Today is the 15th anniversary of the Taxidermy Net Forum. If you were one of the 263 people who visited the Taxidermy Net on August 14, 1998, you were greeted by our home page announcing a new section: If you clicked on the link to the NEW TAXIDERMY FORUMS, you were taken to our original welcome page: On that day, there were three new posts made to the Forums, a welcoming post by me, a question about lobster injection chemicals which went unanswered, and a question about whitetail antlers which was answered by Rick Carter, John Bellucci, and Bill Yox. Talk about consistency! Here are the posts from that first day, still available in the archives. <a href="http://www.taxidermy.net/forums/BeginnersArticles/NKH9O6.html"> Welcome to the Beginners Taxidermy Forum (8/14/1998)</a> Size: 4K. Last Modified: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 <a href="http://www.taxidermy.net/forums/ReptileArticles/NL6V75.html">New Chemical for Crustations? (8/14/1998)</a> Size: 2K. Last Modified: Friday, August 14, 1998 <a href="http://www.taxidermy.net/forums/DeerTaxiArticles/NL9GB4.html">Rubbery Whitetail Antlers (8/14/1998)</a> Size: 11K. Last Modified: Saturday, March 6, 1999 When the Forums came online, we averaged about 300 unique visitors each day. By 2000 it was up to 1600 visitors. In 2005 we averaged 6900 visitors. Since 2010 we have averaged about 10,000 unique visitors each day, accounting for over 25,000 visits per day, which means most people check the Forum several times per day. We currently serve almost 1/2 a million page views each day, which is quite a load! Here is what I wrote fourteen years ago, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Taxidermy Net Forums: I wish to offer my sincere thanks to all of our members and contributors for making the Taxidermy Net Forum what it is today. This groundbreaking experiment could not have been possible without the content that you have provided. It is hard to believe that there have been over one and one-half million posts about taxidermy! You have my assurance that we will keep the Forum free and open to all relevant discussions for many years to come.