How did you find the DOS Games message board?

Anything else unrelated to gaming can go here.

So, how'd you find this place?

Link on DOSGames.com
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41%
Search on Google
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30%
Referred by a friend
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4%
Hypnotized by one of TD's avatars
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4%
Took a wrong turn at Albuquerque
1
4%
Don't remember (it was so long ago!)
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7%
Other (see my reply below)
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11%
 
Total votes: 27

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How did you find the DOS Games message board?

Post by emmzee » Wed May 23, 2007 4:22 pm

So I'm wondering how we can better promote the board to get more people active and using it. I am planning to run another contest sometime soon so look for that. But please let us know how you originally found the boards via the poll and/or replies, thanks!!! :)
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Post by Larry Laffer » Wed May 23, 2007 4:25 pm

Linky on DOSGames.com... I've been leeching for some time, then actually bothered to snoop around... and there came my first <strike>spam</strike> posts!

But, I'd like to know how you emmzee found this board? :laugh:
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Post by emmzee » Wed May 23, 2007 4:51 pm

lol well I was going to type up a little history post but I remembered DB had already done that for me, so see his post in this thread for a brief history of the DGF:
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5417
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Post by CPT Worm » Wed May 23, 2007 5:06 pm

I think someone on Gamehippo said something about some sort of bitter rivalry between them and DOSGames, so I decided to check this site out.
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Post by Dogbreath » Wed May 23, 2007 5:38 pm

I think it was David Hasselhoff's crotch that did me in. :laugh:

My story of joining the forum can be seen in post 7 of the thread emmzee linked to, so I see no reason to repeat it here. There has, however, been a while since that post. Methinks it prudent to detail the history of the past 2 years:

Since that post, the forum has doubled in number of posters, halved in general intelligence of said posters, and added 2 new admins. Old members have left... for college, out of disgust, or due to seemingly random tribal migration patterns. New members have joined... some intelligent and friendly, some ridiculously inept, and some who are, in fact, old members incognito.

Some new forums were opened, some old forums were closed, and we now actually have a decently active IRC channel. Dosgames Online no longer uses our forum. I've now been here for 6 years, John The Ax still shows up at random times, Ro@m still says words like "owerwiev", and Wally is still a moron.

Essentially, same old same old.

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Post by Pancake » Wed May 23, 2007 6:13 pm

Well, when I was 11 or so, I was given an old 386 computer by my grandmother just because. So later that night I went online looking for programs as well as games that would work on it. I did a google search for "dos games", and dosgames.com came up (:o). I downloaded a few games and had a lot of fun with them; staying up late nights on that computer. Well, eventually I found a bunch of old computer parts in my garage and assembled them to form a new computer. I again came back to this site to download more games. And before too long at all, DOS became my favorite platform.

I found DGF one day by looking for more games to download, and saw a link to the forums. So I signed up and everything, joined the IRC channel, ect. And here I am today! :)

So, Google search.

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Post by wardrich » Wed May 23, 2007 9:31 pm

I Don't even remember... I came right near the end of the old iB days...

OH WAIT!!! I needed help getting Last Half of Darkness working. lol. As for how I found the main site, I totally don't remember.

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Post by Check-Mate » Wed May 23, 2007 10:26 pm

My brother directed me to dosgames.com and after a little while i started looking for a place to ask some questions about a game.
I think it was about Space Quest II.
SO I found the forum link.
Ta da.

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Post by dosraider » Thu May 24, 2007 3:43 am

Was looking for an old game, a friend (internet one) told me to look here.
Don't even remember what game it was.

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Post by Joris » Thu May 24, 2007 7:37 am

Darren reffered me to the forum when he started hosting dgo, and because dgo was becoming a member of the DOS Games Network, Erik and I registered, although Erik never posts much..

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Post by Unknown_K » Thu May 24, 2007 11:57 pm

I think it might have been a google search for the best dos video card that found a past here. Way back when there were hardware topics here.

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Post by Thunderdog » Fri May 25, 2007 8:46 am

It was when the boards were on Sitegadgets, or whereever a few years ago. Saw a link on the front page, and decided to give it a go.

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Post by Larry Laffer » Sat May 26, 2007 11:09 am

/me's hypnotized by TD's avatar

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Post by lakerzz8 » Sat May 26, 2007 5:18 pm

I remember googling games or free games or something along those lines. And then I came here. I downloaded a few games and then saw the Ikonboard forums. Joined those, then was one of the first to register here on phpBB and then a couple of bans and 1 name change later, here I am.

EDIT: I was the 6th user to join this forum and one of the 9 that joined on the same day as it was created.

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Post by cyb3r.god3 » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:08 am

i was searching for something then i just stumbled here
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Post by wardrich » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:15 pm

lakerzz8 wrote:I remember googling games or free games or something along those lines. And then I came here. I downloaded a few games and then saw the Ikonboard forums. Joined those, then was one of the first to register here on phpBB and then a couple of bans and 1 name change later, here I am.

EDIT: I was the 6th user to join this forum and one of the 9 that joined on the same day as it was created.
I see you're reppin' the old name again. lol. sweet.

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Post by Guated » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:04 pm

I've ran into this forum several times. Sometimes they have good tips. I'm in desprate need of assistance so decided to start trolling this forum. =) Decided to leave knowledge of my own discoverys i've found over the years for games that were familure.

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Post by wardrich » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:39 pm

welcome!

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:07 pm

Well the story goes, one day back near the end of high school I was bored and being that I liked both DOS games and forums I thought to myself “Hey a DOS gaming forum would be cool” so I punched “DOS games forum” into Google... the rest is history. :P
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Post by Ro@m » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:24 am

Well it took me some time before i realised that dosgames.com had a forum,LOL,i like downloaded games for two moths from the site,and i was strolling around when i saw a link "discussion forum",like WTH is this,so i came here and reistered,and so it began.
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