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Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« on: October 11, 2023, 09:14:15 AM »
It's labor to keep an internet community running. Web hosting, domain renewals, board updates, moderation, and running a community of people with different personalities, interests, and desires require consistent commitment. To keep that up over years and years for free and with little thanks is a truly impressive endeavor.

They've stayed steady when users have made splinter Discords, splinter forums, etc. That kind of stuff hurts feelings and I think most of us would have given up by now. But they didn't. I see you, Demi, bork, and Joe Molotov.

Forums feel like ancient technology and at my age I really appreciate it. This might come off very old man yells at clouds but the internet is so shitty now. Social media is a hellhole that I never could have imagined in the 1990s. One giant ad platform that empirically makes people's lives worse but people are compelled the share their entire lives on. The promise of the limitless, democratized web has turned into 5 websites that people visit and they are all awful and run by venture capitalists or modern robber baron goons. Web 3.0 still threatens to exist and transform the internet into a casino with worse odds. LARPing has transformed from a niche internet community into the past time of everyone and every performative post they make, from Q conspiracies to social media leftism. "Content" is king now and literacy is down.

But here there is still an example of what the internet once was: a small band of misfits writing, reading each other's writing, earnestly offering feedback, entertaining and supporting each other. I guess there are antisemitic and transphobic posts too but I think that also existed 15 years ago. This website doesn't have to exist. I'm sure Demi, bork, and Joe Molotov all have better things to be doing. But it does. I have never worked on anything as long as Demi has spent running this site. I spent a couple hours reading old posts last night and really enjoyed it. Thank you.




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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2023, 11:00:27 AM »
Thank you for your comments, hope you are doing well haven't seen you in a long while
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2023, 01:33:06 PM »
Great Tumblr annihilated :girlaff
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2023, 03:02:20 PM »
This is precisely why I'm 100 here: to keep that old internet spirit alive. The modern Internet is too pacified, too clean. The same social justice fegs were posting OP is a Feg memes ten years ago. "We've learned better." My ass. Hypocrites, all of em.

I want to throw in my hat to support the OP, who is a feg.
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2023, 03:19:37 PM »
my epitaph is going to be thebore.com
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2023, 06:07:19 PM »
Sorry I left you out, Great Rumbler. You too.

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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2023, 06:46:49 PM »
you also forgot na  ;) rolf!

guy single handedly keeps the site up during ramadan mashallah  :rejoice
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2023, 07:44:44 PM »
you also forgot Creepy Stalker!

guy single handedly keeps the site up during ramadan mashallah  :rejoice

He was before my time, but sounds like a legend RIP :salute
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2023, 10:04:28 AM »
demi's just keeping the forum running until that $9 Million payday shows up and turns this place into The Bore'd Apes Crypto Hangout
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2023, 09:15:47 AM »
you also forgot Creepy Stalker!

guy single handedly keeps the site up during ramadan mashallah  :rejoice

He was before my time, but sounds like a legend RIP :salute

There was a thread made for him, but unfortunately he went and deleted most of his posts in there.  Stuff is still there towards the end if you want to get a taste of the insane.

http://www.thebore.com/forum/index.php?topic=43156.0

This guy was legit nuts- the TL;DR version is that he showed up here and just started posting about shit as if he'd been here for years.  He was obsessed with female GAF poster Kageri and made it seem like he had some sort of relationship with her- she did not know who he was.  He also obsessed over another female poster and a couple of people here PM'd me to let me know that he had been e-stalking her.  He ended up perma-banned and spent the last several years still trying to log onto his account here- the last time he shows as being active was just a couple of months ago.
 :insane
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2023, 06:53:40 PM »
unban rolf!
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2023, 02:34:39 PM »
I'm glad you guys are still around. I'm less online these days. I remember when a few of us used to play uno on xbox live, like in 2007 when the forum started. We even did a Christmas gift exchange!

I hope everybody is doing well and you're all ok



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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2023, 03:21:49 PM »
Shuri honey, I hope you are getting all the canadian pussy in these trying times
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2023, 10:39:20 PM »

Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2023, 10:06:37 PM »
Every time I see a reference to Eastbound and Down I think about Bore Secret Santa circa 2009 and Joe Molotov sending me season 1 on DVD. I had never heard of it and now I will watch anything with Danny McBride in it.

Nar olf could have been huge if he had posted somewhere else. Imagine millions of followers waiting for his latest drops, trying to win the ARG. Or imagine if Q had posted here and bork just unceremoniously banned him.
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2023, 06:23:23 AM »
 :hesright


rolf the legend  :tocry
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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2023, 06:10:16 PM »
http://www.thebore.com/forum/index.php?topic=42089.29400

I did, as creepy as it is. The day Sephiroth/I encountered Jenova/Kagari was an epiphany, something about being the greatest monster created by the Jenova Project S.

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Re: Demi/bork/Joe Molotov appreciation thread
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2023, 06:26:53 PM »
Rolf, sign up to da bore dot net bb. You must not be silenced!
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