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10 years of

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:07 pm

Hello all,

it's been 10 years since the LaTeX Community forum came online! It was founded by Sven Wiegand, he posted the announcement on January 14, 2007.

The board statistics on the bottom of the forum index page says, we got: Total posts 87310 • Total topics 22249 • Total members 14947

The forum developed over time, we can follow the changes in the announcement forum. The last big change was moving to a smartphone friendly responsive theme and adding navigation features. It's still the good old phpBB discussion forum software. We could migrate to a question and answer software, such we use on and - if there's enough user and moderator support for that. I just did not dare yet to compete with the $70 million q&a site, that now dominates TeX talk since it added TeX as topic. Well, we will still be here in another 10 years, when their investors got their money back or not. :-)

In the name of our many users, I especially thank our active moderators
  • Johannes, the man who tirelessly helps in all forums,
  • Joseph, the famous LaTeX 3 developer,
  • Clemens, the chemistry LaTeX expert,
  • Christian, the teacher among us,
  • Scott, the LyX expert,
  • Vel, the template specialist
and the many helpers and also the questioners, who keep the forum alive.

Stefan admin

Recommended reading 2021: • •
LaTeX Beginner's Guide LaTeX Cookbook LaTeX TikZ graphics
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Postby Johannes_B » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:13 pm

A big happy birthday to the forum and a big thanks to the users who ask and answer questions.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby mas » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:19 am

Best wishes on 10th Anniversary of the project. Many thanks to all the people involved in this wonderful project.


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10 years of

Postby wild-heart » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:06 pm

Congratulations on the achievement to all those that helped the forum reach those numbers. :)

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10 years of

Postby Ali Sultan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:47 am

Congrats. :) One of the very successful forums and I am very proud to be a member in this excellent community. Keep up guys with the good work.

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10 years of

Postby lamlam80401295 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:22 am

Best wish for the forum and best wish all of admin of
Thanks a lots

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10 years of

Postby danielvelizv » Fri May 12, 2017 7:51 pm

Thanks for everything, I've been here since may last year and I don't often connect for posting my doubts of my works but I received help in the past from you and your team Stefan. So, keep going with your work, you are great...

Regards from Venezuela



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Postby scottkosty » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:07 pm

I'm proud to be a member of this forum, especially because of the friendly environment. Thanks to everyone for keeping this forum up and running!

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