In the early hours of the morning of the 2nd of October 2011 the Nexus sites hit their latest registered member milestone of 2,500,000, just a couple of months past the 10 year anniversary of the sites. Recording for the current number of members originally began back in July of 2003 when Morrowind Chronicles became Morrowind Source and I moved to using Invision Board from YaBB. I'm not sure there are any still-active members from that period in the site's history, but I'd love to hear from you if you were here.
The last milestone, 1 million members, was reached in June of 2009 so the membership of the sites has increased by 150% in less than 2 and a half years. Naturally I'm very happy that lots of members and mod authors, old and new, are still enjoying and using the sites. I hope the sites can still be here when we reach the next member milestone that I'm setting at 5 million members.
As with the last milestone I have been running a modding competition
free for all to enter. The prize fund for this competition has been set at $1,500 split between Oblivion, New Vegas and Dragon Age (1 or 2). As per the terms the closing date for this competition is 10 days from the day the sites reach 2.5 million members. Ergo, the closing date for the modding competition is Wednesday, the 12th of October at 23:59 GMT and you must have a file page and your mod uploaded in the competition category before this time to be accepted for the competition. Any entries uploaded after this date will not be judged and will not be able to win any of the prizes.
If you are entering the competition you will find a new file category has been created for you to upload your mod to. You can either upload your mod and set it to hidden so no one else can see it (I will still be able to see it) or you can upload it for anyone to see if you don't mind. You won't be penalised whichever option you choose but I will not be reading or following any comments or endorsements on your file pages so I can remain impartial when judging.
I'd like to say a quick thank you to all the people who volunteer their time to support the site, be it the great moderation team here or the regular members who help us keep the site clean with their reports and words of encouragement. 10 years, don't they go by in a blink?