View Full Version : What are Phoenix-threads?

12-25-2008, 04:08 AM
Noticed this at the beginning of some threads:

This is a Phoenix-thread (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=7) from the old site (http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/forum.htm).

These are threads from the old messageboard, and since it is a shame to loose those threads we have re-posted them here.* There has been no editorial changes made other than fixing/replacing links, removing certain symbols and images where the code has been broken and minor layout changes to improve the reading. If I have removed any text it is only major off-topic stuff... and there are few instances of this but I 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology))* Note that some members quoted in Phoenix-threads might not have registered on this site at all, or changed their name.