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Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:04:21 »
Folks,

For the first time ever, I have put together a short "retrospective" on the year past. It's a quick read (only a few bullet points per slide) so I encourage you to give it a quick run-through when you have 5 minutes:

http://prezi.com/zl8ywbavcmnx/
(the fullscreen icon in the lower right makes it easy to read)

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about the slides, our current status or our future plans. Thanks to all the site supporters, volunteers and helpers that have given us the busiest year yet, I am looking forward to what we can accomplish together in 2014.


Cheers and Have a Happy New Year!
Mike

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 12:10:41 »
The "Net Profit" line looks like the closing scene of each 2 Broke Girls' episode   ;D

Once again Mike, very many thanks for your ongoing efforts.   :cheers:

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 12:13:39 »
It's no accident, really. Higher profits equal higher corporate taxes so I try (without wasting) to make things balance as closely as possible. That is, it's better to dump a few extra dollars into server hosting than it is to lose them to tax. :)

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 12:33:40 »
...

Once again Mike, very many thanks for your ongoing efforts.   :cheers:


 :ditto:

What he said, Mike ... we are all grateful to you (and your saintly wife) for this great service.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 14:40:55 »
Good job, Thx.!

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 14:43:17 »
Folks,

For the first time ever, I have put together a short "retrospective" on the year past. It's a quick read (only a few bullet points per slide) so I encourage you to give it a quick run-through when you have 5 minutes:

http://prezi.com/zl8ywbavcmnx/
(the fullscreen icon in the lower right makes it easy to read)

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about the slides, our current status or our future plans. Thanks to all the site supporters, volunteers and helpers that have given us the busiest year yet, I am looking forward to what we can accomplish together in 2014.


Cheers and Have a Happy New Year!
Mike

The "Net Profit" line looks like the closing scene of each 2 Broke Girls' episode   ;D

Once again Mike, very many thanks for your ongoing efforts.   :cheers:

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 17:17:37 »
Mike, thanks for a fifth of a century supporting the Canadian military community on-line!  That's an incredible accomplishment.

Best regards
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2013, 17:28:39 »
Mike,

I have to add my voice, to thank you and the volunteer DS.

Your efforts have made the site an online CAF reference point,
prospective, current and historical.

Thank you.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2013, 18:55:24 »
Thank you for your review, stats & info.
Wow, Army.Ca is 20 yrs old now?  :nod:
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 00:42:51 »
A huge thank-you to Mike as well as the rest of the community!  :nod:

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 03:33:10 »
So far, I have seen true thanks from three respondents.

They are Subscribers.

If you like being here, being included in the threads, having your opinion heard and being taken seriously...............

perhaps you should become a subscriber.

Mentors that don't subscribe, don't seem to believe in their status.

But I've been wrong before.

At least once.................................................

but I think it was a mistake.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 03:59:45 »
Thanks Mike, I have been a member of the site for over 5 years (before I joined) and it provided me with a great resource before training, during training, and now that I am through the training system it has served me well on a regular basis for various tasks.

I never realized before the slideshow just how massive of a project this is. 10,000 new users in one year, and 80,000 posts? Madness. While I know the Mods do more than just keep posts in line, that's almost 220 posts per day. A big kudos to them as well, really can't put a dollar figure on that amount of time volunteered...
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 05:54:57 »
Thanks Mike for all your hard work, also thanks to the DS for keeping us in line.  I had no idea that the site has been around for 20 years, that is pretty impressive.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 08:39:02 »
Thank you Mike.

Happy New Year everybody!
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2014, 10:22:04 »
Keep up the great work!
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2014, 12:10:04 »
Great work, Mike.  And happy new year to you and yours!  :cheers:
So, there I was....

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2014, 12:55:01 »
Great work, Mike.  And happy new year to you and yours!  :cheers:

What he said and more. One point, could we have a centrefold next year?

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2014, 13:05:21 »
What he said and more. One point, could we have a centrefold next year?

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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2014, 13:06:54 »
Piling on Mike....

Thanks and thanks again

May the New Year, and your wife, continue to give you the time to provide this site.   :christmas happy:
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2014, 16:32:20 »
Thank you, Mike, as this site continues to be an excellent tool for me.  I know I have very limited knowledge on what you're doing behind the scenes to keep it running, but know your efforts are tremendously appreciated.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2014, 16:35:25 »
So far, I have seen true thanks from three respondents.

They are Subscribers.

If you like being here, being included in the threads, having your opinion heard and being taken seriously...............

perhaps you should become a subscriber.

Mentors that don't subscribe, don't seem to believe in their status.

But I've been wrong before.

At least once.................................................

but I think it was a mistake.

Click the link to subscribe:


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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2014, 16:39:58 »
Click the link to subscribe:


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Not sure if directed towards me, but for the record, I am a subscriber and I encourage others to donate as well.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2014, 17:32:25 »
Not sure if directed towards me, but for the record, I am a subscriber and I encourage others to donate as well.

Not to anyone in particular. It's just that Mike runs pretty close to the wire and could always use new subscribers.

He does this for us. We just think people might like to return the favour.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2014, 22:11:38 »
Well done Mike.
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Re: Army.ca 2013 Year in Review
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