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Title: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Andy on December 02, 2019, 07:22:23 PM
It's 17 years since TAW started, although I've only been here 15, I already feel part of an extended family that goes around the (folk) world.

Many thanks to Colin (YABB Master) and everyone else who has kept this a (mostly) nice place.

Now, if only we can find the bucket of eecummingses that Jude left in the snug, we'd be all set for a celebration!


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Will S on December 02, 2019, 07:43:10 PM
You beat me - I joined in June 2005, so only 14 years.  But I agree that this does feel like a family, and I enjoy meeting some of you at Cropredy (or occasionally elsewhere).

I echo the thanks to all who keep the ship sailing along calmly!


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: jude on December 02, 2019, 07:46:51 PM

It's 17 years since TAW started, although I've only been here 15, I already feel part of an extended family that goes around the (folk) world.

Many thanks to Colin (YABB Master) and everyone else who has kept this a (mostly) nice place.

Now, if only we can find the bucket of eecummingses that Jude left in the snug, we'd be all set for a celebration!


It's in the corner.. by the Wormhole.. Might need putting back in the bucket by now... ::)


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on December 02, 2019, 07:48:04 PM
Yes, Happy Birthday TAW and thanks to everyone involved.

Itís been there through the worst and best of times, for me...I have been on here 10 years now.



Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: davidmjs on December 02, 2019, 08:06:52 PM
13.5 years, apparently.  Cripes.  Happy Birthday, TAW.  Driving lessons? ;) ;D


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: MarkV on December 02, 2019, 08:24:40 PM
Happy birthday.. 15 years for me, though it feels like a lot less.  Normally a nice calm space to visit and relax.


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: PaulT on December 02, 2019, 08:39:46 PM
Blimeyheck - my profile tells me I registered on TAW on 10th June 2003!  :o and I've been logged in for 48 1/2 days! WKWTTG indeed?!

Heartfelt thanks to YABB, to our esteemed moderators (even Dredd!), and to all who have ever contributed to this august (pun intended!) forum.

I've met - "virtually" and in real life - some marvellous folk through TAW !

So a glass raised to TAW, and another to those who've been here over the years, but are no longer with us, for whatever reasons...


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Glen S on December 02, 2019, 08:41:07 PM
Thanks ever so much Colin and Happy Birthday TAW... [;-) {:-)
Just 13 years 8 months for me and never once been tempted to join Bookface or whatever it's called these days... ::)


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: bassline (Mike) on December 02, 2019, 10:41:32 PM
Om unny a babby, 11 years young. Cheers all...it's bin fabb Yabb.  [;-)


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on December 02, 2019, 11:25:22 PM
Thanks everybody.  ;D

However it still leaves the question, why have over 45,000 Russians attempted to register on TAW?


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: wayne stote on December 03, 2019, 12:09:23 AM
I've been on board for five minutes but it's informative and friendly here.

Thanks everyone!


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 03, 2019, 01:21:19 AM
15 years for me and I still feel like the new girl  :D

Big thanks to Colin & the Mods (Theyíre on at the Fringe next year, I hear!). I spend far more time than is healthy on here but I do enjoy it (mostly) and a particular thanks to everyone for all the music recommendations over the years  :)

Hereís to the next 17... that will be 2036  :o


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Brian Green on December 03, 2019, 06:38:26 AM
Happy birthday TAW!  :)
only been a member for a few months have been made very welcome.
Always find interesting discussions on the forum.
Thank you to everyone involved.


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Malcolm on December 03, 2019, 08:26:41 AM
Many thanks from me too.

Re the Russians, I wonder if a part of our URL has a hidden meaning in Russian and they think it is some kind of dating site. ;D


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on December 03, 2019, 08:43:26 AM
Gosh that long, I have met so many "interesting" folk on here.


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on December 03, 2019, 09:10:20 AM
I registered in 2004 but it's more the hours spent that are shocking!!  :o Not wasted though!  ;) ;D  So glad we're still running, its a great community, informative and so good to recognise a face or two as I attend festivals and gigs around the country.  {:-)

Long to reign over us....  {:-)

Thank you Colin and the Mods. (Benny and the jets sprung in to my head as I typed that for some reason!  ::) )


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on December 03, 2019, 09:49:53 AM
I've been here 15 years.

Time well spent.

Well done and thank you Colin and the Mods for keeping it going.


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on December 03, 2019, 10:18:32 AM
Huge thanks to Colin and everyone else that works hard to keep us happy here.

Through this board I have met so many like minded friends and many of them feel like real family.

Thank you all for keeping me sane.

❤️  🎼 🥰 🎻 💕 🎻 💖 🎸


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: mikec on December 03, 2019, 10:37:18 AM
January 2003!!!! Bloomin heck I'm not that old really  ;)

I blame that Carey Hancock, he has soooooooo much to answer for. (cheers Ces).

And thanks to Yabb for keeping the hamsters spinning those wheels.


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Jules Gray on December 03, 2019, 11:58:54 AM
"Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their folk rock too"

 ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Will S on December 03, 2019, 01:02:56 PM

"Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their folk rock too"

 ;)

Jules


 ;D ;D O0


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Jim on December 03, 2019, 06:22:43 PM
 † †9th Feb 2003 was, apparently, the day i joined. †I had done a bit of lurking previously but only had my work lapdog until then. †
    So happy birthday TAW. †Huge thanks to Colin and the good denizens of the Folk corporation for setting it up and keeping it running.
 † †We have lost a few pals along the way, Ces, Gower Flower and the mighty Big Dave to name but 3.
 † †In the age of Fb and twitter its still a nice place on the interweb to pop into and see what's shaking.
 † †Here's to the next 17, i wonder how many of us will still be around for the celebrations then?


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: delfini (Diane) on December 04, 2019, 12:23:36 AM
Apparently I joined in May 2004, but I lurked for a long while before I posted.
Iím so glad I happened upon TAW. Itís changed my life in many ways. As others have said, itís seen me through good times and bad and Iíve had amazing support from so many of you when I was at my lowest. Iíve found life-long (I hope) friends and a music family. Through it Iíve discovered so much new music, been inspired to go to many more gigs than I would have and because of that Iím a much more confident happy person. Iíve also spent a heck of a lot more money than I should have on cds, books and gig tickets. (YABB, itís all your fault) I honestly donít know where Iíd be if I hadnít found this community.
Happy birthday TAW, and thanks a bunch Colin x


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: madsue on December 04, 2019, 07:52:12 AM
Happy birthday TAW, I joined in April 2008.  Didn't realise how long I had been a member!  And I am definitely still a "new girl"!


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Nick on December 04, 2019, 08:46:14 AM
Well, it's given us all something to do at least..! †:D

Happy birthday Talkawhile! And a really real thanks for the civility and friendship that is so evident here.

Many happy returns †[;-) {:-)



Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Alan2 on December 04, 2019, 09:04:37 AM
Bests TAW. I've been here for a few years but not all the way.


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: AdrianW on December 04, 2019, 01:36:39 PM
I joined in May 2004. I am glad I did. Thanks everybody!


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Tasha on December 18, 2019, 10:56:41 AM

I joined in May 2004. I am glad I did. Thanks everybody!


 SNAP!!


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: delfini (Diane) on December 18, 2019, 12:57:45 PM
As did I.
A life-changing mouse click.
Thanks YABB


Title: Re: Happy 17th Birthday, TAW!
Post by: Yorkshire Chris on December 18, 2019, 01:19:59 PM
Registered in 2016 but lurked since 2004 (first year we attended CropredyÖ!).

Love the forum and really feel a sense of community which enhances greatly the 'Cropredy Experience'.

Thanks Colin and everyone else involved in this great work and best wishes to all of you. XX