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Old 28-02-2005, 07:24 PM
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Lol i clicked a link from Mike in AO best choice i've ever made.

2 From Sky and space thats not too bad concidering that you actually have to be reading it in the first place and second reading it carefully.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:13 AM
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I found this place while seraching for a review on 42mm Superviews (so you and I can thank Mark Hodson for me being here). I pass the word far and wide :-)
You legend, thanks

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2 From Sky and space thats not too bad concidering that you actually have to be reading it in the first place and second reading it carefully
I was hoping for some more.. perhaps there are a few more that just haven't voted yet, or signed up yet.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:05 PM
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I definitely came here from Google and I think I was looking for reviews on the GS Dobsonians. Or maybe it was the eyepieces? Hmm, can't remember. I was very happy when I found this place.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:09 PM
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I would give it time Ice, S&S haven't been to regular on the news stand of late so some readers may have jumped ship to other mags.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:58 PM
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Been here from day one, Ice invitation from AO forum. Wonderful to see the forum growing stronger every day, the three of you are doing a great job thanks.
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:48 PM
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Same here; iceman dropped an invitation on one of the AO forums. I must admit I was skeptical at first; did not think much of iceman trying to lure all the AO members over to his site.

I probably would not have had this negative initial reaction had iceinspace.com not been a .com. Had it been a .org, .org.au, or even .net.au, I would have thought nothing of iceman promoting his forums at AO. The .com suffix implies a profit motive. Pity about the bureaucracy around the issue of domain names.
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:56 PM
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2 From Sky and space thats not too bad concidering that you actually have to be reading it in the first place and second reading it carefully.
and they have to be reading the adverts too!
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:01 PM
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I must admit I was skeptical at first; did not think much of iceman trying to lure all the AO members over to his site
Just offering an alternative.. the AO forums were fine when they were the only ones in Australia, but they were always up and down (server problems), and there was very little in the way of active posters and no moderation or activity from an admin or anyone else.

I was simply offering another place to visit to get their amateur astronomy advice or discussions Somewhere active and not stale.

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I probably would not have had this negative initial reaction had iceinspace.com not been a .com. Had it been a .org, .org.au, or even .net.au, I would have thought nothing of iceman promoting his forums at AO. The .com suffix implies a profit motive
I'm a bit surprised by this comment. I've never thought of .com as a profit-seeking domain-name suffix, long before I started a website of my own. There's literally hundreds of thousands of .com suffixes, and a stack of them are just the average joe starting his own website, because .com is so cheap and easy to register. $15 for a 2-year subscription.

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Pity about the bureaucracy around the issue of domain names.
Agree with that, but I can understand why Australia has taken the hard line, given the problems, law suits etc that happen in America as a result of domain name registrations.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:24 PM
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Hey, this thing is rigged so I can't vote twice!

I'm another from AO. Jeez that site gets boring. I was Dragon over there but that name was taken in here.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:54 PM
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Don't worry Mike, I think you deserve an Order of Australia for what you've achieved.
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:29 PM
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Don't worry Mike, I think you deserve an Order of Australia for what you've achieved.
would you like coke and fries with that?
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:32 PM
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No, just the toy!
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:34 PM
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an australia order happy meal?
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Old 01-03-2005, 04:38 PM
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I was shang highed by Ice from CN.
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:45 PM
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I came via a Google search probably looking for further information on dobsonian telescopes
Stayed because of the great information and humour and sense of community
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:28 PM
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I see there's no "Poached By Ice" in the How did you find out about IceInSpace stats.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:33 PM
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lol phil. i think the first three choices would definitely cover that anyway!
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:02 AM
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haha too true, if you came from one of those other forums, it's probably because I pimped the site or PM'd you inviting you here
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:24 AM
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Now how would we handle any little upstarts who try to pimp people here to another new forum ?

Tar and feather them ?
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:42 AM
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boot thier scrawny lil' butts off the forum I say
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