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White Gold Wielder
Steward of Minas Tirith
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May 21 – 25 is the anniversary, but I wanted to get this in early before I was accused of forgetting again!

10 YEARS! Wow, time flies. A lot of things have changed.

We actually started with Tolkien top site voting - if the newbies even know what that is! At one time, every smilie was carefully weighed and judged for its usefulness. Registration floods and citizen dramas waxing and waning like the phases of the moon. It’s hard to believe now that The Lord of the Rings is just another movie on TBS every other week.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the forum software. Keeping my real job, raising young children and keeping myself sane with personal interests has kept me from devoting the effort needed to get us over the last large humps that stand in the way of forum software stability.

However (new paragraph and not just a new sentence because it’s important), I will have two weeks of long boring evenings to fill coming soon, and I’m going to make a game effort. I’m a programmer dammit! I can do this!

Here’s the work in progress in case you’ve forgotten.

Anyway, no plans on closing the gates, so anyone with that on their mind can rest easy. We’re up for domain renewal in 2011, but that is the only “serious” expense on the horizon. Someday I’ll be able to afford the 99 year domain registration plan and leave future decisions about minastirith.com to my heirs. []

As for the future of Minas Tirith, who knows? Maybe the band Minas Tirith will reform and sue me into oblivion! Until then…

Cheers!

WGW

9th, 8th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd anniversary threads...

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Roll of Honor pi
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[] Happy [] Happy [] Happy [] Birthday [] to [] Minas Tirith []

...and many more...

Thanks, WGW

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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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Happy Birthday, Minas Tirith! []
10th anniversary? That's a jubilee! []

I thought 'I'll look at some of the oldies anniversary threads, from before my time' - but there was only one, the 3rd. From the 4th, I was participating - I've been around for quite a while as well!

This has been my first internet home. Thank you for creating it, WGW!
And thanks to all those of you that I've met here!

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Roll of Honor Neytari Took-Baggins
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The White City is still my home []
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Inc'
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Happy Birthday MT [] [] [] []

I'm so very glad to have found this place for many, many reasons []

Here's to hoping it will never become a big Rath Dínen.

Cheers, White City !

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Hamfast Gamgee
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Happy 10th Birthday MT!
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Roll of Honor Miz Lobelia
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Happy Birthday MT!

May we eventually get back to a place where Tolkien gets discussed more than whoever is currently President...

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Snöwdog
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Its been 10 years since I tried to crash the gates of Minas Tirith. My registration date would have been May 20 had the process worked for me then. It didn't, and I bookmarked the site for the future on my work computer. Work being just that, work, I didn't get a moment to check out all the bookmarks I made over the years until August, and lo & behold, registration worked!

I'm thinking of remodeling Snowdog's Inn and having a ten year RP party or something....

And I lift my tankard of Brisbane Pale Ale to you sir Wielder of White Gold for keeping this a great place to have fun through the years, and for the future of this fine city! Looking forward to the new board software, and happy with the consistency you have kept the place.

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Artaresto
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Best. Forum. Ever.
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Roll of Honor Aoife
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Hurrah! MT's 10th anniversary and my 10th wedding anniversary in the same year - co-incidence?

Thank you, WGW!

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Hamfast Gamgee
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Discussing Tolkien more than the US President? Not yet!

http://www.minastirith.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=008114;p=78#001948

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Snöwdog
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Most of what is in that thread is just the same ol hot air being breathed to and fro by the the same few citizens/dopplegangers, and doesn't have much to do about the U.S. president at all. But it's all good. Whatever floats their boats. []

I think Tolkien has come and gone as a pop novelty. Sure the Hobbit will be made and it will generate interest, but there isn't really anything to wonder about since the screenworld of Middle Earth has been defined by the earlier movies.

Now its getting back to the remaining geeks to keep it going.

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Happy anniversary, Minas Tirith! Just a few days late. []

I love these forums for so many reasons. The past 9 years of my life would seriously not be the same without the lasting impact of friends I have made through this place. []

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Earendilyon
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10 years already! Well, time flies, doesn't it? Congrats to our good Steward and to all citizens of the fair city, whether active, just lurking, completely inactive, or deceased. They all've made this city great!

~ Ear.

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Arien the Maia
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Minas Tirith I salute you!
Long ago I wandered in your beautyful streets looking for a shelter from the orcs and I am glad to say that a fairest city I have never encountered.
The Stweart has done a great job over the years, keeping the streets quiet and free of spies and enemies, despite the occasional distrbance that was at times beneficial for the moral of the soliders.
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Seriously I would like to thank from the heart WGW who has undoubtedly made a great effort to create this magnificent site, that still presides over all the rest, according to me anyway.
But even more I would like to send some good vibrations to all those I have met in here, since for 4 years I was almost living in here.

Happy Birthday Minas Tirith, I do not forget of your white walls even what I am away.
And looking forward to another ten years.

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Wetwang
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quote:
The Stweart has done a great job over the years
Well he ain't fitted a bloody spell checker yet has he?! []
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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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Hamfast Gamgee
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Is that an English, Elven, Dwarvish or Orkish spellchecker, wetty?
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Arien the Maia
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So you expect me to come back in here after all this time and post a spell-proof post? []
Seriously? []
That would be a bit of a departure from tradition, wouldn't it?
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Ringthane
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And happy tenth from another elusive, wandering citizen!
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Artaresto
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You must be the most elusive/wandering of them all.

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Earendilyon
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quote:
You must be the most elusive/wandering of them all.
Nope, that'd be Citizen # 1 []

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John 3:16-21

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[] [] [] Happy 10th Anniversary [] [] []

Apologies for being a bit late - other business and sundry mishaps have kept me off MT for two months - which is unusual for me.

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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!
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Citizen 1 would be a pretty sweet name for the MT space rock band. Nimruzir would be in it.
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Wow! That long? It seems just like yesterday! I've made some long term friends on this site. And had some that were all too short.

I miss you, Bungo, and still think of you.

Thanks, WGW, for the forum. It is appreciated.

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1st Winner Mahanaxar's Boy Howdy of Approval with 2 Bronze Stars (3rd Award) & Balrog Cluster with Laurel.
King of Grammar with Queen SSA
Sass this hoopy hobbit frood who really knows where his towel is!

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