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John Bridge
04-22-2001, 10:58 AM
Hi Everyone,

This new board has been a long time coming. We had a major problem in that the server the site used to live on wouldn't support the scripting language. Had to find a new home and transfer the domain. Finding a new (reliable) host is not a trifling matter. Did a lot of shopping around. I'm happy to report that we now reside at Cyber Salad.net http://www.cybersalad.net

Other problems were mostly brought about by the ineptitude of the current adminstrator. I'll let you guess who that might be.

But here we are. I hope everyone on the Internet interested in ceramic tile, marble, stone, brick, and you-name-it will take advantage of this forum. If things work out as envisioned, we should draw experts from all over the world who will contribute to the dialog.

I want especially to encourage do-it-yourselfers, weekend warriors, side lot tile setters, and backyard tilers to participate. This is your place, and the forum was created with you in mind. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help.

The old forum will be archived should anyone want to go back and have a look at it, but I'll tell you, I for one won't miss it a bit. It was a dinosaur, and I'm happy to be rid of it.

We will ask everyone to register. Not to accumulate a list or anything like it, but to allow you to track the posts via email notifications, and to enable the forum to recognize you each time you arrive. The forum will thus become similar to the TV series "Cheers," a place "where everybody knows your name." Registering will also allow you to post a short profile (if you choose) and to edit and delete your posts.

Well, enough. If you have questions about the forum, this would be the place to ask them. (I'll see if I can hunt up someone who has some answers. Where are you, Dave?) Otherwise,

Please enjoy the forum!

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Sonnie Layne
04-23-2001, 06:08 PM
Nice BB!!! Even Netscape 6.2 seems to be happy. Congratulations and my best wishes. Heck, I may even be the first to post a new topic, eh?

04-23-2001, 08:28 PM
Hi John

I have no doubt that this forum will be a busy place..hope you don't mind me sticking my big nose in every once and a while.


04-24-2001, 08:36 PM
Nice bb, John. Worth the wait. Send the dinosaur away now. I wish you many hours of happy advising, among other things.

04-29-2001, 08:19 AM
Very nice, congratulations. Will pop in from time to time, until you will kick me out.
Best regards,

Sonnie Layne
04-29-2001, 09:02 PM
Uri, good to hear from you again.

John would never kick you out, I'm way up on the list for that.


04-30-2001, 07:28 AM
Thank you Sonie. Lately, all the time I am going somewhere else... Still I hope to get there... Lucky to live on a round planette.

Sonnie Layne
04-30-2001, 09:38 PM
and what a lucky speck of dust it is with folk like you around.

John Bridge
05-07-2001, 06:32 AM
A few introductions are in order.

Bri is a tile and terrazzo man in Ontario, Canada. He is a frequent contributor to several advice boards, including this one and Info Tile in Australia.

Sonnie is a Dallas area contractor and is knowledgable in a number of areas.


Uri's little "speck of dust" is an island called Australia. He is a ceramic engineer who owns a specialty ceramic plant.


Flatfloor is a cement products manufacturer in Longggg Island, N.Y.


Dave Gobis is executive director of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (Tile Council of America). Dave is a walking talking encyclopedia when it comes to ceramic and stone.


[Edited by Admin on 05-07-2001 at 08:45 AM]

05-07-2001, 08:33 AM
Lookie here...John's built a Bridge to the 21st century :D


John Bridge
05-07-2001, 02:38 PM
Hi Chris,

I would have built the bridge sooner, but I was busy clearing the clutter left behind from the last century.

I visited your site. Very impressive. I'll tell you, though, it's been a long time since I've sat at a table with a white table cloth. I suppose you put out cloth napkins, too, and what are all the extra utensils for?

You forgot to list your site, so I'll do it for you.


Don't be a stranger,


05-08-2001, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by Admin
Hi Chris,

...and what are all the extra utensils for?


Thanks for the plug, John!

OK, beginning with far right and working left we have:
soup spoon
teaspoon (don't let the absence of tea fool you)
dinner knife
dinner fork
salad fork
+ butter knife sitting on the small bread plate.

That place setting is $68. Add back $20 for the china & glassware, $12 for the food, and average of $13 @ hr. for labor and what's how we get to a fixed price of $38 :D

You'd also be amazed at the number of spoons that find new homes in purses and pocketbooks...hehe

Take care,

05-08-2001, 01:00 PM
Great Forum John !
Looks like I'll have to move fast in order to add my two cents worth with all this other top notch talent you have in here.


John Bridge
05-08-2001, 03:52 PM

Actually, I went broke in the coffee shop business in Indianapolis muchos anos ago. People used to steal the packets of Sweet n' Lo. Our silver was the type that is just a notch above aluminum foil, but they took that too -- and the plastic salt shakers to boot. Yeah, I've been there, only without having to worry about them taking the table cloth, too. We didn't use them :-)

Hey Harry,

Glad you showed up, and glad you listed your site, which I, of course, have referenced on our main links page, along with the other messages boards.

Folks, meet Harry Dunbar, one of Ontario's foremost tile setters (along with Bri/Adanac). Pay Harry a visit, and leave a note on his board.


Dan the Man
02-09-2017, 12:33 PM
Well, it took off that's for sure!

02-09-2017, 03:13 PM
I'm just a tad confused. Do we need to re-register on a new site? :shrug:

(Stupid me....didn't catch that the post is from 2001)

Dan the Man
02-09-2017, 04:10 PM
No I just replied to a really old thread :) You're already on the site.

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
02-09-2017, 08:34 PM
Nice find! Normally only the spammers dig up threads this old. :yeah: