A long time ago, circa 2005, we decided to recognize our Founding Members with a title stating just that. It was an arbitrary number chosen by Member # (maybe the first 100 members or so) when we were a small forum with a low frequency of new member registration. Looking back from 10 years and seeing some members who have been here since the first year we've expanded the Founder title to include any active members who were here in 2005. All of the original 'Founders' of SM are/were Moderators and Founders. This change probably only affects a few that are still around.