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9th April 2004, 08:29 PM
I'd like to wish you all a warm welcome and hope that your stay here at Scoliosis Support is a happy one. This is a new site, so there are likely to be some bugs and oddities around for a while, but hopefully not too many ;-)

Let the posting commence!

9th April 2004, 09:34 PM
*raises the champagne glasses*

ooh, or guinness :pint: nice choice of smilies there :-D

9th April 2004, 09:56 PM
I'll drink to that! :pint:

May the site grow to be _the_ place to come for support on the bad days, questions on the frightening days and a place to make new friends!

9th April 2004, 11:04 PM
:hammer: Just wondered if there was an emoticon with a bargepole since that is what I always use? Maybe I should just stick with the hammer. It looks great Titch and with a bit of luck, this place will thrive in no time. If you ever want any photos for your gallery of backs and the like then just say, because i have plenty ;-)

10th April 2004, 05:25 AM
raises glass of grape juice :pint: who is 2c? btw the status later on can I be the brat again?

10th April 2004, 11:06 AM
*throws chocolate confetti in the air*

wonderful news and very smile worthy. :-D

10th April 2004, 11:08 AM
:pint: well done.........
drinks a toast to a successsful launch !!

10th April 2004, 12:07 PM
Kayla - I was abomination (on the other site), but in either case I'm Titch's other half. I'll probably be around alot more as it feels very welcoming ;-)
As for being the brat - you'll probably have to earn it :-P

10th April 2004, 04:40 PM
Ah, sorry about never replying. Too busy personalising everything. Ah so good so far...you must be proud.

Well done. If you ever need a hand, don't afraid to ask :)

10th April 2004, 11:40 PM
:pint: !
*breaks bottle against side of site*
oops, hope I didn't hurt the code :-?

11th April 2004, 01:23 AM
holy crap, this is awesome!

*cheers the admins that be*

looking forward to being here... you did a wonderful job putting this place together!

*waves to all her old SLife friends and wanders off to see what's happening*

11th April 2004, 01:28 AM
It's really good to see you all here - hopefully we can all make this into the place that we want it to be :-)

11th April 2004, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by Jonny@Apr 10 2004, 09:40 PM
:pint: !
*breaks bottle against side of site*
oops, hope I didn't hurt the code :-?
That was me, but as my account needed messing with I guess it's become anonymous... :-)

11th April 2004, 04:47 AM
i don't think it's going to take any trouble at all to make this place home.

*drags a couple couches, a few coffee tables, and a fridge into the room*


*gets some music playing and sets up the wet bar*

now let me pour you all a few more drinks... these are on the house! :pint:

Thaleias spirit
11th April 2004, 04:15 PM
hello!!!!!!!!!! :-)
just to let you know I found you all and my new home no problem
...and I think (given a day or two) I'll be well settled.. It looks lovely here........
I missed you all


11th April 2004, 04:52 PM
Great to see you here Chele :-D

11th April 2004, 06:18 PM
Chele!!!! Write some more, we really miss seeing you around. Glad you found us though, and hope that you are here to stay with us all.

Charlotte x

11th April 2004, 07:11 PM
Chele - glad you could make it!

12th April 2004, 04:06 AM
everyone who is toasting :pint: is gonna get drunk!

12th April 2004, 02:43 PM
Oh my got, I feel like such a ditz! I never made the link that Chele was from the name Michelle (arg!)

12th April 2004, 06:06 PM
I just snuck in around the back door , hope noone realises I'm late . Hello all my " Support " playmates , it's great to see you all settling in .I guess I better start pressing buttons and see what I can do .

12th April 2004, 06:29 PM
What would a forum be without Tim? Not quite sure I like the way he called us "playmates" with the support part in inverted commas, but we wouldn't be without him. Welcome Tim! :hammer:

12th April 2004, 07:15 PM
Heya guys! Nice to see you all here!!!

12th April 2004, 07:36 PM
Yay!!!!! I am SO happy to be here!!!! This site is AMAZING, Titch!!!! Well done, and THANK YOU so much for creating it for us :D

*hands Champagne glasses round*

13th April 2004, 12:51 AM
Hello! Just found out about this... looking good!

13th April 2004, 02:13 AM
*sits on Jenn's couch* Hm.... Very cushy!

:pint: I LOVE IT! Good to see everybody. Don't feel *too* bad Jessica... I didn't put Chele and Michele together right away either! But then.... I am blonde.... :-P

13th April 2004, 03:51 AM
Liv! :D Tim! :D Jess! :D :D

13th April 2004, 03:52 AM
aaargh... Blair! :D Carly! :D

13th April 2004, 05:48 AM
It's looking great! Hey everyone! Already feeling quite at home here :-D I think I'll go personalize my stuff now.

I didn't put Chele with Michele either folks, so you're certainly not any slower than me. Although that's not saying much :oops:

13th April 2004, 02:00 PM
Could still do with more members tho! Tell all your friends 8-)

13th April 2004, 02:53 PM
Great work, Titch and 2C! This looks like it's going to be a super site.
Pauline :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: (what do these mean? I love them. :-D )

13th April 2004, 06:15 PM
:pint: Goes to get more crates of alcohol... not forgetting the party poppers, silly string, nibbly bits...

13th April 2004, 07:43 PM
:hammer: It could either mean "I am into DIY" or "Order, order!" as in court, or alternatively "sold to that Gentleman in the green suit with red hair." I guess it is what you make it. I named him Wills, "Order, order!" :D

13th April 2004, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by floralgypsy@Apr 13 2004, 09:43 AM
I named him Wills, "Order, order!" :D
*falls over laughing*

*hands around bowls of Cheesy Poofs*

it's so awesome to see everybody here!

13th April 2004, 09:16 PM
Great new site hello everybody


13th April 2004, 09:30 PM

*tackle hugs*

13th April 2004, 09:40 PM
I don't believe it!!!! I've been away for hardly four days, and I find you all here when I come back!! Great to see you all!!!!! Great Site, Titch!!!!!

13th April 2004, 11:20 PM
"runs away to the bar and orders another crate of moet chan don"

Champagne all round

Titch you have played a blinder

14th April 2004, 04:04 AM
Originally posted by floralgypsy@Apr 13 2004, 11:43 AM
: I named him Wills, "Order, order!" :D

hehehehe! That's hilarious Charlotte!

14th April 2004, 02:13 PM
Do I *really* have to not be vulgar? *pout*

14th April 2004, 02:19 PM
Hiya! Good to see you here :-)

14th April 2004, 03:02 PM
I wish my xray looked like the one in the avatar ;)
Welcome CountB. Tell us more about yourself, I don't think I know you from SLife.

14th April 2004, 03:03 PM
*hands around bowls of Cheesy Poofs*
Haha, there really are such things called Cheesy Poofs? I just though Matt Stone and Trey Parker just made them up (South Park)

CountB (and everyone I guess) - isn't is just so 'fake' to see straight spines? I'm so used to seeing curves and instrumentation it's almost weird to see straight spines and seeing your avatar reminded me of that.

Jessica... I didn't put Chele and Michele together right away either! But then.... I am blonde....
Yeah, then what's my excuse? I'm a brunette.

Btw... :angel: ANGEL *thumbs up* :-D

14th April 2004, 05:43 PM
I am Blonde as well but mine comes from a bottle so does that qualify me as being blonde.

14th April 2004, 06:58 PM
erm... mine's streaked blonde, so my excuse is I don't know wether I'm coming or going ;-)

14th April 2004, 07:02 PM
YAY!!! It's so excellent to see everyone here!!!! CountB, have a welcoming t*tty twister :)

14th April 2004, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by tonibunny@Apr 14 2004, 05:02 PM
YAY!!! It's so excellent to see everyone here!!!! CountB, have a welcoming t*tty twister :)

14th April 2004, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by ivanleg@Apr 14 2004, 01:02 PM
I wish my xray looked like the one in the avatar ;)
Welcome CountB. Tell us more about yourself, I don't think I know you from SLife.
I joined Slife, it broke etc

I'm 32, a goth, I have SMA and a very knackered spine :)

14th April 2004, 11:36 PM
*erm mines streaked blonde*

I have a full head the bottle slipped

15th April 2004, 03:34 AM
YAY I am the SSO Brat :-x < ooo I like that smiley

15th April 2004, 04:38 AM
Hey everybody once again&#33; Kayla, you might think you&#39;re a brat, but even if you are, you&#39;re certainly a very sweet one :angel:

15th April 2004, 04:39 AM
And CountB, you&#39;re on my friends list on my LJ. Becuase Toni&#39;s always talking about you. Mine&#39;s empty1288. So if you&#39;re wondering who that is, it&#39;s me. Not some crazy stalker person. :lol:

15th April 2004, 07:59 AM
No, seriously, she&#39;s a stalker. I can&#39;t remember if I added you or not, but if you see jezzabell87 it&#39;s moi&#33;

15th April 2004, 06:22 PM
Yaaaaay *big hugs to everyone*

and big yays at CountB for quoting one of my favourite songs of all time in his sig :-D


16th April 2004, 05:50 AM
I am not a stalker Jess&#33; Although I have been called a stalker many times... I have absolutely no idea why&#33; And I&#39;m not being sarcastic there. I really am perfectly safe and normal. Well, maybe not normal, but you know what I mean. ;-)

16th April 2004, 02:54 PM
Aw, but then again, who&#39;s normal? I&#39;m not :-D Hey CountB, I&#39;m gonna add you too, I&#39;m kuji_wap 8-) ...no stalker&#33;

17th April 2004, 02:20 AM
Who&#39;s normal? I never met a person normal. whats normal :-) (if anythin sounds dyslexic ignore it) :-x

17th April 2004, 04:04 AM
Hi everyone&#33;

17th April 2004, 09:13 AM
No, Martha&#39;s not a stalker. I was just being facetious.

17th April 2004, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by Marti@Apr 15 2004, 02:38 AM
Hey everybody once again&#33; Kayla, you might think you&#39;re a brat, but even if you are, you&#39;re certainly a very sweet one :angel:
lOL I just saw that right now no I really am a brat your the real :angel:

17th April 2004, 09:18 AM
oOo I guess I should bput my livejournal in too hehe kaii_luhh

17th April 2004, 09:26 AM
Mine&#39;s jezzabell87
I can&#39;t remember if I wrote that here or on Slife.

Mine&#39;s nothing special, just random thoughts and writings from boredom.

17th April 2004, 09:33 AM
I also have an xanga www.xanga.com/kayla_candy but you wont get most of that since its mostly for the kids at school LiveJournal if for all of you&#33;

Thaleias spirit
17th April 2004, 01:00 PM
ha ha ha ha ha

Glad to see I confused you all with my real name&#33;&#33;&#33;
And please take note - it is only spelt with 1 L okay...

but i prefer to be called Chele (prounched shell) or emma
....but thats another story&#33;


17th April 2004, 02:57 PM
Hello Michele glad to see your posting so does this mean your computers out of hospital

18th April 2004, 03:01 AM
oH&#33;&#33; ok Hi Chele glad to see you here&#33;

18th April 2004, 03:45 AM
Hi Chele&#33;

it feels like we are missing some people that were a big part of our "one big happy family" who are they? i cant figure it out

18th April 2004, 04:39 AM
That&#39;s how you pronounce Chele&#33;&#33;&#33; :-) Sorry, I&#39;m an idiot, I had no idea. then again I used to think of sinead as sin-ee-add. Until she posted the correct pronunciation somewhere. I swear I&#39;m not stupid&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

18th April 2004, 05:53 AM
I swear I am stupid lOL

18th April 2004, 10:56 AM
It&#39;s great to see Chele , have you moved into your new place yet ?

18th April 2004, 10:59 AM
I really don&#39;t know how to pronounce Sinead. Sjined perhaps? Lol, Sins is much easier&#33; And I can&#39;t pronounce the word "through" either&#33; It&#39;s impossible&#33;&#33; :(

18th April 2004, 11:08 AM
Shin ade or aid , like lemonade . ( and just as bubbly ) Havnt you heard of Sinhead O&#39;connor the singer .

18th April 2004, 01:02 PM
Of course I&#39;ve heard of Sinead " Shinaid" O&#39;Connor ;-)

18th April 2004, 03:30 PM
Hi guys * waves to everyone* :-D

18th April 2004, 03:32 PM
Yay&#33;&#33;&#33; Welcome Barmy Army, it&#39;s so good to see you here&#33;&#33; :D

18th April 2004, 03:36 PM
It&#39;s great to be here Toni. I will confess I was bit depressed last night but I&#39;m a very happy bunny now that I&#39;ve discovered this place :-) Wooo-hoooooooo :lol:

BTW this one :hammer: is fantaboulous.

18th April 2004, 03:39 PM
Yaaaaay Leonaaaaa&#33;&#33; Great to see you here&#33; :-D

18th April 2004, 03:41 PM
Okay my day is definately getting better. :-) I&#39;m munching away on easter chocolate and you lot have cheered me up. Thanks to Titch and all who&#39;ve helped her :-D

18th April 2004, 03:44 PM
Hello Liv and Barmy, my favourite Belgian and Scotsperson respectively.
For today anyway :-D

18th April 2004, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by ivanleg@Apr 18 2004, 01:44 PM
Hello Liv and Barmy, my favourite Belgian and Scotsperson respectively.
For today anyway :-D
Errrr I thought I was the only Scottish person you knew Ivy ;-)

18th April 2004, 03:52 PM
You and Gordon Mitchell. He&#39;s the manager of the Lochranza whisky distillery on the Isle of Arran. He&#39;s looking after my barrel for me :pint:
But yeah, I don&#39;t know as many Scots as I should :-D

18th April 2004, 03:55 PM
it&#39;s brilliant to see you here&#33; Welcome , welcome , Welcome...... 8-)

18th April 2004, 04:22 PM
Good to see you here&#33; :-D

18th April 2004, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by ivanleg@Apr 18 2004, 02:44 PM
Hello Liv and Barmy, my favourite Belgian and Scotsperson respectively. For today anyway
Just today?? :-P

18th April 2004, 05:57 PM
hi every one

18th April 2004, 06:05 PM
Welcome&#33; I guess you&#39;re name&#39;s Dee, right? :D

Tell us about yourself Dee. Most of us already know each other here, so it&#39;s lovely to see someone new joining us&#33;

18th April 2004, 06:19 PM
Welcome Denise, it&#39;s great to have you on board too.Hope you like it here. I like the little she devil tag.:lol:

18th April 2004, 07:22 PM
jaedyn are Jenn? From Vancouver?

I&#39;m glad I found the site. It&#39;s so easy to use and it looks great.

Joy the leprechaun

now to go add my signature&#33; :-P

18th April 2004, 07:28 PM
hi sins glad you like the little shedevil bit better then deniseuk lol
hi toni its me denise from slife lol
but if you want me to tell u a bit about myself i am denise i am 23 but will be 24 in 9 days i live with my mum and brother in herfordshire and i am one crazy girl lol :-D :lol:

18th April 2004, 07:33 PM
Hey&#33;&#33;&#33; Sorry Denise, for not recognising you :) It&#39;s great to see you here&#33;

And Joy - it&#39;s wonderful to see you too hon :) Yes, Jaedyn is Jenn.

Toni xx

18th April 2004, 11:16 PM
hello barmy it loks like we now a have a rapidly filling army

Good to see you here

19th April 2004, 12:51 AM
Hi every one I&#39;ve found the forum too. Tnx Liv and Titch ;-)

19th April 2004, 02:52 AM
wow alot of people are here now, what about kimberly, the new girl&#33; is she here, she seems really sweet&#33;

19th April 2004, 04:06 AM
Also that lady with the little girl thats looked like an angel I hope she comes :-P I dont remember her name

19th April 2004, 05:14 AM
Welcome Denise&#33; I guess we will be celebrating 2 upcoming birthdays this month :)

19th April 2004, 05:18 AM
Yah right after the other =]

19th April 2004, 05:53 AM
Where do we add our birthday. Is it in our profile? I can&#39;t remember if I&#39;ve done mine already.

19th April 2004, 06:01 AM
Oh, no, don&#39;t worry about it. I found it in my profile.

19th April 2004, 09:56 AM
Hello Lieve and Denise

And thanks to sins, titch and 2C

19th April 2004, 03:28 PM
how are we going to get those people over here?

19th April 2004, 03:33 PM
which people?

19th April 2004, 03:51 PM
The people over at SLife that havnt come here yet?

20th April 2004, 05:20 PM
Could they be private messaged?

20th April 2004, 05:30 PM
Hmm, I&#39;m not crazy about pm on Slife. I told lighteningrod (morgan?) about sso in an email so that may explain why she signed up today - before we, ahem, lost a bit of data. ;-)
I&#39;m sure Kay and her will register again soon&#33;

20th April 2004, 05:35 PM
Are private messages totaly private ?

20th April 2004, 06:37 PM
To be quite honest with you, I haven&#39;t tried examining the tables that this system uses, so I don&#39;t know how they are stored here - 2c and I will run a test soon to find out. I know from having run backups of a phpBB system that in that they are stored as plain text, so anyone with access to the database can theoretically read them - although it is still quite a chore. I&#39;ll let you know how they are stored here when I know, and if it makes any difference the only people with access to the actual database at the current time are myself and 2c :-)

20th April 2004, 06:46 PM
No sory titch i didnt mean here i meant on Slife was those private messages totaly private

Or dont you know

20th April 2004, 06:53 PM
Well, SLife runs phpBB, so would be subject to any insecurities inherent in the system, just as this site is subject to insecurities inherent in IPB. So theoretically they could be read by an admin who was determined enough, but they are certainly private from anyone other than a root admin and as said, it would take some determination for an admin to read them in any case.

20th April 2004, 07:08 PM
Hello&#33; :-D

Thanks for e-mailing me Ivan&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Glad to see you all again. Yes, it is Morgan btw ;)

So Slife just &#39;broke?&#39;

I can post the news on my LJ scoliosis community... not sure how much it may help though.

20th April 2004, 07:22 PM
The owner of the site can look at them tho couldn&#39;t they

PS the smilies are cool :rofl:

20th April 2004, 07:59 PM
Hey Morgan&#33; :welcome:

You know, I was wondering too if the SLife pm&#39;s were really private..

20th April 2004, 09:37 PM
There is of course no reason why people shouldn&#39;t be able to post on SLife and other websites as well as here. :>) There&#39;s room for any number of Scoli websites, each with it&#39;s own ethos and objectives and "personality".

I&#39;m sure the userbase for this website will grow strongly over time, just wait &#39;til word gets out&#33;

20th April 2004, 09:46 PM
Slife PMS are private... All though I can read them if I go into the code.

As PaulineL said you guys need to get the word out that this site is around and people will come, even from slife. I could of course put up a link and a post about it if anyone wants that and I get the favour returned here...

20th April 2004, 09:51 PM
As soon as there is a links section up, it will of course link to SLife :-) When that&#39;s done, if you would like to add a link to here from your site, we&#39;d be grateful for that :-)

20th April 2004, 09:57 PM
Soon as slife is up I post the link and do some news posting if the intranet allows me or at least post on the forums about this site. :)

I hope you got my email reply today and thanks for the warning titch. :)

22nd April 2004, 06:16 AM
Hi everyone

Sorry I missed the launch party&#33;

This site is now advertised on Slife (that&#39;s how I found you), so I expect there will be a few more people along soon, once the rest of the world wakes up.


22nd April 2004, 01:02 PM
Welcome Meg,
we&#39;re delighted you found us.Hope you&#39;ll stick around :welcome:

22nd April 2004, 01:56 PM
Yup, I managed to add a news item woohoo and add a link and did an anoucement on the forums. That should bring some people over here. :)