VetSurgeon.org welcomed its 4000th member to the online community last night, and recorded it's 1 millionth page view since the site was first launched late in 2007.
Use of the site didn't really start to take off until after the installation of a state-of-the-art social networking software platform late in 2008, and the site is now well on target to reach it's 2 millionth page view well inside the next year.
There was another significant milestone last night when VetSurgeon.org was contacted by a solicitor and asked politely to remove a part of a forum post on the site. Unlike Private Eye, I don't have the resources to argue in court, so I removed the offending paragraph.
Whatever else, it's flattering that someone thinks the VetSurgeon community is now important enough to wheel out a solicitor. Still, I hope it doesn't become a regular occurance. It's something of a heart-stopping moment when the person at the other end of the telephone introduces themselves 'as the solicitor acting for ...'
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go on Arlo - PM me - I won't tell!!!! lol
Congratulations Arlo. Its a great landmark although I really want to know about the bit that was taken off now!
Nope, wasn't one of yours, Niall!
Fraid I can't really say anything about the paragraph, as I am told that to do so would be tantamount to republication.
Oh come come Arlo, I'm sure you can give us a little more detail - after all, I AM the "face of vetsurg.org").
Go on, what was the offending paragraph (I mean it's got to be one of mine, hasn't it!)?
I'm wondering what a *** is.
A stiff whiskey? A cigarette?
Did you have a *** to calm your nerves?
As I recall, in the old days Private Eye didn't have any money either.......... I don't know how they survived. I think everything was pawned or mortgaged most of the time.
Well, I'm off now to trawl through the forum to see if I can work out what you had to remove.
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Clinical Editor: Alasdair Hotston Moore MA VetMB CertSAC CertVR CertSAS FRCVS
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