It's time to look back.
Only a few people will remember the condition of the website at the time; there were less than 100,000 hits to the Main Page (now 1,355,293).
Here were a few high points of my time here:
- Started the Category system on Dec. 16, 2005;
- Blocked my first vandal on Mar. 9, 2006 and blocked many more since;
- Joined by U. kulick on Apr. 15, 2006, who has since made 10,000 to 15,000 edits and managed the Flickr pool;
- Welcomed Hoary on May 6, 2006, who later made 3,000 to 4,000 contris and helped making important admin decisions;
- Participated in the only documented Camerapedia street demonstration, that successfully moved the authorities into upgrading to Mediawiki 1.6;
- Encouraged by this success, asked for another technical favour that had to wait for four years;
- Made the draft for the new main page in August 2006, installed on Sep. 10, 2006;
- Flickr image template created by U. kulick in Aug. 2006, to make image insertion easier;
- Took the decision to allow non-free images in Sep. 2006, to make it easier to ask people to loan pictures for non-commercial use;
- Participated in Oct. 2006 in a failed attempt to make the site multilingual;
- Created image right tags in Nov. 2007 and encouraged their use ever since;
- Joined by Awcam on Feb. 28, 2008 for the first of 5,000 to 6,000 contris;
- Amazed in Sep. 2008 by the first batch of edits by GitzoCollector, who has made 2,000 to 3,000 others but has just blanked his user page;
- Tolerated to work under Mediawiki 1.6 when Wikipedia was at 1.16;
- Added new collapsible box functionalities in Dec. 2010, as soon as the site went out of prehistory;
- Contributed 5,359 elements out of the 37,358 of the Flickr pool;
- Bought kilograms of paper from Japan to share with the community;
- Never cultivated any hope to make money out of this;
- Always believed other participants had generous motivations;
- Now I'm asking questions about the future.
(Sorry for all those whose contribution was not cited. Big thanks to all the people who have participated to this collective work.)
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