I thought it was finally over. I went through some shit. It was like a pet dying.
I like to think that POE is run off of a server that got drywalled up somewhere with no hint that it's ticking away behind the walls of a nondescript office building. It went down because someone flicked that switch in the supply closet that appears to do nothing yet everyone figures it must be important or it wouldn't be there. Later, a mop handle fell over and flipped it back on again.
I live a rich, inner life.
If I recall correctly, the old PoE BBS that somebody or other ran for a couple years really WAS running on an old motherboard nailed to a wall.
|James Woods |
I went through a very dark time this morning.
Jet Bin Fever
Lets have a contingency plan. Part of the fun here is anonymity, I know, but lets have a plan. I don't want to have to go to reddit or some garbage.
sexsexworld.com domain is locked until 2014, but we could put an advance bid on it for . Someone start a kickstarter!
Yeah, I was going to head over to boNews tonight. I'm not proud of that, but there it is.
No shit, I panicked a bit. I like you guys a lot and I realized that if poe is gone I have no way of ever hearing from you all again.
I was only a few hours from registering memedumpsterTV with YouTube and releasing a video of me playing guitar and singing "where have all the flowers gone."
We seriously need a fallback plan.
" I was only a few hours from registering memedumpsterTV with YouTube and releasing a video of me playing guitar and singing "where have all the flowers gone.""
Would you still do that?!
If this site goes down the only good place left on the Internet will be The Busey Zone.
The golden age of the Internet ended when TEDA quit it.
The story I heard back when it happened was that he got a girlfriend and she thought PoE was a bad influence.
A couple weeks ago someone on Facebook told me it wasn't just PoE, and that he quit the entire Internet some time around 2005 or 6 I think, and hasn't been back since.
I just wanted to say you guys are all great. This is a special place.
|John Holmes Motherfucker |
I was wondering what I was going to do with the music video I''ve been working on for 50 hours so it could get 20 views when I submit it to 73Q.
So it wasn't just me, thank god.
Is anyone else still having problems right now? Every third time I try to post something, it gives me an error, sometimes my request times out, sometimes things just don't load, and it's fixed easily enough by hitting back and trying again.
I'm getting "operation timed out" errors from time to time.
|Cockmaster Flash |
JEWS DID POETV
A Google search brought up this site (maybe one of you runs it?) worried POETV was gone forever:
One poster says a "gangstalking victim" reported the site. Did that happen? Was it ol' stealthwave22raptor?
Ah, nevermind. Found it:
beat me to it, I honestly don't know whether we should be proud or ashamed.
Oh my God, that's beautiful.
I've never been more proud to be a contributor to this site.
I post that report every chance I get, I am very pleased with it!
I've never seen that one before, but I found a very shot and uninteresting entry about HDJ Jewboy.
I admit it, I'll miss this place when it finally shuts down and we all go our separate ways. You're a good bunch of goofballs.
Also, thank you support for keeping this site running.
This site is one of the last standing outposts of old-style, web 1.0 atrocity tourism. It's like an old lady who owns property right in the path of a proposed freeway and refuses to leave.
Thanks for keeping it going, Chet and support, wherever you are.
Jet Bin Fever
^ perfect description. I spent part of today examining my other options and there is nothing left that compares.
The other analogy that works for me is the "old hippie who's still stuck in 1967" which I guess would make 4chan the creepy speed freaks who TOTALLY RUINED THE HAIGHT MAAAAN and SA would be the mafia who brought in the speed to begin with.
This site is our TARDIS, it is so much bigger on the inside and full of amazing adventures and genuine souls. Also lots of yelling, glorious yelling.
|Jet Bin Fever |
We should really figure out who runs the site and why, make a donate box, and keep this shit up and running forever. I don't want to go through last night/this morning again.
This is the only site that doesn't feel like I'm wasting time when I waste time on it.
Agreed, I'm poor but I'll donate a few bucks a month.
I just got a new job that pays about 40% higher than my old one, so yeah.
Jet Bin Fever
I really want to hear from Support on this. DO IT SUPPORT. DO ITTT.
I'm a pretty dirty e-bum. Whenever Wikipedia has a heartfelt begathon, I laugh my ass off. But for poeTV, I'd glady throw some bucks support's way.
Laughing whenever Wikipedia takes itself too seriously in any way isn't being an e-bum it's being rational.
Just point me in the general direction and I'll let my cash cannon do the rest.
I will not hesitate to pony up dough to keep this site humming.
Whatever keeps that coke habit going, I'll do what a I can to help.
I'm really glad to see the site back up, and I hope if it's ever in financial trouble/danger of being shut off we can add a donations button or start a backup site or something. I honestly can't think of another website I'd miss more if it disappeared from the net.
Also, while googling around for info about the site being down, I found out that the site has been submitted to ripoffreport by a TI apparently.
Don't they realize that fark and poe-news also own that site? I mean the gall of these people.....
Jet Bin Fever
yeah, that was up here some time ago. Absolutely hilarious!
|Spaceman Africa |
I'm glad to have slept through the madness
I was unfortunate enough to find out it was down pretty early yesterday evening, but I slept through 9/11 so it balances out pretty well.
When I think of all the amazing things I've learned from the many phases of POE - it's honestly overwhelming.
I've watched a photo of some guy's stretched anus become my generation's "The Kissing Sailor."
Seriously, though, from time to time it's worth really thinking about the fact that goatse is absolutely a culturally significant, iconic image. There's a doctorate in there somewhere.
who is in amsterdam lets seriously hang out there is pot here
I am in Rhode Island or I would. There is pot here too.
|Binro the Heretic |
No matter how much technology and humankind advances, we will always have the need to hang out with one another, watch the same shit then talk about it.
And, yes, we do need some kind of muster point in case this site goes down.
Me and another user on here (doesn't comment and only sometimes spams the hopper with videos) own a website that we really don't do much with.
If I knew more than the basic XML Strict and CSS I could probably rig up some sort of check in station in case poetv goes down? I dunno.
That would be cool. Can you just make a simple POEtv user forum?
Well, like I said, I don't know anything about commenting and forums... so I'd have to research, but the last time we had a forum we just signed up for a free one and linked to that.
Years later we decided to see if any one bothered to use it, and it was full of spam bots replying to other spam bots. Truly, a thing of beauty.
Spam bots replying to spam bots. I'd lurk that forever.
I would donate to this if given the ability to do so.
If you need a backup site, just Google my name, most of the results are owned and operated by me.
Man, that was the toughest day and a half! I didn't realize I'd miss this place so much.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
I'm late to the party but here you go.
I've discovered an advantage to being too broke to have Internet at home anymore: visits too infrequent to have ever noticed the crash.
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