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jader201
 
Name
Jader
ACNH Town
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Preferred name: Jader

Date of joining Staff: 10/1/2002 (a couple weeks before the site went live)

Staff Roles: Founder/Owner

Background to Username: Jader is my nickname, and 201 was the suite # I lived in at college.

Background to Avatar: This was actually hoggle's creation, and I had very little to do with what he came up with.  He just did one for him and one for me, showed it to me, and I thought it looked good.  This was his first attempt at my avatar.

Favorite AC Game:  AC:GC.  There's just something about the charm of the first game that I will always remember.  And the item trading system was uber cool.  I actually mention this and go into more details about it on my interview with ONM.  

Favorite Color: It seems to change.  I like purple, blue, and orange.

Hobbies: Hanging out w/ family; Playing video games; Watching movies; Listening to music (often video game soundtracks); Working on web sites

A little bit about me: I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, then within two months after graduating college, moved to Louisville and got married!  I have been happily married since then (almost 15 years!), and now have two very energetic sons who love playing video games as much as I do (not sure that's a good thing).  I build software for a living, and hope to someday own my own business doing what I love -- building web sites.
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jader201
 
Name
Jader
ACNH Town
Last Active
6/2 11:46pm
katiecat123 asked:
"How long did it take you to make the site? How did you find the other people to help?"
My Answer:
To be honest, I think the initial site made up after only a couple of months.  Of course, the initial site was nothing compared to what it is today, and that has taken years to evolve.  I think after the very first launch, the site was redesigned by hoggle only a few months after the inital release -- and that design is what we still have today.  And over time, features have gradually been added.  The message boards existed since the beginning though.

As far as how I found others to help, I was an active member on the IGN forums at that time.  I frequented IGN's Animal Crossing forum before the game was released.  Once I decided to do ACC, I knew that I could not do it without help from someone with graphical talent, and that's when I posted a thread on IGN to get help.  Hoggle volunteered to help, and that's how it all started.
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jader201
 
Name
Jader
ACNH Town
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6/2 11:46pm
1_City_Folk_1 asked:
"If ACC had to shut down and you had two choices-
1) Make it again
2) Make it for another game
What would you do?
"
My Answer:
I would probably make it again.  I think Animal Crossing is very unique in the community it fosters and the way it naturally encourages online interaction.  There are so many benefits to interacting with others that play Animal Crossing, such as trading items, doing services for others, giveaways, swapping patterns and town tunes... the list goes on and on.  You can't say that about many other games.  

Plus, the community here exists only because of Animal Crossing, and ACC is nothing without the community.  Sure another game would bring a different community, but I like this one.
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jader201
 
Name
Jader
ACNH Town
Last Active
6/2 11:46pm
Raffprta asked:
"If you could recode (the server side) of this site in one programming language which one would it be and why? (Raffprta)"
My Answer:
No doubt, C# and ASP.NET MVC.  I make a living building C# MVC sites, and have grown to really love the MVC pattern, and how it yields very clean web sites.  At some point, if and when we have enough volunteers and the talent to pull it off, I hope to rebuild ACC using C# and ASP.NET MVC.
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