When the current iteration of FlyerTalk was officially launched in May 1998, I was in Australia at the time — plus, I had no desire to participate on an Internet bulletin board. In fact, back in 2002, I only planned to post on FlyerTalk and simply leave anonymously shortly thereafter. Ha! In any case, I could never be an Original Member of FlyerTalk for the aforementioned stated reasons, and I never will. A few moments ago, I received an alert that I was awarded the designation of Original Member. I am not sure about how I earned that specifically, but that is not important. I just wanted to share that I am proud of that. Yes, I will still participate on FlyerTalk as I always have, but I also intend to participate here at milepoint.com and assist where I can.