|Neil Wyatt||04/05/2020 20:38:42|
18226 forum posts
I'd like to say three big thank-yous.
This past month has seen well over three hundred new members of the forum, presumably not unconnected to may people having more time on their hands.
The first is to all our new forum members, especially those who have decided to post and join in with our discussions and musings. Beginners - don't forget, if you are a beginner there's no such thing as a daft question of you don't know the answer, so don't be afraid to ask for help. More experienced new members, it's great to have the opportunity to share your expertise.
The second is to all the long-standing forum members who have helped make all these new recruits welcome.
The third is Jason who helps out so much behind the scenes as well as answering all sorts of queries and questions on and about the forum. Not included in those new member numbers are plenty of new spammers and bot accounts, and without Jason's help keeping them under control the forum would be a less enjoyable place.
Given the current situation, the forum has never been busier and the sheer amount of new threads and discussions mean we can't keep an eye on everything happening, so we are relying on forum members to let us know if things get out of hand anywhere. There have been very, very few reported posts which reflects that, aside from the odd aberration, this is one of teh most helpful and friendly engineering forums.
It's good to be part of something that is helping so many of us be part of a like minded community at a time when we can't physically go to club meetings or meet up with friends.
Thanks again everyone.
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Hear, Hear! - my vote of thanks also.
|Henry Brown||04/05/2020 21:12:18|
293 forum posts
A big thank you from a relative newbie to the forum to both you and Jason. My hands on experience is rather out of date, the search function usually comes up with an answer but if not I've had some great advise from the forum members. Well done all!
|derek hall 1||04/05/2020 21:15:35|
|97 forum posts|
Well said Neil and big thanks to Jason.
Welcome to all newbies who have joined.
I would also like to thank CUP Alloys, Chronos and Arc euro trade - those suppliers that advertise on this site and give us fantastic support.
I have recently placed orders with these companies and have found them all helpful and friendly. I have received my "bits and pieces" that I ordered with no problems despite the current virus related issues that are currently causing much disruption for us all.
Great job Neil in making us all welcome, well done!
Regards to all
|Cornish Jack||04/05/2020 21:17:48|
|1170 forum posts|
Well said (posted), Neil - particularly the tribute to Jason. You forgot to mention that, quite obviously, Jason is a nom-de-plume for three people. It's just not possible for any one person to get through the various activities he presents This really is a nice, enjoyable forum to browse in!
|old mart||04/05/2020 21:19:02|
|1968 forum posts|
The forum plays an important role in keeping me sane in these dark days of lockdown, I really miss my three days a week at the museum.
Thank you, Neil, and your colleagues running the forum, you're doing a great job.
|paul rayner||04/05/2020 21:23:59|
|160 forum posts|
I second that. In fact I think Jason ought to be paid
Mr Gilligan is a mine of information and a great contributor too I don't know how he does it.
Edited By paul rayner on 04/05/2020 21:26:29
|Howard Lewis||04/05/2020 21:31:39|
|3605 forum posts|
The Forum brings a lot of pleasure to a great many people, and a HUGE amount of help and information, on a wide range of subjects.
Have to admit to being a total addict!
Being a Moderator must be close to a 24/7 job.
Thanks to Neil and Jason
328 forum posts
A big +1 to all the above posts.
This forum is a haven of sanity and amiability in these testing times.
Moderators, and many regular contributors, should feel justifiably proud of what they give to us all.
Many thanks from me ...
|Nicholas Farr||04/05/2020 22:03:14|
2433 forum posts
Hi, I agree with all the above whole heartedly and hope I've help someone, even if it is in a simple way.
|445 forum posts|
Thank you Niel and Jason for a great forum and the help you provide .
|Grindstone Cowboy||04/05/2020 22:34:52|
|342 forum posts|
Can only concur with all of the above - many thanks to all who make this forum possible.
|Martin King 2||04/05/2020 22:41:24|
|717 forum posts|
Totally agree, Jason must never go to sleep he seems to do so much!!
|Michael Gilligan||04/05/2020 22:44:42|
16352 forum posts
Thanks, Paul ... but I am really not worthy of being named amongst such exalted company.
I enjoy the discussion, and the occasional sparring, but praise should go to the Moderators and the forum at large.
|Mike Poole||04/05/2020 23:12:42|
2735 forum posts
This forum is remarkably friendly with very little friction like turns up on other forums, I visit a few places like our village noticeboard on Facebook, this kicks off now and again when the moderators have let their personal political preferences show through in some of their decisions, it was entertaining to those of us just watching the battle but of course it all blew itself out and we are back to it being the useful village info site, the youngsters started the village banter site which has few rules but direct personal attacks and threatening type behaviour are not allowed. Funnily enough the banter site is peaceful and quite a laugh if you can tolerate bad language and lewd jokes and cartoons.
All in all this is a pleasant place to visit and thank you to our moderators and contributors for making it so.
I notice that IanSC has gone absent again which is rather worrying after he explained his last absence, let’s hope he can beat whatever has caused this one.
1184 forum posts
I was wondering how Raphael is getting on as well, having read his last post, the best part of a month ago.
|1273 forum posts|
Thank you Neil and Jason for all the work you do for this forum.
1019 forum posts
Well another thank you and just to echo all thats been said, a very friendly forum indeed.
Stay safe everyone !
|Neil Wyatt||05/05/2020 15:49:20|
18226 forum posts
I hope we hear from those who have gone quiet for a bit.
|Harry Wilkes||05/05/2020 16:00:48|
981 forum posts
Cheers all round
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