Today is our anniversary :)

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Armadillo of Doom, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    We are officially 1 year old today! w00t. We've certainly come a very long way from our humble beginnings as a mere Steam group. That's right, we didn't always have this wonderful site to call home, nor all of the awesome features you see today. You new members have it so easy (damn kids get off my lawn):p For those who care, here is a brief history (minus my bitching the last time I made a time line);

    9/20/2007: Immortal-D realized there is no mapping group for TF2, and wants to find like-minded people.

    9/21/07-9/28/07: Immortal-D is a lazy bastard.

    9/29/07: I create the Steam group 'Team Fortress 2 Mappers', or TF2M for short.

    10/11/07-10/20/07: The search begins for a forum we can use. Few people are questioned, but nothing ever comes of it.

    10/21/07-10/25/07: Pimped the group on the Steam boards a few times. Get an email from some weird guy named drpepper, who posted in one of my threads. He links me to tf2maps.net

    10/29/07 I ask Drpepper if I can direct my users to his forum. He says ok. I make an annoucement on our Steam page that our little group now has a home.

    October-???: Sometime in here, Paul/Ryodoan sets up a chat logger for the Steam group, which has been active ever since. He never asked for so much as a cookie.

    September- Early December: Life is good. Members keep coming, the forum expands, and talk begins of having a server. And the people rejoiced (yay).

    Mid December-12/31/07: TheBladeRoden becomes our first moderator, and the people are scared.

    Somtime In January: DJive is appointed moderator, and keeps things running after I fall off the face of the Earth.

    Late January-February: Gamedays on a more regular basis, but the server just isn't seeing enough use and has to go away.

    March-???: Stuff happens, I think. I am officially non-existent at this point, so I'm a little sketchy on the details. We just keep growing. We are officially the TF2Maps.net community. Drpepper continues to be awesome, giving us a picture gallery and blog.

    June-August: At some point here I removed a large number of people from the Steam group. Never on, never registered on the site. One of the biggest controversies we had. At least until we almost merged with another group. But they wanted us to be a sub-section of their guild thing, running like a business. So I told them 'bite me'. Also during the summer, we make our partnership w/ Coltsplayground.net (who continue to kick ass).

    September-Now: Peeps are back from the summer, and things are picking up again. I return from the void a few weeks ago (yay). The server is fixed, and a weekly playing/testing game day is in the works. Youme and Shmitz join as as moderators too. Once again, we're on the move :) We've got some big plans in the coming months, not the least of which is finally having our game days organized in advance, so we can make them a weekly thing.

    And that is 1-year of TF2M, give or take.
     
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  2. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Well, happy anniversary. Thank you for the great community. I think you deserve one of these:

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  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Heres mine:

    Pre December 07 - everything is peachy
    December 07 - Youme joins
    Post December 07 - everything goes rapidly downhill
    :laugh:

    It just so happens I made a cake is a spy thing ages back too....

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  4. meatpopsicle

    meatpopsicle L1: Registered

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    grats on anniversary, its easy to dissapear from lack of updates/community on the web, its really nice to see this site hang tough and maybe even grow a bit eh? :)

    meat
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Aye, little mention of competitions in there though. Nice to see this otherwise :)
     
  6. DeadDeath

    DeadDeath L1: Registered

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    TF2Maps FTW!

    i made a birthday-sandvich :>

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  7. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Well, this site is great, I'd probably still be staring at Hammer completely lost without it.
     
  8. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    Well then, happy birthday TF2Maps.net!

    I'm on these forums more than my own, despite my lackluster post count. Glad to have been of service as a testing server for the past nine months, and hope to contribute further in the future!
     
  9. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Wow i've joined b4 Youme, yay! GZ tf2maps.net.
     
  10. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Its been fun, and hopefully it's just begun.
     
  11. bOse

    bOse L1: Registered

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    Happy Birthday guys
     
  12. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Happy BDAY!!!