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Happy 7th Birthday, BudgetLightForum!

On January 8th or 9th, 2017, BLF will be seven years old!

[Insert pic of seven raccoons holding flashlights.  Oh wait, my image editing skills aren't anywhere near that level.  :ghost:]

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I believe BLF was created on the 8th, yet the first post wasn't put up until the 9th...

(But who's counting?)  :p

BLF has over 50,000 non-SPAM threads, over a million posts, and almost 20,000 non-banned members.

Online, BLF is my home away from home.  :crown:

Thank you, all BLF members, for making this place so sweet!

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Happy Birthday BLF!!!! Thumbs Up .. Party .. Beer

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Saluted.
 
I just know this, though.

Take care of your flashlight and your flashlight will take care of you.

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I very much appreciate this place not only for the members and their knowledge but their diligence in keeping this marketplace honest.
Example: It is nice to participate in a BLF group buy possessing a better than average chance that you will receive what was described due to the former and latter above.
For the old goats among us, this is what both domestic and foreign markets (largely) consisted of not too many decades ago sans instant communication. Low or unacceptable quality was still rampant yet being in the know or spreading the word (thank you BLF) was just as valuable then as it is now.

If I remember right, the very first (or near) explosion of these ‘budget’ lights on the forum scene began with a deep bezeled thrower offered by Nitecore with a Q5 emitter and somewhat fancy (for then) machining for $60-$80 (depending on when you signed up).

Boy oh boy what a ruckus that caused…with the notion of a ‘forum’ created around that very concept (heaven forbid) being born or even promoted certainly “out of the question” at that moment in this industry’s development.

A lot of those same people with their noses in the air at that time have saved a whole boatload of money on this hobby (ever since) thanks to this forum alone.

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Happy Birthday BLF.... Hope we are both still around til I'm too old to remember what a computer is lol

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Happy birthday BLF you blue beast that takes all my monies!

Wowzer 20k members. How many members are active at once in peak times?

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
How many members are active at once in peak times?

Mr. Admin might know.

I certainly do not know.

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All the best.

A real friendly bunch.

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Happy Birthday BLF! Party

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Happy birthday BLF!!! Yayyyyyyy!!!

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Happy birthday! Smile

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Party on dude

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Fav forum on the internet, happy birthday BLF and thanks for helping make me broke Smile

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 Long live the King , BLF !

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Happy Happy, Joy Joy!!

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HAHAHAHA this is just too good not to quote!

pommie wrote:
Party on dude

Cheers David

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Happy Birthday, BLF.

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Happy Birthday BLF Cool And thanks to all of those who’ve made it so good Thumbs Up

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Happy Birthday BLF! Here’s hoping you bring even more light into our lives in 2017!

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Congratulations, BLF! I experience withdrawal symptoms whenever BLF goes offline….

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HB BLF PartyPartyParty

 

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Hey hey, where’s the party? Smile

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happy birthday BLF, lets party PartyBeer

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Thank you, Sully, for all the hard work and dedication that allows me to learn how to dedicate my hard work to ever increasing levels of illumination. There’s few better ways to blow one’s dough or reap more rewards on a hobby than spending all available free time right here, amongst a bunch of crazy (kind and generous) LightHeads. Wink

Happy Birthday BLF!

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Happy Birthday, BLF!

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Happy Birthday BLF!

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Happy 7th BLF.

More Chick pictures please!

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Happy 7th Birthday To BLF!

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Family forum that we are , happy un-birthday Muto

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7 already, nice 8)

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Happy birthday blf! Thank you all for showing what real flashlights are all about.

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