I try to be here as much as possible, even though I don’t always have a chance to jump in on the conversation firsthand. In my absence though, I know because of all of you, the site is always in good hands.
Just over 4 years ago, with only a handful of members and a few threads, this forum came into being.
Those members were given the opportunity to take it forward, and through their effort and guidance, gave it the life it has today.
From that humble beginning we have grown to over 5000 members, and in that time, a great many of you have made continuing contributions. It is for this reason that I created this badge.
With so many to choose from it was only after a great deal of thought that I chose the first 5 recipients, who from early on, I believe have stood out in this regard.
@jeffing65@Kona Indeed We do’ It’s a Hell of a Beautiful Thing that You & Kona have kept in line all these Years.
I’m still in Disbelieve’ That I was listened to or My Input was Heard,
Of Course this is My First Rodeo !
I suspect many newer members do not realize the substantial role some of the early members played in the design, development and testing of many of the parts and accessories we now take for granted. I remember closely watching the evolution/development of the flip mount and being thrilled at the quality and functionality when the mount finally became available. And while the tool less locking pin is still a pain, it is far more functional than the original design(s).
Of course, the primary strengths of the Forum are the robust sharing of ideas, opinions and information, and the willingness to help one another with issues and problems. There is a vast reservoir of knowledge here and the keepers of that knowledge share it gladly. All of these things, and the watchful mods, make this a Forum like no other.
I wonder what the code would be if they named one after me based upon the incredible insight, expertise, wisdom, discernment, leadership, and moral fortitude that I have bestowed y’all with for the past two years? I imagine the words “Epic” and “Humble” would used.