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pkmatrix [2019]
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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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 **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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 **19th of December** - SergeantHeretic'​s Social Thread, the longest to date, finally reaches its 501st page and is replaced with Social Thread 2020-. **19th of December** - SergeantHeretic'​s Social Thread, the longest to date, finally reaches its 501st page and is replaced with Social Thread 2020-.
  
-----+**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. 
 + 
 +===== 2020 ===== 
 + 
 +**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. 
 + 
 +**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. 
 + 
 +**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. 
 + 
 +**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. 
 + 
 +**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. 
 + 
 +**30th of August** - Alternatehistory.com turns 20 years old! 
 + 
 +===== 2021 ===== 
 + 
 +**April 10** -  
 +Ian announces that threads in Chat and Non-Political Chat that have been inactive for six months will be entirely deleted from the forums. This was done for a variety of reasons. First, it would speed up the board, as it would free up memory space. Second, and most important, it would protect member privacy, as many have previously posted political opinions they have long since move on from, several have discussed gender-transitions,​ and some mused on old relationships. This was met with a mix of approval and concern, with some pushing back on Ian’s announcement. Ian conceded to only deleting threads that haven’t been active for a year, but remained adamant that this was the right course of action for the board. 
 + 
 +**April 18** -  
 +Ian begins the process that is, from here forward, called the Great Deletion. Thousands of threads are moved to specially created subforums and out of Non-Political Chat and Chat, scheduled to be deleted the next month. The Great Deletion would be on track to remove nearly 8 million posts, some dating back to 2004. A few notable threads would avoid the Great Deletion and be placed in a special Archive subforum.
  
 ==== See Also ==== ==== See Also ====
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 **[[AH.com Structure]]** **[[AH.com Structure]]**
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