Cointalk History

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by snaz, May 14, 2010.

  1. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    CoinTalk Timeline:

    September 1st 2002 - Cointalk is created
    November 2nd 2002 - GDJMSP joins

    September 29 2003 - GDJMSP becomes Cointalks First Moderator
    January 23 2004 - Jody526 joins, becomes Moderator
    March 14 2004 - Speedy joins, become Moderator
    December 14 2004 - Aidan joins, The most controversial member thus far

    March 2 2005 -Tdec1000 joins
    March 29 2005 8:08PM - Speedy becomes Moderator
    October 7 2005 - Bonedigger joins
    October 12 2005 - De orc joins, becomes Moderator

    March 23 2006 - Zaneman is hired at PCGS as a grader
    April 28th 2006 - Leadfoot joins
    April 2006 - Victor joins

    January 9th 2007 - Phoenix21 joins, Jokes ensue... horrible ones
    February 21 2007 - Hamman88 joins
    February 22nd 2007 - rlm's cents joins
    March 4 2007 - TWIGGS!
    May 6 2007 - Dak Contest fail
    June 5 2007 - GDJMSP becomes Admin
    June 17th 2007 - ArizonaJack joins
    September 1 2007 - RickieB sends out replacement prizes for Dak's failed contest.
    September 2 2007 - Hamman88 makes it known he's leaving for good
    September 9 2007 - Hamman88 makes it known he's leaving... again
    September 2nd 2007 - green18 joins
    September 15 2007- Ziggy9 finds first 1982 DDR Lincoln
    December 5 2007 - Snaz joins
    December 19th - Jack decides to open store
    December 22nd 2007 - Hobo joins (fascination in Counterfeit coins ensues)
    January 30th 2008 - Jeankay joins
    March 11 2008 - Porn spammers defile the board heavily
    March 31st 2008 - JeanKay educates us all on Lincoln varietys
    May 17 2008 - Harryj joins
    May 28 2008 - Site appearance/features upgrade/advertisements/security/user profiles
    June 8 2008 - HandsomeToad contest, no prizes sent
    June 21th 2008 - Cointalk hits 15,000 members
    June 22 2008 - JeanKay finds an XF-45 22 no D in a Budgood bag (Budgood bags explode soon after)
    June 26th 2008 - Peter updates site, including bars on right hand side
    July 28 2008 - Lehigh joins, Tones coin craze ensues
    July 1st 2008 - Cointalk toolbar added
    July 25th 2008 - TOTW added - Post quality skyrockets
    August 7 2008 - Bonedigger Leaves
    November 11 2008 - $incere joins, Creates a cry story and milks money from Cointalkers.
    November 12 2008 - Isaiah joins, Everything becomes Counterfeit
    November 17 2008 - Snaz finds F-15 22 no D
    December 10 2008 - Treashunt releases his New book "Guide book to the Guide Book" :D
    December 19 2008 - David Lefever Scams money from Cointalkers. ArizonaJack busts him with a lawyer. Money is refunded.

    January 14 2009 - Aidan BANNED
    January 19th 2009 - Charmy joins
    February 23 2009 - Clinker award started - Hardly used
    June 1 2009 - Pupa strikes it big with a roll of 16 D Mercs (controversial)
    June 28 2009 - 1st Annual CT Cancer Fund, 1,118.00 raised
    August 08th 2009 - Hobo disappears
    August 10 2009 - Cointalk hits 20,000 members
    August 12 2009 - Credits are introduced, spamming ensues in the great "Credit Race" of 2009
    August 14th 2009 - BNB Analytics joins, Possibly most controversial member yet. Que Negativity
    September 23 2009 - Jazzcoins joins
    September 29 2009 - Where in the world is Peter?
    October 8 2009 - YN contest. Best contest in CT history
    October 8 2009 - Jazzcoins joins again, BANNED
    October 29 2009 - Jazzcoins joins again, BANNED
    November 2 2009 - TOTW cancelled - post quality suffers
    November 10 2009 - Jazzcoins joins again, BANNED
    December 9 2009 - TWIGGS!
    December 19th 2009 - BNB controversy, 3 legger buffalo
    December 26 2009 - Doug swears at us, and sends us to our rooms for misbehaving. Everyone smartens up.

    January 15 2010 - Jazzcoins BANNED
    January 31st 2010 - BNB BANNED
    March 1 2010 - 2nd Annual CT cancer fundraiser 3200.00 raised (Shriners Hospital)
    April 14 2010 - Server upgrade
    April 17 2010 - Jazzcoins joins again, BANNED
    April 2010 - Silvereagle92 passes away at the tender age of 17
    May 1 2010 - Cointalk hits 25,000 members
    May 4 2010 - ArizonaJack retires as a seller, shuts down Mesacoin
    May 8 2010 - Jazzcoins joins again, BANNED
    May 8 2010 - Hamman88 returns (secretly)
    May 12 2010 - Cointalk Podcast Debut

    Please, feel free to message me with past events you feel should be included. I tried to write down dates as they came at me, but I obviously missed a few big ones. And I totally forgot to keep notes when $incere tried to Scam us.. And there was one guy before that that AJ and his wife busted before $incere... Anyone remember his name?

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  3. tdec1000

    tdec1000 Coin Rich, Money Poor :D

    hmmm... can't think of it off hand
  4. tdec1000

    tdec1000 Coin Rich, Money Poor :D

    what about me? mar 05 :) j/k I honestly haven't been frequenting this board as much as I honestly should. I really like the collectors better than the dealers for the most part. AJ knows where I am going with this.

  5. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    You're on there now. And it's killing me I can't find that guys name...

    Sticky Request Mods?
  6. Pocket Change

    Pocket Change Coin Collector

    Dak deserves way, way more than one line. He had everyone talking for weeks and weeks.

    Also the reason why AJ joined kept the board hopping for a couple weeks!
  7. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Aren't December 14 2004 and August 14th 2009 just a little contradictory?

    GDJMSP did not become admin until well after I joined. Sorry, but I cannot give you a specific date.

    03-11-2005 RickieB joins.

    I will try for some more later,
  8. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    9/26/09......MPCUSA joins, I think you missed that one!!!.......LOL
    Great job on the history!! :)
  9. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    Oh really? Interesting. He's been an admin since I started. Just assumed he's been an admin since year 1... Or even as early as 150 BC
    And they don't contradict. Aidans line says "thus far". Then BNB stole it when he joined.
  10. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Supporter


    That was a good read! Very cool!
  11. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    As Jerry would say
    'what long strange trip this has been'
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  12. PennyGuy

    PennyGuy US and CDN Copper

    Nice research Snaz.....
  13. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    Lol, great thread Snaz!
  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    No worries, neither can I.

    Nope, I was the first, and for a long time, only, Moderator for Coin Talk. It was much later when we had 7 Moderators that Peter hung that title around my neck. It's pretty much meaningless.

    Gonna getcha for that :hammer: :D

    edit - this really doesn't belong in Introductions, moving it to Coin Chat
  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I see Majorbigtime being added here, for being banned :p
  16. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    Here are a couple more for you.

    06-05-2007 GDJMSP became admin. Cannot find the announcement thread, but That should put you withing a day or so.

    9-29-03 GDJMSP becomes cointalk's first moderator.

    12-04-2006 spock1k King of Hearts joined
  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    How about:

    Handsome Toad holds contest!

    137 Post later, the winners are still waiting for their prizes!

    It is official, Treashunt is no longer waiting by the mail box!
  18. Speedy

    Speedy Researching Coins Supporter

    Well I did join in 04 - seems like just yesterday, but I didn't become a Moderator till 3/05

    Looking back through that thread I found this comment by KLJ:
    The funny thing is that I did put down my CT Moderator work on my Resume!

    Thanks for bring these memories up Snaz - it has been a great ride along with everyone here and a big thanks to Peter, Doug and the other Mod's for putting up with me!

  19. Speedy

    Speedy Researching Coins Supporter

    Oh yeah - we also have some other Moderators not listed there -

    and one retired Moderator - satootoko - better known as Roy.

    Maybe another highlight is when Zaneman got hired at PCGS, and then when he and Chris both got hired at Heritage.

  20. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

  21. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    I forgot about that one.

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