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post Oct 18 2014, 10:44 AM

UA Forum + Wiki Administrator
Posts: 14,079
Joined: 26-September 02
From: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

This morning, Access veteran, Microsoft MVP, and UtterAccess charter member Ricky Hicks made his 40,000th post.

For many of us Ricky is synonymous with UtterAccess. Throughout the life of UA, he has been instrumental in ensuring we 'stay the course,' both as a forum and, individually as Access developers. Publicly he has provided guidance and assistance to all comers.

Behind the scenes, his contributions and efforts greatly outweigh the time and effort he puts into his public contributions. Arguably, Ricky is the single-most influential person guiding and shaping our community.

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks Ricky for making UtterAccess what it is and for being a positive influence on us all.
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post Oct 18 2014, 11:46 AM

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From: Newcastle, WA

It's impossible to overestimate Ricky's contributions to UtterAccess.
I, for one, am successful as an Access developer in part because of Ricky's support. For that, I am grateful.
Thank you, Ricky.
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post Oct 18 2014, 01:42 PM

Posts: 520
Joined: 10-September 13
From: Huntington, NY USA

Congratulations and thanks much.
You've answered about a half dozen of my posts, but that's misleading.
I can't even count the number of times that I didn't have to post because you had so eloquently answered my issues for someone else on this site.
Cant thank you enough. Congrats again,
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post Oct 18 2014, 02:15 PM

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From: Devon UK

Great achievement Ricky and many congratulations on the milestone. As others have said, it's not just your amazing public postings that make this so special, it's all the work you do behind the scenes as well. I'll be raising a glass or two in your honour tonight cheers.gif cheers.gif
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post Oct 18 2014, 02:39 PM

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From: Dunbar,Scotland

Thanks Ricky
I for one have gained from all your contributions
Many thanks once again
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R. Hicks
post Oct 18 2014, 03:24 PM

UA Forum Administrator
Posts: 40,487
Joined: 8-February 00
From: Birmingham, Alabama USA

Thank you all for the very kind words ...
I'm not as deserving as most make it sound with their replies.
I have learned a great deal myself from the many years I have been associated with UtterAccess Forums .. and I plan to continue my education here in the future.
A "great feeling" is what I get knowing that I may have helped someone overcome a problem they have encountered in Access.
It also has been a joy interacting with the many, many people from different places in the world and walks of life while doing this.
I have been truly blessed with the many friends I have made (and continue to make) here .....
Lastly .. I would like to thank the academy for ... (uh.. sorry, I got a little carried away for a second).
But mostly ... I would like to thank "big G" (Gordon Hubbell) for putting up with me all this time and for making this outstanding site available to everyone to learn and enjoy !!!!
R. (Ricky Hicks)
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post Oct 18 2014, 04:25 PM

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From: Upper MI

Here! Here! Rick . . . a well deserved recognition for longevity, dedication and growth here at UtterAccess.
To the member who brought us the UA VIP . . . cheers.gif
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post Oct 18 2014, 05:18 PM

Access Wiki and Forums Moderator
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From: SunnySandyEggo

Hi Ricky,
My most heartfelt congratulations on your latest achievement. I would like to personally thank you for all your guidance while I was just a new member here at UtterAccess. I have learnt a lot from your posts and demos. I also enjoyed your back and forth banters with Sir Jack (Cowley - I miss his presence here).
I hope to continue learning from you for many more years to come.
Cheers cheers.gif
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post Oct 18 2014, 06:09 PM

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From: Melbourne Australia Down Under

Hi Ricky
Congratulations and thanks for your assistance over the journey. I have learnt a lot from your examples. cheers.gif
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post Oct 19 2014, 08:38 PM

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From: Staten Island, NY, USA

40k? I wrote a little jingle for the occassion:
"Ricky! Ricky! He's our man! If he can't do it DBguy can!"
In all seriousness though, many thanks for all that you do in the forums, as well as on the administration end (specifically, keeping us in line as one of the few founding fathers of UA that remain smile.gif )
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Bob G
post Oct 20 2014, 05:36 AM

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There is pleasure in sharing posts. There is knowledge gained from posts. You satisfy both of those.
Here is to many more
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post Oct 20 2014, 07:23 AM

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Congrats Ricky! Onward to the next 40,000...
Good stuff.
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post Oct 20 2014, 07:50 AM

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Congrats Ricky. And thanks for all you do both seen and unseen.
I can say without question that my career path would look much different today without the likes of You, Jack and Simon back in the day.
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post Oct 20 2014, 09:10 AM

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From: Omaha, NE USA

Thanks for all you've done and continue to do for UtterAccess!!
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post Oct 20 2014, 09:13 AM

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Joined: 29-March 05
From: Wisconsin

Thank you, Ricky - forty thousand times over. smile.gif
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post Oct 20 2014, 09:34 AM

Dungeon Cleaner
Posts: 1,520
Joined: 16-June 07
From: Banana Republic

So this morning, I grabbed my old dictionary, flipped through it and ran through U entries. To my surprise, "UtterAccess" was listed!
But that's not the only strange! Instead of defining the word as it does for all words, there was just one picture and that picture is Ricky!
I think my dictionary's possessed or written by a clairvoyant. Either way, it's unvarnished truth.
Congrats, Rick!
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post Oct 20 2014, 09:46 AM

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From: Gulf South USA

Outstanding, Ricky! cheers.gif Thanks for all you do to make this such an amazing place for all of us, all around the world ...
Best regards,
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post Oct 20 2014, 12:01 PM

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From: North Carolina

Congratulations. Contributions like yours make the UA world go 'round.
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post Oct 21 2014, 06:18 AM

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Joined: 24-May 10
From: Downeast Maine

Amazing contribution in terms of volume, multiplied several times over by the quality of the postings. Thank you for setting me on the right path more times than I can recall.
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post Oct 21 2014, 11:00 AM

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From: Edmonton,Alberta,Canada

Congrats on the 40k threshold Rick cheers.gif
Although the number might say 40,000 posts with the number of people you have helped it should say 400,000.
With every response to a question most of us learn something new or another way of doing it.
The work you do behind the scenes is outstanding as well.
What more can I say you are truly one of the great ones my friend!
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