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14 years ago
gert
I found a really old SXM tourist guide. I am guessing it is from the 70s. Titled: St. Maarten - Tourist Guide for people who like to discover New Horizons In Fun. First question: I scanned in this ad (see below). Where was this supermarket? There is a little hint written in Dutch by my father-in-law... Second question: There are 8 hotels and 6 guesthouses listed (only Dutch side).
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14 years ago
gert
Lenny was in 1999. The hurricane was discussed on the Pleas for Help board. When the 2000 Hurricane Season came along we couldn't really use the Pleas for Help board at stormcarib anymore for SXM-chit-chat , so then I moved it here.
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14 years ago
gert
Yes, you guys are right. It's the Dawn Beach Resort in the foreground before it got badly damaged by Luis. Maybe someone has a current picture, with the new Westin. Should be quite a change. Annemariek thought it was so easy because it is the only S-shaped beach on the island... We often used to have lunch at the pool bar restaurant.
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14 years ago
gert
Don't pay too much attention to the registration date. I am 2005 as well, though I posted the very first message to welcome you all in 2000. I did a major software upgrade in 2005 that apparently reset all registration dates.
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14 years ago
gert
St.Maarten used to have it's own beer: Soca. I still have a bottle (empty ), it has a nice label. Maybe I'll take a picture of it and post it.
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14 years ago
gert
And another photo but not so old as Barbara's picture. However a lot has changed in this area... Annemarieke thinks it is too easy, but I didn't recognize it at first.
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14 years ago
gert
I think the browser is kind of confused since the images doesn't end in a normal image extension like .jpg. The image or file size doesn't matter. You can post megabyte files if you want. When I look at the source it looks fine as well. Strange indeed. Gert
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14 years ago
gert
14 years ago
gert
Or if you put http:// in front of the weblink it will automatically become clickable.
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14 years ago
gert
Thanks for posting that Barbara. This forum actually started after Lenny in 1999. People kept hanging around on the Pleas for Help board of the website. When the next hurricane season came along, and I needed the Pleas for Help forum for its original purpose, we had to decide to either close the forum or continue it elsewhere. That's when we moved it here. My website was definitel
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14 years ago
gert
I was getting a bit lost with all the new messages posted, so I just installed a new feature: recent messages. You will see it as one of the "Goto:" options on most pages. Clicking on that link will by default show the 25 most recent message posted. There are some other options as well. It is still a bit experimental, so if you have problems with it let me know. Enjoy.
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14 years ago
gert
I am seeing a lot of new faces. That is great. A warm welcome to you all. For your information, just like on TTOL, we do delete posts and close threads as well. We like friendly and constructive comments. A simple guideline... If you don't think it is really appropriate for a six year old child to hear the kind of language in your post, you should think about rephrasing it in a mo
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14 years ago
gert
You can also use strings to make them appear, like : ) (without spaces in between) will give you Later I will compile a list of these shortcuts.
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14 years ago
gert
By request, I have enabled smileys
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14 years ago
gert
Hi Augie, Yes, indeed, the twins turned 6 in March. Good of you to remember! They are getting big kids now. They each got a new bike, their old one was getting too small already! Getting ready for the upcoming hurricane season. What a tragedy in Burma! Can you imagine that the 'government' hasn't issued any warnings!? People were apparently totally taken by surprise.
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14 years ago
gert
Hi Augie, Can you try again? The Forum now requires that users register with an e-mail address. Many old users didn't register their e-mail address which would give the error you are describing. I think I fixed this... Gert
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14 years ago
gert
Welcome to the new Friendly Island Forum... A new look... a new beginning! Lots of improved features when you register, like your own 'Control Center', with private messaging, tracking of threads, etc... If you have registered before, no need to re-register, but login here. All user accounts have been retained. Also new is that there is now gentle moderation. The moderator is a ve
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14 years ago
gert
I have just upgraded the Forum to the newest version. There are quite a few new things, but most of them will be invisible for you. For example the Forum should be better protected against 'spam-bots', which automatically can posts many messages (Barbara will be happy with this, since she is always removing spam posts). The most visible improvements are that there is now a spell ch
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15 years ago
gert
Maintenance is over. All went well it seems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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15 years ago
gert
Hi all, The server will be down today for a little while for an upgrade. It will start at 11:45 EDT. Hopefully all goes smooth and the board is back up within the hour... Gert
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15 years ago
gert
Hi all, I just upgraded the bulletin board software. Sorry, no new features, only more secure. Let me know if you have problems posting or otherwise. Send email to gert@gobeach.com. Enjoy! Gert
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16 years ago
gert
If you register you don't have to do the calculus :-)
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16 years ago
gert
Hi all, After the deluge of 100s of automated post messages I have added another spam-prevention tool. If you are not logged in or are not registered then you will have to solve a mathematical problem before you can post the message. No worries, it is quite simple math, along the lines of 2+3=??? Hopefully this will reduce the workload of the moderators, Barbara and Neil, who have been do
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16 years ago
gert
NetworkIDL has a wireless network on the Dutch side, so you can access it from your hotel room balcony. There is another one as well, I forgot the name, which came up on my laptop consistently. NetworkIDL is $35 or so per week.
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16 years ago
gert
What advertisers? We don't use them. This is a free service to you :-)
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16 years ago
gert
What a mess indeed! We are cleaning it up. Will have to add more spam protection :-(
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