1900 Member Mark !!!

Donnie

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We have reached the 1000 member mark. I want to explain something here. I do believe that as far as member per build logs RATIO is concerned, SOS is very active, alive and well. I skimmed over ALL the build logs and we have 69 "Active" logs going on at this moment. I used a 3 month algorithm due to the fact that a log that is active in my opinion is going to post withing that 3 month time frame. Now, this does not include logs past 3 months. I am saying ACTIVE logs that people are posting on a regular basis. If I were to go back to 4 months, of semi-active, the number would probably jump up to about 100 semi active logs.

I am very pleased with these statistics. This tells me that the hobby is growing and continues to thrive. It also says A LOT about the fine and great people here that loves what they do and loves to help others. People here put others first in helping as I remember myself my first wooden ship (Bluenose) got abandoned due to frustration. It was making all those scuppers along the hull that got me down. So, I set it to the side. It was many years that came back to the hobby, little did I understand the "Nature" of the hobby.

The "Nature" of this hobby encompasses so many attributes besides just the gluing and building. The "Nature" of the hobby includes the core thing and that is the people. Ships of Scale has seen a lot of misfortunes and celebrations. Babies born to families, modelers facing cancer, hard times and good times, and unfortunately the passing of some great friends.

We all have problems, some with handicaps, physical problems, but it is the workbench that brings us all together. It is my sincere prayer that all of us will continue with our faith to continue the love of the hobby and the love for each other.

No one is perfect, we have disagreements, but somehow that workbench seems to heal a lot of stress and bring us back together again. Remember that "He" is the one that is the ultimate Captain of our ship and brings true healing to us all.

Sincerely
Donald B. Driskell
 

Peglegreg

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G'day Donnie
Well said!
Dare I say, our next level that we all want is to reach two thousands members, then three, then four etc.
And upwards.
Congratulations Donnie and
the rest of our family here on
SOS...Ships of Scale.
All the best
Greg
 

Uwek

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I am happy to be a part of this friendship here in the forum.
Relatively new in this forum I was immediately part of this group of friendly and helpful modelers.
Donnie, many thanks for your words, which I can fully underline and confirm.
 

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I see we are approaching the mark of doubling the membership and that is in months. There is no other site that can claim such a rapid growth.

thanks to the efforts of the staff and everyone who contributes to the site making this the top international site on the web.
 

donfarr

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Dave Remember the early days and the problems encountered, this is what I hoped would happen, completly HAPEILY SUPRISED at the quickness of the growth, and the diversity of projects most all contribute something to the site, very active, you remember my efforts to bring in overseas modelers, and a great helpfull place this turned into, CONGRAGALATIONS TO ALL. Don
 

didit

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Dave Remember the early days and the problems encountered, this is what I hoped would happen, completly HAPEILY SUPRISED at the quickness of the growth, and the diversity of projects most all contribute something to the site, very active, you remember my efforts to bring in overseas modelers, and a great helpfull place this turned into, CONGRAGALATIONS TO ALL. Don
actually a lot of the "thanks" go to you it was you who suggested many of the MSW outcasts come here and it was you who suggested we reach out to international model builders. The rapid growth of the 3 sites and facebook are all part of what you started. By keeping everything open to the public is reaching out to the general public and show casing this fine hobby and art.
By showing a respect to ALL builders you have inspired a new and growing generation
thank you Don
 

Peglegreg

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thanks to the efforts of the staff and everyone who contributes to the site making this
the top international site on the web.
This statement of Dave's said it all!
I have to agree and I would like to say
Thank you everone!
Happymodeling
Greg
 

Uwek

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Dear friends and members of SOS:

Today is the 23.rd day of the month.

During these days in month August more than 100 new members registered already in our forum......So in the last weeks 4 to 5 new members per day.
And we had this month already three days, when 10 or more new members registered during 24 hours.

This is great - Many Thanks to everybody making this possible

And to all lurkers and guests => Register and get member - it costs nothing, only 2 or 3 clicks
 

didit

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not to long ago Don suggested I look at this site at that time there were 634 members and really not growing all that much. Then more and more people began to show up here. At one time Donnie a man of unwavering faith stood his ground against vicious attacks against what we believed in, he took the full force of relentless persecution and in the end is still standing as strong as ever.
it was the idea to gather build logs from other forums and create an international library index of building logs. If you are a member of another forum or know of one perhaps they would like to join this fantastic community of international builders.
What is making this grow is just simple common respect for one another, we do not care where or who you bought a kit from, what country your from, if you are a rank beginner or master builder we all have something to share.
years ago my brother passed away and I posted it on a model ship forum I was a member of. The replay was sorry to hear that but we don't care this is a model ship forum so keep your comments about model ship building. WOW times changed for some people

as Donnie said The "Nature" of the hobby includes the core thing and that is the people.
 
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