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  • Phil O'Keefe: Some Serious Questions

    Okay fellas,

    I just want to bring this to the forum's attention because I feel like a lot of decent people are making a mistake even if they are doing so with the best of intentions. One of our forums (HC) was robbed recently of all its decent features and we all feel bad about it and have sent many mojos its way. Julian has cancer, but that is beside the point.
      This forum has bit the dust and responded accordingly and Phil was just sitting watching it happen. When someone loses something that can post pics easily... it is reprehensible. So they took action! They got up and posted their hearts out on OTHER forums. Phil just relays messages to techs and bans the far too frequenct spambots and tells us updates are happnening. Here is a list of what has been promised:
     
    User Reviews
    More of these Graphical Avatars
    Better spam filterin
    Upgraded

    This is a large amount of effort and features promised to a poor forum that was robbed of its functioning ones. Phil has stated that he is working on improving the forum... Although he has already admitted that this new layout will never be as easy to use. We've heard a different view point that maybe this welcome more forumites after the bugs are worked out.

    I am amazed by the amount of community spirit shown in this forum, but I worry that our forum has been indemnified by its users AS WELL AS by Phil and the dreaded deserters, and maybe in the end people will have a bitter taste in their mouth for spending their valuable time with something that now has everything gone! This knee jerk reaction, though deplorable, may also prove to be in correct.

    Especially if Phil doesn't get his **************** in gear.

    If he is paid by his insurance company for the loss, will he chase up the forumites that this place has lost? Will he Kudos all our posts as recompence? What good is having a banhammer if there's nobody to ban!

    Not to mention... will Anderton even be here before this place burns to the ground?

    I felt this information should be in the public so people can make an informed decision when choosing to leave or not leave. Lets react with our minds and not our hearts.
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  • #2

    slow forum is slow. i just assumed it was to make it more mobile friendly

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  • #3
    i get the impression Phil is towing the party line a bit, but it's clear the reduced traffic is going to make this place a shell of what it was.

    i'm trying to contribute more at guitarampboard which has some familiar faces.

    my infinite patience for HCFX will maybe hold out for month.. but it's worn thin as it is, and i'm mostly just lurking instead of contributing..
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    • Fender&EHX4ever
      Fender&EHX4ever commented
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      gambit wrote:
      it's clear the reduced traffic is going to make this place a shell of what it was.

       

      Late 90s HCFX: Computer savvy FX enthusiasts are just beginning to find other FX enthusiasts to geek out about mostly vintage gear and some boutique pedals. Readers must interpret subjective and qualitiative descriptions such as "organic" or "sterile" or "lush" to get an idea about what some rare and vintage pedal actually sounds like.

      Early 2000s HCFX: Internet usage is proliferating and FX enthusiasts are now using the Internet for social media/communication, cock-fighting, chest-beating, but still a lot of gear-related dialogue. Other sites like ToneFrenzy and ModeZero emerge and offer actual soundclip demonstrations of sought-after pedals.

      Mid 2000s HCFX: Many of the old guard of HCFX'rs move on after a software blunder wipes out post-counts.  A new crop of gearheads and computer nerds (like myself) arrive. That coincides with a market resurgence of pedals around 2005, and a lingering optimism that the Internet is still going to transform the marketplace for musicians. Manufacturers like EHX and Digitech begin to include soundclip demos of their own at their websites.

      Late 2000s HCFX: Participation hits saturation while a whole new generation of young gearheads arrive and make HCFX increasingly less about gear and more about seeking attention and lulz. Posts begin to read less like soapboxes and more like text messages... succinct, encrypted, and basically without substance. Meanwhile, the economy is going bust. YouTube demos allow gearheads to do more than just 'type' about gear in a forum... now they can actually hear what that rare vintage pedal sounds like. Facebook becomes the center of the social universe and begins drawing away participation from forums.

      The last 3 years of HCFX: The novelty of the Internet and social media & communication reaches a platueau. The economy continues to suck. The kids grow restless and bored under the impending doom of a collapsing economy, and the old guard are getting older and realizing that there is more to life than reading memes and inside jokes, plus they are broke and can't afford to buy dozens of pedals each year anymore.

      2013 HCFX: vBulletin destructs, and a new HCFX must take its place like a great tidal wave sweeping away the fickle masses who now flock to other forums that offer little solace for their attention seeking needs. They occasionally return to tell us how much HCFXv3 and the new software "sucks." But in reality, the root of their frustration is much deeper.

      The world is changing, my friends. Change feels awkward, but time to embrace it anyways and figure out how to maneuver within it.

      That said, I'm grateful that Phil O'Keefe is still our moderator here, that Fender and EHX are still thriving companies, and that a few familiar forumites are still posting. It gives me a nostalgic and comforting feeling. Peace, Yo!

       


  • #4
    I like how you idiots think this is phils doing.
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    • macadood
      macadood commented
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      echodeluxe wrote:
      I like how you idiots think this is phils doing.

      just aim...i'm not sure what aim's vendetta is 


  • #5
    Oh echoD needs to take credit as well i guess. So echoD phil robo ryan urinate tom van deven and jiz on u etc took down hc. We cant forget echo d's part

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    • #6
      Wat kond of a scum bag would need to step up and take credit for that and prolly get some. Kushy job for it we can go on an on ...

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      • #7
        Yeah, exactly.
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        • hwaorang
          hwaorang commented
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          I think the forum would be a lot better if people would actually help instead of being whiny a-holes. It's not that bad really. You can still post stuff and have discussions/conversation. Also, this forum is free to use, so people could at least be grateful.

          But I'm all for blaming Phil. Even though he has very little to do with the current problems, he is bald. And it is a well-known fact that bald people, much like gingers, have no soul. So if we blame Phil, the Internet Gods will not be able to send him to computerhell. Thus no one is harmed. Flawless logic.

      • #8

        of COURSE the leader of the tits-sig trolls is the one to blame phil for the board's decline. how about stopping with the **************** posts/kudos threads/other bull**************** that drives peoeple way, stop ****************ing whining about how you don't like the board, and **************** off to somewhere else? or if you actually wanted this place to survive, I dunno, maybe try to participate in a way that helps the content of the board not suck so people actually want to post?

         

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        • bieke
          bieke commented
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          thre has not been much time and effort devoted to the forums the past couple of weeks (there's an update of what has been changed/worked on the past couple of weeks), I think all resources went into getting the reviews back up and running, this will happen in March

          I agree they still have a long way to go and of course Phil is not responsible for any of this


        • AimmarCair
          AimmarCair commented
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          nomenclature wrote:

          of COURSE the leader of the tits-sig trolls is the one to blame phil for the board's decline. how about stopping with the **************** posts/kudos threads/other bull**************** that drives peoeple way, stop ****************ing whining about how you don't like the board, and **************** off to somewhere else? or if you actually wanted this place to survive, I dunno, maybe try to participate in a way that helps the content of the board not suck so people actually want to post?

           


          Lol "Leader", I wasn't even the first to do it.


      • #9
        Phil should post a dickpic and show you how a real ****************storm is done
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        • #10
          fender&ehx yes forever
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          • #11

            This thread and threads like it are a perfect representation of first world problems.

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            • AimmarCair
              AimmarCair commented
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              I thought about porn links since they just seem to get ignored.

              This was a botched attempt at a parody of my first post/thread because I promised a ****************storm and I'd been up all night.

              Invisible man convinced me to do it since I had to go to hospital today/wouldn't be home at all. Sorry for getting your hopes up I guess.

              By the by, I DO contribute to this forum still unlike you filthy lurkers, standing by watching the cinders ebb away.

              Go suck an egg.

          • #12
            Aim is what's right about hcfx

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            • homestar_kevin
              homestar_kevin commented
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              This thread was worth it for Fender&EHX's timeline alone.

               

              That post should be a sticky


            • AimmarCair
              AimmarCair commented
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              goodhonk wrote:
              Aim is what's right about hcfx

              Your sarcasm is appreciated. More pls.


          • #13
            phil just kicking all kinds of ass
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            • goodhonk
              goodhonk commented
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              i for one didn't like the former hc and many of the forumites.  


          • #14
            Fender&ehx for pres
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            • #15

              People always talk about karma and I think HC is reaping what it sowed.  To many idiot young posters posting ****************.  Also Phil hasn't been on his game for a while now.  I'm glad to see this place so empty and I see Phil trying to bail out a sinking ship.

              Enjoy your karma, bitch!

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