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    The "good ol' days" of Massassi

    Talk about random stuff from ye olde days of Massassi!

    For starters, I'm trying to remember when UGO was apparently involved with Massassi, and if there was some reason we didn't like them? Also, if these are those same guys:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UGO_Networks
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    Yeah I think that was them. We had problems with them showing ... racy ... ads which made me annoyed, and it took days for them to take the ads down. (back then this was a very thorny subject for me) However, I don't think that was why we stopped using them; basically the ad revenue crashed one month and stayed down (for the entire internet, not just Massassi). It no longer covered the hosting fees, which were significant back then (like hundreds of dollars a month for a dedicated server). So I believe we moved to some other network which also provided free hosting. However I think this other company folded shortly after (for the same reason -- ads no longer paying any decent amount).

    This is all really fuzzy now so I could be wrong on the details. I think at its peak Massassi was doing 2 million ad impressions per month. I have no idea what our traffic looks like now, I never got around to installing any local analytics and I hate 3rd party scripts. Probably a few hundred page views per day on the forums and way less than that on the main site.

    One problem with the main page is that since it uses frames search engines don't like it. And if you get externally linked to a page you don't get any menu or navigation or whatever. It's been on my list to fix since forever but it's a lot of work.

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    T minus ten ****ing seconds before FGR carpet bombs this thread duck and cover duck and cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Yeah I think that was them. We had problems with them showing ... racy ... ads which made me annoyed, and it took days for them to take the ads down.
    Yeah, that was UGO. I remember they had an ad featuring a very naked Lara Croft (with only tiny little censors) promoting the much fabled "nude code" from Tomb Raider. You got a lot of complaints, but you also mentioned it was the most clicked ad on the site.

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    Make Massassi Great Again. We should elect our own in-house Trump and have in-house little speeches and build in-house little walls.

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    I miss the Asheron’s Call forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Yeah, that was UGO. I remember they had an ad featuring a very naked Lara Croft (with only tiny little censors) promoting the much fabled "nude code" from Tomb Raider. You got a lot of complaints, but you also mentioned it was the most clicked ad on the site.
    Damn, 1999 called it wants its cheatcc codes back.

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    1999: the best year of our lives, asks Ross Douthat? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nyt...lives.amp.html

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    Also, Asheron’s Call was released in 1999. END OF ARGUMENT.

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    Massassi was never good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ni View Post
    The second thread is about the racy ads!

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    I apparently was offering to pay a nickel to anyone who didn’t think funny something I thought was funny. I wonder what 13 year old me thought was so hysterical that I was willing to risk all those nickels.
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    I love how the old forums looked. ARgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ni View Post
    Anyone want to have a debate on the existence of god?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Anyone want to have a debate on the existence of god?
    I’d rather have a debate on the uniqueness of god :getin:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    I apparently was offering to pay a nickel to anyone who didn’t think funny something I thought was funny. I wonder what 13 year old me thought was so hysterical that I was willing to risk all those nickels.
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    Exactly! (see the signature).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Anyone want to have a debate on the existence of god?
    I miss Christopher Hitchens

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    Don't forget DoGsRoolz or whatever his name was.

    I miss my JA/JO editing pals and the days on that forum section. Like gothiX, lassev, Zell, etc. So many good levels lost to time.

    I think me and Thrawn[numbarz] are all that is left on this site that know of the ancient religion of GtKRadiant and q3map2.

    I wonder if JediKirby is still alive.
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    I'm FB friendos with jedikirby and he posts regularly! Not sure if he's active on here still

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    That's actually great to know. I remember all his health issues years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECHOMAN View Post
    I think me and Thrawn[numbarz] are all that is left on this site that know of the ancient religion of GtKRadiant and q3map2.
    D:

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    I tried to join #massassi on chatcircuit and it auto-banned me

    Thanks ******

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    I miss Christopher Hitchens
    The whole new atheism thing has the same problems as the Ayn Rand did. Their audience were people who don't have significant exposure to the subject they are addressing, and what impresses that audience isn't really even relevant the state of the question among people who've been trying to address these issues with rigor for hundreds of years. The end result is a lot of smugness and excuses for being unwilling to engage with positions that have evolved far past the level the the new atheists want to leave them.

    It's like Hawkings claiming that philosophy is dead, despite not knowing what philosophy has to say, and having made his fortune writing what were essentially poor pop-philosophy books.

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    No. Stop it. Bad.

    Go start a new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obi_Kwiet View Post
    The whole new atheism thing has the same problems as the Ayn Rand did. Their audience were people who don't have significant exposure to the subject they are addressing, and what impresses that audience isn't really even relevant the state of the question among people who've been trying to address these issues with rigor for hundreds of years.
    Their whole point is that the whole so-called rigor has just been a futile exercise. Just words. Who of these people who participated it in it had actually discovered what this guy Jesus found out (or Buddha, or maybe Meister Eckhart or another guy like that)? The advice to not build images about God was a very pointed one, and most religious people have missed it in rituals and other superficial shows and superstitions.

    But I agree, the people of this "new atheist movement" are the same kind of people as the religious ones.

    And with that, the good old days of Massassi HAVE RETURNED
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obi_Kwiet View Post
    The whole new atheism thing has the same problems as the Ayn Rand did. Their audience were people who don't have significant exposure to the subject they are addressing, and what impresses that audience isn't really even relevant the state of the question among people who've been trying to address these issues with rigor for hundreds of years. The end result is a lot of smugness and excuses for being unwilling to engage with positions that have evolved far past the level the the new atheists want to leave them.
    Ah, you're right! And it's the recommendation engines on Youtube that are shoveling this stuff to the masses as smug "edutainment". No wonder the bored-moron vlogosphere has been inundated with Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens watching, militantly anti-theist, anti-SJW sentinels / culture warriors. Actually I'd include myself as somebody who's consumed a lot of this stuff on Youtube (though not much anymore), but I can clearly see the problems.

    Sadly, though, it seems that a whole generation of bored, mildly privileged kids have been sucked into (at least flirting with) the alt. right through these recommendation engines alone. For example, I started to see around the time of Gamergate video personalities pop up which were espousing putatively leftist and atheist views, but whose subscribers and commenters were almost exclusively alt. right channers, just because of a mutual dislike of "SJW-ism" / Islam / whatever.

    It's like Hawkings claiming that philosophy is dead, despite not knowing what philosophy has to say, and having made his fortune writing what were essentially poor pop-philosophy books.
    Wait a minute, I think we've found the source of Reid's passing distaste for Hawking. Lol
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    you guys have ruined another thread

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    Trump thread!

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    I remember playing matches with people through the MSN gaming zone which is another relic of the past. The old christmas logo contests. City Block map (I still have the zip somewhere with the template). Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberopus View Post
    T minus ten ****ing seconds before FGR carpet bombs this thread duck and cover duck and cover
    I can only be found from the JK thread these days:

    https://forums.massassi.net/vb3/show...=1#post1226896
    Last edited by Nikumubeki; 05-12-2019 at 12:41 AM.

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    true :'(

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