The ToO Turns Eight!

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The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby Catspaw » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:31 pm

Everyone,

I am pleased to announce that the ToO has offically turned eight! \:D/

It's hard to believe that it has been so long since Shadowpaw started this amazing board! Every year it gets more unbelievable that the ToO has been around for even longer, and there are still "old" members who joined the first day and "new" members who will hopefully be amazed at the ninth and tenth and eleventh and... (well, you get the picture) ;) anniversaries!


The statistics below prove that there are a lot of dedicated ToOers who love to post! \:D/

Number of posts: 973289
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Topics per day: 9.56
Number of users: 1212
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Thanks to Dan for providing a special anniversary surprise once again! Click here to see the thread that contains all the images of the construction process. Don't let the smileys down after all their hard work - go take a look! Dan's creativity shines once again this year!

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I'm including Dan's description in the spoiler tag below. Try to figure it out for yourself first! \:D/

It's a sculpture. If you tilt your head to the left, it looks like an 8, standing for 8 years of the ToO, and if you tilt to the right, it looks like the symbol for infinity, standing for the ToO lasting forever.


And a lovely bonus - a close-up of the plaques!

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If you would like to read past anniversary threads, they are all archived in City Hall. You won't be able to post in them, but feel free to peruse past celebrations! Click the following links if you're interested: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby Knight Fisher » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:44 pm

Nice job Dan. \:D/

And happy birthday.
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby Shennifer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:50 pm

Excellent work, Dan :D

and Happy Birthday, ToO \:D/
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby Musical Shutterbug » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:54 pm

A fabulous job, as usual, Dan! :) I love the plaque.

Happy birthday to our lovely little place that we like to call home: The Town of Odyssey :inlove:
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby godisawesomeness99 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:21 pm

Yay! Happy birthday too, even though I've only been here 2 months, it has been fun
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby The Doctor » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:28 pm

*wants to get his name on that plaque*

Happy Birthday, ToO, from an official member of the Birthday Committee! \:D/
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby snubs » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:43 pm

Happy Birthday ToO. =D> And nice job, Dan. =]

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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby The Kings Daughter » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:58 pm

Great job, Dan! We enjoy seeing it! :yes: Happy birthday, ToO! May the LORD bless another year with sweet friendships:)
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby DanP740 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:59 pm

It sure doesn't seem like it's been around this long, or that I've been talking to some of you that long (or longer, from the chat), or that I've come up with 8 different giant presents. :-

I think, at 8 years old, the ToO can officially be called old. Especially in forum years.
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby jelly » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:23 pm

Truly, eight years by Internet standards is an incredible achievement. \:D/ Thanks for commemorating the anniversary, Dan!
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby Jonathan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:14 pm

I wouldn't have gotten that without the description. Very cool. Did Dan make the plaques too?

And Happy Birthday ToO! Never thought about it lasting as long as it has.
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby darcie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:54 pm

Happy birthday, ToO!
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby DanP740 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:20 am

Jonathan wrote:I wouldn't have gotten that without the description. Very cool. Did Dan make the plaques too?

And Happy Birthday ToO! Never thought about it lasting as long as it has.

Yes, I made the plaques too, and they almost took more time than the monument. I also only finished that picture at 10:30 on March 31st. :anxious: I'm thinking of making another plaque with the names of the moderators, which will be a ton of names.
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby The Doctor » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:37 am

How 'bout one with the Birthday Committee members? :p
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Re: The ToO Turns Eight!

Postby Marvin D. » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:35 pm

Happy birthday, ToO \:D/
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