GONNA CLIMB A MOUNTAIN:
Treehouse Moderator "Troubleshooter" has
produced some statistics
on the posting rates of Treehousers old and new.
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
Since April '03 we've added over forty audio clips
to the Site for your pleasure. Among the highlights
on the farm (video)
who does handstands
Best of David
Johnny Ball talks
Eleven Year old
by Van Morrison
The Show's own
about meeting a Footballer
THE TREEHOUSE WHO'S WHO
Whether you're just in through the Treehouse door or
have been a fixture here since the year dot, I'm sure
at some stage you must have wondered just who the hell
are your fellow obsessives?
Well wonder no more because here's
the definitive guide to your fellow man (and woman)
on the TH Forum.
With so many Posters to the Board, unfortunately we
couldn't include everyone in our inaugral Who's Who
entry. So for this issue we picked all users over 500
posts at our cut-off date. As the updates continue eventually
all Treehouse life will be encapsulated in the guide.
THE TREEHOUSE WHO'S WHO (MARCUS-STYLE)
Treehouse stalwart Marcus with his own unique spin
on our Who's
FLOATING ONE OFF
The potted history of the Treehouse Life Raft
Picture this: One Monday morning in October Mr. Scud
arrives at his workplace to find that the Treehouse
message board had disappeared from view. Gone and nowhere
to be found. A quick chat over the instant messaging
suggests that something had happened over the weekend
that few where privy to. Without dragging up the history
again the board had been closed due to a series of flounces
and the associated sniping that goes along with this.
Webs had had it with all this and called it a day.
I felt lonely. All the people that had brought much
needed humour and irreverence to my working day had
been dispersed to the ethereal winds of the Internet.
These were the people that caused the replacement of
two tea sprayed keyboards and numerous occasions of
monitor cleaning. I felt lonelier.
Next stop BBC LDN's Message Board. There's bound to
be a few people there that I know. I left a cryptic
message hoping to get round the moderators who had been
trained at the Joseph Stalin School of free speech.
From this message a few emails trickled in to my inbox
and from that it was clear on what had happened. Email
conversations continued and the route was clear. We
had to get a message board, email is fine by we where
all used to the ebb and flow of the threads.
I was a member of another MSN message board, and having
tried to launch a life raft on another system MSN seemed
the best bet. So the good ship Treehouse was floated.
More and more people swam up and got onboard. As more
people joined email flares were launched. More people
swam up. Webs joined us and explained the situation.
He was feeling let down by those he trusted and was
not going to be let down again. Being the Treehouse
crowd we all tried to keep the humour up whilst drifting
along on the Internet. Captain Webs would pop down from
the Crow's nest to make sure all was well. Lord Barrold
Chucklesmeer and Fender steered the ship on a true path,
avoiding the rocks and guiding us to the Promised Land,
We'd been at sea for a long time by now, all dozing
in the sun when a shout came from above. "Treehouse
Ahoyhoy!" Could this be true? Was the Treehouse
indeed in sight? On the 2nd of November 2002 we waded
ashore, blinking in the light. The Treehouse was back
back back. The life raft was moored up but not sunk.
The life raft is still moored to this day. Sometimes
we use it in case of emergency. But I think I speak
for the others when I say I hope never to use it again
for it's original purpose.
DANNY BAKER UNPLUGGED
interviewed for the Trade Press.
THE FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT, I'VE GOTTA WEAR SHADES:
Coming soon to a Treehouse near you:-
Pass the Baker Baton
Work is continuing on providing a semi-regular aural
update of Danny's most recent shows. For more information
The Treehouse Shop
Get your limited edition Treehouse T Shirt here
All money ploughed back into the Site.
The ability to upload attachments to the Treehouse Message
Does just what it says on the tin.
The Best of Baker and Kelly Volumes
1 - 3
Thanks to Treehouse stalwart "R" (who
already generously provides the raw material for the
BBC LDN updates) the Treehouse will shortly be unveiling
three exclusive B&K compilations on CD.
SALUTE THE LEGEND
There are moments in human history that will live in
the minds of those
that witnessed them forever - Everest conquered, Bannister's
mile, Armstrong on the moon and Cliff winning Eurovision.
All these acts of single handed achievement, epoch making
as they may be,pale
into distant insignificance compared to the milestone
shattering of a simple
northern lad who, in July 2003,became the first person
ever to pass the
previously unattainable mark of 5000 posts to the Internet
In years to come, whenever Cat Deeley, Stuart Maconie
and Gina Yashere meet to
discuss, for a small fee, why "they heart 2003",only
one name will be on their
lips. Ladies and gentlemen, charge your glasses, stand
and salute the legend that is AndrewOAFC.
AND IN CONCLUSION
Thanks again for taking the time to read this newletter.Your
reactions, reflections and good natured abuse would
be welcome. Any contributions for the next issue would
also be gladly received at
The Treehouse remains free to use and open to everyone.
The messageboard is the heartbeat of the place, if you
visit frequently but have yet to post drop into any
thread and say "hi!" soon. Once that tricky
first post is out the way it becomes habit forming.
If you're a regular poster already, well the race is
on to be the first to 10,000 posts. An honour surely
Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasim,
only through your involvement and sheer brilliance can
the Treehouse continue to prosper and grow. A very sincere
"thank you" to you all.