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Old 01-26-2022, 09:07 AM   #1
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bullhorn SUBSIM: 25 years on the web !


On Jan. 26, 1997, Subsim debuted on the world wide web. That was twenty-five years ago.
  • Clinton was president. Bill, Clinton.
  • Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule from UK rule.
  • Princess Diana called for an immediate international ban on land mines.
  • Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear (ouch!)
  • Steve Jobs returned to run Apple Computers
  • Internet Explorer version 4 released
  • The first book in the award winning Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling was published.
  • Titanic, Jurassic Park, & Men in Black were the big films.
  • South Park and Buffy the Vampire Slayer began



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In 25 years over 182,000 people have signed onto our forums, making over 2,500,000 posts.


3,101,390 mods downloaded


The Story of the Web's #1 Sub & Naval Resource




Here's where I thank the people who made this happen:
Thanks to the moderators who help keep the forums sane.
Thanks to the game modders who work tirelessly to make the games even more fun.
Thanks to the donors, supporters, and contributors, you make the whole thing possible.
Thanks to the members who regularly take part in discussions, help other members, welcome new members, and make this place a home.
Thanks to the game developers who created the submarine and naval sims: we would be adrift without you.
Thanks to everyone who drops in, even for a single post. You count.
Looking forward to another 25 years, on to the year 2047!

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Old 01-26-2022, 09:20 AM   #2
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Congratulation to SubSims 25 years celebration

Being a member for almost 20 years it has been a real joy to be part of this great forum.

I hope SubSim will be here for another 25 years.

The Meetings we had was really interesting and funny to be a part of-Those I toke part in(Netherland and Copenhagen)

My friends I got here is also a wonderful part of this forum.

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Old 01-26-2022, 09:37 AM   #3
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Kudos to each and every one of those who are an integral part of our fine community
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thats quite a share of a human's lifetime, isn't it, around one third of that span?
I am aboard since one or two years before the year mentioned in my avatar, I think around 1999, maybe even 1998, but I think it was 1999. Quite some of the long time members have actually that time gap, are members since 1 or 2 years longer than their avatars say. Wasn't there some switching thing with the forum back then that led to this time shift, gap or whatever it was? Anyway, I was already here since one or two years when I still lived in Osnabrück - and I started to move to Münster in early 2020.

Time is fleeting. Where have all these years gone? Memories floating in the mind like a breeze blows vague forms of mist throug the the air. Jane's 688. Sub Command. Falcon 4 RP. SimHQ. Frugals World. MicropProse. Subsim.com. Sounds of names echoing in the mind. It were good gaming times, weren't they!? Technically things weren't perfect. But there still was the magic. The fascination. Thinfgs wer goit used to today and think of as "standard", were nto to be granted, were not to be imagined. We got them, yes, but the perfection came at a cost, me thinks. Something got lost a bit. Forgotten. Or did I just grow older?

And who is still around of those ^ names, and in strength...?
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:39 AM   #5
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Congratulations Neal on a great achievement.

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Old 01-26-2022, 09:50 AM   #6
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Congratulations, That's quite the achievement
Thank you for hosting such an enjoyable and educational site.




... also for putting up with all of us over the years.
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:53 AM   #7
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Congratulations to Subsim on it's 25th anniversary. Thanks as well, Neal, for having the vision and drive, to put Subsim together where everyone can share their passions with everything nautical and just about anything else.

Thanks as well to the moderators who keep everything running on an even keel and who contribute behind the scenes as well.

Thanks as well to the many and varied modders who have worked tirelessly to enhance games and simulations and also share the fruits of the labors with the Subsim community. Where would we be without you ?

Thanks to all of the great people here who share their passions, experiences and expertise on many varied subjects to make Subsim the great community it is. I think it's awesome that people from different countries can come together here and celebrate not only our shared differences but also our commonalities and similar interests.



Congratulations to Subsim and the great community here. My hopes for at least another 25 years here and many years beyond.

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Old 01-26-2022, 10:01 AM   #8
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Congratulations to Subsim on it's 25th Anniversary!!!
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Old 01-26-2022, 11:37 AM   #9
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Hippity hip hooray.
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:51 PM   #10
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YIPPEE!!
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:41 PM   #11
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Congratulations Neal!
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Old 01-27-2022, 06:28 AM   #12
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Congratulations for a quarter of a century. lets see if we reach half of!
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Old 01-27-2022, 12:44 PM   #13
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cool Happy Anniversary: Ode 2 A Quarter Century!

considering erstwhile hurricanes, longhaul trucking careers, & feral hog attacks...a considerable accomplishment!
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Old 01-27-2022, 02:58 PM   #14
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Twenty five years. No small feat.
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Old 01-27-2022, 05:08 PM   #15
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Old Sailors say all ships have souls it just takes awhile to commune with it
its like that here at Subsim.


Home is where the Heart is aint it just heres to the next 25 years Onkel



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