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What killed Mike Wong's StarDestroyer.net?

Discussion in 'General' started by Vashon, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Vashon

    Vashon Earnest Voice Gone for Good

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    For those of you who dont know, SDN was once SBs younger rival, before SV. Long before. And for a while, had a larger userbase and more visitors. It also had a venomous, nasty reputation, and frequently started shit and got shit started with, and its owner, Mike Wong, used to have a hate mail section that was fairly active and to this day, a fun read.

    Unlike most pre Chan online communities, SDN openly allowed users to insult, or "flame", the living dogshit out of each other. Now, its focus was almost purely "debate", and for a time, you could even hold certain views that were severely contrary to Wong, so long as you defended them. Although even way back, you could get banned on a moments notice. The two popular subjects were scifi and religion. I dont think there was ever any pretense of good faith(FUCKING LOL) on Mike Wongs part regarding religion.

    Nowadays, the majority of the active pop are, or were, staff, that is mods. And Thanas in particular seems to live for logging in and finding someone to ban. Permanently. In fact, as time went on, I dont think SDN even kept handing out tempbans. No, it was perfection or gone for ever. And for the last long long time, Dalton has been running the site....mostly checking to see if there is anything to ban.

    But why did it die? They didnt, evidently, ban everyone. Not enough pages of ban log.
     
  2. Vaermina

    Vaermina I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    You really answered your own question there.

    When the choice is between a forum where you can actually debate and one that's forced to be an echo chamber for Mike Wong, people will naturally gravitate to the one that you can actually debate and participate in.
     
  3. AkumaOuja

    AkumaOuja Getting out there.

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    So that's why we won.
     
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  4. Horton

    Horton Gone for Good

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    It's probbaly something to do with the fact that Wong stopped even logging and I think he last posted in 2013. Yet strangely still runs the server, which I suspect is probbaly because he uses it for other stuff, though I don't have proof of that theory.
     
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  5. Guardian Box

    Guardian Box rarest of netos

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    I remember wanting to register on that site many years before I did on SB, but they didn't accept new registrations for some reason.

    Good to know the site is dead now.

    Cunts.
     
  6. asparagus

    asparagus Getting out there.

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    Its not all the way dead, there were at least 13 posts just today!
     
  7. Omegastar

    Omegastar may america not fall to the {censored}

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    any fun memories anyone would like to share? only know of this site, sv, and sb. (joined in reverse order.)
     
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  8. Horton

    Horton Gone for Good

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    Wong had....ummmm, very poor social skills shall we say? ;)
     
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  9. Omegastar

    Omegastar may america not fall to the {censored}

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    ...something that wouldn't be too far off from tumblr? or that he makes those at tumblr look sane by comparison?
     
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  10. 1986ctcel

    1986ctcel Connoisseur.

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    Well he unironically believed the Galactic Empire was good and a "utopia" and that the Federation was a "communist/socialist hellhole" iirc
     
  11. Horton

    Horton Gone for Good

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    No, I think that was a internet persona. He was hardcore liberal if you look at his OOC posts.

    I don't think he liked ST though...
     
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  12. Omegastar

    Omegastar may america not fall to the {censored}

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    how different st is to sv and sb?
     
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  13. Magecrafter

    Magecrafter Not too sore, are you?

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    So they have an active community of what? Dozens of members, maybe 200?
     
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  14. Horton

    Horton Gone for Good

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    Welp, just noticed SD.net SSL certif has expired and hasn't bee updated for a few months.

    Place really is falling apart.
     
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  15. Magecrafter

    Magecrafter Not too sore, are you?

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    I only ever checked SDNfor the Drakafic series and a few other things.
     
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  16. CptTagon

    CptTagon Connoisseur.

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    It's on life support, for one thing.
     
  17. Space Penguin

    Space Penguin Boring person

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    ICS killed it? Other then the site attitude of course.
     
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  18. emperorsolo

    emperorsolo Meh

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    Wong, IIRC, tried to legitimately argue that having the President's official resort be called Camp David was akin to some european country naming their retreat "Camp Adolf." All because he viewed David from the Bible as a genocidal maniac? That's how crazy he was or is on the religion bandwagon.
     
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  19. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    Wasn't David the name of Ike's son?
     
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  20. emperorsolo

    emperorsolo Meh

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    Yes and Wong's reply was that US government should not have named it after "Adolf" of course.
     
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  21. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    ... OK. I mean, I didn't have that high an opinion of him to start with, so it's a bit surprising that it's now been lowered. Wow.
     
  22. Horton

    Horton Gone for Good

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    Can I have the thread link?
     
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  23. Omegastar

    Omegastar may america not fall to the {censored}

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    ...what...
     
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  24. Prince Charon

    Prince Charon Just zis guy, you know?

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    I think now we can say with reasonably certainty that 'Mike Wong' is the answer to the title question. It's his fault that the forum he created is now a headless zombie, shambling along, unable to eat brains because it has no head, instead of being alive and interesting (though it may have survived longer if it had become headless sooner, ironically, or if he'd allowed someone else to form the head).
     
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  25. Horton

    Horton Gone for Good

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    I'm a little curious myself, which is why I did request the thread link as it might have been taken out of context. As this is Emperor Solo we're talking about here.
     
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  26. Omegastar

    Omegastar may america not fall to the {censored}

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    this is my first time seeing emp so I don't know em a whole lot.
     
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  27. emperorsolo

    emperorsolo Meh

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  28. 1986ctcel

    1986ctcel Connoisseur.

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    Welp
     
  29. emperorsolo

    emperorsolo Meh

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    It also shows his complete ignorance of arabs and Islamic culture because the Muslims hold David to be a great patriarch within the family of Islamic prophets.
     
  30. MadGreenSon

    MadGreenSon Verified Devil Tiger

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    Mike was very passionate in his day, even relatively articulate in his nonsense. In all honesty, he probably got tired of spending so much time on bullshit forum antics considering he had a pretty full life offline. SD.net is just a sad remnant of a far stupider time.
     
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