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Poll: Do you remember the moment when you joined Neowin?

Do you remember the moment when you joined Neowin?

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#1 +beanboy89



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:48

I was just thinking about my past online life and looking back at some of the sites/forums that I joined in my early years online, with Neowin being one of them. I got high-speed internet in the spring of 2003 and joined Neowin about a year later. I can remember lurking around for forums for a little bit before joining just to get a feel of what they were about, and then finally biting the bullet on a Saturday morning on the first of May in 2004. I distinctly remember that sunny Saturday morning siting in front of a small CRT and slow Pentium III in my pajamas joining the forums. Neowin had become one of my number one news sources for Longhorn and XP SP2 info, so I decided to join the forums. I defiantly have no regrets about joining; this is one of my favorite communities online.

#2 +Frank B.

Frank B.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:53

I remember visiting Neowin as early as late 2000 as it was the best resource on Windows beta news back then. I do not however recall what made me sign up over 12 years ago. 

#3 Hum


    totally wAcKed

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:59

No -- I was intoxicated. :p

#4 OP +beanboy89



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:14

No -- I was intoxicated. :p

LOL, nothing wrong with that. Seems like a valid excuse. :D

#5 artnada



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:51

Been here a long time now

#6 Skiver


    Neowinian Senior

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  • Location: UK, Reading

Posted 02 December 2013 - 14:58

Been a member quite a long time now, I think another member introduced me to the forum and been on ever since.

#7 Buttus


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:00

i was in the middle of exhaling when i submitted my info....   that's all i remember

#8 Nick H.

Nick H.

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  • Location: Switzerland

Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:05

I don't remember joining clearly, I just remember that a friend introduced me to it 9 or 10 years ago. I've been here ever since. :laugh:

#9 Steven P.

Steven P.

    aka Neobond

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  • Location: Neowin HQ

Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:07

I remember it quite clearly!

#10 Crisp


    To infinity and beyond

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:13

I remember it quite clearly!


Was it something like the big bang?




My god, it's full of stars!

#11 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

Atomic Wanderer Chicken

    Assistant Special Agent Chicken in charge

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:15

I remember, I was thrown into a cage, transported in a rusty old pick up truck and was told to sign up for Neowin or else I would be roast chicken. :p


I signed up originally as a longtime/experienced Windows user and wanted to become involved with discussing and sharing computer/Microsoft/technology things.

#12 Haggis


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:20

I dont remember why i joined


i did remember my first few posts being slagged off and it made me consider even bothering to come back to the site


but i got past the idiots  :)

#13 webeagle12


    Neowinian Senior

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:29

No -- I was intoxicated. :p


I'll bet this was your biggest mistake of your life. 

#14 DoctorD



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:36

it was the first site that I found that had xpsp2 info so I figured what the heck, been a daily reader since.

#15 tiagosilva29


    You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 15:39