Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 21, 2007 19:26:35 GMT -8
I am almost there. Why arent we doing this at 5000??? Just out of curiosity! 4000 seems a odd number for this!, lol!
Well, 4,000 is still a pretty big, round number.....so we might as well mention these milestones now, instead of waiting for another year.
I'm taking the opportunity to conduct & post "interviews" with members who are passing some of these large round-number milestones. It's not to focus so much on the number (as we've discussed before), but it's a neat way to acknowledge long-time, regular contributions to this forum. It's also a good opportunity to get to know someone's perspective of their time on this forum.
So if I send you a personal message with the "soon to be regular" interview questions, then that's what this is about.
Can you guess who's interview is getting posted next, in say 1 day's time? (LOL)
Post by Northern Exploration on Feb 21, 2007 21:09:26 GMT -8
Wow! I haven't paid much attention to the number of posts. By the time I get to 4,000 posts likely computers will have been replaced by something else incomprehensible to us now - mind melding or something. Congrats Curtis and soon Karl.
Post by Starbucks Queen on Feb 22, 2007 12:30:28 GMT -8
I missed the 28th Jan - as that was the day in 2005 I signed on. But had been looking at the site a few months before that time....This poor forum has never been the same since I joined.....sorry for all the trouble...
Happy belated anniversary, Mr. Cascade.
We are still compiling our investigation costs into your assertions that you have made in the last year on this forum. Due-dilligence stuff in verifying that what you say is true. Mr. Investigator should be rendering his account soon, re this. I assume that a 50/50 split of costs between the forum & you is in order?
I think the above said could very well fit into the thread "Example of posting styles to avoid"
I DON'T HAVE A CLUE OF WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY !!!!
Hey - greetings from Europe - excuse my educational gap
This gap does not prevent me to go to Amsterdam tomorrow, then sail to Newcastle in England, further to Bergen in Norway ..... you know, the good girls stay at home and the bad ones get everywhere !!
Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 22, 2007 18:57:08 GMT -8
On the occasion of Karl passing the 4,000 post mark, I did this interview with him. His responses are in bold-italics. =============================
Karl, 4,000 posts is a lot of posts to make.....how do you feel about reaching this mark?
It actually feels pretty great to have this many posts on a forum about ferries. It's hard to believe I am at 4000 already.
When did you join the forum as a member?
Sept 16, 2003, 9:16pm which is the date registered so I take it that is when I joined.
How long did you post as a guest, before you joined-up?
Not too sure on this one. I think once I found out about the forum that I actually signed right up without posting as a guest.
How did you originally find out about the forum?
Well I think how I found out about the forum I was searching the internet for ferry stuff and I think I found the Yahoo Group first but to be honest I don't really remember. I know I contacted John Hammersmark by email and he told me about the forums. So I went and checked it out as then I thought I was the only one who liked ferries, lol! But mainly searching the internet I came across it.
What have your various forum user-names been?
Well basically I have only had 1 name and that was just my name, Karl. My recent one right now is Koastal Karl. I don't think I have had any others as far as I can remember.
What was the first ferry that you can remember riding?
The first ferry I remember riding would have to be the Queen of Vancouver and the Queen of Victoria as I remember when I was younger we would do trips up to our cabin in the interior and I always remember getting up really early and catching that first ferry and thinking how big they were then. I remember covering my ears when they blew the whistle going through active pass.
What is your favourite ferry, and why?
This is a tough one. I wouldn't really say I have a favorite as I have more than one. I don't have a favorite in the whole fleet, but I have favorites in each of the different classes of ferries. My favorite S class would be the SOVI, V class would be the Saanich, C class would be the Oak Bay, B class probably the Nanaimo, Intermediate class, Cumberland. Powell River Class, Bowen, Sidney class I liked the Queen of Sidney and also the Queen of Prince Rupert is another fav.
So those are some of my favorites. And why, because they are the ferries that I really enjoy traveling on, and some are different in their own way like the Saanich is different from the Esquimalt and Vancouver, well you know what I mean. Some ships are older too which I really like some of the older ferries.
What's your favourite part of a ferry trip?
Just being on a ferry, wandering around checking out the ship, relaxing inside, or outside on summer days, taking in the scenery, it's all great. I also love eating on the ferry too, the food has improved alot over the last few years.
What's your favourite place to be on a ferry?
Anywhere on the ferry is good for me. Just being on the ferry is great!
Why do you enjoy riding the ferries?
I love riding the ferries because I love the ocean and being out on the water. I don't have a boat of my own so I like to get on the ferries as much as possible. I find them relaxing on nice summer days, scenery is great all year round. Nothing better than riding a ferry and watching the cute girls on a summers day lol!
Do you enjoy a quiet almost-empty ferry, a crowded summer Spirit, or something in between?
I would really enjoy a quiet almost empty ferry. Who wouldn't? I don't like being on crowded sailings especially on the smaller ferries like the Saanich or Vancouver but the Spirit ships aren't too bad when full but still I would prefer sailings only half full or near empty.
What have some of your favourite topics been on this forum?
Don't really have a favorite I pretty much like all the topics except I don't like topics that don't go anywhere or have a purpose. I like looking at the different photos people post. There has been so many topics on here that is hard to keep track now of them all.
Has this forum-experience changed you in any ways (good or bad)?
I would say it is all good. It has been great meeting people that have the same interest as me who also enjoy the ferries and riding the ferries. I have had the opportunities to meet new people and employees from the ferries too, and see alot more of the ships, like tours, and so on which I don't think I would of have done on my own. Also a big thanks goes out to Scott and his Dad for getting these tours of the ships at Departure Bay. Those tours have been awesome and look forward to more of them to come.
What time of day do you usually access the forum? Why?
Usually I am on in the mornings and evenings when I have to work but I am usually on at all different times of the day.
What would you say is your "signature saying" on forum posts (ie. the phrase of words that you say most frequently)?
I guess I don't really have a sig saying. I don't even have a sig photo! lol! I say, LOL alot, does that count? lol!
Of your 4,000 posts, how many would you guess involve that "signature saying" of yours?
hmm, not to sure on that one. I say LOL, in most of my posts so pretty much all of them. If that's what you mean, not too sure.
What types of things have you learned from participating in the forum?
I have learned lot of new and interesting things about the ferries. Never really knew alot about ship placements what routes the ships used to run years ago and I know there are lots more but I just cant think of any.
How would you compare "Karl the real life guy" to "Koastal Karl"?
Well lets see not much difference except that Koastal Karl is more outgoing and exciting than Karl the real life guy can sometimes be a bit quiet and boring in person sometimes but always enjoys the company of fellow ferry enthusiasts.
I remember the days when 500 posts were a big deal!
I feel so old on this forum now...
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Post by Low Light Mike on Mar 12, 2007 17:07:02 GMT -8
I have indeed noticed that he (Mr. Hornbyguy) is creeping up on a post-count milestone. However, I also know of his distain for such milepost-focus.
I'm planning some form of recognition, but I'm hoping that it coincides with the upcoming vernal-equinox, so that I can pretend that we're really celebrating the changing of seasons, and not his 1,000th post.
Yah, too bad I'm not a Brit. Chretien didn't allow Conrad Black to get a peerage and stay Canadian, and Stephen Harper probably wouldn't let me be a 'Sir', since I vote NDP. (Although I did drop that nasty photo of him from my avatar.)
If I do get the okay from Steve, maybe you could use your influence as the "British Representative In The Ferries of BC" (BRITFOB), to argue my case with Tony. (You are on a first name basis with him, right?) If I'm successful, I'll buy you a nice big bowl of mushy peas, which I understand you people like to eat. Which explains a lot of things about the Brits, I think.
I was waiting for someone else to mention it, since I'm not really into these things, but I believe the 50,000th post was by Kam, no. 192 in 'Harbourlynx'. If my math is right. Does he get a hat, or something?