Dear FinHeaven & Co Visitors:
When I, Andrew Tatum, first started a Miami Dolphins website in 1996 I was only able to envision the future that this endeavor would bring. Now, nearly eight years later, FinHeaven & Co is no longer something I have to imagine, itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s now a reality.
FinHeaven & Co has rapidly grown into the largest Miami Dolphins website online. When the site started in 1996, it was an amazing site to see the site get 10,000 visitors that year. Now, in 2004, FinHeaven & Co has nearly 10x that amount per month. Additionally, we are the home of the largest, most active message board online with over 3,000 registrations in just two years.
FinHeaven & Co has not grown this large by simply shear luck. Instead, we have worked through many sleepless nights in order to make the site what it is known for today. Additionally, much of the siteĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s success last year is because of the Premium Members; it would have not been a possibility for the site to grow as large as it is today without their help.
In this State of the Site Address, I would like to tell you some of things we have in store for the new season in order to make FinHeaven & Co better, yet again.
First and foremost, one way you can find a quality site is if the site is willing to admit the things that arenĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t doing so well. I am willing to admit that the commentary section of the site is lacking and not in terms of content. Instead, I believe that the layout of the commentary section as a whole is below par. The staff and I plan to improve this section as soon as possible this off season. We look to have the section in full swing by mid-February. With the new section the commentary will be better organized, thus making it better for you, the visitor.
Additionally, we look to improve the message board and photo posting gallery. Both the upgraded message board and gallery will have the same look and feel; however, the functionality will be greatly improved.
Other improvements to the site will be finformation. FinHeaven & Co is the only placed where you can get drenched with Dolphins information, and we want you to get even more so. As you may or may not know, we have seasonal information dating back to 1984, and we plan to extend this onto the beginning of the franchise, thus youĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ll be able to view stats from any season. Additionally, as you may or may not know, we are the home of the most complete Salary Cap page. Besides the cap page, one can look forward to a continuously updated seasonal directory that includes rosters, depth charts, injury reports, box scores, and statistics.
In conclusion, FinHeaven & Co is continuously working hard to bring you the best Miami Dolphins fan site. We have many plans for the site, some of which arenĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t discussed in this letter. Once again, because of the Premium Members we are able to do such amazing things with the site, and not only keep it Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“alive,Ă˘â‚¬Âť but also improve the site. So, stick around FinHeaven & Co, and you wonĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t be disappointed as it can only get better, and weĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ve been a great thing for a long time.