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Dear Keyboard Community,
« on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:42:00 »
THANK YOU

rknize pointed out early this week that we're edging up on the 1 year anniversary of the rootworm episode and the rebirth of geekhack. In the intervening year we have had our ups and downs (our business cycles, so to speak), lots of drama, lots of keyboards, and lots of changes in the world of both keyboards and the community itself.

I can't speak for the entire staff, but I just want to thank everyone in the community for being so awesome. I donate my time, money and energy to help sustain this site because I think we have an assemblage of the coolest people on the internet here, and every morning I wake up, pop by, and find some contribution by a member, old guard or brand new (and bejeezus we're growing quickly!) that reminds me of that fact.

I wish I could say I had something cool planned for the 1 year anniversary of our rebirth, but... I don't know, maybe I'll think of something. Anyway, thanks everyone!!!1111 Keep on being awesome!

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:44:57 »
To celebrate, I vote Sadster caps for all! :D
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:46:21 »
1 year anniversary GH key !!  ;)
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:48:40 »

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:49:19 »
The church of Halverson is proud to have been conceived in this time of peace. May the hack live long and prosper.
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:49:58 »
What about free GH60's for all? I bet mkawa bought about 20,000 extra? But congratulations non-the-less !
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:52:29 »
I have to admit, the yellow smile cap and sadster are pretty adorable, but they have no place on a practical business machine...
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:54:59 »
I joined quite late, but very happy to be here.

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 01:59:35 »
What's a sadster?
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 02:03:49 »
Congratz GeekHack!
Im so happy i found this awesome site and can be apart of this amazing community :D
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 05:08:04 »
What's a sadster?

Like the Hapster, but sad :(

Thank you mkawa and the other mods and admins for making this awesome community possible.
Thank you to everyone who clicked the link and took part in the Granite group buy - it is a resounding success :)

... to force the flat horseshoe-style cherry on the date of the first pillar of the keycaps ...

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 05:34:11 »
Feels like it's been two years. Time's crazy.

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 06:38:17 »
At first I thought you were going to say you were leaving....

Hopefully geekhack continues to be 'the mechanical keyboard' community on the Internet!

I look forward to what the future holds.

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 06:39:56 »
Man...for a second my heart stopped. I thought YET another GHer was leaving! Since it's not a goodbye thread, I will say that I have loved my time here at GH so far and I hope to be around for a long time. GH is a really cool place and like kawa said, it's all because of the people here. Long live Geekhack, the Church of Halverson, and even kawa's favorite, whalebro. :P
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 12:09:51 »

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 05 June 2013, 12:16:40 »
Oh you are welcome...


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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 20:31:56 »
What's a sadster?

Like the Hapster, but sad :(

Thank you mkawa and the other mods and admins for making this awesome community possible.

He's our missing attachment mascot:

Russ

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 20:47:58 »
Can we get a vector of that to i3oiler? Also, I believe that BunnyLake coined him Grumpster.

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 20:55:05 »
Well this is a Photoshop of my hapster, so I'll call him what I please!  :P
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 20:55:49 »
:)

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 20:57:46 »
HAHA! Jus sayin rknize. :)) hehe.

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 20:58:50 »
Let's make cool things happen kawa =)
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 21:06:47 »
HAHA! Jus sayin rknize. :)) hehe.

That's like the people who copyright an IDEA, and then sue a few years later when somebody actually invests time and capital to make an actual PRODUCT...

Rknize has the naming rights in my opinion.
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 22:19:02 »
I was curious just how the new GeekHack has been fairing over the past year.  The forum stats include all of GeekHack's history, so it's a little hard to tell how things have been going lately.  There were 23,403 registered members as of this writing (probably more by the time I hit post).  How many of them are actually active anymore?  There were 736,523 posts.  How many were from unique posters?

I added some DB queries to give an idea of how we are doing:



All of the stats (hopefully the DB won't hate me after today):

http://geekhack.org/index.php?action=stats
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 22:58:22 »
Speaking of anniversaries, where is iMav?  Haven't seen him around in AGES.  Hope all is well.  Thanks for all your hard work with the evolution of gh, admin team!

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 23:11:22 »
He actually posted a few times in the past week or so, but otherwise he has been very busy with personal stuff.
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 08 June 2013, 01:12:16 »
What's a sadster?

Like the Hapster, but sad :(

Thank you mkawa and the other mods and admins for making this awesome community possible.

He's our missing attachment mascot:

Show Image


I still haven't seen these for sale anywhere.  My yellow collection will be incomplete without them lol
Thank you to everyone who clicked the link and took part in the Granite group buy - it is a resounding success :)

... to force the flat horseshoe-style cherry on the date of the first pillar of the keycaps ...

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black

Is this even necessary?

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 08 June 2013, 09:17:12 »
Speaking of anniversaries, where is iMav?  Haven't seen him around in AGES.  Hope all is well.  Thanks for all your hard work with the evolution of gh, admin team!
imav is wrestling with bears various tedious real life stuff at the moment. he'll be back at some point when things calm down, but none of us (including him) know exactly when.

also, i fed him raw beef larb within 30 minutes of meeting him for the first time. TRUE MOTHER****ING STORY

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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 08 June 2013, 09:45:12 »
I was curious just how the new GeekHack has been fairing over the past year.  The forum stats include all of GeekHack's history, so it's a little hard to tell how things have been going lately.  There were 23,403 registered members as of this writing (probably more by the time I hit post).  How many of them are actually active anymore?  There were 736,523 posts.  How many were from unique posters?

I added some DB queries to give an idea of how we are doing:

Show Image


All of the stats (hopefully the DB won't hate me after today):

http://geekhack.org/index.php?action=stats

Rknize You don't happen to have a reference to compare these to 12 months ago ? I know with some systems they keep records?
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Re: Dear Keyboard Community,
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 08 June 2013, 11:28:50 »
I could generate those numbers
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