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How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby quinn » 24 April 2020, 00:44

It’s quarantine season, folks. I ran out of shit to do a while ago. I’m sick of crocheting potholders between my toes. So I checked GTF on a whim, and found that every board has been locked, with the most recent post in any given board being.....2018?

Dang, the years have flown by. I’m married, going back to school soon, and my best (and only) friend is a Doberman Pinscher named Apollo. I hope you’ve all been well, and I trust that I still know many of you from both this forum and our awkward little forum sibling. I’m just bored and wondering what the timeline of GTF’s demise was like.

If this is the wrong place for this, sorry in advance. And as always, but especially now: stay safe, stay sane, stay home. I love you.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 24 April 2020, 02:53

Welcome back slut. I’m not exactly sure how it ended but I think activity just suddenly stopped late 2018 and René locked and archived it. I was looking at a past thread from LP a few days ago as a matter of fact. He was defending Britney and Bieber. :lol: I’m sure others here can tell you much more detail. I wasn’t exactly paying attention.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby quinn » 24 April 2020, 03:03

I should reply to clarify that I’ve gotten my answer independently from this thread, and given the context, I’d prefer to not dwell on the initial question I asked. Sorry for the pointless thread!

Also, hello Pooler. Bienvenue
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Eryx » 24 April 2020, 15:00

I'm pretty sure it was already pretty dead when René locked it up. I blame Facebook and other social networks for the lower traffic. Teenagers simply weren't interested in the old format of forums anymore. I think they might make a comeback at some point, though. Having forums talking about different topics without the overseeing of someone the likes of Mark Zuckerberg seems like more of a healthy internet than what we have right now.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 24 April 2020, 18:27

Murdered by Carole Baskin. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby René » 24 April 2020, 22:01

Eryx wrote:I'm pretty sure it was already pretty dead when René locked it up. I blame Facebook and other social networks for the lower traffic. Teenagers simply weren't interested in the old format of forums anymore. I think they might make a comeback at some point, though. Having forums talking about different topics without the overseeing of someone the likes of Mark Zuckerberg seems like more of a healthy internet than what we have right now.

This, pretty much.

It was with great sadness that we had to close GTF for new registrations and lock it for new posts in late 2018. A really sad decision, but we did done everything we could think of and it didn't seem like there was any chance of it making a comeback... :(

The only people still posting in the end were spammers, and there were many of them and it took a lot of effort to keep up with deleting their posts and banning them. Since no real posts had been made in more than 2 weeks, Brenden and I decided that the best thing to do would be to lock all the subforums and just maintain the site as an archive for anyone feeling nostalgic or anyone who happens upon advice given on it through search engines.

It's a real shame, because to this day I still receive messages from teenagers who want to register and post in a community like that and wish it was still open and active.

We have however opened this forum up to 16- and 17-year-olds since then.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby quinn » 24 April 2020, 22:51

Dang ol TikTok, I tell you hwat

Jokes aside, that’s a shame, but I would’ve done the same. Thanks again for all the work y’all put into GTF and GFO over the years! ❤️
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 25 April 2020, 01:01

René wrote:We have however opened this forum up to 16- and 17-year-olds since then.

I’m afraid that won’t be enough. You have to appeal to their narcissistic vices. What do teens love more than anything in the world? Themselves! We need to figure out a way to make it easy for them to tap into their inner attention whore. Maybe some kind of subscriber feature so popular members can be followed more easily or a gimmicky tik-toky thing so people like Simon can come back to do 6-second upside-down naked twerk clips to Primadonna Girl. I dunno; I’m just spitballing here. quinn, you used to be an attention-seeking teen. Got any ideas?
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby quinn » 25 April 2020, 01:28

poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:We have however opened this forum up to 16- and 17-year-olds since then.

quinn, you used to be an attention-seeking teen. Got any ideas?


For you? Yes, several in fact. But I’d strongly prefer not to become an accomplice to the debauchery you crave.

Haha, just kidding. I’ve never had an idea
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Simon » 29 April 2020, 15:52

Pooler you bitch
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 29 April 2020, 20:51

You forgot to +1 my comment.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Cobalt » 30 April 2020, 05:09

We tried. :/
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby rxxli » 30 April 2020, 15:32

Holy shit. This thread apparently dragged a few long lost members out of the woods. :lol:
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 30 April 2020, 16:16

Cobalt wrote:We tried. :/

Well you didn’t try hard enough! :oface: Now I’m stuck with having to harass the same damn people over and over. I need fresh meat dammit!
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Mod » 15 May 2020, 04:29

Hi quinn that sounds great
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby ShutUpAndBeHappy » 21 May 2020, 14:26

Wow. I remember stumbling upon GTF back in high school (2009?) and I spent like half my life posting. Crazy it's not active anymore. Thanks for everything, GTF.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 22 May 2020, 00:32

ShutUpAndBeHappy wrote:Wow. I remember stumbling upon GTF back in high school (2009?) and I spent like half my life posting. Crazy it's not active anymore. Thanks for everything, GTF.

I hope our cyber bullying raised you to be resilient and independent.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Derek » 22 May 2020, 00:41

poolerboy0077 wrote:
ShutUpAndBeHappy wrote:Wow. I remember stumbling upon GTF back in high school (2009?) and I spent like half my life posting. Crazy it's not active anymore. Thanks for everything, GTF.

I hope our cyber bullying raised you to be resilient and independent.

It sure toughened me up. And look at me now! Perfect in every way.
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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 22 May 2020, 03:58

You’re welcome.

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Re: How Did GTF Die?

Unread postby Jacketh » 22 May 2020, 10:56

hi quinn x
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