I love you.
Congrats! Isn't it amazing when you start with a small idea and it grows to something this size?
What did you sell it for?
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.Originally Posted by Pheard
I love you too.
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))
BF gots shiny new internets!
Hi. I don't think we've been introduced. I'm awesome.
+1 You'd better check up on us, make sure we're not getting into too much trouble here.Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
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.
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.Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
Thank you, Joe, for having created BF, which has literally been a lifeline for me. Congratulations, and good luck with your new ventures, both on- and off-line.
Damn...the sugar daddy is already spoken for.
In the immortal words of your beloved Heather:
無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Yay! So when do us red stars get our buy out checks?
For some reason, I just had an image of Joe doing the Shadiyah pose.Originally Posted by Serendipper
Go ahead, Joe. You know you wanna post a pic for us.
.....and Joe never used that rainbow avatar I made for him. Dang.
Well done Joe. I wish you continued success, both here and in your other ventures.
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
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!
Last edited by blonduathlongrl; 05-31-07 at 09:32 AM.
Originally Posted by Pheard
Leave? How can you tell when he's here?
Joe probably has the lowest post count, and he was the first member!