Jim, your “inception date” is 1997-11-28 according to the info when you hover over your name. I believe that you founded FR as a result of being kicked off of AOL forums for your postings, if I remember things right.
My date is 1998-03-23. SO that goes back a while. I was a lurker for a short while before I signed up.
I sang the National Anthem at the March for Justice that fall, and met you in the hotel, just saying hello so of course you won’t remember, the evening before as you and your “entourage” were moving about.
I auditioned for A Navy Vet (1998-02-06) and a couple of others the afternoon before, and got the OK then and there. I was nervous the next day, but it turned out ok.
I am finally going to sign up as a modest monthly donor. Hope it helps!
I remember that day very well. The March for Justice was an awesome event. Thank you very much!!
By the way, the 1997 sign-up dates were the day we implemented our new registration system. We had been operating for about a year before that on the honor system without requiring registration. But that was before the lib troll invasion.