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  1. #1

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    How are we all? Has this forum impacted you....

    Evening Guys,

    I haven't been on here in years properly and it was a post from Melenko on Facebook that has made me re visit the OSA Forum where it all personally started for me... I mean as in... experiencing REAL clubbing with you crazy lot. The forum also made me want to become more than a bedroom DJ and made me want to go out in the world and DJ in clubs and bars like my fellow piers I met on here.... ( which i would like to say i have achieved, i think hahaha) Not to mention what a great bunch and like minded people i have met over the years from this very board....

    So first Question.....

    Has this Forum impacted on your life in a positive way? if so how and why?


    Second Question....

    How many of the OSA Crew still come on here from the 00's, it would be interesting to know how many still post and interact?


    Love STEADMANSCOTT

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADMANSCOTT View Post
    Evening Guys,

    I haven't been on here in years properly and it was a post from Melenko on Facebook that has made me re visit the OSA Forum where it all personally started for me... I mean as in... experiencing REAL clubbing with you crazy lot. The forum also made me want to become more than a bedroom DJ and made me want to go out in the world and DJ in clubs and bars like my fellow piers I met on here.... ( which i would like to say i have achieved, i think hahaha) Not to mention what a great bunch and like minded people i have met over the years from this very board....

    So first Question.....

    Has this Forum impacted on your life in a positive way? if so how and why?


    Second Question....

    How many of the OSA Crew still come on here from the 00's, it would be interesting to know how many still post and interact?


    Love STEADMANSCOTT
    This board has become dead again it had some activity for a few months then become dead again. This forum has had a good impact in my life.

    When I first found this forum I was looking for some boxed sets to download but all the links were dead but their was still some activity back in 2015

    I have meet some great people on this forum we all love house music maybe not the same taste in house music. But we all have one thing in common are love for house music. Its a shame everyone has fucked of again old age and work is getting to them lol

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    Ey up dude. Im still here, good to have you back. Met loads of weird and wonderful characters on here.

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    if it wasn't for finding this place back in 2008 I think i'd have sold my decks by now... (again, sold my first set for a woman, big mistake) it opened up a whole new world of oldskool tunes I had no idea existed and I got chance to play on the radio which I still do now which keeps my love for the tunes going...
    when my numbers come in i'm going to amass the greatest collection of quality (not shite) old tunes the world has ever seen.

    yes the forum is not very active but Friday and Saturday in the shout box is still a laugh and there are always good tunes playing. Long live OSA in what ever guise...

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    Im still here mate, Ive enjoyed rediscovering OSA over the last couple of years, still lots of old members that tune in and drop by and loads of new ones, the current regular crop are a cracking bunch, as Sam said, Fridays and Saturdays are pretty lively until the early hours and there is action on odd nights in the week. I hope the site keeps going and the people keep supporting as its one of the few active old skool sites left! Even organised a few OSA nights which have been well attended - i even came out of retirement to play and enjoyed it

  6. #6

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    It's a funny old world, isn't it? I was at work the other day, sat eating my lunch and had five minutes to spare.

    "What could I tap into the net and look at?" I thought. There's so many things! "Hmmn, I wonder how OSA is doing these days, and if it is still even there..."

    And lo and behold, it is - and not only that, but a few blasts from the past are also currently creating some new threads wondering if any more blasts from the past (like myself) are still hanging out in here. The timing is uncanny.

    How has this forum impacted me, though?

    Although I only ever met one person in real life on here (which didn't go very well at all to be honest) - and have only inadvertently met another one about twice through other people in the last several years - it used to be a very regular place for me. Then something happened and it kind of came to an end.

    So much has changed since then, but so many things also remain the same! This goes for my own life and circumstances, but also for the site itself.

    Forums are old technology now and OSA has clearly taken quite a nosedive in participation after the advent of social-media networks - but at the same time, it lives up to it's name, it is Old Skool, it functions well, it has categories which are easy to navigate and it has an aura and a sense of being all of its own.

    You can't really do that or get that on Facebook and Twitter. (Not that I use them any more either!).

    I can't really decide at the moment if OSA ended up making a good impact or bad impact on my life, particularly as I made a lot of mistakes here at what became quite a strange time in my life (and how there's so much to regret about it all) - but it must have had some good impact for me to still wonder if it was even online and to come and check it out again.

    It's a shame it isn't busier - but at the same time, my life has got busier since my naive and somewhat inexperienced/hedonistic mid to late 20's and I doubt I could spend as much time as I used to do on here, not least because I have bought myself a house and I have been gutting it to a near-shell and getting almost every aspect of it redone (whilst also holding down a full time job), which is not always easy when you have a condition which makes you tired and have low energy levels most the time.

    I haven't properly mixed on turntables since about 2004. I got a Pioneer DDJ about 6 years ago, but that's gathering dust as I couldn't get into it...but I still have all my vinyls (about 3,500 pre-1995 oldskool and 3,500 progressive house). I still love the OldSkool, and can't wait to build up my new record storage racks in my new house for a bit of a vinyl renaissance.

    If you were part of the rave revolution, I don't think the magic of that time, that energy, etc can ever leave you. People who don't "get it", don't "get" the whole dance-music, classics, piano, rave, acid, stuff mystify me - but those strange people do exist!

    I don't know if I will be staying around here on the forum (or even if I can do so), but if I don't, I still hope OSA remains online and has a good 20th anniversary in the next few weeks.

    People have found friends here, found husbands, wives, had children, had good nights out, have shared the music and so on.

    I may not have done so, but the site has been a good impact for those people who have and it may still provide good impact for others in the future.

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    ^ you WERE OSA in my opinion, it was you who seemed to keep things ticking over thread wise. Because of your constant posting it encouraged others to do the same. Once you left it slowed down. I'm sure it would have remained more active if you'd been here still, even with social media being around. All it took was for core members who posted to go and it's like a domino effect. You were the start of the end imho.

    I've always missed you. Being an 'internet friend' never meant I had any less love for you then a friend in the flesh if that makes sense. I gave up on social media years ago. It's horrible! I'll reply to rest later but just wanted you to know how ace I think you are and what a huge part of my life you as a person was during the OSA years

    Ps I'm not quite as big a nob as I was back then either
    Last edited by Amelie; 26th January 2019 at 10:42 AM.

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    That's very kind of you to say and I hope you know that the sentiment you expressed is mutual.

    Hopefully we can have a mini catch up (or even a maxi one!)....but how did you know it was me?!

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