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    TOP POSTERS (when this post was posted)

    1) The_LED_Museum 08-12-2000 (21,273)
    2) Darell 11-14-2001 (19,409)
    3) Size15's 08-29-2000 (16,970)
    4) Kiessling 11-26-2002 (16,798)
    5) McGizmo 05-01-2002 (16,786)
    6) greenLED 03-26-2004 (15,673)
    7) Greta 04-08-2002 (13,366)
    8) Sigman 09-25-2002 (13,052)
    9) paulr 03-29-2003 (11,639)
    10) B@rt 11-21-2001 (11,185)
    Also shown is their join-date.

    There are 28 members who joined in 2000 and were active in 2009.
    However, only 19 of these members have posted in 2009.
    Of those, only six have more than 2,000 posts:
    The_LED_Museum (21,273)
    Size15's (16,970)
    Brock (6,395)
    dano (3,638)
    Lux Luthor (2,104)
    Gene (2,001)

    In terms of actual age - we have members with good numbers of posts born in the 1940s and even a few in the 1930s and 1920s
    (although I'm not comfortable with this data, not least because not everybody completes it and those who do may lie)
    Last edited by Size15's; 09-04-2009 at 11:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empath View Post
    Likely, Brock, followed by Dano, The LED Museum, Skyline (a few weeks ago) and then Size 15. There are some in between them that may pop in occasionally, but not regularly.
    I went back to check; Skyline was active but hasn't posted since 2007

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    The burning question for me from the data provided by bigfoot is whether Graham will be around to give Darell a T-shirt for 20k posts?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    Mags! You headed to college now?
    One more year!

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    But no more David W. Sad he would just completely disappear especially as he wasn't afraid to post some personal aspects of his life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    One more year!
    Good job, man - keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
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    Yo! It's been a while

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    still here! soooo much has changed since I first lurked in late 2002...
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    I wonder if Greta would be willing to give us old-timers a title other than flashaholic under our login names. Or any other personal touches. It might be nice to see a little recognition for alot of the great members here who have helped make CPF what it is today. Maybe something tied to years and posts, I don't know.

    What I do know is this - maybe it might encourage our senior members to post a bit more and share a bit more again; that's what CPF is about to me. I really enjoy this thread; it's like bumping into a whole bunch of old friends all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunspot View Post
    I turn 59 this month
    I'm old, I'm active and I post

    Hi bm, I remember you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    TOP POSTERS (when this post was posted)

    1) The_LED_Museum 08-12-2000 (21,273)
    2) Darell 11-14-2001 (19,409)
    3) Size15's 08-29-2000 (16,970)
    4) Kiessling 11-26-2002 (16,798)
    5) McGizmo 05-01-2002 (16,786)
    6) greenLED 03-26-2004 (15,673)
    7) Greta 04-08-2002 (13,366)
    8) Sigman 09-25-2002 (13,052)
    9) paulr 03-29-2003 (11,639)
    10) B@rt 11-21-2001 (11,185)
    Also shown is their join-date.

    There are 28 members who joined in 2000 and were active in 2009.
    However, only 19 of these members have posted in 2009.
    Of those, only six have more than 2,000 posts:
    The_LED_Museum (21,273)
    Size15's (16,970)
    Brock (6,395)
    dano (3,638)
    Lux Luthor (2,104)
    Gene (2,001)

    In terms of actual age - we have members with good numbers of posts born in the 1940s and even a few in the 1930s and 1920s
    (although I'm not comfortable with this data, not least because not everybody completes it and those who do may lie)
    Many thanks!

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    Its a great thread.

    I have re-read some of my old threads and posts, and I have forgotten a few bits, that were nice to remeber, mainly all the people who I spoke with then.

    I'm certanly not an old timer, Some of the old timers made feel very welcome when I started out. There did seem to be a great pay it forward culture here, and that what was so nice to be a part of.

    How do I find out what Member No. I am... Like I said, no old timer here....Still a bit of a newb after all

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    If you click on the username it takes you to their profile.
    The URL has the member number.
    I seem to recall us having some issues with member numbers a while back. Don't recall exactly what though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    If you click on the username it takes you to their profile.
    The URL has the member number.
    I seem to recall us having some issues with member numbers a while back. Don't recall exactly what though.
    Actually if you have a status bar checked on your browser at bottom, just mouse hovering over a user's name, displays their member number. Much quicker.

    Last edited by LuxLuthor; 09-06-2009 at 12:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Actually if you have a status bar checked on your browser at bottom, just mouse hovering over a user's name, displays their member number. Much quicker.
    So it does

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    I know it works in Firefox but didn't want to mention it unless it didn't work in IE or whatever other browser...

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    And all along I've been right clicking on user name and left clicking on properties!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Actually if you have a status bar checked on your browser at bottom, just mouse hovering over a user's name, displays their member number. Much quicker.
    Didn't something happen to the member numbers at one point back in history and everyone had to re-register or something? I recall being somewhere near 1600 and not the 602 it's showing now.

    I wonder if I'm the least prolific "old timer" here? This post makes my 100th in 7 years. I check in at least one a week to catch up (if that's even possible now). To me, CPF is a classroom and I've learnt so much from the teachers which I'm so grateful for.

    To sum up my experience here, I'll use the quote "better to have people think you're an idiot than to open your mouth and confirm it"
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    Yes, the was a big purging of old usernames and spammers and whatnot sometimes back.
    I used to be #2734 or so, now I am #1138.
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    Just stumbled onto this thread, guys. It's great! Very nice to see so many old-timers hanging around. Hey y'all!



    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn View Post
    I wonder if Greta would be willing to give us old-timers a title other than flashaholic under our login names. Or any other personal touches. It might be nice to see a little recognition for alot of the great members here who have helped make CPF what it is today. Maybe something tied to years and posts, I don't know.

    What I do know is this - maybe it might encourage our senior members to post a bit more and share a bit more again; that's what CPF is about to me. I really enjoy this thread; it's like bumping into a whole bunch of old friends all at once.

    +1 on this idea. I agree with Mr. Burn that little touches like that would encourage the older members of the forum to stick around and continue to participate... which for me, is one of the joys of CPF in the first place!

    BTW, I've been hosting PhotonFest at my home in NJ for several years now. We're up to PF13! Many folks have attended at least some of the events. Next one is scheduled for November 7th and I welcome any of you folks to drop by. PM me for directions and such.

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    Milky!!



    I gotta get back down there one of these days; it's been too long!!

    I know I always give a little smile when I'm reading a thread and one of you pop up posting unexpectedly in it. I always think, hey, glad to see him cruising around here again...
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    I still drop by every now and then... it's interesting to see all the changes that have taken place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    Yes, the was a big purging of old usernames and spammers and whatnot sometimes back.
    I used to be #2734 or so, now I am #1138.
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    I would love to see that too! But how old is old? the first 100 members? the first 1000?

    Originally Posted by Phaserburn
    I wonder if Greta would be willing to give us old-timers a title other than flashaholic under our login names. Or any other personal touches. It might be nice to see a little recognition for alot of the great members here who have helped make CPF what it is today. Maybe something tied to years and posts, I don't know.

    What I do know is this - maybe it might encourage our senior members to post a bit more and share a bit more again; that's what CPF is about to me. I really enjoy this thread; it's like bumping into a whole bunch of old friends all at once.

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    I'm here. Not as active as I used to be, though.
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    Hmmm.

    June 2003. Coming up on 5k posts now...

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    i am not old enough but well, you can't quit a hobby
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    I would feel better disposed towards cpf if thousands of my and many other's post hadn't been 'lost' during the great transquisition..many great posts are now attributed to "donotdelete" and post counts (many of which were in the thousands, reduced to zero..

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    Ted, it is what it is. There's nothing that can be done about it anyway.

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