You know I wouldn't miss my own site's birthday unless I had a good reason. I do. When you read this, I'll be somewhere in Africa having just climbed the tallest freestanding mountain in the world or passed out trying! I will try and stop in and say hi if I come across an Internet terminal at an airport or on Zanzibar by the beach hotel. I'll be back soon as long as I'm not eaten by Lions or other predators on safari and am still healthy! On to the speech!
Well, what can I say? The site is one year old already. This year has just flown by. When we started, I really had no idea if or how much this site would be accepted. It has surpassed all of my expectations. Some sections of our archive have doubled and tripled. We've had nearly 1.2 million unique visits in one year. I think that says something. It says we've woken up some of the members of this community sleeping in the corner. It says we've put a little bit of life, a little bit of unity, and a little bit of 'community' back into our ROMhacking world. With one good look at at our submission logs, as well as forum and site activity, it's quite clear to me that this community is very much alive. I'd even go so far as to say it's seen a bit of growth compared to recent years.
The content and features on the site have come far in the past year toward reaching the vision had for this site, but we're not there yet. Site development and additional features will continue into 2007. We will continue to work toward our goal of putting more site functionality into your hands. Some site core revisions have been in the works to better facilitate allowing you to edit existing entries and keep our database up to date yourselves. It is our hopes that this approach will ensure ROMhacking.net is active and updated for a long, long time to come.
A big 'Thank You' goes out to our hard working staff and all of you that have contributed to our community whether it be submissions, bug reports, assisting in the decision making process, or just lending some comedic relief on the forum. ) One year is just the beginning of ROMhacking.net's lifespan. It will continue to grow and be the most useful and up to date ROMhacking archive, news, and information site in the English speaking world as long as we as a community continue to utilize it and contribute to it. As long as the community lives, so shall ROMhacking.net!Relevant Link: