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So we passed 10 Million forum posts!

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Our board has surpassed 10 Million in under ten years, thats an amazing feat and pretty much averages to 1M a year since July 2001, which is when the current board database started.

In that time we've lost quite a few posts, the famous downtime of 2003 which resulted in about 3 months of data being wiped from our news and forum database (which we never got back). And rogue members who previously had full control over their topics went about deleting them or removing the content of the first post, not to mention our spammer friends, who probably account for 10% of removed posts over the last decade (which are not counted toward the 10M).

Any posts that become unapproved, are not counted to the current number of posts.

This is why the anti-climatic jump to 10M didn't go smoothly, because with little over couple 100 posts to go, a topic that contained 4k of posts was cleaned and reapproved.

Since then other topics have seen the same treatment (either hidden for cleaning or reapproved).

If you joined in 2001 and still active:

Anyway, from myself and the staff I would like to thank everyone for making this target possible; and offer any member that is still active from 2001 a free Tier 2 account.

All you have to do is either reply here, or PM me to set you up, if I miss your post, do PM me so you don't miss out!

If you joined after 2001 and still active:

In about a week, I'll be looking at this thread and randomly selecting 10 members from a join date after 2001 (so 2002 - 2011) for a free Tier2 as well, the only requirement will be:

1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;

2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.

Thanks, and lets hope we can talk about this again in ten years time (with hopefully 20 Million posts, or more). (Y)

I'm a bit late, but I selected 14 additional Tier 2 subs to give away, that's the number of pages in this topic.

CoLdFuSi0n

Shaun.

Singh400

LaraBoft

Ferson

Draconian Guppy

obiwankenobi

Routerbad

AJerman

vip

ConfusedFusion

liju

Rudnartim

Raze

Also added another 01'er.

This concludes our giveaway for active 01'ers and 14 Tier 2's to members without a current subscription.

If you didn't win, there's plenty more chances, as we giveaway subs all the time, just ask the current ones!

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Congratulations! :)

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Congrats..

I joined Neowin for the xp stuff way back when :) I'm still here because of the community :)

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Who was the 10 mill poster?

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Good luck to those who enter and congrats on finally passing that milestone :D

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1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;

interesting articles, nice commmunity, great helpful members

2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.

still interesting articles, still nice community, still great helpful members :p

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nice one people, joined cause a mate of mine showed me this site, stayed well the people are good, the rules you get used too and the help is the greatest!!

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If I remember someone posted this site in a dalnet irc channel ( back when it was a good network ) and well been here ever since for something to read at nights when I'm bored at work.

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Congrats! Here's to the next 10 mil!

1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;

I can't remember...! :p

2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.

News articles, many of the help forums, gaming forums... all an interesting read! :)

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I've been active since 2001, but I'm happily paying for my tier 2. I don't post anywhere near enough to merit a freebie though.

Here's to the next 10 years

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I joined because I was a lurker for a long time and wanted to contribute - admittedly it didn't begin well, my first impressions weren't that great but I gave it another go and I was more than happy. :laugh:

I'm quite happy to pay for my subscription, it's not much. Congrats on the milestone!

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1) Tell us why you joined Neowin

I seem to remember that a friend of mine was browsing the main page one day. I decided to sign up and take a look around the forums.

2) What kept you here as an active user of the site.

The community. If I have a question about something tech-related, I can come here and ask for clarification. At the same time, I try to offer advice where I can. It might not always be what people want to hear, but at the end of the day it's another opinion that the user can read and use to make their decision. Also, the place keeps me entertained during my work hours. :p

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Who was the 10 mill poster?

Yeah I would like to know that one too!

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1) Because I had been lurking around for a number of years thanks to Google and could keep quiet for any longer.

2) Receiving and giving help and support to members, Endless hilarious meme images. Oh and Rappy :p

PS. Since I'm already tier 2 If this post is picked give it to the person 7 posts ahead of me. :)

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Yeah I would like to know that one too!

Indeed :blink:

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Damn I'm off by 2 years. Ah well. I have my Tier 1.

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I joined back in 2005 after being told about the site by my old network manager. I stayed because of the fantasy hockey league (which I will win eventually :p) It's the only forum I bother with and one i'm happy to give money to. (Y)

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1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;

Was back when i still used windowsblinds and was a big fan of Frogboy's works and seeing as he was a member here i joined!

2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.

Not sure really i guess it was a better place than anywhere iv been so far how ever it does seem that Neowin is becoming the place i ran away from.

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1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;

I think there was something about a fix for XP back in the day so I signed up to post. Got a fast response too :D

2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.

I use this site more as my news site, Great articles and its very quick with news even it does originate from other sites. I visit this site more than any other site ATM.

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Wow, that is quite an achievement! Congratulations!!

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This is the biggest forum I come to regularly and you guys are handling the scale superbly. A big congrats from me guys, well done (:

I have no idea when I joined, but I doubt it was 10 years ago. I'll find out when I submit this post! :laugh:

Why I joined neowin;

Someone I know from another forum recommended this place for tech support a few years ago

Why I'm still here;

This is easily my favourite tech forum out there, nobody has done anything significant enough to prompt me to leave and the atmosphere is generally friendly. Even the occasional Linux/Windows or religious shout-downs have some intelligent and friendly posters.

And for a bonus question, why I'm here right now;

I'm supposed to be writing my dissertation :laugh:

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Congrats, and a tier 2 account to boot :)

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Congrats to Neowin and the crew, and well done to all members who get the free upgrade :)

1) Tell us why you joined Neowin;

Recommended by a friend as a good website

2) And what kept you here as an active user of the site.

Like the articles, the people, and the conversations

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Joined because of the xp stuff originally and its been a great news/tech site for me =]

i keep coming back everyday to see what ive missed and to keep up with shizzel =]

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Congrats on 10 million posts Neobond, and everyone else! I joined within the first few days of the site opening, can't believe it's been almost ten years since then.

I don't post often, but, visit multiple times daily without fail, you guys are my #1 source of tech news, and I'm an active forum reader as well. Thanks for the free premium account :) I hope to see Neowin last another ten years!

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