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  • #16
    Re: 40,000 Messages!

    "accuracy is an important part of this sport [very precise data given here - followed by a] I think."

    no comment :-)

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    • #17
      Re: 40,000 Messages!

      >"accuracy is an important part of this sport [very precise data given here -
      >followed by a] I think."

      >no comment :-)

      Here(below) is the message where gh says good-bye to darkwing. Note the time he says they will start. Turns out his message and my post are both wrong. I found the 17th thread and it started at 8:27am PST that day. It is also below. I am pretty sure that some comedian bumped the first thread to the top a little while ago. If the search function allowed one to search within 2003(you really should make that change Ben and yes I will email you), I could find it.

      http://trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/discus ... &thread=17

      "Friends,

      To quote Bilbo Baggins: "I regret to announce that--though, as I said,
      eleventy-one years is far too short atime to spend among you--this is the
      END. I am going. Iam leaving NOW. GOOD-BYE."

      It's with great sadness that I say farewell to THE List. While I can't
      remotely claim to be an original contributor, or one of of anything
      approaching eleventy-one years, I'm at least mildly surprised to note that
      it's 6-odd seasons that I've been babbling away here.

      But T&FN's slow progress into the e-world (by choice) has now gotten to the
      point where we will take the huge step of opening our own message board.
      Which leaves me at the point where sheer business sense (as the boffins have
      frankly said to me, "why give away your thoughts when they can be of some
      business value to the T&FN site?) demands that I leave this wonderful group
      of people and devote my online energies elsewhere.

      Starting at noon tomorrow (that's Wednesday the 16th in my parlance), you
      can go to www.trackandfieldnews.com and sign up for our message board.

      The track world has no shortage of boards these days, many/most filling some
      little niche that needs to be filled. Hopefully, ours won't be carrying
      coals to Newcastle; we'll break some new ground. The one thing we hope our
      board will be--compared to most/all others--is FAST. Time will tell, but we
      like to think we have the server capacity to provide the quickest messaging
      going. And you'll get the collected wit and wisdom of both T&FN staff and
      our most revered of correspondents.

      I truly hope that the emergence of this board--which will go in whatever
      direction the posters choose to take it, but will hopefully remain centered
      on "elite" track--doesn't negatively impact this list, which certainly
      stands as a shining beacon among track-chat facilities. But yes, we'll try
      to do better.

      I hope to see some/many/all of you over there. Electrons after all, as guru
      Jim Dunaway likes to point out, are free. No reason you can't be here and
      there.

      I, sadly, will only have time to be there. The road goes ever on and
      on......

      gh

      E. Garry Hill/Editor, Track & Field News."

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      • #18
        Re: 40,000 Messages!

        Thanks for the info on the posts...I tried helping to usher in a new era, but that apparently was passed long, long ago.

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        • #19
          Re: 40,000 Messages!

          "I am pretty sure that some comedian bumped the first thread to the top a little while ago."

          Thank you, folks. I'll be working here at the lovely downtown Ramada Inn all week.

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