Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Now THIS interests me. I noticed Karl's unique status the first day I ever started lurking here, before I joined. Now, I've read hundreds upon hundres of topics here and literally thousands upon thousands of posts. I know a few things from before my time........I'm down with the Jay Norem saga. I'm aware of what went down with Matt Smith.
But there are two things I have NEVER been able to figure out:
1) How Karl was allocated "Karl Member"-ship status.
2) What Caddywumpus' real name is.
Anyone got the skinny??
Unless Caddy wants to share, we will probably never know his first name.
Karl goes back almost to the beginning of this site. He became my first friend when I joined by his request.
I think that, "Karl Member" is kind of like receiving an honorary degree from a university.
Karl is a great person of note around here, as well as an excellent jazz drummer. He earned that title.