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First Impressions of the JC

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by KnightWriter, Oct 23, 2002.

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  1. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have a question for both new members and older ones.

    What were your initial impressions of the JC?

     
  2. TheWombat

    TheWombat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought "It's like talking SW with your friends... only like 1000 of them"
     
  3. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was actually pretty impressed by the amount of organization and work that went on here. It's a huge site, but I think the amount of work people put into it makes others feel welcome and much less intimidated.

    I still feel that way, actually.
     
  4. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, interesting question. :)


    I thought the JC was just funny at first. :p
    I came here through some links on TFN, they promoted some classic JC threads like Darth Holliday's "Exploited Universe" on the Episode II news page.
    I enjoyed them a lot, but to be honest, it took me a while to realize that there was more than just these threads. [face_blush] :D (Hey, my english was really bad, and I had never been to a message board before. ;))
    Anyway, then I finally clicked the right links, and discovered the rest of the boards. :D And enjoyed them ever since. ;)
     
  5. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I thought it was really big, and everybody seemed to know everything about everything, and I had just seen the OT a couple of times. It was also my first experience of a message board, so I didn't get a hang of the social stuff until 2000!
     
  6. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    At first, I thought it was a large group of mature people discussing the Star Wars films.

    Boy, was I wrong. :p
     
  7. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with YodaJeff on this issue.

    ;)
     
  8. Southernjedi

    Southernjedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It was overwhelming at first. Still is to an extent, but much more understandable now.
     
  9. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oct 9, 2000
    More fortunate people than I.

    Of course at this point I was only considering the size of their........
































    star wars book collections.

    :D

    ¤Night
     
  10. DimensionX

    DimensionX Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 11, 2002
    The time I registered I was listening to a song, and when I picked my icon, this song was playing

    "A big 'ol doll fell out of a window"
    "Its a wonder his head did not split"
    "But he was lucky, because he fell in a big barrel of shhhhhh"


    "aaaavviing cream, keep yourself clean"

    Something like that, I can't remember, but when ever I go pick a new icon, that song ALWAYS gets stuck in my head.
     
  11. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I came here first on the fanfic boards ... and I remember thinking that most people here were crazy in some way or another, so I would fit right in. :D
     
  12. Jedi_Sha

    Jedi_Sha Jedi Master star 5

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    Oct 13, 2002
    let's see. my first impression was daaaaaaaaaaaaaang it's a big board!!! [face_shocked]
     
  13. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As I recall, my first impression was something along the lines of "This is huge and I really have nothing to say." So I left for a year without ever posting.

    Amazing.
     
  14. Lady_Jedi_Carenix

    Lady_Jedi_Carenix Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hmm...I started out in the Literature boards, so for a while I felt a bit intimidated since I don't analyze books as much as some people do. [face_shocked] :(

    Then I found the YJCC and Phoenix FanForce boards... [face_shocked]

    ...and I got over being intimidated. :D [face_mischief] [face_laugh]
     
  15. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought it was huge (but well-organized) and that YJCC would always be too fast a forum for me to keep up with.

    The third point has proven not to be true ;)




    Rick McCallum loves you!
     
  16. Anvia_Fett

    Anvia_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I was surprised by the number of boards and active posters the JC has. I've visited TFN for a long time, but I never thought to look around the message boards even though I was aware of their presence. And I thought, and still think, that it has an very strong sense of community and the administration must be very committed to be able to keep this place as clean as it is. I was also impressed by the amount of discussion that is actually coherent and bordering on intelligent, for a message board... although I enjoyed JCers' wilder antics as well. I was especially surprised when Rick McCallum first told me he loved me, and I remember blinking at the screen a few times. I have now come to accept it... I love you too, Rick! [face_blush]
     
  17. Red_Oktobur

    Red_Oktobur Jedi Knight star 6

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    I was kind of like this at first:

    [hl=white][image=images/faces/shocked.gif][/hl]

    Then like this:
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    [image=images/faces/confused.gif][/hl]

    Saw some threads, and I was like this:
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    [image=images/faces/grin.gif][image=images/faces/laugh.gif][/hl]


    But normally I'm like this:
    [hl=white]
    [image=images/faces/plain.gif][/hl] or [hl=white][image=images/faces/mischief.gif][/hl]




    That pretty much sums it up.



    ...and a creepy feeling...
     
  18. Senator_Skeleton

    Senator_Skeleton Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I kinda of can't remember my first impressions. I kinda stayed out of large threads & posted in new topics (Still do). I only post in large threads if I have been there from the start (Ie: War of the Galaxies, EUDF etc.)

    I did not comprehend the the size of the JC at the start.
     
  19. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  20. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How about, you tell us your first impressions, too? ;)
     
  21. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    When I came to these boards the first time I saw a lot of threads (to much threads) and I don't know where I should start. [face_plain]
    But at the second time I recognized that it is very well organized!
    I just started by lurking around and get a bit more familiar to the boards and I know there always will be someone who will try to help me! That's why I joined! :D
     
  22. JediSenoj451

    JediSenoj451 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 24, 2001
    My intial impressions of the JC were...

    Big.
    Terrifying.
    I'd never fit in.

    About three weeks later I felt right at home and was having a blast. :D

    [hl=aliceblue]~*Senoj*~[/hl]
     
  23. TIEPilot051999

    TIEPilot051999 Jedi Master star 7

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    Mar 27, 2002
    I thought it was a crazy house.
     
  24. jedi_master_ikrit

    jedi_master_ikrit Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I saw the boards, got scared by the size of it, and didn't come back for a month. During that time I heard good things about the JC on other SW boards, and eventually mustered up the courage to actually post. I haven't stopped posting ever since.
     
  25. JediJeffro

    JediJeffro Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jun 23, 2001
    I was in complete awe and admiration of some of the "old crowd" of PSA. Eventually, I got to know some more people and began to fit right in. Been here ever since.
     
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