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Old February 5th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Whats the history of ssc

How is ssc born?
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #2
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away......
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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^Wow, it's like a fairy tale. So what's the name of that far far away land?
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #4
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I hope that there would be a thread created for the dateline of SSC from beginning 'til end.

My Questions:
1. When did SSC start?
2. Who had the idea to create SSC?
3. Who was the first member (aside from the administrator)?
4. How many forums and threads were there on the first day?
5. How many members registered on the first day?
6. How did SSC first look like.

When I joined, I also saw forumers talking about a forum hack, what was that?

Sorry for the questions, I'm so curious.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #5
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1. exact dat dunno, id like to know it too.
2. Jan 'the man with the plan'
3,4,5,6. Thats a big question id like too.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #6
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My Questions:
1. When did SSC start? september 2001 after 9/11
2. Who had the idea to create SSC? jan i believe as a place to discuss skyscrapers and urban issues
3. Who was the first member (aside from the administrator)? well look for people who have a join date of sept2001
4. How many forums and threads were there on the first day?not many
5. How many members registered on the first day?wouldn't have a clue
6. How did SSC first look like.like a forum

When I joined, I also saw forumers talking about a forum hack, what was that?well so stupid trolls decided it would be hilarious to hack the forum and delete threads/ add negative comments to people they didn't like.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #7
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Wasnt the first date september 2002.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:06 PM   #8
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:06 PM   #9
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actually yea i meant sept2002,although jan has his join date as july 2002
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #10
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It's not official, since I didn't join in the beginning but lurked in the old forums.

My Questions:
1. When did SSC start? officially in 2002
2. Who had the idea to create SSC? I think it was a merging of a whole bunch of different urban forums
3. Who was the first member (aside from the administrator)? well it's easy to find out. Check your user profile, and at the end of the address you'll find your SSC number. Just change it to 1 (jan) or 2 or 3, etc. mine is 1996
4. How many forums and threads were there on the first day? I don't know
5. How many members registered on the first day? A whole lot. Just check on the member list for all those joining sept 2002
6. How did SSC first look like. check Pavlo's link

When I joined, I also saw forumers talking about a forum hack, what was that?
Actually there have been 2 hacks AFAIK
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:13 PM   #11
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thanks pavlo for the link.....ssc looked exactly like ssp back then.

its intresting how fast we've grown in 2002 there were only a 1000memebers,now we have 20,000+.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 06:09 AM   #12
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I believe Skyscraper City began as a sort of alternative/sister project to Skyscraper Page, which started in like 1997.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sinjin
1. When did SSC start?
11th September 2002
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Originally Posted by sinjin
2. Who had the idea to create SSC?
Jan
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3. Who was the first member (aside from the administrator)?
About 36 users were registered before 11th September 2002. The ones that are still here are:
Jan - #1 (25th July 2002)
Gothicform - #2 (25th July 2002)
Jasonhouse - #8 (27th July 2002)
De Snor - #3 (28th July 2002)
jada - #6 (28th July 2002)
bagthier - #9 (29th July 2002)
LaBoumBe - #10 (29th July 2002)
Dylan Leblanc - #11 (30th July 2002)
Vapour - #13 (31st July 2002)
Laurens - #15 (7th August 2002)
Rotterdam Highrise - #16 (12th August 2002)
CityLife - #17 (22nd August 2002)
Lmichigan - #20 (24th August 2002)
Steely Dan - #21 (24th August 2002)
Phil - #22 (24th August 2002)
Bond James Bond - #25 (24th August 2002)
Buck - #26 (24th August 2002)
Cyburbia - #28 (24th August 2002)
Swede - #29 (25th August 2002)
Infinite - #31 (26th August 2002)
intervention - #33 (26th August 2002)
Talisker - #34 (26th August 2002)
Tymon reloaded - #35 (28th August 2002)

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4. How many forums and threads were there on the first day?
No idea but the oldest surviving post is from 13th September 2002 when JayT begun the project thread for Brisbane Square. And it's still underconstruction.

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5. How many members registered on the first day?
About 165 extra people joined on 11th September 2002. By the end of the day there were about 201 members.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #14
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Old February 7th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #15
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No idea but the oldest surviving post is from 13th September 2002 when JayT begun the project thread for Brisbane Square. And it's still underconstruction. .
Wow, the oldest thread in SSC!
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Old February 7th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #16
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I remember those days with the attractivestad and hoogbow forums. I believe they have merged into skyscrapercity.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 02:31 PM   #17
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1. When did SSC start? after Worldskyscrapers dissapeared

2. Who had the idea to create SSC? Jan, our master

3. Who was the first member (aside from the administrator)? probably these from World Skyscraper forums before

4. How many forums and threads were there on the first day? not as much, many regional forums were made from then to now

5. How many members registered on the first day?
who knows

6. How did SSC first look like.
like this, but smaller

(now, my memories fuzzing up, was it world skyscrapers?)
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Old February 7th, 2006, 02:56 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oriolus
11th September 2002
Jan
About 36 users were registered before 11th September 2002. The ones that are still here are:
Jan - #1 (25th July 2002)
Jasonhouse - #8 (27th July 2002)
De Snor - #3 (28th July 2002)
jada - #6 (28th July 2002)
bagthier - #9 (29th July 2002)
LaBoumBe - #10 (29th July 2002)
Dylan Leblanc - #11 (30th July 2002)
Vapour - #13 (31st July 2002)
Laurens - #15 (7th August 2002)
Rotterdam Highrise - #16 (12th August 2002)
CityLife - #17 (22nd August 2002)
Lmichigan - #20 (24th August 2002)
Steely Dan - #21 (24th August 2002)
Phil - #22 (24th August 2002)
Bond James Bond - #25 (24th August 2002)
Buck - #26 (24th August 2002)
Cyburbia - #28 (24th August 2002)
Swede - #29 (25th August 2002)
Infinite - #31 (26th August 2002)
intervention - #33 (26th August 2002)
Talisker - #34 (26th August 2002)
Tymon reloaded - #35 (28th August 2002)

No idea but the oldest surviving post is from 13th September 2002 when JayT begun the project thread for Brisbane Square. And it's still underconstruction.

About 165 extra people joined on 11th September 2002. By the end of the day there were about 201 members.
Thanks for that very complete response Oriolus. I appreciate it much.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #19
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SSC is used to have search function.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #20
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About 165 extra people joined on 11th September 2002. By the end of the day there were about 201 members.
But plenty more would have joined on the following, because I remember that the timezone difference meant that these forums were still unopened when I tried to register on the 11th.

The original regional forums used to be separate forums too. I was never part of the World Skyscrapers forum, but I was a member of OzScrapers for about two months before it closed and became this.

The forum hack - an admin's password was found and used by someone to temporarily ban all the mods and admins, and give everyone access to the moderators' forum. The second hack resulted in the loss of the longest threads in the forum - which were at the time several threads in the UK forum, plus in OzScrapers the World Tower and Eureka threads which had about 2000 posts in each.

As far as looks are concerned, SSC has always used the default vBulletin theme with the header replaced. The Australian and UK forums (and several others) had their own colour schemes - a horrid green colour for OzScrapers and red for the UK forum.
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