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2010

9th December 2010

The forum is upgraded to v3.1.4. Visitors to www.protein.org.uk are automatically redirected to the new web site at www.proteinsdeficiency.com. The web site is updated to support a wider screen size and a the text size is increased to improve legibility. An honorable mention goes to Jason at IPS for his work on the forum upgrade process.

8th December 2010

The web site and forum are relocated to a new server to prepare for a major upgrade. Forum members that havenā€˜t posted any messages or logged in for over two years are emailed to see whether they wish to keep their accounts. The forum has 1841 members. The research mailing list has 302 subscribers.

6th December 2010

An application is made to Google for relisting although there is no way to find out when it will be approved. A new domain name of www.proteinsdeficiency.com is registered for the Protein S Deficiency and Thrombophilia web site.

3rd December 2010

The Protein S Deficiency and Thrombophilia web site at www.protein.org.uk is attacked by a spammer and is removed by Google from their search results.

2009

17th April 2009

The forum has 1720 members. The research mailing list has 297 subscribers.

2006

11th December 2006

Awareness Wristbands with the phrase DON'T BE A CLOT are given away free to anyone that makes a donation via the online forum.

18th October 2006

The forum is given a security patch.

6th October 2006

The forum is given a security patch.

11th August 2006

The forum is given a security patch.

25th July 2006

The forum software is upgraded to v2.1.7.

2nd July 2006

The forum is given a security patch.

28th June 2006

The forum has 1200 members. The research mailing list has 305 subscribers. Our Folding@Home team has 22 contributing members who donated 2416 work units of processor time and a score of 219003, with a Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) of 1291 of 44471. Our web site has about 5,500 visitors per month. A web site search facility is now available.

21st June 2006

The forum is given yet another security patch.

23rd May 2006

The forum is given another security patch.

17th May 2006

The forum is given a security patch.

11th May 2006

Prompted by a security alert the forum has been upgraded to v2.1.6.

24th February 2006

Google Analytics is installed and starts tracking visitors to the web site.

4th February 2006

The web site is upgraded with new web pages. The new look is compliant with W3C web standards and provides additional accessibility options such as support for access keys.

2nd February 2006

The forum has been upgraded to v2.1.4.

2005

6th May 2005

The forum has been upgraded to v2.0.4.

2004

5th August 2004

The forum has 600 members. The research mailing list has 288 subscribers. Our Folding@Home team has 17 contributing members who donated 1127 work units of processor time and a score of 49115.1, with a Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) of 998 of 32336. Our web site has about 10,000 visitors per month.

17th April 2004

The forum has 500 members.

11th January 2004

The forum has 400 members.

8th January 2004

A new page providing a chart and source data for web site statistics was added to the site. The forum has 394 members. The research mailing list has 263 subscribers. Our Folding@Home team has 14 contributing members who donated 331 work units of processor time and a score of 11765.2 (Dave Odum has made an outstanding score contribution of 4847). Our web site has about 9,000 visitors per month.

2003

4th December 2003

The forum was upgraded to v1.3 Final. The forum has 368 members. The research mailing list has 261 subscribers. Our Folding@Home team has 14 contributing members who donated 228 work units of processor time and a score of 7630.3. Our web site has about 8,000 visitors per month.

11th November 2003

The forum section 'The Fact File' has been removed. Existing topics and the information gathered have been reallocated to other forum sections.

10th September 2003

The forum was upgraded to v1.2.0. The forum has 288 members. The research mailing list has 249 subscribers. Our Folding@Home team has 7 contributing members who donated 139 work units of processor time and a score of 3483.7. Our web site has about 5,000 visitors per month.

26th August 2003

The BBC have published an article about Protein S Deficiency following a telephone interview given to Jane Elliot in May.

7th May 2003

Our web site celebrates it's 1000th day anniversary. The forum has 203 members. The research mailing list has 216 subscribers. Our Folding@Home team has 4 contributing members who donated 64 work units of processor time and a score of 703.5. Our web site has about 5,000 visitors per month (down on previous periods mainly due to the change in forum software - we don't pick up as many non-PSD search engine referrals).

13th April 2003

The forum was upgraded with a security patch.

25th February 2003

The forum was upgraded from v1.1 to v1.1.1.

18th February 2003

The Protein S Deficiency and Thrombophilia web site at www.protein.org.uk has been accepted onto the EQUIP database published by the NHS. We are listed on the following pages:

16th February 2003

The new forum welcomed its 100th member on 16th February 2003. The Research Mailing Group has 202 subscribed members. Our Folding@Home team has 4 contributing members who donated 54 work units of processor time and a score of 480.1.

6th February 2003

A new forum was installed on 26 January 2003. The previous forum had 735 forum members, 1128 posts in 324 topics. All previously posted messages were transferred to the new forum. The Research Mailing Group has 200 subscribed members. Our Folding@Home team has 4 contributing members who donated 49 work units of processor time and a score of 400.2.

2002

17th December 2002

The Forum welcomed our 700th member on 17th December 2002 and our web site now receives 9,000 visitors each month. The Research Mailing Group has 184 subscribed members. Our Folding@Home team has 4 contributing members who donated 19 work units of processor time and a score of 147.8.

25th November 2002

Our Folding@Home team was launched on 25th November 2002.

30th September 2002

The Forum welcomed our 600th member on 30th September 2002 and our web site continues to receive 7,000 visitors each month. The Research Mailing Group now has 163 subscribed members.

2nd July 2002

The Forum welcomed our 500th member on 2nd July 2002 and our web site continues to receive 6,000 visitors each month. The Research Mailing Group now has 146 subscribed members.

14th May 2002

The Protein S Deficiency Research Survey (PSD1) is published. The response indicates a strong interest from people affected by Protein S Deficiency to participate in further research and an opportunity for medical professionals to conduct follow up studies using a list of email contacts managed by www.protein.org.uk.

8th April 2002

The Forum welcomed our 400th member on 8th April 2002 and our web site now receives 6,000 visitors each month. The Research Mailing Group now has 129 subscribed members.

26th February 2002

www.protein.org.uk was approved by Health On the Net Foundation on 24th February 2002 for compliance with the HONCode.

18th January 2002

The Research Mailing Group welcomed its 100th member on 18th January 2002.

2001

23rd December 2001

The Research Mailing Group has 88 subscribed members. The Forum welcomed our 300th member on 22nd December 2001 and our web site now receives 4,000 visitors each month.

10th September 2001

The Protein S Deficiency Research Survey (PSD1) is launched. Our survey asks people with Protein S Deficiency to give basic details of their health, lifestyle and experiences dealing with this rare blood disorder which is a recognised risk factor for venous thrombosis.

16th August 2001

The Research Mailing Group was established on 16th August 2001.

1st July 2001

A letter sent to Internet Magazine is published as 'Letter of the Month' in Internet Magazine, Issue 80, July 2001, page 34 - 'At the borders of science, head online'.

17th April 2001

The Protein S Deficiency and Thrombophilia web site now receives about 2,500 visitors each month. The Forum celebrates the addition of its 100th member on 17th April 2001.

2000

9th November 2000

The Protein S Deficiency and Thrombophilia forum was established on 9th November 2000.

10th August 2000

The Protein S Deficiency and Thrombophilia web site at www.protein.org.uk was established on 10th August 2000.

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