Good news, everyone! And what a lot of them, too.
We're proud to announce that as of today, there are 1,000
(one thousand) news posts on the central! To celebrate this milestone (shh this is an exception to the "no milestone threads" rule)
, the staff team has combed through the entire news archive
and selected the most memorable posts.
(This isn't a timeline of the most important events, though - it's really just whatever seems noteworthy.)
So join us on this quick tour through the best news posts of the decade! ...well, eight and a half years. and sixteen posts.
Let us know if we missed any! What are your favorite news posts of all time?
Without further ado, here's the staff selections:
We don't have much to say...
(August 22, 2007)
It's the first ever news post! ...well, the first one since the 2007 "great wipe", anyway. There ought to be a few dozen more from SMWC's first incarnation (2006-2007), but if we included those it wouldn't be an "exactly 1000 news posts" celebration anymore, now would it?
(October 23, 2007)
Oh man, the first ever Mosts. I've lost track of how many we've had by now, but it's probably at least ten? Bonus game: Look through the voting thread and see how many nominees you recognize.
We admit defeat.
(February 7, 2008)
In early 2008 the site was to be replaced with a brand-new, general ROM hacking site called Nightfall. The admins had great plans for it, and there's been much secrecy and anticipation (and uncertainty). For one reason or another the plan failed, and the admins made the decision to stay with SMWC for the time being (as you can clearly see, I mean, just look at the address bar
(April 8, 2008)
Well they're not so new anymore now... probably should have thought that one through.
(March 6, 2009)
Wait, what was that post about? It's hard to read now, there's snot all over it.
(not mine though)
(July 24, 2010)
Oh hey, anyone remember that? The forums were down for a couple of days (You couldn't even read them I'm pretty sure), so the news articles became the place to hang out and talk about *everything*. (This article alone had 390 comments, and was followed by a few of similar size.) Take a moment to thank the news section for working hard to keep the discussion alive!
(August 19, 2010)
Showing off the latest submissions was a neat idea to put the news to even better use. Turned out to be another case of ideas losing steam though - would've been cool if it had been automatic. But hey, at least the "Member of the Month" and "Project Feature" news series are still going strong!
The 100,000,000th page view!
(September 23, 2010)
And by a *registered user* no less! What are the odds?
Actually, I wonder if those kinds of posts are still made. What's the next milestone, 400 million? Let's all press F5 real hard and find out!
A Much-Needed Friendly Reminder
(September 26, 2010)
Ah, how times have changed. Remember how we used to not have a Kaizo section on here, and instantly rejected all Kaizo hacks? Now all we need's a stacked munchers section!
(we've already had a rom section like forever though. duh. it's called the rom map)
Featured Hack of the Week
(September 25, 2011)
The first "featured hack" post as far as I can tell, and the predecessor to what's now the "monthly project feature". Huh, so it's been going on for well over four years.
Regarding user-made contests.
(October 21, 2012)
This is news post number 500 - we're at the midway point!
Interesting how it's taken the staff five years to accumulate the first 500, and just about three years later we're already at a thousand.
So much for no news is good news. (Did that make sense? I can't tell.)
Clarification On What is & isn't a Legacy Hack
(September 20, 2014)
Just pointing out we're at news post #750 now. Is it just me, or have those two years been particularly... uneventful?
By my rough estimate, almost 102% of all news posts between 2012 and 2014 had a title containing "results", "welcome", "update", or "sux".
Happy New Year & Happy Birthday SMWC
(January 1, 2015)
Hey, this was only a year ago? Time doesn't fly after all.
Last year, Counterfeit took the time to collect portraits of SMWC's population and glue them together into one stellar collage. (Looking good, everyone!) All I can say is I want to pet Raidenthequick.
It's actually completely done...
(May 7, 2015)
Not quite yet! I just felt like I should include an actual milestone in here again for a change.
What Tahixham meant was the ExGFX remoderation - and man, what a task that was. Good thing there hasn't been any new feature recently added to LM - say, exporting only selected parts of a palette - that would warrant a new remoderation all over again, right?
Lunar Magic 2.40
(September 25, 2015)
Happy 10 Year Anniversary!
(January 1, 2016)
Can you believe it's been twelve days
already since SMWC turned ten years old? Man, those were
Again, let us know if we missed any! What are your favorite news posts of all time?