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Old 10.05.2006, 23:41
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Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

May 8th was the official 1st birthday of englishforum.ch. Unfortunately I was busy and forgot all about it. So let's all join each other in wishing the forum some belated birthday wishes.

Let's have a quick look back at what happened in the last year:

285 members and 3000 messages.

I think we should avoid measuring our sucess purely by numbers, but more along the lines of whether people find this a useful resource.

By the time the 2nd birthday roles around I think we'll see some exponential growth. The reason for this is because forums always start slowly until they get to a critical mass. I think we reached that critical mass during this first year, so let's see what happens for the second!

I have some plans for the second year in terms of finding new ways to promote the forum, but I'll post about these when I get time
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Old 11.05.2006, 00:36
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Happy belated Birthday to ENGLISH FORUM DOT CH!! Well done.... et bravo!!
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Happy birthday indeed!

I like this place. Well done Mark and please keep it up!

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Old 11.05.2006, 09:35
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

... and many more!

Congrats Mark
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Old 11.05.2006, 09:48
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Congratulations Mark, good job.

It is very hard to get a "stand-alone" forum up and running, I know I have tried also. Getting a forum to the point of "critical mass" is the hard part but I think this place is already there.

It can only get better from here.
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Old 10.05.2009, 03:13
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... and many more!

Congrats Mark
Do you really think?
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Old 10.05.2009, 03:15
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Considering the original posts were from 2006 and this is now 2009, I think so.
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Old 10.05.2009, 03:32
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Please go away quietly Zva.

You are out of order.
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Old 12.05.2009, 17:55
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Misunderstood !!!

I'm really sorry for all the pain I've caused.

It really wasn't my intention.

I really thought I would be interesting... you know:
A moderator (with who i talked a lot) a lot of years ago say that its the first anniversary of this small forum and he says that we would see many more anniversaries and and 3 years after it it became the biggest forum for english speakers in Swizterland and i was thinking if he could ever imagine that (in that time) so i thought it was would be interesting to reply to that message...

Its pretty much like quoting Obama, when he was a teen, saying that we would like to become a Senator and ask "Do you really think you can make it" ?

Anyway, I'm really trully deaplly sorry....
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Old 12.05.2009, 17:58
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Welcome back to the Forum, ZVA.
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Old 12.05.2009, 17:59
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I'm really sorry for all the pain I've caused.

It really wasn't my intention.

I really thought I would be interesting... you know:
A moderator (with who i talked a lot) a lot of years ago say that its the first anniversary of this small forum and he says that we would see many more anniversaries and and 3 years after it it became the biggest forum for english speakers in Swizterland and i was thinking if he could ever imagine that (in that time) so i thought it was would be interesting to reply to that message...

Its pretty much like quoting Obama, when he was a teen, saying that we would like to become a Senator and ask "Do you really think you can make it" ?

Anyway, I'm really trully deaplly sorry....
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Anyway, I'm really trully deaplly sorry....

Alright, I forgive you.
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Old 12.05.2009, 18:40
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Apology accepted.
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Old 12.05.2009, 18:47
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The OP apologised you have to give him credit for that.
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Old 12.05.2009, 18:49
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Ah (*lightbulb in my head lighting up*), Zva meant to say, "Did you ever think EF would be so big in so few years?" (*slaps forehead*)

Zva, all is forgiven. Welcome back and try to be a good boy if you can from now on.
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It troubles me that I attributed the worst intention to Zva, a young and playful person, when I misinterpreted his innocent but erroneously phrased question.

For that I am sorry, Zva.
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Old 12.05.2009, 19:15
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Balance of GRN/THX rate is restored from me and ZVA is accoladed to the ranks of EF knighthood again
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Re: Misunderstood !!!

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I'm really sorry for all the pain I've caused.

It really wasn't my intention.

I really thought I would be interesting... you know:
A moderator (with who i talked a lot) a lot of years ago say that its the first anniversary of this small forum and he says that we would see many more anniversaries and and 3 years after it it became the biggest forum for english speakers in Swizterland and i was thinking if he could ever imagine that (in that time) so i thought it was would be interesting to reply to that message...

Its pretty much like quoting Obama, when he was a teen, saying that we would like to become a Senator and ask "Do you really think you can make it" ?

Anyway, I'm really trully deaplly sorry....
Well done for clarifying your post. I recommend you also go to your groan post to let the people there know that it was a misunderstanding and that you have posted this update. Provide the link too. I most people would be more understanding that you didnt mean it the way it came across and might even remove their groans for you.

Like I said in that post, they were mainly reacting to your post here.
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Re: Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday EnglishForum.CH! You have come a long way...since 2005.
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