How did you discover ISML?

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How did you discover ISML?

Through Baidu Tieba
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3%
Through Reddit
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Through Wikia
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No votes
Through real life friend
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13%
Through real life family member
1
3%
Through a ISML-related post in an anime forum (please state which)
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22%
Through a character campaign in an anime/character/series forum (please state which)
1
3%
Through other Saimoe tournaments
6
19%
Other
12
38%
 
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How did you discover ISML?

Post by 10ZHAbin » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:57 am

With the Nomination Period starting, I thought by sharing our ways in finding ISML will help with finding different methods to campaign and spread the news of saimoe. So how did you discover ISML? I don't have much ideas in mind so the poll is quite limited.

To start, this is mine:
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There were two early encounters with Saimoe and I can't remember which one came first, but both were Fairy Tail related.
The direct encounter happened in the Tieba for Fairy Tail, with the campaign post for the exhibition match involving Natsu + Lisana vs ???+??? (can't remember who). At that time the post didn't even have the website properly written down, but there was a screenshot of the vote made by the campaigner. On the screenshot was the website address, I copied that and open the ISML page for the first time. I can't remember what I did after that.
Another one also happened in Fairy Tail Tieba, it was the campaign for Gray Fullbuster in the Saigar at DM forum. DM forum is also saimoe related with ISML news constantly posted.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by kanohistorm » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:01 am

asked to vote for shana during the 2011 postseason by a real life friend.

it was the only vote I ever gave shana in ISML
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by smartboyhw » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:03 am

I clearly remember it's because the Hayate no Gotoku character page in Chinese Wikipedia has the honours of Hinagiku in ISML.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by avery-kun » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:06 am

I was googling something. Then I found a blog that mentioned the 2011 finals. So I voted. Surprisingly I remembered about the league in time for the next season.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Homura » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:19 am

It was 11/15/2011. I was asked by a girl to vote for Shana in a match that I thought Shana had no trouble winning. Right, no trouble. It was not until a few months later that I discovered the result.

By the way, after my first time going through the Winners Gallery (a few days after I checked Shana's result), I was shocked by the fact that Nagato Yuki had never won an ISML championship.


avery-kun wrote:Surprisingly I remembered about the league in time for the next season.
ISML's homepage looked beautiful to me the first time I came. I guess that's why I came again later, and finally day after day.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by CureRainbow » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:34 am

I first discovered it at around 2010-2011 because I tried to search for another Saimoe tournament (AST, for those who were wondering). I shrugged it off at first, but after hearing more about ISML and taking a good look at its website some months later, I started to become interested. Once I watched some anime my friend recommended, by 2012 I was glad the characters in the anime I watched were in the tourney, so I begin voting from there.

I'm not sure exactly why I made an account here on the forum, though... Probably because I thought the people here (some of them being my friends today - you know who you are) were interesting?
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Desufire » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 am

Found out about it via posts on Justdubs.net (which was renamed Dubtopia, then recently rerenamed back to justdubsonline.net) I was also pretty sick of the assholes on that forum so I was ready to jump ship and join a new one, never looked back.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by RailWarrior » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:18 am

http://haruhi.wikia.com/wiki/Yuki_Nagato" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That page, around March 2014. Cuz I'm a no-life who actually reads the trivia section.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by 10ZHAbin » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am

RailWarrior wrote:http://haruhi.wikia.com/wiki/Yuki_Nagato
That page, around March 2014. Cuz I'm a no-life who actually reads the trivia section.
The one about ISML and the link to Saimoe wiki in the Trivia section? That's awesome, I was the one who put it there.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by RailWarrior » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:22 am

10ZHAbin wrote:
RailWarrior wrote:http://haruhi.wikia.com/wiki/Yuki_Nagato
That page, around March 2014. Cuz I'm a no-life who actually reads the trivia section.
The one about ISML and the link to Saimoe wiki in the Trivia section? That's awesome, I was the one who put it there.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Darth Blitzer » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:08 am

At some point in late 2008 when i actually started to pay attention to the fandom............... i probably just ended up seeing a link posted on some forum or something, though i can't exactly remember the specifics.

EDIT: Maybe this thread?
That's what I posted on another thread. I also seem to recall some Lucky Star forum being involved and the ravings of a Tsukasa diehard, but that might of been shortly after discovering it.

I also remember being aware of the last match or two of the 2008 season, but not voting because I felt bad about not knowing who Fate Testarossa was at the time. This crap also makes me feel old because that was like, six and a half years ago.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by tehyc » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:07 pm

During Topaz 2013, a Facebook friend tell me to vote for the girl I like and gave me the link. After sometime until elimination, due to some RL stuffs and I stopped voting until I somehow found the official Facebook page of ISML at the last day of 2013.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by LOveLive! » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:36 pm

I found it while I was voting in KBM tournament.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Fuijiwara » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:19 pm

I found it apprently while on Facebook. Curiosity let me unto this page and now I have been here.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Shmion84 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:46 pm

Almost 5 years ago, on 7th of March 2010 I innocently searched for images about 'katsura hinagiku maria'. Among other images I found this:
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Few minutes later I explored the homepage. However, I started following ISML in Ruby period that year and joined the forum in April of 2012 - two years later(*).
I never thought I could find this images again (apparently a version for Shana's victory prepared, too). So you have to curse / thank Terence Au for guiding me to ISML.

(*) Perhaps I joined the forum earlier, but never posted anything and the account was deleted. Don't know.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by BugH » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:59 pm

Fuijiwara wrote:I found it apprently while on Facebook. Curiosity let me unto this page and now I have been here.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Kiwigiwi » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:15 pm

Through a real life friend who asked me to vote for her favorites.

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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by houreki » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:30 pm

It all begun when I was reading on an Anime news web page about the Japan Saimoe, then I found the Anime Suki forums and there I read the thread of the ISML and I vote for the Post-season II of 2013 and I made an account here in 2014.
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by hinakatbklyn » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:17 pm

houreki wrote:It all begun when I was reading on an Anime news web page about the Japan Saimoe, then I found the Anime Suki forums and there I read the thread of the ISML and I vote for the Post-season II of 2013 and I made an account here in 2014.
Almost a similar scenario:

Reading anime news in animesuki mid-2009, I see a thread for japan saimoe. Mid way through, there was a reference to a separate ISML thread in the same forum. That led me to voting for Hinagiku in the postseason. Shortly after, I signed up for both ISML and animesuki forums.

So technically. I have 2 answers:

(1) ISML related post in animesuki forum
(2) Referred to ISML through Japan Saimoe
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Re: How did you discover ISML?

Post by Chocola » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:59 pm

smartboyhw wrote:I clearly remember it's because the Hayate no Gotoku character page in Chinese Wikipedia has the honours of Hinagiku in ISML.
So you like Hina? Maybe you're not so shit.

EDIT: I was there when ISML started in AnimeSuki.
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