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Started by hadesflames, May 03, 2010, 10:16:47 PM

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May 03, 2010, 10:16:47 PM Last Edit: May 03, 2010, 10:20:01 PM by hadesflames
I figured I might post this for fun =P

Sorry I don't have a fancy get to know the team topic, but there's always my Dream Portal meet the team topic =P

Some of the questions on it say the least, heh.

So, as I'm sure you all know, I'm hadesflames, Simple Desk Support Team member, Dream Portal Project Manager, and SMF Services administrator. I'm Cuban, born but not raised, currently 18 years young.

My first encounter with SMF was when I was very bored back in late 2006, did some googling, and found a forum that interested me. I signed up and had some fun on it for a while, but the interesting thing was that it was an SMF Forum, hosted on SMF For Free. Eventually, I wanted to make my own forum, of the same niche, so I signed up on SMF For Free. As time passed form 2k6 to 2k7, I started doing some support over at SMF For Free, don't bother going to look at what kind of support giver I was 3 years ago, because this was all before I took up the name "hadesflames" and I'll never say what my user name was back then =P

Right then, naturally after a while with SMF For Free, I outgrew its limitations, and went on to the full version, it was quite a change, but it was definitely better, so I stuck with it. A couple of years flew by and I met a certain guy named "Chris" or as we all know him, ccbtimewiz. This was back when he was a support team apprentice. For some reason, he loved my L avatar, and pmmed me about it. I replied and we ended up sharing contact details. He then got me to join one of his forums, but then a problem arose with the server, that I helped Chris out with. This is where we became "good" friends really, and I suppose that's when I earned his trust, because from that point on, I've always had full access to his server. Well, eventually Chris got me to join the DP Team, I became a developer soon after, decided to start giving SMF Support on because I didn't want one of DPs developers (me) to be some random guy no one's ever heard of.

As for Simple Desk, I recall going onto IRC once, and asked what everyone was up to. I believe it was trekkie who mentioned Simple Desk, so I decided to join. The rest is pretty much history, I became a beta tester, and then support team ;)

So that's basically how I came to be =P
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Project Leader of Dream Portal you mean.

And meeting you was fate, it seems. You're a great guy. :D :P


Quote from: Chris on May 03, 2010, 11:40:31 PM
Project Leader of Dream Portal you mean.

Nope =P

Quote from: Chris on May 03, 2010, 11:40:31 PM
And meeting you was fate, it seems. You're a great guy. :D :P

If you believe in that kinda thing, then I guess so.
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Great post! And where/when did you learn php? :)
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May 04, 2010, 03:28:08 PM #4 Last Edit: May 04, 2010, 03:30:37 PM by hadesflames
No where. I learned C++ and Java by reading programming books, as for PHP, I just grab from my C++ knowledge bag and pray it works XD

Seriously though, I did do some research on for the functions that php has, and Tyler (tyty1234) was a HUGE amount of help when I started off with php. But like I said, most of it comes from my C++ knowledge, which is similar enough to php for me to be able to get away with it (php was made in C++ =P)

As for when, Late last year ('round september), but, once again, it really helps A LOT that I have prior knowledge to a language that's fairly similar.
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