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  1. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Feb '18 14:35
    For any of you who would like a glimps of how we looked back in the 'early days', here are a few links to some old RHP site pages, thanks to the 'wayback machine'.
    Some of the links you see on the pages still work so look around. Check them out. We have come a long way! Seriously!

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010304170336/http://www.redhotpawn.com

    Forum added:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20010514021527/http://www.redhotpawn.com:80/

    Early Forum example:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20010816151300/http://www.redhotpawn.com:80/forum/forumtopic.php?topicid=3

    Pawn Star early days:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20011203114946/http://www.redhotpawn.com:80/promotion/helpus.php

    more early days:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20011203085926/http://www.redhotpawn.com:80/index.php

    trials and errors, etc:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20021002185337/http://www.redhotpawn.com:80/forum/forumtopic.php?topicid=10
  2. SubscriberRuss
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    21 Feb '18 14:43
    RHP Live was in 2002?? How is that even possible?
  3. SubscriberRuss
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    21 Feb '18 14:46
    Become a 'Pawn Star'! - So, what do I get out of it?

    ...
    "A FREE upgrade to the new advanced 3D Rival when it is available. (It's going to be big!)"
    ...

    Never did finish that....
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    21 Feb '18 14:502 edits
    you can look up old threads. Thera e 1388 pages for the GF alone

    Oldest GF thread: Thread 80

    Thread no1 doesn't Exits but Thread 2 does.
    Thread 6 is the other still existing one-Digit thread. the others have vanished, probably years ago...
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    21 Feb '18 16:00
    Appears Chris was more involved back in the beginning even had a pic up.

    Has Russ ever had a picture up?

    Before anyone asks...NO I do not have a picture up or do I intend on putting one up. It would scare the children on the site. 😉

    -VR
  6. Subscribermoonbus
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    21 Feb '18 16:05
    Everyone was civil back then.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    21 Feb '18 16:21
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Everyone was civil back then.
    It was before the Civil War.
  8. SubscriberRuss
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    21 Feb '18 16:32
    Originally posted by @very-rusty
    Appears Chris was more involved back in the beginning even had a pic up.

    Has Russ ever had a picture up?

    Before anyone asks...NO I do not have a picture up or do I intend on putting one up. It would scare the children on the site. 😉

    -VR
    Chris wrote the first version of forums (among other things)

    A few pics from the old meet-ups. Bald'ier and beardier now though.

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/comhub/meetups/event.php?meetupid=2
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    21 Feb '18 16:44
    Originally posted by @russ
    Chris wrote the first version of forums (among other things)

    A few pics from the old meet-ups. Bald'ier and beardier now though.

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/comhub/meetups/event.php?meetupid=2
    Thank You for the look back and pictures.

    17 years adds age, less hair for a lot of us...LOL...Looking good Both you and Chris back in your haydays though!

    -VR
  10. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Feb '18 18:00
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Everyone was civil back then.
    That's not quite the way I remember it! 🙂
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    21 Feb '18 18:13
    Originally posted by @mwmiller
    That's not quite the way I remember it! 🙂
    I was about to ask moonbus how he would know that unless he was here under a different alias. 😉

    -VR
  12. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Feb '18 19:30
    Originally posted by @mwmiller
    That's not quite the way I remember it! 🙂
    Maybe I should add a few comments about 'civilness' of the early days:

    The original forum did not have moderators.
    It wasn't very long until it was shut down for a few weeks.
    Chris did a complete overhaul.
    The forum that came back after that did have moderators.

    RHP members had access to a live IRC chatroom.
    RHP admin did not have anything to do with it other than to furnish a link to it from our site.
    RHP members that used the chatroom were expected to behave in accordance with the chatroom server rules.
    The RHP chatroom was closed in a few weeks, never to return.

    So what I am saying is that if you happen to observe a little uncivil behavior here, it certainly is not something new.

    Russ mentioned just a few posts earlier that he has lost some hair over the years.
    Now you know why!
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    21 Feb '18 20:06
    Originally posted by @mwmiller
    . Russ mentioned just a few posts earlier that he has lost some hair over the years.
    Now you know why!
    Of course, like me he got older!!! 😉

    -VR
  14. Subscribermoonbus
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    21 Feb '18 20:11
    Originally posted by @very-rusty
    I was about to ask moonbus how he would know that unless he was here under a different alias. 😉

    -VR
    I read some of the historic threads.
  15. Donationmwmiller
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    21 Feb '18 20:13
    Back in the day, there were rumors that Russ sold his car to help pay for upgrades on the equipment used for the site, but I think it later came out that he actually just traded it in on his first Rolls, shortly after subscription memberships were introduced!

    I don't think he has ever confirmed or denied that, so we still don't know. 🙂
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