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Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:14 pm
LastPaladin says...

It proves how old I am when I remember every single version in those screen shots! Thanks for starting this site Nate, and improving many of us considerably. :)
You poor take courage
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This earth was made a common treasury
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All things in common
All people one
We come in peace
The orders came to cut them down

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Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:18 pm
Rosendorn says...

I will always remember the August 08 setup as the one I joined under! It's great to see where YWS came from, and I love where it's going. :)
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Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:28 pm
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Masquerade says...

Ahhh I feel like a newb. I've only been around for the last two.
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:50 am
Rydia says...

I've got so used to how YWS looks now that I'd forgotten how much it has changed! I've been around for those last five screen-shots, but it's odd looking at the earlier versions...
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:45 am
Firearris says...

Ohwow. I recognize most of those. I remember those days. Crazy stuff.
[Griffinkeeper] 10:45 pm: The guard appears "We have weasels now!"
[Firearris] 10:45 pm: askes the guard for the weasel!
[Griffinkeeper] 10:45 pm: The guard gives Firearris the Weasel.
[Firearris] 10:46 pm: aquires the weasel and renames it "Cat"

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Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:29 am
Lava says...

I'm not so sure, but I think there was one around Oct/Nov 08. That was when I joined. With Bartimaeus (?) at the bottom.
'S good to see how much YWS has changed.
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:10 pm
canislupis says...

Wow... I feel old now. Nothing compared to you 05ers, though. I didn't even really remember what it looked like until I saw the shots.

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Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:39 pm
Ranger Hawk says...

I think I first found the site during the April 2008 design, but didn't join...then when I came back later, it was under construction, and I wasn't able to join until the new design was up.
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:41 pm
Lauren2010 says...

Aw, the version in the April 11, 2008 screenshot is the one I joined under. Whenever I see that site I get a little sentimental. I love where YWS is now and where it's going, but that site holds a special place in my heart <3
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:50 pm
Jenthura says...

Wow, I hardly even knew YWS was this old! How many people have been around since the beginning?

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Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Writersdomain says...

Those screenshots bring back a lot of memories. :P I feel old now. Thanks for posting all these, Nate!
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Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:25 pm
Meshugenah says...

Dear Nate,
This is my perfunctory "You don't have a screen shot of the notebook theme WAAAAAAAAH" complaint.
Cordially yours,

P.S. And yes, I did read your new post. Excuses, excuses... almost a year of YWS history, undocumented by front page screen shots!
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Demeter says...

I did find this interesting! I actually was thinking the other day -- no, but really, I think you get the point.

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Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:52 pm
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hush, my sweet
these tornadoes are for you

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Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:56 pm
Kamas says...

The last three. Oh the memories <3
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