The site I started 16 years ago (Sept 5, 2004, announced on October 7, 2004) has now hit 1 million comments. Almost exactly 16 years to the day, 1m comments later, the site is still going, the look/feel, and even the logo is the same that I designed (some folks have got tattoos of it which is always wild to see). While I do not have anything to do with Hackaday now besides being a reader, things like: hackaday.io (project sharing), events, prize, store, and more were part of the decades-long-roadmap that went in to the idea at the time that I had hoped to get to, and the teams that took over are or have done them. Thanks Hackaday and Supplyframe folks for carrying on something that was important for the community and still is. It might end up being one of the longest running blogs, electronics for sure.
The recent changes to improve the comments, moderation, being more supportive and inclusive have helped, keep at it, there are millions of more opportunities to bring people together and share.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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