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How did IPF start?

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  1. Hayles66
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    iPad 2 is cool and hayles66 would like to know how our favourite forum started? Someone called Colin was mentioned but we would like to know how it all started and whose idea was it? Any moderators know this information? Max, Leigh, Tim, any of you from the executive suite?

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    That is a good question. Hopefully someone cam enlighten us.
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    Oh nice. Just leave me and Colin out.
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    Are you being jealous?

    Why don't you tell us the details of how iPF started? :)
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    I have no clue.

    I thought you were going to bed?
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    Whats ipdpf
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    Sweet P! You told me you didn't know! Confused! Wouldn't leave you out woman! Okay, Colin and Marie and any other mods I've forgotten about, how did IPF start?

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    The group owns many forums I will get admin to respond. Max, gentle fury and my self joined feb -march last year give me a few hours and will get the answer
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    Brilliant Col! Did you know my hubbys called Colin! I've got family in Australia and New Zealand as well.

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    If you look at the iPad Forum Home page using Safari, you can see who the founding member was and the date that iPF was started. And if you're observant, you'll have seen who the second member of iPF was too when he posts. And then if you Google their names, you'll see all the other Forums that they administer. And if you Google even further you can find lots more about them too.....but I won't spoil your fun.....:D

    Tim
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    And all this boils down to:

    "is YOUR Google broken?"

    :D
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    I've often wondered what would have happened if no one had thought of search engines. Yes - there was a time and - yes - I was around then...:(

    Tim
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    I looked on the website but I must need new glasses Tim, because I couldn't see that!

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    Besides, you two are such spoilsports! Why didn't you just say, instead of making me guess or go back onto the website again and get all confused!!! Has Colin got back with any information yet?

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    The lead seems to start with iDan, but I haven't gotten any further
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    Who is iDan? What year would this be, last or year before last?

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    iPadForums.net was originally started as iSlateForums.net when Apple Tablet rumors were first going around. Being huge technology nerds, we were very excited about the next wave of tablets (Android and Apple) that were coming out and wanted to develop a good resource for Apple Tablet owners. During the first announcement of the Apple iPad we quickly changed the name and iPadForums.net was born.

    As you can see with this post, I was one of the first to pre-order the iPad 1:
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/531-official-ipad-pre-order-list-2.html#post3231

    We have a lot of fun running the site and have since expanded with the recent addition of iPhoneForums.net. We have developed many good friends on the forum and look forward to the future!
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    Wow, thanks iDan! That was interesting reading! I missed out on the initial rush because the price sort of put me off! I'd just bought an iPhone 3GS in February.

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    Do you see a post from Colin?:D

    Edit: Now you do! ^
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
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    See idan responded.....
    Here is the list of admin and moderators that help keep the iPad forum number one world wide.


    This is the current list (also shows the original moderators by join date)
    Super Moderators - Have moderation access to all forums also assigned to one or more forums and they are:

    Max - joined 3/2/2010
    F4780,Scotland
    Gentlefury- joined 3/16/2010
    Hookbill
    Numblock, Switzerland
    Philsynowiec
    Col.bris, Australia - joined 3/26/2010

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    Moderators - have access to moderate most forums : usually upgraded to Super mods after 6 months or when Admin decides.
    They are;

    Tim, Scotland
    Dannyboy
    Sweet poison
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    Admin/Owners - started forum 1/18/2010
    Idan
    Idoug
    Johnnyapple

    News reporter
    Maura.

    We operate 7/24 and rotate moderating some of us like my self live internationally I am 18 hours ahead of USA so we come in when you sleep. On average I spend 3 - 4 hours a day in this forum and iphoneforums where I am also a super mod
    Hookbill also is a super moderator in 2 other Droid forums owned by the same group as ipad forums and iPhone forums

    We do housekeeping like moving threads,editing posts, deleting posts that are requested by users, user name changes, applying infractions, answer messages, dealing with reported posts, banning spammers and of course providing support and help where needed our top poster is sweet poison with over 5000 posts

    So there you have it
    Ipad forums super team. "Simply the best"

    Oh one more thing

    We are all volunteers
    Last edited: May 5, 2011

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