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* June 24 - [[Yoshin]] is now [[Quality Control]] as well as a forum mod and [[Wiki Sysop]].
* June 24 - [[Yoshin]] is now [[Quality Control]] as well as a forum mod and [[Wiki Sysop]].
Revision as of 21:17, 11 July 2018
A timeline of events that have happened since MFGG formed.
- July 9th - MFGG is formed, Bowser Technologies is closed.
- Supertoad2k, Kyle and Nite Shadow are made administrators.
- Fireball20k and DJ Yoshiman are promoted to moderators.
- The MFGG banner is changed to adequately conceal the moderators and admins of MFGG on the right, not seen very well, prompting MFGGers to question why the Shyguy is confused.
- April 1st - April Fool's Prank. Forum changed to "Wario Fan Games Galaxy" by Kritter.
- April - Great Kyle Flamewar
- April - Kritter becomes Administrator, replacing Kyle.
- May - MugenMidget discloses the location of the "Secret Page," a page on the MFGG website no one had seen before, but was alluded to by Thunder Dragon on several occasions. The secret page can be found here: http://web.archive.org/web/20020617010255/http://fanmade.emulationzone.org/mfgg/mfgg1/secret.htm
- Several MFGGers start a badge fad. The badges were created by the members themselves, for specific reasons, and distributed for members to put in their signatures, accordingly to the badge creator's purpose. Actual forum badges would not be seen again until the phpBB rendition of the forums would be created, allowing such a possibility.
- SFGHQ vs. MFGG Forum War
- February - VBulletin version of message boards is opened. Fireball3k and DJ Yoshiman lose their moderator powers as a result. Nite Shadow loses his administration position as well, though Supertoad2k is bumped down to a moderator.
- Willy Goldwater becomes host of MFGG.
- October 11th - Invision version of message boards is opened, replacing the VBulletin one, though all previous members save for a few did not register until the 13th.
- November - Blaze Hedgehog releases Super Mario Blue Twilight. The game eventually gets showcased on "Attack of the Show," a show on the television network G4. The show then reveals a link to MFGG, marking the first and only time MFGG has been showcased on television.
- LAMGS is created.
- Cutman introduces the member base to The Face with an innocent-looking post and picture.
- The MFGG banner is changed again, to now include more MFGGers, and no longer denotes members with special privileges.
- February - Arts Board is opened.
- ShadowMan is made Administrator.
- April 1st - April Fool's Prank. Forum is changed to "Waligie Fangames Place" for a day.
- Kritter resigns as Administrator of the forums.
- September 22nd - SonicProject is made a Global Moderator.
- October - Parakarry is made Site Staff.
- 2004 MFGG Awards
- February - First Minigame Competition.
- April 1st - April Fool's Prank. Forum is changed to "Choza Espanol de Pollo Galaxias Fangames de Tio Billy" for a day. Sometimes regarded as MFGG's best April Fools prank ever.
- May - E3 forum opened for E3 2005.
- August 2nd - Gehn's 233rd Age forum opened by ShadowMan.
- August - Operation CLAM begins.
- October - "Mario Fan Game Gallery" appears on the American TV Channel, G4's "Attack of The Show" advertising the recently released Super Mario: Blue Twilight DX. Viewers from the show appear on MFGG, overloading the server cutting off MFGG for a few days.
- December - The PPP exploded, due to it's post count.
- 2005 MFGG Awards
- ??? - SonicProject resigns as Global Moderator.
- ??? - Trasher and FanGuy are hired as moderators.
- February - SPECTRE sub-forum opened in the PPP.
- ??? - New warn system instated.
- April 1st - April Fool's Prank. Forum is changed to "All About Beards" for a day.
- April 17th - Jeff Silvers and Jak are hired as moderators.
- April 18th - Black Squirrel is hired as Site Staff.
- April 20th - Phishfest.
- April 29th - This version of the MFGG Wiki is opened.
- Forum Games forum is merged with the Pointless Post Palace.
- May - E3 forum opened for E3 2006.
- June 8th - 2nd PPP Pruning, Stupidity Discharge.
- June 16th - Donkey Kong meets Mega Man sub-forum opened.
- June 22nd - MFGG 2.0 is opened.
- July 12th - Captain Jeff Silvers begins MFGG Wrestling.
- August 9th - General Friendliness sub-forum is opened in the Arts Board.
- August 16th - Warn logs become public.
- August 18th - ITF we are muscular trapeze artists created.
- August 31st - 3rd PPP Pruning, Pointless Supernova.
- Wii Discussion forum opened.
- December 16th - PPP closed for 3 days.
- 2006 MFGG Awards
- January 28th - Tragic, Kitsune Yamato, and Admiral Delmore are made Site Staff
- February 5th - N-Finity, webmaster of The Shy Guy Kingdom passes away from a diabetic coma. The first recorded death of the Mario fangaming community.
- March 28th - A Day That Will Live in Infamy
- April 1st - April Fool's Prank. Letters were removed from usernames randomly, and three joke submissions appear on the main site. Delmore is fired from Site Staff. Zombie Week begins.
- April 3rd - 4chan Attack
- April 26th - Ylle is made Site Staff.
- June 18th - ShadowMan resigns as Administrator of the forums.
- Trasher is upgraded from Global Moderator to administrator
- June 21st - Message boards are re-structured. General Friendliness moved to Archives. News Forum and Worthless Post Palace opened.
- June 22nd - New Moderators are hired. Jeff Silvers, FanGuy and Jak are upgraded to Global Moderators. Kommandant Dragmire becomes Global Moderator. Joey becomes General Chat moderator, Yoshiman becomes Fangame Discussion moderator, Rage becomes Arts Board moderator and Tragic becomes PPP moderator. Black Squirrel, Hatman and Jas are also made PPP Mods, but with fewer powers.
- Hatman resigns as PPP Mod.
- Toodles Team is made Site Staff, replacing Ylle.
- July 5th - Custom Word Filter system created. Disabling the profanity filter for your account is now possible.
- July 28th- Toodles Team resigns as Site Staff.
- September 6th - Worthless Post Palace is removed.
- September 15th - Night of the Living "Dupes"
- September 19th - Bacteriophage and Press Start are made Site Staff. Age Restriction rule is dropped.
- October 24th - First Nintendo Community Fangame Convention is held.
- October 27th - MFGG started obsessively tracking its timeline.
- November 14th - Retriever II resigns as forum administrator and now falls under the new Server Admin user group. Admiral Delmore and Stanley are re-instated from their requested permabans. Trasher resigns as administrator as a result. Joey is also demoted from General Chat moderator to member status. Yoshiman and Jas are upgraded to Administrator status. Pointless Post Palace is closed by Klobber permanently.
- November 15th - Tragic is promoted to Global Moderator status.
- November 17th - Sub-forums Sprite Rips (Fangame Discussion) and WIP/Sketch (Arts Board) are created.
- November 18th - Forum Rules are modified to create version 5.0.
- November 22nd - The PPP is deleted, Casual Conversation Castle takes its place.
- November 25th - First Music Competition begins.
- December 2nd - Bacteriophage becomes CCC Mod.
- December 3rd - Tragic declares himself a Badge Moderator.
- December 4th - The first MFGGcret Santa begins.
- December 5th - General Friendliness forum is re-opened and placed in the Dungeon below the CCC. Tragedy Anne becomes Moderator of the forum under the new title Forum Janitor.
- December 12th - Forum Games is re-opened and placed in the Dungeon below the General Friendliness forum.
- December 14th - Trasher resigns from the Site Staff.
- December 17th - The Community Fangame Project is created, and enters the planning stage.
- December 29th - The Forum Games forum is permanently removed from the forum structure.
- December 31st - The Final Day Countdown event took place in the Casual Conversation Castle
- January 2nd - First MFGG Review Drive is organized by ShadowMan.
- January 3rd - A temporary Brawl Discussion forum is added by Yoshiman.
- January 5th - The Community Fangame Project officially begins core development, as both engines are introduced in basic forms.
- January 12th - The requirement for a Happy Heart Badge is dropped from 3 months to 2 months. This means CCC access is also after two months.
- January 23rd - Battle Without Honor or Humility starts. It ends six days later.
- January 27th - Klobber officially resigns as administrator, and Jak resigns as Global Moderator. DJ Yoshiman and Jas appoint Captain Jeff Silvers and Tragic to take his place. Black Squirrel is also upgraded to Global Moderator status.
- January 28th - RageMario and Bacteriophage are also upgraded to Global Moderator status, Pinkybee takes Rage's art moderator position, meaning that the Forum Janitor and CCC Mod member categories are currently obsolete.
- February 9th - DJ Yoshiman and Jas propose plans to remove the CCC, which are recanted by the end of the day after generating enormous controversy and anger.
- February 17th - Dragmire leaves the moderation team.
- February 18th - Jas resigns as administrator
- February 19th - The Great Mistake
- March 7th - Masahiro Sakurai incident
- March 11th - Tragedy Anne is upgraded to Global Moderator status. Guinea is hired as Fangame Discussion mod, Xgoff General Chat, Ashura Arts Board and Shyguy Grey as General Friendliness mod.
- April 1st - April Fools Prank. CCC is locked and forum suffers "Flood Control 2.0".
- April 2nd - Luminous Reaver's "Codec Cyan" board skin is added.
- May 5th - Yoshiman PM scandal
- May 7th - A load of members decided to leave, stirred by more extra drama of the Yoshiman PM scandal. They include Shadowman, jas, AppleQueso, Neo Hyper Yoshi, and Nova.
- May 10th - Xgoff resigns as General Chat moderator
- May 28th - Tragic grants name change amnesty and restores the CCC to Casual Only status, then steps down from Admin to Global Moderator, appointing Black Squirrel to take his place.
- June - Group icons are created and made use of.
- July 23rd - Quackers appears.
- August 8th - Life on MFGG
- August 16th - Pucifur and MegaTailzChao added to Site Staff.
- August 17th - The Country Flag System is added, showing a little flag icon before the username.
- January 3rd - WIP/Sketch is merged back into the Art Board.
- January 18th - The Ultra Happy Heart badge is born.
- Weekend of February 12 - Wii Discussion is merged back into the GC.
- April 1st - April Fools Prank, skins changed by forum, THE VOID engulfs MFGG.
- April 7 - Tragic leaves moderation team and disappears into the abyss.
- April 13th - Shyguy Grey becomes new Global Moderator.
- June 12th - Trial Member System put into place. Guinea becomes administrator.
- June 21st - Kritter returns as Moderator. Tri is also hired.
- August 8th - Black Squirrel announces MFGG message boards are to move to a new forum system; much discussion ensues. Radical changes include the death of the CCC. A few days later, Black Squirrel resigns.
- November 2nd - Retriever II announces the date that the MFGG forum is moving to new software.
- November 7th - MFGG 3.0 opened up to the public after mass hype. Kritter has resigned as Moderator, Trasher is a Global Mod. All regular mods are upgraded to global, except Yoshiman, who refused. Jazz is a regular mod, and so is Mecha the Slag. Mecha the Slag is promoted to Global a few days later. Nick Ainsworth is a new admin.
- December 12th - Dinospoon occurs.
- December 22nd - New namechange system put in place.
- December 31st - Jazz is promoted to Global Mod, leaving DJ Yoshiman as the only regular Mod. Zero Kirby is promoted to Site Staff, and Char is promoted to Admin. Risa is also demoted to regular member.
- January 31st - 2009 MFGG Awards
- February 14th - MFGG is down. TempFGG, a temporary stand-in message board, is created by DavidCaruso.
- Febuary 21th - Char's Simplistic Green skin was added.
- April 1st - April Fools Prank, the forums were "greekified", and Ω takes over MFGG.
- April 2nd - Trasher is demodded for year-banning Guinea for banning Kritter for a day on April Fools for being too negative. The April Fools skin, "MFGGreece", becomes a usable skin (translated to English).
- April 4th - Kyori and Zero Kirby become Moderators for the General Chat.
- May 23rd - The News Forum is resurrected. The MFGG Improvement Initiative is started.
- May 26th - Char and Guinea resign as Admins, stepping down to Moderator status. Mecha the Slag is demodded, due to apparently leaving. Chaoxys and Kyori are promoted to Admins, while Elyk, DavidCaruso and El Huesudo II are promoted to Global Moderators.
- June 2nd - Dex is promoted to Arts Board Mod. Teddy is promoted to Gaming Corner Mod.
- June 17th - Dexy, Elyk, Kyori, and Tragic are made Main Site Comment Moderators.
- June 25th - MFGG Spring Cleaning begins.
- July 8th - Tragic is promoted to General Chat Mod.
- July 11th - Zero Kirby is demoted due to inactivity.
- July 13th - The Lounge opens, DavidCaruso steps down from Global Mod to be a Lounge only mod, Dexy is also a Lounge mod.
- July 15th - Zero Kirby is re-promoted to Mod of the General Chat.
- August 19th - Char gets his own user group, Tech Admin. DJ Yoshiman steps down from his moderator position. Zero Kirby is moved to moderator of the fangame-centered boards.
- August 20th - Alex and Ultramario become mainsite Quality Control.
- October 7th - Dexy is promoted to administrator, DavidCaruso becomes Global Moderator, and McKnackus I becomes the moderator of the Arts Board.
- October 30th - The Murderous MFGGer, an event, narrated by Lemony Snicket, in which several members and event accounts are murdered. St. Nick is thought to be the murderer.
- November 2nd - Serious Forum Games is closed and moved to The Vault.
- November 3rd - DJ Yoshiman and Black Squirrel are promoted to Administrators after Kyori, Chaoxys, and Dex all step down from their Administrator positions, with Kyori staying on as Tech Admin. El Huesudo II also resigns from his position as Global Moderator.
- November 5th - DJ Yoshiman announces plans to separate the fangaming part of the MFGG forums from the community side.
- November 8th - Retriever II steps down from his Webmaster position to regular member, but will still host MFGG. Char is promoted to Webmaster.
- November 15th - MFGG forums close indefinitely. Minus World opens.
- November 26th - MFGG forums re-open. MFGG Wiki moved to new URL.
- April - Minigame Competitions begin adopting much tighter time limits of 24 hours, two days, or one week; incidentally, these stricter deadlines cause a noticeable jump in entries and interest.
- May 22th - Char adds first new mainsite skin since 2006, New Super MFGG Bros., a port of the forum skin based on New Super Mario Bros.
- July 2nd - 30 Games on MFGG Worth Playing feature begins.
- July 9th - MFGG 10th Anniversary. Special events include the release of the MFGG 10th Anniversary Time Capsule and interviews with 15 members integral to MFGG's history.
- October 26th - VinnyVideo is promoted to Global Moderator.
- October 31st - DJ Yoshiman retires from Administrator and steps down from his position as mainsite administrator. Guinea promoted from Global Mod to Administrator, both on the forums and mainsite.
- November - VinnyVideo promoted to Quality Control.
- December 30th - Black Squirrel resigns as Administrator on both the forums and mainsite.
- January 14 - Guinea promoted to Wiki Sysop.
- January 15 - Alex, Puddin, and VinnyVideo promoted to Wiki Sysop.
- January 30/31 - 2011 MFGG Awards.
- April 18 - VinnyVideo promoted from Global Moderator to Administrator. Vinny also becomes admin level on the mainsite.
- April 19 - Elyk is now Quality Control as well as a comment moderator on the mainsite. Chaoxys promoted from regular member to Quality Control.
- November 18 - The General Chat forum is revived on a probationary basis. Miles is promoted from regular member to Global Moderator.
- February 8 - 2012 MFGG Awards occurs.
- April 17 - DJane Coco is added to Quality Control staff.
- April 18 - Jazz is demoted from Global Moderator to regular member because of inactivity.
- April 29 - Puddin announces his resignation as Wiki Sysop.
- May 2 - Rystar is promoted to Wiki Sysop.
- May 10 - Miles is promoted from Global Moderator to Administrator.
- July 10 - Alex is demoted from her Site Staff and Wiki Sysop positions to a regular member due to inactivity.
- July 11 - DJane Coco, Fujiko, and Gameboy are promoted to Global Moderator by applying to Director of HR in the forum moderator hiring event.
- September 13 - The Midas Machine forum is archived.
- September 29 - Rystar is demoted from Wiki Sysop to a regular member and banned due to power abuse.
- October 4 - Nite Shadow is promoted to Wiki Sysop.
- October 4 - Miles steps down from Administrator.
- January 1 - Mainsite Submission Guidelines are revised for the first time since 2005.
- January 26 - MFGG Awards 2013.
- March 10 - Mainsite Submission Rules and Filter Categories are updated, finally announcing the Donkey Kong Country series as acceptable MFGG content.
- April 6 - The News! forum is renamed to News & Events.
- April 13 - Gaming related topics are moved to the new Gaming forum as a test run. The Submit-it forum is also temporarily revived.
- April 20-27 - The Great MFGG Easter Egg Hunt. Temporary sub-forum Meadow Planet created in General Chat to house the event.
- April 27 - Submit-it is archived after the "Suitable Module Not Found" bug has been squashed.
- July 9 - MFGG's 13th anniversary. VinnyVideo posts results of Who's MFGG? survey.
- August 4-16 - Draw Kirby With Your Off Hand.
- August 22 - Yoshbert and Gato promoted to Site staff.
- October 7-November 5 - King Boo's Halloween Spooktacular event.
- December - Gameboy is demoted from Global Moderator to a regular member due to inactivity.
- January 27 - MFGG Awards 2014 takes place.
- February 16 - DJ Coco is promoted to Administrator, and HylianDev is promoted to Global Moderator.
- April 1 - The PPP temporarily opened for April Fools, and Tusk Bucks were "planned".
- April 2-12 - Part 2 of the Great MFGG Easter Egg Hunt. Like part 1, the temporary sub-forum, Marsh Planet, was created at the General Chat to house the event.
- June 1-16 - The first MFGG Mafia forum game took place.
- July 25 - The Forum Games forum reopened.
- August 4 - The disagree, tired, agree, and laughing smilies were updated to match the style of the rest of the smilies.
- September 11 - Blutorus is promoted to Global Mod, and Gato is now both Quality Control and Global Moderator. Fujiko is demoted from Global Mod to regular member because of inactivity.
- October 26-November 1 - The Hallowsphere event. It was housed on the Shallow Hallowsphere forum, which was temporarily in the General Chat. The Nyerk nyerk nyerk! event also took place on the General Chat, even though it ended on October 31.
- December 28 - Elyk is no longer an Administrator, and is now just Quality Control. Blutorus is now mainsite Quality Control.
- December 29 - Blutorus is now a forum Administrator instead of a Global Mod, and Yoshbert is now a main site Administrator.
- January 23 - Miles is now promoted to a Global Moderator status.
- January 26 - The MFGG Awards of 2015 occur.
- February 4 - The Graphics & Audio board is renamed to the Arts Board.
- February 8 - The smilies were updated by Mit and ~CaMtEnDo~, with a few new ones added.
- March 19 - Nite Shadow is now promoted from a Global Moderator status to a Administrator status.
- April 1 - The All That forum skin is created, which was initially made for April Fools 2016.
- July 18 - Miles is promoted to being in an Administrator status.
- September 7 - The PC, Code, and Flash topic icons were updated, while the PS3 and 360 topic icons are removed in favor of the new PS and Xbox icons.
- September 8 - A Unity topic icon was added and the Flash and Sketch topic icons were removed.
- September 10 - A Birthday topic icon got added.
- September 13 - The Game Maker topic icon got updated.
- November 3 - The Evening Chill skin was added into the forums.
- December 1-16 - Kirby's Adventure's MFGG Mafia 2 event took place.
- December 14 - A site-wide database error occurs. The main site and wiki were the first to come back up.
- December 24 - Miles earns the promotion to a Quality Control status.
- December 29 - Another site-wide database error took place for a bit.
- ??? - Elyk was demoted from a Quality Control member to just a regular member.
- January 11 - Nite Shadow resigns from the Administrator, Site Staff, and Wiki Sysop statuses following a series of events sparked by Kirby's Adventure. He is now just a regular member.
- January 15 - Ultramario was demoted from a Site Staff member to just a regular member due to inactivity.
- January 19 - A Switch topic icon was added.
- January 24 - A set of avatars from Super NES games (most of which represent Mario games) was added to the gallery.
- January 29 - MFGG Awards 2016 takes place.
- February 22 - Suggestions forum is opened.
- February 27 - The structure of the main page of the forums has been changed twice.
- March 4 - Nintendo Switch friend codes can now be inserted in profiles.
- March 13-April 14 - Mario Madness occurs.
- April 15 - MFGG now uses HTTPS on the mainsite, forums, and Wiki.
- April 22 - Dustinvgmaster is promoted to Quality Control.
- May 28 - Guinea announces his retirement as Administrator. He's now a regular member.
- June 16 - DJ Coco resigns as Administrator. Coco is now a regular member on both the forums and mainsite.
- July 9 - Space Junk Galaxy replaces Forum Games on the forums; Forum Games is archived. MFGG Facebook page is officially launched.
- July 18 - Langton is promoted to Quality Control. Miles resigns as Administrator and is a regular member again.
- August 6 - Dustinvgmaster and Zero Kirby are promoted to Global Moderator status in addition to being Quality Control. HylianDev is now officially an Administrator instead of just a Global Moderator.
- September 25 - VinnyVideo sets up a MyBB test board that later becomes the new MyBB forum.
- September 26 - Yoshin is now a Wiki Sysop.
- October - WAH-loween takes place, with Halloween-themed content and events taking place.
- October 6 - The WAHloween skin was added to the main site.
- October 23 - Do the Odyssey is opened in honor of the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey.
- November 24 - The forums get a Majora's Mask-style countdown to the end of the phpBB era.
- November 27 - The phpBB forums are retired at 6 A.M. Eastern time. The new MyBB forums are officially launched later that day.
- April 9 - Yoshin is now a forum moderator in addition to being a Wiki Sysop.
- May 20 - Pedigree is now a forum moderator in addition to being the Social Media Manager.
- May 30 - The main site now accepts ROM hacks.
- June 4 - The main site has a new modern look.
- June 24 - Yoshin is now Quality Control as well as a forum mod and Wiki Sysop.
- July 7th - MFGG turns 17