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There’s a plugin I had called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper is retarded, and did exactly the wrong thing. Now Gatekeeper is fired. Please feel free to comment at will.

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  1. robohara says:


    Wait, now there’s one. Ffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu …

  2. Ryan Russell says:

    No. I’m all insulted now.

  3. Jon Ray says:

    A BBS documentary without me in it!? Arrgh.. I was there too as a kid in the 1980s calling BBSes, later in the early 1990s I ran my own BBS on PCBoard out of OKC, OK. I’ll have to check your work out sometime.

  4. Drew Wallner says:

    Here’s a test comment and an amusing coincidence…is it just me or does the airbrushing on this van look a LOT like the box art for The BBS Documentary?


  5. Decius says:

    Why is comparing Gatekeeper to disabled people pejoritive to Gatekeeper? Are you assuming that retarded people are inherently less able than others?

  6. jan says:

    oh no, he used the R word!!

  7. Eru says:

    And server has some misconfiguration… Error 500: Internal server error (not in all files)…

  8. Decius says:

    I’m not objecting to the use of “Retarded”. I’m objecting to the fact that he is contributing to of the name of a group of people being used in a pejoritive manner.

    If I apply [socio-economic class] ‘logic’, the two might be the same thing, but I’m sure you can rise above your [race] roots to overcome your typically [religion] attitude.

    But I don’t think that using personal identifiers as pejoritives is acceptable, and I tell others so.

  9. jenna says:

    >>But I don’t think that using personal identifiers as pejoritives is acceptable, and I tell others so.

    Just because of you I am going to start using the word retarded a lot more than I used to. I’ll start here. Decius is retarded because he does not know how to spell pejorative.

  10. Tiger says:

    Yeah, he is definitely acting Retarded by posting that. I’m offended!

  11. nimbus says:

    Spilling pointless hostility on the Internet is like competing in the Special Olympics.

  12. Gene Buckle says:

    …and nearly as entertaining to watch!

  13. hip0 says:

    Hi Jason, I decided to mirror I’m not quite sure, if the site is completely mirrored but I’ll do my best to do soon. My machine is located in Bulgaria. Considering that no mirror is available there I believe mirroring it to have it here would be a nice idea. Please check out what I have as a mirror until now.
    Please write me on my mail if it’s okay to have the mirror. Thanks in advance!


  14. Decius says:

    Community standards do not maintain themselves: They’re maintained by people actively applying them, visibly, in public.

    Nor is it useful to insist you’ve been personally insulted when someone comments that one of your claims was wrong, or that his views differ. Those are loser attitudes.

    I’ve dealt with far worse than someone calling me names on the internet, for less than calling out a minor dehumanization.