Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#31 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:32 pm

DeathScythe wrote:Another sorely missed individual not brought up here yet, is Chibi-chan.

I wasn't here when she was active, but I tracked her down on AIM and had her on my friends list just because. We may have even chatted... once? Just one of the oldbies who faded away due to life.
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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#32 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Years after he'd moved on, I once contacted Roy via email about something and he balled me out for not moving on myself. At the time, not so cool. But I can laugh about it now. :)

Highwind and Chibi-chan were before my time when I arrived.
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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#33 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:27 am

Seph, I think you co-existed with Chibi-chan for a bit, as she did participate for a couple of the board moves. At that point she was posting semi-annually though, if I remember right. Maybe with more awards, or some big "award" thread?

Another old name I saw on Site Information is Kanari Otome. Did she eventually go by another moniker or something? Pretty sure we talked off-board but no idea how long she was around.
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SOLDIER, that's an interesting Roy story. I don't know why continuing to post here rather than "moving on" could be some kind of negative thing. If you were able to maintain real life friends for 20 years, wouldn't you? Truth be told, I have a lot of ex-best-friends made and lost since I left here. Familial changes, work changes, lifestyle changes.....plenty of reasons. That need not apply to online communities though.

I've spent the last decade or so having single-serving conversations (and debates of course) with strangers on Reddit who I then never speak to again. Winning a Reddit debate means you receive no more replies. That's been my online social interaction, for the most part. And why should forums have to work that way? I appreciate the diversity in opinion and thought, but I miss what we had with our continuous Web 1.0 community.
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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#34 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:52 am

Personally, if he had told me that for reaching out to him I'd likely cussed his ass out. Like who in the fuck do you think you are? And reddit is boring, an interesting read for like the AMA's but never to actually make an account to post.

But, eh. I got a very low tolerance for dumb shit.
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Post#35 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:33 pm

Kanari was one of those people who came and posted for a fair bit and then she became an infrequent visitor who would drop by and then be gone for months or years before doing another random drive by post. I had not a few conversations with her on AIM. I probably even have one or two of them saved on a different computer. She was a nice girl.

From late 2001 to the early 2010s, my most frequent web interactions took place at the RP game Elendor. It was populated by people from around the world. Most of them were libs or progressives of some sort. Political debate didn't happen there much and those with outlying views kept them hushed up. With the Citadel slowly fading and not much serious discussion happening, this became my mantra:

“Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.”

Cloud, I don't see Eric's thoughts as dumb shit. People move on, grow up, get married and have kids, hold down a job and pay taxes. That's what happened at Elendor and I assume that's what happened to nine out of ten people here at the Citadel.

The key is to catch the people who are finding their way back due to nostalgia.
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Post#36 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:15 pm

I can't rationalize that response from him regardless of people moving on, growing up or whatever. You shouldn't make a response that negative to someone for no reason other than you moved on. May have been better to just not reply. I know I don't have many memories with you all outside the events around my banning and the creation of the rpg here officially on ezboard via Cyrus. (which they try to credit Eric H with, when he didn't come up with the idea or the roleplay website idea either, it was my idea) I was doing the roleplay thing as far back as insidetheweb. If we didn't lose the original ezboard the proof is in those post.

So I refuse to acknowledge the history of the site on the matter of the rpg. While, yes you lot took my idea and improved upon it. I do truly believe my idea also helped the place obtain the "golden" years. And, none of you can take it away from me. I just regret not being able to partake in my brain child creation.
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Post#37 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:45 am

Hate to doublepost, no one knows that me and 17Juunanagou user dated in 2003, but met in 2001 via my dragon ball z rpg I ran, and we had some issues between me, her and Raistlin the black robed. Ah, the throws of being an 17 year old and having what he would think was his first love. Means I came to the Citadel toward the tail end of ITW, as and 14 in an half year old male in 1999.
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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#38 » Thu May 02, 2019 11:29 am

A very interesting thread.....
It's been 21 years now since the Cit was founded. I'm 40 this year, so we're referring to events that are half my lifetime away but I'll give it a go.

Oh, prior to Ambi's second tenure where you came in Seohhy9611, you had Roy D.Mercer, my tenure and then Ambi's first tenure.

Chibi-chan was a writing partner of mine. I even got to learn her real name. I've tried looking for her several times but came up with nothing. That made me sad.

Roy D Mercer is still a friend of mine on Facebook. If he was a dick to you.once, well when he was younger, he was like that. He's matured now.

Reno is indeed a choir leader in Ireland, I think he's a musical director at the Church now.
Clyde is American. I'm still friends with her, being a fellow Whovian and Muser

Vennyband I were really close friends, we're birthday twins. She left FB about the time the whole Cambridge Analytica stuff hit the news, she was concerned about her privacy, and we fell out over a stalker ex of mine who stalked her too. Broke my heart.

So yeah...it's really me. Come at me bro.
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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#39 » Thu May 02, 2019 4:27 pm

The Real Uncle Elmo wrote:Roy D Mercer is still a friend of mine on Facebook. If he was a dick to you.once, well when he was younger, he was like that. He's matured now.

It was forum-drama bullshit. I'm not holding it against him. I've matured too!

The Real Uncle Elmo wrote:Vennyband I were really close friends, we're birthday twins. She left FB about the time the whole Cambridge Analytica stuff hit the news, she was concerned about her privacy, and we fell out over a stalker ex of mine who stalked her too. Broke my heart.

Sad that Venny broke ties; relieved that she didn't break ties with just me. Her last comment to me on FB was some rebuke about something I posted. And then WHOOSH, her account was gone. Even Keeefy didn't know what was up.
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Re: Unsolved Citadel Mysteries

Post#40 » Thu May 02, 2019 11:26 pm

Does anyone know if any data of posts lives on from the EZboard that was in use during the summer of 2005? That’s a personal unsolved mystery.

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