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Old 29-08-2006, 01:14 PM
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G'Day Mike...

I thought I voted a long time ago but the system tells me I haven't. I would vote again but I honestly can't remmber how I found the site. I was probably googling something astro and stumbled on a thread...

It seems so long ago!


EDIT: Just voted other to reflect the google approach...
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Old 31-08-2006, 11:14 PM
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I have such a terrible memory sometimes, but I'm reasonably sure that I found this site by clicking on somebody's signature link in the Bad Astronomy/Universe Today forum.
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:20 PM
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When i first lost my 8" dob, I googled for scope shops in Aus, saw the GSO 12" at Bintel & Andrews did a search for reviews and IIS was one of the first hits.
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Old 17-09-2006, 07:12 PM
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Dito...Day ja vou...

Like so many before ( b 4 ) me, I was invited from universe today by that Ice man falla...
I sort of drifted away until the site emailed me. . .and now I'm back. Sorry.
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:16 PM
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Only just signed up.

Heard about it from York Optical (Brisbane) when I put a pair of binoculars on lay-by.
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Old 02-10-2006, 07:49 PM
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Welcome Jared!!
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:39 PM
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Welcome Jared


Cheers Petra
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:04 AM
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From memory i was googling for research into the next scope purchase, and i think because i was looking at 25 cm Newts one of icemans early article pages came up, it was some time ago but i think it was the solar filter or the trolley one.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:41 AM
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Long time ago but I think I was googling for info on HEQ5s
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Old 14-01-2007, 07:39 PM
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If your considering spending ad $ to lift your users then you really have 2 options Google Adwords and Overture (yahoo.com, msn etc). You should be getting a lot of external links back to iceinspace.com.au as your popularity is growing which should lift your page ranking in most search engines regardless of $ spent.

Be aware that you can throw alot of money at these services and get little but rubbish traffic back, it all depends on how you fine tune your promotion with them.

If you want free, independent, qualified advice PM me and I would be pleased to help.

My real job is web development (programming PHP, C#, SQL), my unreal job is gazing at stars. Alex
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Old 14-01-2007, 08:04 PM
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I found it by pure accident, didnt know how to use the internet until 12 months ago, then i Googled in Astronomy, and took pot luck, looked through some astronomy sites and came across IIS, i think that's how it happened, any now i'm stuck here, night after night.

Cheers leon
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Old 14-01-2007, 08:10 PM
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Old 14-01-2007, 08:39 PM
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Found IIS through a search for GSO Dob reviews when getting back into the hobby. Glad I did - this is the best place to be for help and encouragement.
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Old 14-01-2007, 09:27 PM
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Searching on "20x80 binoculars" - Malcolm Shackleton's review of AOE's 20x80s came up and I followed back to the home page. Jumped to the forum and was hooked!
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Old 22-01-2007, 05:43 PM
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Was doing the Google for homemade equatorial mounts and pulled one of the threads from the DIY Forum section. I've already done some of the mods listed in the projects section to my Bintel (GSO) 10" Dob (kudos to Mike Salway for sharing his info). Hope I can contribute something back to the site in the future.
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Old 29-01-2007, 11:30 AM
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hello all,
i'm kinda new to your forum as i just joined this month. i really enjoy all the content here.i came across this site through ask.com. i was searching for ideas to build a eyepiece case/observing table. i came upon an idea posted by Ian Ogilvie (stringscope). i am working on that plus several other projects including a equateral mount for wide field photo's. when finished i'll send along some pic's.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:43 PM
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I was searching Google for info on binoculars and came to IIS. Apart from having some considerably good information on that subject I was immediately taken by the quality of the site, especially the forum. The site loads very fast so it's on a really good server which is important to me, I am one of those '15 seconds is long enough for any page to load' type people.

The fact that IIS is Australian is significant because as a beginner when I read someone else's description of an event or object, I can relate because I am somewhat close in proximity.

All up, the Google results that lead me here have made me very happy, in Oz, this is the only place I ever want to be from here on it.
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Old 14-03-2007, 05:18 PM
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I got my first scope for xmas, realised I knew absoloutley nothing so Googled Astronomy and found an Australian site, IIS. I looked at the Beginners forum and thought it was great, so joined. Such a friendly bunch of Iceinspacers!
I don't log on as much as I'd like, tired after work, only been in new house 3 months and sadly I do watch a bit of tv.
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Old 22-03-2007, 11:01 AM
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Just did a 'google' for astronomy forums in order to check out which type of scope to buy. Always best to get the blokes at the 'coalface' to give their valuable info.
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Old 18-04-2007, 04:05 PM
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I saw iceman advertising it on bautforums.com and decided to join even though im not in australia
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