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  • Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 7)




    A summary for those that haven’t been keeping up with this series:

    I found a number of 5.25″ disks at a thrift store several years ago. I finally got around to acquiring a 5.25″ disk drive and extracting the contents a while back. Since then I have been posting the contents here.

    Based on the contents, at least some of these disks were apparently once owned by someone named Connie who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.

    A specific definition of this SIG was found in a document on one of the disks: “This SIG, known as ‘Close Encounters’, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”

    This service was text based and was accessed via whatever terminal program you used on your computer to dial in to Delphi’s servers. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and probably wouldn’t exist in such archives even if they existed.




    This post includes the contents of MEMTWO.DOC. This appears to be the member list of the Close Encounters SIG as of November 11th, 1985. This is similar to the file in the last post except from a month later and there appears to be a bit mask type entry associated with each name this time. I assume this represents some kind of permissions for each user.

    See the previous post here.

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    MEMTWO.DOC
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    Original List of Members as of ll/l0/85
     
    Username: 12TARA      Name: *BAD BOY*                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: 1BOB        Name: Bob Eller                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: 2010        Name: Mike Smith                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ACE         Name: Rick                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: AH          Name: David                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: AHH         Name: alan heyman                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ALESSAN     Name: John                            Ac. Topics: 0
     Username: AMTRAKMAN   Name: Al Voci                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ANDERSON    Name: Diana                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ANDRE       Name: Andre                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ARNE        Name: Arne Strand                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ATARIONE    Name: CARL WILHOIT                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BAODAI      Name: Nelson LeMay                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BENDAILY    Name: ben                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BGS         Name: Bruce                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BILLEAST    Name: Bill Eastburn                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BINARY      Name: Paul Lustenberger               Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BITSLINGER  Name: Mike Bispeck                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BOBB        Name: Bob                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BOBW        Name: Bob                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BREN        Name: Brenda                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BRUCE1      Name: Bruce James                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BSK309      Name: STEVE LEWIS                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BUSSIGMGR   Name: Paul                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CABUYS      Name: Connie - Sig Manager            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CALW        Name: cal wasson                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CATHEE      Name: Cathee A                        Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CDVARN      Name: CHRIS                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CENTERFIRE  Name: Jim                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHAMELEON   Name: KHANH MAI                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHARLESD    Name: charles dite                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHESSIE     Name: Bob Kitchen                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHEVALIER   Name: Ken                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHM         Name: chuck                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHRISALLEN  Name: Chris Allen                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHRISLOCK   Name: Chris Wehner                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CIA325283   Name: Hasan Ciawi                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CL3030      Name: Rog Carpenter                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CLEARSTAR   Name: Dan                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CLYDETURBO  Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CNS         Name: Jeff Greek                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: COL         Name: TOM                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CONSORT     Name: Sig Managers - SLG Associates   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CROSSCUTS   Name: TURNON                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CSG01       Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CYBERLEADER Name: Jim Reiss                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAGO        Name: TONY                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DALEK       Name: Y                               Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAN         Name: D. Bruns                        Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DANNYDOS    Name: Danny                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DASERVICEINCName:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAVEIRV     Name: David Irvine                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAVIDBERKLANName: daveb                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAVIDFULFORDName: David Fulford                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAVROS      Name: Jon                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DBRYANT     Name: David Bryant                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DEARMAX     Name: Max Strips                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DEDHED      Name: MIKE SAUVE                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DEEPAK      Name: Deepak Midha                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DEOGBURN    Name: Chris deOgburn                  Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DIAPHANOUS  Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DICKDERY    Name: DICK DERY                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DIMPLES     Name: Dimples Jones                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DIRIGO      Name: Bert                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DJR         Name: Dan                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DOCTORC     Name: NORMAN                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DONUTS      Name: Marie                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DORA        Name: Lin Koeppel                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DOUGLEVY    Name: Doug                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DRAGONLORD  Name: Tim Aman                        Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DRBOB408    Name: Bob                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DRGOLD      Name: Duane Goldsworthy               Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ELECTRO     Name: Electro                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ELH         Name: Ed Haswell                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ELLENK      Name: Ellen                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ELLISCO     Name: Dick                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: EMK         Name: EMIL                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ERK         Name: ERICK EDWARDS                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ESG         Name: Gene                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: EVPHRD      Name: Mike                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: EXCELSIOR   Name: Maximilian (Max For Friends)    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: FINGERTIPS  Name: Jay Pondy                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: FORPLAY     Name: bill                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: FRIDAY      Name: Rich                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: FRIED       Name: Bob                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: FROGBOY     Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: FSF         Name: Dan                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GASMAN2     Name: John                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GEORGEK     Name: George                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GERRYGOLD   Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GLYNN25     Name: GREG LYNN                       Ac. Topics: 0
     Username: GRED        Name: John                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GREYWOLF    Name: JOE GERSTEMEIER                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GUACAMOLE   Name: John Williamson                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GUSTAVE     Name: Gustave                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: GWMCQ       Name: geotge                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: HANSOLO     Name: John                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: HAPAZARD    Name: LOUIS HAZARD                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: HATCHERY    Name: Rick Curl                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: HORNET      Name: Roger McMillian                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: HOTLACE     Name: karen winnett                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: IDEL        Name: Greg                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ILLUMINATUS Name: William                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ILLUSION    Name: Marti                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: INTECO      Name: Uwe Goetzke                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JACKMARVIN  Name: shawna                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JARED       Name: Jared                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JCG         Name: Joel                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JEANLUC     Name: John M Christensen              Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JFOLEY      Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JIMH        Name: James Hopper                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JJM         Name: Jay                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JOEY        Name: Joe - SysOp                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JOHNMYSELF  Name: John - Asst. Manager            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JOHNNAPLES  Name: John                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JOHNP       Name: John Peterson                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JOHNWG      Name: J. W. Gibney                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JOSEPH      Name: Joseph                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: JWSTEMPER   Name: JOHN STEMPER                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: K9          Name: MIKE SMITH                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KAPLAN      Name: Elizabeth F. Kaplan             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KASSIMALEX00Name: alex kassim                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KB6LE       Name: George Lanning                  Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KEEBEE      Name: KEITH BELDEN                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KELLY       Name: K. Thebodo                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KENNIT      Name: K. S. Criscione                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KEVINB      Name: Kevin                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KIRBY       Name: Belinda                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KISKA       Name: Joe                             Ac. Topics:
     11111111011
     Username: KRANKY      Name: Bill                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: KZIN        Name: Mike Banks                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LADYLAW     Name: Mary Helm                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LADYLOVE    Name: Connie                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LASRDISC    Name: Kevin L. Norwood                Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LFJ         Name: FRANK                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LG1         Name: Bernard Turek                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LODDP       Name: Daniel Phillips                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LOOP        Name: jane                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LOUSCHNEIDERName: Lou Schneider                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: LVEAL       Name: Lee Veal                        Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MACALLEN    Name: Mac Mathis                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MACULA      Name: Frank Curl                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MADHACKER   Name: Jim Nangano                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MADONNA     Name: Libby                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MAEWEST     Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MARS        Name: pegasus                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MAW         Name: MIKE                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MENU        Name: SoapSuds                        Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MHW         Name: Michael H. Wahler               Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MIKEADAMS   Name: Mac Ada     ms                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MIRANDA     Name: not yet                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MISSISSIP   Name: david barnett                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MLJEX       Name: Mike                            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: MLR