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[Chat/2020/27/2]

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  • Author: ePJhwJlH

The answer to your first question is in the definition of jaded. They've seen most of what it has to offer and they're tired of it. As for your second question, it's natural to seek out other people who think the same way as yourself. When the people you're seeking out use the internet so much that they're jaded by it it's much easier to find them on the internet than it is to find them in real life, so they continue to use it if only as a means of communicating with likeminded individuals.

You seem to not be enjoying yourself here, so you first.

[Chat/2020/27/1]

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  • Author: UJhFZjNr

Why do you think so many people are jaded about the Internet? Why do they use the Internet to talk about it?

You see that little 'X' button? Click that.

[Chat/2020/23/6]

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  • Author: TbcouGwK

19 and 20 got into a fight :beatup:
21 :smile:

[Chat/2020/23/5]

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  • Author: TbcouGwK

My friend told me vampires aren't real :frown:
I guess he didn't Count Dracula! :grin:

[Anime/2020/7/3]

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  • Author: bwyTqTLy

Neither of these are that unpopular, but I never see or hear people talking about them:

Morita-san wa Mukuchi: An adaptation of a 4koma about a very quiet girl.

Taishou Yakyuu Musume (aka Taisho Baseball Girls): Very unusual premise of a group of highschool girls in 1925 who play baseball. It's a very chill anime.

I haven't regularly watched anime in several years and looking at my MAL reminds me of how basic I was.

[Anime/2020/7/2]

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  • Author: dWUtv0ZX

PriPri Chii-chan!! is hands-down one of the worst shows I have watched and I loved every second of it. The plot is INCONSEQUENTIAL the show is MEDIOCORE and nothing MATTERS AT ALL I don't recommend it but I just want to put it out there as a show that nobody has heard about, especially in an era where we seem to have watched almost everything, never slow down.

[Anime/2020/7/1]

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  • Author: IXMdefC8

ITT What's an anime you really like that it feels like no one has heard of / cares about? Please recomend it here!
For example, for me there's a show called bottle fairy, it's a kid's show about tiny fairies doing slice of life stuff, from 2003, I think it's actually very ahead of its time as a four cute girls show. It only has 8,000 ish users on mal, which i think is pretty criminal. If you're into sol, I would certainly recomend it. How about you?

[Chat/2020/23/4]

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  • Author: TbcouGwK

Did you hear about the fire at the circus? It was in tents! :nida: :yes:

[Chat/2020/26/5]

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  • Author: ZGtO0JiB

Same, I took a lot of fireball shots and stayed in bed most of the next day. It was a great party.

[Chat/2020/26/4]

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  • Author: pZIxB/Nr

Found 'em, an extra two pages of threads! My home-baked Perl script was dropping those particular threads for some reason.

@4 You probably said so but I definitely had enough to drink that night, so I was hardly in a state to rummage through those threads, haha...

News

Smilies (Textboards, not just for text)

by Prettyboy Yumi /
If you've used AIM or any instant messenger before, you're undoubtedly familiar with the wide range of smiley faces you can use to convey your feelings through IM. Now on RalEE, I've updated our jBBCode to handle a number of smilies itself :grin:
More information is available on the BBCode help page regarding their availability and usage.
I am also looking for your favorite smilies! If you think I've missed a few, or if you've got suggestions on ones to add, or even if you've made some yourself feel free to reach out to me (either on RalEE or via e-mail). I look forward to hearing from you!
~ Yumi

Endtroducing...: RalEE Powered by Machine Learning

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Hiyaya! While I've been soaking up the California sun these past few months I've also been hacking away at RAL under the hood. The most recent updates spawned a few different branches on Github which have all since been merged into master; most obviously, there is no more robocheck! Or rather, there is a robocheck but it's just a checkbox. Since RAL is entirely open-source you can browse the changes on Github; there's been a lot of behind-the-scenes change!

I'm super excited to push us into the next major release! If you ever want to collaborate, don't shy away from e-mailing me or opening a pull-request; together there's nothing we can't do! Plus I've always wanted to pair program in a totally sexual way...

Oh, right...: machine learning! We've been plagued by an increasing amount of spam within the past few months. And while I've been enjoying my vacation / public-servanthood in San Francisco I've kept a keen eye on the site. When we opened over a year ago (under the a different domain name too, time flies!) I was hesitant to delete any posts, but I came to see these posts contribute nothing to our community; actually, they detract from our originality. This spam doesn't seem to be created by robots (they would fail the robocheck) but rather by (sub-human) .onion users. In any case, I have added ample ability to the new RalEE to flag and hide these posts while simultaneously teaching the software to recognize and prevent these kind of posts... so, if you ever find that the site refuses your post, try being a little less spammy ^.^

Mumble Server!

by Prettyboy Yumi /
We now have a Mumble server!
Host: mumble.prettyboytellem.com
Port: 64738

Mumble is a voice-chat software which has been around since 2005; I'm excited to host a server where we can communicate in real-time! And it's not made by /g/ so it's practicaly guaranteed to stay around longer.
I've gotten the opportunity to test-drive it recently; if you've used Teamspeak or Ventrilo then it'll all come naturally. Download the client from the official site or fetch it from your distro's repositories.

Maybe you've noticed the recent, sporatic down-time? I can tell you that it's not just those BOFH at Spectrum but on the contrary I've been upgrading my mess of home-servers which keeps these sites (i.e. RalEE.org, prettyboytellem.com, howler.space, and raamen.org among others) in running condition! Sometimes there's so much maintanance to do and so much I want to explore that I don't have time between school and everything to do it all! If you ever want to lend a hand (either with maintainance or with the server finances) please reach out!

There's room if you want to come live in the server-room with me too.
~ Yumi

FUTURE SEQUENCE #001

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Hello; we're closing in on the first anniversary of RalEE: on January 6th we will have witnessed the passage of our first year. This is a wonderful thing for a community to close in on and I'm glad that we have braved the rough waters well: there is nothing that makes me happier now than to think of how far we've come and how much farther we still can go in demonstrating the gems of our text-based, BBS community around the Internet.

To celebrate this milestone I will accelerate the release of FUTURE SEQUENCE #001. This experiment was originally planned for a much, much longer timetable but owing to a handful of unexpected early-successes, Future Sequence #001 will begin on Jan. 1, 12AM (GMT+0) and last until Jan. 6, 12AM (GMT+0). During these five (5) days RalEE.org will be inaccessible due to the future : I hope you will be understanding. RAL will be accesible again from Jan. 6th onward.

For the duration of the future sequence RAL will be operating in altered-state and as such your experience of the Internet may deviate from normal.

We hope your future-sequence goes well: until then...

New Domain and Welcome to v3.0

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Hiya; I just got around to adding some new things into RAL last night and finally I've decided it's tme to say it: welcome to RAL v3.0!

We even have a new URL to go with the recent changes: we're now on-line at ralee.org which is very easy to remember, especially for our newer friends. There are also lots of new themes to complement all these changes so check them all out (or you can find them anytime in the panel at the top of the page).

Finally I want to point out the brand-new Sysop / Co-sysop panel; I'm looking forward to recruiting a handful of co-sysops so that we can help our little community grow even more!

Version 2.0

by Prettyboy Yumi /
Oh, does something look different? It's RALv2.0! We've come a long way since January and this redesign makes me feel that it's only up from here! Special thanks to hellbaby for contributing the [Anime] and [Music] banner! If you'd like to get in on the behind-the-scenes action, join our IRC (howler.space:6667).

About

RAL is a text-only message board / forum. It is written by Prettyboy Yumi.

First, you may notice that there are a number of different boards which have a single focus. These boards are called Continuities because unlike boards, posts are never archived and threads are never locked: conversation is continuous, so it is called a Continuity; each has its own focus. The focus is a glimpse into realm of truth that is afforded by the Continuity. However, the truth is not freely-given and is hardly objective. Therefore, you should post to expose this truth. In turn, posting could not exist without this focusing truth so please respect it.

RAL is named for the beautiful city of oaks in North Carolina, Raleigh.


Rules

There are a few guidelines you should follow:

  1. No spamming
  2. Do not post anything which is explicitly illegal in the United States
  3. Lurk more - it's never enough