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      CommentAuthorremotepush
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2010
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    i posted semi-regularly on WEF. was on engine, though posted very rarely. and i post here semi-regularly.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2010
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    I was a chatterbox on the Engine.

    I miss the Engine.
    I miss real names.
    I miss having guys like David Lloyd and Dave Gibbons showing up to pal around.
    Sniffle.

    Alas, it is gone.
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    The Engine.

    And it sent me and my art to Florence, something that I truly don't think I'll ever be able to pay back, so I do everything I can to pay it forward.
    • CommentAuthorRobson
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2010
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    Posted (not a huge amount but with some regularity) on both.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2010
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    Man, The Engine intimidated the hell out of me. I mostly read and tried to avoid attracting notice to myself.
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2010 edited
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    I was on the Engine. Good times. I just tried googling for a relevant piece of evidence, and found something great. You may remember me as the girl mocking/celebrating her own frightening moment of fandom:

    Scary fandom

    Though I should state, for the record, that I clearly don't endorse the viewpoint within the linked blog post. Obviously, if seeing me in my underwear later inhibits your ability to receive my wisdom on the topics of mathematics or artificial intelligence or other areas of science then the problem is most certainly not with me. Heh.
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    HA! I remember that! I think it was when I decided you were someone I absolutely had to talk to more. :)
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    Coincidentally, I wrote an article a few weeks ago about the WEF, and my short period as a member there. It's in Flemish (=Dutch), but Google Translate is your friend.

    I remember coming in at the end of the "Fuck You Fraction" meme, through 9/11, right to the end of the messageboard. Met a lot of interesting people, like Wooller from ninthart, Arni from nextcomics, and through Arni I got to discover that young, multi-talented, whipersnapper Ben "Witchity" Templesmith.

    Also, at the WEF, I did things like this:

    Warren bunny

    Which of course pleased Warren to no end.

    You do realise it's all still there, right?
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2010
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    @V regarding photo:

    Is his last name on the back? I was thinking Warren Buffett.
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    I'm really quite interested about the journeys a lot of people in this thread have made from one forum to another, and quite annoyed that I managed to miss some things along my way.

    For myself I wandered into the WEF sometime in 2001, I think. Joined the Engine when it began it's brief existence. And, like here, I would drift in and out, read a lot and occasionally post. I even, on one memorable occasion, managed to skirt trouble on the Engine, which was strange.


    Will
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2010 edited
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    @Angela Hunt <3 !!!

    @kmcleod Ha!
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    I was introduced to The Engine about six months after its founding by another cartoonist who later got herself banned for not shutting up. I think I annoyed everyone there quite thoroughly before it closed up.
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      CommentAuthorRachel
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2011
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    Was there for both incarnations, hitting naughty children with sticks and stomping around like I helped run the place.
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    I was at the WEF near the beginning, wandered off pretty much at the same time I wandered away from comics and found myself at The Engine for it's last year-ish.

    I mostly lurk when I'm here.

    ~R
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    Lurked at both the WEF and Engine. Now i lurk here.
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    Well, make the most of it, this is likely the last message board I'll ever run...
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    Lurked fairly long-term at the WEF. Glanced at the Engine occasionally.
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    Well, make the most of it, this is likely the last message board I'll ever run...


    I hope it continues a long and fruitful existence then - there's no other place on the internet quite like a Warren Ellis forum.

    I wasn't into comics at the time of WEF, but was a regular reader and semi-regular poster at The Engine. I liked having to use real names, and I liked the general tone of the place too, though it seems to me that the spectrum of discussions is broader here (maybe I just spend more time here though).
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    this is likely the last message board I'll ever run...


    sadly, i feel like all the good boards are dying or becoming secondary to facebook. i love msg boards but they just dont seem to move like the used to, eh?
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    sadly, i feel like all the good boards are dying or becoming secondary to facebook. i love msg boards but they just dont seem to move like the used to, eh?

    Whitechapel's had steady traffic for the last... I dunno, 18 months? In general, message boards are going away, because there are so many more and simpler ways to connect with people and have conversations now. I think there'll be communities around Things, like WC, for some little while to come.