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Old Jun 3 2006, 01:45 AM   #1
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Smile Hello from the Newbie!

Just a note to introduce myself, well sort of. Since I've been around the board for a few months you all pretty much know a bit about me. Like I'm a huge collector!!!
A bit of history about my online experiences - I first got online in Oct 1996 on AOL. I found a group of folks there who were Anne fans and we had fun getting together and chatting now and again. We started making it a regular thing every Sunday evening. Well, one thing led to another and we decided to become an 'official' reading group at AOL, in their Community section. No one knew how to do it and so I said I'd try to find out more information. I did find out how to do it and so that got me nominated to DO it. So I became the 'leader' of the Anne McCaffrey Reading Group. The members called me The Weyrwoman. Hence Anneth my gold dragon. Can't be The Weyrwoman without a queen dragon, ya know.
Our first official chat was in Jan 1997. That chat was attended by Anne too! She wasn't an AOL member but I emailed her inviting her to join us and so did another group member. (neither of us knew what was involved in getting Anne to join us). Well, once again it fell upon me to find out how to go about it. AOL had live tech support at that time, so I went into the chat room for help and asked how to go about it. I got VERY lucky and the person who helped me was also a FAN!!! She went over and above in helping to get Anne connected.
So when the day came around I was on pins and needles, just soooo excited! Dragonriders was optioned for the big screen at that time so we were casting during that chat. It was a load of fun!
I led the reading group for 5 years before leaving. (meeting every Sunday evening for 3 - 4 hours can get wearing on a person) I hope that I can be with MoM that long or longer! (Long live MoM!) And I hope to see this forum continue to grow for many years to come.
Ok, that's enough from me! If you're not then I'll be surprised!
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Old Jun 3 2006, 01:59 AM   #2
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LA LA LA LA LA, I am still awake, and listening,

Becky, I know that you will be great for MoM, you have so many interesting stories to tell about Anne, and your collectables. I can hardly wait to hear more, and to see what else is in your collection, that I want to add to mine !!!
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Old Jun 3 2006, 04:26 AM   #3
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So glad you're with us, of course, and I envy you your success with getting Anne online that time.

Any chance of persuading her to drop by? *hint hint* :innocent:
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Old Jun 3 2006, 05:40 AM   #4
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Old Jun 3 2006, 05:56 AM   #5
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congrats on the promotion!!!
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Old Jun 3 2006, 11:44 AM   #6
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I've welcomed you as a member earlier and knew you from even before that. All I can say is that I am very glad to have you aboard as a staff member, too. This place is a great gathering place for Anne Fans and you're being here as chatter, poster and staff member makes it an even better place!

I am confident you'll hang around here even longer than at AOL. We won't put such a strain on you as "they" did even if only for knowing what to avoid

Whatever you do, have fun, Becky!
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Old Jun 4 2006, 01:01 AM   #7
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Ghyle, well, I have no idea how to get Anne here for a chat. Other than to ask her. Since anyone with online access can come join us, then why not Anne? Maybe if she lurks the site she'll see this and join us someday. We can only hope! Hmmmm, since I'll see her in Seattle in a couple of weeks (my how time has flown!) I'll ask her in person to stop in sometime.

Hans, thanks again for the welcome! I already have fun here at MoM and I'm sure that it will continue for MANY years to come. The folks here are just wonderful, so no strain at all!

Maelin, you're too cute! Glad you stayed awake thru all that along with Edi, Bagpuss, Ghyle and Hans!
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Old Jun 4 2006, 02:56 AM   #8
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And I didn't need to drink coffee, either, so you don't seem to put us to sleep as easily as you feared. I can't speak about everyone though. I think I hear snoring coming from somewhere.
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Old Jun 4 2006, 03:39 AM   #9
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Do you know the real name of that AOL tech who helped you get anne online??? I have a relative who is a big anne fan and was an AOL online tech person in the mid-late 90's...
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Old Jun 4 2006, 04:01 AM   #10
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, Ghyle!!!

Matt, her name was Michelle. No last name tho, sorry.
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Old Jun 4 2006, 12:08 PM   #11
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Congrats Becky!
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Sound like you are perfect for the position.

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