Great article Pete, as always.
Fascinating to see and hear the history laid out by the guys who created it - it is, was and continues to be a thriving and thoroughly inclusive scene thanks to sites like ninehertz and the other mentioned above. Through 9hz I made countless fantastic friends upon moving to London (where I had less mates than Billy) almost instantly simply via a love of music and chatting absolute bollocks via das interpipes. Totally agree that the site is in far better shape than ever and it's been a pleasure to have been a tiny part of it by submitting some of my first ever reviews via this great community.
Cheers to Mike, Pete, Ben, Carey and Amy for starting something awesome and here's to ten more years!
[Edited by pull-my-plonker at 23:31 on 01/12/14]