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#1 Heffalump

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Ok, so we've had our excitement for the year and everyone from here to Timbucktu knows about EB's spinoffs.  Yesterday's news.

So for today's news:

All that chatter had me going down memory lane.  Back to when I first joined EB in 2005.  I remember that I lurked for awhile, but my very first post was when I was in labour with DD - I replied to someone asking about the Trade Practices Act and whether shopkeepers could actually refuse to refund your money if there was a problem with what was purchased.  Now that has to show some level of commitment to EB!  tongue.gif

Anyway,  I went to my current post history and started reading old replies from way back when, and going into old threads that reminded me of what EB used to be like.  My first post this time round was:

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I'd write to the City of Melbourne Council General Manager about it and clearly explain the situation as you have here. If that has no positive resolution then I'd go to the local paper/radio station.


And my first thread was about:

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Children who attend Preschool have the best chance at a prosperous life.
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So what is the first post in your post history, and what was your first thread? biggrin.gif

And what is the most memorable thread that you've participated in?

Edited by Heffalump, 10 April 2012 - 08:17 PM.


#2 catalyst

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

Nice idea Heffalump  original.gif



#3 Heffalump

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

I just found my longest thread ever - not strictly a train wreck in itself, but hey.... tongue.gif

http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...l=train%20wreck

Plus I found the answer to the question that everyone ignored last night...Skitty! biggrin.gif


#4 FeralBob!

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

My first post was this

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I've had no problem at all with Clarks for first shoes once your baby is walking. My little girl wears hers whenever she's out and they are great. THe one thing I would say though is to get them properly fitted. Shoes and Sox is very good (and they also sell socks that are 90+% cotton, unlike a lot you can get). Otherwise, I've found David Jones good or a traditional shoe store.
in a thread about First Shoes. I lurked for a few months before I posted.

My most memorable threads would have to be the meme thread, and also the soshal cheese thread  ph34r.gif

#5 JRA

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

Great idea.

I did not venture out of my due in group then mothers group here for quite some years. Many of those have moved on, some of them were quite incredible people.

My first thread on this version is about nappies for skinny babies, which was may 2003. So DS was 6 mths.

The next one was in I assume working parents (which now calls itself party plan) about me going back to work when Ds was 16 mths. There was no way I would have posted that in party plan.

there is also a weird/funny thread of mine "where is the egg" where ds brought to me one egg, and when I put the dozen back, one was missing. Interestingly one of the people who posted in it was Mahalia, and a very nice post from Franny


Funnily enough my first post was about walkers and why I hadn't bought a walker as they were not recommended. this was before DS was born, and my opinion hasn't changed

None of my mothers group, due in group posts are showing.




#6 TeachmeMum

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

first thread and noone replied but people read it  wink.gif

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WTF how does someone walk out with a koala??

This koala, Banjo, is 13 years old and disappeared from his enclosure.

He was found in the carpark at around 2pm after someone rang up and said we found your koala huh.gif

Just looking for news report


first post
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I would be finding a behavioural optometrist. This is someone who specialises in the behaviour of eyes of children. They can be found in your normal optometrist.


#7 Veryclucky

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

Love the idea...interesting looking back at my posting history. I am chronically lazy when it comes to posting because I am either on my phone or have my netbook on my lap and it is too awkward to type more then a couple of sentences the way I like to sit.

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Has anyone used Zappy nappies? They are sold at Eumundi Markets near Noosa, QLD and online.

They look great but I don't know anyone who has used them before.


My first topic back in Feb 2010....amusing considering I wasn't pregnant and still haven't been. sad.gif I was in the full on planning stage back then never dreaming that I wouldn't just fall pregnant the moment we TTC.

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First time poster but have been lurking around on EB for a while.

DH  and I are TTTC. We are currently building a house which I think is  stressing me out (issues with the building company) and sapping my  willpower to eat healthy. Implanon will come out in June and I am going  to the dr's in March for a pre-pregnancy check-up. Scary as I know he  will want to weigh me.

So, I am hoping by psoting on here and  reading other people's journeys it may motivate me as nothing else seems  to motivate me to do more then think about losing weight.


This was my first post plus the ever scary- weight stats lol which I won't repeat here in the limelight. It was in a Plus size living thread also in Feb 2010. I think was nit long after I actually signed up, lurked for a while before that.

#8 saxa

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

I can't find mine as it was an old user name I had deleted.

DS was not yet born so it was early 2004 and I was researching what pram to buy and stumbled across the Product Reviews section.

I will admit for a long long time I had no idea there were actually more sections on EB other than the product review one  blush.gif

Once I dIscovered the rest of this place I spent days and nights reading all I could!

#9 Therese

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

I think my first post was back so far it can't be found wink.gif  I joined EB in Jan 2000.  My first post that I can find is my 2nd daughters birth story.

#10 Chelli

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Great idea Heffalump original.gif

My first post that I can find (as my membership went awry during one of the forum software upgrades in the Teal days) was this:
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Hi,
Does anyone know of the earliest possible time you would see a heartbeat on an ultrasound? I had an external and internal one done on Friday, both of which was too early to see a heartbeat at an estimated gestation of 5 weeks 6 days. Has anyone had a heartbeat show up at that time?


They found a heartbeat and DD will turn 9 at the end of the month happy.gif

My posts for the year or so before that would have been about TTC and secondary infertility.



#11 Mumto1feral

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (Heffalump @ 10/04/2012, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, so we've had our excitement for the year and everyone from here to Timbucktu knows about EB's spinoffs.  Yesterday's news.


I don't! Please share!

#12 JustBeige

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

Good idea biggrin.gif

LOL, just checked mine.  Back on 1st Dec 2006, I was finally brave enough to register to post (after reading on and off for a couple of years) and joined in a Christmas thread (I must have been nuts)- "Does Santa wrap his presents with christmas paper" - which went for only 44 replies, so not too bad really considering the topic.  My response was a waffly version of 'no'.  That was my first post.

a couple of days later though, I posted this in a TT thread.
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Hello,

My DS (now 4) does both the standing and sitting and has a "shake" at the end for both. Actually the other night - we got him up for his usual 10:30pm wee - and he usually sits, but decided to stand. It was very cute as he was very wobbly as he was still almost asleep, at the end when I reminded him to 'shake' , he looked at me very confused and then 'shook' his whole body. god bless him!. The hardest part was not cracking up laughing, DH was no help at all and I could hear him nearly wetting himself in the lounge room.


sorry that was a bit of a long answer to your question.


hehe. I am so glad I found that post as it is a special memory.  

From what I can see too, it took me a good 6mths to not respond with "Hello" at the start of every post roll2.gif

Edited by JustBeige, 10 April 2012 - 08:51 PM.


#13 gabbigirl

Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

edited.  wrong thread.   events of late have left me confused.

Edited by gabbigirl, 10 April 2012 - 08:56 PM.


#14 .Jerry.

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

Just went back into my posts.  I joined mid 2005.  My first posts were very dull, with paranoid pregnancy questions. laughing2.gif

I had a lovely time though reading through the posts about my daughter's birth... From me posting a question about preeclampsia, through her birth and journey through NICU.  Lovely to reread it all.

My most memorable posts were those involved with our DIG troll.  Lots of PMs at that time too.

#15 Mamabug

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

OP - the train wreck link has brought back a lot of memories! Plenty of names there I haven't seen for some time...

Righto, my first thread was in early 2006 in AC - General, musing about my two remaining embryos and questioning if I should even consider using them as I had a high-risk pg to get #1. Pointless thread really as DH and I went on to have three more children naturally huh.gif

My first post was in a thread asking: If you could have one thing what would it be? I said a talent - any talent!

#16 pinkpineapple

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

How can I find mine?

#17 oNeLoVe

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

How are you going back so far??

When I go into my profile and click on posts, I can only see the last 5 posts I made...

#18 BeachedAsBro

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

I've been around since 2009 & joined because I had just been diagnosed with PCOS & like all good patients was consulting Dr Google. That's how I found EB.

Some memorable threads for me were the missing panty liner, the soshal cheese & if Quakers Hill is NW or western Sydney. I joined after the big event in early 2009 (she who shall not be named...)

#19 ~A2~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

pinkpineapple (and anyone else unsure)  if you  click on your username in this thread,  you will get  a  drop down menu, choices from this menu include find Member Posts and Find Member Topics, these should show them all, may be a few pages of them though.

Hope that helps.

#20 Catolyn

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

My first post was a reasonably detailed one about different sleeping tablets. It's something I know a LOT about unfortunately. I lurked for quite a few months before posting though.

I haven't started many topics because I get performance anxiety in forums and think people are going to be all 'who is this idiot *close tab*'

#21 JustBeige

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

pinkpinapple, you can either click on your own name at the top L of the page you have open. Under Options, you click and it comes up with a dropdown menu, select Find Members Posts.

Or you can click on the arrow next to your name in the above post and you get the same little dropdown menu and select Find Members Posts.


HTH

LOL  what A2 said!   (I am so slow typing sometimes)

Edited by JustBeige, 10 April 2012 - 09:18 PM.


#22 JustBeige

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 10/04/2012, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How are you going back so far??

When I go into my profile and click on posts, I can only see the last 5 posts I made...

See A2's response.  original.gif

#23 Frau Farbissina

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:19 PM

My first post was about my 9 and a half month old baby (who is now almost 5) and how he kept waking up an hour after going to bed and did anyone else have a baby who did it also, or have advice on how to deal with it. Thankfully he did outgrow it.

The most memorable thread I can remember participating was the meme one.

#24 Heffalump

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

Wow, that trainwreck thread is bringing back some memories and people who I wish had never left...

To find your post history:

Click on your username on the panel on the left side of your screen.  This will take you into your user profile.

Click on the down arrow under options (second column under your personal photo)

Click on "Find member's posts" or "Find member's topics" (for threads you have started).

Have fun! original.gif

ETA:

LOL, see A2's response, much easier to follow those instructions!

Edited by Heffalump, 10 April 2012 - 09:21 PM.


#25 skylark

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

First post was also my first topic - titled "Can Cats Sense Pregnancy?"

"I'm 39 weeks and for the last week or so our cat has been super annoying and "talking" all the time. He's in perfect health, eating, active and otherwise happy but he just won't stop meowing and yowling constantly. He's always been quite vocal, but nothing close to his current levels.

A couple of people have told me stories of cats sensing when a new baby is soon to arrive (maybe smelling pheremones or something on mum-to-be) and behaving strangely. Has anyone heard of this?"

This post is a relic from the time before baby, when our cat was the centre of our universe (apparently)! Also, that 39 week pregnancy is now closing in on six years old...

Edited by skylark, 10 April 2012 - 09:26 PM.





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