by Paul Sweeney
Its monthly stats time and a major milestone for the group as we pass the 20,000 members mark. Increasingly, membership is becoming global with the USA reinforcing its position at #2. Hopefully this globalisation will continue as members from different countries, cultures and backgrounds definitely add interest to group discussions.
We have come a long way since the early days when every name posting in the group was very familiar, and there were frequent times when it seemed nobody was home.
Big thanks to my colleagues and friends in the Admin team Mike, Zebidee, Gar, Steve, Edwin and Andrew without whom it would all quickly dissolve into standard social media anarchy.
Also of course a big thanks to all of you, the members - in particular the loyal sorts who have supported us through thick and thin, helping us grow from the minnow we were not so long ago. We hope you will all stay with us and help us develop the group into an even more enjoyable place to visit in the future.