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What are Phoenix Threads?


Jan 3, 2009
Noticed this at the beginning of some threads:
This is a Phoenix-thread from the old site.

These are threads (or posts) from the old messageboard (long before the vBulletin and the current Xenforo platform). Rather than loose those threads we have re-posted them here.*

No editorial changes have been made other than fixing/replacing links, removing certain symbols and images where the code has been broken and minor layout changes to improve reading. If we have removed any text it is only major off-topic stuff, and there are few instances of this but we have left a note in red just for the record.

The importance is that the information is intact and ready to be discussed further.

Why call them Phoenix-threads?

The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird in ancient mythologies mentioned in the Egyptian and later the Phoenician and the Greek Mythology.

A phoenix is a mythical bird with a tail of beautiful gold and red plumage (or purple and blue, by some sources). It has a 600-800 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. - source


* Note that some members quoted in Phoenix-threads might not have registered on this site at all, or changed their user name.