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Honoring Taylor's 30,000 posts!

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Congratulations Taylor on your 30,000 posts on the Bogleheads forum!

Your presence on this forum that you created is so large we're convinced you've made at least 300,000 posts :wink: Indeed, counting your 15,000 or more posts on the original Vanguard Diehards forum you created on Morningstar in 1998, no one has helped more individual investors than you. Jack Bogle called you the King of the Bogleheads!

We are looking forward to your next 30,000 posts :D

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I was trying to find my favorite Taylor post, and of course, there are so many, but after he returned home from a recent hospital stay, Taylor posted this, echoing Mr. Bogle, about all that the Bogleheads mean to him :happy
Jack Bogle's Words of Wisdom: “The most important things in life and in business can’t be measured. -- How can we possibly measure the qualities of human existence that give our lives and careers meaning? How about grace, kindness, and integrity? What value do we put on passion, devotion, and trust? How much do cheerfulness, the lilt of a human voice, and a touch of pride add to our lives? Tell me, please, if you can, how to value friendship, cooperation, dedication, and spirit."
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30k posts doesn’t begin to tell the extent of your influence and helpfulness. Thank you so much for your contributions!!!
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I would agree. Words can't express my gratitude for all of the help and wisdom that Taylor has given me. I'll just summarize - Congrats! :beer

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TAYLOR LARIMORE HITS 30,000 POSTS!!!

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[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek]

Bogleheads -

I am starting this thread and writing this post with a lot of memories and happiness: TAYLOR LARIMORE HAS HIT 30,000 posts!!!

If we included the old Morningstar Diehards total it would be even higher.

Over the years Taylor has provided leadership, knowledge, and a wealth of wisdom not just in terms of financial and investing topics, but simply life to all Bogleheads!

Taylor walks the walk and talks the talk! We are all better investors and people for our own individual experiences with him.

It brings me great privilege and honor to say “Thank You Taylor for your tireless efforts, caring, leadership, and friendship”!

Here is to another 30,000 posts!

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Congratulations to Mr. Larimore and thank you for your wisdom, patience and dedication to the Boglehead community.

And, a huge thanks and shout out to abuss368 for bringing Taylor's accomplishments to the fore.
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I merged abuss368's thread into the on-going discussion, then moved the combined thread into the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. For Taylor, one of our most respected members, I'd call this "news".
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Congrats, Taylor!
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LadyGeek wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:04 pm I merged abuss368's thread into the on-going discussion, then moved the combined thread into the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. For Taylor, one of our most respected members, I'd call this "news".
Thanks LadyGeek!!!! :beer
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Congratulations Taylor! Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
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Miriam2 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:32 pm Congratulations Taylor on your 30,000 posts on the Bogleheads forum!
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I was trying to find my favorite Taylor post, and of course, there are so many, but after he returned home from a recent hospital stay, Taylor posted this, echoing Mr. Bogle, about all that the Bogleheads mean to him :happy
Jack Bogle's Words of Wisdom: “The most important things in life and in business can’t be measured. -- How can we possibly measure the qualities of human existence that give our lives and careers meaning? How about grace, kindness, and integrity? What value do we put on passion, devotion, and trust? How much do cheerfulness, the lilt of a human voice, and a touch of pride add to our lives? Tell me, please, if you can, how to value friendship, cooperation, dedication, and spirit."
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Adding my congratulations and appreciation to Taylor for his 30,000 top-quality, stay-the-course posts! They are a perfect tribute to Jack's quote, especially the parts about "grace, kindness, and integrity" and that last line about valuing "friendship, cooperation, dedication, and spirit."

And thanks to Miriam 2 for choosing that quote.

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I would also like to add to the chorus of congratulatory notes to Taylor Larimore. He and this forum helped me in so many ways that I would have never learned about without him.
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livesoft wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:50 pm I would also like to add to the chorus of congratulatory notes to Taylor Larimore. He and this forum helped me in so many ways that I would have never learned about without him.
+1. Couldn’t have said it better. Taylor is a real gem.
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Weird, I thought Taylor was a forum bot all this time.
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I think 15,000 of Taylor's 30,000 posts were teasing me! :wink:
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learned a lot from you Taylor! Look forward to your future posts.
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Long live the King! Thank you Taylor for all you have done to help so many people.
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Thank you Mr. Larimore. Words alone cannot express the depth of our gratitude for your many years of wisdom.
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Congratulations Taylor!

And thank you.

Your kindness, helpfulness, and civility have been the model for this wonderful site.

We are all very indebted to you.
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Taylor is an officer and a gentleman. Thank you sir for your service to this country and to this forum.
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30,000+ gems. Thank you, Taylor!
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The quality is more impressive than the quantity! I always read Taylor’s posts.
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I've been reading Taylor's pithy posts for many years as a lurker so congrats and thank you.
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No small feat. Congrats! Only 5 people not named Livesoft or Ladygeek have ever accomplished this feat. Of course, they've both done it twice....

I can't even catch up to people who have left the forum.
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Thank you Taylor for helping my family through Bogleheads as well as your service to our country. May you receive reward for all that you have done for others both in this life and in the next. Stay safe [medical advice removed by admin LadyGeek].
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Thank you for all you have done, Taylor!
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Mr. Larimore, your contributions to the Bogleheads forum is legion (not to mention the Morningstar forum in its former incarnation).
Your co-authorship of the books The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing, The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, and authorship of The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio: How a Simple Portfolio of Three Total Market Index Funds Outperforms Most Investors with Less Risk has helped bring the tools of index fund investing to so many investors.

Congratulations! :)
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My mother and I thank you for your contributions to Bogleheads. Making it more educational and accessible with each post.
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The 30k post count is just the public side of the forum. I'm sure Taylor has blessed more than a few members via PM conversations as well.
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Socrates taught by asking questions. One such question was, "Is it better to live among good people or bad?" He wanted his fellow citizens to think about their responsibilities to improve not only themselves, but also their fellow-citizens and their community.

Taylor, your service to country, civilization, and freedom in World War 2, together with your sound guidance to so many Bogleheads and all the family members, friends, and co-workers they in turn influence in establishing financially stable lives and all the blessings that financial stability enables, provide us all with a shining example of living a life filled with meaning and value. Sincere thanks for all you have done and do to improve us all.
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Taylor, thank you for your service to our country and to this forum. You have helped me tremendously and I know you've done the same for many thousands of others.

Get well and keep posting!
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