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Reaching up from the basement

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Hi there. I’m from “What once was…” and actually before that. Just wanted to check in. It’s cool that you’re still doing your thing. It’s also cool that you allow posting without registering.

Not much to say other than it’s been a long time. But how do you know? You’ll just have to trust me. Of course, if you learned anything from all this time, it’s to trust no one. Then again, paranoia yields a lonely existence, so do what you want.

Now stfu and kill yourself.
(Inside joke - don’t actually do that. At least not the second part.
 

Arnox

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Hi there. I’m from “What once was…” and actually before that. Just wanted to check in. It’s cool that you’re still doing your thing. It’s also cool that you allow posting without registering.

Not much to say other than it’s been a long time. But how do you know? You’ll just have to trust me. Of course, if you learned anything from all this time, it’s to trust no one. Then again, paranoia yields a lonely existence, so do what you want.

Now stfu and kill yourself.
(Inside joke - don’t actually do that. At least not the second part.
Welcome back to the light.

Are you from niggasin.space?
 

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Welcome back to the light.

Are you from niggasin.space?
I have a presence there, but I wouldn’t say I’m from NiS. More like I’m from totse, zoklet, totse2, intosanc, rdfrn, and ultimately nis. There were a few others sprinkled in there, but nothing worth mentioning.
 

Arnox

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Well, hopefully you'll like us enough to stick around. Just follow the rules and you'll be fine.

Also, make an account, you noob.
 

JustATwinkle

Found this place through a post of yours here about Totse and why you do not care anymore or something like that.
Just got banned on Niggas for no reason what so ever on my first post. I referenced where I had try to settle and made an intro post. According to the only post about them on /r/totse , that seems to be a common theme.

But even as I look at the discussions there...meh, it´s a shaddow of that ambiance. This board is much more close to it, but its kinda dead.

Im getting old now. Im 33 years old. I feel I never quite made it to where I wanted to get in life. And I lost the oppurtunity to follow on to do exciting things with free thinkers. I´d hold out hope love to jump on a project and find my place but the few new modern and exciting things that people try to create seem to die after a flicker. So even if they´d have me I dont know if it would last. All the new ideas for social media platforms and mediums of exchange in general...they can´t keep up with the conglomerates. The centralized aggregation of content bring with it more content...and revenue. Nobody does anything for free anymore anyway. How could they. In the past it was either the young and savvy that were on the internet during their highschool or college years or professionals who had other jobs. Now the job is the internet.

And with that centralization comes all that control and surveillance.


Someone told me that society caught up to the internet. I think thats true. The way it caught up to say the wild west once upon a time. What a rant.

I tried to post on an other sub-Reddit recently. Spent hours writing something. Only to realize that as a new account im shadowbanned until manual review, in a subreddit where the two active mods havent visited the place for a week.
Here as a new contributor I dont even have to register.

C´est la vie.

Im happy I found this place though, and BB and NS.
Theres still a bit of interesting content to read inbetween the nonsense or silence.

I also stumbled on this fantastic little website: https://digdeeper.club

Thought Id share.

Good luck with this!
 

Arnox

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Found this place through a post of yours here about Totse and why you do not care anymore or something like that.
Just got banned on Niggas for no reason what so ever on my first post. I referenced where I had try to settle and made an intro post. According to the only post about them on /r/totse , that seems to be a common theme.

But even as I look at the discussions there...meh, it´s a shaddow of that ambiance. This board is much more close to it, but its kinda dead.

Im getting old now. Im 33 years old. I feel I never quite made it to where I wanted to get in life. And I lost the oppurtunity to follow on to do exciting things with free thinkers. I´d hold out hope love to jump on a project and find my place but the few new modern and exciting things that people try to create seem to die after a flicker. So even if they´d have me I dont know if it would last. All the new ideas for social media platforms and mediums of exchange in general...they can´t keep up with the conglomerates. The centralized aggregation of content bring with it more content...and revenue. Nobody does anything for free anymore anyway. How could they. In the past it was either the young and savvy that were on the internet during their highschool or college years or professionals who had other jobs. Now the job is the internet.

And with that centralization comes all that control and surveillance.


Someone told me that society caught up to the internet. I think thats true. The way it caught up to say the wild west once upon a time. What a rant.

I tried to post on an other sub-Reddit recently. Spent hours writing something. Only to realize that as a new account im shadowbanned until manual review, in a subreddit where the two active mods havent visited the place for a week.
Here as a new contributor I dont even have to register.

C´est la vie.

Im happy I found this place though, and BB and NS.
Theres still a bit of interesting content to read inbetween the nonsense or silence.

I also stumbled on this fantastic little website: https://digdeeper.club

Thought Id share.

Good luck with this!
If you'll allow me to get on my high-horse, yep, we're pretty much the master race forum, features wise. I combined the best of what all kinds of forums employed along with a few of our own specialty features such as Digital User Signatures. I think the only thing we're missing is the Escapist's old badges, but we didn't do that only because many members didn't see a point to it. And yeah, I think I saw digdeeper before. Talked to the admin. He was actually pretty interested in this site but I haven't seen him for a bit.

You should stop peasant posting and actually make an account. lol There's now a ton of benefits you get with an account actually besides just not needing to go through the approval queue, but it's up to you!

But even as I look at the discussions there...meh, it´s a shaddow of that ambiance. This board is much more close to it, but its kinda dead.
The problem is Niggas in Space and Kiwi Farms are not focused on improving lives and expanding horizons. Either their methodology is screwed up, leading to a giant monkey cage where nothing gets accomplished, or their end goal is screwed up, leading to pointless drama and aggravation. As to our activity, I hope to fix that this coming month. But I don't want to promise anything as, every time I say that, something comes up, and I have to divert money elsewhere.
 
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JustATwinkle

This is dead, we are relics. The more ambitious have moved on, some have utterly degraded and the majority have just conformed.
Nothing will come out of this and you think too highly of yourself and your capabilities. Its a nice thing anyway.
 

Arnox

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This is dead, we are relics. The more ambitious have moved on, some have utterly degraded and the majority have just conformed.
Nothing will come out of this and you think too highly of yourself and your capabilities. Its a nice thing anyway.
But you ARE still here. I don't think you are as cynical as you say or else you wouldn't be posting here in the first place.

In the end, Google/Facebook/Twitter/etc. don't decide whether this site fails or not. You do. And if you let them decide for you where you can and can't post, then that's on you. Nobody else. There are people here besides just me. And you know, you can say, "Oh, this site doesn't have enough social media integration. It won't succeed. Oh, that site looks too dated. It won't succeed. Oh, this admin is too new to things. They won't succeed." You can sit here and come up with excuses all damn day, but none of those factors are actually that important in the end, because what matters, what actually really matters here, is your opinion. What you personally decide.

And hey, if you decided, "Eh, I don't really like this site, personally," that's totally fine. I get it. But don't try and tell me you won't join because it's out of your hands. It's perfectly in your hands. The power is yours. Seize it.

Or don't.
 

Drathnoxis

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I think the only thing we're missing is the Escapist's old badges, but we didn't do that only because many members didn't see a point to it.
And nested quotes like the Escapist used to have.
 
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