Another eventful and exciting year for The SOTW Forum is behind us. The forum readership has been growing steadily and number of registered users is well on its way to 18,000. In April 2007 we upgraded to a more powerful dual-core server to facilitate our rapid growth.
We (you members and the Admin Team) have been discussing the faith of the SOTW Forum Lounge. As a step toward the final solution we made it available now only for registered forum users. The occasional forum viewers won't be able to read the lounge section. Many members have felt more comfortable if their social, non-saxophone related messages would not be retrieved by search engines.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for keeping this place busy and humming. Special thanks to our sponsors and the members who donated toward upkeep of the site. For running a tidy ship the we all are grateful to the Admin/Moderation team:
drakesaxprof, kcp, Bill Mecca, saxismyaxe, ”Chris S.”, Hurling Frootmig and Gandalfe as the leader.
Hurling and Gandalfe are leaving the SOTW Admin team effective today. I hate to see them going. They both have volunteered their time for several years as moderators and advanced the forum and the whole SOTW site in so many ways. We all wish them good luck in their new endeavors. I am sure that they won't be strangers here, either.
Happy New Year 2008,