No I wasn't around in 08, not in Overdosed anyway. I wasn't even around for very long in 2011 either. It wasn't until I came back in 2014 that I really stuck around. But I've read a lot of posts on the forum from years before my time, mostly to get an understanding of what OD was like previously and how it has changed over time, as well as to look into the kind of trials and problems past administration has had, and how they dealt with it. (Naturally included an awful lot of Bartender)
So no, not that oldschool, but at this point even 2014 and 2015 feel like an age ago.