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bluegate:

Silentpony:

Drathnoxis:
"Just fine."

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Honestly Ill take less users and less posts over the Wild West and being known as Diet 4chan any day. Yeah there's less people, but also for a time most of the forum traffic was memers, reposters, trolls and shit posters just trying to get screen captures for Reddit karma.
Say what you will about the WW, it was shit, garbage, pathetic, desperate, money-grabbing and stupid and no-one misses it that can't find the same shitposting basically anywhere else.

Cute, by the way, fuck you for using auto play videos.

https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/707.1057784-Canadian-Oil-Company-Facing-Backlash-Over-Disturbing-Greta-Thunberg-Poster?page=2

Honestly, I thought they disabled those after we went a little nuts with them in the WW.

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Silentpony:
Honestly Ill take less users and less posts over the Wild West and being known as Diet 4chan any day. Yeah there's less people, but also for a time most of the forum traffic was memers, reposters, trolls and shit posters just trying to get screen captures for Reddit karma.
Say what you will about the WW, it was shit, garbage, pathetic, desperate, money-grabbing and stupid and no-one misses it that can't find the same shitposting basically anywhere else.

All of this ass hurt from a completely closed off subforum. We should have weaponized it when we had the chance and made millions from the CIA in supplying means for experimental psychological warfare.

Martintox:

Silentpony:
Say what you will about the WW, it was shit, garbage, pathetic, desperate, money-grabbing and stupid and no-one misses it that can't find the same shitposting basically anywhere else.

Silentpony:
money-grabbing

You're telling me I could have made money in the Wild West? You scoundrels should have told me this sooner!

Not us, the site. Remember you had to pay to get into the WW. It was behind a subscription wall

Silentpony:

Drathnoxis:

Silentpony:
You misspelled Yahtzee. Moviebob can't even keep his own Youtube channel alive, much less an actual site. Hell he was gone for years and the Escapist did just fine

"Just fine."

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Honestly Ill take less users and less posts over the Wild West and being known as Diet 4chan any day. Yeah there's less people, but also for a time most of the forum traffic was memers, reposters, trolls and shit posters just trying to get screen captures for Reddit karma.
Say what you will about the WW, it was shit, garbage, pathetic, desperate, money-grabbing and stupid and no-one misses it that can't find the same shitposting basically anywhere else.

I don't know where you got the fantasy that wild west was made to get people to buy the pub club membership. Absolutely no one payed to join the forum.

Martintox:

Silentpony:
Not us, the site. Remember you had to pay to get into the WW. It was behind a subscription wall

Oh, you mean the fact that you needed a Publisher's Club membership? Everyone on the website got a membership for free, dude. What, are you telling me you didn't get one or something?

Yeah, they gave it away for free to everyone* at the same time they opened the Wild West. So I'd be surprised if they made any money out of it at all, and if it was their intention for it to make money they went about it completely the wrong way.

*Well, not quite everyone. That persistent banjumper we had at the time didn't get it (remember him?). And therefore he was locked out of the WW, which ended up being the only 'safe' place on the site where you could get away from him.
He left shortly after. (Was the real purpose of the Wild West to make the banjumper go away, all along?)

Marik2:
I don't know where you got the fantasy that wild west was made to get people to buy the pub club membership. Absolutely no one payed to join the forum.

Wasn't Zontar like the only Muppet that actually paid for his Pub Club?

If, then he was subscribed before Wild West was created though.

bluegate:

Marik2:
I don't know where you got the fantasy that wild west was made to get people to buy the pub club membership. Absolutely no one payed to join the forum.

Wasn't Zontar like the only Muppet that actually paid for his Pub Club?

If, then he was subscribed before Wild West was created though.

Pretty sure he didn't. The people who got the pub club for free were people who had it in the past.

Marik2:

bluegate:

Marik2:
I don't know where you got the fantasy that wild west was made to get people to buy the pub club membership. Absolutely no one payed to join the forum.

Wasn't Zontar like the only Muppet that actually paid for his Pub Club?

If, then he was subscribed before Wild West was created though.

Pretty sure he didn't. The people who got the pub club for free were people who had it in the past.

Nope. I never paid for it but someone on the tech team gave it to us for free

Martintox:

Silentpony:
Not us, the site. Remember you had to pay to get into the WW. It was behind a subscription wall

Oh, you mean the fact that you needed a Publisher's Club membership? Everyone on the website got a membership for free, dude. What, are you telling me you didn't get one or something?

No I didn't get one. I only got one years later when the site was going to new owners and I just asked for it

There were several factors that affected who got given free Pub Club membership:

Drathnoxis:
There was a post in the tech group by a mod back when the tech team was sacked. They said they looked at the code and gave the criteria. The post has since been deleted because the group chat keeps rolling back to the start of the year. The criteria can still be confirmed however.

There are at least 3 criteria:
1)The user must have been active within the prior 6 months

-Look at any old thread, you can tell who still logs in because they have no avatar and are "premium members"
Example

2)The user must have been a member for at least 12 months

-Many people came here from Game Trailers several months before the upgrade, they do not have premium accounts.

3)The user must have a certain amount of health left on their health bar

-I'm not sure if it's under 5 or under 7, but MarsAtlas did not get pubclub, at the time MarsAtlas was one tick away from being banned.

As you can see, each criteria can be isolated and confirmed.

Silentpony:

Martintox:

Silentpony:
Not us, the site. Remember you had to pay to get into the WW. It was behind a subscription wall

Oh, you mean the fact that you needed a Publisher's Club membership? Everyone on the website got a membership for free, dude. What, are you telling me you didn't get one or something?

No I didn't get one. I only got one years later when the site was going to new owners and I just asked for it

I think it was a little while before the new owners came in, when Basement Cat was still in charge. He gave you one, if I recall. Defy still owned the site though.

Drathnoxis:

Silentpony:

Martintox:

Oh, you mean the fact that you needed a Publisher's Club membership? Everyone on the website got a membership for free, dude. What, are you telling me you didn't get one or something?

No I didn't get one. I only got one years later when the site was going to new owners and I just asked for it

I think it was a little while before the new owners came in, when Basement Cat was still in charge. He gave you one, if I recall. Defy still owned the site though.

Fair enough, I don't remember exactly when. But my point is that I got one I think years after everyone else. Did someone quit and as a going-away prank they handed them out? I didn't get one then

Silentpony:

Wintermute:
Moviebob is keeping the site alive.

You misspelled Yahtzee. Moviebob can't even keep his own Youtube channel alive, much less an actual site. Hell he was gone for years and the Escapist did just fine

It's funny because it's true. He still has his hardcore fans, but most of the audience dumped due to his bad, hypocritical attitude. His constant put downs and freak outs on Twitter did not help. He has a lot of nerve trying justify any of that.

Silentpony:

CoCage:

Silentpony:
You misspelled Yahtzee. Moviebob can't even keep his own Youtube channel alive, much less an actual site. Hell he was gone for years and the Escapist did just fine

It's funny because it's true. He still has his hardcore fans, but most of the audience dumped due to his bad, hypocritical attitude. His constant put downs and freak outs on Twitter did not help. He has a lot of nerve trying justify any of that.

I don't have a Twitter, so what's he up to? I remember one of his videos references a tweet about eugenics or something? Something about only certain people should breed and vote? The guy seems like a genuine nutcase along the lines of Boogie2988

I never touched his Twitter after 2014, so I don't know nor care what he's doing now. I was mainly referring to even 4-5 years ago. I don't even have a twitter account.

Please keep in mind you're referring to a current content contributor of the site. Constructive criticism is fine, insulting and derogatory labels are not.

Steer this thread back on topic, please.

Silentpony:

Martintox:

Silentpony:
Not us, the site. Remember you had to pay to get into the WW. It was behind a subscription wall

Oh, you mean the fact that you needed a Publisher's Club membership? Everyone on the website got a membership for free, dude. What, are you telling me you didn't get one or something?

No I didn't get one. I only got one years later when the site was going to new owners and I just asked for it

So you just jelly you never got into the WW then?

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bluegate:
SNIP

No I legitimately didn't know the WW was a thing until after I got access to it - it never showed up on the dropdown list and no one was allowed to mention it outside of the WW. To average users they had no knowledge of it. And I couldn't believe baby's first 4chan was behind a subscription wall.

bluegate:

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Looks like a hedgehog crossed with Ron Pearlman.

Silentpony:

bluegate:
SNIP

No I legitimately didn't know the WW was a thing until after I got access to it - it never showed up on the dropdown list and no one was allowed to mention it outside of the WW. To average users they had no knowledge of it. And I couldn't believe baby's first 4chan was behind a subscription wall.

Makes you wonder how it was supposed to be a "money-grabbing" then, eh? 🤷‍♂️

bluegate:

Silentpony:

bluegate:
SNIP

No I legitimately didn't know the WW was a thing until after I got access to it - it never showed up on the dropdown list and no one was allowed to mention it outside of the WW. To average users they had no knowledge of it. And I couldn't believe baby's first 4chan was behind a subscription wall.

Makes you wonder how it was supposed to be a "money-grabbing" then, eh? 🤷‍♂️

Because it was behind a paywall. You paid to not have the rules apply

I wouldn't call me active but I'm around sometimes. Lurking and such.

Silentpony:

bluegate:

Silentpony:
No I legitimately didn't know the WW was a thing until after I got access to it - it never showed up on the dropdown list and no one was allowed to mention it outside of the WW. To average users they had no knowledge of it. And I couldn't believe baby's first 4chan was behind a subscription wall.

Makes you wonder how it was supposed to be a "money-grabbing" then, eh? 🤷‍♂️

Because it was behind a paywall. You paid to not have the rules apply

How were you supposed to know to pay up if you weren't already in?

Sounds like the worst money grabbing scheme ever.

IceForce:
*Well, not quite everyone. That persistent banjumper we had at the time didn't get it (remember him?). And therefore he was locked out of the WW, which ended up being the only 'safe' place on the site where you could get away from him.
He left shortly after. (Was the real purpose of the Wild West to make the banjumper go away, all along?)

It took that long to get rid of him?! I remember him being a massive issue when I first left in like 2016. WW was like 2018 right?

Elfgore:

IceForce:
*Well, not quite everyone. That persistent banjumper we had at the time didn't get it (remember him?). And therefore he was locked out of the WW, which ended up being the only 'safe' place on the site where you could get away from him.
He left shortly after. (Was the real purpose of the Wild West to make the banjumper go away, all along?)

It took that long to get rid of him?! I remember him being a massive issue when I first left in like 2016. WW was like 2018 right?

WW was 2016 since that was when the election and people were making political threads on WW.

SupahEwok:

Silentpony:

bluegate:
Makes you wonder how it was supposed to be a "money-grabbing" then, eh? 🤷‍♂️

Because it was behind a paywall. You paid to not have the rules apply

How were you supposed to know to pay up if you weren't already in?

Sounds like the worst money grabbing scheme ever.

Took the words out of my mouth, furry critter.

How does one sell a product people don't know about and aren't allowed to talk about 🧐🤔

Although I personally can't remember a rule or directive about not talking about it.

bluegate:

SupahEwok:

Silentpony:
Because it was behind a paywall. You paid to not have the rules apply

How were you supposed to know to pay up if you weren't already in?

Sounds like the worst money grabbing scheme ever.

Took the words out of my mouth, furry critter.

Excuse you, sir.

We prefer "hirsute gentlemen of compact stature."

With the "Money Grab" of Wild West, that happened right around when the huge ownership shake up was happening. Presumably it would have been a money grab and advertised and whatnot but basically WW was implemented RIGHT as everything crumbled and fell apart. Then Kross basically just gifted everyone PubClub but no one in management was either around at the time (or maybe at that time they were just abandoning the ship so couldn't be bothered to do anything about it).

bluegate:

Although I personally can't remember a rule or directive about not talking about it.

There definitely wasn't. I brought the forum up on a number of occasions in Off-Topic.

Hi. I'm checking in for the first time in a while. Not much has changed, though.

CrazyGirl17:
Hi. I'm checking in for the first time in a while. Not much has changed, though.

I mean I assume you're on lockdown like the rest of the world right?

Lurk, lurk, lurk lurk.

*lights come on*

"Crap! I've been spotted! Cheese it!"

Hey all,

Since this thread is pretty active, figured I'd post this update here. After a very long wait, much longer than I had anticipated, the new forums are finally coming together and we we expect to launch them in the next two to three weeks.

This isn't a wishful date either, I'm working on the new forums with tech as we speak to get them ready. They're already up and running, we just gotta get everything prepped on the tech side and we're good.

It's all on modern software and I'm really excited to get them going, but there is a few caveats to getting those new forums started.

1. We ARE going to attempt to migrate things from here over to the new forums, but it will not happen at launch. The software these were built on is very old at this point, and we also have to be VERY careful with the transition to not affect Google rankings. When the site was moved from V1 (this site) to V2, we took a huge hit from that, so this isn't something we can rush.

2. This forum will stay ONLINE and it won't be nuked or anything like that. It will act as an archive until we figure out how we can safely migrate everything over.

3. When you create an account on the new forums, users from this forum will receive a "Legacy" badge. I know it's not the same as having your whole history come with you, but for now it's something.

I personally apologize for how long it has taken to get this done, just lots of projects going on at Enthusiast Gaming (our parent company). My lack of communication is also down to just how busy we've been on the site! We're actually doing quite well and growing, and are even introducing a couple new shows very soon along with our feature-length Darkest Dungeon documentary.

I noticed quite a few comments indicating that we "look down" on this community, but that really isn't the case. I've had my hands tied on getting these forums ready and have been pushing for months to get it done cause I wanna get you all over there and have an active community again.

Anyways, they're finally just about here and I'm looking forward to interacting with you guys more regularly on the updated forums.

I'll look into starting to invite longtime users from here in the next week or so to start testing the forums and providing feedback on things we can add / improve.

Look for that update in the Site Announcements thread on the main forum page.

Thanks all,

Nick
Editor-in-Chief

Ooh. A little anxious about change, but. A...clean history? A new life? A different name?? Without having to testify against the mafia??? I'll take it!

Nick Calandra:
Since this thread is pretty active, figured I'd post this update here. After a very long wait, much longer than I had anticipated, the new forums are finally coming together and we we expect to launch them in the next two to three weeks.

3. When you create an account on the new forums, users from this forum will receive a "Legacy" badge. I know it's not the same as having your whole history come with you, but for now it's something.

Shiny new toys incoming? Yay!

Nick Calandra:
the new forums are finally coming together and we we expect to launch them in the next two to three weeks.

Is coronavirus going to be delaying this at all? It seems to be delaying everything else...

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