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Old 06-06-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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How this board is a reflection of how we're all better (or worse) than everyone else

Let's face it. This board died. We saw it coming. It all started all the way back when people tried to invade the Thrice board. We saw General Chat go the way of the dodo's, and while we lasted a few years, here I am, peering off over a deserted paradise.

What happened?

Well, it's simple. We all started here due to one piece of common ground: an incredibly talented band that was hidden from the world. We didn't need to like each other, or really have much to talk about. Every now and then, someone would talk about something - there'd be occasional activity, but for the most part this was a small settlement of people who mostly kept to themselves.

Eventually the band got bigger, more fans poured in, and some of us felt that we had a bit of a duty to show what the BTBAM community was about. Some in-jokes were started, some threads really took off, and overall we started to become our own little community.

As more residents poured in, more of us began to become isolated. We didn't want n00bs, and we all had enough to talk about amongst ourselves. Guys got Girlfriends, Ad A Dglgmut'd, life was good. Occasionally there would be a n00b that would show his worthiness, and we'd allow him.

Basically, we created ourselves, and we created our lifestyle. Overtime, many of us branched out - our core reasoning for being here was no longer an agreed upon interest between everyone, but the essence of the community kept us. We began to be introduced to other forums on here, and some of us gained dual residency. General Chat and BTBAM took off. Thousands of posts per day. If you missed a day, you'd feel out of the loop. So many cherished moments of jokes, threads, and other asshattery, sometimes I forget that I got a chance to go through it all.

At many points, we established that we COULD be a maintainable community - IRC, General Chat, Misery Signals were just the beginning. Then a lot of us started to interact outside - there were meetups, fantasy leagues, facebook friendships... we truly did become brothers.

But some people left, and their contributions with them. People grew up, had families, our only gay member wandered off the face of the earth. No one noticed, we replaced these personalities by eventually accepting less interesting n00bs.

We had some more great moments - The Rock, Nate Kaeding, Luke Jaeger... that all started here. We made a crunkcore band about sandwiches... but we continued to move further and further from the one item that brought us together.

Years went by, and we sustained at this level, until finally the internet exploded, and we were a casualty. Music Blogs were no longer needed with the rise of torrents and spotify. Discussion about current news events was taken over by Digg and then by Reddit.

Our brand of comedy continued to branch out until it became massacred by the masses and is now rampant across the entire internet. What used to be genuine, original, thoughtful, existed as such because it took genuine, original, thoughtful people to create it.

9gag, tickld, 4chan, reddit... all these meta communities began to share the techniques used by individual niches such as us, and water them down, trademark them, and build cheap cookie cutter internet homes for the masses. Shit, when we started, YTMND was the only true meta-comedy/image website out there.

We're partially guilty: our Funny and Hot thread is exactly the bane of the internet - it's all just rehashed jokes and porn.

It used to take a hard man to be a part of a community like BTBAM, outside of the town of SMN. But internet suburbs popped up all over the place, and now our trees are overgrown and our fences look old and rotted.

Eventually it all just got in the way.

I think it's time for us to stop trying to revive this with movie threads, and the occasional one off post here and there, and look at the memories fondly.

I'm posting this mostly in jest, but partly genuine. I've spent 9 years of my life posting on this website (although the last year has been much less frequent). I've been a part of more meaningful conversations on here than with any group of people that I know in real life. I have so many inside jokes with all of you (and the guys at GC) that I can never revisit because NO ONE I KNOW IN REAL LIFE WOULD GET IT.

I have similar tastes in almost everything with all of you, and part of it is because we came together due to our similar taste, but part of it is because we all taught and inspired one another. I really don't encounter as much of that in the rest of the world.

We've moved on, we live in other internet cities now. Our smart phones have allowed us to spend more time on facebook and reddit, but have limited the amount of time that we actually sit down in front of our computer and participate in this community, and that will never come back.

I love and hate you all. I've learned a lot, I've laughed a lot, and I've gotten myself absolutely pants-shittingly, red-faced angry over mason's dumb hick ass.

I've watched incredible pieces of art happen. I've shown dozens of real life friends Slick's claymation videos. I've seen many of my friends start listening to Cloudkicker, the band that was started by the original BTBAM board asshole, carlmal0wned with a little project called "music is cool".

I have too many memories to list. I've posted here for more than a third of my life. I'm probably a worse person because of this place.

All of that said, my only regret is that I never became mod.



TL;DR - this place died because I stopped posting.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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give me your instagram name, Shawn. i miss photoshopping pictures of you
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #7
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You know this board really is dead because Cedric is posting and no one is calling him a faggot. I'm pretty sure the real answer is that Cedric ruined the board, and somewhere in another dimension exists the board before he came where everyone is enjoying eachothers banter and laughing their asses off and discovering new music, and we're stuck in this shitty dimension where we're the last kids to leave the cool kid lunch table after the kid who pees himself in gym class starts sitting there.
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Shawn is a very entertaining person. I went at it with him for a bit but never felt he was a bad dude. in fact. I would let him make me a sandwich and turn it into shit later.
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You know this board really is dead because Cedric is posting and no one is calling him a faggot. I'm pretty sure the real answer is that Cedric ruined the board, and somewhere in another dimension exists the board before he came where everyone is enjoying eachothers banter and laughing their asses off and discovering new music, and we're stuck in this shitty dimension where we're the last kids to leave the cool kid lunch table after the kid who pees himself in gym class starts sitting there.


go cry somewhere else ya fuckin nerd jeez go get laid or sumtin
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its a goddamn shame this place is dead. ive been here more than a third of my life and had plenty of lulz. next time im drunk im gonna re-read all my old posts and cry myself to sleep
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*nvm im not original and shawn is still a faggot.
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