10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

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10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by Gary » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:42 pm

This month marks the 10th year of singastro in the form of web forum after its migration from a yahoogroup.

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to:

(1) Administrators and Moderators for maintaining this forum and to ensure it is a friendly place for all.
(2) Those who have contributed funds for the web-hosting of this forum.
(3) Content contributors to the forum which attract others to join the forum and visit it regularly.

Not many local forum survive its first 5 years, let alone 10.

So give yourselves a good pat on the back, crack open the champagne bottles and let's toast to 10 more great years and many more ahead!

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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by bornfree » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:47 pm

congrats!! stay on another 100 years to educate and nurture the passion for the stars.. real stars which can really inspire the soul..
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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by Dark Neptune » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:56 pm

Hey, where's the champagne? ^_^

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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by Clifford60 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:57 pm

Congratulation to Singastro, more good years to come!

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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by Gary » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:23 pm

Dark Neptune wrote:Hey, where's the champagne? ^_^
Hidden in a secret vault with highly classified telescopes. :) Leftovers from the 2003 party. :)
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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by acc » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:36 pm

Oh wow thanks Gary for reminding us of this milestone! Hard to believe its ten years since the forum was first started and how much opposition we faced when we first started on this endeavour. Here's hoping for more good years! :-)
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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by Gary » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:48 pm

acc wrote:Oh wow thanks Gary for reminding us of this milestone! Hard to believe its ten years since the forum was first started and how much opposition we faced when we first started on this endeavour. Here's hoping for more good years! :-)
Most welcomed Chee Chien. Truth always prevails! We proved the naysayers wrong!
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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by nF » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:18 pm

acc wrote:Oh wow thanks Gary for reminding us of this milestone! Hard to believe its ten years since the forum was first started and how much opposition we faced when we first started on this endeavour. Here's hoping for more good years! :-)
oh yes, I still remember we met at the restaurant of ritz carlton for discussion on whether to move to a web forum or remain at yahoo group. And also whether to register as a official astronomy group which the later didn't go through. Then the webforum went into making after I got home as per my join date, the singastro logo, images and templates were then updated over the days by weicong.
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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by acc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:07 pm

YQ wasn't the meeting at the Sheraton? :-)
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Re: 10 Years of Web Forum Excellence

Post by Airconvent » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:49 pm

Wow...the Perfect 10! Thanks for remembering Gary and to the system administrators and founders past and present for setting this forum up. I'm just a user also although I try to do my part to help out...:)
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