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  • I remember when HCAF was crazy busy

    You would post a topic and in a few hours you would have to bump it because it wasn't on the first page anymore.

    I went to the post on the bottom and the most recent reply was Febuary 14th? Wow..

    I bet no one here remembers the DJ Crispy thread..

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    Welcome back. I used to visit this site back in the 90's when it was an Olga/Tab site. There aren't too many here who are still here from the early days. some pop in and out. The ones who do hang here are fairly regular posters.

    They lost allot of people during their software changeovers. After the third change and a loss of user data people just didn't bother coming back. The few who are left are good people, there just isn't many of them so don't expect heavy traffic.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WRGKMC View Post
      Welcome back. I used to visit this site back in the 90's when it was an Olga/Tab site. There aren't too many here who are still here from the early days. some pop in and out. The ones who do hang here are fairly regular posters.

      They lost allot of people during their software changeovers. After the third change and a loss of user data people just didn't bother coming back. The few who are left are good people, there just isn't many of them so don't expect heavy traffic.


      I was an Olga tab and song thief in the early and mid 90's

      Long live the spirit Andrew Rogers, who passed in 2000 from complication of leukemia.

      That's how I came here. I didn't even register to post on HC till a long time later. The software chances over the years , really mess folks up.

      HC may not have the folks we once had, but the software this time around is pretty good.


      We lost a lot of nut cases, so I had to pick up the slack a bit.
      I bounce around HC a bit, almost everywhere but the political party.





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      • WRGKMC
        WRGKMC commented
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        Yea I visited for 10 years before joining too. I was well beyond the point of needing to download tabs in order to learn music. I began transcribing music 30 years prior to the internet. I wrote and recorded my own music from 1980 to 95 and started a cover band about then. I visited the site to find suitable music which fit the band. It was easier then pulling hundreds of LP's down off the shelf and seeing what songs were on them.

        I'd still transcribe my own songs though. Half of the junk on line was poorly transcribed. It was even funnier when you saw other bands play out and you knew they didn't transcribe the music themselves because they made the same mistakes which were in those tabs.

        Transcribing from an LP was really time consuming. You had to drop the needle then back it up and drop it again. You'd get to know the music way better then learning from a tab because you captured the style when listening. I grew up reading notation but the musicians I played with couldn't read a note so I'd add my own hieroglyphic notes to the tabs which indicated important things they needed to play throughout the songs.

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      Originally posted by Mikeo View Post

      I bounce around HC a bit, almost everywhere but the political party.
      I always suspected you were a wise man Mikeo - now I have solid proof!
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      • #5
        OLGA, that sure brings back some very dusty memories. HCAF wasn't just busy, it was nuts. Loved it, always someone butthurt and someone else trolling.

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        • #6
          Just happened to pop in today for the first time in years. This place used to be the center of the universe. Anybody got their Zakk Wylde Epi from 357 Customs yet?
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          • #7
            Of course another factor is the amp market ain't what it used to be, so I don't know if the amps forum will ever be as packed as it once was. However, it is very gratifying that after a period of freefall, we've had six straight months of significant traffic increase and are on track for a seventh. The Guitar (+18%), Keyboard (+13.5), and Recording (%16%) forums have benefited the most from the extra traffic, but the Bass and Signature forums have increased quite a bit as well.

            As to amps I kind of expected that with all the Helix/Kemper/AxeFX - type products out there FRFR systems would take off a lot more, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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            • #8
              actually, the HCAF community is still crazy busy, but not here
              a couple of mods started a forum of their own, and most of the HCAF crowd followed them
              it's pretty busy forum, about as much activity over there as here (minus the spam)

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              • #9
                Originally posted by bieke View Post
                actually, the HCAF community is still crazy busy, but not here
                a couple of mods started a forum of their own, and most of the HCAF crowd followed them
                it's pretty busy forum, about as much activity over there as here (minus the spam)
                Where is that? Like the others, I used to be here (I was GilmourFan) in the OLGA days as well. I really don't see much, if any traffic here any more.

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                • #10
                  That's funny..I almost posted the same thing..I haven't been on HC in years..Just decided to check it out again and realized how slow things are moving..

                  ‚ÄčOne of the big reasons I stopped posting was when HC went to that atrocious 2.0 software change some years back..I'm happy to see the format is usable now!
                  Last edited by InnerVision; 03-27-2017, 06:24 PM.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by TheEternal View Post
                    You would post a topic and in a few hours you would have to bump it because it wasn't on the first page anymore.

                    I went to the post on the bottom and the most recent reply was Febuary 14th? Wow..

                    I bet no one here remembers the DJ Crispy thread..
                    You seen Johnny U lately?
                    Last edited by Cyborg; 03-28-2017, 06:54 PM.

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                    • #12
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                      • #13
                        The death rate from autoerotic asphyxiation among HCAF old-timers is shocking

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                        • #14
                          that software change ran everybody off, including myself. i'll check back in occasionally, but it's pretty much dead in here, and the vibe is completely different now.the increase in social media has had a big effect on the forum culture in general

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by TheEternal View Post
                            You would post a topic and in a few hours you would have to bump it because it wasn't on the first page anymore.

                            I went to the post on the bottom and the most recent reply was Febuary 14th? Wow..

                            I bet no one here remembers the DJ Crispy thread..
                            Remember back in the day when "Johnny Ou" and "Carly Guitar" would go at it? I do! It was no less than epic. It was classic West coast vs East coast.

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