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Ahhhh, sweet nostalgia. :D As much as I love the floods of information and new members that come in here every day, there are times when I miss our tiny little fossil forum. Every night, it was like a group of guys (and gals) sitting around a campfire, chatting about fossils, fishing and whatever topic might happen to come up.

Yesterday, we had 331 members log into their accounts. Over 1,300 different people visited and 15,000 pages were viewed.

Some math along with our analytics data shows that the total time spent reading information on The Fossil Forum last year alone (all the minutes people spent reading, added together), the total would equal just a hair under 12 years of time or roughly 105,000 hours.. Those stats just blow my mind.

You're all grown up now, TFF! *wipes tear from eye* :P:D

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Cool. It's funny seeing current forum elders starting out in 'Member Introductions'. It's also funny how the WaybackMachine breaks down after a few clicks and throws you forward to something like November 2012. :)

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Just tells you what You and the Gang can do despite what other clubs tell you about a internet fossil club.I told them so,You still rock.

Bear-dog.

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wow. I remember when we had less than 100 members total, let alone visit in a day! My favorite site by far!!!

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Hi,

I think of being among people who make rise the figures of the hours of reading, because I spend at least 2 hours per day to read all the novelties ! That take a lot of time, but it is so interesting !

If TFF didn't exist any more, I would be very very unfortunate !

Coco

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This site has really opened my eyes to the diversity of what can be found out there and I've made many new friends whom I otherwise would never have met. The knowledge that comes out of here rivals Wikipedia in it's breath and depth.

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Ah, Cris, it is really amazing to look back on the success and growth of the forum. Did you and Anson ever imagine in those early days of the forum as it currently is.

This is truly a great forum. Information exchanged, questions asked and answered, knowledge given and received, and all in an adult and fun manner. Whats not to like!

Jim

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Ah, Cris, it is really amazing to look back on the success and growth of the forum. Did you and Anson ever imagine in those early days of the forum as it currently is.

It exceeded our wildest expectations when we hit 10 members logging in every day... We had no idea collecting was such a popular thing with so many people. "Fossil clubs? What's that?" :P We just wanted a nice, well organized place to post our own finds and hunting expeditions and be able to get feedback from friends....Man, did we get that and so much more.

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I will say it's been a great journey for me as well. As one of the "old-timers" -member #77, I was strictly shark teeth when I joined. The diversity of the fossils on this site got me more interested, I joined a couple of clubs, found out about the local collecting sites and look at me now. Cris, you and Anson have cost me A LOT of money, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat

There's no limit to what you can accomplish when you're supposed to be doing something else

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How do you find out what member number you are (eg. #77)?

Hold the cursor over your name and look at the number next to your name that pops up on the bottom of your screen.

The human mind has the ability to believe anything is true.  -  JJ

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Hello John, I do not notice any number holding the mouse on my name :wacko:

Maybe you have seen things we people wouldn't believe :P

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Hello John, I do not notice any number holding the mouse on my name :wacko:

Maybe you have seen things we people wouldn't believe :P

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Group Regular Members Active Posts 3,298 Member Since 24-December 08 Last Active Online Today, 11:55 AM Currently Viewing Topic: Nostalgia

Nandomas - depends on your browswer, but look at the very bottom of the screen. You are member 1112.

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I remember those early days as well. Back then I didn't have my own computer, so I logged in during planning periods back when I was a teacher. I remember most of us had been on the old California forum. I've hunted all over the US with help from people on this forum over the last several years. However, I did notice that back during the "crash of 2012", I got a lot more done around the house, when I didn't have a bunch of cool fossils to check out!

Ramo

Cris, Why do you show up as member #1553? Just wondering.

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Thank you to everyone who has the time and dedication to make this forum happen.

Chris, I was wondering if you could share with everyone a detailed explanation of how this forum came to be.

I am certain everyone would love to hear the story behind this wonderful site.

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yeah there certainly were some fun and cheeky posts flying around 5 years ago. with exponential growth of membership came perhaps my favorite benefit of membership...reciprocal trips with serious collectors from out of state and outside the U.S.

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

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Nandomas - depends on your browswer, but look at the very bottom of the screen. You are member 1112.

Thanks, I still do not see nothing with mozilla. Maybe something is going wrong right now, because I also have no more the chance to add a picture :blink::wacko:

Erosion... will be my epitaph!

http://www.paleonature.org/

https://fossilnews.org/

 

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Thanks, I still do not see nothing with mozilla. Maybe something is going wrong right now, because I also have no more the chance to add a picture :blink::wacko:

Nando,

I see your number in my "Status Bar" in Internet Explorer - (The status bar must be enabled)- located at the bottom of the internet window. Lower left side of screen - just saw it pop up there in Firefox as well. :)

Regards,

EDIT: I also have no ability to add pics! :(

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...Ramo

Cris, Why do you show up as member #1553? Just wondering.

Hi, Ramo!

Justifiable question... :D

Astrinos P. Damianakis

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Hello John, I do not notice any number holding the mouse on my name :wacko:

Maybe you have seen things we people wouldn't believe :P

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Group Regular Members Active Posts 3,298 Member Since 24-December 08 Last Active Online Today, 11:55 AM Currently Viewing Topic: Nostalgia

:P

Glad you can see it too. :)

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Cris, Why do you show up as member #1553? Just wondering.

Hi, Ramo!

Justifiable question... :D

I think Cris' number is higher because he had to 'join' again after deleting his original account during a 'hacking event' a few years ago.

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Ahhhh, sweet nostalgia. :D As much as I love the floods of information and new members that come in here every day, there are times when I miss our tiny little fossil forum. Every night, it was like a group of guys (and gals) sitting around a campfire, chatting about fossils, fishing and whatever topic might happen to come up.

Yesterday, we had 331 members log into their accounts. Over 1,300 different people visited and 15,000 pages were viewed.

Some math along with our analytics data shows that the total time spent reading information on The Fossil Forum last year alone (all the minutes people spent reading, added together), the total would equal just a hair under 12 years of time or roughly 105,000 hours.. Those stats just blow my mind.

You're all grown up now, TFF! *wipes tear from eye* :P:D

Cris.

I am into your thoughts and feelings!!!

Judging by my experience earned in my 26 months presence here, I'd say that the significant expansion of TFF is based not only on the fact that it covers sufficiently everything around fossils, but becouse it runs in parallel so many iportant factors of our life as goodwill, cortesy, generosity, friendship, fun, a wider knowledge field and much more already quoted above or upcoming next. Every member has contributed to this TFF grow up is praiseworthy. At the top of this list are, of course, the previous and the current admins and mods, who have spent or are spending uncountable hours of voluntary work in order this great place to run smoothly. It's self evident that among your feelings this time is a big satisfaction facing the important success of TFF and this is your only but a great reward!!!

And speaking of nostalgia and ''reward'', a great TFF contributor who is greatly missed came to mind. I have searched with no result for but I well remember one topic where a relative discussion took place. It was then when Tracer presented his reward big bank check having placed in the amount space about ten ziros ''0.000.000.000,00''. After all I have to say him that now it's the time for him to come back. Otherwise, he is going to lose this immense treasure... :P:)

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