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A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« on: August 17, 2013, 12:31:38 pm »
I was fortunate enough to remember lulz.net when it was just the /furi/ sub-board of Wtfux, run by a dude named cho0b. On its way to its current home, it passed through several hands, spending a brief stint being run by Arcturus, and then slowly making its way back to cho0b. What was once a good source of, at the very least, random furry porn, has now become a cesspit of questionable spambots and 4chan-reject retards screaming about My Little Pony. There was also some good ~drama~ going on there back in the day, but due to the ephemeral nature of this type of imageboard, it failed to leave any lasting impression.

Probably my favorite post of all time was when Insane Kangaroo called himself, and I quote,
Quote from: Insane Kangaroo
the Marry Poppins of IT

RIP lulz.net, but I don't think you'll be missed.
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 07:32:35 pm »
I remember learning in the lulz irc that cho0b himself is a 9/11 truther that thinks Bankers(?) Did WTC. That, or something equally as inane and fringe.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 03:32:59 am »
Imageboard culture can, in it's own words, die in a fire.

Are they really pulling the plug?
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 04:23:10 am »
Lulz began it's slow descent into shithole it is today when socially inept rejects hungry for any kind of attention like IK, DemonicKitsune/TronBonne/PonySex, Monglor and Melanie began appearing. People like them, as I mentioned, thrive on any kind of attention, especially negative one, and they'll resort to pretty much burning that place down if it means they'll be remembered by people as "those guys who destroyed Lulz.net". Combine it with ch00b's overal passiveness and unwillingness to do anything about that place, and you have a series of events we have all witnessed occur.

What amuses me about that place is the very hipocrisy of it's users. When someone suggests better moderation to be put in place, everyone comes down on them claiming it would be "infringing on their freedom of speech". But when someone begins flooding the board they whine and cry to ch00b how he should have better moderation.

Are they really pulling the plug?

No. But the board has been under quite a series of flood attacks ever since Swift, Lulz's mod, filtered the word "pony" so that posts with that word in them are automatically rejected before posting. Looks like it really pissed off the pony spammers and shitposters as they have now began flooding the board and spamming threads to push them into auto-sage.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 09:01:44 am »
Swift, Lulz's mod, filtered the word "pony" so that posts with that word in them are automatically rejected before posting.

This is just fucking fantastic and I applaud this Swift person.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 11:56:27 am »
It's always hillarious and delicious to see the shitposters cry "FOUL!!" whenever he pokes fun at them by (ab)using his mod powers to troll them. He's a bit of a jerk but it's nice to know he's one of those who just wants to discuss topics in peace instead of watching threads get derailed by "PONIES!!!" all the fucking time.

Just as they're willing to flood the board to get their jollies and bask in the negative attention, he's willing to abuse his mod privileges if it means getting these guys to fuck off.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 11:12:33 am »
Are they really pulling the plug?

People keep asking me this question, or things equivalent to it ("Pi, why isn't Lulz dead yet?"). I don't know, I don't run the thing.
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 11:16:05 pm »
Lulz began it's slow descent into shithole it is today when socially inept rejects hungry for any kind of attention like IK, DemonicKitsune/TronBonne/PonySex, Monglor and Melanie began appearing. People like them, as I mentioned, thrive on any kind of attention, especially negative one, and they'll resort to pretty much burning that place down if it means they'll be remembered by people as "those guys who destroyed Lulz.net". Combine it with ch00b's overal passiveness and unwillingness to do anything about that place, and you have a series of events we have all witnessed occur.

What amuses me about that place is the very hipocrisy of it's users. When someone suggests better moderation to be put in place, everyone comes down on them claiming it would be "infringing on their freedom of speech". But when someone begins flooding the board they whine and cry to ch00b how he should have better moderation.

Are they really pulling the plug?

No. But the board has been under quite a series of flood attacks ever since Swift, Lulz's mod, filtered the word "pony" so that posts with that word in them are automatically rejected before posting. Looks like it really pissed off the pony spammers and shitposters as they have now began flooding the board and spamming threads to push them into auto-sage.

I've been on lulz since the beginning, the site went to shit when it stopped posting anything of worth or doing anything interesting.

Now its just petty grudgewank threads by people like you, remember when you could check lulz and see 3 funny thread, one about a random artist and 4 porn threads?

Now its DRAGONEER DID A THING, KAYLA NA, ACORN AND FORYA

Me and the elite of lulz don't bother checking unless we need to, no wonder choob doesn't care we don't need him to
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 01:39:41 am »
Me and the elite of lulz don't bother checking unless we need to, no wonder choob doesn't care we don't need him to

Oh thank you, your majesty, for deigning to mingle with us commoners. Please pass on my best wishes to choob at your next monthly meeting.

the site went to shit when it stopped posting anything of worth or doing anything interesting.

You talk as if the site itself magically posts interesting threads.  If only there were some elite users who could've been posting interesting things, instead of passively watching its demise.
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 02:18:24 am »
I now know there is at least one person who exists who would, willingly and without any sort of self-awareness, describe themselves as "one of the elite" of lulz.net.

I need a drink.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 05:28:18 am »
Me and the elite of lulz don't bother checking unless we need to, no wonder choob doesn't care we don't need him to

Oh thank you, your majesty, for deigning to mingle with us commoners. Please pass on my best wishes to choob at your next monthly meeting.

the site went to shit when it stopped posting anything of worth or doing anything interesting.

You talk as if the site itself magically posts interesting threads.  If only there were some elite users who could've been posting interesting things, instead of passively watching its demise.


Yeah the elite of lulz, basically a group of us who talk outside the site and only ever touch the place to laugh at peons like you.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2013, 05:28:51 am »
I now know there is at least one person who exists who would, willingly and without any sort of self-awareness, describe themselves as "one of the elite" of lulz.net.

I need a drink.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2013, 08:10:08 am »
Look out, kids; we got a try-hard here.

I'd photoshop up an award for worst troll since cigarskunk but :effort:

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 03:25:24 pm »
Look out, kids; we got a try-hard here.

I'd photoshop up an award for worst troll since cigarskunk but :effort:

I stole your award, fuck...
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 01:21:42 am »
can we just fucking kill the fucking thing already

lulz.net i mean

Think of it this way: lulz was pretty much the vehicle that made 12/16 possible. 12/16 was pretty much peak furry sleaze and nastiness, and there is no way it is being topped anytime soon. As far as lulz's goals go, which is to stir shit up and start shit, there is nothing they are going to be able to do that will fuck shit up more, and they know this. Everything after 12/16 has been "downhill" from that perspective.

And all 12/16 did, in the end, was expose a rape victim to public attack and destroy any chance of her being able to press charges in the future. That is it's only lasting effect; the rest is inconsequential in comparison. If I ran a site that enabled that, that had a hand in that, I'd pull it down and grind the drives into a fine powder.

So really, the site's had it's "fun", it's pretty much caused all of the major damage it's ever going to cause, and nobody wants to see what might happen if it tries to top it's previous record. It's time to just stop.

I will point out that some good was done on lulz, but it comes nowhere near close to outweighing the bad. Lulz had a hand in the WILDWULF/Brandon Vongthongthrip zoophilia case, as local poster Patachu managed to not only gather all of the evidence necessary to make an arrest but put it on Lulz, where someone else (if not Patachu himself) forwarded it to law enforcement and the rest is history.

Even then, this backfired in the long run. The dogfuckers started to troll the place in the hope of warning others about the next big revelation when it happens and keeping each other out of prison. The sad catch-22 of going after the zoophiles is that every animal that is saved puts others out of reach as their abusers learn from each other's mistakes. The only way to even come close to mitigating this is to keep things quiet and at least vaguely professional.

Imageboard culture is toxic. Those who put faith in the herd mentality to achieve anything useful have long been proven to be massive idiots. Those who tout Lulz as a platform for people to safely air grievances about furry figures are every bit as stupid as those who viewed Anonymous as an engine of positive social change.
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2013, 02:14:26 pm »
Look out, kids; we got a try-hard here.

I'd photoshop up an award for worst troll since cigarskunk but :effort:

I stole your award, fuck...

You're not very good at this "trolling" thing, are you?
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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2013, 06:54:07 am »
I've been on lulz since the beginning, the site went to shit when it stopped posting anything of worth or doing anything interesting.

You're the one to talk, all you ever do is bicker about Arche or Acorn or whoever it is the artist of the day that you're so autistically obsessed with to the point where you come off as creepy stalker, and contribute nothing of worth to the site.

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Now its just petty grudgewank threads by people like you

How easy it is to have shitposters like you immediately jump the "NO U" gun whenever you get called out, be it on Lulz or anywhere else. Truth is, the site REALLY began turning to shit when attention-starving fucks like you, IK, DK/Tron Bonne and Melanie began coming to Lulz to get their cheap laughs and revel in any kind of attention, positive or negative.

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Now its DRAGONEER DID A THING, KAYLA NA, ACORN AND FORYA

That's funny, because you seem to be the one making all those threads yourself. You know, how you seem to obsess over a lot of female artists and go fucking ballistic when they tell you to fuck off?

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Me and the elite of lulz don't bother checking unless we need to, no wonder choob doesn't care we don't need him to

That's rich, right there. Five star post, great job.

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Re: A Eulogy for Lulz.net
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2013, 09:03:11 pm »
You need a life

You're posting here while the rest of LULZ is laughing at you, because you're posting here.
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