TONMO.com Anniversary!

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by tonmo, May 28, 2005.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,678
    Likes Received:
    491
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    This Memorial Day weekend marks the 5th anniversary for TONMO.com!

    It started out on-or-around May 30, 2000 as a news and information resource for cephalopod-related topics, slowly growing its content repository (e.g., "letters to the editor" and news editorials). During the first year and a half of its existence, TONMO.com progressively grew an audience, much of it devoted.

    There was a pivotal period in late 2001 where our simple message board script was upgraded to a registration-driven message board system, and then in early 2002 I began getting help from volunteer staff, starting with Nancy and Colin.

    Our message board software has improved over time (I believe we're on our third registration-based message board system (with no plans to change it :smile:)).

    Here we are, nearly 3,000 registered members later, on the the best ceph site and community in the universe. And our first TONMOcon is right around the corner, which is sure to be another pivotal event.

    Thanks to everyone for making this community what it is. This is fun, let's keep building on it!

    :party:
     
  2. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Happy birthday, Tonmo.com! :birthday: :glass:
     
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Wonderpus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    0
    A well deserved Happy Birthday!!
     
  4. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
  5. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    3,748
    Likes Received:
    55
    Wow!!! What growth!! Congrats Tony and Happy BD to TONMO!!!!
     
  6. Rona

    Rona O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!!!!!!!!
    Here's to another five years!
    :birthday: :party:

    look forward to meeting some at TONMOcon..... :mrgreen:
     
  7. Squidman

    Squidman Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    0
    Happy birthday to TONMO.com, and a round of applause to Tony for keeping this site up for five years!
     
  8. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,215
    Likes Received:
    133
    Location:
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    :birthday: Tonmo!!!!! :wine:

    and :notworth: Tony!!!
    J
     
  9. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    Well, that certainly is cause for a celebration!! :glass:

    Yeeha Tonmo!
     
  10. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    2,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow! Has it been that long? Happy Birthday TONMO!! :birthday: ( Not you Tony... :wink: )
     
  11. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,579
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Dallas Texas
    Congratulations to you, Tony,
    and to all of us! :band: :glass:

    It's been interesting watching the growth of the site over these years -Tony's right, we really have blown away all the competition.

    May the next five years be even better!

    Nancy
     
  12. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    :party:
     
  13. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2002
    Messages:
    3,986
    Likes Received:
    6
  14. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,678
    Likes Received:
    491
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    TONMO.com: celebrating 7 years in existence! Happy anniversary everybody! :party:
     
  15. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    233
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    :party: Congratulations Tony!
     
  16. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    16
    SEVEN years? Really? Hard to believe.

    Congratulations to Tony, all the contributors and staff who have made this site such an informative and fun place to be.
     
  17. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    2
    No doubt, Phil ! :cheers: to everyone!
     
  18. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    :party: On marinebio_guy's and paradox's birthday, no less.
     
  19. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    somewhere under the desert sky
    :thumbsup: 7 great years
     
  20. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    3,026
    Likes Received:
    1
    Happy Anniversary Tonmo, :glass: and a hugeThanks! to you, Tony. We are all in your debt. :notworth:
     

Share This Page