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6:56 am, Jul 23 2018
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Greetings all,

It's a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy Birthday MU! It's hard to believe that it's been such a long time. I know I don't do this usually, but this birthday is special. Read on to find out why...

Some interesting facts from when the site was founded:

- In 2004, cell phones were still just barely in their infancy. Flip phones were the norm, and the first iPhone wouldn't be released until 2007, almost 3 years later.

- There were no javascript or css frameworks. There were no php frameworks. PHP 5 was only released 7 days earlier on July 14th. Wordpress was only recently founded. (This site is primarily written in PHP, JavaScript and CSS. Imagine what 14 year old code looks like under the covers...)

- IE6, Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0, and Safari 1.2 were the primary browsers. Chrome wouldn't launch for another 4 years in 2008. Developing this site usually involved having IE6 and Netscape open, and ensuring that every change (written in notepad) worked in both browsers. Those were the days ...

- Facebook was founded in February. Google is at $85 a share. Social media site Digg launches. World of Warcraft launches. Reddit and YouTube aren't launched till a year later. Twitter doesn't launch until 2006. MySpace was only launched in the previous year.

Fourteen years before 2004 was 1990. In that year, the first website was launched at CERN. The first web-browser was created by Tim Berners-Lee. The Internet was fourteen years old when MU was created, and it's been exactly fourteen years now since then. After today, there will officially be more time since MU was created and now than between the time the Internet started and MU began.

How long can she go? Here's for another 14!

Manick

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7:06 am, Jul 23 2018
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Only if we can update the design a little

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7:15 am, Jul 23 2018
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Happy birthday! Here's to many more years of MU! ?

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An innocent
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7:51 am, Jul 23 2018
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Happy Birthday!
Lol, I thought the site was older, but this is still an important day.
Hopefully, their are many years to go!
lambchopsil is right, it needs an update. As well as the design as some functions are outdated.

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8:23 am, Jul 23 2018
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Happy birthday!!

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8:39 am, Jul 23 2018
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Happy birthday MU!

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Come and Go
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9:31 am, Jul 23 2018
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Wait, what? Internet is only 28 years old? I'm older than the internet?!! ?

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Lone Wanderer
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12:11 pm, Jul 23 2018
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And I'm only 1 year younger ? Damn, now I feel ancient!

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Lone Wanderer
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12:15 pm, Jul 23 2018
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It's kind of amazing to think that I might be one of the longest-active members here apart from the admins. I had no idea that MU was so young when I first started using it back in 2008.

Anyway! A Very Happy Birthday, MU, and thanks for always being awesome! Here's to many more years of being the best manga info site on the web!

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1:03 pm, Jul 23 2018
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That's quite amazing! Happy birthday MU

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1:47 pm, Jul 23 2018
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WOW, that was quite amazing fact to know. Especially how much difficulty to develop this site a that time. When there are no sophisticate development tools available in this age.
I hope MU will be there for infinite years later ?

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2:41 pm, Jul 23 2018
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Heh, cell phones...? I remember having a pager and pulling over to catch a pay phone whenever I'd get beeped and that being the cutting edge of technological advances. The first cell phones I remember seeing looked like old-style field walkie talkies and they came in like a briefcase set-up they were so big and bulky. Yeah, don't get me going on feeling "old" ?

A very happy birthday, and much thanks to everybody for helping keeping it going and wishes for another 14+ years or so ?

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3:13 pm, Jul 23 2018
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This little message really makes you think about how things changed in such a short time and how time flies. Also, you put a lot of effort to create this wonderful place where our community can unite and discuss about manga. I really want to thank you for working so hard for such a long time. You have come a long way and I hope we will be able to celebrate many more anniversaries together! Happy birthday, MU! User Posted Image


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5:56 pm, Jul 23 2018
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This is one of my favourite manga websites all time, and it's nice to see how dedicatedly admins and contributors put their efforts to make MU a better place for readers everyday.
Happy birthday! ?

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6:02 pm, Jul 23 2018
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Happy Birthday, MU!

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