A long time ago, someone decided it would be a good idea to purge the forum database. As a result, most of the topics from 2001/early 2002 were lost. Due to a confluence of unlikely events, we were able to recover and restore the forum topics spanning the period from January 11, 2001 to April 30, 2001. This period represents the first four months the forums were open. As such, it is an interesting look at the site's history.
You can see the site's first forum topic here:
There are several other interesting topics, but I'll save that for later.
Due to the age of these topics, anyone caught bumping one will receive a full formal warning.