Reliving the old Studio Traffic forum
April 3, 2007
Not everyone knows this, but Pinoy Money Talk (PMT) owes its existence primarily to Studio Traffic or ST, the de facto "mother" of all autosurf programs.
It was early 2005. Studio Traffic was growing, and more and more Filipinos were joining the autosurf bandwagon. Pinoy ST members often found themselves gathering in the official Studio Traffic forum at www.studiotraffic.org/forum (now offline).
Despotic rules in the ST forum, however — such as absolute ban on links to external sites, on signatures, on posting contact information, and on non-English posts, among others — prevented Filipino and non-Filipino ST members alike from actually discussing what they want to talk about. Any negative post in the forum is outrightly deleted, and those who continue posting account-related questions are banned.
Pinoys eventually found the need for a less-strict forum where they can freely talk about ST without the fear of being banned. In response, the Pinoy Money Talk forum was born.
The actual Studio Traffic forum has now been taken down but a mirror site where you can relive Studio Traffic and some old posts in the ST forum is online here. This mirror site still houses the Philippines folder, together with the individual folders of other countries, and also other general threads and folders related to the ST program.
Take a special look at the Pagsalubong at Pagpapakilala! (Welcome and Introductions) thread in the Philippines folder and you'll find familiar names who may still or may not be active in the PMT Forum. There's Emo, angelmaries, ytwawa (aka gjallar), rma2003, santino, ewancoo, a_lacsa, skamfroj (aka palawanisland), among others.
In that board, we successfully lobbied for an exclusive Philippine folder after getting 80 Pinoy members on board. We tried to post contact information to be able to contact one another but to no avail (remember moderator KJ?). And that same folder was suspended after Pinoy members supposedly violated forum rules repeatedly.
Ahh, those were the good ol' days.
Take another trip down memory lane with these threads in the PMT Forum's Studio Traffic folder:
- Reminiscing: When the Pinoy Forum was suspended
- The running list of Pinoy Studiotraffic Members
- ST Pinoy Schedules and Meetings
- (Set up the Pinoy Forum at ST!) YES! We've done it!
[tags]Studio Traffic, StudioTraffic, scam, autosurf, investment, program, autosufs, John Horan, update[/tags]