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Armorama quietly turned 9....
Delbert
#073
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 05, 2002
KitMaker: 2,655 posts
AeroScale: 209 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 11:44 AM UTC
Happy B-day to armorama, without this site my skills would not be where they are..


and good work Jim.




05Sultan
#037
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California, United States
Joined: December 19, 2004
KitMaker: 2,870 posts
AeroScale: 258 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 04:03 AM UTC
Jim- just noticed the celebration balloons on the logo. Nice Festivus touch!
WARLORD
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
HISTORICUS FORMA
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: April 23, 2003
KitMaker: 1,923 posts
AeroScale: 100 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:13 AM UTC
Happy Birthday Armorama!

Congrats Jim and thank you!
milvehfan
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 26, 2007
KitMaker: 2,116 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 09:17 PM UTC
Happy Birthday Armorama ! Thanks to the staff and modelers here who continue to bring out the best in our Hobby. milvehfan
05Sultan
#037
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California, United States
Joined: December 19, 2004
KitMaker: 2,870 posts
AeroScale: 258 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 04:39 PM UTC
Happy Birthday Armorama and Kitmaker!! Thankyou Jim for giving it your all, all the time. Thanks to all the members for teaching me so that I could have even more fun at this hobby.
Rick
HARV
#012
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 2,964 posts
AeroScale: 78 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 03:11 PM UTC
Righteous

Love this site!!

Thanks and congratulations Jim.

Harv
c5flies
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California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,684 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 01:03 PM UTC
Happy Birthday Armorama & Kitmaker, congratulations on a great job Jim! 190,000 unique visitors for the Big A for the last 30 days...incredible
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
AeroScale: 305 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 11:37 PM UTC
Congratulations! It's been a great ride and I'm glad it continues.... I'm looking forward to more
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2010
KitMaker: 5,854 posts
AeroScale: 372 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 06:10 PM UTC
Happy Birthday to one of the best sites I've ever been a part of!
MSGsummit
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: November 16, 2002
KitMaker: 743 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 01:08 PM UTC
Wow!.....9 years! Here's to you Jim! Thanks to you and all who work so hard to make Armorama what it is. Happy Birthday Big A.
Grumpyoldman
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
KitMaker: 15,323 posts
AeroScale: 836 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 11:33 AM UTC
Wow, how time flies.
CReading
#001
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California, United States
Joined: February 09, 2002
KitMaker: 1,706 posts
AeroScale: 88 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 09:59 AM UTC
Seems like just yesterday.........
happy birthday everyone who makes up Armorama
Thank you Jim for your vision and persistence
Thank you moderators past and present

C.
sgtsauer
#065
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Missouri, United States
Joined: March 30, 2002
KitMaker: 2,589 posts
AeroScale: 91 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 08:17 AM UTC
Thats incredible it has been 9 years already! Fantastic! Happy Birthday Big A!!

Thanks to you too Jim for all that you continue to do in order to give us model builders our own little universe on the www.
mopnglo
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United States
Joined: January 07, 2006
KitMaker: 452 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 08:11 AM UTC
Happy birthday, Armorama!

And a big THANK YOU, Jim!

Huzzah!
staff_Jim
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#002
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,448 posts
AeroScale: 506 posts
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 07:55 AM UTC
A few days ago (Dec 16th) Armorama officially turned 9 years old. With the holidays and stuff going on around here I actually missed it. We are now in our 10th year of operations.

It's been a heck of a ride thus far. I would like to again thank all the people who have done so much to make the site what it is today, even if some of them are no longer around or as active as they use to be. Without that early support and the continued help of active members and staff volunteers this site (and community) would not be here.

I keep thinking that Armorama is peaking out or reaching it's highest point. But amazingly we are seeing even higher traffic numbers over the same period last year (a 50% increase!). Armorama has now exceeded 190,000 unique visitors for the past 30 days according to our Google Analytics tracking. And AeroScale (whose aircraft content use to be part of Armorama in all fairness) has totally busted through the sound-barrier and gone up to 90,000 unique visitors for the past 30 days. That is TWICE the traffic they had last year! It's much the same for all the other x-parts of Armorama as well. Model Shipwrights (40K+), Historicus Forma (20K+), etc.

There are still big things on the horizon as well. I hoped to have some major improvements ready for forum posting up soon. To be honest the integration of this new technology is somewhat beating my brains to mush, but I am confident it won't take much longer.

We are also looking to launch a user-configurable newsletter in the coming months as well.

Happy Birthday BigA! (and KitMaker as a whole!)

Cheers,
Jim