History of NMA

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by SimpleMinded, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    AFAIK there was always this friendly rivalry? Dunno. I was initially registered on DAC before migrating to NMA because even back then it seemed like a very closed community, similar to The Order over here, but it was the whole forum.
     
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  2. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Algebraic Geometry and Dandelion Soup

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    Dec 16, 2018
    What is DAC?
     
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  3. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Duck and Cover :cool:


    @Atomkilla Yeah, their mocking was done in a friendly way :P
     
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  4. RexExitium

    RexExitium INSIDE THE TUBE

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    Oct 4, 2022
    Sounds about right. For one thing I'd say the sites had pretty differing stances on administration and moderation, and because of that different kinds of posters sort of naturally gravitated toward one or the other site. The members and the moderators together define the forum content, and over time that in turn makes one of the forums seem preferable over the other to newcomers, and so it becomes some kind of a feedback loop. Or some shit like that, that's just my theory.

    It's perhaps worth a mention that DAC's forums were very mild-mannered way back in the day when DAC was hosted by GameSpy but started becoming more and more temperamental after the migration from V13.net, the creation of a certain anything-goes subforum and due to some changes in administration; whether this shift was for better for worse is a matter of taste I suppose. Anyway I don't mean to turn this into a history of DAC thread, I just find it interesting how the sites seemed to cater to different crowds despite both being Fallout fansites and how little overlap there was, besides the shared disdain for Fallout 3. [EDIT: the #fallout IRC channel did bring some of the people from different forums together, but I'd say for the most part both parties kept to themselves]
     
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  5. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    What is DAC :confused:
     
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  6. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    What a dumb question lol. (hint)
    Duck and Cover (not the brand name) Site for Fallout fannies
     
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  7. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

    651
    Jul 5, 2022
    Duck and Cover: The Second Oldest Fallout Fansite in Existence. Right after this one!

    8-)
     
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  8. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    As well as this site's archivist you are liaison officer :)
     
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  9. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020

    Anytime I hear duck and cover it remimds me of the PSA cartoon from Iron Giant.
     
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  10. Post-War Tribal

    Post-War Tribal Detective ᗟΔИΟ oTO Orderite

    Nov 8, 2018
    The Unwashed Village is also still kicking I'm the second person to sign up to their disc server lol.
     
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  11. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    I remember Vault 13 Net and Dac and role played on Fallout RPG Forum.... Does that make me a Boomer in Fallout terms?
     
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  12. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

    651
    Jul 5, 2022
    I guess so @Carib FMJ ! :shrug:

    Also @Post-War Tribal , dang you gained access to their Discord Server!? What does that even look like? Are they active & lively? Or not so much? BTW I don't have Discord, so I couldn't even try to get on their even if I wanted to. :confused:
     
  13. welsh

    welsh Junkmaster

    Apr 5, 2003
    Dude, you are way Boomer in Fallout years. Old rivalries perhaps. I often thought of DAC as a more inclusive, less tolerant and generally less pleasant than NMA, but I recall in days gone by that the two communities would look out for each other. Generally, a friendly rivalry, at least on the part of NMA.
     
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  14. Oracle

    Oracle Vault Senior Citizen

    May 19, 2003
    didn't see name that now for a good long time!
     
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  15. Post-War Tribal

    Post-War Tribal Detective ᗟΔИΟ oTO Orderite

    Nov 8, 2018
    I can hook u up with a link. ;-)
     
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