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December 6, 2001
system was brought online by MikeGodfrey as welcome.to/GayHalifax using the Ward Cunningham HyperPerl wiki - the very first wiki software ever released. MikeGodfrey writes, The wiki was created after fifteen minutes of Perl hacking as a forum for posting announcements and ranting on and on about operator discussion, etc, on the #gayHalifax and #gay_halifax irc channels. I originally populated it with a front page, personal ads, personal profiles pages, and the recent changes page. It grew pretty quickly from there.
March, 2002
DragQueens project started by DanielMacKay as a way to relieve boredom at drag shows.
December, 2002
has about 700 pages on line, covering many aspects of Halifax life.
December 4, 2003
DanielMacKay brings a backup system on line with almost 900 pages.
April 20, 2004
One Thousand Pages!
2004 midyear
sysadmin MikeGodfrey gets threatened with legal action by EmeraldGibson about content pertaining to her on the website. Sysadmin duties are handed off to DanielMacKay.
October, 2004
LocalEvents gets edited for the one thousandth time and the URL changes to http://gay.hfxns.org/
April, 2005
over 1200 pages on line
August, 2005
Major cleanup: about two hundred pages not related to queer life in Halifax MarkedForDeletion
February, 2006
system converted to the OddMuse "engine" with a few OddmuseChanges
March, 2006
pages MarkedForDeletion in August are actually deleted
May 11, 2006
Encyclopedia overrun by spam. QuestionAsker "captcha" system installed.
June 1, 2006
"Triangle Background" look & feel designed by Radomir Dopieralski
June, 2008
1400 pages on line.
March, 2009
1600 pages
August 23, 2010
System moved from 15-year-old Sun E220R to an AMD 3800 X2 with approximately 15x the performance and 1/5 the power consumption.
November 25, 2010
1467 pages + 632 day pages on line.
December 6, 2011
Happy 10th Anniversary! 1568 pages + 291 day pages on line! 62 pages marked HistoryProjectTodoList.
June 26, 2014
Upgraded the database to Oddmuse 2.3. 1665 + 351 day pages on line.
December 6, 2016
Happy 15th Anniversary! 1659 non-day page articles on line; 517,000 words (including day pages.)
The GlitterBeanCafe uses pages from the Encyclopedia in its queer history wall.
May 15, 2019
1738 pages, 525,000 words on line.

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