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Days Of SoaH Past.

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A look back at the history of SoaH (or the pieces that survive) Sort of a companion piece to our history page http://soahcity.com/about-soah-city/ I've tried to stick to the major Changes but you can use the wayback machine to navigate more. All dates represent the page capture and may not corespond to the actual date of changes

 

Site.

 

June 2001. Earliest site capture http://web.archive.org/web/20010602212239/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/sonic.html

 

October 2001. Some slight revision http://web.archive.org/web/20011007073325/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/Sonic/sonic.html

 

October 2001. More design revision http://web.archive.org/web/20011031140046/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/sonic.html

 

August 2002. Change in progress. http://web.archive.org/web/20020802223803/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/sonic.html

 

September 2002. More change in progress. http://web.archive.org/web/20020926140357/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/Sonic/sonic.html

 

August 2003. A new look (There looks to be a few revisions between but the archives are broken)  http://web.archive.org/web/20030806035613/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/sonic.html

 

June 2004 shtml revision abd another layout change http://web.archive.org/web/20040618053746/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/sonic.shtml

 

October 2005 Change from Planet Dreamcast to gamespy.com with a temporary looking layout. http://web.archive.org/web/20051013074125fw_/http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~sonic/news.php

 

November 2005 Gamespy url settles http://web.archive.org/web/20051125072806/http://sonic.planets.gamespy.com/

 

August 2006 Gamespy site revision http://web.archive.org/web/20060813115412/http://sonic.planets.gamespy.com/

 

January 2007 Actual SoaH City on Actual SoaH City url (gamespy hosted version seems to continue untouched for several years) http://web.archive.org/web/20070116031005/http://www.soahcity.com/

 

April 2008 Another new look http://web.archive.org/web/20080415194004/http://www.soahcity.com/

 

January 2010 Cleaned up version of the previous look http://web.archive.org/web/20100114143606/http://soahcity.com/ there's still a page of this on the site http://soahcity.com/desktop/

 

August 2010 Move to Wordpress http://web.archive.org/web/20100811012143/http://www.soahcity.com/

 

March 2013 Post hack reconstruction http://web.archive.org/web/20130325114404/http://www.soahcity.com/ http://web.archive.org/web/20130621055756/http://www.soahcity.com/ http://web.archive.org/web/20130922014910/http://www.soahcity.com/

 

May 2015 The latest incarnation http://web.archive.org/web/20150503063333/http://soahcity.com

 

Forums

 

June 2001 Earliest found forums http://web.archive.org/web/20010628033529/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/board/default.asp

 

November 2001 Extended version of the above http://web.archive.org/web/20011122201746/http://www.planetdreamcast.com/sonic/board/default.asp

 

August 2002 Early Dragoneye hosting http://web.archive.org/web/20020802221813/http://205.237.29.37/board/

 

November 2002 Dragoneye.ca/soah hosting on actual url http://web.archive.org/web/20021127005832/http://www.dragoneye.ca/soah/index.php

 

February 2003 Change to a grey theme not sure what happened here seems someone took this version over after the abandonment. http://web.archive.org/web/20030222044230/http://www.dragoneye.ca/soah/index.php

 

October 2003 The move to an invision board and the /isoah version of the dragoneye.ca hosting http://web.archive.org/web/20031012140214/http://www.dragoneye.ca/isoah/index.php

 

October 2004 First appearance of SoaHcity.com forums only for now http://web.archive.org/web/20041023001744/http://www.soahcity.com/

 

February 2005 Different front to the forums, Its nice to see my old username (etinogard) in the archive http://web.archive.org/web/20050210224601/http://www.soahcity.com/

 

May 2005 Actual forum pages not needing a log in to see http://web.archive.org/web/20050509061006/http://www.soahcity.com/forums/

 

December 2005 Gamespy forums http://web.archive.org/web/20051217111540/http://sonic.planets.gamespy.com/fourm/index.php

 

February 2007 Back to SoaHcity.com forums. http://web.archive.org/web/20070212212514/http://www.soahcity.com/forums

 

May 2007Another forum change http://web.archive.org/web/20070529073454/http://www.soahcity.com/ipb/index.php?

 

May 2009 Final old forum (I'm online (Dan)) http://web.archive.org/web/20090528083806/http://www.soahcity.com/talk/

 

July 2015. Our Current forums http://web.archive.org/web/20150725233817/http://forums.soahcity.com/

 

Bonus

 

October 2006 isoah.com one of the old dragoneye.ca boards goes back up but isn't really used much. http://web.archive.org/web/20061026085946/http://www.isoah.com/

 

September 2004. Waves of Blue I'm struggling to remember what exactly this was, there's a definite SoaH connection I just cant remember if it was a temporary bolt hole during some down time or if it was just some attempt by some members to start their own thing. http://z7.invisionfree.com/Waves_of_Blue/index.php?

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Great job finding all of this. It's really cool to look back on SoaH's past.

 

It's a shame the 2012 reconstruction process wasn't saved. There were some really good iterations of the SoaH City White theme that I would've liked to have brought back.

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Wow, I certainly learned something today. You didn't get here until 2012, right Stritix? It's wild what SoaH looked like back in 2001, it's awesome how much the website has evolved since then.

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Yep. I lurked occasionally for music and then officially joined in 2012 to help with the site's reconstruction.

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I'm more surprised that the site existed earlier than I thought. The power of technology always improves.  

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Man, it's nice to see how far a site has come. I'm scrolling through and I'm finding very interesting stuff.

 

Which leads me to a request: How 'bout a Soah Past theme here for the site? Probably the look from the 2007 iteration of the site. I think it will look cool!

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Which leads me to a request: How 'bout a Soah Past theme here for the site? Probably the look from the 2007 iteration of the site. I think it will look cool!

 

I'd support this.

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Hmm maybe you should give us that version as an alternate theme.............

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Here's a mock up of one of the designs for the IP. Board version of SoaH in 2012:

 

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As for alternative themes, it's something I'm considering for the future.

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No objections here. The background is really fitting!

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Give me/us a dark theme like background. Especially a black and white type if possible.

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Kind of like the website's 2008 look? I'd be fine with that, especially if the banner was brought back.

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Well, not really. Just a black and white colored theme mainly because it feels simple and stylish to me. 

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I know this topic is super old but that was crazy looking back at the old boards and versions of the site. Especially the 2001 board and actually being able to see a list of topics and all the names of my old friends. I actually clicked on a topic I made in October of 2001 and it actually loaded. I need to check out more to see if anything else loads.

Edited by Shaun Shikeishuu

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