15 years. Most marriages don't last that long. That's quite an accomplishment. Congratulations. Thanks to everyone for all the help you've given me. Hard to find that these days.Hard to believe it but tomorrow September 8th SatelliteGuys will be celebrating our 15th Birthday!
Over the past 15 years it has been a hell of a ride, we have been to a lot of place, broke a lot of news and saved our members a lot of money! From covering events such at the Consumer Electronics Show for 10 years to covering special events such as DISH Networks Team Summits and DIRECTV's Revolution Events. SatelliteGuys has been there to bring you the news and information first. That's something I have been proud of.
SatelliteGuys would not be here today if it were not for the support of our members! The ad revenue we have received was good and then it wasn't, ad revenue has come and gone yet the support of our members has always been here. I can't thank you enough for everyone's support over the years!
I would also like to thank the staff over the last 15 years. We have had a lot here some have comes and gone but most still visit regularly! I couldn't have done this without their help!
Recently an offer by a big company that owns a number of forums made an offer to purchase SatelliteGuys. I got to be honest, I didn't even return their call. SatelliteGuys is my baby and outside my kids is one of my most important achievements.
With that said, let's face it the heydays of Satellite TV are behind us, but its not dead yet. And with that we will continue to evolve and grow as we can. We are always seeking new ideas and people to help us push SatelliteGuys ahead.
You may have noticed things haven't changed here much lately, and thats because what we have works good for us. I have looked into upgrading us to the new Xenforo 2.0 platform, however I can see that in upgrading that it does not give us anything we really don't have now. Also in moving to Xenforo to replace all or plugins and addons will cost us thousands to replace them. Sometimes the old saying goes, if it ain't broke than don't fix it. Quite honestly I don't have the money anyways. Those of you who are in the pub know the issues going on for me personally.
Our servers are still working well, but in the event of an emergency we have a virtual server which is ready to go which is backed up to daily, as well as a separate offsite backup.
So as long as we can pay our bills, we will be here for you like we have been for the past 15 years! Some of you have been here since day one! Thank you for being here!
Here is to another 15 years.