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Offline Festool USA

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(( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:39 AM »
This moment represents a great milestone in FOG history: we have eclipsed 200,000 active posts! Thanks to everyone who participates on this forum to make it a great resource and to our moderators for their dedication. Also, special thanks to Peter for being observant and noticing the achievement was upon us a few days ago.

The forum is host to hundreds of thousands of international visitors per year and we continue to see brisk, steady growth.

As a small way of celebrating this occasion, Peter has graciously donated a FOG hat to be awarded to the member who made our 200,000th active post: TurnagainD. I will add some Festool swag in for good measure.

Thank you all for choosing to spend your time here with us. It continues to be fun to watch the forum grow and evolve.

Shane

PS - I tried really hard to stay up last night and wait to post when we struck the magic number, but it got too late.

Offline Upscale

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 08:00 AM »
This moment represents a great milestone in FOG history: we have eclipsed 200,000 active posts! Thanks to everyone who participates on this forum to make it a great resource and to our moderators for their dedication. Also, special thanks to Peter for being observant and noticing the achievement was upon us a few days ago.

But, but, but, I was the one that made the 200,000 post, but my internet service provider crashed just as I hit the send button. Don't I qualify for Anything?

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 07:42 PM »
How about a commemorative pat on the back and a hearty "Hi-yo Silver, away!!!"? 

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 09:25 PM »
Very cool!  I had planned to be watching the post come in, but have been very busy lately.  Congrats to TurnagainD, the lucky winner!  [cool]



Seth

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 12:51 AM »
Thanks Shane and Peter for the Festool goodies, very generous.  Sometimes it pays to live in a far west time zone!

Kevin

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 12:10 PM »
Shucks!  Does this mean i have to wait another 100,000? [unsure][sad]
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 06:14 PM »
Tinker,

I would imagine that One Quarter of a Million Posts might also be a great milestone.  Get busy typing up some of your great stories!   [big grin]

Peter

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 06:16 PM »
get jmb on here debating to himself and it will go up fast
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 06:18 PM »
get jmb on here debating to himself and it will go up fast

Alan,

Funny you mentioned that.  I was thinking a similar thing while driving home.  [thumbs up] [doh]

Peter

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 06:56 PM »
Only 474 days to go (assuming the 105.47 posts/day average stays steady)...

Scot

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 07:46 PM »
Scot,

Thanks for looking at the stats!  My guess is that based on the tremendous growth of the forum that it will be less than than that.  I am betting on 10 to 11 months from now.

Whenever it is it is because of all you guys willing to help, ask, share, advise, inspire, etc.

Thanks to all of you for making this one of the greatest, most friendly forums in existence (as well as THE forum known thru out the internet as being the preferred place to ask about Festool products)!

Peter
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 07:49 PM by Peter Halle »

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 08:50 PM »
This is truly great however the real benchmark or milestone was the day that Shane & company took over the admin of the forum -- quantum improvement all around.  Thank you very much Shane, Peter, Seth, et al.   [thumbs up]
« Last Edit: April 15, 2012, 09:47 AM by RonWen »

Offline Upscale

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 09:17 PM »
Thanks for looking at the stats!  My guess is that based on the tremendous growth of the forum that it will be less than than that.  I am betting on 10 to 11 months from now.

Right! And now that everybody knows there might be some kind of prize to win, I'm betting the number of one and two word replies will skyrocket about that time.

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 11:44 PM »
Thanks for looking at the stats!  My guess is that based on the tremendous growth of the forum that it will be less than than that.  I am betting on 10 to 11 months from now.

Right! And now that everybody knows there might be some kind of prize to win, I'm betting the number of one and two word replies will skyrocket about that time.
uh-hun, uh-hun :o

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 12:08 AM »
Thanks for looking at the stats!  My guess is that based on the tremendous growth of the forum that it will be less than than that.  I am betting on 10 to 11 months from now.

Right! And now that everybody knows there might be some kind of prize to win, I'm betting the number of one and two word replies will skyrocket about that time.
uh-hun, uh-hun :o

I agree! ;D

Scot

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Re: (( A day in FOG history - our 200,000th active post! ))
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2012, 12:35 AM »

Right! And now that everybody knows there might be some kind of prize to win, I'm betting the number of one and two word replies will skyrocket about that time.

 [scratch chin]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 07:07 AM »
I have put together a couple of small books for friends & family.  i will dedicate another to you guys, starting about labor day.
One word per day  [thumbs up] [poke]
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