... and they thought it wouldn't last! :) 10 years ago on this day, I joined The Physics Forums. As someone who has been on the 'net since the 1980's, I have been involved in some form of online physics discussions since the days of Usenet and the various online BBS and forums. PF was the first physics forum that I thought was different, even way back then when it was quite a bit "rougher" on the edges. There were people who knew what they were talking about, and I could see signs where there were efforts being done to pay attention to the quality of the posts and discussion. That was what made this forum quite different than the others that cared more about traffic. It was because of that that I decided that this was the place worth spending my time and effort. A lot of the credit for how this place becomes what it is goes to Greg. While he certainly is the person who ultimately decides what goes on here, he has given the Mentors quite a bit of freedom to run and set the tone for the forum. And he also evolves with the forum and made the necessary changes as the forum changes. If you have read the history of PF, you'll see how much it has transformed itself over the years. Still, the biggest factor for the "excitement" I get out of this forum is the members. The good, the bad, the ugly, the crackpot, the misguided, the eager, the brilliant, the I-can't-find-the-punctuation-key-even-if-my-life-depends-on-it, they all made practically every single day here on PF an eye-opener. Every time I think I've seen and read it all, I find something that continues to surprise me. So to everyone of you, thanks for a fun 10 years. To the crackpots that I had to ban all these years, all I can say is: "Oh well!" Zz.