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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I went through a whole thing with Tube about my name and he refused to change it and man, I'm glad he didn't cause I really like it after all. It's a perfect time capsule of who I was and what I thought was cool in 2003.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    who's this clown?

    I remember him as the guy who couldn't stop shitting up the 'Murderous fascist thug [Kyle Rittenhouse] acquitted on all charges' thread with posts about how awesome it was he got to shoot someone and get away with it, so they had to make 'The Kyle Rittenhouse Thread In Which We Take As a Given That Kyle Was Wrong and Stupid' and he continued to shit up that thread until he got kicked.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Grislo wrote: »
    who's this clown?

    I remember him as the guy who couldn't stop shitting up the 'Murderous fascist thug [Kyle Rittenhouse] acquitted on all charges' thread with posts about how awesome it was he got to shoot someone and get away with it, so they had to make 'The Kyle Rittenhouse Thread In Which We Take As a Given That Kyle Was Wrong and Stupid' and he continued to shit up that thread until he got kicked.

    Oh there's many more threads he's been kicked from for very similar reasons

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    JRosey, noted fascist.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Knob wrote: »
    A duck! wrote: »
    Honestly it’s just a miracle that no mod ever nuked these forums. I’m a refuge of so many niche site power trips.

    You may not have been here when all the threads were merged.

    Who was it that discovered that Merge All meant Merge All?
    A duck! wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Oh not the holiday forum one, no. This was waaayyyyy back.

    Yeah, this was back in the days when we had "Deputies." They couldn't ban (and I don't think we had the infraction system back then), but they could do maintenance on threads, and we had that big, juicy merge button....

    Deputies could infract, IIRC? They could infract, but that's it. Cause I think that's how they dealt with spambots?

    We didn't have an infraction system yet, we had jail or ban and thats it. Deputies could jail but not ban.

    THAT was it. They could jail, thank you. I was going crazy trying to remember.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Wait no, different solipsistic fascist. My bad.

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    R-demR-dem Registered User regular
    Fishman's X-Com Let's Play.

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    WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    I kinda miss the Bro button. It's so versatile

    Like the mermaid emoji

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Once in a while I yearn to hit "that's so Raven" on a post and quietly weep.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Witness Me!!!

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Grislo wrote: »
    who's this clown?

    I remember him as the guy who couldn't stop shitting up the 'Murderous fascist thug [Kyle Rittenhouse] acquitted on all charges' thread with posts about how awesome it was he got to shoot someone and get away with it, so they had to make 'The Kyle Rittenhouse Thread In Which We Take As a Given That Kyle Was Wrong and Stupid' and he continued to shit up that thread until he got kicked.

    You've got a pretty shit memory.
    R-dem wrote: »
    Fishman's X-Com Let's Play.

    I didn't get to take part in Fishman's (multi year long, deeply loreful, absolutely amazing) X-Com LP, but I did get to take part in the also amazing Terror From the Deep forum LP (technically both of them, but the first one didn't count). It was a lot of fun, and seeing the incredible creativity from other forumers that spawned out of a mutual freeform storytelling experience will forever be a highlight of my internet journeys.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Lower case names are cool though

    So are names with numbers in them.
    Right?
    I'm cool, right?

    My mom says I'm cool.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    You're right.
    My mom never said that.

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    I sometimes wonder if Ketchum Ash ever found his creepy, perfect waifu concubine, or if maybe even now he's got a basement full of body pillows stuffed with human hair and teeth, or something much worse

    That fella was my first IRL brush with "OK, I call bullshit: I don't believe you're a real, actual human being", a skill which would sadly become called upon regularly in the decades to come

    Also, was it "koba" who had the Hobbes avatar, and was suspected to be Jon Bois much much later? It was early after I joined and all I can remember specifically is "the dude who got banned for, I think, being inscrutable?", but even all these years I still think he was just a masterful troll? Or performance artist? He's stuck with me, regardless

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    mrpaku wrote: »
    I sometimes wonder if Ketchum Ash ever found his creepy, perfect waifu concubine, or if maybe even now he's got a basement full of body pillows stuffed with human hair and teeth, or something much worse

    That fella was my first IRL brush with "OK, I call bullshit: I don't believe you're a real, actual human being", a skill which would sadly become called upon regularly in the decades to come

    Also, was it "koba" who had the Hobbes avatar, and was suspected to be Jon Bois much much later? It was early after I joined and all I can remember specifically is "the dude who got banned for, I think, being inscrutable?", but even all these years I still think he was just a masterful troll? Or performance artist? He's stuck with me, regardless

    "Good poster with a Hobbes avatar" is riotcow, in my mind

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    ketchum ash gave us the "Beef jerky and a copy of Halo 3 wrapped in an American flag" forum in-joke, which I still think is funny.

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    initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    ketchum ash gave us the "Beef jerky and a copy of Halo 3 wrapped in an American flag" forum in-joke, which I still think is funny.

    Hell yeah, I couldn’t remember if that was them or not.

    I still see that referenced among the secrets Santa

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    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Lower case names are cool though

    So are names with numbers in them.
    Right?
    I'm cool, right?

    My mom says I'm cool.

    Yes

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    ketchum ash gave us the "Beef jerky and a copy of Halo 3 wrapped in an American flag" forum in-joke, which I still think is funny.

    Hell yeah, I couldn’t remember if that was them or not.

    I still see that referenced among the secrets Santa

    It was LewieP who sent K_A those gifts. LewieP being a citizen and resident of the UK at the time, which really made it that much more hilarious.

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    edited April 2023
    One of my most distinct memories is once asking Robcham for a doodle in the old doodle threads and getting told to fuck off until I had a post count higher than the number of days I had been registered on the forums and I was so embarrassed and angry at the time that I learned how to draw out of spite

    Veldrin on
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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    robcham drew one of my many camp counseling logos. he's still a pal.

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    AzraithAzraith DON'T Registered User regular
    I joined in 05 and have made less than 500 posts. Mostly wrestling and some game and movie threads. Even though I don't post much I feel like this place has been an intrinsic part of my life for years. I say to myself 'maybe I'll post more' and then I realize I've re-typed this message like four times because every time I look at the words they seem awkward and weird. Never quite feel cool enough to be a part of all this, even after all these years. That's me though, and not y'all. Lord knows I'll get there right before this place gets sent into the sun or something.

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    Steam Live: Azraith PSN: AzraithDeMitri
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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    Azraith wrote: »
    I joined in 05 and have made less than 500 posts. Mostly wrestling and some game and movie threads. Even though I don't post much I feel like this place has been an intrinsic part of my life for years. I say to myself 'maybe I'll post more' and then I realize I've re-typed this message like four times because every time I look at the words they seem awkward and weird. Never quite feel cool enough to be a part of all this, even after all these years. That's me though, and not y'all. Lord knows I'll get there right before this place gets sent into the sun or something.

    I know you.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Robcham once drew a comic about Darth Waiter being my friend where he blew himself up inside of a space capsule because he couldn't stand me. On balance, I think that was pretty funny.

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    AzraithAzraith DON'T Registered User regular
    Knob wrote: »
    Azraith wrote: »
    I joined in 05 and have made less than 500 posts. Mostly wrestling and some game and movie threads. Even though I don't post much I feel like this place has been an intrinsic part of my life for years. I say to myself 'maybe I'll post more' and then I realize I've re-typed this message like four times because every time I look at the words they seem awkward and weird. Never quite feel cool enough to be a part of all this, even after all these years. That's me though, and not y'all. Lord knows I'll get there right before this place gets sent into the sun or something.

    I know you.

    Both validating and disconcerting in three words, genuinely impressive.

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    Steam Live: Azraith PSN: AzraithDeMitri
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    TefTef Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    One of my most distinct memories is once asking Robcham for a doodle in the old doodle threads and getting told to fuck off until I had a post count higher than the number of days I had been registered on the forums and I was so embarrassed and angry at the time that I learned how to draw out of spite

    No FUCKING way

    What an amazing origin story

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

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    TefTef Registered User regular
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    expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    One of my most distinct memories is once asking Robcham for a doodle in the old doodle threads and getting told to fuck off until I had a post count higher than the number of days I had been registered on the forums and I was so embarrassed and angry at the time that I learned how to draw out of spite

    I still don't qualify for that

    Djiem wrote: »
    Lokiamis wrote: »
    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
    Steam
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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited April 2023
    I have a vague memory of something breaking in an earlier version of the forums when someone hit some obscenely high number of posts. I think it was 100,000 or something like that. I think those were the days where the "once a thread hits 100 pages start a new one" tradition came about. If I remember right, back then it was because it played havoc with the database, but now it's no longer a technical issue and is more about making consistently repeated threads less intimidating to new posters.

    I've seen threads in other forums that have like 4,000 pages and have been going for years, and although I can't really put into words why I prefer this system I prefer this system. It can be kinda fun going back to page one in a thread like that and seeing what people were getting up to in 2015 or whatever, but we can basically replicate that here since it's common practice to link the old thread in the first post when you create a new thread.

    SmokeStacks on
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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    edited April 2023
    Tef wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    One of my most distinct memories is once asking Robcham for a doodle in the old doodle threads and getting told to fuck off until I had a post count higher than the number of days I had been registered on the forums and I was so embarrassed and angry at the time that I learned how to draw out of spite

    No FUCKING way

    What an amazing origin story

    one of the few times being a petty resentful bitch has been a healthy decision for me

    Veldrin on
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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    the idea that the people here aren't "real" and you don't care about them is super fuckin weird to me
    My favorite PAX ever, and some of my favorite memories of the past few years, was meeting up with folks like Blankzoe, Cello, Rorschach Kringle, Madican, Houk, and more at PAX South 2020 and 2019. I'm really happy to have met a bunch of yall :)

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Ya like even those of you I dislike I would still die for to save if had to

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    I sometimes wonder if my life would've been radically different if I'd come up on the Something Awful forums instead of this place.

    Probably wouldn't have, but it's fun to think about every now and again.

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    LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    i didn't have the ten bucks to become a goon, thank god

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Neither did I. And I would have been doing a credit card transaction at a time where I neither had a credit card of my own, nor the trust of anyone with a card to use it on something as untrustworthy as the internet.

    Now that I've grown up and have back pain/a credit card, I'll do whatever shady transaction I need to in order to make the chronic pain stop.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2023
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    the idea that the people here aren't "real" and you don't care about them is super fuckin weird to me
    My favorite PAX ever, and some of my favorite memories of the past few years, was meeting up with folks like Blankzoe, Cello, Rorschach Kringle, Madican, Houk, and more at PAX South 2020 and 2019. I'm really happy to have met a bunch of yall :)

    Oh yeah no, it's a real bummer to think that some people see the forum this way. I only didn't say anything because there are a whole heap of folks here who, through no fault of their own, might never get to be part of an in-person meetup and I don't want them to feel left out. But yeah, the idea of this place as a turn-on-turn-off pleasure light switch is preeetty weird.

    (And if it helps, I also remember meeting up with you and a couple other folks at a generic PAX South food court and it's stuck with me because brains are stupid but I'm super glad for it)

    Houk the Namebringer on
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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    the idea that the people here aren't "real" and you don't care about them is super fuckin weird to me
    My favorite PAX ever, and some of my favorite memories of the past few years, was meeting up with folks like Blankzoe, Cello, Rorschach Kringle, Madican, Houk, and more at PAX South 2020 and 2019. I'm really happy to have met a bunch of yall :)

    Oh yeah no, it's a real bummer to think that some people see the forum this way. I only didn't say anything because there are a whole heap of folks here who, through no fault of their own, might never get to be part of an in-person meetup and I don't want them to feel left out. But yeah, the idea of this place as a turn-on-turn-off pleasure light switch is preeetty weird.

    (And if it helps, I also remember meeting up with you and a couple other folks at a generic PAX South food court and it's stuck with me because brains are stupid but I'm super glad for it)

    It was a joke. I've met a handful of people from the forum in person over the years and have had positive experiences with all of them. There are some forumers I haven't met that I genuinely think are good people even if they aren't perfect, and I like reading what they have to say. There have been forumers who have bothered me, some quite a bit, but if I were to make an actual statement about the impact of them it's that internet people matter exactly as much as you decide they do, so don't be afraid to switch people off if you have to. When Handgimp died it bothered me for a while though, mostly because of how it happened. I honestly don't think he was particularly fond of me, but regardless he was always willing to answer an endless deluge of dumb, childlike questions about submarines whenever we were in groupchat on Steam.

    I've never been to PAX though, I'm not really a con guy.
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    I sometimes wonder if my life would've been radically different if I'd come up on the Something Awful forums instead of this place.

    Probably wouldn't have, but it's fun to think about every now and again.

    To be fair, Something Awful eventually gave us Goonhammer, which can be a very useful information resource if you're into the various flavors of Warhammer that exist. Outside of that though I'd tend to agree with you. I don't really know a lot about Something Awful except for the Hurricane Katrina/Paypal fiasco, a mildly amusing interview on G4TV (the first one), and the fact that one of the site's creators got the absolute shit knocked out of him by Uwe Boll.

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    In many ways, it felt like us Aussie forumers were IRL friends first, posting buddies second. There was a strong cohort of posters living in Perth, and we tried to do relatively frequent hangouts. I think it played a big part in me thinking of forum friends as real, authentic friends in the first instance, regardless of having actually met you face to face

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    I love all of you, but not in a Jesus way, in a Frank-N-Furter kind of way.

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    EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus NoatunRegistered User regular
    Earliest bookmark I have was naturally an old MSPA thread but with a memorable final page:
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/168838/mspa-geths-favorite-thread/p100

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