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      Official Board Rules + Regulations   01/07/2010

      <b>Official Board Rules + Regulations Hello and welcome to The Official LIGHTS Message Board! We hope you find this to be a friendly place to discuss LIGHTS and everything in-between. Please read on for some general rules and etiquette: 1. Post threads in their appropriate forums. Official News: Here you will find most of the recent LIGHTS news. For complete updates visit iamlights.com for more. Forum News: This forum is for all news and updates on the messages boards. Check this forum for updates on the board rules, how to contact the board admin/mods, and more. Help + Support: Having trouble with the boards or need help finding your way around? Post in this forum. New Member Lounge: New members please read this section to find forum rules, guidlines, etc. This section is reserved to talk about you so introduce yourself! If you are new to the boards, please remember to check the board rules. Welcome to the boards and we look forward to chatting with you! 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Jeremy the Bug

2 Year Anniversary of IAMLIGHTS.com

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Happy Birthday IAMLIGHTS.com!

I can't help but feel a little nostalgic. This place has been such a home to me! I remember when i was about to launch the spacey version of the site- I stayed up all night testing every function, button, changed copy, made sure it looked presentable before i did the launch countdown. I remember all the wonderful comments we received from you when we finally unveiled it. Sweet nebula indeed!!! ;')

Fun fact: This week LAST year was when we released LIGHTS. ACOUSTIC. it's funny how things come full circle naturally. So, cheers IAMLIGHTS.com!

As always, thank you for being here to celebrate with me. It means so much and the website, if it was a being, loves you too!

What have been some of your most memorable moments?

-Jeremy the Bug

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It does seem like yesterday she announced she had a site up on her MySpace blog. I can’t believe she’s going to have a sophomore album out already. Time Flies...

Thanks for keeping that site awesome Jeremy! :D

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first of all, happy 2 year anniversary to IamLights.com!

I have a ton of memorable moments, and one of them is my firstday here! It was back in December and i remember hanging out in the forum chat for the whole day. I met alot friends there. I remember that Sulpheric was one of my early friends and i remember his wisdom tooth getting pulled out that day XD. Another favorite moment was when i Rebbeca Black rolled people on April 1st, haha that was fun!

Over all, my 7 months here in the forum flew by so fast. I met new friends here and i cant wait for my first Lights show next month where im gonna be hang around with some fellow LASers from the forum ^_^

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I came here last year, before the site was 1 year. One of my most memorable moments were the acoustic EP and the personalized poster thing. And of course the forum chat, where I met awesome people.

If you weren't here, here wouldn't excist. THANKS JEREMY! <3

^ LOL I remember that too! @ wisdom tooth

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I wanna thank you jeremy, and lights, for bringing me to this forum.

This has become a bit of a cliche on these forums, but I never thought I'd hang out with someone I met online until I came here. You guys have seriously brought me some of the best friends ever :3 words cannot express how happy this forum makes me ;fs

Last year I hung out with lights army during scene fest. In less than a week, i'll be travelling over 10 hours to hang out with the coolest people ever <3

I know I don't post as much here anymore, but that's only cuz I'm busy texting, IMing, and tweeting the people I met here about 2 years ago :]

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Wow that fast? I love the site but I never knew the site before the sweet nebula! I still love it though! Happy 2 year anniversary Iamlights.com!

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I'm coming up on my 2-year forum anniversary here next month. It's hard to believe everything that has happened since then. I never expected to become so close to so many of you. Even people I've never gotten to meet in person have become like my family. Corny as it sounds, you guys, Jeremy, and Lights have literally changed my life :)

Here's to another amazing, crazy, exciting year!

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Oh nostalgia, I remember when I first joined like it was last week... *peers at join date* Oh yeah! Funny thing is I only found out about these forums because of the main site being down prior to the EBAG release.

But... since I don't really have any forums related stories yet! :P I'll say I miss waiting for the next Audio Quest to be posted on yt!

HBD Lights Forumseses

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I actually remember my first day here, like it was yesterday. I came on here to find out what LIGHTS tattoo said on her finger and I wasn't really that into LIGHTS music yet, so I didn't know what to expect as far LIGHTS fans go. I never expected to sign up and regularly post here. Boy, was I wrong! Actually, the first person and this is actually a huge thing for me - is when someone politely welcomes you. When I used to be an moderator at gODHEAD's forum, I always took my time to welcome everyone personally. Anyways, when I was completely new here, unsure of myself and not sure if I'd find a 'home' in this fanbase...if you will, I got a welcome message from forum member Thomas and it was just simple "hey, welcome to LIGHTS forum" and then a friend add. And it was so simple but like I said that kind of thing is huge for me. Maybe without it I would have never stuck around, maybe without it I would have never became the HUGE LIGHTS fan that I am, who knows.

Also, another fond memory and this one is so special to me - is when the acoustic tour was announced. Prior to it, I had been to one LIGHTS show. Well, it was the Owl City show in Toronto but anyways. I didn't know anyone. I met a few people kinda but I'm pretty shy and stuff. So, the acoustic tour was announced and I was just like "yeah, I can do this...I can attend Philly, NYC, and Boston." I was completely okay with traveling there myself and then I messages from people, amazing LIGHTS fans that I didn't even know...and they were like "do you mind if I come too?" And from there it grew. I didn't go alone, there was a bunch of us. I won't name names because I'll forget someone and then I will feel bad, but everyone I met, hung out with, shared laughs with, met LIGHTS with during the acoustic tour....you are AMAZING! I will never ever forget any of you, I will never forget that tour. Everything about it was just breath-taking! Seriously got hardcore depressed after that, lol.

But, this forum brought that on. If I was never on this forum, I would have never had those awesome memories, awesome pictures, seriously not exaggerating...makes my life that much better! Not to say my life is bad but whenever I feel sad or depressed - I can always think back to the acoustic tour and just smile!

Thank you, Jeremy The Bug! For making this forum what it is, for everything you have done for us, for being the coolest most awesome bug ever and for all the things that are in store for the future!

=)

Thank you, LIGHTSArmy! For being amazingly fantastic people, for accepting me with open arms, and for the memories I will legit always cherish and hold dear to my heart.

<3

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I remember like it was yesterday not knowing who LIGHTS was but loving her songs!

Happy Anniversary iamLIGHTS.com :D

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Philly, NYC, and Boston

AHEM :F you forgot some place cooler than all of those :F

But yes... just...next time you decide to come to chicago...tell lights to come on a warmer day plz.... XD Our hangz were still as epic as the below 0 weather with amazing wind would allow it to be XD

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I remember Ezri on the forum :lol:

But honestly, happy brithday! So many great memories here, talking to a bunch of Lights fans could never be anywhere better than this place!

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I could've sworn iamlights.com as we know it now launched on the 22nd of July as that day in 2009 is forever engrained in my memory as one of the most memorable days in my history - in which I saw LIGHTS for the second time at Warped despite the most oppressive of heat, the release of Video Blog 33 and the launch of the all-new and "nebular" iamlights.com.

But maybe things may have been distorted in my "nebulous" memory in this whirlwind of the past two years. In the two years that have passed, this site, this forum, related outlets and the many memorable experiences that have stemmed from being a part of this amazing community have and will forever shape my life for the better. Thank you so much, LIGHTS. Thank you so much, Jeremy. And thank you so much, every single one of you I've chatted with, met and connected with.

♥ ~ MH

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I remember Ezri on the forum :lol:

Omg. Ezri was my fav. member. >:D

(not sure about this but was there a banner at the top with balloons for last year's anniversary?)

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Unfortunately, I didn't know who Lights was...but the way you described it Jeremy, was really heart-warming. :)

I'm glad I have some memories with Lights and friends :)

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AHEM :F you forgot some place cooler than all of those :F

But yes... just...next time you decide to come to chicago...tell lights to come on a warmer day plz.... XD Our hangz were still as epic as the below 0 weather with amazing wind would allow it to be XD

LOL! I originally did start typing about the "Are We There Yeti?" tour and then I thought I was rambling too much or it would be too long...because that was a whole different beast. In the best of ways. Man, how did we not freeze to death? I guess first time ever I'm thankful for MacDonald's! xD

...reminiscing about LIGHTS tours makes me both miss it hella and really really want another LIGHTS road trip!!

=)

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Oh ezri

I can't believe it's been two years already! I remember when I first joined, the forum was really small and close knit, I was one of the first 200 members and only about 50 were active posters. I made some amazing friends on here, even though some of them don't post much anymore we still talk outside the boards.

I have met so many great people through LIGHTS and this forum, some of whom I've met in real life, some who I haven't but everyone is so nice, friendly and kind. I can't wait for many more years of such amazing times.

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I really like the look of LIGHTS' homepage and forum and of course the people on here, all friendly.

And thanks Jeremy for doing what you do and being who you are, even we all just know you as a yellow bug.

I now have been to this forum for nine months, but the time went by really quick! :)

But I think the site will have a total redesign like all her other pages on the web, right...? Feeling a little nostalgic, I'll miss the nebula and purple theme.

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Wow time really flies! I remember the days when there were onlike like 20 users haha

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