Good stuff. Lots of memories rehashed in 60 minutes. It's also fun to see that a lot of the things we talked about back in the day are still relevant today. I think one would be hard pressed to find another Internet themed site that has been around this long where you can go back to something that is a decade old and still find the information to be true. If we look at the evolution of SEO over the past dozen or so years, it would seem that nothing is the same - PageRank? What's that? - Web Directories? About as useful as a phone book. - Asking for links? Aren't we supposed to be asking people to stop linking to us?
Cre8asite was always on the cutting edge because we talk about fundamentals rather than the tricks. With all the changes in the past decade, it's hard to imagine that something 13 years old could possibly be useful anymore. Yet, this forum is full of stuff like that. Aside from the fact that most of the links are broken, the facts and concepts in Ammon's Kick-Start Guide are as relevant today as they were then. (And even if the links are dead, the link text gives you clues as to what is important so a quick search in Google can bring you to relevant answers.) I could probably find 100 more threads from back in the day which would contain just as much relevant info.
As the guys pointed out early in the broadcast - things really aren't the same here anymore. Forums are no longer cool. The sheer volume of resources available today (quality aside) makes us feel like all that can be known is already known. Many of the founding members have moved on to other things - many of which have nothing to do with the Internet or even technology. It's just not the same.
But in the same way that SEO isn't the same, this place is still highly relevant in spite of all the changes. The things that made this place the #2 industry forum for a time (#2 to Webmaster World, which had the #1 spot by virtue sheer volume and name recognition, not necessarily quality and usefulness) are the same things that make it #1 in my heart today. No matter how smart computers get, and no matter how much of the web stuff can be automated and we don't need to think about it anymore, it still comes down to the people behind it all. And, like it or not, we're those people.
Thanks for 14 great years here, Kim (and another 4 years before that; 4 years that I'm sorry I missed out on). Thanks to Bill and Ammon (and the rest of the gang in the podcast) for the trip down memory lane. Thanks to everyone here who have taught me so many new things, even though a lot of the things I learned may have originally come in the form of a question. Over the years, I've sometimes been referred to as a know-it-all. Ultimately, that's not accurate. I'm just a wanna-be know-it-all. And every day spent here brings me that much closer to my goal.