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The LD4all Museum Of Lost Memories
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This museum has been opened for the occasion of LD4all's 14th anniversary. You may have read the History of LD4all already. Now, I present to you: the Museum of Lost memories.

Background story on the Museum Of Lost Memories: It came from a very vivid lucid dream.

I have excavated a few LD4all treasures, some of them never been seen online before. Enjoy!




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Expositions
Click on an image to teleport to the room or just scroll down wink


prehistoric era
?? ?? 1995 to 24 may 1996


The prehistoric era, when the website currently known as LD4all was being designed and built. Although it was online at the time, it wasn't officially announced yet.


first era: "Through the Mirror, Beyond Dreaming"
25 may 1996 to 29 july 1998


This first era,is the officially launched website. The design was inspired by a lucid dream. It didn't have a lot of text, but many, many animations and images. The aim was to bring in a dreamlike feeling where the visitor could wander around.


The Era When We Had The Wings
30 july 1998 to 17 may 2001


The Era We Had The Wings. You will see why when you go to this room.


Transition Era: From Through the Mirror to LD4all.
19 may 2001 to 26 november 2004


The Transition Era. The domain LD4all.com is now registered, but the site design still is "Through the Mirror" style. Some new elements pop up though.



The LD4all Era
27 november 2004 to 31 augustus 2007


The LD4all era. A completely new design, with a new logo.


The Return Of The Wings
1 september 2007 to today


Need I say more?


A collection of Mirrors


The evolution of mirrors throughout the ages. I mean, come on. It was called Through the Mirror.


Miscellaneous artifacts


Miscellaneous artifacts.


Treasures excavated by LD4all members


Links to treasures excavated by members and holding fond memories. aww




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PostPosted: Sat 22 May, 2010  Reply with quote

The Prehistoric Era
?? ?? 1995 until 24 may 1996


The prehistoric era, when the website currently known as LD4all was being designed and built. Although it was online at the time, it hadn't been officially announced and I doubt anyone managed to find it in those days.

Artifacts
Only a few artifacts are remaining from this period:

A shard of mirror


An ancient title bar.



The header image. The mirrors "slided" open to review the title for each section. At least that was the idea
bye



And here is a screen of one of the webpages. [click to enlarge]




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first era: "Through the Mirror, Beyond Dreaming"
25 may 1996 until 29 july 1998


The design was inspired by a lucid dream. It didn't have a lot of text, but many, many animations and images. The aim was to bring in a dreamlike feeling where the visitor could wander around.

This first website is still available online here (use login: dreamer, password: lucid)


We see already the wings and eye theme taking shape here.

(1) (2)
(1) A navigation image that didn't make it to the final version and (2) the navigation image that did make it.


A book that didn't end up in the reality check section, and an alarm clock that did.



Why use plain linked hypertext when you can use clickable animations? grin (no, they aren't clickable in the museum but they served as links in the website)


This is one of my favorite animations I made for the site. This guy was the link to the flying course.


My lovely assistants, demonstrating the two most popular flying techniques.

*random fact* All animations were made on my amiga 3000 with Dpaint IV.




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The Era When We Had The Wings
30 july 1998 to 17 may 2001


The Era We Had The Wings. Why is it called "The Era We Had The Wings", you wonder?

Because we had this as a navigation frame above each page:



Every section a different colorscheme. Websafe colors, all the thing in those days.


Sample page (click to enlarge)

The unofficial logo, derived from the winged figure. It only was in the intro page, rotating in a mirror, acompanied with the "Lucid Tip of the day". Tell you a secret, it was a javascript which held 30 different tips, one for each day. After the 30th one, it started back at the first tip. I never got any complaints




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Transition Era: From Through the Mirror to LD4all.
19 may 2001 to 26 november 2004


The Transition Era. The domain LD4all.com is now registered, but the site design still is "Through the Mirror" style. Some new elements pop up though. If you click the above image you will see the url ld4all.com written below the "Through the Mirror" title.

In this Era, when you typed in LD4all.com, you ended up on a site called "Through the Mirror". It had a bit evolved. More "feathers" in the navigation wings:



(click to enlarge) Do you notice the "LD4all.com" right below the eye of the mirror?

Early banners to promote LD4all:







The Forum
In this era, we got our own hosted forum. Here is what that looked like: (With thanks to greendragon for the screenshot smile )


An extremely rare commemorative plaque, made by the legendary DreamAddict, to commemorate the fact that we had left the old Network54 forum and moved to our own new forum.


The ranks, 5 stars the highest for mods and admin. It seemed a time far far away when a member would reach 5 stars. But that time did come eventually wink


our charming gender icons.




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The LD4all Era
27 november 2004 to 31 augustus 2007


The LD4all era. A completely new design, with a new logo.
You may have noticed a striking difference with the previous designs: No more wings... instead this colored menubar with an attempt to make it a bit winglike.



The LD4all logo, as well as the inspiration for the layout came from a lucid dream.


The first Quick sketch of the logo, just after waking up from the lucid dream it was shown, a sketch later that day, with dream image still fresh in mind and lastly the final logo.

The forum got a facelift too - and here the lack of wings was even more obvious:

(Click to enlarge - with thanks to xx521xx for the image)
The forum used the same eye icons as the previous forum, but it also had mirror images added for each subforum.








New ranks, rainbow stars for the mods and admin.




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The Return Of The Wings
1 september 2007 to today


Need I say more?


first "Twilight" version of the wings


Revised, a bit more colors smile


And eventually a bit more smooth.


And the logo got a slight overhaul.




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The Mirror Collection
Because it was called "Through the Mirror" wink

Mirrors have always featured in some way or another.


Fun fact: in the First Era however, there was a striking lack of anything resembling a mirror. Possibly because of the overkill in the Prehistoric Era? Maybe I had ran out of mirrors nervous



The mirrors really took of halfway the second Era, when I added decorative borders around the paintings. Before that they were just images. I made it a mirror theme, and every section of the site had their own mirror, with different images for each subsection and bonus images when clicking certain links in the text.




In the transition stage to LD4all I made a huge mirror splash screen.



In the LD4all era, I wanted a mirror to remember the "Through the Mirror" time. I chose one mirror design. The function remained the same: different paintings in the mirror for each section, and also changing images when clicking on certain links. Smaller versions of these are used in the forum.
So if you ever wondered what those were, now you know.







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Miscellaneous Artifacts
Artifacts somehow having to do with LD4all.


Are you dreaming?


This is a very old avatar I used to have, with the award I received from Reality_Failure. I only forgot what the award was for nervous According to moogle it was because of the cutest smiley ever posted in the smiley wars topic. (A topic, long lost, but who knows if it may turn up ...)


There was a time where forum members had their own fanclubs eek2
This flag was made by James, (AKA One Armed Scissor) apparently a big fan of Bruno. This flag is known to be waved by other people as well. It even was part of signatures.


When the Philosopher's cloud was disbanded, Bruno carried it with him all this time, safe in this bottle. This is the original Cloud Bottle, now empty, because the Cloud has been released from it ^^


Historic fact. Moogle reaching 10000 posts and getting a special badge for it ^^

ebil <- An extremely rare Quuipo sighting eek2




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PostPosted: Sat 22 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Treasures excavated by LD4all members

It's your turn now!
Post your fondest LD4all memories, be it from far in the past or be it from recent times. It would be cool if you can accompany your tale by a screenshot.

You can also post LD4all artifacts you have excavated yourself - these may range from smilies never seen on the forum, to forum icons of now lost forums (or maybe never used?), to the most precious artifacts you just have saved for posterity.
Now is your chance to show them with all of us smile

Treasures that belong in a specific era may also be put on display there (meaning: I'll add those to that page ^^ ).

I'm looking forward to see your treasures!


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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010  Reply with quote

I've got no screenies so maybe someone can help me with that- but thanks to Bruno i remembered the best topic ever: Testeiez. I'm pretty sure we broke 100 pages with that one, am i wrong?

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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Win Laik Pya wrote:
I've got no screenies so maybe someone can help me with that- but thanks to Bruno i remembered the best topic ever: Testeiez. I'm pretty sure we broke 100 pages with that one, am i wrong?



~ * ~

While we're at it, I'm changing my avatar to celebrate the occasion. I'm not an addict. But I might be partially responsible for the Atheist sighting after two years of his not visiting the forum. As far as lost memories go, here are a couple laughs and good moments (most of the so cryptic those actually involved probably don't remember them):








And then there's that picture. And that thing in my drawer, next to the little orange boat thing. And the lost memories.


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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Hmm... I don't have much.

Though I do have a key to a building known as the second addict hotel. yes

Until it was destroyed. sadblauw



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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010  Reply with quote

I think my memories are mostly related to the various meetings I have had with LD4all people smile
Such as the Apenheul meeting with the Dutch LD4all forum, or meeting Q&A for the first time, giving Bruno a real hug and having a beer with him, aQua/Water and Q&A.

..

And of course meeting my dearest :D,
Siiw


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