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I have long wanted to be able to keep those of you who visit the site regularly in the loop with regards to what is going on here at Super70s.com. I have put that wish on the back burner as other issues have taken priority. I can wait no longer, however. So here is my first attempt to keep you informed. Remember that you can contact me with any suggestions or questions using the Help forums.

I have two major projects I am working on right now. The first is a set of forums where we can discuss everything about the Super70s, Awesome80s and 90s. Need help remembering the name of an old song? There will be a forum to ask such questions. Want help finding an episode of Real People? Ask in the Real People forum. There will eventually be literally thousands of forums on topics ranging from Watergate to the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

This project is nearing a completion date, but it is not a date I set. The forum software I will be using is currently in "Beta 2", which means its not quite ready for prime time. When it goes to Beta 3, I will be creating the first couple of hundred forums, populating some of them with old questions I have received over the years (both those that I answered personally and those which I did not have an answer for) and then putting a link at the top of every page so that everyone knows the forums are available. It looks like all of this could happen by Groundhog Day.

The forums software, by the way, has a blogging feature. I would imagine that posts like these should be blogged, so they will likely appear there in the future. If any of you would like to have a blog on Super70s.com, just let me know and we'll discuss it.

The second major project is the baseball section (within the sports section). My sports section has sucked for a long time and I'm about to change all of that. At least insofar as baseball is concerned. For reasons that are too complicated to go into here (but which will be explained in the baseball section itself), I will be covering all of major league baseball from those other Super70s (the 1870s) on up through at least the 2004 season. I had hoped to limit my scope as this is a lot of work, but it was not possible while still providing a statistical archive for those who played in the Super70s, Awesome80s, and Virtual90s.

Let me acknowledge that this project (Super70s/Awesome80s and now Virtual90s) was more than one person could reasonably be expected to pull off. I am way, way behind on getting feedback posted and I cringe virtually every day of my life at how little content has been created in certain areas of the site. You should know that I don't make a living off this site and never will. It's a labor of love and, perhaps, a sign of madness as I seen to have discarded a once promising career in information technology for this Quixotic journey. Please appreciate this site for what it is and forgive its (my) limitations. 

As always, thanks for visiting!
Patrick Mondout

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Published Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:51 PM by patrickmondout

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