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We are One

Happy Birthday to us

Written by TrueAchievement on 15 March 09 at 09:31

As we have been approaching approximately 12 months since I started the site, I've been wondering exactly what date I should be using to celebrate our "birthday".

Should it be the date I first registered the url trueachievements.com? Should it be the date the first web holding page went up? Or maybe the day I create the database?

I've decided to go with this:

It is exactly a year to the day since I first ran the scanner code to grab achievements from the 20 or so people on my xbox live friends list.

The achievement data was dumped into the database, and I ran the TrueAchievement formula against it to see what would happen.

And then 1 year later, you're reading this and we have close to 20,000 members smile.

I just want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who's been involved with the site since that afternoon when I was messing around with square roots and proportionality. The site has become what it is now because of your brilliant ideas and your awesome content - you guys rock!

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This morning I've upped a couple of bug fixes, but more importantly I've been working on ways to speed up the site. I won't bore you with the technicals, but it seems to have made quite a difference smile

So, onwards and upwards! Here's to another year of TA-related achievement-hunting, meeting new friends, playing great games and generally having a blast!

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hankford
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 09:36
Great work over the last year TA, thanks very much.
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 09:37
Woot! Happy Birthday TA.
Posted on 15 March 09 at 09:48
Can't wait to see what the next year has in store!
SeraphimNeeded - ... why do I have several One achievements with a full blue bar but not actually unlocked, including several single step cheevs?!
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Last post: 18 Sep at 13:27
Posted on 15 March 09 at 09:53
Woo! Aren't you glad all your hard work is actually going somewhere? Only a year and that much growth.
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 09:57
Seraphim Needed said:Woo! Aren't you glad all your hard work is actually going somewhere? Only a year and that much growth.Yeah, it actually gives me a warm glow inside smile

If you have a quick browse around the pages does it seem faster to you sera?
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SeraphimNeeded - ... why do I have several One achievements with a full blue bar but not actually unlocked, including several single step cheevs?!
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Last post: 18 Sep at 13:27
Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:07
Didn't really notice to be honest. Then again with it being an international connection there may not be any more room for major improvement.
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adam2409
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:08
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
Clever Jake
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:09
TrueAchievement said:Seraphim Needed said:Woo! Aren't you glad all your hard work is actually going somewhere? Only a year and that much growth.Yeah, it actually gives me a warm glow inside smile
Must be nice for the old CV too laugh
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:13
As a relative newcomer to this site I have to say I absolutley love it! It's become the only site I use, and need, for all my achievement needs. It's brilliant. Thanks and well done for all your hard work TA.
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:22
Seraphim Needed said:Didn't really notice to be honest. Then again with it being an international connection there may not be any more room for major improvement.:(

Would you say it's slow compared to most sites you use?

we should maybe try to compare with other uk based sites. Probably the fastest big site here is www.bbc.co.uk, but that probably has international caches so isn't a good test.

Let me try to find a list of uk sites that we could compare against.

Thanks mate
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freaksanon
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Last post: 15 Mar 09 at 10:23
Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:23
awesome! Congrats on one year, I can't wait for two!
Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:25
TrueAchievement said:Would you say it's slow compared to most sites you use?I'm in the US, and it's been very snappy tonight. Much better than yesterday morning, where every page load lagged up to a minute.
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:34
I never said it was bad. The only times I've ever had problems for several days now is when it appears you're uploading new code.
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 10:58
Strippers? Anyone get any? No? Oh well, maybe next year. When we'll all still be here, whoring up our scores ;)

Congrats TA.
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stanrandom
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 11:14, Edited on 15 March 09 at 11:32 by stanrandom
www.bbc.co.uk doesn't have international caches any more, under normal circumstances.

EDIT: oh, and happy birthday!
zigs00
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 11:16
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

massive amounts of thanks to you for all your hard work :)
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 11:25
Happy B-Day TA!
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Posted on 15 March 09 at 11:29
Happy Birthday
Posted on 15 March 09 at 11:32
thanks for the great website dude !!!

happy birthday!!