Thats really great news No one could say that we are not an international site now ! I am sure that our steadily increasing numbers are partly due to Hayley's recent exposure, particularly in the states, as well as the official site being shall we say, a little messed up
Of particular interest to me in regard to our international status is the fact that, although the majority of the membership appears to be from the UK, US, Australia, and, of course, New Zealand. Those from other parts of the world have a very good command of the English language, not that such a command is a requirement here--I for one would not criticize one who lacks that command yet wishes to be numbered among us Haleywowed. I mention this because English, now my primary language, was the second language for me to learn and learning it wasn't always easy since there are very few hard and fast rules. And the rules that do exist are constantly being violated (e.g. the splitting of infinitives). Learning the spelling was a nightmare, and of course the spelling of certain words differs in the UK vs. US traditions (favourite vs. favorite, etc.).
Congratulations on acquiring two more countries than we have managed at HWI! It is remarkable that we are almost neck and neck... or is it?
You asked for confirmation of eligibility of your countries. Why would they not be eligible? I confirm that your list contains no name which is not recognised as an independant state if that's what you mean.
Thanks for the confirmation that no more countries have visited HWI.net. I would challenge you to a race for the 200 mark but I doubt if either of us will live long enough to see the result!
I'll keep track of this thread, and will keep checking HWI.net. It will be interesting to keep track .
I do agree with you though that it is not likely there will be many more countries that will enter the list.
Just a little anecdote - in the list of countries for KJI, there aren't any countries starting with a "W"or an "X". I don't see where we could dig up an X-country (except for in space), but when I challenged Katherine fans for a country starting with a "W", the response was: "Oh and doesn't Wales count?" .
Cheers, and I hope you have a relaxing holiday period and a very happy new year.
Congratulations for adding French Polynesia to your already impressive total. Strangely (perhaps), French Polynesia visits HWI fairly frequently and has done for almost two years. Nevertheless, to have eight more countries than us is probably a fairly comfortable buffer but I haven't given up yet!