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Celebrating 5 years

This is a discussion on Celebrating 5 years within the Using the Boards forums, part of the Managing the OrchidTalk Experience category; Not many people may have noticed, and I was really too busy to make any ...

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    Default Celebrating 5 years

    Not many people may have noticed, and I was really too busy to make any announcements, but OrchidTalk recently celebrated its 5 year birthday.

    Way back in 2003, Louis and I turned our hobby into a business. We grew and sold orchids commercially for two years. After Louis decided to go back to school, we closed our orchid business in 2005, but we kept the OrchidTalk Orchid Forum up and running since the beginning.

    Many people visit our orchid forum here every day. We have friends from all over the world because of this community. Many of the original members (who may or may not have been customers) are still members, visitors, or guests after all this time. We have lots of new members join and participate here every day as well.

    OrchidTalk really has been remade since 2005 when I became more active in administering the day to day forum and we closed the business associated with it. In the last three years, we have grown by leaps and bounds. We have upgraded our server three times and continually upgrade the overall forum and software as time and funding allows.

    I just wanted to say thanks to the community here for hanging out and making OrchidTalk my favorite stop on the internet.

    I hope you enjoy the forum. If you do, please share our orchid forum's URL with your friends and members of your Orchid Society. By making a personal recommendation to your friends, you help to grow our community, increase our knowledge base, and ensure OrchidTalk's continual development.
    Happy Birthday, OrchidTalk! Wishing everyone all the best.

    Cheers,
    BD

    PS: To link your friends to the forum online, use your personal OrchidTalk referral link. You can find your link at the top of your User CP page.


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    To Orchid Talk and Bruce for making this the place to learn and make orchid friends .. Gin

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ORCHIDTALK!...
    and many more to come!


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    Thank you Bruce and Louis for making Orchid Talk so special!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ORCHID TALK

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    Wow, 5 years....that's great! Congrat's and thanks for being an always reliable, trusted site to get information for my 'chids. I appreciate all the work you and your wife do to keep this site up and working.
    Connie

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    5 years, that's quite an accomplishment. I just want to say happy birthday to my favorite forum, and thanks to Bruce and Louis for creating and tending to such a wonderful and special place.

    Geoffrey

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrizz743 View Post
    5 years, that's quite an accomplishment. I just want to say happy birthday to my favorite forum, and thanks to Bruce and Louis for creating and tending to such a wonderful and special place.

    Geoffrey
    Me, too! Good work Bruce and Louis - a big THANKS from all of us. And
    Happy Birthday OrchidTalk!

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    Congrats and Happy Birthday to OT.

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    thank you both for all the hard work. happy 5th!

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    This is just wonderful!!!

    Happy Birthday Orchidtalk!!!

    A very special thanks to our wonderful administrators, Bruce & Louis... you have both enriched my life, and it is indeed a treat to be part of this wonderful family.

    And to everyone who participate on this forum, a big Well Done to you as well for ensuring this place is a welcoming and friendly place to come to.

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