Originally Posted by hi565
So I want tro know everything about this forum ,when did it start?, who started it (was it you joe?), why was it started?, What was the first post ever, how did it get so HUGE!, and who were the original members. Icant think of any others, but if anyone trhinks of any join the fun.
I started the site in late '99, because I was sick of all the other bike forums, at the time, the only real places to talk about bikes were the newsgroups, and mtbr.coms un-moderated forum. I thought I could make something better, so I started bikeforums.net
We had a few big database crashes over the years, so the first post ever is no longer around. I think the tile of that post was "Test"
I made up 3 of the first 10 memberships, for the first few months, it was rare to have more then one post a day. Now its not uncommon to have more then 2000 posts a day.
Other then some small google advertising during the tour de france, growth has been from word of mouth, links, and search engine referrals.