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Wow! 

Congrats @Matt on 10, 000 members on the Royal Caribbean Blog message boards!  

Thank you for this unique community that you had vision for and created.  What an amazing and welcoming place this is, not only to learn about cruising,  but to meet fantastic people and friends along the way.  Proud to be part of the RCBlog community.  

Cheers to “YOLO Book It!”!

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Holy moly!

I've often said numbers and stats are nice, but not the focus of what I'm trying to do. I'd rather have a community of 10 people who are supportive, helpful and fun than 10k people who do not talk.

I think it's safe to say that we've retained a good balance of fun and knowledgeable folks here, while attaining a tremendous goal.

The credit lays not with me, but with all of you.  Seriously. These boards do not grow to 10,000 people just because of me. I can't answer every thread, start my live blog ridiculously early (*cough @Lovetocruise2002 *cough), share breaking news or comment for the umpeeth time if @twangster is indeed real.

So many of you have been posting here for years, and others have recently joined and already feel like part of the family. It's been a tremendous journey so far and I am so thankful you are all here to share in it.

A special thank you to the moderators, who help enforce the rules; to some special long-term members who help flag down spammers and alert me when @monorailmedic is being overly annoying; @WAAAYTOOO for answering all those casino threads that I know nothing about; the entire MEI Travel team for helping support our great community.

There's no question the needle is moving in the right direction, and I thank you all once again for being part of this. One of the few regrets I have in the history of this site is not starting the message boards sooner, and today is a great example of why that is.

Thanks all, and let's celebrate with a Kraken and diet coke while onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise!

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Congrats to @Matt and the whole community on this achievement.

Question that comes to mind based on other boards I frequent - what percentage of that 10000 has never posted (or posted less than 5 times)? I ask because I am a member of a forum that has over 7000 members but over 5500 of them have never made a single post. Many join, but far fewer participate.

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1 hour ago, HeWhoWaits said:

Question that comes to mind based on other boards I frequent - what percentage of that 10000 has never posted (or posted less than 5 times)? I ask because I am a member of a forum that has over 7000 members but over 5500 of them have never made a single post. Many join, but far fewer participate.

It's likely a very high number, and not surprising. Heck, I hesitate to think about how many people actually logged in in the last 6 months. This is the nature of message boards, but the door is always open for them. 

1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

I had a dream that I missed the 10K mark on the counter because I've been trying to keep an eye on it.  I know...I have problems.  #devotedtoRCBlog

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Congratulations! I'll admit I don't log on a lot when I don't have a cruise planned but I still checked in to see what was going on weekly. Beyond the helpful advice and tips it's been great to vicariously live through your cruises and get to know you all.

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