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[Motd] MOTD 27/Jan/02ANN.lu
Posted on 27-Jan-2002 21:50 GMT by Christian Kemp22 comments
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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.

MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 1 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by 4pLaY on 27-Jan-2002 20:55 GMT
Happy birthday ANN! =)
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 2 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Troels Ersking on 27-Jan-2002 21:05 GMT
Congratulations Christian/ANN.....
And thanks for providing this unique service to us!
May the next 5 years be even more succesfull, for you and ANN.
Best regards
Troels Ersking
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 3 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Stefan Falk on 27-Jan-2002 21:19 GMT
Happy birthday ANN! Great work Christian and hope you have the will to continue!
/Regards Stefan
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 4 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by IanG on 27-Jan-2002 21:23 GMT
Happy (belated!) Birthday. :-)
Great site, I visit at least once a day.
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 5 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Paolo "Mod3m" D'Urso on 27-Jan-2002 21:34 GMT
Happy birthday ANN! I visit it more than once a day :)
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 6 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by SlimJim 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!
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 7 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by smithy on 27-Jan-2002 22:28 GMT
Happy birthday ANN!
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 8 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Firebird^ on 27-Jan-2002 23:14 GMT
Cool. Keep up the good work, Christian. (And any others who deserve the credit.) ;)
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 9 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa 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:-)
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 10 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Shawn on 28-Jan-2002 00:14 GMT
Have another most EXCELLENT 5 YEARS
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 11 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Jools on 28-Jan-2002 01:01 GMT
great motivational material. maybe i should open a forum on my site
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 12 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Jools 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.
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 13 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by bbrockie on 28-Jan-2002 02:30 GMT
Turned 5 years a month ago?? - Now thats what I call REAL NEWS! :O)
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 14 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Amiga on 28-Jan-2002 03:00 GMT
Happy Birthday ANN ... :)
ANN: "I five yees an 1 munt ode"
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 15 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by kevin orme 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!
kevin orme
amiga university
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 16 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Teemu Kärkkäinen 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. :^)
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 17 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous 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
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 18 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jan-2002 12:01 GMT
That's the shortest MOTD ever. Are you tired of ranting about every little thing now?
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 19 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 28-Jan-2002 12:20 GMT
I'm just tired of those anonymous posters complaining about *everything* without having anything constructive to say.
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 20 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anthony E. Bodo (USA) 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!!
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 21 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Bob C. on 28-Jan-2002 14:27 GMT
Congratulations Christian,
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!
Bob C.
MOTD 27/Jan/02 : Comment 22 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by The_Gooze 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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