“Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?...” (words and music by Pete Seeger /w Joe Hickerson)
This is intended to be a very brief, necessarily cursory, and incomplete history of the CruisersForum.
Gisle introduces three Chief Moderators (Pisces, SouthSea, & Popeye) on February 6, 2003.
Cruisers Forum goes public February 24, 2003
irwinsailor joins CF February 25, 2003
Chuck Baier & GordMay both join CF March 16, 2003
Pblais joins CF March 21, 2003
delmarrey joins CF March 27, 2003
CF reaches 175 members May 5, 2003
Alan Wheeler (Wheels) joins CF December 13, 2003
Amphibian became the second Administrator (behind Gisle, our founder) on June 21, 2004, and I became the “third and last administrator” of the Cruisers Forum June 22, 2004
ssullivan (Sully) joins CF November 24, 2004
Our new owner, Andy R introduces himself on December 25, 2005.
On April 10, 2006, Andy announced 8 new members of the Mod Team:
Euro Cruiser, irwinsailor, Jeff H, knottybuoyz, Pblais, Rick, ssullivan, S/V Elusive
We hit 3,000 members August 14, 2006
ssullivan (Sully) retires from moderation February 15, 2007
Alan Wheeler (Wheels) retires from moderation July, 2008
ssullivan (Sully) quits CF September 20/08 - excerpted from his last post:
“Last post ever. I'm gone because I don't like GordMay's evil ways.”
(Sully last visited the Forum January 4, 2009)
Chuck Baier quits CF January 3, 2009
(Chuck last visited the Forum January 7, 2009)
CF reaches 18,493 members January 8, 2009.
“... And where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, every one!
When will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?”
“It is not a mistake to have strong views. The mistake is to have nothing else.”
~ Anthony Weston