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  • Savant
  • The Legend

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    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #120 on: November 17, 2023, 03:32:11 pm »
Too lazy to check for his last login date, plus he could like to lurk as a guest or on a sock.

I always like to think that hangook is Arsalanís sock.


  • Aniki
  • Super Waygook

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    • October 02, 2023, 12:11:11 pm
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Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #121 on: November 17, 2023, 03:33:20 pm »
Tell him to fight me.

He typically disappears for vacation but then pops back up a few weeks later. He didn't do that this time and I assumed it's because he had himself enough time to think about it and just decided that it wasn't worth it anymore.

I mentioned the ban messages in case he maybe lurked for a short time after vacation and noped back out again after he saw the shitstorm. Too lazy to check for his last login date, plus he could like to lurk as a guest or on a sock.

Ah. Alright. I'm not really worked up about the ban message to be honest. I stirred up enough s*** on this board that I'm not too surprised.


Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #122 on: November 17, 2023, 03:48:44 pm »
I always like to think that hangook is Arsalanís sock.

I could see him narc'ing on himself to make himself less suspicious.

Ah. Alright. I'm not really worked up about the ban message to be honest. I stirred up enough s*** on this board that I'm not too surprised.

Didn't really surprise me, either, but that still doesn't make it okay. It's already bad enough to think something like that, to say it out loud is another level of yikes.

Not really sure how kyndo would tackle it, but I honestly do think he was already feeling a type of way about this site's admin, and was tired of taking his punches for him when the guy doesn't even bother to check in most of the time. So when he finally does, this is what he chooses to do? It's a punch in the face for all of the mods, tbf.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2023, 03:51:32 pm by Chinguetti »


  • Aniki
  • Super Waygook

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Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2023, 08:26:53 pm »
Didn't really surprise me, either, but that still doesn't make it okay. It's already bad enough to think something like that, to say it out loud is another level of yikes.

Not really sure how kyndo would tackle it, but I honestly do think he was already feeling a type of way about this site's admin, and was tired of taking his punches for him when the guy doesn't even bother to check in most of the time. So when he finally does, this is what he chooses to do? It's a punch in the face for all of the mods, tbf.

I don't think I had a lot of fans on the moderation team with all of my posts on the jobs board.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #124 on: November 18, 2023, 03:31:33 am »
It was quite a few on Dave's. It became popularized. Someone decided to post hate on a blog and it got an audience.

Yes, people complain. But some people complain about individuals. Others decide to complain about races/ethnicities. We call them "Bigots."
I admit the guy eventually took it too far, but he wasn't taking out whole page ads in the NYTimes calling for them to get the death penalty or calling them outright savages or vermin who should be exterminated, was he?

And stop with the we. Man up and speak for yourself.


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  • The Legend

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #125 on: November 20, 2023, 11:30:30 am »
not to beat a dead horse (or forum), but an app wouldn't save waygook. nor would it save any of the other professional or hobbyist forums that've fallen to the wayside or been devoured by reddit.

the success of reddit in an era where webforums (as well as the majority of websites) are somewhat dated is something that should be studied. i would guess it has to do with reddit developing its own particular culture (a culture of smartasses if you ask me, but dont tell CO2 i said that) and the way it functions almost more as an app than a website, especially with the ability to purchase/gift reddit gold and what have you.

k*rshare is alright, but i honestly wouldnt say its doing much better than waygook. the site isn't super active, even the chat is mostly inhabited by the same small group of users. but the design is a lot cleaner and easier to navigate which keeps it looking fresh at least, and the lesson materials obviously aren't hidden behind a paywall, so its probably still the first resource i'd direct new teachers to. but ultimately, like waygook, its not much more than that for most people.

anyways, for the sake of contributing something that hasn't yet been said, the death of forums makes me wonder what websites are still in general use besides google, youtube, and social media. when i was in high school id spend lots of time slacking off browsing webforums, imageboards, and messing around on those flash game sites. nowadays its just social media and occasionally some news site if whatever question i googled requires me to actually read past the results page and click on a link. and if my younger brother is anything to go on, the younger generation is much the same after you throw in tiktok.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2023, 01:24:53 pm by 745sticky »


Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #126 on: November 20, 2023, 12:44:22 pm »
not to beat a dead horse (or forum), but an app wouldn't save waygook. nor would it save any of the other professional or hobbyist forums that've fallen to the wayside or been devoured by reddit.

Lately more and more of the hobbyist and niche stuff is shifting towards Discord. At least you can find answers to stuff on reddit easily via google. Discord servers aren't search indexed and I refuse to join them and deal with all the bs just to find an answer to something. It'll be a big problem down the line if these groups keep siphoning off in this way.


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  • The Legend

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Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #127 on: November 20, 2023, 01:23:10 pm »
Lately more and more of the hobbyist and niche stuff is shifting towards Discord. At least you can find answers to stuff on reddit easily via google. Discord servers aren't search indexed and I refuse to join them and deal with all the bs just to find an answer to something. It'll be a big problem down the line if these groups keep siphoning off in this way.

yeah, discord is a pretty poor replacement for forums. i tried joining a few for some of my non-gaming related hobbies, left all of them pretty quick. no way to scroll back and see anyones thought process on anything, always a couple people that run the conversation (who are inevitably obnoxious, which is a lot more annoying to deal with through instant messaging), etc.

facebook groups can be alright, though. still not as convenient as forums, but its at least easier to scroll than on discord.

unfortunately nothing out there is really going to replicate the sort of history that can be built up through a forum. reddit can get kind of close sometimes, a lot of subreddits have that one famous post or incident that everyone knows about. but even then you cant really get the same experience as, say, going on the ranting megathread and jumping all the way back to 2016 to see what people back then were up to.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
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Re: Would an app have saved waygook.org?
« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2023, 10:35:29 am »
not to beat a dead horse

You're a big fat meanie!!!!