August 27th, 2007 That's the date I was handed the keys to this WW2 Talk community. So it's been almost a year of uninterrupted Otto as your admin of this fine WW2 discussion board. Early on, many members were concerned about maintaining the direction of these forums, and I have worked hard to keep the character and quality of this fine community. In the past year not only have we moved to a more reliable server, and added a professional layout, but we've also established partnerships with several great WW2 research websites. To top it off, we've smashed through the 100,000 post barrier and left it in the dust. When I first came aboard, we had amassed over 85,000 posts, and today we have some 120,000! We have come a very long way, and I'd truly like to thank each and every member for their contributions. I'd especially like to thank the mod & admin team of von Poop, Gotthard Heinrici, Paul Reed, and Owen. You gentlemen are the main reason this site is so professional and well run. As an admin, I keep the server going, but it is these four guys that so capably handle the day to day operation and direction of WW2 Talk. Most importantly, I'd like to thank those WWII veterans that we talk with & about on a daily basis. After all is is for them that this place exists. Bodston's Prize Winning Post To celebrate one year of WW2Talk going in a solid direction I've gone back and tracked down the first six-figure post and decided to award a prize to the person who made it. I'd like to congratulation Bodston who made the golden post, I'll be sending him a $25 US gift certificate to Amazon.co.uk for his efforts. Onward & Upwards Thanks all for your contributions and participation, I can't wait to see this place in another 12 months!