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Three Cheers For Craven and Jespah

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:21 pm
Craven, dear Craven. Step back for a minute and take a look at what you have created -- a really terrific, fun, enjoyable, pleasurable, exciting, marvelous spot for all of us to hang out and enjoy.

I'm almost as proud of you as I am of my well educated daughter (and she's got my genes). Thank you so much, Craven. You are the greatest!

Okay, Craven now I've corrected my oversight (sorry, jespah) and have probably confused all future visitors to the sight.

Thanks for the editing feature, too.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:26 pm
I keep repeating this and it's not modesty that makes me do so (I don't "do" modest):

Every single thing you like about this site is based on one simple thing I did:

I went, "Gee Jes, how bout an unholy alliance, wanna help moderate?"

And the rest is history.

I swear that everything good about this site is to Jespah's credit and that's because it's only as good as the people who show up to use it. And the only people who were here before jespah were a few friends who never post.

So please thank Jespah. I just had some customized open source forum software before she showed up.
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Misti26
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:36 pm
Well, thanks to both of you Craven, for a job well done, and then some!
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Ethel2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:39 pm
Yes, we owe Jespah and Craven a bucket of gratitude. Thanks Jespah for inviting me as well.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:43 pm
I'd like to join the happy chorus. This forum is well-organized, colorful and populated by delightful people.

Trolls are under bridges where they belong.

Thanks, Jespah and Craven.
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fishin
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:47 pm
Here here! I'm still playing but this place is laid out better than any other board I've been on yet.

Don't be bashful. Get up on the stage and take your bows!
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 10:54 pm
Ok, one more group of people to thank:

All the open source developers out there. I can't even begin to name how many people have helped with ideas and fully functional code to make this (ballpark figure is over 100 personally and 1000s indirectly).

Just last night a kind soul spent the night exchanging messages with me so we could get the bugs out of the favorite topics box.

When I've needed a new button for some feature (I can't do graphics so all the graphics here are open source) there was always some kind person willing to make it. Sometimes within 10 minutes!

Everytime I ran into a wall there was a developer willing to help me. Theis is why the statement on the home page says what it does. I got everything I know for free. I got all my help for free. All the code used on this site was either mine or free.

The database used for this site is an opensource database that's free. I pay to have it hosted but would pay more if it wern't for the fact that it's free.

The operating system that the host uses is a commercial version of a free operating system that helps lower costs.

The administrative tool for the database is free.

The coding language is free!

With all this help all I had to do was connect the dots.

There is a huge amount of people working to make much of what we use on our computers free. They don't stop to make friends but simply help and move on. I do my best to do the same and this cycle is responsible for so much of this site.

If this was all commecial code and software this would have cost me in the thousands.
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bandylu2
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 11:04 pm
Yes, Craven, but it took someone (or two) to put all that borrowed knowledge together in one place for us to enjoy. And for that we thank you and jespah (now just smile, say thanks and enjoy it).
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 11:08 pm
In order:

1) Very Happy

2) Thanks!

3) Already doing so.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 11:10 pm
Truely, it is magnificant. Craven talks about the unfinished parts, but it's head and shoulders above anything I've seen or heard of. Thanks Craven; thanks Jespah.
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blatham
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 11:18 pm
Dear Mr. Craven and Ms. Jespah

I, with my proud chestnut stallion Herb (out of 'a mare formerly known as Japanese Lantern and now know as school paste') bring greetings and, possibly, viruses from the Far North.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 29 Oct, 2002 11:25 pm
The last tidings I got from the north were two bottles of maple syrup that I sooo plan on stealing from dan-e, and you bring viruses? LOL
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earthmother
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 12:34 am
HI CRAVEN
hi guy! this is honeychild from thorman's. do you remember me? i no longer belong there. i'm looking forward to having a good time here, though. hey, at least you won't have to put up with those pesky messages anymore! lol. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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jjorge
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 12:53 am
Craven Jespah

Tremendo! Magnifico! Bravo!

What a gift you have given us.
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mckenzie
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 12:53 am
This site is amazing. Congratulations.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 07:14 am
Re: HI CRAVEN
earthmother wrote:
hi guy! this is honeychild from thorman's. do you remember me? i no longer belong there. i'm looking forward to having a good time here, though. hey, at least you won't have to put up with those pesky messages anymore! lol. Laughing Laughing Laughing


Those messages wern't pesky! It's just that I'll soon be leaving and won't be able to check my mail, so I have to try to avoid any mailings.

How did ya find this place by the way (we aren't really open yet)? Did you know about the realm?
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 08:34 am
<blushing> You, you like us, you really like us!

I have to give the credit to Senor Craven, of course. Me, I just socialize (and worry about silly things), whereas he's the one who stays up all night and codes! This site is certainly what I wanted, but I hadn't the foggiest idea of how to go about it. He built the sandbox, and stocked it with toys. I just put up the posters in the school.

Or, something like that.

PS Mr. blatham (and Herb) - I adore the avatar! Welcome to our place! Please clean up after your horse!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 09:24 am
blatham!!!
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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blatham
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 10:05 am
sozobe!!!
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b lath ummmm
so zob eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Wed 30 Oct, 2002 10:09 am
I'd just like to join in the chorus and say, THANKS! I haven't been here long, but I'm very impressed with everything I see. Just wonderful. Best of all, no imposters and no flaming. Great job!
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