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LPF History 101

madmacmo

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LPF History 101
LPF History 102 - Where Are They Now?
LPF History 103 - The Ban List
LPF History 104 – Rep per Post Count & Posts per Day Ranking
LPF History 105 - Neg Rep List
LPF History 106 – The Avatars
LPF History 107 – Final Exam
LPF History 108 - Oldest Still Active Members High/Low Post Count


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LPF History 101

Happy 7th Birthday LaserPointerForums!

Avery,
Thank you for your imagination, ingenuity, and sheer determination to endeavor to persevere from the very beginning inception of LPF and on through all of the many technical difficulties, the unpleasant legal hurdles, and the periodic episodes of noxious drama, all the while maintaining your ever clear and persistent vision of what an unbiased laser enthusiast forum can be. Congratulations to you also for proving to all those early nay sayers just how much they misjudged you and your forum concept.

Mods,
Thank you for the countless hours scanning posts, receiving PMs, posting advice and the dedicated level headedness in maintaining LPF’s TOS law and order by keeping drama to a minimum and taking action when necessary to keep the forums swept clean of scammers, rouges and malcontents.

Veterans, circuit designers, master machinists, harvesters, builders, GB organizers, and each of you rising star LPF rookies (that are quickly earning your laser building stripes),
Thank you for continuing to communally push the laser pointer design envelope and by sharing most unselfishly your collective experience, knowledge, trials, and errors. The ever new, inventive, and innovative content you all provide is what I believe to be the essence of what has made and continues to make LPF the most popular laser enthusiast forum that it is today, and I predict it will continue to do so for only as long as abundant evolving creative design and tutorial content is maintained, to wit I hope you all continue to contribute your individually unique creative flair and exercise your laser pointer creative talents for a very long time to come.



Significant Dates

Dec 30, 2006 – windstrings - How old is this forum?



Dec 7, 2007 – Things - 19th of June, 2006 this forum was made



Apr 9, 2011 – 2007Revolution - the forum started in the summer of 2006




A long time ago in a forum far, far away . . .


Nov 7, 2005 – Avery becomes a member of WickedLasers Laser Community



Mar 17, 2006 – Avery’s announces 1st forum start up attempt on Laser Community



Mar 19, 2006 – Avery becomes a member at CandlePowerForums



Mar 19, 2006 – Avery announces LPF 1st start up attempt on CandlePowerForums



May 3rd 2006 – Avery announces LPF 1st start up attempt again on Laser Community



June 12, 2006 – Avery announces 2nd LPF start-up attempt on CandlePowerForums



June 12, 2006 – Avery announces 2nd LPF start-up attempt on Laser Community (Note - posts are in reverse order - the first post in the thread is the last one at the bottom)






And Then it was SHOW TIME!


Oct 23, 2006 10:44am – LaserPointerForums oldest surviving Post



Oct 23, 2006 – Avery solicits forum section naming suggestions



Oct 23, 2006 – Avery registers LPF domain name



Nov 4, 2006 – Welcome Newcomers! What brought you here and how did you first hear of us?



Dec 13, 2006 – Turn Back the Time . . . Dec 2006



Dec 30, 2007 – Turn Back the Time . . . Dec 2007




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Bionic-Badger

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Pretty nice work you did there. Interesting to see how long ago this forum started and where it has gone!
 

Lazerbeak

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A lot of work Madmacmo, much appreciated Sir :beer: It's really amazing how much more LPF has become.

Kudos Avery on becoming very successful at creating a "forum"

Happy 7th Birthday LPF!!! Live Long and Prosper :D

~ LB
 
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Gun

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Very nice thread, well-done to Avery on creating such a great community!

+1 :beer:
 

Things

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Speaking of, I missed my 6th LPF birthday last month! Cool post, even though it is pretty shameful reading back at some of my posts. It'd be nice if old posts retained the same avatars/sigs etc you had at the time.
 

DJNY

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Hey man!

Great that you´re back.

Now I see what you´ve done the past months :gj:

-DJNY
 

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Happy birthday LPF! It's great to see where we started and how much we have grown, thanks madmacmo for all your trouble! I learned everything I know about lasers here on LPF, thank you guys! Long live LPF!
:bday:
 

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So now I know why you've been gone so long...
Nice to see you back again...:beer:


Jerry
 

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Awesome stuff :beer: learned a lot about lpf today! Thanks madmacmo! And everybody else that contributes to the forum offcourse! :)
 

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Speaking of, I missed my 6th LPF birthday last month! Cool post, even though it is pretty shameful reading back at some of my posts. It'd be nice if old posts retained the same avatars/sigs etc you had at the time.
Mine is coming up this September, quite hard to believe it has been so long. I recently found my old account as well:
Laser Pointers - View Profile: Romenadan
Still have no idea what the acct info is, lmao.

It is amazing how far we have come from the early days!
 
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Ears and Eggs

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Woah! Brings back some memories. :D I joined LPF right at the beginning in June '06 but wasn't very active until '07. I remember c0ld getting banished from WL's forum (LC) before the real crackdown there began. Just as they were starting to no longer allow discussions of other companies over there. In early 2007 the LC admin went Bashar al Assad on everyone and the mass banishments started. I was banished and then permanently migrated over to LPF. :D Over the next few months the purges over there really helped LPF get started and fed us lots of new members.
 
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So much more respect for the Man now. Avery is now my Hero.

~ LB
 




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