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A Different Milestone

Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:37 pm

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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RE: A Different Milestone

Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:43 am

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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RE: A Different Milestone

Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:22 pm

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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RE: A Different Milestone

Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:54 pm

Slower traffic, keep right
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:45 pm

 old  <- 5 years wow!
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:15 am

Congrats on the milestone - and thanks for being such a helpful person!  Smile
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:38 am

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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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:33 am

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
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:42 am

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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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:32 am

Happy 5th, old boy  Smile


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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:36 pm

Thanks very much guys for the kind comments.

All the best.

Paul
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:10 pm

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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RE: A Different Milestone

Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:45 pm

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
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:14 pm



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
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:54 pm



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

Oh it so is...!! haha, well done Paul mate.
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RE: A Different Milestone

Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:01 pm

time flies when your having fun  Wink

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RE: A Different Milestone

Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:20 am

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.
 
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RE: A Different Milestone

Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:48 pm

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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