CoasterBuzz turns 15!

Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 8:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

CoasterBuzz was launched on January 30, 2000, a decade and a half ago. The site has entertained millions of visitors in that time, and has had five distinct versions.

Look back at 15 Years of CoasterBuzz!

Friday, January 30, 2015 8:50 AM

When is the cake being served? And will there be a gravy buffet?

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Friday, January 30, 2015 8:51 AM

Geez. I feel OLD. I remember when the site was green and yellow, checking it on dial up internet.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 8:56 AM

Yes, and weren't there themes you could switch between?

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Friday, January 30, 2015 9:15 AM

The themes were in v3.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 9:27 AM

Congrats Jeff! I have probably spent more time here than any other website over the past 15 years.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 9:38 AM

Ohhh. Coasterbuzz can drive next year!

Wow... we are all getting old!

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Friday, January 30, 2015 9:41 AM

^Ditto Andy's comment (well, I've spent the better part of 14 of those 15 years here, while being a member for 13 of the 15). It's the first site I almost always hit as soon as I open a browser. It's like a habit. A really bad habit.

CoasterBuzz is the only enthusiast site that's actually outlasted my enthusiasm for its subject matter. Not that I've completely lost it, but it's lessened over the years.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 10:30 AM

Happy Birthday Coasterbuzz. I've been here for about 11 years of the 15. What is kinda disturbing to me is that most of the other websites I use now didn't exist when I first started visiting Coasterbuzz.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 10:55 AM

Awww, lets take some time to remember some of our memorable posters who are MIA lately:

2Hostyl

coasterdude318

IntaminFan

Dawnmarie

Coasterdaddy (Minivan of Justice)

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Friday, January 30, 2015 11:03 AM

Man, those were the days.

Still friends and keep in contact with one of those people.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 11:20 AM

^^ Ditto Andy and Vater.

Just checked; my first post was in December, 2000. I've passed many enjoyable hours here since then.

Thank you, Jeff!

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Friday, January 30, 2015 11:20 AM

Coaster buzz can actually drive this year...with a supervising driver. Congrats!

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Friday, January 30, 2015 11:22 AM

As for the missing people, I really miss 2Hostyl posting and Dawn. I haven't talked to dawn lately but usually meet up with her and her husband at sfog occasionally. She's a mom now.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 11:42 AM

Vater said:

CoasterBuzz is the only enthusiast site that's actually outlasted my enthusiasm for its subject matter. Not that I've completely lost it, but it's lessened over the years.

That's sort of vaguely related to my own feelings (which I wrote about on my LiveJournal). I suppose at the end of the day, it's not an issue of losing it as much as life being crowded with a lot of things. I mean, I live next door to Disney World, so it's not like I never see any theme park action. I suspect the interest will grow again when Simon is 48", and again at 54".

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Friday, January 30, 2015 11:44 AM

What no Batwingfansfa mention?

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Friday, January 30, 2015 1:55 PM

Moosh

Bassistist

Brain Crash (Chris Baran)

Nasai

Peabody

Dawn

Robobob

myself

CoasterBuzz Peanut Gallery - those were insane times. Waxing nostalgic...

Last edited by rollergator, Friday, January 30, 2015 1:55 PM
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Friday, January 30, 2015 2:21 PM

Congratulation CoasterBuzz and Thank you to Jeff for all his hard work on the site. I can't believe that I've been reading the site now for 12 of the 15 years (1/3 of my life). I've read a lot of posts over that time and listened to every single podcast. I usually don't have much to say, but I finally created an account and joined the CoasterBuzz Club 2 years ago. I wish I had done that sooner, attended some of the earlier events, and got to know more of the other members here.

Keep up the good work and remember that it is always better to post in an existing thread than to start a new one.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 2:57 PM

Happy Birthday CoasterBuzz! Didn't know it's been around that long. I joined PointBuzz in Summer of 2013 and here last summer. I would've been here longer, but I just got into rollercoasters recently. Here's to another 15!

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Friday, January 30, 2015 3:32 PM

rollergator said:

CoasterBuzz Peanut Gallery - those were insane times. Waxing nostalgic...

Some of us are still here. Just haven't had much to say in the past 6 years, that's all....

Later,
EV

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