Here is a listing of changes and additions that have been made to Where's George?. Note: suggestions that have been made but not yet implemented are listed at the bottom.

If there is anything that I am missing, or you have any ideas for improvement, please email me and let me know. If you would like to be credited here for a suggestion please tell me and I will add your name to the "Suggested" column.

For items with nothing in the "Why?" column, you can generally assume it's "because it's just cool to have".
Feature/Change Date added/changed FOG Feature? Suggested Why?
First bill entered
12/5/98



Where's George? launched
12/23/98


For fun and because it had not been done yet.
Click here to view Where's George? as it was in January, 1999
Ability to delete recently-entered bills
5/16/99



"George Points" renamed "George Score" 5/16/99
?
Ability to edit bill notes
6/4/99



Bill Breakdown by FRB added to Your Bills
6/5/99



George Score replaced with a new formula 6/19/99
?
Small modification made in the George Score 6/24/99
? Make the score more closely match the original suggestion
New Public Forum format
6/26/99



Hide the George-O-Meter
6/29/99
?
Forum is now divided into pages (20 posts per page)
7/1/99



Forum search added
7/1/99



Stamp prices increased 7/2/99
Yeah, right... necessity
Miles traveled now listed under Hits Today 7/3/99
?
Bill Note Search and new options on the registration page (float the George-O-Meter, Public Forums open in new window) 7/11/99
?
Sitewide "Hits Today" changed to look like your own hits report 7/29/99
?
Top 10 FRBs added 8/5/99
6/27/99

Passwords and Login page added 8/13/99
? needed security
New field for User Profile - Age and Gender 8/15/99
?
Hits By State added to Your Bills
8/15/99



Email address can now be changed in MyGeorge (without re-registering) 8/22/99
?
New field in User Profile - "Became a Where's Georger on..." 8/23/99
?
Domain name transferred to new server 8/28/99
?
New email address - info@wheresgeorge.com 8/28/99
?
Credit card ordering for stamps now available 9/21/99
?
Additional forums added (Lost, regional, Canadian)
10/21/99



Name and profile automatically added for new forum posts
10/23/99



Breakdown by Denomination added to Your Bills
12/5/99



User Preference page (in MyGeorge) and "I have read the User Guidelines" check box 12/11/99
?
Gender/Sex option added to profile 12/12/99
? too many arguments over whether "gender" or "sex" is the right term
Bill Favorites added to Your Bills
2/13/00



Click here to view Where's George? as it was in March, 2000
Bill Series drop-down menu now defaults to nothing 4/1/00
?
WG? stamps no longer sold
4/27/00


complaints from banks and retail stores
Old bug with zip code cookie now fixed 4/29/00
?
State Profile Rankings only updated once a day
5/18/00



Forum search now working, minor changes to Nav panel, and "User Links" page added 7/15/00
?
Top 10 Users and User Profiles By State now updated only twice a day 8/30/00
?
"New" denomination selection removed from Series list 8/30/00
? "new" can be determined from the series
Bill Entry Grid by Series/Denomination added 9/1/00
?
Minor changes to User Notes 9/9/00
?
Dollar Bill Soap now available in George Store 9/24/00
?
FAQ has been changed, and "Contribute to WG?" page added 10/7/00
?
Zip Code Hit Report added 10/15/00
?
New look for menu bar - images instead of text 11/7/00
?
Little blue "X" now on bill reports to designate users who have blocked anon email 11/19/00
?
Zip Code Editor added to Your Bills
1/29/01



HTML now stripped from City and Name sections of profile in the Profile Directory 2/6/01
? some users' HTML was screwing up Profile Directory display
User Profile Directory now has sort options (# of users to display, sort by GS, bills entered, etc.) 2/7/01
?
Where's Willy? launched
2/20/01



Privacy Policy page added
2/23/01



"MyGeorge" renamed to "Toolbox"
2/23/01

2/2/01

"Floating George Head" removed
2/23/01



Zip code list within each state added to Hits By State
2/28/01



Friends of WG? now available 3/19/01
?
"Boss Key" added 4/27/01
?
Image hosting
?
FOG Feature
5/6/01






Hits By State Maps now available 7/19/01 FOG Feature
?
Hit Maps for Top 10 States report added 7/20/01
?
"Dude, Where's My George?" forum temporarily renamed "Land of the Lost Technosphere"
8/1/01



Favicon added 11/27/01
?
Your Bills now says how long it took to run
12/6/01



Bill Note Search feature back 12/8/01 FOG Feature
?
No more spell-checker in the forums
12/13/01


Spell-checker that had been used was no longer free
User-Entered zip codes now have 0 miles (instead of being computed from Linwood, KS) 12/31/01
?
Forum order switched - Q & A forum moved all the way to the left, Main and Hits forums shifted to the right
1/26/02



"New User Q & A" forum renamed "New User AND Q & A" forum
1/27/02



Forum search is back, now powered by Google
2/26/02



Minor spelling change in George-O-Meter - "totaling" instead of "totalling" 4/3/02
?
"Edit" button to edit notes added to bill reports 4/27/02
?
New procedure for emailing Hank - Contact Form 4/28/02
?
All Your Bills reports now display up-to-date data (including today) for anyone with less than 5000 bills
5/6/02


Made possible thanks to server upgrade
Change to User Guidelines - "EMS" now part of Guideline #2 7/20/02
?
County (as well as the zip) is now displayed on each entry in bill reports 7/21/02 FOG Feature ?
Average speed on bill reports now listed as "Miles per day" (instead of "Miles per hour") 7/21/02
?
"Geocaching" bills are now marked and have been removed from the Top 10 Bills report 7/22/02
? too many geocache bills had large numbers of hits
"Geocaching Bills" now have a separate category in Top 10 bills
7/22/02


Default bill note and @CNT@ variable added 8/15/02 FOG Feature
?
Team Aqua created 8/20/02
?
Last Hit Counter added to Your Bills
10/8/02
FOG Feature


Hits by County added to Hits By State
11/8/02



Recently Entered Bills button is now always visible
11/12/02

11/12/02

Forum subject lines now limited to 50 characters
11/13/02



Subject lines expanded to 100 characters
11/13/02



Changes to Hit Notifications - now sent as HTML email and include Denom, Series, and "george eyes" image 11/14/02
?
Color and more info added to International hits 11/18/02
?
"International Users click here" added to bill entry form 11/18/02
?
Folders and "Subscribe" option added to Favorites
12/25/02
FOG Feature


Automatic notification for series/denom changes
12/25/02



Mugs now for sale at the George Store
1/9/03
Numerous times in the past

Change in the way FOG contributions are applied 1/19/03
?
Bill reports now display local time 1/23/03
?
Time zone info (offset from GMT) displayed by the time on bill entries 2/16/03 FOG Feature
? to help people who kept detailed stats
Bill lookup - finding and viewing a bill report by answering "No" to "Do you have this bill right now?" - now works for new-style bills 2/17/03
?
Format changed for zip code hit report (sort options added) 2/17/03
?
Addition to User Guidelines - Legal Stuff 2/18/03
?
New store software for Where's George? Store 3/15/03
?
Percentile ranking (out of current users with a George Score) added to Your Bills
4/24/03



George Score now displayed to 2 decimal places in Your Bills
4/24/03



Forum archives are now listed at the bottom, separate from current forums
5/4/03

5/3/03

Refresh button added to Hits By State
5/9/03



New items in the George Store - Mens and Women's sizes White ring-spun embroidered t-shirts, WG? Baseball caps 5/23/03
?
URLs for current forums changed slightly
5/31/03



Georgers with 0 George Scores removed from Top 10 lists 6/6/03
1/23/03
Series automatically selected for new-style bills, and shortcut for entering (all 3 letters can be put at the beginning of the serial) 6/19/03
?
Globe and computer icons added to bill reports
7/11/03
FOG Feature

another tool to help find suspicious bills
Bill dumping warning message added to Hit Nofitication emails
7/25/03


complaint from a bank
Bill note search is back
8/11/03
FOG Feature


"payable to" information added to Friends of WG? page
8/20/03



Bill note search gone again
9/10/03



Default Anon Email note
10/10/03
FOG Feature


Default Anon Email increased to 8000 characters
10/11/03



Removed 1963/A/B and 1966/A series from bill entry form
10/15/03



Re-enabled entry for 1963/A/B $1s
10/16/03



Re-enabled entry for all other 1963/A/B bills
10/21/03



New rules for GeoGeorgers, and Geocache bills Top 10 has been removed
10/22/03



Slight modification to User Guideline #4 (bulk depositing of bills)
10/27/03



George's eyes stopped moving
11/6/03


too much bandwidth consumed by people linking to the image
WG? 2.0 12/23/03
? Complete site overhaul
Your Bills no longer refreshes automatically when you view it each day
With WG? 2.0

11/5/02

All users now have only 1 Your Bills refresh daily With WG? 2.0
? necessary due to the number of users and bills now in the database
No more "peak/off-peak" distinctions in Hits By State refreshes With WG? 2.0
?
WG? Parent report
With WG? 2.0



WG? Children report With WG? 2.0 FOG Feature
?
Sort by Denomination slightly changed
12/31/03



Hit By State maps no longer working
1/2/04



Hits By State maps fixed
1/2/04



Children report expanded to 1000
1/4/04



Small modifications to Hit Notification emails, and option for receiving Text Only Hit Notifications
1/4/04



Automatic Bill Counter improved
1/15/04



Anon posting in forums eliminated
1/26/04



New User Guideline - Website Associations and/or Affiliations
1/30/04



Change in the way Hits By State is processed - all "sub-reports" (Zip, County, City) automatically updated when Hits By State is refreshed
2/27/04



Ability to edit or remove WG? Parent
5/20/04



WG? Community News now listed in Tools/Fun drop-down menu 7/14/04
6/29/04

Bills added to Favorites are now automatically subscribed
7/15/04
FOG Feature


All counties listed in Hits By State 7/17/04
?
Slugging % on Your Bills 7/19/04
7/8/04
Unofficial Gathering Forum added 7/19/04
7/12/04
State flags in bill reports 7/21/04
4/15/00 and 6/24/04
State flags now appear only on multi-entry bills 7/23/04
7/23/04
Bills added to Favorites are now automatically Subscribed 7/23/04
7/23/04
Profile Links in Anon Emails
8/6/04

7/21/04

No more popup ads
8/19/04



Link to Yahoo! maps on bill entries
9/16/04
FOG Feature
8/11/04

Summary at the top of Hits By State report ("You have x hits in y States")
9/16/04

9/9/04

Mailing address for Friends payments added to "Friends Status" page
9/16/04

9/10/04

Full serial of last bill entered shown above "Enter a bill"
9/17/04
FOG Feature
9/11/04

Forum Quick Jump Menu 9/28/04

9/28/04

Bill deletion link added to "Last Bill Entered"
9/30/04
FOG Feature
9/30/04

"Subscribe" option in Favorites no longer a "Friends of WG?" feature - now available to everyone ?


New George Store (with ability to use credit cards without PayPal) and new store items (small black tote bag, FOG)
10/7/04

9/30/04

Sitewide county hit map
10/12/04

9/1/04

George Store relocated to its own url (wheresgeorgestore.com) and is now secure
10/15/04



Bills previously entered are shown in a different color in Your Bills
12/7/04
12/7/04

History of Contact Forms you have sent
12/10/04


Page to lookup (or add to Favorites) a bill without entering it
1/13/05


Slight change to FAQ #13 (reference to "password" added)
1/20/05

1/20/05

New forums 6/9/05
innumerable times...
New "Adult" forum 6/11/05

Forums now display time/date of each post instead of how long it has been since it was posted 6/16/05
6/16/05
WG? 2.2 8/28/05

Image identifying Friends features With WG? 2.2

"Printer-Friendly" bill and Your Bills reports available With WG? 2.2

"What's New" page (added to the "About Us" menu) 5/31/06

Drop-down menu for adding directly to a folder in Favorites added to Bill Lookup 8/13/06 FOG Feature 8/12/06
Subject line in Hit Notification emails says how many total hits the bill has 8/15/06 FOG Feature 8/13/06
Additional options (Couple, Family, None of the Above) added to "Gender" menu in profile editor 8/16/06
Hit # added to bill reports 9/6/06 FOG Feature
"Last Hit Timer" replaced by "Hit Finder", allowing users to type in any hit # and find that hit 9/6/06 FOG Feature
Suggestions that have not yet been implemented
Search for words in profiles


5/2/02

Site-wide "Our Bills" page No idea
10/30/02, also 7/23/04 (Scott in Philly)
Wireless bill entry Sometime in the future, maybe
Many times
Multiple-bill entry Not a chance
Too many times to count
Hits by time-of-day histogram Not yet
7/20/04
Hits in other countries shown on Hits-By-State map Soon, perhaps...
7/20/04
If there is anything that I am missing, or you have any ideas for improvement, please email me and let me know.