There is some confusion as to if the 5th year anniversary of WebmasterWorld was this past Tuesday, September 21st. By looking at Brett_Tabke User Profile, you will see his join date was Sept 21, 1999. Brett owns, built and runs WebmasterWorld. A post named Half a decade of WebmasterWorld, is where this first propped up.
In that thread, Brett outlines the history of his forum/bbs community development:
- 84-88 single line commodore based bbs's. - 88-89 2 line commercial bbs. - 90-91 single line bbs again. - 92-96 sysop of 64 line support bbs for major computer manufacturer. - 96 first "web bbs" went up on old isp site. - 97 first bbs went up on searchengineworld.com - late 98 lost domain after registrar failed to auto renew domain. - 99 started registered webmasterworld. - 99 got searchengineworld back and started with this software base. - 2000 moved the rebuilt forums (called WebmasterWorld, over to this domain).