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Why did you signed up to

  • 10-05-2023 9:01pm
    Registered Users Posts: 25 is an old website with regular active users since nearly it's inception which got me thinking on why people first signed up in the first place. Was there any reason why you signed up? What did you find interesting about it? What kept you active for so long?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,432 ✭✭✭Pauliedragon

    Is this boards finding a way to conduct cheap market research?

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,297 Mod ✭✭✭✭Hermy

  • Registered Users Posts: 896 ✭✭✭thegame983

    pc building forum. Wanted some help in building a pc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭Mech1

    Can't remember, long time ago and read it long before my 1st post.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,523 ✭✭✭Allinall

    Wanted to start a carpentry apprenticeship.

    Thought it would be a good place to start.

    Never even got to use the ban hammer.

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,659 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manach

    When the Quake forum transferred to Boards back in 2000 or so,

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,436 ✭✭✭Buddy Bubs

    Advice on buying a particular car in about 2007 or 2008. Deleted account and re registered under different pseudonyms about 3 times since. Motoring Forum would still be my most frequented.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,672 ✭✭✭ablelocks closed. needed help with setting up a external tv tuner on a pc

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,398 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    I think I had a gardening issue I wanted advise on. There's no doubt it's a great resource for tips, advices and recommendations.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,763 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    I woke up here with no recollection of how I got here. I thought it was the same for everyone kinda like The Prisoner.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,096 ✭✭✭Mundo7976

    For help wuth my grimmatical erors...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,711 ✭✭✭DeadHand

    To refute sin.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,613 ✭✭✭✭mrcheez

    I signed up to point out when OP's grammar is bad

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,754 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    I came here to look for advice as to how to get away from here.

    I was abroad working, bored, not busy and I’d read about it on some site and hey.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,423 ✭✭✭✭banie01

    To finds meself a wife...

  • Registered Users Posts: 522 ✭✭✭BaywatchHQ

    I was active over a decade ago mainly to argue with southern people who were making smug anti Northern Catholic posts. However I don't engage with that sort of argument any more as there is no reasoning with people like that.

    I use forums as it is my only form of social interaction due to being an incel but I don't enjoy interacting with people as I have developed into a misanthrope over the years. The human brain craves social interaction regardless if you enjoy it or not though.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,437 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    I don't think their was another general Irish forum around until recently with the same level of local and deep knowledge as here. Also, it's not as gullible and woke as other sites.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,147 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure

    Looking for tickets to Oxegen, I think. That's a few accounts ago though, came for the tickets, stayed for the lols...

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,719 ✭✭✭Greyfox

    To browse initially and felt compelled to reply so signed up.. 17 years ago. Boards isn't as good as it use to be but habits are hard to break. Boards is still good once theirs an interesting topic as it's easy to follow thread discussions. I disappear every now and then for a while but I'll always be back.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 340 ✭✭NattyO

    Was a member for a while years ago but didn’t use it much. Recently diagnosed with a serious illness which has meant I’m spending time at home resting, and signed up again.

    if I stop posting it means I either recovered or died.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    To communicate.

  • Registered Users Posts: 40,291 ✭✭✭✭Gatling

    It was this or porn ,

    Some how this won

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,357 ✭✭✭cml387

    I can't remember.

    It's great to be able to back to old posts though and reminisce, in a way a site of this age has now got historical importance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 587 ✭✭✭Tomaldo

    Came across it first when Texas Hold'em was big, I knew some of the posters and players, didn't join 'til years later, can't remember why.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,552 ✭✭✭PommieBast

    I think I first stumbled across the site when Google pulled up something on After Hours, but Accommodation & Property was main motive to actually sign up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,715 ✭✭✭niallb

    First arrived with Ireland Offline when we were trying to get flat rate dialup internet as an option rather than paying for our internet connections by the minute!

  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭Everlong1

    I was a P45 regular (under the name Preacher) as well! I still miss it terribly. Came here to get my fix of online debate after P45 shut down but it's always been a poor substitute.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭lintdrummer

    I joined on the suggestion of a nerdy school friend. I was looking for help with an issue I was having with Windows at the time (I think). Stayed for the motors and music forum mainly I'd say. As life progresses I find other sections that interest me. Aviation, Weather, After Hours etc. We like complaining but it's a great wee site all the same.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,802 ✭✭✭sunbeam

    I was looking for help with setting up HSCSD on my phone. Seems like a lifetime ago.