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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. gehrevierre

    gehrevierre Muggle

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    Ahhh, I found it because I wanted to finish reading "Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived" By The Santi. Realised it wasn't even finished here, but I was able to at least get a bit more further along.
    Literally just joined yesterday.
     
  2. kwrobes

    kwrobes Squib

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    I was just searching for some quality fanfiction, with both good stories and readable grammar. I found it though a comment on a reddit thread as far as I remember, but didn't join for a couple years.
     
  3. Dystopian Destiny

    Dystopian Destiny Fourth Year

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    Saw mentions of DLP in a lot of reviews while reading A Necessary Gift: A Harry Potter Story. I was upset that the author stopped continuing the story because of DLP. I knew DLP(coz C2) existed before that, but was not at all interested in it.
    Taure's Lords of Magic got me to sign on
     
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  4. RevealFanatic

    RevealFanatic Muggle

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    I don't remember when I didn't know about DLP. I think years ago I saw mentions in HP fanfic, and saw people make fun of it on some other forums I liked.

    I guess what has brought me here currently, is that all my favorite forums are now dead, and I feel nostalgic. Those forums aren't laughing about DLP now, are they?
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
  5. nuck

    nuck First Year

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    i think off of one of lord ravenclaws fics back in the day
     
  6. Noble Korhedron

    Noble Korhedron First Year

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    Ireland
    Many of the HP authors I've read kept mentioning it, and eventually I just said to myself, "I must look into this", and looked it up...
     
  7. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I mean... was the story really good. I seem to remember it a bit? I don't think it was good.
     
  8. James018

    James018 Third Year

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    I fit neatly into the "My fic was recommended here and I was curious" option. A couple of people in reviews mentioned they had found my fic (Twist of Fate) through its DLP topic. I'd heard of DLP before, but didn't really know what it was. (Ironically, the extra critical attention led to me more or less abandoning the story as I realised there were serious problems with the way I was executing the concept. Part of that is lack of time to revamp and plan out the thing from scratch.)

    I now mostly use DLP as a resource to find decent fanfics. The Story Competitions are fun too.
     
  9. Dystopian Destiny

    Dystopian Destiny Fourth Year

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    It was the first pureblood justifying fic I had tried reading, so it seemed novel to me. Lack of fighting was nice. Rest of the fic was average, I forgot it tbh. I was into AU fics at that time and was curious as to what they would do with Gaunt. There were other not DLP-approved HP fanfics I used to read. Tastes change and so do people.

    btw I just noticed this. What delicious irony, considering the contents of this thread...
     
  10. Thedanialkhalid

    Thedanialkhalid Muggle

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    I try to search good fics and then start reading so I found it via Google. It's is good for recommendation
     
  11. Zeitgeist

    Zeitgeist High Inquisitor

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    Reddit. There was a thread on Reddit about Methods of Rationality and DLP, and because I have a morbid curiosity, I decided to follow the controversy and went down the Rabbit Hole. Best decision tbh
     
  12. Noble Korhedron

    Noble Korhedron First Year

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    I checked the author's profile, wanting to know what that fic was like... He/she says nothing about DLP, and seems to have stopped writing FF altogether....
     
  13. Rico Rodriguez

    Rico Rodriguez Banned

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    Found it when I was trying to find out wbwl fics. Saw a discussion in here. Then registered after I saw that it had the last few chapters of HP and the boy who lived.
     
  14. Microwave

    Microwave Seventh Year

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    California
    I think that's a fourth of the userbase.
     
  15. Noble Korhedron

    Noble Korhedron First Year

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    Are you by any chance American...? It seems to me that 90% of Americans say "fourth" as opposed to "quarter"...
     
  16. Sauce Bauss

    Sauce Bauss Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    That's not an assumption or association I would make, and I'm an American. We use quarter frequently, from our sports to our money.
     
  17. Vallaquenta

    Vallaquenta Squib DLP Supporter

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    I've been lurking for a long time, mainly because of the discussions regarding fandom, such as Pet Peeves
    I also like lurking in IRC now and again. I came here through the DLP community on FFNet
     
  18. Liv Zircon - Story Witch

    Liv Zircon - Story Witch Muggle Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Was looking for the HP smut site the Restricted Section at like 13 or 14 I think? and then found the DLP Restricted Section instead? lurked daily for 2.5 years then joined.

    Pretty much did all my growing up here since I started late.
     
  19. Psypher

    Psypher Squib

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    I've been lurking for so long I forgot how I got here. This is even my 2nd account. I forgot the logins of the 1st one.
     
  20. Rilianus

    Rilianus Squib

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    I've been reading HPMOR and people mentioned the criticism at DLP so I went to check it out. From there on I've been with community for ~5 years
     
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