Facepunch/Knockout Forums - A "welcoming" gaming and lifestyle community

ScatmansWorld

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Knockout
(or until 2019 Facepunch) is a declining community once built around Garrys mod and now cantered around validating trannies. While once a major forum with some cultural influence in the early 10s, its now a virtual nonentity populated by people who have fallen into masturbation and nostalgia. Over 90% of the userbase were there ten years ago, and in the intervening years have picked up hobbies such as crossdressing, porn, and drugs to stave off the inevitable.

Most of the users are either has-beens who once made memes like the subway porn edits or are instead powertripping janitors who enforce the modern orthodox line. This is to say that they ban people constantly, constantly insult and berate their userbase, and encourage numerous pornography and “confession” threads where people brag about their disgusting fetishes. The forum itself serves as a sort of minigame you alt-tab into while the users wait for the people they groom on discord to send them nudes.

While Facepunch itself originally ran from 2005 to 2019, Garry ended up getting married sometime between those two dates and soon resolved to delete the forum after the birth of his child. Around a tenth of the remaining userbase then fled to “Knockout”, a microcosm of the most insane that old Facepunch had to offer with none of the talent. Knockout was originally owned by the Brazillian “Inacio”, who later gave up control to a moderator junta (he has since abandoned his creation entirely to its fate).

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This junta is headed by Uncle Jimemma POWERWORD Johnathan “Johnny” Towle", a former marine with a sociology degree with the self-importance and impotence to match. The useless Janny of Minneapolis, this longtime crayon eater threatens legal action on numerous forum trolls. He routinely phones the police to demand they do something about the people who constantly doxx and make fun of the lolcows on his forum. https://knockout.chat/user/314

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Next is former mod VenomousBeetle POWERWORD Conner also “Ricky” – As white and wealthy as his hometown of Noblesville, Indiania, this socially concerned janny is so reviled and hated by the users that Jimemma had to recently remove his janitorial privileges out of embarrassment for constantly shitting up threads. https://knockout.chat/user/2411

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One of the members of the “tranny triumvirate” is Zillamaster55 POWERWORD Abraham “Mabry” Moller-Jacobs – a drunken bipolar troon from Rockford, Illinois. Routinely driven to alcohol by anything bad or good he reads in the news. A coomer with violent rape fantasies, he is often found whining about the state of the world, his life, or the people he bans. https://knockout.chat/user/11906

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Coyote POWERWORD Jaz Odenhammer-Eklund or DEADNAME Carl Eddie Chris Odenhammer-Eklund – A troon of mild note who once worked for Starbreeze (of Payday 2 fame) doing trailer animations for a few weeks prior to being fired. He constantly shills opinions so progressive that it pisses off the already far-left userbase, a difficult feat to top. Otherwise he is a typical tranny who posts selfies of himself naked with his cat nestled against his malformed tits on discord. https://knockout.chat/user/11607

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ThePinkPanzer POWERWORD Jakob Anthony Zaborowski - A failed vidya developer most widely known for the mod "The New Order: Last days of Europe" for Hearts of Iron 4, which has a community of its own in another Kiwifarms thread. A Knockout regular with a failing streaming career of which the biggest highlight was accidentally showing his bestiality porn folder to his viewers. A massive egocentrist with a cult of personality he actively encourages, his other activities include flirting with teenaged girls and giving interviews to any journo with a pulse. https://knockout.chat/user/6073

Notable events in Facepunch/Knockout history include the following:

The existence of a based cabal which formerly directed Facepunch in the late 2000s to early 10s. Known as the GMF or Gold Members Forum, they ran doxing campaigns, made fun of trannies, and shared pirated vidya with one another. Eventually a butthurt Indian medical student “Zoneslyvania” (who was made fun of by the GMF for stalking female forum users and saying he wanted to “chew on them”) and the trannies teamed up to blackmail and later purge the GMF, bringing in an era of social justice and accountability. Zone was later caught promoting antisemitism and calling people niggers in discord.

By the early 2010s separate threads for furries, LGB, and trannies came to the forefront of Facepunch (to give an idea of how much has changed, the first crossdressing thread in 2011 was met with disgust and horror). These dark times saw the rise of coomer threads, in which at least one of them (the aptly named “What turns you on thread”) had a tinychat grooming ring in which posters solicited nudes from underage minors. This was quickly shut down, but skype and discord conversations of the Facepunch/Knockout community since have kept up the tradition.

Tudd Fudders was a user who in the later years of Facepunch voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. He became notorious as whenever users challenged his support for Trump, he refused to apologize. At some point, even mention of his name would cause posters to froth at the mouth in rage whenever he posted. Eventually when Facepunch was finally seized by the trannies and then deleted by Garry, he was finally banned and has since retired from internet trolling. Despite this, there are still users on Knockout with PTSD from him three years on.

This brings us to today. Here is a small selection of the best Knockout has to offer:
Fetish confessions/bragging (very common)
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Massive coomer interests.
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A user admits to having child porn on his computer.
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Best for last:

Old OP:

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(Sarcastic response towards people preferring Discord)
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It seems the Facepunch forums have risen from the dead, so now’s as good of a time as any to start a Facepunch Forums/Knockout Forums thread.

What’s your experience with the Facepunch forums? Have they changed for the better or for worse? What’s some of your fondest or most heinous memories? Are they just a worse SomethingAwful knockoff? Is Garry Newman an insane masochist for bringing it back instead of just letting it die?
 
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frozenrunner

And you thought 2020 was a lousy year!
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Changing how Garry's Mod worked in which way? Are you talking about making it cost money or using steam workshop instead of toybox?
Steam Workshop, yeah. I had a ton of models and maps downloaded and couldn't figure out how to use them anymore, and instances I had saved just wouldn't load anymore.

Steam Workshop is great, but that was a really badly handled change that I'm sure annoyed a lot of users. Also, Rust is fucking terrible. Garry can kiss my ass.
 

Coolio55

<(0_0<) <(0_0)> (>0_0)> KIRBY DANCE
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0 references to "My hot wetdream" or that time someone attempted to get people to work on his sonic futa fetish models.
Disappointed.

Also fuck garry for now including spyware in his shitty JBMod ripoff that stole code from the original.
 

ScatmansWorld

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Also fuck garry for now including spyware in his shitty JBMod ripoff that stole code from the original.
IIRC Garry's Mod used "Steam analytics" to view player data like hours played and IP addresses etc, and recently he decided to switch to GameAnalytics which does the same thing but is third party and separate from Valve. People still freaked out over this and Garry had to reassure them it wasn't invasive spyware.

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Coolio55

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BlazikenLover

GNU + Linux fatman
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Facepunch changed for the worst, I get what kind of community Garry was trying to make but it ended up making a bunch of smug elitist insuferable cuntish children. The jannies he hired were some of the worst unqualified power trippers (maxof2sd comes to mind) and the forums got filled with trannies in latter years for some reason.
As for Gary he is an idiot, as much as I dislike knockout for being filled with the same tranny jannies I couldn't stand they are right in being pissed off at Gary pulling this. Why? Because the cunt spent 4 or so years remaking the damn site only for him to pussyfoot with "iunno if I want to keep the forums up, they are costly" for nearly a year until he pulled rhe plug, during that time he managed to piss off what became knockout even further.
Garry is an unfunny cunt who thinks he is hilarious for pissing off his userbase in the faggiest of ways, then turns around and plays dumb when people call him out for the cunt he is or leave.
Two events that come to mind are the minecraft subforum, an admin made one to please people then garry threw a fit and deleted it, there was a lot of drama surrounding that and the subforum was restored. The other involved making a big spectacle of banning NSFW content, aaround the same time Rust was getting big, big thinker there, there was a sort of witch hunt against coomers (who mostly kept to themselves in their own threads), I'm sure a lot of people left after that shitshow.
Lastly I remembered jessecar used to be on facepunch, I wonder how many more groomers got their start there.
 

Coolio55

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The other involved making a big spectacle of banning NSFW content,
They never checked the dragon thread apparently ...or is this a case of (((they knew)))???

Also, Maxofs2D is a legendary grade faggot. His constant meltdowns mean even knockout take the piss out of him. I'm pretty sure he's turned on literally everyone who's worked with in the past. (Including the one big thing he had a small part in, the project leader of "A Hat in Time")
 

BlazikenLover

GNU + Linux fatman
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They never checked the dragon thread apparently ...or is this a case of (((they knew)))???

Also, Maxofs2D is a legendary grade faggot. His constant meltdowns mean even knockout take the piss out of him. I'm pretty sure he's turned on literally everyone who's worked with in the past. (Including the one big thing he had a small part in, the project leader of "A Hat in Time")
I remember the dragon thread regulars complaining about it, don't recall the specifics though. I believe they moved to a steam group or skype afterwards.
As for Max I am aware of how much of a faggot he was/is, first having slapfights with mechatheslag over a server with a bunch of custom weapons and gamemodes. I recall the reason he was made into a janny simply being "he is helping garry with animations in gmod/rust" and I don't quote me on this, but I believe he got little work done.
I am aware he worked on a hat in time yet I don't recall any drama regarding that.

Another guy I remembered was one of the TF2 subforum regulars, can't remember his username but dude was (in)famous for posting update threads and would whine if anyone else did so. At one point he had a meltdown over reddit for something trivial, then got endlessly mocked and banned for posting his opinion on a news post about a kid who accidentally shot himself.
I wonder if there are any archives because at this point I'm going off on what I remember or was told.

Edit: found the guy, his name was wickedplayer494
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The guy moved onto the tf2 subreddit where he became a mod, then in 2019 people started a petition to remove him from the position citing the then 3 years old post. He is supposed to be on knockout now.
 
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OmnipotentStupidity

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The guy moved onto the tf2 subreddit where he became a mod, then in 2019 people started a petition to remove him from the position citing the then 3 years old post. He is supposed to be on knockout now.
It was actually a bit more autistic than that: they had the subreddit vote for kicking Wickedplayer494 out, after Wicked himself asked for mods to do this during an argument where they pointed out no one liked him, and then he stepped down in a "You can't fire me I quit" bitch move. That should be where the story ends...

...But then the old moderation team from the subreddit's inception then used Wicked stepping down to stage a subreddit coup, where those votes were taken to mean ALL the new guard should step down and anyone who even mildly defended Wicked was to be kicked out (including a subreddit favorite, TheSpookiestUser, who was one of the best mods who quite literally did nothing wrong and actually gave a shit about the community), with the old mod team reinstating themselves and the old rules.

As for Wicked himself, he's moved onto the r/globaloffensive subreddit for his autistic update posts (even though none of the users like him) and is still just as power-trippy. His recent escapades involve sending several anonymous reports that flooded the moderation staff's modmail over a user who made a thread before him, citing "threadjacking WILL NOT be tolerated" as a reason for this user to be banned, alongside constant sperging on Twitter over the past year whenever a prominent community member posts about an update, be it information about a new update (supported by Valve themselves finally becoming more active on Twitter at that point) or new information about an Operation.

Solely because he doesn't want anyone talking about it EXCEPT him. ...Crazy motherfucker even speaks about himself in the third-person, like a bot. I'm honestly surprised no one's made a thread on him yet. Dude is a weapons-grade narcissist, a massive prick, and legitimately obsessed with Reddit karma to an unhealthy degree.
 
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