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#1 dretceterini

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 17:59

Just noticed that this forum has reached 300,000 posts!

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#2 Allen Brown

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 18:16

Amazing! 300,000 posts.

Mostly fluff of course.  ;)

#3 kayemod

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 18:21

Originally posted by Allen Brown
Amazing! 300,000 posts.

Mostly fluff of course.  ;)


You speak for yourself!

#4 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 18:50

In the past, I was severely scolded for pointing out such milestones. :rolleyes: However, it is damn miracle that this number has been reached, as well this place lasting this long.

Lots of fluff, but enough of the good stuff to still make it worthwhile.

#5 macoran

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 22:15

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
Lots of fluff, but enough of the good stuff to still make it worthwhile.


For me, so much good stuff, the fluff isn't a bother

#6 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:49

I don't know what I would have done without it!

It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:14

Originally posted by Barry Boor
I don't know what I would have done without it!

It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.


I have to say that whilst I probably read ten times more than I contribute, I've derived so much pleasure on here I'm not entirely sure what I would have done without TNF either!

Here's to the next 300,000 posts :clap:

#8 macoran

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:17

Originally posted by dretceterini
Just noticed that this forum has reached 300,000 posts!


Does anyone know exactly when TNF was born ?

#9 Rockford

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:24

Only a million posts behind the RC Forum - but then that is ALL fluff!

#10 Allen Brown

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:45

Originally posted by macoran


Does anyone know exactly when TNF was born ?

13 Nov 1999 as far as I can see. Took me a whole year to find it!

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#11 Twin Window

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:47

Can someone show me where the number 300,000 is to be found? :confused:

#12 Allen Brown

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:53

here

#13 lukywill

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:57

select foruns from the main menu and you have a list of all atlasf1 foruns. there you can see the number of posts and threads.

300.000 for nostalgia. 2.300.000 for rc (1.300+arquive).

#14 Twin Window

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:05

Oh yes! You know, I've never noticed that before...! :blush:

#15 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:06

Originally posted by macoran
Does anyone know exactly when TNF was born ?


Originally posted by Allen Brown
13 Nov 1999 as far as I can see.


That date is correct.

We kicked off the forum after a few weeks of discussion with Bira Goren making the first posting, followed by me and then Dennis David (DD), as I recall.

This was scarcely an "overnight success" and largely grew through word of mouth but, to be honest, mostly by accident.

Needless to say, we really had only a hazy idea of where this might lead, but some very firm ideas as to what we didn't want.

#16 Twin Window

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:34

Please let's not allow this thread to disolve into [yet another] pointless, navel-gazing diatribe.

Otherwise it has *short-lived* written all over it...

#17 Frank de Jong

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:48

Originally posted by Barry Boor


It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.


I second that...

#18 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:17

The best thing about it ( apart from the wonderful personal photographs that appear on here) is that friendships have been built. Always a great pleasure to meet up with fellow TNFers (you know who you are!) at the shows, pubs and historic meetings.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:24

Originally posted by macoran


For me, so much good stuff, the fluff isn't a bother


Yes, am afraid those of us on the "novice" side tend to "fluff" things up every so often.

For that my apologies.

This forum has been a God send for AIRPS documentation. :love:

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#20 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:57

Originally posted by Twin Window
Please let's not allow this thread to disolve into [yet another] pointless, navel-gazing diatribe.

Otherwise it has *short-lived* written all over it...


Not to be confused with the many, many other pointless, navel-gazing diatribes on the forum.

Sounds just like what Bira would say, by the way....

What the hell, sorry I said anything, as usual....

#21 Gary Davies

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:21

Originally posted by Twin Window
Please let's not allow this thread to disolve into [yet another] pointless, navel-gazing diatribe.

Otherwise it has *short-lived* written all over it...


Perhaps this should be in the "For sure" thread but I'm genuinely curious about how, why and when the form of, eg, *short-lived* began to supplant "short-lived" on internet forums. I cannot recall seeing the "Asterisk for parenthesis" approach used in emails or printed communication.

#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:49

Originally posted by Barry Boor
I don't know what I would have done without it!

It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.


Of course, we all know how whimsical you are, Barry...

But it has changed mine as well. I think probably more than will acknowledge it will have made changes in their lives to permanently include TNF.

#23 kayemod

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:02

Originally posted by Vanwall


Perhaps this should be in the "For sure" thread but I'm genuinely curious about how, why and when the form of, eg, *short-lived* began to supplant "short-lived" on internet forums. I cannot recall seeing the "Asterisk for parenthesis" approach used in emails or printed communication.


But you don't really mean "short-lived" at all, I'm hoping that you intended to write 'short-lived'. There's a rather important difference between "...." and '....'

Lynn Truss wrote an entire book about it.

#24 Garagiste

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:21

Use of the asterisk for emphasis pre-dates internet forums and indeed the www.
Usage began in newsgroups in the early days of the internet where formatting of the text to bold, italic etc wasn't possible.

Anyway 300,000 is a good innings, and I for one am glad that along with the serious research and discussion that goes on here, there is time for a little fun. Can't understand why the two should be regarded as mutually exclusive, really.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:36

Originally posted by Barry Boor
I don't know what I would have done without it!

It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.


Agreed Barry, I'd never have known what a de Dion axle is without TNF !

#26 Gary Davies

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 13:03

Originally posted by kayemod


But you don't really mean "short-lived" at all, I'm hoping that you intended to write 'short-lived'. There's a rather important difference between "...." and '....'

Lynn Truss wrote an entire book about it.


I did. You're right. It's been a long day in paradise. I promise to take 'ES&L' from the bookcase before retiring! :blush:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 13:26

Originally posted by Barry Boor
I don't know what I would have done without it!

It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.

In my case I would delete the word completely. A big thank you to all who contribute for the enjoyment, fun and information the forum has provided.

Incidentally, this is my 2500th post and I would optimistically estimate that 25 were non-fluff.

#28 RTH

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 13:42

More than the quantity I think it is the quality that should be celebrated.........unmatched anywhere else ! Well done everybody .

#29 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 13:48

Use of the asterisk for emphasis pre-dates internet forums and indeed the www.


The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N by Leo Rosten seems to predate even the ARPANet....

#30 Garagiste

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 14:52

ES&L for me too, hyphen abuse and incorrect plural. :o

#31 kayemod

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 15:01

Originally posted by Garagiste
ES&L for me too, hyphen abuse and incorrect plural. :o


Hyphen abuse, guilty as charged, but dictionaries nowadays give both forums and fora as acceptable plurals. I've just had a sudden uncontrollable urge to go to Racing Comments to split an infinitive.

#32 David McKinney

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 15:48

Completely OT (and decidedly fluffy)
Ms Truss has completely botched a famous old New Zealand saying, that the Kiwi eats roots and leaves.
It might be necessary to explain that the word "root" means something entirely different in Australasia from other parts of the world

#33 kayemod

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 16:39

Originally posted by David McKinney
Completely OT (and decidedly fluffy)
Ms Truss has completely botched a famous old New Zealand saying, that the Kiwi eats roots and leaves.
It might be necessary to explain that the word "root" means something entirely different in Australasia from other parts of the world


Even more OT, and even fluffier, as that word was employed in the title of the Kevin (Bloody) Wilson song, 'Rooting in the back of the Ute' .

#34 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 17:54

Of course, we all know how whimsical you are, Barry...



No, Ray. No whimsy at all.

Without TNF I would never had got to know Roger Clark. Therefore, I would never have visited several old circuits in France; gone to either the Monaco Historique or the Pau Historique; I doubt I would ever have gone to Goodwood and I wouldn't personally know a considerable number of people who have become really good friends through the last 5 years or so.

Changed my life? It most certainly has!

#35 RTH

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:02

:up:

#36 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:19

Originally posted by Barry Boor


No, Ray. No whimsy at all.

Without TNF I would never had got to know Roger Clark. Therefore, I would never have visited several old circuits in France; gone to either the Monaco Historique or the Pau Historique; I doubt I would ever have gone to Goodwood and I wouldn't personally know a considerable number of people who have become really good friends through the last 5 years or so.

Changed my life? It most certainly has!


Also Barry you wouldn't have commissioned a super duper Connew painting! Not just TNF that has changed our lives but the internet in general. I met my other half (nearly 7 years ago) on the web (you met her at the revival?) and now we live together!

#37 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:23

Quite right, Andrew, I should have included Peter's painting in my list of 'but fors'...

#38 Frank S

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:23

Originally posted by Garagiste
Anyway 300,000 is a good innings, and I for one am glad that along with the serious research and discussion that goes on here, there is time for a little fun. Can't understand why the two should be regarded as mutually exclusive, really.

Fair statement. Isn't it a truism that every bit of shadow lends contrast, refining the definition of prime content?

Catalogues of nuts and bolts are spare and exceedingly dull without background and colorful illustrations.

I even enjoy the puzzle-like challenge of figuring out who they are, those mystery TNFers who don't offer profile information ...

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#39 Roger Clark

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:36

Originally posted by Barry Boor




Without TNF I would never had got to know Roger Clark.

Changed my life? It most certainly has!

But for the better?

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#40 Stefan Ornerdal

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:40

It is in no way an exaggeration to say that TNF has completely changed my life.



Yes. A quickie after breakfast, another look at TNF at lunch-time, another look before dinner and... an hour or two late at night.

I even enjoy the puzzle-like challenge of figuring out who they are, those mystery TNFers who don't offer profile information ...



Yes. Please, it would be nice if you regular TNF'ers could update your info. It would be make this community even more familiar!


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#41 David Beard

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 18:44

Originally posted by Mallory Dan


Agreed Barry, I'd never have known what a de Dion axle is without TNF !


Before SteveW jumps in....

You mean you actually know now, Dan?

You may get a test at the next Northern UK TNF gathering ;)

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 20:59

Originally posted by Stefan Ornerdal

Yes. Please, it would be nice if you regular TNF'ers could update your info. It would be make this community even more familiar!

Stefan
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On the other hand!

#43 Twin Window

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 21:07

Unfortunately, this kind of incident isn't all that new (AFAIK).

I understand a similar situation developed after a row got out of control on a forum frequented primarily by British race/rally/hillclimb marshals...

#44 Allen Brown

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 21:32

That's why I hide behind an elaborately constructed false identity.

#45 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 21:35

I will change my name....

#46 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 14:24

Perhaps it can be said that the unexamined forum is perhaps not worth living.

#47 Racer.Demon

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 15:23

Originally posted by Allen Brown
13 Nov 1999 as far as I can see.


Originally posted by HDonaldCapps

That date is correct.

We kicked off the forum after a few weeks of discussion with Bira Goren making the first posting, followed by me and then Dennis David (DD), as I recall.

This was scarcely an "overnight success" and largely grew through word of mouth but, to be honest, mostly by accident.


November 1999? Seeing that I am a member since 'Nov 1999' I can't remember latching on to this thing that soon after it was launched!

History seems to expand in time as I'm getting older... :|

#48 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 15:48

Your membership date is tied to when you joined Atlas, not the forum.

#49 kayemod

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 15:54

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
Your membership date is tied to when you joined Atlas, not the forum.


Mine isn't. It's the date I joined the forum, I'd been with Atlas much longer.

#50 Allen Brown

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 16:36

I think Don means that the date is when you joined the AtlasF1 forums, not this specific forum. The AtlasF1 forums began 10 Nov 1998.

Allen