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HadIt.com’s 25 years old: How many sites were there when we started …


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HadIt.com’s 25 years old: How many sites were there when we started …

Being on the web for more than 25 years and running a website and forum, I’ve seen some strange things, and there are many little things I needed to do to keep the site running, and I thought I’d share some.

In no particular order

First, in 1995, I created the site using my Internet Service Provider account. They gave you space for a small site with your account in those days. The site grew out of that space, and in 1997 I registered HadIt.com, moved my old site over, and started working on the site you see today. When I started the site, there were not that many forum solutions that were affordable for an individual like myself. I have used several solutions with varying degrees of success. It provided the features and security we needed, and I’ve been very happy with it. As they say, though, you got a kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince.🙂

As you can see in the chart below, there were not many websites when I started. There were even fewer that had anything to do with veterans. I gathered information everywhere I could. I wrote and called each state’s Veterans Affairs Department and asked them to send me literature on their state benefits. I used those pamphlets to create pages on the site. Based on my research, the VA.gov site came online in 1996. See the image below to see what it looked like in 1996. The other way I had to get information back then is that the VA allowed you to FTP into their site, and you could find a lot more information that way. It took time, and you had to sort of root around. It was more like detective work.

Source for the image: The Internet Wayback Machine

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Fun Fact Number of Websites by Year

Source: Internet Live Stats

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Congratulations and Thank you T-Bird.  I have visited only a few veterans benefits websites and a member of only two and yours is definitely the most beneficial in terms of extensive variety of benefit resources and info offered to the vets.  I have not even begun to explore all the links to all the info but I am trying.

Unlike another veterans location you and your  moderators do not put out misleading info about CUE claims, paid for doctors and lawyers (pay to play) or vets use of medical research treatise articles as evidence in their claims.

The so called experienced hands of mods, former raters and VSOs at the other location repeatedly show a real biased animosity toward the above mentioned issues I suspect out of jealously against self represented vets like me and others.

They also claim to be 20 plus years of age like Hadit and they claim a membership I believe 26,000 or was it 76,000 that I totally disbelieve and routinely like to bash your website for asking for donations when in fact they do the same thing near top of their page.  HYPOCRISY!!!

That joint is run by a Joker who says it all and he likes to bash some members of this forum like you me and others.  So stop being soft on them when they mention us by our handle in their jealous bashing and generously and proudly ban anyone who disagrees with them showing a knowledge of the process and laws.

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I respect everything you have done for us veterans

I and many wouldn't have the rating we have or the knowledge we have  If not for the site.

2000 when I found the site I was pay 100.00. A month and couldn't understand why.

I used the vfw and American legion.

They were no help I start doing my owe thing and educating my self on my issues.

2000 I join hadit and educated my self in the VA system and how it works.

 I was grant 60% tdiu first try by the dro. 2003

Hadit help me understand what a cue was and I did one and found out my claim remaining pending from service in appeal status. Smh.

Well with my new knowledge I got 8 years retro tdiu. 2011

Well after 20 years I need help of other I didn't understand smc but I educated myself.

I am now l and half. 2021

I am now fight for my effective dates and smc r.

I would like to thank you and all the hadit member for allowing me to vent through out the process. Lol.

An I would be wrong if I did give a big thank you to Carlie.

She was a member who help me and others with her many post and our family back and forth help me learn a lot about the law and cue Lol.

Rip you help a lot of veterans understand the way.

I am going to give my last one to Berta well I was a member of hadit when she was doing her cue.

It help me understand the process and the law it help me put my cue together.

She was a great hadit member.

Now to this new gang and family members.lol

This site has been around like she said 25 year's.

I have been a member since 2000. 22 years.

I feel that we have to start giving veteran law and cfr and VA manual info.

So they can educate them self in what and how the VA should work.

I feel we should show bva decision which are like there issues.

So they can have a road map to there benfits.

This is how it use to be done on hadit.

I just want hadit to continue to be about knowledge and case law.

I miss that part.

But things change over time and you have to change with the times.

Happy birthday hadit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Dustoff 11 said:

Congratulations and Thank you T-Bird.  I have visited only a few veterans benefits websites and a member of only two and yours is definitely the most beneficial in terms of extensive variety of benefit resources and info offered to the vets.  I have not even begun to explore all the links to all the info but I am trying.

Unlike another veterans location you and your  moderators do not put out misleading info about CUE claims, paid for doctors and lawyers (pay to play) or vets use of medical research treatise articles as evidence in their claims.

The so called experienced hands of mods, former raters and VSOs at the other location repeatedly show a real biased animosity toward the above mentioned issues I suspect out of jealously against self represented vets like me and others.

They also claim to be 20 plus years of age like Hadit and they claim a membership I believe 26,000 or was it 76,000 that I totally disbelieve and routinely like to bash your website for asking for donations when in fact they do the same thing near top of their page.  HYPOCRISY!!!

That joint is run by a Joker who says it all and he likes to bash some members of this forum like you me and others.  So stop being soft on them when they mention us by our handle in their jealous bashing and generously and proudly ban anyone who disagrees with them showing a knowledge of the process and laws.

Taking the high road and staying focused on our mission has always been my rule of thumb. Fighting with other sites distracts from our mission of helping each other through the VA claims process. If it not related to that mission it is a distraction and a waste of precious resources. All the veterans who come here and help are volunteering their time to help with that mission and I don't want to waste their time on truly meaningless feuds. I have enough on my hands keeping my site running I don't have time to worry about how others run theirs.

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Well this how bullies always get away with bullying other people in our American chicken*** society.  It happens everywhere including in our schools because no one will stand up to the chicken*** bullies like the Joker.  I was not asking you or anyone else to start a feud but merely pointing out misinformation constantly giving out on another UNAMED site about certain issues. I did make my point tho. See you at the rodeo someday.

P.S. No good deed goes unpunished because of jealously.

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This is a perfect example of the crazy stuff about hadit. The post was for hadit birthday.

An now it is change to something else.

T bird once again thank you for the site it has done great things.

An I hope it continues to do great things.

 

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