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Chile!

Chile is another one of the Founding Members of the site! I first met Highway_Chile on the Battle.net Technical Support Forums in the Diablo 1 days. He is one of the first Admins and a Huge Part of TheHelper.net's initial History. Chile, Wargasm and I were the three musketeers when it came to helping. We all hit it off and we all remain friends to this day. (We are actually working with Chile to get a new website hosted on the server).

Chile probably was interested in the MVP but he never really posted enough to be considered. He is definitely a MVP in my book though and Blizzard overlooking him was a real mistake, imho. When the site got switched over to VBulletin and we started to become a community Chile was promoted to Public Relations Manager. He handled affiliations with other sites and communications with Blizzard. Chile was very interested in graphics and helped alot with the graphics of the site.

Like most people (including me) he lost interest in Diablo and never really was into the Starcraft scene. He stuck around as Admin for a long time though because of the friendship with Wargy and I got to be an expert in the VBulletin customization. He is the one that integrated the NUON Dome with the site and got the forums to look like the main website.

Chile was one of the younger members of the site. Wargy, t'kron and I are much older and he was the young gun!

Since Chile had decided to learn HTML and had fantastic Graphic Artist ability he could create any website he wanted. Since he was our original PR manager he had relationships with some of the big guys over at Blizzard, mainly Pat Wyatt. Not alot of people know Blizzard's history but Blizzard has suffered some serious defections and at one time a bunch of people quit Blizzard to start there own company and create there own game. That game was Guild Wars. Pat Wyatt was one of the major players, if not THE major players for Guild Wars so Chile decided to try the game. He was hooked and decided he needed to make a fansite.

RPGStars was born. RPG Stars was one of the first fansites for Guild Wars and was as successful as Ryoko's Silkroad Online Forums was for Silkroad Online. He was instrumental in starting the Guild Wars official fansites program and unfortunately we pretty much lost him at TheHelper.net. We always kept a close affiliation though and that affiliation really helped us when Warcraft 3 came out because the Search Engines loved big sites linked together in affiliations at that time.

In order to help Chile as much as I can I bought him a fully registered copy of VBulletin to help make his new site awesome!

Eventually, Chile decided he wanted to do his own website for other interests, as most of the Admins of TheHelper.net do at one point or another and Visual Cues was born! The site lasted a few years, was a great resource and had a dedicated following. Chile though, lost interest in the site and it turned into a graveyard with just a few real die hard dedicated posters after a few years. When Chile went on his Hiatus from the Internet (alot due to his entry into University), we could not keep the site going because his domain ran out. Visual Cues was gone. A victim of domain death.

That registered copy of VBulletin is still out there somewhere. I think we use it as a test site or something.

When Chile entered College, he became scarce. He was a graphics artist major and was really working on his studies. Chile and I have maintained contact over all these years and I still have hope that I will be able to get him back into the TheHelper.net in some fashion. Him and I are Facebook friends and talk from time to time. He is a Fantastic guy, super nice and you just want to like him!

Thank you Chile, if you read this, for all your help in making TheHelper.net what it is today. No matter what happens in the future you will always be an integral part of our history and I salute you my friend!

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  • The Helper The Helper:
    I found his email and emailed him but have not heard back. I dont like it
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Ohhh, I just came back from the airport. I'm so sorry. I was completely off grid since I left to Taiwan.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Here's what happened. The earthquake happened while I was high above Hawaii.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    After landing, I got news that a big earthquake struck. Since I'm only there in Taiwan for a week, I figured the best option I have is to make sure my family is safe, and that we are all good to go from there.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    I didn't get any phone service plans because I am mainly visiting my family and staying indoors. Well, the earthquake made me forgot to go get phone service.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    And then a few days later, just north from my family, there was a giant plastic industrial complex that caught on fire, with the blaze burning for 1.5 days.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    There was some air pollution and smog outside.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    We did our Ching Ming Festival indoors with my father's family side, and occassionally traveling down southward to visit some farmlands, and paying a visit to my grandmother and my uncle on my mother's side.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    The whole trip was quite hectic, with occasional afterquakes throughout the week. This whole time, I completely forgot about giving updates on TH. :p Again, sorry for the lack of communications.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    As for Github, I often frequent there, boasting about my genetic algorithm for tools-assisted speedrunning and such. I'm also pretty active on Discord, with my tag @asperatology.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Yeah, the whole earthquake + air pollution combo made me completely forget about bringing updates. I'll be sure to keep on top of things after all things are less requiring my attentions.
    +2
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I am just glad that you are OK Tom! Thank you for the update!
  • Varine Varine:
    Glad to hear you're okay! I only knew about your Github cuz I tried to follow some of you when I was learning how to program, but didn't understand any of it so kind of quit paying attention to what anyone does on it
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Freaking storm outside is kicking!
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    I wouldn't know, I'm in Joliet, Illinois right now working. I left Houston area about 2 weeks ago lol
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    Not permanently of course, just a temporary job.
    +1
  • jonas jonas:
    Glad you're ok @tom_mai78101
  • jonas jonas:
    @Blackveiled you know another word for permanent? temporary
    +1
  • Varine Varine:
    Briefly, he'll only be there for the interim. Like a stopgap of sorts, he'll be back home in short time
  • O Old Mountain Shadow:
    Hurray! Tom has reappeared!
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Happy Thursday!
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    Yep. Just another fun night at work.

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