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    Forza-Inter.com turns one year old!

    In about 30 minutes from now, it is exactly one year ago that Forza-Inter.com was created. It has been a hell of a ride, and much like the football team we dedicate this forum to, it has been much troubles. With that said, the trouble has not been the members, but technical issues.

    When me, Han, Tim and Ronald sat down and discussed the possibility about creating our own forum, we first started out on a free server. We trusted a person to host our forum, even when we had made it clear that we didnīt want any problems. Sadly, this person all along deceived us, and it took less than a month before we exceeded the bandwith.

    So we needed a new plan. This time it had to be a paid server, which would be a problem for everyone but stinking rich Handoyo.
    Let me just say that without Handoyo, there wouldnīt be a forum or Forza-Inter.com
    Heīs the sole owner of the domain name and has even paid it twice all in order for us to have the perfect URL.

    We spent a few weeks trying to find the best possible server for the best possible price. After a while we found StartLogic, which now seems like a big mistake. But nonetheless, that server had a very good deal and a fair price. But none of us had any creditcard, which was yet another obstacle to create the forum. Luckily, my aunt was nice enough and accepted being the owner on "paper". So actually, she owns the forum, but fear not, she is a huge Inter fan too.

    The installation of the forum and all the design was quickly done, as we had saved all the codes of it, from the previous forum. We knew exactly what to do, and when all the money issues were solved, it didnīt take long to get started.

    Forza-Inter.com grew quickly, thanks to the connection with previous Interforums.com
    But, there was also newcomers that arrived and who has established themselves within this community.

    The forum had a ratio of 140 posts per day, and was one of the most successful new forums ever on the net. Especially when itīs in English and about a football team.

    However, the problems would reappear and this time, it was severe. In January or so in this year, the server crashed and the entire forum was lost. Thanks to Handoyo (once again) he had a backup of the database from November, which could be installed. We lost approximately 10 000 posts and 100 members.

    Believe it or not, but two months later, we have gotten that numbers back. We have more than 400 members registrered and it posts more than ever here.

    Today we celebrate one year, and this forum would have never been such a success without all you members. The management team has had to dealt with ridiculously little amount of troubles with members, and only two members has been banned within a year due to bad behaviour. That is very unique for a forum.


    FORZA FORZA-INTER.COM!!!!

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    Yes! Forza Inter is exactly one year old today. It was one year ago, when in one fateful night, Jimmy Fredholm gave birth to Forza Inter. Weighing at a mere 0 topics and 0 posts, none expected that the child would grow at such a tremendous rate that it would have 43948 posts and 986 topic in just a year!

    We'd like to thank the members because without you guys, the forum would just simply die. We can definitely say that you guys are the reason we exist. It was very touching for us that the members sticked with the forum through thick & thin. All the problems we had in the last one year or so; MySQL problems, server problems, posts deleted; yet you are still here!

    Of course most of the credit is due to the installer, founder and inspirator of the forum that is Sir Jimmy Fredholm! Without him, Forza Inter wouldn't be like it is today. Let me just say that it's been wonderfully easy being in the management team when he's there. He handled everything bar several technical issues which General Timothy Jonathan took care of. Whereas, all I, the undeserving admin, did was just irritating members by closing their topics and to edit some posts. I'd like to thank them the most for providing us this habutat!

    Let's hope that Forza Inter will enjoy an even more prosperous sophomore year! Let's strive to continue be the best English speaking forum in the web! Let's dare to dream that eventually, all Interisti will be united under on forum and let it be this one!


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    Thanks for sharing the story with us Jimmy. Also a BIG thank you to all the Mods/Admis and also to all the members who make this interaction possible. Keep up the good work as it is well appreciated around here
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    Happy Birthday FORZA INTER FORUM !!

    Mine was yesterday and it's the forum's today ...... That's called true Inter fan ...

    Thanx to Jimmy, Handoyo and co., the forum is doing one hell of a job. Lets keep it up guys.

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    Well. Time sure flies. In a blink of an eye, it's been a year since this great forum was set up. An over this one year, we have all grown closer and closer, coming together, forming a whole big family.

    We should extend our deepest gratitude to the Administrators and Moderators of this forum, for their hard work managing this forum, especially during the time it was down. You guys rock!!

    FORZA FORZA-INTER FORUMS!!
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    I have to say I am just proud to be a member here with you guys..

    Happy Birthday and keep all the good work up from Mods and Admins to all fans who post

    Lets keep it up forever...
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    I was a brand new arrival to Forza Inter and this is the one (and only) English Speaking forum about Inter I know and thank God it exists. Without FI I would not have had any other Inter fans to talk to...now I can talk to 400 and counting!!!

    May the brilliant work continue and a huge congratulations to all the mods and admins!

    FORZA-INTER.COM

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    I had counted down to this day of celebration for some days now!

    Saluto! Cheers for us!
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    Wow, been a year already!!! I was shocked when I saw the thread! Such great memories! some of them bad some of them good! but I wouldn't trade any one of them for the world! I wouldn't change anything that happened in the past! things are just perfect the way they turned out!

    Seems like yesterday when we went through all the trouble of trying to find a server with no success at first! but thank god things turned out ok, and we've had our first successful year and counting!

    Cudos to Jimmy and Tim who had enough experience to make this great forum! and Handoyo for paying the money! and then all of us paying him back although in different timing

    I'm just happy/proud to be part of this project/forum, even though my first year wasn't the best! but things will surely be different on our second birthday!

    We were one big family in the past, we are one big family now, and we'll be a much bigger family in the futur!

    Cheers!!





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    Thanx to the whole admin team for making this forum to great forum that it is.

    Forza Inter per sempre!!!!
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    Thanks a lot for telling us the story Jimmy.

    When I left Italy in 2000, the only person I could talk football with was my milanista brother (thank God we agree on most stuff).

    Discovering this site was simply amazing for me, and I enjoyed every moment spent here.

    Jimmy, Tim and SuperHan are Nerazzurri icons for me, thanks a lot guys for making this possible.

    By the way Han, you could have spared us the mental picture associated with "Jimmy giving birth"

    I never had a doubt that Inter fans are the best in the world. These forums are just another proof of that: we come from all sorts of different backgrounds, we discuss everything, and still we are a group of friends

    Finally I wanted to congratulate whoever made the new banner for FI first birthday (with Oba's pic), it's just great.
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    Congratulations to the mods/admins, and everyone who's a part of this great forum!!!
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    All for one and one for all !!

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    Congratulations on the achievement. I use this forum to talk seriously about Inter issues and read issues seriously. You doubted it Jimmy but I have acted well within limits here. Good luck in the future.

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    Man, when I saw that picture of Martins and a date span besides it, I was shocked. I thought someone died and then saw Martins' pic. Thankfully, I realized what was going on!

    Congratulations to all memebers for their respectfullness and intelligence. We can argue anything here between Coco's situation to North Korea! And most respect the others and have really interesting things to say. It's like a global village here, and I really enjoy coming here several times a day.

    Also, a thank you to the admins who did, do and I hope that they will always do a great work. I really appreciate the time and effort they put into this forum, spcially Jimmy.

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    Congratulations forza-inter.com. Big thanks to Jimmy, Tim, Ronald, Han.. All of you. 4th march is BTW day of my name in Finland. That day doesn't mean anything but still it's nice.

    Forza Inter!

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    to FORZA-INTER.COM and thank you all for keeping this wonderful forum alive!
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    This forum is nothing without the participation of every single member. All the experiences from its conception till date make up the life that is Forza Inter Forums. Thanks to everyone for making the dream possible.

    Let's all continue to make FI Forums the best there is on the net. Despite all of our shortcomings (bandwidth/server problems), we've all managed to hang in there thanks to our great love for FC Internazionale. That and the fact that we've forged so many friendships through the forums that it's difficult, actually impossible, to leave.

    Special thanks to the administration team for hanging in there. You guys all keep the forum alive.

    Forza Forza-Inter!

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    Wow, it's already been a year? even though i haven't been as active as i'd like to, i still enjoy reading post and have known a lot of the members on here for 3-4 years now. It's nice to see that despite all the troubles the administrators have had to go through, FI has managed to stay alive for a full year and looks to be strong and headed towards the right direction.

    It's important that the Interisti continue to be very interested in talking footballl and the club that makes our hearts pump. Keep up the good work, guys!

    BTW, special thanks to Jimmy, Han, Ronald and Tim. Can Interisti find any better people to count on when it comes to what most can consider one of the most important things in their life? thanks for giving us all a place to vent, joke, and discuss.
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    I`d like to thank everyone who have contributed to this forum over the last year, without you we wouldn`t have such a great place to discuss our passion for Inter. I haven`t been as active as I used to be due to lack of time but I still try to come here as often as I can to read the great match analyses and discussions. Keep it up guys!

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    I just realise that we Jimmy should have delayed the installation by 5 days so as to coincide our birthday with Inter's. What a perfect Inter forum that could have been. Problemmatic (Not the members. ) and borned at the same day.


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