1. SubscriberRuss
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    03 Jan '06 10:46
    First off, happy New Year to all. Thanks to all the game mods, forum mods, beta testers, and people who generally helped out from time to time over the last year. It was certainly a busy year for me personally, steering the good ship RHP, and completing a number of other commitments in parallel.

    2006 awaits, and I still have a head full of ideas still waiting to be implemented. 2005 may not have seen as much visible innovation as I would have liked on the site, but plenty of re-engineering took place to prepare for the future, culminating in a significant server upgrade (software, not hardware) over the holiday period.

    So, for the future, the long delayed new board code, which should satisfy everyone's current requirements, should be in beta soon. Beyond that, I don't really want to discuss much more, but there are some large changes (or should I say 'additions'😉 in the pipeline. As always, any significant new features will be discussed in the 'site ideas' forum and go to a consultation vote, if required.

    Also, in early 2006, we will be 5 years old! Development of this site started over the Christmas period in 2001 though, so it is 5 years for me already! And, although running this site has been a bit of a black hole regarding my time, it does continue to be challenging and fun. So thanks again to everyone for supporting the site, either by contributing via subscriptions and/or helping build and maintain the community that exists here.

    Cheers!

    -Russ (slightly refreshed after a few days breaks, but now on a diet, trying to drink less, and exercise more.)
  2. Standard memberthire
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    03 Jan '06 11:08
    Thanks Russ, I like the site very much as well and it's perhaps the site I'm the longest period of time loyal to.
    🙂
    Thomas
  3. Standard membercelticcountry
    Copyright ©2001-2006
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    03 Jan '06 22:40
    Originally posted by thire
    Thanks Russ, I like the site very much as well and it's perhaps the site I'm the longest period of time loyal to.
    🙂
    Thomas
    yes.

    The only site I have ever considered paying for.
  4. Standard memberrhb
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    03 Jan '06 23:04
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    yes.

    The only site I have ever considered paying for.
    You mean you got your star for consideration alone?

    😛
  5. Standard memberRONOC
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    04 Jan '06 13:23
    Loving your work Russ!
    By the way I had introduced the site to a number of people this year, they played one game and joined, more so for the site as a whole rather than just the chess, certainly doing something right.
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    04 Jan '06 20:12
    Yes, this site is worth far more than just chess, it is also a community, something which is very special when online.

    This is also the only site I have ever subscribed to, and well worth the £16 I forked out for the subscription.

    Well done Russ, and thanks for making such a great site!
  7. Subscribersonhouse
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    05 Jan '06 21:28
    Originally posted by MRoberts
    Yes, this site is worth far more than just chess, it is also a community, something which is very special when online.

    This is also the only site I have ever subscribed to, and well worth the £16 I forked out for the subscription.

    Well done Russ, and thanks for making such a great site!
    I'll second that. BTW I got a message saying this site runs scripts
    and it will run slow because of it, therefore do you want to stop
    scripts from running here? I go yes to see what happens and the
    whole window became much less graphic and was surrounded by
    a red border around each icon and the main areas. Ever see that?
    Next time I logged in, everything was back to normal.
  8. University
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    06 Jan '06 04:09
    Thanks for the service, Russ, have a great 06.
  9. Standard memberzakkwylder
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    07 Jan '06 14:22
    Happy New Year Russ, thanks again.
  10. Standard memberthire
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    07 Jan '06 17:50
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    yes.

    The only site I have ever considered paying for.
    same for me... and, well, I did pay for uchess as well... 🙂
    th
  11. girls imaginations
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    09 Jan '06 00:37
    Originally posted by Russ

    ...Also, in early 2006, we will be 5 years old! Development of this site started over the Christmas period in 2001 though, so it is 5 years for me already!
    Cheers!

    -Russ (slightly refreshed after a few days breaks, but now on a diet, trying to drink less, and exercise more.)
    i may be wrong russ, but if it was made in Christmas of 01, it wont be 5 years for you till christmas of 06, not christmas of 05.i think.
    also thanks for such a great site.🙂
  12. University
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    09 Jan '06 04:51
    Originally posted by trallphaz
    i may be wrong russ, but if it was made in Christmas of 01, it wont be 5 years for you till christmas of 06, not christmas of 05.i think.
    also thanks for such a great site.🙂
    it officially opened in Febuary of 01, so the Christmas before was Christmas 2000.
  13. California
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    09 Jan '06 05:16
    Fairly new to the site Russ but thank you very much for such a wonderful site and even better community... I am going to subscribe soon so dont worry about that ! Keep bringing the good stuff man, great job !
  14. SubscriberRuss
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    09 Jan '06 10:11
    Originally posted by Whats goin on eh
    it officially opened in Febuary of 01, so the Christmas before was Christmas 2000.
    Yes, my mistake.

    -Russ
  15. Kent
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    10 Jan '06 00:09
    The best site for navigating round and it looks sharp. Keep up the good work Russ.
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