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    Re: I predict at some point a major rise in traffic to goingyourownway.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    Phil Katz, that's the dude who created the zip file format. That was a HUGE contribution to computing.
    Today, all I use zipping for, if I do, is emailing, but back then compression was important because computer memory as you may know was not cheap like it is today. I had an AT&T 6300 PC clone, monochome, dual floppy, no hard drive, no graphics. I still have it in the other room. Notice the keyboard Function Keys were on the left side instead of along the top. IIRC, I think it cost me $1800 in 1984, or maybe $2200, not sure. No hard drive, so I compressed stuff to save onto a floppy. We all did that. PC's with hard drives were over $3000 when I went shopping. Pretty soon, the prices on memory came down and 20MB and 40MB retrofits were popular. The sexy size was 40MB but I went for 20MB and still never came close to filling it up. Storing images was not part of the technology. I never got a printer for it because I figured by the time I learned how to make anything useful to print, the printers would have evolved. I was right. Things moved quickly.

    At least we had a floppy to insert in the drive with DOS on it, to boot up. Are you old enough to remember in the 70s, before floppies, Radio Shack would sell with your TRS-80 an actual push-button cassette recorder which you'd connect to your PC, insert a cassette tape with the OS on it, then come back in 15 minutes after the OS was finally uploaded? When I heard that soon PCs were going to come out with a method of loading the OS in only 1 second instead of 15 minutes, I remember being flabbergasted by this. Put away the butter churn, Martha, modernity here we come! LOL
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    Re: I predict at some point a major rise in traffic to goingyourownway.com

    I like your optimism Stretch. I enjoyed the Reddit MGTOW sub and thought it had excellent content; often summarizing by an optimistic photo and succinct message on the benefits of going one's own way. Which was a fun way of rallying towards the positive. There were also excellent ThoughtPosts as well. When a sub gets quarantined, it loses its energy- if those guys want to post freely again, they're welcome here.

    Some of you may be wondering -- who is this Jagrmeister guy? Have a look at some of my posts from MGTOW Forums--> Jagr Archive (collection of my articles)



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    Re: I predict at some point a major rise in traffic to goingyourownway.com

    Jagr, the owner of this site, once wrote, "We have no interest in being the biggest MGTOW forum."


    I think there may have been some other context when I said that. I know at one point of the other major MGTOW forums was allowing highly negative content, highly partisan content that divided the community, even racial content that pit certain men against others. I think I was saying that our Principles here are critical even if that lowers our numbers.

    But that said, I definitely would like this forum to get more people
    The right people, but I'm definitely not anti-growth.

    Jagr purposely set up site rules to avoid the pitfalls that he says have ruined other MGTOW sites, even causing them to fail. So, if there was a mass migration from less-disciplined places such as described above and who did not already know about us and what we do and don't do, and if they expected automatic transfer, well our Principles are likely different than what they are used to, and perhaps also our Intro process.


    Keep up the good work Unboxxed

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    Re: I predict at some point a major rise in traffic to goingyourownway.com

    I had an AT&T PC 6300 around 1987 - 1991. Mine had a 20 MB hard drive, and later (after that one failed), a "huge" 40 MB HDD. I did have a printer (a 9-pin dot-matrix unit from Radio Shack). Had to cut one wire in the cable at one end, because of a slightly non-standard parallel port on the computer (don't recall the details anymore).

    Never had a TRS-80, but I did have a Commodore PET with a cassette drive. Good times...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    Today, all I use zipping for, if I do, is emailing, but back then compression was important because computer memory as you may know was not cheap like it is today. I had an AT&T 6300 PC clone, monochome, dual floppy, no hard drive, no graphics. I still have it in the other room. Notice the keyboard Function Keys were on the left side instead of along the top. IIRC, I think it cost me $1800 in 1984, or maybe $2200, not sure. No hard drive, so I compressed stuff to save onto a floppy. We all did that. PC's with hard drives were over $3000 when I went shopping. Pretty soon, the prices on memory came down and 20MB and 40MB retrofits were popular. The sexy size was 40MB but I went for 20MB and still never came close to filling it up. Storing images was not part of the technology. I never got a printer for it because I figured by the time I learned how to make anything useful to print, the printers would have evolved. I was right. Things moved quickly.

    At least we had a floppy to insert in the drive with DOS on it, to boot up. Are you old enough to remember in the 70s, before floppies, Radio Shack would sell with your TRS-80 an actual push-button cassette recorder which you'd connect to your PC, insert a cassette tape with the OS on it, then come back in 15 minutes after the OS was finally uploaded? When I heard that soon PCs were going to come out with a method of loading the OS in only 1 second instead of 15 minutes, I remember being flabbergasted by this. Put away the butter churn, Martha, modernity here we come! LOL

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    Re: I predict at some point a major rise in traffic to goingyourownway.com

    Quote Originally Posted by kru-kut View Post
    Yep, I've left about a half dozen forums that suffered the same fate.
    I've just recently left another forum for similar reasons. When the climate of a forum changes to that it no longer suits you, you need to move on.
    In the future there will be robots.


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