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12-06-2014
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^^completely false as far as how tFS started...
andy was NOT the original owner...
he didn't start tFS...
what a major thing to get wrong...
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the most interesting thing about tFS is how this whole thing got started...
because it WAS one of the first ones out there and grew in such an organic, dynamic, community-based way...

i guess those people they interviewed couldn't really explain that since they are relative newbies compared to many of us...
they do NOT post on the forums and probably don't even know the story themselves...
Yeah. Unfortunately, Softie ... they didn't ask any questions about the original owner or we would have let them know. That information was found when they did their own research, so I guess there is no formal record out there about Bear and all of you guys starting tFS.

As discussed earlier in this thread, AndyR bought it from Bear (whoever Bear was)... after you and several other members should have been credited for getting it up and running first. It was your group who created it and made it a viable forum where interested parties could talk about fashion.

The lower part of the article lists some of the questions that they asked Jennifer in the interview. Jennifer has not been here for that many years ... she was hired by Evolve to be the Editor for the extra content that they added. So, she passed on a few questions to a few of us ... and we only filled in for her in the areas, as credited.

It's good that the forums were acknowledged as the basis of tFS ... it was here long before it became this more fully expanded site.

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thanks bette..


well- let's face it...
the forums are the only part that anyone is interested in...
sorry- but that is just an obvious fact...
anytime tfS is 'in the news', it's a quote directly from the forums...

i don't blame Jen for the misinformation...
it was obviously the fault of the writer of the article...
if they couldn't find any info, it would have been easy enough to ask someone, since they were in contact with tFS staff in order to do the interview...

whatever- it's no problem...
it's just sort of a lame and useless story that doesn't really say or tell anything...
plus, it is erroneous...
but i doubt anyone will ever see it or read it, so it's not really a big deal...
it's just that since you posted it here and some of our own members who might actually be curious about our history could read it, i thought i'd clarify...

anything that is done out of passion or love is going to be great...
and that is what the tFS forums are...
an act of passion and of love...
and that is why they are great...

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now that i think about it...
they could have just read this thread or posted a question here and found out more info that they did...
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All of what you say is true. Thank you.

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Upfront editorial content has since been added to the TFS offer, attracting 80percent of the siteís traffic according to managing editor Jennifer Davidson, who reports TFS drew 533,000 unique viewers a month at the time of acquisition.
I'm having a very hard time believing this

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History of The Fashion Spot?
I couldn't really find anything on this while looking around so thought I'd open a topic to ask this. I have always been interested about The Fashion Spot's history, like who/how did it get started, when....? I can see posts that go back all the way to 2002, (15 years!!! that's impressive), but how long has it actually been around? Thanks!

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There ya go ... I did a search of this forum of thread titles, using "history" and here's the thread about that.

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I took a moment to do some research, and here's the "official" scoop ... Bear, the founder, joined May 28, 2002. I still think that I remember that we lost some history when we migrated to a new owner ... but I could be wrong.

If this date is accurate ... then means we are 15 years old next month!


See this link for a time line, as best as I can remember: http://forums.thefashionspot.com/sho...&postcount=197

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There ya go ... I did a search of this forum of thread titles, using "history" and here's the thread about that.
Thanks for directing me to this topic.. I searched as well and didn't really get any good results so. Thanks again! Really appreciate it.

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