John Kaster

Behind the Screen

The story behind our new algorithms discussion forum

with 3 comments

Back in December of 2004, several community members had a conversation in our Delphi non-technical newsgroup, wishing for a general-purpose algorithms group on our server. With the launch of our public beta of our new discussion forums, we finally created that long-awaited algorithms forum.

The people participating in this particular conversation weren’t the only people who wanted a generic algorithms group, but this conversation took a funny twist when John Herbster decided to act on one of my replies in the thread. He asked what it would take to get an algorithms group, and I joked that it would take lots and lots of chocolate in small, easy to eat pieces.

Well, he decided to explore every chance to get that group live, so he actually delivered on my joke. Anders Ohlsson took the picture for me to preserve the moment.


The long wait for the algorithms forum is finally over. I’ve already personally enjoyed several of the discussions there. Remember to thank John Herbster in particular if you benefit from the discussions there!


Written by John Kaster

August 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Posted in EDN, IT Industry

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  1. The newsgroups are like a box of chocolates… You never know what you’re gonna get… 🙂

    Anders Ohlsson

    August 22, 2008 at 2:58 pm

  2. I love it!!!

    Way to go, John!!!


    Q Correll

    August 22, 2008 at 5:34 pm

  3. […] discussion forum for just this purpose. One supporter (John Herbster) even went so far as to send me a care package in support of the group. Since that group has been created, I have been impressed and humbled by […]

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