Dreadknux’s Diaries: Dreadknux is Cool! Possibly…

2001 has been quite literally the kick up the rear that the Sonic Stadium needed to land up there with the best! Who knows what crazy and wacky things I’ll come up with that makes this site even more appealing to go to? Monthly logs will soon reveal all on what’s going on in my sneaky mind… Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: Dreadknux is Cool! Possibly…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Sonic Site Award Winners, and a Christmas Update!

Yeah, my first Christmas update this month – the last for a while, as I found from many people that my Navigation menus were confusing, and the pages were linked incorrectly in very small cases. I was unhappy at that point with my site’s look, so (‘sigh’, you all go) again, I decide to change the cosmetics of the website. That’s why the Christmas update was the last one of the year and for the next few months. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Sonic Site Award Winners, and a Christmas Update!

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Message Board Revived – Again!

Not much happened other than myself trying to revive the Message Board (yet again – this was the fourth time, and was really getting me down). However, I changed the name (from firstly, the ‘Sonic Stadium MB’, to ‘Dreadknux’s Forum’, to ‘Dead Sonic Forum’ [when I lost it for a bit]) to the ‘Sega Sonic Message Board’. I used a cool looking background which I came across by accident by colouring in Sonic and Shadow on Paint. ^_^ Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Message Board Revived – Again!

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The New Look (Again) – Only the Fans Choose…

Many a good thing has happened this month – first off, Sega Sonic Radio has officially become a member of the ‘Zone Rado Network, from Emulation Zone no less. Everyone seems to be enjoying voting for their fave Sonic site in the Sonic Site Awards, and as Christmas approaches, so does the final verdict, and the special awards ceremony. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The New Look (Again) – Only the Fans Choose…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Final day of Sonic Site Awards Phase 1…

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

The final day of the Sonic Site Awards Phase 1 – where fans submit their own sites (democratically) for nomination into award categories. Now that this stage is over, I deliberately closed the awards page so that no more cheating and submitting could be done. Still, some people managed to take advantage of the Universal Form to get their point across… The Stadium’s bagged well over 2,500 at this time, a truly great achievement.

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Gone Music Crazy!

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

This month, I spent the time promoting the new release of my Radio Station, with the new name I made up in June – Sega Sonic Radio. I am in the process of making a separate website for it, and I uploaded a lot more MP3s. One step at a time eh? Also, I managed to grab about 300 new midis to slap into the Music Zone. The site is getting more popular by the minute! In this month, the Hit Counter has surpassed 2,000! Again, thanks to everyone for visiting, I will treat you – honest.

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Un-De-Fragging Thing

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

I had to defrag my computer, it was annoying, I tell you, so I couldn’t not only use the PC, but defrag was not even working properly! Three days and it hadn’t even reached 2%! Just kept going back and forward from 0% to 1% then 0% again >_<. I managed to give it a break and check my e-mails. Jesus! The amount of emails I had, I had never gotten anything like this amount before. Dead chuffed I was, as I counted all the submissions. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Un-De-Fragging Thing

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Birth of the Awards to Change a Universe…

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

With the new look Sonic Stadium now open for some time, I thought it was time for a killer app. I wanted to make something else that involved the whole Sonic online community. Most of my other projects have not been so popular, so I decided to go for something that everyone will be interested in. Then it hit me. An awards ceremony. That’ll be great, I thought. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Birth of the Awards to Change a Universe…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Seemingly Invisible 1000th Visitor

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

YEEEEEEEEHAH! Someone’s become visitor 1000! Unfortunately, no-one owned up to it for some time though, so I’m setting the record to 1,100 hits. Hey, it’s just as memorable! Just wanted to savour this tasty feeling, even though no-one sent me anything about it. Maybe they couldn’t see the hit counter…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Kick-Ass Relaunch

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

Here I am, uploading all the files through CuteFTP into Angelfire, taking bloody ages because there’s so much new stuff to upload. Then I realise that I have no more room. ARGH! I was in panic, I had one night to upload all my things. Then I noticed Topcities that did 150MB of space. Crikey! I signed up, uploaded, and the day was saved! Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Kick-Ass Relaunch

Dreadknux’s Diaries: Soon to Relaunch With Sonic Fan Club

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

I figured I should make up a new project that should involve the whole of the Sonic community. After all, that is what I’m here for. I looked at all the Fan submission sites – SFGHQ, SSRG, etc, and I thought why not have a fan submission section where ALL the aspects of Sonic fandom are included? It does make sense right? And thus, the Sonic Fan Club was born, and the first of its kind. 😀 Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: Soon to Relaunch With Sonic Fan Club

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Twist of Fate

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

The good kind of ‘fate’, of course. I decided to take a break from updating TSS, and leave the site alone for the next couple of months. I mean, I love building websites, but I consider my GCSE grades to be of the highest priority. So the plan was to tell the visitors I’d be leaving temporarily, and that I’d be back in time for my birthday. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Twist of Fate

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The False Move

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

Greed had a part to play in this one. For the ‘new’ look, I needed a server that was bigger than Angelfire’s 50MB. This was where I started to get greedy, and set off to look for servers that had unlimited web space, but without the annoying ad banners. Pop Ups would be OK though. I found many solutions, but they would not offer space for MP3 files which cheesed me off big time.

Then I found it – the biggest mistake of my life. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The False Move

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Beginning of the Future…

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

If you recall back to December 2000 (or simply look at my ‘dairy entries’ for that month) you’ll notice that the Sonic Stadium got a fair few visitors to start off with, and then it all started going downhill. Worse, no-one appeared at the Message Board, no-one was listening to the guff-sounding ‘Sonic Groove Choons FM’ (can’t blame them), and I was designing a new look site in the hope that it may bring back visitors. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Beginning of the Future…

Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Year 2000 Recap

This is a series of personal blogs written by Dreadknux during the formative years of The Sonic Stadium. It chronicles significant events in the website’s early life.

15th June 2000: Pre-Launch Prelude: I have always been a fan of Sonic. Always. Ever since the very first Sega home console, the Master System, which I bought instead of a Mega Drive. As the PlayStation started to take over, ‘Sonic mania’ died down. I got a Sega Saturn and N64, and enjoyed them both, but the love for Sonic slowly started to dwindle as I grew up. As an early teenager, Sonic’s image started to became too… childish. Continue reading Dreadknux’s Diaries: The Year 2000 Recap