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Author Topic: Happy Belated Birthday to the Forum! 20 Years and still going strong  (Read 3508 times)
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« on: October 04, 2021, 01:29:43 PM »
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This forum was launched on 31 August 2001.

Phil Gray (an FE owner and former member of the FE-FC Holden Car Club of NSW), had a bulletin board running on the web space his ISP provided that had a small amount of traffic. He and I agreed it should be migrated to the fefcholden.org.au domain, and converted the existing posts to YaBB, and subsequently moved from YaBB to SMF. I can't even remember what the platform was that Phil was using, but if you look at the oldest pages on the boards, you'll see these ancient threads, and yet still recognise some familiar names.

It has been - and continues to be - an amazing resource for FE-FC Enthusiasts everywhere.

After 20 years, at current count, we have:

27,679 Threads
177,144 Posts
3,290 Members

.. which by anyone's reckoning is a massive collection of knowledge, artefacts, histories of restos and rebuilds, events and much more.

Whilst social media has come along and taken over the role of many bulletin boards, they still have a useful place. You simply do not find the camaraderie, willingness to assist strangers, and making of long-term friends on Facebook like we have here. Maybe part of that is that the forum has grown through the clubs that fund it, but it is also much more a community, and those that have posted - in many cases thousands of times over the years - have given freely of their knowledge to assist their fellow enthusiast.

Long may it continue!
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 12:19:39 PM »
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Well done.
The greatest single resource of help and knowledge for FE/FC Holden owners.
Here's to another 20 years!
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2021, 07:25:54 PM »
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Happy belated Birthday.
Here's a pic of forum users taken at the 9th Nats on the Gold Coast in 2003.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2021, 07:48:43 PM »
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I'd forgotten all about that photo! Thanks for digging it up, Alex
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 08:21:01 PM »
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Great photo, can you please add some names to the faces for us newer members? I do know some!

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2021, 12:03:06 AM »
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FORUM

From surferboy & Cathy

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I still don't know how i made it to GURU status    Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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