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Our staff blog contains news and updates about This Is Who We Are. This is a 'group blog', in which any of our staff team can post entries.

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Lance Henriksen's 70th - a sincere Thank You to all who helped!

Once again (following the recent Easter activities), TIWWA's special team of community volunteers, our honourable TIWWA Blackcoats, have served us proud! The recent celebration of Lance Henriksen's 70th birthday was superb and I cannot thank the Blackcoats enough. Similarly, I want to thank everyone who took part, contributed content and helped to publicise the events on their websites including the Millennium Facebook Group, websites in the X-Files community and of course Frank Spotnitz's B

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TIWWA Announces our Lance Henriksen's 70th Birthday Celebrations

Wednesday May 5th sees Lance Henriksen reach the grand age of 70 years young and as this is a milestone birthday the Millennium Fan Community (thanks to the inspiration of our founder, Graham P Smith) decided it was right and proper to mark the occasion in style and bring as many people together at www.tiwwa.info to celebrate the continuing career of one of the acting profession's brightest luminaries. To help the occasion go with a "boom boom" we have some super articles and videos looking back

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TIWWA announces optional OpenID support

New and existing members at This is who we are now have the choice to log into our community using the popular OpenID functionality for those with OpenID accounts or whom would like to start using one. Please note that this is an optional service for existing or new OpenID members and we are unable to provide technical support. Please see the OpenID website for more information. No changes have been made to your account at TIWWA. You can associate an OpenID identity URL with your account

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Win a signed photograph of Sarah-Jane Redmond with TIWWA!

Ladies and gentlemen, As you know, TIWWA has recently introduced a new Skype discussion group to allow members to come together in real-time to chat with each other about our beloved show. Our next meet will take place of Saturday 17th April 8:00pm GMT and all are welcome to take part. As our gathering focusses on Chris Carter's sublime creation, Lucy Butler, we dipped into her mythology to create a bit of fun that will allow Millennium fans to have the chance to win a gorgeous signed pho

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TIWWA Is Pleased to announce our competition winners!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pride and pleasure that two lucky winners have been selected from all those who took part in the Easter competitions. I am delighted to announce that the winner of the Millennium Trivia Pursuit Quiz 2010 is Coughcool and the winner of The Launderama of The Soul 2010 is Walkabout. Both these names were chosen at random from the many entries we received and I am sure you will join me in congratulating them. To claim your brand spanking new DVD prizes simp

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The TIWWA Blackcoats Present: The Millennium Easter TV Weekend!

Ladies and gentlemen, as you may already know, Mark Hayden (our beloved community forum Elder ethsnafu) has been extremely busy along with a fine and generous group of our finest and chocolatey members, to band together with the intention of bringing you a weekend of themed fun to help us celebrate Easter. Our 'TIWWA Blackcoats' have done this in the form of a virtual weekend of televised Millennium events. Over the next two days, on a number of virtual channels, they aim to bring you plenty

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Recent Gallery Improvements

This Staff blog entry covers some major new features recently added to our Gallery component. There are many refinements, performance optimizations, and new features, including: Image notes Image owners are now able to add notes to sections of their images, positioning and resizing them to suit. Other members will be able to see the notes when hovering over the image. To add image notes click on the button above your own uploaded image. Friendly URLs The Gallery now makes full use of th

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What you like about Millennium!

Regular visitors to This is who we are will know that we have some optional Profile fields that members can complete at any time, which contain details about their favourite Millennium episodes, seasons, writers and characters. Its fun and of course will be of interest to other members and particularly our friends. Up until now, we've automatically included the majority of this information next to your posts in the forums, but lately we noticed that there was a little too much and the author

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Reminder - Use the magnify button to viewing Gallery images full size

Someone people, myself included, were a little confused as to how to view images full size, when the current version of our Gallery software was released. Traditionally, clicking a Gallery thumbnail image opened up the full size image, but for some reason, the developers changed it so that instead you click on the small icon located above, instead. Take this gorgeous photo uploaded by our equally gorgeous Viivi... To view it full size, you have to click on the magnify button. He

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Topic Preview

The ability to 'preview' a topic by viewing an excerpt from the first post is another feature coming soon to TIWWA. The developers have made the idea a little more useful by also including the last time you read a topic (if applicable) and the number of unread posts so you can quickly review how much activity has taken place since you last read the topic. When you 'mouse over' a topic entry, you'll see a little 'pop-up' icon. Clicking this loads an excerpt from the first post along with s

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Personalise your Profile and Twitter integration coming soon!

Besides the usual stats and figures, members at This is who we are can upload a personal photo and enable the option for friends to leave comments and list recent visitors on their profiles. This made your profile pages a little more personal and encouraged repeat visits. With the forthcoming enhanced status updates feature in the next revision of our board's software, the profile page is becoming increasingly like a little user portal. With that in mind, the designers have extended the perso

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How to add a Twitter block to your blog

To add a Twitter content block to your free blog here at This is who we are, you just need to know 2 things: Your Twitter username and your Twitter ID. Your Twitter name should be obvious, its the part following the link to your Twitter page, so if your Twitter link is: http://twitter.com/Viivi_V then your Twitter Username is Viivi_V. To get your Twitter ID, its not so obvious but its easy to find. From your Twitter page, just click on the RSS link, and the ID number is shown in the

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Cool new features coming soon to TIWWA!

Early 2010 will see some great new features, enhancements and improvements to our community software here at This is who we are! The creator of our software has lots of exciting things planned and progress has already been made on a few key features. Enhanced Status Updates One of the most popular features at TIWWA is the 'Facebook/Twitter' style Status Updates which have proved to be a lot of fun with our members. Originally intended to be a quick notification of what you are doing, think

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Radio TIWWA

Radio TIWWA returns with a fantastic new audio player to help celebrate TIWWA's 7th anniversary! Radio TIWWA is loaded with Millennium's incidental music courtesy of Grooveshark.com, so why not keep this blog page open in one of your browser tabs or windows whilst you surf around and listen to your favourite Millennium tracks as you go! My special thanks to Mark (ethsnafu) for his wonderful apocalyptic Radio TIWWA artwork! [clear=left][/clear]

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Member Reputation

By now, our regular members will have gotten used to the majority of our new features on this latest release of our community software. This blog entry is the first in a series of such entries designed to identify, highlight and advise on some of the new features and changes at TIWWA in our forums, gallery and blogs, some of which you may not to be sure how to use or may have missed. If you have a suggestion on an aspect of TIWWA that you would like to see covered here, please let me know and

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The Time Is Near

TIWWA's staff are now testing the new major revision of our board's software on a copy of a current database. We're going to busy over the next few days getting used to the new features, gadgets, bells, levers and whistles. Brand new default theme TIWWA will feature an all-new default theme for the front end. Reputation system Posts can now be rated, earning the author reputation points which can be highlighted with titles and badges. Personal Conversations Users can now

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Introducing the Millennium Group Homepage

After a private beta testing period, I'm pleased to announce the launch of our latest feature for fans of Millennium, Chris Carter's critically acclaimed television series, The Millennium Group Homepage. Long time fans of Millennium will remember one or two fan created homepages over the years featuring the Millennium Group's Ouroborus logo, and whilst this one is no different in featuring the mystical symbol, the aim with our new version has been to make the page as genuinely useful as possib

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Announcing the M-TIWWA Search Extension!

With the new M-TIWWA Browser Search Extension, you can enhance your visits on our forums by quickly being able to search for characters and episodes to refresh your memory or find links to more information. You can now search our website directly from your browser with the new M-TIWWA Search plug-in! M-TIWWA Search has been tested with Firefox and Internet Explorer and allows you to search 1000's of pages from M-TIWWA quickly and easily, from any web site or web page. Simply enter you

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Multiple blogs and Facebook Connect coming soon

Just a small titbit or two on the forthcoming version of the community software which we use. Firstly there is official confirmation that users will soon be able to have multiple blogs. This will be welcome news for those who have or want a dedicated blog on a particular subject here at TIWWA, but would like to keep a personal blog for themselves. Soon you could have at least two blogs. Secondly, TIWWA will now support a basic implementation of Facebook Connect as an option for users logg

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When did you last watch Millennium? New profile section added.

As you probably know, you can include additional data in your profile which shows up next to your posts on the board's forums. A couple of years ago, we added extra text fields and options to display your favourite writers, directors, episode/s and seasons etc. We don't baffle new members by including all of these options on the member registration page, but everyone is free to update their profile at any time with this extra information. Sometimes its for fun, sometimes its useful. Recently

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIWWA

Dear Friends, To mark the 6th Anniversary of TIWWA I have created a few simple ideas that people can get involved with to mark the occasion. Any Birthday is an event but this is certainly one to throw our support behind, six wonderful years of Millennium fandom is a wonderful achievement and I am sure you will join me in raising a glass to Graham, the reason we have this fabulous place in the first place. For today you will be able to play selected tracks from the three season's of Millennium,

ethsnafu

ethsnafu

New features - forthcoming software version update

Occasionally we can update you on the forthcoming next revision of our community software, so here's a brief update on the latest development and features together with an update on when we can expect to start using the new release. Gravatar Support Gravatar is as service that hosts your avatar so you can have the same avatar on the various communities you visit. It also allows you to centrally update your avatar and have it show up all over the web. You just sign up on their site and then

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Frank Black comes to your desktop!

Today, we launch the second in what will will become a series of Millennium inspired gadgets for the Windows Sidebar. This time the Millennium Group's criminal profiler Frank Black arrives to welcome you to your desktop and in traditional Millennium style, lets you know how many days are remaining. As recently discovered, although these gadgets are designed to work for Windows Vista, you can now also get them and 100's more gadgets working on Windows XP, so there's no need to feel left behind

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Get our Millennium style Vista gadgets working on Windows XP!

If you fancy the look of our Windows Vista gadget but are still using Windows XP, fear not, as we've posted information on how to get it working on XP! Furthermore, Vista's gadgets are cool even if you don't want to use our own example, but want to use the myriad of other gadgets available. Read on, MacDuff..!

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