As always another year of network operation has passed successfully, this makes it a full 13 years since the network was restored by the users for their own independent use following the disasterous and unexpected shutdown of WinMX Technologies (aka Frontcode Technologies) during 2005.
I personally have seen many thousands of folks arrive, leave and often return to speak to old friends over the years, I'm sure many of you have the exact same experience, especially the room hosts or their admins and mods whom are often the most busiest folks of all dishing out help and advice and going the extra mile to act as goodwill ambassadors not just for their room but for the network in general.
We have seen a stabilisation of the number of rooms during the last few years and thats all down to folks holding firm during darker times, thankfully we are looking to the future from a better relative position for the year ahead and with the cessation of any stupidity we can perhaps reach the 14th anniversary without any further mention of such things, there are currently no emergencies, no attacks and only minor aspects of third party data mining bots to focus our attention on, this is of course beneficial for the open source project but on the other side of the coin we could do with some more help on the site here to bring some topics, tutorials and tools up to date to ensure we remain a place for folks to check when something is required, this of course benefits the entire community and allows all of us to show off our knowledge and share it with others, that sharing is another key ingredient in the p2p glue that holds this network together so lets all be proud that we have maintained the network by simply being part of it and keeping a friendly greeting ready for new faces as well as keeping the faith during the many years we saw so many folks dissappear from our ranks due to network disruption, if you have been using WinMX since the client was simply for the opennap network then you have been here longer than myself and I salute you
We at WinMxWorld are still committed to the support of the WPN and activities that support that aim for the coming year and look forward to finalising new materials and pages of content for you, if you are impatient and want something done a tad faster drop us a line and we will see if we can jump the matter or topic to the front of the que, thats our commitment for the year ahead folks, your commitment remains as always down to you however we look forward to posts, feedback and any help or news that you want to share with the rest of the networks users, this is after all a forum and not a blog.
On a more solemn note, each year a few of our number pass on and leave a gap thats hard to fill and in such times the best thing we can do is to chat about the person and share a few tales of their exploits and fun sayings, death is something we will all have to deal with in our lifetimes and I am sure being remebered with a smile for some quirky chat room behaviour beats a wall of depressing silence, our friends only really disappear when we forget them.
Our thanks go out once again to the site staff and the network support team whom silently keep the peer caches operating without fanfare & also the folks whom take the time to share their time and knowledge for the benefit of us all, thank you also forum visitor for being here with us to celebrate another milestone.
Take care folks and enjoy another year of fun