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Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Taalcon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:01 pm

How many of you came to pweb because you saw PhiloticWeb.net mentioned in the acknowledgement sections of one of the Ender books?
If so, which one?

I believe we - as a website with address - are mentioned in Shadow of the Hegemon (paperback edition)
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And, of course, the Authorized Ender Companion.
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Since SotH's paperback edition up until now, I think Shadow of the Giant is the only full novel we're not in (as a website, that is - I personally am mentioned in that one ;) )

Just curious how effective that may have been with finding some folks in our community, and even more so for those that ended up staying around for the long haul!

If this is your first time here, and you got here from one of these mentions, please let us know! Thank you!

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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Cassandra » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:04 pm

I knew of Phoebe because I saw it in one of books, Shadows of the Hegemon I believe, but I never bothered to make an account until Steve and Alea e-mailed me.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby thoughtreader » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:06 pm

I found pweb because it was mentioned in the back of one f the books.... but I couldn't tell you which one it was in 2003 and I was reading my was through all of the enders/shadow books that were out. But it worked for me.

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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:21 pm

It was a good old fashioned google search for me. I don't remember when I noticed it was in the acknowledgements.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Wind Swept » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:50 pm

I found it in one of the Shadow books.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby CezeN » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:13 pm

Found it on Google "Ender Game Forum" or something like that.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:40 pm

Shadow of the Hegemon.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Luet » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:18 pm

Xenocide wasn't even written when I first read Ender's Game! And I walked uphill both ways to school...

No but really, I found pweb way back in 2000 from the mention of the original launch on hatrack's main page.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Mich » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:40 pm

Dogpile.com, the original awesome search engine. 2000 or 2001, and I made my account in 2002.
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Postby Jinxletandcake » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:34 pm

I found PWEB because the address was mentioned in the afterward in Ender in Exile.

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Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:22 pm

I can't remember! It was too many years ago!
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Postby Petra » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:16 am

I think I Asked Jeeves...
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Postby starlooker » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:07 am

I found it in a book, but no idea which one. Shadow of the Hegemon, I think?
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Postby Rei » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:57 pm

Definitely a book for me, although I didn't join until about a year after I read it.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Luet » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 pm

I had no idea that so many of you guys that have been here for years found pweb through the book mentions.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Noodle » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:23 pm

Agreed, I remember when this place was first mentioned in the books and how awesome we thought that was. It's pretty awesome that the book mentions garnered so many long standing members.

Myself, I think I used Metacrawler but I'm not sure. It was a Loooooong time ago.
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Postby Platypi007 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:06 am

I think I came to the site once because of the mention, but I didn't join. I joined after my friend Sara pulled me into one of the chats. I can't remember what her username here was, though.

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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Taalcon » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:39 am

I was at the bookstore yesterday, saw the Ender Companion (which I somehow never ended up buying), and flipped through it. We're prominently noted, like, two times or so in there. I find it amusing that Scott refers to "The Kids at Philotiweb.com" (see here)- because, at the time we who were specifically named did all that stuff that shows up in the book, most of us were kids - just starting college, or just finishing High School (Ami and Steve being the exceptions - but they're kids at heart ;)

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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:49 pm

I heard about Pweb on Hatrack which I found by searching for EG/OSC/whatever way back when.
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Petra456 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:34 pm

Nope.

I do remember after I joined the site I was just finishing a reread of the books and was completely surprised to find us in the back of the book. It kinda felt like seeing someone you know on tv, it was exciting!
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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby Ela » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:44 pm

Luet wrote:I had no idea that so many of you guys that have been here for years found pweb through the book mentions.


Noodle wrote:Agreed, I remember when this place was first mentioned in the books and how awesome we thought that was. It's pretty awesome that the book mentions garnered so many long standing members.

Myself, I think I used Metacrawler but I'm not sure. It was a Loooooong time ago.


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Postby UnnDunn » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:08 pm

I found PWEB because it was in one of the acknowledgements. I can't remember which specific book though.

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Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:19 pm

webcrawler or yahoo search. aintitgreatnews or whatever it was mentioned that there was going to be a movie for ender's game and i wanted to find more information.
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Postby locke » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:35 am

nope
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Postby Taalcon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:55 pm

Added the pics of the book pages to the OP :)

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Postby AbsolveXenocide » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:09 pm

UnnDunn wrote:I found PWEB because it was in one of the acknowledgements. I can't remember which specific book though.

Same here. There wasn't a specific book that got me here--I think it was the repeated exposure that gave the credibility for me to check it out.

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Postby chuck96 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:57 pm

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Postby Sparrow » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:45 am

Too cool... I just pulled an all nighter finishing Hegemon, decided I needed to google a favorite quotation while in the middle of the acknowledgements, and got linked here. Signed up and browsed, saw this, went back to the end of Hegemon and... whoa.


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Postby Srobison825 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:27 pm

I found out about the movie, which spawned a mini-obsession...therefore sending me into the interwebz to find out more. And here I am. Facebook is suddenly so boring.
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Postby TerresaWiggin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:01 am

yep from the back of the books, Shadow of the Giant, I think. I read Enders Game in 5th grade but I didn't read the shadow series till 7th and just joined pweb now in 8th. (btw since when is just entering college KID???)
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Postby LilBee91 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:04 am

I joined Pweb when I was in eighth grade! We must be Pweb twins or something. Except now I'm a senior in college...don't ask me how the years went by so fast.
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Postby Corelulos » Sun May 05, 2013 3:35 pm

I remember reading the references in several of the books. Didn't have interwebs access at the time (partly why I was Re-reading the books). I was looking up info about the movie and found several sites including this one, which I just joined! :hatsoff:

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Postby TerresaWiggin » Sun May 05, 2013 9:04 pm

well I think I speak for everyone when I say that I'm glad you did!

Welcome to Pweb! :grouphug:

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Postby EAGLE » Fri May 31, 2013 1:52 pm

Back in 01 i read engders game and I either found the acknowledgement in a the back (new edition of the book maybe) or it was in Speaker, but I hopped on Pweb pretty quick and been here ever since :grouphug:
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Postby Rootersfriend » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:02 am

Don't remember which book but I first heard tell of PWEB through the back of one of the books, but then started hearing more people I knew who were also into EG talk about it and finally checked it out because of them.
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