Off topic: The first member ever on proz.com
Thread poster: Rebekka Groß
Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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Mar 1, 2006

I've been working since 7 am and my brain has turned to mush - yawn. That's my excuse anyway for coming up with this. I was talking to myself and heard myself uttering: "I wonder if there is a proz member with the Proz ID no. '1'. "

Of course, there is! And who else would it be but Henry himself! What's puzzling, though, is that according to his profile, he's only been a member sind July 2004.

Better get back to work now before I lose the will to live, eh work, I mean...

[Edited at 2006-03-01 16:51]


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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A simple explanation :) Mar 1, 2006

Dear Rebekka,
There is a difference between a "member" and a "user". A member is any user of ProZ.com who pays a ProZ.com membership.
A user is anyone who is registered with Proz.com, but does not pay any membership.

As far as Henry being a member since July 2004, this is because he started to pay for his own membership in July 2004 and since then, has has paid it continually

HTH,
Monika



Rebekka Gross wrote:

I've been working since 7 am and my brain has turned to mush - yawn. That's my excuse anyway for coming up with this. I was talking to myself and heard myself uttering: "I wonder if there is a proz member with the Proz ID no. '1'. "

Of course, there is! And who else would it be but Henry himself! What's puzzling, though, is that according to his profile, he's only been a member sind July 2004.

Better get back to work now before I lose the will to live, eh work, I mean...

[Edited at 2006-03-01 16:51]





[Edited at 2006-03-01 18:15]


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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
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Slightly off the topic Mar 1, 2006

Today I noticed the little sentence under the members name that indicates since when they have been members, and I think that is a very good feature.

Several times, when looking at profiles for different reasons, I have asked myself the question of "how long has this person been a member?". Now, I have the answer! Thanks!


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Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
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I'm puzzled... Mar 1, 2006

Monika Coulson wrote:

As far as Henry being a member since July 2004, this is because he started to pay for his own membership in July 2004 and since then, has has paid it continually


I wonder why should Henry pay for his own membership?
Don't get me wrong, but I just don't see the point


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Arturo Delgado  Identity Verified
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write-off Mar 1, 2006

He wants to write this off as a business expense, ha, ha, ha

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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Henry paying for membership Mar 1, 2006

Maria Diaconu wrote:

I wonder why should Henry pay for his own membership?
Don't get me wrong, but I just don't see the point


There's a limit to what else you can do with 12,962 browniez, I suppose.

Marc


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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I still remember the moment :) Mar 1, 2006

I mean there was a forum thread 2 years congratulating Henry with becoming a platinum member at last Unfortunately, I cannot find the thread.

Someone noticed his name in `Welcome New Platinum Members!' field. ROFL


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Hi Kirill Mar 1, 2006

I remember that too

Monika


Kirill Semenov wrote:

I mean there was a forum thread 2 years congratulating Henry with becoming a platinum member at last Unfortunately, I cannot find the thread.

Someone noticed his name in `Welcome New Platinum Members!' field. ROFL


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Henry Dotterer
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Thanks, everyone... Mar 1, 2006

... but I must confess, I've rigged the system. I skim fractions of browniz from other members (the old rounding-off trick), and then I use them to purchase membership at a deep discount.

Thanks for noticing my profile, Rebekka. I am proud to be the first translator to have joined this community.


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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The first member ever on proz.com Mar 1, 2006

Kirill Semenov wrote:

Someone noticed his name in `Welcome New Platinum Members!' field. ROFL


Did they also notice that in his profile, "Henry's web site" points to www.proz.com?

Marc


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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So, is that why ex oriente lux? Mar 2, 2006

Most people owning the first few dozens of profiles are from Japan. It seems the idea of Proz.com was born there, is it so, Henry?


Kirill, the topic you mention is here.


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Henry Dotterer
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Right, Özden. Mar 2, 2006

Özden Arıkan wrote:

Most people owning the first few dozens of profiles are from Japan. It seems the idea of Proz.com was born there, is it so, Henry?

You're guess is correct, Özden. We built ProZ.com out of an office in Tokyo.


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