My 10,000th comment!

Posted by on November 8th, 2006 at 10:10 am

A few minutes ago I passed a pretty neat milestone. I received the 10,000th comment since my very first post on BikePortland.org back on July 29, 2005.

This is a perfect opportunity to say how grateful I am for all the intelligent and insightful comments all of you have shared.

I often tell people that comments are the most interesting part of my site and as the tone of my writing becomes increasingly objective and news-oriented (I hope), I rely on your voices to add perspectives to the stories.

Crazy as it may sound, I read every single comment that I get. And, while it can be frustrating and tedious to moderate and even edit them on occasion (especially when things get heated), it is something I do with much pride and pleasure.

There have been many great moments in my comments over the past year. I am particularly proud of exchanges that have brought together disparate parts of the community.

You, most excellent readers, are my most valued asset and your contributions to this site are invaluable to me. Thank you…I can only imagine what the next 10,000 comments might hold.

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Cate

Oh, Jonathan, you deserve the big thank you. You do all the work and make this site the great place that it is. The only thing we add is our natural tendency to yak, yak, yak (the fact that you got 10,000 comments in less than 1 1/2 years confirms that).

“I am particularly proud of exchanges that have brought together disparate parts of the community.” Yes, absolutely. And you get credit for that too. You provide a welcome spot for everyone and represent a wide variety of perspectives. That’s a gift.

Congratulations and thank you.

Todd Boulanger
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Todd Boulanger

Hi Jonathan,

Yes…a big thank you (and to your sponsors)and congratulations!

It has been a fun year reading and discussing issues on your site and at events.

I would think that the Portland area bicyclists are more informed about issues and events now – vs. only us bike wonks, as was the case before your site and similar sites (like Chris’).

Cheers

Ryan
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Congratulations on your 10,000th comment.

I’m a new reader of your blog and am enjoying poking through the archives.

Ryan

Murray
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Murray

Jonathan,

You are amazing and I’m sure I speak for most of the people who read your blog when I say the following, THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO for cycling in Portland.

You are an outstanding netizen and bicycling advocate! Keep up the excellent work.

adam
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adam

NICE. I love riding my bike. I love reading about other people doing stuff with bikes. ride one, jonathan.

you think you can get to 100,000 comments in 07? I will try to post as many as make sense.

well done.

PFin
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Thank you, Jonathan.

Or, to quote Ali G: Big up y’self.

adam
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adam

was ali G just quoted on this blog? does that comment count?

turns out ali G is a philosopher king.

Talking to Prof. Heinz Wollf about the big bang…

Ali : “Would it be louder than all the car stereos in the World,Universe and England and America put together and any alien stereos out there?”

ALL OF A SUDDEN, FRIENDS, IT FEELS LIKE WE ARE WINNING!