Exmo/DAMU history collaborative timeline!

Community FLAK

Tolworthy wrote me the other day to point out that there’s a discussion thread on the old foyer that has been continuously running for more than seven years, and asked if there are any to top it. Does anyone here know?

Then he waxed philosophical:

Next year the thread reaches the age of accountability, an there’s probably some symbolic blog mileage there. The ex-Mormon community coming of age? While 2004 was hardly the start of the Internet or even the DAMU, it was pre-FLAK, pre-PostMormon, pre-billboards, pre-YouTube, and pre-lots of other stuff. The exmo community was then still largely transient, and a seven year thread is a reminder that we are settled and established.

True, and it got me thinking that it might be fun to do a collaborative timeline of the major events in the exmo online community. I got started, but I mostly know my own little corner of the exmo-Internet. Do others here have dates to contribute?

(Look here for the timeline if it fails to imbed.)

(If you want to have editing rights to help out with this timeline, just ask!)

6 thoughts on “Exmo/DAMU history collaborative timeline!

  1. Thanks Hellmut — those are good ideas! I don’t know when the Grant Palmer and Buckley Jeppsen campaigns took place though. I added Proposition 8 to the list, though, and some other items.

    I still have a lot more that I can track down myself, but I have to go to a class now. One I can’t find the date for, though, is the creation of the exmormon Reddit — does anyone know it? Same question for the “Life After Mormonism” community?

    p,s. I’m not thrilled with this “xtimeline” software, but if we can gather up the events there, maybe the final product can be formatted better. Anyone else have ideas for important events I’ve missed?

  2. Yes, I definitely want to include them!

    I’m starting to think I need to sit down and research for a few hours. I need to have more items in order to get people excited about helping me brainstorm which further details to include.

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