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How do you find Channel-Ai at the first place?

Referred by website (e.g. AHS,  
Referred by friends  
Search engine (e.g. Yahoo!, Google, MSN)  

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Posted: Jun 29, 2005 8:59 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
I believe everyone here has their story about how they ended up here, on to this forum, to share their Ai's love with other people. I can't really answer this question myself since I'm the founder of the forum, but I can explain how I came out with the idea about creating this forum at the first place. Sneeze

I noticed Ai Otsuka as a new avex artist a while ago and I think she's a really cute and cool singer! I tried to search for her materials on the web but there really isn't that much stuff about her compare to Ayumi Hamasaki or other J-Pop artists. Honestly, I found some other forums, but I'm thinking "Hey, I can do better than that...", and then coincidently, a1strank told me he just bought his own domain! I'm surprised because he doesn't look like the person who would do that, then he told me he got a crazy deal about the hosting and tada! I followed his recommendation and found the current host of Channel-Ai by spending a little money out of my pocket. It's all worth it though, it's a cool decision and I have great fun meeting you guys. Boogie

It's hard when it first started, but then there's some people who really supported me by posting news and comments about Ai. Rinoa, kizz, AiSuki, ch3rrie, Iori, arone... then comes the talkactive yumitotsuka and a bunch of Singaporean etc. (sorry I can't list everyone, you know who you are!), thanks a bunch guys, for making this forum such a lively place. Love

I would like to hear your story for now. How do you get here, what do you think about the forum when you first started, and does your impression changes as time passes? What's your expectation about the forum in the future?

I love the hear stories, so tell me yours. Nod

P.S. Please list out the detail about the option you choose, for example, which website you come from, who referred you, what search engine and query you used? Thanks! Smile
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 9:17 pm Reply with quote
ハイパーガル ハイパーガル
Joined: 21 May 2005 Posts: 641 Location: USA
Mokie and I both kind of heard about Aichan at the same time, and she gave me the link to Channel-Ai! Er...I think that's what happened. Giggle After that, when I searched Ai Otsuka in Google this site showed up! ^^~
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 9:26 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 05 May 2005 Posts: 210 Location: Beyond reality.
Well, my friend was a pretty big fan of Ayumi Hamasaki and he introducted me to her songs. I got pretty hooked and so I wanted to see her official site. Just surfing around on the avex site I came across Otsuka Ai's site. I checked her site out and listened to her samples and was blown away by her singing. After a couple of days, I wanted to see if there were big fans of Ai and I came across this site on the yahoo search engine.
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 10:12 pm Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 91 Location: Canada
Well actually, I am a lurker at Ayumi Sekai, and someone had this link as part of their sig, and at that time I was getting into Ai and decided to join!
And this is an awesome place, love it Love
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 10:28 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 11 May 2005 Posts: 88 Location: Tokyo
hehe, I was on google searching for those Channel-Ai episodes (I typed in "channel ai"). This came up in the search, so I clicked on it. It turned out to be a forum. I was a little hesitant to join it. Confused I'm starting to like interaction on forums less and less now a days. But the people here are really cool, so it's turning out to be a good decision. Boogie
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 12:32 am Reply with quote
ネコに風船 ネコに風船
Joined: 21 May 2005 Posts: 579 Location: Singapore
hey eyn!! this is a greaat topic! heehee! i joined Cannel Ai by knowing it through a friend! and i like it ever since! and to top all that, i never ever joined any forum at all! and Channel Ai is the Best i joined! everyone is soo contributive! and full with ideas! and i love it! Long Live Channel Ai!!! Laughing
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 1:54 am Reply with quote
Joined: 09 May 2005 Posts: 423 Location: 6 feet under
i saw a post on AHS, someone mentioned about this site
i checked it out, and i totally fell in love with it ^^
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 4:56 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
i joined channel-ai because i was so crazy about ai at that moment therefore i type " Ai otsuka" in the yahoo search and copy paste all the website related to ai in favourites... den i spot channel-ai...
at first, i think i was another boring forum.. cos i do not quite like the forum.. therefore, i haven been posting... since the community is growing bigger and bigger there are more things to share therefore it is fun being a member of here... =))
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 8:40 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
Someone on AHS posted up links to download her pvs. And I was simply blown away by her music and pvs. I loved her simple lyrics and her meaningful pvs in their simplicity. I just had to know more about this young lady.

And then you posted a link on AHS and I fell in love with the forum! It was like heaven for me and ehh.. guess then all's history XD

And now I've grown to visit this forum at least once a day XD and it's nice cuz everyone's s friendly and really nice. Even if we're a small community we're really close and not like those huuuge forums where no one knows each other.

And also thanks Eyn for mentioning me. It was a pleasure helping =) I hope I shall be able to help more! Anyhow that's all ^^ hope this forum remains as successful as it is and also a big thank you goes to Eyn who has created this great forum.
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 8:57 am Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 29 Jun 2005 Posts: 28 Location: Philippines
I'm just relatively new here. I was downloading some videos at and I saw Ai Otsuka's Smily PV. I downloaded since when I was watching PopJam here at home, I saw her performance on tv with all those Hawaiian guys (or whatever nation they came from) and I was curious how it would look like. So I downloaded it and I had fun watching it. Then I downloaded other videos i found there such as Kuroge Wagyu and Kingyo Hanabi and i got totally hooked. I wanted to download more videos so i searched at google and it led me here. So, now i'm a new member here and i'm trying to actively partcipate in the forums Smile
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 10:32 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 27 Jun 2005 Posts: 168 Location: Québec, Canada
Quite simple: I found a link on MintForest to this forum =)
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 11:08 am Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Apr 2005 Posts: 392 Location: HONG KONG
for me,i search this forum in yahoo~~
i noticed ai otsuka after my friend send me a song,i.e.Kingyo hanabi
i love that song ...and after some time,i begin to search her information in the internet and buy her 2nd album( just released at that period )

so.....i finally came here Giggle
and i find this forum so great~~
i only found one forum that mainly talk about Ai~
so i join and became member here Boogie
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 6:33 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 497 Location: New York
I'm new so I can't say how my impression of the forum changed, yet. Hmm...I was bored and I searched Otsuka Ai because I was listening to her album LOVE PUNCH. This site came up and I began reading some posts and you all seemed like you were friendly people. ^_^ I lurked here for a couple of weeks and then finally decided that this would be a great forum to join, especially because my interest in her is continually growing.

Yeah, I haven't seen any weirdos here yet so I think I might stay a while if you guys don't mind... Nod
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 9:32 pm Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 01 Jun 2005 Posts: 298 Location: Canada. <<K.e.e.k.i.T.o.w.n, M.i.n.i M.o.n.i B.a.k.e.r.y>>
I decided to join cause I heard someone from an ayumi forum liked this forumt too or somthing
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 10:50 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 28 Jun 2005 Posts: 74 Location: BKK
It's start @ IRO-board.i come from someone,i dont know what's his/her uses name in this forum Confused send the link to Ai-channel. And i follow the link , there is here Love lovely place!!
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