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Something special

Post by brix79 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:11 pm

On behalf of members both past and present over the last 15 years, who may not frequent the forum that often, I'd like to wish the Club a..

Happy Anniversary!

The Club was started sometime during October of 2003, and is still alive & kicking to this day.

By the end of that first month, there were 41 full members, these are now shown as Founder members. Of those, 8 have been active on the forum in 2018, and 1 is still an active trader!

Some fun stats for you, we've had:
  • Over 5,700 members in that time, which represents about 22% of the 25,443 RX-8s sold in the UK.
    (Although one car may have had more than one member as their owner of course)
  • 22,700+ users registered on the forum, of which only about 20%* were spam accounts.. ;)
  • More than 1,200 forum users contributing over 100 posts each.
  • 16 different countries represented as members. The furthest overseas member being well over 18,500km away!
  • Ireland best represented, with no less than 13 members over the years, and some very definitely still with us! ;)
    Closely followed by France with 9.
  • 340 female members.
  • At least one persistent Honda owner that's still a member. :thumright:
  • And a special Melon. :guns:
It's fair to say it's not a given that car Clubs stand the test of time this long, and that's testament to all the loyal members we have had over the years. Not to mention all those who have given their spare time to help run and administer the Club.

A massive thank you to you all.



*Yes, I totally made that up, but there will have been quite a lot!
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Reason: Added validation on spam claims.. ;)
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Re: Something special

Post by kopite72 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:17 pm

Great Post John :D ' one persistent Honda owner' that made me giggle :lol: Good to see the Paddy's well represented over the years
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Re: Something special

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 pm

brix79 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:11 pm
At least one persistent Honda owner that's still a member. :thumright:

Who can that be I wonder :?: :-k
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Re: Something special

Post by Culdranth » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:12 pm

That's quite an achievement.. I was part of a "big" motorbike forum years ago that died suddenly on ownership change. Facebook was a massive killer also not just of that but allot of forums.

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Re: Something special

Post by Vian » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:58 am

When you say 20% spam accounts, you've failed to factor in all those occasions when Nigel has got bored and decided to answer every single sodding thread with the same thing... :wink:
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Re: Something special

Post by AutoGibbon » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:53 am

How many members have been around since the very beginning and are still here today?
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Re: Something special

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:15 am

brix79 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:11 pm
By the end of that first month, there were 41 full members, these are now shown as Founder members. Of those, 8 have been active on the forum in 2018
Looks like 8 which is a very apt number :D

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Re: Something special

Post by Nerdstrike » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:17 am

Congratulations to the committee members past and present! You've built a (mostly) friendly community and stopped it melting down. That's no mean feat.
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Re: Something special

Post by Delanor » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:26 am

Some members have been here for over 14 years now! :whistle:

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Re: Something special

Post by geofftl1000r » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:19 pm

Nerdstrike wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:17 am
Congratulations to the committee members past and present! You've built a (mostly) friendly community and stopped it melting down. That's no mean feat.
:whathesaid:

Some of the forums I frequent get very lively at times. This place feels very homely. Great place to visit. :thumright:
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Re: Something special

Post by casey » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:29 pm

Delanor wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:26 am
Some members have been here for over 14 years now! :whistle:

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Re: Something special

Post by Delanor » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:24 pm

Bloody `ell where have those 14 years gone and I am still driving around in an RX-8 a pure testament how good they really are!

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Re: Something special

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:30 am

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
brix79 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:11 pm
At least one persistent Honda owner that's still a member. :thumright:

Who can that be I wonder :?: :-k
Mark, he was talking about me. Lol. Image

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Re: Something special

Post by brix79 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:45 pm

..At least one..

I had you both in mind to be honest. :thumright:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:26 pm

At least for once the Toyota wasn't mentioned :rofl:

It's hard to believe I am still here after 11yrs 10mths 24days :shock: and have owned two RX-8's and driven 7 other RX-8's =D>
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