The Official "Thanks, Oleg!" thread


December 22, 2002, 10:27 PM
Now that is up and running, I suspect most of the displaced TFLers will land here. Thanks Oleg, et al.

I think it's appropriate to make a public mark of thanks on this site acknowledging the great hospitality of so many other boards whose owners, staff, and membership gave us a home, and made us feel welcome. It was a great show of community, and I'm gald to be a part of it.

Thanks to all. :)

Let's also remember that our obligation as TFL Alumni is to spread the wealth embodied in the philosophy of The High Road, and maintain our prescence and spirit on "those other boards". I hope you have broadband, cuz yer gonna need it! Go Forth and Conquer the Earth! :D

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December 24, 2002, 02:05 AM
Well put
I'll second that post

December 24, 2002, 02:10 PM
I'll echo that thanks.

And I'll throw in a Merry Christmas, or a Happy Hannakuh, if I knew how to spell it ;)

December 24, 2002, 02:18 PM
And I'll fourth it! :D

December 24, 2002, 02:39 PM
Oleg and staff, outstanding job with the new board. You can see a lot of thought and hard work went into the design and layout. I'm looking forward to participating in quality discussion. Thanks again, and Happy Holidays.

December 24, 2002, 03:06 PM
Concur, and thanks for the effort!

December 24, 2002, 03:08 PM
The folks that made this happen, you are AWESOME.

December 24, 2002, 03:19 PM
Yeah, thank you Oleg and other volunteers, this is the BEST christmas gift so far...

December 24, 2002, 03:36 PM
Preach on brother Boing.

Seriously though. Thanks to all envolved with Getting THR up and running. Great Work!

December 24, 2002, 03:37 PM
Another thanks, I feel right at home here already.

December 24, 2002, 03:41 PM
id just like to say thanks to Oleg for working so hard to bring us a board to replace TFL. your web site, a-human-right, was probably the main reason why i've gotten into shooting/guns. just like to say thanks again.

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2002, 04:24 PM
Thank you!:D

December 24, 2002, 04:33 PM
My compliments to management for the moderator team.

I like the new additions. They deserved it!;)

This will be home real quick!

December 24, 2002, 04:44 PM
Thanks Oleg

As someone who made very few posts on TFL,but who learned alot i was wondering what site to go to.I visit several,but when i was looking for answer's or looking at a new pistol i always came back to TFL because of the people who post there.Now i can still ask my questions and get answer's from people i trust.

Thank you

December 24, 2002, 04:55 PM
Likewise sir, I thank you for you efforts.

December 24, 2002, 05:00 PM
Ditto sir!

December 24, 2002, 05:01 PM
Many thanks Oleg. Been checking TFL all day in hopes.
Great to have a home again!:)


December 24, 2002, 05:05 PM
Oleg, you've already done so much for the shooting community, and now this! What a gent! Thanks!

December 24, 2002, 05:25 PM
Ditto! Thanks much.

December 24, 2002, 05:27 PM
Thanks Oleg and all.

I've been adrift for several days wondering where I'd make landfall. How pleasant to find these shores so familiar, yet tantilizingly new.

I'm proud to share this forum with all of you. It's a new day. Let's make the best of it.


December 24, 2002, 05:28 PM
You've saved us from wandering in the wilderness. :D :D :D

Same intelligent chatters and Moderators, and, like TFL, without the Cult of Personality that hangs over so many other boards.

You da Man!

December 24, 2002, 06:17 PM
If I "Fifth" what 'boing' said,will I get slapped with a rubber chicken.. :D

December 24, 2002, 06:40 PM
Merry Christmas! Guess what I got for Christmas? A new virtual home! Thanks Oleg!

December 24, 2002, 06:49 PM
No kidding.

Best present so far.

December 24, 2002, 06:56 PM
My hat is off to you.

Great job.


December 24, 2002, 06:59 PM
THANK YOU sir! Hope the ole gang comes on over. This already seems to be a great place to hang out!!

Walther P99
December 24, 2002, 07:17 PM
Great job on the new site.

Thanks from a (soon-to-be) TFL refugee.

December 24, 2002, 07:21 PM
This is one of the best Christmas presents that a displaced TFLer could ever get..

Well,winning the 300 Million dollar Powerball jackpot wouldn't be all that bad either..:D

December 24, 2002, 08:07 PM
Thank you, Oleg, and everyone else who has made the site possible and available. I am resolved with this new start to treat my fellow posters with due respect, learn from the words of others and avoid any conflict or lack of harmony for which I was responsible at TFL. I am sincerely grateful for this opportunity to start anew and am looking foreward to continuing the greatest learning experience of this time in my life.
With humble gratitude, Jim Godburn

Art Eatman
December 24, 2002, 08:16 PM
As at TFL, "Any number can play!" :) Welcome!


December 24, 2002, 08:22 PM
Thanks to Oleg and freinds for creating this site.

Man for a while there I didn't know what I'd do without TFL. Now I know.

December 24, 2002, 08:31 PM
Thanks Oleg

December 24, 2002, 08:45 PM
A big Thank You to Oleg

Posting my arival (sp) here



December 24, 2002, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the new forum! I rarely posted on TFL, but read there quite often. Great to know many of the same posters are now here too!

December 24, 2002, 08:58 PM
Thanks Oleg-I too read a lot on TFL, learned much, but rarely posted. Appreciate your carrying on.

December 24, 2002, 09:15 PM
Thanks High Road staff and mr Oleg. from another TFL subscriber.

December 24, 2002, 09:34 PM
Thank you Oleg

I hope all the old crew find there way here.

December 24, 2002, 09:44 PM
Now this feels almost like home already ... lots of old "faces" around this place. Thanks Oleg!

December 24, 2002, 09:51 PM
Thanks, Oleg!

December 24, 2002, 09:59 PM
Thank you!!

December 24, 2002, 10:06 PM
Oleg , thanks for takeing on this vast job and haveing a place for everyone to enjoy!

December 24, 2002, 10:27 PM
Good resolution for everybody.

December 24, 2002, 10:58 PM
Schuey2002 wrote:If I "Fifth" what 'boing' said,will I get slapped with a rubber chicken..

No, but you might get drunk...;)

Good looking place here. I think I'll stay a while.

December 24, 2002, 11:04 PM
Yes, all other presents will pale in comparision (except maybe that new P7 under the tree!)

December 24, 2002, 11:06 PM
I second that remark! It's definitely a bright new day.

December 24, 2002, 11:32 PM
I've been a fan of Oleg's for quite some time.

Thanks for the site.

Merry Christmas to all!!!!

December 24, 2002, 11:34 PM
im pulling up a chair and kicking my feet up. Im home at last

December 24, 2002, 11:43 PM
I was on TFL from almost the beginning and I didn't like the idea of "changing horses" but this is a great site. Thanks!

December 24, 2002, 11:48 PM
I'm just tickled silly with this place, too! :D

December 24, 2002, 11:55 PM
It fits just like an old catchers mitt..

One can only say "Thankyou" and "Welcome" so many times,but I have yet to find that limit..:D :D

I'll probably get a "Quiet-o-gram" from the land of Moderators saying, "Enough already!"..:D :D

December 25, 2002, 12:11 AM
Thanks again Oleg and Staff and Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2002, 12:33 AM
My thanks as well, for giving us a place to come to with the impending shutdown of TFL...

December 25, 2002, 12:37 AM
Hats off to all who made this happen.

December 25, 2002, 12:52 AM
Thank You Oleg and crew!

I got a pleasant surprise by seeing this when I got home!

Good Shooting

December 25, 2002, 01:11 AM
Even though it's a new house it won't be hard to feel at home again. It's great to see all the folks I knew at TFL.

I really like it that the same basic format is present.

Good Shooting

December 25, 2002, 01:16 AM
This as great as sliced bread. Better actually. A whole lot better.

December 25, 2002, 02:11 AM
Ditto on those great remarks!

December 25, 2002, 03:11 AM
And a sixth?

Jim March
December 25, 2002, 03:11 AM
Or there's the Berkeley version:

"Ve Vishnu A Hari Krishna,
And a Rajneesh new year!"


December 25, 2002, 03:17 AM
I've been a fan of Olegs for a very short time, but that only took a couple of days at TFL. ;)

December 25, 2002, 05:33 AM
Spiffy. OV sure works fast and does it right. My hat's off to you!

Thanks for the new home!

December 25, 2002, 05:58 AM feels SO good to be back!

Jamie B
December 25, 2002, 06:25 AM
I did more lurking than posting on TFL, but I LOVED the information and the folks.

Thanks for giving me somewhere to go!!

Jamie Bryant

December 25, 2002, 06:58 AM
Words of wisdom for everyone. Welcome home and Happy Holidays. :)

December 25, 2002, 07:02 AM
Isn't it great? :D

Merry Christmas to all of you from Oklahoma City where the temperature is about 15°F and there's snow on the ground.


December 25, 2002, 08:30 AM
Great job building this site, especially since everyone was "under the gun" to get it up before TFL went "cold".

I have felt right at home since I walked in the door.

My only suggestion would be to split up the handgun section into revolver and semi-auto ... if possible?

Good luck in the New Year !

December 25, 2002, 10:22 AM
A proper way to say Thank You!!! for the superb effort everyone put forth for this forum?I am very happy.Great Christmas gift which I'll be using all year long.Thanks Gals and Guys.
Ten Bears
Me confused now.:confused:

December 25, 2002, 10:53 AM
Ditto your statements 10 Bears..
It feels like home already! Thanks for all who put this together. Very smooth transition :D

December 25, 2002, 11:10 AM
Yup, mourning period OVER, many many many thanks!:cool:

December 25, 2002, 11:15 AM
Thanks, Oleg !!!

Glad that someone is carrying along the legacy. Happy holidays to all former TFLers and all the new members on THR.


ed dixon
December 25, 2002, 11:25 AM
Ten Bears, there is iron in your words of death and life. Thanks to Oleg, "It shall be life.";)

December 25, 2002, 11:27 AM
I think you covered it very well 10 Bears.:)

December 25, 2002, 11:30 AM
First post! I'd like to add my thanks to the pile.

To Oleg and everyone else who put in the work to get this forum up and running: Much obliged!

Steve Smith
December 25, 2002, 11:32 AM
Thank you very much, Oleg!

December 25, 2002, 11:43 AM
Thanks Oleg & crew! Site looks great...almost like home, except for the missing gun oil smell.

I think we can fix that!


David Scott
December 25, 2002, 11:46 AM
Ohhh-LEG! Ohhh-LEG! Ohhh-LEG!

You go, dude! Great board already, and it seems to have become the heir to the TFL empire. Many thanx!

December 25, 2002, 11:47 AM
Thanks Oleg! I`m happy to be here.

Snake Jenkins
December 25, 2002, 11:53 AM
Thanks Oleg and crew!


December 25, 2002, 12:31 PM
Thanks Oleg. It tastes the same. Must've got the recipe right!

December 25, 2002, 12:36 PM
I'd like to add my sincere thanks to Oleg and to everyone who helped make this site a reality. It's great to see so many of the same moderators here, plus numerous new ones who are among the most knowledgable TFL members I can think of. I'd say we hit the "high" road running. :) Standing by for whatever assistance I can render. Again, thanks to all who made this possible.

December 25, 2002, 12:44 PM
Thank you.


December 25, 2002, 01:57 PM
Thank You Oleg and Staff for a great Christmas present, Im home again.

Calamity Jane
December 25, 2002, 02:05 PM
Thank you, Oleg and crew, for providing this wonderful new 'net home and gathering place for all of us who cherish our precious freedoms.

And btw, the speed is great - it ain't merely "fast" - it's SMOKIN'! :cool:

December 25, 2002, 02:07 PM
Thanks Oleg (and Co.)

H&K Fan
December 25, 2002, 02:07 PM
Thanks Oleg. Sure turned my mood around to have this new home. Kudos also to all the people who helped bring this forum to life.

December 25, 2002, 02:09 PM
Yeah, what they said!

December 25, 2002, 02:32 PM
For my first post I'd like to thank Oleg and all who contributed. You all rock.


December 25, 2002, 03:53 PM
I was freaking when I heard that TFL was going away...all though I don't post a lot I checked it almost every day and found it interesting and usefull as well as alot of fun.....I'll be here..just had my 1st reply........I feel like a virgin again.......hey where's my wife???:D

December 25, 2002, 03:56 PM
I see my point has been thoroughly missed. Of course, thanks to Oleg and friends for their hard work in setting up The High Road. I thought that sentiment was well covered in (several) other threads.

I was trying to thank all the other boards that made us feel welcome while we waiting for THR to debut. Sites that we mostly ignored while we had TFL, but which took us in anyway in our time of need, and will probably be ignored again, now that THR is up.

I was trying to be gracious.

December 25, 2002, 04:50 PM
Thank You.Thank You.Thank You.Thank You.

December 25, 2002, 04:55 PM
Thank you to everyone who worked feverishly to get this forum up and running. It looks like you did a fantastic job. :D

December 25, 2002, 04:58 PM
Great job! Thanks for all your work, and everyone who helped you...

December 25, 2002, 05:11 PM
Add my voice to the chorus, Oleg and crew. Nice job.

December 25, 2002, 05:16 PM
Boing, you make a good point. I'm certainly grateful to all those sites that came on board to offer TFL'ers a place to carry on their Web activities. If THR hadn't worked out, all of us would have to be out there still! I'm planning to continue my registration on other boards, as a sort of "thank you" to them. I won't visit them much, and won't post much, but I'll help keep their numbers up!

That said, I'm so very glad to see so many of the old crew here on THR. It's great being surrounded by friends! :D

December 25, 2002, 05:43 PM
Thanks and well done!

December 25, 2002, 06:13 PM
Thanks Oleg. Great Christmas present. glad to have somewhere like this to hang out. Hope we can make this as good as TFL. Great job all.

December 25, 2002, 06:24 PM
Thanks, Oleg.
And thanks to all the others who worked to make The High Road happen.
I think I've found home.

December 25, 2002, 07:00 PM
A Million Thanks to all who carry on the TFL tradition... Putting tHR before TFL goes 'slide locks' avoided the itch of all those 'keyboard fingers' :)

Merry Christmas and a Million of Rounds through the barrels in the coming year...

December 25, 2002, 07:55 PM
Oleg, thanks for the time, dedication into this new board.

December 25, 2002, 08:08 PM
Way to go, Oleg! Wow, I can smell the fresh paint and new carpeting....:D This will be great. geegee

December 25, 2002, 08:53 PM
Oleg, I've posted "thanks" elsewhere, but then came across the "official" thread, so once again, thanks to you and all who have made THR a reality! Put me down as one in the wings ready to help out if/when needed.

December 25, 2002, 09:07 PM
Yep, like others, I may have expressed appreciation elsewhere, but certainly glad to say "THANKS" to all again. I, too, have dawdled on some other boards, but not sensed the familiar class and "personality". As suggested, I do want to visit them some and express appreciation for their "community" hospitality, but believe I know what will be considered "home". ' Glad to see so many familiar faces here! :)

Oleg Volk
December 25, 2002, 09:08 PM
While it is nice to see my name mentioned, I'd like to point out that most of the work was done by the two admins, tyme and Derek Zeanah (who also provided the hardware and the connection) and by about thirty moderators who have, between the lot of them, did pretty much everything. They are the real heros, I just got stuck with my name in the limelight.

December 25, 2002, 09:14 PM
Thanks, Oleg and everybody else who put this thing together. Great! :D

December 25, 2002, 09:15 PM
Just signed up!! Thanks Oleg!!
Now, let's see how long it takes me to get to 3000 posts!! :D

December 25, 2002, 09:16 PM

December 25, 2002, 09:26 PM
Thanks Oleg. Great work in a very short time. We share your vision to take what Rich started at TFL and take it to the next level.

December 25, 2002, 09:49 PM
Thanks not only to Oleg, but to all involved. Deeply appreciated.

This is my first post, and wanted to make my appreciation known right from the get-go.

Atta boys and girls, good on you.


December 26, 2002, 10:08 AM
The folks that made this happen, you are AWESOME.YES. Thanks to all involved!

December 26, 2002, 10:13 AM
Thanks Oleg and all that had a hand in getting this up and running. I got my old name back and everything!

December 26, 2002, 10:15 AM
You ROCK! Thanks much.

December 26, 2002, 10:19 AM

"Thank you" doesn't seem like enough to say.

But I will say it anyway...


Edit: Thank you to everyone else invovled also, for a new virtual home.

December 26, 2002, 10:21 AM
Thank you Oleg.

December 26, 2002, 02:55 PM
You have given all of us a special gift for Christmas and for many years to come. "Thank you" is a small return for such a heartfelt effort on the part of everyone who helped with this forum.

December 26, 2002, 04:22 PM
Gee, I wonder what it's like to not be lazy? Guess I'll never know!
Seriously, good job!

December 26, 2002, 07:10 PM

The site is looking great. I am looking forward to many enlightening discussions to come.

December 26, 2002, 07:15 PM
My first post on TheHighRoad - thanks for all involved who made it happen! :D

December 26, 2002, 08:17 PM
My thanks as well, looks like we are off to a great start.

December 26, 2002, 08:30 PM
Just glad to be here!

Hey, how come the clock is screwed up?

December 26, 2002, 08:41 PM

December 26, 2002, 09:21 PM
Thank you Oleg, for giving us a place to insure what happened in Soviet Union will never happen here.You are a blessing and get my award for "hero of the republic":)

December 26, 2002, 10:26 PM
Thanks a bunch to everone who worked on the creation of THR :)

Dave R
December 27, 2002, 12:09 AM
Though its only been open a few days, it appears to be meeting expectations. That's a compliment, in case I was not clear.

December 27, 2002, 12:48 AM
You the man now dog. :D

December 27, 2002, 03:49 AM
Here's to oleg for leading from the front, instead of watching from afar. (Where's the beer smilie!!)

December 27, 2002, 10:49 AM
Thanks to Oleg and everyone who put this site together.

Big Al
December 27, 2002, 12:33 PM

Ham Hock
December 27, 2002, 12:46 PM
Thank you Oleg!

December 27, 2002, 01:54 PM
Me too, me too. Thanks Oleg.

December 27, 2002, 03:06 PM
My Hero!

December 27, 2002, 03:11 PM
is there a place I can donate some funds to. I know this place doenst run on thin air

December 27, 2002, 06:28 PM
What better way to fill my second post here on THR, than with another thank you. I love this site and will make it a special point to post more often, at least until I'm told to shut up.

Good job, Oleg.

December 28, 2002, 01:04 PM
Thanks Oleg!

December 28, 2002, 01:19 PM
I'd like to repeat that Oleg is a gem, a comfort to know he's out there and on our side.

Most grateful to you, Oleg...

December 28, 2002, 01:30 PM
Thanks for carring on.

December 28, 2002, 01:40 PM
Absolutely! Thanks Oleg and all who put this site together.

It has totally amazed me how many gun-related sites there are that get 3-10 posts a day.

There's proboably been more posts here in the past hour than FFF gets in a week.

This is a great group. I'm glad we have a new place to keep a good thing going. :D


December 28, 2002, 02:38 PM
My thanks to all who started this site. Losing TFL was not a good thing. This is a good thing. Good shooting:)

December 28, 2002, 04:10 PM
gratis tibi ago

December 28, 2002, 04:40 PM
Thanks Oleg!!!

We love you!!!;)

Capital Punishment
December 28, 2002, 04:48 PM
Many thanks oleg. Your a good man.

Nice banner at the top, too!

Dr. J
December 28, 2002, 05:20 PM
Thanks to Oleg and everyone who helped put THR together.

December 28, 2002, 05:46 PM
w00t! THR is quite nice, and it already feels comfy and homey. I like it. :D

December 28, 2002, 06:54 PM

thank you


December 28, 2002, 08:40 PM
Praise Oleg and his helpers, sing their praises and shout their screen names from the mountaintops. They are great, they are mighty, they have carried on in the footsteps of the legend.

December 29, 2002, 12:45 AM
Thanks for the new home.

December 29, 2002, 06:07 AM
Thanks for the hard work, fun, and dedication to keeping us all connected and informed.

December 29, 2002, 09:48 AM
THANK YOU !!:D :) :p ;)

December 29, 2002, 11:42 AM
Thanks, Oleg. Site looks great, there is no learning curve for us TFLers, and my two favorite forums are right at the top of the home page. What more could I ask? :cool:

December 29, 2002, 11:50 AM
But since you made C.R.Sam a mod. it seems the cat has his tongue. He's only #4 in posts!:eek:

December 29, 2002, 11:35 PM
THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

December 29, 2002, 11:38 PM
Thanks a bunch Oleg!! I though I was going to have a heart attack when I found out TFL was closing. Thanks a WHOLE WHOLE bunch :)

December 29, 2002, 11:42 PM
thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this, you've made alot of us very happy...tom

December 30, 2002, 12:11 AM
I love it here! I've been a member of TFL for a while, but have not posted very much... I'm more of a lurker. I'll try to be more active around here.

Thanks everyone!

December 30, 2002, 01:48 AM
Feels just like TFL to me, a perfect board to take over. Way to go, and thanks guys.

Kahr carrier
December 30, 2002, 04:46 AM
Nice site looks good ,:)

December 30, 2002, 05:45 AM

Bottom Gun
December 30, 2002, 09:06 AM
I'm extremely appreciative of everyone's time and effort to make this site available to us.

January 3, 2003, 10:32 AM
The shakes were really severe when I heard the news! I just couldn't believe it. Gone. No, it can't be. I'm alone. Where do I go.

Ooo, what's this. Oh, maybe life can go on. Let's take a look...

Not bad. Old friends seem to poke around here, but wait... what's this... Let's take a look...

Yes! This is it. TFL. The same old folks, but with a twist. Yes, definitely, this is it.

Thank you Oleg, and all of the others. My admiration only grows.

The best of wishes,
Roon - aka Joseph

January 3, 2003, 11:30 AM
Oleg it looks like a very nice site! Congratulations!!

How did you do it in such a short time?

January 5, 2003, 12:06 AM
thanks from bluefield va.

January 5, 2003, 04:57 AM
Yes, much thanks to Oleg and crew! I about died of shock when I came back from vacation and noticed that TFL was closed. But then I came here.. ! :D :D

January 5, 2003, 01:11 PM
Thank you Oleg. Your site is awesome, and shows a huge amount of time, effort and talent on your part.


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