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[Chat/2021/16/1]

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  • Author: aZ6UB6nV

I've been watching my parents house while they sell it. I work about an hour away but eh it's okay right? My mom texted me as I pulled in to my work driveway that inspectors are going to be in today.

I HAVE GUNS AND A HORSE DILDO OUT WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO

[Hackz/2021/2/4]

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  • Author: BhtwqBy2

This just in I've swung 50% of my initial investment and all without the help of that dog token

[Music/2021/1/2]

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  • Author: 2rIFEx+x

The album du jour here is VENEN from Akatsuki Records (very solid pop-rock pieces with a super unique vocalist), as well as Touhou Jihen's Escape From West (tr4. Uncaught is godly).

Unfortunately most of the groups I like (that are based in japan) don't release their music digitally, and obviously importing CDs became hellishly expensive due to COVID... so I've been stuck sailing the high seas until the world fully opens up again ;-;

[Chat/2021/14/3]

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  • Author: zJ0Zxs97

I'm not a fan of thunderstorms really, or rain in general. It brings down my mood too much. I do like the snow though. I live in northeastern Pennsylvania and people often complain about the snow in winter. Maybe they should live somewhere else.

[Chat/2021/15/6]

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  • Author: MRl5zO/S

you are dissatified of need to drink every day too?

[Chat/2021/13/9]

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  • Author: xAA7+PRg

well, 8, you're not the only one. i was too distracted by the day of the rake to imagery post.

[Meta/2021/4/1]

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  • Author: 8vBxheZY

Damn posting from links browser works? Why do I even need to finish this Gentoo install then, I can just get by with the live environment if I can do the only cool thing on the internet?

[Hackz/2021/3/1]

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  • Author: pPbmSC6x

Failed emerge-webrsync and then circular dependencies for first emerge. wtf

[Chat/2021/13/8]

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  • Author: ZQtgExjD

Damn I forgot to check April 1st.

[Anime/2021/1/10]

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  • Author: byguDWI4

Bakabt, animetorrents, and nyaas have been my go to since high school. I still remember the bakabt interviewer instantly giving me an account when I sent them my animetorrents page with my 10 ratio. I even completely fucked up the questions they asked before that lol.

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