WTF is going on with SpikedNation? (See description)

JTrillo's picture

Slender Reaction

Seing as though the forum is dead I thought this would be a good way to discuss it.

I logged on to the site a few hours ago to see that Critikalmind (who apartly was running the site?) has been asked to step down? ...and stopped the site from being viewd to save his bandwidth which he was aparently paying for? Seriously WTF is going on behind the scenes of SN?

The message when the site went down was very strange and mildly passive agressive, but did make sense. Why is this guy being kicked out of the community if he's bascially paying and running the site? Why would something like this happen without the input of the communtiy? Who actually 'owns' spiked nation?

Answers please!

Hit 5 stars for awareness.

 

xxx

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Violet and Flynn Destroyed the Site's picture

Violet and Flynn have been/are attempting to turn this place into their own PC safe space.

They need to be called out for their shit and shamefull behavior.

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Grothesk's picture

Apparently you are very close to the source.  What moniker would we know you as?

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Timmy Tosser's picture

What, you don't trust a 6 hour old account? 

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Fullauto223cal's picture

You know, I wonder if that throw away account was Berg?  It's been pretty quiet and civil since his ass was banned, ya know.

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Ninja briefly explains it on the Spiked FB page.

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daftcunt's picture

Thank you SpikedLegend for taking over the hosting and letting us keep on enjoying the site. 

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SpikedLegend's picture
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I haven't taken over hosting. It just says site admin next to my name temporarily until I can hand over the keys to the real stars who will be running the show behind he scenes. Image result for appreciative gif

Thanks though smiley

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Timmy Tosser's picture

Keep the keys SL! You've been a mature and steadfast supporter of the site and you'd make a great admin.

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TheWeirdo's picture
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True.

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daftcunt's picture

That is a technicality. You ste`pped up to the plate, hence you deserve praise!

yes

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Dude's picture

SpikedLegend AKHBAR!

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SpikedLegend's picture
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If you guys think I should I guess it wouldn't hurt to keep the credentials active and help out in a diplomatic sense.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

I know we argue about all sorts of shit SpikedLegend but you're OK in my book, even if you are wrong.

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Violet and Flynn Destroyed the Site's picture

It's time to get rid of Violet and Flynn once and for all!

Justice for CritikalMind!

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Needless_Kane's picture

Flyn and Violet once turned me into a newt ...I got better though.   

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Violet and Flynn Destroyed the Site's picture

Quote from the craven POS himself.

"Violet Winters Sorry everyone. It's pretty much my fault that the site is down right now. I got into a heated argument with CritikalMind, the sites developer. It got pretty pretty personal to the point I told him he should be replaced. If the site comes back online it seems highly likely that I won't be there. If that's the case, I wish you all the best.

Take care!

- Violet"

 

Let's see if he does the right thing and hang's his worthless head in shame and never comes back (but I doubt he has the honor).

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danmanjones's picture

Is it time for a donation drive? I'm sure raising a few months hosting fees would be a sinch. It doesn't seem right that the developer donates his time AND pays for the site. If anything we should be kicking him a few bucks as a thankyou.

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thegent's picture

We need Patreon.com

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Fullauto223cal's picture

How much does a month of hosting cost?  I landed a pretty sweet job last year after living on scraps for two years going back to school.  I may have a few bones to toss your way.

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Timmy Tosser's picture

So a nerd fight happened among the admins...who cares? Let's focus on building a better site.

Related image

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Pyranique's picture

Now that Trump and Poutine has settled into the minds of the peaseants folk,.... and without any unrelated SN drama to carry us through the long summer,.... I fear the worst. We've returned to the real life!

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Needless_Kane's picture

hmm

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sato's picture

waitwaitwait... you're telling me two people had a hissy fit and both decided to go home and never talk to anyone remotely related again? i've seen this a few times before, but all were back in high school and between girls...

btw to clarify, i'm pretty sure the accounts were all in critikal's name and he was directly paying for them, but he was using money received through donations to the site, not his own personal money.

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Timmy Tosser's picture

That seems to be the case, yes. 

I believe it was you that suggested this on the last site, but we need some level of visibility on the month to month financial requirements to maintain the site. I'm happy to go on donating, or even act as a controller if needed, but we need some adults in the room to avoid situations exactly like this. 

BTW, I know that you're in Japan as am I. Do you know any developer types with drupal skills? https://www.reddit.com/r/spikednationals/comments/6tefr6/put_the_drama_a...

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Dude's picture

i know a guy who worked for drupal, but i doubt he would put his time in this site without being payed for it.

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sato's picture

@Timmy_Tosser no unfortunately i don't know anyone with dev skills of any kind. in my experience people with tech skills tend to leave japan rather than come here.

always really appreciated critikal's work, i knew he did a lot but not just how much, which i think goes back to the transparency problem. if we knew, no doubt at least a couple great spikers would've been willing or even eager to do some of the load. perhaps he liked it that way and wanted to do it all himself? idk.

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bradlox's picture
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Image result for eating popcorn gif

Andeh save me my world is imploding !!!!!!!

 

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andypeterson35's picture

Andeh is no more 

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hellyeah's picture

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The_Lamented's picture

So glad I never gave any of you doorknobs my money. This is a shit site with a shit community. Stems way back from the crave bullshit days.. like what? 2007? I'm done with this place. 

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hellyeah's picture

any suggestions were to go.............................i'm..........i'm asking for a friend.............

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skeptoid's picture

Yes, good. You are one of four or five that I have always suspected of having no respect for this site or the people who use it so thank you for confirming that.

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Grothesk's picture

Skeptoid said, "Yes, good. You are one of four or five that I have always suspected of having no respect for this site or the people who use it so thank you for confirming that."

With the new site set up I don't know who you're referring to with this comment.

 

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skeptoid's picture

The_Lamented

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thegent's picture

I think Critikal and Voilet should bury the hatchet because both of them are great and we need both of them..they should get on Patreon.com and id be willing to give a few quid a month..Also bring back the GIFS!!

EDIT I agree that there should be more transparency for the lads here to see who runs the place and how much cash there is and where it goes..Patreon is good for knowing how much is donated each month

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Berg?  Berg is that you?

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SpikedLegend's picture
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I think the hatchet is pretty much buried. Violetninja is staying onboard (as Critikal hoped he wanted to do). I'm hoping that Critikal will one day find that he can't stay away and comes back.

Also Metagen will be working on the site more.

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sal9000's picture
Master Mind

baby duck is a moderators "secondary" account,

aw. your rank changed. someone is going to have to give you the "with great power comes great responsibility" speach

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merlock's picture

Does anyone by chance know how much bandwidth this site uses?

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danmanjones's picture

I have no idea but if it's over 10G I'd be really surprised. It doesn't host anything heavy.

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JTrillo's picture
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Considering non of the videos are actually hosted here, and non of the pictures too, all the site has to do is keep up with peoples avatars and text. I doubt it costs much more than a car payment. Funding for the site has never been an issue as far as the users have been told.

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Pantysoaker's picture

trumps russian spies attacked this site

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eh's picture

Fat girls have skills.

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Timmy Tosser's picture

SL how are you finding all of this out? Shouldnt there be a topic in the forum where we can all (well most of us) weigh in?

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SpikedLegend's picture
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We recorded the last podcast with Ninja, Nakey, Critikal and myself. When it was over we never closed the Skype group chat and have been in touch pretty regularly (almost daily) ever since. When this new site launched, Nakey made another group chat that with the admins regarding whats going on. He added me to it because we were planning to record a new episode talking about the new site and things related. 

I missed the whole fight live but when I came to Spiked and read Critikals departure announcement I went on to Skype and read the whole thing (at least most of it as it was a big read). If I'm being honest Ninja absolutely went overboard in how he talked to Critikal at times during that fight, on the otherhand he was clearly all about what was best for the site and having certain things addressed that he knew were issues for some people. Critikal was doing the brunt of the work alone while putting in countless hours on Spiked. It seemed like every time I talked to him he was busy with the site at the same time. At the end of the day it was two guys who were extremely passionate about the project who wound up locking horns, the only problem is there was no one else there to let cooler heads prevail. Ninja knows he was wrong and is making no excuses for his part on how things went down and totally has his regrets for his side of it as the shit talking was pretty much in both directions.

As far as a good place for everyone to weigh in, I think Jtrillo's post here is perfect.

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Timmy Tosser's picture

Thanks SL. If attractiveness is also a deciding factor for admin privilege then you've got nothing to worry about.

Image result for i don't want to sound like a queer or nothin gif

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Image result for flattered gif

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Timmy Tosser's picture

LOL perfect response GIF! 

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SpikedLegend's picture
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If I could I would use nothing but gifs when writing these days lol.

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jman's picture

I dont know what I'm going to do, My websites are 4chan, Spikednation, Liveleak and Efukt. And spiked is the site that balences my sexual devient/anarchist mind. 

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danmanjones's picture

I know the feeling. I only have youtube, funnyjunk & spiked. I don't wanna go back to liveleak, way to many wierdos there.

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TOX's picture

Spiked is like coffee to me;  I could do without it, but i really wouldnt want to.  Hope everything gets fixed.  Crappy Videos and all

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Monkapotamus's picture

Really surprised that the site made it past crave, and has stuck around this long. Would be pretty ridiculous to see it end over some dumb e-drama. Pull your shit together guys. Thanks for all the time an effort you guys have put in over the years. 

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danmanjones's picture

Thanks Critikal for at least letting the site come back online.

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Cahu's picture

I couldn't care less about who the fuck runs the site, just as long as you keep it running. If spiked dissapeared I'd probably fall sick for at least a month.

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Cahu's picture

Also, forest fires usually destroy the forest but leave ashes for the younger seedlings to grow stronger than before. So lets become a fucking dense, mysterious and interesting forest. 3rd times a charm.

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Grothesk's picture

Majestic fucking forest ashes are going to raise the fuck out of phoenixes everywhere in this bitch.

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Cahu's picture

Fuck yeah

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bradlox's picture
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slo mo drops cigarette but in to pile of dry as fuck dense forest brush .

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daftcunt's picture

So if I understand this correctly it would be time for violetninja to eat some humblepie and apologise to critikal? And once (if) he's back NEVER let them talk without supervision again.....

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dskjfhslkdjfhsldkjfh's picture

I've been a a regular guest here since days of spikedhumor.com I think I even had an account there

Few thoughts as a returning guest

- recentlly site looks like a turd made in MS FrontPage, what's going on?

- no one besides people involved gives a shit about your drama or who is wrong

- the owner of this domain/hosting can do whatever he wishes, it's his property, the rest of us are just along for the ride

- hosting this can't cost more than 10$/month on a vps and still have room to spare to do your own things like vpn and shit, every admin has a server like this somewhere anyway

- why do I need an email to register? I had to search for a throwaway email just to add this comment - I will loose posession of this account as soon as I close the tab

 

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Trevicahn's picture

This guy knows whats up. 

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ubershin's picture

i am tilting with this point system. only a borderline liberal could have created this

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Dikola Presya's picture

I could spare some time

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SpikedLegend's picture
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A new podcast episode is up that sheds more light on whats going on as well as immediate needs. http://www.spikednation.com/videos/spiked-nation-podcast-se02-ep01

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puttefnask's picture

Spikednation has the potential for greatness. Identify what makes it great compared to others and amplify those parts.

One of its strengths IMO is where it differs from many other websites, which have been or are currently trying to adapt to a vague standard that have left some in the cold.

Of course, keeping a website alive costs money. A website has to produce some kind of revenue, often based on popularity. That does not mean I am supporting advertisement clogging up the site. It means there could be ways of funding other than the financial support of returning members, which I'm not speaking against at all. Creating sponsored content can be a great way to provide, and eventually secure some kind of flow of income that will be able to keep this site alive.

You have a language, which originates mostly to this website. Like "Spiked original", which so far consists of videos the userbase create and share, but so rarely I doubt we would have an issue with you adopting it as part of the website.

Just some keywords: Spiked video, spiked original, spiked content, spiked live, spiked podcast.

These keywords has to be pushed outside the website as well, along with "spiked original" content videos.

Of course, you'll need content creators. They won't come by themselves. You have to reach out to them. We know some of them are here, but may be hesitant to share their current work because it may be unrelated or their youtube channels may not ooze of millions of subscribers. But some do have above average editing skills.

There doesn't have to be a prize competition to motivate the creation of content for this site. Just yell it out, Spiked Original Content Week, or whatever.

And yes, there is a PC paradigm shift going on everywhere online, but there are companies out there that are willing to ignore it because they have found it to be hurting their company.  That does not mean they are only companies that openly support worst case scenarios of flame war fuel-causes out there. It means they are okay with the occational cursewords, insightful discussions that involve heated topics, as long as it is in the spirit of entertainment that will bring their products more traction instead of trouble. 

Patreon is probably the best case scenario if you want to avoid said "trouble" in any case. But you really have to make the case for spikednation.

Excuse me for saying really obvious stuff.

And chrisshaw2 is willing to help with development, check out his comment!

 

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acdc51502112's picture

"Creating sponsored content"

 

NO

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Victorio's picture

8===============================D

 

Long spike.

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Rekon's picture

Long live SpikedNation! I for one welcome our new overlords and have waited for this moment a long time.

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backdraft's picture
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Come on Violet and Critikal. Kiss and make up.

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flynn's picture

if it were that easy.

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Dude's picture

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor lemonparty

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Dude's picture

I understand Violet for being angry, the site is not up to par with the previous, look at the reply's they are aranged beneath eachother, but if Violet Ninja told him to be replaced he went far over the line, Critikal put alot of work in it, it is not easy creating a good site, the work he has done so far, is quite good

so kiss and make up both of you, contact eachother and fix the relations you are both spiked nationers

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tokixjam's picture

Whaaaaat is going onnn.  Geez.  This is what I get for coming sporadically over the course of...however long I've been here.  Yeeeeesh.

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Timmy Tosser's picture

Welcome to the new Spiked! Would you like to be our token female admin? 

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Its all your fault, tokixjam. 

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tokixjam's picture

The blood is all over my hands!  ALL OF IT!

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SpikedLegend's picture
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tokixjam's picture

Man back in high school and college I was all over moderating and administrating forums.
I've become a much more passive forum peruser in my adult life.

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SpikedLegend's picture
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I know, you have a life and the site is low on the totem pole these days. You should sit in on the podcast and fill us in etc.

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Nakey put together a fun little songs dedicated to Critikal forum, to convince him to come back. http://www.spikednation.com/forum/tue-2017-08-22-2051/songs-critikal#new

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RaiThioS's picture
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you damn fools. I watched this shit happen 20 years ago. Don't do it again. If everyone needs some fresh silky shot on their face to be happy again I'll take one for the team.

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HATEthenewSITE's picture

The new site is shit, is no one else pissed about losing over 7 years of posts and comments?  

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Grothesk's picture

@HATEthenewSITE I don't care about what some new kid I've never heard of before thinks of the site.  You're like brand new and you're bitching about shit you don't understand.  Shut it.

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bradlox's picture
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yeah can it , Berg !

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SpikedLegend's picture
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Exactly, the opinions of a coward hiding behind a new fake account mean nothing to anyone. You're better off saying this crap from your real account if you expect to stand a shot at anyone taking you seriously. 

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Cahu's picture

Im ok with the new site. Change is good. Change is your friend.

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Dude's picture

I think we need Andy's opinion, make a vid Andy

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omnomszombies's picture

I've just been coming here for years for the gallery, and now the NSFW Gifs is gone. Please bring it back

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backdraft's picture
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This!

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