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Oh! And then there were the infamous 6 month program upload queues at ticalc Wink Kind of crazy to think now that there used to be hundreds and hundreds of new programs uploaded everyday, for pretty much all calculators. I used to update my calculators daily with the new programs uploaded the night before. I also remember when they started a huge move to add in screenshots, reviews, etc. sometime in 2004 i believe.
Back then though a lot of the programs were clones of one another, or quadratic solvers, or authors updating buggy programs that they'd released too quickly. This accounted for the large backup in files being approved. There was a lot of quantity over quality back then.