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koshka 5 months ago

After going through the comfiest flu I've ever had (just a few days of taking more naps than Joe Biden), I have added a detailed write-up on my reasons for leaving Neocities and migrating towards self-hosting to the Library of Babel. The decision was very out-of-nowhere and I did not want to speak about it formally before I had a chance to gather my thoughts.

koshka 5 months ago

This is the last update that the Neocities mirror will receive. You can always subscribe to the RSS feed, check the Scratching Post manually, check my Gab, or get on IRC (irc.koshka.love, # and #speakez), where I also announce updates.

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nenko 5 months ago

About how you're shadowbanned on Neocities, I think it's just a case of two or more people clicking on "Block site" on your profile. I don't think Neocities itself is to blame, it's just a few individuals who don't want to see your site on their feeds in any capacity.

nenko 5 months ago

At least that's what I think has happened to you.

koshka 5 months ago

I would like to think that, but the exact same phenomenon has occurred to two other users I know. Furthermore, it happens to me even on an alternate account of my friends who has not blocked me or anyone else on it.

holeinmyheart 5 months ago

ouch. That really sucks fren. my exp on neocities & its users has been overall more positive so far (shoutout 2 incelperspective lol). i'll definitely keep up with your updates & email you any comments i have

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holeinmyheart 5 months ago

also idr which ones but i know ive seen other (very normal/inoffensive) pages have similar commenting problems. so idk whats going on there

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lolwut 5 months ago

Your criticisms of this platform manage to be accurate without being undeservedly harsh: the overall mission of Neocities is, in fact, a noble one, though it is tarnished somewhat by its practice of shadowbanning, technical limitations, and the not insignificant number of NORP Tumblr SJWs who have no grasp of old Web values and who possess nothing more than a superficial attraction to the aesthetics of the era.

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lolwut 5 months ago

However, to be fair to Neocities, the userbase is actually quite diverse, with individuals from many different backgrounds and viewpoints represented; and the shadowbanning only affects the social media aspect of the platform, which, at the end of the day, is a feature supplementary to the actual Web hosting, which (fortunately) is not subject to such a practice.

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lolwut 5 months ago

Neocities is still a good choice for free, casual Web hosting, as well as for beginners who are still learning, but for the more serious site owners it is merely a stepping stone, and in time they will almost certainly outgrow it. You've obviously reached this stage, and with this being the final update to your Neocities mirror, this platform will have to deal with the loss of both a quality site and a fine member.

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lolwut 5 months ago

(Also, my only issue with this article is your insulting of the Incel Perspective fellow: while I don't agree with all of his views, he is still a fellow 4channer who writes interesting things on occasion.)

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bmh 5 months ago

Occasionally I come across people who have seemingly blocked me; this only becomes apparent when I try and comment on their Feed and it fails to post. I try again and again it vanishes into the ether. It is disappointing, but what can I do but shrug, go "m'eh" and move on?

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koshka 5 months ago

@HoleinMyHeart Thank you kindly, my friend!! That truly means a lot to me. (:

koshka 5 months ago

@lolwut I am just sick of these mentally ill SJW loons imposing their worldviews on everyone, silencing people, and using our old Web culture as a fashion statement while they trample on our dearest values. Also, simply because someone is a 4channer, doesn't mean I have to abide their stupidity. You know me well enough to know that I am well willing to call anyone out if they deserve it.

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I was able to confirm with the help of a friend that I have been banned by Neocities from commenting on the page of anyone who I do not follow and who does not follow me back. Not the only person this has happened to, either. Very disappointing! I am glad they do not actually host my website anymore or I would be frantically looking for a new host. https://gab.com/KoshkaZ/posts/108078953400951708
neonaut 5 months ago

I'm assuming its done on a complaint basis, but the only blockable offense I've noted is unironic use of the term "motherland"

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bmh 5 months ago

During my childhood I would often complain to my mother that my brother was annoying me. She would get annoyed with me and tell me to "just ignore him!" I think it is a lesson that has served me well - no 'block' button is required or the need to "complain to mommy", my brother didn't get locked out of the house or banned from speaking to anyone ever again; I developed some resilience. My brother no longer annoys me.

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koshka 5 months ago

@neonaut I have noticed this long before my Russia support and simply didn't know what it was. It also happened to an entirely apolitical friend of mine.

koshka 5 months ago

@bmh You were clearly raised before the era in which common sense became perceived as offensive.

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I have returned to Gab at the repeated urgings of a friend. I will do my best to keep things civil and refrain from drunkposting or other such shenanigans that have ocurred in the past. Just a place to express thoughts that do not require a new page on the Kingdom and to provide updates and such. https://gab.com/KoshkaZ/
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koshka 6 months ago

"Early" April Fool's joke that I cobbled together at the last second. I put it up today to avoid friends over on the other side of the pond for whom it is already April Fools being completely left it up. The background and incantation are from the extradimensional entity known as The Hiss, from the sublime computer game Control. That is all.

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