Undertowers (The Shire Archive)

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The Shire Archive


At the end of the Third Age the part played by the Hobbits in the great events that led to the inclusion of the Shire in the Reunited Kingdom awakened among them a more widespread interest in their own history; and many of their traditions, up to that time still mainly oral, were collected and written down. The greater families were also concerned with events in the Kingdom at large, and many of their members studied its ancient histories and legends. By the end of the first century of the Fourth Age there were already to be found in the Shire several libraries that contained many historical books and records.
The largest of these collections were probably at Undertowers, at Great Smials, and at Brandy Hall.

- Note on the Shire Records, Prologue, The Fellowship of the Ring

The purpose of this thread is to archive the remaining pieces of the old Plaza which are relevant to the Shire's history. Much has been lost, and many links are broken on the Wayback Machine. But here we will work to compile and restore as much of our history as possible. Whether it be icons, banners, working links to old threads, records and lists, or whatever seems important, funny, or memorable from the Shire's history, you are encouraged to post it here.
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Our Rulers

Honour Roll:

Pippeness - Samwise Gamgee (Mar 2002 - Jul 2002)
Sare - Rosie Cotton (Mar 2002 -Sep 2002)
Endymion - Samwise Gamgee (Jul 2002- Jan 2003), later Lórien
Banazîr - Rosie Cotton (Sep 2002 - Jan 2003), Samwise Gamgee (Jan 2003 - Jun 2003), later Nienna
Seregon - Rosie Cotton (Jan 2003 - Aug 2003), later Vána
Blackrose Bugg - Sam Gamgee (Jun 2003 - Jun 2004), later Varda
Rosebud - Rosie Cotton (Sep 2003 - Jan 2004)
Brandybuck - Rosie Cotton (Jan 2004 - Sep 2005), later Vairë
Eamila Bolger - Samwise Gamgee (Jun 2004 - Mar 2005)
Elanor Evermind - Frodo Baggins (Sep 2005 - Nov 2005)
Tari Boffin - Samwise Gamgee (Mar 2005 - Mar 2006), later Estë & Ulmo
Anson Baranduin - Frodo Baggins (Nov 2005 - Jun 2006)
Feiniel - Samwise Gamgee (Mar 2006 - Aug 2007)
Woggy Hardbotom - Pippin Took (Jun 2006 - May 2007)
Miriath - Pippin Took (May 2007 - May 2009)
Celandine - Samwise Gamgee (? 2007 - Feb 2008)
Estel Underhill - Samwise Gamgee (Feb 2008 - Dec 2009), Will Whitfoot (Dec 2009 - Aug 2010)
Menolly - Farmer Maggot (May 2009 - Mar 2013)
Nolewen - Area Mayor, Samwise Gamgee (2016)

Please correct me if I've made any errors.

History of Ruler Icons:

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If you can help with missing icons, please let me know.
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History of SCRs


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SCR icons suspected to be missing: Hobbit Boy, The Gaffer, Diamond of Longcleeve, Farmer Maggot, Barliman Butterbur, Harry Goatleaf ??

SCR Debuts & First Wearers:

Frodo Baggins - Marigold Took (April 2004)
Merry Brandybuck - Eamila Bolger (April 2004)
Pippin Took - Icy Baggins (April 2004)
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins - Jakle (April 2004)
Bill the Pony - Pippynish (April 2004)
Whil Whitfoot - Lalaith Mel (May 2004)
Donnamira - Merry B. (May 2004)
Mrs. Proudfoot - Tittamiire (June 2004)
Barliman Butterbur - Emmi-lou Bloom (August 2004)
Harry Goatleaf - Susannah (August 2004)
Farmer Maggott - Istya Alassea (August 2004)
Rosie Cotton - Elanor Evermind (December 2005)
Bilbo Baggins - Istya Alassea (December 2005)
The Old Took - Menolly (December 2005)
Diamond of Longcleeve - Daisy Fields (December 2005)
The Gaffer - Woggy Hardbotom (February 2006)
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Hobbit Ranks Over the Years
(Work In Progress)

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Working Links from the Wayback Archives (Very Much a Work in Progress) - Part 1

Please post working links in this thread and I can edit them into the list.
As the list gets larger and larger, I would suggest using Ctrl + F to search keywords for the type of thread you're looking for.

OOC type threads are listed in this post

Great Tree Center:
Great Tree Center for Newbies (5) (July 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829022 ... Position=1
The Great Tree Center for Newbies and Visitors 38 (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291310 ... Position=1
The Great Tree Center for Newbies and Visitors 50 (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010057 ... Position=2
Great Tree Center for Newbies/Visitors 77 (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Great Tree Center for Visitors/Newbies 81 (Feb 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200505010429 ... Position=1
Great Tree Center for Visitors/Newbies 89 (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281124 ... Position=1
Great Tree Center for Newbies/Visitors 95 (Oct 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140701 ... TID=208399

Mayor's Office:
The Mayor’s Office (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829023 ... Position=1
Mayor's Office of the White Swan (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101547 ... Position=1
Mayors’ Office of the Wolverine's Tummy (Apr 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/201109251650 ... Position=1
Mayors' Office of Finding Tari Boffin (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Mayors’ Office of Harvest Season (Aug 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/201109251656 ... Position=1
Mayors’ Office of Tricks and Treats (Oct 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504040842 ... TID=209585
Michel Delving - Town Hole (Aug 2016): http://web.archive.org/web/201712290456 ... 79eb7d4a59

There And Back Again Office:
There and Back Again Office 4 (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261431 ... Position=1
There and Back Again Office- 7 (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140533 ... TID=210901

Halfast Gamgee Hall:
Halfast Gamgee Hall 3 (Aug 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/201109251657 ... Position=1
Halfast Gamgee Hall 6 (Mar 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061014 ... TID=199004

Unemployment Office:
Hobbit Unemployment Office- New Ads!! (April 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504120900 ... TID=200177
The Hobbit Unemployment Office | New Jobs Offered (Nov 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/201503291610 ... TID=223809
The Hobbit Unemployment Office | Help Needed! (June 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031013 ... TID=233798

Bywater Bulletins:
Bywater Bulletins (Jan 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061230 ... TID=195933
Bywater Bulletins (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504040950 ... TID=210904

Inter-Kingdom Competitions:

Word Sleuth:
Valinor Vs Minas Tirith I.K.W.S.L. (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101422 ... Position=1

Hobbit Drill Team 8 (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010057 ... Position=2
Drill Team Competition: Rivendell VS. The Shire (Dec 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051455 ... Position=1
Drill Team Duel: KD vs Shire (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101513 ... Position=1
DT Round 7: Rohan vs. The Shire (Apr 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1
Got Drill? Announcements and Practice (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281123 ... Position=1
DT Practice: Mordor vs. The Shire (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281125 ... Position=1
Drill Team: Announcements and Practice (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504120928 ... TID=211058
Jr. Drill: New Season Begins! (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140549 ... TID=210896
Shire Drill Team Official Headquarters! (Aug 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200809281737 ... TID=228613

Don’t Wait too Long - Join Debate Pong (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101608 ... Position=1
The Debaters’ Corner - *Blows horn* (Dec 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051506 ... Position=1
How to become an All Star Debater... (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261430 ... Position=1
Debate Smial - Messages (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261433 ... Position=1
Keep Talking- Shire Debate (Sep 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504060842 ... TID=207094
IK Debate Round IV: Fangorn at the Shire (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504120907 ... TID=210661

The Turn of the Year: Shire Poets (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Shire Poets - A Spring In Our Step (Feb 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261430 ... Position=1
Shire Scribblers- Wacky Writers Unite (Sep 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200511180238 ... Position=1
Shire Scribblers - Roll Call! (July 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061443 ... TID=204093
IK Poetry Quick Fire Match 1 (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504120947 ... TID=209985
Shire Scribblers ~ Season II (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140610 ... TID=211070
Shire Scribblers - Snow and Poems Revisited (Jan 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201504030837 ... TID=225236

Battle Arena Tournament:
BA Tournament Shire vs Rohan (Sep 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031427 ... TID=207968

Misc Games:
The (10th) Shire Thief Hunt (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051337 ... Position=1
The Old Forest - Tom’s House (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291306 ... Position=1
Shire’s Jeopardy GameShow: Sign-Up (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291316 ... Position=1
Second Annual Shire Jeopardy -Round Two (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Battlefield ME Game IV (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261433 ... Position=1
Save Michel Delving From The Void! (Jan 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504030403 ... TID=231119
A Name Revealed (Competition) (Mar 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201506301547 ... mpetition)
Lithedays Mad Libs! (Jun 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011250900 ... TID=238322
Tolkien Mad Libs (Mar 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201210071356 ... n-mad-libs
4th Annual Bookworm Celebration: Char. Elimination (Sep 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308252347 ... limination
Mash 'em, boil 'em, throw 'em in a stew (Mar 2016): http://web.archive.org/web/201603301912 ... -in-a-stew

The Riddle Game - Tenth Edition! (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829022 ... Position=1
The Riddle Game 47 (Jun 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291312 ... Position=1
Riddle Game 58 (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010042 ... Position=2
Riddle Game 63 (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101403 ... Position=1
Riddles in the Dark - Game 85 (Jan 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200505011425 ... Position=1
Riddles in the Dark - Game 88 (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1
Riddles in the Dark - Game 92 (Nov 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200511282246 ... Position=1
Riddles in the Dark - Game 97 (Sep 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031249 ... TID=206904
Riddles in the Dark- Game 98 (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/200702222326 ... TID=210895
Riddles in the Dark | Get Riddlin' (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231937 ... Riddlin%27
Riddles in the Dark II | Get Riddlin' (Mar 2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231753 ... et-Riddlin
Riddles in the Dark III | Get Riddlin' (Jan 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231724 ... et-Riddlin
Riddles in the Dark IV | Get Riddin' (Feb 2015): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231938 ... Get-Riddin

Who Am I? / What Am I?:
Who Am I? A Middle-earth Game 8 (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Who Am I? A Middle Earth Game 14 (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1
Who am I? FriENTship Style (Feb 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200804211115 ... TID=225788
Who Am I? A Middle-Earth Game (Apr 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200806270355 ... TID=226465
What Am I? A Middle-Earth Game 23 (Sep 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281123 ... Position=1

North Moors (Questions):
The North Moors | Question time! (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231939 ... tion-time!
The North Moors II | Question Time Again! (Mar 2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201503222338 ... me-Again-!

Caption Contests:
Shire Caption Contest 17 (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/201109250818 ... Position=1

Happy Hobbit Faces Revealed! *gasp* (Mar 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200305162134 ... Position=1
Happy Hobbit Faces II (Mar 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200305162102 ... icID=54802
Hobbit Faces!!! (Mar 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200305162133 ... Position=1
More Pwetty Faces!!! (Apr 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291259 ... Position=1
Behind the Foot Hair (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261431 ... Position=1
Hobbits Revealed- 5 (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140612 ... TID=210910

Art & Creativity:
STORY TIME!! (Apr 2003): https://web.archive.org/web/20020503054 ... Position=1
The Shire Art Guild - A Touch Of Love! (Jan 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/200702222336 ... TID=213287

The Shire Leaves 5 / Contributions for the 6th (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911005 ... Position=2
Shire Kingdom Pages need YOU! (Jan 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101335 ... Position=1
The Shire Leaves Vol. II, No. 2 (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291317 ... Position=1
Shire Leaves MARCH Issue (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101505 ... Position=1

Tribute, SCRs & Honours:
Hobbit Honors (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291315 ... Position=1
Hobbit Honors (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261431 ... Position=1
Tribute Hall #4 (Oct 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051255 ... Position=1
Hobbit Tribute Bars (Feb 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504130821 ... Position=1
Hobbit Tribute Bars - October 11th! (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281123 ... Position=1
Bilbo's Bag of Bling [Dec 17 Trib] (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031210 ... TID=211336
New Faces For the New Plaza (Jan 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031243 ... TID=212184
April Showers Create Rare Flowers (Apr 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200804081502 ... TID=226303
Stop! Look at the Cool SummeR Faces! (SCRs) (Jun 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200806022114 ... TID=227176

Gift Threads:
Happy Yule! Gift Delivery! (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Yule Gift Delivery Service - Come get ’em! (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201505141650 ... TID=211623
The Shire Yule Wish List (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031248 ... TID=211170

a toast to endy(if you dont mind) (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911010 ... Position=2
Shire Birthdays (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911014 ... Position=2
Happy 18th Birthday, Miriath Banba! (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281112 ... Position=1
One Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Days, OH MY! (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504040951 ... TID=210401
Hobbit Birthdays and Celebrations | Miri is 5! (Jan 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/200902132141 ... TID=231017
The road goes ever on and on (Menolly) (Mar 2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201305202211 ... -on-and-on

New Hobbits and Visitors (Mar 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020503055 ... Position=1
New Ruler (Endymion) (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829024 ... Position=1
The New Shire Webpages (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829023 ... Position=1
Important, read all! Plaza Changes! (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051413 ... Position=1
New Plaza: Getting Ready for Tomorrow! (Jan 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/201505151048 ... TID=212151
Welcome to Buckland and the Old Forest! - Q&A (Nov 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241846 ... TID=236226
Welcome to the Four Farthings! - Q&A (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201001031955 ... -farthings
Lithedays 2010 ~ Thread Guide & Scavenger Hunt (Jun 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201012161454 ... TID=238321

Misc Planning/Activity Discussion Threads:
Shire Pubs OOC (May 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031154 ... TID=227143
Relaxed RP Threads OOC (Jan 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504040319 ... TID=231064
Newbie RPG's OOC (Feb 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201503271641 ... TID=231359
Library at Undertowers OOC (Feb 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504011648 ... TID=231361
RPG Planning Committee – Private (June 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504022000 ... TID=233839
Lithedays OOC (July 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504030815 ... TID=234007
The Bookworm Celebration OOC thread (Sep 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031157 ... TID=235125
Book Worm Celebrations Maze OCC thread (Sep 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504030818 ... TID=235157
Fill-in-the-blanks Discussion (Sep 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201503271608 ... TID=235273
Shire: Activities OOC (Jan 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201503170124 ... vities-OOC

Rule Breakers:
help please (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829023 ... Position=1
the shire (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911011 ... Position=2
a newborn hobbit (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911010 ... Position=2
shire vs outside (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911005 ... Position=2
Where is Sare? (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829023 ... Position=1
What have I got in my pocket? (Feb 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231116 ... -my-pocket

OUR HOME (Our Home to help Our Homes) (Mar 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020503054 ... Position=1
You know you’re a redneck hobbit if... (Jun 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829024 ... Position=1
Battle Arena Preparations (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291305 ... Position=1
The Red Book - Sign Ups (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291325 ... Position=1
Produced in the Shire: Middle Earth TV shows & films (Sep 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200504270521 ... Position=1
Let’s Annoy Tari While Brandy’s Away (April 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1
Partir, c’est mourir un peu... (Jan 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140608 ... TID=212159
The Longbottom Link Library (July 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201503271634 ... TID=228179
Shire: Archives (Jan 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201505171528 ... chives-OOC

Shire Kingdom Thread
Four Farthings/Shire Area Thread
Buckland & The Old Forest Area Thread
Eriador Region Thread
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Working Links from the Wayback Archives (Very Much a Work in Progress) - Part 2

Please post working links in this thread and I can edit them into the list.
As the list gets larger and larger, I would suggest using Ctrl + F to search keywords for the type of thread you're looking for.

In character & RP type threads are listed in this post

Character Bios:
Character Background Bios (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010211 ... Position=2
Hobbit Ancestry (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010052 ... Position=2

IK Racing:
Shire coney racing, Practice and Sign up thread (Oct 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010251 ... Position=2
Second Shire Coney Races (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051424 ... Position=1
Coney Racing: New Season! (Sep 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031353 ... TID=206998
IK Racing Lg: Season VII Race of Champions (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201505100753 ... TID=210653
Coney Racing HQ of Bugs Bunny on Wheels (Jan 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200802070747 ... TID=224652

Shire Races:
Shire Cart Racing Team HQ (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291258 ... Position=1
Lithedays Pony Race | Saddle up! (Jun 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201012161456 ... TID=238325
Lithedays Bobbing Down the Brandywine (June 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308252145 ... Brandywine

Post Office:
Quick Post Office 8 (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/201703040545 ... &TID=93183
Quick Post Office 13 (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101412 ... Position=1
Quick Post Office 42 (April 2005): https://web.archive.org/web/20050426143 ... Position=1
Quick Post Office 57 (Sep 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281122 ... Position=1
Quick Post Office 66 (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031211 ... TID=210986
The Shire Quick Post Office (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201506230623 ... ost-Office
Shire Quick Post: Michel Delving Headquarters (Apr 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231738 ... adquarters

'All Cheers for Pippeness' Cafe (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829023 ... Position=1
'The GodMother I' Cafe (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829022 ... Position=1
'More Coffee...and Can-Can' Cafe (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911005 ... Position=2
Pub of Turkeys and Cranberry Sauce (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010113 ... Position=2
The Pub of the Floating Flan (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101518 ... Position=1
The Pub of the Flying Spatula (Dec 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051500 ... Position=1
The Pub of the Chewed Flowers and Missing Herbs (Apr 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/201109250818 ... Position=1
The Newbie Pub of Yuletide Surprises (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061451 ... TID=211036
The Cat Dragged Inn - Winter Warmers (Jan 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200801202155 ... TID=224788
The Green Dragon at Bywater (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201001041045 ... TID=236386
The Ivy Bush Inn on Bywater Road (Feb 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011250857 ... TID=237266
The Green Dragon II (Jun 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231722 ... -Dragon-II
Green Dragon - The Hobbit Special! (Dec 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260016 ... t-Special!

The Shire Market IV: Of Halloween Goodies (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010053 ... Position=2
Shire Market V: Winter Tidings (Jan 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101326 ... Position=1
Ye Olde Village Shoppes - Rain Showers (Sep 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281122 ... Position=1
Ye Olde Village Shoppes - Spring Surprises (Apr 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200804221944 ... TID=226472
Ye Olde Village Shoppes OOC (Aug 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201504010842 ... TID=226460
Ye Olde Village Shoppes OOC (Feb 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031116 ... TID=231554
The Michel Delving Market (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201001041054 ... TID=236280
Michel Delving Market (May 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201012161501 ... TID=238112
Michel Delving Market (Aug 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231937 ... ing-Market
Michel Delving Market (Jan 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201503230942 ... ing-Market

Hobbit Defense Squad:
Hobbit Defense Squad Sign-Up Hole 1 (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911010 ... Position=2
Hobbit Defense Squad Roll Call (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911011 ... Position=2
HDS Training Grounds - 53 (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291305 ... Position=1
SF/RD and HDS Expedition- back again! (Jun 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291317 ... Position=1
HDS Sign Up Hall 5 - (Aug 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051247 ... Position=1
Hobbit Defense Squad Sign Up Hall - (Aug 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261420 ... Position=1
SF/RD & HDS Arda Expidition: Through the Sewers (Oct 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010037 ... Position=2
HDS RPG: The Mirror of Galadriel (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051324 ... Position=1
HDS - The Cave Troll Alert (Dec 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051356 ... Position=1
HDS Cave Troll Alert 2 (Dec 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051523 ... Position=1
Defense Training Grounds VIII (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101424 ... Position=1
HDS Winter Promotions (Jan 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/200702222339 ... TID=213691

Hobbit Combat Armoury:
Hobbit Combat Armoury VII (Oct 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010304 ... Position=2
Hobbit Combat Armoury XX (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261431 ... Position=1

The Watch:
The Watch HQ: Evil Elves (Oct 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200410190539 ... Position=1
The Watch Teaching Grounds 3 (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1

Periannath Walking Club:
Periannath Walking Club - To Bilbo’s Trolls II (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281124 ... Position=1
The Periannath Walking Club - A Fresh Start (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140533 ... TID=209911
The Walking Club (Mar 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241904 ... TID=237460

Hobbit Hole Homes:
The Shire’s hobbit’s holes (Aug 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911010 ... Position=2
Hobbit Hole Homes (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261431 ... Position=1
Hobbit Hole Homes VI (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281123 ... Position=1
Hobbit Hole Homes- A Crisp Autumn (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031445 ... TID=209745
Hobbit Hole Homes Realty Office (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504120858 ... TID=210266
Hobbit Hole Homes Realty Office OOC (Feb 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504032154 ... TID=231324
Hobbit Hole Homes (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201503142323 ... Hole-Homes

The Ivy Bush:
The Ivy Bush HCO 6 (October 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010309 ... Position=2
The Ivy Bush 10 (Jan 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101310 ... Position=1
The Ivy Bush 11 (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403110846 ... Position=1
Ivy Bush Cooking Guild 2 (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
The Ivy Bush - Grand Re-opening (Dec 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200512032142 ... Position=1
The Ivy Bush - A Fresh Start of New Ideas! (Dec 2007): http://web.archive.org/web/200803252128 ... TID=224551
The Ivy Bush - Cook, Carve, Chow. Repeat! (Apr 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200805201249 ... TID=226326
Ivy Bush OOC (Mar 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201503291541 ... TID=231954

Hospital & Clinic:
HH lucky number 6 (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829022 ... icID=14232
Hobbit Hospital - 73 (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291324 ... Position=1
Hobbit Hospital 86 (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051322 ... Position=1
Hobbit Hospital 92: The Fire In The Shire (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101545 ... Position=1
The Shire Clinic of Stormy Autumns (Oct 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201505011522 ... TID=208909
Shire Clinic OOC (May 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201504030854 ... TID=227058

Shire Knitting Circle:
23rd Shire Knitting Circle (Jun 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/201109250815 ... Position=1
Shire Knitting Circle: Tidying Up (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101455 ... Position=1
Just Some Late-Night Painting... (Aug 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200511040147 ... Position=1
Shire Knitting Circle (Jan 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201506221431 ... ing-Circle

Strawberry Star Brewery:
Srawberrybank Brewery- open again! (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911012 ... Position=2
Strawberrystar Brewery - Taking Holiday Orders (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051406 ... Position=1
Strawberrystar Brewery - Heartwarmers (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101410 ... Position=1
Strawberrystar Brewery-Yule Ales (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022144 ... Position=1
Strawberrystar Brewery-Back to Brewing (Jan 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504270522 ... Position=1
Strawberrystar Brewery - Spring Planting (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1
The Strawberrystar Brewery Drinks List (Feb 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031104 ... TID=225740
Strawberrystar Brewery Recipe Library (Feb 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201503291613 ... TID=225738
Strawberrystar Brewery OOC (Mar 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031552 ... TID=231899
The StrawberryStar Brewery - HIRING (Mar 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201507031256 ... ery-HIRING
The Strawberrystar Brewery: Valentine's Day Grand Re-Opening (Feb 2014): http://web.archive.org/web/201503241630 ... Re-Opening

Shire Fire Orchestra:
Shire Fire 9 (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051344 ... Position=1
Shire Fire 11 - Music of the Spheres (Jan 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101305 ... Position=1
Shire Fire 23: Of Dance and Springtime (Feb 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200505011425 ... Position=1
Shire Fire Orchestra - Concert in Rivendell (Aug 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200511180237 ... Position=1
Shire Fire Orchestra (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061410 ... TID=211478
The Shire Fire Orchestra (Mar 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201507021744 ... -Orchestra

The Shire Pony Centre:
The Shire Pony Centre 5 (Jan 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101256 ... Position=1

Gardening Club:
ME Garden Club 14 - A New Greenhouse (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051317 ... Position=1
ME Garden Club 15 - Greenhouse Activities Continue (Dec 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051517 ... Position=1
The Shire Gardening Club - Ripe and Reopen! (May 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200805140424 ... TID=226847
Shire Gardening Club OOC (May 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201503291044 ... TID=227024
Shire Gardening Club (Mar 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201009151214 ... old-forest

Shire Idol & Karaoke:
Movin’ To the Beat Karaoke Bar (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291306 ... Position=1
Karaoke Bar - Let's Hear Your Voices! (Sep 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051248 ... Position=1
The Shire Idol - Competition Begins (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101528 ... Position=1

Architect Guild & Builders Guild:
Architecture Guild of Golden Beginnings (May 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291300 ... Position=1
ME Architecture Guild (Oct 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010051 ... Position=2
Shire Architect Guild IV (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101340 ... Position=1
Shire Builders’ Guild II - Hardware (Nov 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140608 ... TID=209876
The Shire Builder's Guild (Jun 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/201506220945 ... %27s-Guild

Shire Theater Café - Awaiting the last of 3 plays! (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200312051348 ... Position=1
Shire Players: Snow Elf and the Seven Hobbits IV (Nov 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022144 ... Position=1
Shire Players XXII: Snow Elf’s Happy Ending (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
Shire Players XXV: A Step Closer to Our Dreams (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1

T.I.S.A.P.A. (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291317 ... Position=1
The International Shire and Pipeweed Association 2 (Dec 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505022145 ... Position=1
International Shire and Pipeweed Association V (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261430 ... Position=1
TISAPA - A New Morning Dawns (Apr 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201507071857 ... ning-Dawns

Olympic Tag-Team Storywriters’ Thread 3 (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291310 ... Position=1
The Road to Fangorn (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281124 ... Position=1

War of the river 7! (Feb 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020221022 ... Position=1
The RPG (wahtta name) (Jul 2002): https://web.archive.org/web/20020829023 ... Position=1
Scouring of the Shire RPG Sign-Ups (Nov 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200505281341 ... Position=1
The Flight of Samwise II...A RPG (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281124 ... Position=1
Defending the Borders - Open RPG (May 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200806121246 ... TID=227108
Defending the Borders - Planning Thread (Jan 2008): http://web.archive.org/web/200802032158 ... TID=225194
Warders of the Shire (July 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260040 ... -the-Shire

Light/Loose RP:
The Sadie Hawkins Field Dance/Hayride (Oct 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200605281125 ... Position=1
FFA: Snowhobbit Making! (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201505122226 ... TID=210837
The Shire’s Yule Ball (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504140645 ... TID=211722
Toys & Tales for Toddlers - Yule! (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061442 ... TID=211062
Bamfurlong and the Marish (Feb 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241851 ... TID=237118
The Mathom-house (Feb 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201507021628 ... thom-house
The Lithe Festival Party! (Jun 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011250849 ... TID=238340
A Very Special Birthday Party (Sep 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201506280443 ... hday-Party
Lithedays Party! (Jun 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260131 ... ays-Party!
Fancy A Brew-- Teashop- Guess the weight contest (July 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201308252327 ... ht-contest
Shire Ice Skating! (Jan 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201507070425 ... e-Skating!
Ugliest Garden Contest (Mar 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201507071546 ... en-Contest
Shire Cooking Contest (Apr 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201505312140 ... ng-Contest
Winterlude: New Year's at the Mathom-house (Dec 2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201503241631 ... thom-house

IC Games:
Shire Survivor - Reward Challenge II (Apr 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261432 ... Position=1
Sledding on Buck Hill (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241908 ... TID=236624
Beneath the Trees (A Game) (May 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241856 ... TID=238142
Fore!-Farthings Golf Tournament! (July 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011250832 ... TID=238596
3rd Annual Bookworm Celebration - Corn Maze (Sep 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201506280443 ... -Corn-Maze
Birthday Baking Hunt! (Sep 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201506280443 ... king-Hunt!
Blow Out The Candles! Updated! (Sep 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201507060650 ... !-Updated!
Fall Fishing at Bywater Pool (Nov 2011): http://web.archive.org/web/201506280548 ... water-Pool
Winterlude: Ice Cream, How I Do Love Thee ... (Jan 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201507060446 ... -Love-Thee
Maggot's Fields - A Game (Feb 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201506280759 ... lds-A-Game
Coney Hunting (Apr 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201507071856 ... ey-Hunting
Lithedays Bilbo's Lost Treasure (June 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260031 ... t-Treasure
Inside the Arena (game) (Oct 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260133 ... ena-(game)
Pipes to Pipes (Nov 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308252142 ... s-to-Pipes
The Food Wars - The Hobbit (Nov 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260057 ... The-Hobbit
Dodging Trolls - The Hobbit (Dec 2012): http://web.archive.org/web/201308260057 ... The-Hobbit

Free RP:
The Blue Barley Fields Farm (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504061232 ... TID=211096
Bucklebury Village (Nov 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241846 ... TID=236224
By the Withywindle (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241904 ... TID=236265
Brandy Hall (Jan 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201011241906 ... TID=236780
The North Farthing Free RP (Feb 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201507021537 ... ng-Free-RP
Many Paths & Errands ~ Shire Wide Free RP (July 2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201503232122 ... mp-Errands

Diaries, Dear Rosie etc.:
Sandyman’s Mill (Jun 2003): https://web.archive.org/web/20030905152 ... Position=2
The Red Book - Bilbo’s Diary (Jun 2003): https://web.archive.org/web/20030905164 ... Position=2
Not so secret Hobbit Diaries - 3 (July 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200511222228 ... Position=1
Not so Secret Diaries of Sandyman’s Mill- 5 (Dec 2006)
Secret Diaries in Bonfire Glade (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201001310728 ... TID=236295
Journals of Little People (Apr 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201012161450 ... TID=237669
Dear Rosie 2nd Edition (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010055 ... Position=2
Dear Rosie 3rd Edition (Nov 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200401010113 ... Position=2
Dear Rosie 5th Edition (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101431 ... Position=1
Dear Rosie - Helpful Advice 10 (Jan 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504270522 ... Position=2
Santa Chubb is coming to Town!! (Dec 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504031443 ... TID=211249
Dear Santa Chubb... (Dec 2009): http://web.archive.org/web/201001041040 ... TID=236627

Down the Rabbit-Hole: A Maze (Oct 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201507032139 ... ole-A-Maze
Happily Ever After ~ Disney Princess Game (Oct 2013): http://web.archive.org/web/201503231115 ... ncess-Game

The Silver Thread of the Old Tooks (June 2003): http://web.archive.org/web/200307291325 ... Position=1
Hobbit Pharmacy (trial run) (Feb 2004): http://web.archive.org/web/200403101355 ... Position=1
The Shire Party Planners III (Mar 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200504261431 ... Position=1
The Lettered Hobbits - Book Club, page 1 (July 2005): http://web.archive.org/web/200511221212 ... Position=1
Shire Storytelling (Mar 2006): http://web.archive.org/web/201504040914 ... TID=199448
The ARPY's Afterparty! (May 2010): http://web.archive.org/web/201506301739 ... fterparty!

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This is amazing! I fear that I have no idea at what date I started to become Samwise, but we still have an old computer somewhere upstairs that I used back then. I'll see what I can find!
By the way: I came after Blackrose Budd so you can use that date as my starting date :-) I do hope Blackrose Budd and Brandybuck find their way back here too...
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I remember getting a couple of SCRs at some point, but don't remember the exact times. One of them was during a Halloween, I believe. Gosh, I wish I had more. I remember also getting an... were they ATRs (admin tribute-or-something rank)? edit: just saw it was first-time wearers. I don't think that was the case for any of them, except the Halloween one.

Anyway, this is neat! Thanks for compiling this together!

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No idea when I was a ruler either. However, I see @Feiniel was left off the list of Shire rulers. I'm not sure when she was ruler, but she was! Probably somewhere between me and Anson, or shortly after Anson.

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@Istya Alassea May be useful for the reopened Brewery - the original(ish) receipes - http://web.archive.org/web/200502182142 ... 177&room=1
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This is so cool @Dwim! I'm pretty sure I stepped down from being a ruler in 2012, but I don't remember the time of year. If I find it I'll let you know. Seeing all of the icons gives me so much nostalgia.
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Thanks, guys!

@Eamila Bolger , thank you, for now I have edited your dates to begin after Blackrose Bugg.
@Joel Cotton, yeah for now I just went with the first time wearers, but if I have time at some point I will start to assemble a full list of wearers.
@Tari, thank you, I felt like I was forgetting someone! Sorry @Feiniel, there was a black hole in the archives!
@Menolly, cool, for now I'll edit that in as year and keep investigating.

As a side note, it's really weird that the four ex-mayors who are on the new Plaza were the four whose dates I had trouble with! :smiley16:

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I made some updates to the regular icons history (though there's still a few icons to find).

I also made some big updates to the archived thread listings. As the size of those two posts are starting to get rather large, if anyone has ideas on how to organise that better, please let me know. I have saved a blank post below those two in case things can be better spread out between three posts.

The other thought is if I create a very small web page or google doc or something like that just for the archived thread listings.

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@Menolly, I found your resignation date, as I came upon this thread :smiley24:: http://web.archive.org/web/201305202211 ... -on-and-on

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@Dwim your archive search skills are amazing! I had no recollection that I stayed ruler that long (probably says something about me not being an attentive ruler those last months, yikes). Thanks for finding that, it was a nice jaunt down memory lane.
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@Dwim omg you are a rockstar with this. Thank you for taking the time to do the searching, this has been so nice to look back on!

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@Joel Cotton, my pleasure. 😃 I believe I have finally hit the wall with finding working links though. I just can't seem to unlock any more paths through the seas of broken links.

But that means I can finally come up for air and enjoy looking at some of those old threads, as I was too busy listing them to have a proper look!

As for the archive, I'd love for anyone to post anything useful or memorable that they may have, even if it's just a highlight from an old thread. And always hoping for corrections and dates and whatnot!

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@Fairy Nuff, thank you tons for finding the original drinks list! Yayy! I hope to get that list back up and running within the next few weeks.

Last week was busy with IRL stuff, so I apologise for being a bit MIA. It was partly due to my energy just running on the low end. Month 9 of my pregnancy starts next week, so hubby and I have had a lot to do. My full-time job is also ramping up in preparation for my maternity leave.

But I hope to post soon! If not tonight, I will probably post by Friday

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During the old Plaza's last three (?) years, there were two Mayor terms; for the first there was (ironically, as I like to point out) no Mayor in the Shire; but during the second, from approximately August 2016 to the end of the Old Plaza, I was Mayor for the Shire, as Sam. While I couldn't find too many archived threads from that time, I did find my Mayor icon, and the

Michel Delving - Town Hole: http://web.archive.org/web/201712290456 ... 79eb7d4a59

Hobbit Hole Homes: http://web.archive.org/web/201712052236 ... Hole-Homes

The North Moors II | Question Time Again !: http://web.archive.org/web/201503222338 ... ime-Again-!

Mash 'em, boil 'em, stick 'em in a stew: The Potato Armada Elimination Game: http://web.archive.org/web/201603301912 ... -in-a-stew

Shire Activities OOC: http://web.archive.org/web/201509191244 ... vities-OOC

Shire: Archives: http://web.archive.org/web/201504100730 ... e-Archives


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@Nolewen, that's great! I've added you and your icon in as an Area Mayor.

Four of those threads were already in the list, but I have added the Town Hole and the Potato Armada in, as they had not been discovered yet. :smiley24:

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Excellent, @Dwim! I didn't notice those threads on the list, but it looks like you've really done a thorough job here. Thank you for organizing this thread!

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@Nolewen, I forgot to ask - Am I right in thinking you were the only Shire Mayor? Or were there others after you?

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I was the only Shire Mayor. There was no Shire Mayor on the first term, and during the second term (which lasted rather longer than expected) the old Plaza collapsed. :smiley24:

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Thank you @Nolewen! I've edited you into the major list and added the icon with the others. 'Twas a great shame about that collapse. But here we all are now, no harm done! :smiley24:

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Great, thank you! @Dwim

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I had previously failed to find a pathway into working links from 2002, but stumbled upon a mini gold mine the other night and added a fair few to the list. For anyone who, like me, wasn't here in 2002, I would highly recommend having a look through some of the threads. You may be amazed at how different it felt and the way that people used to talk to each other! To quickly find the 2002 threads, I would recommend using Ctrl + F then searching for 2002 and clicking next next next.

One thing I found funny is what appears to be the Shire's first proper set of rules from March 2002. I've highlighted the rules I thought looked the most important. :lol: The rule about not starting any snowball or food fights seemed to cause some controversy!

https://web.archive.org/web/20020503055 ... Position=1

Welcome to the Shire. I hope you enjoy your time here. The Shire is a place we hobbits are proud of. Please help us keep it as a lovely place. There are a few do’s and don’ts...

1) Join in!
2) Make interesting conversation and contribute!
3) Have fun and enjoy yourself
4)Check with the rulers if you aren’t sure if a thread your planning to start will be acceptable

1) Spam in any form, this will not be tolerated and we DO check.
2) snog annyone or that kind of thing
3) Use language or actions some may find offensive.
4) Go on about L*g*las or anyone as in "he’s so hot""
5) Wars don’t happen here even though we have an army
6)Start any "fights" (food fights, snowball fights, ect.)
follow these guidelines and it will be fantastic. If you have and Questions please write them here and you will be helped! also introducing yourself happens here as well!

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Hi everyone, another reincarnated oldie here! I just tried to log in and I'm so, so sad to see that the old forum has been lost! And that halfir has gone too. I was really active on the forum in the early 2000s, especially in the drill and riddle teams. Oh, I can't believe it's all gone! What happened to it?

(Hi Eamila Bolger, I remember your name!)

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Hi @Sable! I definitely recall seeing your name about though not sure we ever crossed paths - great to see you back again! It is a shame so much has been lost but at least we have some things saved from the Wayback and even better that we have a new home again! I think I did Shire Jr Drill but it was a bit later, at least after 2006ish I think. It was a lot of fun!

Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
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Hi @Sable! I remember you! Drill was mostly too intimidating for me, but I was also active in the riddle threads. It's good to see you around! The old plaza had some sort of epic crash (I was not around by then) but this recreated version is lovely. It's been so nice to reconnect with people, and connect with some people for the first time.
she/her/actual hobbit in search of a merrier world

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