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Old 05-31-07, 08:50 AM   #1
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Internet Brands acquires BikeForums.net
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Old 05-31-07, 08:52 AM   #2
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Old 05-31-07, 08:54 AM   #3
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Congrats! Isn't it amazing when you start with a small idea and it grows to something this size?
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Old 05-31-07, 08:54 AM   #4
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Old 05-31-07, 09:00 AM   #5
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The site simply got to the point were it needed more then a single person to run / manage. I have been doing this for almost 8 years, time for a change.

I love you too.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:00 AM   #6
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Wow. Congrats. I guess.

I wonder if there will be a lot of changes here.

Joe, I want to thank you for starting off Bike Forums. As you can tell, we have our own community and family here and you made it possible. I never did understand how you were able to handle it all, AND live a normal life outside of BF. You kept this site booming and this is the result. I hope you really don't stray too far, I hope Brian stays for a long, long time and I hope the flavor of Bike Forums doesn't get lost in the corporate transition.

Thank you so very much Joe, for all that you've done for us. ((hugs))
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Old 05-31-07, 09:01 AM   #7
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OOOoooOOOOoooh!

BF gots shiny new internets!

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Old 05-31-07, 09:02 AM   #8
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Wow. Congrats. I guess.

I wonder if there will be a lot of changes here.

Joe, I want to thank you for starting off Bike Forums. As you can tell, we have our own community and family here and you made it possible. I never did understand how you were able to handle it all, AND live a normal life outside of BF. You kept this site booming and this is the result. I hope you really don't stray too far, I hope Brian stays for a long, long time and I hope the flavor of Bike Forums doesn't get lost in the corporate transition.

Thank you so very much Joe, for all that you've done for us. ((hugs))
+1 You'd better check up on us, make sure we're not getting into too much trouble here.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:05 AM   #9
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I will stick around for a few years. Internet Brands is a great parent company, I'm really excited to have Bike Forums under there control. They run a lot of community oriented sites and know that the best thing they can do is just let the community grow organically as it has for the last 7+ years.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:05 AM   #10
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Old 05-31-07, 09:07 AM   #11
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Joe? Will you still love us?

It feels like the Grand Master is leaving the Dojo. *bows head in respect*
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Old 05-31-07, 09:10 AM   #12
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The site simply got to the point were it needed more then a single person to run / manage. I have been doing this for almost 8 years, time for a change.

I love you too.
It kind of makes me sad. I don't want you to leave. I hope you realize what you've done for so many people. You are a great man, dangit don't leave us.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:10 AM   #13
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Old 05-31-07, 09:10 AM   #14
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In the immortal words of your beloved Heather:

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Old 05-31-07, 09:15 AM   #16
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Yay! So when do us red stars get our buy out checks?
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Old 05-31-07, 09:16 AM   #17
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Awwww YEAH!
For some reason, I just had an image of Joe doing the Shadiyah pose.



Go ahead, Joe. You know you wanna post a pic for us.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:17 AM   #18
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.....and Joe never used that rainbow avatar I made for him. Dang.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:17 AM   #19
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Yay! So when do us red stars get our buy out checks?
You will now be on the same payroll as us blue stars. Just contact cuda2k for details.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:18 AM   #20
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Well done Joe. I wish you continued success, both here and in your other ventures.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:19 AM   #21
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aww Joe, you've made such a wonderful place! I understand about changes and the work load but I feel sad you wont be the top guy. I hope you leaving that post wont change how BF is cause it wouldnt be what it is withought the down to earth guy you are!

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Old 05-31-07, 09:20 AM   #22
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I am on IM with him right now, will let you know what I find out!
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It kind of makes me sad. I don't want you to leave. I hope you realize what you've done for so many people. You are a great man, dangit don't leave us.

Leave? How can you tell when he's here?





Joe probably has the lowest post count, and he was the first member!
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Cuda said I get my check right after he gets his, so I am second in line, suckers!!!!
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