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    SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

    This is a discussion on SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday within the Website news forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Two years ago, Glenn and I had a drunken conversation, about setting up a website, to help people who wanted ...

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      SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

      Two years ago, Glenn and I had a drunken conversation, about setting up a website, to help people who wanted to sign up to Sky Broadband. Several (and I mean several) beers later, SkyUser was born on 3rd August 2006, although the forums, were not officially launched until 5th August 2006.

      Today, we celebrate our second birthday, and what a two years it has been! When we first launched, we would have been quite happy to have a community of 100 members, whereas in reality, we now have a community of 26,926 members. This is an achievement, that we could never, ever have imagined or even hoped, ever to achieve.

      Over the last two years, we have tried to listen to our members, to evolve into a website, that you the members, wanted to see. Today, we have far exceeded any of our initial plans to evolve, and have a huge arsenal of tools to help our members and guests at SkyUser.

      In July 2008, SkyUser acquired freedom2support and morphed them into Tiscali User - a new website, which is still been developed. Our thinking behind this, is to help those people who are on Tiscali's group of ISP's. We welcome aboard all of their staff into our fold, and hope that we can repeat the same success on this new venture.

      Glenn and I would like to personally say a huge thank you to the following people for helping us make our vision happen:

      Our Moderators:

      • Saturday - Gary
      • Amaboknaai - Barry
      • Hornet - Peter
      • LNB - Colin
      • hugsie - Cora
      • mikey4020 - Mike
      • mossywell - Mark
      • richone54 - richard
      • Simon - Simon
      • Tezcatlipoca - Matt


      We would also like to say a special thank you to Wheelie, who you may or not know. Ray has been with us since day 1 ish and unfortunately has been very, very ill for the last 20 months or so. We would like to wish you all the best, Ray, and hope that you eventually overcome your present difficulties.

      Our thanks also to:

      • Our members - especially those who visit every day and make a really useful contribution to our website, a few names to mention: James67, AlanB, IAmNotTheEnemy, Isitme, Brian69, Monday, Heinz, Dholdi, PaulSky, - too many to mention, but Thank You!
      • Our Guests who visit SkyUser
      • Sky, Sky Broadband - The Official staff, that we speak to on a regular basis
      • Sky, Sky Broadband - and other unofficial staff, that we also speak to on a regular basis - Including those of you who take the time to post on our forums
      • Those at Sky who we would class as really good friends, who welcome us every year on our day out, around Sky Towers
      • Our Website designers / coders - without you guys, we would not have a nice website
      • Our advertising partners for helping us to fund SkyUser and it's development
      • SamKnows for allowing us to use his facilities FOC
      • Those of you, who have contributed in donating domain names and software etc, especially James


      We have already far exceeded, anything that we had ever wanted to achieve, and we promise, that we shall remain Unofficial, Independent, and will not change the current way that we do things, unless it benefits our members and guests further. We will continue to listen to you guys and gals, and hopefully grow even bigger than we are today.

      Once again a huge Thank You to absolutely everyone, who has visited, become a member and contributed in whatever way that you have done so over the last two years.

      Ged and Glenn
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      Re: SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

      Happy Birthday SkyUser, I can remember when this was all fields..

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      Re: SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

      how time flies. Congrats for such a successful site.

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      Congratulations to all that helped, a model example of what the internet should be, a community of people helping each other.
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      Re: SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

      To all of those who have helped create the SkyUser site, and all of its members.

      I'd like to thank you all for welcoming me with open arms and providing support and advice when I, and others, have really needed it.

      You all deserve a pat on the back (and a few pints of course)

      HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY SKYUSER!

      Many thanks,

      Chris (diverse180)

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      Very happy birthday, delighted that you think I have made some contribution to what is a very well run site. Congrats to all mods, members and ,of course, Ged and Glenn.

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      Congrat's Ged and Glenn, didn't think you'd make it to 2 years - more likely to have got drunk and hit the delete all forums button for a laugh!

      Oh wait, didn't you do that once?

      Here's to expanding even more and taking over the world by year 3!

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      Here's to the future success - Happy Birthday and Thank You for that drunken conversation!

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      Re: SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      Very happy birthday, delighted that you think I have made some contribution to what is a very well run site. Congrats to all mods, members and ,of course, Ged and Glenn.
      ditto, well said brian.


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      Re: SkyUser Celebrates Our Second Birthday

      Congrats on being two

      I hope the 'high heid yins' in Sky recognize what you have done in helping take some of the pressure off their Support units and in making many of their users very happy bunnies.

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