Today is the 13th birthday of MGoBlog (see the thread below). A lot of people have come and gone since then.
Who is still on here from Haloscan days?
For the uninitiated, Halsoscan was the hosting platform for MGoBlog from 2004 until late June 2008.
Haloscan was the wild west.
There was no Board. There were no "OP's". You could not create content, you could only comment on the threads that Brian posted.
Once Brian posted, it was a free-for-all in that thread.
By the time you got to the 9th or 10th comment, the comments had nothing to do with the thread. A comment could be responding to another comment that was 50 comments earlier in the thread. Topics switched all over the place.
Imagine every thread and comment on the current MGoBlog Board that happens in a given day . . . all residing in one thread.
If Brian only posted once that day, you could get up to a couple thousand comments by the end of the day. So it was a big deal to be the first commenter of the day. Often people would just post "First!" just to acknowledge the auspicious (and rare) occasion. It only happened to me once. It felt like I found money on the sidewalk.
You could "handlejack" . . . steal somebody else's identity and comment as them. This lead to all kinds of fun antics. Immaturity is not a new thing on this blog.
There were no points, pos's, neg's or any kind of self-moderation by other members. I don't recall any formal Mods either.
It was . . . interesting.