I can say SCANDAL HEAVEN had a wonderful first year, I myself didn't expected it would be such a successful year. Reaching 2000+ members and 80K+ posts is really something. At first it was really tough, there were only few members and few info sources, but as the days passes by the rate of members registering increased and the forum started to become more and more lively. My mission of creating a community where SCANDAL fans can discuss, share and express their love for the band is definetely a success. I'm really proud on how the forum has turned out, not regretting one bit on the risk I took on making the first international SCANDAL forum.
SCANDAL HEAVEN started on October 31, 2009, after 5 days of setups and preparations I announced to the world the first international SCANDAL forum. For the first week, together with my brother Innovation, konohagure, nikid and Haruka the forum started rollin'. With nikid helping a lot in the forum promotion, more members came in the following week.
Some of the members who have a significant contribution to the starting days of the forum were...
- ~KaKouYi~ who contributed a lot in the forum and helped me a lot on different stuffs that were needed to be done on the forum. Since I was a newbie admin I really needed some boost on the things that needs to be done and she was the one who really helped me. So even though she was banned on the forum, don't think that she's a completely bad person.
reonell who one day popped-out all of a sudden and proposed a logo of SH, and yeah we all liked it and there the official SCANDAL HEAVEN logo was born. And of course he was the designer who helped a lot in doing the layout designs of the forum; I’m really bad at designing so he really helped me a lot.
shade04 who proposed the improvement idea on a more cool and secured ShoutBox, the famous ShoutBox that is until now being used by the forum.
The late Fujiko who voluntarily translated the SCANDAL blog and shared it with the community. Wherever you are Fujiko I hope you're happy on how the forum has been on its first year anniversary.
Of course all the active members then contributed a lot during the starting days because even though we were still just a small community back then we were having fun and trying our best on making the forum better. The forum slowly became more and more lively each day but of course normally it also had some problems, in the end everything worked out fine and by the end of 2009 we had a total of 153 registered members.
The start of 2010 was first time SH experienced a single release of SCANDAL which was Shunkan Sentimental, and that was like the start of the golden age of SCANDAL HEAVEN.
More and more members are registering each day and the numbers of active members were increasing. New ideas coming in like the Hotseat, SCANDAL ART, the official declaration of the fan letter project, and also the start of the "new release new layout" tradition. Also members who snipes rare SCANDAL videos and infos increased as well.
Some of the members who have a significant contribution from 2010 onwards were...
- haruhiyuu who were subbing videos of SCANDAL including the name of the forum and then posting it on YouTube. That really helped extremely a lot in promoting the forum.
ya hoi who is a really great information finder and provider. The loss of kakouyi really affected the rare info and findings, good thing ya hoi was there to fill us in with the rare finds.
mrmonkey1980 who made our first project the "SCANDAL HEAVEN Fan Letter" into a success. We could have never done it without him.
snypershot and SakuRedux for making the SCANDAL HEAVEN podcast. More power to you guys.
Of course all active members until this day have really helped this forum in being alive and fun. Without you guys the forum won't be the SCANDAL HEAVEN that it is now. Also the staffs who has helped me in maintaining peace and order inside of the forum. By May of 2010 we reached 1000 members and by this day we now have a total of 2741 members. Though sadly majority of the numbers are not active, it's nice to think that they registered because they tried to know more about SCANDAL and show their love for the band.
SCANDAL HEAVEN is not just a SCANDAL community but a family of different people from different parts of the globe that were linked together because of SCANDAL. Meeting each other and eventually becoming friends with each other. Having fun in the SB and talking just about anything from music, anime, video games, football, girls, stalking, HFMs, love teams and the list just goes on.
We improved a lot and will continue to improve as the days pass by alongside SCANDAL who is also improving every time we see them. Thank you to each and every one of you for making SCANDAL HEAVEN an amazing SCANDAL place, I'm really proud and happy on how everything has turned out.
Thank you also of course to the reason why this forum was made and why all of us are here now, to one of the greatest all-girls band in this universe, HARUNA, MAMI, RINA, TOMOMI collectively known as SCANDAL.
Congratulations to us on this successful year, let's all continue doing our best in making this community an even more amazing place. I hope you guys will still be here on the second anniversary, next time we'll try to make the event even greater.
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