Hello!! Old user from 12+ years ago

Bjh1414

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Hello anyone who may stumble across this. I was googling some old memories and one came across my mind of this pokemon forum I use to venture in like 2007-2008 and couldn't think of the name. Finally saw marriland and it clicked that was it!

I couldn't recover my account or even remember which email I used, but what is so intriguing is that I could SWEAR that I use to like get random chances at pokemon in here just 1st gen, and you would have like a center to see which ones you have and everyone would trade pokemon or somehow sell them off in a way to get new ones... Anyone know what I'm talking about? Hope someone does. Please let me know or possibly a MOD who has been here for 10+ years. Thanks so much
 

Gokudera

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Oh wow! Welcome back! You're certainly an old timer lol (I've been here almost 11 years, I know the feeling).
I wasn't here for those tradeshops, but I've heard a lot about them, so I know they were absolutely around.
 

Anthrix

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Hi, welcome back! You've certainly missed a lot in the last 12 years. We've had three different forums, it's changed hands a few times and... Yeah, your email wouldn't have worked!

Feel free to get back into it if you want to, there's a few of us trading Sword and Shield stuff :).
 

Bjh1414

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I just forget how the trade shop worked... I feel like I used to get random credits and "gamble" them for a chance at a pokemon. Oh wait thought flash I think they used to be in eggs... And you would have to incubate for a while or something... Someone fill in the pieces for me haha maybe a link to an old thread?
 

gylfie

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Welcome back! It’s funny how people eventually come back here, even after that many years :)

Unfortunately you’d have to check the wayback machine for a thread like that. Anything prior to 2018 is gone otherwise :(

I definitely wasn’t around for that time so maybe we also had the egg system and stuff but I feel like the poliwager forums has something like that?
 

Typhlosion

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Hey there! It's awesome to see an old face returning to say hello. I'm impressed you found us again after all that time!

Unfortunately, I don't know anything about a giveaway system like that either. The next time @Slix checks in, he may be able to tell us if the Poliwager forums hosted something of that nature.
 

Diarkia124

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Hello anyone who may stumble across this. I was googling some old memories and one came across my mind of this pokemon forum I use to venture in like 2007-2008 and couldn't think of the name. Finally saw marriland and it clicked that was it!

I couldn't recover my account or even remember which email I used, but what is so intriguing is that I could SWEAR that I use to like get random chances at pokemon in here just 1st gen, and you would have like a center to see which ones you have and everyone would trade pokemon or somehow sell them off in a way to get new ones... Anyone know what I'm talking about? Hope someone does. Please let me know or possibly a MOD who has been here for 10+ years. Thanks so much
The random chance thing reminds me of the scratchers but I don't remember if you got pokemon from them. Then there was neopets. Forums back then were wild compared to today.
 

Slix

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Welcome @Bjh1414!

Poliwager Adoptables has an adoptable egg system (and is still around, was started in 2010 though, after your estimated time frame?). I do vaguely remember a forum system here on Marriland when I first joined (in late 2007) where you could earn points for posting I think and spend them on things like Pokemon, but it went away with the forum upgrade to phpBB 3 shortly after I joined so I barely got to try it. Maybe that's what you remember?
 
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