A section of TORn's website

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This is just a general grouping of assorted information. It does not need to be the final organization of the article once fully developed.

Timeline

May 9, 1999
A TORn News Article welcomed readers to "TheOneRing, our new, bigger, faster website." 1

May 14, 1999
A message board was added that would be reset weekly (to keep issues up to date) and a poll with a weekly contest to pick the poll question. 2

June 13, 1999
Readers were invited to "Check out the possible new message board!" created using results of a survey. 3

June 14, 1999
New message board, previewed the day before, replaced the previous message board set up. 4

August 31, 2000
Lasselanta, a website supporting the messageboards, joined the TORn Fan Site Community. 5

Febrary 17, 2007
New Message Boards were opened with a new look and more stable servers. The old boards were kept active until March 9, 2007 at which time a series of Fiesta Friday threads held in the old space served as a send-off to the old boards which were shut down on the 10th.

(there may be more teasers that have not been tracked down)
February 16, 2007 ~ Announcement: Information on registering for the new boards
March 9, 2007 ~ Final Fiesta Friday thread on the old boards, pt 1: *Lovingly props old bar doors open* Come on in everyone – it’s ‘send off’ Fiesta Friday!!
March 9, 2007 ~ Final Fiesta Friday thread on the old boards, pt 2: **Second Fiesta Thread... (and this one's self serve)
March 9, 2007 ~ Final Fiesta Friday thread on the old boards, pt 3: **Please do not try to post in the 1st Fiesta Thread! It's locking up

May 23, 2008
The "Movie Discussion" board was split into "Movie Discussion: The Lord of the Rings" and "Movie Discussion: The Hobbit." 6

Periodic Threads

Message Board Periodic Threads : Index
Message Board Links Collection : Index

Events and Projects

Founders Day

Founders Day 2009 (redirects to 10th Anniversary Celebration)
Founders Day 2010
Founders Day 2011
Founders Day 2012

Map Project
Flat Frodo

Useful Links

Newbie Guide : Rumour Mill Discussion


 

1 May 9, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: Welcome to TheOneRing.net!

2 May 14, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: TheOneRing.net Weekly Site Report

3 June 13, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: TheOneRing.net Weekly Site Report

4 June 14, 1999 ~ TORn News Article: New Board, New Fan Art...and new ring!

5 August 31st, 2000 ~ TORn News Article: Everyone say Welcome!

6 May 23, 2008 ~ TORn Message Board Post http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=100659;#100659