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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Actually, there was some sort of site wide server software crash that brought down that thread, causing them to have to restart it. This thread is rapidly catching up to the sequel thread, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this one surpass it this year (no matter how much you guys poo-poo the possibility).
Now what would be really special is if we could find a way to meet up every so often as those guys do for airshows and such.
Out of curiosity I checked the posting rates for the two thread. The Mustang Air to Air at 71,176 posts since December 29, 2007 has been adding posts at the rate of 47.04. This thread at 51,400 since August 22, 2010 has been adding posts at the rate of 58.74. But unlike the Mustang Air to Air which had had a long life before the second thread began, we started from scratch and had a very slow first year as folks were slowly discovering we were here. Over the last 10,000 posts contributed to this thread, we have been adding them at the rate of 96.15 per day. It is little wonder folks shake their heads at how fast this thread moves... That is five pages a day.
We'll never catch that excellent thread, which doesn't matter under any circumstance. And you're right, Laura, we have no natural occasion for getting together, which is a shame. Every time I've met with someone from this thread I've enjoyed the experience immensely. I've encountered the twinkle in Reagan's eye, the warm smile on Ray's face, the good humor of Rinie who likes beer almost as much as Leighton and I do. Rinie hosted a group of participants on the TrekEarth photography website which attracted folks from around Europe and from South America. That was before I'd made my journey to Rotterdam and at the time the cost of joining my friends seemed prohibitive. That, of course, comes with the territory when we have folks scattered around the world. Traveling through cyberspace is so much easier, unless, of course, you own an airplane...