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Did you know that the IFAS website is... was created by Seanie_Morris

...10 years old this month? That's right, www.irishastronomy.org and these forums went live on May 4th 2003. Since then, we have had:

- Over 95,000 messages among over 12,400 unique topics.
- Over 2,100 registered users (and a few banned ones!).
- Too many hits to count.
- Tips, photos, YouTube clips, information, events, equipment, insults and giggles passed between members from not just Ireland, but known to take part in USA, Canada, Holland, Greece, Italy, Spain, the UK, Australia and South Africa, to name a few!

So take a bow, this website is the result of you and your interest in Astronomy, backed by a team first initiated by Bart Busschotts, our first registered member on that May 4th 2003!

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P.S. A migration from phpBB to Kuena forum software meant that the original registration date seen on user profiles as July 19th 2008 was reset to this date. Everyone you see with a July 19th 2008 registration date was actually a registered user in the years before then.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Did you know that the IFAS website is...

wow, thats amazing, 10 years already.
Welldone to all the admin guys and keep up the great work :rock:
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Raise a glass to everyone who makes the site possible, you guys are the best.

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Good grief, I cannot even remember what I was doing in 2003 -how sad!! I didn't even know Valerie.
Anyway, congratulations to Seanie for maintaining this crucial website.

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Congratulations to all concerned and a big thank you to the generous people who keep the forum going. It's a great facility and I check several times every day to stay in touch with all the latest. You never know what fascinating/useful/funny/essential contribution is going to appear next.

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Replied by johnomahony on topic Re: Did you know that the IFAS website is...

Well done all. It is still the best astro site out there
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Replied by nectarine on topic Re: Did you know that the IFAS website is...

Wow, 10 years already! Many thanks to all involved in keeping the IFAS website going - even though I don't post that often, I check in quite a few times each week and love seeing what everyone is up to.
Here's to the next 10 years......
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Did you know that the IFAS website is...

congratulations to Seanie for maintaining this crucial website.


Um, thanks Aubrey, but this website is bigger than me - there is a team of Moderators and Contributors (John Flannery, Michael O'Connell, Dave McDonald, Albert White, Deirdre Kelleghan, Ronan Newman) as well as the technical brains (Darragh Sherwin) that make sure everything goes smoothly. I just happen to be the one who is the most obsessed with the website!

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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: Did you know that the IFAS website is...

Doesn't time fly, it's been that enjoyable :)

It's a great credit to you all who keep this site alive :rock:

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