RHDN has turned 5 years old! We've had nearly 30 million unique visits. We are only a few months away from being the longest lasting active ROM hacking website in history. In honor of this occasion, we have released RHDN 2.3 to the site with the addition of several new goodies. Read on for details!
RHDN 2.3 has been released! It's the culmination of all I've been working on this year for RHDN. I have cleared out most of the backlog of items leaving only those that never had a detailed plan for implementation. The following are some of the additions that have been made:
- Enhanced Profiles with contribution rankings, reviews, news, and more!
- Added submission form contents to rejection e-mails.
- Added approved item link to approval e-mails.
- Linked News Items to projects via the 'News Articles for this Translation' link.
- Data Crystal ROM hacking wiki and Community History added.
- Added language to translations in forum profiles and community database profiles.
- User interface added to forms to submit an entry without a file and indicate when the project has no readme file.
- Whirlpool News Archive added.
It's been a very good year around here. RHDN hit it's niche this year being a positive place where people can come to exchange information, discuss projects, and socialize more than ever before. Stability, personnel, management, and community participation were all at very admirable levels. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff and community members who helped contribute to RHDN this year, and build the longest lasting, largest site of it's kind! There were many impressive releases this year from our community content creators, and the bar just keeps rising. I look forward to seeing what everybody is capable of in year 6!
At this point, I've done nearly everything I set out to do with the site. I had hoped to eliminate staff entirely at one point, but experience has shown we need to continue to have screening staff members in order to maintain adequate quality levels on the site. A few other compromises were made along the way where experience showed some ideals were not practical. However, for the most part, my original vision has come to full fruition and exceeded all my expectations.
With 5 years of development coming to an end, it is now time to look to the future and determine a path to take for the next 5 years. I extend an invitation to all to discuss with us your hopes, dreams, and visions for the RHDN of the future. We will re-evaluate our roles, lay out a new plan, and embark on a new journey forward!Relevant Link: