About Sonic HQ
1997 - 1999
Around the dawn of the internet, (or just June 26, 1997) this site sprang forth under the name "Zifei's Sonic Page". Zifei was the owner at the time and the original creator of Sonic HQ. It wasn't until April 11th, 1998 that it got renamed Sonic HQ.
1999 - 2001
Zifei stepped down September 1, 1999 to pursue another dream and left the site to the hands of Jon Gray "WB" and Vector. During this time we also got a new redesign developed by Zifei, Vec and WB along with our own domain name at sonichq.org on April 11, 2000. SHQ was at its prime during this time. WB stepped down April 20, 2001.
2001 - 2007
After WB moved on, Vector took charge. The site did really well at first but then started to stagnate as updates came less frequently. A new version of the site, completely recoded by Vec, sprang forth on September 12, 2003. It's now the archive site.
2007 - 2011
At this point there were barely any updates at all. SEO declined. Traffic declined. The site became an archive site. There was a 1 month black out period when servers were changed and sonic-hq.net was born.
2011 - Present
Our current era, the checkers era because the background has only been blue checkers.
And so just who am I anyway? Well, if you look at this old staff page on the older version of the site, I was a random news maintainer/encyclopedia profile writer (Lighthead). I also maintained the music section somewhat as well.
So what is the site trying to be now? Well, it's really mostly just me updating this so for now, it's just a content harbor site of comics and music. I don't have any intention on regurgitating Sonic news that's already reported upon. (Unless it's really important.)
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