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By Patrick following x   2018 Jan 7, 2:05pm 3,323 views   221 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I'm working on making it easy to spin up new clones of patrick.net under different domain names.

Anyone have a particular love of a topic and want to be a co-founder of a clone based on that topic? You'd be moderator-god, and own half of the rights to the domain name and the database (the source code would remain open source and available to the public for free). I do the tech, you do writing, moderation, and marketing.

The goal would be to build traffic and revenue (probably advertising) and then sell the thing ASAP, splitting the proceeds.

If you're interested, what topic would it be, and do you have a domain name to use?

#patnet

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121   anon_313db   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:28am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Problem is we have politics as entertainment here in america. People are personally identifying with politicians and painting on them as artists on blank canvass. However, I prefer sports and movies for "entertainment" to politics. And I am not the only one.
122   anon_aa05b   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 11:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Why is this comment from Iwog in comment jail?

CBOEtrader says
Well Iwog just in this thread you blame sniper for SubOink leaving when suboink 1) posted 2 days ago and 2) specifically labelled your handiwork as a reason for being unsatisfied here.


Nope. You're just trolling again. You're lying again.


CBO’s point #2 is a demonstrable lie (just look at suboink’s comment I quoted), so Iwog was entirely accurate in his response.
123   anon_4480e   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:29am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

iwog says
You're on the list too Goran. I know who you really are.


@Patrick, please muzzle this dog. This behavior is totally and completely unhinged.
124   anon_45790   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:30am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

FYI,

I read all jailed comments by intelligent posters, like iwog and errc.

FP
125   anon_92d11   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Sniper says
iwog says
I have 35 followers.


You're hanging your hat on these 35 followers. Let's check that list to see how active they are:




Looks impressive, how many still come here?


So iwog thinks the list of followers makes him special here? Over half barely made any posts and over 2/3rds have maybe a dozen. It's almost seems like some profiles were created just to have a follower.

iwog says
anon_aa05b says
Have to say though, there’s not much point in saying you have 35 “followers” as some kind of supportive argument these days - I very much doubt there are even 35 people left posting on here.


It's the history of this website. This used to be a place for the exchange of ideas and opinions. That's the normal beginning in the lifecycle of a forum because you get a random cross section of civilization. They are polite. They get along. They contribute.


Your followers contribute? Where?
126   anon_313db   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:31am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Goran_K says
So, what's the stats look like?


A rather disproportionate number of threads lately have been dedicated to pointing out the excesses of this powerful group of american politicians knows as "SJW"s, a group of university campus gliterratis who are likely challenged to withdraw $300 from a local ATM machine. A true scary force in our democratic process via the toilet wars....
127   anon_aa05b   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 11:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

CBOEtrader says
Goran_K says
Now let's play nice ok?


Say it w me Iwog. "I respect Trump supporters." Consider it the first step in your rage-a-holic program.

On what grounds does he need to do that? I don’t notice much respect coming in the opposite direction....
128   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:32am   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

iwog says
I'm the only one on the fucking site that even crossed 10 and I have 35.


So you should have no problem building your own thing somwhere else. But you can't. Hence you're crawling back to Patrick, but instead of being humble and apologetic you are re-entering as the same pompous baboon in duck feathers demanding some kind of special treatment. LOL.
129   errc   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 11:34am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Sniper says
CBOEtrader says
TwoScoopsPlissken says
Mods being told to Fuck Off? Is it ban time yet?


Amazing to watch the pure vitriol toxicity of Iwog, juxtaposed by Gorans patience... all while Iwog is calling Goran every name he can think of.

This is a rare unhinged display, even for Iwog. This is an amazing lack of self awareness.


Just remember, it's everyone else's fault that the forum has gone down hill? Just ask iwog, he'll tell you that, it's not him.


I think it’s mainly your fault

You dox people
You harass posters if you think they’re not in your tribe

Hell you probably broke some laws when you called Roberto school and snitched that he had a gun

You live to harass people and stifle free speech

Why @patrick allows you to continue after banning you previously is very strange
130   iwog   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 11:35am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
So you should have no problem building your own thing somwhere else. But you can't.


It's a waste of my time and talent.

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
Hence you're crawling back to Patrick,


ROFLOL

Do you know Patrick and I hung out in Vegas? We used to have wine together in San Francisco. We've done patrick.net meetups several times. I know some of his other friends as well.

We had a falling out apparently but you think I'm crawling back? I'm trying to fucking save his fucking website while y'all are cheering it while it burns.
131   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:37am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

iwog says
We had a falling out apparently but you think I'm crawling back? I'm trying to fucking save his fucking website while y'all are cheering it while it burns.



Iwog, you seem like a nice guy. I mean that honestly.

But you come off very hostile and toxic on Pat.Net.

Would you honestly act like this in person? I've seen your pictures, I'm going to go ahead and say you probably are a lot more polite in person.
132   Eric Holder   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:42am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

iwog says
you think I'm crawling back


It's painfully obvious.
133   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:43am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

iwog says
Go fuck yourself.

Getting rid of you is necessary or this site is finished. You are despised here and not just by me. An entire thread full of people gave specific reasons why you shouldn't moderate anything and everyone was ignored.

You're a braggart who posts your own bank account screen shots. You're a liar who gets caught repeatedly. You're a sociopath who has learned to turn on the charm while switching to bully mode if you're given the slightest opportunity.

At least Piggy is simply a mindless tool who lashes out. He's too stupid to know what he's doing but you're not. What you do is intentional.


Man cut down on the sodium, fatty meats, and maybe drink water instead of soda.

You're raging hard man. it's difficult to watch you melt down like this.
134   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:47am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

iwog says
As I said before, and others have also chimed in, I'm going to be read even in comment jail.


That's fine but I'm worried about your health. Physically and mentally.
135   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:52am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

iwog says
Nope, not a chance. You're just using mock concern to troll. You're a sociopath. A real one.

Others have recognized this also. JustMe even called you out on it.


I'm being dead serious.

You're constantly angry on PatNet. That's not healthy. You're not in very good physical shape, you're not young. This is not a good combination. I've known people who have died from stroke who were younger than you.

Just relax man. We're just trying to have a good forum where people can discuss topics without getting into flame wars.
136   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 11:54am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

iwog says
Goran also constantly goes anon just to pile on. He's a fucking cancer Patrick, how the fuck do you not see this?


I've never posted anon. Patrick can confirm this. I don't have multiple accounts either (unlike you). I'm just Goran on PatNet and that's it.
137   Nomograph   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:26pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Iwog is 100% correct.

I used to be an active member of Patrick.net. I first joined in the mid-2000's when the housing bubble was in high gear, and this site was devoted mostly to real estate and investing, with politics and other topics also being discussed.

The Patrick.net community was quite diverse at that time. There were plenty of women who actively participated, and people who self-identified as white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, liberal, conservative, religious, atheist, and everything in-between. There was lots of spirited debate with many viewpoints.

I left Patrick.net about six years ago because the site lost its way. Patrick decided that he didn't want to discuss real estate anymore and since then the site has completely devolved into a place for angry men to engage in flame wars and cyber bullying. I occasionally visit Patrick.net for a chuckle, but the bottom line is Patrick.net is completely devoid of content that has any depth, weight, or meaning.

I can't image a single thing that would attract a useful new member to this site. I can't imagine a single thing that would attract a woman to this site, which eliminates 50% of the population as potential contributors right off the bat. I imagine the small number of participants who remain are white males. I would never recommend Patrick.net in its current state to anyone, as it has no value that I can see.

If I was Patrick, I would seriously consider what made Patrick.net successful in the past, and why such a small number of people participate. How can you capitalize and build upon your previous successes, and discard what is clearly not working? What can change about Patrick.net that will bring content of depth, weight, and meaning and attract a higher quality of user?

Personally, I would consider a complete reboot. Delete everything and everyone. Put in categories that normal people are interested in, such as real estate and investing. Allow people to re-register as they will but feel free to delete users who are clearly just trolling; they will take over like weeds again if you let them. Allow posters to moderate their own threads and delete racist, misogynistic, and overly sexualized content. Without judicious moderation normal users will be driven away. Make Patrick.net workplace friendly so people can read it during their lunch breaks. In other words, take out the trash and grow a site that isn't an embarrassment.

If Patrick would implement these types of changes I would come back, and I'm sure many others would as well. The ones who would leave are people you don't want.
138   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Hmmm reboot sounds interesting. I could make a write-only archive of the old content, then start over being just about housing and investing, strictly no politics.
139   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 12:39pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Even when iwog is pissed and at his nastiest, he at least has interesting and original points to make. That is what has gone downhill about this site lately - lack of interesting content.
It's nice to see that people like Nomograph still check in around here once in a while. It means that there is hope of building a valuable community again.
140   anon_92d11   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:52pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
iwog says
I'm the only one on the fucking site that even crossed 10 and I have 35.


Iwog is still beating his chest about these 35 followers?

anon_92d11 says



Anyone else would be embarrassed about claiming a list like that.

Talk about reaching.
141   anon_92d11   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:53pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Sniper says
iwog says
PEACEandGOODWILL says
What was that again about backing up your suspicions with proof?


I PROVED that he doxxed Roberto repeatedly. I had the screen shots although the thread had been deleted and edited.

He was not just doxxed. He was doxxed in a torrent of hate and bullying and personal attacks. I had it all copied and I gave it to Patrick and Patrick temporarily banned him.


Talk about absolute lies and false assertions.

Yo-u were tasked MULTIPLE times to post proof of your assertion, and ran away EVERY time. Does telling a lie over and over eventually become true?


@iwog,

I'm certainly interested to see this information, since you made this claim over and over. You can redeem yourself if you reposted it, maybe that would help your credibility here. Otherwise you're just as guilty of lying that you accuse everyone else of doing.
142   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 1:01pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

anon_92d11 says
Sniper says
iwog says
PEACEandGOODWILL says
What was that again about backing up your suspicions with proof?


I PROVED that he doxxed Roberto repeatedly. I had the screen shots although the thread had been deleted and edited.

He was not just doxxed. He was doxxed in a torrent of hate and bullying and personal attacks. I had it all copied and I gave it to Patrick and Patrick temporarily banned him.


Talk about absolute lies and false assertions.

Yo-u were tasked MULTIPLE times to post proof of your assertion, and ran away EVERY time. Does telling a lie over and over eventually become true?


@iwog,

I'm certainly interested to see this information, since you made this claim over and over. You can ...


He doesn’t have any proof that Sniper/CiC made a call or otherwise notified Roberto’s place of work about anything. Hence he answers my question by saying Sniper/CIC doxxed Roberto which is impossible since Roberto put out EVERYTHING about his personal life on the internet including place of work, residence, and a whole bunch of other dumb shit.
143   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 1:22pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

Ba hahahaha!

They picking on me Patrick!!! They the bullies!

Wahhhh!
144   iwog   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 1:23pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

PEACEandGOODWILL says
Ba hahahaha!

They picking on me Patrick!!! They the bullies!

Wahhhh!


This "conversation" is what you are protecting.
145   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 1:36pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

I know this might be a bad time to ask, but have you given any recent consideration to sending me your tax returns?

iwog says
CBOEtrader says
What was it you said about calling someone a liar w no evidence?


Wow.....the troll wants to go round and round........

Tell us again about the well known left wing activist. I called you a liar, I proved it, you cannot offer a rebuttal, and you respond with just more trash. This is SPECIFICALLY why the forum is fucked. I can go down the list with a lot of you. Goran, Sniper, etc.
146   CBOEtrader   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 1:55pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

I will not be a part of a forum in which people attack others the way Iwog is doing in this (and every) thread.

Civility must be the standard.

If @patrick wants to grow a thriving community, i highly suggest you take out the toxic Iwog trash. He's the most destructive force in this forum, by far.
147   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 2:06pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

iwog says
The problem isn't the format and it's not the structure of the website and it's not the moderation. It's the people. The forum was distilled into the worst visitors who have shown up here and most probably banned everywhere else they tried to set up shop.

Listen Patrick, you need to listen.


Iwog I challenge you to join another public forum, act the way you're acting here, and not get banned after day.
148   DoofusRicky   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:06pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I do believe I have meandered into a hornet's nest.
149   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 2:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

btw, I am a member of two other forums (one a firearms forum, and the other a GM Trucks forum), I have not ever been banned or even suspended at either one.
150   Onvacation   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:13pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

iwog says

Another good example of you trolling. I enjoyed watching you call about 5 separate individuals who weren't me "iwog" and "not iwog".

I'm back because

How can you be back if you never left.
The days of calling people stupid on patnet are over. Argue ideas not personalities.
151   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 2:16pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

HappyGilmore says
CBOEtrader says
Civility must be the standard.


lol. Civility is in the eye of the beholder. I consider lying and trolling uncivil. Stalking and posting personal info about users is uncivil. Making everything personal is uncivil.

In fact all of those are significantly more uncivil than cursing.


We’ve already fully established that said subject already posted his own personal info so you can knock it off with that fabrication.

As to the rest, why do you continually tongue massage IWOG’s nutsack? He is continually guilty of all of that.
152   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 2:17pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Damn, and here I was supposed to be turning a new leaf this year.
153   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 2:18pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

HappyGilmore says
I don't imagine you have as much occasion to troll on a GM Trucks forum as you do on a politics one.


I don't troll on any forum.
154   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 2:18pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

iwog says
PEACEandGOODWILL says
Ba hahahaha!

They picking on me Patrick!!! They the bullies!

Wahhhh!


This "conversation" is what you are protecting.


Calling out the king troll for being a hypocrite is plenty worthy speech.
155   HappyGilmore   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (4)     quote      

PEACEandGOODWILL says


We’ve already fully established that said subject already posted his own personal info so you can knock it off with that fabrication.


No, it's not a fabrication. CIC clearly stalked him, looking up particular houses he owned, student evaluations of him, etc.

PEACEandGOODWILL says
As to the rest, why do you continually tongue massage IWOG’s nutsack? He is continually guilty of all of that.


So, again, this is civil but calling some who lies, a liar is not?
156   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 2:21pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

iwog says
Just like 4chan right?


Yes, that's the only forum I think you could act like this and not be banned.

Thanks for proving my point.

(as an aside, aren't you a little old for the 4chan crew?)
157   iwog   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 2:23pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Onvacation says
Argue ideas not personalities.


This made me spit out my water. Did you even read this thread?
158   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 2:24pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

You are a true dingbat. Roberto put his personal info out.

Stop lying.

The uncivil button is there. Use it.0
159   HappyGilmore   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

PEACEandGOODWILL says
You are a true dingbat. Roberto put his personal info out.

Stop lying.

The uncivil button is there. Use it.0


Nope--there is no uncivil button for me.
160   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 2:28pm   ↑ like (9)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Btw notice how the IWOG initial argument that CIC/sniper called in to Roberto’s work has morphed to doxxing and now simple stalking.

And said stalking, if true, consists of a google search with ZERO digging.

Typical of IWOG and his toting underling tatupu fabrications

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