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« on: February 03, 2013, 04:36:49 PM »
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WOW! I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I joined this forum as a wee 14 year old Iris who longed for some shared nostalgia. Still, 5 years ago I made the decision to join the Gang of Five. I had never been on any forum before, and I had no idea what to expect. I bought all 13 land before time movies in the winter of 2007 and researched a bit on the land before time through google. I found a dutch website, which had a link to the GoF (which I ignored). I found a link to the GoF in many places, in fact... However, I did decide to add Austin (landbeforetimelover) on MSN, who then directed me to the GoF.... At last, I decided to join this place.

I was a bit of a mess back then, as many 14 year olds are. I was trying to find the real me. Many of you said I was mature for my age, and looking back now.. I absolutely disagree  :lol I won't get too far into my personal life, since I don't want to bother you with that... Most of you who knew me back then know that I had a problematic boyfriend which I got rid off very quickly once many of you made me realize he was 'wrong'. Through the Gang of Five I got to meet Tim (action9000) who was my boyfriend for 3 years and helped me turn from a messed up teen to the person I am today. I met with him for the first time back in 2009, and when I returned home from Canada I had the pleasure of meeting Malte and Littlefoot1616 for the first time as well!

Back then I was almost unaware of how much you guys helped me get myself together and form me into the young lady I am right now. When Petrie asked me to become a moderator in 2010 I agreed, however I was still uncertain of my place on the GoF. I now see that the people on here and the responsibility I got for being a mod (and eventually an admin) really got me back on my feet.

So, to everyone here on the Gang of Five... Whether you were active in the past or only just joined today... Whether I met you in real life or just chatted with you via PMs here.... I'd like to thank you all for making this an amazing experience. I love all of you, thank you so much. :yes

- Iris

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 04:51:17 PM »
I'm a recent member, 20 years old pushing on twenty one, and I watched the series up till movie seven, wandered away from the series, then was reintroduced when the TV series came out. I've been here for like... A day or two, but this is a wonderful community, and I'm happy to celebrate this site's fifth aniversery with all the other fans of Land Before Time.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 05:05:29 PM »
Oh, I fear you may have misinterpreted my words... I have been with the Gang of Five for 5 years now, the forum itself is almost 10 years old by now! I've changed the title to clear things up..  :oops

Welcome to the Gang of Five, by the way! :) Feel free to introduce yourself in the welcome center!

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 05:07:07 PM »
Aaaaah, okay, my bad. And thank you!

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 05:10:09 PM »
Quote from: LoyfeCycleProtector,Feb 3 2013 on  11:07 PM
Aaaaah, okay, my bad. And thank you!
Don't worry about it!  :)

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 09:42:06 PM »
Iris I know I'm not your favorite member on here. And I know you and I had a lot of arguments and so on. And I'm not the easiest member here but you put up with me for two years and most staff at other forums I joined said I'm done and didn't bother anymore. But somehow you put up with all of my radio edit and I'm grateful for you putting up with me and I'm glad you spent five years on a forum that's awesome and Congratulations on your fifth year anniversary. And I'm grateful to have met you and still talk to you on here. And for everything else. I'm still amazed how you put up with me and I'm glad you where patent with me when I wasn't patient at all. I hope we can still chat and be friends on here. Once again it's still nice meeting you.

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 11:23:56 PM »
It's really been five years now?  Sheesh, where did it go :lol?

I forgot we joined around the same time.  My fifth anniverary will be here on the 18th :yes.  I'm not as active on here as I once was, but I'm still here :lol.

Anyhoo, congratulations!  And personally, I think it was smart of the moderators to add you on to their team, because you've contributed a lot over the years and you've never lost your temper at anyone here :yes.

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 01:15:07 AM »
5 years already?  It's passed by pretty quick seems to me.

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 04:14:15 AM »
Thanks for the kind words Iris. Although I am not very activ in the GOF anymore, I am glad that you still are. ;) We¥ll definitly hear from each other. *Cheers* :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 02:38:14 PM »
It'll be five years for me come June. How time flies when we're having fun.  :lol  To have so many here who've been active 5 years and more speaks volumes of LBT fandom's longevity.

Congrats on your milestone, Iris.  :celebrate

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 03:26:58 PM »
Congratulations Iris ;)
You're active here for 5 years now, so we all hope you'll be active the next 5 years, too :p
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 04:57:46 PM »
Congratulations on five years as a GOF member, Iris! :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :birthday :DD :smile :wow :lol :! Thanks so much for everything you've done for The Gang Of Five in that time. You've been an awesome contributor to the forum, even years before becoming part of the moderating/administrative team. Speaking of which, I concur with Anna's statement that it was a good idea for the other admins to make you a moderator and subsequently an admin. :yes I can honestly say that you're a member I really look up to. :yes

It's funny…I feel like I'd always thought of you as a member who'd been with the GOF since the beginning, when in reality I joined only about a year later than you. :blink: (Technically I first became a member on March 8, 2009, though I'd been an anonymous lurker for at least a few months prior, and didn't become an active member until June 12, 2009. So I'm not really sure when to celebrate my 4-year anniversary. :wacko Ah, I might not even bother.)

Anyway, congrats again, Iris, and I hope you remain a member and administrator of this forum for a long time to come. :smile



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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 09:13:40 PM »
Congratulations on sticking around so long, Mumbling! I'll only have been here 2 years in about a month, so I wasn't around for most of what you went through here.

Hope you, me, and many others get to stick around some more. This is a great little community you guys got going here. :DD
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 10:35:53 PM »
Hello:
 I agree with both Kor and Nimrod, because I also cannot believe it has been 5 years already... time flies I guess, hehehe. and also agree with Nimrod as I am not active anymore, except for random logins to write on some topics.

 I hope you had a good anniversary  :DD .

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013, 03:26:04 AM »
Wow, congrats on your 5th anniversary Iris! I'm glad that LBT and the Gof has helped you in your life. Even though I have been largely absent from the GoF these past 3-4 years I hope I have helped as well, however small it might have been.

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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 12:56:30 PM »
Thank you all! :) I realize that this is not just my anniversary.. Many members joined around these months in 2008 and 2007...

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It's funny…I feel like I'd always thought of you as a member who'd been with the GOF since the beginning, when in reality I joined only about a year later than you.p

Haha yeah, I've heard that before! However, if I had joined at the start of the GoF like the other admins I would've been 9 or 10 years old back then... It's possible, but unlikely since I couldn't be online often back then :P:

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 01:48:52 PM »
Awh, congrats on your 5th anniversary, Iris! That's quite a milestone, and look at how far you've come! That's amazing! So happy that you've stuck with GOF for so long. You're a great member! Here's to 5 more!! ^.^