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pkmatrix [2019]
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 **23rd of September** - The [[resources:​Universal Colour Scheme]] is finally finished, after much debate. **23rd of September** - The [[resources:​Universal Colour Scheme]] is finally finished, after much debate.
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 +**24th of October** - [[offtopic:​Demosthenes]] posted the first yearly predictions thread in the [[Future History forum]], asking members to predict what they think will happen in 2008.
  
 **November to December** - The [[Noob Movement]] begins just around the time of the Great Troll Invasion. **November to December** - The [[Noob Movement]] begins just around the time of the Great Troll Invasion.
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  ​**15th of May** - The [[Great Schism]] begins with the accession of Pope Awesome I (aka [[Flocculencio]]). ​ Within days, a horde of new board religions floods Non-Political Chat, including [[Berralutheranism]].  ​**15th of May** - The [[Great Schism]] begins with the accession of Pope Awesome I (aka [[Flocculencio]]). ​ Within days, a horde of new board religions floods Non-Political Chat, including [[Berralutheranism]].
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 +**27th of May** - [[Adam]] awards [[d-done]] the [[alternate history:​vlad tepes award|"​Vlad Tepes Cruelty Award"​]],​ the earliest known reference to the Vlad Tepes award in the site's history.
  
  ​**14th of July** - A thread is posted regarding Communion wafer desecration. ​ This sparks one of the board'​s most infamous religious flamewars. ​ Within a week, [[MrP]] and [[Archangel Michael]] have been kicked; many criticize this decision of [[IAN]].  ​**14th of July** - A thread is posted regarding Communion wafer desecration. ​ This sparks one of the board'​s most infamous religious flamewars. ​ Within a week, [[MrP]] and [[Archangel Michael]] have been kicked; many criticize this decision of [[IAN]].
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 **11th of February** - //​**[[stories:​AH.Com The Creepy Teen Years]]**// ends its first season after only eight episodes. ​ **11th of February** - //​**[[stories:​AH.Com The Creepy Teen Years]]**// ends its first season after only eight episodes. ​
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 +**12th of February** - [[Georgepatton]] creates the modern [[alternate history:​vlad tepes award|Count Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]],​ awarding it to [[William Blake]].
  
 **25th of May** - [[Techathon]] started the original [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=156965|'​ban'​ the person above you ]] game in NPC. **25th of May** - [[Techathon]] started the original [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=156965|'​ban'​ the person above you ]] game in NPC.
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 **19th of February** - [[LSCatilina]] announced the debut of the [[alternate_history:​AH.com Podcast]]. **19th of February** - [[LSCatilina]] announced the debut of the [[alternate_history:​AH.com Podcast]].
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 +**21st of February** - [[Ganesha]] posted the first Time Capsule thread in the [[Future History forum]], inviting members to make predictions for what things will be like in 2013.  The thread is subsequently locked, not to be reopened until 2013.
  
 **19th of March** - [[charl]] posted the first episode of the [[alternate_history:​AH.com Podcast]]. **19th of March** - [[charl]] posted the first episode of the [[alternate_history:​AH.com Podcast]].
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 **28th of April** - Ian quietly appointed [[TheDarkServant]] (later known as [[TheDarkServant|TheDarkMessiah]]) as the board'​s newest Mod, replacing the Fallen One.  How TDS convinced him to do so is a classified secret known only by Ian, TDS, and the girl in the cake TDS sent him for his birthday. **28th of April** - Ian quietly appointed [[TheDarkServant]] (later known as [[TheDarkServant|TheDarkMessiah]]) as the board'​s newest Mod, replacing the Fallen One.  How TDS convinced him to do so is a classified secret known only by Ian, TDS, and the girl in the cake TDS sent him for his birthday.
  
-**22nd of June** - The Board [[http://​alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showthread.php?​p=4685847#​post4685847|breaks]] [[IAN]].+**22nd of June** - The Board [[https://www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-4685847|breaks]] [[IAN]].
  
 **26th of June** - The Shared Worlds forum no longer augments post count, significantly altering the pointless hierarchy based on such.  It is also hidden from anonymous users. **26th of June** - The Shared Worlds forum no longer augments post count, significantly altering the pointless hierarchy based on such.  It is also hidden from anonymous users.
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 **29th of September** - [[Wanderlust]]'​s [[Social Thread]] was closed and replaced by [[Othyrsyde]]'​s [[Social Thread]]. **29th of September** - [[Wanderlust]]'​s [[Social Thread]] was closed and replaced by [[Othyrsyde]]'​s [[Social Thread]].
  
-**14-18th October** - Unbeknownst to even himself at the time, [[Petike]] starts what will eventually become the Great Wiki Reform. Sometimes, [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=215446|beginnings]] can be so innocent. And then [[http://​alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showthread.php?​p=5168512#​post5168512|gradually]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=256772|snowball]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=242919|into]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=286488|something]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=269905|unprecedented]]... ​+**14-18th October** - Unbeknownst to even himself at the time, [[Petike]] starts what will eventually become the Great Wiki Reform. Sometimes, [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=215446|beginnings]] can be so innocent. And then [[https://www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5168512|gradually]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=256772|snowball]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=242919|into]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=286488|something]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=269905|unprecedented]]... ​
  
 **23rd of November** - The Q-BAM Improvement Project begins. **23rd of November** - The Q-BAM Improvement Project begins.
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 ===== 2012 ===== ===== 2012 =====
  
-**22nd of January** - Climax of [[the Pony Wars]]. ​ Casualties summarized [[http://​alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5550326&​postcount=4053|here]].+**22nd of January** - Climax of [[the Pony Wars]]. ​ Casualties summarized [[https://www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5550326|here]].
  
 **22nd of February** - Beloved member [[Wolf]] passed away.  The board mourned. **22nd of February** - Beloved member [[Wolf]] passed away.  The board mourned.
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 **16th of August** - After many months of waiting, [[Ian]] the Admin decides to test new forum software and creates the **Test Alternate History Discussion Board**, also known as **the Third Board**. **16th of August** - After many months of waiting, [[Ian]] the Admin decides to test new forum software and creates the **Test Alternate History Discussion Board**, also known as **the Third Board**.
  
-**22nd of August** - After a series of member purges, [[Emperor Norton I]], [[vultan]], and [[Tank Cdr]] [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showthread.php?​p=8066443#​post8066443|are banned for racism.]] ​ By the 27th of August, however, Ian had commuted all three punishments to only a kick for each.+**22nd of August** - After a series of member purges, [[Emperor Norton I]], [[vultan]], and [[Tank Cdr]] [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8066443|are banned for racism.]] ​ By the 27th of August, however, Ian had commuted all three punishments to only a kick for each.
  
 **25th of August** - The fourth and final incarnation of the Off-Topic Thread was locked by [[the bald imposter|Burton K. Wheeler]], who warned members not to create another one. Members flocked to othyrsyde'​s Social Thread as a result. **25th of August** - The fourth and final incarnation of the Off-Topic Thread was locked by [[the bald imposter|Burton K. Wheeler]], who warned members not to create another one. Members flocked to othyrsyde'​s Social Thread as a result.
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 **24-25th of February** - A troll claiming to be the kicked [[offtopic:​Vice President Mike]] spams the board with porn, starting the [[Porn Terrorism]] attacks. However, some doubt it was Mike. The Hall of Infamy is soon locked due to claims that its wealth of discussion of Vice President Mike was feeding the troll. **24-25th of February** - A troll claiming to be the kicked [[offtopic:​Vice President Mike]] spams the board with porn, starting the [[Porn Terrorism]] attacks. However, some doubt it was Mike. The Hall of Infamy is soon locked due to claims that its wealth of discussion of Vice President Mike was feeding the troll.
  
-**25th of Febuary** - Turquoise Blue's Social Thread is locked. ​ Soon, Turquoise Blue's Second Social Thread.™ and TB's Social Thread mk II are created by [[offtopic:​Stolengood]] and [[offtopic:​metastasis_d]],​ respectively. [[offtopic:​The War of Social Thread Succession]] begins. It ends when Turquoise Blue's Second Social Thread.™ is locked and TB's Social Thread mk II is renamed Boudica'​s Social Thread.+**25th of February** - Turquoise Blue's Social Thread is locked. ​ Soon, Turquoise Blue's Second Social Thread.™ and TB's Social Thread mk II are created by [[offtopic:​Stolengood]] and [[offtopic:​metastasis_d]],​ respectively. [[offtopic:​The War of Social Thread Succession]] begins. It ends when Turquoise Blue's Second Social Thread.™ is locked and TB's Social Thread mk II is renamed Boudica'​s Social Thread.
  
 **28th of February** - The Hall of Infamy is unlocked. **28th of February** - The Hall of Infamy is unlocked.
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 **29th of April** - The [[offtopic:​Wampanoag Incident]] begins. [[offtopic:​d32123]],​ [[offtopic:​Prime Minister]], [[offtopic:​Tsao]],​ and [[offtopic:​VulcanTrekkie45|VT45]] leave the board in the following days.  [[offtopic:​Prime Minister]] returned on the 21st of October. **29th of April** - The [[offtopic:​Wampanoag Incident]] begins. [[offtopic:​d32123]],​ [[offtopic:​Prime Minister]], [[offtopic:​Tsao]],​ and [[offtopic:​VulcanTrekkie45|VT45]] leave the board in the following days.  [[offtopic:​Prime Minister]] returned on the 21st of October.
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 +**8th of May** - [[Calbear]] announces that from this point forward all Evolution/​Geologic-based timelines will be moved to the [[ASB forum]].
  
 **22nd of June** - [[offtopic:​Abhakhazia]] cares about Football (Soccer) for 8 seconds after the USA scores against Portugal. Brazil quits playing soon thereafter since no one could top that. **22nd of June** - [[offtopic:​Abhakhazia]] cares about Football (Soccer) for 8 seconds after the USA scores against Portugal. Brazil quits playing soon thereafter since no one could top that.
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 **20th of May** - The [[offtopic:​Great Soverihn Revolt]] occurs. **20th of May** - The [[offtopic:​Great Soverihn Revolt]] occurs.
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 +**13th of June** - [[Calbear]] announces that [[alternate history:​double blind what if|Future Blind What If]] threads will no longer be considered What-Ifs and instead as either RPGs or Stories. ​ They are all moved from the [[Future History forum]] to either [[shared worlds:​Shared Worlds]] or the [[Writer'​s forum]].
  
 **25th of July** - [[Meadow]] announces the founding of [[Sea Lion Press]]. ​ The first books published include titles by [[EdT]], [[Lord Roem]], and [[Thande]]. **25th of July** - [[Meadow]] announces the founding of [[Sea Lion Press]]. ​ The first books published include titles by [[EdT]], [[Lord Roem]], and [[Thande]].
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 **26th of October** - Beloved member [[Torqumada]] passed away. The board mourned. ​ **26th of October** - Beloved member [[Torqumada]] passed away. The board mourned. ​
  
-**14th of November** - In the aftermath of the Paris Terrorist Attacks on November 13, several members are either banned or kicked during the [[offtopic:​November Riot]] for various reasons. They included [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=11592976&​postcount=1604|revenge fantasies]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=11593077&​postcount=1635|bigotry]], and [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=11592706&​postcount=37|advocating mass genocide.]] By November 11th, 2015, it overtook [[offtopic:​black_october|Black October]] in terms of the number of actions taken.+**14th of November** - In the aftermath of the Paris Terrorist Attacks on November 13, several members are either banned or kicked during the [[offtopic:​November Riot]] for various reasons. They included [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-11592976|revenge fantasies]],​ [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-11593077|bigotry]],​ and [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-11592706|advocating mass genocide.]] By November 11th, 2015, it overtook [[offtopic:​black_october|Black October]] in terms of the number of actions taken.
  
 **26th of November** - Since this day, all the subpages of the form *address*.alternatehistory.com redirect to www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion;​ this had the effect of making the (already long since disused) landing page formerly on alternatehistory.com unavailable entirely. **26th of November** - Since this day, all the subpages of the form *address*.alternatehistory.com redirect to www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion;​ this had the effect of making the (already long since disused) landing page formerly on alternatehistory.com unavailable entirely.
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 **24th of January** - We received unexpected sad news about the untimely passing of Just Leo, one of the board members that were most knowledgeable about aviation. **24th of January** - We received unexpected sad news about the untimely passing of Just Leo, one of the board members that were most knowledgeable about aviation.
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 +**28th of April** - Criminal kingpin [[Ephraim Ben Raphael]] [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​guns-drugs-and-money.442508/​|sends his sister a care package]]. ​ Tony Montana is reportedly pleased.
  
 **23rd of March** - Having grown tremendously since its founding, [[Sea Lion Press]] launches its own message board, [[http://​forum.sealionpress.co.uk/​index.php|Sea Lion Press Forums]]. ​ Many AH.com members, particularly British members, join the new community. **23rd of March** - Having grown tremendously since its founding, [[Sea Lion Press]] launches its own message board, [[http://​forum.sealionpress.co.uk/​index.php|Sea Lion Press Forums]]. ​ Many AH.com members, particularly British members, join the new community.
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 +**23rd of May** - [[the bald imposter|Burton K Wheeler]] locked the final [[the ban thread|Ban Thread]], citing that the threads had reached a "​critical mass of drama"​. ​ Many of the members who frequented the Ban threads shifted over to the [[shared worlds:ATL Meetup]] threads in [[shared worlds:​Shared Worlds]].
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 +**19th of July** - [[chankljp]] received a mysterious package from Germany containing a military-themed first day cover from the DDR during the 1970s’, and an authentic Hitler postage stamp from the Nazi-era during WW2 plus a small, handwritten note in English that addressed him by name.  AH.commers quickly conclude this is the work of time traveling pranksters.
  
 **16th of August** - [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=offtopic:​hendryk#​a_tale_of_three_bannings|The Fake MrP Incident]] rocks the board. **16th of August** - [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=offtopic:​hendryk#​a_tale_of_three_bannings|The Fake MrP Incident]] rocks the board.
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 ===== 2019 ===== ===== 2019 =====
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 +**26th of January** - [[SargentHawk]] opens nominations for the [[alternate history:​Turtledove Awards|2019 Turtledove Awards]], announcing new categories for Best Pop Culture Timeline and Best Chat Timeline.
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 +**26th of February** - [[mattep74]] is struck by a car while cycling. ​ Thankfully he survives, although he loses part of a finger in the process.
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 +**18th of April** - [[Thande]] [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​catching-up-to-your-framing-device-12-years-of-look-to-the-west.466082/​|marks the occasion]] as real life catches up, this day being the far future date referenced in the very first line of [[timelines:​Look to the West]].
  
 **9th of July** - In a major shakeup, the Administration forums are moved from the top of the forum list to near the bottom in between Wiki and Off Topic sections. ​ The Help and Rules forum is divided into separate forums, both of which are no longer public. ​ In probably the biggest change of all, Ian shuts down the Hall of Infamy, moving kick and ban reports to the new Rules forum and dramatically reforming the way bans/kicks are discussed in an effort to cut down on chatter and bickering. **9th of July** - In a major shakeup, the Administration forums are moved from the top of the forum list to near the bottom in between Wiki and Off Topic sections. ​ The Help and Rules forum is divided into separate forums, both of which are no longer public. ​ In probably the biggest change of all, Ian shuts down the Hall of Infamy, moving kick and ban reports to the new Rules forum and dramatically reforming the way bans/kicks are discussed in an effort to cut down on chatter and bickering.
  
 **9th of October** - [[offtopic:​saint polype]] discovers a bizarre eldritch creature on the shores of Normandy, clearly establishing him as the protagonist in a Lovecraftian horror tale. **9th of October** - [[offtopic:​saint polype]] discovers a bizarre eldritch creature on the shores of Normandy, clearly establishing him as the protagonist in a Lovecraftian horror tale.
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 +**3rd of November** - [[Mr. BoJangles]] returns to the board after an extended absence.
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 +**8th of November** - [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​i-think-we%E2%80%99ve-been-found-out.478087/​|Our cover is blown.]] ​ Members move rapidly to hide and dispose of the evidence.
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 +**18th of November** - [[offtopic:​Miranda Brawner]] announces the first in what is planned to be a series of biweekly writing contests, posting the main thread in the [[Before 1900 Forum]].
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 +**30th of November** - After twelve years in the [[Future History forum]], the yearly predictions thread for 2020 is moved to Chat.  The Time Capsule thread follows shortly after in December.
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 +**19th of December** - SergeantHeretic'​s Social Thread, the longest to date, finally reaches its 501st page and is replaced with Social Thread 2020-.
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 +**30th of December** - [[Ian]] [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​open-test-of-new-board-software.481004/​|announces]] that the site will be upgrading to Xenforo 2 in January 2020, moving the site to its fourth incarnation. ​ He opens a Test Board in preparation for the move, adding that the actual move will come with an outage that may last two to three days.
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 +===== 2020 =====
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 +**3rd of January** - The site is taken down for maintenance as [[Ian]] begins the update to Xenforo 2.  Chaos ensues worldwide as AH.commers, unable to get their alternate history fix, wreak havoc.
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 +**4th of January** - The site returns in shiny new form.  [[Ian]] begins the process of tweaking and bug fixing leading to several very short outages over the next few weeks.
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 +**10th of January** - As part of the ongoing tweaks in the wake of the upgrade, [[Ian]] announced several changes to the Likes system. ​ Most controversially,​ Likes were from this point forward disabled in Political Chat.
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 +**Early February** - A user points out to [[e of pi]] that links are broken on the **[[timelines:​eyes turned skyward chapters|Eyes Turned Skyward Chapter Page]]**. Investigating,​ [[e of pi]] finds that the links on all wiki pages were broken at one point in board updates. He creates a script to automatically fix every link on a page, and begins a multi-week project to correct all posts on the wiki. This page was fixed 2/5/2020, and in the process [[e of pi]] inserted this record. Also noted was that attachment links are broken as well, but fixing will be a second project, fortunately effecting fewer total pages.
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 +**3rd of June to 8th of June** [[Ian]] announces that he was the victim of doxing, and that he was denied access to a private discord maintained by some members to investigate. These members informed him that he was “pre-banned”. Fighting and infighting ensue, and by the time the dust clears, twenty-six people (many of which were long-time, established members of the site) were banned.
  
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