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Milacron of PM
09-03-2004, 09:28 AM
I just noticed HSM forum passed the 100,000 posts mark some time ago. No cake or champagne ?? Congratulations are in order ! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Forrest Addy
09-03-2004, 09:41 AM
And every word golden - well my words are. I dunno about you other guys ;-)

It's kinda like Neil founded a town in the wilderness and the rest of us pitched in to help build it and set down roots. The same thing is going on at Practical Machinist; a neighboring community and hundreds of other website whereever a common interest unites the like-minded.

It's odd how institutions like "community" evolve yet perform the same functions. Here the community is composed individuals scattered all over the world united by a common interest (obsession?) dispersed in distance yet connected by neurons in cyberspace.

My sister is active on a theatrical costumer's website where the sense of community also consists of an underlying purpose supporting a network of informarion exchange and mutual help. Same as us; different subject.

[This message has been edited by Forrest Addy (edited 09-03-2004).]

Neil
09-03-2004, 11:16 AM
Dave:

I hadn't picked up on the benchmark.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Neil

darryl
09-03-2004, 05:12 PM
100,000 posts and rising. That's a lot of sharing and caring from the group of like-minded people. Forrest's comment made me think again about the OT topic that has been discussed on this and other forums. Seems to me there's not much that is OT, even if it doesn't have the words 'machining' or 'metal' or related in it. Just coming from a member of the group puts it on topic, since the member has chosen to be here, and has found a 'home' here among like-minded people. Pretty much any issue that is raised we can all relate to and respond to, from a background of experience with the same issues. Doesn't matter if it's shop stuff, home stuff, personal stuff to some extent, maybe just my opinion but I don't find it out of bounds at all. There's more to a person than shavings and cutting fluid. Sure, there's always a posting that's uncalled for, but maybe that's best ignored. I wouldn't want it to be 'dry' by being restricted to machining issues. It's still anybody's choice to not peruse a posting that doesn't have any interest for him (her). Has anyone ever had to 'sift through a lot of crap' here, just to find what they're looking for? I don't think so. On our way to 200,000 posts --- I'm glad to be a member, and thanks to those responsible for creating, maintaining, and using this forum. (and the others)

Joel
09-03-2004, 05:46 PM
Good posts.

Thanks Don, for pointing out that much has been accomplished and many people helped by benefit of these pages, and your site as well.

As Forrest said, boards such as this represent a community linked by electrons. Just as I know which neighbors door to knock on when I need help unloading some steel, I know that I can count on certain folks here to help with any given problem, no matter how esoteric.

I seldom post OT, but I sure understand why people do. You get a good feel for people’s skills and abilities, and a trust in their opinion. I have few places to go when I have an electronics problem, as none of my friends happen to be well versed in this area. I know that I can ask someone here, and get an honest answer, for no other reason but to try and help a semi-stranger.

bspooh
09-03-2004, 06:51 PM
Don...thanks for the heads up!!

Also, thanks for having real "class" in bringing this to attention...

This one and your website are the best!!

brent

wierdscience
09-03-2004, 08:11 PM
Hummm.... I got some leftover fireworks,could be a reason to use them http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

NAMPeters
09-03-2004, 10:31 PM
HSM=106009
PM=95550
Chasky=50496

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Neil Peters

Milacron of PM
09-04-2004, 11:56 AM
Should Chaski's Live Steam forum be included in that total ?

I suppose so, but somehow it just seems like a whole seperate "thing" to me. Maybe because it was completely seperate site in the beginning...just like their "food" and other forums. Heck, he even had a "comic strip" forum at one time

www.chaski.com/wwwboard/index.html (http://www.chaski.com/wwwboard/index.html)

RPease
09-05-2004, 10:19 AM
I presume that is the "number of posts" and doesn't include the replies........

If true, totals of "posts and replies" must run into the millions.......

That's a lot of comments........

WAY TO GO.......HSM......

Milacron of PM
09-05-2004, 10:56 AM
The totals do include the "replies"

You can can "D'oh !" now http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

ibewgypsie
09-05-2004, 11:13 AM
I am a addict.

When I am not here, I worry about the friends I have made here.

On the retrospect, when the board was down I got a lot done around here.

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[This message has been edited by ibewgypsie (edited 11-11-2005).]

charlie coghill
09-05-2004, 08:31 PM
David
Maybe your wife needs to put a timer on the comp and limit the time you spend playing.
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Charlie

NAMPeters
09-05-2004, 09:19 PM
What are you trying to say Charlie, she should seek a quicky? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif