A Brief History of the VEX Forum


#1

Here is a brief history of the VEX Forum. There’s not much to it (hence the “brief”), but it is still interesting to see how far we have come. Enjoy…

Original VEX Forum: October 27, 2005 - November 12, 2015

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VEX Forum: November 12, 2015 - February 11th, 2019

  • Forum Software: Esotalk
  • Forum Lasted: 1187 days

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Current VEX Forum: February 12, 2019 - Current

  • Forum Software: Discourse

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#2

What programming language did he use to write this forum? It looks great!


#3

Probably Erlang.
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#4

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#5

So the old forum has been gone 4 years but when someone says vexforum it’s still what I picture. I assume that’s how all the old folks feel.


#6

Just curious, how could the user Ricky Torrance,from the first forums, post something on Forums on the 5th of October but have joined on the 27th of October?


#7

The date you are reading is October '05 meaning 2005.


#8

Oh, ok. That makes since. Just seemed a bit off to me at the first glance.


#9

The UI has gotten better and better and the quality of the posts have gotten worse and worse :stuck_out_tongue:

Seriously though, it’s kinda entertaining to see the three layouts side by side. Thanks for putting this together!


#10

James Pearman is still #1 on the big board.


#11

I expect I will pass Karthik in the next year but passing Jpearman is a pipe dream.


#12

Woah! I didn’t know that was a thing! I guess I have the most likes on the forum! Help me keep it alive!

Yeah, my late joining date is kinda holding me down. I expect I’ll rise up sometime in the next year.
Edit: If only pm messages counted…


#13

There is something wrong in some of the historical data. It shows I joined in 2013, and I know my join date was in 2007. Get off my lawn, you kids.

The youth on the forum (and I’m looking at you young @tabor473) tend to be very noisy, but then go away in 2-3 years. James abides.


#14

Hey! I take offense to that! :smiley:


#16

I remember when this was posted.

I hadn’t joined the forum at that time and was just browsing, it was just before worlds 2011, I was still in awe of members like @MarkO and @Quazar. I think the signal to noise ratio was much higher back then, members only posted if there was something worthwhile to add to a discussion.


#17

I’m still in awe of Quazar and MarkO. They were James Pearman before James was invented.


#18

And… I am still in awe of James Pearman :slight_smile:


#19

Oh @Quazar, he could wring cycles out of the 0.5 controller, so much awesome code from him

@tabor473 – Said this to you before, and I’ll say it to the new roboteers, quality over quantity is always the best plan.

But I have to say the most recent surprise is to find @MayorMonty is now a mentor, that’s going to be a team to track.

I do miss @murdermeek, I don’t see him in the forums.


#20

I’m a mentor? I mean, I help out a lot of the local middle school teams, but I’m still a HS Junior


#21

Yea, but the MayorMonty of a few years ago posted far differently than the MayorMonty “mentoring local MS teams”. Age does not a mentor make.