We are Approaching a Major Milestone!

Posted by: Steve Cohen

We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 06:06 PM

Total posts on the Forum is approaching 1,250,000!

Kudos to Frank! Who da known???
Posted by: Deerwood Dad

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 06:18 PM


And at least that many dollars spent treating those nasty PW addictions!

Congratulations.
Posted by: GreenRain

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 06:58 PM

When was this forum opened?
Posted by: Steve Cohen

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 07:11 PM

This version was started in May, 2001.
Posted by: FogAudio

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 09:28 PM

Geez, no kidding. My wife wants to throw my laptop out the window! Why and what is so compelling about all the threads at PW I can't say, I just know that I am beginning to have a problem... Maybe we'll need to start weekly PWA meetings/lock-ins? (no internet allowed, including cell phones!). I elect Nrrebot (name anonymized...slightly) to conduct the meetings smile
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 10:07 PM

Quote:
When was this forum opened?


I think I first joined PianoWorld in 1999, but had been active on rmmp for several years already. Steve Cohen was already a member here when I joined. I miss Rick Clark and Joy, (They "met" here and have been an item ever since), Larry, Cork, Dwain, Jolly, and all the old bunch.

I am also happy to have so many knowledgable and likable new members, too. smile
Posted by: Piano World

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/19/09 10:14 PM

The Way We Were
Forums threads from 1999 / 2000
Posted by: apple*

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 07:53 AM

just think Frank..

if a post was worth a dollar you'd be a millionaire.. 1.25 times over.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 08:35 AM

Originally Posted By: apple*
just think Frank..

if a post was worth a dollar you'd be a millionaire.. 1.25 times over.


Hmmnn

I'd be happy if I could just get every member to pay $5.00 a year :-)
Posted by: BDB

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 10:13 AM

Try changing "Subscribe" to "Donate to PianoWorld" in the Quick Links. That is more recognizable.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 03:31 PM

Frank, while we're talking about the subscriptions, with the old software we used to be able to scroll over our avatar and see when our subscriptions expired. I don't think that works any more. (Or, if it did, my platinum subscription already expired and I need to re-up! eek ) Is there any way to find out easily when we should re-subscribe?
Posted by: eweiss

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 03:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Piano World
Originally Posted By: apple*
just think Frank..

if a post was worth a dollar you'd be a millionaire.. 1.25 times over.


Hmmnn

I'd be happy if I could just get every member to pay $5.00 a year :-)

That's probably doable.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 03:37 PM

Ed, that's what I like about you: You're an irrepressible, incurable optimist. thumb
Posted by: Piano World

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Frank, while we're talking about the subscriptions, with the old software we used to be able to scroll over our avatar and see when our subscriptions expired. I don't think that works any more. (Or, if it did, my platinum subscription already expired and I need to re-up! eek ) Is there any way to find out easily when we should re-subscribe?


For some reason the new software didn't carry over the title links. Let me look into it.
I keep a spread sheet of all subscribers.

While we had lots of members jump in to help from 2005-2007, 2008 dropped off drastically, for 2009 there have been very few Subscribers .

Thanks for asking.
Posted by: eweiss

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Ed, that's what I like about you: You're an irrepressible, incurable optimist. thumb

Tell that to my wife!
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 04:47 PM

Probably need to remind us every now and then. Maybe a fund drive auction with items we need but don't buy- say a nice metronome, or maybe a red felt keyboard cover, or maybe a Bosie... just saying.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 04:56 PM

...or that absolutely gorgeous Mason & Hamlin leather motorcycle jacket. I'd bid a bundle on that, myself. wink
Posted by: jotur

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 04:56 PM

I like the idea of changing "subscribe" to "donate". I donate to a couple of other places I frequent. Hm. I should check my credit card bill to see if I remembered to renew PW this year :\

Maybe we could pin a thread titled "The Everyone Chips in $5 for PW Continuing" thread smile

Cathy
Posted by: Piano World

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
...or that absolutely gorgeous Mason & Hamlin leather motorcycle jacket. I'd bid a bundle on that, myself. wink


You mean this old thing?

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 08:23 PM

[Monica salivates] Yup. I don't own a motorcycle, and I don't wear leather. But slap an M&H logo on the back, and my pulse starts racing.
Posted by: Norbert

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 08:26 PM

What I like most here is that so many of us end up friends.

Of course we may have gone through different stages...

But in the end it's all good!!

Norbert wink thumb
Posted by: LVP

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 08:30 PM

Speaking of donating, I can't even see where one would do that! I would happily contribute, but where does one find that link?

I also agree that you could have a good annual drive if you had a little contest! But I'll send my $5 anyway since you probably saved me thousands in my piano hunt!

Liza
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/20/09 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
[Monica salivates] Yup. I don't own a motorcycle, and I don't wear leather. But slap an M&H logo on the back, and my pulse starts racing.


I don't have or do any of the above, nor do I have a M&H... but, I would probably bid you up on that puppy! Wonder what size it is???
Posted by: lilylady

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/21/09 12:51 AM

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Posted by: Piano World

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/25/09 02:00 PM

And so it came to be.

1,250,000+ posts.
Posted by: DanLaura Larson

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/25/09 02:19 PM

Congratulations! Now to hit 3 million.
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/26/09 05:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Piano World
And so it came to be.

1,250,000+ posts.


Congratulations, Frank.
Posted by: Steve Cohen

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/26/09 09:15 AM

Congrats!
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: We are Approaching a Major Milestone! - 08/26/09 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Piano World
And so it came to be.

1,250,000+ posts.


And just think, if it wasn't for all those users, we wouldn't be here today. smile

Anyhow, congrats.