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pram
Jun 10, 2001


was it the most successful goon project? what ever happened to r1ch

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qhat
Jul 6, 2015

a meltdown retard



can something awful forums be counted as a successful goon project?

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004


qhat posted:

can something awful forums be counted as a successful goon project?

no because "goons" meaning "SA members" didnt exist before something awful was created

qhat
Jul 6, 2015

a meltdown retard



Last Chance posted:

no because "goons" meaning "SA members" didnt exist before something awful was created

lowtax was an SA member before the forums were created on the site.

TOOT BOOT
May 25, 2010



hehe 'member'

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

アップル タイム


I remember waffleimages

so many low res jpegs lost in the winds

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Lipstick Apathy

pram posted:

was it the most successful goon project? what ever happened to r1ch

actually the something awful year book was the best and only good offsite

Suspicious
Apr 30, 2005
You know he's the villain, because he's got shifty eyes.


i remember r1ch working on teamliquid.net and other projects. i'm sure there is no shortage of work for the ron jeremy of the coding world

pram
Jun 10, 2001


echinopsis posted:

actually the something awful year book was the best and only good offsite

yeah ur righjt. gas and ban op

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



Fallen Rib

dreamhost maybe? a client recently told me he hosts a site there and i chuckled

RISCy Business
Jun 17, 2015

neon lights and beautiful sights


Fun Shoe

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

dreamhost maybe? a client recently told me he hosts a site there and i chuckled

more like nightmarehost

pram
Jun 10, 2001


dreamhost isnt a goon project they just scam gullable morons with their GOONSA 5% OFF shared hosting

pram
Jun 10, 2001


imagine... ur wordpress for only $2 a month (on a server with 600 other users)

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012




Gravy Boat 2k

anyone who uses a hosting service instead of a vps for anything other than grandmablog is garbage tier anyway

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



echinopsis posted:

actually the something awful year book was the best and only good offsite

what was the point of that other than that one dude who hit on all the high school girls

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012




Gravy Boat 2k

it was sort of like roastme on reddit but the burns were better

"fee fi fo fum if i see a girl i think i'll run"

e: went to the top comments page and all of them are posted 9-10 years ago. good lord
http://awfulyearbook.com/comments/top/all

Sagebrush fucked around with this message at Jun 19, 2017 around 00:07

cis autodrag
Jan 6, 2012

that's just applause from ghosts




Gary’s Answer

wasn't awful yearbook just a mess of weirdos harassing all the

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007

But it soon became quite clear that while losers flourished everywhere, winners were a rare and reticent breed with preferences for camouflage and anonymity.



Biscuit Hider

cis autodrag posted:

wasn't awful yearbook just a mess of weirdos harassing all the

as opposed to

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012




Gravy Boat 2k

cis autodrag posted:

wasn't awful yearbook just a mess of weirdos harassing all the

iirc there were only a handful of weirdos doing most of the harassing but one of them was a mod

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Lipstick Apathy

Sagebrush posted:

it was sort of like roastme on reddit but the burns were better

"fee fi fo fum if i see a girl i think i'll run"

e: went to the top comments page and all of them are posted 9-10 years ago. good lord
http://awfulyearbook.com/comments/top/all

lol some of those are good. although cringing about how surprise sex jokes were still ok then


what about the burns posted toward that poster scorpion??

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

devil on your shoulder





Clever Betty

I remember waffleimages op

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch


now that esarahpalin avatar history is dead, rip

pram
Jun 10, 2001


Captain Foo posted:

I remember waffleimages op

cheers

George
Nov 27, 2004

No love for your made-up things.


qhat posted:

can something awful forums be counted as a successful goon project?

it demonstrably can not

The Management
Jan 2, 2010

sup, bitch


is it really that difficult to host images?

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

devil on your shoulder





Clever Betty

pram posted:

cheers

cis autodrag
Jan 6, 2012

that's just applause from ghosts




Gary’s Answer

The Management posted:

is it really that difficult to host images?

its not profitable but requires enormous bandwidth and server space

Dongslayer.
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


i member

Fabricated
Apr 9, 2007



remember when you basically were forced to use waffleimages because radium or lowtax or whomever was mad at imageshack for some reason

Suspicious
Apr 30, 2005
You know he's the villain, because he's got shifty eyes.


quote:

Lowtax has posted in QCS that was/is blocked "because MacBeth admitted using the SA Forums to advertise his stupid image hosting site for months upon months, if not years. He would regularly post 'updates' in GBS which served as nothing but blatant advertisements for his for-profit service. I don't appreciate companies using our forum members to unwittingly virally advertise their products, and if I discover any company trying to covertly advertise their poo poo through the forums, you'd better believe I'm going to block them."

TOOT BOOT
May 25, 2010



remember when lowtax was going to insert ads between posts? lol

suffix
Jul 27, 2013

Wheeee!


write an extension that looks up each picture on ipfs instead
just needs a hardcoded map of urls to sha256 hashes
youd still get all 404 but now its ~decentralised~

cis autodrag
Jan 6, 2012

that's just applause from ghosts




Gary’s Answer

TOOT BOOT posted:

remember when lowtax was going to insert ads between posts? lol

he actually did that. it was called adbot and it tried to make jokes but nobody liked them and then he threw a fit before turning it off.

RISCy Business
Jun 17, 2015

neon lights and beautiful sights


Fun Shoe

adbot loves me but i hate adbot

Comfy Fleece Sweater
Apr 2, 2013

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE KUATO FAN CLUB 4/2/13-PRESENT

KUATO IS MY HERO! AMA!


technically, Imageshack is more successful seeing as it's still around, and it was originally a goon project

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

yes, op. i do.

Optimus_Rhyme
Apr 15, 2007

are you that mainframe hacker guy?



Yes.

I wonder what happened to it. Shoulda gotten funding and hosted reddit pics.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Slippery Tilde

i ran a little php application for years from dreamhost and never had any problems with it.

the thought of doing anything serious with dreamhost is pretty lol though.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Slippery Tilde

thanks kthx!

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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Slippery Tilde

quote:

Someone in fyad was hosting his sig at kth.cx, which was a huge drain on their bandwidth, so they decided to teach him a lesson, and replaced his image with a huge picture of nothing. Lowtax was angry because it broke the tables, and argued that if they were really concerned about bandwidth they would have replaced it with a 1x1 gif. Lowtax then filtered kth.cx to something so no one could use the service anymore.


I miss web 1.0

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