Daredevil
 member, 1 post
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 02:26
How old is RPOL.net?
I saw a notice a week ago noting it was rpol's Birthday, but I didn't see an age anywhere.

Just curious, how old is this great site?
Sir Swindle
 member, 236 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 02:49
How old is RPOL.net?
Don't know for sure but the oldest players wanted add was bumped Mon 25 Apr 2011. It's on page 414...
Dream Sequence
 member, 66 posts
 Certainly the loveliest,
 most civilized of us all
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 02:58
How old is RPOL.net?
The background FAQ says it was founded "several years ago" in a post dated July 2008.  That's as specific as I can find.  :)
bigbadron
 moderator, 15929 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 03:11
How old is RPOL.net?
Clicking the RUBB update link at the bottom left of the front page shows the version history for the site, which includes the following:
quote:
Version 1.0.0 - 25 August 2000

Major:

    Initial release.  No real version numbering was implemented at this stage, and various sections were unfinished, such as banning.

So, the site was over twenty years old last month.

About time it got a job...

This message was last edited by the user at 03:18, Wed 02 Sept.

donsr
 member, 2036 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 03:24
How old is RPOL.net?
yery neat

 acouple years ago folks were asking about thier  starting Date..Skald  found this  for me...

...........

I had   437... Skald  got a pretty  pin point  as to my start date as ... "Before 08:00, Sun 23 Oct 2005".  Old school.  ;>
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 326 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 03:31
How old is RPOL.net?
Not sure about the normal site, but on responsive, if you go into your Preferences it'll actually tell you what date you signed up, now. =)
phoenix9lives
 member, 1032 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 04:08
How old is RPOL.net?
"Before Saturday October 22 2005".
Shannara
 moderator, 3869 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 11:27
How old is RPOL.net?
I seem to remember coming over in 2002 from Playbyweb.
Bruiser419
 member, 23 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 11:37
How old is RPOL.net?
According to a Domain age Checker on duplichecker.com, the domain was created on 8-31-2000.
Dream Sequence
 member, 67 posts
 Certainly the loveliest,
 most civilized of us all
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 11:45
How old is RPOL.net?
On the other hand, I just saw this in a Players Wanted post:

quote:
  • The game is located in the Contemporary category.
  • It has 7 posts.
  • Its last post was made at 05:00, Thursday, 01 January 1970.

... so apparently RPoL is about twice as old as the World Wide Web.
donsr
 member, 2037 posts
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 12:12
How old is RPOL.net?
I was on Playbyweb for a bit..it didn't suit me though...EZboards  were rgeat, the set up was like   These boards, everything in one place. By Hackers  killed    all the EZ boards, and they never  came back. I bet i was on , like....6 sites  fo EZ Boards  playing FR DND.

 then i found this   place to  pick up gaming  slack.

 One thing that is to be noted? All sites  have Games,  all sites  have games that  stick around and 'fly-by-night' game that are lucky to last a Month or two. What makes this  site better is the clean  set up,, and work the Admins  put in. Dcie  roller is   simple  to use  and  covers  everything you need..PMs ... GM oversight on thier games to do  what they  want to set the game up.

 i'm in  one game  on another site.. i am there ,,ONLY  for that game m sicne it came from another site years and years ago ( i tried to get them to come here!).

 the site's a mess, you have to did  throughthread  upon thread to  find your  game( i have to have a Link that takes me right to my game).... The PMs  are near as good as here... The thread  sent up is worse...

 I guess what i am tryign to say, that after  my Many, many years of  PBP, This is the site to be!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1339 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 14:23
How old is RPOL.net?
I to came here from Playbyweb - I found it easier to use this site, more players and better community feel. Been back to PBW a few times, but never stay long as they just lack the games I like to play. Though I know a few others who use both sites.
I been here : Before Sat 22 Oct 2005 - how much before the Beta site does not say ... Still almost 15 years.

This message was last edited by the user at 14:27, Wed 02 Sept.

bigbadron
 moderator, 15930 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 14:32
How old is RPOL.net?
I've been here since June of 2002 - I know that because I signed up and set up a board straight away so I could move a game from PlayByWeb.

But the site records say I joined before October 23 2005.  Which is correct, but not as accurate as my records.  :)
Waffles
 member, 192 posts
 I may or may not be
 an alien
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 15:59
How old is RPOL.net?
I feel like I came over in 2002 maybe, from the site The Pork ... which I think used to be called The Park.

Anyone remember those? A Google search didn't find anything.
Heath
 member, 2948 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 2 Sep 2020
at 23:42
Re: How old is RPOL.net?
Shannara:
I seem to remember coming over in 2002 from Playbyweb.

I did the exact same thing at almost the exact same time!
praguepride
 member, 1683 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 00:28
Re: How old is RPOL.net?
Dream Sequence:
On the other hand, I just saw this in a Players Wanted post:

quote:
  • The game is located in the Contemporary category.
  • It has 7 posts.
  • Its last post was made at 05:00, Thursday, 01 January 1970.

... so apparently RPoL is about twice as old as the World Wide Web.



So this is a fun bit of computer science trivia. In computer science/programming to get around really annoying things about dates and times (because of things like time zones and daylight savings times and what not...it's a mess actually figuring out what time something happened) computer science nerds created a new metric called epoch time which is the number of seconds that have passed since a given date/time in CST. One simple function converts any date/time into a number that you can easily do calculations on. What is 2 weeks added to Jan 27th, 2008 is kind of tricky without doing a lot of conversions so with epoch time you convert everything to a standardized number, do your various calculations and what not, and then when you're all done you can pop it back out of epoch time to make it human readable again.

(For example the current epoch time is 1599092842, not an easy thing to eyeball.

ANYWAY the reason why I bring this up is that the whole point is that number (1599092842) is the number of seconds from a set date and that date is January 1st, 1970.

So if you ever see that specific date pop up in a place that isn't probably correct, that is because you're ending up with a default epoch time.
pitademon
 member, 851 posts
 hi all
Thu 3 Sep 2020
at 14:20
Re: How old is RPOL.net?
Every now and then in a game there was a post made that I was like the 3rd or 4th player, been in a bit but it popped up saying game was created in 1969.  It was a weird glitch.  Noone ever made the post.  It was like the 'matrix' randomly made it.  You could not delete it either unless you deleted the game entirely.  We just relegated it to the last spot and told people to ignore it.  So if you had 4 pages of game it would be on page 4 eventually.
Gaffer
 member, 1645 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 04:42
Re: How old is RPOL.net?
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phoenix9lives
 member, 1033 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Fri 4 Sep 2020
at 05:23
Re: How old is RPOL.net?
In reply to Gaffer (msg # 18):

ROFLMAO!