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Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
« on: February 08, 2013, 02:54 »
It was actually about 2 weeks ago ... so

Happy Birthday Velorooms


the forum was born on 23/1/2012 ...

and what a year it has been.  Thanks everyone for making it a truly fun experience watching cycling.

Hopefully another amazing year to come
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  • Dim

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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 03:01 »
    We didnt official launch till Omloop but a few people decided to jump the gun :D

    Thanks for a great year y'all.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 03:14 »
    That's right dim...it went off with a Big Bang! We signed up and then had to re-sign :-D  :D
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 03:16 »
    and thanks for all the hard work and time that some of you have put in.
    AND an amazing effort dim that you made look effortless....even though we know better..perfectionist!  :P
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 03:27 »
    That's right dim...it went off with a Big Bang! We signed up and then had to re-sign :-D  :D

    and the lesson learnt there was, never host with 1,2,3 reg..

    Southwestbroadband have been freaking superb.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 03:35 »
    and the lesson learnt there was, never host with 1,2,3 reg..

    Southwestbroadband have been freaking superb.

    One of my followers on twit  :P
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 03:47 »
    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the first ten members who signed up, it wouldn't have been possible without you.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 06:42 »
    My wife would not like to say happy birthday and maybe even go away    :lol

    Well done us 12 months went fast.

    Tons happened
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 11:47 »
    Is this a late wish or an extremely early one?
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 12:30 »
    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the first ten members who signed up, it wouldn't have been possible without you.

    Am i in that? :P
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 13:38 »
    So what happened did this split off of CN?  Like did Dim tell others on CN he was starting his own forum?  I noticed everyone joined in 2012, but talked about CQ winners going back 3-4 yrs.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 13:46 »
    yep pretty much Blackbandit
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 13:58 »
    Well, there was a shiny new site and the bandwagoners ogled at it in delight instead of the semi nude mid thread ads and came here. This place was always a bit mental.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 14:11 »
    hmm :S :D
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 14:16 »
    May have missed some smileys... thought it was ridiculous enough to not need any

    ETA- Turns out images just loaded now. Never mind.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 15:52 »
    Over a year old already. Crazy!

    Bingo and awards were cool. Tour imbecility was uncool.

    Love you all! :tu
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 16:01 »
    What?
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 17:17 »
    huh? when? this is new?
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 17:19 »
    huh? when? this is new?

    It was actually about 2 weeks ago ... so

    Happy Birthday Velorooms


    the forum was born on 23/1/2012 ...

    and what a year it has been.  Thanks everyone for making it a truly fun experience watching cycling.

    Hopefully another amazing year to come
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 18:27 »
    To be quite honest me and others, most even, did not expect this forum to have taken off the way it has and the community it has created. Probably the best cycling community around on the internet right now  :D

    So what happened did this split off of CN?  Like did Dim tell others on CN he was starting his own forum?  I noticed everyone joined in 2012, but talked about CQ winners going back 3-4 yrs.

    Yes, it split of from CN, but that was not the original intent, this forum started as a showcase by Dim to show CN how they could change their forum and make it better, this came about after a spat between a large portion of the membership and CN about a certain type of ads on there. But once the test forum was created people flocked to it and it just sort of became a real forum and it just spun out of control from there  :P
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #20 on: February 09, 2013, 02:32 »
    where am I? how did I get here? I don't know why I swallowed a fly.
    1 year, 1 year, it's all about the awards you greedy bastarts bingo t-shirts flowing water
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #21 on: February 09, 2013, 02:40 »
    BINGO!!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #22 on: February 09, 2013, 02:42 »
    To be quite honest me and others, most even, did not expect this forum to have taken off the way it has and the community it has created. Probably the best cycling community around on the internet right now  :D

    Thats the thing. We arent the biggest place, but weve already moved ahead of the forums like velonews etc, and we are up there and rivalling the bigger boys now and well on our way to become the number 1 indepedant english language forum, but whats key for me, on cn, there were perhaps a very small handful of people i considered friends, and only one that ive ever met up with regularly and consider a real friend, but theres not a person on here i dont know an awful lot more about than i did before (and i dont get nearly so involved socially as some here as im always coding and the like) and wouldnt happily meet up for a beer with. that says it all for me.

    Yes, it split of from CN, but that was not the original intent, this forum started as a showcase by Dim to show CN how they could change their forum and make it better, this came about after a spat between a large portion of the membership and CN about a certain type of ads on there. But once the test forum was created people flocked to it and it just sort of became a real forum and it just spun out of control from there  :P

    that about sums it up, was only initially a demo, buggers started registering, so i deleted everyone (which is why even i am member number 4) and they kept coming back..
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #23 on: February 10, 2013, 21:45 »
    Wow, this place got weird in just one year.  :D
































    No, seriously.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 22:00 »
    Thats the thing. We arent the biggest place, but weve already moved ahead of the forums like velonews etc, and we are up there and rivalling the bigger boys now and well on our way to become the number 1 indepedant english language forum, but whats key for me, on cn, there were perhaps a very small handful of people i considered friends, and only one that ive ever met up with regularly and consider a real friend, but theres not a person on here i dont know an awful lot more about than i did before (and i dont get nearly so involved socially as some here as im always coding and the like) and wouldnt happily meet up for a beer with. that says it all for me.

    Sums it up really - no one on here that I wouldn't mind meeting at some point in the future and having a couple of cold ones with.  A wonderful and friendly community.

    I know I've said it before, but Dim, a huge chapeau (and to L'arri and all those others who have helped by being forum staff etc.) over the past year.  :pray
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #25 on: February 10, 2013, 22:29 »
    bah humbug!!! :P
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    Re: Happy Birthday Velorooms !!!
    « Reply #26 on: February 12, 2013, 01:04 »
    1 year, 1 year, it's all about the awards you greedy bastarts bingo t-shirts flowing water
    You and your awards, you're just looking for a chance to flash your junk climbing out of a limo. Well I ain't interested, Senor Muchacho.
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