Feliz Aniversário para WordReference e particularmente para o Forum Português, e parabéns para a Excelentíssima Moderadora Vanda!
Gee! What a lovely story, Olivier!Happy 10th anniversary and long life to WR!
I joined WR in the early days of the French-English forum. I had been using the dictionary for a while, so to give back a bit, I started answering a few requests on the forum.
At this time, I couldn't imagine that my whole life would be changed that much by this simple decision.
Quickly, I joined the brand new FR/EN moderator group, and spent time moderating and adjusting our actions.
I hadn't traveled much before, but I went overseas for the first time to meet some members of the small crew as well as the Master of the Place, and travelling from Washington to Maine was an amazing experience, full of unforgettable people and places.
Back to France, the crowd of WR members became bigger and bigger, and so did the moderator team.
In the team, there were now a French girl, who lived in Costa Rica. We started to chat together, first about moderation only, then about language, wheather, cats, food, nature, cats, travels, culture, gardening, life and cats.
She was about to come back to France. She did. And we are living, traveling, gardening and enjoying cats together for 8 years now.
My path took me away from the forum for quite a long time, but I come back from time to time to see how it changes, just like taking a side trip to see whether my childhood house has been repainted.
And I'm so glad to see it's still here, more active and helpful than ever!
Thanks to all the members, past, present and future moderators, and to you, Mike!
That was a great adventurous and memorable trip up the coast, really one of my favorites.I went overseas for the first time to meet some members of the small crew as well as the Master of the Place, and travelling from Washington to Maine was an amazing experience, full of unforgettable people and places.
Great to see you el_novato! A userid of 230. I think that makes you the "oldest" participant in this thread other than me. A few of our active moderators do come close: LauraNazario, araceli and PaulFromItaly and Belen.It is like close and open my eyes. Ten years!
I've also been pleasantly surprised by the number of the older members in this thread who I thought were no longer active, but still are.