Out of the Blue

Happy birthday Blue's News, as it was 24 years ago today on October 9, 1996 that blue's Quake Rag moved from my personal homepage to its own domain and adopted its new name (and a capital "B"). Today's logo commemorating the anniversary was created by Walter "2" Costinak in 2008.

A lot has happened over all those years, and there are so many people to thank that I'm sure I'll forget someone, so apologies in advance. But thank you to Redwood and Joost Schuur for helping get the word out early on. To Mike Wilson for the invitation to the QuakeWorld launch event and to all the game developers who provided cooperation and friendship over the years to this press scum. To Mike and Brian at Fluxx Designs for helping get the new domain. To furn and Bagpuss for their programming back in the day. To Walter "2" Costinak for the site design and all those logos. To loonyboi for all his contributions. To Verno, JDreyer, and drayth for taking on the thankless job of forum moderation. Special thanks to Kxmode for his truly Herculean efforts at dragging our old code into the modern age with his mobile conversion and other contributions toward making everything work better under the hood here. And more so than any other individual, thank you to Frans, whose tireless volunteer efforts over two decades have kept this site going and moving forward. There's no doubt that without him, you would not be reading these words today. I also owe a debt of gratitude to the many who have taken the effort to send in news tips and links, starting with Ant and the tireless Neutronbeam as well as other current contributors like Acleacius, A51Abductee, j.c.f., RedEye9, Max, Simon, and ConsoleGenRL (I know I'm forgetting some, so apologies). Thanks as well to the many others who contributed so much in the past, including (but certainly not limited to) Mike Martinez, Enahs, Randy Perry, Apache, James Fudge, nin, Frans, loonyboi, and so many more. And finally, thanks to all of you. Many of you have been here this whole time, which is pretty boggling, and special gratitude to those who signed up as supporters when we offered that option earlier this year. This proved to be vital to being able to continue on as the pandemic devastated advertising revenue. I know that's a lot, and as I say, I know this is woefully incomplete due to my faulty memory, so one last time, apologies to the deserving I've failed to mention.

I'm greatly looking forward to our 25th anniversary next year, and the next 25 years after that. Excelsior!

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Happy Birthday and thanks for being there for us. This site has always been a welcome and informative place to wind down. I have enjoyed the all the comments from the various "characters" throughout the years, making this site unique.
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