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How did YOU get here?

View Poll Results: How did you find RP?
Search Engine 64 44.44%
A friend told me 7 4.86%
Someone posted it on Usenet 9 6.25%
Accident 28 19.44%
Other 36 25.00%
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:38 AM
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How did YOU get here?

I suddenly found myself curious last night about how all of you came to be here.

I accidentally happened across a fellow retoucher online, and she was the one who mentioned it to me. Boy, was that a lucky encounter!
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:56 AM
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Definitely the indirect route...

I was searching the net for something like "photo art," and stumbled on a conversation (not at RP) where a couple folks were discussing the "Grain Surgery" plugin.

Hadn't yet heard of GS and it sounded interesting, so I started another search for info on GS, during which Google.com listed the link to the RP Review Doug Nelson wrote. When I read his reaction to the first time he saw the results of the GS degrain feature (something like "Holy [xxx]"), I was motivated to read the rest of what turned out to be an excellent review. (BTW: I eventually bought GS.)

Thoroughly impressed, I started poking around the rest of the RP site... and about 4 a.m. concluded this is a very special place.

So, here I are...still.

~Danny~

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Old 06-09-2002, 12:23 PM
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My memory isn't good enough to remember the details, but I first found the forum months before I joined last year. I was probably searching for something related to photo restoration. I looked around and found it interesting, but wasn't ready to commit to registration, so I just bookmarked it. When I revisited later last year, it seemed to still be a friendly place as well as "chock full" of information. The "Challenges" section intrigued me enough that I had to join just to take part.
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Old 06-09-2002, 01:29 PM
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I was working on my first restoration for a client and didn't know where to start, so I posted a question to one of the News groups (can't remember which one). Doug responded with an e-mail inviting me to post my request for help here (and said if it wasn't time critical, I could submit it as a challenge, but alas, that wasn't possible.) Regardless, I got such a great response and when I posted my results - got even more feedback to make the final result even better... Well, you get the picture.

Everyone's feedback was helpful and encouraging and made me want to learn even more - and I decided that THIS was a place I could learn and not be afraid of mistakes. I haven't looked back since.

Jeanie
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Old 06-09-2002, 01:38 PM
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We had another thread on this one time before, but I can't locate it. It could have been on the other site, and didn't get passed on to this one? I did find another thread (kind of unrelated) where I posted on May 26, 2001. This must have been shortly after I became a member on the old site.

Anyhow...I remember saying at that time that I didn't remember how I got here, but I did know how to get back!! That's the important part.

Ed
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Old 06-09-2002, 01:42 PM
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I was reading the posts in the retouching forum of another favorite site, dpreview.com, and came across one that posted a link to RetouchPro. The poster mentioned how much they had learned at the site. I clicked on the link and have been hooked ever since.
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Old 06-09-2002, 02:35 PM
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I'm not sure where, but I saw the little yellow ducky somewhere about a year ago (from manipulation challenges) out on the web, and it had a link to here. I came here, made an entry, posted it, read the feedback, and went on my way. Recently I found the old submission and came back to see the place again and can't seem to leave.

Not that I'm trying too hard to do so...

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Old 06-09-2002, 03:49 PM
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I was researching Katrin Eismans book online and wound up on her site where I discovered Retouch Pro in the links page. Thought it was one of the most unique concepts of member interaction and information sources.
DJ
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Old 06-09-2002, 09:09 PM
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Hey! Everyone's getting new Avatars!
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Old 06-09-2002, 09:44 PM
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I voted "accident" but only because there was no buttton for "serendipity".
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