whoa, why did I sign up?

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  1. LaxrUout

    LaxrUout New Member

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    I'm going to be honest here, I was looking at some bunny pictures, and ended up on dead gfx forum, I wish I wasn't late signing up. What happened to this site? And whose the creator of the site, did he like leave his own forum?
     
  2. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    Site history -
    Created by a guy calling himself llamaman somewhere around 2004.
    Around 2007-2008? the site was sold.
    One foundational aspect of the site was the use of credits as a currency of sorts. This caused some contention in the community. The moderation team, in my opinion (and I had some role and accept partial blame) could have acted better. I'd also make the argument that the moderation team should've been doing more "community involvement" as opposed to acting as a bunch of highly active users with their own chat corner.

    Over time activity waned.

    A few old faithfuls still hang around every now and then. As far as I can tell only myself and the current owner, Shaggy, act as moderators. I will admit I'm not always online (the whole busy professional life thing).
     
  3. madmav

    madmav Well-Known Member

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    Ah the mIRC channel was fantastic. The currency system did turn into something crazy the more that I think of it.
     
  4. Shaggy

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    Yeah, staff should've been a little more lenient back then. I blame myself for not controlling it more and being more involved with it. I'm hoping to get this site going again, and in the same direction with renders or a different direction with something else.
     
  5. .HaVoC.

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    I have to be honest though, we were definitely a bunch of art thieves back then. It's like nobody really understood the meaning of the word "copyright" lol. That didn't help either.
     
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    Ha ha. The other reason this site dead is that making sig renders die to. Even GR's competing forum/site has died out to. I want to get this site going again, but not make the main subject as Sigs but total graphics work. This is the plan and it will come to life.
     
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    Yeah there's only so much you can do with sigs. I went to school for Graphic Design because of this site but ended up liking photography/videography WAY more lol.
     

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