Five years

5 years ago

Today marks five years since I signed up for an account here on the community site at Rooster Teeth. Four users signed up that first day (two of our original web developers and Geoff). We didn't actually launch the site for the general public until October 4th because we spent the first couple of weeks testing it. In the past five years we have had just under 800,000 users register, which is totally mind blowing to me.

We decided to make the community site in early 2004 and met the guys who eventually made the 1.0 version of the site at E3 in May of 2004. We wanted to make a home for people who watched Red vs Blue so that they could talk more directly to each other (and us) and also so they would have something to do between episode releases (having all your website traffic on one day out of the week isn't very normal). Between that meeting in May and September of 2004 the developers made what eventually became our website.

I just wanted to say thanks for making our home on the internet one of the nicest places to be.

PS
Suck it Burnie, you didn't sign up till September 21st

Comments (193)

  • theiviaster

    theiviaster

    3 years ago

    2 years later...

  • Firewire12

    Firewire12

    5 years ago

    you're welcome and thank you for making the site and RvB

  • PUSHPOP

    PUSHPOP

    5 years ago

    Wow, time really has flown by. In honor of the last amazing 5 years, I just finished an all episode marathon of RvB, and it's still hilarious. I love the series, and you guys deserve props for it. I love the original 5 seasons, but I'll actually have to say that Reconstruction is my favorite so far. Great job on continuing the dream, and we all can't wait for more episodes.



    Also, Simmons' alt-tab-ing past the "nude_cortana"/lolcat at the end of Reconstruction was hilarious. Never noticed that before.

  • M_A_T

    M_A_T

    5 years ago

    I still remember the first time I saw the first episode of RvB!
    Can't hardly believe it's been so long.
    I still love you guys! smiley12.gif

  • laughtrey

    laughtrey

    5 years ago

    Very nice. 30 more days at 5 years for me.

  • eliasf

    eliasf

    5 years ago

    I was on one year and inactive for another year and now I'm sticking with this website till the day the internet breaks.

  • procaboose

    procaboose

    5 years ago

    I signed up on the 7/9/05, and I didn't realise that the website had been up for only a year when I joined. There were so many users (well maybe not as many as there is now, I remember when we hit the 250k and 500k marks) and the forums were a flurry of activity. Happy Fifth Anniversary Rooster Teeth Community website, here's to many, many more years of fun and community.

    Thank you for all the fun and laughs guys (and girls) on the website and especially to the people who made it.

    I hope to remain here for several more years to come.

  • vassago17

    vassago17

    5 years ago

    I signed up October 19, 2004. I had no idea that the site had started up only a few weeks before!

  • AbombBILL

    AbombBILL

    5 years ago

    Burnie may of signed up a day after you, but he has an orange memory card.

  • Motp247

    Motp247

    5 years ago

    As always epic post by Gus