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Jul - Craziness Domain - Ask me anything, halfway through 2017 edition New poll - New thread - New reply
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Posted on 12-27-16 09:37:13 PM Link | Quote
As the title says; ask me anything. This might end up a little more in-depth than the ask-me site I was using on Twitter, since I have more room to reply (and it won't get lost in the noise over there).

I do mean almost anything, though things that are too personal might get you a private message reply (or a rejection). But for the most part I'll be completely open.
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Posted on 12-27-16 09:47:18 PM Link | Quote
Who is your most disliked staff member on TCRF.
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Posted on 12-27-16 09:50:44 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by einstein95
Who is your most disliked staff member on TCRF.

Rahan, because of all the administrators, he is never around.

(I do not know why his account still has admin access, actually. His main contribution was back when it started, helping port over the original website's pages.)
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Posted on 12-27-16 10:40:39 PM Link | Quote
Ooh this could be fun! Do you have any plans / ideas for bringing more activity to the forums? What do you see as the future of Jul?

The internet has changed so much since back when forums were more popular, but to this day active forums still exist. I'm sure we could pull off a revival somehow, and that would be exciting!
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Posted on 12-27-16 10:43:25 PM (last edited by Xkeeper at 12-27-16 10:44:24 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by FieryIce
Ooh this could be fun! Do you have any plans / ideas for bringing more activity to the forums? What do you see as the future of Jul?

The internet has changed so much since back when forums were more popular, but to this day active forums still exist. I'm sure we could pull off a revival somehow, and that would be exciting!

I do not have any plans other than making an attempt to be here more often. Between job and home, I have not been checking the forums much. But the key is really just that activity causes activity. If you post it, people will come. The problem is that nobody has anything to post any more, because it is much easier to talk elsewhere.

Put another way, making threads is hard. Replying to them isn't (usually). One reason I would imagine that sites like Reddit primarily have people posting links to other people's content. (Reddit doesn't even award non-links karma, actually.)


Edit: I would like to get the Twitter bot running again, though. It was nice having that. Maybe I can get the code off of Sanqui.
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Posted on 12-28-16 12:22:41 AM Link | Quote
Do you have any favorite moments in the history of Jul? Of Acmlm's?
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Posted on 12-28-16 03:24:56 AM Link | Quote
Meeting and moving in with BMF54123 in 2007, even if it didn't go as well as we'd hoped. Meeting Raspberry, too. Maybe late 2003, when I was finally starting to open up, even if I was still disastrously immature. 2009, starting TCRF. That was finally the time that I managed to do something that had a big impact on things, and has helped sustain this place for years.

Most of my time here, sans a few very specific bad times, have been pretty good. But it might also be that over the last 16 years I have forgotten some (most) of them.
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Posted on 12-28-16 07:12:39 AM Link | Quote
If you'd be able to nuke a single website from the internet forever, which one would you choose? And for what reason?
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Posted on 12-28-16 07:37:31 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak
If you'd be able to nuke a single website from the internet forever, which one would you choose? And for what reason?


I don't actually know. The problem is that any site you choose to nuke will probably reappear soon after, because the worst websites are also run by the worst people. But if I had to make a snap decision, maybe Fgbezsebag (rot13), a really nasty racist place.

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Posted on 12-28-16 01:02:57 PM Link | Quote
Do you think 2017 will be a fun year?

I think it will be.


Anyway, why did you end up living with BMF et al. instead of staying on your own? Personal choice, or something more practical?
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Posted on 12-28-16 02:45:04 PM Link | Quote
Why is your mood avatar disabled (and always permanently set on the tired face)?

Also, not a question but it's related, but I just started watching an LP of Tales of Symphonia because when I saw the video's thumbnail I recognized that character and went "Oh, that character is the one in Xkepeer's avatar! I must watch this!".
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Posted on 12-28-16 04:36:35 PM Link | Quote
Where do you see TCRF 10 years from now? Do you think you'll continue to carry the torch for the site or do you imagine handing the torch off to someone within that time frame?
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Posted on 12-28-16 06:52:13 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by StapleButter
Do you think 2017 will be a fun year?

I think it will be.

Considering what is in store (you did see who won the US election, right?), no, I do not think it will be a good year.



Anyway, why did you end up living with BMF et al. instead of staying on your own? Personal choice, or something more practical?

It was a chance to get out of Las Vegas and try to room with a good friend, and get away from my family. It just did not work out because I didn't manage to find stable employment while I was there (and some later issues that came up...)

But it is better now.
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Posted on 12-28-16 06:52:46 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by RanAS
Why is your mood avatar disabled (and always permanently set on the tired face)?

Also, not a question but it's related, but I just started watching an LP of Tales of Symphonia because when I saw the video's thumbnail I recognized that character and went "Oh, that character is the one in Xkepeer's avatar! I must watch this!".

Just because it is the one I used most often (and really, the only fitting one). I have actually forgotten what the others were by this point, admittedly.
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Posted on 12-28-16 06:54:22 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Where do you see TCRF 10 years from now? Do you think you'll continue to carry the torch for the site or do you imagine handing the torch off to someone within that time frame?

I plan to keep hosting it for as long as I am able. 10 years is a little far out, but I think we can manage.

As for where it is, I either see it legally ground into powder (DMCA, C&D etc) or just keeping on, but I imagine that the content well will "dry up" so to speak. Newer consoles are getting harder and harder to crack open with every passing revision, and we've done a good job of picking apart a lot of the earlier games.
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Posted on 12-29-16 03:50:52 PM Link | Quote
A couple I'm slightly curious about, were there ever thoughts/plans to make something more digestible out of content on TCRF? I'm thinking something along the lines of DidYouKnowGaming or Unseen64, which afaik have both pulled from TCRF for videos. I know the niche is basically filled, but a "straight from the source" ish thing would've been cool.

Also, back when Jul first got up an running, did you have any expectations on where it'd be today?
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Posted on 12-29-16 08:21:11 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sponty
A couple I'm slightly curious about, were there ever thoughts/plans to make something more digestible out of content on TCRF? I'm thinking something along the lines of DidYouKnowGaming or Unseen64, which afaik have both pulled from TCRF for videos.

well... you know.

A lack of time, energy, and .... well, mostly time has made it difficult. I am also just not good at it, as much as people seem to tell me I am a "good writer".


Also, back when Jul first got up an running, did you have any expectations on where it'd be today?

When Jul (technically Justus League 2 then) started I imagined it would be similar to the original JL in that it would be a very quiet reserved place without much going on. When the Big Split happened and it became Jul proper, I think I expected of it about what came of it; a decent place for a few years. Beyond that, I had been largely predicting a slow slide into obsolescence as comment-areas and social media took off.
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Posted on 12-31-16 10:53:03 AM Link | Quote
Thanks for sticking around and keeping the place running. This place means a lot to me, and I'm sure to a lot of us here, even if I'm/we're not posting very often. There are a lot of good memories here.

Oh, right, questions.

What coding project are you most proud of?
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Posted on 01-01-17 07:12:43 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Miasmir
Thanks for sticking around and keeping the place running. This place means a lot to me, and I'm sure to a lot of us here, even if I'm/we're not posting very often. There are a lot of good memories here.


No thanks required. I am just glad that things have slowed down (in terms of "exciting things"); no longer do I need to maintain a backup of this every hour in the event someone finds one of the various holes

(I still have daily backups somewhere, though.)



Oh, right, questions.

What coding project are you most proud of?

I don't really have one... I have not done a lot of major coding projects, or really any coding project. I have started a few of them, but never really got anywhere.

Maybe the biggest one would be the one I worked on at work recently, but I can't really talk about that (and it isn't really impressive or anything, just "working").
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Posted on 01-02-17 01:53:07 PM Link | Quote
What's some media (games, comics, music, etc.) that's meaningful to you on a personal level, and why is it meaningful?
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