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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 12:42    Post subject: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Such a day as today 15 years ago I created this Forum. As time goes! 😉


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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 12:58    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Congratulations on a such a successful, popular and rewarding Forum, Jordi.
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 13:08    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Don Lum wrote:
Congratulations on a such a successful, popular and rewarding Forum, Jordi.

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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 13:10    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Hello,
We are very lucky that Jordi started this forum with such enthusiasm.
Congratulations and thank you.
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 13:15    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Time flies and Jordi is our captain!
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 13:23    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Yes, Congratulations! As I am a member and watcher of this forum as well as the Spanish Foro FMF, I just also got the message that led to your similar, but different, post there. I was quite impressed that in every category except number of members (slightly fewer there), the numbers 'there' were double [or more] than the numbers 'here'....so the TOTAL numbers are really amazing - and if you don't post the sum totals, I might - but I suggest you make a sum total and post on both, as they are in many ways one Forum with a lot of crossover of ideas and posts, etc. The total number of views, along with ALL the categories, were stunning on both 'sides'. Where will this be in another 15 years?! Will you have added a French, German and Russian section and be rivaling Google and such? - only joking....

I think you/we/all can consider it was a GREAT success - any way one wants to measure it!
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 14:22    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Fantastico - so great to see how we have built a community that works together, in two languages with lots of us on both. So, they would say in Singapore 'same, same but different'
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 15:11    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

A MILLION CONGRATS TO JORDI AND CREW!

this is such a valuable site for mineral issues - just love it!

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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 15:57    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Thanks for providing us all with an interesting and thought-provoking forum!
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 16:22    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

It has been a most enjoyable and useful Forum and 15 years, Jordi, thank you for the idea and for doing it! And I've met many fine people through it.
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2021 17:42    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Congratulations on 15 years, and thank you for creating a place where the mineral community can gather and learn.
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2021 01:21    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Thank you all.

Let's wait for many more and better years if the health (and the economy) hold up.
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2021 01:39    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Thank you Jordi, for your dedication to this forum. It is undoubtedly a huge work on a daily basis.
Why is it successful ?
-many interesting subjects, which develop the mineralogy culture of the attendees
-beautiful photos of minerals
-nice members who are helpful to the others
-great moderation

Just wish 15 more years :)

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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2021 09:52    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Thank you Jordi and to everyone who has made this site possible!
I've learned quite a bit here and am always awed by the fantastic photos that are posted.
Time sure does fly when one is working with rocks, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2021 08:46    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Jordi,
Congratulations for your wonderful website and for providing a venue for some of us who have written articles to publish our articles. You have made it very easy to do this, so thank you!

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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2021 16:02    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Dear Jordi,

Thank you for your immense generosity and dedication to creating the FMF and assembling the outstanding team that keeps this forum so vibrant and diverse. This is a great meeting point for all of us in the hobby, as all messages above nicely state. Of course, "Forum" was a Roman name for a Greek invention called the Agora, the central public space in town for conversation and debate. I visited Empúries two weeks ago, that ancient Greek colony near Barcelona where you live. Its old Agora overlooking the sea reminds me of what FMF represents for us: a place to enjoy the exchange of ideas, the value of learning, and the beauty in minerals. Thank you and the FMF team very much for making this possible. Long live the agora FMF!

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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2021 09:38    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Congrats. This forum is an invaluable resource to the whole collecting community. During these trying Covid times it has provided an avenue for all of us to stay in touch.
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2021 11:05    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Hi to everybody!
It seems like yesterday to me, when Jordi proposed to me to join the Forum, and... 15 years for the Forum and almost 10 years for my joining it are already over!
I had the occasion of knowing new people and sharing my mineralogical experiences with mineralogists from all over the world!
Long live the FMF and greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2021 13:10    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Thank you Jordi for creating this wonderful place! I was part of this for 12 of the 15 years and I hope for many more years to come!

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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2021 06:02    Post subject: Re: 15 years since the beginning of FMF. As time goes!  

Joan Massagué wrote:
Dear Jordi,

Thank you for your immense generosity and dedication to creating the FMF and assembling the outstanding team that keeps this forum so vibrant and diverse. This is a great meeting point for all of us in the hobby, as all messages above nicely state. Of course, "Forum" was a Roman name for a Greek invention called the Agora, the central public space in town for conversation and debate. I visited Empúries two weeks ago, that ancient Greek colony near Barcelona where you live. Its old Agora overlooking the sea reminds me of what FMF represents for us: a place to enjoy the exchange of ideas, the value of learning, and the beauty in minerals. Thank you and the FMF team very much for making this possible. Long live the agora FMF!

Joan


Thank you very much to all.

For things to work it takes time. The time it took for Dr. Joan Massagué to leave his country to go to the United States and there, despite being a foreigner, to manage the department of Cell Biology and Genetics in one of the most prestigious hospitals in the world, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in Manhattan, where in 2003 he accepted the leadership of the Cancer Biology and Genetics program and eventually became a world authority on cancer research. His discoveries have saved and will save many, many lives in the future and I can imagine few things that could be more rewarding than that. He knows very well how long it has taken him to obtain these achievements.

Joan collects minerals. That brought him here and he has not run away, and he has been with us for many years.
Here we do not yell and if someone yells, he is asked to stop. No one here believes that they are much wiser than others and if they do they are reminded that this is not a place for 'sound and fury' and that here we all want the same thing: minerals, and that we want them as they are, alien to the human condition.
With time, with patience, and with a desire to learn and teach, we have come this far. That people like Joan write and participate tells us that what we are doing is appreciated and that the continuous work behind this Forum to make the hidden beauty of minerals known is rewarded.
Many times I have been asked: 'But Jordi, what profit is there in it for you and the administrators with the Forum?' And the answer is very easy: that people like Joan are here with us.

Long live FMF and long live its administrators!
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