First time here? | Tips for new members...

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Comment by Shweta Hardikar on April 28, 2011 at 1:47am
Thanks for helping us getting started here.
Comment by Warren Jason Street on April 28, 2011 at 4:47pm
Bonus points for reading this BEFORE posting, editing, adding or traipsing through the place?
Comment by Craig Haiss on April 28, 2011 at 6:27pm
That's right, definitely worthy of some bonus points! (Although we generally encourage posting, editing, adding and, within reason, traipsing.) Glad to have you here!
Comment by Pamela Clark on June 27, 2011 at 11:55am
Thanks for the getting started ideas. Is there a place on here that talks about TWW history. Who started? Goal and such? I love it so far.
Comment by Arnold Burian on July 14, 2011 at 5:40am

Hi, Pamela-

Sorry I missed your question, and thanks for the compliment! TWW opened its doors on April 9, 2011. Wow - it's only been three months, and look how far we've grown! :) 

You can read some of my motivations for starting this community here.

Comment by Pamela Clark on July 15, 2011 at 7:23pm
Thanks Arnold, that was interesting reading. I'm spreading the word about TWW. Thanks again for starting it.
Comment by Shweta Hardikar on July 29, 2011 at 6:58am

We actually need a "TWW History" page, what say?

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