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    Have you ever noticed??....

    What a friendly, spam-free forum this is?

    Well, it's all because of a lot of hard, sometimes tedious, behind-the-scenes work done by the moderators here. Their efforts are frequently unrecognized simply because most of what they do doesn't show up. You often see them answering questions, helping folks but that is only a small part of what they do.

    You can probably imagine the number of spammers we attract because we are becoming a pretty active forum. This group has become super-effective at finding them and deleting their posts so, unless you get up really early or in the middle of the night, you seldom see a spam. We have even had a few instances of our mods catching a spammer while he was online but before he could make one post!!

    Likewise, we have the VERY rare but occasional inappropriate post. Most of those involve clear violations of forum rules but some are just plain unhelpful in terms of tone or false information posted. These are usually gone very quickly but often, mods consult one another and arrive at consensus before taking any action.

    I wanted y'all to know just how dedicated, smart and diligent the moderators are on this forum. Their efforts, coupled with Jason's computer skills, make this the very best pool site on the web by far. Post them up a "Thanks" if you feel like it.

    Now, following that up, we sometimes have a silly contest here on the forum that is pointless but fun, nevertheless. I think the first one was when SeanB gave away a Shelby Mustang to the person who guessed the closest date when we reached a certain number of members. It turned out the Shelby Mustang was a plastic model (Sean is a VERY frugal guy) but it was fun. I can't remember who won.

    So, let's try this one.....

    The forum will send a new Speedstir (or a credit for the same amount if you have one already) to the first poster who can name the current mods IN THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER in which they became moderators.

    1. You cannot consult the mods.....most of their memories are too short anyway.

    2. It must be posted in this thread....no PM's or emails....you gotta' put it here.

    3. The "official" answer is kept by Jason and me and all the mods.......any one of which will post and stop the contest as soon as he/she sees the correct answer.

    4. Only the current mods count. Even if you get the current ones correct but include a former mod (or me or Jason), your answer will be incorrect.

    5. A list of the current mods can be found on the right side of the home page.

    6. Don't use the "join date"....that may not be correct.

    Good Luck!
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Bama Rambler
    Butterfly
    JohnT
    257WbyMag
    zea3
    Ohm_Boy
    Lershac
    dmanb2b
    Melt In The Sun

    Edit: forgot to add dmanb2b sorry
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    I have no idea so here's my guess....
    JohnT, Lershac, Ohm_Boy, dmanb2b, Butterfly, 257WbyMag, Bama Rambler, zea3, Melt In The Sun
    16' x 32' x 52" Intex Rectangular Ultra Frame
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Here is my guess;
    JohnT
    Ohm_Boy
    Butterfly
    Lershac
    257WbyMag
    Bama Rambler
    dmanb2b
    zea3
    Melt in the Sun

    I do have to say Dave, this is the best pool forum on the net. Thank you Mods for all the hard work and information you supply us with.
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    JohnT
    Butterfly
    Bama Rambler
    257
    dman
    MITS
    Zea3
    Ohm boy
    Lershac
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    JohnT
    Butterfly
    Lershac
    Ohm boy
    257WbyMag
    Bama Rambler
    dmanb2b
    zea3
    Melt In The Sun

    My guess. Would love a speedstir!

    I love this forum! Everyone does and awesome job of keeping it clean and on topic.
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Thanks to all the moderators!!! This is such a helpful site and for a newbie it is such an important resource. Thanks again.
    16x32 grecian IG vinyl, appx 19000 gallons, s210t sand filter, Hayward 1HP pump, T-Cell-15 SWCG, Goldline Aqua Plus Controller

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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Not yet. I will say this....one of you was STUNNINGLY close. Maybe the mods will have a few hints for you tonight or tomorrow.

    I'm gonna' up the ante just a little. Let's make it your choice....a new TF-100 or a speedstir.....your choice!

    Also, I hadn't thought about this but let's say each member can post four guesses but no more.

    EDIT: I locked topic for just a few minutes to confirm something. Contest is still on!
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Still on? Great I still have 3 chances, even though I have a new Test Kit and a Speed-Stir

    JohnT, Butterfly, Lershac, Ohm boy, 257WbyMag, dmanb2b, Bama Rambler, zea3, Melt In The Sun
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Sorry, George
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    LOL

    Well I better save these other chances till I see some hints
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    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    My 1st try...

    Ohm_boy
    Butterfly
    John T
    257Wbymag
    Lershac
    Bama Rambler
    dmanb2b
    Melt In The Sun
    zea3

    Chuck
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Sorry, Chuck

    Maybe we can get a little hint for ya'll. Lemme' go to the back room and chat w/the mods to see if they'd like to toss out the name of the mod that has been here the longest, a/k/a position #1 on the list. I'll be back.....maybe tomorrow....
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Sounds like fun; I'll play

    JohnT
    Butterfly
    Bama Rambler
    257WbyMag
    dman2b
    Zea3
    Melt In The Sun
    Ohm boy
    Lershac
    18k gal inground, everbrite finish, 505 sq ft; 1.5 hp two speed whisperflow; rheem 5100ti 100k btu heat pump; 3 sheer descent falls; DE filter; swg (cell out and using trichlor for now)

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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Sorry, no-mas

    Here's a little help, folks. The TFP mod who holds the #1 position for seniority is our JohnT.
    He was announced April 16, 2007.

    Many of you already selected JohnT as the #1 position, but now you can be sure it is correct

    Okay now, each member can post FOUR guesses! Give it your best shot!
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Rats; Thanks to all you awesome Mods in any event!
    18k gal inground, everbrite finish, 505 sq ft; 1.5 hp two speed whisperflow; rheem 5100ti 100k btu heat pump; 3 sheer descent falls; DE filter; swg (cell out and using trichlor for now)

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    Any chance on who was #2, #3, ect? LOL
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    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    Any chance on who was #2, #3, ect? LOL
    I see you REALLY want that speedstir!!! :P

    Chuck
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    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    Here's another hint: Most of you have #2 correct!
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    Re: Have you ever noticed??....

    My semi-caffeinated guess is:

    John T
    Butterfly
    257WbyMag
    Lershac
    Bama Rambler
    dmanb2b
    Ohm_Boy
    zea3
    Melt In The Sun
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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