You definitely came at least a year or more after me cus I distinctly remember your "maryanne" phase and your "posting spam images" phase. so no way it was as early as 2004. Looking at georges old board you and Patrick (rip) started posting in earnest around 2006/2007. http://www.network54.com/Forum/152758/page-23
Just did a cursory browse and there are LOTS of posts from you and Patrick complaining about babble starting around page 24. for most of 2007 george's board became the unofficial Babble back-up for a while (as John Mc's board seems to be these days) so lots of babble drama ended up spilling on there from time to time. All still totally readable. There's some vintage Alex posts mixed in I noticed. And the whole Pete Anderson saga started on there too.