Ten years, 271520 posts and MANY THANKS to JARKKO

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Ten years, 271520 posts and MANY THANKS to JARKKO

Postby Goldin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:32 am

Just want to say a big thank you to Jarkko and everyone who helps him to make this Forum such a lovely, such a great place to spend time, to find information, to meet wonderful people!
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Postby lizzytysh » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:40 am

Jarkko ~ You and Rauli and Eija have accomplished so much to be proud of over the years, working so hard to make this wonderful, quintessential site on Leonard all that it can be and more. We have you to thank with MANY THANKS for so many things undreamed of, yet realized, thanks to you, your commitment, your love for Leonard and all things Leonard, your devotion, your caring for us, and your extremely hard work. And still maintaining a career at the same time... as well as being a true friend to so many. YOU are quintessential!

Thank you for literally everything, Jarkko, Eija, and Rauli!

All love to both of you, Jarkko and Eija.


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Postby Stamatina » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:58 am

Big thanks for making it all so easy and so enjoyable for us :) :)

and of course, happy 10th birthday to the forum! :D
let's all have some wine now.. :roll: ;-)
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Postby Maarten » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:20 am

Happy 10th birthday to the Forum! Many thanks to the family Arjatsalo for making this possible! (@Eija: Wenche expresses her deepest respect for living with Jarkko's obsession for so long - she can completely relate to it! ;-) )

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Postby Mabeanie1 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:06 pm

I can only echo what Roman, Lizzy (Elizabeth), stamatina and Maarten have said. Thank you Jarkko & Rauli for creating this place and the Files for us, and to Eija for her support throughout, not to mention all the great photos.

Happy 10th Birthday to the Forum - here's to the next 10 years (and let's hope that those of us "of a certain age" are as sprightly as Leonard so we can enjoy them!!)

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Postby somewhat_nifty » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:11 pm

Hear, hear! Thanks so much Jarkko and family for creating this space where all of us can congregate. I've had so many good times and interesting chats through the medium of the forum. long may it continue :D :D

Wine, Stamatina? I think it calls for champagne! :lol: Though I'll drink whatever ;-)
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Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:43 pm

Happy birthday to the Forum and a big, big thank you to the Arjatsalo family for giving us a space to share.

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Postby Caren » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:44 pm

The happiest 10th anniversary to the forum and a million thanks to Jarkko.

All our lives would not be half the same hadn't it been for the forum and all the friends we made.

Once again, thank you so much.

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Postby Greg Ross » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Fantastic! A wonderful way to meet wonderful like-minded friends and even more for Ann and I - we would never have met, if not for the Forum!
Here's to the next decade!
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Postby basecamp » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:16 pm

Happy 10th Birthday to the leonardcohenforum.com ! A big Thank You to Jarkko, Eija and Raul for all you do!
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Postby Stamatina » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:52 pm

somewhat_nifty wrote: Wine, Stamatina? I think it calls for champagne! :lol: Though I'll drink whatever ;-)
anything you like, Ruth! as long as it can get you drunk!.. :razz: :razz:
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Oh tangle of matter and ghost
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Gentle this soul..."
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Postby jarkko » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks for those kind words! We have to thank so many members for the contents and existence of this Forum! Marie with her wonderful Speaking Cohen website and her other projects, Tom with his several websites, and other tireless moderators Wijbe, Maarten, Henning, Dick, Andrew, and Pekka... And Rauli who comes to help if we have technical problems (he recently managed to make some new tricks that eliminated 99,9 % of our spam problems).

And special thanks to all our active members who bring us the latest news from every corner of the globe, very often before the information is available from any other source!

We have become a unique community gathered around Leonard Cohen’s work. Leonard's continuous help and encouragement since the mid-1990's has been essential, and Robert Kory has worked hard with the AEG team to give us many privileges during the tours.

News from Los Angeles are very promising; the rehearsals are going very well. Leonard, his band and crew are all eagerly waiting to get back on the road. Soon the Forum will be again full of concert reports and photos!

Looking forward to seeing many of you at the Event, meetups and during the tour!

Love & Cheers to the next 10 years!
Jarkko & Eija

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Postby sharon.e » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:52 pm

I would like to add my own word of thanks and Amen on the next 10 years and many more to come.
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Re: Ten years, 271520 posts and MANY THANKS to JARKKO

Postby Winnaar58 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:29 pm

To Jarkko,

Although I don't reply very often, I have had a look quite a few times since I joined the forum a few years back.
I even have got tickets for my first concert ever, in Gent on August 14 th.
If it were not for you Jarkko, I would not have had any of this. I would have missed to much Leonard Cohen.
So thank you very very much for all your work and your good spirit.
I wish you well and lots and lots of good luck and happiness and thanks again for all your time.

Ine :D
I didn´t kill myself when things went wrong
I didn´t turn to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep, but when I couldn´t sleep
I learned to write.
I learned to write what might be read
on nights like this by one like me.

(Leonard Cohen)
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Re: Ten years, 271520 posts and MANY THANKS to JARKKO

Postby Winnaar58 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:32 pm

And I am sorry that I forgot to mention the other members who made this happen for the past ten years.
Congratulations to all of you with this very special and safe place.
I didn´t kill myself when things went wrong
I didn´t turn to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep, but when I couldn´t sleep
I learned to write.
I learned to write what might be read
on nights like this by one like me.

(Leonard Cohen)

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