Once upon a time (2006) I was a young forum admin and I had no idea what I was doing but I wanted a forum. So I google searched Admin Forums and TAZ came up. And I kind of felt like "Johnny 5" in short circuit. I do believe I read almost every post on TAZ in a week's time.
And then I decided it was time to take the plunge and buy VB. And if buying VB wasn't a big enough purchase I built a web server to go with it and I colocated it in Indina. But the story gets a lot better! I drove from Metro Detroit area in Michigan to Chicago Indiana and I dropped the server off and drove home in the same day.
Needless to say the forum did not work out as with many of my other forums over the years. And over the years I built 3 more forums and 3 more servers and collocated them all. And they all ended up failing too.
And then I decided it was time to take a break and look back on the past and look ahead on the future. And looking back I realized it's not the amount of posts and users on the forum. It's the core group of members that make a forum. And Taz has a great core group of members, which has kept me coming back for over 11 years now. And I feel that it is a honor and a blessing to be part of TAZ all these years.
P.S. Recently I came back out of forum retirement and I did make a new forum. But I didn't buy a web server