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PWOT is closing all forum threads except for the Workshop

Postby WillingBleeder » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:52 pm

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Re: PWOT is closing all forum threads except for the Worksho

Postby cmsellers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:22 am

The culture of PWOT, which infected the Workshop, is both why I abandoned my first Cracked account and why I never pitched an article under my new one.

But Wong isn't closing the forum because the culture is toxic, he is closing it because he has become a one-man moderation team and doesn't have the time.

It's too bad. I am under the impression that a big factor in the site's decline into clickbait was that it got clicks, initially. But given how circlejerky their clickbait was and given how often they begged for new writers, I wonder: had they either fostered a less hostile atmosphere in PWOT or put the Workshop on a separate forum, could they have avoided or at least delayed the site's decline.

Also, ETA this out-of-context quote:

David Wong wrote:7. "But this is the last non-terrible forum on the internet! The rest are full of trolls and Nazis!"

That's just not true at all.


ETAA: They are looking for a new forum to join. I am torn between hoping we get a new influx of people, and fearing that we get a large number of people who bring PWOT's culture with them.
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David Wong wrote:7. "But this is the last non-terrible forum on the internet! The rest are full of trolls and Nazis!"

That's just not true at all.
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Re: PWOT is closing all forum threads except for the Worksho

Postby Tesseracts » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:42 am

I created a post on PWOT inviting anyone to join us here. We could use some more activity to be sure. I was never on PWOT but some people I know were active there and it's sad this has happened. If anyone knows any individuals from PWOT who are cool please invite them to post also.
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Re: PWOT is closing all forum threads except for the Worksho

Postby Dr. Ambiguous » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 am

Realistically any PWOTers who join here will likely just want to continue their community and/or find a new one. As such, I don't expect to have an influx of users who are going to be disruptive and that most will be cool. Our culture may be a little different, but not so much that it'll be alien to most Cracked readers or PWOT users. As such I welcome any and all new users we may get from this.
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Re: PWOT is closing all forum threads except for the Worksho

Postby sunglasses » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:10 pm

Well this fucking sucks. I still occasionally played some games there. I can't say I'm surprised, tho.
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