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Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« on: October 12, 2014, 09:24 AM »
Did you know that 80,491 people have joined this board since it was created on September 1, 2003? Most of those people have been deleted over the years due to inactivity. (We only keep members on the active list who log in at least once in every 90 day time period. Otherwise, it would be nearly impossible for your Moderators to find the active members in the membership list.)

There are currently 4,847 active BLUEBOARD members.

This message board now has 13,699 topics and a total of 237,750 messages on it. It's a HUGE board!

There are 8 Administrators and 15 Global Moderators (plus a few SCBWI Board Moderators) who have all volunteered many, many hours of their time to run this board.

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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 09:31 AM »
Wow! These stats made me think of the Margaret Mead quote about a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens changing the world. Thanks to all involved! :thanks2
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 10:14 AM »
 :wow Those are some amazing stats, Verla!

I can say this, I am SO thankful for finding this board and this awesome community years ago. The friendships I have found on here are so wonderful and it is what keeps me going. So from the bottom of my heart  :thankyou SO very much for creating this wonderful board and this wonderful family of writers.  :love5: :grouphug2:
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 10:21 AM »
This is not only the best children's books-related discussion board. I'm convinced it's one of the best on any topic.
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 10:52 AM »
An aspect of this board that is absent from other boards, regardless of theme, is the habitual civility of the members.   :goldstar   People are able to learn (more) when they are treated with respect. I shouldn't have waited so many years to join...and so glad that I did.
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 11:03 AM »
Arona, that is definitely one of the things we prize most about this board, and we work hard to keep it a safe and friendly environment for all.

...and we also have the bestest smilies.  :sand

And thanks, Harold! I agree completely.  :curtsy: It was a real honor for me years ago when Verla asked me to be a moderator, and then again when she asked me to be an admin. I know I owe much to this board, I was very green when I first joined.
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 11:49 AM »
Harold and Arona are spot on. I don't say it enough, but thank you Verla and moderators!
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 11:55 AM »
Thanks for providing us with this awesome resource, Verla! I think that I visited and posted on the very first day! :-)
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 11:59 AM »
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 12:26 PM »
 :love5:  I may be an author, but I simply don't have the words to tell you how much this wonderful board means to me, Verla. Thank you.
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 12:42 PM »
Hands down, my favorite place on the Net!
Ditto what Schriscoe and Harold and everyone else said. Such a fantastic community here! Thank you Verla and all admin/mods who have worked so hard!
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 01:14 PM »
Best. Place. Ever.  :love5:

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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2014, 01:35 PM »
I love this place. LOVE IT! :grouphug2: I was flabbergasted when Verla invited me to be a moderator; truly an honor! :love5:love5: :love5:
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2014, 01:58 PM »
I'm not on Twitter.
I don't have a Facebook account.
I'm not sure what some of the other forums even mean.
But I am on the blueboard.
Besides email (and my kids' online report card site), it's the only place I go every day.
Thanks, Verla and moderators.  :thankyou
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2014, 02:00 PM »
Ditto ditto ditto. This is such an awesome, welcoming place. Thank you Verla, admins, and mods! You're the best!!!  :flowers2
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2014, 02:17 PM »
A community without parallel. Verla created something genuine.  :applause
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2014, 02:25 PM »
What everyone said, especially about being so honored to be asked to be a moderator. This is my home away from home!  :love5: :love5: :love5:

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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2014, 02:56 PM »
Yep, I feel so grateful that this place exists!  :hurrah:

Amazing stats! I didn't know it was quite that huge.
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2014, 03:04 PM »
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2014, 03:16 PM »
Hands down, my favorite place on the Net!

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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2014, 04:05 PM »
Yes, it's the only place I go every day too. Thank you, Moderators and Verla. You're the best!
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2014, 08:35 PM »
A big thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who give of their time to make this such a safe, friendly, supportive and educational place.  :cheerleader :cheerleader :fireworks
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2014, 09:12 AM »
The Blueboard has been a huge part of my growing up as a writer.

And I still have a long way to go.

Thank you, Verla! And thank you to all the admin!
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2014, 07:29 AM »
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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2014, 04:24 AM »
That's a lot of people connecting. Thanks for starting the board  :stars3

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Re: Did You Know... (About the Blueboard)
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2014, 08:24 AM »
Yesterday, December 2, 2014, was my 9th anniversary as a member of this board, and I've been a mod since 2010.  :grin3

There is no place I'd rather be every day than here with all you lovely people. Thank you, Verla, for having both the expertise and the vision to create such an important place for children's writers and illustrators, AND for having the foresight to join forces with SCBWI to make sure the Blueboard keeps running strong for many, many years to come.

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