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    Default It was twenty years ago today...

    On November 21, 1998 I posted the first answer at MrExcel.com. A simple little formula of =A2-DAY(A2)+1 got this whole thing started.

    It is amazing that the community here has posted over 1 million threads in twenty years. We have a great knowledge base about Excel here and I love that I've had the opportunity to meet some of you in real life. To mark the 20 year anniversary, I have some free swag available: Read offer number three at this page for more details.

    For those of you who have posted here over the years, my sincere thanks for being a part of the community.

    For those with over 500 posts here, check your spam or promo folders over the next couple of hours for an email with a subject line of "Your User ID - Thanks for being part of the MrExcel community" from Bill Jelen.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Jelen
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    Thanks Bill I received your E-mail and appreciate your Offer. I'm no Excel expert but I'm still able to give some help to users here at Mr. Excel. I'm friends with you on FB and I love NASA and all the space photos you share
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    Thank you, Bill. It's great to be part of MrExcel community
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    Hi Bill,

    Congratulations on your anniversary. Amazing achievement to have kept this community going for such a long time.

    I don't post much any more but I look back very fondly on the time when I was more active and can only give great thanks for everything I learnt from all the big brains here.

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    Bill,

    Thanks so much for this amazing resource. I have gotten dozens of answers that I would never have figured out on my own. You have saved me hours of work and hundreds of screwups.

    My best to you.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    -jm
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    I guess that makes us MrExcel's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

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    Excel really started to click when I joined this site.

    Your email has a date error though - you posted your first answer today?
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    I'm 1 of the 10 people that don't understand binary. Guess that means the other 1001 do.

    No answer to your post?
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    Hi Bill

    Not many communities in the net last for 20 years.
    Best wishes for the next 20 years.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrExcel View Post
    For those with over 500 posts here, check your spam or promo folders over the next couple of hours for an email with a subject line of "Your User ID - Thanks for being part of the MrExcel community" from Bill Jelen.
    Just over the line. But so far no email.
    Be Seeing You!
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    Thank you, Bill, for creating and fostering a thriving community of like-minded persons willing to help each other.
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