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Congratulations to Mr. Oldturkey03

It’s a very rare breed of person that dedicates their life to helping other people. Mike is that kind of person.

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Mike—better known as Oldturkey03 in the iFixit community— has been absolutely indispensable helping moderate and answer questions. The scale of his reach is pretty phenomenal. Each month, we send everyone an email that includes rough stats on how useful their contributions are. Mike’s email is pretty impressive:

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That’s 1,800,000 people that have used his repair information in the last month! It’s absolutely astounding that one person can have that much influence.

Here's a few more fun articles about Mike:

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Last year, Mike disappeared from iFixit for a few weeks to help with hurricane relief in Texas—he was helping everyone that we didn’t have time to! But of course, we didn’t want our online community to suffer while he was out. So we all banded together and stepped into his shoes for a little while, and it was a lot of work!

If you really want to get a feel for what drives Mike, you gotta watch this video we shot of Mike and Dan and Mayer last fall.

So congratulations on hitting 500k. You earned every single one of those points.

But more importantly, thank you for pitching in. And thank you for helping us fix the world, one thing at a time.

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@kyle - Couldn't have said it better!

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@kyle and everybody at ifixit, a big Thank You for this. @kaykay @kelsea @sam @evan and many other on your team, have been an incredible source of ongoing support and inspiration. They are the people that keep me going when frustrations set in. Yes, volunteering can cause frustrations and burn-out ;-). It has been and continues my pleasure to help anybody out that needs help. iFixit is probably the best cause and the best forum to do so. I am so glad that I joined this community almost 8 years ago. Just to put those eight years of my life in some sort of perspective, my daughter had just started High School and has now finished her university education and is married to a great guy. So many things have changed, yet some have been the same. The increased resistance to provide us, the consumer, with the means to fix our stuff! We must continue to work together as a united group in breaking down the system that continues to allow this to happen. I am a big supporter of the Right to Repair and I will continue to support this cause any which way I can.

I am convinced that we can achieve this if we all continue to work together, nurture ( @pccheese @captainsnowball ) and support each other and help grow the Right to Repair movement. Now let's go and fix something.

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