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History - 2000-2003
Contributor of the Month (1998-2001)
The first contributor contests were based on their overall contribution during a month. Some of the prizes were huge compared to today -$300 in some cases - but was soon changed to the standard FAQ of the Month contest at present. Thanks to Devin Morgan for finding this archive.
Contribution Recognition (2000)
An old Recognition page from 2000, featuring the long gone most popular FAQer ranking and it shows that Kao Megura was the most prolific FAQer at the time.
Devin's Super Smash Bros Melee FAQ gets plagiarised! (10th December 2001)
Devin gets another of his FAQs plagiarised, and his swiftly dealt with. One of the most legendary cases on the FCB, below are topics about it from the FCB, the SSBM board and also an AIM topic between Devin and the plagiarist.
FCB Topic - Page 1 | Page 2
SSBM Topic - Page 1 | Page 2
AIM Chat - Page
DMorgan becomes the most prolific author! (26th July 2002)
Devin Morgan becomes the most prolific author on GameFAQs, finally overtaking Dingo Jellybean. Note that ASchultz makes a post saying 'Is 10000 out of the question?' - a year later, Devin breaks this too!
1st Prolific FAQers Tournament / Going Retro! (21st August 2002)
The first of a long series of prolific tournaments, this was conceived by Colin Moriarty with bracket compiled and hosted by Devin Morgan, this tournament consisted of the top 64 prolific writers of that time and ended with Devin Morgan being the winner. A few years later it was replayed and labelled the Going Retro! tournament, which used the exact same bracket and FAQers, due to how people felt that the first tournament was a sham and that Devin supposedly stole the win from AstroBlue. This time, AstroBlue became the winner.
1st Prolific Bracket
Going Retro! Bracket
1st Non-Prolific FAQers Tournament (26th September 2002)
The first of the somewhat ill-fated non prolific tournaments, this was managed by krustster and hosted by Devin Morgan. The writers were either picked or nominated by other FCB users, and each writer had to submit their best FAQ for it to be judged throughout the tournament. Meowthnum1 won over black hole sun in the final.
2nd Prolific FAQers Tournament (3rd December 2002)
Complied and maintained by Devin Morgan, the second prolific tournament rolled around late in the year. The 64 top prolific writers once again fought for the much acclaimed prize with Adrenaline SL coming out the winner!
3rd Prolific FAQers Tournament (2nd March 2003)
Again complied and maintained by Devin Morgan with Brian Sulpher creating the bracket (link below), the third tournament this time had 96 entrants, 9 of which were non-prolific volunteers. This time there were three finalists; Dallas Scott, ASchultz and Kao Megura, with Dallas Scott coming out victorious.
2nd Non-Prolific FAQers Tournament (April 2003)
Hosted my The Admiral and BTB, this tournament took place in early 2003 and was one of the most remembered for it's tight matches and humorous introductions by Bob and Al. With four divisions and two different bowls offering two different winners, each entrant is judged on one FAQ of their choice. The winners were The Admiral (Slaughter Bowl Champion) and Phoenix 1911 (FAQ Bowl Champion).
Competition - Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Champions Round
Best of Bob and Al - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
The FCB Social board is born! (25th May 2003)
After much contesting by several users of the FCB, the Social board is finally born on this date! CJayC created it after several off topic topics were created on the main board in protest for a social board to be created. Below are two links to what the topics on the first page were like (although they are pretty much the same, I thought I would include them both anyway).
First Day 1 - Page
First Day 2 - Page
4th Prolific FAQers Tournament (1st June 2003)
The tournament creating dream team Brian and Devin were back maintaining this fourth tournament, again with 96 entrants (3 of which non prolific volunteers) and another three way final consisting of last years finalist Kao Megura, Brian Sulpher and CVXFREAK, with the victory being Brian Sulpher's.
IGN's FAQ TOS - Explained! (7th June 2003)
Guitarfreak86 posts an email he received off IGN, about how people recently got worried about the Terms of Service IGN had on the site. This explains that IGN don't rip FAQ writers off at all.
DMorgan reaches the 10Mb mark! (17th July 2003)
Devin Morgan becomes the first person on GameFAQs to reach the 10Mb mark!
Live and let die! (5th August 2003)
Reptile654 comments about killing himself, where the topic sorta changes into a semi-flame war with insensitive comments. Followed by a topic created by Meowthnum1 about the issue.
Steve Apologues to the FCSB. (26th August 2003)
A topic offering a truce and to say sorry to those who dislike him.
RagingDemonTEN suicides on the Social board. (30th August 2003)
You know how these go.. he flames a few of the regular users, praises some of the others and posts some illegal website links and gets banned from GameFAQs. Note that the link to this page is offensive; you have been warned.
5th Prolific FAQers Tournament (1st September 2003)
The third prolific tournament of 2003, again brought to the FAQing masses by Brian Sulpher and Devin Morgan once more had 96 entrants, with this time no volunteers were required. THayes, AstroBlue and ASchultz were in the final stages; ASchultz coming out on top.
BTB the racist? (7th September 2003)
FCSB members argue if they think Chad is racist or not...
CheatCC at it again... (14th November 2003)
...with CJayC helping a hand. A user found his THUG on the site so CJayC gives details about a DMCA notice.
YOU are my favourite FAQer! (17th November 2003)
CJayC apparently sends an email to a group of FCB members. =)
Just to calm a few nerves... (24th November 2003)
CJayC informs the FCB of a change in rights of FAQs since the take over.
Social Board Screenshot (1st December 2003)
Here is a screenshot of page 1 of the social board from this date. Highlights include a topic about FAQ Idol, a tournament that never got off the ground, and supernova54321's popular The Alphabet Game topic.
6th Prolific FAQers Tourney Announcement (19th December 2003)
Devin Morgan announces the 6th Prolific FAQers Tournament, with a poll on how many people should enter the bracket, as well as opinions on voting. The topic can been seen below, with the tournament topics seen next year.
Announcement Poll - Page 1 | Page 2
Christmas FAQ Progresses (24-26th December 2003)
The FAQ Progresses from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day of 2003.
Christmas Eve | Christmas Day | Boxing Day
Last FAQ Progress of the Year (31st December 2003)
The FAQ Progress on New Years Eve, 2003.