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 Post subject: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:17 am 
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Please join in the website and forums' birthday celebrations by sharing your most memorable forum moment with us. A special prize awaits the most outstanding post. Nedret, the Senior Manager: E-Business of SANParks - for those of you who don't know her - will be the special judge. Only posts submitted today (27 November 2013) will be eligible for consideration. Nedret will announce the winner tomorrow morning (28 November 2013).

We look forward to sharing in all your special/funny/dramatic/jaw-dropping/tense/exciting moments!

Enjoy the celebrations!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:55 am 
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My most memorable forum moment was the day when we as 'mites could participate in the design of our own special Forum Logo that will become a reality in the near future.

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:18 am 
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The most memorable moment for me was when I joined the forums and found I had lots and lots of new friends :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:22 am 
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My most memorable forum moment was when the lion killed the buffalo at the Satara waterhole. Although I didn't see it happen, I enquired what was going on as the angle of the camera had been changed and you could see people and spotlights shining. I was fairly new to the forum and it was so exciting to know what was really happening, in real time, in the bush, so far away from me in my home but I could just feel the atmosphere and excitement. I just love this window on the wild.


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:24 am 
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:hmz: My most memorable Forum moment which i will always cherish!!!! :D

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Message subject: Welcome
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Hi,

Welcome to the SANParks Forums! It is really great to have you here and we hope you will become a regular visitor.
We strive to be the friendliest forum of the Internet, so it is important to us that you feel at home here.

Feel free to contact one of the moderators if you have any questions or comments, or perhaps to just drop a line to say hi.

Here's a link to the Frequently asked Questions to get you started.
And this link will also provide valuable information
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Take your time to look around a bit. If you need any help finding information on the forums, or are not sure about the appropriate forum to post in, just send a message to one of the moderators.
Or post a message on the forum and we will see it eventually gets to the right spot.
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And if you think that a member makes you feel unsecure please PM a moderator.
We are all equal on this forum!

And we will be very happy if you do not include your private business or other commercial activities as a direct link.
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Enjoy the forums, CU online!

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:thanx: One and all!!! :thanx:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:02 am 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FORUM!!!!!

Goodness, the most memorable moment .... :hmz: There are a few.

1. Getting my first set of Horns out of the blue
2. Being relegated to the Spin Bin for the first time. That was COOL :lol:
3. My appointment as VHR, and getting to work with such a fantastic and dedicated bunch!!
4. Feeling humbled and honoured to be asked to be part of FAC 2013.
*edit* 5. As Della and Heks so eloquently point out below, The Brownie Bunch in Satara in 2012 with our non-camouflaged YELLOW shirts so brilliantly visible on the webcam (and the copious amounts of Amarula consumed, and the laughter :lol:) *end edit*

and new memories being created every single day in this the most special and wonderful of forums, with a crowd of fantastic 'mites.

Cheers, Forum!! May you live to see many many more!

:congrats: :thanx: :bdaysmile: :bdaysmile: :cocktail: :cocktail:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:51 am 
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You have had some magical memorable moments here Porridge :D :clap:

All the passion, dedication, laughs, love, caring and sharing that goes on here everyday are all memorable moments for me... but I do recall and will always remember receiving my first set of horns and not quite knowing what it was all about :redface: :lol: :lol: :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:02 am 
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Oh memorable moments... :hmz:
There are so many I've had through out theses years on the forum.
But I will always cherish SANParks' 8th birthday celebration @ Satara when we were on the webcam with our birthday wishes and yellow suits and not to forget the amounts of Amarula we celebrated with @ the restaurant with wonderful mites :w:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:10 am 
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Most memorable moment....getting my kudu horns. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:17 am 
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I have just too many memorable forum moments to even try and hope to list them all.

I think of the honour of interacting and working with wonderful people from SANParks.

I think of the friends I have made, the many laughs, the wonderful meets, the cricket event - of WTM and loams going out to bat against the angels team with their pads on the back of their legs.

I think of the joy in being able to discuss and share my passion for SANParks and nature here, on a daily basis.

Perhaps the moment that does really stand out the most is the day I logged onto what used to be the 'old' website and was rerouted to http://www.sanparks.org .

I used to regularly look at the 'old' site for news from SANParks. I just never could get enough, or read enough books about the parks, particularly Kruger. And suddenly one day, there was a new website - with a cam!!! And up to date info on the home page ... and a forum which I could join and share my love for SANParks with like minded people. I will never forget how I felt. I had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:47 am 
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It would be extremely difficult to put onto paper all the moments which stand out for me as there are just zillions of them. 8)

Here are just a few which have left an impression on me:

1. Meeting some very cool mites during this time.
2. Receiving my first Kudu horn.
3. :redface: Embarassing yet extremely funny moment :lol: …although not at the time. :slap:
Being new to the forum, I always enjoy wishing mites for their Birthdays. I looked the one morning and saw MeanderingMouse’s name so …posted her a Birthday wish…Only to see that I had looked in the wrong place …MM was only online... Had no idea that time how to correct anything on the Forum. :slap: Well dear Shariefa wished the two of us a "Happy Unbirthday" and hoped we enjoy the day. :whistle:
4. Forum is open 24/7 so you are never alone there is always interesting topics to keep you company some with a extremely informative information.
5. Same as Porridge being part of the FAC 2013...Learning how to Link and post photos. 8)
6. Webcams my 4 little windows which allows me to experience the Parks from home when I can’t be there. :great:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:38 am 
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I also have so many forum moments, but I think there is one that would stand out for me....

Cricket 2012 standing on the cricket field in Skukuza, waiting for the next ball and then to hear: the Forum ladies won for the very first time the cricket match

I cannot tell you how I felt at that moment :D


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:51 am 
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Happy Birthday to us !!!!!!!! :congrats: :congrats: :hands:
Most memorable moment :hmz: :hmz: .. Got loads :whistle: .

When I found the forum and started this "addiction" :clap:
When I got my Kudu horns and didn't know where they came from :clap:
Meeting NEW friends in and around the parks :clap:
And my BIG " Highlight " I see Heksie has already put the pics up :whistle: :whistle:
Our appearance on the Satara Web Cam last year :bcool: :bcool: .. Even today we
still have a giggle about it :lol: :lol: ...

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:33 pm 
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I love seeing posts like this:

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I've just came back from my very first trip to South Africa. I'd spent six nights in Kruger NP. These were some of the most exciting days in my life!

I just want to thank again all of you who helped me to plan my trip. Without your help it would much more difficult. No matter how I was trying myself, without your advises I would probably never have such a wonderful trip.

Thank you to everyone who take their time to help the newcomers like me. I'd seen so much that it will stay with me to the rest of my days.

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday celebrations: Most memorable forum moments
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:19 pm 
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My most memorable forum moments have been the most rewarding.

I have given advice or assistance to forumites who have never been 'there'. When they get home, they send me a pm or reply in open forum thanking me for the advice that made their trip easier or more rewarding.

But I am sure a lot of you are in the same boat.

Another memorable moment was when some of us clubbed together to buy Augrabies Guru the camera he now uses to take pics of the leopard and other unusual inhabitants of that park.

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