BadmintonCentral 10th Anniversary

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  1. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

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    The tenth anniversary of BC is nearly upon us.
    It would be a good time for us to show our gratitude to the creators and caretakers of this wonderful forum.

    Perhaps folks could contribute as to how BC has helped their game.
    Or how they have made new friends, or have learned about different parts of the world through interaction with the BC community.

    Could the veteran members give us the story of the origins of BC?
    Maybe some of you have funny stories to share.

    At the very least, it is time to say "thanks".:)
     
  2. chris-ccc

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    Wishing Badminton Central "A Great 10th Birthday !!!"

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    For us in Melbourne, Australia, Badminton Central has helped so many BCers throughout the world to play with us.

    We, at our CCC Badminton Club, have received so many players from other countries migrating to or visiting Melbourne, that we are pleasantly and thankfully surprised.

    Wishing Badminton Central "A Great 10th Birthday !!!".

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  3. Sealman

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    When is the exact date of BC's 10th Anniversary?
     
  4. Oldhand

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    If I'm not mistaken, it's 24 December :)
     
  5. tanleels

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    no wonder the "free" game, it's so nice of u guys to arrange it... how i wish i can play too...

     
  6. george@chongwei

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    yeah, no wonder;):D:D:D
    heheh
     
  7. Maz

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    This is fantastic. Thanks to all creators and moderators...here's to another 10+ years! :)
     
  8. Danstevens

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    Thanks to everyone who is/has been a part of BC. Happy 10th anniversary, Badminton Central!
     
  9. Oldhand

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    Everything in Badminton Central has been free and continues to be free :)
    I'm taking just one leaf out of a great book.
     
  10. jchan04

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    happy 10th anniversary.
    i still think BC should make t-shirts to let forum members show their support
     
  11. cards_pro

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    Wish Badminton Central a Happy Anniversary.
     
  12. chris-ccc

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    What kwun was doing 10 years ago, today ?

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    :D:D:D Today in Melbourne, Australia, we have arrived at December 24th. And I am in front of the computer at our Badminton Central site.

    And I could imagine what kwun was doing 10 years ago. :D:D:D
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  13. kwun

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    BadmintonCentral had a really humble beginning.

    10 years ago today. I was sitting at my graduate student office while heavy snow was accumulating outside. I was supposed to be working on my research but instead I was dreaming about badminton. Since it was at night and freezing outside, nobody was available for a game. So instead I was trying to look for information on the internet. To my dismay, I found very little, and whatever I found, i did not like.

    So I decided to build my own site. It was originally an information site and a review site, people came to BC for articles and links. BC really florished after I added a discussion forum. And the rest, as they say is history. Badminton fans from all over the world starting coming to BC, and we talked about every aspect of badminton imaginable. Later on we started the tradition of gathering in BC during big tournament, virtually hanging out with like-minded badminton fanatics.

    BC originally was hosted on my desktop unix machine. The traffic was so light it was more than adequate. later on, we had expanded to a real hosted server and nowadays, BC is being handled by a 8-core super fast server.

    Little did I expect the little website that I started will have more than 1 million posts and tens of thousands of people from all over the world visit us regularly. It was such an incredible experience esp when i get to know and meet badminton fans from all over the world.

    BC is a community that will cease to exist if it were not for everyone who come here and share your thoughts. So thank you all for your continued support!
     
  14. george@chongwei

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    we must thank you very much and merry christmas to you too, kwun:)
    anyway, happy holidays guys!:)
     
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    Late comer to BC but... Happy Birthday and thanks for the great place to hangout.
     
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    totally agree...:D...
     
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    Really Proud And Happy

    at 1st...we must thanks KWUN...THE FATHER OF BC...:D...bc is really a great website...top in world for me...:p...

    2ndly...I AM PROUD TO BE ONE OF THE BCER...:D...I AM LIMSY IN BC...:D

    wish bc will be top worldwide sport website IN 10 years time...:D...
    mErry christmas...:D

    hope all of us...bcer...can spur bc to hit another High...:D...
     
  18. limsy

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    kwun...u is the realy important ppl in my life...:D...seriously...i love badminton even more...after i join bc...:D...
     
  19. suetyan

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    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to BC
    Happy birthday to you!!!



    Happy 10th anniversary to BC!!
    BC is really a nice place to hang out for badminton lovers...
    It is a forum that I must go everyday!
    Thanks to all the administrators, moderators for their effort...
    And thanks to all the members of BC for sharing news and photos..
    Last but not the least, as what limsy mentioned, BC is the BEST forum I ever joined!!
     
  20. drifit

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    not to miss to post in this thread..........:D

    Happy Birthday to BadmintonCentral.com
    million thanks to God that spark the idea to kwun and create BC.

    Merry Christmas to everyone....:)
     

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