CoasterBuzz turns three years old!

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

CoasterBuzz celebrates its third birthday today! Since the site went live on January 30, 2000, the site has served millions of visitors, 2,200 news items, 22,127 forum topics, 329,657 forum and news talkback posts, 1,066 coasters, 381 parks, 628 sites, 2,248 meeting calendar entries, 120,693 track record entries and whatever its members add today. CoasterBuzz Games, which is still testing, has served nearly 20,000 downloads in the few months that it has been live. Just over a year ago, we launched the enthusiast CoasterBuzz Club, which now has over 300 members.

Here's a list of new features on CoasterBuzz:

  • CoasterBuzz Club members can change the color scheme of the site. So far there are six choices, with more coming in the next few weeks.
  • Club members can also change and arrange the things that appear on their home page. One of these modules is "My Sites," where the member can add links to anything, anywhere, and have them stored on the site so they can be accessed from any browser anywhere in the world.
  • CoasterBuzz now does photos! To help round out our database of roller coasters, users can submit photos in the contribute section, with a link back to their own site, if they want it.
  • News items can now be associated with multiple parks and multiple sites, so you you don't have to search for extra information on a particular park.
  • Site submissions can now be associated with multiple parks, so if you specialize in two or three parks, you can indicate that.
  • Easier to use meeting calendar. Instructions are more explicit and there's less confusion about how to post for a particular park.
  • Now club members can sort their track records, or just alphabetize them with one click.
  • The new forum version has a ton of enhancements. Searching is faster, you can be notified of any topic you reply to, "scroll to new post" also links you to the page where the new post is, etc.

The last version of CoasterBuzz for the most part ran on the same code for three years. Here's to another three years!

Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:32 AM
Let me be the first to say here, "Thanks, Jeff for all the hard work..." This site is great and while I may occaisionally check other coaster sites...this is the one I check (many times) daily...

--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:48 AM
Awesome!! Love the new site Jeff!!

2003 season kicks off 3/22 w00t!! PKD here I come!
CoasterCount: 42

Thursday, January 30, 2003 8:14 AM
(sung like Marilyn Monroe):

Happy Birthday to you . . .

Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:45 AM
Great site, keep up the great work!

Matt Rydzik

Thursday, January 30, 2003 10:01 AM
Nice job Jeff!

Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes

Thursday, January 30, 2003 10:11 AM
Cool Blues= Very very 1337 ;)

"Things are about to get Crazygonuts!"

Thursday, January 30, 2003 10:33 AM
Congrats CoasterBuzz and Jeff Putz! Jeff, the new site is simply amazing. I love the layout, the colors, and the design. All of the time an effort you put into running this site, and making it as great as it is, is truly extraordinary. I can't wait to mail in my application for the CoasterBuzz Club to start using all of the club features... actually, I think I'll go mail it now! :)

-Aaron D.
Webmaster of PKI*** This post was edited by CoasterAaron 1/30/2003 5:00:10 PM ***

Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:07 AM
BullGuy's avatar Congrats on 3 great years! I'm definatly joining the CBuzz Club ASAP. :)

Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:09 AM
hey Jeff, the new site looks great!! especially the different colour still getting used to a "blue Coasterbuzz"!! lol:) i certainly hope that you are able to keep the site going for another three years!!! ;)

proud PKD homer
(currently a Dorney Park homer though...thanks to college)

Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:36 AM
Love the "New look"

Roller Coaters....A natural high......FEEL THE BUZZ!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:58 AM
The new look is great! Keep up the hard work and i'm looking forward to the top notch photos too.


Top Thrill Dragster Coming Soon


Thursday, January 30, 2003 12:05 PM
Love the new look ! Awsome

Whats red yellow and blue at SFGAm...???

Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:21 PM
I have been here almost since the beginning and have enjoyed every minute of it. I would like to thank Jeff for keeping this awsome site going. Thank you! And hopefully coasterbuzz will have many more birthdays to come.

Have you hugged a Beemer today?

Thursday, January 30, 2003 4:37 PM
Great Job Jeff !!! Thanks for 3 years and here is to another 3 more.
Friday, January 31, 2003 3:45 AM
Great Job Jeff! I have only been with the site for about a year and half now but it has been a great time. Hope the new design and everything works out well. The new features sound awsome.

"Here's my ten cence, my two cence is free"-Eminem

Friday, January 31, 2003 4:34 AM
Love the new look. I look forward to being a member for years to come.


Friday, January 31, 2003 11:20 AM
Love the blue and ocean colors! Great new look!

It's still me, here from the beginning back in 1999. Add 1500+ posts to the number I have in the info section if you care about such things.
*** This post was edited by CPgenius 1/31/2003 4:22:36 PM ***


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