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10 years here!

Post by jonescg » Aug 28 2019 3:24am

I didn't notice, but I've just clocked up 10 years on Endless Sphere.

Sure come a long way and seen a lot of change.

*raises a beer can* "To the Forum!"

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by spinningmagnets » Aug 28 2019 11:51am

My first post is March 2009, so...10 years, five months. I will follow your example and also have a beer when I get home!

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by DAND214 » Aug 28 2019 12:07pm

See how fast time fly's, when your having fun!
I think it's been 10+ but never check that.
I just checked, 11 years and 18 days :mrgreen:

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by 2old » Aug 28 2019 12:59pm

I'll have a beer for all three of you, but rather shoot for a six pack. The Fat Tire is cooling now.

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by Toorbough ULL-Zeveigh » Aug 28 2019 3:44pm

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by amberwolf » Aug 28 2019 7:15pm

I apparently had my decade -marker a week and a half ago.

No beer here though; gatorade will have to do.

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by litespeed » Aug 29 2019 7:03am

Just over 9 for me.....next year I’ll have the beer when I’m old enough! :D

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by neptronix » Aug 29 2019 8:38am

10 years is a crazy amount of time, isn't it? my involvement in ES has outlasted so many other things in my life and opened so many doors and taught me so much.. and i've been able to teach others.. and complete the ebike circle of life.

Our community is unique, in that more of the smart people hang around and continue to enrich the community for longer than i've ever seen anywhere else. Most communities die in a few years from brain drain and mismanagement. But ES has always had sort of a 'hands off' approach with managing the community, and that has worked perfectly. The community sort of balances and perpetuates itself.

I feel sort of like some people on here are like family to me, having seen people's progression in skills and life etc.
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Re: 10 years here!

Post by whatever » Aug 29 2019 12:58pm

the power-assist forum predates endless sphere, there are probably alot of those folks here also, there was a migration from power-assist forum to endless sphere forum way way back.

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by John in CR » Aug 29 2019 3:32pm

Been here 11 back in May. By far the best place on the internet that I've ever visited. We should have an ES Day, or maybe have ES found EV Day, so we can have the best holiday on the planet...only EVs allowed on the roads. Imagine how beautiful that would be while we're still in such a minority.

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Re: 10 years here!

Post by Drunkskunk » Aug 29 2019 4:38pm

I guess as it's a day late, I'll have to drink 2 beers. I just realized I have over 12 years now on thew forum and playing with ebikes. My life has changed a lot in all that time, but this is still fun, and you all all are the best internet community I've ever stumbled across.
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Re: 10 years here!

Post by neptronix » Aug 30 2019 1:46pm

Same, this is my favorite internet community of all time, and i've been on the internet since 1994. My membership and association with 'yall has outlasted a 10 year marriage, many friendships, moves to 4 different states, a few jobs, a few major crisis, etc.

I think of some people on here as being like family. It's kinda crazy.
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Re: 10 years here!

Post by nicobie » Aug 30 2019 7:38pm

neptronix wrote:
Aug 30 2019 1:46pm


I think of some people on here as being like family. It's kinda crazy.

Same here. It's been over 11 years for me too.

Even though the current team is doing just fine, I kind of miss Ypedal. 👍👍
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Re: 10 years here!

Post by neptronix » Aug 30 2019 7:51pm

nicobie wrote:
Aug 30 2019 7:38pm
Even though the current team is doing just fine, I kind of miss Ypedal. 👍👍
Me too. I learned a lot from him, in regards to how to be a moderator. And he also almost banned me once when i was 10 years less mature.... :lol:
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Re: 10 years here!

Post by TheBeastie » Oct 10 2019 2:45am

Perhaps the great Led Zepplin song - Ten Years Gone needs to be played..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWbO9a1_Z3U


Yeah, it's remarkable to go browsing around on ES and see threads from 10 years ago now.
I spent about close to 1 year spying on ES forum before I joined and made an account to ask for help on building my first eBike which made all the difference in giving me the confidence to pull it off..

Still, this 10-year benchmark reminds me of more cynical things that have happened in my life, we could do the opposite and permanently ban people who have reached 10 years on the ES forum and even firewall their IP so they can't even view the ES website...

I bring that up becomes it reminds me when I hit a benchmark in a long-standing IT job I worked at where instead of any celebrating I was made redundant and because I was in complex IT they even firewalled my home internet IP from reaching any part of the company network just to be extra secure and sure, I couldn't even load the corporate website to see the company that dumped me, that's how paranoid they were.
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Re: 10 years here!

Post by silentflight » Oct 10 2019 3:25am

was Safe also Randy? I forget.

...and where the heck did Xyster go?

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