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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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wee eddie

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I've been here 9 years as "wee eddie", but I was here before and cannot remember my handle.

I seem to remember long discussions about the risks of the Millennium Bug and how one would deal with it. Maybe that was elsewhere but I doubt it, no other Forum had the immediacy of this one.

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Quickbeam

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Here's one of my early posts which has me reformatting for the new cable broadband that I've just has put in. I wouldn't need to ask this now, the PCA help forum has done me good service over the years.

Matutinus Quickbeam Postis

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carver

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I first came to this site because after getting one of my first ever computers I realised that I knew nothing about them, a friend had recommended your mag as a way to try and understand the workings of a computer and after reading that mag I came to this site.

At the time the best bit of money I had invested in a magazine, it made me realise that a PC was not some mystical box but a bunch Lego parts any body can put together and with the help of this site you can make it work.

Been here a long time and looking back have to thank Gateway Computers for selling me a bunch of crap that never worked properly from day one with a "technical helpline" that was even worse.

Theres a saying that theres always a plus side to every thing.

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rickf

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The obvious, a comp problem. Then found it to be both a very helpful and interesting site.

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al's left peg

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My old username says I joined in 2001. I was advised to pop in the Helproom for advice on a problem I was having on a Win98 issue by a workmate.

The Helproom and it's search facility are the first place I still go to with any problems I encounter.

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anchor

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To be honest I cannot quite recall; (its over 10 years). I assume that, as a PCA magazine subscriber, I read about it there and registered.

It has been a constant source of information, and sometimes amusement. I am still undecided about the new look forum

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¿ unsure ¿

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Came by the mags of PCA and PCA. PCAdvisor and PC Answers( now defunct)both had links to forums.

Stats say I have been a member for 9+ years but having switched BB supplier I lost my original email address so had to re register. I certainly remember posting pre millennium bug, so it must 11years +.

retry as I have the * please wait*

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Ventad

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I first registered after reading the PCA

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DANZIG

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When I first bought a proper PC many moons ago, I used to get various PC magazines. However I decided PCA was by the far the best - hence I signed up and the rest is history.

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TopCat®

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Exactly ten and a half years ago, today I believe, I stumbled upon the PCA website and I've been here ever since. I was on dial-up then but nevertheless determined to gain some knowledge of this here computing lark. I've learned much over this happy period and had real satisfaction when helping out where I could. Unfortunately these days I have to write down or print out information in order to retain most of it - can't trust the old memory banks too much now, I'm afraid! :o)

Reading through this thread it is good to see many members from the past appearing again, and I hope they will continue to do so. TC.

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