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Old 12-04-2004, 12:03 AM
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DID YOU KNOW ...

The boating forum you are currently visiting officially opened on Feburary 22nd, 2001 - without a name?
The name "The Hull Truth" didn't actually debut until April 1st, 2001

The first registered THT member was: MarkA
The first registered THT member to make a post was: Grady White
The first THT Captain's Club member was: work2fish

The Hull Truth staff consists of only 3 people - 1 full time, 1 part time, and 1 "panic time"!
For the first 18 months online THT was totally self financed by the moderator Wet-n-Wiley at a cost of approximately $650/mo and 14 hour days - ya gotta believe!
Wet-n-Wiley has no formal computer training and didn't "meet" server manager Jsherman until May 19, 2003

In the month of August THT registered nearly 50 million hits
There is a thread in the Sand Bar that has been viewed over 55,000 times
A representative from almost every boating company mentioned on this forum - reads this forum!


FUN FACTS:

In December, 2001 there were 1289 registered members
In December, 2002 there were 10500 registered members
In December, 2003 there were 21210 registered members
In December, 2004 there were 30168 registered members

Of all those registered members only 10 have ever been banned for posting to the forum
Less than 8% of the total registered forum members are Captain's Club members

As of this post:
auguste has made the most posts with 6856
93 out of the top 100 posters are Captain's Club members



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I will update this thread periodically - add your own THT facts.

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Old 12-04-2004, 04:52 AM
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Hey Wiley....how are you ????
Quick question.....of that 8%, how many, or what percentage are MULTIPLE CC Members???
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that you MUST have 10,000 new registered members each year when less than 10% of them become CC Members.
Thanks for the effort(s)! The offer for you and Wet to come fishing still stands. We don't have to fish either, maybe just a "booze cruise" or "Parker at the bar".f Bob.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:30 AM
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THANK YOU Wet & Wiley! This forum has answered countless questions for me over the last two years either by questions I've asked directly or posts I've read from other members. It's amazing to me more people aren't Captains Club members. For less than the cost of a Fishing magazine subsciption (which does not have a tenth of the info. this forum has) you can support a great asset to the boating/fishing community.
Thanks again Wiley. Hope to see you at the Square Grouper around Easter!
JollyMonNJ
PS. Sent a check off last week for a new T-shirt(old ones worn thin) and another wheel.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:39 AM
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Hmmm .... Any plans to go public ? (IPO ??)
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Old 12-04-2004, 07:52 AM
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Like I have said before ...Wet is doing a heck of a job!!!!!!!!

keep up the good work you 3 ...

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Old 12-04-2004, 10:56 AM
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55,000 times

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Old 12-04-2004, 12:30 PM
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Unbelievable growth

And a real small number of flushed trolls . . . I thought it was much higher

Great work guys and gal
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:11 PM
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I have learned more on this forum that would have taken years and who knows how much $$$$. Plus the oppurtunity to meet other boater/fishermen that share the same passion at OBX this past Spring.

thanks Wiley and everyone else that helps support this forum
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Old 12-05-2004, 07:13 AM
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Wet-n-Wiley - 12/4/2004 1:03 AM
Of all those registered members only 10 have ever been banned for posting to the forum
I'd guess that half of them are one person (screen names can be found in Saltybugger's signature ).

Great site and I'm glad to be a small part of it .

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Old 12-05-2004, 05:21 PM
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Wiley,

I will be adding another wheel (about time, huh?) this week.

If I FAX the order (I will be ordering something, too), can I use a DEBIT card (with info), or do you only take CREDIT cards? I don't really want to get involved in the Pay-Pal thing.

Please advise and I will fax to you in the next day or so.

Again - thanks for the WONDERFUL site and all the help from Wet and Jerry!

P.S. - I am doing this because I think Jerry REALLY looks like that and it SCARES me!

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Old 12-06-2004, 09:08 PM
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Well, Wiley asked for us to put up a few "facts" (tastistics!) hea', so I'll give a little example of what this site has done for me!

Since joining in Feb. 2001, I have PERSONALLY met the following folks - THROUGH THT!

Stan (STAN) & kids - a LOCAL Richmond guy, who loves the boat shows as much as I, and who ALSO owns a SCOUT just like mine - except MINE is FASTER!

Rich (POWHATANONE), wife Dianna, & kids. Went with him the FIRST time he got his new Sea Hunt wet (and several times since!)!

Paul (REEL OBSESSION), wife April, fishing buddy, Mike, & a few others. Truly a "Southern gentleman" in all respects!

Auguste (AUGUSTE) & his son, Pierre - JUST after towiing the "MISS-BE-HAVEN" from Canada (via CT) and arriving at OBX! Quite the fisherman, with that BEAUTY of a boat!

Mark (OFFSHORE3144) & his brother who just returned from Iraq. (I don't think Mark's Robalo EVER sits long enough to get washed - he's always "out there"!)

Matt (TIGER RAG), wife/Admiral/gormet cook, Elizabeth, who took me on only my 2nd offshore trip in my life this past May - GREAT time with "certain unforgettable memories"!

Mike (DAWGIE STYLE), NOW wife Dede, S-I-L Debbie, & their Mom. FIRST time to OBX - they will be BACK!

Chad (I forget his screen name? ) & friends - who is one of the "FISHINEST" guys I've ever met!

Glenn (GLENN) who is from RICHMOND - ALSO quite the fisherman! (He & Chad could open a year-round FISH MARKET!)

Jeff (JEFF1044) & his wife - also a Scout owner (via CAPT. DAN) and getting a building lot all squared away to build that "house on the riva'!"

(FLYINSHOES or SMELLS FISHEY)? who has that GREAT lookin' Osprey in Deltaville!

(HOKEY HIDEAWAY)? & wife who have that GREAT lookin' Pawkaaaaaaaaaa I/O in Deltaville!

(REEL ADDICT)? who has that beautiful 23' Pathfinder he just bought used in Flawwwwwwda (yet to get in the "salt" until next season!)!

A gentleman (ARRRGH - can't remember the name - ? WEAVER?)from Roanoke (about 175mi. from here!). Found a boat he was looking for, he drove down, we met, we seatrialed it, he took it HOME! Seller bought NEW Grady from my Scout dealer and friend!

Jason - The guy who bought the above mentioned Grady!

Josh (GOLDEN DOG) & wife, Melissa - met him the first time he put his VERY nice Shamrock in the "salt" in Deltaville! Has a Golden Retriever that tries to "retrieve" CRAB POTS!

Hope I didn't leave anyone out???

PLUS ... I have benefitted from ...

- Help from ED P buying my new boat back in 2000/2001!
- THT has hosted about 1,000 +/- PICS that I have enjoyed taking and posting here for others to see!
- Countless bits and pieces of INFO I have gotten and learned from here!
- The SHARING of info here where I may (hopefully?) have helped others with SOMETHING?
- Got my motor warranty extended through a THT sponsor when my dealer was unable/unwilling to assist!
- Helped, along with other THT members, purchase a NEW O/B motor for a teen that had had his stolen!
- Probably helped a dealer or two sell a boat or two!
- Introduced other boaters to THT!
- Spoken with several THT members on the phone!
- THT sponsored the "OBX Tourney" FORUM that we all used to get together in May!
- VENDOR participation in the "OBX Tourney" that was nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Helping/encouraging Jerry Sherman to purchase a razor, hair-style selection, and a new "makeover"!
- Meeting that "special person" through the SAND BAR!

These are just SOME of the benefits I have received from THT and being a "CC Member" that I will never be able to totally repay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My other "wheel" should come this week, but after reading what I just writ', I think I need to buy Wiley a NEW BOAT!!!!!!!

My "Thanks" again to Wet and Jerry for all they have done to keep this site up and runnin' - without THEM, I wouldn't have been able to list all these "facts"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GREAT JOB, folks!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-06-2004, 09:34 PM
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Wiley just curious approximently how much bandwith does this forum use a month?

-Jacobi
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:32 PM
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OOOOOOOOOOPS - almost forgot BUC - Matt's fishin' buddy and the guy responsible for gaffin' my HUUUUUUUUUUUGE DOLPHIN in May! Thanks, Buc - and it was also very nice to meet your Admiral, too!

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:34 AM
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One statistic you forgot. Most emoticons in a single post award.

Goes to BruceW above
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Old 12-09-2004, 04:29 PM
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LI Sound Grunt - 12/9/2004 12:34 PM One statistic you forgot. Most emoticons in a single post award. Goes to BruceW above
I don't know if you ever met Bruce W . . . but he uses far more emocicons in real life than he did in that post above
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:11 AM
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THT,, simply the best !!!!
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:17 PM
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Thankyou Wiley for a fabulous fabulous site

and if any of you or any Hull truth member visit Downunder please email me i wanna meet you Yanks- i love your country

and you all will love Oz

Seasons Greetings from your great ally downunder!
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