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The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 5, 2015, 7:07 pm

The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

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January 6 marks the tenth birthday of The Greenhouse, and we now enter our 11th season as still the biggest and best Canberra Raiders supporters site on the net!

We say it every year, but it's true... it's been another huge year for The Greenhouse. We have 2,700 members of the forum, over 20,000 followers on Facebook and over 3,500 on twitter. On all our social media platforms, including Instagram and Pinterest, we have more than 32,000 followers.

Whenever big news breaks, it is The Greenhouse the supporters come to. And whenever people want to know what Raiders fans are thinking, it is The Greenhouse they come to.

It's all thanks to you, the members and followers of the site.

But two people, Nick and Ed, deserve singling out, as the founders of the site. Without them, none of it would have been possible. Thanks to them both.

We promise to get bigger and better in 2015. Hopefully it's a premiership winning season!

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Makaveli » January 5, 2015, 7:53 pm

2005 represent

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Schifty » January 5, 2015, 7:53 pm

Who could have imagined what this site would turn into when it started off a breakaway group on Proboards.

Well done to all.

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by -PJ- » January 6, 2015, 5:49 am

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by VictorTheViking » January 6, 2015, 6:27 am

I remember the very humble beginnings after I got banned from LU, you guys (and gal) have done a great job keeping us misfits in line over the years

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by IronRaiden » January 6, 2015, 7:12 am

Tremendous site fellas huge congrats to all involved in keeping it together. May be slightly over moderated but I guess that keeps the flame wars low key. Thumbs up for another 10 years.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Toviii » January 6, 2015, 7:26 am

10 years is a fantastic achievement! Credit to everyone who contributes to this site.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by The Nickman » January 6, 2015, 7:38 am

Toviii wrote:10 years is a fantastic achievement! Credit to everyone who contributes to this site.
Extra credit to guys like billyt and Fergo2012 who just keep coming back again and again

And again and again and again
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Bullraider » January 6, 2015, 12:18 pm

Congrats to all who work tirelessly on this site.

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Lucy » January 6, 2015, 12:19 pm

Cheers to all. Especially the admins and mods. You guys deserve a holiday.

I will fill in for you for two weeks. Ok. Deal.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by The Nickman » January 6, 2015, 12:38 pm

Happy to help out if you need it, Luce.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by T_R » January 6, 2015, 12:41 pm

There's one reason and one reason alone that TheGH has grown to be such a substantial supporter site as it is now, and that is the hard work and vision of our GE.

While as users we don't see very much of the time and money he has invested in this site, both are very substantial. While it's obviously a labour of love, that in no way diminishes the amount that GE has contributed to getting this awesome little community to where it is today. Certainly, my life would be infinitely more productive without the hours spent trolling around here, but God knows I'd miss the place.

So while I will be back to making his life difficult with inappropriate posting by this time tomorrow, on the occasion of our 10th birthday I think it's worth to pause and on behalf of everyone say a big thank you to the man himself, Greeneyed.
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Raider Bell » January 6, 2015, 12:43 pm

Thankyou Greeneyed, my friend. You do a bang up job.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Botman » January 6, 2015, 12:45 pm

You're all welcome.
I regret everything.

T_R wrote:There's one reason and one reason alone that TheGH has grown to be such a substantial supporter site as it is now, and that is the hard work and vision of our GE.

While as users we don't see very much of the time and money he has invested in this site, both are very substantial. While it's obviously a labour of love, that in no way diminishes the amount that GE has contributed to getting this awesome little community to where it is today. Certainly, my life would be infinitely more productive without the hours spent trolling around here, but God knows I'd miss the place.

So while I will be back to making his life difficult with inappropriate posting by this time tomorrow, on the occasion of our 10th birthday I think it's worth to pause and on behalf of everyone say a big thank you to the man himself, Greeneyed.
Nailed it tbh.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Lucy » January 6, 2015, 12:48 pm

Yeah, we may have our differences old man, but I only hit ya cuz I love ya.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by The Nickman » January 6, 2015, 12:49 pm

I love you, GE. Looking forward to catching up at the Auckland 9s and shouting you a light beer or two.

Keep up the good job.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Raidersrawesome » January 6, 2015, 1:18 pm

This site has grown into the best Raiders site. If I want to know whats happening this is the place I come to.

Thanks to the founders R69 and ED who got it off the ground and to GE who has grown this site into what it is today and continues to grow it. The amount of time and effort he puts in can not be underestimated.

Thank you

To everyone who contributes , thank you also , we all have our opinions and they vary over the full scale , but we are what make this site interesting.

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 4:46 pm

Thanks for the kind comments. I love youse all, even when I'm banning you!
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Schifty » January 6, 2015, 4:57 pm

Thread needs more shoutout to Thickos.

Has anybody heard from that guy?

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by bonehead » January 6, 2015, 5:51 pm

Fantastic site, well done to the original crew and the ongoing mods/admin.
Even nick/pigman deserves a lot of credit.
GE, GD, TR and co I very much appreciate your efforts
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 5:53 pm

Schifty wrote:Thread needs more shoutout to Thickos.

Has anybody heard from that guy?
No, just cut us off. Except for Mikey.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by The Nickman » January 6, 2015, 5:57 pm

Mikey?? Who's that??
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 6:04 pm

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by dubby » January 6, 2015, 6:13 pm

Stu was in Canada at one point.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 6:14 pm

He came back.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 6:38 pm

Nickman, you were not the first person on The GH to post often and about nothing. The Chat thread: http://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2218

In those days, they did it only in The Lime Lounge. Or so we hoped.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Raider Bell » January 6, 2015, 6:52 pm

Haha! GE bringing the pain.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by The Nickman » January 6, 2015, 8:10 pm

I have no idea what's going on anymore
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by T_R » January 6, 2015, 9:26 pm

I used to pretty much stay out of the Chat thread.

I thought 'I'm here to talk footy' :doubt:
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 9:27 pm

I think Nickman ought to adopt the avatar of mike83au.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by bonehead » January 6, 2015, 9:42 pm

Nah Mikey was funny
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2015, 9:51 pm

bonehead wrote:Nah Mikey was funny
My goodness, how we laughed at Mikey's jokes.
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Lui_Bon » January 6, 2015, 10:03 pm

Kisses to all....
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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by Dr. Alex » January 6, 2015, 10:05 pm

Congrats - first post of mine in many years! :D

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Re: The Greenhouse - 10 years strong

Post by -PJ- » January 7, 2015, 5:36 am

Great work from GE and anyone else responsible for keeping the GH running.

I'm still waiting for GE to drop by for that beer btw.

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