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Klaora Female



Posts: 10146


What time is it?



05/03/17 12:38.08 AM


Got any burning questions?
Curious about gossip from years past? Want to know honestly what it was like running this place for me and my staff crew?

Want to know why this place was doomed from the start?

Ask away~

Calix Male



Posts: 11991


Tricked

Lux


05/03/17 04:09.24 PM


oh man, tell us about the juciest behind-the-scenes crud that went on please


Previously August.
Spark Male



Posts: 47441


:D



05/03/17 08:09.33 PM


who exactly owns the pets designs, Doug or the original conceptual artists?

sapnu puas
Klaora Female



Posts: 10146


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05/04/17 06:27.54 PM


Who owns the pet designs:
Unfortunately, best I can tell, everything that was ever uploaded here belongs to Doug.
I *highly* doubt he cares if we use anything that we created in our own and use them elsewhere, but, technically, the belong to him.

---------------
Oooh, pointless drama!
I don't remember their user name but we had a very sweet and well liked portion as moderator. In the Skype chat for staff, a discussion about religion took place (for some reason?) and they were saying some not very kind things about what I and a couple other members believed.
I don't recall any of us being angry with her, but we did try to let her know that what she was saying was fundamentally wrong.
She got so upset that she quit. Before doing so, she changed her username to "Slug" and was never seen again.
It was weird.

I have a piece of art of Haunt as a Hydra monster with the other heads of staff sticking out. Haunt was wearing a strap-on and was doing very NSFW things to a bound and gagged Xylom.
It's one of my favorite pieces of fan art I've received to date. I have it saved in the same folder as my other art of my fursona. I just wish I knew who to credit it to.

Alkarious never left us alone.
Not after we let them off staff.
Not after we banned them.
Account after account was banned from them. They really couldn't let anything go and it absolutely baffled me to no end.
I've never said a bad word (or much of anything really) about them in public, directly or indirectly, but they always assumed that I was talking about them????
I commissioned them, made gift art for them and always thought we were on friendly terms, even for fun debates! But I guess they never saw it that way. O.o To this day, I have no idea what any of us did to cause that obsessive behavior and I genuinely hope Alk's been able to work some things out.
I was horrified to see Alk on staff after I left and just....I never saw any change in habits. We'll leave it at that. c:

It killed me to see the favoritism shown to Wolfie/Trouble.
Don't get me wrong, I adore them and their art! I'm so happy they've found success in Tumblr!
But as far as matching the style went, the very same criticism all of my staff received, theirs varied the most in my opinion. Still lovely, but the least matching.
And none o' y'all cared.
Why couldn't you guys take that attitude with my team?

Bexxy fired:
While this wasn't entirely my decision, I do agree with the actions we took.
I'm still on pretty good terms with Bex. She's made an amazing career of her art!
But at the time we were working on a Halloween event and while I understand things came up for her, she didn't pull her weight and the rest of the artists did the vast majority of the work.
This wasn't the first time it had happened with us and with motivation at an all-time‚Äč low for my team, we felt it better to reward another member with the head artist title.

These are just a few of the things that came to mind. c:

Spark Male



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:D



05/05/17 01:09.10 AM


Quote from Klaora

I have a piece of art of Haunt as a Hydra monster with the other heads of staff sticking out. Haunt was wearing a strap-on and was doing very NSFW things to a bound and gagged Xylom.

.... can I see?

sapnu puas
Klaora Female



Posts: 10146


What time is it?



05/05/17 01:16.02 AM


Quote from Spark
Quote from Klaora

I have a piece of art of Haunt as a Hydra monster with the other heads of staff sticking out. Haunt was wearing a strap-on and was doing very NSFW things to a bound and gagged Xylom.

.... can I see?


It's all saved on my old laptop! I'll try to get it off of there.
I'll send it to you on Facebook. :P

Jolty Male



Posts: 185


Stoney


05/05/17 01:49.09 PM


It's here:

NSFW, obviously.

http://i.imgur.com/qUwuUeh.jpg
chloe Female



Posts: 4


Bullsquid


05/05/17 06:40.56 PM


Quote from Jolty
It's here:



NSFW, obviously.



http://i.imgur.com/qUwuUeh.jpg

This is xyloms art
Kaix Male



Posts: 344


>__>

Valium


05/06/17 05:59.52 AM


why did doug
just leave like that

like sure this site may be somewhat crudt but like is had potential that's for sure. like it had a fairly big community and like no
doubt could make a lotta $$$ off it

un-mod me if u can. thank u xx
Cherry Female



Posts: 2577


minneyme


05/06/17 07:28.14 AM


Is there a link to some of bexxys new art ?



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Jolty Male



Posts: 185


Stoney


05/06/17 09:37.28 PM


Quote from Kaix
why did doug
just leave like that

like sure this site may be somewhat crudt but like is had potential that's for sure. like it had a fairly big community and like no
doubt could make a lotta $$$ off it


afaik we never actually got an answer. he just got mad every time we managed to contact him lol.

@cherry: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/bexxy/
Klaora Female



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05/07/17 09:23.09 AM


Quote from Kaix
why did doug
just leave like that

like sure this site may be somewhat crudt but like is had potential that's for sure. like it had a fairly big community and like no
doubt could make a lotta $$$ off it


My personal speculation from my limited interactions with him:

This was a side project/hobby as far as I can tell. This was a site he "put together over a weekend."
He owns several mortgage based websites if I recall correctly and this is pretty different from those. As a creative person that has a lot going on I can tell you that sometimes you just lose interest.

We offered to buy it so we could have full control multiple times but he asked for two THOUSAND dollars and wouldn't really budge on that number.
Small sites like this are /generally/ worth about six months of the income it generates. The two grand estimate was ridiculous.
He says that's how much time he put into it and that's all he wanted back. It was a site to sorta set up, get some cash flowing, and forget.

The money this place made, while I won't give actual numbers, was.... okay. Amazing it was much at all considering most players were children, but definitely not enough for one person to pay bills, much less a staff's salary.
And we eventually just refused to create more for free for Doug. We'd been had, folks!

But yeah, that's just my take on it. c:

Hex Other



Posts: 27145


Pixie Prince

Corinne


05/07/17 09:59.34 AM


Ahahaa I remember the Hydra art XD
P sure that's from the time when Alk, Xylom, and I were on good terms (at least from what I understood????) oh maaaan the toxicity this site added into my life was something else...

I at least got quite a few awesome connections through here and motivation to work on art!

So Kla, what time in the planning where you really excited for something? I remember bits and pieces of things //we// were planning for a while as well as tons of "it's gonna be SO COOL" stuff that all the staff I was chill with dished to me XD


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Seki Male



Posts: 57


Knowledgable

Lickitongue


05/07/17 11:14.15 AM


About a week ago I sent email to the one I know he still has registered at hotmail mail with what I'm seeing is used for 86 domains now, a lot are just camping on names that are big brands for like troll camping them hoping that a big business wants to buy the name. Like "FunnyMinecraft.com" and "DeadIsland2.com" so waiting for games to have sequels and stuff and just cash in on them buying the domain for a few thousand instead of the dozen of dollars. Certainly has a wide spread of names claimed. I figured I'd invest my free time playing around with revamping it if we did like before and just split anything the ad and offers brought in, since right now it's nothing and resetting a password for a few minutes to earn passive income of getting the site running again for months, I would think nobody would pass that up. I mean even if I nuked it and did something else with it, it'd still be better than just sitting here. Why make no money when you could make even a little with something you have to put no attention or care into.

I don't expect him to answer because yeah he got mad over anything taking up any time. I remember Bexxy finally did that last hoorah showing up and saying that nothing got done because they didn't have access to the master password, but I still had Doug on my steam and yahoo messenger and on the other site of his and I poked him about it and he said he'd go try to reset and give it to her again but he knew he gave it to her before when it transitioned to her so she just lost it and never got in touch again with him. Then he came around here and poked a bit and then got mad when in the forums I said "He wasn't so hard to get ahold of, even if I wasn't friends already on Steam or messengers, he's not hard to find." and then he and Bexxy took it as like bragging or something and got mad at me and his words were like "Well its only because he already had me friended from other stuff." ... uh yeah, and didn't Bexxy have you on messengers and phone and sms because you were working on art and other stuff for other projects and petrpg art? So why does preexisting contact matter at all? I gave him a weekend and most of the week so far just in case one or the other was busy. So either unlikely that he abandoned the email address or hasn't checked in a while, or he deleted/ignored my message. Usually though if you're the registrar for that many domains you'd want to keep an eye on that mailbox since you get important billing and buying notifications on it.
Sinful Male



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05/07/17 03:52.36 PM


i think you got onto me over some rule thing and i was rude to you, maybe? i have a horrible memory. anyway im sorry and just so you know you were my /favorite/ mod ever and i love u

Mood- Whining about being lonely but staying out of touch /w friends BC loser
Kaix Male



Posts: 344


>__>

Valium


05/07/17 09:50.20 PM


klaora: yeah that totally makes sense. but like as him like he just earned cash on the side for like doing like
nothing?
considering he ditched ages back and didn't rlly act like an admin and the mods rlly did most the stuff
like the dpoint system + ads and crud and not to mention the days when 60 ppl were online at the same time like that's like cash for nuthing?
i reckon being a mod on a small site like this doesn't need to be paid like a job wage (artists on the other hand are a complete other thing cos ya gotta always pay for art) but like..
hell ppl did mod work for free on this site for aaages., he woulda got tons of spare cash if he focused on this site. even if he just did minor touch ups and left for 300 years he woulda earned side money. it seems like a funny decision to me to just let a complete possible income to go just waste but idk the full story so whatevs

$2000 is way too much u right though. to be honest idek why this site isn't like down yet like expected it to be gone by now haha

un-mod me if u can. thank u xx

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