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can we see how Jan looks like?
or is it gonna be like the story of moses demanding to see how God looks like and then God erupted one of the volcanos and moses fainted

I'll proly get banned for asking how Jan look like
 

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It's how I imagined him ;) I also would like to see a pic of De Snor, I think he's also one of the founders, at least I had the impression when I was visiting the forum long time before I even joined... The mods should present themselves anyway, would be great ;)
 

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Alright, here's the story one more time. It all started in May 2000 with a Holland Hoogbouw Forums on the EZboard. That happened because we had a couple of Dutch guys on the Skyscraperpage forums and it felt a bit odd to be talking English to each other in topics that no one else was interested in it. Two months later a general Euroscrapers forum was started as well on EZ board. In September 2001 a new Dutch forum was started using Ikonboard, followed by an upgrade of the Euroscrapers forums as well. After a request from a ssp Aussie member an Australian board was founded and after one too many classic feuds between the English and the Germans these two had a Ikonboard of their own as well. In the meantime, a World Skyscrapers one was created as well to cover everything else in one go. These boards were all hosted on small shared hosting packages and were all going way over bandwidth after a while. Early September 2002 I got a note from that host to remove all forums within one week. Just before that I had already toyed with the idea to merge them all into one board, but that idea became reality on sept 11, 2002 as skyscrapercity.com.
 

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Jan is probably like the Oracle. Might walk around to visit a few cities now and then, but most of the time he's in his white walled room pushing buttons and switching levers to run this site.
 

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What a cool , intelligent and foresight man - Jan !

I am moved by Jan's story ...... Sure , No Jan , No Skyscrapercity !
 

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Turns out that, Jan is actually the second coming of christ. Maybe if we become his disciples we won't die in the nuclear holocaust. All hail Jan! :master: :master:
 

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I always loved Euroscrapers forum and always wondered about it. Thanks for the history lesson and well remembered memories on those early forums.

Thanks to all in getting it started. :)
 

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Seeing as how Jan seems to have the status of a God for some of you guys, I thought I'd post this pseudo-biblical account by Tony P to perpetuate the belief that Jan really is The Messiah :D It's based around the history of OzScrapers & it comes from here.

Tony P said:
In the beginning there was Nalyd. And on the First Day, he created Nalyd's Skyscraper Page.

On the Second Day, He created Finn and Brizzy Chris. Later that day 'Tony P' joined up, as did a few others like KayOz, Spazpecker the Dunce (that was his name, not general commentary ), Anton, and others around from around Australia.

On the Third Day, Nalyd decided to reverse the letters of his name and rename his creation 'Dylans SkyscraperPage'.

On the 4th day there was a flood. Not a literal flood, with water n' shit, but a flood of people. They came from all locations, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Denver (there was nothing else to do in Denver, I suppose). And other places of course. This flood washed up some of the forums most known forumers, like Culwulla. This flood also caused many problems with Dylan's creation. His creation would cease to exist for, at first, hours on end, then days, then weeks. And the people weren't happy.

This continued until the Dawn of the 5th Day, when from Mount Wheredafuckdidhecomefrom, came the Messiah, the messiah we call Jan. The Messiah we call Jan (as in "'Jan'itor") when it really sounds like 'Hahn', like the beer, but with with a "J" at the front that sounds like a "Y". "Yahn". Jan, still on the 5th day, created Ozcrapers, a regional forum in a much larger forum called Hoogbouw.nl, or howeverdafuckyouspellit. KayOz would not convert his beliefs in line with the New Testament and remained true and honourable disciple of Dylans. KayOz cut a solitarly figure in the old world and had hundreds of fascinating conversations with himself (well, they were!), whilst every single other person in Australia flocked to OzScrapers on the old Hoogbouw.nl site or howeverdafuckyouspellit.

On the 6th Day Jan (remember; "Yahn"), changed from the Hoogbouw.nl or howeverdafuckyouspellit domain, to the Skyscrapercity domain, and it filled to the brim with ever more people than before.

Early in the 7th day, The Messiah (Jan...."Yahn") said Eureka was taller than Q1 and that was that and took the rest of the day off.

The end.
 
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