(From Martin, QuakerQuaker's publisher)

Hard to believe, but the QuakerQuaker community is turning five years old in a week! The project evolved gradually over time but December 6th will be the fifth anniversary of the registration of the QuakerQuaker.org domain, which makes it as good a birthday as any other marker.

QuakerQuaker.org: Welcome to the Quaker Conversation
The screenshot on the right is the oldest Archive.org snapshot of the QuakerQuaker.org domain, 1/4/2006 which had just launched. The project was already well underway. Here's a 10/2005 snapshot. The earlier "Subjective Guide to Quaker Websites" dates to at least 2/2004 and was very developed by 10/2005. In 6/2005 I described the content and suggested some directions in "Aggregating our Websites" and followed up after the launch with 3/2006's "What is this QuakerQuaker Thing?"

How do you all want to celebrate? I should write down a revised history of the project but there's lots of deadlines looming, so in the meantime, why don't you all share *your* stories of QuakerQuaker and the larger community that's grown up alongside it. Many of us have met lots of different types of Quakers here and had our assumptions surprised and challenged. What's your most memorable QuakerQuaker-related moment?


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Comment by Alice Yaxley on 11th mo. 27, 2010 at 2:24am
I remember it took me ages to figure out that I had to join the site before I would see more content! I kept hearing people saying "on QuakerQuaker" but then when I went to the site it seems to be just this one page. Anyway finally I signed up so I could see all the rest. Maybe it has changed since then as well in how the content works?
Comment by Robin Mohr on 11th mo. 27, 2010 at 2:18pm
And back in the beginning there wasn't so much content - just a list of recent blogposts selected by the editors to feature. The switch to the Ning format made a big difference, for sure. What year was that?

I'll have to think about what I would say today about how QuakerQuaker.org has changed and how it has changed my life. For now, I can just suggest a previous post, How The Quaker Blogosphere Changed My Life, from the blog carnival organized by Chris M. in 2007 in honor of a different birthday.

http://chrismsf.blogspot.com/2007/04/quakerquaker-blog-carnival.html
Comment by Liz Opp on 11th mo. 29, 2010 at 12:22am
I too was thinking about the blog carnival that Robin links to above. And earlier today, I was thinking how QuakerQuaker has been helping sustain me, when I need to remember what Quakerism is all about, or when I feel disconnected from other Friends.

Blessings,
Liz
Comment by Christine on 12th mo. 3, 2010 at 6:21pm
I am new but Happy Birthday Quaker Quaker!
Comment by C. Wess Daniels on 12th mo. 12, 2010 at 12:31am

Yes! Glad you posted this.

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