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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2761 times:
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I have just had cause to look into my profile page and noticed that it ishows it is exactly 5 years ago that I became a member at A.net.

I have been involved in a few 'tension-provoking' threads just recently, so wanted to use this as an excuse to post something completely different.

It feels a long time ago when I was wet behind the ears with digital editing, site rules and the like. There have been many ups and downs for the site in those 5 years but I am still here, and I always look to see what is going on at my favourite internet site when I switch the computer on. Although many have come and gone, I have formed lasting relationships with a number of people across the globe - surely the best feature of this site. I may moan about many things, but not the facility to be introduced to so many people through the shared interest of aviation photography.

My genuine thanks to all who have taken time to correspond with me in that time and offer their help, support and encouragement. Also a special thanks to all the guys who put in so much of their free time to keep things ticking over here.

All the best.

Paul

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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2725 times:
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Hey Paul,

congratulations on that different milestone!  Wink

You are surely right when you say that the relationships resulting from the community on this site are its best feature and though we've still never met in person (although that one time at MAN was pretty close  Wink) I consider you as a friend and it's always a pleasure to exchange thoughts and ideas with you.

Up to the next 5 years!  Smile

Cheers,

Thierry



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User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1302 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Happy A.net-birthday, Paul!!

I am sure you have put a lot of time in here, with interesting posts and helping out so many in need of help with photography and editing skills. I am surely one of many who benefited from it!!

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 1):
You are surely right when you say that the relationships resulting from the community on this site are its best feature


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Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2600 times:




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User currently offlineAstro777lover From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 212 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

 old  <- 5 years wow!


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4880 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2519 times:

Congrats on the milestone - and thanks for being such a helpful person!  Smile

User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Ditto, congrats Paul. I give you and everyone alot of credit, putting in the years here! Hope you have many more fun years to come.


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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1988 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
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Paul,

Your threads are what still makes this forum worthwhile even after I have asked all the questions and got all the answers about fixing rejected photos I cared to  Smile .

Seriously, just look at the "Respected by" section in your profile. That is yet another achievement, in my eyes - a lot more valuable than thousands of pictures in the DB, lots of hits and praising comments.

Good to have you here.

Cheers,
Andrei


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4844 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
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Happy "Birthday" Paul. I too hit 5 years earlier this year (as an active forum member). I was a photo contributor and forum lurker for 5 years before that...damn, time flies!

I really enjoy your posts. While lengthy at times ( duck  ) they are beautifully written and a pleasure to read. You have been a big help to a lot of people, myself included. Thank you.

Here's to the next 5 years!  champagne   birthday 



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Happy 5th, old boy  Smile


James



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2387 times:
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Thanks very much guys for the kind comments.

All the best.

Paul


User currently offlineSFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Congrats on the anniversary - and thank you once again for all your contributions: great photos, valuable advice in this forum. And special thanks for the "provoking" threads!  Smile


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User currently offlineFrippe From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 185 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Congratulations from Sweden and thanks so much for everything, your good advice and your never ending care for the site and your friendship in your e-mails. /Frippe

User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
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Quoting SFO2SVO (Reply 11):
And special thanks for the "provoking" threads!

 biggrin  - They often provoke a varied set of reactions! Thanks Sergey.

Frippe - you are very kind, and a true gentleman.

Some of the comments in this thread reinforce the recognition of what is important about this site - and it is not acceptance vs. rejection, hits, or other statistics.

Cheers.

Paul


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2307 times:



Quoting Psych (Reply 13):
and it is not acceptance vs. rejection, hits, or other statistics.

Oh it so is...!! haha, well done Paul mate.
Spence.



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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

time flies when your having fun  Wink

cheers
Nick



cheers
User currently offlineStrikeeagle From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 15 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

HI Paul ,
Well done on reaching the 5 year mark , I am not far behind you my 5th is sometime in Jan next year i think  Smile I have never met you in person but i really appreciate
the help and advice that you have given to me over the past years via our contact over the
net etc .

All the best
Ant.


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (5 years 12 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Hmmm. I can't help but think I've become your protege when it comes to constructing long and provoking threads........ Big grin

Still, joking aside such threads are often remembered; whether that be for good, bad or otherwise! Furthermore, many have indirectly (and sometimes directly) resulted in beneficial changes here, and will remain forever etched in so many minds.

Anyway, happy 'A.net' birthday Paul! I was a paying member (and subsequently a forum regular) here way before I started uploading, and I'm sure many will remember my infamous and controversial 'balls of steel' entrance, LOL! Actually, it can't be far off five years since I first appeared on the scene, although back then I mainly browsed and had little interaction with the site.

P.S. Can't you just tell I've been away for over a week??!!? Bet it's been real peaceful without me!!!!

Cheers,

Karl


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