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HTG Milestones (was: The 200 Club!)

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  • Started 9 years ago by ScottW
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ScottW
Posts: 6609

This is my 200th post. Woohoo! I have now joined an elite club of regular posters. So, what do I get?

Next stop, the 500 club....

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Scott
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The Club is at 5280 feet.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Is that backwards and forwards or up and down? With or without a parachute?

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sparky7415
Posts: 419

The club must be at my place,I'm at 5280+

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

WOW...

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sparky7415
Posts: 419

I live a few miles from the mile high city in Denver,Colorado.Remember John Denver's song years ago,Rocky Mountain Higheeeeeeeeeeeeeee Colorado. Guess I'm on a natural high.

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Lighthouse
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So what club in Denver is this then?

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Scott
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OK barkeep, cut sparky off.

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Lighthouse
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I think he's running through the whole discography of you know who. ssshhh..

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sparky7415
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The "HOOLIGAN" club, no matter where I go people end up calling me hooligan,my last name sounds very much like "Hot Lips Houlihan",the woman in the T.V series MASH. BTW,most of the guys called me hot lips when I was in the navy,at the time the show was very popular.I'll settle for sparky

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Lighthouse
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I think M.A.S.H. is brilliant :)

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sparky7415
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Guiness anyone? brilliant,or is it Guinness?

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Lighthouse
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I do have a couple of Guinnesses left in the fridge...

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sparky7415
Posts: 419

Only a couple,oh boy,your no Danny Boy,lol

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Lighthouse
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Hard to come by round here..

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whs
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ScottW, We'll see you in the 5000 club.

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ScottW
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Well, I see you guys are not impressed with my 200th. I thought there might be a prize, such as a shirt: "I posted on HTG forums and all I got was this lousy T-shirt". :)

5000 club? I've been here 2 weeks, so that's 100 posts a week. If I keep it up, I'll make it to the 5000 club in about a year. Cheers!

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The Geek
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You know, I really want to get some t-shirts made. Anybody know of a good, inexpensive source?

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whs
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At Michaels they were on sale: 5 T-shirts for $10 - and they are good quality. They don't shrink. Normal price is $3.99 a piece.

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The Geek
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Are those plain t-shirts, or with logos on them?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@the geek ummmm...how many are you planning to make?

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The Geek
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That depends on the price, I suppose =)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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o cuz i think i used to know of some where. where they did screen prints but can't seem to remember where at the moment but i think there was a min # of shirts

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whs
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@Geek, they were plain, came in nearly a dozen colors and in S, M, L, XL. We used a lot for the Elks. Made logos for the back and names for the front and printed them on special paper and transfered that with an iron. Used Word and Gimp - worked well.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@whs doesn't that printing paper cost a bit of money cuz when i went to get some one time it seemed pretty spendy but maybe it went down now cuz that was like a year or two ago?

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whs
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The paper was not really expensive either. The ladies got that from Michaels too on sale and with a 50% off coupon. So I don't think it was much. I did not do the accounting and the lady that would know is on a cruise. So I do not have very exact figures. Just the price of the shirts I remember.
Here is a name tag for the kitchen crew.

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Aleeve
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hmmm I'll be able to be in this soon! <ish>

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Aleeve
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hmm, another 54

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Aleeve
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I better get writing......................

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i am almost in the 750 club ;) hehe

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Aleeve
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hehe

im on 154 now :D

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Lighthouse
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Oh no you're not :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i'm at 750 woot ;)

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Budohorseman
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@TheGeek, have you ever looked at Cafe Press? While they are a bit pricey, the nice thing is that you do not actually buy any stock, and therefore do not have to worry about inventory. They are a print-on-demand for all of their items and all you need to do is upload images, pick the items to put them on, and then set your markup (and even setting the markup is optional). And yes, the do ship international.

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The Geek
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I have looked at them briefly before... the print options seemed a bit limited, but I'll probably end up using them or one of the other similar ones. Would just have to be limited quantity.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i'm getting close to the 1000 mark

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Lighthouse
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marks are finished. It's euros now.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i know: revised edition: 1000 posts

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Lighthouse
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HaHa

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Scott
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the Finnish had markka's ;)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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at least some one thinks i am a bit funny :)

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Lighthouse
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You have your moments :)

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Aleeve
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haha
im still not an official part of this club :(

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Lighthouse
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why not?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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well get on it go help some people :)

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Aleeve
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I'm in! :D:D:D

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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cool cool

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Lighthouse
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oh sugar. I went off to do the washing up, and missed it

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Aleeve
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:O how could you
this is the most important day in everybody's lives!

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Aleeve
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cor, call yourself a moderator and you miss my graduation day?
whatever next
i think we should sack him

<jokes>

so, how is everybody?

Posted 9 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
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pretty good but really tired just got done working for 9 hours :(

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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5 posts to go before 1000 woot

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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1000 woot woot now i'm almost a pro. but still half way away from lighthouse and some others though.

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Lighthouse
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Whats the rush? You will be on this earth longer than me

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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there is no rush here ;)

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

500 club (yay!) But, who's counting?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

cool you finally made it to the big 5

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whs
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Do I sense a certain "bean counter" mentality amongst my dear Forum friends?

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ScottW
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Ouch! I don't like being called a bean counter. It has a negative connotation. I can only speak for myself, but I think milestones are worth celebrating and they don't have to be numeric ones. Like the return of a top contributor from a short hiatus. Or when our host, The Geek, put up the wiki. All good milestones.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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yes this is true what the wise scott says

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ScottW
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Jack is right, I'm a wise guy. (nyuck, nyuck!)

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ScottW
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I have changed the name of this thread to "HTG Milestones" in order to recognize all important achievements, not just numeric ones. Unfortunately, right now the most recent ones are mostly numeric.

whs and Lighthouse: congrats on making the 3000(!) club. Make that *creating* the club; the two of you are the only members.
The Geek: congrats on making 1000 posts on your own forum. And you've done that while also writing your regular articles and running the show.
Aleeve: congrats on making the 500 club and on your wiki article.

Jack(7h3r1pp3r), Scott "7h3" moderator, and Justin (jd2066) haven't tripped any significant numeric boundaries but all continue to be top contributors.

For myself, I'm just glad to no longer be in the 700 club! What else do we have to celebrate? Also, when are the T-shirts coming? :-)

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whs
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It would be nice if we had a way to count the happy people (as a total) - those that walked away with the answer they were looking for. I think that would be the true measure of success.

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mpc104
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i always walk away happy,count me as happy person #1

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ScottW
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Lots of people who do get help say thank you. But, imagine all of the other drive-bys -- folks who googled up a problem and found the answer here. We'll never know how many of those there were.

@The Geek, how about a "Thank you!" button that folks could click on if they got help from the articles or the forum? Then everyone who gets helped, even if they don't become members, can let us know. Then we can watch the counter(s) go up and up until one day it says "over 1 zillion served!" :-)

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Lighthouse
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This is a computer forum. Shouldn't the mile/kilometre stones/kilograms be in binary?

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whs
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@mpc, you are a good man. I am glad you are around.
@ScottW, The problem I found is that about half of the posters seem to vanish after they got the answer that looked like the right answer to their problem.
@Lighthouse, What's the difference? Decimal or binary.

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ScottW
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Lighthouse, you want to change milestones to kilometrestones? Or kilometrekilograms? I think no one would understand what was meant. You can still have milestones even when you use the metric system. Also, "welcome to the 0b101110111000 club" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

whs, you are correct that many people get their answer(s) and leave. But, I'd still be curious to see how many people would click on a "Thank you" button. It's the only way I can think of to measure happy people.

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whs
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ScottW, I think the "thank you" button is a great idea. I wonder whether it can be put in easily. Btw, what are you doing up this time of the day?

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ScottW
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When I get busy on my system, I lose track of time. Looks like I was up late again last night (this morning?). I should have been sleeping at that hour.

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mpc104
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whs,thanks for the kind words.

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Aleeve
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@ lighthouse decimal is easier to read on the fly!
thanks scottw :D

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Lighthouse
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OK. MMM it is.

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

yeah :)

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Aleeve
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I'm now in 600 club lol

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whs
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I thought the famous club is called 700 club (Pat Robertson).

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Lighthouse
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DC

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Aleeve
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dc?

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Lighthouse
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http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers.html

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i see that i am really far behind in my reading and need to start reading more posts since i have been gone (whoosh)

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

definitely jack - glad to see your back on the story front though ;)
Lighthouse, I'm in the DC Club
whs' famous club is dcc

now, yours and whs' club is the MMM club!

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ScottW
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Romani ite domum!!

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Lighthouse
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