How I found TAZ!

By Soulwatcher · Aug 15, 2017 · ·
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  1. Once upon a time (2006) I was a young forum admin and I had no idea what I was doing but I wanted a forum. So I google searched Admin Forums and TAZ came up. And I kind of felt like "Johnny 5" in short circuit. I do believe I read almost every post on TAZ in a week's time.

    And then I decided it was time to take the plunge and buy VB. And if buying VB wasn't a big enough purchase I built a web server to go with it and I colocated it in Indina. But the story gets a lot better! I drove from Metro Detroit area in Michigan to Chicago Indiana and I dropped the server off and drove home in the same day. :rofl:
    Needless to say the forum did not work out as with many of my other forums over the years. And over the years I built 3 more forums and 3 more servers and collocated them all. :rofl:And they all ended up failing too.

    And then I decided it was time to take a break and look back on the past and look ahead on the future. And looking back I realized it's not the amount of posts and users on the forum. It's the core group of members that make a forum. And Taz has a great core group of members, which has kept me coming back for over 11 years now. :gogo: And I feel that it is a honor and a blessing to be part of TAZ all these years.

    P.S. Recently I came back out of forum retirement and I did make a new forum. But I didn't buy a web server :rofl:
    SaN-DeeP, zappaDPJ, Lisa and 3 others like this.

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  1. PoetJC
    HA! You joined a few months before I did. It's crazy to think of being on TAZ for 11 years. I'm like WOW. TAZ is one of the longest relationships (read: love/hate/love fests) I've ever had. And like a fine wine - TAZ has managed to get even better with time. TAZ is super-sexy hehehe.

    :tup:

    J.
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  2. MarkFL
    Unlike most here, I've only been in the admin game for just over 3 years now, and I've only been a member here for about 6 weeks.

    I wish I had found this site sooner, but I was kinda busy learning how to code for vBulletin, and I had a great deal to learn being a retired programmer with a 10 year hiatus who had never done any kind of web coding. In a way, I am glad I matured a bit as an admin before making my "grand entrance" here. :)
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    1. PoetJC
      And code you most certainly have done. And well from the looks of it. I'm in awe at the amount of vB add-ons you've shared since joining TAZ. TAZ is lucky to have you!
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  3. Orion Pax
    i feel like a dinosaur now... being a member since 2005.:whistle:
    i would love to get out of forum retirement but i didn't find the right trigger yet.
    But i keep coming back, lurking and enjoying....
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  4. SaN-DeeP
    It will be around 14years or more for me here ;)
    I was a long time lurker and have a very long story to write someday.. (Added to my todo list though)
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