I am sure a time will come when we stop celebrating
every birthday we have, but for the time being we thought it would be cool
to celebrate CanMag's second birthday. I had hoped to announce the birthday
on Saturday, September 16th, but my 'high speed internet' in Phoenix, Arizona
turned out to be one cruel lie.
Somewhere near 15 in dog years.
So, with over 5,000 articles up, a film database that continues to grow,
and two years behind us, what could possibly be next?
CanMag Turns Two
With Version 5 well underway -- save a few pages -- there is not that much
new coming to the design or layout of CanMag. I am planning to get people
cranking on the 'Top Polls' section and we should have a new one up just
about every week.
Wait a sec! Since it is our birthday we decided to give something back to
our readers. As some of you may know, we are currently in the middle of
a year-long audit and that has caused us to analyze a ton of aspects about
the site including -- your favorite -- the banner ads. We have decided to
pull two of the ads by the middle of this upcoming week, which means less
annoyances for you. Hopefully this will allow our site to better serve our
readers more efficiently. Though the cut of advertisements obviously means
less income for the site, we are hoping that in the long run our readers
will now be able to open more pages per visit without getting annoyed, pissed,
or to the point of sending us hate mail. We would have pulled the ads by
CanMag's second birthday but were out of town.
Like last year, I figured we might as well give you our reader statistics.
Fun CanMag Info:
-Though various publications like to print that CanMag is in Canada, we
are actually located in Orange County (Newport Beach), California.
-The Weinstein Company recently dug Fred's review for Clerks II
and used a quote in the film's trailer.
-Though CanMag used to have an array of part-time writers, we have now cut
the stock to six.
-We still dig scoops, and don't mind posting leaked info.
Thanks for the continued support!
Stay tuned for updates.