Happy 1-Month-Old, Mu-43!

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Well, I registered this domain, mu-43.com, on 12/13/09, and the site "went live" on 12/15/09. Technically, mu-43 is 1-month-old today :smile:.

    Some highlights so far:

    • Just passed the 500 member mark, about half of which were carried over from Camwk (a deceased general photography forum), and the rest new within the past month
    • Passed the 100-thread mark about a week ago
    • Nearly reached the 1000-post mark
    The numbers are encouraging, but the quality goes well beyond that. I think we have terrific members!

    I also think that the numbers reinforce the need for such a place as we are building here. Looking around, the :43: subforums seem to be the most active ones on most of the major sites. It's only natural that we should have a dedicated community for all :43: users.

    Those of you just joining us, don't be put off by the relative newness of the site. We are committed to keeping this community friendly, positive, and moving in the right direction... and we are here to stay :drinks:.
     
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  2. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Congratulations

    Congratulations Amin on creating a great site!

    I agree with you, the members on this site are growing rapidly and that is an endorsement of the quality and moderation of the site.

    It is great to join a site where everyone is as one in thought and desire of getting the best out of their 4/3rds machine and to date we have not (long may it continue) encountered the proverbial "Trolls" or "experts without experience" that seem to abound in many other forums.

    We have a great open and friendly group of members all willing to help each other for the benefit of enabling each to maximise the potential of their chosen camera and enjoy and share "tricks of the trade".

    Thank you Amin and all other members for making my time to date so enjoyable, and long may it continue!:bravo-009:
     
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  3. Roni G

    Roni G Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    26
    Jan 5, 2010
    Israel
    I agree with each of Ian words.
    Thank you Amin for starting and nurturing this blog :clap2:
     
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  4. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    I second everything Ian has said. Great place!
     
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  5. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    I think this could easily become the best m4/3rds forum on the net... in particular, the decision to have a This or That? forum with clear guidelines will make it easy for us to keep those discussions separate from the other areas.

    Looking forward to sticking around and helping to make this a nice place to be :bravo-009:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks Ian, Roni, Bullfrog, Brian, and everyone else!
     
  7. Pulp

    Pulp New to Mu-43 Charter Member

    2
    Jan 4, 2010
    Philippines
    Congratulations!
     
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  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I thought it would be fun to dig this thread back up, having just passed our two month point.

    Here again were the numbers at one month:
    Having just passed two months, we've:

    • Nearly reached 1000 members (994 at the time of this post)
    • Passed the 500-thread mark (647 at the time of this post)
    • Flown past the 5000-post mark (7,920 at the time of this post)
    And the quality of our membership continues to far exceed the numbers story.

    Thanks everyone for making mu-43.com a great home for MFT users on the web :friends:
     
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  9. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    congrats!!
     
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  10. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    congratulations

    my wife is sending you a bill for the amount of time I have spent on here - but it's been well worth it, (meeting), so many nice guys, (of both sexes - maybe I could have put that better!)
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Yes, Bill you could have put that better!:rofl:

    Couldn't agree more about the community and its civilized, but not without humor, discussions and the generous photographic/technical/artistic help that is offered by so many. Many thanks!
     
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    ARD3 = 1,000th member :yahoo:
     
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  13. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huge thanks to everyone for making this the most exciting m4/3rds place to be... I know this kind of growth ain't no accident :grouphug: :drinks: and :bravo-009:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  14. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Congratulations mu-43.com on your 1 month 'birthday'.
    Let's celebrate it, how, any ideas?
    Great community, I feel happy being part of it.

    Kind regards to everyone, Herman
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Herman, perhaps you can construct a birthday doll for mu-43.com and photograph it?:biggrin:

    Congrats to :43:.com's members!
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Happy Birthday everyone.
    You are all invited to my house for a bash tonight,
    exactly 1700-1730. See ya all there.
    Shooter
     
  17. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    202
    Feb 14, 2010
    Don't really care how long mu-43's been up, I'm just happy I found this community :D Thanks for this great and helpful site!
     
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  18. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Let's dance to celebrate 1 month young mu-43 !

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    Just came home, it's already getting dark. No doll this time, a statue, shot in our backyard with it's many statues.

    Kind regards, Herman
     
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  19. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
  20. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    That's a nice shot Herman, thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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