Ah, c'mon Aelrick, it was funny!!
Usually when I think of toenails I think of...
Hello again, Realmanpwns!
You're actually half right. We are, or rather, were, a secondary site. Our parent website was called "Portal of Evil", if you're interested in looking it up (it's a historical footnote now, but I'm sure you can find some info on Wikipedia). And yes, we're mostly here to submit videos and laugh at people.
But we're not trying to stop you from registering on our site, or intentionally trying to fuck with you by tricking you into clicking a fake registration button. We're... well, I guess you might call us a "troll" site, but we're not really trolls, not like you're probably accustomed to. We don't condone raids, or harassment, or any sort of destructive/ abusive activity; we approach exhibits like an anthropologist might approach an indigenous tribe. We might think you're nuts and laugh at you, but we also believe that exhibits have a right to exist on their own terms, that quiet observation is better than intrusion and cultural contamination, and that nurturing the soil is a better policy than wholesale destruction. Hell, we've even got a long, proud tradition of exhibits becoming active, productive community members (sometimes vice versa), so you wouldn't be the first, or last, to do something like that.
I know, as a conspiracy guy, you my not be willing to take my word for it, but we really would like to see you stop by some time. Chat. Comment on videos. Upload some more conspiracy related stuff. Whatever tickles your fancy! If you're having problems registering, it's not intentional - it's simply that our parent website died years ago (the old webmaster got a better job...), and there are occasional hiccups in the system.
EvilHomer, why you no not need us anymore? Not good enough poeTV is for you no more? Why you need new friends? We only friends online you need. You no need Realmanpwns. Us you need. What do you is very bad, against prime directive.
So is account creation broken? Does this make existing accounts worth something? I wonder if I could get like 25 cents for mine on eBay!
We used to have this guy named support that apparently ran the site after the main site died, but we haven't seen him since Baleen got unbanned a year or so ago.
The original site was actually a spinoff itself of Old Man Murray, a comedic game review site run by )among others) Chet Faliszek, a developer for Valve on games such as Portal and Left 4 Dead. He used to submit here himself, but he abandoned the site long long ago. We are kind of a monument to the old Web 1.0 and those of us holding the vigil are mostly sticking around for the community, as the comments here tend to actually be funny and intelligent instead of the typical YouTube "ba-ba-booey" crap. And there are rivalries and histories and friendships forged thanks to this place. Hell, cognitivedissonance and I were neighbors and we never knew it for years. cena-mark was a conservative troll that turned into a soft-hearted liberal (at least comparatively) over the course of, what, like 5 years? Roachbud was a bouncer. Probably still is. THEFLU/SARS still fumes about us over on that rival site, Bonews.
There has been a strange development that we are pondering lately. The store button on the top of the page. I arrived a little while ago and we don't know why yet. Someone has control of this page. I'm betting it's baleen, he is sort of the godfather around here.
And yes, normally, there is a strict prime directive of no interaction, but since you sought us out, Hi there.
Nah, Baleen is Cena Mark. Support was Chet. PoeTV has always been at war with Eurasia.
On the problem with registering. The only way I've been able to contact support is support (at) friendandfoe (dot) com. Sometimes they respond, sometimes they don't
Also, I registered for poetv at friendandfoe.com This was in 2008 and I didn't have any trouble. My buddy registered here and it took him over a year before his account was activated.
Support is dead. Who killed him? Tonight on poetv!
We're going to need a new offshoot ourselves.
I emailed support (at) poetv.com quite recently to bring preybyemail to their attention. They banned him. I don't think they actively monitor the site but will move into action if they're prodded.
Great. Now every time poopy 5 stars a comment I make, I'm going to come back here and look at that foot again.
Toenails, you said you've managed to contact support. Were any of those times you succeeded after Baleen got unbanned a year or so ago, which, according to Aelric, is when support disappeared?
It's been over a year since I last heard from them. But that's mostly because the last few times I've emailed them was to report a bug with the site.
Shiiit take care of your feet, dude.
That's just nasty.
All I want to say is that you have a magnificent beard, sir.
But nasty feet. Don't show us those ever again.
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RealmanPwns sounds a lot like I imagine EvilHomer. The Federal Government now has 3 days to disprove my theory that they are the same person. The burden of proof is on them.
No. We're totally different.
He doesn't have any Rainbow Dash wallscrolls in his room, for starters.
I remember it taking a long while for my registration to go through, I am pretty sure I had to wait until the chemtrails outside my house dispersed.
I remember actually getting a note from Chet about front page privileges back some at least 8 years ago. I never got those privileges. Oh well.
Seriously? I thought they kicked in automatically once you had like 10 vids out of the hopper. If this site is so broken that old users can't submit to the front page, this place is more fucked up than I thought.
Yeah, most of us here have well over ten videos submitted, but I think baleen's the only one with front page privileges. So it's not that, at least not anymore.
I've been here since '06, had over 100 vids get out of the hopper and averaged around a 4.5 star overall rating yet never had front page privileges.
Yeah Aelric, I've been here since the beginning and had over 200 vids make it out of the hopper. I still gotta get the votes, it sucks.
Looks like I've got over 10 to poetv, no front page, so I'm guessing that's a bygone thing and was cut off when user blocks were used to front page videos for trolling.
Front page privileges were a prize for being an early adopter back when this site was first rolled out on PoE red (i.e. "anyone who registers in the next week (or some other arbitrary time period, I forget) will get front page privileges." I do vaguely recall there being some sort of half-baked meritocratic system for earning them after that but the last time I heard anything about that was probably 2006; I'd totally forgotten about it until now. I've always assumed everyone with front page was someone like me who spent too much time on the original PoE and therefore saw the announcement in time.
Well Jesus. Brave New World I guess. Sorry everybody.
Thanks, Toenails, for all you've inspired here today.
I was able to register without joining another site, you stupid old man. Now answer my question from the last video
I love it when somebody talks about us.
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