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Calinda0530

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 9:58:15 AM

For those of you who participated in Beamer's countdown, we NEED to finish it up.

The last recorded post was 30, 295. I will start this one at that number.

Please show your support for Beamer by participating. If his countdown is reinstated, it can pick up wherever he decides it should.

Let's get started....
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:06:19 AM

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Kettledrum: scroll down to find the 2014 countdown. Beamer is once again leading the charge...
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kettledrum
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:42:26 AM

Been sick, missed the end, but am glad to have been a part in it. Great job everyone!
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:55:40 PM

Actually Warren, it should be ...
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ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 10:50:59 PM

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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:20:32 PM

I have asked the Mods to close this topic. You will still be able to view it; but once locked, no more posts will be allowed.

If you wish to make a post in this topic, you need to do it soon.
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:18:40 PM

We had a good time posting!
Happy New Year to all!
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no1doc
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:08:39 AM

New Year's blessings to all. It's nice to be a small cog in this finely tuned and efficient countdown machine.
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genie_racing
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:00:24 AM

I suppose we could go on from here with a negative countdown?

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SUVBeamer
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:04:08 AM


Below is the link to "Beamer & Co. 2014 Countdown - 500K" :

Beamer & Co. 2014 Countdown - 500K
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:57:00 PM


Happy New Year everybuddy!!!

I'll be watching the new countdown as it begins....

2014 posts should be a piece of cake!!!!!
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Catc2011
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 9:27:01 PM

Happy New Year!
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wildjoe1
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:22:31 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR
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NoGasLeft
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 7:10:38 PM

Happy NEW YEAR everyone and once again Congrats to you all on the C/D
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realtorick
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:58:24 PM

Congrats Calinda and Beamer! Thanks for allowing me to have a small part!! Happy new year to you both and to everyone!! Be safe!
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:08:39 PM

It's only about 6 hours away!!

In her zero post, Janibop posted that a link to "Beamer & Co. 2014 Countdown - 500K" is to be posted on this topic about the time EST rings in the New Year. Our first special effort will be to welcome in the year with 2,014 posts on New Year's Day.
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BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 4:25:45 PM

Came here to post and WOW...it has finished with a BANG on NewYearsEve !

It was fun everybuddy and looking forward to more postings !
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FrisperCat
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 4:25:16 PM

proud to have been of (very little) help to this finish!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the new 2014 countdown and doing what i can to make that goal a reality :-)

Happy New Year everyBuddy!!!!
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erakman
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 3:25:01 PM

Big Thanks to Beamer - prayers and best wishes to Calinda! Best wishes to ALL for a safe and happy New Year!!
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 3:01:58 PM

Just wanted to wish all my GB's here a very Happy New Year. I enjoy you all! Tom
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 1:00:50 PM

A nice job by all! I want to especially thank both SUVBeamer and Calinda as without both of them, this might have never finished. While I have tried to get in on this daily with at least ten posts, I will make sure I keep that effort up in 2014. I also pledge to see if I can rope in a few new posters. If everyone ropes in just one new poster we can DOUBLE the number of posts in 2014. Think of it, 700,000. It will be close enough to ONE Million that we may go for it! [/cheerleading off].

I look forward to the 2014 thread, and hope everyone remains as friendly as can be, and implore all to use the three dots to let all know when they are done. We do not want GB to break this one!
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scoobynuts
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:38:08 PM

Congrats to Calinda and Beamer
and all who participated. Well done

[Edited by: scoobynuts at 12/31/2013 12:37:37 PM EST]
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heregas
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:29:42 PM

AWESOME job everyGBUDDY and kudos to Calina0530 and SUVBeamer for organizing and leading us.

Wishing all a wonderful 2014!
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Gizella
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:20:07 PM

Congrats on finishing this awesome countdown! I have only been a part of it a few times while learning all about GasBuddy and these forums, most of you have been very kind while I was on this learning curve and become wonderful buddies.

A Happy, prosperous and most blessed New Year to all of you.

Calinda I pray that you get well soon and have a healthy New Year.
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NoGasLeft
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:48:03 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Beamer, Calinda and everyone....
Great job and may the 2014 C/D be just as successful..
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BurtB
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:41:03 AM

sorry, Janibop.

Beamer's Countdown Spreadsheet Report Archives & Comments
is here

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BurtB
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:27:06 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Beamer, miss Calinda0530 and everybody who has done what I never could have imagined.

500k will take all of Calinda and Janibob's encouragement.

Beamer's spreadsheet is so good, I stopped keeping track.
Will he just amend the current one, or create a new spreadsheet page???

Calinda... Get well soon.

[Edited by: BurtB at 12/31/2013 11:34:57 AM EST]
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GASOG
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:17:16 AM

CONGRATULATIONS everybody on such a magnificent feat!

I wish that I could've only posted with more consistency. There's always next year right! Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful start to the New Year!


[Edited by: GASOG at 12/31/2013 8:16:36 AM EST]
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:13:33 AM


Good morning everyone.

If anyone wants to make a comment in this topic, do it soon.

Once Beamer posts the link to the 2014 countdown, this topic will be closed.

So, get your typing fingers ready for what will certainly be an exciting countdown, hosted by our beloved SUVBeamer. I can hardly wait!!!!

I forgot... can't count on this tablet.... POOH!!!!
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weezer769
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:00:38 AM



Congrats and only one word sums it up.....AWESOME!
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Millers37
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 7:33:30 AM

Great job Calinda!
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Chem60
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 4:21:30 AM

Calinda:

I can honestly say that I (we) did it for you! You made it fun and a community. I look forward to the 2014 challenge.

I will say that spelling out the numbers means you get run over often, it takes too long, ha! But I don't mind, it is just a game.

All my best to you and hope you are up and running quickly!
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doonieb
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 1:21:18 AM

Great job everybody!!!!!!!!!!!
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:22:38 AM

As I lie in my hospital bed @ M D Anderson, I can tell you all that I am proud to have been a part of this undertaking. I tried to be with you in spirit today, as the final ZERO was posted. I will review the FINAL 100 tomorrow, when I am more coherent.

Over the past 5 months, many folks have showed up to participate. To all of you, I say THANK YOU!!! We never would have reached this monumental number without you. We collided, over-posted, and counted UP instead of DOWN; but through it all, we succeeded in accomplishing the task at hand, namely finishing up Beamer's 2013 countdown.

In the immortal words of Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde," WE DID IT!!!!

But we’re not through yet. Come on back in 2014 for Beamer’s most ambitious countdown ever: 500,000 posts in one year!!!! This countdown will kick off at 12:01am EST. And it will kick off with a challenge: Can we get 2014 posts on January 1st? OF COURSE WE CAN....As I wait for my first meal of the day (and I hardly ever miss a meal), I want to reflect on a couple of characters I've met along the way....

Chem60: Thank you for showing us that we can also spell out our numbers.

GaryBowles: Thank you for posting at all hours of the day and night, since you are retired.

PokerAce: Thank you for usually posting nightly, right after Beamer posted the nightly updates.

Mamoo: Thank you for your DAILY 40; without the dots every single time!!!

Mister8tch: Thank you for finally telling me that you were a guy....

SUVFan: Thank you for always seeing to it that I got my facts correct. Is that OKAY!!!!

Bruce725: Thank you for your many many many (did I say many) PMs along the way. You have tried to keep me grounded....

JaniBop: You have been quite the cheerleader, in spite of the fact that you presently host your own countdown I never knew that there were so many varieties of frogs.... I think there must be hundreds of "Ribbits" on my WB!!!

Last, but not least, a big Thank You to SUVBeamer for letting this virtual unknown tag along on this wonderful ride. How many NOBODYs can say that they have a GB topic with over 280,000 posts in the span of 5 months???New Year's resolution #1: treat myself to a new computer chair....

Good night everyone.

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TheFlashman
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:05:44 AM

It's been fun participating! See you on the 2014 countdown. Happiest of all New Years to you all!!
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ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 11:17:23 PM

WoW!!! CONGRATULATIONS JaniBop!! Didn't know that frogs invented ZERO!

What a dedicated bunch of very special posters. I was sitting on the sidelines all day with my temporary post of #22222.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all. See U soon.

Warren :)
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wemiller
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 10:48:37 PM

With a special THANK YOU, Calinda for restarting Beamer's countdown.

Thanks to other posters who has the NEED to finish it up.

Have a very Happy New Year one and all...

See you all on Beamer's new countdown starting at midnight EST tomorrow night.
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Dino019
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 10:40:20 PM

Looking forward to the 2014 countdown.
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tckayaker
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 9:48:51 PM

Wow nice work everyone! Glad to be part of something so
meaningful... Happy New Year to all!
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martinracing
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 9:41:08 PM

Way to go team!! That was a fun ride and I hope we all can beat this record next year and continue many years to come.
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SUVFan
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 9:25:55 PM

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Glad to see we made it to another zero, marking a countdown of 350,000 posts, a record that I predict to stand for . . . . well, less than a year -- No later than sometime next September!

Like so many, I want to thank Calinda for inviting me to participate in this endeavor and for her strong stewardship since the original countdown thread was mysteriously closed in late summer. It's been fun getting to know the regulars who post here, and I hope we can bring many more into the fold in the coming months.

For those looking for a place to post between now and a little past midnight tomorrow, JaniBop's Frog's Countdown From 1,000,000 is a swell place. On the other hand, this thread is just OK!

Finally, as JaniBop's zero post noted, a link to "Beamer & Co. 2014 Countdown - 500K" is to be posted on this topic about the time EST rings in the New Year. Our first special effort will be to welcome in the year with 2,014 posts on New Year's Day. So, please get your buddies involved.

Have a Happy New Year, everybuddy!!
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JaniBop
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:52:56 PM


My humble thanks for allowing me the honor of posting the final 0.

My special thanks also go to Calinda0530. For without her support and encouragement I would not of been a part of this.

And thanks to all who participated and made this an interesting adventure.

This is the end of a really fun count. I look forward to a new beginning on Beamer's 2014. I hope you all will join us.

[Edited by: JaniBop at 12/30/2013 8:57:13 PM EST]
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:51:30 PM

Thanks to all! Sorry I missed the last hundred or so, but appreciate all who helped make this happen. I like that we are starting out the New Year with a definite number! What a great group to be a part of!
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SUVBeamer
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:42:51 PM

Well done to all. Special thanks to Calinda for all she has done to make this even possible. I can't begin to mention all who have had a big part in this, but special mention to Bruce, Jani, MissyLou, Burt (one of the original statisticians, Mamoo (who counted down on at least three of the predecessors to this countdown, maybe more), Mister8tch, Scooby, Martin, and many, many others. Almost forgot to mention "ServingJC", a chaplain friend who participated over the last two or three years including early in 2013 and has since retired from GB. As was mentioned - watch tomorrow night around (slightly after) midnight EST - I will post the link to 2014 ,,,

There will be a link to "Beamer & Co. 2014 Countdown - 500K" posted on this topic about the time EST rings in the New Year. Our first special effort will be to welcome in the year with 2,014 posts on New Year's Day. So, please get your buddies involved.

[Edited by: SUVBeamer at 12/30/2013 8:48:19 PM EST]
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bruce725
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:39:53 PM

CONGRATS !!! to all who have made this a wonderful & successful team effort...

And my personal thanks to Calinda, who did a super fantastic job in putting this all together. She had the foresight & motivation to begin the BEAMER COUNTDOWN PART II.... THANKS, C

And thanks along with a HAPPY, & HEALTHY NEW YEAR to every buddy .

Have a great 2014........
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MissyLou9164
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:36:25 PM

WOOHOO !!! YEAH !!! GO TEAM BEAMER !!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY BUDDY !!
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Pard
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:36:00 PM

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JaniBop
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:35:34 PM


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Thanks and congratulations to all posters, past & present, who make it possible to be the first countdown ever to complete 350,000 posts in a single calendar year. You are all Awesome!
 
A special thanks and recognition to Calinda0530. Without her vision to restart Beamer's 2013 Countdown after the original topic was suddenly removed, with no warning or explanation, this RECORD wouldn't be in the GB books. She implored everyone, "We NEED to finish it up." And 280,297 posts later, finish it up we did! Thank you Calinda for your tireless effort that drove this countdown far beyond anything imaginable way back in early August!
 
There will be a link to "Beamer & Co. 2014 Countdown - 500K" posted on this topic about the time EST rings in the New Year. Our first special effort will be to welcome in the year with 2,014 posts on New Year's Day. So, please get your buddies involved.
         
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JaniBop
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