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Posted on Oct 20th 2012 at 06:00:14 PM by (bickman2k)
Posted under Thanks, Community, Support

This is just a little different than the typical "RFG Thanks for (insert month/year)".

I was going through some of my old blog entries and I found one I wrote as an open letter to the community. It was written 3 years after joining, but a mere 2 months after I really began to get involved with the community.

As I sit here now, my son is playing Pokepark on the Wii as I look at my TI-99/4A that I need to test so I can sell it. There have been a lot of changes for me personally as well as for the site in the time since that blog post. I have gone from grabbing everything in sight to being selective and selling off stuff that I have just to have it. I'm now a director on the site. We had a pretty big disaster on the site that easily could have been the end of the site potentially. I recovered what I could with what I had, losing a couple of years worth of forum posts and maybe 6 weeks of database submissions.

The forum was slow to come back, but here we are. We have a bunch of new members and old members who have returned. We have new bloggers and a new podcast. We are nearing in on 70,000 software entries and 5,000 hardware entries! We have a new server with more power and drive space for us to grow with! And we have continued to do so with just the support of the community and their donations. We have no plans to be sold or put up ads.

We're doing this on our own. I see and hear things happening elsewhere that I never want anything to happen here. We want you to communicate to us and let us know about any issues you have or any ideas to make things better. Together, we'll continue to get better as well as grow.

What this all boils down to is... thanks. Without the passion of the community, we wouldn't be here. Thanks to the bloggers for writing about your perspective. Thanks to all of the staff for your work on keeping that submission queue low. Thanks to everyone who was here before me who started the site right. Lastly, thanks to every member for making this a great place to be, day after day.

And as always, keep it on channel 3!

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Its guys like yourself that make this community so wonderful. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who appreciates it Smiley
we are an awesome bunch.
I've said it before, but this site has a pretty amazing community. I'm excited to see where we can go in the future!
We rock!!!!!!!
This place is the best.  Everyone is so kind and helpful and it really sets a good precedent for new members.  I'm glad to be a part of this community and will certainly do whatever it takes to keep it going.  Thanks everyone.
Here, here!

Queue up the Golden Girls theme...
I don't have anything to add, you guys said it, just see above ^
While I might not take things too seriously 'round these parts, I'm sincerely appreciative of the folks who keep this place goin' and flowin'. From what I can tell, just maintaining RF Generation is a major hobby unto itself. It's also a labor of love, so the least I could do is reward the admins' efforts with my gratitude. Though I'm sure they wouldn't mind me throwin' 'em a ten-spot every once in a while, too. I'll be sure to do that next month, I promise.
I remember this site springing up when I stopped collecting right around the time I started high school.  I regret not having joined earlier, but glad I did nonetheless.
Yes, this site has certainly helped me fuel my collecting habit, much to the chagrin of my wife. It easily helps me track which of my games are complete and which are not. I'd tried others before but this is by far the best. I even tried writing reviews awhile back but the rigors of parenthood have all but prevented that from happening. However, I do get to enjoy watching the kids grow up and discover and enjoy games just like I got to do at their age.

Either way, this place gives me a place to go to talk games since the kids are still too young and the wife doesn't care. Much apprectiation goes out to you all.
Have we gotten to the point of an automated DB & forum backup system?
Sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your name.... BOM BOM BOM

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