The History of Dawg's

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  1. njguy8

    njguy8 Well-Known Member VIP

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    As a big fan and member of Dawg's I was hoping some of you could fill in the blanks.

    How did Dawg's come to be? Was it just Dawg himself who created it or were there other staff members in the beginning?

    What's the history here? When did it go live? How many users did it have through the years? How did it compete for SFN's audience? Has Mutt ever been a member here? Did he ever address Dawg's on SFN? It's obviously much more successful than SFN is now, when did that happen and under what circumstances?

    Just curious about these things. I spend a good amount of time here and want to know more about it and how it all started.

    Howard Stern related because I say it is. Besides, they played the history of Howard Stern over the last couple of weeks. I figured Dawg's history would be a lot more entertaining than that.

    Thank you kindly staff and members of Dawg's.
     
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  2. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

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    I've written it up before. I'll try to find where.
     
  4. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Well, way back, a nice Mexican man and a nice white woman fell in love...
     
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    Dump Button Former Mall Security Guard

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    this site was created by man and will ultimately be solved by man
     
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    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ VIP

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    Mutt was on the verge of selling SFN for one million dollars,but Howard made him shut in down for a while cause some members were mean to Beff.Dawgs was already open for business at the time.
    the flood gates opened and a lot of us moved over.
     
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    This. Plus u can shit on Howard wothout getting banned
     
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    I would refer to you to archives of the last year and a half. Very heated era.
     
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    Howard was close to coming up on contract renewal. At that time there was also talk of what SFN would do if Howard did not re-sign.

    Many of us only new each other thru SFN, and that site was our only source of contact. Dawg mentioned a few times that we needed a place to go if SFN did in fact shut down.

    At the same time there was a lot of bullshit, pissing and moaning, complaining about "haters", and other massive crybaby shit as well going on at SFN. Dawg was getting shit from people for photoshops, I was getting called a racist every time I photoshopped Robin, etc etc.

    In real life, Dawg has created many websites. He thought he'd make a place for everyone to stay connected in case SFN closed. It was not supposed to be another Howard forum, essentially. As it turned out Howard stayed as well as SFN, but enough people angry with other sites and they found their way here. The site started growing.

    We were all friendly with SFN. We did NOT want to offend them or look like we were trying to steal the Howard traffic. For quite some time I posted at both places equally. I would post all my Howard shops at SFN, and non-Howard stuff here. Eventually the stuff I make was considered against the rules, so I am many others only had HERE to complain about the show.

    Dawg thought long and hard about starting a Howard forum, but it was impossible not to. SOOOO many people came here from SFN for bitching about the show and they wanted some place to talk about it.

    When Mutt did the infamous "prank", wherein he closed the site for what he thought would be a quick update taking a day, it took about 2 weeks iirc.

    SFN had a change of heart regarding rules about posting "anti" Howard/Beth stuff, and even more people left, coming here and one or two other sites. Those other sites eventually closed, we stayed, and the rest is history.

    Also, my memory is shit and I lie a lot so take everything I just said with a grain of salt.
     
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    first he was a puppy
     
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    Even I didn't know a lot of this backstory. Thanks eliasboy!
     
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    do you guys think Dawg might be Ralph
     
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    It was the Saloon for a while, if I remember correctly.
     
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    You are carrrect sir.
     
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    No sir - the supposed one million dollar offer was from that broke as a joke idiot Johnny Fratto, it was alter revealed he lived in a sleazy hotel with his son and really didn't have 2 nickels to rub together from selling his scooters.

    What is true is Mutt shut the site down for weeks to "upgrade" it, all the while playing some joke like he shut it down for Howard.

    When he brought it back up with those ignorant asshole moderators, everyone bailed on the place and several other sites popped up - I came here after artiefannetwork merged with this site, He shut his site down and redirected the URL here.

    As poetic justice would have it - Howard fired Mutt from his show nobody listened to, and Mutt gave up on the site, which is why it hasn't been updated in like 3 years.
     
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    Didnt a lot of us come from the short lived sfsn(sternfansnetwork)I know when that shut down i came here,actually i was directed here .
     
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    Wait you're saying Fratto isn't the millionaire he claims to be?
     
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    Dawg said backwards is Gawd!:hilarious:
     
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    I was the one man listening thread. :yay:

    Tough times those were. :tumble:
     
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