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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > How did you new folk find UER? (Viewed 46064 times)
abandonr. 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 100 on 2/21/2015 5:54 PM >
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From a friend of mine who is a sociology professor.

We usually only see each other once or twice a year at big gatherings of our friends. He saw some of my exploration photos on social media and one year revealed that he's considering starting a large research project on urban exploration and began asking me lots of questions - mostly about prevailing attitudes in the "urban exploration community." I said that I wasn't part of any community and that I just do this stuff by myself, have for a long time due to an interest in abandonments developed from growing up in an economically depressed rural area. I told him that I did this for myself and didn't really have an interest in chatting with randos about it.

He was fascinated by the fact that I was so into it but didn't know about the broader community or care about the whole pop-culture phenomenon around fetishization of urban decay. He asked if I knew about Infiltration. I said, "Yeah, I know about the old zine." He asked if I ever looked at UER, and I was like, "What's UER?"

When I got home, I looked up the UER website. I disregarded it for a while because this:

But after a few months, I thought to myself, "Maybe it could be cool if I engaged with other people on this." So, I made an account.

And here I am now with all of you (lovely) people.




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Rosebud1498 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 101 on 2/23/2015 4:17 PM >
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A few Christmas's ago I recieved the Access All Areas book and I did a little research online and now here I am




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 102 on 2/24/2015 3:12 PM >
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Honestly I do not even remember anymore.




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papoba 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 103 on 3/3/2015 5:45 AM >
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Personally, I found some abandoned buildings in my area, explored them, documented them for my friends, and found myself very giddy about the whole process, so I went looking for a resource for new places and voila!




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 104 on 3/8/2015 4:36 PM >
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Ran into Boffo while exploring He told me to check it out when I got home.




Exile89 


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Everything sucks

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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 105 on 3/9/2015 2:25 AM >
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Heard of this place from r/urbanexploration on Reddit.




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 106 on 3/9/2015 5:07 AM >
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Was referred to it by another Explorer




nghtsqrrl 


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< Reply # 107 on 3/9/2015 3:56 PM >
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google...




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SouthPaw 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 108 on 3/11/2015 10:49 AM >
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Hmm, been here a while now, but skipped this thread...

I Googled 'Urbex Forums'.




FrostyExchange 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 109 on 3/30/2015 1:16 AM >
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It was the first place that showed up when goggling Dallas abandoned. the database yall have pretty good many locations and photos, was a treat to look though.




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 110 on 4/1/2015 10:33 PM >
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No clue how I found it initially (I apparently registered an account five years ago) but I found this the second time around today on the urbex subreddit.




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 111 on 4/4/2015 8:25 PM >
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My friend and I were talking and she told me about this site.




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 112 on 4/6/2015 3:30 AM >
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A while back I used to read Action Squad's blog. shortly after, I began urbexing around my neighboring cities. Soon enough I found the community I was looking for!




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Dee Ashley 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 113 on 4/11/2015 10:23 AM >
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Mostly dumb luck (and a little Google).




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< Reply # 114 on 4/12/2015 7:15 PM >
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(ex) exploring partner mentioned this site. I looked it up.




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 115 on 4/21/2015 11:27 PM >
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I was on a roof taking photos of the Detroit fireworks. A guy walks up to me and we start shooting the shit. It turns out he is a long time uer member. We exchange information. He was hosting a meet up and he invited me. I was exploring before i met him but only with friends and such. I hope to meet more people. I have a list of places i want to go but the list of people who will go with me is short. Is there a way to upload bigger files? Maybe by using html? or anything i am having issues keeping these photos viewable at this size. Photo from a church in Detroit.
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Edit: i found the image upload thread! http://www.uer.ca/...d=1&threadid=60002



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Gentleman4561 


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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 116 on 4/26/2015 7:36 AM >
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Photographer friends.




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< Reply # 117 on 6/7/2015 5:36 AM >
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I've been doing exploring for years since my childhood, but never knew it had a name beyond 'climbing', let alone a sprawling subculture. Later I ordered the zine and the book before eventually joining the site.




Jenna M 


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Harrisburg, PA

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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 118 on 6/13/2015 4:47 PM >
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I am very lucky to know some brilliant urbex photographers who referred me to this website! Not to mention, Google loves linking me here whenever I am trying to find out if structures have been demolished or not. You guys are great!




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Re: How did you new folk find UER?
< Reply # 119 on 6/14/2015 12:25 AM >
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I found it via Google and was also referred to it from another local urbex forum (in Sydney, Australia) that I'm a member of.




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