1. shaunj66

    OP shaunj66 GBAtemp Administrator
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    We're still very much out of pocket after these years without affiliates, tournament prizes, import tax and more...

    I'm a few hundred pounds out of pocket and so is Costello. We don't intend to make any profit as money will go towards hosting and future tournaments and more, and even then we still have a long ways to go before we're in the green
     
  2. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.
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    Bappy Hirthday GBAtemp.
     
  3. GeekShadow

    GeekShadow GBAtemp Fan
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  4. Costello

    Costello Headmaster
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    commercial direction? hah!
    we've had many offers from advertising companies (yes, offers, we didn't even have to request them) and we've always refused.
    We've never made any profit off GBAtemp, all the money we've ever made always went to pay the server bills and to offer prizes for tournaments.
    Keep in mind we're a community, not a company or something.
    For my I've spent countless hours working for GBAtemp, and I never intended to gain anything from my work - I always did my best for the community and I intend to keep it that way!

    Believe me, there are still a couple of unbelievable things coming soon (sooner than you think!) can't tell you more for now but you might be surprised.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.
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    The members and staff of GBAtemp have my eternal gratitude for pulling me out of the deepest, blackest, heart-destroyingest funk I've ever been in. When Costello asked me to be a moderator here, I was only too happy to help those that helped me. This is a mighty mighty site, and one hell of a community. My hat's off to Costello, shaunj, Opium, Thug, jumpman17, TPi, Dirtie, and the rest of the current and former staff for making me feel at home here. Also, I'll take this opportunity to thank lagman, OrR, 5uck3rpunch, and Takeshi for permeating me with hope in those dark days past, and Linkiboy, Orc, veho, and tshu for making me to laugh my butt off.

    ..and I'm making new friends all the time!

    GBAtemp ROCKS! Toadally awesome! Cowabunga dudes!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Akoji

    Akoji +5 internets to psyfira for avatar.
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    Awesome day that is 23rd october! Grog will flow! [​IMG]
    And good job on the new updates! And im looking foward for making designs for t-shirt and such (Im learning how to makes things like that, digital art course [​IMG])

    And don't forget to keep [​IMG]
     
  7. Digeman

    Digeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Congrats gbatemp! You guys truly have done a great job! GBATEMPZ I LUUV UU!...just had to get that outta me [​IMG]

    Oh and me and my friends will definetaly be buying lotsa stuff from that shop! Gotta get me those mugs and some pillows...and a mousepad....oh and i can't forget the t-shirt!!

    AAHH I'M HAVING A GBATEMPGAZM!!
     
  8. Deadmon

    Deadmon A Temper
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    Woah, I can't believe it's been around 5 years since I joined...

    Happy 5th GBAtemp!
     
  9. Qpido

    Qpido Call me Q.
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    I'm always surprised [​IMG].

    I tend to look at stuff from a (fair and honest) profitable way.
    But I'm going to run a multi-million company soon, so who can blame me.

    I have been promoting GBATemp a lot, because you guys are simply the best. I like the buttons you guys made, I might get some of those.
    You guys have my support forever.

    Q~

    EDIT: I just noticed my avatar is gone?
     
  10. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.
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    Only 5 years ol and already the best forum on the net? Impressive! [​IMG]


    Happy birthday GBAtemp [​IMG]

    [title: I baked you a cake [​IMG]][​IMG]
     
  11. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GBATEMP!! [​IMG]
     
  12. moggymatt

    moggymatt GBAtemp Regular
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  13. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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  14. JacobReaper

    JacobReaper I Love You....
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    Happy Bday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    hopefully this site lives longer than us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. lookout

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room
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    Thank you all Admin, Moderator and Members for keep this GBAtemp alive over year!!

    Happy 5th Anniversary GBAtemp!! [​IMG]
     
  16. bazzi_h

    bazzi_h GBAtemp Regular
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    Happy B Day GBAtemp [​IMG]
     
  17. Torte

    Torte GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    *Posts in a glorious topic*
    Thanks all you head-tempers for keeping things real and maintaining the best 'homebrew' discussion board/database this side of Nintendo. All the best for the future. Keep up the solid work [​IMG]
     
  18. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.
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    i cant believe its only been 5 years i could have sworn it would have been ten ;-)
     
  19. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.
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    happy birthday, GBAtemp!
     
  20. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG
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    omg this update is massive.

    THANK YOU GBATEMP AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

     
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