TheTestTube.com  

Go Back   TheTestTube.com > TTT > Miscellaneous
User Name
Password
Home Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Miscellaneous Insert random jibba-jabba here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
thecreeper
Administrator
 
thecreeper's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,340
thecreeper is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to thecreeper
Dex/Deks/TheTestTube History

i spent a little bit today writing this for the new site, maybe it would be good to start off the site with a little history. however, i might need a little fill in in some eras because i forgot some names, memorable moments and dates. and maybe someone on Dexcussion longer could give a bit better history than me.

anyway, here it is.

------------------

TheTestTube has been around a lot longer than most people think, and its timeline can be broken up into several eras.

Dexchange/Dexcussion (February 1999-October 1999):
Ahh...what started it all. www.dexchange.net was a site made for the Dexdrive, a device created in the Playstation and N64's heyday to allow copying and trading of memory card saves online. Most of the people still around from that era had purchased a Dexdrive and either had problems like mine (why won't this piece of shit work?) or came to find more saves. Backed by Interact, the board drew quite a following and was separated into numerous forums. Some of the earliest and still current members include Rebel10 (or Mike), Mr Biglesworth, la malta (who went by Kyosuke as well), and later, thecreeper (me), GT2000, and Cid. That was a great time populated by a bunch of young bored teenagers. I still don't know what the attraction was, but we were the Freaks. We hated the Gameshark board, we flamed the GameSages boards, talked about why FF7 was so awesome or why PSX SUCKS!!!, and we just had a really strange group of people connected by a poorly produced peripheral. All good things must end, however. The Dexcussion boards were taken down to be replaced by what was supposed to bring all of Interact's boards together and be much better. That left a lot of of us scratching our heads as to where to go until those boards were ready in the meantime. As we said goodbye to the UBB of Dexcussion, we said hello to EZBoard.

The EZBoard Split (October 1999-early 2000)
This was an odd time. Everyone wanted the Dex group to stay together, so about 10 people created EZBoards in the same vein. There was Coolcussion, Dexcussion2, and perhaps the most popular, GT2000's Dekscussion. This proved to be the best idea in terms of waiting out the Interact downtime. Within a few months, however, Interact was back with their new boards.

The Ugly Ass Yellow Board (early-mid 2000)
To me and many others, this was a catastrophe from the start. The censoring was extreme, and the board had no functionality or personality, on top of being buggy and inhabited by a lot of stupid people. Many of the old Dex people rejected it, and returned to the EZBoard life for a bit, planning the birth of a new site, Dekscussion. After a few false starts and bad servers, dekscussion.com was born.

Dekscussion (mid 2000-September 2000)
Dekscussion was a great time that seemed to last a lot longer. I believe there was a site for it for awhile that was a precursor to TheTestTube's main site, but the real attraction was the return of a lot of old people to a secure place to talk and have it just like old times. Dekscussion was pretty popular and spawned a lot of the other members that still exist today. Dekscussion died, however. It died quickly and painfully at the hands of a jealous member on an ego trip who felt he needed to have absolute power. The site was taken over and all the admins and mods were removed. The Deks kids were left without a site once again. A new opportunity arose when testtubebaby and jerm had the idea for another site, thetesttube.com


TheTestTube (UBB and Site) (September 2000-August 2001)
So we were back one more time with a new site that seemingly had promise and a new UBB. There were articles, news and reviews on many different things, and hope to turn this into something more. The boards thrived for almost a year, but laziness got the better of the staff, and by the end of August, Mr Biglesworth left this message
__________________
good-evil.net - ahh, wade boggs...goes down smooth.
thecreeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
malta
Member
 
malta's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: buffalo
Posts: 442
malta is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to malta
I always think and remember them as Dex, Deks, and TTT. Pretty crazy that you remember all the board incarnations.

Cheers.
malta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2005, 08:39 PM   #3
GT2000
Playing God @ Your Xpense
 
GT2000's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Va Beach, Va
Posts: 2,032
GT2000 has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to GT2000
Wow..you've got a better memory than I!

I salute you, Mr. Red-head, Bulletin Board, Writing about them guuyyyy!

Have a Bud Light.
__________________
Hop in, strap down, and hold on tight.
GT2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
thecreeper
Administrator
 
thecreeper's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,340
thecreeper is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to thecreeper
yeah, i guess you can call me the TTT historian...though i'm sure someone remembers this stuff better than i.

anyway, feel free to post it donnie when you geta chance.
__________________
good-evil.net - ahh, wade boggs...goes down smooth.
thecreeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2005, 12:07 AM   #5
GT2000
Playing God @ Your Xpense
 
GT2000's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Va Beach, Va
Posts: 2,032
GT2000 has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to GT2000
Ok, wasn't sure if you wanted to post under your name or what, but I can go ahead and throw it up for ya.
__________________
Hop in, strap down, and hold on tight.
GT2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2005, 12:22 AM   #6
thecreeper
Administrator
 
thecreeper's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,340
thecreeper is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to thecreeper
ah good idea. i keep forgetting i can log in and submit. i'll do that instead.
__________________
good-evil.net - ahh, wade boggs...goes down smooth.
thecreeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2005, 02:24 AM   #7
Jesse
Administrator
 
Jesse's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 820
Jesse has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to Jesse
Holy Christ.

I really can't believe it's been 6 years.

I wonder what it would be like if we all met somewhere. It'd be so weird. We've all known eachother for a very long time, but never said a single word in person. And then there we'd be. Face to face with this person we've never said a word to, but been in contact with for years.
Jesse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2010, 12:29 PM   #8
GT2000
Playing God @ Your Xpense
 
GT2000's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Va Beach, Va
Posts: 2,032
GT2000 has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to GT2000
Quote:
Here's to 6 years of failure, drama, board changes, and good friends I've never met.
Someone's got a birthday coming up..!

So let's make that 10...
__________________
Hop in, strap down, and hold on tight.
GT2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2010, 07:57 AM   #9
heX
Member
 
heX's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 938
heX is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to heX
Ain't that a peach.
heX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 01:06 AM   #10
Jesse
Administrator
 
Jesse's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 820
Jesse has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to Jesse
I can't remember using my Dexdrive more than once, and it was to download some saves for Sk8 Bording.

I remember the early days of the Dex boards, and I wish they were cached somewhere. I wish I could my reply to the PSX SUCKS!!! thread. I remember bits and pieces of it, and most of all I remember how much that fucking thread pissed me off.

*pours some out*
Jesse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #11
Cid
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HELL
Posts: 391
Cid is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Cid Send a message via Yahoo to Cid
I adore that you still take time out of you day every year or so to do a quick rundown on our history. It means something to me.

Side note: There was a spider web in the seat of my car when I got in it after work. Now I feel like there are spiders all over me. This is lame.
__________________
I like the things I do, so hooray for me...and fuck you!
Cid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 09:01 PM   #12
GT2000
Playing God @ Your Xpense
 
GT2000's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Va Beach, Va
Posts: 2,032
GT2000 has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to GT2000
Spiders will probably be the reason I eventually "retire" from my line of work, one of these days the black widow will see me before I smash it.
__________________
Hop in, strap down, and hold on tight.
GT2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #13
heX
Member
 
heX's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 938
heX is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to heX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cid View Post
I adore that you still take time out of you day every year or so to do a quick rundown on our history. It means something to me.
This thread is from 2005, what idiotic crap are you trying to sell?
heX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2010, 01:58 PM   #14
Cid
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HELL
Posts: 391
Cid is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Cid Send a message via Yahoo to Cid
Oh Jesus. I get fooled by the time stamp every time.

Creeper, let me take this time to take back the nice things I said. Get the fuck back here and make another post exactly like this one.
__________________
I like the things I do, so hooray for me...and fuck you!
Cid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 12:46 AM   #15
heX
Member
 
heX's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 938
heX is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to heX
How could you be so stupid.
heX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TTT History GT2000 Site News 3 04-27-2005 10:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright

Get Firefox! Get Thunderbird!