The History of the Org

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Re: The History of the Org

Postby LantisEscudo » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:11 pm

Well, major events in the Org timeline as I know them:

Around December 2000: Org launches

June 2002: Phorum software replaced by phpBB

February 2003: First Local upload server, the Dangling Carrot goes live
July 2003: The Carrot fills up, Golden Donut (nago) replaces it
December 2003: Off-Topic section of the forums is removed

January 2004: AbsoluteDestiny completes his review of anime titles in the database, and the "must have anime for local" rule becomes more strictly enforced
May 2004: The original ErMaC & AD guide starts undergoing revision for version 2.
June 2004: Phade steps down as head admin
June 2004: The AIM chat room is replaced by IRC as the official chat room for the Org
August 2004: Moonslayer's guide to the Org is hosted locally
November 2004: Some forums have the "Edit" button enabled
December 2004: v2 of the EAD guide is finalized and replaces v1

February 2005: Nago fills up at about 25,000 video, Kero is added as the second local download server
April 2005: Oversize uploads become possible
May 2005: Half of all videos listed on the Org have a Local download
July 2005: Auto-locking of old threads implemented to stop the recent surge of necroposting
October 2005: Convention participation confirmation implemented
November 2005: Wind-Up Records threatens legal action; Evanescence, Seether, and Creed videos no longer available on Local

January 2006: Main site moved to a new, faster server: yoko
Early 2006: YT gets wordfiltered to hosatchel, and later to boochsack
October 2006: Phade posts his reasons for disliking YT
October 2006: Email accounts at @animemusicvideos.org become available; I don't know if they still are or not
December 2006: Donator's Forum opens

March 2007: AMV Alerts launches
August 2007: doki programs in short URLs instead of the very long ones from earlier
October 2007: Zirc, the Org's IRC channel host dies. #AMV moves to SynIRC

January 2008: paizuri steps down as head administrator, Tsunami Jones succeeds him
June 2008: TJ steps down as head administrator, succeeded by jasper-isis
October 2008: Kero fills up; new server is currently under construction
November 2008: The Org is hacked and is down for several days. After its return, the forum is upgraded to phpBB3

I'm certain I'm forgetting some major events, especially in the early days when I wasn't a very active member, but this is most of the biggies.

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Re: The History of the Org

Postby dwchang » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:20 pm

Old Phorums >>> New Forums

Those were good times. So much more drama and awesome posts back then.
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby Castor Troy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:48 pm

dwchang wrote:Old Phorums >>> New Forums

Those were good times. So much more drama and awesome posts back then.


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Re: The History of the Org

Postby aguelo » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:35 pm

LantisEscudo wrote:October 2008: Kero fills up; new server is currently under construction


I don't know why, when I read this specific line, I imagined the 2nd Death Star... in fact, I (mentally) replaced "server" with "Death Star while reading :lol:
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby Kionon » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:03 pm

Around 1999 and into 2000, Phade went around drumming up support himself, which is how many of the first members became members. May have even been as early as 1998.
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby GloryQuestor » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:21 pm

Or just check out the Wayback Machine for a look back at the way it was.

Some of the links even still work as they did back then. Check out the Guides section for the way video was done in the year 2001. :wink:

(Here's the whole archive, btw)
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Samurai Warriors Productions
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention - AMV Events
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Programming Supervisor
AkaiCon - AkaiCon - Video Operations, AMV Staff Leader

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Re: The History of the Org

Postby DriftRoot » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:02 pm

LantisEscudo wrote:October 2006: Email accounts at @animemusicvideos.org become available; I don't know if they still are or not


I've wondered about this myself. I remember when they were set up, I got the impression it was a "Google is trying something out, so here you go" kind of thing. I keep expecting someday that my AMV gmail account is going to be yanked out from under me when they finish trying out whatever they were trying out. :(

I still would like to know if it's something that's offered to new(er) folks, however. I recall there were a finite number of accounts available...or at least, not everyone got one when they were first announced.
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby Megamom » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:09 pm

LantisEscudo wrote:Well, major events in the Org timeline as I know them:

Around December 2000: Org launches

June 2002: Phorum software replaced by phpBB

February 2003: First Local upload server, the Dangling Carrot goes live
July 2003: The Carrot fills up, Golden Donut (nago) replaces it
December 2003: Off-Topic section of the forums is removed

January 2004: AbsoluteDestiny completes his review of anime titles in the database, and the "must have anime for local" rule becomes more strictly enforced
May 2004: The original ErMaC & AD guide starts undergoing revision for version 2.
June 2004: Phade steps down as head admin
June 2004: The AIM chat room is replaced by IRC as the official chat room for the Org
August 2004: Moonslayer's guide to the Org is hosted locally
November 2004: Some forums have the "Edit" button enabled
December 2004: v2 of the EAD guide is finalized and replaces v1

February 2005: Nago fills up at about 25,000 video, Kero is added as the second local download server
April 2005: Oversize uploads become possible
May 2005: Half of all videos listed on the Org have a Local download
July 2005: Auto-locking of old threads implemented to stop the recent surge of necroposting
October 2005: Convention participation confirmation implemented
November 2005: Wind-Up Records threatens legal action; Evanescence, Seether, and Creed videos no longer available on Local

January 2006: Main site moved to a new, faster server: yoko
Early 2006: YT gets wordfiltered to hosatchel, and later to boochsack
October 2006: Phade posts his reasons for disliking YT
October 2006: Email accounts at @animemusicvideos.org become available; I don't know if they still are or not
December 2006: Donator's Forum opens

March 2007: AMV Alerts launches
August 2007: doki programs in short URLs instead of the very long ones from earlier
October 2007: Zirc, the Org's IRC channel host dies. #AMV moves to SynIRC

January 2008: paizuri steps down as head administrator, Tsunami Jones succeeds him
June 2008: TJ steps down as head administrator, succeeded by jasper-isis
October 2008: Kero fills up; new server is currently under construction
November 2008: The Org is hacked and is down for several days. After its return, the forum is upgraded to phpBB3

I'm certain I'm forgetting some major events, especially in the early days when I wasn't a very active member, but this is most of the biggies.


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Re: The History of the Org

Postby Nya-chan Production » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:41 pm

LantisEscudo wrote:Well, major events in the Org timeline as I know them:

Around December 2000: Org launches

June 2002: Phorum software replaced by phpBB

February 2003: First Local upload server, the Dangling Carrot goes live
July 2003: The Carrot fills up, Golden Donut (nago) replaces it
December 2003: Off-Topic section of the forums is removed

January 2004: AbsoluteDestiny completes his review of anime titles in the database, and the "must have anime for local" rule becomes more strictly enforced
May 2004: The original ErMaC & AD guide starts undergoing revision for version 2.
June 2004: Phade steps down as head admin
June 2004: The AIM chat room is replaced by IRC as the official chat room for the Org
August 2004: Moonslayer's guide to the Org is hosted locally
November 2004: Some forums have the "Edit" button enabled
December 2004: v2 of the EAD guide is finalized and replaces v1

February 2005: Nago fills up at about 25,000 video, Kero is added as the second local download server
April 2005: Oversize uploads become possible
May 2005: Half of all videos listed on the Org have a Local download
July 2005: Auto-locking of old threads implemented to stop the recent surge of necroposting
October 2005: Convention participation confirmation implemented
November 2005: Wind-Up Records threatens legal action; Evanescence, Seether, and Creed videos no longer available on Local

January 2006: Main site moved to a new, faster server: yoko
Early 2006: YT gets wordfiltered to hosatchel, and later to boochsack
October 2006: Phade posts his reasons for disliking YT
October 2006: Email accounts at @animemusicvideos.org become available; I don't know if they still are or not
December 2006: Donator's Forum opens

March 2007: AMV Alerts launches
August 2007: doki programs in short URLs instead of the very long ones from earlier
October 2007: Zirc, the Org's IRC channel host dies. #AMV moves to SynIRC

January 2008: paizuri steps down as head administrator, Tsunami Jones succeeds him
June 2008: TJ steps down as head administrator, succeeded by jasper-isis
October 2008: Kero fills up; new server is currently under construction
November 2008: The Org is hacked and is down for several days. After its return, the forum is upgraded to phpBB3

I'm certain I'm forgetting some major events, especially in the early days when I wasn't a very active member, but this is most of the biggies.


That's actually pretty helpfull and detailed. Just what I wanted to see. Thank you ^^
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby neorose » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:11 am

Ah I remember it all like it was yesterday.

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Re: The History of the Org

Postby Zarxrax » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:56 am

One day, Vlad is going to write a tell-all book.

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Re: The History of the Org

Postby The Origonal Head Hunter » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:15 pm

Zarxrax wrote:One day, Vlad is going to write a tell-all book.

About why godix is so cranky and why TJ can't sit down without wincing.
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby godix » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:11 pm

The Origonal Head Hunter wrote:
Zarxrax wrote:One day, Vlad is going to write a tell-all book.

About why godix is so cranky and why TJ can't sit down without wincing.

These two facts are totally unrelated. I barely know TJ and I have not communicated with him about the open senate seat.
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Re: The History of the Org

Postby CrackTheSky » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:13 pm

godix wrote:
The Origonal Head Hunter wrote:
Zarxrax wrote:One day, Vlad is going to write a tell-all book.

About why godix is so cranky and why TJ can't sit down without wincing.

These two facts are totally unrelated. I barely know TJ and I have not communicated with him about the open senate seat.

I hope not, because I need a new chair.

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Re: The History of the Org

Postby post-it » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:12 pm

.. somebody once said, "that things are just too boring around here"
and someone else stated, " the people are not to friendly - just spoiled"
to which I must confess -- that I am guilty thereof!

. I was not always that way; I can remember when this board was trying
to support Adobe Primiere as, "the only editing software on this planet!"

¿Have times changed? .. not really! Back then, people were interested in
different things and had different "Values" and things to worry about. I
remember being confused over the video quality and not having DVD's
that were worth ripping -- to make an AMV. Today, I find myself wondering
if there are enough scene's available within a series to make an AMV :sweat:

¿Have times changed; nope: peoples attitudes HAVE!
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