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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    Big news day! :)


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    Why Joe?

    I love you.

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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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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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    What did you sell it for?

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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Why Joe?

    I love you.
    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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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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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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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    oh, snap. Flippin Sweet's Avatar
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    OOOoooOOOOoooh!

    BF gots shiny new internets!

    Thanks Joe!
    Hi. I don't think we've been introduced. I'm awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    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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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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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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    Congrats Joe! and Heather!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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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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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    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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    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.


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    Damn...the sugar daddy is already spoken for.

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    In the immortal words of your beloved Heather:

    Awwww YEAH!
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    Yay! So when do us red stars get our buy out checks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    In the immortal words of your beloved Heather:

    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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    .....and Joe never used that rainbow avatar I made for him. Dang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    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.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Well done Joe. I wish you continued success, both here and in your other ventures.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    You will now be on the same payroll as us blue stars. Just contact cuda2k for details.
    I am on IM with him right now, will let you know what I find out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    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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    Congratulations Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    You will now be on the same payroll as us blue stars. Just contact cuda2k for details.
    Cuda said I get my check right after he gets his, so I am second in line, suckers!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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