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Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#1 11 years ago

In the wake of our archived posts returning, I thought we should seriously consider writing a forum history incase something similar in nature happens in the future. Most of my records are pretty boring, basically forum changes and new staff. I'd like to spice it up a bit with the input of other members.

I know this is a spammy thread, but I wanted to see if anyone else was interested before I move it to the Spam forum for it to be shelled. :p

If enough people are interested, then we can start talking about how to best accomplish this. I don't want any false starts only to have the entire thing fall apart.

Anyway, here's a short list of some of the more important events the last few years. Hopefully I'll be home this weekend so I can fill in more information regarding changes in the senior staff...

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11/14/07 - Archived posts restored 11/13/07 - Reputation givers made invisible 10/24/07 - Searching re-enabled 10/19/07 - the1chaos & MrFancyPants promoted to supermod 10/x/07 - Searching disabled 10/3/07 - Archival of posts older than two years 9/20/07 - Reputation givers made visible 6/4/07 - Forum rules updated 5/3/07 - Gallery re-enabled 4/2/07 - Arcade re-enabled 4/1/07 - "Leaked" staff forum prank 2/12/07 - Yannick retires 1/11/07 - groddy retires 12/12/06 - PM storage increased (200>800 member,500>10,000 supermod) 12/9/06 - Signature rules change (Total size now 800x160) 11/19/06 - Biggus Dickus retires 11/16/06 - n0e returns as Community Manager 11/6/06 - Lord Wiener and Revenge promoted to Community Staff Manager and Community Techinical Manager 10/24/06 - gizmo retires 10/11/06 - AzH retires 9/29/06 - Forum upgrade; Current style implemented 9/27/06 - PM storage decreased (>200 member, 25,000>300 mod,>500 supermod, >2000 admin); Biggus Dickus returns as supermod 9/25/06 - 21 hour period of forum activity lost due to database failure 9/14/06 - gizmo returns as Community Technical Manager 8/6/06 - gizmo retires 7/28/06 - Babe Forum unarchived 7/27/06 - The Melee forum is archived 7/22/06 - Μαjïç MushrøøM retires 7/6/06 - Forum Admin usergroup disbanded, Donuts, Revenge and Smitty025 return to supermod usergroup 6/30/06 - Ensign Riles steps down to supermod 5/26/06 - Yannick promoted to supermod 4/5/06 - Gallery re-enabled 3/6/06 - Lord Wiener promoted to supermod 2/28/06 - gizmo retires 2/18/06 - Reven promoted to Forum Admin 12/25/05 - Mast3rofPuppets promoted to supermod, Μαjïç MushrøøM returns as supermod 12/24/05 - Scorpy returns as supermod 12/22/05 - Revenge promoted to supermod 12/21/05 - Ensign Riles and Smitty025 promoted to returned Forum Admin usergroup, Donuts moved to Forum Admin, AzH returns as Commuity Staff Manager; the Darkness retires 11/8/05 - Donuts promoted to Community Staff Manager 10/28/05 - Gallery re-enabled 10/26/05 - gizmo steps down from Senior Admin to Forum Advisor, Deathbyteacup promoted to Community Technical Manager; Style expansion paid for by n0e 10/25/05 - groddy and Inyri Forge promoted to supermod 9/27/05 - Deathbyteacup promoted to Forum Admin 8/14/05 - the Darkness returns to supermod usergroup 8/8/05 - Donavan retires 8/4/05 - n0e steps down from Community Manager to Senior Admin 7/21/05 - Babe forum archived 6/29/05 - Forum Administrator usergroup merged with Senior Admin 6/10/05 - Crash "retires" 6/6/05 - Dreadnought[DK] promoted to Senior Admin, Donavan promoted to Forum Admin 5/11/05 - Crash returns as Forum Admin 5/2/05 - Donavan promoted to supermod May/05 - Post counts recounted 4/18(~)/05 - Reputation system reset 4/13/05 - Biggus Dickus promoted to supermod 4/10/05 - Spartan retires 3/29/05 - Arcade re-enabled 3/21/05 - Capt. Queeg promoted to Forum Admin 3/8/05 - Gallery re-enabled 2/1/05 - mek retires 1/24/05 - Mek steps down to FN Management, AzH returns to Community Staff Manager 1/21/05 - New default style 1/17/05 - gizmo promoted to Senior Admin, kerian returns as Forum Admin, Μαjïç MushrøøM and BK898 promoted to supermod; Melee re-opens 1/16/05 - AzH steps down from Community Staff Manager to Forum Advisor 1/1(~)/05 - Return of the Knifers 12/27/04 - Arcade and Gallery removed, many uploaded signatures/avatars/profile pictures corrupted 12/21/04 - Spartan promoted to Forum Admin, kerian retires 12/20/04 - Ensign Riles promoted to supermod 11/8/04 - Private Messaging re-enabled for members with less than 50 posts 11/5/04 - AzH becomes first member to reach 10,000 posts 11/2/04 - Signature rules revised () 10/28/04 - GF news bot shut down, private messaging disabled for members with less than 50 posts due to advertising 10/18/04 - Forum Moderator and (FilesNetwork) Site Manager usergroups merged 9/3/04 - Store shut down due to rampant abuse 8/26/04 - gizmo promoted to forum admin 8/25/04 - Gallery launched 8/3/04 - Spoiler tags introduced 7/6/04 - Scorpy and Donuts are promoted to supermod, young Obi-Wan retires (?) 6/24/04 - Signature limit reduced from 800x200 to 600x100 6/21/04 - Store opens 6/19/04 - Arcade Launches 5/16/04 - mek promoted to senior admin, Sheepeep promoted to Forum Admin, AzH retires 4/x/04 - Emergence of the Knifers 3/21/04 - Dreadnought[DK] promoted to Senior Admin, kerian promoted to Forum Admin 3/12/04 - Mihail and young Obi-Wan promoted to supermod, Capt_Nukem retires 3/10/04 - mek and Dreadnought[DK] (?) promoted to Forum admin, Sh0rd retires 2/5/04 - Dreadnought[DK] promoted to Forum Admin, user bannings fixed 1/22/04 - Scipio & KillR (Forum mods) banned for impersonating an administrator 1/13/04 - AzH promoted to Senior Admin Mid Dec-Jan/03-04 - Post count disabled in Leisure Games forum 12/16/03 - kerian and the Darkness promoted to supermod 12/15/03 - Signature maximum file size reduced to 20 kb 10/24(~)/03 - y2ktm2 banned for his banning spree, banning ability removed from forum moderators 10/7/03 - Advanced member usergroup reset 10/1/03 - Negative reputation disabled 8/30/03 - Crash promoted to Forum Admin 8/10/03 - Reputation system launched 6/10/03 - Babe forum launched 5/22/03 - Usernotes launched 5/3/03 - FileJune promoted to admin 8/20/99 - Oldest surviving thread/post posted by redm



MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#2 11 years ago

Sounds like a good idea. I'd like to help, maybe including a brief history for each forum might spice things up, not sure if I'm the right person to write something like this though.




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#3 11 years ago

I retired on 12/02/2007 and got a name change shortly after.

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chankya

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#4 11 years ago

This is really a great idea, I am coming on the forum after 4 weeks and its nice to be here.:smokin:




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#5 11 years ago
MrFancypants;4037164Sounds like a good idea. I'd like to help, maybe including a brief history for each forum might spice things up, not sure if I'm the right person to write something like this though.

Any type of history would be welcome. A history for each individual forum would certainly be an interesting twist, I just wouldn't know how to undertake something like that. That's why I'm hoping others want to help. :p

I'm not expecting high quality any time soon, just get some rough drafts done. From there things can be fleshed out.




Jeff Über Admin

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#6 11 years ago

Since if you go back far enough the history of 'this' forum splits into two seperate ones, we should probably get a few people that remember the filefreak days. I'll do my best to fill in for the ioerror side.


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El Dragon

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#7 11 years ago

just a FYI the archive links at the bottom of the forum gives blank pages. you'll still need to go off filefront.com to actually see archived gamingforums/filefrontforums: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://gamingforums.com




Jeff Über Admin

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#8 11 years ago

because the main domain for these forums is now forums.filefront.com not gamingforums.com. :)


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#9 11 years ago

gizmo seems to have retired twice in a row without coming back in between, by the way.

Other than that, great list. I'm sure we can add in moderator promotions eventually, but the list would be humungous. Come on Riles, I know you've got a list somewhere... ;)




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#10 11 years ago

Yeah, gizmo got stuck in a time rift or something there. Still trying to find out what happened. Not sure if it wasn't so much a retirement as it was being placed in the Forum Advisor group...

And for the staff, I have promotion dates for all the staff dating back to April of 2005 (Excluding most moderator retirements, those are a pain to figure out considering the number of them done privately). Before that, there are a lot of missing dates. Staff names are going to need a overhaul as well. There have been so many name changes I'll bet there are at least a 150 staff members that will need to be tracked down.

I won't have access, sadly, to that list until at least next Wednesday.