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My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

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Old 09-19-2007, 03:31 PM
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My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

I just noticed my last post was #4,999, making this one #5000. This seemed like a good opportunity, then, to reflect on the past five plus years of being a regular here at RetouchPRO.

In a nutshell it's be a great ride. The number of times I have been technically enlightened and artistically inspired are countless.

More important than the high honor of being moderator of the Photo-based Art subformum, a position of high salary, use of a private jet, unlimited gourmet food, free trips and countless other privileges , (seriously) I've been blessed to have developed relationships with many talented and sharing people.

I'm grateful to Doug Nelson, owner/webmaster of RetouchPRO, for starting this site and for the countless hours he spends behind the scenes keeping it running and enhancing it, and especially for establishing a safe and supportive environment where ethics and "doing what's right" take precident over practices that skirt or in some cases violate the law.

I would like to salute my moderator colleagues for their dilligence and for "watching my back" when I frequently have to be away.

Finally, many, many thanks to everyone who contributes to this site by participating in discussion threads, asking questions, uploading images to work on, posting artistic interpretations, crafting tutorials or sharing methods, and especially the newbies who take the plunge to join in.

Here's to 5,000 more posts down the road. Hopefully most of them will be useful.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:05 PM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

Danny
Happy Anniversary and many more to come I hope.
Thank you for all your hard work keeping us going.

Peter
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:38 PM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

Wow Danny; congrats for sure. Really enjoyed your advice and your work as well. Can't wait to see what happens by your 10,000th submission.
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:50 PM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

danny, umm, you forgot to put the jet back in the hanger. sheesh!

my RP history is a little fuzzy, but didnt you also start the art forum? at any rate, we're glad you're here, 5,000, 10,000, or 50
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:55 AM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

In your 5,000 posts (and dont forget countless emails)
There has been
Welcomes
Encouragement
Help
Inspiration
To name a just a few things

I say
roll on the next 5,000

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Old 09-20-2007, 08:22 AM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

Congrats, Danny! Thank you for all your contributions to making this the most informative site. I've learned so much from you.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:44 PM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

Bravo Danny!!!

I've learned a ton from you and the other active users.

It's a great place to wander around. Certainly as good as a Hardware Store or a Bookstore or even a Nursery - (I'm not allowed in any of those places with a wallet or a credit card.)

Best Regards and Thanks

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Old 09-21-2007, 12:25 AM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

Way to go, Danny!

You showed me that Photo art could be part of editing too. Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:42 AM
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Re: My 5,000th post (maybe I should get a real life)

Your forum and enthusiasm were what "converted" me to Photo Art Danny.

Granted I'm still hopelessly inept at the subject, but I've been tempted to "have a go" on several occasions, and I've always been fascinated, inspired and impressed by much of the work I've seen there.

I'm but one of many who has been helped, directly or indirectly by the vast knowledge and love of the subject that you project.

Congratulations on your 5000 posts, I look forward immensely to seeing what the next 5000 will bring.
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:17 AM
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Danny,
I'm one of the newbies who took the plunge. I wouldn't have done it without your encouragement. Thanks for the online responses and the emails that encouraged me to not give up. I love learning new things and I learn every day on this forum. Your patience with us novices is endless. Thanks.
Shari
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