MP is no longer a toddler.... 4 years old

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Congrats to Randy and the team, and to everyone who participates here. Now we are four.

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    Points now cap at 19,995, so I'm guessing no one gets Platinum this year. Maybe it will happen at 20k?
    (or maybe not?)
     
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    Pretty chinzy for four years :p ;)


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    Did MP launch (beta version) on February 3 or February 4? Gargoyle seems to have joined on February 4 and he was among the earliest ones. It looks to me like he got his 20 points one day early.

    Anyway, let me be one of the first to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MP.

    I was planning to start a birthday thread as soon as it became the 4th somewhere in the world, but Gargoyle beat me to it. Rats or at least carved stone rats.
     
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    Feb 5 for me. I am hoping for 100,000 Hilton points instead of 20 measly MP points, though. :eek: :D
     
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    Since the beta launch was Feb. 4, the one year anniversaries always land on Feb. 3. Just like a calendar year starts Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31.
     
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    Must be the Gargoylean calendar. :D


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    I'd settle for one of these by Andrew Vorontsov. (Randy, do you still have my mailing address?)

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    How come you get 25 points for one year and only 20 for four years?

    Should be like a billion for all the bad jokes, puns, and the like
     
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    Everything is being devalued these days! It is the economy! :)
     
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    "First prize was a week in Philadelphia. Second prize was two weeks. "

    W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)​
     
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    Then you can never celebrate NYE but you probably never become a year older either.
     
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    All of you early adopters are already aged. I, a slow adopter, will only have four near the end of this month. Anyway, despite all the "bad jokes and puns", despite all the ridiculous games we all played to get activity building during the earliest days, I'm really happy to be part of this group. Congratulations to us all, most particularly to randy and the other Founders.
     
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    Appropriately enough, we do tend to be a somewhat randy group.
     
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    Ahem...one cannot help but concur when one recalls the comportment of some members during various DO's. Randy himself should not be so denigrated, for he is a dignified and refined personage.
     
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    I have fond memories of a snowy weekend spent with dancing chimps, with one chimp(y) in particular trying to see whether we could break MP for amusement. We really put the beta version through its paces while getting to know each other.
     
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    Very true. Good memories of the early days.

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    Entertaining isn't it that we three would probably never have met each other but for MP and our collective efforts to promote this effort? Four years has passed very quickly.
     
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    Sadly I often wonder if the effort was for naught.


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    I have fond memories of the energy radiating from the early days of the Kiva lending team. The two DOs in SFO cemented some friendships. :cool:
     
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    What happened to the intense energy in the Kiva thread? That too, sadly, seems to have waned.


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    From my personal perspective the Kiva memories milchap recalls were certainly a major factor for me too. The diminishment of that energy seems possibly related to a certain lessening of emotional attachment overall, perhaps itself in part a function of maturity. Speaking only for myself a confluence of unfulfilled expectations played a major role in my own lessening of involvement. perhaps my expectations were unrealistic, I suspect they were. The last SMD also was a disappointment for me, but i'll be first to admit that my expectations probably were unrealistic anyway. Anyway I wonder if we can rekindle some of that excitement and passion while taking a somewhat less unrealistic view of the possible? Maybe that is just for me, I do not know.
     
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    Happy Birthday to Milepoint, Congrats to Randy for building this community and to all the posters that make it happen. Bigger things are still to come, I am sure! ;)

    I know for me and some others, personal and professional things have diverted attention from the Kiva forums and other posting. From the last Kiva event, the organization itself benefitted from initiation of a business travel program that will hopefully reap a dividend from their extensive travel. Icurhere2 took the lead and I can tell you they have been diligently crediting their flights to their business account. Hopefully in the near future, one or more airlines will help their efforts through a mileage donation program (another effort we have speareheaded for them.) I think that is generally the ebb and flow of anything but lets hope there is renewed energy, as yes, as milchap mentioned, friendships were formed from Kiva and exist to this day! That is not to say it is not active as lending is still strong for the team and at local meetups, Kiva and lending are big topics of discussion. We are closing in on $10M (my guess is sometime in mid-April) so we hope to have an announcement about that soon.
     
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    Perhaps it is time for a mega Kiva Do bringing together players from different teams.
    I wonder if there is any interest from the Kiva leadership in SFO.
     

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