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|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||05/11/2016 18:29:06|
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Well, believe it or not our beloved forum will celebrate its 10th birthday in the coming months!
We have come a long way in 10 years. Starting from nothing we have over 35,000 members, with in excess of 5,000 unique logins everyday. There are now over 120,000 threads in the archives with over 1 million posts! Those posts cover just about every possible aspect of building, repairing and flying RC model aeroplanes. As an information repository alone the forum is priceless. Add in the fact that it remains a dynamic friendly community continuing to give excellent advice - and yes not a little banter - and it goes from strength to strength.
Of course the main reason the forum is so successful is you - its members, You make it what it is. So, how would you like to mark the occasion of its 10th birthday? In the mods chat-room we have a few ideas - and obviously the mag will be supporting with a special "birthday give away" etc. But are there any other things and ideas you'd like us to set up? Please feel free to give us your ideas and make suggestions below - its our forum - let's mark the occasion our way!
Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 05/11/2016 18:37:15
|Colin Leighfield||05/11/2016 18:44:36|
5714 forum posts
Thanks to you BEB and all of you who put in the effort to make it work so well. I get enormous pleasure from following so many fascinating threads. I don't have an immediate response to your request for an idea for something special, but I will rack my brain and see if anything comes up!
|ken anderson.||05/11/2016 18:49:29|
8349 forum posts
yes...well done to the lad's behind the scene's...and young beth(a rose among the thorn's) ...I've been told....
ken Anderson...ne...1....... forum dept.
|Bob Cotsford||05/11/2016 19:26:50|
7730 forum posts
Congratulations to all involved behind the scenes. The site still has a few bugettes that we have got used to over the years but it's still no 1.
How about a fly-in, maybe putting your name to one of the Greenacres ones? Or maybe one of the magazine review models could be put up as a special members prize draw?
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What about an award for the forum contributor who provides the most helpful advice - voted on by forum members?
|john stones 1||05/11/2016 20:47:45|
10189 forum posts
Not sure how practical it would be nor the number you'd use, but those who've been here as forum members since the outset/longest have played a part in establishing the forum alongside RCME and the mod teams, anniversary cap/t shirt or something as a thank you ?
John.....help the aged Dept.
|Peter Miller||05/11/2016 21:16:23|
9739 forum posts
What was the actual start date?
|kevin b||05/11/2016 21:35:20|
1575 forum posts
Thanks for the stats BEB. You know, you really should get out more.
How about a party in the café ? Bring your own ginger nuts (no alcohol).
A wine & cheese party. The mods could start cheesy threads and the rest of us could whine (no change there then).
|Tom Sharp 2||05/11/2016 22:49:58|
3313 forum posts
If it aint broke don't fix it
|Ady Hayward||25/12/2016 16:17:07|
734 forum posts
Hows about through 2017 a series of informal fly-Ins hosted by local clubs around the country where 10th anniversary items can be handed out to worthy participants.
Edited By Ady Hayward on 25/12/2016 16:18:55
681 forum posts
Cheese and wine party with no alcohol !!!! Think I'll give that a miss.
Yes but aside thanks to all contributers, and many thanks to to modererators, who should really try to get out more!
All the best to all, Glyn.
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||25/12/2016 19:24:08|
2948 forum posts
Yes of course, for this success deserving girls and boys from the shadows ... thanks them from the heart.
|Alan Pennington||25/12/2016 20:41:46|
174 forum posts
Well done and keep up the good work and here's to another 10 years
1424 forum posts
10 Year fly in and well done....
8306 forum posts
Great idea...why no have planes of 10 years and older.
|Bob Cotsford||26/12/2016 10:04:47|
7730 forum posts
Yes, get a Modelflying fly-in booked in at the new BMFA flying site asap
|David Ashby - Moderator||26/12/2016 16:06:33|
10830 forum posts
Yes, it's scary where the time goes and although I don't have the time to look in here very often since taking the helm at the mag', here's to the next 10 years.
More than anything I've made some great friends here. Big thanks go to Timbo for his help in the early days and the mods; Dave, Steve, Pete and Chris of course who've made sure the site is a fair and friendly place for all - something I was keen to promote from a relatively early time - and Beth for the admin work behind the scenes in the last 2 years.
1383 forum posts
According to my researches (Wikipedia) a tenth anniversary should involve gifts made of tin (UK) or possibly aluminium (US) (should that be aluminum?)
So how about a competition for "The most innovative use of tin in a model aircraft."
Hint - although solder contains tin, I would not describe the use of solder, or the use of tinplate for fueltanks. as truly innovative.
|Steve Hargreaves - Moderator||26/12/2016 19:10:15|
6695 forum posts
That would be almost any of mine then.....
|McG 6969||26/12/2016 19:17:34|
2433 forum posts
... sjeesh... and I even didn't know that model 'aeroplanes' had a birth certificate in the UK...
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