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GIK
04-07-2004, 04:23 PM
Don't mind me, just doing a little market research...

MWM
04-07-2004, 04:24 PM
fastball.com
dayton daily news
dickiethon
Redszone

Chip R
04-07-2004, 04:25 PM
Smoke signals. ;)

Actually the same as MWM.

GIK
04-07-2004, 04:26 PM
The poll is now active. If you wouldn't mind posting more specific information, like MWM above, please do so. We'd love to hear it!

GIK

remdog
04-07-2004, 04:27 PM
You and/or Boss sent me an invitation.

Rem

westofyou
04-07-2004, 04:28 PM
I had a dream and this man .... a little man told me about it.

http://www.reelcriticism.com/ziggyrealm/images/tvphotos/twinpeakss1e2.gif

Phhhl
04-07-2004, 04:29 PM
I used to post as Ed Armbrister on the old board (can't think of the name of it, but found it from a link at the Enquirer site, I think). There was much chaos over there, so I followed what I considered to be the more sane and interesting group of ppl over here... and have never looked back :).

15fan
04-07-2004, 04:30 PM
princeton's good company, but when we were the last two left at fastball, I figured it was time to find another hangout.

Ravenlord
04-07-2004, 04:34 PM
through savafan's computer.

Rojo
04-07-2004, 04:42 PM
I started with fastball too - back in 97. I believe, to pick a nit here, it was Fastball, Dayton, DKFC, Dayton again and then Redszone.

Gainesville Red
04-07-2004, 04:46 PM
I saw a link to it on the message someone put on the ESPN.com Reds message board.

westofyou
04-07-2004, 04:48 PM
I started with fastball too - back in 97. I believe, to pick a nit here, it was Fastball, Dayton, DKFC, Dayton again and then Redszone.


Back in the the Netscape 1.1 days when PUSH Technology was going to change everything COX MEDIA fancied themselves a player in the Sports reporting arena.

They bled money and eventually pulled out.

TRF
04-07-2004, 05:01 PM
Enquirer board fleeing Nux and his impersonation of my handle.

paintmered
04-07-2004, 05:06 PM
I migrated here to escape Gally over at Cincytalk. Random tolls put aside, this is as well run as forum as there is.

SirFelixCat
04-07-2004, 05:17 PM
Dan Scott's sportsradio talk show on WCCPfm, here in Greenville, SC. Been loving/hating (at times) things ever since :GAC:

kyred14
04-07-2004, 05:20 PM
i was rotting my life away on the mlb.com board :o

someone mentioned redszone, and i haven't ventured back to mlb.com since!!!

KronoRed
04-07-2004, 05:27 PM
This place was being slammed on the espn board, I decided to check it out, they were wrong this place rocks :)

LvJ
04-07-2004, 05:33 PM
I believe it was from the original Fanhome.com.

halcyon
04-07-2004, 05:52 PM
I came here via a link posted on a Reds mailing list. I think it was originally posted by the infamous Drew Nelson who was subsequently banned here and there. Those who don't like the pessimism on this board would probably find that list to be suffocating at times.

Puffy
04-07-2004, 05:54 PM
the enquirer board, whatever that was called, then on to here.

Signed,
The future husband of Jung Bong's sister, who shall lovingly be renamed Mrs. Puffy Bong

missionhockey21
04-07-2004, 05:58 PM
A friend told me about it.

Sabo Fan
04-07-2004, 06:12 PM
I believe it was from the original Fanhome.com.

Same with me. About the only useful thing I found over there.

DannyB
04-07-2004, 06:20 PM
I found it from Boss posting on cincy talk

mlieb7
04-07-2004, 06:58 PM
I found a link to it on FreeRepublic.com. It is my best source of REAL Reds info living in Maryland.

Raisor
04-07-2004, 07:00 PM
I don't remember there ever being a time before Redszone.

UKFlounder
04-07-2004, 07:00 PM
On the general discussion board of another sports website, somebody asked for a good Reds message board & another poster mentioned Redszone, so I eventually decided to check it out & it's now the only Reds message board I visit. (Unlike for the Bengals, where I have a couple different ones, as none really seem that much better than the others or are as good as this site.)

LvJ
04-07-2004, 07:03 PM
On the general discussion board of another sports website, somebody asked for a good Reds message board & another poster mentioned Redszone, so I eventually decided to check it out & it's now the only Reds message board I visit. (Unlike for the Bengals, where I have a couple different ones, as none really seem that much better than the others or are as good as this site.)

Have you tried This One? (http://www.footballhuddles.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=16)

I don't really post much there, but read it quite a bit. It's not as good as the Zone, but it's pretty solid.

corkedbat
04-07-2004, 07:10 PM
Just before the old Enquirer Reds board was euthanized I followed a link there.

919191
04-07-2004, 07:28 PM
The Enquirer site

UKFlounder
04-07-2004, 07:46 PM
Have you tried This One? (http://www.footballhuddles.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=16)

I don't really post much there, but read it quite a bit. It's not as good as the Zone, but it's pretty solid.

Yeah, I read that one sometimes, though I've never posted. It's pretty good, though I think it could be moderated a bit better.

creek14
04-07-2004, 08:09 PM
Migrated. Didn't post all that much till I broke my leg and ankle and I had nothing to do but watch TV and surf. Now they'll have to pry the keyboard out of my cold dead hands.

Fil3232
04-07-2004, 08:33 PM
Link on spitter.com

SandyD
04-07-2004, 08:41 PM
Link on spitter.com


How'd you find the Spitter? I'm just curious. I found Spitter through a link at RedsZone.


On the general discussion board of another sports website, somebody asked for a good Reds message board & another poster mentioned Redszone, so I eventually decided to check it out & it's now the only Reds message board I visit.

That's exactly how I found RedsZone. Someone asked the best, most knowledgeable Reds board, and another poster said RedsZone was really good, but that he didn't post here. Warned us to read for a while before posting, because he said that the board could be really hard on outsiders. I never found it that way.

Dan
04-07-2004, 08:45 PM
I started posting on the Fastball.com site all the way back in 1995 (this coming fall marks 10 years for me on the internet...wow!) Anyway, I think Chip and Princeton and a few others were there at that time as well.

Unassisted
04-07-2004, 09:24 PM
Google search for "Reds message board." Is there a prize for least interesting method? ;)

Hoosier Red
04-07-2004, 10:03 PM
Don't know if it was the "original" migration, but I came over from the Enquirer. board. Sounds like the first immigrants came from Dayton.

Rojo
04-07-2004, 10:17 PM
I was confused about the migration as well. I think some folks like M2, Princeton, GM, WoY and others came the way MWM describes and some folks came from the Enquirer.

Mr Red
04-07-2004, 10:20 PM
From the enquirer board.......Santo I didn't know you were Ed Armbrister......Texas Scarecrow....Gallagher.....Nutholio Nux....ahh memories. OH BTW who was the lady from Seattle who blistered Griffey constantly, she was actually quite knowledgeable about baseball but really biased towards Griff.

Chip R
04-07-2004, 11:31 PM
I started posting on the Fastball.com site all the way back in 1995 (this coming fall marks 10 years for me on the internet...wow!) Anyway, I think Chip and Princeton and a few others were there at that time as well.
I know I wasn't on there in 1995. I didn't even have the internet then. I think I got on there in 1996 in the latter part of the season.

MWM
04-07-2004, 11:39 PM
I first read fastball.com in 1997, but only made about 2 posts. I remember M2, Chip, princeton, Drew, and S. Wright (aka Krusty), westofyou, and Brad (I think this is now gm).

ramp101
04-07-2004, 11:43 PM
i was looking for some Reds fans to talk smack with and found em....

seriously, i was looking for some Reds fans to talk about possible trades with the Marlins and soon after I came over you traded for that ace Ryan Dempster

it was a fair deal..... you get Demp and I get another WS..... :)

savafan
04-08-2004, 12:58 AM
Original migration from the cincinnati.com board where I had many battles with Gallagher and de la Hoz

Johnny Footstool
04-08-2004, 12:59 AM
I originally came over after the cincinnati.com message board shut down.



Link on spitter.com
Cool!

NYMoose
04-08-2004, 08:14 AM
Came over with the Fastball, Dayton, DTFC folks

GAC
04-08-2004, 09:35 AM
I think I was the last one to leave CincyTalk, and turn out the lights! :lol:

Ryan the Reds Fan
04-08-2004, 10:36 AM
I came over with the original migration from the enquirer board. As for bengals boards, have you tried, Ohiosportsfans.com?

RedFanAlways1966
04-08-2004, 11:30 AM
Word of mouth from a RZ member. I won't mention the person b/c I do not want you to hold it against them. We worked at the same company. We happened to notice each other's multiple REDS junk hanging in our respective offices.

At the time I did not even own a computer at home! RZ, out of all honesty, caused me to buy a home computer and subscribe to an on-line service.

GIK
04-08-2004, 11:32 AM
Welcome to the 21st century, RFA! ;)

macro
04-08-2004, 12:06 PM
Well, so much for the tee shirts bringin' 'em in! :evil:

Seriously, though, I came as part of the original migration from the Enquirer mess.

KronoRed
04-08-2004, 12:12 PM
I'd like to hear a "How RedsZone was born" story, what is the migration you all speak of?

TylerScottDavis
04-08-2004, 12:21 PM
Fastball
Dayton
Dickiethon

RedFanAlways1966
04-08-2004, 12:30 PM
Welcome to the 21st century, RFA! ;)

Thanks, GIK! I used to be the "I don't need the internet at home, I work on a computer all day at work" type.

I used to get home from work and do things like softball, play music, get out of the house and other things. Now I get home, log on, eat and sleep.

All thanks to RZ! :GAC:

p.s. I'd like to hear a story about the birth of RZ too. I have caught numerous tales of the "old days", but would love to read about it in a thread as a whole story.

M2
04-08-2004, 12:36 PM
Rojo, I believe the cincinnati.com folks were the orignal migration, the Pilgrims of Redszone if you will.

Us folks who came from the Dayton site are more like the Puritans who followed, passing around scarlet letters and burning witches.

IIRC, the those two groups came together on the Thon site around the time the Jr. deal went down and then splintered when Thon went the way of the dodo. There were a number of posters doing double, perhaps triple, duty when Redszone first started up. We'd hear about it over on the Dayton site.

The final push from Dayton over to here came in the fall of 2000. For me it was a REDREAD re-post of something Steve4192 wrote that caused me to check it out.

15, can you remember the name of the guy who moderated the Dayton site at the end and chose to stay when everyone else left? He was a good guy and hopefully he's here now with another handle

Boss-Hog
04-08-2004, 12:37 PM
Jay something

westofyou
04-08-2004, 12:38 PM
15, can you remember the name of the guy who moderated the Dayton site at the end and chose to stay when everyone else left? He was a good guy and hopefully he's here now with another handle

Jay... at last check he was hurtling around in a pool of stupidity over there.

M2
04-08-2004, 01:08 PM
Jay... at last check he was hurtling around in a pool of stupidity over there.

Is that site still up and running? I doubt I even have the bookmark for it anymore.

westofyou
04-08-2004, 01:13 PM
Is that site still up and running? I doubt I even have the bookmark for it anymore.
http://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/content/sports/forum/boards/reds.html

GAC
04-08-2004, 01:56 PM
From the enquirer board.......Santo I didn't know you were Ed Armbrister......Texas Scarecrow....Gallagher.....Nutholio Nux....ahh memories. OH BTW who was the lady from Seattle who blistered Griffey constantly, she was actually quite knowledgeable about baseball but really biased towards Griff.

kappalossa. She is registered on Redszone by another name (can't remember it); but hasn't posted in over a year or so.

She was alot of fun.

She searched out any Griffey thread. :lol:

She didn't like guys like me, rfs62, and rem. I don't know why. :mhcky21:

15fan
04-08-2004, 02:18 PM
Yep - it was Jay.

I checked in on the old Fastball site about 6 months ago. It wasn't pretty.

For Jay's sake, I hope he at least gets a semi-regular visit from someone like dude, Ben Marcum, or Danny Boy...

l3R3TT
04-08-2004, 03:54 PM
I found RZ by way of a fellow owner in one of my OOTP leagues!

RosieRed
04-08-2004, 04:59 PM
Like many, I heard about it on another discussion board ... mlb.com maybe? For some reason I read this board for a long time before posting on it. But I'm so glad I found my way over here!

Redsland
04-08-2004, 05:02 PM
GIK posted a link at a gaming site I used to frequent.

RFS62
04-08-2004, 05:38 PM
The great migration from the old Enquirer board.

Gallagher, Kap, Har Ecou..... they did us all a huge favor.

TeamCasey
04-08-2004, 06:28 PM
Gallagher, Kap, Har Ecou..... they did us all a huge favor.

I never thought of it that way. So true.

KittyDuran
04-08-2004, 06:49 PM
Gallagher, Kap, Har Ecou..... they did us all a huge favor. What about tick tock? Kap I think goes by KayJay... (last posting was 2/27/02)

RedRoser
04-08-2004, 10:36 PM
You left out Moby! How could you... ;)

---RedRoser

WebScorpion
04-08-2004, 11:21 PM
In the days when people(Me) didn't have to work when they went to work, I frequented just about every Reds board I could find. The Thon, DDN, Fastball, Cincy.com, baseballboards.com, MLB.com, FanHome.com, and then here too when it was just a itty bitty board. As time became more scarce and they began to make me 'earn' my paycheck, I dropped the less interesting boards(or they dropped themselves) one at a time until finally this is the only board I have time for...and sometimes that's a stretch. But I keep coming back because a day without RemDog is like a day without sunshine. :lol:

No seriously, I'm just here for the beer! :GAC:

remdog
04-09-2004, 01:21 AM
Well Webby, then I guess you can just call me, ahemmmmm, 'Sunshine'. ;)

Rem

PS: The beer's on me next time we get together.

Deepred05
04-09-2004, 03:09 AM
original migrator :)

NKyRedMachine
04-09-2004, 03:56 AM
Heard about it via the Kentucky Sports Report/Cats Pause website message board. Several UK fans from over there are here....

cumberlandreds
04-09-2004, 09:53 AM
Google search for "Reds message board." Is there a prize for least interesting method? ;)

Mine may be more boring. I put in Reds forums in the AOL search bar and this one was the first one on the list. :)

bucksfan
04-09-2004, 10:33 AM
Enquirer migrator myself. Was not a bug poster there - not that I am here either - but there I very quickly lost interest with all the stuff that was happening. I am not a message board guy. This is the only one I currently belong to as it fills an important niche for me, being up here with Phil in BG (Red fan stuck in Indians/Tigers land). Boss, GIK, et al do a fantastic job here. It is much appreciated. I am not posting much from work anymore as I am plenty busy, but plan to officially join up from home via PayPal real soon.

Phil in BG
04-09-2004, 11:20 AM
I followed Boss and GIK from Cincy.com. I remember Boss originally tried to set up something through ICQ, I believe. He really tried lots of different things to get out of the Cincy.com mess. It was awful without a real moderator. He finally hooked up with GIK and now you see what we have....a great site that is very much under control. Boy, some of those old memories of Nux and his sort are thankfully fading. It sure was interesting though. :)

Doc. Scott
04-09-2004, 11:52 AM
I think it was all the telemarketers that dastardly Boss-Hog sic-ed on me. A true Ailesian propagandist, he is. Anyway, they got my sacred sixteen digits, so, really, what choice did I have?

Red in Chicago
04-09-2004, 12:11 PM
i came from the old enquirer board from years ago. this version is MUCH better :thumbup:

TeamCasey
04-09-2004, 12:55 PM
Who started the original chat room?

baseballfreak23
04-09-2004, 11:27 PM
Someone on the Reds forum at mlb.com suggested it but I must have not visited RedsZone at that time because I remember seeing it on google.

CougarQuest
04-10-2004, 12:44 PM
When things went to nothing but smack talk and juvenile antics on the old enquirer board, Boss and GIK stated in a thread that they were thinking about starting a new board. VERY shortly thereafter (seemed like a couple of days), they announced they started a new board. I immediately joined and never posted again at the enquirer board. Larkin Fan, rem, RFS62, Phil, Wetzel, and a whole lot of poster who were trying to make serious post joined at the same time. About a year later I think, the enquirer board callapsed under it's own weight of bs and lack of moderators. Then about a year or two later I think, the dayton board collapsed, for reasons I'm not aware of. Then we had a second wave of serious posters join; princeton, M2, etc.

Marc D
04-10-2004, 05:33 PM
Reds Daily Blog has all the different Reds links and this was by far the best forum I have lurked at.

Red Thunder
04-10-2004, 06:29 PM
Who started the original chat room?

Redliner, until Boss generated a moderated room at the RedsZone site.

KittyDuran
04-10-2004, 11:01 PM
About a year later I think, the enquirer board callapsed under it's own weight of bs and lack of moderators. IIRC the official reason was the coverage of 9/11 and how much bandwidth it took (graphics, videos) - they couldn't keep it up, also didn't they shut down all the forums, too?

TeamCasey
04-11-2004, 06:44 AM
IIRC the official reason was the coverage of 9/11 and how much bandwidth it took (graphics, videos) - they couldn't keep it up, also didn't they shut down all the forums, too?

Actually the racial discussions on the News board probably had more to do with it than anything.

GIK
04-11-2004, 10:39 AM
Thank you for all of your responses, everyone.

Terry
04-11-2004, 08:44 PM
Heard about it via the Kentucky Sports Report/Cats Pause website message board. Several UK fans from over there are here....

A fellow KSR/Cats Pause member referred RedsZone to me a couple years ago. And I've been addicted to this place ever since. Definitely the best Reds community on the internet IMO.

:thumbup: