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Old 07-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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I was wondering--can someone tell me a little more about how WI started? How did Wendy and Justin get the idea? How did turn into such a big site? What's the founding date? I'm really curious. Please tell me!
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Actually, Justin and Kevin (Wendy's husband) decided to start WI. Kevin got busy in real life, and Wendy took over for him. The site first opened on March 23rd, 2007.

I believe the original idea was that it could be a meeting place for people who wanted to find Webkinz plushies for sale to share their information. At the time, the plushies were in very short supply. Ganz even gave an automatic extension to all accounts that were due to expire around that time because people couldn't buy new pets to adopt. Obviously, the site has changed a lot over the past 2+ years.

As far as how WI got so big, well, I think that's because WI is the best Webkinz fan site on the internet. Of course, I'm biased in my opinion.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: How did WI start?

You should ask Wendy or Justin!They could tell you.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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I wonder that also!

Maybe justin will answer!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: How did WI start?

Actually, Justin and Kevin (Wendy's husband) decided to start WI. Kevin got busy in real life, and Wendy took over for him. The site first opened on March 23rd, 2007.

I believe the original idea was that it could be a meeting place for people who wanted to find Webkinz plushies for sale to share their information. At the time, the plushies were in very short supply. Ganz even gave an automatic extension to all accounts that were due to expire around that time because people couldn't buy new pets to adopt. Obviously, the site has changed a lot over the past 2+ years.

As far as how WI got so big, well, I think that's because WI is the best Webkinz fan site on the internet. Of course, I'm biased in my opinion.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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wow, thats cool. why did they make he site though, FIA?
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
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Wow thats very interesting FIA! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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Thank you FIA!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:35 PM   #8
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Thanks FIA! That was a ton of help! I have always wondered that about WI!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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thats so cool, FIA!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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Thanks for answering, FIA! I never knew that at first it was Kevin who was a member, not Wendy.
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