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Another Milestone!!!!!!!!!


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On behalf of the expatsportugal team, I am delighted to announce that we have just crossed over the 9,000 membership mark. This means the membership has grown by 50% since we took over and launched the current site in March 2020. We are on our way to 10,000 members 🙂 🙂 🙂 

Thank you to all our members for your excellent support. I would also like to thank the team, @astridff, @carlm and @sally-in-lisbon, our AOE people and the many others who help to make this such a valuable community.

We have lots of new plans in the pipeline, including a revamp of the website and new features under development. These will be announced in due course but meanwhile, we are always open to suggestions as to how we can improve further so feel free to drop us a line.

Again, thank you everyone and best wishes

Gerry

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whats the metric for milestone? 😷 

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@martin

OK I give up - what's the answer 🤔 

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@gerry   no idea was just wondering however i found this explanation

 
 
 

It's a milestone, not mile stone. It's not unit of measure, but imaginary waypoint towards a goal. So metric/vs imperial system has no effect here. Milestone is milestone everywhere. Everywhere where people speak English as primary language, which is almost nowhere - just UK and (some) British ex-colonies. Nobody measures anything in milestones, and there's no set length or distance to a milestone.

And metric system users do use nautical miles for example. Not as official part of SI-system, but still do. It's not all black and white.

 
 

Yes, we do say milestone. But only for projects and such, not for actual distance indicators on roads. Directly translated, those would be kilometer poles. Because they are little poles, and have kilometers on them.

 
 

Milestones are not historically miles. The Romans used them as distance markers on roads where they counted out a thousand paces - "mille" is Latin for thousand. The word came into English as "mile". Different standard pace lengths were used at different times and places. Generally, the Roman mille passus is slightly less than a statute mile

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🤘🤘🤘🤘

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 Ralf
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With the team you have, you will pass 10K in a hurry, and the next 10,000 will come much faster, no doubt.

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