First Year Forum Report

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First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1764Post Forum Admin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:23 pm

It has been a full year since this new site was formed!

We did a soft start on this day, one year ago. It was several days before the word started getting out and it was a couple of months before Google and other search engines started to pick us up. Growth was slow at first but picked up once people could find us again.

Today we have 484 registered users and there have been 1,640 posts. The vast majority of posts are in the Acoustic Guitar section with the Instruments For Sale coming in a distant second.

The site took in $30 from the sale of instruments and accessories. Thank you to those who contributed.

I have seen a few comments here and on other forums that our present forum is not as lively as the previous forum. That is not all bad as I think this site is more harmonious overall than some of the highly spirited discussions on the past forum.

Some have also said that all that could be discussed has already been discussed. I am not buying into that as even the luthiers do not have It all figured out. There is plenty of room for discussions here especially for the new people that come to the forum. The old timers have much to teach and discuss. Sending somebody off the site with a link to some information is not generally what people are looking for on a forum. They have search engines for that.

A forum is a place to discuss topics and information. Engage the new people. Engage in discussions of items that you may be quite versed on. Get other opinions. Throw other things out there and start some threads and discussions. You may just find that the spark is still there but it needs to be struck and kindled and tended.

I look forward to another good year!

Best to all of you!

Frank Sanns

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Re: First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1765Post Haasome
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Thank you Frank and others who have made this forum possible.
Paul

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Re: First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1768Post Forum Admin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:16 pm

You're welcome. Glad to see you all here.

Indigoblues
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Re: First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1795Post Indigoblues
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:16 pm

Mr. Sanns,

I’m not a frequent poster but I certainly have enjoyed having the Forum back up. It’s one of my favorite places to lurk and I have appreciated all the useful information people have shared here.

I do miss seeing posts by some of the people who frequented the old Forum. Whatever happened to Sonoman? He always had humorous posts... I hope Silly Moustache is doing well—haven’t heard anything from across the pond lately... Backdrifter? Dwain?

Mr. Sanns, Thank you very much for getting the Forum going again!

beemerboy
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Re: First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1798Post beemerboy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:47 pm

Me Saab’s-As a newer player and Collings Owner ,I enjoy the forum info and the work you are doing ,THANKS

Hokiebob
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Re: First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1803Post Hokiebob
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:03 pm

Thank you so much for making this little corner of the internet available again. I enjoy the information posted here and look forward to exchanging information and opinions with other players.

f5joe
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Re: First Year Forum Report

Post: # 1806Post f5joe
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:18 pm

Thank you for all the effort folks have put in. I enjoy this forum and ...... my two Collings guitars. :D

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