Looks like my first post on the OS board was 12/2/06. It was in response to a guy named Dave (who I barely remember- obviously wasn't Jamie) asking for lists of people's favorite prog albums. It's surprising how little the list has changed in the past decade+ (though I note that I hadn't heard Genesis which explains the absence of "Lamb Lies Down"). The main difference is I include groups like Procol Harum, ELO and The Moody Blues so the term "prog" was obviously a bit new to me. Looks like Patrick's first post came about a week later.
And here's my first impression of Babble, posted on the OS board 1/21/07 in response to being invited there by "Starots Orange":
"Has anybody checked out this board? They seem very "close-knit", and post a lot of non-music topics. Check out the thread that was started by "Herman" on the 19th that begins "I can't create an account on George's board" or something like that. It's a hilariuos thread. They talk about how they've lost a lot of key members, and how someone should recruit people from this board! It had me laughing out loud! Some people take this shit WAAAAYYY too seriously. I just mainly like to post here when I'm bored at work. Anyway, someone named "Alex" is opposed to the recruitment, saying that we "lack culture", and even goes as far as to diss my homey P.L. for liking Kraftwerk!
I'm not trying to start a "war" or anything. I, for one think that it's absolutely side-splitting. Read the thread I'm talking about, and I guarantee that you'll be laughing too. Not sure if I'll post anything on that board...............probably NOT.
There's also a lot of back and forth shit talking and drama on that board. We may "lack culture" on this board, but at least we're civilized and respectful. I mean sure, we're often sarcastic and we tease each other from time to time (I admittedly do this a lot), but I don't think anybody here would talk shit about anybody else or swear at them.
Examples of hilarious "Music Babble" drama.
"Yes, I have said before to leave the board, but this time it is real. I have fed up with the shit that goes on with the ####ers on the board. It is full of the ####ers. Seriously, my eyes have certainly been opened as to the people who on the board I thought were good friends - you are all stupid ####ers who speak behind my back and shit. I am to decide never to come back."
"Narco, this is for you: #### OFF. Seriously, if you want to hang around on this board, cut the pathetic shit out immediately. Start posting something worthwhile, or else I'll seriously be so pissed with you - you flood the board with utter nonsense and expect us to put up with it? Well, I'm not. I'm speaking out. And I've had it up to my ass with your tireless garbage. "