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interesting international forum
reklein
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 09:58 PM UTC
I was interesting for me ,from Idaho,USA to put out an inquiry for plans for an Italian Kit and get an answer from a guy in Sweden who told me about a hit on French e-bay. My Brother in-law who works for Microsoft went to a Christmas party in Seattle where he was the only one one whose native language was english. Personally I think its wonderful for this to happen because of the great exchange of information and points of view. The mind is like a parachute. It only works when its open.
HunterCottage
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 12:09 AM UTC
I understand what you mean. The internet has opened many new avenues that were not available for say, 10-15 years ago. With all of the different search sites around throwing out a quick search takes no time at all. But I must say that this modelling network is by far is one of the most friendly around the net. If I didn't help you, I'm most defintely sure someone else would have. We are all just a bunch of fun-loving modelling-junkies, that are willing to give what help we can.

Happy New Year!
staff_Jim
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi Bill,
Thanks for the sentiments on the forum. I am very happy that in 5+ years now we have built up such an International community of modelers. The Internet is truly a marvel at times.

Jim

PS: Hey Brian!
staff_Jim
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 09:12 PM UTC
And by the numbers:

6873 United States
2149 United Kingdom
1733 No Country Selected
1178 Canada
876 Netherlands
666 Australia
546 Germany
542 Poland
505 France
501 Belgium
485 Country not selected
461 Spain / Espaa
437 Brazil
404 Italy
354 Sweden
345 Turkey / Trke
301 Philippines
288 Russia / Россия
240 Czech Republic
221 Portugal
218 Singapore / 新加坡
177 New Zealand
167 Greece / Ελλάδα
164 Hungary
156 Argentina
148 Malaysia
144 China / 简体
143 Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
131 Indonesia
128 Denmark
128 Finland
126 Mexico
109 South Africa
108 Korea / 대한민국
89 Israel
86 Chile
85 Austria
83 Japan / 日本
81 Thailand / ไทย
73 Ukraine / Україна
72 Romania
72 Ireland
72 Switzerland
65 Norway
64 Serbia & Montenegro
61 Venezuela
59 Taiwan / 台灣
56 Slovenia
53 Slovakia
44 Croatia Hrvatska
35 Latvia
28 Colombia
26 Vietnam
25 Estonia
22 Malta
21 Belarus
19 Lithuania
19 India / भारत
18 Lebanon
17 Peru
17 Bulgaria
14 Uruguay
13 Afghanistan
13 Ecuador
12 Luxembourg
12 Guatemala
12 Puerto Rico
10 Honduras
10 Bolivia
8 Bosnia & Herzegovina
8 Andorra
7 Costa Rica
6 Georgia
6 Albania
6 United Arab Emirates
6 Cyprus
6 Gibraltar
5 Panama
5 Sri Lanka
5 Kuwait / لعربية
4 Dominican Republic
4 Iran / فارسى
3 Anguilla
3 Moldova
3 French Polynesia
3 Guam
3 Vatican City
3 Pakistan / ردو
3 Iraq / لعربية
3 Macau S.A.R.
3 El Salvador
3 Brunei
3 Qatar
3 Antarctica
2 Cuba
2 Myanmar
2 Benin
2 Trinidad And Tobago
2 Bangladesh
2 Saudi Arabia / لعربية
2 Macedonia
2 Bermuda
2 Angola
2 Kazakhstan
2 Nigeria
2 Monaco
2 Algeria
2 Oman
2 Belize
2 Iceland
2 Zimbabwe
2 Tonga
2 Netherlands Antilles
2 Bahrain
2 Cote D'Ivoire
2 Azerbaijan
2 Uzbekistan
2 Comoros
2 American Samoa
1 Falkland Islands
1 Burundi
1 Martinique
1 Cameroon
1 Svalbard & Jan Mayen
1 Faroe Islands
1 Turkmenistan
1 Cape Verde
1 Jordan
1 Jamaica
1 Namibia
1 Syria
1 Liechtenstein
1 Wallis & Futuna Islands
1 Bahamas, The
1 Botswana
1 Tunisia
1 Malawi
1 Sierra Leone
1 Armenia
1 San Marino
1 Barbados
1 Yemen
1 Nicaragua
1 New Caledonia
1 Korea, North (D.P.R.K.)
1 Egypt / لعربية
1 Aruba
1 Bhutan
1 Ghana
1 Kenya
1 Paraguay
1 Mayotte
1 Zambia
1 Cook Islands
1 Seychelles
1 French Guiana
1 Tokelau
1 Central African Republic
1 Nepal
1 Cambodia
Lucky13
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 09:26 PM UTC
WOW! That's some numbers..... How many though, has sign up for the country that they live in for the moment instead for the country where they were born? Like me, I'm a Swede but I live here in Glasgow Scotland.... :-) :-) :-)
Sabot
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 09:59 PM UTC
I've always figured the numbers were rather suspect. Just a random check of users from Vatican City makes me think that none of the three actually live there.
jimbrae
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 10:02 PM UTC

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Just a random check of users from Vatican City makes me think that none of the three actually live there.



Not the most likely location for modellers, no... :-) :-) :-)
Sabot
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 10:07 PM UTC
http://modelgeek.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Members_List&file=index&ccode=va
One member has a Michigan university e-mail address, another is from Hong Kong. I bet the third is not from the Vatican either.
Lucky13
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 10:30 PM UTC
Hmmmmm......working undercover, eh? :-)
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 03:38 AM UTC
Jan, for the record I was born in the US, but have lived in Stockholm the better part of my life.
Lucky13
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 04:06 AM UTC

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Jan, for the record I was born in the US, but have lived in Stockholm the better part of my life.


Cool! I was born in Sodertalje. Stockholm is a great place in the summer, but you don't have the midnightsun like further up north....
Like in Ostersund where I lived before I moved here.
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 04:36 AM UTC
We still waterski all night though as it doesn't get totally dark, well not untill August anyway...
reklein
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 07:55 AM UTC
I wish these forums had been in use about ten years ago when I did a model of a finnish built ship in 1840 for a Lutheran church where I used to live in Alaska. I got the info by snail mail and from people who were traveling there, but the project may have gone a lot quicker with the aid of the internet. Anyway It was a fun project maybe one of these days I can get one of my old acquaintances there to send me some digital photos.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 05:44 PM UTC

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WOW! That's some numbers..... How many though, has sign up for the country that they live in for the moment instead for the country where they were born? Like me, I'm a Swede but I live here in Glasgow Scotland.... :-) :-) :-)



It would be nice if everyone selected the country they live in,
at least where they live permanently.
It is of course a matter of taste but ....

Maybe the internet could become a peace project .... ;-)
/ Robin
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 09:46 PM UTC
Hey, it works for me. I was actually able to get detailed directions from a modeler in California to a hobby shop in Seoul, South Korea!!!! Where else can you get that kind of info?

On the other hand, the lone correspondent from the D.P.R.K does have me scratching my head.
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