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Post by Makuser » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:52 am

Hi all. As I type this, we are now at 648 members here on TSS. We just might reach 700 by the year's end. :clap:
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Post by Makuser » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:47 pm

Hi all. Great news. With our newest member Pitsmoor Col from Yorkshire, we have just reached 700 registered members, and with a day and a half to go before the end of the year. :clap: And this isn't just luck. Gordon has started the TSS, with security, lots of activities, and everything works! And the new Portal is just fantastic. And credit also goes to the friendly and knowledgeable veteran folks on here, who really go the extra mile to help all the newcomers on here. Thanks everybody, and have a Happy New Year.
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Post by Harshil » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:59 pm

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Post by helicon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:36 pm

Onward and Upward!!!
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Post by Seawolfe » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:46 pm

Makuser wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Hi all. Great news. With our newest member Pitsmoor Col from Yorkshire, we have just reached 700 registered members, and with a day and a half to go before the end of the year. :clap: And this isn't just luck. Gordon has started the TSS, with security, lots of activities, and everything works! And the new Portal is just fantastic. And credit also goes to the friendly and knowledgeable veteran folks on here, who really go the extra mile to help all the newcomers on here. Thanks everybody, and have a Happy New Year.
Doesn't Pitsmoor Col from Yorkshire deserve some kind of "prize" for being # 700?

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Post by Makuser » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:22 pm

Seawolfe wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Doesn't Pitsmoor Col from Yorkshire deserve some kind of "prize" for being # 700?
Hi Seawolfe. You probably remember the standing joke on the old forum, when a member reached a numerical milestone, they got a free forum T-shirt. :lol:
However, as I type this, we are now at 704 members, and we have several hours to go yet. Congratulations to all for the great success of this forum, and let's keep it rolling.
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Post by helicon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:35 pm

I call it escape velocity, and this forum has achieved it. A lot of websites start out with some fanfare and then fade away, whereas TSS is gradually getting more popular and I think Gordon is in it for the long haul. And Marshall, don't forget the free parking spot at the TSS headquarters. :lol:
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Post by yobbo89 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:37 pm

ohh yeah!, i want a t-shirt!, we tots could make some up , there's tons of t-shirt print companies . i actually printed my partner a shirt for a xmas gift..
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Post by JayTee » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:23 pm

I already have a t-shirt design in mind. If we make them for sale to the general forum membership and et al (which I have no problem heading up), we could use the sales to offset the future cost of storage space and server needs. Also, it will give us the opportunity to send out free t-shirts. Of course, there are probably tax considerations here I have yet to delve into.

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Post by helicon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:37 pm

JayTee wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:23 pm
I already have a t-shirt design in mind. If we make them for sale to the general forum membership and et al (which I have no problem heading up), we could use the sales to offset the future cost of storage space and server needs. Also, it will give us the opportunity to send out free t-shirts. Of course, there are probably tax considerations here I have yet to delve into.

Cheers and Happy New Years,
JT
How about a TSS Hoodie? Would work great for observing...
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Post by JayTee » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:42 pm

How about a TSS Hoodie? Would work great for observing
An excellent idea Michael. Given the nature of this hobby that makes a lot of sense, so t-shirts and hoodies, but no free hoodies.

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Post by Makuser » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:55 pm

Hi Michael and all. I forgot about the free parking space at the forum headquarters. :lol: I was going to press on about the t-shirt, but Gordon already has his hands full. But, by golly, if some of you can help design a t-shirt in black with the TSS welcome banner logo, and with something like "I Love Astronomy" and/or "Keep Looking Up", or whatever, count me in. :clap:
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Post by JayTee » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:01 pm

Let me finish up my design ideas and I'll share them in just a bit.

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Post by JayTee » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:07 am

Since this is where this discussion started I'll keep it here. Thought maybe I should make a new post in Off-Topic or for the Mods only, but Nah!
So for your consideration (mostly appreciation) the new TSS T-Shirt/Hoodie design.
Here's the front
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Here's the simple back
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This is an alternate back cuz I got a little crazy
Shirt Back 2.jpg
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Post by Juno16 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:18 am

I like it JT!

The second version is pretty cool too!

Whichever one you and the team choose, I think that several hundred would be sold. I'm down!

Ever thought about a big get together? I have chatted with many of you for years. It would be great to meet some of you!

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Post by Ylem » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:25 am

Real cool, I like the never surrender :)
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Post by yobbo89 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:41 am

Make a TSS betelgeuse limited edition merch, to commemorate the upcoming supernova :whistle:
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Post by AntennaGuy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:15 am

Well, I'd buy a TSS t-shirt. And... I don't buy very many t-shirts. Just sayin'.
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Post by AntennaGuy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:17 am

Hmm. Perhaps some of TSS's members would volunteer some of their awesome astrophotography images to be featured on a TSS t-shirt?
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Post by JayTee » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:51 am

yobbo89 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:41 am
Make a TSS betelgeuse limited edition merch, to commemorate the upcoming supernova :whistle:
And because you asked. A new front to commemorate the impending SN.

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