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Misc => The Lounge => Topic started by: Foln on January 28, 2015, 01:31:24 am

Title: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Foln on January 28, 2015, 01:31:24 am
Anyone from the selfkill.com forums here?
I am sitting here at 5am after spending hours of dwelling in nostalgia about the good old soldat times. Can't believe that it is almost 10 years ago and this is what something that big has come to. :(
that said, what are all the people from swlfkill.com up to nowadays?
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: jrgp on January 28, 2015, 01:53:25 am
selfkill is dead. afaik skc.r0adkill disappeared.

For nostalgia, here's how SKC looked in 2005: https://web.archive.org/web/20050514205234/http://selfkill.com/webv3/content/cms.php?action=overview&rubrik=all&maxentries=10&title=Herzlich%20Willkommen

The wayback machine is great for this kind of thing.
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: ExHunter on January 28, 2015, 03:07:12 am
Too bad that it didn't save all the forums topics. :(
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Shoozza on January 28, 2015, 04:56:46 am
Former Sk blog, forum admin and the last german soldat.pl sk mirror translator here.
Not that I did a lot for Sk appart from the translations (I just had the "pleasure" to see it die a sad death)
I was more sad about the quola.de forum and servers dying - but that's probably because I actually played knife only and enjoyed the people in that sub-community.

Working on soldat now, but you already knew that, didn't you :D
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: jrgp on January 28, 2015, 05:16:23 am
Former Sk blog, forum admin and the last german soldat.pl sk mirror translator here.
Not that I did a lot for Sk appart from the translations (I just had the "pleasure" to see it die a sad death)
I was more sad about the quola.de forum and servers dying - but that's probably because I actually played knife only and enjoyed the people in that sub-community.

Working on soldat now, but you already knew that, didn't you :D

What led to the community dying? If they're still around I can give them a free place to host selfkill. Something like selfkill.u13.net or similar
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Shoozza on January 28, 2015, 06:03:20 am
At one point there was this idea to create a new site which failed because there was no coordination (i noticed that there was another team working on the same task which made me lose motivation to work on it).
I also think the fact that roadkill didn't give new people access to the site and when he and keydon left there was nobody keeping the site alive.
Also for some reason he lost access to the server (not sure about the details).

I don't think there is any reason to host selfkill anymore. It would require a relaunch of the site. I'm not even sure if the content was backed up somewhere.
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Bonecrusher on January 28, 2015, 06:40:27 pm
I was more sad about the quola.de forum and servers dying - but that's probably because I actually played knife only and enjoyed the people in that sub-community.


Oh shit i remember quloa forums :o
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Foln on January 29, 2015, 02:07:41 am
Former Sk blog, forum admin and the last german soldat.pl sk mirror translator here.
Not that I did a lot for Sk appart from the translations (I just had the "pleasure" to see it die a sad death)
I was more sad about the quola.de forum and servers dying - but that's probably because I actually played knife only and enjoyed the people in that sub-community.

Working on soldat now, but you already knew that, didn't you :D
Surprise surprise! :D Of course youre the most obligatory mwmber from todays point of view. Even though i havent seen you too active in the forum during the last years(even during ths last years before it started dying.)
Btw. You forgot to mention Interruptman for keeping the forum going for quite some time as the last admin.
I am wondering so much about what all these guys are up to nowadays after all these years. I have so many names in my head from that time that I have absolutely 0 contact to anymore for a long time now and not even a possibility to build up contact anymore since the platform is dead. I wish so bad that we could have it back once again just for a short time to hear what all these people are up to nowadays.
roadkill also was gone for a long long time before the site went down as it seemed.  Same goes for the other former admins.


@jrgp: The frightening thing is that it died because of the same things that are happening with this forum at the moment. People started using the site. And as soldat turned more and more unpopular so did sk. With the ending that it became so dead that no one cared about it anymore. I think during the last months the forum sometimes didnt have posts for a weeks.
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: jrgp on January 29, 2015, 04:58:30 am
@jrgp: The frightening thing is that it died because of the same things that are happening with this forum at the moment. People started using the site. And as soldat turned more and more unpopular so did sk. With the ending that it became so dead that no one cared about it anymore. I think during the last months the forum sometimes didnt have posts for a weeks.

This forum has never been that bad. Maybe it might go a day or two without a post but never more than that. And there are generally lots of people lurking but not posting anyway.

People keep saying that the Soldat Forums are dead etc etc but they're not dead to the extent of going more than a few days without at least a few posts by multiple people.

Although that's far from its peak around 2007 or so, its also far from dead.
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: sacriefice on January 30, 2015, 02:09:58 pm
Anyone from the selfkill.com forums here?
I am sitting here at 5am after spending hours of dwelling in nostalgia about the good old soldat times. Can't believe that it is almost 10 years ago and this is what something that big has come to. :(
that said, what are all the people from swlfkill.com up to nowadays?
quite ironic, I just thought about that lately too.

"The frightening thing is that it died because of the same things that are happening with this forum at the moment"
maybe SK died because of the impossible registration Captchas. Back in the day (first time..) I tried to create a SK account but failed on the last stage's Captcha Boss, seriously! They changed it someday but around that time rarely played Soldat anymore and my account turned into a dust catcher, so I wasn't exaclty a part of the community.
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Name on March 15, 2015, 10:56:49 am
I never was a part of that community, but I remember that the page had good looking design and a flawless downloads section. JUst one of the countless examples of how Soldat grew as a game through community effort.
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: jrgp on March 16, 2015, 04:07:08 am
I never was a part of that community, but I remember that the page had good looking design and a flawless downloads section. JUst one of the countless examples of how Soldat grew as a game through community effort.

What I liked about it the most was the design. Here's how it looked in 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20060721143113/http://selfkill.com/webv3/content/cms.php?action=overview&rubrik=all&maxentries=10&title=Herzlich%20Willkommen

Fucking cool right?
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: Espadon on March 20, 2015, 12:43:21 am
Frankly it kills my eyes haha
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: darDar on March 20, 2015, 04:30:01 pm
https://web.archive.org/web/20081205213350/http://selfkill.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4620

download expired gtfo filefront.com
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: CheeSeMan. on March 20, 2015, 06:36:01 pm
darkslide =)
Title: Re: selfkill.com people?
Post by: CCalp on November 02, 2015, 12:08:20 pm
i miss the old selfkill times so hard. was just a perfect fan page, and especially the lost of the wonderful download archive is a tragedy for the whole community