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Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Andy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:46 am

Yep, we've limped all the way to five years on the internet. October 12th 2005 was the day we went live so right about now five years ago we were brainstorming and writing potential names on--get this--a legal pad! Do they even make those anymore?
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby wildweed » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:34 am

Andy wrote:Yep, we've limped all the way to five years on the internet. October 12th 2005 was the day we went live so right about now five years ago we were brainstorming and writing potential names on--get this--a legal pad! Do they even make those anymore?





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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby James Scott » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:37 am

Andy wrote:Yep, we've limped all the way to five years on the internet. October 12th 2005 was the day we went live so right about now five years ago we were brainstorming and writing potential names on--get this--a legal pad! Do they even make those anymore?


So now do you get your name on wikipedia as a notable Detroiter? Is this an art project?
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Mulligan » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Hmm, nothing about the launch in the paper the next day. Crosspost to Crap Journalism.

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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Mulligan » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:05 pm

Some headlines that proved prophetic:

* Bo doubtful U-M can rebound

* NWA says high labor costs could put it out of business

* More auto losses likely

And one that didn't:

* Mahaffey still hospitalized, but outlook is good
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby susanarosa » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:09 pm

Hey, Desiree Cooper still had a job!
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Ya Mar » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:25 pm

susanarosa wrote:Hey, Desiree Cooper still had a job!


So did I...
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Morty » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:42 pm

Evidently the Tea Party had its early beginnings in farmington Hills and was far more civil before Glen Beck and Sarah Palin got involved.
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby The Beav » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:09 pm

wildweed wrote:
Andy wrote:Yep, we've limped all the way to five years on the internet. October 12th 2005 was the day we went live so right about now five years ago we were brainstorming and writing potential names on--get this--a legal pad! Do they even make those anymore?





I thought the notes were on a cocktail napkin ...


You know... For Kids!

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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Mud Bug » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:26 pm

Maybe there should be a HFD highlights retrospective. My two: listening to Drew and Mike read an article about someone posting under fake usernames of Downriver towns and the Mauser meltdown.
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Mud Bug » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:25 am

The big HFD ten year anniversary passed last month and not a one of you schmoes noticed! This place is truly running on fumes....
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby Dexter Fenkle » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:42 pm

Mud Bug wrote:The big HFD ten year anniversary passed last month and not a one of you schmoes noticed! This place is truly running on fumes....


ten years? ho-hum...post something when its been a decade
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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:08 pm

Yep, been very quiet. Gotta say that I miss the place, the place that it was when a full entourage was active and one-upping the other with smartass posts. Lots of fun, time-wasting memories here.

I cannot remember exactly when it happened or the name of the thread, but somewhere in "Non-Detroit" there was a thread for a game that absolutely blew up for a while, something like the alphabet game but with song titles. This was nothing more than people racing to post responses faster than others but I recall that one otherwise sleepy Thursday or Friday afternoon found a dozen or more active posters on and pissing away time. A lot of work didn't get done that day around Detroit, I think. Like I said, it was nothing important, but in a way that thread & times were what forums are all about: a distraction and virtual socialization with folk whom you'll never meet. Put differently, this forum has been like the tiny little comic drawings in the margins of the old Mad Magazine: unexpected, fun filler, for otherwise full lives. Good times and a job well done.


Sometime ago -I was still working downtown- there was a big hack or server crash and HFD was wiped out. I was a newcomer, but I also imagined that I had some skills and so offered to Andy to attempt to reformat the surviving text files of posts so that they could be reloaded. Bad choice for him to have trusted me because the effort was a near total failure. However, seeing this thread reminded me that the old files are still around, so I took a look and for your reading pleasure and sense of history offer this transcript of the first thread on Andy's forum:

Welcome to hotfudgedetroit.com

Andy (Tuesday, October 11, 2005, around 3:50 PM)


you got yourself a nice little forum here andy...

Woodward's Friend


Ok, so does this mean I can say stuff and not be edited for expressing an opinion? I think this is the beginning of something. Something new and fresh. Kind of like this movie trailer .... check it out!

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Re: Hot Fudge Half Decade

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:29 pm

More... I tried to find the first-post from Chuck. Failed: there's 249,000+ rows of xlm-format data. Only so much that mortal can do. But this exchange came up:

Middlestreet
It seems HFD has suffered a great loss, The Salt Light Man has called it quits on his forum and website. In the spirit of HFD a moment of laughter should be observed. I suggest that Wed at 10am we all chuckle our assess off about Chuckies website going to shit.


he posted a quote lifted from Chuck's blog...
Well for those who don't look at the website everyday.I have for all intents and purposes, pulled the plug on my website for the reasons stated there. It just got too big and It started wearing on me..ALOT! so, I decided to just stop for a while, and concentrate on other things I'm taking another direction and I need to just stop being the center of controversy for a while. I'll be aroundà. just a wee bit more low key.. I will post new stuff, as the mood strikes me.


...but then Chuck turns up on HFD, guns blazing
Well, before you go pattin' yourself on that back there middle street, you all really nothing to do with it. I just decided that the site wasn't really a real reflection of what I'm about... and by the way, I saw what you wrote on my podcast page... you need to quite taking credit for stuff you never did... also you're attemptes to smear me on various websites has been recorded and I do plan on using this in a libel suit against the owner of the board in the near future... all the nasty stuff written all the e-mails sent by drew and others, and all the attempts to hack my message board. all have been recorded and will be used... yall think you're screwing with simple minded fool... we'll see who's simple... just watch...


I always wondered what happened to Middlestreet. He must be in libel suit prison. Come to think of it, Andy may be there, too.
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