Time Flies - 19 years ago today

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by Webmaster, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

    So on April 11, 2000 this online journey began when the doors opened on 4042dotcom (later becoming JohnstonCounty.Today in 2015).

    Here's a link below to the Internet Archive where you can get a look at the past. Thanks for everyone that has joined us over the years - we appreciate it!

    https://web.archive.org/web/20001006213316/http://www.4042.com/

    (Hint: On the archive page, you can click on the timeline across the top to see various years in the past.)
     
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  2. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

  3. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

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  4. BobF

    BobF Well-Known Member

    How is that even possible? ;)
     
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  5. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I still follow a sports forum that still uses that format.
     
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  6. Sherry A.

    Sherry A. Well-Known Member

    I have truly enjoyed it here and appreciate all who have made this possible
     
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  7. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    Is Chicken Little still around? I am trying to remember what nick I had used way back when. I know I have changed it several times till I settled on my current nick with best represents me
     
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  8. BobF

    BobF Well-Known Member

    He went away a long time ago, but with threads like this...

    BobF is so full of crap........ - Chicken Little 08/01/01 (2)​

    ...I doubt that we're missing very much.

    Still, it was fun while it lasted. ;)
     
  9. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    I had emailed webbie I wanted to see if I could find some of my old nicks from way back when. but nope :(
     
  10. Stinger2019

    Stinger2019 Active Member

    Good times, good times. Question for Webbie: is there a reason I can see all of the forums except the Poly Pit? Is that by special invite only?
     
  11. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

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  12. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

    Stinger from 19 years ago?

    Dude, did you grow any hair for your avitar since back then? :D
     
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  13. Stinger2019

    Stinger2019 Active Member

    Funny you should mention "hair". It's been a long, strange transformation...

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  14. DontCareHowYouDoItInNY

    DontCareHowYouDoItInNY Well-Known Member

    Around that time, within a year or so I was at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and spotted someone wearing a 4042.com tee shirt. I was familiar with the new, local site and a little excited so far from home, so I went over and asked him about it to see if he owned it or something. The result was a little anti-climatic as he answered "No, someone just gave me the shirt. I dont even know what it is".
     
  15. Stinger2019

    Stinger2019 Active Member

    Thank you...
     
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  16. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    ;)
     
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  17. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    Why DID you give up 4042.com, anyway? With Interstate 42 being designated nearby (and thus having TWO 40/42 intersections), I'd think it would be a pretty valuable domain around here. Did that Chinese company that took it over give you some big bucks?
     
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  18. BuzzMyMonkey

    BuzzMyMonkey Well-Known Member

    Mmmm,,, lol
     
  19. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

    When the site began, we chose the 4042.com domain name because it was centrally located in the county and everyone knew it by that name. The right name at the right time. However - the name, over time, pigeonholed the site. Even though, from day one, we covered ALL of Johnston County for news and information, the domain name gave the idea that we were focused only on that small geographical area. Thus, the decision to transition the site to a domain name that was inclusive of the whole county was made and...here we are! A rose by any other name. :cool:
     
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  20. panthersdude2001

    panthersdude2001 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I wasn't around, but the date of the archive was set to today, 19 years ago. That's weird. Is that Hampton inn still there?
     

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