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#1 Chris

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:01 AM

Today marks the fourth anniversary of The GTA Place, a website which has grown into one of the largest resources on the Internet for Grand Theft Auto information, and one which started as just a few basic pages to try out some HTML. Obviously we've come a long way in 4 years, the whole community has witnessed an immense rise in popularity, as has The GTA Place, currently serving thousands of visitors every single day with information, downloads and media. I won't go on about the history of the site, as you can read all about that for yourselves on the website history page.

In keeping this post short and sweet, I have to thank the visitors for making this site such a success. All the new members joining the community everyday, all the people downloading mods, enhancing their games, and all the people just looking for information and tips - keeping us going all this time.

Obviously GTA IV is now our main focus, and you can find all latest news and information here on thegtaplace.com, and can find answers to all the questions you have about GTAIV on our forums, where you can also post your wishlists and thoughts on the upcoming game.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more updates on Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, and other related news!

#2 Spaz The Great

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:24 AM

Four years. Man. On one hand, it doesn't seem like that much, on another, it seems much longer.


Looking forward to the next four years.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:34 PM

Four years, Really nice, and the site, it's become very popular, mostly it looks like a very long time, yet members who joined will think it's not, well as spaz said, i am looking foward to the future of this forum, which will be great. :D
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:44 PM

Yeah four years of the gta place, I know I have only been here for a couple of months but...It is still nice to celebrate.
Also I like the new banner for the home page :D

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:50 PM

I am just curious about the Homepage from before, What did it look like?
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:39 PM

See the site history page I linked to in the news post, there are links within that page to archive.org, which sort of show what it looked like before. Some images are missing or have been overwritten with new ones since the archive though - meaning it may look a little weird.

Well, here's some links anyway:
June 14th, 2003
July 1st, 2003
August 3rd, 2003
October 8th, 2003 - loads of images missing here. phpnuke was used.
May 24th, 2004

And that's the most recent page archive.org has for us, nothing from 2005 which has our previous layout which was made by Dennis.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:47 PM

Well, all the other pages were pretty crap, i think thats why some visitors hated it, it got really good after.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:11 PM

Well congrats guys. This is probably the best mainly gta based forums on the internet imo. The people here are friendly and do not bitch or flame unprovoked. Unlike forums like gtaforums.com or gtastunting. Here you try to help and accept people who are still new to this whole concept (n00bs as some of you like to call them.) The staff look after this place extremely profeesionally but always like to have a laugh. The news section is always kept up to date and I appreciate that because of how hard it must be to gather news and get it up on the home page in such short notice. I hope this community continues to live for 4 more years and many after that. I would also like to say congrats to Chris, you planted a seed and watched it blossom.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:51 PM

I've only been here for about a month but TheGTAPlace is one of the best GTA websites I've ever been on so happy four years.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:28 PM

I guess the site will go on and on... until theres nothing we can do.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:28 PM

Yeah,like everybody said congrats TGTAP.This is the best forum i joined,and i will stay here till TGTAP will closed.(in 20 years or even 30 years :D ).
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:40 PM

Wow 4 years. Even though I've been here only a couple months this is the best GTA site I've ever seen. I joined because of GTA but now I have met many new people and have made lots of frieds. Good job Chris like Ghost said: you planted a seed and watched it blossom. I hope to stay here for a long time. Well done again Chris!

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:25 AM

See the site history page I linked to in the news post, there are links within that page to archive.org, which sort of show what it looked like before. Some images are missing or have been overwritten with new ones since the archive though - meaning it may look a little weird.

Well, here's some links anyway:
June 14th, 2003
July 1st, 2003
August 3rd, 2003
October 8th, 2003 - loads of images missing here. phpnuke was used.
May 24th, 2004

And that's the most recent page archive.org has for us, nothing from 2005 which has our previous layout which was made by Dennis.

Yeah, I deffinetly like this days banner and layout. But ya, congrats The GTA Place!! 4 Years is a long time but deffinetly seems not that lon.g Only joined a couple months ago but this is one of the best if not the best GTA related site on the internet. I look forward to staying for a very long time. Once again congrats...

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:10 AM

Four great years,I'm proud to have been here for 2,I plan on staying for many more years.

Gtaplace FTW!
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:12 AM

I've only been here for a few months, but happy birthday TGTAP!

Wow, those first homepages sucked.

Yeah, I'm new here. Don't piss me off and we'll be fine. :D

Aw, my first post. You may call it "arrogant". I prefer "foreshadowing".


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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:12 AM

Don't you mean like 1 and a half? But I agree I am gonna stay for many years to come as well. How long do you plan on running this site for Chris? As long as you can?

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:18 AM

Don't you mean like 1 and a half? But I agree I am gonna stay for many years to come as well. How long do you plan on running this site for Chris? As long as you can?


That isn't his original username. As in, he got banned before that. Long story. But it's pretty cool knowin' I've been here for 3 of those 4 years. Time absolutely flies.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:22 AM

What was Dave's old account? I might haven't been here a long time but I agree time does fly by. School has also done that too.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:04 AM

My old accounts.
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I usually don't like to talk about the past :unsure:
But uh yeah long story.

Now lets get back on topic and shower Chris and thegtaplace with love and money. o.o
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:22 AM

Congrats Chris for such nice site.

Umm..
Where's the PARTY!! :drunks:



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