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[#] Wed May 08 2019 22:02:11 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I can see this is important... 


This is how this works... 

I am your sysop - Paranoid Delusions, also known as PiddlyD, The Walkin' Dude, Metallica, Donovan Colbert and various other names. Whatever you call me, I have probably been called worse. 

Who are you elsewhere, and who are you here? 

It'll help clear the air. Or... just be mysterious. 






[#] Wed May 08 2019 22:21:27 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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New Account
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Who is you?!? 

You must be someone close to my heart. 

Welcome home. 



[#] Wed May 08 2019 22:25:43 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Seriously. Who are you?!? Tell me. You might get Aides! 

What is a good thing, bro. Don't worry. You'll like it. 

 

 



[#] Wed May 08 2019 23:17:08 MST from TheDave

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I'm The Dave.  I speak English.



[#] Wed May 08 2019 23:34:18 MST from Wangiss

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I go by Wangiss because it's a character I wrote who I realized was my idealized grandfatherly future self. Just kidding. I did name the character that, but I invented the name originally as my character handle for Half Life: Counterstrike. As you may have guessed it's a portmanteau of humongous wang. Because Counterstrike is for penis jokes.



[#] Wed May 08 2019 23:52:00 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm Paranoid Delusions. AKA MetallicA. Aka The Walking Dude, Aka PiddlyD those are the major ones. Real name Donovan Colebert
I've been at this shit for a while. I go by so many names. I have forgotten more than I remember. 


This is my BBS. It used to be very expensive to do this. Now it is cheap. Dirt cheap. It used to be the box cost me $2500. Today the box costs me $45 and $2500 is $250. 


So it is pennies on the dollar. But here we are. Use it. Make it your own. Make your corner of it. If it isn't illegal, I won't censor it, no matter WHAT I think of it. I won't protect it, either. If trolls show up, you have to figure it out. Or you can make it private. Whatever floats your boat. 

This is YOUR place on the web. Get that? And I'm so neutral. I'm not. I lean right... but I'm not gonna fuck with you. Bad form. 


So... here we are. This is it, this is me, and this is for you. Own it, shape it. Build it into what you want. We're NEVER going to censor ANYONE. Not Communists, not White Supremacists. They can ALL have a room here, as long as it is legal to express your opinion. Those are my rules, more or less. Don't like them? There is somewhere else that agrees with you. Go find it. Leave us the fuck alone. 

 






[#] Thu May 09 2019 09:29:32 MST from IJ

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I'm IJ, I act as a foil for PD.




Q: What would happen if The Walking Dude became a zombie?
A: He'd be The Walking Dead.

[#] Thu May 09 2019 10:16:33 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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*groaaaaan*

:D

 



[#] Sat May 11 2019 21:19:23 MST from TheDave

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I don't see a way to make new rooms, but I'll contribute in any rooms other people make I guess.

My first handle was Aragorn on Bantoom back when I was 12, because I was 12.  I later changed it to Kamikaze Chipmunk, which I still use as my hotmail account.

More recently I've been using the names Dalthariel on Steam, Leylia on Battle.net, and Talmoranquar on less savoury websites that I don't want linked to those other names.

Here I'm just The Dave because that's who I am and I like it.



[#] Sun May 19 2019 13:39:08 MST from BodenMaddox

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BodenMaddox, Zydol, BKB, Brent Barrett

Author of Novucivitas and ATKeep. Member of the SacCit team for a bit.


[#] Sun May 19 2019 22:50:11 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Welcome, BodenMaddox. I don't want to gush - but I'd like people to understand how important your contributions to Citadelphia were - that without your contributions - not just in writing the code of Novu but in assisting me in getting it up and running - that The Santiarium/Amiga Archives would instead be The Thing That Would Not Be. ;) 

The Meadows brothers were equally important - I think - but the 3 of you were the driving force in making Citadel what it was in 916. 

Thanks for "dialing in". 

He also writes books. SciFi books. They're quite good - and he probably wouldn't plug himself - but you should look into his real name on Amazon and buy a copy. They're to me - kinda Ender's Game-ish. Worth a read if you're reading along. 

 

 

 



[#] Wed May 22 2019 07:16:39 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I've been IGnatius T Foobar since 1991, Inspector Gadget before that (since about 1982). 

Even among my closest companions I don't reveal who I am "elsewhere".  During my brief (about a year) time on Fecesbook, some terrorist asswipe from Pakistan didn't like something I said online, and he followed me from Facebook to Twitter, from Twitter to LinkedIn, from LinkedIn to my employer, and sent an angry "fire this guy" email.  Thankfully we were a much smaller company then, and I escaped with a mere slap on the wrist.  Ever since then, I *never* use my real name, or my favorite Citadel handle, in the large forums I still frequent (mainly the Disqus comments sections on various web sites ... I refuse to use Fecesbook and I've been kicked off Twitter so many times that I don't even try to get on anymore).

Citadel for the win.



[#] Wed May 22 2019 10:38:29 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Wed May 22 2019 07:16:39 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

I've been IGnatius T Foobar since 1991, Inspector Gadget before that (since about 1982). 

Even among my closest companions I don't reveal who I am "elsewhere".  During my brief (about a year) time on Fecesbook, some terrorist asswipe from Pakistan didn't like something I said online, and he followed me from Facebook to Twitter, from Twitter to LinkedIn, from LinkedIn to my employer, and sent an angry "fire this guy" email.  Thankfully we were a much smaller company then, and I escaped with a mere slap on the wrist.  Ever since then, I *never* use my real name, or my favorite Citadel handle, in the large forums I still frequent (mainly the Disqus comments sections on various web sites ... I refuse to use Fecesbook and I've been kicked off Twitter so many times that I don't even try to get on anymore).

Citadel for the win.



It must be something about Citadel that attracts guys like us. 

I'm far less careful. I've had numerous death-threats going back to... well, the dial-up Citadel days, now that I think about it. Got into it with one online user who ended up getting arrested by the Sac PD after driving around in a car full of explosives for several hours shutting down highways everywhere he went. 

I would probably have used a pen-name when I was writing semi-professionally for a while, if I had a chance to go back and do it over. 


Here I discuss doxxing in 2013. 

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/career-management/an-decidedly-creepy-story-of-how-social-media-can-impact-your-life/

T
his whole "side-net" or alt-net idea surrounding Citadel boards for online communication is very appealing to me. It is off the radar of a mainstream I find increasingly troubling. Thank you for keeping Citadel alive, IGnatius. 

 



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[#] Tue Jun 18 2019 14:45:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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And it does have to be a loosely organized network.  If my Citadel suddenly fell into the mainstream eye, it would be massively attacked by the establishment, and they'd ruin my life.  (Also, I work at the hosting provider where it's located, so my job would be at risk even though I didn't break any rules.)

So it does have to be bigger than one site or one organization.  It has to be an infection of liberty and free speech that keeps spreading uncontrollably.



[#] Wed Jun 19 2019 01:25:21 MST from TheDave

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Tue Jun 18 2019 14:45:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

And it does have to be a loosely organized network.  If my Citadel suddenly fell into the mainstream eye, it would be massively attacked by the establishment, and they'd ruin my life.  (Also, I work at the hosting provider where it's located, so my job would be at risk even though I didn't break any rules.)

So it does have to be bigger than one site or one organization.  It has to be an infection of liberty and free speech that keeps spreading uncontrollably.

This is exactly the spirit of the internet that makes me proud to be one of the grognards.  They can never stamp us all out.  They can never shut us all down.  If the shut down the web, the BBS will rise.  If they shut down the BBS, we use the sneakernet and altnets.  Rebellion only dies when people give up.



[#] Thu Jun 20 2019 15:26:13 MST from Wangiss

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Wed Jun 19 2019 01:25:21 MST from TheDave

 

Tue Jun 18 2019 14:45:05 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

And it does have to be a loosely organized network.  If my Citadel suddenly fell into the mainstream eye, it would be massively attacked by the establishment, and they'd ruin my life.  (Also, I work at the hosting provider where it's located, so my job would be at risk even though I didn't break any rules.)

So it does have to be bigger than one site or one organization.  It has to be an infection of liberty and free speech that keeps spreading uncontrollably.

This is exactly the spirit of the internet that makes me proud to be one of the grognards.  They can never stamp us all out.  They can never shut us all down.  If the shut down the web, the BBS will rise.  If they shut down the BBS, we use the sneakernet and altnets.  Rebellion only dies when people give up.



Sidenets galore forever and ever.



[#] Sat Jun 22 2019 15:40:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I hope they can never shut us all down. I think first - we have to make practical sidenets that don't have to exist with the grace of authoritative DNS servers and Domain Registrars and monitization platforms and ISP ToS agreements. Those are the problem, right now. 


Technically, Cox can shut off my Internet for running this, I think. If it became a political hot potato for some reason, they certainly would at least force me to shut it down. 

 

 

 

 



[#] Sat Jun 22 2019 19:28:48 MST from TheDave

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Sat Jun 22 2019 15:40:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions

I hope they can never shut us all down. I think first - we have to make practical sidenets that don't have to exist with the grace of authoritative DNS servers and Domain Registrars and monitization platforms and ISP ToS agreements. Those are the problem, right now. 


Technically, Cox can shut off my Internet for running this, I think. If it became a political hot potato for some reason, they certainly would at least force me to shut it down. 

I only see the ISP as the problem there, the rest of it can use IP addresses with no names.

"Oh man, have you been to 145.16.12.52 yet?"



[#] Sun Jun 23 2019 08:35:17 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sat Jun 22 2019 19:28:48 MST from TheDave

 

Sat Jun 22 2019 15:40:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions

I hope they can never shut us all down. I think first - we have to make practical sidenets that don't have to exist with the grace of authoritative DNS servers and Domain Registrars and monitization platforms and ISP ToS agreements. Those are the problem, right now. 


Technically, Cox can shut off my Internet for running this, I think. If it became a political hot potato for some reason, they certainly would at least force me to shut it down. 

I only see the ISP as the problem there, the rest of it can use IP addresses with no names.

"Oh man, have you been to 145.16.12.52 yet?"



 



[#] Sun Jun 23 2019 08:36:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sun Jun 23 2019 08:35:17 MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

I only see the ISP as the problem there, the rest of it can use IP addresses with no names.

"Oh man, have you been to 145.16.12.52 yet?"



 



This is the punk dilemma. In order to be authentic, a movement has to be small and only available to the people willing to put the most effort into being part of that movement. 

As long as a movement is "authentic," it has a very difficult time being *effective*.