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    Forza Inter Forums 10th anniversary

    Hi guys.

    I can't believe how fast time has passed us by, it has been 10 years since the founding of this forum. 4 March 2004, a trio of Interisti looking for a new home decided to go at it and created this forum, which has since proudly became the best and biggest English-speaking Inter forum in the web. We literally went through it all, on the pitch, and on the web. We witnessed a heartbreaking second EuroDerby elimination, perennial CL underachievers and the current post-Treble hangover. But in the past 10 years, we also experienced joy such as 4 (or 5) consecutive Scudetti and the motherfucking Treble.

    The forum itself also went through many events. It hasn't been smooth sailing; we were attacked by hackers, stupid ads from the free server, Turkish trolls, we even had to endure an exodus by some of us but not we only did we survive, we strived and we succeeded. It wouldn't be possible without each and everyone of you. I really would like to thank all the members from the bottom of my heart. This forum was created not as a personal toy but because we wanted Interisti to have a second home in the Internet. It wouldn't have existed without all of you here. Even if we sometimes don't see eye to eye, even if we have differing opinions, I wouldn't trade anything in the world for you guys.

    Now I'd like to give a little history lesson, I'm sure some of you guys are interested on the beginning of this forum. Back in the early 2000s, there was an Inter forum called Interforums (interforums.com). It was the FIF of that time. Coincidentally, it was owned by another Indonesian. If I'm not wrong, Josh was his name. In the late 2003 or early 2004, I can't exactly recall what happened, but the owner of that forum unfairly stripped the admin privileges of a co-founder of this forum. He did it without any warning, and no explanation was given. So me, Timothy Jonathan (AKA Miki) and this guy (He doesn't want his name associated with this forum, but I think you know who) decided to leave InterForums due to the unjust treatment and started Forza Inter. Most of the mods and admins followed us, because the firing really made no single sense. Not long after, majority of the members followed to Forza Inter. It didn't take long before InterForums closed down because, like I said, a forum is about its members and Forza Inter had most of them.

    It was a hard time for sure for us in the beginning. We were still in college I believe and had to fork out hundreds of dollars a month to run the forum. We had to ask for donations, set aside a portion of our money, but it was all worth it. We're really proud of what we did and what this forum has became.

    I also wanna mention a few words about the above-mentioned exodus in 2008, which was a nothing short of gigantic misunderstanding because of a prank. God that was some stupid shit lol. Basically two admins pulled prank on one another which led to a split and a creation of another forum. It was called Pazza Inter but it has since closed down and I believe most of their members have now came back to FIF. I have since buried the hatchet with them because after all, Inter is what's most important for all of us.

    I would now like to give special mentions to some members who have been extraordinary help for this forum. I apologize if I miss out on some people, but please understand that it's been 1 decade. Tim, Enricos, Ehsan, vitomins & vasilios have been absolutely invaluable for this forum by helping sort the technical computer stuff backstage. Look, I've been an admin in FIF for 10 years but I still know almost absolute zero jack shit about these stuff. MySQL server vBulletin backups FTP whatever the fuck, I'm as good as I4E when it comes to these things. There were also some mods & admins who have been policing this place very well, I think Stefan really picked up the slack a few years ago when I was totally swamped with work when I first came back to Indonesia. Not forgetting of course, the rest of the old and current mod team like Hamed, Ziyad, Pajo, Shaun, Dylan, I4E, Forza ragazzi, Helal, etc.

    I mentioned above that there were donors for this forum and I'd like to thank them for their financial support throughout the years. It's impossible to name all of them but I've kept a list in this thread. There are also some members, who were not mods & admins, but were still major contributors to the forum. I'm a sucker for Inter videos and Edlaut, Five Stars & Bessi have been done a great job over the years. Frisko regularly posted some Inter stats and also the covers of Gazzetta dello Sport. vitomins I believe helped with some stats and also with the translations. And more recently Michael has done a tremendous job with the translations and also tons of coverage of Inter news. I believe Michael went through some personal problem in recent months and that he'll be back soon. Stay strong Mike.

    I'd also like to announce that we will be doing some tweaks in the forum designs. Verathia has helped us a lot with it and I'd like to thank him for that. And btw, it should also be mentioned that he really put up a lot of efforts in those match threads. Hope to see more of them soon and please do understand if we merge/close your thread even if you start it first, because you can see that Vera doesn't do half-assed jobs on those. We will also be giving out special new badges to honor the members who have been with us from 2004, and still browse/post the forum this year.

    I think that's basically it. This post has been a gigantic tl,dr anyway. Once again, I'd like to give shoutouts to my fellow co-founders. Unfortunately they are no longer posting but I really hope that they'd come back to us. And also special thanks to EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU and this forum would not exist, it would be impossible, without all of you here.

    FORZA INTER!


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    It's crazy that I've been here for 10 years, give or take a year here and there where I was obsessed with various females or doing some other dumb crap. I'm glad to be an original member and to have continued visiting this place, and I've enjoyed having a community where I could rejoice Inter's wins and triumphs and bemoan Inter's losses and misfortunes. Especially considering I come from a country where there are so few Inter fans to interact with in person.

    Thank you Handoyo for all your hard work over the years. Likewise to all the other contributors.
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    Also, some might want to empty their cache in order to see some of the visual changes.
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    Great Job by everyone over the 10 years...more to come and congrats on being the number one English speaking Inter forum!!
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    I wasted 10 years here and got no mention. Fuck you Han, fuck you FIF.
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    9 years technically so fuck you right back rocky


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    Happy Birthday FIF. Banner looks great.


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    Happy birthday...

    Can't imagine I was half as old when this forum started. Fucking 10. I remember some stuff from back then and it feels so long ago, like the internet barely existed. Is this the first website ever created?
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    Wow .... thank you guys for making me feel young

    Happy Birthday FIF, the best community on the internet.


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    Congratulations on 10 years of FIF. Its great to see that so many have been here from the beginning, but how can you not visit the forum ? its an addictive place to be . The forum is a brilliant place for Interisti from all corners of the world to get together. Despite varied opinions and thoughts on matters around our favourite club, we all share a common love for Inter.

    So many great posters here from past to present that stand out amongst us all, but everyone is a great member and everyone's input is equally appreciated.

    Great work Handoyo, Vasilios & Co.

    Also, Good work on the banner Verathia . it should also be noted that Howl chipped in with some good design ideas as well. Thanks Howl.
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    So FIF was created on 4-3-4. We were meant to play that formation all along.
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    happy birthday FIF !

    im here less than i year but damn what a great place for fucking everything, its like i dont need my real life friends.. now guys i have you

    good job han, hope FIF will last at least as long as we are gonna last
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    I just logged in and saw the new banner.. I knew it, voted for it, but it still brought smile to my face

    I'm here for 8 years. Was trolling a bit as young idiot who didn't know what forum is, to decent poster who was well respected by most, to a moderator.

    I also passed great RL events in here. High school graduation, drunken moments, hangovers, university graduation, new girlfriend (s)...


    And at FIF.. Found new buddies who i still talk to, some are still posting, some don't. Best regards to Marcello, Pablito, Pi, Tim, shahz, Hamed, and many, many more (even Duari )... Shame that the new quality posters can't debate with them as well.

    Also, we lived trough few rough moments.. Not only those Han wrote about, but also disagreement between the members (mods, admins) which brought Tim and han to break up. So Tim, along with a stubborn fuck named yuko, opened another forum But after short time, many that went there, came back, and we still managed to remain the largest english speaking community on the web.

    What can I say... FIF is a part of my life. If it didn't exist, i don't know how i'd plan my time Congrats to everyone, ESPECIALLY to those who are here since the beginning or so.. Let's keep it alive for many years from now as well!
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    It's really unbelievable how time flies... but here we are many years later! I wasn't fortunate enough to be here from the start but the forum certainly has been here for me when I needed a place to vent or discuss our beloved team.

    Han, hats of to you for sticking with something for 10 years, let alone with all the drama and hassle over the years. It can be a thankless job at times, but you've definitely done a wonderful job and I'm proud to be involved in the slightest way.

    Forza Forza Inter Forums


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    Awww, thanks for the shoutout! Glad to be involved!
    I've only been here since 2011, but I've enjoyed every moment with you all! The lows suck, but the comradary we have after great victories is something to behold!
    To 10 more years!
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    Even though I was not around for the last 5 years or so, but FI forums has always had a special, special place in my heart. It was one of those things born out of strife and fierce determination, and it took quite a lot to get it going, but survive and prevail, it did.

    Above all, I think this forum owes a great deal to Han, who has stuck with it from its inception. Cheers to you, bro!

    Ultimately, this forum will lose its soul without its members, both old and new. To those I've known over the years, it has been a pleasure knowing you. To those Interisti I have yet to meet, well, it's as good a time as ever to get acquainted.

    P.S. Han, I actually forget all about Josh and Interforums. Wow, that was a really long time ago.
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