Class of 2005 - for those who first posted in 2005

Submitted By: Kathy from Valrico, Florida, USA

If you were one of the participants (way before we ever had "memberships"!) in Gath's Sudoku site back in 2005, please share with us the date of your first post & maybe also reveal how long you were a "lurker" before you got brave enough to hit "Submit" on a comment for the very first time!
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After lurking for several months I finally got up the courage to direct a comment to Jim from Jupiter on Dec. 4, 2005. I also revealed in a later comment that that day was my 59th birthday, & I was overwhelmed by the end of the day by all the people who wished me a happy birthday. Back in the More...
23/May/08 12:42 PM
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Thanks for starting this Kathy.

I am a lurker and have been, on and off, since mid 2005. Probably posted first sometime in Sep / Oct, as Jimmy from Edinburgh, don't have time to search to find exact date.

My first recorded post is on 13 July 2005 but that was back dated in honour of More...
23/May/08 10:57 PM
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Looks like not much interest in Oldies identifying themselves. I'll post another request next week & see if we can dig up a few others. I think there must be at least 20 or more who are still around. If I ever have time, I may search out the names myself!!!
26/May/08 1:59 AM
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hey I made a post in the other link, that come under off topic or something..ok never mind..here Iam again..
yes I do belong to class of 2005..think I started somewhere in late nov or early dec 2005.Like many has mentioned, me too was ignorant abt the comments that was 'hidden' below the More...
26/May/08 9:42 PM
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I was using Sudoku at least since 2004. I was a member at one point …when I was a computer's beginner. After many frustrations, I stopped looking at posting but always played the games. For me, this site is the best. I tried others and none was as fun as this one is. I started to read the posting, More...
28/May/08 10:57 PM
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I know I was visiting the site in the summer of 2005, but not sure when I made my first post. I lurked for a long time before posting with the name of "LP from Pioneer". I was so intimidated by the fast times that many posted. My best was never under 10 minutes for the longest time. I remember the arrival of baby Liam (I think that is his name)during the summer of 2005.
01/Jun/08 3:55 AM
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I came to this site to play during May of 2005. I just wanted to play so I never read the times that were posted. That September or so I was able to get back online and saw that comments were being posted but I wanted to play and had alot of catching up to do so I never cared to even set up an More...
02/Jun/08 9:01 AM
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July/August 2005 for me, played a while before posting in September, I think. I remember Jimmy (above) from Scotland and K from Brissie.
03/Jun/08 2:01 AM
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Oh how sad to go back to the archives but I did and in amongst the comments found my first post on 6th Oct 2005. (I had lurked - fully dressed of course for a while but just watched mainly). I liked billy, we tried to beat each other posting first. I thought she was a man and she thought I was a More...
03/Jun/08 6:04 AM
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And of course that amusing little question 'Where's the timer'... 'It's at the top, left hand side in the pink box'
03/Jun/08 6:19 AM
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Hi, there!
I think this site was a Yahoo! best site, that's how I found it. It's been great for a beginner (I couldn't do the ones in the local newspaper) to learn how to solve the puzzles (love that "Check moves" feature) Now, I can do the newspaper puzzles up to Wednesday or More...
11/Jun/08 2:43 AM
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I also have been using this site since May 2005, which was when it first started. Back then we did not even have photos after solving. The first ones were put on, by Gath I suppose, and were things like coffee cups I remember!! I'm not sure when I made my first post, but it must have been about More...
11/Jun/08 9:53 AM
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I found the site in 2005 some time before September. I just did the sudoku games and read the comments and did the jigsaws when they started, so I must have been a lurker and I don't know when I first made a comment. I joined as a Supporting Member last year and I also talked my sister, Kate, into having a look at the site and she joined before me and she loves it too.
11/Jun/08 10:00 PM
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I started on the site back in May 2005 but the comments didnt start straight away and were added at a later date. when they were added I didnt post a comment to start with cos I am such a wall flower. but eventually got up enough courage to post a comment around the time for guessing Liams birth. then I joined in many of the fun parties and poetry days that geve this site the popularity.
17/Jun/08 7:46 PM
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I started on this site back in May 2005 when we didnt have pics or any comments, they came later. I didnt comment even when it first became available as I am such a wallflower. I think I first commented around the guessing time for Lisas' baby Liam who was born on my sons birthday. I joined in to the parties and the in character poetry eventually. those days were what made this site so popular.
17/Jun/08 7:49 PM
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I know that in June 2005 I was printing out the puzzles. I did a whole lot of them as I wanted to take them to hospital with me when I was going to have Laura. She was born in August 2005. Unsure when i first posted on the site.
23/Jun/08 6:21 PM
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I think my first post was Oct 05. Some of the regulars from back then still post today but others have disappeared - amber and her fabulous shoes, bills from woolwich and Darwin, warren from philly, KRP and QRP, Chrissy from Canberra, Lisa from Toronto, Lisa from Ontario, Ed from Lithia, jh from champaign, Di from Mackay....
01/Jul/08 9:38 PM
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I first posted in 2005... not quite sure when. I found one on 1st October but was checking out the site long before that. I can remember when there weren't photos when you completed a puzzle and the only comments were about the puzzle. I can also remember when you only had to wait a few weeks to More...
14/Sep/08 11:10 PM
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By the way I am quite peeved that one has to have a name of at least 3 letters these days and that those who haven't been around for a few years call me fii rather than fi. But it was either ffi or fii or ifi. Best of a bad choice. :)
14/Sep/08 11:13 PM
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