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This thread started life merely about Something Awful splinter site Something Sensitive, but things related to Something Awful have become so disastrous that I've decided to change the thread title and the topics covered within. From now on, this thread shall be the place for Something's Awful and Sensitive and all other drama related to them and their various spawn. The OP has been left below in unedited form for the sake of posterity and transparency. Other important material shall be added as it comes along.
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Original Opening Post - May 20th, 2015

It's no secret that Something Awful's been going downhill for years, metastasizing into the enemy of everything it used to be. The site's now a haven for butthurt, SJWs, moral relativism, twattery, and the worst elements of the Internet left. It just doesn't get the same attention as other places because you have to pay to post on the forum.

This has led to much discontent among those who used to frequent the forum, the most notorious of which was the Something Awful Sycophant Squad. Long since defunct, SASS was notorious in its own right for containing many of the same problems that plagued SA, only from the right wing instead of the left.

However, what that story doesn't tell you is that SASS lives. Much in the same way as PUAhate metastasized into Sluthate, SASS has bloomed like the corpse flower into Something Sensitive.

Non-ironic anti-Semitism, non-ironic racism, the edgiest edgelords; SS has everything you could want, as long as your goal is making a thread for this forum.
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@Jaimas's Dirt - October 12th, 2015

I gotta give some insight here, from the few Goon contacts I have, most of which have been giving me info during the Nyberg incident, but to hear them tell it, there's an ongoing, vicious war between subsets of Something Awful. This comes from some Goons themselves, so, as ever, take this report with that in mind.

The old guard, including Lowtax and most of the not-shit mods, want to be rid of the pedophilia-supporting, identity politics-pushing bullshit we all know and loathe. They want to get back to the way SA once was, where it was just making fun of the internet for being the internet. To hear my Goonfriends tell it, the SocJus shit got its foot in the door the same way it got into almost every other community that remotely leans left: by exploiting their tolerance of other views. The SocJus fags were able to slip under the radar, and suddenly, you have a full-blown occupation on your hands. At first, nobody really minded; most of them paid their cash and most weren't too bad yet.

Operative word being yet. Over time they rapidly showed their true colors. Things got harder and harder to ignore...

...And then the Pedophilia began.

The thing is, by this point, SA is so thoroughly infested that even with multiple near-complete mod-purges and countless banhammer swings, the problem just isn't going away, having become a canker at the heart of Something Awful and one that's survived countless attempts to burn it the fuck out. SA's die-hards are devoted as shit, but they're in a catch-22 because they can't just burn the site down to start over. If they do, they risk losing everything to the same idiots that are, in their eyes, trying to occupy and ruin shit. More than that, they're economically vested in it due to the cost of membership, which means most of them are locked down in this nonsense.

Which brings us back to Something Sensitive. It originally began as a sort of containment zone for the people who got banned (usually for being shits), but it increasingly wound up catching traffic-flow from SA amongst the worst of the people SA wanted to be rid of (again, the Goons assure me, Pedophiles; all evidence supports this given what we currently know).

Indeed, almost every member of the Pedophile Defense Force is a former member of SA and the overpowering majority (Kirtaner, for example) got their asses banned from Something Sensitive as well, which lends credence to this theory. The Goons believe otherwise, but I worry that SA might be too infected to save without burning everything to fucking ashes and starting anew with new leadership. Here's hoping they're right. As much as I personally dislike SA, I prefer to remember the good times, and we can hope that now, as SocJus is losing pretty much everywhere, the ripples will be felt in Something Awful, but considering the insular nature of the site, and how that openly appeals to the people in question.... Well, they have their work cut out for them, to say the least.

Also SASS was run by Weev of GNAA fame, IIRC.
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@Cynical's Dirt - October 13th, 2015

After checking out SS, not to deny @Jaimas' account, but here's how the SASS members see things.

According to SS, Lowtax never gave a damn about the SJWs "pozzing up the place", as they call it. So long as they gave him money, he was content to fuck around in an ambien and boxed wine coma. He also never gave a shit about the pedophiles until he had no choice but to deal with it.

His mods and admins are basically a self defeating horde of losers who essentially run the place like feudal lords with their own semi-autonomous fiefdoms, and so long as Lowtax gets money, he lets them do what they want.

The mod purges were a result of outside pressure, no internal effort was ever made that had any impact until outside parties like SS goaded them into it.

Examples:

Loosechanj: A creepy asshole who treated female goons like pieces of meat (rating their hotness in a screencap known as Looschanj.txt), and it wasn't until Lowtax got hassled about the creeper did he finally demod the guy, he otherwise went unpunished for years.

Aatrek: A simple Google search of his real name would have revealed his past. The "Mods Knew' meme from that incident was based on the assumption they had to have done so at least once during the five years he was a mod, otherwise that means SA is run by total dumbasses who don't do background checks.

Call Me Abey: A complete douche (one time buddies with Aatrek) who basically was an unfunny prick and SJW white knight. Finally got demodded when he made comments about the penis of a teenager on Twitter (who called a bunch of SJW feminists on their shit) and he got a lot of on and offsite shit for it no one could ignore, him included.

There are more examples, check their doxxes, but the common denominator is that SA did fuck all about these idiots until they had no choice, according to SS.

SASS obviously has axes to grind, so take the above with a grain of salt, but from where I'm sitting, it does have more than a few grains of truth.
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@Lowtax himself joined the forum in July where he was immediately mocked off the site due to being overly presumptuous that we'd both take him for his word or care about him at all. I didn't even update the OP on this development untiltwo months later.

I am apparently not supposed to post here because "it's the worst" according to another internet person, but I already have and it didn't seem like the worst , so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong.
This is kiwifarms bud, we don't really trust many people claiming to be someone or the other. The reason I said all that was because if mean words on the internet bother you enough that you wanna leave you can, don't have to tell everybody that you will leave if the words don't stop because that just seems like you are trying to get us to be nicer. I get that its a waste of your time if its just insults all day but give it some time, like 2 people said you suck big deal. Enjoy the forums.
lol he flounced already

He lasted longer in the ring with Uwe Boll.
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@Dynastia appears to have a history with Something Awful, and mocked @Lowtax relentlessly for a failed dox attempt on our sites users and his amateur boxing career.

Okay, exceptional individuals ; here's some content.

This weird thing Lowtax does where he screencaps me instead of quoting me like a normal person?

That was him trying to ip grab you all, presumably so he could ban you from Something Awful if you post there or whatever. Lucky for any goons we have an automatic proxy.


Open it up and check for yourselves. Then throw on a VPN and follow the link.


And then never doubt me again you fucking exceptional individuals lol.

@Jigglyjogglers @Alec Benson Leary @autism420

Where your salty dumbrates now hahahaha
Getting into a doxing war with Kiwi Farms is kinda like getting into a boxing ring with a trained, professional boxer what kind of idiot would do that.
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@Super Collie summed up why @Lowtax bothered putting up with a notorious creep named Shmorky, whose thread is linked below.

Lowtax saw a meal ticket in Shmorky. The guy was a complete mental disasterpiece but he had a very distinct countercultural art style that fit in nicely with the overall "look" that he was trying to make for Something Awful. Lowtax was willing to overlook Shmorky's shortcomings for as long as it would remain profitable and in his own best interest, then kicked him to the curb when Shmorky's literal high-pitched REEEE'ing became too much to handle.

Face it, we'd all have done the same thing if we were Lowtax.

I think it's amusing he actually came here seemingly so random. Honestly I think it'd be neat if he stuck around as a regular user but I guess he had some ulterior motives or something.
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Lowtax eventually returned for an informal roast, Q&A, and Shmorky discussion. SoSe founder @Dog-O-Tron 5000v5.0 also joined the site and proceeded to kick off a storm of autism which landed my thread the "Infected," "Diseased," and "Plagued" tags in rapid sucession.

@Doctor Jizzmopper is the faggiest, butthurtiest autist of this point. Is in desperate need of a hooker and a therapist.
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Something Sensitive user @Bubbacat comes along in an attempt to chill the autism. He seems cool, and I wish him luck.

Just stopping by to say long time lurker of the farms and member at SS. I wanted to say it sucks to see any kind of friction between our sites. I would like to apologize for any sperg outs you have had to absorb during this whole shit pile. And I wanted to speak for the silent majority of SS who are not posting here or even in SS threads. The overwhelming majority of us did not rush the thread and only followed it closely for answers and content. Please keep in mind that the outspoken voice of a few do not stand for the many. A lot of our member base comes from our anti sjw stance and never even went to SA or care a thing about the past drama.

I think this went bad because it was a chance for some people to get to speak to lowtax for the first time ever. In some cases, there was a explosive decompression of sorts based on the fact that many people remember the hey day of SA and took it personally when Catladies destroyed one of the greatest humor sites on the net. Just look at all the spin off sites that came from SA. Some straight up trolled.

A couple things in response to a lot of the perceptions I have seen in the threads...

Most of us have our SA accounts. Many are still active posters. At SS, we have an extremely strict do rule of no contact irl. Period. Anyone who breaks it is banned. No exceptions. There has been absolutely no members of our website openly contacting any SA mod, admin, or Lowtax. Especially family. That is the only thing that bugs me in Lowtax's recollections here. We have absolutely never participated in any death threats, accustations, or irl harrassment. If for some reason we were named the culprits, it was based entirely on assumption or a troll, the same way 4chan would blame 9gag. The only single exception to irl contact was when a confirmed pedo was found to be working with children. And I cannot even say who it was or if it was a member of SS. I just know that even that contacted wasndebated over hundreds of posts, discussing if we should violate our golden rule. Anyone who does irl harassment or posts contact info is banned. I cannot stress this enough. SS doxxnet members have even pulled doxxes off of SS due to hearing about irl contacts, even when it was not people from our site doing the contacting.

Most of this is pointless to cover anway because Doxxnet is dead. The ironic mods and cat ladies have all moved on and pedos were ousted. There is no desire because we don't even know who anyone is over there anymore.

I just wanted to come here to stress that in all my years at SA, SASS, TNE, or SS, not a single member has come forward as doing any of the accused horrible irl contacts. There is zero tolerance for it. And not only would they be banned, they would be ostracized because it is just not cool. /Sperg

You guys really are doing gods work here. And I hope this is not the start of bad blood. SS is essentially in slow downward spiral and will ultimately end up as a bunch people who pay hosting fees to keep the dysfunctional but decent friendships we formed over the years intact. There are some seriously funny people at SS. Don't form any misconception that we are a hate fueled machine that exists only from feeding on SA drama and ironic racism.

And seriously Lowtax, no one at SS did any of the irl contacts you refer to. The only connection I can piece together is when KIR did something messed up and he only cane to TNE at the time because he was he'll banned or something at SA. We never claimed him as our own either. He was harassing you long before he chose other offsites.
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Other Threads of Interest

Shmorky / David Kelly / Daisy Kay
36 year old Something Awful throwaway, babyfur, abusive tranny

Jacob Hope "Jack" Chapman / JesuOtaku

Self-loathing weaboo redneck. Blew her way to ANN gig. Goon and troon.

Sarah Nyberg / @srhbutts / Sarah Butts / Nicholas Nyberg
2809 UNION ST MADISON WI 53704-4513 USA

Sarah Nyberg / Srhbutts
Internet Defense Force - It's Okay To be a Pedo As Long As He's Trans/Anti-GG
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To-do List.

Confirm @Lowtax for anti-vaxer.
 
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What do you mean by non-ironic? Cause I flipped through both those threads and it's wall-to-wall shitposting. I've seen more serious posts from Jon-Nyan. I've seen more serious posts from CatParty.
I guess it's the same way you can tell that Sluthaters are being serious to a degree when they post a dozen images from their gay porn collection in their sig. Not to mention a decent mod'd curb the shitposting if it wasn't both something they wanted and something they sort of agreed with.
 
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I guess it's the same way you can tell that Sluthaters are being serious to a degree when they post a dozen images from their gay porn collection in their sig. Not to mention a decent mod'd curb the shitposting if it wasn't both something they wanted and something they sort of agreed with.
So it's serious racism because when people are clearly not being serious then that's secretly what they're serious about?

Ironically, that's a far more accurate example of irony than 'lol niggers :^)' could ever be.
 

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So it's serious racism because when people are clearly not being serious then that's secretly what they're serious about?

Ironically, that's a far more accurate example of irony than 'lol niggers :^)' could ever be.
Well, one good way is to see how they respond to people making fun of them for being butthurt edgelords. Satire's often difficult to detect until you see how people respond. Even then, sometimes the whole thing's still an elaborate joke, and those involved were just really good at keeping a lid on things.

If only there was a really good example of such things to point out, possibly in the form of a thread on this very forum. If only I could be instructed by a true commanding presence on what said example is.
 

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Well my question is why did these SS boys not let something awful just die? It was indeed something awful and should have been left alone to die alone in the dark corner of the internet.

These guys are just trying to revive a corpse at this point with their forum.
Something Awful's still successful enough. Hell, it'd probably warrant a thread if it weren't for the paywall.
 
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How, pray tell? They're a huge internet forum, the only way you're extracting content is cherrypicking opinions 'we' don't agree with and hold it as a testimony of a monolithic website being dumb. Does Something Awful have people who are lolcows? Definitely. Is the website itself a lolcow? Not by a long shot.
It got beat up by Uwe Boll. That's pretty humiliating. Only a lolcow would get beat up by Uwe Boll.
 

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How, pray tell? They're a huge internet forum, the only way you're extracting content is cherrypicking opinions 'we' don't agree with and hold it as a testimony of a monolithic website being dumb. Does Something Awful have people who are lolcows? Definitely. Is the website itself a lolcow? Not by a long shot.
Well, the website itself has completely turned against what it used to represent. That's pretty funny itself.

Besides, there have been whole sub-forums dedicated to parts of the internet that produced less noteworthy content. Look at the Entersphere sub-forum.
 

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Well, the website itself has completely turned against what it used to represent. That's pretty funny itself.
SA is a private owned entity that has no obligation to preserve it's original site culture. Yeah, I was upset that SA wasn't as funny as it used to be and that they chose to moderate along the SJW lines, but the website itself isn't a lolcow, you're casting your net far too wide and in the end you won't have any lolcows, just content that is cherrypicked to represent a 200 000 strong website.

It's like trying to 'lolcow' an entire country because they have a goofy government.

I don't like SA, but the site containing lolcows and them being a really tiny majority =/= the entire site being a lolcow.
 
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Small nitpick

It's no secret that Something Awful's been going downhill for years, metastasizing into the enemy of everything it used to be. The site's now a haven for butthurt, SJWs, moral relativism, twattery, and the worst elements of the Internet left.
This was probably around 2010 that it got this bad to the point I would encounter hipster SJWs IRL that would talk about reading SA yet respond with a "psh, don't even" when asked the coded goon question. A few years later when I checked back Lowtax had thankfully began restoring the forums' state to it's exceptional shit-posting goatse-tricking glory days. The site was founded by a man who's life dream irrc was to be an old man in his 40s calling people faggots on the internet. It's not quite as good as it was in the beginning, but it's leaps and bounds better than what is was, and it's more or less an internet clubhouse for late 20s/30-somethings who never forgot how exceptional the internet is. tl;dr, OP is a fag
 
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SA is a private owned entity that has no obligation to preserve it's original site culture. Yeah, I was upset that SA wasn't as funny as it used to be and that they chose to moderate along the SJW lines, but the website itself isn't a lolcow, you're casting your net far too wide and in the end you won't have any lolcows, just content that is cherrypicked to represent a 200 000 strong website.

It's like trying to 'lolcow' an entire country because they have a goofy government.
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Blah, blah, blah. . . .
Goddamnit, would you shut the fuck up about Something Awful deserving its own thread or not?

This thread is about Something Sensitive. I've put up a poll for weather or not SA also deserves its own thread, but I won't act until I get clearance from a mod. Now can we please get the fuck back on topic?
 

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Goddamnit, would you shut the fuck up about Something Awful deserving its own thread or not?

This thread is about Something Sensitive. I've put up a poll for weather or not SA also deserves its own thread, but I won't act until I get clearance from a mod. Now can we please get the fuck back on topic?
How about you post some actual screencaps or something to get this thread on topic then?
 

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