What did you do on the web before HTF?

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  1. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    Well?
    (Paul stands silently mystified, contemplating the question as if he were contemplating what existed before the universe began.)
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  2. Mike boettner

    Mike boettner Stunt Coordinator

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    I spent ALOT more time at www.4x4wire.com.
    The Isuzu forum, because Troopers rule!!!
    Mike AKA redtrooper2
     
  3. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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    mostly looked at porn....shit, did I say that out loud?

    Nah, I always just surfed around for audio stuff, car's and anything else that interests me at the time, not including porn though, seriously.
     
  4. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    i used to visit dailyradar.com. before that, next-generation.com.

    before that, i didnt even know what a modem is.
     
  5. Philip Hamm

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    alt.video.laserdisc
     
  6. Jon D

    Jon D Stunt Coordinator

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    Uhh, I read movie reviews and surfed for MP3's (pre Napster). Oh, I checked my E-mail every twenty minutes. That as well as various browsing. It's really amusing to type in random addresses and see what happens. Who knew that an accidental variation on starwars.com would take you to a site for the actual space laser project from the '80s?
     
  7. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    A little un-moderated forum named LaserDisc Monthly was the haunt of Dan, Jason (Whyte), myself and a couple of others (I think YANG was there too). A nice little thing we had going there for a while, until some little dipshit decided to out-dipshit himself and cause problems. This eventually led to the forum being closed.
    Blimey, that was before I even had web access at home. Night shifts are made for sites like those [​IMG]
     
  8. Joe Fisher

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    You mean there are other things on the web besides the HTF!!!!!!!
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  9. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Well, I only started visiting the site when I bought my first DVD player (June 2000-so I was a little late). Never really got into posting on other web boards or newsgroups that much since I lost interest in most of them. IGN got old after about a week, and I got sick of some of the crap on the view askew forums, but here you can at least be assured of an intelligent discussion with good board software. I don't think I've posted this much since my BBS days.
     
  10. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    Newsgroups, lots of newsgroups.
     
  11. Jim_C

    Jim_C Cinematographer

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    I used to hang out in various photography forums but I never posted. The people there were really condescending and elitist. HTF was an eye-opener. I lurked for about a week before I signed up.
     
  12. Marvin

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    Well, there was Steve T's dvdresource site, which had its own forum. I learned a lot about DVDs from that site.

    There was also E-town but I was always too terrified to post anything there.
     
  13. KeithH

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    I thought the web began and ended with the HTF. [​IMG]
    Seriously though, I've been on the web since 1995. I was in grad. school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the time, where the Internet was invented. Back in '95, I was using Illinois' browser, Mosaic, before Netscape came into being. Being a Ph.D. student in chemistry, and therefore, being a nerd ([​IMG]), I surfed other university chemistry department web sites looking for information on other research groups' work. I also surfed web sites that gave sports news.
     
  14. Brian Kleinke

    Brian Kleinke Supporting Actor

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    I found thedigitalbits, thebigpicturedvd and dvdfile long before HTF. Then I discovered the forums over at dvdfile which eventually lead me here [​IMG]
    I loved dailyradar, too bad they went under, so much for free gameing news online.
    Brian
     
  15. Marshall Alsup

    Marshall Alsup Second Unit

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    For me it was Daily Radar all the time. I checked that site out a lot! also various other sites like caraudioforum.com but not regularly.

    Then when I was getting into DVD I learned of the Digital Bits and saw they had a link for discussions or forums or something, anyway that brought me here and the webs never been the same!

    Love HTF!

    -Marshall
     

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