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Postby SlyckTom » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:59 pm

After months of soul searching, the Slyck team decides to dissolve the user forums.

"We aren't taking this decision lightly," Ray Hoffman, owner and administrator of Slyck.com said. "It's truly a sad day in the life of Slyck, and we hope our users understand."

This surprising decision was instigated by several tremulous events. After being rocked by the EarthStation 5 scandal, Slyck's forums continued to degrade by various Internet factions.

"First there was EarthStation 5, and we all remember how they turned the forums upside down," said long time forum member and incognito Slyck news writer ToM. "Then came the WinMX community, and from that point on I knew the forum's days were numbered."

ToM refers to the collapse of WinMX, when an overabundance of refugees filled the Slyck forums, causing server crashes, phpbb errors and other undesirable effects.

"Basically it came down to whether we want Slyck.com to be a news site or a community site. It’s apparent we can't have both," said Hoffman.

HouseCrowd was adamant about the decision, but never-the-less understands Ray's decision.

"The first point I want to make clear - this is not an incitement against the Slyck community. Quite the contrary actually. It has come to the point where we simply cannot control both the forums and produce news at a quality we are comfortable with. Currently, adding more moderators only adds to the bureaucracy. If we can "cut the pork" sorta speak, we can concentrate on what we do best."

Mr. Hoffman also hints this decision may not be permanent.

"Nothing in life is set in stone. I would like to think that some day, after we've sorted through the mess and have rebuilt our site that our forums will return as well."

According to HouseCrowd, the forums will remain online until the strike of midnight, April 1, 2006. Already, leading member of the Slyck forums have constituted alternative communities until Slyck's return.

"We're really upset about this decision, but it’s apparent the mods and admins of Slyck are overwhelmed," said a ranking member of the Slyck forums who wished to remain anonymous. "We've just built a temporary forum, called "Slyck's Temporary Community. We were sure to add "temporary" in an effort to remind us this is indeed a temporary solution."

Others were less optimistic on Slyck's prognosis.

"I've seen the demise of a lot of websites, and it always begins with the demise of the forums," said Slyck writer Drew Wilson. "I'm saddened by this turn of events, and I hope I'm wrong about my grim appraisal of the situation."
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Postby Fez » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:02 pm

Nice work ST... :wink:

Any bites...???
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Postby Lemmy » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:05 pm

OMG WTF :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Where's that noose gone?



















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Postby Anonymous » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:17 pm

OMG! I HATE APRIL 1st on the internet!
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Postby zim » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:37 pm

agreed 1000%

it brings out the not funny, not amusing, lame as hell "jokes".

99.9% of all april fools jokes are NOT FUNNY. Just really lame and pathetic.

The only thing worse is the people who fall for this crap every year....
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Postby Allied » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:45 pm

A little too transperant.
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Postby Anonymous » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:06 pm

although, i fell for 3 phoney posts today. brain transplant not working out. The Doctors assistant said he got if from a guy named Abby, yea Abby Normal.
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Postby HoboJoe » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:36 pm

I kinda figured it was a April fools joke, because it's in the lounge...

It's not in the News section either. Should have made it a bit more interesting ST, you should have temporarily locked the forums and put this up on the News section for all to see :P
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Postby foxkill » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:09 pm

Once bitten,twice shy.
Happened at so many places around the net;Some were really well staged and others only half-hearted.I believe if SlyckTom wanted to,he would have,but was done too lightly.
And the Forums are such an integral part of Slyck.I hope this never happens.
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Postby piglets222 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:24 pm

HoboJoe wrote: Should have made it a bit more interesting ST, you should have temporarily locked the forums and put this up on the News section for all to see :P


Oh For The Luva Pete...

dont give him no more ideas, i cant take it, almost had a heart attack as is!!

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Postby IceCube » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:31 pm

Apparently the forums are really big. It'll take a while to remove it. Slyck Admin are in the final stages of prepping the forums deletion.
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Postby HoboJoe » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:01 pm

piglets222 wrote:
HoboJoe wrote: Should have made it a bit more interesting ST, you should have temporarily locked the forums and put this up on the News section for all to see :P


Oh For The Luva Pete...

dont give him no more ideas, i cant take it, almost had a heart attack as is!!

:wink:


Why not? I'm damned sure that ST wouldn't want all of us loyal users going over to ZeroPaid? He won't do it. :)
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Postby curzlgt » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:45 pm

Fine, if thats the way it's gonna be, screw you all! I'll be here...........
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Postby bmh67wa » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:58 am

April 2nd and all is well...

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Postby Fartingbob » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:11 am

I also presume the reason for no news articles being posted on april 1st was because you know that they are all going to be joke ones. no seriosu company releases news on april 1st. unless its bad news.
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Postby abou105 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:27 am

if slyck did close id have nothing to do all day. dont joke about these things, although the hook did have prank written all over it!!
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Postby SlyckScratch » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:12 pm

Fartingbob wrote:I also presume the reason for no news articles being posted on april 1st was because you know that they are all going to be joke ones. no seriosu company releases news on april 1st. unless its bad news.


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Postby bkf » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:56 pm

IceCube wrote:Apparently the forums are really big. It'll take a while to remove it. Slyck Admin are in the final stages of prepping the forums deletion.


Just pull the stupid plug out of the wall :roll:

This one never even came close :lol:
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Postby Allied » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:41 pm

Alright, if you guys are going to stick with this joke than I'm going to do some spamming.

Everyone go join FSP. Help convert the Kazaa Lite users to something respectable.
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Postby Dormant707 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:54 pm

Ray should have put up the MPAA "click but you cannot hide" thing; it should have had a message about Slyck being a facilitator of piracy and then prompted you to click something... Once you pressed the mouse button, it would have led you to a page saying:

April Fools!!!

Now imagine the shit that would have caused... :wink:
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Postby IceCube » Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:02 pm

bkf wrote:
IceCube wrote:Apparently the forums are really big. It'll take a while to remove it. Slyck Admin are in the final stages of prepping the forums deletion.


Just pull the stupid plug out of the wall :roll:


No! That would mean I wouldn't reply! :P

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Postby IceCube » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:47 am

This has actually been posted on Digg! :shock:

http://digg.com/technology/Slyck.com_Forums_to_Close_
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Postby LaX » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:44 am

Nice one Tater :wink:

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