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Way, way back in the day, it was only match reports to be found online. Whispering Jack was doing it way back then too, plus Hoju had his own going, with the Melbourne Chronicle along with Demonology. There may have been a few others too. There was nowhere for people to talk about the footy and it was more having some knowledgeable people shouting their thoughts into the universe. Jack was the only place I could find out how the Melbourne players went in the VFL at Sandringham.

Demonology was a really interesting place during its heyday.  It had a very simple layout that often made it hard to find stuff, but it was a great place to have a debate (especially in the early 2000s). Also, who could forget rono's obsession with turning Darren Jolly into a 'multidimensional tall', playing forward, back and ruck! It's definitely something that Terry Wallace would have done! ? 

I was on Demonland back in the day too. I was Spunjy (I changed it in 2005 when the forum software was switched to prevent ambiguity, and embraced the 'Spongebob' that I was sometimes called). I never really understood the rivalry between the two sites. I was just happy to have multiple sites to be able to chat about the Dees, although my memory is that most Landers were members of both whilst those who identified as Ologists probably cross pollinated less.

I do think that the move across to proper forum software and the really great work put into the site by @Nasher as well as the far superior moderation (Ology always had problems with that) resulted in Demonland becoming a much more welcoming place for newbies. I think that the strength and stability of @Demonlandand @Whispering_Jack as well as Nasher's work was the key reason we have such a vibrant and long standing community which is certainly one of the better fansites in the AFL. Thanks to everyone who helped make that happen, as well as those who helped with many the other MFC sites that have kept me distracted since the late 90s. 

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1 hour ago, demonstone said:

Thought that poster was female, ding.

Definitely male, and a very angry and aggressive one DS.

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1 hour ago, Axis of Bob said:

Way, way back in the day, it was only match reports to be found online. Whispering Jack was doing it way back then too, plus Hoju had his own going, with the Melbourne Chronicle along with Demonology. There may have been a few others too. There was nowhere for people to talk about the footy and it was more having some knowledgeable people shouting their thoughts into the universe. Jack was the only place I could find out how the Melbourne players went in the VFL at Sandringham.

Demonology was a really interesting place during its heyday.  It had a very simple layout that often made it hard to find stuff, but it was a great place to have a debate (especially in the early 2000s). Also, who could forget rono's obsession with turning Darren Jolly into a 'multidimensional tall', playing forward, back and ruck! It's definitely something that Terry Wallace would have done! ? 

I was on Demonland back in the day too. I was Spunjy (I changed it in 2005 when the forum software was switched to prevent ambiguity, and embraced the 'Spongebob' that I was sometimes called). I never really understood the rivalry between the two sites. I was just happy to have multiple sites to be able to chat about the Dees, although my memory is that most Landers were members of both whilst those who identified as Ologists probably cross pollinated less.

I do think that the move across to proper forum software and the really great work put into the site by @Nasher as well as the far superior moderation (Ology always had problems with that) resulted in Demonland becoming a much more welcoming place for newbies. I think that the strength and stability of @Demonlandand @Whispering_Jack as well as Nasher's work was the key reason we have such a vibrant and long standing community which is certainly one of the better fansites in the AFL. Thanks to everyone who helped make that happen, as well as those who helped with many the other MFC sites that have kept me distracted since the late 90s. 

Thanks Bob. Like many others I was on both sites and it wasn’t a case of real rivalry because we often got together for functions and of course, forum footy, where we dominated the other forums. My highlights were coaching a game in which we had both Nev Jetta’s father and brother with the dad being the most coachable player you would ever want (wherever he went, so did the footy). Also, the day we played Collingwood and I put Supermercado at FF and he kicked a goal against Collingwood’s 300 kg full back who was making a comeback after a few years “inside”. Dazzle was pretty good too. We also tried our very best to help out when Tim Stanes (Demonology founder) fell ill and couldn’t run the site any more. Our combined functions at the Mountain View Hotel in Richmond before games were also good value. Perhaps, when we finally get over Covid19 and win a flag (may both come soon), we could organize a reunion. 

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Wasn't there a moderator called 'Finks' back in the day as well? Early to mid 2000's?

@Finkswas instrumental in the platform move - he was basically the project manager and I was the technical resource and made most of the decisions around it with my advice. He was the site rep who I saw as my “boss” in that process and we talked on the phone often during the migration. Not sure why but Andy (Demonland) didn’t have a lot of involvement in the day to day management in that era.
 

Finks faded in to the background and Andy started actively running the show again a few years later.

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I posted there as Korean Demon, had a justifiable hatred of Dr Who, feeling was mutual and his first act on getting the keys to the site was to ban me, went to new site, had a debate with the owner about something and found myself locked out. Always loved Land, but miss the old ‘ology

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52 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Do I remember properly RGRS that you actually met Dr. Poo while doing volunteer work manning the phones for the membership department of the club?  I seem to recall a photo posted on 'Ology with you both in it.

You remember correct. We almost came to blows, Gandalf (aka Satirycon) physically restrained us from going to car park, Who was a low life dog!!

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2 minutes ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

You remember correct. We almost came to blows, Gandalf (aka Satirycon) physically restrained us from going to car park, Who was a low life dog!!

Might be getting a little confused here  with Radagast the Brown RGR.

Although Gandalf did utter these famous words that befits the occasion you are referring to so i might be wrong...

You Shall Not Pass Lord Of The Rings GIF

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1 hour ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

You remember correct. We almost came to blows, Gandalf (aka Satirycon) physically restrained us from going to car park, Who was a low life dog!!

Always wondered if Satirycon from ology was Saty from here. I think I recall he wasn't.  Can anyone confirm?

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6 hours ago, ding said:

Definitely male, and a very angry and aggressive one DS.

Yep, Hellhathnofury was one very weird cat.

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11 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Thanks Bob. Like many others I was on both sites and it wasn’t a case of real rivalry because we often got together for functions and of course, forum footy, where we dominated the other forums. My highlights were coaching a game in which we had both Nev Jetta’s father and brother with the dad being the most coachable player you would ever want (wherever he went, so did the footy). Also, the day we played Collingwood and I put Supermercado at FF and he kicked a goal against Collingwood’s 300 kg full back who was making a comeback after a few years “inside”. Dazzle was pretty good too. We also tried our very best to help out when Tim Stanes (Demonology founder) fell ill and couldn’t run the site any more. Our combined functions at the Mountain View Hotel in Richmond before games were also good value. Perhaps, when we finally get over Covid19 and win a flag (may both come soon), we could organize a reunion. 

I was at the Mountain View last Saturday to watch the match. When I arrived the place was teeming with pre-match Carlscum and Essendrug supporters but all screens were on Dees vs Roos.

Ten minutes before the MCG kick-off, the place was deserted as the rabble had all charged down to the G, leaving a few tables of Demon supporters. The pub then switched all screens to the Blues vs Bombers, halfway through the final quarter in Hobart, and the manager, in an Essendon jumper, claimed it was a Foxtel issue and he couldn’t do anything about it. I think not!

I suggest the ‘Sporting Globe’ for your reunion!

 

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10 hours ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

I posted there as Korean Demon, had a justifiable hatred of Dr Who, feeling was mutual and his first act on getting the keys to the site was to ban me, went to new site, had a debate with the owner about something and found myself locked out. Always loved Land, but miss the old ‘ology

From memory, you had a great avatar of the Shaun Smith mark (in sepia?) back on 'ology.

I used to post on both a bit in mid-late 2000s

 

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11 hours ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

I posted there as Korean Demon, had a justifiable hatred of Dr Who, feeling was mutual and his first act on getting the keys to the site was to ban me, went to new site, had a debate with the owner about something and found myself locked out. Always loved Land, but miss the old ‘ology

I fondly remember the ‘ology days too. Lots of in-jokes (426 nickname etc) that took my slow old self too long to get. Like here I was more of a lurker than a poster though.

Even though I’ve never lived in Victoria and don’t have all the local school/suburb references I’m pretty sure I worked out that KD went to school with some of my cousins.

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3 hours ago, KingSlayer33 said:

I fondly remember the ‘ology days too. Lots of in-jokes (426 nickname etc) that took my slow old self too long to get. Like here I was more of a lurker than a poster though.

Even though I’ve never lived in Victoria and don’t have all the local school/suburb references I’m pretty sure I worked out that KD went to school with some of my cousins.

Still have the ring tone you sent me!

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I started on demonology years ago but got sick of the endless rants and arguments by posters who enjoyed the ranting and arguing more than actually discussing all things MFC. For a while I was on both but eventually just gave up and made the switch permanent.

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