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TUGBBS forum breaks 99,000 users!

Passepartout

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Jim, I'm guessing your answer is that you have never paid developer price. So that got me to wondering...how many other Tuggers were 'spared' having to pay full price thanks to Tug? Maybe a new thread?
Yup. That's correct. There was a poll earlier this year that showed approximately half of TUGgers bought their first TS resale. Hard to imagine they'd turn around and buy from a developer.

Jim
 

csxjohn

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TUGBrian

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approaching 75 thousand now! should hit it by the end of the year! pretty amazing number TBH...although IIRC one of the older/original versions of the board topped 100k at one time? We shall get back there and it will be a glorious celebration!
 

TUGBrian

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I actually did find a large stash of beach towel bags that have the old logo on it (although its just solid blue on a khaki background)

if any member wants one, please email me at tug@tug2.net
 

Ken555

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How many active users are there within the last six months or a year?


Sent from my iPad
 

taterhed

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Thanks for all the wonderful support and info!!

Way to Go!!!! :clap:
 

Makai Guy

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How many active users are there within the last six months or a year?
Last six months - number of registered user accounts with recorded bbs activity since 8 Feb 2015 is 8738. Does not count banned spammers (118) or folks who read without logging in (no way to tell).
 
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topmom101

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My friends and family come to me for timeshare advice and I owe it all to TUG. Looking forward to many more years of learning. Thanks everyone.
 

Cozumel Duo

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And how about a big Thank You to your Dad, for starting the whole circus?

And then to you, for keeping it going, and keeping it viable as things change?

And then to the Mods and other Volunteers who help make it all flow so easily?

Talk about "paying it forward." Indeed, Brian! :D :clap:

Dave
Well said BMWguynw! :cheer:
 

Peterh1952

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I've been a TUG member for about a year and have posted in the BBS on various topics. When do I cease being a 'guest' and become a 'TUG member'?
Thanks for all you do - this is absolutely the best BBS I've ever seen
 

DeniseM

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I've been a TUG member for about a year and have posted in the BBS on various topics. When do I cease being a 'guest' and become a 'TUG member'?
Thanks for all you do - this is absolutely the best BBS I've ever seen
After you paid for your TUG membership, you received an email with a members' code to add to your user profile, to change your status to member. For a walk-through, click on BBS Help, and scroll down to the last link on the page.
 

TUGBrian

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Missed the update of this thread last month, but we topped 75,000 members here on the forum!
 

pedro47

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Wow, THAT might even be further back than I remember. I actually paid membership to TUG while it was on Prodigy. Fortunately (or not so), I wasn't as prolific a poster back then. I didn't own a timeshare but was using TUG to research them with the idea of buying. Resale of course. RESALE was the mantra even back then.

Good ideas don't change.

And good people hand good business models to their kids.

Kudos to Bill and Brian Rogers, and to all the volunteers and mods that have made TUG one of- if not THE- best forum on the internet. :clap::clap::clap:

Jim
Kudos to father & son, and to all the past & current volunteers, moderators and TUG's members. You men and women have made this the #1 timeshare website on the internet for the past twenty (20) plus years.
 
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Sunshine10

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Congratulations! I Love this site. You and all the other members do so much to help so many. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of you for sharing your knowledge, experiences and opinions!
 

MULTIZ321

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Quite an achievement! Congratulations and thanks to all those moderators behind the scenes who helped to make it possible.


Richard
 

silentg

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Congratulations on your achievement. I was a member back in the email days, took a break for a few years then renewed my membership in 2005. Used to take part in the Sunday night chats...they were fun and friendly. I have been saved from bad deals and have made some great ones thanks to TUG! Also, enjoy reading and writing resort reviews. Best place for true timeshare advice!
Silentg
 

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glad to be a member

Glad to be a member of the growing toward 100,000 members.

Maybe one day I will have 100 post with having helped other members :)
 

tonyg

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Too bad the chat times came to an end, led to a lot of tired Monday's tho. I think 75,000 members is a gross exaggeration and a more accurate figure would be the number of active members in the last 3 months. I've been here for 17 years and the post count only reflects the posts since the last major forum change. Are we talking paying members or members and guests. 75 K paying members would bring in over a million a year !
 

TUGBrian

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the number only reflects the bbs forum registrations. The forums are free and open to the public, no payment is required to register and participate here, and there never has been.

its 100% accurate in terms of forum registrations, the count is always displayed at the bottom of the forum homepage.
 
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TUGBrian

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figured id just add to this existing thread and edit the original post...but we topped 78,000 registered users today!

Still going strong and closing in on 23 years old!
 
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