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Do you remember the moment when you joined Neowin?

Do you remember the moment when you joined Neowin?   41 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you remember the moment when you joined Neowin?

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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.

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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. 

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No -- I was intoxicated. :p

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No -- I was intoxicated. :p

LOL, nothing wrong with that. Seems like a valid excuse. :D
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Been here a long time now

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

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

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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:

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I remember it quite clearly!

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I remember it quite clearly!

 

Was it something like the big bang?

 

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My god, it's full of stars!

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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.

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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  :)

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No -- I was intoxicated. :p

 

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

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

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Yes, I remember that popup survey thingy that wouldn't let me login until I gave it all my birth cert passport and dna and retinal scan... ;)

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Yes, I remember that popup survey thingy that wouldn't let me login until I gave it all my birth cert passport and dna and retinal scan... ;)

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I remember making the decision to become a member to get rid of the intellatext ads that were in place. but i do not remember actually creating the account.

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don't remember the circumstances on why I signed up but I've been here for a while

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I really don't remember. 

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I was lonely and the Neowin beacon beckoned.   :)

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I remember the shiver I had down my leg, and that was the last time I had that shiver :)

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I remember when I first lurked this site for 2 years - 2001 to 2003 - before finally joining on August 4th, 2003. I remember that after making a few posts in here, I left for personal agendas then returned - a few members remembered me after my return lol.

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Like it was yesterday...

 

I'd flirted harmlessly with Neowin for a couple of months. A review here, an editorial there. This beauty had caught my eye.

 

I put the name and address in my little starry book. It wasn't long before I came knocking. It started with some articles, and quickly digressed to reading comments, and finally fingering through forum topics.

 

I wanted more, but I remember being nervous. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to go that far. At least not right then, and maybe not with Neowin (even though it was great).

 

Then one day I got caught in a weak moment while reading a forum topic. It occurred to me that I'd done just about everything else there was with Neowin. A lot of other people were doing it too.

 

So, I signed up and posted. I posted hard :)

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