[We've nearly hit---then we did--now we're not near] the magic 1000!

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Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:48 pm

I've just noticed we are edging closer to the 1000th member, not bad for a forum that deals with one guitar make!

When I signed up 3 years ago there was only around 300+ members, things have certainly snowballed over the last few years.

Does this make us a legitimate, grown up forum now. And will we have to start behaving ourselves? What a Face

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Re: [We've nearly hit---then we did--now we're not near] the magic 1000!

Post by Barry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:50 pm

Yes. And no.

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Post by The Chad on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:33 pm

A lot have joined since I've been here, and that's only been about a year. '

Others have said it before, but I repeat that this is a great forum.

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Post by Barry on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:06 pm

You're right of course Chad!

Since John bestowed me with "Admin" status in order to tinker with the site, I have also been privy to the "New User Registration" notices. I can tell you that there is seldom a day goes by that one or more new users don't sign up.

That's a healthy testament to not only the increasing popularity and interest in Westone instruments but the healthy and positive discussion environment generated by the terrific folks in these Forums.

Good on all of ya!

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Post by Barry on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:16 pm

HEY!
As of the time stamp of this message, I just noticed we're now at 999 members!

So-o-o-o that makes the next new member the 1,000th!

Watch for it...bounce

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:18 pm

That person should buy us all a beer eh

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Post by Barry on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:13 pm

Ooooo, a plan!
I like it.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:24 am

Wow, soon to be a cool 1,000. I wonder how many are active?

Who started this forum, and when? scratch Who's our eldest active member? In terms of forum age, that is. Laughing

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:03 pm

surely the 1000th member should GET a prize, not give one?

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Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:17 pm

What YOU gonna give them?clown

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:20 pm

umm.....some washers and bolts?

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Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:39 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:umm.....some washers and bolts?

lol!

Can remember a few years back it was 797 around Christmas. Wondered if the membership would make 800 by the New year. It did.Smile

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Post by corsair on Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:14 am

The Chad wrote: Who started this forum, and when? scratch Who's our eldest active member? In terms of forum age, that is. Laughing

It was started by Silverfox (Neil) in 2008 when the forum that was in existence was shut down. He, Polly and I are 'sort of' the originals, if you like, and Polly's gone and Neil drops in from time to time which leaves me as the longest standing active member.

Bout, Colt, Warrn and caucajun are still active from 2008; Barry was a latecomer in about May 2009, from memory!!

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Post by Warrn on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:25 am

Has it really been that long? Wow. Feels like maybe a year or two at most! Time flies when you've got great instruments to play, eh? Very Happy

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Post by beavis on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:59 am

1000 is a lot for a forum with such a specific subject-matter as this one. And though there are lots of come-and-go members, I think you have all, in particular the "oldies", done an incredible job in reviving and promoting these excellent instruments (and in provoking uncontrollable worldwide GAS). It's a wonderful wonderful forum!

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Post by The Chad on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:42 am

corsair wrote:
The Chad wrote: Who started this forum, and when? scratch Who's our eldest active member? In terms of forum age, that is. Laughing

It was started by Silverfox (Neil) in 2008 when the forum that was in existence was shut down. He, Polly and I are 'sort of' the originals, if you like, and Polly's gone and Neil drops in from time to time which leaves me as the longest standing active member.

Bout, Colt, Warrn and caucajun are still active from 2008; Barry was a latecomer in about May 2009, from memory!!

Thanks for the history John! This is a great place, thanks for keeping her going. Glad I found it. It's the only forum I'm a regular at.

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Post by Barry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:36 am

corsair wrote:...It was started by Silverfox (Neil) in 2008 when the forum that was in existence was shut down...
We should also give major props to Neil for establishing and continuing to host our information site www.WestoneGuitars.net.
I took it over and rebuilt it but Neil's the rock behind it all.

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Post by Barry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:19 pm

Today's the day!
We've just welcomed our 1 000th member, baz! (not me honest)

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Post by gittarasaurus on Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:35 pm

yup, but sadly typical of many new members...
first post is 'buy my stuff' Crying or Very sad

i wish new members would join in to expand the base of experience and knowledge
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Post by Barry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:47 pm

Yeah, just saw that too...sux. No

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Post by Barry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:47 pm

In light of this apparent trend of new members joining only to sell, I have just amended the "Rules" which are seen on registration.

In essence, if you're only joining to sell us something, don't bother, we're not interested. But if you love Westone, and want to share or learn, welcome!

Let's see if that helps cut 'em off at the pass.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:46 pm

perhaps there could be a 'temporary user' version of 'member' that would expire in 30 days, or some other short period.

something like that would allow for some marginally interested parties to pass on items they no longer want. somebody here might be wanting what they have to offer.
the temporary status would alert anyone interested to be cautious.
and then there is no need to maintain a 'member' who is never going to be active.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:55 pm

superb idea!

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Post by Barry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:54 pm

gittarasaurus wrote:perhaps there could be a 'temporary user' version of 'member' that would expire in 30 days, or some other short period...
That's called "Guest". clown
Unfortunately, not possible. You're either a member or a guest. We'd (Admin/Mod) have to physically remove the bugger to get rid.

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Post by corsair on Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:05 pm

I think we all need to take a breath here; yes, it's annoying and frustrating when people join just to flick an instrument on but the other side of that coin is we get first crack at it.

I mean, if someone is selling and no-one is interested in his wares, we just ignore the post, do we not?! Barry and I can go through and clear out non-active members in a heartbeat, so that's not a problem, either...

I reckon we're about due for a clean up as well... Smile

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