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What first brought you here?


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Driving back to the office this afternoon I got to wondering - how did you first become involved with our forum?

I'm not asking when, but how - what first brought you to the PCA site, was it because you read about it in the magazine, heard about it from someone, or did you come here as a result of a Google search, or a link on another web-site? Perhaps you can't remember, it was so long ago?

If you can remember I would like to hear about it. I'm also interested to discover how many women take part in forum activities, but I do not in any way want to intrude on anyone's right to privacy - obviously there's no need to tell me if you would rather not; It's simply a matter of personal interest on my part.

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CurlyWhirly

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I joined the PCA forum over 7 years ago when I first bought a copy of PC Advisor.

There was a link to the forum and so I registered.

I've not been a prolific poster over the years but I usually visit most days.

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Flak999

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I was referred to this forum by my brother who was a magazine subscriber. That was over nine and a half years ago now, I think the combination of good advice and interesting discussion is what has kept me here.

Now that I am retired I browse the forum most days!

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CurlyWhirly

Thanks. Your user-name is certainly one I remember from way back, and you're every bit as welcome as the most prolific poster.

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chub_tor

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I registered with the Forum in February 2001 but it took me 2 years to make my first post, if the Forum records are correct. I almost certainly came via a search engine and back in the day my favourite was Dogpile although today I invariably use Google. For many years I was a PCA subscriber and bought occasional copies prior to that. Thanks to the advice I have received from this Forum over the years I have hopefully been able to help newcomers.

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Taff™

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I really cant remember but way back when I did I used to have the magazine so Im pretty certain it was from a link in there that brought me here. At the time I used to wait patiently for the magazine to arrive every month and had read it by the end of the day. Nowadays I pick up the info on a daily basis and buy the magazine when I particularly want something on the cover disc or if Im going on a long journey and want some reading material - theres always something I`ve missed online!

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octal

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What a good question. I'm trying to think back when I used to use my old screen name Valvegrid which must date back 11 or 12 years. I think I must have been looking on Google for some computer related problem when I came across the forum.

It will be interesting to ask this question again in another 10 years.

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sunnystaines

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from the PCA Mag which was a lot better back in the day 8 years or so ago, i was doing night school on computer building and repairs found the forum very helpful then. just never stopped reaing it.

a lot of the old regulars have either morped into another user name,found another life aweay from PCA or passed away.

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Quickbeam

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I can't remember exactly why, but it would have been a PC related problem that would have been sorted by the membership pretty quickly. I was already buying the mag and reading all the various problems. Being new to PCs at the time it was all new stuff to me then. Now I don't read all the helproom problems so much, I read read the reviews, especially when I'm in the market for something new, and cause minor annoyance here...;)

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rawprawn

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I came seeking help 6 years ago, SpikeyChris (great guy)helped me a great deal and I have been comming back ever since. It's a great forum where people not only help others, but are also sympathetic to members problems and frustrations.

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woodchip

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And I think you cannot forget me, before you joined the PCA team. and it was the PCA magazine that got me hear, that's why I like the Help Forum, but as I said in another thread its not the same as was in the past as OS as become more stable and its easy to put things right if you have a problem using an Acronis Image. Hardware seems as if its got more reliable also. Remember China cannot remember the spelling of it but it will strike a cord. and flecc who moved on to bigger things. Wonder how old he is now and how he is copping. A lot of Water gone under the bridge since those days

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