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DaniWeb is designed, developed, and maintained by a small team consisting of myself (Dani), James, our systems administrator, and Davey, our community manager. I have been working fulltime, largely behind-the-scenes, and often putting in 80+ hour weeks, ever since I was a teenager, to build DaniWeb into what it has grown into today. Servers are expensive, and all of our expenses are paid for out of my own pocket. We have no debt and have never taken any outside funding since our inception in 2002.

This website and its community have been both my livelihood as well as my passion project for more than half my life, and it warms my heart to see how many others out there it touches. If you have ever found DaniWeb helpful, useful, fun, a great learning experience, a place to meet, talk to and share ideas with smart, talented people, or has in some way enhanced your life over the past two decades, please help us out with a financial contribution.

Welcome to the December edition of the DaniWeb Digest, our newsletter that is exclusively for members of the DaniWeb family.

It's that time of the year again, when we see the hands of time swallow up another 12 months of DaniWeb activity. And what a year it has been. Despite everything that has been thrown in our direction that would have seen others fail, the DaniWeb community remains; albeit not as active as it once was. The support of our members, old and new, is still there. The team of volunteer moderators, without whom DaniWeb would drown in a sea of spam, likewise. Our community remains one of support and loyalty, and refuses to allow these core values to be diminished even in times of hardship.

Dani, the Queen of DaniWeb, continues to tweak and improve the site itself while listening to what the community is saying in order to deliver the user experience the members want. Behind her, the admin team deal with member complaints (which are few and far between) and debate policy behind the scenes in order to support the work of the moderators.

Of course, the biggest thanks have to be reserved for the community itself. You continue to support us with your questions, answers, code and chatter.

So, with great pleasure, we say 'Happy Holidays' no matter where in the world you may be:

Joyeuses FĂȘtes - Felices Fiestas - Trevlig Helg - Boas Festas - Mutlu Bayramlar - Sarbatori Fericite - Jie Ri Yu Kuai - Bones Festes - Tanoshii kurisumasu wo - Buone Feste - Ii holide eximnandi - Forhe Feiertage - Prettige feestdagen - Hau'oli Lanui - Vesele Praznike - Selamat Hari Raya - Sretni praznici!

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