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Online Peter Halle

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Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:12 PM »
January 22 will mark the 7th anniversary of the FOG being out on the internet in this format and not as a Yahoo Group.

We have seen tremendous growth and outstanding participation from our members who continue to serve the original goal - education about how to use Festools.

As a member I can't even begin to think about all the tips and advice that I have gotten here from so many willing members.  I know as a Moderator now in my fifth year I am so proud of the support you give so openly to those who post.

So here is to you guys and gals who have made this the place to be on the internet when it comes to advice, camaraderie, and knowledge about the blue and green tools!  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]  Without you this would not be the success that it is!

Rock on Foggers!

Peter

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 08:20 PM »
Thanks to you Peter, Seth, and Shane and so many others for enabling it to be a great community.

Lots of advice, contests, dealer and third party involvement, no overbearing moderation, easy to use, and a friendly, open environment with lots of participation.

That does not come without strong stewardship!

I still remember the old Yahoo forum which was a real pain to use.  I recall Frank Pellow trying to keep a database of what members owned using Yahoo tools.  This place has come a long way!

neil

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 08:25 PM »


Thank you , Peter. I have found both you and Seth to be excellent moderators and thank you both for your advice and support which has helped me on many occasions since I joined last May. We also have Shane who seems keep it all together and offers a Festool perspective.

Living in a country 16 hrs ahead of your Eastern Time, I often wonder when you guys sleep or have a social life. Frequently more than one of you are on well past your official work time, an example being at this very moment.

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 08:47 PM »
Please allow me to add my thanks to Peter, Shane, and all of the dealers and knowledgeable folk (we all know who you are) who do make this such a great place.  I particularly appreciate the open, friendly, and helpful tone that defines this board and know that it takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to maintain that feel.  Congrats and sincere thanks to all who have contributed.

Phred

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 08:52 PM »
Every year I hesitate somewhat before I post this reminder because I worry that it is seems that I am hunting for accolades  for Shane, Seth , and I.

That isn't it at all.  This should be in my mind a celebration of the support and camaraderie that is provided by all sorts of guys all over the world to anyone who asks.  You guys make up the forum and make it better everyday!

This is about you guys and what you do for others - here on the FOG.   [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 08:54 PM »
We really have a special group of people here. It's an honor to be a part of this. Thanks to every single one of you for making this a fantastic online community.

Shane

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 09:09 PM »
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The Green Koolaid sure is sweet...

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 09:17 PM »
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This is the greatest place to be with the greatest group of common minded people I have ever had the pleasure to share my daily thoughts with, Thank You FOG for what you have created here and Shane, Peter, and Seth, keep up the awesome job
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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 09:21 PM »
I'd celebrate with a German beer but all I've got is Corona... Oh well, feliz aniversario will have to do

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 09:59 PM »
   Thanks for the thanks. I will echo what Peter said about the great group of members taking time to post all the useful and informative projects , modifications, and tips.  Long before I was a moderator I was a new member looking for information on an incredibly expensive circular saw and then finding myself going down the slippery slope.  It is fun to see new  users going through the same process and finding that the claims about the tools are realistic.

    Thanks to all the members for the huge amount of great content!


Seth

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 01:22 PM »
Peter, Shane, and Seth, congratulations!
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Jim 

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 01:33 PM »
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Peter, Shane, and Seth, congratulations!

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I have participated in many forums and this is the most professionally operated one I have encountered.

Cliff
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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 03:47 PM »
+1


I have participated in many forums and this is the most professionally operated one I have encountered.

Cliff
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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 09:06 PM »

I have participated in many forums and this is the most professionally operated one I have encountered.

Cliff

^^^^This.

I'm pretty new here, but I have spent more time here reading than I have with my new toys....errr, tools. I expect that will change soon, but I'll still be here every day looking for new information and ideas.

So a big "Thank You" to the mods and especially all the participants who make this a great place to hang out!
Trying to be one of the most helpful members on the FOG.

Offline Roycole

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 12:28 PM »
Thanks to you Peter, Seth, and Shane and so many others for enabling it to be a great community.

Lots of advice, contests, dealer and third party involvement, no overbearing moderation, easy to use, and a friendly, open environment with lots of participation.

100 percent agree.Even though i`m new i can see it growing very fast!

Offline jacko9

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2014, 02:52 PM »
Thank you all for the great tips and suggestions.  I can't even remember how I found the FOG?   I know a lot of people would be interested if they knew of the great content on this forum.  I spread the word whenever possible and try to let people know about the Festool Systematic approach but, I think they have to experience it to become believers.  I'm disappointed that rags like FineWoodworking and their online presence FineWoodworking.com don't even acknowledge the Domino as a power tool in the sections and reviews.

Jack

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2017, 08:55 AM »
And another year has passed...

10 YEARS!

Thank you to all those who have contributed to the content here and have donated their time and made the effort to help those with questions and problems!

Thank you Foggers!

Peter

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2017, 12:37 PM »
And not forgetting the moderators of course for their continued commitment and service. [thumbs up]

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2017, 12:43 PM »
Thanks everybody, for helping me get rid of all this pesky money I've got lying around the house... [emoji12]
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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2017, 12:47 PM »
I have only been here about a year now, but have learned TONS from the folks here who have contributed their experiences, knowledge and ideas.  It has been super enjoyable and saved me valuable time.  Thanks to all and Happy Anniversary !

Offline HAXIT

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2017, 01:04 PM »
This site has the best moderators and very polite members that is why we have the most guests all the time. [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Thanks everyone that made this happen. [thumbs up] 

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2017, 03:57 PM »
Happy Anniversary indeed !

Thank you to Moderators and all the folks here sharing their projects, ideas and especially your knowledge.

I also have learned so much and also come away with more than a few more projects to add to my bucket list.  [smile]

Thank you Foggers!

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2017, 04:31 PM »
FOG is a wonderful community with lots of content, friendly members and moderators that not only contribute expertise but work to keep the discussions respectful.  Many many hours across the community invested in this effort.

Amazing it's been going this long and a few years prior on the old Yahoo platform.

Thanks as well to Festool's @Christian Oltzscher for having the vision to bring FOG under the Festool organization. 


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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2017, 05:29 PM »
@neilc  Yes indeed @Christian Oltzscher  should be recognized.  He played even more of a part while participating in the Yahoo group.  I could tell a story about that but I was sworn to secrecy - LOL.

To all:  We have mostly a great group here now and the groundwork was laid by many more - some who are and some who aren't active here now.  When I make this post annually it is never intended to draw attention to the moderators.  It is to remind all who read here that others have taken much time and effort to help and give advice.  That is what the core of the forum has always been about and I hope that in years from now we will continue to be able to read and reap the benefits of others' experiences and efforts.

Peter

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2017, 05:50 PM »
Happy anniversary FOG [emoji3]

This is my tenth year of membership and most of that time this place has been a great place to get information and also to give information.

Yeah there have been a few low moments here but in general it has been a great forum. Thanks to all the helpful mods for the work they do.

Here's to the next ten years.

Chris

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2017, 08:48 PM »
TSO could not have done it without the FOG - that's for sure !
We look forward to contribute and share to the best of our ability as a token of our appreciation for all the help and encouragement  we continue to receive.

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2017, 09:14 PM »
Happy Anniversary! I still like searching old threads and learning what I can. So much great content on here.

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2017, 10:26 PM »
Thanks to the Moderators and to all the members, past and present, that have provided so much knowledge, advice and inspiration.

Steve

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 12:00 AM »
   A big thanks has to go to all the members that keep this place going with a willingness to answer  questions, and provide new content on an ongoing basis. FOG would not exist with out all the input.  [thumbs up]

Seth

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Re: Happy Anniversary Foggers!
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 11:09 AM »
Wow, ten years.  Thanks to all the members, mods, and Festool staff.  Also thanks to Matthew, and all the Yahoo gang for getting the FOG started.  Here's to another ten. [thumbs up]
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