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PostSubject: So, about the forum....   Tue 20 Nov 2007 - 18:32

Just curious, but can you tell us a little about the forum? When did you start it? Why did you start it?

Just a newb here that wanted to see more than one post, but inquiring minds do want to know.

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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Wed 21 Nov 2007 - 8:57

Tom's blog was where it all began! After a while he was getting so many regular comments that he added the forum:

http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/work-in-progress.html

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http://boringmordheimblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/maismais-cest-un-faux-rhum.html
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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Wed 21 Nov 2007 - 13:26

Haha! Very Happy

WarbossKurgan has got it 100% right. The blog was the start and the growing "demand" and number of comments led to the forum.

But I guess a little history can't hurt... Wink

Originally I had made this blog for fun, for my own sake and pleasure, just to fool around with html and such. The main purpose was to share my modelling and paiting progress with my friend Tortiou who lives and studies abroad. A way of staying in touch, if you will.

I honestly never expected that anyone would actually find and read my blog. In fact, my first post was kept in a very self-ironic tone. I didn't even write it in english, since I was not expecting a broad audience!

My friends visited regularily and supported the blog by leaving their comments (and in Tortiou's case, even by spreading the news and recruting new visitors from his entourage). But soon I was getting comments from "new" people I didn't know.
I was really happy about that, because that meant that there were people out there browsing the web in search for Mordheim (apart from GWs site) who actually found and apreciated my blog.

Before long there was a real exchange of ideas going on in the comment section of every post, with "painting advice", opinions and so forth.

The blog experienced a real "boost" in terms of new visitors when I uploaded the second mordheim video about the Mordheim Campaign (Tortiou had prepared the terrain by posting another very short vid before that, which showed a glimpse of our gaming table).

I was contacted by a number of people, telling my that they liked our video and wanted to share their experiences too. It took me some time before the idea of an actual "forum" popped into my head, but when it did, I was very exited about finally having a proper platform that would allow a more vivid exchange of ideas and more importantly (for me) pictures. Because, frankly, by that time I had gotten very curious to see what all these other people had done with their scenery and miniatures. And I still am!

What can I say conclusively?

I do really enjoy coming to this forum, because of the friendly, international, creative atmosphere you guys are giving it. I am very happy to see that the forum is working so well, because it allows me to stay in touch with you guys while I am abroad and unable to feed new stuff into the blog. And most importantly, i am confident that we will continue to have a great time here on Tom's (not so) boring (anymore) Forum.

Thanks to all, here's to YOU guys! king
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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Wed 21 Nov 2007 - 13:42

Very nice. I really enjoy this forum because of the great atmosphere. Also the fact that we're not that many people gives it a very personal touch. Keep it up y'all!

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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Wed 21 Nov 2007 - 13:54

Yeah... Very Happy I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but you are right Cianty. The small community makes it very cosy. You kinda "know" each other Wink
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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Wed 21 Nov 2007 - 14:07

I can only agree with cianty- if you post something, it will be answered as soon as someone shows up.
I really like this. And it's a very polit and nice forum too, I can only gratulate Tom for his great idea cheers
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PostSubject: Thnx for the History   Sat 8 Dec 2007 - 0:20

Thanks for the history Tom.

Yea, I am really hoping to become a regular to this forum. I'm busier than beans, so I end up spacing out for weeks at a time, but I think as long as I'm working on my Mordheim, I'll be around.

Hahah, I just wrote a "deep" thought about that same subject of "great atmosphere" that is present in this forum

keep it up guys,
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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Sat 8 Dec 2007 - 3:47

Straight to the point history there Tom Razz this forum is even better then the official! we help you out instantly even if you're totaly new and don't even know what Mordheim is. And at the end of the day this forum is a good way of walkin away from your busy life and relax by reading posts and wrtiting them ofc and learn new things.

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PostSubject: Re: So, about the forum....   Sat 8 Dec 2007 - 20:03

@ Ashton: I am glad that you joined! Judging from the quality of your own site, I have no doubt you will be an enrichement to this forum. And don't worry, if you are unable to visit for a week or two, you'll be all the happier when you come back! Smile
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