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#2244580 - 10/26/20 02:37 PM 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS
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Richard Insley is a long-time BOL Bankers Threads user. In fact, he reminded us that he is the first user to sign up for Bankers Threads (AKA the BankersOnline Discussion Forums) exactly 20 years ago today! Richard tipped off Andy Zavoina and me about the exciting new forum (there was just one at the start) and we joined the next day. The rest, as they say, is history. There are now millions of posts on thousands of banking topics (and, yes, some non-banking topics, too)!

Bankers helping bankers every day for 20 years. Happy Birthday, Bankers Threads (and thank you, Richard)!
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#2244583 - 10/26/20 03:38 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Happy Birthday BOL. An invaluable tool.
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#2244584 - 10/26/20 03:47 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Happy Birthday!!!

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#2244585 - 10/26/20 03:49 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Priceless and a proud member since 2001!!!

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#2244593 - 10/26/20 04:14 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Happy Birthday to world’s greatest mentors! Thanks so much
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#2244594 - 10/26/20 04:16 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Happy Birthday!

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#2244606 - 10/26/20 05:24 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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I almost feel like a newbie - I have only been a proud member since 2002.

Happy Birthday BOL - couldn't do my job without you!
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#2244613 - 10/26/20 06:19 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Drinks on me for BOL.
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#2244614 - 10/26/20 06:22 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Such a great community of helpful and entertaining people. Thanks for making compliance.....bearable. I would have said fun but I am trying to stop lying.
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#2244616 - 10/26/20 06:25 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Happy Birthday BOL! I don't know what I'd do without you! smile

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#2244622 - 10/26/20 06:37 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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I joined the threads in 2004 so I'm really a spring chicken. The lessons I learned from folks like John, Andy, Richard, Randy & Mary Beth (and a host of other Gurus) is what sparked my career jump from banker to consultant. It's an honor and a privilege work with the host of BOL users and to be counted amongst the Guru ranks.
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#2244640 - 10/26/20 08:42 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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I started my banking career in 2001 and joined BOL initially in 2004 (under another name) and have relied heavily on the expertise in this group. Happy birthday BOL and thank you to all that have posted questions, debated their point, and answered...a lot of us could not have done 'it' without you!!

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#2244646 - 10/26/20 10:10 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Those were exciting times! We knew the importance of networking, but the only time it could occur at a national level was face to face during major conferences. With the advent of internet discussions, that changed. I forgot the part about a single forum, but that did serve us for a while! It was really quiet and lonely here...for 24 hours...but then John, Andy, and Jim Bedsole showed up and I guess it's fair to say that what happened next was that the BOL Forum went "viral!"

BOL has, no doubt, hosted discussions of more banking topics than any other medium in history. Long ago, I quit saying "I've heard it all"...because BOL discussions proved me wrong on a daily basis! :-)

Of all the good things that can be said about this Forum, most impressive is the decorum of participants. For 20 years, polite and professional discussions have been the rule. I hope that never changes.

I've never had a formal connection with BOL, but have promoted it tirelessly and am very proud of what it has achieved...and what it will continue achieving long after I make my final post.

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary and best wishes for the next 20!

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#2244647 - 10/26/20 10:53 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Thank you all for a great resource. Happy birthday BOL

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#2244649 - 10/26/20 11:03 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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The first place I check when asked a question I'm not familiar with!

Joined September 2005. Lurked anonymously before joining smile
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#2244653 - 10/27/20 12:22 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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This has been an invaluable resource for me since 2002! I can't imagine the past 18 years without it!

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#2244659 - 10/27/20 01:20 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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I joined in May of 2001 and I read every post every day. It was how I learned the basics of the rules. I would not have survived without it. I still have a BOL t-shirt I received for having posted 100 times. Happy Birthday!

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#2244674 - 10/27/20 03:54 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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You are here
Happy birthday
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#2244689 - 10/27/20 04:45 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Joined August 2002 - Member # 1060

Happy Birthday BOL!!! You have been an outstanding resource for so many of us.
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#2244721 - 10/27/20 10:20 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Joined March 2002 - member #587. Hard to believe so many years have passed! I cannot imagine my compliance life without BOL! An invaluable resource to me over these many many years!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOL, and THANK YOU TO THE GURUS WHO'VE BEEN HELPING OVER ALL THESE YEARS!
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#2244747 - 10/28/20 03:55 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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I didn't even think to look at my member #, 209!!!

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#2244753 - 10/28/20 04:19 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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You beat me to it, P*Q - Member#396. Love this site - made so many virtual friends and have met a number of them. Using the Search threads functionality more these days - glad to have this resource.
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#2244762 - 10/28/20 04:55 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS waldensouth
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Originally Posted by waldensouth
- made so many virtual friends and have met a number of them.
Agreed! Thank gawd for social media so we can keep up with each other!! smile

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#2244766 - 10/28/20 05:54 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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Happy Birthday, BOL! The site is a great resource to new and more experienced compliance professionals alike!! smile
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#2246216 - 12/07/20 02:15 PM Re: 20 YEARS OF BANKERS THREADS John Burnett
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I know I'm late to the party here, but I re-joined last month. I actually joined for the first time in 2001 as an EBanking officer for a community bank, and have joined multiple times over the years, with different companies and in different capacities but have always come back here for the great information, discussion, and the stalwarts who I recognize as the "regulars". Folks like Richard, John B. Andy Z. and others have helped me countless times.

Happy Birthday BOL, just think, next year you can drink with us around the water cooler.

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