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Old June 3rd, 2006 (6:11 PM).
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    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 ;;;

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    Old June 3rd, 2006 (6:18 PM).
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      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
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      Old June 3rd, 2006 (6:51 PM).
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        Old June 3rd, 2006 (6:58 PM).
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          Old June 3rd, 2006 (7:33 PM).
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            Haha, old PC was awesome, but it's time for me to be more active again :D
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            Old June 3rd, 2006 (7:48 PM).
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              Old June 3rd, 2006 (8:25 PM).
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                Old June 3rd, 2006 (9:00 PM).
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                  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...
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                  Old June 4th, 2006 (4:06 AM).
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                    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.
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                    Old June 4th, 2006 (6:19 AM).
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                      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.
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                      Old June 4th, 2006 (10:29 AM).
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                      Or what about members that have been here for a year or more. Members from PE2K did come here when the old PC started.
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                      Old June 4th, 2006 (11:18 AM).
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                        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.
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                        Old June 4th, 2006 (11:20 AM).
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                          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!

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                          Old June 4th, 2006 (9:59 PM).
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                          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.
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                          Old June 4th, 2006 (11:08 PM).
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                            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?"
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                            Old June 5th, 2006 (11:23 AM).
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                              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.
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                              Old June 5th, 2006 (11:54 AM).
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                                I don't know many veterans at PC but some of the Staff Administrators like Arcanine and Wolt.
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                                Old June 5th, 2006 (2:24 PM). Edited June 5th, 2006 by Shadow.
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                                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.

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                                Old June 6th, 2006 (3:36 AM).
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                                  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).
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                                    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.
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                                      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.
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                                        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.
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                                        Old June 6th, 2006 (2:27 PM).
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                                          I'm not a veteran...I wish I was. It would've been nice to be involved in PC's history.
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                                          Old June 6th, 2006 (3:52 PM).
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                                            That would've been really cool.
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                                            Old June 6th, 2006 (7:54 PM).
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                                              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.
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