2014 on SBC acted as more of a transitional year, as the site tried to find a new direction after the collapse of SpongeBob Universe. The massively successful SBC Music was launched to replace plug.dj, and it was announced jjsthekid would replace Aquatic Nuggets as Lead Administrator. This year also marked SBC's five year anniversary.
January to July
The beginning of 2014 started off with the disbandment of SpongeBob Universe, which was announced to the entire site on New Years Day. Also released on New Years Day was Tiki 10, which released many new features to the site, a new forum design, and a restructured staff.
In February, Weekly plug.dj Parties started as a replacement for the popular Turntable, which closed at the end of 2013. During March 2014, the site started up March Madness 2014 and introduced two new teams in the process, Enchanted Tikis and Hawaiian Tikis, while also introducing a rebooted version of the Xat Games called The Fry Cook Games.
After March Madness ended, Plankton took over the forums for SBC's fourth annual April Fools joke. After that however, activity took a serious drop during the months of April, May, and the beginning of June, but a topic made by Clappy, addressed the activity issue, with staff working to roll out new features in order to keep excitement up on the forums. That in mind, the staff released Tiki 10.5 at the end of June, and a second Teams relaunch in July, complete with two new teams (Drasticals and Band Geeks) and an official Team Draft. The Weekly Episode Club also returned and was a hit at first, but was later discontinued at the end of the year due to lack of interest. Around this period in the summer, Cards Against Humanity was a popular game played by members on "Pretend You're Xyzzy", which was introduced by Shinya.
August to December
During August, many activities took place to celebrate SBC's fifth year anniversary, with the site finally turning five years old on August 15, 2014. Just two days after the anniversary, on August 17, SpongeBob Infinity was announced, which is a completely reevaluated version of SpongeBob Universe. JCM and ClassicNickelodeonFan1 were made Cashiers on August 22, 2014. Patty Sponge was later made a Cashier as well on October 13, 2014. This resulted in the first entirely new panel of staff moderators on SBC since the 2011 panel of SpongeSebastian, Clappy, and CF. Octerror Fest 2014 was held from October 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014, and was on a much smaller scale than previous ones, so it was not a big success.
On December 5, 2014, staff opened up the first annual Snowcember Ball, a Christmas equivalent to Octerror Fest. iFish avatars returned during the event after they disappeared near the end of 2013. On Christmas Day, MDPP released SBC Music, a new feature that allows SBC members to play music from YouTube in turns, similar to Turntable and Plug.dj. It would also be announced that jjsthekid would take Aquatic Nuggets' spot as Lead Administrator, which took place January 16, 2015.
Events and Incidents
- March Madness 2014
- The Golden Community Awards V
- April Fools 2014
- Teams 3 Draft
- 5 Year Anniversary
- Octerror Fest 2014
- Snowcember Ball 2014
- Stop What You Are Doing (SWYAD) (11 & 12)
- More (April 20, 2014)
- EVSPONGEFAN (May 27, 2014)
- Weasel (August 1, 2014)
- Fred Rechid (August 20, 2014)
- Kylie (August 20, 2014)
- Fat Lenny (August 28, 2014)
- Rev up those fryers (December 8, 2014)