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The PokéCommunity we know is finished

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 07:55 AM by Forever
Updated September 22nd, 2011 at 08:17 AM by Forever

In a few hours, many of you will be leaving PC. Many? Make that almost all, in fact!

I found this information out ahead of time, and I have come to spread the message before being suppressed by the new... the new, yes, the new rulers of our wonderful forum. You see, Facebook has mentioned that they are going to announce something soon. Sadly for us, it's not a good thing.

You may have heard of Audy developing certain new features that are petrifying just to think about. These things include a birdseye view of where every member goes to school (due to be released in 2013), a new game called Ponyville, which allows anyone who loves Equestria to become a pony (due to be released on December 21st, 2012) and finally, a like button, similar to Facebook.

Now why is all important? Well you see, Audy (and really all of us staff right now) was in on this months ago, to be honest, nearly a year ago. Back when the controversial new signature rules were announced, over in the staff forums it was being discussed that the new limits would reflect something similar to Facebook, which was quite a sinister thing to think about. Audy, tired one night, stumbled onto this discussion and mentioned that he received word from Disneyland that Disney wanted to buy the rights to Pokemon. Everyone, shocked, quickly forgot about the signature rules and started to discuss where this would put us.

Our thoughts were that if Disney purchased Pokemon we would generally be brought out instantly - we wouldn't be just a Pokemon forum, we would have to include Mickey the Mouse in every style, as well as Disney's logo. Back then, Hiroshi Sotomura was the primary style designer (and still is). That night he considered all his options and simply concluded he did not have enough time to go through and make all the styles Disney-based. We all had to come up with a new idea.

Normally, this would be handled in the admin forums, but this time since it affected the entire forum it went to the lowest level of staff. At the time, Luke mentioned that he wouldn't mind if PC disappeared completely, because it was becoming too much like Facebook. Went, confused, started to question what Luke said, and asked, "What if we get Facebook to buy PC so we wouldn't have to convert to Disney...?"

We didn't reply for a day. I personally forgot about the discussion, but I'm sure most others were pausing to consider his proposition. Audy soon replied "That's it, we need to. I'll set up an interview with Zuckerberg soon (and PPN can be involved too) so we can discuss the possible options. I'm sure PPN will get the royalties, and I'm sure most of us will keep our staff spots..."

Audy was wrong.

A month later, after PPN sealed the final deal (since Audy has no control over PC's finances), he made the announcement in all staff forums (I assume the other staff forums received this announcement too, this was life changing, after all, like I mean, not being able to moderate a Pokemon forum seriously would affect our stability).

"I regret to inform you that on September 22nd, or 23rd, 2011, you will all lose your staff positions permanently. Facebook has agreed to buy PC but only on the condition that we are no longer a forum, and rather a site similar to what Facebook is."

Most of us didn't know how to take it. Would it really be that bad to have Mickey Mouse on all of our styles? ...well, probably. After months and months of debate we agreed that it isn't worth fighting it.

Hiiro responded compassionately: "We all lose our staff positions, but on the other hand, PC is going to have a new generation of staff, who would lead PC into becoming the best in the Facebook era. The forum within PC will never die - we will still be the best forum ever, just... not quite! Remember guys, we served this forum well."

Sydian responded with glee: "YES FINALLY I WON'T HAVE TO MOD AS MANY FORUMS AS I DO!!!"

As for Patchisou Yutohru, his thoughts were: "I still don't believe it. It's clearly a conspiracy on Steve's part to overthrow the staff. You know, he never was a very sensible person! I know I shouldn't be saying this, but I suggested that rather than the profits go directly to his pocket, they went to us. He didn't like that, though and directly threatened me. If we all bow to the pressure he'll win! If we do, well, everything we've done on staff has been for nothing!"

Patchisou Yutohru was soon silenced, but PPN still was intending to sell.

We didn't know how to tell the members, so we waited until now. It was better coming from their future owners, after all.

...however, I couldn't keep it in. I felt it was necessary for all of you to know.

50 of you will be chosen to be the staff of the new PC. In 24 or so hours you'll see no more blue, orange, green, red or purple usernames. Only monotone grey ones. This is the new PC, this is the new Internet, this is our new community.

Oh and if you want proof, remember the new signature rules? Yeah, not long after they were revised. Apologies on PC's behalf for being so distracted at that time!

You can discuss the thoughts on the owner change here.
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  1. Old Comment
    Yoshikkko's Avatar
    is this like for real o.o
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:07 AM by Yoshikkko Yoshikkko is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Spinosaurus's Avatar
    nica sometimes you go too far lol
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:13 AM by Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Vader's Avatar
    WE WON'T GO QUIETLY! TO ARMS! FIGHT FOR THE POKECOMMUNITY. I SHALL LEAD THE STAFF UPRISING AND TAKE COMMAND OF THE ARMED FORCES.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:24 AM by Vader Vader is online now
  4. Old Comment
    Zorua's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spinosaurus View Comment
    nica sometimes you go too far lol
    This is the funniest comment in this blog so far, and the one I agree with the most.

    js.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:34 AM by Zorua Zorua is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Chikara's Avatar
    THIS FANFICTION IS FANTASTIC.
    5/5, NICA, WELL DONE :D
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:39 AM by Chikara Chikara is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Netto Azure's Avatar
    So does this mean we're switching to vB4? xD
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:39 AM by Netto Azure Netto Azure is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Zorua's Avatar
    On another thought, what if PC turned into an MLP community?

    I'll probably get banned for this, but I gotta say, it'd be pretty damn interesting and more probable than facebook or disney-based PC.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:42 AM by Zorua Zorua is offline
  8. Old Comment
    And it shall be called the Poke(r)facecommunity.

    Nice one, though.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:53 AM by Truality Truality is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Toujours's Avatar
    [12:59] <Igiko> ....nica's 100% fact blob
    [12:59] <Igiko> GOD
    [12:59] <Igiko> *GOD
    [12:59] <Igiko> *BLOG

    This blog is god.

    Facebook is re-hiring me because I'm irreplacable tbh
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 08:59 AM by Toujours Toujours is offline
  10. Old Comment
    CureYoshiDarkness's Avatar
    Quote:
    Disney wanted to buy the rights to Pokemon.
    Nintendo would never approve of that.

    I hate Facebook, now. It needs to die because it's taking the forum, I love and know.
    (However, I don't believe a single word of this.)
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 09:14 AM by CureYoshiDarkness CureYoshiDarkness is offline
    Updated September 22nd, 2011 at 09:27 AM by CureYoshiDarkness
  11. Old Comment
    Esper's Avatar
    Shining Raichu has his work cut out to top this.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 09:17 AM by Esper Esper is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Chikara's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Toujours View Comment
    [12:59] <Igiko> ....nica's 100% fact blob
    [12:59] <Igiko> GOD
    [12:59] <Igiko> *GOD
    [12:59] <Igiko> *BLOG
    WHY WOULD YOU EVER ;____;
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 09:50 AM by Chikara Chikara is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Crimson5M's Avatar
    http://community.pkmnhackersonline.c...ead.php?t=2886
    There are places and people who believe this.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 AM by Crimson5M Crimson5M is offline
  14. Old Comment
    Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fireworks View Comment
    http://community.pkmnhackersonline.c...ead.php?t=2886
    There are places and people who believe this.
    I love how there's one member continuously going "This is all fake" and the others are just paying him/her no attention. Tehe!
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:15 AM by Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
  15. Old Comment
    Yuri Lowell's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by Netto Azure View Comment
    So does this mean we're switching to vB4? xD
    ROFLMAO goodgame
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 AM by Yuri Lowell Yuri Lowell is offline
  16. Old Comment
    JakeyBoy's Avatar
    I got an email from facebook saying I get to be a new mod, totally legit guys
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 AM by JakeyBoy JakeyBoy is offline
  17. Old Comment
    Spinosaurus's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by JakeyBoy View Comment
    I got an email from facebook saying I get to be a new mod, totally legit guys
    +1
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:29 AM by Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is offline
  18. Old Comment
    Team Fail's Avatar
    Well, "news" spreads fast. I think that something will happn- What? I'm not sure.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:30 AM by Team Fail Team Fail is offline
  19. Old Comment
    Jak's Avatar
    nica wtf i can't imagine modding less than 5 forums I WANT MORE CHILDREN TBQH
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:35 AM by Jak Jak is offline
  20. Old Comment
    Patatas Fritas's Avatar
    Ahaha oh my gosh this is hilarious.

    These blogs are the reason I love you Nica.
    Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:39 AM by Patatas Fritas Patatas Fritas is online now
 

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