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#31 andrew_f


    Web Designer

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  • Location: Kent, UK

Posted 21 October 2007 - 23:56

To get feedback on a website.
Infact, I was just looking back on some of my earlier posts and it was almost cringeworthy - don't know how you guys put up with me :p

A few examples:-

You didnt look 2 hard

The amazing extraordinary spectucularily easily found link to IE6 download

Have fun!

--- ergh, how rude was that?


--- you don't see bump that often these days...

Installed on an extremely old Pentium II earlier and it rox! Its replaced firefox as my default browser on 2 of my PC's now.

--- rox, eh?

It's like looking through a book of photos of you when you were younger.

#32 OP Slimy


    Ars + Neowin

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  • Joined: 04-April 04

Posted 21 October 2007 - 23:58

^ Mine are a lot worse. I happily wrote "wuz" instead of "was" :rofl:

#33 Corona



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Posted 22 October 2007 - 00:56

i'm not allowed to say why or how i found neowin lol it was long time ago though :p

#34 aggrophobik



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  • Location: Central Florida
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4

Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:00

Interest in Visual styles brought me here.

#35 EchoNoise



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  • Joined: 20-December 05
  • Location: Australia

Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:47

I migrated here from Tech-Critic... But unfortunately I missed a year, and my user name just disappeared...

I joined in 2003 officially though :p

#36 zivan56


    Neowinian Senior

  • 4,390 posts
  • Joined: 18-September 01
  • Location: Vancouver, BC

Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:51

I believe it was major IRC spamming on #winbeta or somewhere similar that got me to first visit the site. I lurked around for quite some time before registering...

#37 Sakesaru



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  • Joined: 20-October 07

Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:11

Tech news that supports RSS, that doesn't suck.

I think the people who comment on said news are trolls, seriously.

#38 rajputwarrior


    olé olé olé olé

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  • Location: BC, CANADA

Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:04

I really don't remember, but it was probably reading some news, decided to register.

that sounds about right for me to.

and boldfire you aren't the only one who's internet grammar has evolved also.

#39 Narlzac85


    Master of the Spice

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  • Joined: 08-March 04
  • Location: Johnstown PA

Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:01

I also found neowin through the old desktop sidebar. Signed up about 9 or 10 months later and made my first post in the desktop thread.

#40 Darconf



  • 398 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 05
  • Location: Wyoming/Oklahoma

Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:07

Made it my home page in 2002 registered in 2005 became subscriber 2007

#41 gabalicious



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  • Joined: 28-November 04
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:19

two things brought me to neowin...1.google search on xp themes, visual style or something like that. 2. a google search on the succesor to windows xp at the time longhorn. like 5 years ago.

#42 +jamesyfx


    Neowinian Senior

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  • Joined: 04-February 06
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • OS: OS X 10.9 / Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:44

I think I was looking at how to tweak Windows or something like that. Thats what I used to do, just mess about with Windows all the time.

No time for that anymore! I just kinda plod along now I spose. :p

#43 Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

    "You were the chosen one!"

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  • Joined: 11-November 02
  • Location: West-Central Texas

Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:47

I found NeoWin when "Tech T.V." was the "big thrill".....(long and gone.......but I officially registered with neowin in 2001-ish.....then lost my internet for a few years.......but I've had it back for more years than I was without.....and I've lingered for a long time as well as some of the previous posters, but I still hang around).....and, I still love this place! (Much joy goes toward "snyper".....dude, I would buy U a beer anytime....that is, if you were to visit west Texas, US......), and although I don't post very often, I have to say, I still love this place!!! (Neowin, that is!!!)


PS: My age is like a ninja :shiftyninja: I'm not ever....EVER telling my official age.....in life, you're as old as you think you are, enough wisdom for now. :D

Edited by obiwankenobi, 22 October 2007 - 07:00.

#44 InsaneNutter


    Neowinian Senior

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  • Location: Yorkshire, England
  • OS: Win 8.1, OSX 10.10 & Ubuntu
  • Phone: OnePlus One

Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:54

I found neowin many years ago (probably around 2001 or 02) from an affiliate banner at the www.the-ctrl-alt-del.com news site.

I visit neowin back from then, but I never bothered to get into the forums :p

It took you 6-7 years to register, only took me one! ;)

I’m not sure how I found Neowin but I kept reading the front page news because codes to get in Microsoft Beta's were posted, I got in to the Office 2003 Beta because of Neowi:D:D Then looking back I registered when I needed help with setting up a basic network... which now seems kind of silly as I’m at Uni studying a course all about networking... but back then i didnt have a clue!

#45 joninon6



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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:13

I found it by Google when I want to find some English computer forum.