So why is this place suddenly so dead? It was pretty active what, a year, two years ago? What in the world happened?
And uh, the wordfilters don't exactly make the place welcoming to newbies (or people who haven't been here in a while).
The place will only get more active if people post. Sitting around waiting for others to rise to the role, when everyone else is doing the exact same thing, achieves nothing.
If you see something you think needs improvement (in this case, community activity), then take action! It just might inspire others to do the same.
Just describing the reasoning I've seen.
How come we don't have a delicious archive for TF2 fanfiction? It'd make shit a hell of a lot easier to find.
It's handy if you know the author's name, or the title, but the list doesn't detail pairing(s), and it only covers /afanfic/ threads to a certain date. So if you're only after genfic or non-adult material, there's still nothing.
To be honest, it would be amazing to have a database that is easily contributed to by users so updates and tags can be crowd sourced. I, sadly, do not possess the necessary brain components to figure this out and so I shall see myself out...
A wikia, maybe? I dunno, seems an odd thing to have a wikia for, but it was just the first thing that came to mind.
What about a giant googledoc spreadsheet? You can make those, right? I feel like I made one when I stage managed did A Christmas Carol.
Because then you could have everything sorted by title, author, character A, character B, etc., rating, additional tags.
This is something I've mentioned before, but I figured I may as well post it here. Hopefully this won't get ignored.
It seems like the chan really went downhill after the workshop board was introduced. Before that, everyone got the same amount of hilarious, brutal criticism for their art because it was all in the same place and there was no metaphorical short bus. People who had terrible art were ripped to shreds and given a decent amount of criticism, while the 'good' artists were also given criticism when needed. That was what I used to like about this place. There was no hugbox, and the boards were way more active. Less whining was had and everyone had more stupid fun. It wouldn't be so terrible if people weren't forcibly thrown in there.
Will the mods ever consider getting rid of the awful hugbox that is /workshop/? What are your opinions on this?
Bring back /workshop/, but bring it back as a board where you can get critique on any artwork you do, not just TF2. The only reason I've stopped posting my artwork is because I took a sabbatical from TF2 artwork.
I love getting crit, even if it makes me feel like I'm never going to improve sometimes.
But the problem of the board never getting used will still remain. Though I can totally get behind the idea of a place to put offtopic art and share with this community.
If memory serves correctly, we already have a thread for arts on /offtopic/, but I think it was a general thread (as opposed to a single artist's) which might not be what you're after..?
If you are happy with sharing a thread with others for critique, I can check with the mods if a workshop/bootcamp thread on /offtopic/ would be the go (maybe along with partner threads on the ontopic art boards again?). iirc we had them before workshop was started to give people a place for their own improvement threads... but the board ended up getting no traffic.
tl;dr - art bootcamp threads again, this time with an /offtopic/ version?
Maybe. It'd give me an excuse to namefag, at any rate.
The Mancraft server is now available! To learn more about its features and to see an overview of the map, please visit http://mancraft.tf2chan.net
Mancraft is a whitelist server, so if you wish to connect and play, please leave a post in this thread or ask a mod in IRC or Steam Chat to be added.
If you have played in the previous Mancraft server, then you don't need to ask to be added again. The previous whitelist has been carried over to the new server.
Happy building, guys!
mancraft has been updated
mancraft's subscription also ends in 2 days
Could I perhaps be whitelisted? Username is dead_litebulb.
i have some bad news...
RIP good buddy ( ._.)7
Sincerely, /v/.(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)
Figured we should have a new thread for the TF2chan Mantrain once more, considering the Man-Caboose had to be laid to rest. The Man-Caboose fun/event server had to be put down due to lack of player participation and lack of player interest.
On top of that, I would like to remind everyone that we do have a voice server for you guys to hang out in and chat. Information about it can be found on the Servers tab on the front page of the site. The voice server is currently set to host Ventrilo. However, if popular opinion prefers it, I can set it to host Mumble instead. So let me know what you guys want!
Back to the TF2chan Mantrain, the server now supports the maps that the Man-Caboose held. However, they are not a part of the normal mapcycle and as such, require a Mantrain moderator to change it to a map that the Man-Caboose used to have.
The following 'fun' maps are listed as follows and requires a Mantrain moderator to change the map over to them:
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I'm not sure if there is some kind of bug or if I'm just supremely unlucky, but lately it seems that when I try to play on the Mantrain, whenever my team would win everyone would lose connection. Not trying to sound like I'm whining or anything, it's just even after the group announcement that it was fixed, it just happened. Just thought I should let you know it's still crashing.
Just wanted to stop in and say I had a lot of fun with the reunion party event tonight. It was enjoyable, and I hope to see and attend more in the future.
The Mantrain has been moved to Chicago, a neutral server that'll provide fairer ping to our friends on the West coast, compared to the New York server that it was hosted on. Pings will be fair all-round for both West and East coast players, and for Canadian players (averaging 50).
New server address: 126.96.36.199:27015
The server has also been updated with more fun maps to play on. Just simply RTV to play them!
As always, I am always open to suggestions. Just send me a message on Steam or reply to this thread.
As I'm sure some of us will agree, /gmod/ has been especially full of shit lately, if not all the time. This thread will begin in mods-only-land, then be moved to a more general location if necessary.
What I propose is that we make some guidelines for /gmod/, to prevent people from posting what is essentially absolute garbage with no redeeming qualities, while still allowing for those who put in minimal effort and get something acceptable. The image I show you here is related, in that I myself made it several years ago within the span of maybe 20-30 minutes, yet it is still a decent scene. As such, I propose we enact some regulation/restriction/what have you to /gmod/, and actually set some sort of guidelines on the question of "How low quality an image will we accept?"
It's REALLY not that hard to make a simple scene like this, especially considering all the new tools that are around since back in the day when GMod was free, but I'm seeing people posting things that are worse than MY old crap, and it annoys me.
Hum... So let's see what we have.
A tutorial thread (posing/editing), a source thread, a texture and modeling tutorial too I guess...
We could have some kind of project too, as a rp done with gmod? That would be interesting, I've done it before on tumblr and it was fun because it was interactive and challenging~
Also, a critique thread, maybe?
There's not much else to say I think... hum.
Sounds good then. If you're all waiting for a verdict here, I would suggest getting the threads you want started properly, and if any issues arise then I'll try to get it taken care of. All that I'm actually waiting for in terms of official stuff from Kumori is whether or not I can delete the shittiest quality stuff off /gmod/.
Alright, I'll try to start a couple threads then.
Hey tf2chan. I'm new here and I was a bit bummed out to learn that the porn boards are named/described in an androcentric way, which means that they assume everyone looking at this chan is male.
If it's relevant, I'm not male and I feel excluded and ignored because of the board names and descriptions. It would be cool if they could be changed. /gay/ isn't gay for me (/tits/ would be), so /dicks/ or something else that clearly describes the content in a non-androcentric way would be a better name imo. And /tits/ is a pretty accurate name for that board but the description is still androcentric so it would be nice if it could be changed to state that images/drawings of females/genderbends are welcome there.
These are all just suggestions and I haven't contributed anything to this site so I can't expect you to follow them but it would be nice.
Pic is actually related. I'll check back on this thread and reply to insults, I guess.
You'll find, Anon, that a majority of the people here are not male either. The people who named those boards, in fact, were female. So you'll have to forgive us if we don't see what's exclusionary about the name of those boards when we know that that males are actually in the minority on this board.
I'll be honest with you. I don't see the board names changing. I'm not in a position to change them, but I have my doubts that the administrator will see fit to change them either, especially at the request of the new Anon in town. You are probably going to have to deal with boards being named /tits/ and /gay/. If you can't deal with that, then I'm sure there are other places out there that can fulfill your needs.
If other chan members who have been here longer see the need for change, then something might happen, but this is a slow board and I seriously doubt that a lot of folk will care much about what the boards are called, ESPECIALLY /tits/ and /gay/ which aren't active boards.
So yeah, I wouldn't get your hopes up, Anon.
The gender of the users is irrelevant. Someone can be androcentric or any other form of discriminatory regardless of their gender.
>So you'll have to forgive us if we don't see what's exclusionary about the name of those boards when we know that that males are actually in the minority on this board.
I'm correct here about the board names and descriptions being androcentric. Your ignorance is your own choice and it would have taken a simple google search to learn the meaning of the word "androcentric" before posting nonsense.
I had hoped this *chan would become more inclusive and less discriminatory as a result of my post but I didn't expect it. Enjoy your uncivilized boards- I'm off to somewhere else. Pic related.(Don't let the door hit yer dirty feminist ass on the way out.)
Tumblr would love to have you, I'm sure, 'cause we sure as won't miss you.
I should have been tipped off by the fact that you were asking a board celebrating an androcentric game would be androcentric that this would be a pointless discussion.
Topic closed. Any more of this carebear shit is getting banned. It's about time TF2chan started being a fucking chan again.
This month's birthday party will be sometime around Halloween, so it'll coincide with the Halloween stuff that will be going on. It'll be a Halloween party with Halloween maps and anything else Halloween related.
The party will be in the Mantrain Caboose, but the Mantrain can also be used, because the server will likely be passworded anyway for the duration of the Halloween madness. As always, micspam is welcome, as long as it's not played over anyone else's, and doesn't rape anyone's ears. Halloween micspam is especially welcome. I'm not sure who has their birthday in October besides Karnickel and some of my friends in real life and family members, so please, if your birthday is in October and you'd like us to celebrate, post in this thread. Also, let us know what you want for your birthday, whether it be a game or TF2 item. It could also be an item from any other game if you would prefer. Post in this thread even if your birthday isn't in October to help us schedule an exact date or dates for the party.
Everyone is welcome to attend, as long as they're friendly and ready to have fun.
I wish my birthday was in October, so I could have a Halloween themed birthday. I'm so jealous of you guys :V
My birthday is on the 9th. I'll have to keep an eye on this thread, too. I only really leave useless comments every now and again so I won't ask for presents. As for dates I don't really mind when it's held. I don't think I've played on the chan's servers before so I'm still working that part out.
Just a update everyone who wanted to give me a cappers capo need to know, that now in this very moment i´m in the possesion through a dear friend of mine of this item.
I kinda feel now like i OWN him something for this....
So guys...I've been really busy this month, so someone else might have to manage the parties. It should be someone who's on here and in chat way more often than I am. I don't wanna disappoint anyone anymore.
On a side note, I've decided on this weekend for the party. It's the last weekend in October, and the Halloween update will be going on most likely, so the Mantrain will likely be passworded anyway. The Mantrain Caboose will be used for derping, but the Mantrain can also be used. I'm sorry for not being here more often to set up the party. I hope whoever decides to be in charge of them does a much better job than me.
Hectic-Heathen: crowded in here
Hectic-Heathen: we're going to spill over the edge
[#e]Perrydotto: Waaaah no
[#e]Perrydotto falls from the border of the world
[#e]Perrydotto: NOOOOooooooo ...
LESBIAN COMMUNIST ZOMBIE: muffintop CJ
Hectic-Heathen: perry you're on the bottom you don't have anything to worry about
Hectic-Heathen: well, except for suffication
Hectic-Heathen: but other than that you're good
[#e]Perrydotto: It's dark down here
[#e]Perrydotto: And kinda stinky.
HAI-HAT: http://damnyouautocorrect.com/img/porn-with-chicken.jpg seeing "mom" at the top is an indicator this is about to go horribly, horribly wrong
ATF_Eximplode // Medic4Mexi throws a rope down
[#e]Perrydotto: Oh, thank you Exi :D
Hectic-Heathen: I always eat my chicken with a side of porn
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10:27 PM - Ashe: http://img.lulz.net/src/4arms.png
10:27 PM - Ashe: :V
10:27 PM - Viivus: huh
10:29 PM - Caer: can anybody say prolapse
10:29 PM - Ashe: loprapse
10:29 PM - Ashe: ropelaps
10:29 PM - Caer: poreflaps
10:29 PM - Ashe: aplropes
10:30 PM - Ashe: Dammit
10:30 PM - Fluttershy Medic: espalpesois
10:30 PM - Ashe: I give up
10:30 PM - Fluttershy Medic: SHIT
10:30 PM - Caer: pspprlapaps
10:30 PM - Giggles Oak: You're terrible at this
10:30 PM - Fluttershy Medic: espalorp
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5:02 PM - MaxOfS2D: > as long as I have something to jerk off, ashe can go to hell
5:02 PM - REBBPUNZEL: but it's dirtyy
5:02 PM - MaxOfS2D: oh baby
5:03 PM - MaxOfS2D: excellent job google
5:03 PM - REBBPUNZEL: wha-
5:04 PM - MaxOfS2D: google doesn't know about my french idiots
5:04 PM - MaxOfS2D: *idioms
5:04 PM - MaxOfS2D: fuck
Also if anyone knows why Max is still constantly antagonistic to me, do tell. Is it just because he's French? :V
10:15 PM - F: it's time to show you RELEVANT FURRY PORN
10:15 PM - Ashe: pls no
10:15 PM - Ashe: pls
10:15 PM - Ashe: i surrendur *-*
10:16 PM - F: http://d.facdn.net/art/adjot/1314938115.adjot_buttlovers.png
10:16 PM - Ashe: Needs more vending machine
10:44 PM - F: http://sadpanda.us/images/706330-TNJQD3X.png
10:44 PM - Ashe: :D
10:45 PM - F: that was way too much effort for such a simple joke
Also we had just watched Criken videos