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  • Thank you for 10,000 posts!

    I'd just like to take a brief moment to thank all of you that participate in the KB forum. There's 3 individuals that have been especially active since the board has come into existence, and without naming them by name (whisper: Dick, Mike, Tony) I'd like to offer up my appreciation to them for consistently contributing to this board for nothing more than sheer love of the hobby.

    Everyone who participates makes this board what it is, and I'm glad to see we've passed the 10,000 post mark (actually 16,000 if you include the 6,000 plus posts lost when I went to a database-driven board instead of a file-based one) and I know that this is only the beginning of more great things to come.

    We may not have the highest number of posts when compared to others, but I'd like to think that we have both a width and breadth that's hard to match elsewhere, and will continue to develop over time. Being called "Deadwood II" is a compliment when I review and compare posts between this board and others.

    Thanks again folks, and keep it up.
    Brian Sousa
    Koi-Bito Forum
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    I know i can speak for the entire board when i say our thanks are for providing us an opportunity to exhange information. Not only can one learn here but it's a
    wonderful place to meet people from around the world. Your magazine has continued to provide inspiration and information and we thank-you for the publication end of your effort, as well.
    Dick Benbow

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    • #3

      Brian, it's always fun to share info with others and it's been a pleasure meeting some of the people on the board in person as well. "Deadwood II", no i don't so. The person that made that comment about this board is just stupid. He's probably some rich guy who has alot of money to throw around, buying expensive "over the hill koi" and starting a website after his name. I wonder who? Well anyways, Brian keep up the good work!!!
      The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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      • #4

        Brian, I would like to say since coming to this forum I have found that their are members here that are very good and experienced at what they do and for another board for imformative information you can not find a better place. Most of the members that post on this forum are very helpful and can pass along more knowledge than most. I am glad that we do not have tons of off the wall post like alot of the other forums. For emample comments NICE POND or NICE KOI and leave it at that, nothing to help the person with the koi just post that you dont need. I fill lucky to have found a fourm with some of the best higher end people that can help.

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        • #5

          Thanks to you Brian! and Thanks to Dick, Tony and Mike as well. Just like a koi pond its all about quality not quantity!!!!

          Thanks again, Joe


          PS hope to see you at the auction!
          It's a living creature (chit happens)

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          • #6

            Ah, Tony. Not quite fair. Let's just say the style of this board does not meet the needs of everyone.

            Actually, back when the "deadwood" comment was made on another board a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about how different the "atmospheres" of the various koi boards are. I peruse several from time to time, but I find it takes too much time to get to real substance on some boards where the regular community feels compelled to post pages of non-substantive replies and "attaboys" to every thread. But, it is what makes those boards special to their regulars. Then there are the boards that have folks designated to start new threads daily and even multiple times per day just to keep the volume going. The contrived spontaneity does not appeal to me, but there can be great insights if you have the time to wade through them.

            Obviously, I enjoy this board. The international flavor and the emphasis on breeding and breeders stand out. And, it is great to have Brian chime in with news from Japan. I don't think there can be a perfect board, because "perfection" is in the eye of the beholder. Everybody looks for something different. ...One thing I'd like to see is a Japanese koikeeper join in with the insights only they could bring. They would have to be very patient with us, but it would be nice.

            Thanks, Brian, for making this forum available.

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            • #7

              Attaboy Brian! (Had to say it b4 someone else did. ) This is a great board, as you all well know. Congrats on the whole "atmosphere" and quality of this board, and your magazine.
              Best regards,

              Bob Winkler

              My opinions are my best interpretation of my experiences. They are not set in stone as I intend to always be a student of life. And Koi.

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              • #8

                Quality site with quality posts what more can i say


                Gazza
                Regards

                Gazza

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                • #9

                  Mike your right, but I found out things about that board and the people behind it, that made me tell them to delete me from it. Most definitely not every board is for everyone...but the way I was treated over there made me leave even if I was there rarely. JR, keokoi, nancy and you are the only people I respect from that board..Well enough of that "other" board..they are not worth talking about here...



                  Originally posted by MikeM
                  Ah, Tony. Not quite fair. Let's just say the style of this board does not meet the needs of everyone.

                  Actually, back when the "deadwood" comment was made on another board a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about how different the "atmospheres" of the various koi boards are. I peruse several from time to time, but I find it takes too much time to get to real substance on some boards where the regular community feels compelled to post pages of non-substantive replies and "attaboys" to every thread. But, it is what makes those boards special to their regulars. Then there are the boards that have folks designated to start new threads daily and even multiple times per day just to keep the volume going. The contrived spontaneity does not appeal to me, but there can be great insights if you have the time to wade through them.

                  Obviously, I enjoy this board. The international flavor and the emphasis on breeding and breeders stand out. And, it is great to have Brian chime in with news from Japan. I don't think there can be a perfect board, because "perfection" is in the eye of the beholder. Everybody looks for something different. ...One thing I'd like to see is a Japanese koikeeper join in with the insights only they could bring. They would have to be very patient with us, but it would be nice.

                  Thanks, Brian, for making this forum available.
                  The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                  • #10

                    No ... Thank you !!!

                    Brian ~ thank you for creating the site. You have not only allowed for an avenue for us to communicate and share ideas through; you've created new friendships. So again, thanks for everything...

                    Erwin

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                    • #11

                      10 000 posts? Mmmmh......I thought I feel there were only 1000! It shows that this board is very interesting to read and follow. On boring board, 1000 posts will be like 10 000! Thanks to Brian and all who have contributed to his forum. We will have another 10 000 soon.

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                      • #12

                        Hi all, for the record! ( and since I take great pride in the names I give the other boards---) It was I who came up with the "deadwood" title! It was 'designed' for Newt's board, which I got tired of calling 'the porno board' ( I think that one was mine or Lansings?) and because the personalities and whole town theme there reminded me of that HBO show! And for the record, I like old Newt! Just like to kid him about the rather colorful cast and focus he has populated that board with. The Deadwood II name must have been a variation of the original and I have no idea of its' origin?

                        Other nicknames?

                        'The other Parish' - koi vet of course, and still a favorite I take full and complete credit for naming! LOL It was so perfect for the time.

                        " the Knights of NI' - wish I had thought that one up! No, that credit goes to Luke the Impaler. Great sense of humor, very sick mind, that boy!

                        ' The Roarkian site' - lets face it, the guy evokes nothing but respect. So
                        the nickname is perfect.

                        ' Bito' - never heard another name for this site? I think of it as one of my top three. And also enjoy the magazine very much- cover to cover.

                        " Stephenville" - I think it reflects the ownership identity and is to be respected if for no other reason than the commercial aspect is way in the back seat-in fact not even in the picture! Truely privately funded with no ulterior motives in mind that I can see. The focus gets a little fuzzy because it is a very 'mixed' community board. But lively and most of the folks have a good appetite for learning ,albeit limited depth regarding the Japanese center of Nishikgoi culture.

                        All and all, there must be a board for everyone's taste and level in the hobby. JR

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                        • #13

                          quess i don't watch enough TV! Between my re-reading of the asagi issue
                          and time on the board (KB) i usually pull myself away for lost or survivor!
                          Least now we know! Deadwood? sounds like a western!!!
                          Dick Benbow

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                          • #14

                            Deadwood... that rings a bell... isn't that a western on one of those 'premium channels'?

                            Hafta dig up the TV listing sometime... naaa, rather go visit with the fish.

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                            • #15

                              Don't blame you for rather spending time with the koi. It's the first thing I do when I return home from work. Right past the house out to the pond! I have a picture of my asagi posted on my computer.



                              thought it might be appropriate to post my 1,000th post here, in this thread!
                              Dick Benbow

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