March 2009 - Another Record Month For SoWal.com!

Discussion in 'SoWal Site Help & Announcements' started by Kurt Lischka, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    We really appreciate every one of you and thank you for helping build our community!! :D

    Stats for March 2009:
    Over 8.3 million page views (8,372,356)
    Over 23 million hits (23,127,917)

    Current as of this post - Threads: 31,174, Posts: 536,890, Members: 10,716

    A special thanks to all our sponsors, with new support coming almost daily. Look for lots of new features and upgrades coming soon. With support from our sponsors we just finished an upgrade, doubling our available RAM for a speedier and hopefully a more pleasurable SoWal.com experience.
     
  2. Hop

    Hop Beach Fanatic

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    :clap:thanks Kurt!:clap:
     
  3. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    [​IMG] :clap::clap::clap:
     
  4. aggieb

    aggieb Beach Fanatic

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    bravo! :clap:
     
  5. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Meow

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    gee whiz...thanks for the new smilies, too!
     
  6. DD

    DD SoWal Expert

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  7. aggieb

    aggieb Beach Fanatic

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    you two are funny gulls.:wub:
     
  8. Lynnie

    Lynnie SoWal Insider

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    I hope half of those posts aren't mine :dothewave:

    way groovy wave!
     
  9. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    New smilies! John R will be thrilled. :dothewave:
     
  10. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    :floor:New smilies?

    Way to go Kurt. :clap:SoWal.com will always be our "home" page.
     
  11. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Meow

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    :floor:...I feel your pain!

    :D...it will just make his day!

    :wub:...that's perfect!
     
  12. Bob

    Bob SoWal Insider

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    it's funn to be a part of the growing community of SoWal
     
  13. mikecat adjuster

    mikecat adjuster Beach Fanatic

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    And you guys thought me posting my shirtless body on here would make no difference. Ha! Being hit on over 23 million times never felt so good lol

    No seriously, I love the site. I tell people about it all the time. If you want to know anything about sowal, and be current, this is the place to do it. And there are so many helpful, knowledgeable sowal people on here who respond to questions or offer advice.

    Kurt, I've long said that the Internet will one day be looked at as important an invention as the wheel, and the transfer of information that occurs on here, in my opinion, is testiment to that.

    I mean, at what other time in history could I be sitting on my sofa and broadcasting my thoughts out like this? That is, other than my schizophrenic moments before the Net when I thought I communicated through the t.v. set. Wow, good times!
     
  14. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Somehow or the other I missed this announcement. Congrats to Kurt for nurturing along a concept to maturity in spite of the challenges posed by imitators and name borrowers!:wave:
     
  15. HeyJude

    HeyJude Beach Comber

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    HUGE congrats to Kurt! This web stuff is no easy task and keeping with it for as long as Kurt has is a testament that hard work - and lots of passion - do eventually pay off!

    Skunkape - there are no challenges for Kurt and SoWal.com - it's a powerful brand in it's own right. Imitators? I can't think of one and if there are any, they won't harm this brand. It's too big and powerful. Name borrowers? Anyone borrowing the SoWal name only helps to make the Kurts brand stronger. And I know the other site that was using the "SoWal" name - SoWalScene - is now southwaltonscene.
     
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  16. Allifunn

    Allifunn FunnChef - AlisonCooks.com

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    :clap::clap::clap: I am proud of everything you have built and I am happy to say I enjoy what this site has become, every day...it brought me here to paradise! (along with the lure of family and friends :wub: beach and sun, love and work)
     
  17. Minnie

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    Congratulations and now we need to get those 10,000 other members posting so we can meet them. :wave:
     
  18. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Maybe, except that the borrower claimed that the term 'sowal' was being changed in favor of 'southwalton' because people know what south walton means and sowal is somewhat enigmatic, or something roughly along those lines. We will see which website endures-the one that has chosen to hitch itself to a brand that is marketed by the TDC or the enigmatic 'sowal' (the latter has never felt compelled to link to the former to grow, I might add!)
     
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  19. ItzKatzTime

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    Woot! Woot! Great for all us and especially for you Kurt!:wave:
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    :dothewave:​
     
  20. Miss Critter

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    You mean those other 10,700. :lol:

    Way to go Kurt. Sowal made me feel at home, even before this was home. I've made some really groovy friends in "real" life through sowal, and I am deeply appreciative.
     
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