SMBHQ Turns Three!
The big "Oh-Three"
Wow, three whole years. In that time we've seen one presidential administration, the cancellation of Seinfeld, and about 20,000,000 message board posts. I could go on and say how much the site has grown to over 800 visitors/day, how we've added tons of cool new sections and how fun it's been, but that's not what I'm here for. Birthday's, like Thanksgiving, are a time to remember what you're thankful for. Well, at least they should be. Anyway, I'm gonna take this time and spaceto thank absolutely everyone I can think of who helped with this site. Don't take any offense if I leave you out, it's hard to remember 3-years-worth of helpful people. But I'll try...
Special thanks to...
Helpful staff people
Jay Resop: For making what is most definitely the best part of this site, for being the one person who's really able to relate to the pressures of making this site (including the wacky mails), and for being a great friend.
Dave Adams: For running the mailbag section and being a constant source of little submitions here and there.
Adam Spradlin: For building the massive cartoon and comics sections and for being a cool person to talk to.
The Kelly's (Mark & Sean) (No relation): For building the guides section from the ground up (despite neither of them working on it anymore). Also to Mark for the fanfics section, and Sean for the mysteries section.
Helpful other people
Shane Sacobie (of
) For providing SMBHQ with a domain name and advertising, and more importantly, for being a constant source of support and encouragement while making this site.
Deezer (Dan W. of
): For providing a lot of the pictures on the site (including the Dance section AniGifs), for being a great friendly competitor, and for running a great site that forces me to keep on my toes.
Hairball (Harry Li of
): For making the SMBHQ buttons and for running a great competing site.
Kacy N.: For never letting me miss an important news story and being fun to talk to.
Helpful people/organizations I haven't met
Shigeru Miyamato: For creating the greatest games of all time.
Nintendo: For being cool enough to let fan sites like this exist unhindered and for making this site possible.
Cartoon Network: For providing the background noise to most of my updating time and for providing the Mario Party game given away in this sites first contest (I won it from them in a phone in and decided to give it away since I already had a copy)
Prima Games: For making SMBHQ a Prima Fan Site and providing the guides for the recent contests.
Helpful big sites that have brought in a lot of traffic
: For putting me in their directory (how... I'm not sure)
The Open Directory Project
: For their starred review of SMBHQ
: For linking to me at the end of their Unauthorized Mario Biography
The Centre for the Easily Amused
: For linking to the Mario Dance and for being a great waste of time.
The Unofficial World of Nintendo
: For making SMBHQ site-of-the-month
The Mega Man Home Page
: For inspiring me to make this site.
Everyone who linked to the site: For helping make it so popular
Everyone who submitted to the site: For helping make it the biggest gathering of Mario fanatic rants, fanfics, etc. on the web.
Everyone who's posted on the message boards or guestbook: For being a crazy bunch of weirdos that constantly bring joy to my life.
Everyone who's visited the site: For being incredibly cool people and validating all our hard work.
Last but not least...
The helpful people I forgot to list: For being helpful despite my inability to remember you.
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