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Offline Farmtalk

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Wow! 4000!
« on: March 19, 2011, 07:28:16 PM »
Congrats to everyone on 4000 members on this forum! :)
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Re: Wow! 4000!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 07:36:37 PM »
Member 4000 was Jimcork on 18-Mar-2011 (ID 5860 in the series, meaning that 1860 spammers were rejected so far).

As I said in another thread, it's a nice growth from the 4 admins starting the forum in 21-July-2006 after the prior forum died with a DNS renewal lapse and was subsumed by a domain name squatter.

Thanks to all who have contributed to this communal knowledge base over the years and made WXforum.net a prime source for assistance to weather enthusiasts worldwide.

Best regards,
Ken
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Re: Wow! 4000!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 10:23:09 AM »
Let me join the back-patting.  First to Ken and also to everyone else here.  =D>

As a gadget-freak, engineer, musician, hacker and general mr-fixit, I rely on user forums as my primary source of support for many things from software support to furnace repair.  Too many of them chase away n00bs with "RTFM" or "RTFS" and "follow the posting rules" and offer little real help.  An exception is the vintage musical instrument and electronics forums where they welcome an increased hobbyist base and offer a lot of "duct tape and chicken-wire" fixes (my Dad's best tools), which is often the only alternative for the "legacy" stuff.

WXFORUM.NET is top of the mountain in the forums I frequent.  Not only are the n00bs welcomed and encouraged to participate, the "duct-tape" philosophy ("doorbell rain-gauge" by DanS and "rain-gauge heater" by SpartanWX) is perfectly comfortable alongside hacking modern tech and leading-edge engineering ("Davis pin-out" by DeKay and "Xbee console transmitter" by af4ex).  There is a lot of fun going on as well in the off-topic sections, which is usually discouraged or "secret (paid) members only" on other boards.

Nice job!


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Re: Wow! 4000!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 11:09:15 AM »
To Ken and all the other Admins.... Thank You!  =D>

Your efforts serve a very large community of folks looking to gain knowledge and have some fun while doing it.  I know this takes a LOT of your time and is pretty much a thankless job.  Thank you....

BTW, I see we are back down to 3997.  Looks like at least 3 more spammers were voted off the island.....

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Re: Wow! 4000!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 11:30:16 PM »
Back up to 4,027 now, so I say we are in great shape now :grin:
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Re: Wow! 4000!
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 02:57:55 PM »
I don't have much to say online (like some guys), but this is one of the best forums on the net.

Thanks for the good work.  :-)

 

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