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benj clews 
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United Kingdom

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  14:00:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm very opposed to using three exclamation marks in a thread title (or, indeed, anywhere) but if there's one place I feel I can let myself slip it's when announcing the 10th anniversary of fwfr. Yes- 26th October, 2009 and this succinct corner of the web is officially 10 years old. Huzzah!

Now, as some of you might know, I've been away from the site quite a bit working hard on the new site and was really hoping to have that finished (or at least usable) in time. Unfortunately, due to assorted issues popping up over the last year, this won't be the case. There'll be a change to the home page and logo and of course the cakes will be back, but as much as I'm desperate to see what you make of it, the new site isn't yet in a place where you can all play around with it.

However, I don't want to leave you all hanging with nothing to show, so I'm going to post a few screen grabs up here tomorrow (consider it like Coming Attractions) to give you an idea of what's in store for fwfr before the year's out (barring any more delays).

Meantime, I'd like to thank you all for sticking with fwfr, be that days, months or in the case of some here, years (which I think is truly a rare thing in web site terms) and continuing to fill this site with your four word goodness. I may have put the game out there, but it would be nothing without anyone playing it.

Cheers one and all and here's to another 10 great years with this huge silly tiny idea...

benj.

[matt] 
"Cinemattic."

United Kingdom

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  14:11:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Congratulations benj for 10 years of this absolutely bloody brilliant site, which I only wish I'd discovered earlier in its long life!

And thank you for the many, many fun-filled hours I've spent here so far, and the many yet to come.

Cheers

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bife 
"Winners never quit ... fwfr ... "

Singapore

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  14:58:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats benj

Of all the many hours I've wasted on the internet, the most stimulating, fun and addictive have been spent here on fwfr.

Here's to the next 10 years


Edited by - bife on 25/10/2009 14:58:59
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  15:40:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All four one and one four all.
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Whippersnapper 
"Indescribably wonderful and modest"

United Kingdom

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  16:01:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

It's an addict10n.

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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  17:05:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was looking forward to trying to be the first to note this tomorrow! I'll change my username then.

I'm a bit afraid of the changes, though. Apart from the MERPs not making very good decisions, I like things as they are.

However, the most important thing is thank you Benj for ten years of hard work, and thanks to most of the F.W.F.R.ers too.
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benj clews 
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United Kingdom

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  17:50:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

I'm a bit afraid of the changes, though. Apart from the MERPs not making very good decisions, I like things as they are.



Yep, I figured there'd be some uncertainty to the change (I still recall the dislike of the changes I made to myfwfr years ago). Unfortunately, the code is now very outdated and difficult to improve- something that's inevitable if you don't want the site to disappear from search engines. My plan is to introduce it on a separate URL and listen to peoples' feelings on things to further refine it. I'm not going to just flip the switch one night- it'll be a slow rollout which I hope most will see as a considerable improvement on the current site.

On the most part, it isn't a massive change anyway- the design is cleaner and more professional looking, a lot more is done in the same window to speed up things and a few things have been added. The biggest thing is that the code is much better designed and consistent and allows me to modify and fix it much more easily.
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BaftaBaby 
"Always entranced by cinema."

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  18:09:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy 10iversary benj and fwfr

I, for one, can't wait to see what you have in store for us. You're my cyber-hero and I support you all the way.

Hurrah x 10

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clay 
"Viewer discretion is revised."

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  22:20:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is one of my favorite sites. Let's all stick around for ten more! Don't want to be clewsless, do we?
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thefoxboy 
"Four your eyes only."

Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia

Posted - 25/10/2009 :  22:21:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats benj, I look forward to seeing and using the new site.
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MguyX 
"X marks the spot"

Posted - 26/10/2009 :  00:45:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's birthday time for me and one of my best friends today (U.K time ... tomorrow U.S. time). Happy birthday FWFR! I'm 46, FWFR is 10, and I've been with her for 6 years. TOP THAT SHIT ROMAN POLANSKI!

Thanks for hooking me up benj!!!

BEST PART OF ALL: I don't even have to change my screen name this year!

Edited by - MguyX on 26/10/2009 00:46:36
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 26/10/2009 :  01:38:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:


BEST PART OF ALL: I don't even have to change my screen name this year!



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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 26/10/2009 :  01:41:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All-time #4 review has a new resonance?
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Canklefish 
"Let's Get OUTTA Here..."

United States

Posted - 26/10/2009 :  02:28:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Benj, congrats on creating a truly unique web presence/destination. Looking forward to the new digs.

Who knows, maybe this four-word thingy will catch on...

Edited by - Canklefish on 26/10/2009 02:33:47
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Sean 
"Necrosphenisciform anthropophagist."

New Zealand

Posted - 26/10/2009 :  04:18:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome!!!

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us... etc etc.

Benj, don't you think it's time you updated your avatar from your 8th birthday cake? Did Lisa not have time to make one last year?

Really looking forward to seeing the new site. And as Randall says on the front page, 10 years on the internet is forever.
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ChocolateLady 
"500 Chocolate Delights"

Israel

Posted - 26/10/2009 :  10:37:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mazal Tov!


(But... um... I think you need a new cake, my friend!)
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