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Patrick
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Joined: 01 May 2001
Posts: 28823
Location: Los Angeles, California

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2023 10:45 am    Post subject: KarateForums.com Turns 22! Reply with quote

Hello,

It was 22 years ago today that I launched KarateForums.com, and when I write these yearly birthday posts, it becomes harder and harder to grasp the passage of time and the impact that the community has had – the impact you have had on your fellow members.

You rarely know the full impact of a kind hello, a thoughtful question, a reasoned answer, or the simple act of creating space for another person to share. Each time you post at KarateForums.com, you impact someone else (and usually more than one person). I always tell people: Write like someone is going to read it. Because they will.

This community embodies that thinking, full of thoughtful people who consider their words and realize this is not just another place on the internet, it’s not just a place to toss words into the void. Thank you for that, and for the role you play in it.

Of course, our community doesn’t maintain its path without thoughtful moderation, and I am grateful for the team that works behind the scenes to make that happen, past and present. Thank you to our current group of bushido_man96, Wastelander, sensei8, Nidan Melbourne, and aurik, for their careful attention.

I hope that KarateForums.com makes your life better. If it has, and you’re comfortable sharing, we always love to hear those stories, so please feel free to share them here. Thank you for reading and for being a part of KarateForums.com.

Patrick
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bushido_man96
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 30229
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE, Police Krav Maga, SPEAR

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2023 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday KF! What a great run we've had here!
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Zaine
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: 31 Aug 2005
Posts: 2298
Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2023 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday!
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sensei8
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 16472
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had the distinct honor and privilege to have been a part of KF's milestone growths for the past 15 of KF's 22 years. KF has endured its ups and downs, of which, empty chairs sit around the KF table, that can be viewed as the downs, however, the continued new member growth can be viewed as the ups. Either way, KF as a family embrace each and every member both the seasoned as well as the new with the sincerest open arms.

I'm so very glad that KF has been in my life all of them years because KF and its members have made me a better person on and off the floor. Thank you, Patrick, for having the foresight to launch KF and for being a very dear friend and consummate administrator that you have been since day one.

HAPPY 22ND BIRTHDAY KF!! May you continue to live on here as well as in our hearts!!



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DarthPenguin
Pre-Black Belt
Pre-Black Belt

Joined: 03 Dec 2021
Posts: 949
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2023 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an impressive amount of time for a forum to remain active and constructive. Credit goes to you Patrick for the amount of time you have put in to ensuring the smooth running!

Here's to the next 22 years!
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aurik
KF Sempai
KF Sempai

Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 529
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2023 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday KF!! I'd say you're old enough to imbibe, but that was last year
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KarateKen
Purple Belt
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Joined: 12 Nov 2021
Posts: 518
Location: Dojo
Styles: Karate

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Happy birthday and thanks for the forum!
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Patrick
KF Administrator

Joined: 01 May 2001
Posts: 28823
Location: Los Angeles, California

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2023 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies and kind words, Brian, John, Bob, DarthPenguin, Ken, and KarateKen!
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Fat Cobra
Green Belt
Green Belt

Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 375
Location: Watertown, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2023 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday, KarateForums...this is a truly great site!
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