Being an 05'er is basically just memery these days but in this case, listen to experience: Garry doesn't give one, two, or even three shits about any of you. He never has. This has never been a forum that has ran on community involvement or interaction.This trend of having forum-discussion threads is a new thing and no such thing existed for the majority of the 15+ years I've been here (and even then it's just Hezzy doing damage control.) This has always been a wildwest forum that was run however the hell he wanted on any given day and you got nuked from orbit if you spoke up about it.
I understand you guys are upset (I am too, this sucks) but Garry doesn't care. I strongly suggest you add people on Steam/Discord if you want, join the servers you want, and start making other social interactions elsewhere because these forums won't be around for much longer in their current state or at all.
I mean he hasn't decided to shut it down yet. I hope he doesn't, this is the only forum that I've ever liked.
Facepunch closing down would feel like the end of the old internet to me. The final nail in the coffin of classical forums and communities (except SA, I suppose), kind of like how the fall of Constantinople in 1453 marked the end of the Medieval period, even if in truth, historical transitions are gradual and over time. And honestly, that would suck, especially since Newpunch's UI is IMO way better than the alternatives, especially with Reddit's new design being all kinds of garbage.
I think my favourite thing I've learned about Garry in the time he's been fucking around with Newpunch is that he literally doesn't know what Reddit is. "It's just like reddit for longform discussion" no that's the complete opposite.
"We'll create tons of awkward subforums just like reddit" the average subforum has more users than all of FP combined.
I mean, FP being relevant for GMOD back in the day doesn't really mean it's terribly relevant for any of FP's products today. If Garry simply sees development as a chore, and it doesn't really contribute to FP's games, there isn't really a point except nostalgia (and a sense of loyalty, I suppose). FP doesn't really seem that active in Rust, don't really provide much in the way community technical support in Rust, so I can see why the usefulness would seem low.
Not to say that I wouldn't be sad if the forums shut down, this is really the only forum I'm active on, and I think Garry would do well to keep it running, considering how much joy it's obviously bringing into people's lives. I also don't think Garry's completely oblivious to this, but his willingness to let this forum exist is probably directly proportional to how much of a pain development and the users on here are. In general I've taken a pretty relaxed attitude towards the developmental status of this forum because of that - sure, this and that feature is missing, and many things aren't working well, but at its base, the forum is usable, the community is still here, and the less shit people are throwing at Garry, the longer he'll probably allow an unprofitable venture to chug along.
I hope it doesn't die but if it's gonna, RIP then
why isnt facepunch deleted yet
Literally no one wants the forums to shut down and we all know how well Garry listens to our opinions therefore the forums will be shut down.
god forbid someone closes out the local tranny hangout spot
How about you shut the fuck up and post on your actual account you coward.
Could we put a delete proof shield around the forum?
this is my actual account you shitheel, i just lost all my posts when garry broke the forums to make this dumb ass layout
100% this. Fucking stupid. It's like he wants to piss everyone off so much that we'll beg him to shut it down to fill his stupid fucking fantasies.
Just woke up on my B-Day only to find that garry is considering to delete this forum all together.
Honestly, I never really thought I would stick around in Facepunch when I first registered in this forum back 6 years ago as SevenBillion. I was only there to ask questions about how to port models to Garry's Mod initially, but then for some reason, I stuck around here. I didn't know much people here nor did I talk to other people that much since I spent most of time here as a lurker, but for some reason, I treated this forum as my online home despite that. Maybe it was because I was familiar of seeing all of these people in the Fast threads, Modeling, and GMOD/SFM Screenshot sections (All of which are now gone as of today.) or maybe it was just the place where I met some of my porting friends here.
Anyways, I had a quite lot of memories from this site and I am going to miss this site a lot if garry ends up deleting this site for good.
I'm not sure why some of y'all are surprised that Garry's considering pulling the plug, considering the lackadaisical attitude he's been showing for a while.
Tbh, I'm not sure what I'd do if this place did get shut down. The only 'community' on here I really like is the Nintendo Mobile thread and I'd sooner take a pair of pruning shears to my toes than go back to the FEH subreddit.
If this goes,t hene very Forum/community I used to frequent will be gone within a two year stretch.
Reddit a nd Discord are not the same. One has an awful layout, features, and virtually everything and the other is a chat program. Neither can replace a traditional forum. Discord only works if it's small and sparsely active, otherwise it's a clusterfuck you have to constantly watch or miss out on. It absolutely is not an alternative. Discord doesn't want you to go back and look at anything more than a few hours old. You can only have a continuous conversation in discord, it's not the same.
Reddit is just a navigational nightmare and ends up looking like a clusterfuck 9/10 times. Plus there's no user identity, as there's no avatars or backgrounds.
Hi passley, hows the weather?
Only way I wouldn't mind if someone made another forum that worked, then garry linked to that with the shutdown page.
Voting Inacio as a development manager, even if its only temporary for him
If Facepunch dies, no doubt somebody will make a new forum for its' refugees. And perhaps that's for the best.
I joined other forums when I was around 12, mostly gmod server communities. they fell apart after a year.
I joined facepunch when I was 14.
I am 21 today.
this website was a part of my growing up and of many others. Who says that "yeah, reddit made me a better person as I grew up."
We love this madhouse, please don't tear it down like this
I was gonna make a separate thread but eh.
So considering that Garry is basically being Garry and looking to shut the place down I figured I should just open about a few things.
A. If I've come off like an asshole, I know, I am one but I am also aware that being an asshole doesn't excuse it so fuckin' I'll work on it.
B. Its been a pleasure and honor arguing, shitposting, memeing and generally being random internet users with all of you gentlemen, ladies and those who lieth betwixt.
C. If you want to add me on steam or discord, just know I really only talk in the communities but I will respond in PMs. My discord is Braydad#2077 and this is my steam.
As a final thing I want to say, its been nice being able to interact with, discuss topics with and learn the issues and triumphs of the individual members here. I've always been able to interact with people of various backgrounds, ethnicity and political leanings. I even still have that ability at work but it was also nice to have an online presence that did it that wasn't terrible designed like Reddit. Yes, even this redesign is not nearly as terrible as reddit's. Like I said, it's been a pleasure.
Technology is a curse, it'll kill us. Buy Gold. Vote Ron Paul.
its been fun lurking here for the last 9 years.
Even as a mere lurker this forum has been a great source of entertainment, news, and inspiration for me these past 8 years.
It would be incredibly sad to see it all go.
LOL I've been here for 13 years. Honestly I love this place, if it went away I would be actually quite sad.
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