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Old 11-26-2019, 11:53 AM
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Fan Forum's 21st Anniversary Celebration!

Fan Forum is celebrating it's 21st anniversary!

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Fan Forum was started on Thanksgiving weekend in November of 1998.
From the beginning, our members have been responsible
for shaping the site by voting for the boards they'd like to see added,
posting on the boards to generate discussions,
and then volunteering to moderate, customize and promote
the boards to contribute to their success.

Besides thanking all of our members for their support over the years,
I'd like to thank our Site Administrators:
Leif/Goldenboy for starting and continuing to fund the site,
Jerry/Jerry D for his day to day leadership over the past 16 years.

Fan Forum at 1 year ~ November 28, 1999

This year we'd like to focus on what our various team members enjoy about their positions.
Without these volunteers, Fan Forum would not be the site it is today.

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Actively seeks affiliation with other sites and maintains a presence on social media.

"I love being part of the Communications team. Being part of the Social Media team, its been great to promote and endorse the celebrations and announcements on FF's social accounts and I especially like writing the board spotlights, it allows me to learn lots about boards I may not have visited before!"
~ Sweet Embrace

"What I love most about being on the Communications Team is getting the opportunity to highlight celebrations around Fan Forum. It makes me so happy to see boards celebrating posting milestones and anniversaries! As I look for affiliates, I find sites and blogs to follow and bookmark for myself on topics that I love. I have found some wonderful sites of certain celebrities, shows, and topics I wouldn't have seen if we weren't affiliated with them. Like the thread tags here, site affiliates are quite useful for fandom communities."
~ cry pretty

"Aside from being part of such a nice team, what I like most about being on the Communications Team is reaching out to websites to affiliate with Fan Forum. I've met really nice people along the way. It's also helped me learn more about fandoms I am not a part of. '
~ Penny Lane

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Creates the lovely banners tailored to each board.

"I love being a part of making the board unique with its own color and style. I love making arts, it's a great way to relax"
~ Em'/That's My Girl

"I've been a member of the Graphics team for quite a few years now, and it's still as fun as ever to be able to be a part of making each board unique and beautiful. I really enjoy being creative, and it's always so great to see the customisations go up, knowing how hard the whole team worked on making and choosing the right graphic for each board! "
~ Kate/me and the sky

"What I love most about being on the Graphics Team is getting the opportunity to create art and being challenged in my art skills. I love enjoying the art of others and I am surrounded by the most talented artists on Fan Forum! It is a true honor to be on this team. I always get excited to see the boards customized and how color breathes life on the boards. I have learned a lot from the members of this team, and everyone has been very sweet and patient with me. We have worked with some difficult pictures and pictures from different photoshoots/events, where matching skin tones have been necessary. Though it's not always easy to do, it is rewarding."
~ cry pretty

"I enjoy being on the Graphics Team because it means being part of the team that gives our forums their own identity and makes them beautiful and fun. I love seeing all the members' interpretations of what a board's graphic should look like while honoring what the mods and posters wish for. Seeing the customizations go up and the posters' reaction to them is always fun too. It's been a great experience being on this team and I'm hoping I'll be able to do it for many years to come."
~ dancing in the rain

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Oversee new boards, and supervise established boards when the regular mods are away.

"For me, being a MST, it's very different and I like it because if I couldn't be on site longer then someone else can help you out and interact with other posters that they haven't, but yet, it shows that we can be there as long it's flexible routine to do as long I like to interact with the posters on my boards.."
~ Steph/fly me to the moon

"Becoming a MST has been an amazing experience, one which I've come back to twice now after life has gotten in the way. Its a wonderful chance to get to help out boards in need, as well as explore & find new fandoms. It provides an opportunity to post on boards you don't normally post on, & make new friends around the site. I still have fond memories of how welcoming & friendly everyone at my very first assignment (back in 2011) was. Then I've been able to have a lot more fun on so many other boards, including fandoms I'm not even a part of. As well as been introduced to new things while I'm there. Then getting to help boards in need & help set up new boards is also a wonderful feeling too "
~ Chelle//shinebrighterxx

"I enjoy being part of the MST. It is fun to explore other boards and get to know the posters there. I get a good welcome wherever I go and I enjoy posting even if I don't know a lot about the subject.

Happy 21st anniversary.
~ Julie/Sulieter

"What I like most about being in the Moderator Support Team is getting to visit boards I otherwise might not have posted at, and meeting new people there. It really makes me glad to know I can help the boards and its posters out as a temp mod "
~ Kate/me and the sky

"What I love most about being on the Moderator Support Team is getting the opportunity to help other moderators when they are away. While we are often assigned to boards familiar to us, the times we are not have been wonderful too. I've discovered boards I enjoy because of the people on those boards and begin to watch the TV show or grow a love towards the topic of the board. I love getting to discuss things with so many different fanbases. It is also fun to be assigned to brand new boards and get the chance to start a new board with other fans."
~ cry pretty

"I love being a part of MST because it helps me bulid better communities outside of my own boards that I mod and help the boards bulid more community time with each other. "
~ ~AnastasiaGrey~

"I like being part of the MST. It allows me to discover new fandoms and make new friends. The others MST members as well as the users of have welcome me so well. I'm happy to be part of such a friendly group."
~ Mrs. Fern ♡

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Keep the various boards organized and help create a friendly posting environment.

"what I like about my duties is the privileges that come with it. Such as having my displayed name in bold letters, or the crowns underneath it instead of stars. The possibility of keeping your board clean and organized by being able to delete and merge every (not just your own) post and even threads is a feature I love and use very often."
~ Kathrin/Copop

"I like that being a Moderator means that I get to interact with new members. The most fun part about being a Moderator is that I also get to help them."
~ sourburst

"I like being a Moderator Team member that this site was very laid-back and I really like to interact w/ anyone on this board who have same interest as me that we call can talk about it unlike in real world.. It was great for me to come by on this site as moderator team member when you want to."
~ Steph/fly me to the moon

" I love talking about my favourite subjects with other fans and enjoying their on going life"
~ Em'/That's My Girl

"Happy 21 years to . I'm so happy & proud to be part of for 11 years. I love modding and posting with awesome posters on on so many awesome boards. I wish many more anniversaries. "
~ Quin/quin0611

"I enjoy moderating the Josh Holloway board. We have a great community of posters on the board and we chat about Josh and off topic subjects. It is very easy to moderate such a friendly board.

Happy 21st anniversary.
~ Julie/Sulieter

"What I love most about being on the Moderators Team is getting the opportunity to moderate boards for topics I love to discuss. As a moderator, I am given the chance to come up with new discussion ideas and generate ideas for fun events related to the topic of the board. Celebrating milestones and anniversaries are special and makes me feel pride for the accomplishments I had a part in achieving. Making decisions with others and leading a board have been fun. I also have made friendships through moderating various boards here."
~ cry pretty

"I like talking about topics I like and also leading some of the discussions. I also like knowing that people can come to me if they have any concerns. Also it's great being part of an online community. "
~ Cat/☆ a million stars ☆

"As someone with a long-time passion for literature, I think what I enjoy the most about being a Moderator Team Member is the fulfilment of expressing my innermost thoughts analytically with other people who have similar interests. Moderating Movies and a Television show board allows me to share my views about different genres and characters in ways that you don't always get to in a general conversation outside of FanForum. Also, the responsibility of checking the boards daily shapes you into a disciplined person, which I am grateful for."
~ Gwen/Crystal Clear

"Being part of the Moderators team is great. As a Moderator I can make sure the Board I mod is a safe and friendly place. That every fan is welcome no matter who is their favorite. It's even better if I get to co-mod which is the case for me . When I became a Moderator I found out others Moderators woild help us adapt. That is wonderful and something we don't see at most forums."
~ Mrs. Fern ♡

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Old 11-26-2019, 06:54 PM
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Happy 21st Anniversary to Fan Forum!

Happy 20th Anniversary, X-Files Forum!
Celebrate with us!
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:43 PM
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We have come a long way from what the site used to look like. Happy 21st anniversary!
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:43 PM
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Happy 21 years at Great op love it!
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:50 AM
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Happy anniversary

Lovely reading everyone's messages

Thanks Chris for putting this all together

Huge thanks to everyone who has made what it is today
» this one was about basically letting go of things that don't serve you anymore, its about being able to
move forward & remind yourself your self worth... what you have inside of you is always solid gold
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:47 AM
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Happy 21st Anniversary

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Old 11-27-2019, 04:45 AM
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Happy 21st anniversary.

Amazing OP.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:49 AM
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Wow 21 years! Amazing accomplishment for such an incredible forum that I've so enjoyed being a part of. Nicely done everyone!
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:15 AM
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Congratulations, this is awesome!
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:07 AM
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This is awesome!! Congratulations on such an incredible milestone. Well done, guys!
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:09 AM
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Congrats! I've fallen in love with this forum. Thanks everyone for all you do!
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:59 AM
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21 years I’ve been registered for 17 of those years
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:43 AM
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happy 21st
what an amazing milestone to reach
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:45 AM
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Congrats on 21 years!
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:22 PM
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Happy 21st Anniversary to ! Lovely OP! It's great reading everyone's messages about .

I have spent 18 years out of the 21 on this forum and have met so many amazing people here irl who are still my friends to this day. Many thanks to the admin & management team, CT, GT & MST teams and all our wonderful moderators & members who have been with us throughout all these years.
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And though they try in rivalry
They'll never shine bright as me
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