Lucky? Seven.....

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    When I first signed on on December 20, 2000 The Guage was but 5 days old.... There was a different owner, different members, different administrator.. different format...

    I was asked to be a moderator of this new fledging board and I accepted... The Builder's Plate was my creation, when I was asked for any ideas for a new forum...

    I moderated about 8 Gauge forums through the year 2003 mostly because there were few regular members and fewer mods. As the moderators grew in experience, they decided one-by-one to start forums of their own. I helped start one and a few of us moderated for a time there along with our Gauge duties. It wasn't bad, because of the traffic on both forums.

    The Gauge started changing and growing. The new owner (Peter T Davis) came in, made changes for the better and we took off.... A few members moved on, as will always happen with change... the Admin left and I was asked to become the new Admin.. I accepted and have proudly Administrated here ever since :)

    I have had a few Administrators working along with me, the newest being ezdays. We work together, behind the scenes, along with our moderators to help everyone have a pleasant experience most every time they visit.

    What makes our job a bit easier than the norm?? Our members, a bunch of respectable people that trade information and have fun... and who are not afraid to bring things to our attention (Reporting posts etc). You all help us a lot!!

    As far as things going on: There are some of us participating in The Gauge Party, a way to hone our scratchbuilding skills and "show off" a bit. There is also, since we have become so big, a donation section that we actually need to ensure our continued ability to visit here and have fun with our friends. Remember - this is a privately owned board.

    The last thing and largest change was the new server and the addition (merging) of the Slot Car, R/C forum and the Card modelers forum.. (Where I spend a bit of time) - if you haven't yet.. GO!!!!! LOOK!!!! Some of these models will take your breath away, especially if you remember the Cold War Space Race... Amazing!!!! Who would have thought, you could abandon Plasticville for cardboard!!! :D :D :D :D

    As we look to the year ahead, "Lucky Seven" one of the neatest things happening is that The Gauge E-mag (Thanks eightyeightfan1) will be returning after the new year, after a hiatus that was way too long!! :D We hope to make it a quarterly magazine again. Please consider submitting any ideas for inclusion in the Mag. In the past, we have had spotlights of members and layouts, New Products and even a puzzle or two.

    ................ Well, "here's" to Lucky Seven!!!! aussie Thanks for your input, Thanks to Peter for making this happen... Thanks to the Moderating Staff for their work and Thanks to all the members for being here!!!!
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Thanks for all your hard work Mikey! This truly is the best MRR forum on the net!

  3. w8jy

    w8jy Member

    Mikey, this forum is a success because of you and the other administrators and moderators. Thanks to all of you for all your work. You folks truly do a great job and it really is appreciated!
  4. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    A toast aussie To the mods, admins, and Peter.

  5. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    The Gauge Rocks! :goldcup:
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    We thank you Mikey for giving us these seven years and hope to see at least seven times seven more. It's a real pleasure working with you and you are responsible for the high standards the Gauge stands for.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    sign1sign1sign1 That's right - go ahead and be humble!! You do more than I sometimes!! :D :D :D

    ~~~ Thanks go to you too!!!!!
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, but only because you let me...:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Nonetheless, it wasn't me that set the path this forum has taken. I only joined you because I agreed with the direction you were taking it in. Clean, family-friendly, informative and a lot of fun. You can't beat that combination.

    BTW, I found this thread from seven years ago. Incidentally, this also marks the seven-year anniversary of the Gauge...:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: The_Gauge (Dave) registered on 12-14-00 followed shortly by Shamus, Catt and yourself.
    aussie aussie aussie aussie aussie aussie aussie aussie

  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    OK, try it now....
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    LOL yeah - that's it :) My link takes you to the listing of all the posts :)
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I remember a few years ago I found the first post here on the Gauge and some of the subsequent posts. Maybe these are the ones, but it was possible to search for them by post # starting with #1. Now with the other forums being integrated, I'm not sure what that did to the post numbering system. The same goes for looking for the oldest members, those others are all disbursed throughout and it is difficult finding those that belong to the Gauge.
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Stop it guys......
    My head can olny get so big...
  14. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Peter, Mikey, Don, eightyeightfan1 and all of the other people who have made this forum so great. :inw::inw::inw: I seriously don't know how you do it. Between work, family, modeling and maintaining the Gauge I don't know where you find the time. Is there a secret to adding 18 hours to every day? sign1

    When I joined on 2001 I couldn't appreciate how great this forum really was because it was the first one I found. Now that I have sampled some of the others I can honestly say that this has to be the finest group of people online today. Kudos to everyone! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: And you know the best part? It shows no signs of slowing down!

    A toast; To everyone here! aussie


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