|Posted on 27-Jan-2002 21:50 GMT by Christian Kemp||22 comments|
ANN turned five years old a month ago.
I didn't do my usual write-up because I was away, and returned to a page that had been abused by one or more anonymous posters. Needless to say, motivation was pretty low.
I just paid the domain registration for another year.
While an attentive reader might have noticed that I am no longer using an Amiga (neither in software nor hardware), I am still clinging to this page, and intend to keep it running for some more time.
By the end of this month, about three hundred thousand pages will have been delivered since new year's day. And while I have noticed that there has been some degradation of some of the comment threads, I still think this is truly a remarkable achievement for a hobby site catering for a niche market.
So where am I going with this? - I don't know. I guess I just wanted to post a proof that I am still alive, and indeed, that ANN is still alive.
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|Posted by 4pLaY (220.127.116.11) on 27-Jan-2002 20:55 GMT|
|Happy birthday ANN! =)|
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|Posted by Troels Ersking (18.104.22.168) on 27-Jan-2002 21:05 GMT|
And thanks for providing this unique service to us!
May the next 5 years be even more succesfull, for you and ANN.
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|Posted by Stefan Falk (22.214.171.124) on 27-Jan-2002 21:19 GMT|
|Happy birthday ANN! Great work Christian and hope you have the will to continue!|
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|Posted by IanG (126.96.36.199) on 27-Jan-2002 21:23 GMT|
|Happy (belated!) Birthday. :-)|
Great site, I visit at least once a day.
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|Posted by Paolo "Mod3m" D'Urso (188.8.131.52) on 27-Jan-2002 21:34 GMT|
|Happy birthday ANN! I visit it more than once a day :)|
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|Posted by SlimJim (184.108.40.206) on 27-Jan-2002 21:44 GMT|
|I do not comment on ANN very often, but I thought I'd give my thumbs up as well.|
I come here several times a day and like the site a lot. I really hope that
you can keep your spirits up for the future, Christian, because we all need
and depend on your services. Happy anniversary!
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|Posted by smithy (220.127.116.11) on 27-Jan-2002 22:28 GMT|
|Happy birthday ANN!|
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|Posted by Firebird^ (18.104.22.168) on 27-Jan-2002 23:14 GMT|
|Cool. Keep up the good work, Christian. (And any others who deserve the credit.) ;)|
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|Posted by redrumloa (22.214.171.124) on 27-Jan-2002 23:38 GMT|
|Keep up the good work CK, I wish you were still using an Amiga.. But at least your|
heart is still with it:-)
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|Posted by Shawn (126.96.36.199) on 28-Jan-2002 00:14 GMT|
|Have another most EXCELLENT 5 YEARS|
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|Posted by Jools (188.8.131.52) on 28-Jan-2002 01:01 GMT|
|great motivational material. maybe i should open a forum on my site|
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|Posted by Jools (184.108.40.206) on 28-Jan-2002 01:03 GMT|
|oh, and happy birthday.. perhaps in this new year, we can all participate without having the need to respond to obvious taunts and useless comments.|
I still think a login/user system is the best way to go.
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|Posted by bbrockie (220.127.116.11) on 28-Jan-2002 02:30 GMT|
|Turned 5 years a month ago?? - Now thats what I call REAL NEWS! :O)|
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|Posted by Amiga (18.104.22.168) on 28-Jan-2002 03:00 GMT|
|Happy Birthday ANN ... :)|
ANN: "I five yees an 1 munt ode"
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|Posted by kevin orme (22.214.171.124) on 28-Jan-2002 03:22 GMT|
|great job, keep up the good work! you, and the other 4-5 major news sites have done the Amiga community proud since the demise of the AWD and earlier news portals - great job, you really make a difference!|
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|Posted by Teemu Kärkkäinen (126.96.36.199) on 28-Jan-2002 03:41 GMT|
|5 years...remarkable achievement! Good work Mr. Kemp =)|
I just wish some posters would have evolved from the 5 years of age too, but good thing majority is still outstanding individuals in a dull wintel ruled world of ours. :^)
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|Posted by Anonymous (188.8.131.52) on 28-Jan-2002 09:56 GMT|
|I hope you dont decied to close ANN any time soon!!|
Good luck in the future and happy birthday
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|Posted by Anonymous (184.108.40.206) on 28-Jan-2002 12:01 GMT|
|That's the shortest MOTD ever. Are you tired of ranting about every little thing now?|
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|Posted by Christian Kemp (220.127.116.11) on 28-Jan-2002 12:20 GMT|
|I'm just tired of those anonymous posters complaining about *everything* without having anything constructive to say.|
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|Posted by Anthony E. Bodo (USA) (18.104.22.168) on 28-Jan-2002 13:53 GMT|
|Happy birthday Christian/ANN!...keep up the excellent work and hope you continue|
for another 50 years!!....tony bodo...aka: "The Amigaman of Lake Station, In.,
U.S.A."!...PC Verboten in my household: ONLY Amigas!!
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|Posted by Bob C. (22.214.171.124) on 28-Jan-2002 14:27 GMT|
5 Years in this tumultuous Amiga climate is a lifetime. Your remarkably unselfish efforts have benefited many in the Amiga scene and I include myself among them!
Looks more and more like your perseverance will pay off! Thanks again for helping the dream stay alive!
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|Posted by The_Gooze (126.96.36.199) on 28-Jan-2002 23:27 GMT|
|Congratulations ChristiANN (sorry)on 5 eventful years|
May you have the willpower to continue for as long as Amiga continues.
Regards and best wishes
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