April 16th, 2009  
Rob Henderson

Topic: 500,000!!!!

At 9:40 AM Central Standard Time, I, Rob Henderson, did post the 500,000th post on International Military Forums. I hereby accept all honors and privileges therein, and am grateful that I was given this opportunity. I'd first like to dedicate my post to Team Infidel, AKA TI, for it was his urging that pushed us all to make the effort. Secondly, I'd like to thank all those that helped us reach this historic mark. Namely, TI, Sevens, MontyB, wolfen, AB_Shorts_Momma, pixiedustboo, The Other Guy, tomtom22, and all others who gave their contributions.

We made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 16th, 2009  
Team Infidel
you da man... congrats to all of us.... we made it.... now we have 500K more to go!!!
April 16th, 2009  
Rob Henderson
Oh no... Don't say that.... It was so hard to get 500,000. LOL
April 16th, 2009  
Team Infidel
of course we have to thank Redleg for this forum in the first place. without him, we wouldn't be able to do this. now... redleg... time to get our place firmly noted on the world stage..
April 16th, 2009  
Congratulations Rob, you did indeed get the 500k post here!!


But it's really post #503.969 since we've deleted quite a few posts in here over the years..

Here's some flashbacks of the Milforums "glorious" history...

January 18th, 2003. just a few weeks "old":
Our users have posted a total of 6 articles
We have 3 registered users

December 4th, 2003. Almost a year "old"..
Our users have posted a total of 1021 articles
We have 91 registered users

December 16th, 2004. 2 years "old"
73191 articles on the forum
2586 registered users

October 29th, 2005. Almost 3 years "old"
155660 articles on the forum
4188 registered users

December 31th, 2006. 4 years "old"
(the template/style is messed up due to a non-archived CSS file)
Threads: 30,303, Posts: 280,269, Members: 3,216

December 14th, 5 years "old"
Threads: 48,889, Posts: 382,482, Members: 4,231
(A lot of inactive accounts has been deleted at this point)

And today!! A bit over 6 years old
Threads: 72,565, Posts: 500,052, Members: 7,214

The total number of members would have been 9.553 right now if I hadn't deleted inactive accounts....

More from Archive.org:
April 16th, 2009  
Rob Henderson
That many? Hah! Wow. Well, in any case, it's the 500,000th LEGAL post.

And absolutely, many thanks to Redleg.
April 16th, 2009  
The Other Guy
Yahoo! We made it.

And take a look at what I found buried in one of the archives:

It'd be neat to see this come back, but I know we can't because of the different military systems around the world...
April 16th, 2009  
Good job, guys. Congrats, Rob.
April 16th, 2009  
A Can of Man
hehe. it's in 2004 that I see nicknames I recognize. That's when I joined anyways.
I'm surprised we still have a good portion of our core group here.
But man we need to recruit!
April 17th, 2009  
Congratulations to all!!!

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