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Foam Universe: 1 year anniversary!


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Megamannt92
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« on: October 16, 2007, 07:41:58 pm »

In honor of the Foam Universe's full first year of existence, I've decided to write a short article on our short span of existence.

How should I start? Oh yes!

From humble beginnings 

When the site's forum was first launched back in October 1, 2006 the site was very small. I wanted to open a Nerf site without the flaming and harshness displayed on some of the other Nerf sites.....I guess I've been semi-successful so far. 

 In the very beginning of the forums on the site were still under the old clan name "The Foam Fighters". However due to confusion with the clan, the name was changed  to Foam Universe.That explains the unchanged URL.

When I first started the site we had 2 MODs and 1 Admin that was, Duck_Slayer, Flannel, and me....Almost all of those members  were picked up from Nerf-HQ in an advertisement thread. As with any new forum the post production and activity was less than pitiful. But things picked up after General Cole came to the site, and because of his activity in the forums he was soon upgraded to moderator.

It did take awhile, but the member count did start to pick up....Unfortunately, some members here have come and gone....Even GCole, and Jwasko left for alittle while. But even when some left, it seemed someone new always showed up. Over the small time the site has been here, its gone over several design changes...New banners, new buttons, new content.....much has changed here.

Here are some screenshots from the old designs:




The first Foam Universe banner.

Heh, anyone remember?

The Present Time

Today even though the site has grown nicely, Foam Universe is not comparable Nerf Haven or NerfHQ in forum activity or content...But in its small lifetime it has become(to my best knowledge) the fourth largest Nerf web forum on the web(next to NerfX)!

Its been a fun ride being a part of this forum, and the ride ain't over yet!

NERF ON!

Also I thought I might give a list some people that have really made the site a better place:

I'd like to thank:

General Cole: Thanks! For being a post manic, and shaping the early forums in to what they are today.
Duck_slayer:  Thanks! Just for being a good guy.
Jwasko: Thanks! For being a great peacemaker...And we are not talking about a Chuck Norris kind of peacemaker. Thanks! for keeping the forums in good order dude.
Flannel: Thanks! for getting me into NERF!
Deaddumpster: Thanks! For being a good MOD.
 

~Megamannt92

It may have for spelling errors since I rushed it abit...But...Whatcha think?
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 08:33:24 pm »

Good article...I was wondering if something special was going to show up for the anniversary.

Thanks for the acknowledgment. And just so you know, I'll probably be relatively MIA over every long break (mostly Winter and Summer) until I/we get a computer to replace the piece of crap that my family has at home.

But, hey, just think of me as being on vacation:

Note: I was just gonna use the smiley, but I had some free time.  cheesy

Also:

Yeah! Number 4!
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 08:46:19 pm »

Today it has been one year? I think I should do something crazy...Like...Swear at all the members here over PM's.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 08:46:43 pm »

Happy birthday FU! I'm happy to be part of this forum and you guys can expect some contributions from me in the near future. I won't leave here for another billion years (that's right, I'll be watching over here until my dying breath). Let the Taco of Eternal Blasphemy reign over you!
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 04:07:17 pm »

Deaddumpster, please unblock me!  cry
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 04:12:40 pm »

That's it! You're gone for the next 30 days. You're lucky it's not forever, but that's what will happen next time. Last warning, no unblocking, you annoy me everywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 04:16:43 pm »

*sigh*

Anyway.

Well I'm glad to see your imput guys this will go up on the main page this weekend.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 09:43:08 pm »

 afro

I didn't even think this site existed before a few months ago. 
I've been meaning to post some of my newer mods, but have been too lazy.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 08:18:02 pm »

Honestly, you should mention me for being the biggest trouble maker(next to nstrike)
seriously though, i gotta put some mods up, i did say i would.

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 08:24:45 pm »

Nah, I'd like to leave out the bad parts. grin

And you were not really a troublemaker, at least you did not try to be, you just had a few run-ins with some other members.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 09:24:07 am »

Yeah, only with general Cole and Shadowhunteralpha.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 12:10:05 pm »

Yeah general cole is lame.
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2007, 03:12:22 pm »

Yeah general cole is lame.

No, he just gets kinda moody sometimes. but he's a good guy.
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 07:18:58 am »

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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2007, 01:02:33 pm »

I believe that DarkS, come back when you can.  grin
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