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20 years of kiteforum

Postby decay » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:14 am

SO - I just noticed this over there =>

Joined: 20 Oct 2002 00:00

That is a LONG time ago, very close to half my life span ago.

Thank you Toby for providing this long running platform for us to connect and share on.

Cheers

DK
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby Toby » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:20 am

Oh, that’s great!

Thanks to you, without you guys kiteforum would not exist! 🙏
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby a99 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:43 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:20 am
Oh, that’s great!
Thanks to you, without you guys kiteforum would not exist! 🙏
Thank you Toby for keeping this forum. Without it all information and videos will be very very fragmented, because all in fb, instg and yt is as sand dissapearing in water.
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby JakeFarley » Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:55 pm

Thank you Toby for keeping the forum alive, adding new wind sports like wing surfing. Without the wing surfing forum I would not have received the good advice that continues to help me progress.

I started out kitesurfing 21 years ago with the late Hung Vu's kitesurfingschool.org, which is still up and running. Then in 2005 I found out about Rick Iossi's Florida Kitesuring Association's forum FKSA.org. That forum is still up but not that active as I believe that most Florida (Tampa Bay) kitesurfers use Kite Jam on Facebook.

Then in 2016 I found kiteforum. Thanks again Toby!! :thumb:
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby Toby » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:21 pm

Always welcome my friends 👍🏼
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:46 pm

When did this kiteforum start?

Could see a post from you Toby 11 Nov 2001, or was it earlier?

I joined Okt 2002, but as I remember we could post as "guests" when it started :D

Thanks for keeping this forum running Toby :thumb:

8) Peter
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby Bille » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:50 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:20 am
Oh, that’s great!

Thanks to you, without you guys kiteforum would not exist! 🙏
You did a, "Lot" of work , to keep this forum alive Toby ; so
many Thanks to ya !! :thumb:

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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby chemosavi » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:10 pm

Somehow KF survived without Kitepower
and the guy who I am not.
Almost rhymes with Hoboken.
Those early days sure were a blast!
Non of this pernicious "thanked" & "been thanked".
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby Toby » Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:33 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:46 pm
When did this kiteforum start?

Could see a post from you Toby 11 Nov 2001, or was it earlier?

I joined Okt 2002, but as I remember we could post as "guests" when it started :D

Thanks for keeping this forum running Toby :thumb:

8) Peter
Correct, November 2001 😊

Yes, guest was ok, but then the spam world took over...now that bad that I manually have to give access to new users and the first posts of them...otherwise the forum would be 99% spam. Daily so many spam accounts register...it just sad which way the internet has gone.
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Re: 20 years of kiteforum

Postby Flyboy » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:11 pm

decay wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:14 am
SO - I just noticed this over there =>

Joined: 20 Oct 2002 00:00

That is a LONG time ago, very close to half my life span ago.

Thank you Toby for providing this long running platform for us to connect and share on.

Cheers

DK
October 2002 was a great month!

Nice job Toby - keeping anything like this going for this length of time is an accomplishment.

I'm always surprised how many latecomers there are to Kiteforum - many of whom say they have been kiting 20 years. How did they not come across Kiteforum much earlier?
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