17-years On This Forum....

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  1. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    ...if you include the old PRS Forum.

    I still see lots of familiar names here, and not just Brian and Scott. I mostly haunted the amp section of the PRSF, but I certainly found myself in other sections regularly - and willingly. It was fun: a lot of fun and still is. I've learned much here, and not just meaningless gear platitudes.

    I find it rather incredible what's been accomplished here in terms of community, and I'm glad to have been a part of it all these years. Though I must admit, I do miss the old days with all of a few hundred members. But change is inevitable, and I'm okay with that. This is still an overwhelmingly positive place to hang out, and I put my money where my mouth is once again. Money well spent.

    Here's to another 17-years. Cheers.
     
  2. jiml

    jiml Supporting Member

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    Right with you Sam, time flies fer sure!
     
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  3. Jason Calieri

    Jason Calieri Silver Supporting Member

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    Same here. Frightening how time flies! But what a great forum.
     
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  4. Probos

    Probos Supporting Member

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    Hear, hear!
     
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  5. VCuomo

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    :aok (from another PRS Forum alumnus)
     
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  6. Chris Pile

    Chris Pile Member

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    I've been here less than a month, and I love it.
     
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  7. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Someday I'll own gear younger than this forum that will be classified as "vintage."
     
  8. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    Right on man. I love your post and agree with ya. Been here since 2005 and that seems like a while!

    I've met some great people through TGP, and have owned some wonderful gear because of this place.
     
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  9. circle_o_5ths

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    Cicadas are coming this summer to celebrate with you.
     
  10. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    My forum attendance is older than my kiddo by 2-years. Yikes.

    You don't have to look hard to find kindness here. Plenty of squabbling sure, and it seems only the ugliness grabs the headlines, but good people always seem to step in and offer a helping hand. Good to see on the interwebs, IMO.
     
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  11. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    DELISH!!!
     
  12. JMC

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    Yep - attended the 2nd PRS forum event. Long before EXPRS. I remember the after party at some club by the bay - every flat surface covered with guitars from members... It was a great trip!
     
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  13. Sam Evans

    Sam Evans Compliance Officer Gold Supporting Member

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    Wish I'da been there.
     
  14. Killcrop

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    I don't remember how long I was on the PRS Forum. I think I was a member back in '98. I had a Bogner Shiva in '98 so I must have found out about Bogners somehow. So yeah, 18 years. That's f'd up.
     
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  15. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray We're Jammin' Gold Supporting Member

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    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    Kiwi Silver Supporting Member

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    Yikes, me too - a member since the PRS Forum days too (and member #554 here).

    =K
     
  18. bluesdoc

    bluesdoc Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Amen yes! :aok
    '01 and '03 PRS forum events (?? or was it '00 and '02??)..... lost track in the sands of time but I have very clear memories of jiml and Mark Ray's (and babaji, and Ariel, JR, etc) most excellent playing at the jams - and the scores of tables covered with prs porn!! I think I joined the PRS forum in '99 and then got on here day one (member # 14). Been quite something, fer shure. I don't spend as much time here as I used to as I kinda got my life back and am gainfully employed (= busy), and I feel pretty set with my gear (yeah, we'll see how long that lasts :eeks ) and yes, it's very different than when there were just a few hundred of us, but there's so much here, there's something for everyone. I've enjoyed helping those I've tried to help, and am grateful for the support I've been given during my (our - my wife's and my) trials and tribulations. I don't really expect to be alive for another 17 years, but I'll take what I can get ;)

    jon
     
  19. bullfrogblues

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    Right there with you, Sam, and Bluesdoc! Been a hell of a ride. and not all good!
     
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