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Old 10-29-2004, 04:17 PM   #41
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A big thanks to this Forum and all its member, it a great guide to all the new collectors like myself, it sets the standards and the Benchmark for all other Forums to follow.
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Old 10-30-2004, 05:54 AM   #42
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I really wish to address a very special Thank You to Alexei (Nota Bene), Rusty (HuliganRS), Taz (Eddie), vatjan (Jan), new world (William), Marc (Lapa), Dave and Christophe.
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Many thanks for your kind message.
Nothing to add except that this Forum and its Members (and amongst them yourself, Dolf) are really super !!

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Old 10-30-2004, 07:44 AM   #43
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Dolf,

Thank you for your kind words, glad I could help.

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Old 11-12-2004, 03:44 AM   #44
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An Excellent Forum!

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I just had to say that I am a total rookie at medal collecting and I am a member at other forums, but this one is the best. At no time are members not willing to help me. You guys and this website/forum are making me enjoy my new hobby tremendously. Thanks to all

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To the Forum,

As someone who has been collecting for several years, I cannot say how wonderful it is to have found a community such as this where ideas about our shared interest can be exchanges so openly and so easily.

When I happened across the site about a year or so ago, I'd been removed from collecting for almost two years. This site and its friendly people gave me a renewed sense of interest and enjoyment in collecting.

So, the best I can do is echo Danny's words and send out a big thank you to all of the members & moderators of this excellent forum. I want to especially thank Art for all his work and Dave, the first person to share with me the true sense of friendship that prevails here in responding to some of my first questions.

Thanks to everyone and here's to the success of our forum!

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Old 12-31-2004, 05:36 AM   #45
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Back to 330 !!

We were 450 Members in last October. Since Art recently operated his necessary homework (see thread "Dead email account purge"), we are now back to the figure of 330 Members... and maybe less as Art will, in January, be purging accounts that no longer have a valid email address.

What is the most important is the number of active Members, more than a population number in itself... So, lets' continue to contribute to the Forum; the best way to attract more and more new Members (and Contributors) !!

Long life to this super Forum !!

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Old 12-31-2004, 12:18 PM   #46
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These accounts had artificially inflated the total membership amount. They were never registered members because they never completed the registration process. They hadn't replied to the email confirmation that was sent, thus they were "dead wood".

No big deal, this is the first "purging" I've done since the forum was started and some of these accounts were sitting there since 2002. As of this moment, there are 11 additional accounts with restricted access because of an inactive email address. All they can see is a special section saying "contact me with a valid email address to restore access". The only reason I haven't deleted their accounts is they have posted messages in the forum and if I delete them, all their posts show up as being posted by someone named "Guest".


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Old 12-31-2004, 06:25 PM   #47
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First Happy New Year to all. As a new member, last week, I am both excited and happy to share in this forum with all of you that have been collecting for many years. I am sure that I will have many questions concerning my collection and welcome any of your comments. Be safe and enjoy the New Years celebration.

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Old 01-01-2005, 01:49 AM   #48
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Welcome aboard, George. You've found a great place for learning and having fun.

Happy New Year!

Chuck In Oregon ... for 27 more days ... dang!
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:21 AM   #49
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We are 400 !!!!!

Target reached today !!

Thanks to "MaksimL".

Welcome to the Forum, MaksimL !!

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Old 03-04-2005, 08:31 PM   #50
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Hello,

Welcome to the forum..avatars are automatically awarded according to your posts. These are:

posts-----avatar award
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1.......Veteran of Labor
3......Order of the Red Banner of Labor
10.....Order of the Red Banner
25.....Order of Glory 1st class
50.....Cavalier Holder of the Order of Glory,
Young Pioneer flag, or Glory to Labor Hero graphic
100....Gold Star Hero Medal
200....Order of Victory or Order of Stalin
5000...Josef Stalin

Generally speaking, all members can submit custom avatars. Simply send me the image and when I get a chance to I will edit it and upload it for you. If you donate to the forum and become eligible to participate in the forsale group, you can change this yourself, how ever many times you please, whenever you please. You can read more about donating in the forsale groups, there is a post there that explains more. You can send your graphic to me at agbates@soviet-awards.com it might take me a few days to do this though.

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