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8th Anniversary of SBMania!


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#1 abney317

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

A few days late... I guess we lost track of time.
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A lot of great things have happened here over the last year, including the big site update with SBM v4 earlier this year.
We hope to stay around for years to come, and hope that everyone continues to enjoy their experience here.
Thanks to everyone who's been a part of SBM over that last 8 years!

#2 JCM

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Wow, it feels like we were celebrating the seventh anniversary just a few days ago. My, how time flies.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

Thank you for being apart of SBM and letting me control your lives.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

Thank you for being apart of SBM and letting me control your lives.

I'm out . . . . .

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:00 AM

Happy Birthday SBM! The place isn't as busy as when I first started posting in September 2005, but it's definitely not dead, infant it's probably more of a community since I know who everyone is now, back then we had about 500 people on at once all posting. There were also teams which had their own forums, blogs, that pets thing, the RPG, and the short lived quotes feature. All in the past now.

There also used to be many other sites like SpongeyMedia, Nautical Media, SpongeZone and SpongeBob Crazy (now United SpongeBob), SpongeBob Central/Clubhouse and The Idiot Box who merged into SpongeBob Revolution, The Mermalair, and a couple of others whose names I can't remember, like the one that was the original home of episode capsules and got shut down because the founder left and the co-founder did not want to run it anymore.

Ahh, just visited The Mermalair site, it was SpongeBob Area. that site was freaking awesome. I was so sad that it got shut down. Stupid ETaB685...

Anyway, my point is that although all those sites have gone this site remains and still has a thriving community with new members joining pretty much every other day, if not daily.

Happy birthday SpongeBuddy Mania!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

Happy Birthday SBMania.


Well, I have been here now officially for 6 months, and although this place I have seen lost activity compared to years ago, this place is still awesome! :D

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Happy Birthday SBM! Here's to another 8 years with old and new faces usernames! Speaking of which, I've been noticing that there are tons of guests on here everyday. So, if you're reading this, join! We don't-- well, most of us don't bite! And if you don't feel like posting often, that's fine too! I've been here since 2007 and I've only posted around 220 times (of what posts are active, at least). :P Just feel free to join the fun!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:53 AM

Just, for people... out there I used to be part of SBMania!
But, Happy 8th Anniversary of SBMania!
Also, thanks people! :naughty: Especially, abney317! :dts:

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

Happy birthday SBM! :D I remember first joining here 6 years ago, and I'm glad this website is still up and thriving! :)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

like the one that was the original home of episode capsules and got shut down because the founder left and the co-founder did not want to run it anymore.


I bet you anything you're talking about this: http://www.sbmania.net/shrine/

Anyways, happy birthday, SBMania! You guys have made, by far, the best SpongeBob fansite there is.

#11 abney317

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

like the one that was the original home of episode capsules and got shut down because the founder left and the co-founder did not want to run it anymore

Pretty sure The Mermalair coined the "Capsules" term

#12 Stinkoman 20X6

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

I feel old.

#13 spacepirate

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

Merry Christmas

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

Happy Anniversary SBM! Here's to many more! :)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Happy anniversary folks!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

I bet you anything you're talking about this: http://www.sbmania.net/shrine/

No, I was talking about SpongeBob Area.

Pretty sure The Mermalair coined the "Capsules" term

The owner of The Mermalair whose name I can't remember (he was 'SBSP' on this forum) first uploaded the capsules to SpongeBob Area and when SBA closed he created his own site, aka The Mermalair.

It's all here: http://mermalair.sbm...net/history.htm

The content began way before the site did, in September 2003. Back then, a site with lots of info and content called SpongeBob Area was the largest site about the show on the web. One weekend morning, I (a mod known as WIrules on the site's forum) didn't have much to do. Thinking it'd be fun to help with content on the site, I asked Chi Chi, SBA's owner, if I could help out. She thought it was a great idea and approved.

Wondering what to make for SBA, I came up with the idea of 'episode capsules': pages with a bunch of info on each episode. I put in my SpongeBob "Halloween" DVD and gathered info on the episode "Scaredy Pants" to form a capsule. (Back then, capsules didn't have info on the episode's running time, which VHS it's on, a one-sentence summary ("In Brief"), the production number, observations, or as much of a detailed description ("Story"). Chi Chi put the capsule on the site in October.

I kept making these capsules for SpongeBob Area. The Secret Box; Dying For Pie; Something Smells; Welcome to the Chum Bucket; Pizza Delivery; Mermaidman and Barnacleboy IV; Sailor Mouth; I Was a Teenage Gary; Pickles; and My Pretty Seahorse became capsules throughout the site's existance. (Mermaidman and Barnacleboy IV and Pizza Delivery aren't on The Mermalair, if you're wondering.)

Sadly, SpongeBob Area didn't last long (only fourteen months after it was created). Chi Chi disappeared, and ETaB685, the site's co-owner, wasn't satisfied with the site. He deleted it in June of 2004, and my capsules no longer had a home. A lot of work was put into them and I was still making more, so I needed somewhere to put them. The sites I liked weren't interested in taking them, and I didn't want to give them to sites I didn't like. Then, I was in luck. My friend planned on making a site and wanted my capsules, so I was happy to let him have them. Before the site launched, he changed his mind and didn't make it. I still had nowhere to put my content.

In October 2004, I was messing around with Page Builder on my Geocities account late at night when I realized something: I could use this to make a capsule site! So I chose the name The Mermalair over Robot Pirate Island (I wanted the site to be named after a location on the show), whipped up this uninteresting banner, and begun to transfer my capsules onto Page Builder. However, I quickly realized that you don't have much freedom with Page Builder, and it plain stinks. HTML was the way to go, so I learned it. (And the rest is history)



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

there's something that confused me. on the history page it says SBM created April 3rd, 2004. wasn't supposedly created on Aprul 7th? i don't know it's confusing me.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

there's something that confused me. on the history page it says SBM created April 3rd, 2004. wasn't supposedly created on Aprul 7th? i don't know it's confusing me.

According to who?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

According to who?

according to this history page

Edited by SpongeOddFan, 07 April 2012 - 09:15 PM.


#20 abney317

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

I know that... I meant according to who is the anniversary on the 7th?

#21 SpongeOddFan

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

I know that... I meant according to who is the anniversary on the 7th?

well i think ssj

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

Happy 8th Anniversery SBMania! Although I have only been a part of this site since a little more than a year ago, I feel like I have been here longer and that I belong here due to everybody loving what I love: SpongeBob!

Here's to many more years! :thumb1:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

well i think ssj

Yeah, he said something along those lines in the shoutbox yesterday.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Happy 8th Anniversery SBMania! Although I have only been a part of this site since a little more than a year ago, I feel like I have been here longer and that I belong here due to everybody loving what I love: SpongeBob!

Here's to many more years! :thumb1:

You know... I want to stay on this SBMania... forever sooo I can be a ''admin'' someday. Like, what abney317 said.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

sooo I can be a ''admin'' someday


Lol, we barely need the number of admins we have already.



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