Well, being that a final decision hasn't been made (at least not to my knowledge) regarding new member ranking designations and levels, and we want to post in several other threads, we will post our 500th post, here and now!
The designation can be decided later, but for now, when you hit #500 (Hondo and Robbie, . . . you're next, you know :) ) we hope you'll post here.
This is an AWESOME message board. We've had some great moments here (and yes, we DO have a life beyond the JW message board!). For the most part, this is an incredibly friendly place, full of knowledgeable folks. We've been to other message boards, and come hurrying back here every time (last night, we checked out the IMDb JW message board - before rating The Searchers a 10 - and ended up e-mailing some of the obvious true JW fans there, and inviting them personally to this board. There were truly some jerks there also (we didn't e-mail them ).
As Robbie mentioned in his 400th post, the last 100 posts have brought sadness as well as smiles. The passing of Brianb shows us that life here is but a fleeting vapor, and we need to cherish the time we have and live life to the fullest. Kevin's many new innovations here have made this board even better, if such a thing was possible!
The reason this is such a special place is because of all of you, old and new. We appreciate the different perspectives offered here, from young and old, from all around the world. It is truly a team effort here. Without Kevin having set up this board, we'd be . . . who knows where . . . . Without each other to share ideas with, we'd be . . . at maybe 50 posts . . . .
For those of you just starting out, just try to keep a positive attitude, be friendly, and keep on postin' . . . it goes faster than you think.
So . . . looking forward to having company here SOON, and more fun during the next 500 posts, the Lord willin' and the creek don't rise (we actually do have a creek in our back yard, but it's not the rainy season yet).
Hondo and Robbie, see ya soon . . . ;) .
Chester and the Mrs.