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Ten years of forum
« on: September 20, 2015, 04:54:07 AM »
On this day, ten years ago, this forum starts work. First it was one experimental forum and very soon it was drop and work continued on this one. Idea of establishing forum is basic idea of sharing idea, cooperation, assistance and friendship of the people with similar interest. I also follow basic rules of the reliability- in that time I have published several references works, have been skilled modeler and even work masters for casting kits and have proven my skill on one model competition. Add to this is fact is that I work on technical drawings and have good archive material and all of this give me legitimacy value of personal capabilities to built and lead forum.



Forum was open and everyone was able to join without any problems and all content was visible. In that time I was also arranged archive material for free download. As well I am from Serbia, I decided to put bilingual names and headlines of the boards. No matter of my best faith and intentions, problems start soon, from Serbian’s, who else. They established practice to visit all possible forums and influence people not to visit our forum. Additional action was is contacting forum admin, to personally enlighten him in most possible way about us. Result was visible very soon, atmosphere on forum was very negative, any attempt to do anything was follow by sarcasm and also, I was under strong pressure on foreigner forums. In that time I was member of foreigner forums only. Violation of our property was very normal thing and agitation to members to left our forum was very strong. This force me in July 2007 to close forum for membership and number of almost 500 members I have cut down to under 100. Other features of forum was keep on, like download section. Some new members are joined but principal problems continued.

Plague which some members (ex members, thanks God) bring here is selective activity. They look only their own topic or topic of their friends, they totally ignored other members as well their work. But they was very active in downloading all what we share for members and was very laud to demand their rights to material which we could get from model manufacturers. No matter of that, we have more stable work conditions here and one of our best project was publishing of our digital magazine. With over hundred of pages and released monthly, that was greatly accepted by many members on forum. It was released in two way, as e reading publication on special dedicated web site and just for us, pdf printable file. But… Serbians strike again- on one forum somebody very smart, place all our magazines for download without asking us and no care that it is prepared for us only. This resulted that I decided to close publication and completely clean forum from unwanted members. We did not continue work on magazine but also, similar magazine was not started by any other, as you see some people know only to destruct but not to make and share benefit. After that, we have golden age on forum work. I guess deleted members are happy with those who instruct ‘em how to ruin our place and they have the same benefits on their forums as they had here.

In this second age of the forum, it become what I have imagine from very start, small working place with family atmosphere. My great pleasure is to note that many of our members are authors of printed publication articles and books and also very experienced modelers and some of them even master modeler. All features are still active and I am happy that forum still manage to provide a lot of valuable materials. Must say that we are probably only forum where forum share for free materials with others and I am sure that we have excellent flow of materials here. We stay also in support to some publishers and manufacturers with our rich base of archive materials. Many of us become close friends in private and we even manage to meet each other from time to time.

I am happy with this place, happy to know you and wish you all many successful years to come.

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 09:17:30 AM »
Happy Birthday to Letletlet forum and congratilations, Mate, for your work.

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 09:28:09 AM »
Thank you and this is your forum too and much of your works are here :))

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 10:35:54 PM »
 :-tri :-tri :-tri :-tri :-tri :-tri :-flo :-flo :-flo

Happy birthday - LetLetLet.com

I first registered on the site back in December 2005, I stumbled across LetLetLet.com when I was undertaking research for my website, on seeing the wealth of information both in the articles and imagery that was on offer I signed up. I have always found it to be great source of information with a number of the members willing to go out of their way to help no matter what the questions asked. At the time I was serving in the Royal Air Force and where I could, I would share my knowledge and experiences with other members. It was not long after joining I was asked to support the site further by administrating some of the forums boards.

There was a nucleus of members who would post articles on a daily basis; thus keep the flow of information up to date. What I found fascinating was huge collections of largely unseen before imagery members had and were willing to share with others. Yes, there were some people who signed up just to access what they could and not give anything back, but luckily these members were quickly removed and I fully supported the actions of locking the site down to future membership.

I was pleased to be asked to write a number of full articles for publishing on the site’s electric magazine, I must add that I think this was a great period of my life, being able to give something back to a group after they had supported all my requests and give them an insight into my interests. Then, via the site, I was approached to write a short book on my all time favorite aircraft, the English Electric Canberra. Again members fully supported my endeavors, however sadly I felt that the finished book was not to my complete liking as I was let down by very poor communication with the publisher, leading me to distance myself from the book and them. My plans are to update the book and self-publish it.

The website has now ventured into the realms of social media, which I feel, can only expand its global knowledge base and membership. And again, I was asked to help to administrate and publish to it.
Sadly I do not publish as much as I would like to, after retiring from the RAF I thought I would be able to fully support this expansion, but currently this has not been the case. Hopefully very soon this will be sorted and I can pick up where I left off.

I can only wish the very best to the site and its future endeavors; it offers the very best to those people who wish to lean the art of model making, military art or just wish to research the realms of the vast ranges of military equipment, be it historical or current.

 :-flo :-salut :-ok

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 05:47:32 AM »
Must say it is great pleasure to be friend with you and have you on board :) :-ok And one of the first of your post here is about your favorite plane and in that time forum look different, do you remember this layout?

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 09:53:37 AM »
English Electric Canberra PR.9   :-love  :-love  :-green

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 10:23:34 PM »
Happy birthday LetLetLet, wish the best!

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 09:21:57 PM »
Great forum indeed!

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 02:35:46 AM »
Congratulations to No.1 and his guidance of LLL along a ten year span!

I have been honored to be a part of this forum for about six years now, all of it so enjoyable to me. As most of you probably know, my wife and I were quite busy with working on 1/1 scale WWII aircraft at that time and I first met Srecko on the WIX website. I had slowly gotten back into aircraft modeling at the time and was invited to join LetLetLet, an invitation that I am so happy to have received! Our involvement in the warbird movement eventually slowed to a crawl and scale modeling has filled that gap in my life, thanks to all of you who populate LLL.

I'll end this post, again, with thanks to Srecko and everyone else who makes LetLetLet such a great place to contribute!

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 05:00:42 PM »
Congratulations Srecko!! I am also honored to be part of your forum! Thanks! :-clap :) :-ok

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Re: Ten years of forum
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2015, 10:30:22 AM »
I am happy for all of you friends :))