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Old 10-05-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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How did you come across the Technodrome Forums?

If I remember correctly I did a Google search for TMNT collections. I clicked on a photo that linked back to the forums. Started looking around the place for a few months and then signed up.

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Old 10-05-2017, 01:11 PM   #2
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I honestly have no idea. I'm pretty sure I discovered this place around 2001/2002. I knew of ninjaturtles.com since 1997 which was the official Mirage website, but it had no forums.

It was basically around the time the 2k3 cartoon was starting that I wanted to discuss it but I still didn't post here till 2004, till a year later. I was still regularly posting on IGN at the time as my "main forum" so I didn't start coming to other places till a few years later.

I wonder why I didn't register sooner, but I don't know. This is going back nearly 15 years so...
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:12 PM   #3
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I looked up "TMNT forum" in December of 2012.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:17 PM   #4
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I cant' remember. I think I ended up on these forums for the first time ever many many years before I even decided to finally join them. Must have been through a random TMNT google search back in 2004 or something.
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:27 PM   #5
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I think I was looking up news for the 2012 series and then this site came up in the search results.

The rest is history.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:28 PM   #6
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I honestly have no idea. I'm pretty sure I discovered this place around 2001/2002. I knew of ninjaturtles.com since 1997 which was the official Mirage website, but it had no forums.

It was basically around the time the 2k3 cartoon was starting that I wanted to discuss it but I still didn't post here till 2004, till a year later. I was still regularly posting on IGN at the time as my "main forum" so I didn't start coming to other places till a few years later.

I wonder why I didn't register sooner, but I don't know. This is going back nearly 15 years so...
How would you guess you discovered it around 2001/2002? You might have used Ask Jeeves?

I remember years ago when you wanted to visit a website you had to actually know the domain name and type it in. For example,
http://www.thetechnodrome.com.
I could imagine people years ago had found the website somehow and then noticed the forum section. But now some folks only know of the forums because of using search engines. Just a quick search and click without even typing the actual domain name. They don't even know about the website. There were a lot of websites I never knew about back in the day because search engines weren't as popular and I never heard the address mentioned before.

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I looked up "TMNT forum" in December of 2012.
Simple and direct. I like that.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:32 PM   #7
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I was searching ninja turtles in ancient search engines from 2001 and obviously this site must have come up. Found ninjaturtles.com very easily, there were also Ring of Green fan rings when those old fansites existed before social media took over.

The internet was basically in it's infancy back then. It was a place of geocities and tripod sites, you young kids of today will never know what it was like back then.
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How would you guess you discovered it around 2001/2002? You might have used Ask Jeeves?

I remember years ago when you wanted to visit a website you had to actually know the domain name and type it in. For example,
http://www.thetechnodrome.com.
I could imagine people years ago had found the website somehow and then noticed the forum section. But now some folks only know of the forums because of using search engines. Just a quick search and click without even typing the actual domain name. They don't even know about the website. There were a lot of websites I never knew about back in the day because search engines weren't as popular and I never heard the address mentioned before.

Huh yahoo search was a thing back then already. So I guess he found it out that way? I mean, how else would people be able to find out a website out of the blue back then?
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:43 PM   #9
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you young kids of today will never know what it was like back then.
Are you calling me a young kid or just generally referring to all the youngsters reading your post? I'm older than you I think, born in 1983. I just don't get around the internet as much as you.
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Huh yahoo search was a thing back then already. So I guess he found it out that way? I mean, how else would people be able to find out a website out of the blue back then?
I don't really know the history of search engines. I just remember the first websites I went to I manually typed in the domain names and didn't use a search method. I think it was mid/late 90's.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:27 PM   #10
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How did I find this forum? Easy; I Googled TMNT fan sites several years ago. First one on the list.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:56 PM   #11
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Googling for information about TMNT some weeks before Christmas 2003. TMNT for me back then was just a memory, consisting of

*Some videotapes of the 1987-1996 series.

*TMNT Adventures comic books and storybooks

*Action figures
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I honestly have no idea. I'm pretty sure I discovered this place around 2001/2002. I knew of ninjaturtles.com since 1997 which was the official Mirage website, but it had no forums.

It was basically around the time the 2k3 cartoon was starting that I wanted to discuss it but I still didn't post here till 2004, till a year later. I was still regularly posting on IGN at the time as my "main forum" so I didn't start coming to other places till a few years later.

I wonder why I didn't register sooner, but I don't know. This is going back nearly 15 years so...
Oh man the old ninjaturtles.com website was great. Nostalgia.
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I've seen better.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:50 PM   #13
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Yeah, but for some reason ninjaturtles.com never had a forum. Been visiting it since 1997 till 2009-2010 when it shut down. I remember asking Dan Berger why the site didn't have a forum way back in 2004 or so and he said, "Because we would have no way of regulating the site" or something. Given the entire Mirage staff were old fogey's at 40-50 years old at the time, I can see why he wasn't used to the idea.
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Yeah, but for some reason ninjaturtles.com never had a forum. Been visiting it since 1997 till 2009-2010 when it shut down. I remember asking Dan Berger why the site didn't have a forum way back in 2004 or so and he said, "Because we would have no way of regulating the site" or something. Given the entire Mirage staff were old fogey's at 40-50 years old at the time, I can see why he wasn't used to the idea.
Well it's best for fan forums to not be affiliated with the property themselves. And besides, lots of TMNt staff post or have posted here anyway.

My first exposure to Mriage comics was on the old ninjaturtles.com website. I read the first issue around 2003 or so? I found it rather sinister/dark at first.
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The official Nick website has forums for it's shows, but they're mostly filled with kids.
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I started lurking here in 2013 when I became a tmnt fan again after losing interest in it the first time somewhere around 2008/2009.

Happened to look on Google for things like "Tmnt 1987 vs 2003 comparison" and came across this site.
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I don't remember anymore, probably through a google search.

Oh, I miss the old ninjaturtles.com website. One of the first websites I found that wasn't school related, and the first time I actually read some of the mirage issues
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I don't remember anymore, probably through a google search.

Oh, I miss the old ninjaturtles.com website. One of the first websites I found that wasn't school related, and the first time I actually read some of the mirage issues
It was one of my most visited websites back in 2003-2005.
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I think it was through Mikeystmnt.com. Place seriously had like 5 active members.
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Ah well I didn't start using the internet until 2000-2001 so I dunno how it was like in the mid-late 90s.

Yahoo search was my search engine until 2003 or so when I switched to Google. I remember many people not being fond of Google at first for not being a pure search engine. Once you went past the first page of results it'd show you links completely unrelated to the subject you had searched for.
Yeah I was at my aunts house and she had "windows 95." I remember it was the first time I seen/heard Weezer's 'Buddy Holly' song that was loaded with the program. I think WWE/WWF website was one of the first I visited. Launched in 1998 iirc. It would have been cool to have found thetechnodrome.com a lot earlier than I did.

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I think it was through Mikeystmnt.com. Place seriously had like 5 active members.
Was that in 2005 or earlier and you hung around not signed up for awhile?
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