idea for new forum

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bridges, Aug 19, 2001.


new forum for asking question for eric

Poll closed Aug 29, 2001.
  1. yes for new forum

    8 vote(s)
  2. no for new forum

    8 vote(s)
  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    How about a new forum where we can ask eric question.

    It seems to me that we all have to ask eric something.

    What do we all think?
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    At first I thought, what a dumb idea. This will make more work for me.

    After thinking about it, it just might make it easier. This winter I will have to rely on all the moderators to do all the proof reading since I will probably have very little time to do this. We will also have to rely on YOU members to use the 'Report A Post to a Moderator' to help out also. This feature is at the bottom right of every post.

    December 31, 2000 we had 2000 members, June 30, 2001, we had about 4000 members. Last winter I figured we will have 6,000 by December 31, 2001 and that will be a boat load of posts to keep up with. This means Lawnsite will tripple in size in one year. If this keeps up, we will have 18,000 by December 31, 2002. As Chuck Keough would say, "Whew". :D We are averaging 7.25 new members a day since we started using vBulletin software in December, 1999. Next winter I expect to see an average 25 a day and I don't think I will be far off with this estimate.

    For now if you have a question, just make a thread directed to me. As time goes on, I think a whole page of posts in an hour is not out of the question, so a question for me might get lost and this might be a good idea to do this. When the time comes I can set up a forum for this, if needed. ;)
  3. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    How bout fatherly advise too :). lol
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Cos, I give that daily anyway. :)

    I get so many emails asking advice on all sorts of things. I think I may need a secretary this winter to answer them all. ;)

    I may not get them all answered right away, but I do my best to answer them all.
  5. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Eric, you have been too kind with your time and advice. Not only for me but countless others here. I only wish we could make it easier for you, so you will be able to continue your advice whether fatherly or professionally.
  6. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Eric, You could get an A-1 system like Nelison had :)
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    LOL!!!! Good old A-1!!!!!!
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Good idea John :)

    Maybe I can rig up an automatic response of some sort like on AOL AIM. :)

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