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.
-Russ (slightly refreshed after a few days breaks, but now on a diet, trying to drink less, and exercise more.)