|Posted by raleightwenty on August 14, 2010 at 9:44 AM|
This has become far more than just another website. It has become a web community hub.
I never imagined that it would grow the way it has. It is not by my own design or efforts that this website has taken off the way it has. It has been the steady stream of emails, many of which were asking questions, many more with suggestions, photos and kind words of encouragement.
As much as any of the members or viewing public might offer me congratulations for this site, in reality I must give due acknowledgement to the many people whom hae contributed and enrichened the material I have online. There are only so many photos that I can take of my two Raleigh Twentys before everyone gets sick of them. There is only so much that I can put online and make interesting.
Now with the forum up for a little while, this site has become a freely-communicating web-hub for like-minded people. Since the opening of the forum, I've had new members almost daily, and often 2 or 3 in a single day!
This is starting to become more than what a single person can handle on their own. At the moment I remain the sole administrator and editor, but I will be using the forum to ask people to help out from time to time. For example, the wikipedia article is well below-standard for wikipedia and still contains no illustrations. I've authored a number of wikipedia articles, but have depended on more wiki-familiar authors to put in pictures and expand them.
Some of my other wikipedia articles:
X200 Class Rail Tractor (New South Wales Government Railways)
(the above articles are ones that I have written from scratch or had a significant contribution such as expanded from being a mere article-stub)