20th Anniversary to Chao Island!

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20th Anniversary to Chao Island!

Post by Mooncow »

20 YEARS.

Generations of Chao fans have come and gone, but a healthy community still remains! The forums thrived through the 00’s and now Discord has taken the reign. The world of Chao hasn’t been updated by Sega since 2001 yet we have kept things fresh and alive with talented researchers, modders, editors, artists, event organisers, and most importantly a positive atmosphere! Chao World Extended breathed life into the game for many people and we even had the Chao Camera Mod used by Sega themselves!

The most important part for me personally is seeing how many people Chao Island is still helping. Whether it be help with game information, entertainment with Roaxes animated gifs on Twitter, or just a place where people can make new friends and relax. To this day I still get messages of thanks and gratitude from past users who have moved on in life and it warms my heart. :chaohappy:

20 years of leading the charge of the Chao community, maybe one day Sega will reach out to me! :surprise:

Huge thanks to all of you, and especially my team.
Without you guys I couldn’t keep this going for so long. I’ve been fortunate to have had amazing admins helping me all throughout the generations of Chao Island and now it’s expanded to even more Chao experts, researchers, modders, and artists who I am very grateful for. There is an abundance of talent out there and hopefully Chao Island can continue to bring everyone together, and attract even more Chao fans!

And I guess I need to think about stepping down from owning Chao Island.


No, not really. :cool: Chao Island forever!!

The amazing 20th anniversary artwork made by ZipoCXG :sway: Thanks so much!!!

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WOOOH, I came and joined the community very late in its life time, but I promise I lurked since I was a wee little lad! Happy to be here now and seeing the community expand and continue surviving all these years.
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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer »

Didn't realize this place was quite that old... Shame the forums are pretty dead *is of a generation that wants nothing to do with modern social media* but I still lurk around here for the occasional thing worth reading.
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Now THIS is the anniversary I live to see! :darkhappy:
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Soon as I saw those camera angles during the chao portion of the symphony I smelled some islander handiwork :cool: I have come to appreciate this fanbase more than any other as it matured.
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Wow, congrats on the milestone!

20 years is a long time (most of my lifetime in fact) and it's interesting to see how much Internet culture as a whole has evolved over that time period. A lot of people have come and gone, but Chao Island to me will always be remembered. So many memories born of raising Chao, posting various information about them, meeting like-minded people through the Chatbox feature when social media was not widely used and Discord didn't exist, and fostering friendships with some, even if they didn't last.

Thank you for everything you've done for this place, Mooncow, and cheers to many years ahead! :chaohappy:
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Post by Pratzelwurm »

Twenty years!! That's incredible. I haven't been very active on here in the past few years but I'm so glad this website is still around :darkhappy:
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I recently downloaded SA2 from Steam and am experiencing Chao World Extended for the first time. So far it's been a great hit of nostalgia with a new twist that feels really polished. I've been using this website on and off for over 15 years so thank you for keeping this resource around :chaohappy:
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So happy to see that this community is still thriving!! I've been using this website for years, time to contribute :herosway:
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That's cool that there's a 20 anniversary I actually turned 22 this year and I remember when I was about 5 or 10 I actually had my own Chao garden I love these little guys I mean they are my favorites and besides I like being the newbie around here so what up everyone :chao:
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That's cool that there's a 20 anniversary I actually turned 22 this year and I remember when I was about 5 or 10 I actually had my own Chao garden I love these little guys I mean they are my favorites and besides I like being the newbie around here so what up everyone :chao:
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I know I haven't been active in years but I just got back into the chao mood after finding out about the chao world extension mod and wow. I didn't even know this site was that old. Many forums I have been a part of don't last this long so I'm grateful chao island did. Congratulations. :chaohappy:
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I’m a little late to seeing this post, but I’ve always been grateful to this site for kicking off my involvement in internet communities. I’ve been around since 2003. :) it’s great to have seen this place through its many phases. :darkhappy:
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I just got into Chao Raising in SA2 and I did not know that the Chao raising community was this old. :chaohappy: :darkhappy:
I am new to Chao raising. I think that more people should try getting into Chao. My Fav SA2 character is Shadow :cool:
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Post by papermario1998 »

Late to the party, but happy 20th Chao Island!
Can't help but be a bit saddened when I think that I've been on this website for 14 years, and forums have been mostly replaced by social media at this point

But I'm happy to see the community still thriving in one way or another! :walkto:
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