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  • Clickbait 02-22-2018, 04:52 PM
    clickbait title btw.

    i am not dead, have just been pretty busy irl + managing an overwatch contenders team.
  • seel 02-22-2018, 04:57 PM
    How can the site die if the site is already dead?

    *Black man pointing to head picture*
  • All in One 02-22-2018, 04:58 PM
    Ya really spooked me there. Clickbait title indeed. How has the Overwatch stuff been going for you?
  • Clickbait 03-20-2018, 09:15 PM
    (02-22-2018, 04:58 PM)All in One Wrote: Ya really spooked me there. Clickbait title indeed. How has the Overwatch stuff been going for you?


    its very stressful. here's an article about a few of the players that were on my team:
    https://www.over.gg/7799/contenders-aust...18-circuit
  • All in One 03-20-2018, 10:21 PM
    (03-20-2018, 09:15 PM)Melancholy Wrote:
    (02-22-2018, 04:58 PM)All in One Wrote: Ya really spooked me there. Clickbait title indeed. How has the Overwatch stuff been going for you?


    its very stressful. here's an article about a few of the players that were on my team:
    https://www.over.gg/7799/contenders-aust...18-circuit


    Ouch, that seems a bit harsh. Was the violation just boosting?
  • Clickbait 03-28-2018, 03:52 AM
    (03-20-2018, 10:21 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (03-20-2018, 09:15 PM)Melancholy Wrote:
    (02-22-2018, 04:58 PM)All in One Wrote: Ya really spooked me there. Clickbait title indeed. How has the Overwatch stuff been going for you?


    its very stressful. here's an article about a few of the players that were on my team:
    https://www.over.gg/7799/contenders-aust...18-circuit


    Ouch, that seems a bit harsh. Was the violation just boosting?


    ya, they were given a season ban ingame a few months prior for boosting and wintrading (which they stuck out and reformed after), so it came as a surprise that they were essentially given another punishment for something that they had been already punished for.
  • Angel 09-16-2020, 10:44 PM
    Does feel like the title is true now D:
  • Loko 09-16-2020, 11:44 PM
    (09-16-2020, 10:44 PM)Angel Wrote: Does feel like the title is true now D:

    necro'ing 2 year old post
  • malmon 09-17-2020, 02:50 PM
    (09-16-2020, 11:44 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-16-2020, 10:44 PM)Angel Wrote: Does feel like the title is true now D:

    necro'ing 2 year old post


    To be fair, most new posts here are necroposts now :P
  • Angel 09-17-2020, 03:39 PM
    (09-17-2020, 02:50 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-16-2020, 11:44 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-16-2020, 10:44 PM)Angel Wrote: Does feel like the title is true now D:

    necro'ing 2 year old post


    To be fair, most new posts here are necroposts now :P

    This. 


    And because I cant make threads as get 404 so couldn't one
  • LucianDreamer 09-17-2020, 07:36 PM
    (09-17-2020, 02:50 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-16-2020, 11:44 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-16-2020, 10:44 PM)Angel Wrote: Does feel like the title is true now D:

    necro'ing 2 year old post


    To be fair, most new posts here are necroposts now :P

    Can't have a totally locked down site like that treating every single post in this state as a necropost, that's just way too far in my statement. I never ever experience such a site being in absolute lockdown thinking that no one can post anything and get away without a report, but for some weird reason after the switch to this format nobody got reported or banned, and for what? If this is really true all along, I would've just changed my mind right now and left straight away and not come back, but since I'm here I'm also so surprised that there's no dark red circle anymore when viewing very old threads let alone trying to make new ones when browsing categories as a light orange circle with an arrow saying to myself it's just a circle now it won't matter to me as an user.


    So how on earth can I process this situation? It could be one, I would expect a sudden warning/ban wave out of all of us still here up to this point that's been like around a year. Two, no regular or newfriend user can post anywhere on the forum but the ones with the right to post, but who has the rights to post, and even then that would've make the site in a definitely unvisitable state. Or, three, I cannot even distinguish what I can do and what not to do at this rate even though I already been here this long.

    So I'm taking the third way, there's absolutely no way you can't just simply make the switch, then mess up everything in the site layout like that just to have it run and leave it to us regulars to figure out ourselves what to do. Right now, this should've been my very last post from here. I'm sorry, but I'm severing ties with him and this place immediately. I can't believe he really left us. But, thank you everyone else for having me here, I just couldn't get a grip and I have to move on elsewhere. Again, sorry.
  • Clickbait 09-20-2020, 05:56 PM
    i have ideas. whether they will happen or not is unknown.

    i have had no motivation to work on this site at all really. in its early years it used to be a place i could just hang out and shitpost with/make friends. i had no problem developing for it then - because it felt like i was making new things for my friends, but then the site started to feel more like i was just a staff member, with no real connections with anyone anymore. i think i still occasionally talk to like 3 people i met through here and none of them even really used the forum.

    idk what happened really, i feel like it may have been how i immaturely handled when a handful of people were constantly making thinly veiled bait posts/making fun of me in a seperate discord. but it's whatever, i can't really fix that now.

    ik a couple of people have tried to reach out to me on discord to talk and i appreciate it but when it happens my brain just wants to avoid anything to do with this place and i end up forgetting to reply.

    i'm gonna try to login daily to discuss what it is that i'm considering doing with the community and whether anyone would like it. ik a lot of people don't want change, but i think going forward the best thing to do would be to make it more than just a forum. i think building utilities into the site that people could put to use would be beneficial. for example i was linked to f-list and was like "fuck this site is awful, it'd be nice if there was a modern alternative that looked good". 

    1 other thing that keeps me demotivated to work on the site is how fucking awful the codebase is to work on/how much it sucks for other people to work on. i've been working on something in private that could potentially be its replacement with a bit more time.
  • Backlash 09-21-2020, 01:18 AM (Edited 09-21-2020, 01:19 AM)
    I mean, honestly? Given how the community's slowly migrated elsewhere (I've stuck around, I've just had awful migraines half the time), I'd totally be down for adding some additional functionality to the site. It might not pick up immediately, but I feel it'd be a breath of fresh air we could use to attract new people.

    Given I'm a lot more experienced with software dev now, I might even be able to help ya write it. Are you still using PHP, or is everything Crystal? ^^'7

    [ Really happy to hear from you again, qt. <3 ]
  • Loko 09-21-2020, 03:51 PM
    Good to hear from you! Added functionality sounds nice. While I have nothing in mind at the moment, could be nice to brainstorm.
  • Clickbait 09-21-2020, 04:11 PM
    yea, i basically don't want it to die off but also think just forums themselves are dead.

    i think also building it as something i want to use will help me with motivation too, cuz it won't b like just developing to make people that already don't like me happy. like i just read lucian's profile and saw the dig at me - and u would think i killed their family or something when they've never talked to me personally.

    i wanna move to a modern frontend written in svelte. for the backend i've been toying with wordpress. i've worked with it for over 6 years and am good at working with it.
  • malmon 09-21-2020, 04:24 PM
    (09-21-2020, 04:11 PM)Clickbait Wrote: yea, i basically don't want it to die off but also think just forums themselves are dead.

    i think also building it as something i want to use will help me with motivation too, cuz it won't b like just developing to make people that already don't like me happy. like i just read lucian's profile and saw the dig at me - and u would think i killed their family or something when they've never talked to me personally.

    i wanna move to a modern frontend written in svelte. for the backend i've been toying with wordpress. i've worked with it for over 6 years and am good at working with it.


    Lucian has a... unique way with words. I wouldn't take it too personally ^_^'
  • Angel 09-22-2020, 11:40 AM
    Hey you are back! And someone said necromancing a old thread was bad lel. Welcome back~
  • Clickbait 09-22-2020, 05:04 PM
    (09-22-2020, 11:40 AM)Angel Wrote: Hey you are back! And someone said necromancing a old thread was bad lel. Welcome back~

    thank you!


    imo there's nothing wrong with necroposting as long as it at least contributes to a discussion
  • Tang 09-23-2020, 07:08 PM
    attract new ppl, i found out this site exists on uboachan
  • Clickbait 09-23-2020, 07:16 PM
    (09-23-2020, 07:08 PM)Tang Wrote: attract new ppl, i found out this site exists on uboachan

    that's the plan. and then to bring some of the existing 6k members back.

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