"The Guestbook" is the most popular place to meet other minesweeper players. It belongs to the Authoritative Minesweeper website. Created in April 2000, it has been part of many important events in the sweeping community. Each year the guestbook is archived and old copies are available for download. Posting is one way to submit scores to the world ranking.
History of Minesweeper Guestbooks
The first important guestbook belonged to Minesweeper The Unofficial Page. It was created 24 Oct 1996 and the last post was 25 Jul 1997. It was replaced by the guestbook at Minesweeper Tips by Brian Chu, which was the center of the minesweeper community from 08 Jul 1997 until 09 Sep 2000. This in turn was replaced by the guestbook at Authoritative Minesweeper which started on 06 Apr 2000 and is still active.
Other guestbooks have played important roles in the community. Hall of the Minesweeper had a popular guestbook with posts starting 06 Jul 1997 and ending 20 Aug 1999. The original French ranking at Chez Démineur had a guestbook around the same time but it has been lost. Intermediate World Records had a guestbook from 23 Jan 1998 to 21 Dec 2000 but it was rarely visited. Planete Démineur started on 1 Sep 2001 with a guestbook (now lost) but replaced it with a Forum in 2004. The minesweeper.ru ranking started a guestbook 1 Dec 2003 and also has a forum, both of which are still active. The B.O.M.B. website had a German guestbook between 21 Nov 2004 and 9 Aug 2006.
Other Ways To Meet Players
The Minesweeper Addicts group was extremely popular from 1999-2005. Since then the IRC minesweeper channel has become a standard way of meeting other addicts. Every year since 2005 there have been international Tournaments.
- The Guestbook - Authoritative Minesweeper, current guestbook
- Guestbook - B.O.M.B. guestbook (2004-2006)
- Guestbook - Minesweeper Tips by Brian Chu (1997-2000)
- Guestbook - Unofficial Minesweeper Page (1996-1997)
- Guestbook - Hall of the Minesweeper (1997-1999)
- Guestbook - Minesweeper.ru guestbook (2003-2011)
- Guestbook - Intermediate World Records (1998-2000)
- Downloads - Guestbook downloads for various websites (BOMB, Chu, Russia ranking, AMS).