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Breaking an Over Decade Long Silence (Admin Voice Reveal)

Arnox

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Original video creator(s): Arnox - script writer, video maker

Creator's description: After more than 10 years as a voiceless admin in the shadows, I finally do a voice reveal. On a shitty webcam mic.

Thumbnail source: Great Point Light, Nantucket Island

Totse2 Stencil and Image by Shere Kahn (presently MIA)

Hey, guys… This is Arnox here, owner and maintainer of Sanctuary, and this is my voice reveal dedicated to those who’ve stuck with and supported me and the site for all the time that we’ve been around.

For the past 11 years, I have maintained unwavering anonymity online. The only exception to this had so far only been restricted to MySpace WAY back in the day. Thankfully though, those records are long gone now. Shortly afterwards, I found totse, and also very quickly on, totse2, and from there, I had it beat into me thoroughly that identification meant bad things. Of course, doxing wasn’t really encouraged back then at all and was even looked down on in most cases, but regardless, the more unsavory elements on the site did it anyway.

After totse2 shut down, and I founded Sanctuary, I had anonymity beat into me even more as I experienced the Zoklet crowd and how doxing-happy they were. Also thankfully, the days of hosting that community are long since over now. Nevertheless, anonymity had since been ingrained into all my internet habits and still mostly is.

I bring all this up because I want you all to have an idea of what this voice reveal means for me. For most outsiders looking in, a YouTuber’s voice is very much a whatever thing and is even expected, and mostly for good reason. But coming from the crowd I’ve come from and breaking an over decade long silence is pretty unheard of.

So why am I doing this now.

Well, for several reasons, but the biggest by far is that I want Sanctuary to succeed, and I am willing to go quite far and to sacrifice a lot to see this thing through. It’s rather hard to connect to an account on the internet that makes regular text posts and nothing more. We humans need something, well, human to connect with, and a voice provides that, at least to a minimum degree.

So that’s all. There’s no big rant or questions asked or moral lessons in this video. I just wanted my first video out to be a simple one and, again, to thank everyone who has kept the support going throughout the years. This video is for you in deepest thanks, and this voice reveal is for Sanctuary. I hope above all right now that one day, Sanctuary will succeed. But until then, I will remain, and I will paddle this damn row boat upstream for as long as I have to.
 
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Vendor-Lazarus

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Your voice sounded awfully familiar..almost like I picture myself sounding (Though I know I don't, really.)
It gave off a young yet old feel. Bookish but street-smart. White, but also black.. Interesting.
I did sense your zeal though. It bodes well.
 

Drathnoxis

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I read the transcript and didn't watch the video. I always dislike voice/face reveals for some reason. I just find it unpleasant to have my preconceived image of people shattered.
 

Arnox

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So here's something interesting. XenForo has recorded the amount of unique views this thread has gotten, which is 65 at the time of this writing. And yet, YouTube says the video only has 3 views. Wut? lol
 

Battousai

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So here's something interesting. XenForo has recorded the amount of unique views this thread has gotten, which is 65 at the time of this writing. And yet, YouTube says the video only has 3 views. Wut? lol
That happens because the vid is being viewed through the forum instead of the actual site, messes with the metrics and doesn't help with the algorithm. Youtube requires you to view it in their site, same thing happens when you post it in discord, basically if you want the views to go up simply link the video and have people watch it on the actual YT site.
 
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