1. mrgone

    OP mrgone old man
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    so, when was gbatemp originally started ?
    gba has his 20 years, so gbatemp must have, too

    will there be celebrations? cake?
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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  3. Jokey_Carrot

    Jokey_Carrot G̶B̶A̶T̶e̶m̶p̶ ̶A̶d̶d̶i̶c̶t̶ Heroin Addict.
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    Gbatemp was started in 2002 to share roms. The forums were launched on November 5th of the same year.
     
  4. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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    if GBATemp forums were released on November 5th 2002, the OP registered one day after. Amazing!
     
  5. Seriel

    Seriel Doing her best
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    Y'all need to read up on some history: https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/GBAtemp.net#History

    "On 24 October 2002, the Invision Power Board forums and portal were officially opened"
    Note that @KiVan registered one day before that.

    Where in 2002 depends at which point you are celebrating the birth of, the website or the forums. Either way its 2002.
     
  6. Costello

    Costello Headmaster
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    If I recall correctly I bought the original gbatemp.net domain in January 2003
    Just checked & yep:
    upload_2021-4-14_9-53-10.png

    Before I got the domain it used to be gbatemp.2ya.com or something?
     
  7. Seriel

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    Archive.org seems to suggest it was gbatemp.m4d.sm - even after gbatemp.net was bought it redirected to there for a little while.

    Of course this is all before my time I'm just going off things like https://web.archive.org/web/20021127050701/http://gbatemp.m4d.sm/ and https://web.archive.org/web/20030107101900/http://gbatemp.net/
     
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  8. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I was a leech then (2002), didn't register. Maybe later when I did it was because I had to to see the links? Can't remember. I just bounced between here and another site (arcade at home dot youknow) after work every day, grabbing the latest rom releases. Good times.
     
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  9. mrgone

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    Thanks for checking.


    nice, we have a history page


    the best thing in these quotes is the meta info:
    [USER=1]@KiVan[/USER]
     
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  10. Scott_pilgrim

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    Damn, this site is older than I thought
     
  11. Lightyose

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    But not as old as me.
    Also, I find you everywhere.
     
  12. Nikokaro

    Nikokaro Shin Mycenaean hideous survivor(s) 2.0
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    Wherever you turn, you find him in front of you. :D
    Does this brat have a family?
    Does he never go to school?
    Does he never play basketball with friends?
    Shouldn't we call the proper authorities?

    When we say "wasted youth...":rofl2:
     
  13. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Gamer Professional Deluxe
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    Everyone knows that GBAtemp did not really start and come to life until April the 18th 2008! :gun:
     
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  14. FAST6191

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    We registered the same day and the forums being registered only to drop the bandwidth a bit was the reason I joined that day after being content to be a lurker before then.
     
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  15. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi
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    Interested to know what period saw the biggest uptick in new users, and did it equate to a particular system?
    Personally, I'd been lurking/snatching since before the forums, but only joined due to the movement in the 3ds scene.
     
  16. DAZA

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    lol i remember the days of it starting off.. good times! it has been nice to see the site evolve in time and the members that have joined over the years.. would be nice to see the site celebrate it
     
  17. FAST6191

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    Activity does grow and shrink with the success and failure of systems covered, as well as hacked nature of them (if only backwards compatible then nobody cares, if easy softmod and the system has games then people care a lot).

    That said you could probably get a reasonable graph by going through the wayback machine linked above and checking the indexes which usually noted total users and if not daily then current activity at that point.
    Make another bar/delineation for major hacks being released and maybe then later polished up (things as they appear on say a C3 talk and then a few months later when reasonable/stable USB versions of those are made and installs reduced to "follow this guide")
     
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