abney317Joined: 20 Dec 2005
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I've been hanging around SpongeBob fansites since late 2003. I started joining forum communities in late 2005. I've been active here on SpongeBuddy Mania since I first joined the community in December 2005.
In February of 2006, I opened my own SpongeBob fansite, SpongeBob Nation, which grew to have a decent amount of content and an active forum community. The SpongeBob Nation forums reached 20,000 posts in about 6 months before they closed. I got together with sb1fan and Peanut M&M (AKA iPlankton) and merged with their site, SpongeBob Revolution. We created a new SpongeBob forum that by late 2008 reached over 30,000 posts before closing its doors. With the large content base that SpongeBob Revolution had, I talked with ssj4gogita4 about putting our content on SpongeBuddy Mania. It was around this time (October 2008) that I became a moderator on SpongeBuddy Mania. We planned out the 2008 "25 Days of Christmas" as a way to load in all of the new content onto SpongeBuddy Mania, adding a few transcripts and other items to the site that wasn't already on SpongeBuddy Mania. Unfortunately, SpongeBob Revolution had some hosting issues in mid December and all of the data was lost. We were left with what had been moved to SpongeBuddy Mania. Fast forward to 2 years later. I became admin in November 2010. The release of SpongeBuddy Mania v4 happened on Christmas 2010. I designed the forum skin and did some work on the main site, while Mr. Dr. Professor Patrick made a great new main site design. Ssj4gogita4 worked hard on adding new content for the release. Only a year later was the major release of SBM v5. The entire site was moved off of Joomla to our own custom content management system. The entire website was overhauled to have a new design (The same one used today). In late July of 2012, I created a new forum skin with customizable features that is being used today. The major release of SBM v5.5 lead into the end of the year where we tried out a "25 Days of Christmas" event again. Tons of new content and skins were added with a lot of work done by the staff.
This leads up to where we stand today. I've had the privilege of working with this great community for multiple years and I hope for many great years to come.
- Group: Admins
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- Member Title: Abney=last name
- Age: 21 years old
- Birthday: October 12, 1993
SpongeBob, Programming, Graphic Design
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