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History of HF Sabres

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Ah, the days of 56k dialup modems...
This post got me thinking about the history of this site.

I've been off and on following the Sabres via TV and internet over the years (moved overseas several times) but I remember a Sabres site with I believe joshjull as one of the head guys (not 100% sure) from a number of years ago that I used to read quite a bit (infrequent poster). I moved overseas, dropped off the internet pretty much with no NHL to follow on TV, and then came back to the states and was looking for that site but couldn't find it and wound up on HF (believe there was a redirect message at the old site). Not clear to me if that site always was HF, folded, or decided to associate with HF at some point, or there was never a connection.

Anyway, I know, totally random post...but...curious as to the origins, timelines, site combinations etc. that HF Boards Sabres board has gone through over the years.

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The "old" site was a 300-post rolling single forum where there were no divisions into any sub-forum. If something interesting happened, you may have never seen the responses to your earlier post. You typed in your own user name, but it also displayed your IP so anyone spoofing your account tended to be picked out immediately as a fraud. There wasn't much chaffe -- posters tended to have a solid grasp of prospects, who they were for their own and other teams as well as development models. In the day, I tended to read only and post infrequently since I started visiting while living in NC and didn't have access to view these kids as I had when it was easy to get across the border to an OHL game.

The forum was an add-on for Hockey's Future itself. The topography of the site changed several times over those next few years, eventually leading to a vBulletin type that they have today in late February, 2002.

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Don't forget the old ESPN boards... Good fun there.

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Don't forget the old ESPN boards... Good fun there.
That board passed many a dull moment years ago when I was providing support over the phone. I remember posting for a few days before finding out that I was sitting directly across from chain. I used to post as tradepeca and then switched to screencutter.

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That board passed many a dull moment years ago when I was providing support over the phone. I remember posting for a few days before finding out that I was sitting directly across from chain. I used to post as tradepeca and then switched to screencutter.
Oh yeah, I remember screencutter. That's funny.

That board was how I passed time working in the A/V lab during my undergrad years.

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The "old" site was a 300-post rolling single forum where there were no divisions into any sub-forum. If something interesting happened, you may have never seen the responses to your earlier post. You typed in your own user name, but it also displayed your IP so anyone spoofing your account tended to be picked out immediately as a fraud. There wasn't much chaffe -- posters tended to have a solid grasp of prospects, who they were for their own and other teams as well as development models. In the day, I tended to read only and post infrequently since I started visiting while living in NC and didn't have access to view these kids as I had when it was easy to get across the border to an OHL game.

The forum was an add-on for Hockey's Future itself. The topography of the site changed several times over those next few years, eventually leading to a vBulletin type that they have today in late February, 2002.
That explains it for me. Appreciate the detailed response.

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That board passed many a dull moment years ago when I was providing support over the phone. I remember posting for a few days before finding out that I was sitting directly across from chain. I used to post as tradepeca and then switched to screencutter.
That was an amusing day.

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