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  • Meet the Staff

    Hello dear members, I am HongFire The webmaster of My jobs are Web Design, And updating websites improving websites.

    I hand around in all forums. But mostly in forum Support, Bug Reports and Suggestions & FeedBack forums. I also hand around in gallery alot. I really like those beautiful CGS that other member uploaded.

    I am a very friendly person. But i won't answer pms if it's support related, Please post those questions in the support forum and search support forum for answers because most of the questions are already been answered in the support forum.

    Alright Hope you all have a great time in our community.
    Last edited by HongFire; 10-06-2006, 05:31 AM.
    What screen resolution are you using in 2016?

  • #2
    I usually police the bit torrent pages and answer any questions that are repeatedly asked. If you see something in the torrent page that should not be there (I highly doubt it happens that often though) just tell me and I'll delete it.

    If you have any questions and don't want to bother anyone or mess up the board with the question asked over and over, PM me first. I'll answer them. Have been doing it for quite some time and I don't mind.


    • #3
      Yup, a real live woman Mod!


      Well, not much to say - obviously I like anime/manga/doujinshis/CG/games/etc, or I wouldn't be here ^_^;; And as for my other interests and what I do in real-life... Is there such a thing as other interests, or real-life? O_o

      I have a pechant for JAVs and love things ecchi and hentai, so you needn't hide your pr0n when I'm around.

      I tend to hang around the galleries and forums, helping where needed and being generally friendly and approachable. (I hope ^_^) Feel free to bug me with PM's as I have been known not to bite... ~_^

      **If you want to really get on my good side, a CG or two by 'Carnelian' or from 'Kao no nai Tsuki' has been known to work wonders.

      Hope that you'll all enjoy this wonderful site that Hong has so carefully put together, and I'll see you around.



      • #4
        i'm the burnt mod on i mainly hang around forums and BT but sometimes i check the gallery for duplications. i also releases most of hongfire's CG collections. recently i've been doing some artbooks but i'll promise the HCGs will return. i limit my releases to romance games and try to stay away from rapes and loli. but if you guys have anything that rocks your boat, post it up on the request section and i'll try my best to hunt it down.

        my life? well i'm a burnt 21 year old going for my BBA and hopefully my MBA at night while work full time during the day. currently working two part-time jobs to make ends meet while attending school full time. life saving is practically ZERO at the moment. trying hard to manage my finance to get a place and move out with my g/f of two plus years. she's a god send, a bit clumsy but we're not made to be perfect.

        i have a passion for building and fixing things. be it models, furnitures, electronics, bring it on! my love of music runs deep with metal and punk. green day is the best band there is and the one i own for getting me into the scene. you can hit me up with a PM about anything; rants, hate mails, porn links, whatever. and i'll make sure you get the proper treatment.
        I'm not legendary


        • #5
          I've absolutely no idea what to say, so I'll just prattle on a bit.

          I apparently have some sort of addiction for all things hentai, judging by the bulk of what I've collected. I'm completely and utterly obsessed with I've Sound, though I also have a fondness for Yoko Kanno and Yuki Kajiura. Favorite artists are Carnelian, Tony, Keiji Gotoh, and U-Jin. And I'm inexplicably drawn to sappy anime based on h-games, like Kiminozo and Kanon.

          As for outside interests, more often than not, you'll find me in front of the piano.

          And as far as the site goes, I generally try and help out behind the scenes. I'm a sysadmin in real life, so I try and assist with those sorts of things, though I generally like to have my hands in a little bit of everything. And I'll occasionally release I've Sound albums or other OSTs, when I can actually remember to.
          - 萩尾望都、.hack//SIGNより


          • #6
            Hi all

            Im just a 19 year old from Australia that likes anime, computers and soccer.

            Iv known hong from before and have been trying to help him out whenever i get the chance for the past 2 years.

            Anyway thats about it for now later.


            • #7
              Its so easy to know who I am.
              Policies, minor script add-ons etc.
              Done by Para the admin.
              Usually anything in general about the forum I can answer for you.

              My most important advice to all new members is that you read the forum rules. The staff of aren't here to warn and threaten you with bans but to help and create a better forum community online for everyone.

              More about myself.

              I love to play games. One of my favourite series is Phantasy Star.
              I've been in forum moderation experience for several years and I'll keep the site in good condition.

              I also help run the mIRC Channel and do a fair deal in public relations with people.

              I started out with as a moderator, then took over as a superior moderator for the forums. As changed, my position and occupation with the site became more general. More so, since I am one of the oldest staff members of the site, it was only forseen that I would become an admin as I am today.

              Oh and... did you know that I love Signum?
              Last edited by Para; 12-09-2009, 10:53 AM.


              • #8
                I used to police the BT page like a Nazi. I used to police the forums like a Nazi too, but now I lurk and see what people think. I come into the forums occasionally because it's so big and fun. But my playground is really the IRC channel...which is silent a lot of the time.

                I came into the hf channel after Mondy (who was my friend before as we both live in Australia and since he became semi-regular at a small chatroom I am an op in) told me about this new group forming.
                I liked what I saw, because they were releasing the stuff that I like collecting. That is, the rare stuff only found in Japanese places, such as fanboxes and other side-interest things. The hentai was just a side distraction back then but now it has become so huge.
                Since I was collecting that stuff already, I told them I could release files for them. So I became a part of the staff and still do releases nowadays when I have time.

                I am an Asian, male, 18 yrs old. Pretty young eh. I look young too. I have intense interest in computers, anime and stuff. Currently building up a legitimate anime merchandise collection in my room.
                Despite all that, my university degree is not computer-related...supposed to result in me being a journalist. My casual job is as a cashier at a supermarket, though I take up computer tech support side jobs sometimes.
                Anyway, with the combination of university and work, sometimes I find not enough time to hang around on the net enough, so majority of the time I will be silent.

                kiki and zephy used to be my release *****es, but they 0wn me in terms of I've Sound collections. So now they have turned into great ops and hops in their own right. I guess I should be proud I found talents to be staff. ^_^

                My music tastes generally stay with game and anime music, although recently I have been making progress into general JPop. Nami Tamaki, Sakamoto Maaya and Morning Musume so far.

                What I think of:
                1) Anime: one of the best entertainment mediums on the planet. So often misunderstood by the ignorant, but having such deep themes. A true inspiration.
                2) Hentai: alright in moderation (even though I often have the urge to expand the collection). Nothing too extreme.
                3) Loli's: only like them when they are clothed. They're so cute.
                4) Pr0n: this may make me sound like a loser, but hentai is more idealistic than real pr0n.
                5) Games: nice, but I don't have time to play them.


                • #9
                  greetings and welco... wait.. is this.. the right

                  ahh, whatever.

                  This is Lisa Hayes.

                  Anime Genre: soft-themed animes like YKK, or AIR
                  Games: i don't play PC games anymore, though i have a GBA. Harvest Moon is the longest game i have been playing.
                  Personality: easygoing. tends to be "implosive" when provoked.
                  Hobbies: reading and drawing. surfing the internet.

                  Moderator Job: Pretty much everything. Mainly providing the rough, and final, draft of the rules of the site (and any future rules revisions if needed). Bites signature offenders. Deletes request threads posted in wrong section.
                  Drama spectator.

                  So here's the story so far.

                  Part I: The Early Days
                  I've found HongFire while it was still a BT site. Didn't join since the site was slow (as in sloooow, yeah, like that).

                  Second look around, and things got revamped. Officialy joined at October 08, 2004 mainly because i wanted to access all the forum sections in HongFire. I chose the nick Lisa Hayes this time because i wanted to be more open than the last nick that i have been using on other forums. It could have been Misa Hayase but i didn't, so i chose Lisa Hayes instead.

                  I never actually gotten to post much at the start. I was more attentive on the diversity of torrents posted in the forums. The torrent list was still functioning well, and there are lots of interesting materials to download. I don't exactly remember how i first started posting in the forums either. It was probably from a generic "question" thread, or something from the news, or perhaps it was a debate thread. Whatever the case, i do remember clearly that i was sharing my opinion on that thread. And that was the first step.

                  The first torrent that i uploaded are the OAVs of YKK (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou). I found them from a BT site, and posted them up since there was a request about it. The first torrent that i had shared (as in coming from me) were the Yu Yu Hakusho - Best collection OSTs. And things just snowballed, that the original request for for an OST of Yu Yu Hakusho turned into a huge list of various Yu Yu Hakusho OSTs. Nevertheless, i've got more than i had bargained for, and attracted me with the community.

                  By posting in the forums, i get to know other members as well. I noticed members with ratios i cannot compare to. I also noticed members mastering the art of polling. Mastering the art of hugging, spamming, ... well, enough about that. Let's just say that i've met a lot of interesting people. Through their posts, you learn a bit of themselves. Some departed flashily by creating goodbye threads in the "garbage and rants section". Others fade away into oblivion without anyone realizing it. It's just their nature.

                  This is also the forum that my "photoshopping" skill gets upgraded. Before, in other forums, i had to rely on other members to create for my avatar and signature. It was a hit and miss experience since if you're a nobody, your request would most likely be rejected. I picked up photoshop, not because my requests get rejected, but because, I, too, would like to create my own signature, and not rely on others. The very first time that i used photoshop was an awkward moment, because i had to rely on tutorials for the simplest of steps! I still remember the line that says, "You should be able to finish this in less than an hour." I finished it in 3 hours! My god, that was pathetic... but fun since i get to learn things. A few members in HongFire got together and supported the "signature and avatar workshop". It was purely voluntary so anyone can join. Most of the time, we talk on various techniques on how to do things in Photoshop. And we get to know the distinct styles of different, artistic members. HaT, Ponzu, Veniogenesis, FreedomX15, me (and lots more) are the ones that i can remember who were there at the start. The thread starter was also active then.

                  The forums really started to get active around December-January (post March-April). It was due to the fact that there were really lots of bugs present (posts are out of sync, that was really fun), plus lots of happenings (like the Knifes phenomenon, the hoho thread, dramas and debates galore, and the massive spam, post counts rivalry, and rep wars) in the forums. This is what i could refer to as the dark/fun ages in HongFire (however you view it). Of course, i was also along in the ride. I was gathering up rep points that the highest position i had reached was in the top 10 positions in the first page. BOiNG! made a post about an analytical observation of how i managed to reach such a spot quickly. By then, i am already a regular visitor and poster in the forums.
                  Part II: Set Ascendancy
                  I never fancy moderating a forum at all. .....................Ok, that was a complete lie. teehee.

                  I had always wanted to moderate a forum, especially a big community such as HongFire. And i never imagined that i would get a chance to do it. I was contacted by DirtyFinger (via PM) asking whether i am interested in doing so. I took the opportunity and said yes. That was December.

                  I got promoted (by Hong) around March 2005, i think. And i was not alone, JarJar was also promoted as well. Unfortunately, though i certainly enjoyed the new sections that i can access, my moderating powers are still not functional. So i contacted Hong (again) and told him of my situation. Nonetheless, i finally got the functions needed (instant super moderator!) to moderate the forums effectively.

                  Hong still isn't active at that time, so the site was operated by a collective of staffs. All major decisions would undergo a series of discussions between staffs, until a final decision has been agreed. Our mettle were tested when the torrent section has been removed from the site. Lots of members leave because their main reason is gone. Others stick around because of the community. Most members expressed their frustrations by creating threads stating that HongFire is dead/dying, and left/or banned (whichever comes first).

                  While it is very evident of the chaos surrounding in the forums, there were also internal struggles between staffs. There were lots of (conflicting) suggestions thrown as to how HongFire would be after the removal of the BT section. In the end, Shragei got promoted into admin, for the sole purpose of fixing the bugs (it was really bad then.. if you encounted the post bug, you'd want to leave.) The fixing of the bugs was the first sign of relief, but the results were imminent. The damage has been done. The glory days of HongFire has passed, and the future is uncertain.
                  Part III: The Journey Begins Anew...
                  And so for the duration up 'till now, has been a journey of fixing the broken site. Evolving and evolving into something else, different of what was HongFire before. In the end, the cataclysmic events only brought a tighter community compared to before, though smaller in size. With a stronger bonds of friendship than before. Lots of members still doubt whether HongFire is rejuvenating, or slowly dying. But one thing is clear. The site still runs, and the legacy continues.

                  With HongFire back (he's the only one with FULL access to the site), i can only say that things will start to improve at a pace much faster than before. As to what path it takes, remains only to what path we choose.

                  if you have more questions, pm me and i'll add it here if appropriate.
                  Disclaimer: subject to change

                  Originally posted by starcaptor
                  I would say Lisa Hayes would probably have the best historical account since shes been on the ship for quite a while. I remember talking to hongfire one on one in the forums for only one thing, and that was...why was the website called hongfire?