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White Gold Wielder
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Thanks for jogging my rusted memory! May 21 - 25 is the anniversary, so get an oldbie to check in just for the heck of it. []

MinasTirith.com has been registered since April 26, 2000, and in large part to the generosity of its citizens, it's paid up until 2011! Thank you for all your support through the years.

UBB.classic continues to grow long in the tooth, as do we all. Automated email spammers never stop registering 25 bogus citizens each day, not realizing that they are not auto-approved and wasting their time. The security and features on an automated avatar solution that meets my standards continues to elude me.

Yet, there is still a charm to the place. What is does, it still does well. Every month brings us one or two legitimate new citizen registrations, and the reason they come is the same reason I keep Minas Tirith alive. Tolkien's work has brought me much joy, and having a special place to read and talk about it is something I can't imagine not having around.

People may come and go. Hollywood may do its business. [] But we'll be here to mark the time. In a few years, when you re-read The Fellowship in one night and cry at the end like you did the first time, stop in and tell us about it. Our city will still stand.

5th Anniversary thread
4th Anniversary thread
3rd Anniversary thread

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Snöwdog
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And a happy Birthday it is! Like I said on the Pony thread, I remember finding this place on an Alta Vista search in May 2000, and the board was here but all the forums were blank. I tried registering then but a page error came up. So I put the site in my favorites on my work computer. and never checked in again until August.

Love the look and feel of this place, and hopefully any update will keep it.
Thanks for all the years of work in making Minas Tirith a place for us to enjoy!

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

"These Lord of the Rings movies must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm from whence they came."

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Amárië
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Happy Birthday, MT.

Hard to believe I've been here for nearly six years.

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Roll of Honor Thorin
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"Hurray! Hurray! Many Happy Returns!" they shouted, and they hammered joyously on the tables. WGW was doing splendidly. This was the sort of stuff they liked: short and obvious.
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Thingol of Doriath
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Roll of Honor Athene
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There may be a small birthday present on its way to MT. After all, we want to make sure it's still around in 2012. []
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Artaresto
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Good point Athene! I think I might give a present myself. []
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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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Happy Birthday, MT!

It's been a place for discussing Tolkien, for expanding on those stories he didn't have the time to tell [] , and for meeting people who also like doing those same things.

MT has become a large part of my life! []

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Wetwang
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You do realise you would have served less time for a manslaughter conviction []
Anyway, good luck on your possible escape in 2011 []

E: Er, make that the end of 2012 then! []

[ 05-22-2008, 04:17 PM: Message edited by: Wetwang ]

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Keep the earth under your feet, & clay on your fingers; wisdom in your bones, & have both eyes open!
That's Mr Wang™ to you!
This place would be a paradise tomorrow if every department had a supervisor with a submachine gun.

This bog is thick and easy...

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Roll of Honor Athene
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quote:
You do realise you would have served less time for a manslaughter conviction
[] Best. Comment. Ever.
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Roll of Honor pi
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Happy Birthday, MT! [] Sorry I missed you in the beginning. I clearly was too busy on a different LOTR web site, rather than this one.
But, here I am now, for better or for worse. []

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Roll of Honor bombadil
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Thanks, WGW for all you've done (and continue to do) to keep this site going. Happy birthday, MT!!

Wow -- and I'm approaching my seventh anniversary, this December. I remember when I was a newbie . . .

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Matt The Courageous
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Ditto.
Two years for me. I'm a newb and admit it openly.
Thanks WGW

Hey now Bom, compared to who? Snow?

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"Long may truth prevail."
"Peace to the faithful."
"Fear no darkness!"
"Fight the good fight!"
"for even a fool if he is silent, men will think him wise"
Anger is easy, forgiveness is hard.

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Roll of Honor Celebrían
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Happy, happy anniversary, Minas Tirith! Hurrah! [] []
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Roll of Honor Silmahtar
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Happy [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
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Earendilyon
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Congratulations to the Fair White City, its White Gold Wielding Steward (and his heirs!), and its citizens!!

Too bad there ain't even many tree-digiters around here anymore! []

~ Ear.

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"For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me."

John 3:16-21

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Thingol of Doriath
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Too bad there ain't even many tree-digiters around here anymore!
Pfft! [] They are wildly overrated...
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Roll of Honor Fingolfin of the Noldor
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Woah, crazy...seriously though like I said in the 3rd anniversary Thread MT helped me grow in alot of ways and I owe a good part of where I am today to the critical anaylsis/research skills I developed here (at an early age) discussing and reading about Tolkien. This type of immersive academic exercise really, I think, laid the ground-work my excelling as a prospective PhD.

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White Gold Wielder
Steward of Minas Tirith
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Wow... Fingolfin of the Noldor... As I live and breathe!

Over three and a half years since yer last post. I don't blame you for dropping off the face of the city. Avatars were slowly driving me nuts at the time too, and we both spent way too much time dealing with them.

Good to see you're doing well, O Captain! My Captain! Drop me a line if you want me to remind you of your login information to fingolfin.minastirith.com (in case you feel the urge to tweak it).

Edit: Oh, and send me your current email address so I can re-setup your email at fingolfin@minastirith.com just for the heck of it.

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Belthronding
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This is a fabulous place - well done WGW.
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Mithrennaith
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Many happy returns of the day, MT and WGW!

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I am in too great doubt to rule. To prepare or to let be? To prepare for war, which is yet only guessed: train craftsmen and tillers in the midst of peace for bloodspilling and battle: put iron in the hands of greedy captains who will love only conquest, and count the slain as their glory? Will they say to Eru: At least your enemies were amongst them? Or to fold hands, while friends die unjustly: let men live in blind peace, until the ravisher is at the gate? What then will they do: match naked hands against iron and die in vain, or flee leaving the cries of women behind them? Will they say to Eru: At least I spilled no blood?
'When either way may lead to evil, of what worth is choice? Let the Valar rule under Eru!
- Tar Meneldur [UT 2 II:173-174]

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The Dread Pirate Roberts
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Thanks, WGW. This site is important to a lot of people. It's well-appreciated.
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The Laurenendôrian
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I'm a few days late, but happy birthday, Minas Tirith! I realise I've been posting here now (intermittently) for very nearly a third of my life.

Anyhow, a fine city. May it stand until the King returns!

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Nénar
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Happy birthday, MT. [] I'm a very, very new member, but I have been reading this site regularly for about five years now. There have been some great threads that I've learned a lot from. Wonderful, wonderful place.
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Roll of Honor Gandalf the White
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I realize I've been posting here now (intermittently) for very nearly a third of my life.
That's a big way of looking at it. I've been here a fair bit over a third of my life! []

And like you, Fingolfin (great to see you here!), I do attribute a lot of my growth in my younger years to my involvement on this site, though moreso in world/cultural awareness and knowledge rather than research and analysis.

Happy anniversary, Minas Tirith. Thanks, as ever, WGW! []

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