Exmo/DAMU history collaborative timeline!

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!)


C. L. Hanson is the friendly Swiss-French-American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! Follow me on mastadon at @chanson@social.linux.pizza or see "letters from a broad" for further adventures!!

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6 Responses

  1. Hellmut says:

    We should definitely add the campaign to support Grant Palmer. When was that, please?

  2. Hellmut says:

    The campaign to support Buckley Jeppsen was another highlight.

  3. Hellmut says:

    Obviously, the efforts to identify the Prop 8 funders was tremendous.

  4. chanson says:

    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?

  5. wry says:

    Where does NOM (the real NOM, not them ‘pro-marriage’ bastards) fit in? Was it prior to 2004?

  6. chanson says:

    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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