After 12.5 years of Connected Alanis Enjoyment, Alanis Utopia will be closing its Forum.
As you might have noticed, Alanis Utopia hasn't been really busy for a while. Some members still post a lot of messages, but it has been really silent in here.
Time has gone by so quickly! 12.5 years, can you believe it?
We think Alanis Utopia is the greatest little place on earth! And that is all because of you, the members without whom Alanis Utopia would be nothing!
Alanis Utopia has been around since the Summer of 2001 when our Madelene added a forum to her own website. In September of that year, AlanisUtopia.com became its own website.
A group of people, spearheaded by Madelene and Lucas, gave birth to an idea that would shake and change the world for good: Alanis Utopia - The Forum !!!
So, Madelene, Rosy, Lucas, Joel, Helene, Matt, Brendan, Brandon, and Justin started this place. If you want to read the whole story, you can click HERE
We think the success of Alanis Utopia lies beneath the definitions of love and respect. Every day many members of it prove that utopia can become real if everyone is allowed to Speak Out, Be Heard, Feel Seen, in a respectful manner. Just like in Alanis' dream.
Alanis Utopia grew bigger and bigger, and soon our messages had over 1 million views! Many more messages followed, about Alanis, about her music, about her life. But together, we also posted tons of messages with our photo's, stories about us and many games and contests.
Who wants to be a Zillionaire, anyone?
And let's not forget the many, many Postcard Exchanges, that had many postcards travel all over the world, and connected us even more!
Not just the number of views grew, but also the number of posted messages grew. We had over half a million messages, when the Forum finally became too big for the software. We removed like half of them to create space for new ones. After a couple of years, we had to weed out even more messages. And at some point we actually made it to 1 million messages! Can you imagine? 1 million!
During that time the number of members increased too. From 300 when we switched to the current forum software, to 800 two months later, to now almost 11.000 registered members!
And those members are what makes Alanis Utopia so special! It's you, the members, that made this place what it is. It's you, the members, that made this place so special!
Thank you for your continued support and dedication! Many of you have been part of the Alanis Utopia Family for a long, long time! And we really love you guys!
One of the greatest things about this place, was that many members got to know each other, were there for each other, and became friends. Many Utopians actually got to meet one another in Real Life, and had many great times together; many photo's of these meetings were shared in here. Many stories and poems were written too.
Our goal was to create a safe Haven for everyone, and bring people from all over the world together. We have seen many, many friendships grow in here. And we hope you stay in touch with each other, and us, on Facebook, Twitter, through email and Skype, etc..
We will always treasure your Friendship and company!!!
We wish you well.
The Alanis Utopia Team