Goody - I'm glad it was me. And three cheers for the Forum, without which I would never have had anything to say about rare postboxes, cider or numerous other subjects, and would never have met all those wonderful SE1-lovers too numerous to mention. Here's to many more thousands of posts, and lots more great new local people met, electronically or in person. And every success to James in whatever he does - he deserves it.
Talking about posts and drinks, I was wondering whether the Phorum software allows for code to automatically start a thread called “Next forum social” every time a thousand posts have been made, but then I thought that TLMJJ does this job very efficiently already.
So you had 14 minutes, while I idly surfed around, reading about such post-box arcania as "a rather unusual pillarbox emerged in the Birmingham & Southern District. A miscalculation had resulted in the box being 8 feet (2.4m) high but, despite this, two of them were put into operation" and "After some boxes were blown up in protest and others painted with tar, the Post Office relented and Scottish boxes bore the Scottish Crown but no royal cipher", to notice the counter at 19,999 and get your message in quick. (I can't believe I've developed an interest in postboxes. A little while ago it was manhole covers, after someone told me about some interesting ones with little blocks of wood in the top.)