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#1 cxwq

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:09 PM

I hadn't seen this before, but since there's no date I have no idea when it was posted. I was looking at the old Nerfaholics strips Grinch posted so I popped over to NO to see what Larry Chen was up to these days...

It's been over a year since we last "Returned", and there has been enormous interest in this site lately. How enormous? How about 150,000 unique visitors in the last month alone and seemingly almost as many emails?

It's also quite evident that this site, at this time, is a mere shadow of it's former glory from a few years back...


Full text at NerfOnline.

Funny shit, that.
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#2 Talio

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:23 PM

Madre del dios!

You know, this site reminds me of Keith Richards, it just won't fucking die! Really, kiddies, please don't encourage this, if you're going to submit somewhere stick to NHQ and NH, please, in the name of all things holy.

Not that I think this is going to affect anything, however I can see every member whose been here less then 3 months sending all their 1337 swat tactics and super secret gun markets hidden in Thrift Shops. I'm not asking you to save the content for our site or NHQ, I just don't want to see how ugly this is going to get.

It's all fun and games untill someones gets handicapped,

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:38 PM

Oh, that Larry character. I've been reading my old comics too, as awkward as that might sound. More of a study of how the humor, drawing, and writing has evolved over the years.

Reading that article gives me that unnerving and uncomfortable feeling I get from watching some flick like, let's say Night of the Living Dead 6. Not only are the actors undead, the title has ironically and inevitably lent itself into the nature and success of the series over the years, too. Funny how that works out...but it seems to be a popular trend.

Interesting, but funny. Funny shit, indeed.
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#4 cxwq

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 01:03 AM

Groove, I get the same feeling.

Of course, I also got the feeling that somehow this had all been set in order centuries ago. That somehow it's entirely appropriate that NO would come back now. That's when I realized the truth...


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Pay your respects now before it is too late...
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#5 Jangadance

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:59 AM

That. Is. Own.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 07:51 AM

I just soiled my pants.

My last respects would be... Please don't hurt us!

(That's some freaky shit Cx...)
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#7 Crankymonky

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 09:02 AM

Grinch owns NerfWorld, that would make it a Diamond I believe? He lives somewhere around there...
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 10:22 AM

I rember him saying he lives near Spanky.... like 10mins away or something.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:40 PM

...Wow. I'm reading Angels and Demons right now, too.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:41 PM

Holy crap, I wouldn't want to live in LA after seeing that.

THE MIDDLE OF THE NERFMUDA TRIANGLE!
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:53 PM

Many a Crossbow has disappeared in these waters, yarr...
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:07 PM

Many a crossbow have disappeared under a car.... I'm still sad...
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:10 PM

Quit wining, at least your crossbow still works...

Oh, semi2k...why? Why? it should have been my my dad ran over with the SUV! It should have been me!

I find what he's doing quite the halarious, I would be surprised if he gets 10 people a week looking at that site...ewww.

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#14 MysticFalcon182

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:12 PM

I miss good ol' NerfOnline. T_T
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#15 cxwq

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:21 PM

I'm glad I can say that Vacc and I bailed out before it was shut down.

That place went to hell quite some time before it officially died.

What Hal doesn't realize is that all relevance NO had was the sum of its users. Without Spoon, Vacc, Zero, Sniper5k, Yakman, etc, NO is... absolutely nothing.
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#16 Crankymonky

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:22 PM

Technically, it hasn't officially died.

Where else could you get Goo?

Oh right, I wasn't around back then.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:35 PM

all relevance NO had was the sum of its users. Without Spoon, Vacc, Zero, Sniper5k, Yakman, etc, NO is... absolutely nothing.

let alone that, but if Hal wants to get the site back to anything near its former self, he's got,
*counts on fingers*
... erm
*does math on paper*
... uh
*uses calculator*
GYAAAH!

well, something to the tune of nearly 3 years of articles, mods, etc. to catch up on.

at least it would be relatively neat for us to have NO back as it was back then. (believe it or not, I was there right as the ship was sinking)
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#18 Dark1337

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 10:05 PM

Nerfonline's forums died, when they switched it to x-forums, I think.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 04:53 AM

yeah, NO went down the drain right when I was gettin into the nerf shit, too.

it'd be funny if it came back when I did, as well.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 08:54 AM

Nerf Online.....brings back mixed emotions of my younger years....Nerf was a little more united back then.........(takes a long hard look at life)
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 11:36 AM

I think this pretty much sums up the current state of NerfOnline. My email to the administrator adress for NerfOnline.com after the site was submitted to dmoz.org:

Dear Webmaster, As the editor of the "Recreation: Guns: Toy: Nerf" directory in the Open Directory Project, I have decided not to list your site (NerfOnline.com). I feel that the site no longer serves the Nerfing Community in any way. All of the useful content at NerfOnline.com is available at NerfHaven.com where the majority of the original authors are still currently active. It would appear that NerfOnline.com now serves only two purposes: The first, to earn capital as an Amazon affiliate; and the second, to extend the portfolio of Bald Rocket Internet Productions at BaldRocket.com. If you can locate a more appropriate directory within the ODP at dmoz.org, I would be glad to forward your listing to that directory's editor to save you the trouble of resubmitting it. Sincerely, <name witheld> "Langley"<name witheld>[Kept in unreviewed in Recreation/Guns/Toy/Nerf]


Edited by Langley, 25 February 2005 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:18 PM

THE MIDDLE OF THE NERFMUDA TRIANGLE!

Fucking priceless.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:37 PM

Oh fuck....that was really funny....I need to read this shit more often

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#24 cxwq

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 12:38 PM

It would appear that NerfOnline.com now serves only two purposes: The first, to earn capital as an Amazon affiliate; and the second, to extend the portfolio of Bald Rocket Internet Productions at BaldRocket.com.

Beautiful.

I'm glad you find time to edit the dmoz directory. I was slacking, but it's probably best because of the conflict of interest. Can't really go on there and 'cool' my own site now can I?

Thanks for the cc - lovely email.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:23 PM

Hal has left a horrible taste in my mouth since he turned NO into a shit hole and eventually shut it down. The fact that he pretty much used it for a few years as part of his profile for a web design business eats my skin even more. Grant it, I would have understood if he had done that before Nerf Online opened, and then taken it off his portolio after the site closed. But to put up a shell of the former site is just plain insulting to the community in general. Not mention putting up the site under the name "Larry Chen" just proves he lacks the balls to show the community the traitor that he really has been all along. I'd be interested to know how much that Amazon store actually makes him.

I know I'm not submitting him any content. I submitted plenty of stuff when NO was still fully operational and it was never posted; bastard. I hope most people have enough sense to realize that.

The good memories I have of NO are permanently tarnished. Thanks Bald Rocket for ruining part of my teenage years. I hope your over priced web design fails.

Mad props to Langley fot telling Hal what I've want to tell him all along.
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