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Bringing friends to OCR

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So, I just introduced a friend to OCR, and I've done so with a few friends over time (though whether or not they stay varies).

My question is this;

How many friends have you brought over to OCR, how many of them stay, and how many of them just don't get how awesome the site is?

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I pretty much whore out OCR to everyone I know who might even be remotely interested in it. I've got 2 friends to register forum accounts (and between the two they've got a grand total of one post :< ) and I'm pretty sure I've converted a few listeners. Apparently on my forum account it says I have one referral, sooo...

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No one, really.

No one I know in real life is all that interested in video-game remixes, outside of that damn techno Tetris remix.

Those that are interested (or at least like some of the music) aren't interested ENOUGH to make an account or visit this site frequently like I do.

Alas, to be a loner!

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I've introduced to probably a dozen people and a handful of them come here for the music. Some of them were people I talked to playing Street Fight IV HD Remix online.

I don't know that any of them are active forum posters though.

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I don't think I ever introduced OCR to any of my friends, but I do have friends who found it without me. I try to keep my internet presence separate from my interactions with friends, although I wouldn't really mind if they crossed.

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I don't think I ever introduced OCR to any of my friends, but I do have friends who found it without me. I try to keep my internet presence separate from my interactions with friends, although I wouldn't really mind if they crossed.

this mostly

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I'll have to parrot the two previous statements.

It would probably hurt my social interactions more than help it if I consistently tried to get my friends liking bad B and Z movies, youtube poops, and video-game remixes.

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Apparently I have a referral. No idea where that came from. I did show the site to a friend in high school who liked video game music, but he never joined the forums.

Generally the subject of video game music doesn't come up with my friends. I wear my shirt around, though.

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I am already well known as a nerd at work. I've gotten several of my students interested in OCR, and I have, on occasion, worn OCR shirts to work.

I also have a number of students doing floor routines to OCR tracks this year, including passing of the blue crown, slick rippin keen, groove sweet groove, duck and cover, chocobo!, skyline, and Zoola's mix from the DKC2 project.

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Damn, Taucer. :)

I got introduced to this site from high school frenemy JesustheDarkLord. I don't think I myself would want to bring friends to this site - that seems to be a boundary issue.

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I almost got a classmate in. He would have been very loyal, being a DJ who LOVES video games, but I have not seen him in like, a year. If I see him, i may bring it to his attention. He would LOVE the music. Too bad we didn't meet outside of class.

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Well my friend john told me about the site and he downloaded all the sonic songs and give them to me. from 1999- 2006 i did have a computer if i did i would have been out this site alot sooner

i tried do get my firend in to the OC but he wont download the remixes

plus he thinks he can play the The Megas every time he get in my car. im like thats cool. but 7 months go by and hes still playing it in my car and im trying to listen to the FF4 album.

:tomatoface:

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I feel like every time I show a friend the site, they think it's cool and go crazy about certain games ("Oh! Hey! Turtles in Time!") They listen to a few songs, download some, and then leave, never to return again.

It's annoying because if they hear me listening to my OCR collection (which is a lot), they ask what it is and think it's awesome. I tell 'em about the site, maybe even show them on their own pc. But, they just seem to lose interest as soon as it came.

Maybe they're afraid of awesome, free music?

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I have been making a habit of posting links to new album releases on my mmo guild forums and such, usually a few people will get excited and check them out, but as far as successfully introducing people to OCR and making them regulars, I dunno, it seems harder than it should be.

Which, as so many people have already said, is kind of puzzling, especially in situations where people like the albums, you'd think they'd want to dig and find more goodness, of which there is so much to find. Most of the people I've introduced have even come back and told me how awesome they thought x album was, but I've never gotten the impression they decided to look further.

As for getting started on the forums, I think that mostly comes from having a love for the mixes and wanting to review and such, so if people don't get to that point, chances are they won't register for the forums either.

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I feel like every time I show a friend the site, they think it's cool and go crazy about certain games ("Oh! Hey! Turtles in Time!") They listen to a few songs, download some, and then leave, never to return again.

It's annoying because if they hear me listening to my OCR collection (which is a lot), they ask what it is and think it's awesome. I tell 'em about the site, maybe even show them on their own pc. But, they just seem to lose interest as soon as it came.

Maybe they're afraid of awesome, free music?

Which, as so many people have already said, is kind of puzzling, especially in situations where people like the albums, you'd think they'd want to dig and find more goodness, of which there is so much to find. Most of the people I've introduced have even come back and told me how awesome they thought x album was, but I've never gotten the impression they decided to look further.

Pretty much these. I pimp the site all the time... best response I got was from a guy I knew at my old college who was an old school gamer and was particularly obsessed with capcom titles. I swear he sat there for hours listening to Mega Man and Street Fighter remixes, and he just went on about how great the site was... then I never heard about it from him again. Just suddenly and inexplicably lost interest.

Damn, Taucer. :)

I got introduced to this site from high school frenemy JesustheDarkLord. I don't think I myself would want to bring friends to this site - that seems to be a boundary issue.

I remember him. Where's he been?

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I've told numerous people about the site. I've brought a few friends who like to remix to the forums.

nonsensicalexis is the only one who stayed ;(

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