History of NMA

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by SimpleMinded, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    Jun 25, 2014
    I like this website way better than Halo Waypoint. Better community, people who actually know what they are talking about, and I have a lesser chance of being banned because of some ridiculous rule that pretty much many people break.

    I am banned from Waypoint from Nov. 10 to 24 because I made a post that was "not constructive". Just look at that website as a whole. I do not hate it, but I swear, people are as dumb as rocks there.

    Anyways, it is amazing how old this website. I like how organize it is, and I like the fact that I do not have to make a "Halo" related avatar/picture profile.
     
  2. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Change your avatar. :newevil:
     
  3. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    Jun 25, 2014
    Ehhh, no. I missed this community so much (no sarcasm by the way).
     
  4. valcik

    valcik Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 20, 2008
    Captain's log, page 236:
    Three years have passed since the great forum migration, and we're facing another disaster now. Korin, our despotic ruler, has decided to bring chaos and despair upon us on the eve of the new year celebrations in 2016. Old vBulletin forum has been left behind for good along with old, handcrafted, clunky, and most beloved homepage ripe with tons of original Fallout goodies. We've got colourful and unified XenForo based homepage instead, although with promise of all the valuable content to be bring back later. I strongly suspect that nobody here believe such promises though, with exception of overly optimistic Crni Vuk perhaps, so we have to wait and see.
    May the holy atom protect us all!
     
  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Okay, I will.
     
  6. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    Hmmm, this seemed like a very interesting topic.
    Is there anyone keeping a document of sorts for this?
     
  7. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Rations Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am. I have been combing archives for weeks.

    My uncle introduced me to Fallout 1 and 2 around 1999 or so inevitably mentioning No Mutants Allowed in the process...for reasons I will mention later. I had to look up some information while playing the games and it was the site to go to. He gave me copies of the game which I took back to my house. I only had dial up back then, so internet use was fairly limited and then none at all. I did visit again around 2001 maybe 2002, but only lurking while browsing at school. It wasn't until I joined the military in 2004 and moved to a decent city with good internet early 2005 that I became a member. I've stayed so long because I have made friends here. I know the people. We share similar interests. It's better than fucking Facebook or Twitter that is for damn sure. I did spend some time away while in Iraq and field exercises but I will never leave. If I leave I'm dead.


    Am I considered an old timer yet? The site has changed a lot. The old 90's style message boards looked like garbage. Probably the main reason I never joined any boards back then aside from spotty internet access. Plus I was just too damn busy playing video games.

    It looks different than it did back in 05. The moderation is much more lax. Spambots are worse. Now we have a shoutbox which may or may not have cut down our posting. People come and go for various reasons. We get regular migrations of users depending on what game is coming out or who pissed off who. Back in the Roshambo days we got a bad reputation due to his excessive behavior. That kinda stuck long after he got butthurt and left.

    Wooz carried the torch a bit, bashing me around when I first stumbled into the board - utterly clueless on how things worked. We got more traffic back when Fallout 3 was coming out but it was vicious. I missed the Van Buren disappointment as well as those weird Tactics days when various clans sprung up every week.

    Fallout 4 was a bloodbath but we prepared for it. We had New Vegas to soften the blow. Now we don't know what to expect. The flow of members we got from Fallout 4 slowed down and many left. We have adapted over time to deal with trolls and the shunning we get across the web. Speak of NMA over at Bethesda forums or Reddit or Something Awful or even Codex and people freak...most of it undeserved.


    Funny enough back in 2007 I got offered a moderator position, but I was too busy in the military. I think Gonzalez was busy or something. Plus I liked to talk a little shit every now and again and I wasn't quite ready to rein myself in. If only I would have considered Rosh. :)

    I always wanted to help with the site any way I could. I contributed to fan fiction/theory when I visited here in the early days, often choosing to lurk in The Order, occasionally posting there before being told to shod off. It wasn't until people started complaining about Sander all the time that I considered stepping up and filling a need so to speak. I started with the Rpg Project which floundered but is still on the back burner, then the news team, now admin. Mainly I deal with spam bots, co-ordinating with other moderators/admins like Planhex, SuaSide, Hassknecht, Dead Guy, usually to deal with trolls, disputes, order (hate double posts unless the thread calls for it, typos in titles, OCD stuff), and generally trying to keep people happy and posting.

    We have a lot of projects brewing both here at NMA and in The Order of which I am now a member. I am guilty of spamming every now and again, but I am of the opinion that it is better for people to post than be too afraid to communicate like I once was...it defeats the point otherwise. I have a bunch of ideas on how to improve things around here and I hope we can manage to have a thirty year anniversary in the future.

    Tons. The early days just gave me fond memories interacting with people online. I still laugh when I think about Brother None calling me a pussy when I complained about him being rude. Even mean users like Wooz entertained and eventually they warmed up to me (a little) although Wooz glared at me rather silently the last time I walked by. I could name members all day that I miss. As a matter of fact I will make a list:

    The Vault Dweller
    Silencer
    PsychoSniper
    Welsh
    Odin
    Roshambo
    Sander
    Wooz
    Tagaziel
    Malkavian
    Verevoof
    Pope Viper
    Sicblades
    Dove
    DirtyDreamDesigner
    Victor
    BigBoss
    Courier
    Little Robot
    Ozrat
    Ratty
    Yamu
    Yoshi
    Strider
    Pipboy2000
    Dirk Magirk
    WillisPDunley
    Serge
    Briosafreak
    Per



    So many more. I can think of a few of them right now that I know by avatar alone. Another thing old message boards lacked. I miss Yoshi's lucid drug posts. I miss seeing the NFL thread even though I didn't visit it I knew Dammitboy and Brother None were in there posting. I wish things went differently but people get old...


    My uncle was good friends with him actually which is how I learned of the site although I didn't know who Miroslav was until 2010 when I met with my uncle and mentioned being a member, then he brought up that he knew Miroslav while serving in the military. Funny stuff.
     
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  8. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    Something I do like about these boards is the history.

    I remember joining in 2010 (not an old-timer yet) and just kind of not staying. I dipped in every now and then, but it wasn't until Fallout 4 came out that I stayed.

    I wish I stayed back in the day, I feel like there were parts of my life where coning on here would have helped.

    I didn't stay around because the atmosphere was just too toxic for me, and considering I was rather young at the time, I took things way too personally.

    But there are some good people here, and some fun times with trolls.

    I actually can't wait for Fallout 5 for whatever shit is thrown at us.
     
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  9. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    I was 100% sure i had posted here before.. Ohh well! I found this site somewhere between 99-01 i think? This was actually the second Fallout site i found but i can't remember the other. It was run by a guy called Nelonrokk or something like that on RPG planet? Anyways i made an account after several years using guides/checking news around 2003-2004 and i remeber posting mostly questions and being guilty of using more than one question and exclamation marks when i posted.. Shame.

    Anyway i could not remember my logindetails so around the time i made this account i contacted Brother None and got this account instead. Sadly it seems like my old one is removed as it is nowhere to be found but maybe that is for the better? :P

    Far oldschool but this was my second or third forum ever and it is the only one i'm still using even after all these years.