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omgmog (OP)

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Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« on: October 16, 2010, 11:14:21 am »
Today marks one year since Dingoonity first launched these boards. It has been a great year, and since day 1 the community has grown in leaps and bounds.

I'd like to thank all the people that have made the community what it is:

The board staff -- Harteex, Congozombie, Quadomatic, codiak, Rebelphoenix, zear, Shred, qbertaddict, Kronus, eule, blizz, xdpirate

The developers for Dingoo native and Dingux (There are too many to list here, so I won't, but if you spend some time in either of the release boards for these platforms you'll spot some regular names!)

And most importantly you -- each of you that comes to the site every day, or every-other-day, and actively takes part in the community.

We've got nearly 2000 registered members on the board right now, and at any time there are usually 5x as many guest users as registered browsing the board - you can view some more board stats here - http://boards.dingoonity.org/stats/


The first year of Dingoonity

Dingoonity began on/around October 14th 2009. An already popular Dingoo community (the a320.freeforums.org board) had some problems with one of their staff members deciding to destroy the forum, and many members who were on IRC (#dingoo-a320 on irc.freenode.net), including myself, had decided that such an unstable place for a forum wasn't a good place -- so we started a new hosted board - Dingoonity.

From the 14th-16th I worked tirelessly to setup the boards and this botched board design that you see before you now (which has changed marginally since launch).

Initially we had a WordPress powered news page -- but after some suggestions, on the 21st of October I decided it would be best to integrate it better with the boards -- so I built the current news page which is now powered by the news board.

Since then new sub-boards have been added, things have been changed here and there (such as the introduction of friendly URLs) and all the time the community has continued to grow.

Earlier this year I added some sub-boards for some other devices, such as the Ben Nanonote, and SPMP8000-based devices.

From the start I've wanted to not run paid adverts on the site, as it's one thing I personally can't stand -- but in September this year, I decided to add a Google Adsense banner for guests to the page footer, and for members on the unread posts page in the footer. These have been appropriately unobtrusive, and seem to be generating enough money to cover the hosting.

The next year of Dingoonity

The community seems just as active now as it has been all year -- there's always some great stuff happening for Dingoo native and Dingux development.

I'll get around to finishing up and releasing the new board design at some point I'm sure, perhaps before Dingoonity's 2nd birthday!

We've got an active channel on IRC (#Dingoonity on irc.freenode.net) which continues to have 25-30 people online at any moment -- it's a great place with lots of development-based discussion going on, people asking questions and others providing helpful feedback, and also lots of off-topic talk.

DannyBoyTheDude

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 02:52:23 pm »
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everybody on the Dingoonity team for what a wonderful resource this is. Thank you, all.

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 03:40:47 pm »
Yeah, thanks to this first year of dingoonity !
Sorry to be outside community currently (too much work)...  :'(

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 04:31:55 pm »
Thanks omgmog and to all involved for this great site!

I've very much enjoyed my time here and the people here too.

Brilliant work, keep it up. :)

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 05:45:46 pm »
Happy Birthday Dingoonity ...

I like this community the most!

and i like my dingoo :-)

Stay tuned

Harteex

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 07:44:56 pm »
Thanks to everyone, this community is great :)

And thanks omgmog for all the work you put into this!

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 01:08:54 am »
Happy birthday =)

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010, 04:58:35 am »
Good work! but why you thanking xdpirate hes good for nothing but complaining  ;D
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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 02:47:27 pm »
Happy Bday to everyone who is active in the community and has a Dingoo!!!! (If you want to send the Bday presents to my house.. there's no problem with that... :P)

Chris23235

Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010, 05:15:06 pm »
Happy birthday Dingoonity, the site is great, good work omgomg for making this forum the number one stop for all Dingoo-related topics on the net.

xdpirate

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2010, 05:52:29 pm »
Good work! but why you thanking xdpirate hes good for nothing but complaining  ;D

Pffft, I'm awesome ;)

Thanks for the mention omgmog, I've had a great time on these boards. Thanks to darfgarf, mth and textmode for loads of programming protips, and thanks to all who download and use my software.

DHR will be up again as soon as I work out my hosting problems, and I'm working on some new apps.
Nintendo DSi, Black, v1.4.1 with R4i Gold 3DS
Nintendo DSi, Pokemon White Limited Edition
PSP-1000, Pink, 6.60-PRO C2
iPhone 4, White, iOS 7.0.2
Raspberry Pi, Model B, 512M

samir

Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2010, 08:44:06 pm »
Congratulations!! Happy Birthday Dingoonity!! The best Dingoo web!  ;D

benoitb

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Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010, 08:36:53 am »
Thanks for the efforts to get this upo and running. I wanted to tell the OP that I actually like the current design: clean and nice. No need to feel ashamed of it !

Reebz

Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 07:05:30 am »
Happy Birthday Dingoonity

If it wasn't for this website my Dingoo would still be bricked from the first day I tried installing
new firmware. I have found many answers to things I've wondered what I could do on my
Dingoo.

Good job omgmog and everyone else who helps to keep this community what it is.
Keep up the good work. ;D

mrkingoo

Re: Dingoonity turns 1-year-old!
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 02:38:59 pm »
Congratulations Dingoonity! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FchMuPQOBwA

A big thanks to omgmog and the team for your hard work! Dingoonity is my number one place for my Dingoo related needs

And a another big thanks to the community and all the talented developers! The Dingoo wouldnt be the same without you!

 

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