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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 22nd Jun 05, 5:38 PM
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    How the site has grown
    • #1
    • 22nd Jun 05, 5:38 PM
    How the site has grown 22nd Jun 05 at 5:38 PM
    If you think this site looks good now you should see what my old home page looked like before I launched the site proper.

    Well you can. MoneySaver Tony H recently found a website where you can see what your favourite websites used to look like. You'll notice there's no forum and the email tips were very different.

    What it used to look like.

    Now I'm feeling nostalgic.
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 22-06-2005 at 6:24 PM.
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 22nd Jun 05, 5:58 PM
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    • #2
    • 22nd Jun 05, 5:58 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 05, 5:58 PM
    It's very ...errr.... black. Have to say I much prefer this new and improved version and as a self confessed MSEaholic, where would we be now without the chat forum?

    Also, you haven't changed a bit - but which is the reversed photo we see of you? This one or the old one?
    • Trow
    • By Trow 22nd Jun 05, 9:11 PM
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    • #3
    • 22nd Jun 05, 9:11 PM
    • #3
    • 22nd Jun 05, 9:11 PM
    I quite like the simplicity and colour scheme of the old site - but the content of this one is much better
  • elvis_bloggs
    • #4
    • 22nd Jun 05, 10:30 PM
    • #4
    • 22nd Jun 05, 10:30 PM
    Reminds me of the days of black and white telly.

    • robnye
    • By robnye 22nd Jun 05, 11:27 PM
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    • #5
    • 22nd Jun 05, 11:27 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 05, 11:27 PM
    obviously before the days of colour and mpegs...... no piccy of martin............!
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to....
    • Murtle
    • By Murtle 23rd Jun 05, 12:02 AM
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    • #6
    • 23rd Jun 05, 12:02 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 05, 12:02 AM
    Black and white suits you Martin very dashing!!!

    But I do prefer the coloured version......although I liked the last site before this one too....don't know how many sites you've had????!!!!

    Congratulations and thanks for what you done for everyone.

    Have a glass of wine and a trip down memory lane!!
    • Frogling
    • By Frogling 23rd Jun 05, 3:07 PM
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    • #7
    • 23rd Jun 05, 3:07 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 05, 3:07 PM
    How on earth did anyone cope without the chat forums lol!?! I think I'd have withdrawal symptoms if you ever took them away (in fact, I did have the shakes when the upgrade was being done a while ago!)
    • zodiac
    • By zodiac 23rd Jun 05, 6:21 PM
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    • #8
    • 23rd Jun 05, 6:21 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 05, 6:21 PM
    Looks better now and where would we be without our chat and money saving ideas that we swap.
    Have to say I like the photos in the funny money gallery

    Well done for bringing MSE to where it is today and I raise a glass for many years to come
    I remember when this was just a little website!
  • paulmorg
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    • 23rd Jun 05, 6:45 PM
    • #9
    • 23rd Jun 05, 6:45 PM
    I see there was a tactical decision to switch Martin's hand from right to left
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  • criminal_smile
    Hmmmmm....that site TonyH found looks suspiciously like the one I posted here a number of days ago. Plagiurism....on this site?????

    It was all a bit dark and brooding back then though. Not exactly the rainbow skied, fun-filled playground it has become since. But still doing good work.
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  • NMc106
    http://web.archive.org/web/19970428002851/www.bbc.co.uk/

    Look at the bbc website when first opened in 1996!!
  • NMc106
    eBay in 1999!!!

    http://web.archive.org/web/19991007045904/http://www.ebay.co.uk/

    The images seem to appear then turn into grey spaces after a few seconds though
  • wirm
    ah back in the day!
  • Foxy
    how did they cope without the forum:confused:
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    • zodiac
    • By zodiac 5th Jul 05, 11:19 AM
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    how did they cope without the forum:confused:
    by Foxy
    I dont think we will ever know Foxy........
    I remember when this was just a little website!
  • angel
    I remember when it was like that. I even had a personal reply from Martin one evening when I asked a question about calling abroad.

    When I joined there were 250 members! How many are there now?
    "here, hare, here"
    • choccyface2006
    • By choccyface2006 29th Jan 07, 3:11 PM
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    Thats a very mysterious photo Martin! You look like you belong on a Milk tray commercial
    Last edited by choccyface2006; 29-01-2007 at 8:07 PM.
    • Carmen
    • By Carmen 29th Jan 07, 5:32 PM
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