When I was just a lurker.
I did not start posting on GP till about the middle of 2000 when LOTR became a subject while in production. I had been lurking here and on the rose forums where Missy was posting since '98. Here is a thread I remember from '99 that was saved that you may get a kick out of and remember some of the posters.
Here is a link that might be useful: Tinky Winky Falwell