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1996
May 1

Elfwood was opened by Thomas Abrahamsson

Orginally, the name of the project was Lothlorien and was only focused on high fantasy art done by amateurs. When opened, Elfwood featured the art of three artists (Thomas being one of them)


1997
Aug

The Extranet is opened

Before this point, all new art was emailed to Thomas who put it up by hand. With the new extranet (originally named the "intranet"), users can manage their own accounts.

1998
Apr

The wyvern's library is opened

Elfwood opens up for written material for the first time.


1998
Aug

FARP is opened

FARP is the Fantasy Art Resource Project at Elfwood, with tutorials of various relevant topics.


1998
Oct 26

10000 pictures.

Today, the ten thousandth picture was added to the Elfwood web site.


1998
Nov

Elfwood is closed for new users for the first time.

For a couple of weeks, Elfwood had to close down for new members (for the first, but not last, time) due to overwhelming workload.


1999
Feb 16

1000 artists.

Today, the 1000th artist was added to the Lothlorien area of the
Science Fiction and Fantasy art gallery Elfwood. This makes
Elfwood to one of the worlds largest online galleries.


1999
Aug 16

The Woodchat email list is opened.


2000
Apr

The ERB crew is founded.

To bring order back to the Elfwood chaos of rule breakers and other naughty actions, the Elfwood Review Board was founded. They are responsible for the Elfwood rules and also occasionally enforce them.


2001
Mar 3

Elfwood hardware is upgraded to PIII-1000mhz and 1 gb RAM.


2001
Jun 26

Elfwood is closed due to death threats to the management from some annoyed members/visitors. Some canadian guy threatened to kill the ERB crew.


2001
Jul

Elfwood is reopened after the death-threats close-down.


2001
Jun

The FanQuarter area is introduced.

We gave our members a three month allowance to move their fan art to this new area.


2001
Jun

Woodworks idea is born, and Georgette Tan starts working on the concept of an Elfwood focused eZine.


2002
Jan 1

The ticket system and the moderator concept is opened for testing.

The first basic version of the ticket system is programmed by Thomas during his christmas vacation.


2002
Jan

The first issue of the Woodworks eZine is published!


2002
Jan 22

The idea/word/concept "Elftown" first appears in the personal diary of Hedda..


2002
Feb 12

The first 10 moderators start working on the new ticket system.


2002
Feb 7

Elftown gets its first two testing members.


2002
Dec 20

Elfwood hardware is now in a huge PC server case, running AMD cpu's on 1.5 GB RAM.


2003 July 4
Dec

Elfwood PC server internals replaced with a bigger setup (2 x AMD and 2GB Memory), while Elftown inherited the old setup (increasing that community's server speed a LOT!)



2003
Dec

A new server architecture was introduced, where the load of serving all images we're routed to a dedicated and very fast PC server named Ewancient. (2.6Ghz PC) - this significantly increased the response time of all of Elfwood...


2004
Jan 28

Elfwood got a new graphical design/layout, and the Zone47 area was merged into the Lothlorien area, creating a united art area for all kinds of Fantasy/SciFi/Horror art.


2006
Feb 27

New record, 100 000 unique visitors in one single day!


2006
May 1

10 Years birthday!


2007
May 13

Elfwood skips the joining test.

2007
Sep 1

  • New hardware and new domain - we move all source code, systems, servers, etc to two new powerful PC's; and at the same time we move it all to use the elfwood.com domain and host it outside of the university.
  • Elfwood is transformed from a noncommercial project to a swedish "AB" company setup to support its future developement and financing.
  • 2007
    Sep 28

  • Elfwood Launches several new functions for visitors and artist alike, with several new functions to build a tighter community.
  • 2008
    Jan 10

    New Guestbook System

    2008
    Feb 4

    Elfwood Forums launched!

    2009
    March 25-27

    Elfwood changed costume to the new look and feel


     
     

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