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sodascouts
12-15-2015, 01:24 AM
Well, it's the board's birthday again! On Dec. 15, 2005, I created Flip City, a private message board for Glenn Frey fans attached to Glenn Frey Online (http://www.glennfreyonline.com). Then, a year later, Flip City became the Border, expanding to be a public message board for all the Eagles. We had just a handful of members at first, and we were perfectly fine with that. Slowly but surely, however, it began to grow.... and here we are!

I can't believe it's been 10 years. It sure doesn't seem like it. Thanks to everyone who posts here - you make us what we are! As I've said before, without you this place would be nothing but an empty shell. Thanks again!

:grouphug:

Here's to 10 more!
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

For fun, I've reverted our forum's style back to how it was then. In 2005, there were no style choices - it was just Dark Hue. The special banner and the blue style is just for today, though!

Here is an image of Glenn Frey Online's homepage from 2006 a few months after it opened in November 2005 (it's the earliest image of the site I could find). It has the link to Flip City (none of the other sites existed at this time):

http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/gfoold.jpg

Here's what the original board looked like - this is the first thread:

http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/glennforum.jpg


And here's a list of our first members, a few of which are still here!

http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/fcmembers.jpg

We'll be adding a few things throughout the day to celebrate, so keep checking back!

Ive always been a dreamer
12-15-2015, 03:44 AM
Okay it's time to take The Border Challenge to test your knowledge about the board. Iíll leave these up throughout today to give everyone a chance to take the challenge, and then post the answers tomorrow. Feel free to explore the board, especially the Border Patrol and Border News forums, or use the search feature to find the answers. Good luck and have fun!



How many posts does it take for a member to become a Border Desperado?


a.) 100
b.) 250
c.) 500
d.) 1000


What movie does the boardís original name ĎFlip Cityí come from?


a.) Back to the Future
b.) Beverly Hills Cop
c.) Ghostbusters II
d.) Fast Times at Ridgemont High


What date was the Eagles Online Central website opened?


a.) November 2006
b.) July 2007
c.) October 2007
d.) December 2007


What concert inspired sodascouts to become a hardcore Eagles fan?


a.) Party of Two Show, Aspen, CO
b.) Eagles Farewell I Show, Sacramento, CA
c.) Glenn Frey Solo Show, Royal Oaks, MI
d.) Stevie Nicks and Don Henley Two Voices Show, Chicago, IL


What is the acceptable size for an avatar on The Border?


a.) 100px x 175px
b.) 150px x 200px
c.) 150px x 150px
d.) 200px x 500px


How many members did The Border have at the end of its first year after becoming a public board?


a.) 27
b.) 76
c.) 103
d.) 158


What album was used in the first ever Border Survivor Game?


a.) Eagles
b.) One of These Nights
c.) Hotel California
d.) The Long Run


What is the only Survivor Game to date that was played using double elimination?


a.) Farewell I DVD
b.) Long Road Out of Eden
c.) All Star Survivor
d.) The Very Best of the Eagles


How can you skip to the first unread post in a thread?


a.) Click ĎLast Pageí for the thread
b.) Click the thread title
c.) Click the icon immediately to the left of the thread title
d.) Click the posterís name


What song does the acronym IDWTHAM stand for?

Glennsallnighter
12-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Happy Birthday to the Border and Congratulations to Soda for starting it all off. To think how many friends I have made and how many wonderful experiences I have had directly as a result of finding this website and joining the Border. I was not there at the satrt, but I think I was the 38th member to join early in 2007. It has been wonderful to see he Border go from strength to strength. A BIG thank you to Soda for all she has done for the Border from its inception.

Lets drink to many many more years of Eagles, Frindship and the Border :cheers:

Ive always been a dreamer
12-15-2015, 12:11 PM
Congratulations to the board on our 10th Anniversary.

I say pretty much the same thing every year on this day, but thatís because it is true and comes straight from the heart. This is a great community for Eagles fans to have fun and get information about America's greatest band.

I have been around from the beginning, so I know all about the endless hours that Nancy spends behind the scenes to make The Border and the entire Eagles Online Central network the great sites that they are. I am very grateful to her for it and very proud to be a part of these sites in some small way.

But as she said, the hard work would be all for naught if not for all of the members who come here to post and share their knowledge about the band. Thanks to everyone who contributes information and/or donates money and time to make this such an enjoyable, fun, and enlightening place to visit. I have been privileged to have met quite a few Borderers and hope to meet more of you in the future.

Here's to more years of continued success for the band and The Border!!!

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

AlreadyGone95
12-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Congrats on 10 years of the Border Thanks for all you've done on this site, Soda! :). It's a great place to talk about one of the best bands to ever exist!

Soda, you created Flip City on my parents' 20th wedding anniversary.

I did a double take when I saw the change in background. I have it set to The Long Run because it is the best option for my phone(text shows up best). I do like the retro (original) dark hue.

I've only been a member for about 7 months of these 10 years, but I love this site and its members. It's the first site I visit when I wake up every morning.(heck, I spent most of last night on here since I couldn't sleep.) I always enjoy myself here. I can't say anything about seeing shows or meeting fellow borderers, but hopefully in the future I can.

I find it hard to see Dreamer without her trademark Smokin' Hot avatar. It just doesn't look right.

here's to 10 more years at least! :cheers:

sodascouts
12-15-2015, 03:34 PM
I also thought it might be a good idea to modify some of those old calendar wallpapers (some of you may remember them) to regular wallpapers. Here's one made from a History of the Eagles screenshot (click on the image to access the wallpaper, according to your screen's resolution):

Full screen ( 1024x768 ):
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHOTECalBtn.jpg (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHOTECalB.jpg)

Wide screen ( 1366x768 ):
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHOTECalCtn.jpg (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHOTECalC.jpg)

Enjoy!

Brooke
12-15-2015, 03:44 PM
Congrats from me as well, Soda! I've been here since very early on and have enjoyed it so much! Your knowledge of all things Eagles boggles my mind with you being such a youngster! You are close to my daughter's age, so I'm still amazed that you are such a huge fan!

I will never forget you coming all the way from Tennessee to meet me, a complete stranger, and share watching the History of the Eagles the night of it's very first airing! You crazy girl! I'm still shaking my head! :lol:

Thank you for your friendship and for creating this amazing site and keeping on top of it all! I hope to meet you again someday! Well done! :cheers:

LuvTim
12-15-2015, 03:52 PM
Big congratulations, Soda and moderators for a great site! You've done a marvelous job of honoring Eagles, one of America's best, most talented bands ever! :rockon:
We've got a terrific group here and I hope it continues for a very long time! :heart:

L101
12-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Happy 10th Birthday to the Border!! :applause: :birthday:

I've been a member here for 1.5 years, and I love it! I've learned so much about the Eagles (and their brilliant fans :-) ) since I joined and met up with a few of them :rockon:

Here's to 10 more years of fun and friendship and thanks for all the hard work Soda and Dreamer !! :cheers:

Freypower
12-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Congratulations to the board on our 10th Anniversary.

I say pretty much the same thing every year on this day, but thatís because it is true and comes straight from the heart. This is a great community for Eagles fans to have fun and get information about America's greatest band.

I have been around from the beginning, so I know all about the endless hours that Nancy spends behind the scenes to make The Border and the entire Eagles Online Central network the great sites that they are. I am very grateful to her for it and very proud to be a part of these sites in some small way.

But as she said, the hard work would be all for naught if not for all of the members who come here to post and share their knowledge about the band. Thanks to everyone who contributes information and/or donates money and time to make this such an enjoyable, fun, and enlightening place to visit. I have been privileged to have met quite a few Borderers and hope to meet more of you in the future.

Here's to more years of continued success for the band and The Border!!!

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
I think it's best for me to echo Dreamer here as I have also been around from the beginning (how interesting to see what my avatar was then; I might wheel it out soon).

It's been an honour & a privilege & congratulations to you Nancy & to Kay as well for all the work you have done over the years.

BTW Soda that is a great idea about converting some of the old calendar pages to wallpapers. There were some I wanted to keep at the time they were made.

Brooke
12-15-2015, 05:36 PM
I should say thanks to Dreamer too for all you do to help out our dear Soda!

THANKS, DREAMER!

I hope to meet you someday! :cheers:

Ive always been a dreamer
12-15-2015, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone - it is truly appreciated. Honestly, I am pleased to contribute to such a great site in any way I can. These sites enrich my life and help fuel my passion for my favorite band of all time. Little did I know when I joined Flip City 10 years ago that my life would be forever changed. As Soda said, she started GlennFreyOnline and then decided to create a private message board so that a very small group of fans could chat and share info about our fandom. That was all she ever intended to do - but duty calls. :wink: So that small board of 25 members grew a bit - here we are 10 year later as The Border with over 305,000 posts, over 5,000 threads, and almost 2,500 members and still talking about this awesome band. Wow - just Wow!

I thought I'd share a little EOC network collage I made for Soda in honor of the occasion ...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/kay8342/_EOC__zpsq1t2kzej.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/kay8342/media/_EOC__zpsq1t2kzej.jpg.html)

Jonny Come Lately
12-15-2015, 08:01 PM
Congratulations on the tenth anniversary of The Border! Thanks to Soda and Dreamer for all the hard work in keeping this forum going over the years. Here's to the next ten years!

I've been here for just over a year so I found it interesting to read about the history and background of the board. I like a lot on here, it's a very friendly place and we have some very interesting discussions. I have not had the chance to meet any other Borderers (partly because there's fewer of us Brits) but hopefully the chance will come in the future.

maryc2130
12-15-2015, 08:21 PM
"And they all came back to say, Congratulations ... "

And I say it as well: Congratulations on 10 years!

Thank you so much, Soda and Dreamer, for providing this great site to talk about one of my very favorite topics: the Eagles.


THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

sodascouts
12-15-2015, 10:08 PM
That looks great, Dreamer!

Here's another wallpaper... this one hearkens back to the early days!


Full screen ( 1024x768 ):
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WP1973TextureCalBtn.jpg (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WP1973TextureCalB.jpg)

Wide screen ( 1366x768 ):
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WP1973TextureCalCtn.jpg (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WP1973TextureCalC.jpg)

Enjoy!

DJ
12-15-2015, 11:04 PM
HERE'S TO THE NEXT 10 YEARS! CHEERS TO SODA AND DREAMER FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK KEEPING US BORDER WANDERERS INFORMED AND ENLIGHTENED. THANK YOU, IT'S A PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE. :cheers:

"LEAVE ME BE I'M JUST WALKIN THIS LINE...ON THE BORDER

NOLA
12-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Congratulations, Soda and Dreamer, on your long-awaited decade milestone! This board has allowed fans across the globe to congregate, communicate, and celebrate the musical legacy of one of the world's greatest bands. It's been a real pleasure to participate in some of the conversations, and I'm looking forward to the next ten years. "Bravo Zulu," ladies, for a job well done. 😊

sodascouts
12-16-2015, 12:18 AM
Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!

A third wallpaper from when I think they looked the hottest as a group - 1994:


Full screen ( 1024x768 ):
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHFORedCalBtn.jpg (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHFORedCalB.jpg)

Wide screen ( 1366x768 ):
http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHFORedCalCtn.jpg (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/images/WPHFORedCalC.jpg)

Enjoy!

Witchy Woman
12-16-2015, 01:39 AM
Congratulations Soda !! That's awesome !!

shunlvswx
12-16-2015, 01:58 AM
Happy 10th Anniversary to The Border.

I've been a member here since August 2013, the same year HOTE came out. I really don't know how I found this board, but I love coming here everyday.

Congrats to Soda and thanks to all the founding members who've been here from the beginning.

sodascouts
12-16-2015, 02:20 AM
Well, I switched it over to the Christmas style and our anniversary is official over in most parts of the world, lol, but I've still got a few things left to post - I got distracted by a work project today that took several hours, so I didn't get around to doing some things I wanted to do.

By the way, is anybody going to even attempt the questions that Dreamer posted on the first page? You should give it a shot, guys. You have a 25% chance for each of 'em! ;)

AlreadyGone95
12-16-2015, 02:25 AM
I thought that we had to do them in our heads. Whoops!


1. A
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. C
6. A
7. D
8. A
9. C
10. I Don't Want to Hear Any More

SnowyMonica
12-16-2015, 08:15 AM
Congratulations!!

Thanks for all your hard work to provide such a friendly place for every eagles fan to get together and discuss dispite the distance. It's real fun to read every thread and participate in discussions. I think it's amazing to know when this site was established I was still in primary school and had no idea about this band at all lol. Though I'm pretty new here, I'm already looking forward to the next 10 years!

:rockon:

UndertheWire
12-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Congratulations on reaching this milestone. What an achievement!

When did you switch from being a Glenn Frey message board to an Eagles one?

shunlvswx
12-16-2015, 10:25 AM
Taking a guess.



1. c
2. c
3. a
4. d
5. a
6. b
7. d
8. a
9. b
10. I Don't Want To Hear Anymore

Ive always been a dreamer
12-16-2015, 12:15 PM
Sorry about the confusion everyone - I guess I wasn't really clear about any instructions for The Border Challenge. That's because I figured folks would probably just answer them in their head. However, I'll go ahead and wait until tonight before I reveal the answers in case anyone else wants to post their answers here. No matter what, it's just all in fun. I thought it would be a good way to include some board trivia along with a few tips about the board that some folks may not be aware of.

And UTW - Flip City was opened as a private Glenn Frey board. A year later when the board was made public as The Border, it became an Eagles board.

ETA: I was just looking back in the 'All About Us' thread and had my memory refreshed again. The private Flip City Glenn Frey board was actually expanded to an Eagles board prior to going public and being renamed The Border. Thank goodness we have a lot of this stuff documented so we don't have to rely solely on our memory! :wink: :grin:

http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1603

Ive always been a dreamer
12-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Wow! I just came across this photo that I had totally forgotten I even had. When Soda first converted the message board to The Border, she was using a different software. She didn't keep it long because she wasn't happy with its functionality and look, so she quickly converted to to vBulletin software that is still being used today. But here is the original version of The Border that was around for just a short while ...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/kay8342/_B_SSil_zps62bhscj9.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/kay8342/media/_B_SSil_zps62bhscj9.jpg.html)

Brooke
12-16-2015, 03:15 PM
Ok, finally got time to do this!

1. a
2. c
3. July 29, 2007
4. d
5. c
6. b (completely clueless on this one!)
7. d
8.a
9.c
10.I Don't Want To Hear Any More

Hope I don't embarrass myself! :hmm:

Jonny Come Lately
12-16-2015, 06:13 PM
My attempt at The Border challenge:

1. a
2. c
3. a
4. d
5. c
6. b (guessing here)
7. d
8. a
9. b
10. I Don't Want To Hear Any More

SoaringRockyMountainWay
12-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Happy Belated Birhtday to The Border! This is like my favorite website. ;-)

Ive always been a dreamer
12-17-2015, 12:11 AM
SPOILER ALERT!

This post is going to reveal the answers to The Border Challenge posted earlier in this thread. If you donít want to see the answers, do not read any further.

So, here we go Ö


A
C
B
D
B
A or C*
D
A
C
I Donít Want To Hear Any More

* Question #6 was intentionally vague.The correct answer to it depends on whether you count the end of the first year as 2006 or 2007 (the first full year). When The Border went live on December 15, 2006, there were 25 members converted over from Flip City. Two more new members joined by year end making the total membership 27 at the end of its first year of going public. During 2007, 76 new members joined the new public board, making the total Border membership 103 at the end of the first full year. We were very excited when we reached the 100 member milestone before the end of the year.

AlreadyGone95
12-17-2015, 01:58 AM
I got 8 right. Not too bad.

DivineDon
12-20-2015, 04:10 AM
Congrats Soda - sorry to be late again but I don't always have the time to look at other threads so miss many anniversaries. You do a wonderful job for us obsessives! I've only been here about a year and three quarters but The Border feels part of my life now :smile: Thanks again :applause: