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10-08-2018, 02:56 PM - 30 Likes   #1
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10,000th post - and a BIG "Thank You" to everyone here!

This is my 10,000th post on PentaxForums, and it feels like a small but important milestone - so, I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You"

I joined back in March 2010, asking for help with my K-7 and 18-55mm kit lens. I had just switched over from my first ever DSLR, a Nikon D40X. Prior to that, my only experience of photography was with point-and-shoot compacts (both film and digital). Frankly, I knew nothing back then. It was Auto mode all the way

I posted infrequently over the next few years, though I read and learned from quite a few threads here over that time. But it wasn't until 2013 or 2014 that I started posting on a regular basis.

Since then, I've asked many, many questions; needed a lot of help and advice; met with many frustrations. And you good folks have always assisted me, without exception. I've learned so much from so many of you, on so many different topics. I still have a long, long way to go... in fact, I'm sure I'll be learning until the day I die; but having this community as my support network means I'll never be short of help. That's a reassuring thing to know

Following the example of everone who's helped me and others here, I'm more recently in a position to assist other members too with the (limited) knowledge and experience I have - and for me that's perhaps the most enjoyable and rewarding aspect of being here. I try to help where I can, and watch with interest where I can't. I love to learn and watch others learn too. This is a great place to do both.

I've made many valued friends on PentaxForums... which, considering my distrust and dislike of social media in general, is an unexpected yet most welcome benefit. I love chatting with you folks in the multitude of threads posted each day. I'm even in touch with several friends by PM or e-mail from time-to-time (you guys know who you are ), and I always appreciate those communications greatly. Who'd have thought I could make friends, often thousands of miles away, that I've never even met face-to-face? Ain't the internet wonderful?

Of course, I've occasionally bumped heads with a few members too, and I can come across a little strong at times, I know... but I hope we can put those few events behind us Since taking on moderator duties here a couple of years ago, I've had to moderate posts from some of the very members I'm grateful to for help they've given (and continue to give) me and others. That's been a hard pill to swallow, and not one I enjoy or will ever feel entirely comfortable with... but I hope those members can appreciate and accept the reasons. I truly don't like to "fall out" with anyone

In closing, I'd like to say a big... no, a HUGE "Thank You" to @Adam; for creating and running this truly excellent site; to my colleagues and friends in the moderating team for their help and insight, and getting me out of trouble when I screw up ; to everyone here who has helped me and / or other members; to the valued friends I've made here (you mean a lot to me); and to all members, old and new, who contribute to these forums constructively and make this place the best photography community I could wish for.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE, and BEST WISHES!


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Congrats Mike! And thanks for all your work on the forum.

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Aww. It can't be spoiled like everyone spoils my "Like" milestones...Until you post again anyway...
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Congratulations on the milestone! Pretty cool. Enjoy!

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
This is my 10,000th post on PentaxForums ...
Congratulations, Mike. Thank you and very best wishes to you.

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I read much (very much) more than I write on these forums, so thanks for contributing towards making that as interesting and pleasant an activity as it is.
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Looking forward to the NEXT 10,000 too buddy.
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I will get there at some point! Thank you BigMackCam

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Congratulations, I also look forward to your posts, (I don't read every thread) you're always helpful and insightful. Here's to the next 10,000 posts.!
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Congratulations, and thank you for your work as a Senior Moderator.
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Congratulations on your milestone! I always respect your insight.
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Congratulations! Hope to see you continue another 10,000!
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Awesome milestone.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
This is my 10,000th post on PentaxForums, and it feels like a small but important milestone - so, I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You"
....and 4000+ "Likes" is no small milestone either. Kudos and a thank you!!!
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