Has it really only been ten years?

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Has it really only been ten years?

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And how come I missed out on the celebration?
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Sorry, we completely forgot about that.

We started setting up Eileen's Lounge at about 0:00 UTC on the 16th of January 2010; it was still the 15th in the Americas.
We opened it for public access 8 days later, shortly after 0:00 UTC on the 24th of January.
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It took me a month, then; but it would no doubt have taken much longer had I not received an email from Hans about the new Eileen's Lounge.

It has been a wonderful and remarkable decade.

:cheers: :chocciebar: :wine: for all!!!
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Time flies when you're having fun! :grin:
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It's just because you are so young, Chris, it feels like your whole life. :grin:

(Or so old that you've forgotten ...)
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Thank you, again x 2, to all loungers, and the admin team.
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It was the legend that is BigAlDoc :hailpraise: who directed me here after the demise of Woody's Lounge and for that I am eternally grateful.

Especially as it was only a few weeks later and solely because of this place that I and my family we were rescued when we got really, really, stuck in mainland Europe, unable to get home because a volcano in Iceland with an unpronounceable and unspellable name had erupted and shutdown air traffic.

As for the stuff I've learnt here, where do I begin? :thankyou:

Here's to The Lounge :cheers: :love: :heart: :love: :heart: :love: :heart:

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HansV wrote:Sorry, we completely forgot about that.
Instant refund, or a North American-style Class Action suit.

Your Choice :evilgrin:

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BobH wrote:It took me a month, then; but it would no doubt have taken much longer had I not received an email from Hans about the new Eileen's Lounge.
It took me longer than a month, and I forget who invited me.
I do know that I was the last of The Old Gang to be invited, and the person who invited me mysteriously lost their account here a few days later. :laugh: :rofl:
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Chris
P.S. I'd like to add:-

It has been a wonderful and remarkable decade.
Time flies when you're having fun!
Thank you, again x 2, to all loungers, and the admin team.
I am eternally grateful.
As for the stuff I've learnt here, where do I begin?
Here's to The Lounge

P.P.S. Also very special thanks to Hans for telling me about Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V
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ChrisGreaves wrote:Instant refund, or a North American-style Class Action suit.
Please send me the login details of your banking account, I will refund you CAD 0.00 immediately.
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HansV wrote:Please send me the login details of your banking account, I will refund you CAD 0.00 immediately.
Once Bitten, Twice shy.
Last time I did that my bank balance didn't go up at all. Just the regular drinks bill from some high-class bar "Eileen's Lounge" in, I guess, Amsterdam.

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:cheers: Here's to ALL of the old stanbys of past Woodie's
and Windows Secret Lounges. As a former Uranium
Lounger (x2) from these places, I send my best,
particularly to our Super Admins who do such a great
job for us ALL. To our next decade! :thankyou: :thumbup:
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. For all the years, for all the posts, for all the REPLIES!

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A belated anniversary Gruß from me.
I guess as the (many) years and decade(s) go by, it happens to us all that the odd Anniversary gets missed.
I see a lot of work went from the start into getting the Forum up and running… I see Bob first started testing way back in the early seventies, although nobody seems to have taken much interest at the time:
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Wow!!! I'm impressed Bob.

Testing on Eileen's way back in 1970. You had a real head start on the rest of us who didn't even have a personal computer then. :fanfare: :fanfare: :flee:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 13:50
HansV wrote:Sorry, we completely forgot about that.
Instant refund, or a North American-style Class Action suit.Your Choice :evilgrin:
Thanks Hans.
I'm on to it ...

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The agreement allows consumers in Canada, without receipts, to claim up to $250 for their Microsoft PC software, such as Windows, Office, Word, Excel or MS-DOS, purchased between Dec. 23, 1998 and March 11, 2010.


This could be the final straw that sees me leave Office2003 behind ...
(later) Dec 23 1998 to March 11 2010
Basically $13/windows $8/office
I have pulled as many original CDs as I can find from my shoe box and can reach only $144. Pre-installed Windows counts as $13, so how many computers did I buy in that period? ("Christopher can do better; he must try harder!") :sneaky: and how many of them did I give away?

:sigh:

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Chris
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One of the ways that we identify spammers is that they tend to make new posts on old threads that nobody has looked at in a long time.

Be careful Chris, or you may find that you're entitled to that refund.
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StuartR wrote:
15 Dec 2020, 14:01
One of the ways that we identify spammers is that they tend to make new posts on old threads that nobody has looked at in a long time.
A long time?
A long time?
I've dreamed of little else than a class action suit for eleven months now ... :laugh:
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(later) on second thoughts, you don't need an algorithm to classify me as a spammer. There are probably one or two lousy neer-do-wells who would dob me in, given a one-month's extension of their subscription fee.
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One week would be enough for some of these traitorous renegades
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StuartR wrote:
15 Dec 2020, 19:06
One week would be enough for some of these traitorous renegades
:clapping: :laugh: :rofl:
Cheers
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P.S. besides which, I can't be jettisoned.
If you re-read the topic header you will see that I have ten year :groan: :chocciebar:
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