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First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby tuxerman » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:31 pm UTC

If you remember well, which xkcd comic did you stumble-across/read first?

Mine was this: Bored with the internet. http://xkcd.com/77/
Happened to see it when a friend put it in a blog post of his.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Deva » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

The first. Looked though a list of top webcomics. Found xkcd.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby raike » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:31 pm UTC

This one. A math teacher in high school had it on the wall.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby darknut » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:22 pm UTC

compiler complaint. when addictinggames.com was still popular, played a game i liked, went to source site, had more games i liked, visited often. one day was bored, went to his links page, xkcd was one of the comics he read.
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Postby TheGrammarBolshevik » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:26 pm UTC

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby marcel » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:18 am UTC

I am not completely sure, but I believe it was this one:
http://xkcd.com/562/

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby matt96 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:31 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/808/
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby philsov » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:44 am UTC

tuxerman wrote:If you remember well, which xkcd comic did you stumble-across/read first?

Mine was this: Bored with the internet. http://xkcd.com/77/
Happened to see it when a friend put it in a blog post of his.


Same here, oddly enough. Posted in a friend's LJ.

But I didn't realize it was xkcd (or what xkcd was) until later (175-ish, I think)
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby RebeccaRGB » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:11 am UTC

I honestly don't remember precisely which strip was the first I saw, but I think it may have been Little Bobby Tables: http://xkcd.com/327/ Taped to the door of one of my college professors, I believe.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:43 am UTC

I can't remember, but it was mid-2006.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:29 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/253/

First saw it on Neal Boortz's website.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby merrak » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:34 pm UTC

http://xkcd.com/207/

I still remember this one because there used to be a traffic light near me where the "questionably legal maneuvers" saved quite a bit of time. Found it on a Livejournal community that aggregated comics.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Giant Speck » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:07 pm UTC

I don't remember which. I don't even remember when, either.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby JBJ » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:36 pm UTC

I can't remember the first one I saw. I first learned of xkcd through Slashdot. This was when the comics were in and around the 300's. I'd click through a link in a /. comment and read the comic but I don't recall being highly impressed. I got the references, but I didn't really get the humor. Then I think I was just hitting the random button one day and stumbled on http://xkcd.com/18/. It's not the funniest one by far, but... something about that one just clicked and I suddenly got it. Then I started catching up and reading it fairly regularly. And then I found out about the alt-text and had to go back and read them again.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby thorgold » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:32 am UTC

This one was my first. My cousin and I love a lot of the same things, and he was a long-time reader (he might've been around for #50 or so) when he realized that I'd like the comic, too. Chronologically, I started reading around the time of the #600s.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby elminster » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:44 pm UTC

I read the my first on a few months before I joined the forum. So the second half of 2006 sometime, I'm not sure of the release dates of comics so I can't really tell. I'm quite sure I looked at the latest one at the time, then read every comic straight after.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:43 am UTC

Don't know. It was early, some time -06, or maybe even late -05. Hell if I remember which comic it was.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby woddfellow2 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:10 am UTC

The first xkcd comic I can remember seeing is "Going West" (489), which I saw in late 2008 or so.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:25 pm UTC

For me it was http://xkcd.com/513/ , posted in a forum discussion where the topic of Nice Guys came up.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby The EGE » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:09 pm UTC

#123 (Centrifugal Force). Phil Plait linked in on the old Bad Astronomy blog.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Black Dynamite » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:19 am UTC

RebeccaRGB wrote:I honestly don't remember precisely which strip was the first I saw, but I think it may have been Little Bobby Tables: http://xkcd.com/327/ Taped to the door of one of my college professors, I believe.

This one was my first, also. I found it on google images while doing research for a school project in the computer lab. For some reason I erupted in hysterics and couldn't calm down. Nothing was accomplished that day.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby willaaaaaa » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:15 pm UTC

http://xkcd.com/252/
My friend showed me this, and I spent the rest of the day reading everything else on the site. (I'm guessing there were around 700 comics at the time?)

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby scarecrovv » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:54 pm UTC

http://xkcd.com/292/

I didn't know it was XKCD, but I just saw it on a coworker's door a long time ago, and thought it was funny. It was only later that I discovered XCKD and found it again.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby astrekmaster » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:08 am UTC

I think I heard a reference to this one on a webpage somewhere.
The first one I actually saw was this one two years ago. Before I knew it, I was hooked and started reading regularly.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Vieto » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:50 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/123/

Oddly enough, it has remained something of a favourite of mine.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby thalia » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/55/

Also a favourite of mine. Then I went back and was pretty amazed at the drawings and doodles and things.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby brenok » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:28 pm UTC

Mine was Standards.

After seeing that one, I went backwards until I read all the previous strips.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby maydayp » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:04 am UTC

I think this (http://xkcd.com/386/) was the first one I saw, then a few years later my uncle reintroduced me to the comic (I didn't know what XKCD was when I saw the comic, it was posted on gaia). and then last year I found it again, and read the comics first to latest.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Ptolom » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:40 pm UTC

Perspective https://www.xkcd.com/198/ on the wall of a school IT room. My Google-fu must have been weak in those days becuase I couldn't find where it came from and it was months before I stumbled across xkcd in a different context and recognised it.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby tms » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:49 pm UTC

Strong candidate: http://xkcd.com/386/

I knew the name a few years ago at least, but haven't followed actively for that long.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby utrob » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:15 pm UTC

Probably the one about password strength.

Doing a brainstorm about subjects and this one came up.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:11 pm UTC

Was spring/summer 2006. Must have been around #100-125?
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby NieXS » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:30 pm UTC

It was the "sudo make me a sandwich" one. I started following the comic on early 2008, I think.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:09 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/386/, but it was on a different website (and uncredited, to boot!), so I didn't know what it was. First one I read that I knew was xkcd would be http://xkcd.com/207/, which a friend showed me. I was hooked rather quickly.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby cplns » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:26 am UTC

281, Online Package Tracking. I was on another forum complaining that a package of mine was still in the next town over, and someone linked me to that.

Odd that this subject should come up tonight, actually, since I just got an email saying my Amazon order has shipped about an hour ago, and the first two tabs I opened after that were the UPS package tracker and that comic.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby phlip » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:49 am UTC

I'm not sure... it's been a while. But I remember that Commented was the first one to go up after I started reading it (ie Search History was the latest comic when I started), so it was probably one from before that. I think it might've been Spoiler Alert, but I'm not certain.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Fire Brns » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:37 am UTC

I'm pretty sure it was 627 but it could have been 53.
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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

Postby Adacore » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:45 am UTC

I think xkcd was in the mid-300s when I first started reading, but I can't work out which was my first strip. I know 325 was my favourite when I read through the archives, though, and is probably still my favourite to date.

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Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

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