When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

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When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby zavk » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:40 pm

When is DW celebrating its first birthday? It should be coming up in the next day or two right?

I think we should all do something to commemorate the event. I'd happily eat a slice or two (or maybe more) of cake on its behalf! :tongue:
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:43 pm

It first went online on about December 30, 2008, but it took a couple of days before we could send out invitations to the people we knew, so we could officially say it was about:

January 1, 2009

(easier to remember that way. :tongue: )
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby zavk » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:45 pm

Woo hoo! Big celebration for DW then!
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:50 pm

I must of been premature! I arrived on the 30th :tongue:
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:23 am

Hi Manapa, Zavk, all
Yes, we're both premature!

I like the idea of doing something to commemorate our first birthday. The fact that we're now over 1,000 members and nearly 50,000 posts is a significant achievement considering the conditions that lead to Dhamma Wheel's birth and that we seem to be going from strength to strength, unlike the trend of so many other Buddhist discussion fora. As I have said numerous times it is my conviction that the success of Dhamma Wheel is due in very large measure to our members. I feel a great debt of gratitude to our members who, through joining in discussion and contributing here at Dhamma Wheel, have made it what it is.
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:05 am

I think I was actually the 5th member here? but looks like the third now

just looked at my first post here and forgot what I put orange mocha latte frapichino anyone!
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby Dugu » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:59 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:It first went online on about December 30, 2008, but it took a couple of days before we could send out invitations to the people we knew, so we could officially say it was about:

January 1, 2009

(easier to remember that way. :tongue: )


In that case, Dec 30, 2008 would have to be the real birthdate. "Went online" is equivalent to being born. ;)


So Happy Birthday Dharma Wheel! :heart:
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Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:27 pm

Here's to a safe harbour on otherwise stormy seas. All gratitude to Dr. David and a cast of great moderators!
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as others are, so am I."
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