GA, USA, 1 Aug 2006 - One year earlier, the World Finger
Jousting Federation, the global governing body over the sport
of finger jousting, was founded with the debut of FingerJoust.com.
Over the course of the year, the WFJF grew five thousand percent
in its memberships, started an online forum community, was featured
on numerous websites, held its first event, and helped to spread
the sport of finger jousting on and off the web. With the second
year now underway, the WFJF is looking for an even more prosperous
and innovational twelve months starting with their first anniversary.
start off its first anniversary, the WFJF began with the debut
of an entirely redesigned FingerJoust.com. Built using Macromedia
Dreamweaver MX and occasionally pure HTML, the redesigned FingerJoust.com
features an entirely new website structure, revamped news system,
dynamic navigation bar, updated images, and a host of new webpages.
The website uses an easier to update template system and more
organized webpage sections.
on the redesigned FingerJoust.com, the Lord of the Joust, Julian
Gluck, announced that, "the news system we are now using
will make the WFJF's job much easier. [Before] we were using a
monthly article system which we sadly often ran out of material
for. Our new system uses forum-based headlines that are referenced
on the homepage and news webpage. When you click on the link,
it takes you to the topic (thread) in the forum. If the news is
deemed worthy of a press release, one will be written in the media
section along with the headline. We also now have webpages for
events, multimedia, contests, and competition rankings . . . there
are still webpages that need to be worked on such as the [shop
webpage] and random glitches that need to be troubleshot, but
[the WFJF] will have these taken care of in updates soon to come."
with the website, the WFJF laid out a specific list of goals for
the new year which can be found in the federation webpage. Among
some of the goals for this new year of operation are the formation
of an unabridged rule set, the endorsement of localized clubs,
the induction of select members into the hierarchy, the holding
of tournament events, the expansion of the "support the sport"
campaign, and the further globalization of finger jousting focusing
on the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.
is still much work to be done," stated Gluck, "but the
best is yet to come. We have many more surprises planned for the
year, and this is only day one of three-hundred and sixty four."
When further probed by media at the private anniversary ceremony
regarding some of these forementioned surprises, Gluck hinted
at a redesigning of membership items in the near future. He would
not however make a statement on who was to be the first hierarch
to be inducted or when the shop is to go online.
asked to make a final remark, Gluck responded by saying, "This
is a very important time for the WFJF, and we need all of the
official members we can get for support. If you are interested
in finger jousting, [you] should consider becoming a member, or
if you are a business, [you] should think about sponsorship or
partnership. . . those are the best presents you can give to the
WFJF, and it is its birthday after all."
WFJF Media Department