I wanted to take a quick minute to recognize everyone who has pitched into getting AG off the ground and running so quickly, and also give everyone a few updates on where things stand. I’m going to do my best not to forget anyone, which I fear may be a struggle, as so many people have contributed to the insane success this concept has been thus far; so please if I overlooked anyone please let me know so I can address it.
First off, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the GoFundMe for the startup costs and programming hours with the Wizard. We’ve met our goal which allowed us to migrate the site over to some pretty snazzy servers to ideally give all of our members seamless use of the site during high traffic. These servers will actually automatically and temporarily increase capacity (for a fee) if we exceed the limits that we currently have. This is a nice feature to have, since we still don’t know how big this site is going to get. We’re looking forward to seeing how the site does Sunday for the game. I’ve seen a few people asking for the GoFundMe link because they’d still like to contribute; we appreciate that but the startup costs have been covered, along with enough left over for ongoing support for the Wizard to keep improving user function.
Also, I want to thank everyone who is regularly contributing to AG whether behind the scenes working on the site or providing the content that keeps you coming back for more. Fist and the Wizard have done an amazing job getting the site stood up and improving the user experience. Every day new features are being added. Remember, if you have feedback for ways we can improve it even more, visit the feedback sticky here. Also I want to thank the staff and our weekly contributors: Sporting, WMD, Wustl, Dan, Fresh Prince, 01lowbird, His Zifness and BleedingRedandGold who have all done an outstanding job providing content and expanding our presence on social media. In addition to our regular contributors, I would also like to thank all those who have sent in fanposts; they add to the content we are currently able to provide and give the audience a chance to hear things from a new and different perspective.
Many of you have also noticed that AG is starting to look a bit more legit in the last few days. Thats due to a handful of designers who have been working behind the scenes to develop logos and graphics for us. I hope everyone gives them a shoutout for being patient enough to deal with my constant begging for trivial detail changes and specific color schemes. I think all of them have turned out some great art, with more to come, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to start rolling it out on the site and merchandise. Without further ado, thank you very much to TravisKelce, SuperMegaChief, Leaf and Falco.
And last of all, thank you to each and every member who wanted to be an Arrowhead Guy. This site is only here because of you. I never realized that this was a possibility of actually happening. Until one after the other I got replies and emails saying that you wanted this to happen. So thank you for pushing me for this, and thank you all for being here with me.
One last thing, people are still asking how they can help the site, and that’s fantastic to hear. 1st of all, my door…er…email is always open. If you have an idea how we can make this site better, let us know! If you have an idea for a fanpost, write it! If you have something on your mind, say it! We get bigger and better the more we grow as a community, so be good to one another and lift each other up. And spread the word, don’t keep AG a secret. Hop on your favorite (or least favorite) social media platform and connect with us. Share the content our National Directors of Social Media Relations are putting out there. You can follow us here on Twitter and give us a like here on Facebook.