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In early 2007, the future for Sum 41 didn't seem quite promising. Dave had left the band and there hadn't been any news about the Sums ever since. Sum 41 fansites started to die one after another.
Then all of a sudden, Sum 41 came out with an announcement that they were recording a new album for the Summer. One kid named Nic took the advantage of this new hype, and created a new superior website to unite all the fans from the dying fansites, along with new fans that had just discovered the Internet.
Since then the website has had a lot of ups and downs, highs an lows during the years. Underclass Hero era was new and exciting to all of the members, as we started to form a family that would gather around every day for a discussion about everything, not just Sum 41. Probably the best years TNS has had were 2010-2012, starting from the beginning of the neverending process of creating Screaming Bloody Murder, and lasting throughout the album cycle. At that point we had become the official fansite of the band, with direct connections to the members of Sum 41!
For 13 Voices, the activity at the forums hasn't peaked as much as the previous albums. That might be because of the rise of the social media, or just because of the fact that the members have become old as fuck, who knows. But even when the activity is low, the family is there to stay.
On behalf of the TNS crew, I would like to thank you all for these 10 incredible years. It's impossible to determine how much influence this website has had for me. I've made some great friends here, and have enjoyed moments with the band that would have never been possible without TNS.
Special thanks to Nic, Jeremy, Mitchell, Heather, Lex, Amin, Cyril, Samuel, V, Jake, Bobbyjames, Sju and countless others that have made this place like a virtual home for me.
Note: the actual date for the birthday is on April 12th. I just wanted to create this thread a little early so we could all get excited for the anniversary.
EDIT: Just noticed this is my 4100th post.