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Posted 09 April 2004 - 01:36 PM

On this day in history www.DiecastXchange.com was born. :danbanna

What a difference a year makes as DX has grown in tremendous capacity. :nicejob

I could remember like it was yesterday that I was the only member. With no experience in building websites, only help was a "Website Building for Dummies" book that I purchased a few days earlier. Trial and error coupled with aggravation was the norm and still is in some cases.  :giggle I had no idea at the time where the members nor visitors would come from as I knew nothing about how search engines worked, but I just kept on building and shortly afterward, members stating coming and haven't stopped blabbing yet. :talk  :talk

When I started DX I had only been collecting diecasts a short time and was just getting serious about the hobby. It all came about as something for me to do in addition to the hobby, all I originally wanted was a personal website containing my portfolio, that then changed to a site to show my 1:1's and that idea quickly grew "so common" and then the idea of DX crossed my mind and as they say the rest is history. :happy

Here we are a year later. I have met a lot of good genuine folks and made friends with perfect strangers, that says a lot as I don't use the word friend lightly in this day and age.

As I look at the site today compared to that day 1 year ago, I can clearly recognize the difference being the members who come here and make DX what it is. Averaging approximately 2.9 million hits monthly, 800+ unique visitors daily and well over 125,000 posts in a years time, I think its safe to say that DX is definitely the Hot Spot.  :cool

So on the behalf of www.DiecastXchange.com, I would like to thank the members, staff, visitors, sponsors and vendors who have contributed and supported DX over this past year. Much appreciated. :cheers  :cheers

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 05:29 PM

:bday  :bday  :bday Well done Darrick!!! You really have created a superb website!!! :cheers  :cheers  :cheers

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 06:21 PM

Happy Birthday DX!!! :bday  :bday  :bday

Excellent work Darrick! :cheers  :cheers  :cheers
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Posted 10 April 2004 - 11:02 AM

:bday DX :DXrocks

Thanks for the Excellent work Darrick :drinkbud

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 11:05 AM

Congrats on your 1 year old creation X  :danbanna  :danbanna  :danbanna

:bday  :bday  :bday

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 11:31 AM

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 09:54 AM

I'd like to post a special thanks to all involved in creating and maintaining this awesome site. :cheers  :happytwo

#8 Guest_speedcheck_*

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 11:12 AM

[QUOTE]I'd like to post a special thanks to all involved in creating and maintaining this awesome site.  

I have to agree this is one fantastic site.

:nicejob  :nicejob  :nicejob

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:47 PM

:bday  Diecastxchange.  :danbanna

A big THANK YOU to Darrick for taking a chance and committing your time and resources in creating this wonderful place. DX has made this hobby so much more enjoyable and I hate to even imagine what it would be like without it now.

Thank you also to all the ringers who are working behind the scene keeping DX running smoothly.


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Posted 13 April 2004 - 12:56 PM

:cheers :bday Diecastxchange

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:29 PM

Thanks for all the kind words :cheers

I'm sincerely glad that you all are enjoying DX :happy

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 04:41 PM

Sorry I'm late, but  :bday  :bday  :bday DiecastXchange!!!

And thank you all of her wonderful staff & members for making DX such a great place to visit.   :cheers  :cheers  :cheers

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#13 Guest_DiecastX_*

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 08:53 PM


Better late than never :cheers

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:30 PM


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Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:32 PM

PARTEEE!!! :happy

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