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    Imperial Fascist Overlord Down In Flames's Avatar
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    Well, it's been a year to the day since I found VHForums, and thought that I should write a long, drawn-out post as to why this is the best message board on the Web for VH. Just try and stop me...

    When I stumbled upon the place, it took me only five minutes to sign up. I wanted in. My first posts were about a vote at KNAC.com. The vote was about what band you would most like to see reunite with its original singer. Guns N Roses was creaming Van Halen. This would not do... I kept clicking for VH as quickly as I could and noticed that all my votes counted. It just so happened that the same day I found the vote at KNAC, I also found VHLinks (as the message board was then called). I remember laughing at something someone said; VH had gained a bunch of percentage points back, and not to give up...

    I felt the need to jump in and post about how every vote you made counted, so I registered, posted, and checked out the rest of the site. I was blown away at the amount of info I found here. Everyone was on the ball and knew their stuff. It was great to see that.

    It still is.

    (Oh yeah, by the way... We won that vote at KNAC... )

    I've been to every other board. Some are cool. Some are jokes. But what they all have in common is that they pale in comparison to VHForums. You guys are far and away the most literate and knowledgeable VH fans on the Web. The views, theories, questions, answers... Man, you guys are smart. Contrary to popular belief (and my posts LOL), I actually have to think when I'm here.

    Some boards target one specific era or person, but what makes VHF the shit is that everyone's represented here. VHForums isn't a one-flavor-only site. Dave, Sam, and all seven of Gary's fans [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] can speak their mind and not get reamed for their opinions. Try it elsewhere. Some boards preach free speech... But it's only "free" if it's their speech. That shit's lame. Always has been, always will be.

    I didn't like Gary in VH, and lately, I've grown out of a lot of the things I used to enjoy during the Sam-era. I've never wavered when it comes to my love for Dave, but a difference of opinion is just that; neither right nor wrong... Just different.

    Everyone here gets that. VHF is not simplistic. Ideas clash, discussions ensue (as well as flamefests, from time to time ), and everybody gets their say. But that's what made VH so great, IMO, the variance of styles. You guys represent well what the band is about.

    If I started to name those of you I consider cool, I'd crash the server. Hell, even the people I don't like make the place worth checking out.

    In an attempt to begin shutting the hell up already, I'll single out Brett. However much anyone else has contributed to the place, if it weren't for this skinny-ass Laker fan, we'd all be elsewhere. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Man, it can't be easy being the surrogate father of 2267 nuts. But you do it, and better than anyone else. "VHForums - The House (Of Pain) That Brett Built." Thanks for not canning my ass. I know I've given you enough reasons to! LOL. Don't even think I won't give you more, bro. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    Thanks also to the Moderators, past and present, who have helped to make and keep this site #1. You guys are like Jedi Knights. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    And thanks to the rest of you, for educating me, making me laugh my ass off, and keeping my spirits up over the past year. Van Halen are goddamn lucky to have you as fans.

    So to AD, EUAS, UFF, G4, EBAS, every other alphabet soup group under the VHF umbrella, and everyone who isn't affiliated with any of them - Thank you. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Word, linkers. You are the best.

    =VH=

    VHForums forever! Fuck yeah!! [img]smilies/devil.gif[/img]

    [ May 28, 2001 at 04:11 AM: Message edited by: Down In Flames ]
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    Good Enough Van Gully's Avatar
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    How sweet. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Good post, one with flameness. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
    "Gully, watch yourself. I am dead serious." - Brett Norton, Emperor of VHLinks.com

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    Baluchitherium JWS_5150's Avatar
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    Donor

    Worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    A year ago today, VHForums would never be the same. Where would we be without our bartender? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Here's to another year of...uhhh...waiting [img]smilies/sleep.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Rock on DIF. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
    I'm one of those crazies on your block.

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    XTC man! homeunit's Avatar
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    Where's EOTN when you need him [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    Congrats on a year (and a bizilion posts [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img])
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    Congrats on a year, Downy. Here's to many more!

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    Man! Only one year!?!?! You even registered AFTER I did! I gotta admit when I registered I wasn't a poster, just a lurker...took me until TDR's workplace put up a firewall to block him from the Slawterhouse site and he set up the vacation home that I started to come here myself...met you DIF, and decided to come here more often. You help make this one hellova cool place! [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img] [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    [ May 28, 2001 at 08:37 AM: Message edited by: LA ]
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    Donor

    Congrats on the anniversary, DIF. Everything you said was the truth, this place rocks. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    Sinner's Swing!
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    That's an average of one post/hour [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]
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    Atomic Punk Wolfman's Avatar
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jonathan:
    That's an average of one post/hour [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    LMAO. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] I was thinking the same thing.

    Wow. I registered before you and you still have ten times the posts I have. This "job" thing is really cramping my style. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    Congrats, Down. And you didn't get where you are with "?'s" and "Si, Senors.". [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    [ May 28, 2001 at 09:16 AM: Message edited by: Wolfman ]

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    Baluchitherium
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    [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] wow [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]

    Congrats, Irish [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] wow [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]

    Congrats, Irish [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] good way to get post counts up [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]
    I got me a double post [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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    Donor

    Fuck the EVH action figure, I want a Down In Flames action figure!! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Congrats bro. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    PM Goo with your concerns OLO's Avatar
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    Nice post DIF! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Congrats on your aniversary! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
    ((Just My Two Cents))
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    Happy First Anniversary DIF! I can't believe after a year you ONLY have over 9000 posts...lightweight! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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