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CHIKATAYO 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
« on: January 08, 2016, 09:30:34 AM »
We made it. 10 Years!!!!

(Well ok, we sort of limped to it, but still...  :laughing:)

Tomorrow is Chikatayo's 10 year birthday.  Really, it's hard to believe that 10 years have gone by already.  Gosh, and so much has changed too. 

Chikatayo came about only because those of us at the Ultimate Bulletin Board (aka UBB) needed a place to go after that board was closed down (due to the absolute chaos happening there  :laughing:).  One of my net friends, known here as Stinky Strawberry, guided me through the process of getting Chikatayo registered as a website and then uploading and installing the software to run this place.  Then Magsasaka (the farmer  :laughing:) and I went about getting things up and running.  That was on January 9, 2006.

A few of our more notable members:

AAA - Always into it with Kamandag
Ally - Like a tornado
Alon - That's me!
Aphrodite - Went with the competition
Badong - Another early departure
Bituin - One of the nicest people to know
Bloony - Another one of the nicest here
Brianne - Always added something fun
Brick - A nice guy
Bulakbol - Started a competing board! What the...?
Chizpitaa - A nice one
Cookie - Another nice one
deejay - Great guy. Went on to be a photographer
fetiers - Fun, sharp and witty
gus2ko2 - Very organized
Kamandag - Deep thinker. Always into it with...everybody!
Kangaroo - Good guy, loyal friend
Kersey - Chikatayo's bad boy
Lady Marmalade - Charming and unpredictable
Magsasaka - The mysterious farmer. Helped to keep this place straight
Makufma - A serious guy with a huge heart. Took on Project Chikatayo and made it happen
Maricel - What can I say? The best!  :D
Nene - As free as the wind
Nurse - Probably the only rational person at Chikatayo
Paris - Mystery man. Who was that guy?
Poison Ivy - Could sting if she wanted to
Pretty Pinay - She got married and never came back
Red - Photograher and traveler, she started some great discussions here
Rubieko - Troublemaker extraordinaire
RWC - Ever around, but never dull
Silhouette - A nice one
Snatcher - Fun guy, didn't stay very long
Stinky Strawberry - Still my net friend, still the same.
swift - Great guy, fun to have here
Tickle - Fun and funny, left too soon.
weemall - Had lots to sell, but fit in too
Zyzgy - Everything was red

I usually blame Facebook for the decline of Chikatayo and to some extent that's true.  However, we were never a big board. Many of us tried to get Chikatayo's name out on the net and recruit new posters, but it was a very difficult thing to do.  In the end we were more or less a small contained community of people who liked to hang with our little group.

So now what? The last several years has seen littl activity except for me posting a few new things every day to keep things alive.  For some reason, I can't let it go yet.  Maybe it's because of all the effort I put into Chikatayo, or maybe it's because I still like to see people pop up occasionally, or maybe it's just because we had some really good times here. I don't know.  Anyway, we've got some more time left in us. I recently renewed the domain name for two more years. Maybe we'll even go for another ten, who knows?

Anyway, thanks to all of you who posted here and made this place what it was.  For awhile at least, it was a pretty cool place to be.

Happy Birthday


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Re: CHIKATAYO 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 06:31:24 AM »
Alon = great guy!

Happy 10th, Chikatayo! You'll be always in my ❤️!

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Re: CHIKATAYO 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 07:13:36 AM »
Thanks Maricel :)

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Re: CHIKATAYO 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 02:28:40 PM »
Very, very belated happy 10th birthday  :movingtongue:

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Re: CHIKATAYO 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 08:05:01 AM »
Very, very belated happy 10th birthday  :movingtongue:

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