, DelawarePosts: 1,197 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Such a great wealth of knowledge from you "Ancient Ones" I know I appreciate it.

  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭

    @ForMud Haha. Thanks man. The level of knowledge on this forum has grown every time I’ve popped in. I remember a time when Kuzi was the only person I knew who’d been to a cigar factory. I’m sure a bunch of you have by now!

    @kuzi16 well my intention was to send a little something to the first person to recall AMBACK, so is your address the same?

    I don’t think I ever posted there, maybe once or twice. But I started there then moved here. I don’t even recall how the transition even worked.

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