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This page will cover the events at AH.COM from its founding in September 2000, to the move to the new board in January 2004, to the present day.
30th of August - The Old Board is officially brought online.
13th of May - Ian temporarily shut down the site while he moved to a new place. Due to unexpected technical difficulties, however, the outage would last for five straight days.
28th of May - AH.Com first moves to a new server.
27th of August - Registration is required in order to post on the board. Previously anyone could post. This leads to some users engaging in user-name changes as they register for the new accounts.
27th of May - For the first time, the site's traffic exceeds Ian's monthly bandwith limit forcing an upgrade from 15 GB to 50 GB.
Early December - The Great Crash of '03
19th of December - New Board created by Ian.
1st of January - The New Board officially opens.
17th of January - The Old Board is officially closed and archived.
18th of April - The Great Crash. The board goes down when its internet host goes out of business, at the exact moment the Admin is on vacation overseas. It is back up and running on May 7, but has lost a week of posts which hadn't been backed up.
5th of August - Armageddon: Mike Collins goes nuts and spams the board.
30th of November - The Great Google Incursion
30th-31st of July- Eco-fanatic GirlsGoFishing launches her assault on the evil worshippers of HAARP at AH.Com. Luakel, Romulus Augustulus, Archangel Michael, redrover, Leo Caesius, G.Bone, and many others take part in defending the board.
29th of August- The first real mega huge innuendo-filled Kit/Fellatio thread begins, started by Romulus Augustulus ironicaly enough. Up until then the two had been flirting, but never on such a huge scale as this.
20th of November - The first series of AH.com The Series ends on a cliffhanger, in which we learn much of the previously hidden backstory of the AH.commers.
2nd of January - Start of Series 2 of AH.com The Series. Thanks to the large number of contributing writers, this will be extended to 40 episodes.
29th of July - The AlternateHistory.com Wiki goes live!
3rd of August - Beginning of AH.COM Government RPG
26th of September - Straha is banned
27th of November - End of Series 2 of the AH.com The Series.
7th of December - Resident Ottoman expert Abdul Hadi Pasha returns to the board after more than a year of self-imposed exile.
21st of January - Start of Series 3 of the AH.com The Series, which will be plagued by repeated delays.
3rd of March - Legendary member, expert on royalty, absinthe connoiseur, old board veteran, and prolific writer Grey Wolf returns to the forum after a long absence. There are celebrations throughout the realm of AH.com, and people are eagerly on the lookout for furry unicorns again.
7th of April - AH.com is rocked by the Robot Revolt.
6th of June - Thande makes the mistake of drinking too much whiskey while wearing his superhero PJs. The result, also involving MrP, elle-jay, various other Britishers, and an odd new religion called Threesomendo, shakes the board to its very core and strikes the gaysexuals senseless. Well, maybe not the last part (what would shock them?), but you get the point.
7th of August - Michael E Johnson otherwise known as MEJ in the guise of Geminonone reveals that he has never actually left the board and has in fact been lurking for the last two years. A flurry of threads on topics related to racism experience a massive mushroom in activity, as he reveals that everyone on the forum with the exception of himself could be racist. Things are expected to liven up again in the Chat forum, and Star Trek threads are expected to have many more contributions as the good fellow has a penchant for the show.
23rd of September - The Universal Colour Scheme is finally finished, after much debate.
November to December - The Noob Movement begins just around the time of the Great Troll Invasion.
11th of November - The Great Troll Invasion begins.
21st of November - The Dark Age of AH.COM begins when Archangel Michael decides to leave. This was not the first departure by an elite board member, but his leaving comes at a time of darkness brought on by trolls.
22nd of November - The Dark Age of AH.COM ends when Archangel Michael decides to return (despite never having stopped posting in the first place). His re-appearance also coincides with the final defeat of the evil Trollish forces.
9th of January - Famed member Glen, leader of Shared Worlds, and strongest (as opposed to strangest) member alive (in terms of post count) returns to AH.Com, after a nearly six-month long absence. His brief return was marked by joyous celebration, as many had thought him dead. And no, he's not a zombie.
20th of January - After many delays, Series 3 of AH.com The Series ends almost a year to the day after it began.
5th of April - The AH.com Newspaper publishes its first issue.
13th of April - Start of Series 4 of the AH.com Series
3rd of May - Byzantine expert Midgard returns to the Board after almost 9 months' absence. Much rejoicing is heard from resident fans, and Byzantine themed threads experience a new renaissance.
14th of July - A thread is posted regarding Communion wafer desecration. This sparks one of the board's most infamous religious flamewars. Within a week, MrP and Archangel Michael have been kicked; many criticize this decision of IAN.
20th of July - DominusNovus declares his intention to leave the board, largely because of the above events. He stays on for a while longer. First instance of Rickrolling. The attack was minor, and mostly unnoticed by most of the board, yet it ushered in a new, dark era.
22nd of July - Calbear, zoomar and Ward all end up being kicked in a discussion about flag burning. This leaves Acting President Sargon to comment that it will be remembered as the Week of Kickings following the others that occurred earlier in the week from the Communion Wafer thread, as well as The Bald Imposter in the John McCain manhood thread and Mr Evangelical in a thread about liberals and conservatives.
The first Shared Worlds Tournament begins.
10th of September - CERN brings the LHC online. To the great disappointment of all, the world fails to end.
4th of November - In the 2008 US presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain. Five minutes after the result is announced, AH.com's American contingent begins discussing the runup to the 2012 election.
2nd of January - Leo euler posted the original “Things that look like alternate history, but aren't” thread in Alternate History Books and Media.
17th of January - In response to the ASB forum's teen infestation becoming intolerable, the Landshark Offensive is launched.
20th of January - President Obama is inaugurated and fluffs his presidential oath, thus clearly proving he is a commie muslim atheist terrorist who wants to impose an Evil Socialist System on the USA.
21st of January - AH.com figures out that Obama is basically the same as George W Bush, except with a Microsoft spellchecker.
15th of February - Series 4 of AH.com The Series comes to an end.
10th of March - The ASB Colonisation Map Game is posted, inaugurating a new era in forum culture.
21st of April - The AH.com People's Funny Hat Revolution storms Parliament.
28th of April - Northstar posted the original Social Thread, a staple of the Non-Political Chat forum.
7th of June - Start of Series 5 of AH.com The Series.
7th of September - Launch of AH.Com The Creepy Teen Years.
23rd of September - End of AH.COM Government RPG
26th of September - The Second Great Board Crash occurs (although technically the Third if one counts the one on the Old Board), and lasts over a day until restored by the Admin. Desperate refugees head for other websites such as counter-factual.net and Sargon's Stronghold until the crisis is over. Much rejoicing is had when the Board returns.
11th of February - AH.Com The Creepy Teen Years ends its first season after only eight episodes.
22nd of June - Northstar's Social Thread was closed and replaced by Wanderlust's Social Thread.
4th of July - US Independence Day sees a rumbling of discontent, but not about tea this time as some forum members wonder why the Board is running so slow. The Almighty Ian steps in to remark that things are being taken care of and a new server that is 4 times faster than the present one will speed things up. This of course means that addiction levels to the forums will probably increase as the numbers of posts rise along with the increase in board speed as a result of a new frenzy of contributions.
24th of July - The Date The Almighty Ian chose for the switchover.
25th of July - AH.Com runs better than it has in years. World still Here.
30th of August - AH.Com celebrated the 10th Anniversary since its founding.
9th of September - AH.Com The Creepy Teen Years returns with its second season.
11th of October - The infamous Russia Color Poll closes, ending the UCS Civil War standoff with a slight Greenshevik majority.
18th of October - Massive incursion of spam, led by Jasofina.
1st of January - 2011, the Year of the ASB, begins.
11th of January - Jay Roosevelt starts the 2016 Election: America Decides timeline, officially starting the absurd surge of American political timelines in the Future History subforum in the leadup to the 2012 elections in the United States.
21st-23rd of March - Fulfillment of the Modi Prophecy - The Modi Prophecy foretold of one who would bring balance to AH.Com; however, in his quest to rid the board of evil, maverick begins to strain under the pressure. His massacre of a bunch of threads leaves much of the Board and the Mod Order in chaos. A tearful Ian confronts maverick on a lava slope, before banning his ass.
26th of June - The Shared Worlds forum no longer augments post count, significantly altering the pointless hierarchy based on such. It is also hidden from anonymous users.
8th of July - The second and third episodes of the AH.com Podcast are released. These would be final episodes of the show's original incarnation.
11th of July - Abdul Hadi Pasha is banned.
22nd of September - After a five-year long journey, Sealion returns from Brazil to Doctor What in Ottawa.
29th of September - Wanderlust's Social thread was closed and replaced by Othyrsyde's Social Thread.
22nd of February - Beloved member Wolf passed away. The board mourned.
2nd of April - IAN disables polls in Chat on the grounds that they were cluttering the forum, prompting widespread outcry. The Retrospective Presidential Elections project is subsequently relocated to Books and Media.
7th of August - Maccaulay banned for the third, and likely final, time for breaking his promise to stay out of Political Chat.
14th of August - Two members, bizarrely, chip their front teeth within hours of each other.
16th of August - The Hall of Infamy VI thread, to cut down on off-topic posting, is removed from Chat and put in Forum Rules & Administration.
6th of September - Beloved member RobertP6165 passed away. The board mourned.
15th of September - “I'm done with politics on this board” mutates from an anti-anti-conservative complaint to a rapid-fire string of pointless posts before being locked on the thirty-third page. Thread also known as “General Discussion Thread 1”. This mega-thread gained 200 posts in 2 hours. The entire incident was over in a couple hours.
25th of October - Thespitron 6000 proposes that Disney make Star Wars on the grounds of its diverse cast.
30th of October - Disney announces its buyout of Lucasfilm.
21st of December - The scheduled end of the world and (presumably) alternatehistory.com too (though some indication exists that AH.com will outlast humanity). While the likely cause is unknown you are more than welcome to blame Thande for it.
22nd of December - We all woke up and found the world still here.
14th of January - 3,021 users were online at 8:35 PM ET US (0135 GMT on 15 January), the most to date. Of course, most of them were Guests, Ghosts, and Google Spiders, but a milestone nonetheless!
16th of January - TheDarkMessiah created The Pond, a thread dedicated solely to keeping track of which members have “Gone Fishing” and how long until they would return.
7th of February - To the surprise of many, MrHuman revealed that he had just turned 13, making him only 10 years old when he first joined the board in 2010 and the first person born in the 2000s to join AH.com. At least, the first one to admit to it.
9th of February - robertp6165 became the first recipient of the Robert P. Perkins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Alternate History.
18th of February - The long-running Things that look like alternate history but aren't thread was moved from Alternate History Books and Media to Non-Political Chat by Burton K. Wheeler.
1st of March - The first episode of the revived AH.com Podcast premiered on Youtube.
8th of March - Beloved member Grimm Reaper passed away. The board mourned.
29th of March - Evil Opus returned to AH.com after four years.
1st of April - Leo Caesius returned to AH.com after a nearly two year absence.
9th of May - AYoungContrarian began posting in green.