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#249635 - 08/09/12 02:07 PM 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum.
Nomad Offline

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 464
Loc: Just wandering around.
I just posted something and noticed that I had joined this forum in 2002. Over 10 years now.

Few forums have lasted that long in my life. Most become boring, repeating the same thing over and over. However here I keep learning. Things change, new people bring new perspective and experience.

Just thought I would take a moment to thank everyone for a very interesting 10 year read.

I know there are many folks that have been here longer than 10 years. I think that in itself indicates the quality of the discourse here.

Thanks again. <Raises canteen cup in salute>.

...........From Nomad.........Been "on the road" since '97

#249638 - 08/09/12 02:43 PM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2927
Loc: USA
Thank you for staying with us!

#249649 - 08/09/12 06:52 PM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1017
Loc: Germany
When I read your post, I looked up my registration date. For me the 10 years mark will be reached next week.
I recall some interesting post from you. So thanks for staying around. I also thank Doug, the moderators and all the other folks here for the good time and all the shared knowledge.
I enjoyed being around too. I have learned a lot, acquired some knowledge and skills I may not even have heard about without this forum and some of that may even have saved me some trouble.
The way the forum members treat each other around here greatly contributes to a pleasant experience.
< Raises stainless steel mug to answer your salute and salute everyone who want to join it>
If it isn´t broken, it doesn´t have enough features yet.

#249650 - 08/09/12 07:01 PM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
m9key Offline

Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 143
Loc: florida
same here been here for a while.......

#249654 - 08/09/12 08:19 PM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1154
Well, I am half of your ETS "age" and do appreciate the forum , its administration, and population.

Great place for education and fun.

#249659 - 08/09/12 09:12 PM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
I started reading in 2006. Started trying to contribute much later, but I've most been learning about survival equipment from the more knowledgeable people here.

Doug Ritter and moderators of the forum are doing a good service to the public. We need sensible advice on the most likely survival scenarios. The practical focus, the wise avoidance of politics, and the general civility of the posters make this a nice place to be.

#249686 - 08/10/12 06:10 AM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2147
Loc: Great Plains
Not so long for me, but this place is awesome.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#249696 - 08/10/12 11:32 AM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3599
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I echo the awesomeness of ETS sentiments. 10 years? wow! Happy Anniversary!
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#249716 - 08/10/12 02:37 PM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
Greg_Sackett Offline

Registered: 12/14/01
Posts: 225
Loc: KC, MO
Boy, now I really feel old... The forum has certainly changed a bit over the years, but the people have always been great.


#249736 - 08/11/12 02:01 AM Re: 10 Years... And I still enjoy the forum. [Re: Nomad]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
Bah, damn newbies...
wink grin
-Blast, raising a cup of...something...in salute!
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