Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > The Round Table
Reload this Page So.... does the term "veteran" exist for these forums?

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

The Round Table Have a seat at the Round Table for in-depth discussions, extended or serious conversations, and current events. From world news to talks on life, growing up, relationships, and issues in society, this is the place to be. Come be a knight.



Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (06:11 PM).
DragonTrainer DragonTrainer is offline
Shiver me timbers!
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 24
Gender:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 6,351
Well, for those who aren't too sure what a vet is, it's pretty much someone who has been around for a long time, well known, etc. etc., so I was wondering if the term was used here and whatnot, so -discuss-

Also, sorry if this should go in the voting forum or something, it's been a long while since I've been here, I'll remember to go re-read the rules sometime ;;;
  #2    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (06:18 PM).
oni flygon's Avatar
oni flygon oni flygon is offline
:)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bittertown
Gender:
Nature: Lax
Posts: 7,928
Some of the staff members are veterans... I'm sure all of the Staff Admins are veterans and I've been here ever since 2002. Being a veteran gives you an insight to what has happened and if you're a staff member, you can easily solve problems that have occured before. It's experience... XD
__________________

Pocket Monsters Special!
  #3    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (06:51 PM).
DragonTrainer DragonTrainer is offline
Shiver me timbers!
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 24
Gender:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 6,351
Lol, well I was an S-Mod, long long ago, well, like January
  #4    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (06:58 PM).
oni flygon's Avatar
oni flygon oni flygon is offline
:)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bittertown
Gender:
Nature: Lax
Posts: 7,928
Well, of course I remember you. You stole my nickname, DT, from the old PC... =O
__________________

Pocket Monsters Special!
  #5    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (07:33 PM).
DragonTrainer DragonTrainer is offline
Shiver me timbers!
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 24
Gender:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 6,351
Haha, old PC was awesome, but it's time for me to be more active again :D
  #6    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (07:48 PM).
Allstories Allstories is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 25
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 2,012
I joined Pokecommunity.com on December 23, 2002. I am old. You kids today and your music.
  #7    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (08:25 PM).
Metaforte's Avatar
Metaforte Metaforte is offline
Hey, Im still alive.
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where You Wish You'd Be At.
Age: 25
Gender:
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 309
Vets? Not sure, but i don't really mind nor pay attetion to that factor.
__________________


Sig Under Construction

  #8    
Old June 3rd, 2006 (09:00 PM).
Chase Leader's Avatar
Chase Leader Chase Leader is offline
Music Is My Miracle Drug!
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Anywhere, U.S.A.
Age: 27
Gender:
Nature: Calm
Posts: 851
Send a message via AIM to Chase Leader Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Chase Leader
I think the true definiton of a vet here...would have to be someone who was around when it was Poke Elite 2000 or something like that...but hey what do I really know...
__________________

Band of the Month: U2
"We don't look into the past,
the best bits of the past,
we try and bring with us."

Other News: No word can describe how I feel,
its truely amazing, life is perfect!

~See You Space Cowboy
  #9    
Old June 4th, 2006 (04:06 AM).
exemption's Avatar
exemption exemption is offline
void
 
Join Date: May 2006
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 22
I'm quite a "vet" in the Pokémon community, being modded in two of the most popular forums (at the time), and I've been around these forums since late 2000; can't say I'm a veteran here with only 20 or so posts though, and I doubt I will be. It's a title earned when you've been around during the early days of a particular place. It's not something I willingly brag about though, as I moderate and take care of many forums with thriving communities that aren't related to Pokémon.

Though the actual definition of a veteran, legend, etc. Is suggestive. It all depends on your opinion and what you feel the definition of a veteran is, afterall.
  #10    
Old June 4th, 2006 (06:19 AM).
Zone's Avatar
Zone Zone is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Age: 23
Gender:
Nature: Mild
Posts: 438
Quote originally posted by Chase Leader:
I think the true definiton of a vet here...would have to be someone who was around when it was Poke Elite 2000 or something like that...but hey what do I really know...
Pokemon Elite 2000 is a Pokemon website that, as far as I know, has nothing to do with PC and probably never did, unless it was once one of the sites PC was the forums of.
  #11    
Old June 4th, 2006 (10:29 AM).
MegaDitto's Avatar
MegaDitto MegaDitto is offline
Windsor ™
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Nature: Docile
Posts: 8,499
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to MegaDitto
Or what about members that have been here for a year or more. Members from PE2K did come here when the old PC started.
__________________
~Paired with Miyu-Chan~
  #12    
Old June 4th, 2006 (11:18 AM).
Zone's Avatar
Zone Zone is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Age: 23
Gender:
Nature: Mild
Posts: 438
Quote originally posted by Haji:
Or what about members that have been here for a year or more. Members from PE2K did come here when the old PC started.
Veterans would be more like people who were here at the old PC and still are here.
  #13    
Old June 4th, 2006 (11:20 AM).
Forest Grovyle's Avatar
Forest Grovyle Forest Grovyle is offline
Resident Reptilian Artist
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The deepest, darkest corner of Ilex Forest
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Posts: 3,364
Send a message via Skype™ to Forest Grovyle
I head a "group" here at PC called the PC Veterans It's for people who were also members of the old PC, before the 2003 relaunch. If you're interested in joining just go to your group memberships page!

--FG
__________________

Forest Grovyle x wakachamo
~*paired since May 2007*~

Check out my Pokémon art tumblr at Poké-rama!
  #14    
Old June 4th, 2006 (09:59 PM).
Arcanine's Avatar
Arcanine Arcanine is offline
There is no "-tina"
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: In your fridge eating your food o.o
Age: 26
Nature: Rash
Posts: 24,297
Quote originally posted by Zone:
Pokemon Elite 2000 is a Pokemon website that, as far as I know, has nothing to do with PC and probably never did, unless it was once one of the sites PC was the forums of.
PE2K used to be a PC Community Site. That's what PS2K has to do with PC.


A PC veteran... Nice topic DT. Shockingly I'm having a hard time on what to say.

What is a PC vet? Is it one that's been here a year? Is it one that's been here two? Or how about old enough to be a member of the old PC?
I consider myself a PC veteran, I've been here over 3 years and been on the Staff almost 3 years (meaning I've been on the Staff longer then most PCers). Yet I can count 9 or 10 Staff that's been a member longer then I have (I don't say Staff because only Erica has me beat on that).
In a lot of ways PC vets are ones that was a member of the old PC (and to me, them are what I call the "Old PC Vets"). But to me PC vets are ones that's been here long enough to know how PC was ages ago. My account got cracked over two years ago (April of 04) how many was here at that time? I bet not many is around to remember that happening. To me, members that old is PC vets.

Sadly PC vets are fading away. Members old enough to remember the old PC, members old enough to remember when 22sa was this super high poster, old enough to remember back when we were still but a small forum. I'm not saying vets are better then the new members. I'm just saying I can't talk to someone about the old PC that joined last year, I can't say "Hey, do you remember when the one above was first started in OC?" or have a talk with them about the old PC.
__________________

TwitterMy Anime ListBackloggeryRaptrBrother
My PM box is full so if you really have to PM me send it here.
  #15    
Old June 4th, 2006 (11:08 PM).
Naminé's Avatar
Naminé Naminé is offline
ナミネ..
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 217
Naminé thinks that there is no exact, clear-cut definition of a veteran. The definition changes according to time. To those who are most likely earned their way to be a staff already, all of them have joined at least for a year or more, and has visited something labeled as the "Old PC" wherever this legendary forum exists (most likely, she guesses that "Old PC" ceased to function already...) In their eyes, someone who is a veteran will have to see back to the time of PE2K, as mentioned by Mr. Arcanine.

Yet, to the next generation, someone who is an eye witness for the opening of new PC maybe enough to be a veteran already. And to the next, someone who is present since Jan. 2005 maybe enough. This pattern will most likely carry on and on, changing in definition as time goes by.

That is why in real life, Naminé always see another adjective to go with the word veteran, or the name of a certain event, so everyone can understand which time period or which event is being used as a "focal point" to define a veteran~

So, what is PC's standard accepted focal point that is to be used to define a "veteran?"
__________________
[alt account of Lily?]
  #16    
Old June 5th, 2006 (11:23 AM).
Allstories Allstories is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 25
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 2,012
It's hard to define the term veteran here, because on most message boards the vets and newbies are very diversely established groups, but PC is huge, so it's harder to get people to become as well-established and tight-knit, and a lot of people just end up leaving after a while.
  #17    
Old June 5th, 2006 (11:54 AM).
Lord Mike's Avatar
Lord Mike Lord Mike is offline
Most Loyal Colts Fan on Earth
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Nature: Bold
Posts: 2,153
I don't know many veterans at PC but some of the Staff Administrators like Arcanine and Wolt.
__________________
This signature has been disabled.
Your image is too tall by 32 pixels.
Please review and fix the issues by reading the signature rules.

You must edit it to meet the limits set by the rules before you may remove the [sig-reason] code from your signature. Removing this tag will re-enable it.

Do not remove the tag until you fix the issues in your signature. You may be infracted for removing this tag if you do not fix the specified issues. Do not use this tag for decoration purposes.
  #18    
Old June 5th, 2006 (02:24 PM). Edited June 5th, 2006 by Shadow.
Shadow's Avatar
Shadow Shadow is offline
Eeyah hah hah!
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Inside Bowser's Story
Age: 26
Gender:
Posts: 2,859
Send a message via AIM to Shadow Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Shadow Send a message via Yahoo to Shadow
I remember when I was one of the top ten posters...

I remember Dratini was the top poster until she left after a fight with a Super Moderator, who left shortly after as well.

I remember getting Kwesi to de-admin Alakazam.

I remember tmbjr's constant Brock-like love of all women from Pokemon.

I remember Eusine606's first chain story.

I remember Jake was once Eusine606.

I remember being a mod (after Kwesi kept forgetting about me for months).

Oi, the memories. I've been here since December 2002.

Edit: Hmm, this topic made me go back to the reference library...
http://reference.pokecommunity.com/index.php?action=profile;u=667
Trocketshadow as my AIM! Haha! So old... Seems like forever yet it has only been a few years...
And my scheduled themed profiles and constantly changing quotes!
__________________
  #19    
Old June 6th, 2006 (03:36 AM).
Krafty Quill Krafty Quill is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Check your fridge. I'm next to the cheese.
Gender:
Nature: Calm
Posts: 609
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Krafty Quill
Hmmm ... in general, anybody who has been a faithful member of PC for a considerably longtime and therefore has acquired a fair amount of knowledge of the forums' functionality due to the experience, would be a Veteran in my eyes. I believe there are different kinds of Veterans too. You've got your grahpic artists, your fan fiction authors, and so on...

Although they may not know much about PC as a whole, if they are significantly experienced in their own affairs then I'd consider them Veterans too (with respect to their professions so to say).
  #20    
Old June 6th, 2006 (05:55 AM).
bna_li's Avatar
bna_li bna_li is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: At home
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
Posts: 2,006
I've been here since forever. Never faithful enough to come on daily, I've seen what has happened to PC.

I was here when people were nice, when few were hating and when people weren't so full of themselves... I remember lots of mods helping and not dogging anyone who was new.

I don't know what has happened to PC, or how it has changed. I don't know if anyone remembers me. And I don't care.

In my opinion, PC has changed. For the worse. People who used to come on are hardly ever seen.

It's just sad.
__________________
  #21    
Old June 6th, 2006 (06:47 AM).
Lord Mike's Avatar
Lord Mike Lord Mike is offline
Most Loyal Colts Fan on Earth
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Nature: Bold
Posts: 2,153
Lol. Now we got a swarm of noobs coming in everyday. That's adding to the problem because that noobs think they know more than the Admins and it causes all these flame wars.
__________________
This signature has been disabled.
Your image is too tall by 32 pixels.
Please review and fix the issues by reading the signature rules.

You must edit it to meet the limits set by the rules before you may remove the [sig-reason] code from your signature. Removing this tag will re-enable it.

Do not remove the tag until you fix the issues in your signature. You may be infracted for removing this tag if you do not fix the specified issues. Do not use this tag for decoration purposes.
  #22    
Old June 6th, 2006 (07:11 AM).
DragonTrainer DragonTrainer is offline
Shiver me timbers!
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Age: 24
Gender:
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 6,351
Lalala, I wish I had been around back then to have met Syrus and stuff, but I remember seeing posts of older members, back when I was a nub D:

I had been visiting here since 2002 if I recall correctly.
  #23    
Old June 6th, 2006 (02:27 PM).
Hinata's Avatar
Hinata Hinata is offline
Um..hello.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hyuuga Residence
Gender:
Nature: Timid
Posts: 17
I'm not a veteran...I wish I was. It would've been nice to be involved in PC's history.
  #24    
Old June 6th, 2006 (03:52 PM).
Lord Mike's Avatar
Lord Mike Lord Mike is offline
Most Loyal Colts Fan on Earth
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Nature: Bold
Posts: 2,153
That would've been really cool.
__________________
This signature has been disabled.
Your image is too tall by 32 pixels.
Please review and fix the issues by reading the signature rules.

You must edit it to meet the limits set by the rules before you may remove the [sig-reason] code from your signature. Removing this tag will re-enable it.

Do not remove the tag until you fix the issues in your signature. You may be infracted for removing this tag if you do not fix the specified issues. Do not use this tag for decoration purposes.
  #25    
Old June 6th, 2006 (07:54 PM).
oni flygon's Avatar
oni flygon oni flygon is offline
:)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bittertown
Gender:
Nature: Lax
Posts: 7,928
It's funny how people who have join dates of "Oct 2003" claim to be "vets" nowadays... It's kind of fun... especially when they say that PC has "deteriorated" and the likes. Pfft! As if they've been here before. I've been in PC ever since Dakota still has that Charmeleon avatar and always ends his posts with "BOO YA!" I've been in PC when Cas spam attacks PC with her cronnies with "Kamikaze" all over the place. I remember when that idiot Admin Alakazam made a WWE forum without consent of staff. I remember when 22sa gave us the daily stats of the forums... and especially the old DCC. The golden age DCC. And especially when "The One Above" is the second most popular thread next to the DCC. I also remembered when there's only one thread for DCC... ever... ah the good old times.
__________________

Pocket Monsters Special!
Closed Thread
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 07:02 PM.