Great interview rick
I actually took the time to read it in full. I just can't believe the dedication it takes to read EVERY post!
[Unknown] is possibly one of the greatest people alive in the forum software community. Not to say Jeff Lewis and Joseph Fung aren't
I forsee SMF lasting until the day the internet or the world doesn't exist.
Yeah, [Unknown] was/is unreal... I recall being a CM when he was around and he'd fix any issue himself in 20-30 minutes. His dedication is something the whole team takes to heart. Now as a team, there just isn't enough time in the day. Also remember when [Unknown] was on the team, SMF only had <5,000 members(apx, I didn't look it up)
I'm not trying to take away from [Unknown], just trying to credit the current team who has kept up the traditions of [Unknown] , and the team of old. I'm glad to see the community not take for granted everything that goes into dev'ing a software such as SMF. It takes an immense amount of dedication, time, and more time
As SMF has grown, so has the user base of the community. As we've promoted it, the demographics/users have changed. In the beginning, SMF was the forum build by devs for devs, but with the advent of click and install, and click and upgrade, and click to add mod, SMF has expanded to reach more users. I must commend the team for keeping the close knit team, even at 100k+ users.
Yet, still I hold a special place in my heart for those who "give back" or find a way to contribute even with their limited skills. I mean I know my way around PHP, but not to the extent of the dev team, or the support team for that matter. But even before I joined the team, I tried HARD to '"give back" to the community. Its good to see we still have that type of user base.
Thanks again to the team, and the community!!