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Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:58:02 am »
It's been a while since I did 'my day' (the OOTD posters that took over are doing an excellent job!) but as I was just thinking the other day that the Zoo's 7th birthday is coming round (I believe it is exactly today!) I felt like doing one to say Happy Birthday to all of us. :)

And to ask you... It's been 7 years (!!!) What are our highlights according to you? Could be all Zoo's related, but personally I was mainly thinking of the forum, as this feels like the place it started from. Besides the obvious discussion about my Voorwerp (and all those pages of Just Chat where I found a friend back), I very much enjoyed the Warning Messages thread. Another fun one for me was the Song Title game. I remember an evening where Inf and I were Skyping and we had both written a song down which would be our goal. The first one to reach it won. (Now that's another way of playing eh?!) Anyway, what are your highlights? 8)

As I mentioned here, I have been doing some tidying lately and while I was going over the threads, I stumbled upon a nice picture (which is how OOTD's started out). So here's just to enjoy a Weird & Wonderful one posted back in 2009 by Pmisson. Have a nice day! ;)


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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 11:48:37 am »
Cool, I'll drink to that! Seven years and many happy times  ;D 8)

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 12:21:59 pm »
Cool, I'll drink to that! Seven years and many happy times  ;D 8)

I suppose your months as a woman are a highlight for you? ;)

Cheers :-*

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 12:54:15 pm »
heh, yes, well I think that was a case of no stated gender and intense speculation! Good fun all the same  ;)

And thinking about it the meet ups are an unexpected bonus. Where virtual friends around the world become real ones.
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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 02:41:23 pm »
7 years!
What a great invention.
Go the Zoo!
 :)  :P :D

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 03:01:27 pm »
Happy 7th birthday to galaxy zoo! Soon the forum's 7th will come up on the 24th, and I believe that kevin's birthday is somewhere near? Seems July is the month of anniversaries. It's gone pretty far since it started I see, yet it appears I wouldn't be an expert on it as everyone here has been here longer than I.

Nevertheless, I would like to congratulate everyone here who helped contribute greatly to the pinnacle of galactic and morphological research that is Galaxy Zoo!
I like to find asteroids and galaxy mergers- but all galaxies are still fine to me.

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 05:15:15 pm »
Happy 7th birthday to galaxy zoo! Soon the forum's 7th will come up on the 24th, and I believe that kevin's birthday is somewhere near? Seems July is the month of anniversaries. It's gone pretty far since it started I see, yet it appears I wouldn't be an expert on it as everyone here has been here longer than I.

Nevertheless, I would like to congratulate everyone here who helped contribute greatly to the pinnacle of galactic and morphological research that is Galaxy Zoo!

:)

Kevin's birthday is in April, if I recal correctly (the 28th). But anyway, thanks for your lovely words. :)

Oh and being here long doesn't necessarily make you an expert... ;)

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 08:07:31 pm »
Happy 7th Birthday to the Zoo and thank you dear Hanny, because of you I finally found my home. :-* :-* :-* ;D ;D ;D

 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 08:25:28 pm »
Happy 7th Birthday to the Zoo and thank you dear Hanny, because of you I finally found my home. :-* :-* :-* ;D ;D ;D

Awww..! Meeting nice people like yourself on here is definitely the best bit X

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 08:29:15 pm »
A great seven years of the Zoo and the Forum.

I remember the days of guessing the gender of Infinity and all the group pictures with a stategically placed tea-pot in front of Infinity  ;)

The forum is where I met a great group of people who turned into friends.
  Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the prospect is staggering!- Arthur C. Clarke

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2014, 08:36:33 pm »
Maybe I should look up the most ackward chat EVER with Infinity when I was new to the forum.
"Thank you so much sir for the help"
"Sir?"
"So sorry ma'm"
"Ma'm?
At that point I just closed the laptop and called it a day.
Love you Infi! :-*

 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2014, 08:38:26 pm »
Maybe I should look up the most ackward chat EVER with Infinity when I was new to the forum.
"Thank you so much sir for the help"
"Sir?"
"So sorry ma'm"
"Ma'm?
At that point I just closed the laptop and called it a day.
Love you Infi! :-*

 ;D Love you too Aida  :-*

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 08:43:35 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

For me it would also be the meet-ups  :)

Not forgetting my favourite thread - Cats and Dogs (not forgetting other creatures and things animate or inanimate) http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=7272.0

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2014, 08:47:48 pm »


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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2014, 08:53:38 pm »
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everyone always forgets brown
I like to find asteroids and galaxy mergers- but all galaxies are still fine to me.