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    Re: 20 Years of TideFans.com

    Can't remember when I started viewing this site, probably 2003-2004, but did not join or post until October of 2005. I suffered alone during the final days of the Dubose reign, the Franchione experiment, the debacle of Mike Price and the misery of Mike Shula's tenure; to say I was depressed would be a huge understatement.

    Once I started regularly reading Tidefans I realized I was not alone, but had many brothers and sisters who suffered along with me. Even though I had to endure another season in misery, just knowing I had fellow Crimson Tide fans I could rely on, keeping me off the ledge and bolstering my hope of better days ahead. My only site (except for various porn sites).
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    Sorry I just now read this post, Yes I remember VirginiaTider and it was Bradford! I now live in Newnan Ga when I am in country but I make it back to God's country when I'm home. Thanks for remembering me and thank you for your service to our great country!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNavyTider View Post
    I originally joined this web site in 1999. I was knows as the VirginiaTider then. I was in the US Navy stationed in Virginia then. Tide Fans had a lot of crazy characters back then! Now I'm retired from the Navy, live in Mount Olive, Alabama, and known now as OldNavyTider. Here's to the success of the classy, great web site!
    Lurked for a few years and then joined in 2002. Moved from AL to NC from 2005-2008. Tidefans was my only way of keeping up with what was going on. I also live in Mount Olive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMALOYAL1 View Post
    The old days of dial-up and AOL. BamaNation has evolved very nicely.

    Keep up the good work. RTR


    The changes on the backend software, servers, front end software, etc. are all amazing when I look back over these 20+ years.

    The easiest way of describing it is that in 1999 we were on a Yugo server, with matchbox software and now we're on multiple Lamborghini servers with Tesla software

    We'll be making some software upgrades this year that should be significant and allow us to continue to bring TF to the masses. It's why it's so important that you support those that support us!

    20 years is still a hard number to grasp for me because, as I said previously, I remember pressing the "go live" button and hoping folks showed up eventually.

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    Re: 20 Years of TideFans.com

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNation View Post
    The changes on the backend software, servers, front end software, etc. are all amazing when I look back over these 20+ years.

    The easiest way of describing it is that in 1999 we were on a Yugo server, with matchbox software and now we're on multiple Lamborghini servers with Tesla software

    We'll be making some software upgrades this year that should be significant and allow us to continue to bring TF to the masses. It's why it's so important that you support those that support us!

    20 years is still a hard number to grasp for me because, as I said previously, I remember pressing the "go live" button and hoping folks showed up eventually.
    I remember several National Signing day overloads due to the volume of people wanting to check out our signees as well as the "Fax Cam Girl". You and your staff have done a fantastic job and I am thankful I found this on-line family.

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    I'm about to mark my 16th year here...I don't post a whole lot, but I visit almost daily. It's hard to believe how much time has gone by and especially how fast it has flown by. I really appreciate the time, effort, & passion that everyone puts into this site. Crimson & White all my life!
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    Re: 20 Years of TideFans.com

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNation View Post
    The changes on the backend software, servers, front end software, etc. are all amazing when I look back over these 20+ years.

    The easiest way of describing it is that in 1999 we were on a Yugo server, with matchbox software and now we're on multiple Lamborghini servers with Tesla software

    We'll be making some software upgrades this year that should be significant and allow us to continue to bring TF to the masses. It's why it's so important that you support those that support us!

    20 years is still a hard number to grasp for me because, as I said previously, I remember pressing the "go live" button and hoping folks showed up eventually.
    It's nice not to have to do as much scrambling on game days, turning off features so as not to overload the servers...
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    Re: 20 Years of TideFans.com

    I dont post much but I call TF home. I tried many different Bama forums but all led back to Tidefans. Love this place!


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