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Old 03-18-2016, 09:58 AM
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I joined in June 2009 at #10,462 so I remember some of the old timers. But then I took about 3 years off.
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:50 PM
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I am number 1427. I joined shortly after the all the stats were reset to zero after the Great Crash, so at least I didn't have to start all over again. I don't play now as much as I used to do.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:23 PM
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I don't remember when I joined, but it must have been around the time jimdgar, did because I'm #10433. I think I played for a few weeks, then stopped. I came back later ??, maybe a couple of months or maybe longer, but I've been here every since.

Lurker, you always have such good information.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:02 PM
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Here's another tidbit. Look at the top right of your post, under the #13. It says you joined in June 2009. And if you go under "My Scores", it tells you in your lifetime stats exactly the date you joined. Guess you joined a month after I did!
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:01 PM
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Opallady's number is 7. Check out her profile...she does great stained glass !
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:15 PM
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Cool i might be one of the newest members!!!!!

i joined jul 25 2016

i my ranking is still bad.

hahaha hope to be a senior member i always dreamed of being a spy after mission impossible, salt, never watched bond movies and solving these are a very real spy skill

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Old 08-05-2016, 06:56 PM
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Welcome, Newby! I'm coming up on 4 years in December. I've been doing paper and pencil cryptos since I was a kid in the 60s. You mentioned becoming a senior member. I was a junior member for 3 and a half years. What pushed me into the senior member category is when I reached 100 posts in the Forum. So you only have 94 to go. Have fun solving and good luck!

BTW, I guess I'm member 33569

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:00 PM
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Tilottama, google Bletchley Park WW2 . Turing, the Father of Computing worked there too.

And on a lighter note, you can´t become a good James Bond- type of spy if you leave traces of your location, nationality, date of birth , gender, language , current location , ancestral antagonism towards the British etc etc.

Them enemy Spymasters can trace everything about you - from the midwife who delivered you , to your school friends to your current place of residence.

But as far leveraging your code breaking skills go... Bletchley Park spying would be ideal for you.

But if you REALLY want to become a cloak and dagger kind of spy , perhaps you should create a new FALSE but plausible identity for yourself.

This is just advice from an old man who had similar dreams when he was a kid.
Bye. Happy Spying.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:25 AM
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Default How long

I originally joined in July 2007, but all the data from before Feb 2008 was lost in the great crash. Largely quit playing for several years before I resumed last year.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:35 AM
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Wow -- thanks, Lurker. So I joined in June of 2010, and I'm number 16,637.

Opallady is officially the longest-standing player who is still playing: Number 7! After her, it's gryhnd51, at number 13.

Funny that after I posted this, I basically disappeared for a couple of years, just because life got busy. Nice to be back.
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