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How did you find DLP?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jon, Jan 8, 2016.

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How did you find DLP?

  1. Recommended by a Fanfic Author (if so who?)

    561 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. Found via the DLP C2

    275 vote(s)
    12.6%
  3. Recommended by a friend

    81 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Recommended off another website (if so where?)

    317 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. My fic was recommended here and I was curious

    41 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Someone trash talked DLP and I was curious

    238 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. I found DLP via Google

    667 vote(s)
    30.6%
  1. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    As the title says; How did you find DLP?

    I personally was recommended DLP by Mrriddler (an old author RIP) on PottersPlace (the original one because I'm hipster like that.
     
  2. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Truthfully? Reading a H/G fic about eight years ago and one of the Author's Notes was a rant about DLP and how his fic was being treated. Some short Google-fu and a stopover at Digital Light Projectors and I ended up here.
     
  3. Genghiz Khan

    Genghiz Khan Order Member

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    Bumped into it back in 2007. I don't remember how or why. Forgot all about it till 2010, and then just joined on impulse wanting to get some shit stories reviewed.
     
  4. Klackerz

    Klackerz Bridgeburner

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    I got here after reading nonjon's fanfics I guess. Though the name Dark Lord Potter stymied me for some time since I had no interest in Dark Harry fanfics.
     
  5. vlad

    vlad Banned Prestige

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    Beyond the vast wastelands of tripe.

    Looking for dark!Harry and Harry/Daphne. Read Jeconais's story in spring of 07 and then scoured ffnet for Harry/Slytherin. I remember The Machine and stories even worse.

    Google eventually stumbled into DLP. Spent summer of 07 lurking through DLP. In the fall, I have memories of some forums becoming members only. Joined. Agonized over intro forum, posted, only fucked up a little bit.
     
  6. Nae

    Nae The Violent

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    I was a big fan of The Dark Lord Nedved's Fics back in the day (on harrypotterfanfiction.com). Searching for the sequels or reviews or something I stumbled upon DLP and was surprised that people on the Internet could be so rude to each other. :eek:

    I was so innocent. DLP as ruined me. :(
     
  7. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I found DLP several years before I created my account, stumbling across Methene's Harry/Fleur Community thread while looking for - you guessed it - Harry/Fleur fics. I didn't think much and left. This happened again later.

    On the third time it happened, I checked the forum out. I lurked for a couple years before joining.
     
  8. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Read some story that mentioned DLP. Pretty sure it was in a positive light. To long ago to remember more.
     
  9. Red

    Red Professor

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    Google iirc. It was several years before I even created my account, I'd gone through the phases of reading Indy!Harry, OtherHouse!Harry and I was looking for Dark!Harry. Began lurking here and I haven't looked back.
     
  10. NuitTombee

    NuitTombee Dark Lord

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    I believe I found TFF and decided to go looking for other forums, via Google, with Harry Potter fanfiction.

    Edit: Nope, I found TFF later, then I guess I dunno how I found it.
     
  11. Karinta

    Karinta Sent Back to India

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    Reddit. /r/hpfanfiction talks about DLP occasionally - most of the time in a disparaging light.
     
  12. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    No fucking clue. Probably found an author that recced DLP, or through google. I was into Dark!Harry fics for a long time.
     
  13. nahdawg

    nahdawg First Year

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    Found it while looking for good fics on ffnet during late 2013. I was browsing through the communities and naturally the community with the largest follower count drew me in.
     
  14. CleanRag

    CleanRag Groundskeeper

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    I ran a search for the best dark Harry fanfiction and was directed to the '06 & '07 DLP awards.
     
  15. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    I saw someone talking about it on AlternateHistory.com
     
  16. Palindrome

    Palindrome A bigger, darker mark Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I wrote some shitty story when I was thirteen, and someone put it up for review in the Libary. I got an anonymous review with the link to the thread - a bunch of people arguing over whether it was any good or not. Needless to say, I was traumatised. This was the first thing I'd ever tried to write and a bunch of bastards were shitting all over it.

    I immediately swore revenge. I vowed to infiltrate their hideout, gain a position of trust, and wipe them all out from the inside.

    Day 2,497 - They still do not suspect a thing... :twisted:
     
  17. Distaly

    Distaly Fifth Year

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    Reddit... pretty sure on reddit. /r/hpfanfiction. Dont know the thread of course but DLP gets metions a few times over there.
     
  18. LittleChicago

    LittleChicago Death Eater DLP Supporter

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    Googled "Dresden Files Discussion" in 2009.

    Joined the same day.

    Learned how to properly format posts the following day.
     
  19. arkkitehti

    arkkitehti Groundskeeper

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    MoR was the first ever fanfic I read (it was linked on some other forum I frequented), and the author mentioned DLP in authors note. Later I started writing on my own, and DLP was the best discussion forum there is in the fandom, even though the tone was really not to my taste.
     
  20. Rakkety Tam

    Rakkety Tam Professor

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    I found out about it either through a comment in a story or an author's profile. I don't really remember which as I think DLP had only been around a year or so back then. It was...a much different site in those days. That was my first introduction to the site.

    I ended up coming back to this site and joining because someone messaged me on ff.net saying that I'd probably fit in here after reading something I wrote. I don't remember who it was though.
     
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