OK, what happened??!!!

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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby gsides » February 22nd, 2015, 4:38 am

thank you for the vehement positivity sabre
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Yoshi[NX] » February 22nd, 2015, 11:31 am

in internet time this forum is centuries old. **** lazarus
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Kamek » February 22nd, 2015, 1:00 pm

Sabredog wrote:wow vgc is back.

i don't really think this place has much of a future as a thread like this was the norm ever 6 months and nothing ever came of it.

Also reddit and neogaf kinda make this place obsolete. well see ya.


As awesome as GAF is, it doesn't have the same sense of community and interaction as I get/got here. I just get lost in the discussion in GAF. I feel like it's a more intimate and personal setting here, which is why I like it better for discussion. GAF is my go-to for news.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Vivisect » February 22nd, 2015, 7:51 pm

Infyrin wrote:Before we can even discuss the idea of what rooms that should be here. We need chat rooms that can thwart the idea of spamming, if not, make it significantly less and not as exploited as the other rooms. As nostalgic as the old rooms were, we need to think ahead.

I would almost recommend a system similar to how Oasiz does their chats. But, again, it's susceptible to bad spamming. But it would also open it's doors for proper moderation.

I guess though for rooms, we need to be relevant with the times. A Pokemon chat would be nifty, but I don't know about a general chat. People are too lazy to carry things over and they'll talk about anything anyways regardless of the room's created intention.

My biggest concern is the roleplay chat. Just how relevant has it been to VGChat all this time? Most, if not, all of the dedicated roleplayers of the times of old no longer bother with this place. Even if they did, they don't roleplay often because they have lives to tend to. As far as modern roleplaying has demonstrated, people consider it too much of an effort to even make it as close as interesting. Watered down to simply one-liners and crappy adventure-esque, but mostly themed, sessions where it'd make you think you're watching a bad filler episode.

If a roleplaying room is inevitable to be implemented, perhaps there ought to be guidelines or even rules made by those who are still into it. I'd say it should be up to the more experienced kind, but I'm not exactly at liberty to say just to guess who even bothers anymore.

My suggestion for rooms though, ought to be general-centric. It was cute to have a Call of Duty room, a Super Smash Bros room, a Game Boy room etc. But, they were simply just rooms people used to spam in and barely so much keep things relevant. Not to mention some rooms outdated like Game Boy Chat Room.



I disagree with you on the Call of Duty Room, Super Smash Bros. room... and Game Boy Chat? Who the **** still plays a gameboy dude, have you gone outside in the past 20 years.

If any titles deserve their own rooms it's these two and other games that would clearly generate traffic. There's a whole board dedicated to just smash bros. Honestly you think there's only one topic concerning a title like these and others (like street fighter/marvel vs capcom/pokemon) that would cover the whole series? So many threads can be created.

Who's your favorite character?
What's your favorite stage?
What character you think should have been in the game?
How would you effectively use captain falcon more competitively?
How do you unlock x stage?
Threads linking to tournaments.
Threads linking to videos of tournaments.
Threads posting videos of guides and how to use them.

The problem is that you guys consider everything spam. Oh make one thread for one title and let's call it even! Aren't threads there so you can find something specific, not jam a **** of topics into one thread? It's a message board for crying out loud. It's boards like these that are necessary for the discussion of a more in depth conversation of a game and it's mechanics.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Hyper » February 26th, 2015, 12:25 am

Sabredog wrote:wow vgc is back.

i don't really think this place has much of a future as a thread like this was the norm ever 6 months and nothing ever came of it.

Also reddit and neogaf kinda make this place obsolete. well see ya.

Can I do something now that i've wanted to do for several years

hey guys

hey

pay attention ok?

YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE VGC

Mr. Sabredog here said it could be done. And he had us going for a very long time... But look! He's BACK! They always come back...
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Jesse Smith » February 26th, 2015, 11:55 am

Odds are, it was the sending out E-mails that got him back...back for at least 30 seconds!
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Vivisect » February 26th, 2015, 2:22 pm

Sabredogs cool, he should stay. Sabredog stay bro. Chill.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Slade » February 26th, 2015, 5:07 pm

Nice to see Jesse again, but the real star of the show is the **** swear filter!
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby gsides » February 27th, 2015, 5:09 am

ucp.php?i=prefs&mode=view @ slade
unless you enjoy the novelty of them
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby fnool » March 7th, 2015, 12:09 am

Hyper wrote:
Kamek wrote:
Jesse Smith wrote:
I first tried to buy the forums last October. Dexter didn't get a reply back then. A month ago I tried again. He didn't get a reply. So of course when the forums kicked the bucket, I tried again. Had no one bought the domain, the forums would of probably been gone for good, since fnool has very little time to do much here. Knowing that, I quickly made the buy offer again, and of course this time he did reply to Dexter and we chatted on Facebook. And two weeks later, he had the time, so I was then bought the forums and got the domain transferred.

Hyper did try to buy the site. Both of us were going for $500...before the hack. His issue was having to *also* get a new vBulletin license, since the old one couldn't be transferred. Then the hackers showed up which greatly lowered the value of the forums, since the database was a goner. I wasn't worried about fnool not having backups, so I just went for the domain, since the easior it would be for fnool, the better. I do have the database from when I sold the forums to him in 2009, and just plan on using the members table to E-Mail the more active members, just like I E-Mailed you!



The thing with that is, I'm sure many of us used throwaway e-mail addresses for this site. I know I did. I registered in 2001. I only just somehow remembered my login and went back in to that e-mail and saw the message. I hope other people used real e-mails. I'm sure the more prominent and active members will be back just by checking the site again.

So are we going to get a post at some point about your vision for the site? i'm excited to have an admin who is actually here again.

Kind of telling/strange that fnool didn't even get back to you guys about buying the site. He's always on twitter. He's reachable. Only when things got **** up did he offer to sell and get back to you guys? :/ I was going to buy the site myself and try to get you or Strato to help since I have little experience, but I'm glad you guys are back in charge.



The only way I communicate with fnool is through twitter DMs. I try to keep up with him personally because he's a great person and I want to see good things happen to him. In my opinion, running a video game chat forum is probably not at the top of his priorities list, and it probably felt like a burden to him to have it without any time or motivation to do anything with it.

It would have been bad for my family's finances to buy VGC when I was originally trying to. Not that I didn't go blow that money elsewhere, but the point is still that I needed to be cautious. I wanted to buy the site and not even tell anybody until I was able to get everything sorted out, updated, and ready for progress. When I realized it was going to cost too much (relative to my finances) to make that happen, I backed off.

It really pissed me off when people were showing up before the hack talking about how "cheap" it was to buy this site. As if they had some sort of expert perspective. $500 is a lot of money to plop down on something that obviously had giant security holes and dismal prospects. At least it is for me. But I care a ton about VGC, I think everybody knows that. So it was very hard to pass on making the deal.

With all of that said, I am VERY EXCITED that Jesse Smith is back on board here. Mr. Wacko IS VGC to me, and I'm sure I'm not the only person with that view. I am deeply appreciative of his choice to make me an admin. I hope I can implement some ideas I had here, or at least make Jesse's vision a reality in the meantime! He's got some good ideas. VGC isn't done yet.

I love you

I think I was a decent admin for a while. It all went to **** in 2012ish. I know it isn't worth much but I never stopped caring about this place – I had some really awful anxiety over letting people down, and that fed into being too worried to show my face, &c &c. I pretty much don't do anything online anymore except for twitter and real life related stuff. Fairly sure I'm done with "online communities" for a very long time. Look after your brains y'all.

All I wanna say is that I'm sorry I didn't have what it takes in the long term. If people are pissed at me over the non-direction I took vgc in from ~2012 onwards I'm good with that and I understand why you aren't happy. I hope things go well for the site and everyone who values it.

Also haha hello Aleck. Using "autistic" as a pejorative is really **** sad dude.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Prince Shondronai » March 7th, 2015, 10:27 am

Best of luck to you, fnool.

Can we get some more archives of the old site? I'm particularly interested in the Dreams Thread, since I never got around to copy/pasting my posts from there into a text file for my own reference.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Jesse Smith » March 7th, 2015, 5:27 pm

What's at archive/Forums.shtml is what was in the back-up December 2009.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Hyper » March 9th, 2015, 6:49 pm

fnool wrote:I love you


:) ;)

fnool wrote:Also haha hello Aleck. Using "autistic" as a pejorative is really **** sad dude.


How about "Bjarni-esque?"
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Admiral Anthrax » March 14th, 2015, 9:53 pm

Ha, so odd seeing all these old schoolers back. I feel like I should be tabbing over to my Napster window after posting this. Good to see you back in charge Jesse!
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Admiral Anthrax » March 14th, 2015, 9:57 pm

By the way Jesse, I currently run a mobile game-related site that gets around 45,000 impressions per day. PM me about advertising if you want, my site has plenty of room for me to run an ad.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Aleckohol » March 15th, 2015, 3:56 pm

fnool wrote:I love you

I think I was a decent admin for a while. It all went to **** in 2012ish. I know it isn't worth much but I never stopped caring about this place – I had some really awful anxiety over letting people down, and that fed into being too worried to show my face, &c &c. I pretty much don't do anything online anymore except for twitter and real life related stuff. Fairly sure I'm done with "online communities" for a very long time. Look after your brains y'all.

All I wanna say is that I'm sorry I didn't have what it takes in the long term. If people are pissed at me over the non-direction I took vgc in from ~2012 onwards I'm good with that and I understand why you aren't happy. I hope things go well for the site and everyone who values it.

Also haha hello Aleck. Using "autistic" as a pejorative is really **** sad dude.


Hey buddy. The internet is tough. :( Online communities these days aren't exactly welcoming of the average self-important, pedantic, social justice warrior attitude. Maybe a simple tumblr app is more up your ally. Best wishes with your new offline-life.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Vryheid » March 15th, 2015, 6:02 pm

lets be honest fnool you talked more trash on this site during your Klarth days than Bluntmaster and Lord of Spam combined, so I don't think you have much room to talk about "pejoratives"

also aleck nice to see you still frequenting this place, as much fun as we had plotting against each other in our sort of batman/joker relationship I don't think there's really much left for either of us to target anymore. most of the chat community has semi-permanently migrated to skype and there isn't much in the way of new members to troll. may change if Jesse decides to drastically renovate the chat, however.

you might find it funny to see what Astanax is up to these days though. I had no idea the guy wrote a frigging fantasy book based on old W.O.N. chatters. Since when in the hell did VGChat let him host a hidden archive of chatter profiles totally unconnected with the forum? If Jesse has an archive of that stuff hidden on his hard drive somewhere I'd love to read through it, at least for history's sake.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Yoshi[NX] » March 16th, 2015, 8:16 pm

i remember him writing the book but i don't think he was done with it.
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby Linko_16 » March 26th, 2015, 6:06 pm

Dude what
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Re: OK, what happened??!!!

Postby MetroidPrimeMan » April 5th, 2015, 8:13 am

I see that some people still have their old stats. How is that possible?
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