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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PEB FORUM!! (17 years and going strong)!!
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Seventeen years ago today, I opened the PEB FORUM. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! If you don't know the backstory, I was serving as the Chief, Soldier's Counsel at the Ft. Sam Houston Formal PEB board. I was in my terminal assignment, having submitted my resignation about a year before (that's another packet kept on getting "lost"). I was Chief of an office that varied in strength between one Lawyer (Me) or up to three, depending on manning. In those days, we were the only assigned counsel available, and I was handling a huge caseload. But, the challenges aside, I had the advantage of seeing ALL of the cases that came through the FPEB. At that time, we would contact Soldiers 14-10 days before their hearing and then fly them in for 3 days. Day 1, check-in and interview/prep the Soldier. Day 2 conduct the Formal PEB hearing. Day 3, validate orders and they flew back out. That was it. I noticed a pattern. The cases seemed to fall into about thirds- one third were clear winners...

Account (un)suspended

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Apologies, folks! You may have noticed that on attempting to log in today, there was an "Account Suspended" notice. To clarify, that was my hosting account. I had missed the hosting invoice and they suspended the account which was cleared up when I saw the suspension notice and then paid the hosting bill. We are all now Un-Suspended!
Advertisments are gone- for now!
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Advertisement with Google have been a way that I have used to help defray the costs of running this forum. They were "fine" for that purpose and have definitely helped. Still, they always annoyed me (I have the ability to turn them off for certain groups or members, but, I kept them on for me so that I could see what members see). Well, they annoyed me to the point that I have- at least temporarily- killed ads on the PEB FORUM. I have some ideas about the way forward for the site and I think that there is a lot more that I can do to make the site better. My original hope (once upon a time) was that if every member who just dropped in and was willing to donate about $1 monthly, I would have enough money to make this community so much better (I just looked at Analytics and I am showing about 3K users logging in every month on average). With that kind of support, I think I could do incredible things with the site, content wise, site wise, and also thinking better, do great things...

New Article System...

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I have been able to finally implement the "new" article system (which, it is really just restoring the previous article system functionality, but, it is updated for the new version of the forum software). This is a test. Hope this is a helpful feature!!

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