Happy Birthday Sta"m Forum!
Last motzoi Yom Kippur, I was sitting around after the fast and my younger brother showed me how blogspot works. I had been talking about the idea of an online interactive forum with a number of fellow sofrim for some time, and I figured why not just do it.
Looking back, I think it was definitely worth the effort. We have almost 450 informative posts, with many good shailos and insights. We have had over 60,000 hits, thats an average of about 200 hits per day. And we have had many meaningful and educational discussions on all topics in Sta'm. I know I learned a lot from some of them.
The best thing about it is that all past discussions and posts remain available as a resource for future reference.
I thank everyone for their contributions and for being part of this.
A special thank you to Rabbi Moshe Weiner for answering so many of the general shailos. Also thank you to Yehoshua Deitel for bringing many of the shailos to Rav Shammai Gross.
My future plans for the forum include archiving all posts and discussions by topic. I also hope to find a sponsor who is willing to assist financially so that the forum can be set up a little more professionally. ( was waiting for the forum to build up for a year or two before seriously approaching anyone).
If anyone has any ideas on how to otherwise improve the forum, please do not hesitate to comment.
Wishing everyone a gtten kvittel and continued success in theior avodas hakodesh.