Happy 1st Birthday, XJZ Survey Remover!
Today (21/06/11) the XJZ Survey Remover project turns 1 year old!
From the remover's humble beginnings on thelostsite.co.cc (now thelostsite.net), the remover has developed into a powerful tool, leading the market in content covering survey removal. On 21/06/10, the remover became the project known as the XJZ Survey Remover and it was moved to survey-remover.com, where it continues to thrive today!
It hasn't been an easy ride for the remover: at one point, I was updating the removal algorithms every day to allow the remover to keep working! There has been many challenges, which, although has driven me crazy at times, I have always found fun to tackle. Over a thousand of hours of development has gone into creating the custom built scripts which make up this site and the remover. The remover itself is not just unique; many parts of the site are also unique. A great example is the "server-less" comments forums and message boards.
Although the XJZ Survey Remover project is ran by just one person, (a UK, Computer Science student), it could not have developed into such a useful tool without the help of many others.
I'd like to say thanks to everyone who has donated towards the project; being a student with little/no money, I couldn't have afforded to buy the services and equipment used to develop and host the remover. Knowing that people find the XJZ a valuable product has pushed development forwards and has been a huge incentive to keep the remover at the front of the fast moving market.
A special thanks also goes out to Norman, the site's only other official admin. Norman, (a UK, IT student), has been a friend of the remover since 9 days after the project was named and got its own website. During this time, he has helped in the testing of nearly every aspect of the project's development, has contributed resources towards the remover and often helps out in the forum.
The XJZ Survey Remover project has been a great experience for me and I hope that I will be able to apply the lessons I have learnt during the development, to work I do in the future. I'm delighted with how many people have benefitted from the remover; it makes me feel good to think that I have helped the internet community, even just in a small way.
I hope you'll join with me in saying: "Happy Birthday XJZ Survey Remover and all the best for the future, regardless of what it holds".