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    Default Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    ... and a big thanks to Scott and his entire team for such a helpful and valuable resource. Also to the members of the various forums and social groups who make this place something really special.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/us.html

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    I completely agree, this is definitely the most helpful and PLEASANT music site I have found on the internet!

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    Happy birthday!

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    Hear hear!
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    Yes Indeed! Happy Birthday. Thank you Scott and the moderators. A gem in the dark caverns of the web.

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    Happy birthday! Thanks for making a place for us obscure musician folk!

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    I'd like to see a screen shot or something of one of the first layouts. I seem to remember a coffee cup....

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    Thanks, guys. ♫
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasray View Post
    I'd like to see a screen shot or something of one of the first layouts. I seem to remember a coffee cup....
    If you go to the “Wayback Machine” located at the Internet archive, you can go back to any site at various places in time. This link should take you to what the home page was looking like on January 12, 1997.

    Happy Birthday and many more!

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    Yep, far and away the best site on the web. Thanks to Scott and all the moderators. Excellent work guys.

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    You have done well, Capn T, very well indeed. Thanks for starting it. And thanks especially for keeping it going.
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    Hey, Scott!
    Thanks to you and your team for this outstanding resource! My home away from home!
    Happy Birthday and here's to many more!
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    Happy Birthday Mandolincafe. One of the very first websites I discovered when we got our first computer, back in the dark ages, I mean, in the mid-1990s. Glad it's still going strong. Thank you Scott and gang!

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    Yes, a very Happy Birthday! This is a great place to be. It's well-run and full of great people (I'm finding that out about mandolinists more and more).
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    Many happy returns.

    I really liked "The Pub". Remember that part?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grassrootphilosopher View Post
    I really liked "The Pub". Remember that part?
    Thought about bringing it back but I could never get away with the kind of content I used to post back then.

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    Thanks, Scott! There's a lot of good times here and a lot of good music and info, too!

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    Gee, the Pub looks like it might have been really interesting!
    Yes, a huge thank you to you Scott and, everyone involved with this site!
    This place can be a great spot for entertainment and increase of knowledge.
    Thanks for that.
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    Happy Birthday, and big time thanks to Scott and Mods for building and maintaining the best site on the Web! :-)

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    This is such a great place for folks to enjoy! Happy Birthday!!

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    To add another BIG THANK YOU SCOTT. Just a fantastic musical place to hang out.

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    Uh-oh. This web site done did another trip around the sun. 24 years and counting. Here's to the next 24 years online (raises cup of coffee, bit early for a beer).

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    One of the things that makes this place the best is the quality of moderating. Thank you everyone involved in MC! Happy Birthday to the Cafe!!

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    Happy Birthday indeed and many thanks R/
    I love hanging out with mandolin nerds . . . . . Thanks peeps ...

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