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Postby andalucia » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:45 pm

Today 17th April 2017 is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

We have compiled a page messages from some of the team, well wishers and our steadfast forum moderators, El Cid and Beachcomber, not forgetting Benidorm.

The page can be viewed here

The Facebook post is here

This forum was founded in 1997 slightly after the main website with “The Basic Bulletin Board Script” using perl scripts from the legendry ‘Selena Sol Public Domain Script Archive’. Each of the half a dozen sections was a separate installation and they became was very popular.

The current software dates back to May 2004 and was chosen by Edward Chaudhry who was’s first placement student (Computer Science at Loughborough University) and is now a British Airways Line training Captain. Edward chose phpBBS software, set up the forum and in early June 2004 invited about a dozen members to beta test. One of the original testers; ‘avellana’ is still an active member today.

Incidentally much has been debated about the rationale behind the naming convention of the forum ranks. (Newbie, Tourist, Amigo, Resident, Andalucia Guru). The truth is there was little rationale, just some names that Edward came up at the time, and the name have never been changed.

A big thanks to all the forum members from all the team at

Happy 21st Birthday!

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Postby costakid » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:55 am

Happy Birthday to the team.

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Postby TorreDelAguila » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:36 am

Congratulations indeed! A tremendous site, that deserves to be so much better known (I keep on dropping it into conversations).
Yes - Happy Birthday to the team :clap:

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Postby chrissiehope » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Here's to the next 21 years :-)
Alexandr for President (Squire for PM !)

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Postby BENIDORM » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:52 pm

It's great to see that is still alive and well after 21 years so I really have to say 'Well Done' to all involved and that has to include the many forum members who have given their time freely to pass on advice and information, quite often without thanks from the recipients...I have to add...

Also may I ask the 'quiet' members and potential members to join in and add their experiences and advice, everyone has something of interest to share..

Congratulations A.Com from Gordon and Pauline. :thumbup:

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Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:57 pm

This forum has been a tremendous help to me over the years.
Thanks to all those involved in running it.

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Postby anis » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:59 am

Happy birthday

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Postby maureenscot » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:13 pm

Happy Birthday

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Postby Gasman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:01 pm

Well done over the 21 years so far - keep em coming posters!

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