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  1. 4 points
    It has been a long ride. I started this site over four years ago now, and we have outlasted every other forum within the same community. When I first started the site, I did so because I was banned from Onision.net. I was banned mainly due to the actions of other people, and not my own. Other people were insulting and harassing members in my name, and a lot of them were banned with me. After I was banned, Onision even censored my name and site URL, so that when you typed 'ragreynolds' it was replaced with 'bitter banned member'. If I'm being honest, my ban made me quite resentful. Many members of the Onision forums left with me, many got themselves banned in my name, and many stuck around just to promote my new upcoming forum. I made ragreynolds.net with the goal of giving a platform and home to a community of people who could not freely speak and act the way that they wanted to on the Onision forums, in fear of being banned. I also took a moment to look at other forums I had been on, and I noticed the same kind of trends on those too. It quickly became apparent to me that most online forums are run by power hungry turd munchers, and they will abuse their power at any chance they get. Most forums also have this mindset where they want anyone who they dislike to be banned. Most forums are plagued with countless rules, and when it comes down to it, really most forums run in a way where the following statement is true: 'If I want to ban you, I will'. The rules don't tend to mean very much on forums you visit, because when it comes down to it, the people the community like always get away with things, whereas the people that are hated are banned for no just reason. I wanted to run a different kind of forum. So I made RR initially with only one real rule in my mind: Don't post anything illegal. We had good times, we had entertaining drama, and we had colourful members. Everything went far better than I could have ever hoped for. Then eventually I reset the site after a hacking incident. There were a lot of corrupt files on the site and a lot of issues with the general setup that I just wanted to be done with. I do regret resetting the site, but what is done is done. Anyway, let me get to the point... As of late, I've come to start thinking about why I even still run this site. All the other forums set up by other people in our community have closed down. RR has outlasted all of them, and by a large amount of time. I could run this site forever, and part of me strives to. However, I have come to realise that the only reason I even keep RR alive anymore is due to my own pride. When I first started this forum, a certain member (@GAR) made a post saying how this site wouldn't be around more than 6 months. He said that 'none of these sites ever last' and that this place was a waste of time. That lit a fire in me. Some of you might know, and some of you won't, but the thing that motivates me more than anything else in life, is when someone tells me that what I'm doing will fail. When someone doubts me. When someone says I can't do something. It's probably the one thing that actually does motivate me. Even if it's detrimental to myself, I will ensure that I prove that person wrong. And it has been detrimental to me. I have put lots of money into this site, and there have been times where I really couldn't afford to pay for the site, but I did it anyway. There have been times where I had to choose whether or not I wanted to eat or keep RR up. Buy my mother a birthday present, or keep RR up. There have been lots of these instances. But every time, I choose RR. As much as my drive to prove other people wrong and to stick to my principles is a valuable quality, it is also one of my many faults. This site isn't completely dead. In fact, we have more activity than sites such as Ionic Forums had when they closed down. Sure, we're not that active, especially compared to the early days, but we still have people who come online every day, and we still have a couple of new posts every day. And quite honestly, I could probably drive more activity to this site. My presence and influence online has grown quite a bit since I first started this site, and even back then I was still bringing in people from all over. I have lots of people I could easily bring here to give the site a burst of life, but the thing is... I just don't care anymore. I don't care about running a forum anymore. For a long time, running a forum was my favourite thing to do, and I enjoyed every second of it. But now? Now I really don't care. I still visit a few other forums, and I like being on those forums as a member. But I have grown tired of running my own forum. My heart just isn't in it anymore. We also have to look around at the current online climate and realise that forums are very quickly becoming a thing of the past. Most people don't care about forums anymore, and when IPS discontinued the chat room application, that just made way for the likes of Skype and Discord to take over even more than they already had. So yeah, I'm going to continue paying for hosting, since I do have my other site on this same hosting plan (which I will be changing up and doing something else with). But my IPB license is valid until March. So I will let the site run until then, but when March 11th comes around, I will not be renewing that license, and RR will no longer exist. Obviously this is quite a lot of notice I am giving you all, so you will all have plenty of time to get contact information from anyone you'd like to keep in touch with, and you will have time to save screenshots of things you want to keep. ragreynolds.net will continue to exist in some way, but forums.ragreynolds.net will not. As for me, you'll still be able to find me on all the usual places such as social networks, Discord, and YouTube. I'd like to thank all of the moderating/admin team. Even though I never really gave you anything to do because there were never really any rules to enforce and I did everything myself anyway, I do appreciate you guys being a part of this site. There is a reason you all got mod/admin at some point or another, and that goes for everyone else who was ever in those positions of power too. @Viiolai @Sappho @bryanna @SkyBlu @TokentheToken I would like to thank all of those impure whores out there who posted their revealing pictures in the NSFW section of the site (except for @Theflyingcactus) you guys helped drive a lot of attention to the site, and you helped keep parts of the community active, such as @Tangytang @ArseRaptor. I would like to thank @Erica for putting the final nail in my coffin on OFO. If it weren't for her and the other OFO mods, RR would never have existed. I would like to thank the likes of @sheilamotko @Myvagmademedoit @The_Right_Honourable_Jimmy for contributing to the site as much as you have and helping to try and keep the place active. Even in the quietest moments, you guys would still post statuses, make threads, or start political debates, even if they never received any responses. I'd like to specifically thank alakazam for all of his input over the years, and even though he isn't a member of this site anymore, I still appreciate him, and I consider him a friend. I'd like to thank @Hanna @Protejade Darky, Lukas, and a couple of others for being my lackeys over the years. I'd like to thank @Retskrid for being the responsible adult of the community. And I'm fed up of typing now so I'm just gonna mention some other people I wanna thank for being here but haven't specifically mentioned already: @pxc @EndangeredShark @Nox @The-Jackal @Alfie @collatz @snoop @aren @Kendra @Justin13 @Saddam @Flying_Squirrel @Seeker @Zyde @lily @GeneralDingo @Seito @Kelley @Aimieee @Rara @Emilee @Snip @Raft @Mark @LeedWion @Ladyflatass @Cocoacody @CleoSelene @Oppi Oh, and I'd also like to thank Flawed and Micah for being absolute janky ass cunt waffles and helping me grow as a person. LEAVE YOUR FAVOURITE RR MOMENTS AS A RESPONSE TO THIS THREAD.
  2. 4 points
    god DAMNIT i come back and you do this to me. no but really i love this place. and as some know, it's been a wild year for me so i haven't even been online much. thanks, ryan for always being a dickhead. you're a cool dude. and my boyfriend likes your tweets. my momma loved you guys and every time she said something funny, she'd tell me, "go post that on rag."
  3. 4 points
    @Justin13 Please be careful through your AF career..I hope you get to see places like Germany ..and Thank you for your service Justin
  4. 4 points
    Aww Ryan...will miss this site,but you need to do what you think is best. Even though I only show up in the evening..and posted some . I still enjoyed every minute of it I will be here until the end...Those who want contact with me..Go to my facebook https://www.facebook.com/sheila.motko or my twitter https://twitter.com/queenrockettfan and Tumblrhttp://fontanablr.tumblr.com/ For those of you on Onison.co, Yes I have a profile there. http://onision.co/user/22 If you friend request me..send me a message too saying that you know me from RR. Ryan also has me on Facebook. Dear Ryan... If you ever decide after you shut this forum down...to renew or make a new one..please do send me a email..sheilamotko@gmail.com the rest of you can send me emails too if you like Love to all. Ryan know that I have not just befriended you but adopted you as a son .
  5. 3 points
    A Christmas Memory Christmas of my memory,fresh in my mind, The tree,the ornaments glow, The lights,colors of various kinds, How our excitement starts to grow. Dreaming of presents under the tree, Hoping for all we asked for. Trying to stay good and full of glee, Never to be naughty no more. Watching the snow fall Those bright white snowflakes Looking at our tree ,so tall, And seeing the ice on the lakes How I miss those Christmas days And Mama and Dad Its those memories that pays Makes me happy and sad. They always made Christmas grand, They made our wishes come true. Though they didn’t have a fortune on hand, We never had the Christmas blues. I hold on to Christmas past, But look forward every year. And hope our traditions last And always keep loved ones near. Hope you all like it, I wrote it just last night..comment if you like too.
  6. 3 points
    It's been a journey really. I remember being on the original Onision forums back in 2011. Life was shitty back in '11 and I found comfort in Onision Speaks videos. At the time, his "advice" felt like a decent surrogate to shitty parenting. Boy was that wrong. I worked my way up to being a moderator while I was there; I felt like it was one of the few ways I could really contribute to a community. This was half-true. Mods were just a bandage when the forum's true problem, its owner, reared his ugly head. I think Ryan would have been a mirror in this weird metaphor. Onision's garbage had been around for a while, but Ryan got me to really look at the forum's ugly side. Ridiculous censorship rules, a dogmatic owner... My removal as mod for being "male" was the last nail in the coffin for me. ("Male" was another word for "he made me feel butthurt"- you'd think for being such a popular youtuber, "Bananafaglord" shouldn't mean a thing.) I think my first real encounter with @ragreynolds was when I first asked him wtf he was up to. I didn't get an answer immediately (who would really respond to an OFO mod's questioning?). The answer came with the creation of RR. The details get fuzzy around that point. I remember getting my moderation position back only to leave it for RR. Good riddance. Details get fuzzy around then. I tend to remember things I wish I had done differently most of all. For example, I wish I was a better admin to RR when I had the chance. I'm certainly no suicide bomber but I could have done better than I had. I'm glad I was able to help out when I was there. I wish I talked to a lot of you more often. Besides RR, life was a certain kind of hell for me. I was stuck with abusive and neglectful parents for most of my time here, and I'm still learning about how much it fucked me up. It made me isolate myself, become arbitrarily critical, and I feel that I alienated a lot of you with it. This forum was an eye-opener in a few ways for me. It was one of the many factors that drove me towards getting some psychological help. RR helped me realize I had some problems and I'm thankful for it. In a way, RR gave me more support than my family ever could have. Maybe some of you have felt the same? I've been busy, besides that junk. I'm a semester away from graduating with three associates degrees, two away from a bachelor's. It seems like RR will be gone before either happens, though. I'm happy to have been here in the first place.
  7. 3 points
    Hey Vii, I think it's time to open up the uh, wounds here. Yes, I am the one that said "I don't see why everyone kisses Vii's ass" a couple years back in the anon section. Whether or not anyone else remembers that, I don't know. I had to have been 16-17 years old at that time. I've grown since then. I was literally just being a dumbass who didn't know any better. I just saw you as this new kid who was being worshiped solely because you were dating Ryan. That was just my perspective of it. I didn't try to get to know you because I was turned off by your "popularity." Which looking back on is stupid since it's the internet, but to be fair this used to be a bigger part of my life. I'm here now to own up to my shit. Why didn't I do it sooner? Well, simply because I had forgotten about the post anyway, and plus it seemed like everything was fine for a while. You never reached out to me to be like "hey bitch, I snooped into the anon shit and saw your comment so fuck you." I rather would have you called me out back then instead of holding it in and eventually fully withdrawing from our group (though there were other reasons too). Then at least the water would have been cleared way sooner than it is now. Anyone can look at this and think "why is Token reaching so far?" "what if Vii's comment had nothing to do with you?" Everyone gossips about everyone. There have been recent screenshots passed around. That's why I am aware that you still have some type of feelings about it to this day. Maybe you say you're over it, but it still fuels you. I'm making this post to open myself up about it. You can bitch me out, you can take this and accept what I did was a dumb kid mistake. What you can't keep doing is going around being shady about petty drama; using Ryan, or even George, as your human shield to talk to other people. If they can say you're upset about something, then you're more than capable of admitting to it to the person who hurt you. I mean I can see why you would use them like that, but it for sure is a reflection of your character. And again, this is all observation from the recent discord fiasco that happened as well as the screenshots that have been passed around. But, I do apologize for the comment I made that I didn't foresee the consequences to. It was still wrong of me to do so yes, but I do know what the affects of it are now. I'm willing to make up for this, and if you don't want to that's fine, but I couldn't remain behind a door anymore.
  8. 3 points
    I know I'm not nearly as active as I used to be, but you can blame the Air Force for that. Just know that I've loved every minute of being a part of this community and you guys actually got me through some tough times back in college like 2011-2012 era (Jesus I've been around forever). I'm happy to say that I'm finally doing well for myself and am enjoying where I'm at in life. Love you guys to death and hopefully during all my AF adventures I'll be able to meet half you fucks <3
  9. 2 points
    Thank you both. Means a lot to me . I have all my poetry written in a little book..so when Hannah is older, she can read ..and know something more about me.
  10. 2 points
    hahahahhahahhahahhahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  11. 2 points
    It's a shame the forum craze died out, some good shit went down but everything has to go in the end. At least I still have you on Facebook, I'll kick the shit out of you if you lose contact with me you sack of dicks.
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    i love u all u fuckin fruitcakes but for real, never in my life did i expect to be part of a community for such a long time and it’s been the wildest of rides. thanks for walking me through my adolescence and giving me some pretty great (and also highly questionable) memories. CATCH ME IN THE DMs sc: bikstar insta: danielleadarasmith
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    Well its been fun for the small amount of time that ive been here and it will be weird for it to be gone (even though i only have been showing up from time to time for a while now).
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    On Seconclife I have a couple friends that I was talking to, one speaks German, the other Indonesian. I was using a translator from Secondlife so that the Indonesian girl could understand me. I speak a little German (No where near fluent) so I was talking to the girl that spoke Indonesian, in English so that my translator would translate it for me, but the translator did not translate from Indonesian to German (But would translate from German to English) , so everything I said to both, I had to say once in German for the German speaker to understand, and again in English so that my translator would translate it to Indonesian for me. The German asked the Indonesian girl, "Where are you from" This did not translate to English.. So I told the German lady where she was from, In German, then again in English so the Indonesian The German lady said in English "I know very well" The translation said "I am also very white" I explained what she meant in English to the Indonesian lady and we all had a pretty good laugh.
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    Not with a fizzle but with a bang
  20. 1 point
    ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW THE LOW RIDER i will never forget this phase thank u
  21. 1 point
    I still can't believe he suicide bombed his and Kelley's accounts
  22. 1 point
    In regards to RR, I've been here too long but I'll genuinely be sad to see it go, but I'd much prefer that the right decision is made in regards to what you want Ryan and that is far better than keeping something you don't feel fully committed to going! My fave memory was and probably always will be when Dirk took over Kelley's account and while not exclusive to rr, got all men demodded on onisions forum using my comment from rr! Good fucking times.
  23. 1 point
    It's funny that our discord keeps coming back to being the drama group, there's been no drama since you and George left and the only drama that has happened since the first time you left vii, was a completely unrelated issue that doesn't need to be brought up here, until Ryan's group and then we had a talk, a little bitch sure but then so did the group you were in. Unless you're apart of the drama then you won't be involved unless you get involved, same with the bitching. Everyone has issues, but no one's used them as a reason for their behaviour and I swear that you are seeing what you want to justify it. If you think we are toxic then you should look at yourself for some self reflection because your behaviour towards people trying to make amends even going so far to tell someone they need to speak to you first, SERIOUSLY telling someone to jump off of a bridge is toxicity at its best, if you think you're the victim that's fine but I hope one day you'll look back and see that you're not, never were and you never will be because you're ridiculously strong and you take no shit. This will be the last response to the drama that is about to happen from me so don't reply to this expecting anything. Our group isn't toxic, Bry and token are not toxic and maybe some people have toxic tendencies but there are really good, honest and lovely people that don't deserve that word branded on them. I hope that everyone genuinely has the best possible life they can possibly lead and I really wish everyone the absolute best.
  24. 1 point
    I've been trying to be the mature one here and not start anymore shit than you've already started but I really do not appreciate when people play the victim card. Yes, there is drama sometimes in the group, but its very rarely at this point and I have no idea where you got "clicking on it everyday". And saying you don't speak of people badly, that's laughable. Nobody ever spoke poorly about you, but I've been hearing that you speak very poorly about me and my friends, even though we don't talk to you anymore. And that's the thing, we've tried to talk to you and work it out but you would like to keep the drama going I suppose. What token meant by hiding behind Ryan ad George was that people tried to work things out with it and instead you ignored them/blocked them. And then you proceed to shade people even when they are no longer in your lives. You don't want screenshots taken of you? Stop saying rude shit like: And don't use your anxiety as an excuse when you can without even batting an eye say you should tell someone you once considered a friend to jump off a bridge because you clearly have no regards to other peoples wellbeings and you don't know what I could possibly be going through. You're only trying to think of yourself and it's a shame because we've all been pretty nice to you and considered you a friend. It's unfortunate what has happened between everyone because I thought you were cool, but if these are your true colors, I'm thankful that you've shown them. Have a nice life and good luck with finishing school I truly wish the best for you and I hope you get your anxiety under control.
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    if you serve abroad theres a chance you'll get sent to norway to check on the russians who tend to pop by our waters to say hi.
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    sheila i’m sure i’m speaking for everyone when i say we’d love to have you in our discord server
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    I don’t know what my favourite moment is, the first thing that came to mind is the day in chat when leon made All of my favourite moments have probably happened in calls on discord. Rip RR, it’s been peachy. 🍑
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