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Happy Holidays 2021


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Hello all, 

 

So it is that time of year again where we are rushing round at work to get those last minuet things out the way, gift shopping and stocking up the kitchen ready for the overindulgence.  I hope you all have a very happy holiday period and life permitting, I hope you are all able to join your families over this period.  I have been trying to work from home where possible to avoid catching anything nasty and having to deal with it over the holiday period as spending time with others would be rather nice.

 

2021 has been an interesting year to say the least. Since our launch, it has been a bumpy road for a few reasons, but 2021 saw us move over to our new platform (Invision Community) which has allowed us to branch out in the way we wanted to. We have most of the "Core" features in place that I personally would expect from a tech community. Lots of work has gone into the site this year and 2022 will see more work being done but more in the sense of marketing, promotions, and competitions. Though of course I am sure we will see a thing or two from a features perspective.  The last two+ years has been a real learning curve so far as finding correct platform and seeking out the right guys for the right job, so far as our server admin, software dev and SEO team. Fortunately I am confident in saying that I have found a nice little team which is imperative to the continued and smooth running of the site.

 

Since mid-December we have been working on SEO for the site. This includes a complete audit of both sites (Forum & Review), this is a relatively long process, and we will not have finished the groundwork for this until the end of Jan/Mid Feb. Once the groundwork is complete, there will be more tinkering undertaken as SEO is an always ongoing beast. The goal of course is to make sure that we have the best and most appropriate exposure possible. SEO takes a while to take hold, so approx. Jan 2023 we would look to evaluate our position once again.

 

It has been great to see you guys utilize the site and its features. I love seeing all the questions, news topics and interactions within the community, it certainly gives me a buzz. I want to thank all of you for joining us on EHW and being a part of the family. Fingers crossed that next year we can build the ranks. On a semi related note, I want to thank all of those who have joined our [email protected] team. It is no doubt that in the last year you guys have been SMASHING it. I have no doubt much of the same will come in 2022 and hopefully we can entice some others to join the cause.

 

All in all, a huge thanks to all who make the community what it is, and I hope you all have a great holiday season. Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you in 2022. 

 

Feel free to share what goodies you get this year 😛 

 

All the best,
Kim

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From as early as the Middle Ages, almost every town and city in the UK had a band of musicians and singers called waits. Their duties included waking the townspeople on dark winter days by playing in the streets, and welcoming Royal visitors by performing at the town gates.

 

Waits were abolished in 1835, but the term became associated with any group of singers or musicians who sang and played carols around their town or village at night, over the Christmas period, whilst collecting money. In other words, carol singers.

 

Time waits for noone, but Tom certainty does:

 

 

Have a great set of holidays all! Be safe and enjoy your friends and loved ones as the new year arrives.

 

 

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I am, thanks for asking. I've already won 12 boxing matches today with strangers. Even the police are impressed, there's a bunch of them outside my house right now asking me to come out with my hands up. Obviously they want some celebratory photos from all of my wins today.

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14 hours ago, Andrew said:

I am, thanks for asking. I've already won 12 boxing matches today with strangers. Even the police are impressed, there's a bunch of them outside my house right now asking me to come out with my hands up. Obviously they want some celebratory photos from all of my wins today.

I like it, but before you go to prison for GBH. Tell, me....what did you get for crimbo ?

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