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RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 12, 2017 10:36AM

Sixteen years ago this month, this site debuted. In that time to the present we have:

Over eleven thousand registered users (11,315)

Nearly 1/2 million posts (468,857 - average of 80 per day)

Over eighteen thousand custom rod photos (18,419 - photo page debuted two years after this one)

Held an average of forty paying sponsors per year.

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 12, 2017 12:15PM

CONGRATULATIONS on birthing a valuable and creative site ! has been a real help to all of us, in many ways.

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: June 12, 2017 12:26PM

Hello Tom.

Congratulations on number 16, as always the site is THE place to learn and teach about rod building without a bunch of Bull Stuff (of the bad kind) being thrown about.

Good Work, Good Luck, & Many More To Come.

Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2017 01:11PM by Robert A. Guist.

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Donald R Campbell (---.socal.res.rr.com)
Date: June 12, 2017 12:42PM

Tom,

I check the Site every morning. I have learned so many new ways to "skin the cat". Thank you for your contribution to the rod building community!

Don Campbell
don@sensorfishingrods.com

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Robert Metzger (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: June 12, 2017 05:06PM

By maintaining high standards combined with much hard work you have built
a great site and super expo. Thanks for your efforts, Bob

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: June 13, 2017 05:07AM

Thanks Tom, Kudos to you Sir!!

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: David Boyle (---.vic.bigpond.net.au)
Date: June 15, 2017 02:40AM

Congratulations Tom,

I'm proud to have been a sponsor for much of that time and had the pleasure of meeting you in person at several of your expos. The amount of information and opinions expressed here has been immense and the manner in which you have maintained and administered this forum is a credit to you. It is through this board that I have made many, many friends and acquaintances, learned a lot and been able to publicise my products.

With modern technology it is so easy to take the availability of information for granted. It wasn't always like this. Thank you for providing a place that has helped so many and stood the test of time, to the benefit of rod builders.

Best Regards
Dave Boyle
VisualWRAP/VisualWEAVE

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Jay Lancaster (---.triad.rr.com)
Date: June 15, 2017 04:33PM

Well done!

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Re: RBO Anniversary
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.115.230.21.res-cmts.mtp2.ptd.net)
Date: June 20, 2017 01:28PM

Thats awesome Tom! This site has been a wealth of information on my rod building journey. Thanks for creating the site!!

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