The LEGO Message Boards Beta Test started in 1999 and ended in 2001. More than 20 people participated. At that time, the ranks did not exist, and you did not have to have a title on your post, the second feature not being changed until 2005. It is thought that joining dates were created in 2000, as the first user, Admin, joined at that time. A second Beta test was conducted on October 9, 2012, and was official.