Hey folks. Thanks to everyone for contributing to JDELIST over the last two decades. Whether you posted 1 or 1000 times, you helped this community grow and thrive!
I want to give a big shoutout to Christian Audet who has moderated this forum for many, many years -- how long? -- 15 years???. Thanks Christian!
Another big shoutout to our legendary posters who have been the core of this forum for so long - geez guys- over a 1000 posts! You guys / gals are awesome! Speaking of legendary posters, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Zoltan, our top poster. I dont know why Zoltan left JDELIST but we miss him -- he was really somehing -- kind, polite, sincere, and brilliant! He helped so many people!
JDELIST survives because of its advertisers. Thanks to Alex with EVEREST and Jennifer from AELLIUS for supporting us for so long. JDETIPS has recently returned but Andy supported JDELIST for a long time back in the day.
JDELIST has seen many competitors, a merger and a potential lawsuit come and go. It is a miracle that this coummunity has survived. This community originally started out as a mailing list. It lived on a PC under my desk. The PC had to be constantly monitored because the phone line flaked all the time (remember line noise?) and I had to manually catch the spammers by reading every post that came in. My wife was thrilled (sarcasm) that the PC came with us whenever we went on vacation. She was evern more thrilled when I mistakenly connected to an out of zone phone number for hours (read, HUGE PHONE BILL)!. She enthusiasticlly encouraged the creation of an online, outsourced forum!
Anyway, it's been a long journey. Thanks for listening, everyone! You are all the greatest!