Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 2 of 2
 [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:13 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Posts: 40492
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
This is an awesome topic W@H! Especially seeing we are heading for the website (sanparks.org) and forum's 10th birthday!!!

So, I did a little digging here on the forums and found these gems by W@H, posted waaaay back in the day.

18/1/2005
Wild@Heart wrote:
I saw some familiar Aliases that people are using...Question, why did u choose your specific alias.

I'll start - If I don't see the wild now and then, then my heart won't be able to bear it. The wild is like the blood that flows through my heart.

PS: TwoBoy - you still setting snares??

(Who was TwoBoy :shock: )

Still your favourite W@H? link
Wild@Heart wrote:
My favourite is still Mafuyane ("The Irritable One").

Although not the biggest in Stature his tusk were one of the straightest ones. If you view it today you'll see how they scraped on the floor when he was still alive.

He also had a hole of about 10cm in his head which he actually could breath through. Depending on who you talk, the hole was either caused by a fight with another elephant while others say it was a poachers bullet.

Fortunatly he did not die from it and only passed away much later due to natural causes. The hole however did make him extremely irritable and he was not one of the happier ellies.

Funny thing about the Big 7 ellies were that most of them died in the 1980's. And most of them were injured at some time in the life by poachers :x


Now to find the pics of the drive through KFC on the S100 ... and the famous cardboard cutouts of WTM on the S100; the Duke expedition and so much more!

_________________
Sawubona
Dalene

A roaring lion does not catch any prey - African Proverb


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:22 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:21 am
Posts: 3704
Location: SA
FAC Member (2013)
Great thread Wild@Heart - thanks. It is indeed fun reading about the forum history.

_________________
Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
Roger Tory Peterson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:30 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:51 am
Posts: 2063
Location: In a very busy place
TwoBoy was a ranger in another reserve I think .. he was one of the first people to join who actually did work as a ranger at the time and gave some excellent advise to all the members on signs of danger etc :) WoW! That's a flashback :) :)

Mafunyane is still my favourite :) :) :) I still miss Massunguine and Hlanghanini :cry:

@Arks .. maybe you'll remember this ...

Maybe check out this link "KNP Emerging Tuskers Competition: 2006 Winners Announced

I think is was the 2nd year this competition ran .. and you'll notice Arks won that year with myself coming in 3rd position :) So the forum already made huge impacts in 2006 already with contributions towards identifying big tuskers.

I also know that a lot of forumites made huge donations, contributions towards SANParks.
For example,

- did you know the doors at the Elephant Hall was donated by a forum member?
- did you know the Satara Web Cam was bought by funds raised by the forum?
- the forum contributed several CyberTrackers to SANParks through fund raising innitiatives? Really .. :) Check it out : Angels on an Avian Mission, Announcement: R12,010 rand raised in "Objective Duke" (for a laugh read this) as well as various other innitiatives (apologies I don't remember them all) like this one Dedicated forum members to raise funds for SANParks rangers
- Did you also know that when Duke was still alive .. on both occasions when Duke lost a tusk it was forum members who notified and helped find the tusks? 1st tusk and 2nd tusk ... ironically by the 2 of the same members (Wildtuinman and Mapoisa Mat and in the 2nd occasion Bucky) .. Hence we have asked them to please stay clear of all other big tuskers :twisted:
- It's also my believe that without the forum and the great accolades by forumites, staff like Frank Mabasa would not have been identified and recognised for their absolute STUNNING customer service and potential. Keeping Pafuri picnic spot clean his great dedication and knowledge on the birding which he so openly shared with all .. mention you were from the forum and Frank would push his customer service from 150% to 200% .. To mention what the forum contributed towards recognising and helping staff like Frank would be impossible .. but it all started with a Sasol Bird Guide and Binocs! :)
- And if you happen to visit "My Acre of Africa" you will find PLENTY forumites there ... PLENTY :)

And of course .. let's not forget the Cricket Weekends .. especially the one where there was a heat wave and plenty of cramps and sore boddies the following day :)

And this is only a few things I remember while still active on the forum .. I fear to try and read ALL the most valuable contributions this forum has made .. and the VHR :) A baby I saw born at the end of my "life" on the forum .. so dedicatedly grown to excellent heights and achievements by many a member (especially Tannie D) :)

I bow down to the forumites and to SANParks who so passionately stood by and scolded her forum and forumites with a "Swiss Flag" showing her neutrality :wink: I am still searching to find a better boss :)

_________________
NO TO HOTEL DEVELOPMENT IN KRUGER


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:38 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:51 am
Posts: 2063
Location: In a very busy place
PS: There is also an Forum Academy :) Only 1 course offered at this stage thou :twisted:

Image

_________________
NO TO HOTEL DEVELOPMENT IN KRUGER


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:03 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:06 pm
Posts: 13473
Location: Swaziland. The smallest country of the S. Hemisphere
W@H I doubt if you ever will find a better "boss" than the one you mention.

Love reading all the old tales, it brings back such great memories

_________________
Don't forget to PM any Mod your Kudu nominations for the month.

If you want to list your Park Dates in the YR Thread then please PM me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:42 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:51 am
Posts: 2063
Location: In a very busy place
Jazil wrote:
W@H I doubt if you ever will find a better "boss" than the one you mention.


Ahh OJ :) Such true and wise words :wink: :thumbs_up:

_________________
NO TO HOTEL DEVELOPMENT IN KRUGER


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:08 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:45 pm
Posts: 561
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
No more history Wild@Heart? I was really enjoying your posts. I must scratch around and see if I can find anything.

_________________
Verba volant scripta manent


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:12 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:30 am
Posts: 36382
Location: Worcester, South Africa
Please scratch around, Hawk 8)

_________________
aquila non capit muscas


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Forum History - Just for fun
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:22 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:20 pm
Posts: 1837
Location: 4 hours from KNP : South Africa
Great thread - most interesting info.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Jurie van Vuuren at 12:26:03 Submitted by Philip1 at 18:55:38 Submitted by bushwackedblonde at 19:41:54 Submitted by woodsy at 07:34:20