Hi. I want to say something now that I've come back to this site after abandoning it for a long time.
When I was a teeny little fifth grader, I was looking for some Warriors fanfiction and found some on this website. Eager to find more, I pleaded my mom to let me make an account until she let me. I was OVER THE TOP ECSTATIC to write stories, as this was my first time sharing anything on the internet.
To my shock, when I published my first storygame—a very low quality (I was in fifth grade) story about a wolf pack—I was repeatedly crushed with hate comments that bashed my writing skills and called me a troll. I was confused and hurt, because I assumed writing communities were supposed to be supportive and encouraging, especially since I was so young and new to the internet.
I started a roleplay called Warriors of a SkyClan. Simple, harmless, just a little kid trying to regain her confidence after being struck down. The immediate response was multiple users, much older than me, attacking my innocent little mind. This was where I first discovered the meaning of the word "slut" after an adult user called my roleplaying character that twice then proceeded to rub it in my face.
It was miserable. Posting anything always meant a wave of criticism and hate. I understand that the world isn't full of love and happiness. I've experienced a lot of bad things in just the past year. But when you're a little kid, and you are being cyberbullied by adults on the internet when you always looked up to adults as role models, it kind of sucks. It kind of sucks a lot.
I don't know if CYS's rules are different now than what they were when I first joined. I haven't been active in about three years. I also don't know if I'm going to get banned for speaking out against the website. I could honestly care less because I just want to put it out there.
This may not be the most kid-friendly community. But creative, hopefully little kids are going to stumble onto this site and think, "Hey, maybe it would be fun to write on the internet!" And adults and teenagers need to learn how to be mature and not be assholes about it.
Welcome back! Welcome back to leaving CYS!
For one thing, I think it's good that we removed the WC fanfiction. The fact that you found this place and started writing bad WC shit because you found it here just proves that the reasons we got rid of it in the first place were correct. And yes, you assumed the internet was supposed to be a supportive place. Well, do you know what happens when you assume, right? Writing communities are a good place to get an unbiased opinion from the general populace, because they really don't have to give a fuck about feelings or what they're allowed to say.
You were responsible for that tragedy? The one they made an entire wiki about!? Ugh okay there's no way you had an innocent mind. Little, probably, but not innocent. Also there was no way any of the adult users were even around to give a shit about your cesspit of half-formed, brightly colored autism and bizarre PG-13 cat sexuality. You were called slut by another 5th grader for sure.
I think it's fairly obvious to anyone who can read that this is the kind of place where people would rather criticize everything than not be allowed to criticize anything. If you would like a hugbox, you could have invited your kitty friends to a subreddit where you wrote on Twine. Or gone to CoG, but I think they were almost normal back then.
They're not, but the execution of them sure has. You got banned in like, record time, holy shit.
Creative kids are definitely allowed, especially if they're mature. But adding the stipulation that they're "hopefully little" is... Odd. Almost disturbing, really. We don't need another Melissa.
Oh what! You're here! Oh my!
Seems like you haven't grown up much. Get over it mate - your writing was shit and you got told it was shit! No one lied to you but when you're posting to a bunch of adults, they're gonna speak to you like you're one too. If you wanted opinions of other eleven year olds you should have kept it to your school friends. This site isn't promoted to, targeted to or even suitable for children. Your hurt feelings are your own fault :) (Also I joined the site when I was 13 and wasn't immediately ostracised - because I wasn't an annoying little cunt).
Well I guess this can stay up awhile, at least until Mizal comes by to make a comment since I know she’s going to love this.
O_O is that what happened? I am unfamiliar with a lot of the history here, but maybe I don’t want to know.
Indeed, I don’t know what that is. I’m relatively new here, and I’m not here all the time. But, what you have described sounds pretty dreadful, and I can understand why they wouldn’t want that on the site.
WC stories went as follows:
All done in under 20 pages. Usually less than 10
Yikes! And these were kids posting this? What are they teaching them in school these days?!
Animal sex, apparently. Strange thing is that I actually looked into the show to see if there really was that much sex, and there isn't. So I don't know why they put so much in. My guess would be it's their idea of romance.
Christ, what a fucking dark time that was for the site.
I kind of enjoyed it. Gave me something to do during my phase of intense reviewing during my life as Danaos. Also, it led to the creation of the minimum site standards, which are pretty solid. So...something good came out of it.
I dunno, 2014 - 2016 were the Dark Ages in general for the site.
WC shit, mass of spamming idiots/degenerates like Honor, Melissa, TSR and Ryder influx, Morgan’s insanity, Bad Mod Kiel’s abuse of power (and insanity), Con Mod Seth ripping off children, etc.
Granted there were still shining beacons of light here and there, but it was one cluster fuck after another.
What was wrong with Honor and who was Melissa? Also, wasn't TSR before my time (2013) because I've never seen him. Unless he made alts and I didn't know. And what's the story of Con Mod Seth?
You’re joking right? Honor4Ever was a constant fucking idiot coming in here with this retarded ghetto ass mentality like it was the “mean streets” of Baltimore. That’s why his dumb ghetto ass got thrown in jail during the riots there, acting like a fucktard.
Melissa is nmelssx. Not letting anyone forget the pedo/stalking shit she was doing during the “height” of her activity.
TSR’s join date was 1/16/2014. Granted, he got banned pretty quickly, but he came back under several retarded alts. You probably have bumped into him and just not known it. Still pops up from time to time.
Con Mod Seth, had a kickstarter project that he never followed through on and just took all the money for his surgery. Didn’t even make the minimal effort to reply to commenters that backed the project. Just slunk off.
My only interactions with Honor were Star Wars conversations. I don't think I paid attention to the forums around that time.
nmelssx was a girl? Didn't know that. I only had an issue with her when she plagiarized Naruto then asked me to take my review down (which I can't do). Then proceeded to inflate the story with false ratings. And I'm not aware of the stalking, must have happened during an inactive period for me.
I didn't feel like going in depth since I'm on my phone right now, but yes that's the WC stories summed up. You left out the broken links. I don't know how many I reviewed that weren't even finished.
Sent summed it up far better than I could so yeah. This place ain't a fucking cuddle zone, we're not COG. You come here, expect your writing to get torn to fucking shreds. If you can't handle it, leave. If you can, stay and maybe become a semi-competent writer. That's the way it is. But considering you're banned, oh well. Guess I'll just leave this piece of advice for any noobs who come across this thread.
Well mate, I was 11 when I joined this site and man do I cringe looking back. But I guess I didn't do anything to piss people off and sailed relatively smoothly. Seriously, you can't really expect too much from the internet.
This isn't a therapy center the last time I checked...
Hi. That’s terrible you were treated that way, I personally think it is unnecessary, and shows either a lack of vocabulary and/or a certain immaturity when excessive cursing or crudeness is present. The internet has both good people and weirdos, so I would recommend children have supervision when using it. I hope you will have better experiences in the future. Keep in mind that the people on the internet are strangers: they don’t really know you like your parents do. Don’t be bothered by what a random stranger says too much, just enjoy your hobbies and have fun! :)
The battle pussy was showing no signs of being a learning animal. It could have easily at least LURKED MOAR to reacquaint itself with how things run around here now, but instead it chose to be retarded.
The first time it caterwauled it left shit all over the site with its pussy brethren that took Berka years just to clean it all up.
Now it comes back after 3 years to do more bitching, pissing and mewling about "cyberbullying", being openly being hostile towards everyone and demanding that we treat it like some fucking prized pet.
Yeah fuck all that. Feral rabid beasts get fucking put down immediately.
So, I take it this wasn't the original title of the thread.
Dang man you have keen intuition
It's not a stretch to assume that she'd put that as the original title considering what we've dealt with from them. Figured it was her attempt to be snide.
BANG BANG BANG! PULL MY DEVIL TRIGGER!
No, but on a serious note... End has shot you full of holes and devoured your presence in a metaphorical sense. I like to recommend things so if you're still reading this with potentially tear-stained eyes, please go back to doing what makes you happy. If it is frolicking in the grass and leaves and playing sniff butt and booty pouncing with your fellow cat lovers, go do that. Who cares if you're the cat with the biggest harem of cats? You're a winner in a sense.
I'm not sure about you being called a slut and whatnot, but if you recall, the stories were so awful that I don't even know where to begin in describing them. I remember how many I'd have to sift through when I was reviewing every new story that came out. Anyway, most of the community have you WC people advice and all of you not only ignored it, but began to give us crap saying that your stories were great no matter what we said. Then you all began to spam these terrible stories on the site, so naturally the users got tired of dealing with all of you. It's not like we immediately took a dump on your writing. It got so bad that the community had to dedicate some hours into finding and purging the WC stories (and other bad ones) in addition to creating new site standards.
Terrible impression. There are no misspellings.
Time to put another cat through the meat grinder.
Time to pound another pussy would've been better, if we're trying to have fun with this.
I was going to say that at first, but I was afraid it would hurt their fee-fees. After all, I was one of those WC people. That makes me want to vomit.
If anyone called her a slut it probably was Malk. He got pretty intense about his WC hatred back then.
As we can see several posts above though, Malk has grown much more mature with his insults.
I'm sorry you had such a bad experience, and I hope you feel better for getting it off your chest.
Mizal why'd you have to fucking post that thread? I'm reading my posts and cringing so fucking hard.
also @iqqih was awesome and I miss him.
This one is a good example of how some regular newbie started posting and then WC shit infected the whole damn thing and derailed it.
Just have to say that I miss my guy iqqih. He was one of my best friends on here and we talked daily for I think a year or two.
Yeah iqqih was cool from what interaction I had with him. Always was surprised he managed to avoid getting banned a few times.
I remember this one time, we derailed a thread by going back and forth name-calling each other. Aman got involved, a called him a cunt, and Seth almost banned me. Good times, good times.
Oops I forgot to reply and now I'm late RIP should I seem mean for not answering my summons or revive a dead thread
Wouldn't call it "reformed", but sure. I'm curious who you heard that from, considering I don't tend to participate in conversation with others here.? Nice seeing old faces, though. Hey Chris.
I feel like since I'm here, I should comment.
To be honest, I can't remember the WC days and all that too well so I'm not sure what to talk about here. Sure, I know there were "discussions" that got everyone cringing, and a whole lotta amateur stories, but I don't think I was central enough in it to really care. I remember I was really upset about it at first, probably threw myself into the fire... Then something else attracted my interest, so WC didn't matter to me as much. I wasn't an avid fan of the series in the first place - I think I may have gotten upset only because I just got... caught up in it. Well, then I found the editor to be fun to figure out/play with, and I'm not sure how the timeline went but I started getting along with non-WC members of the site. That was fun. I kind of just dropped out of the WC fanbase on the site altogether then, and lurked. I haven't touched a WC book or fanfic or anything in years. More interested in youtube and web manga (not better on the cringe scale, but AoT is a work of art and you can tell me otherwise, I just won't ever listen).
Was Flamepelt43 banned for hate-posting? Is WC talk banned in forums too? WC fans altogether (should I change my name?) or possibly starting an argument? Though now that I think of it, him sticking around doesn't benefit, either. It can only be bad news. I'm unclear on the new rules around, and if the reason was already told then I apologize for not reading properly. I don't want to accidentally get banned, so... Well, while I do kind of understand where he's coming from, he was being too dramatic and exaggerating it. It wasn't really necessary to write that after... how many years? He did it only to jab at CYS and the members here, which isn't a reasonable thing to do. I get that, but I also think just kicking him away or saying it's the internet isn't really reasonable either. I mean, in that case, couldn't the same be said for those who found him unbearable? It's the internet, there are gonna be different opinions and attitudes. But, well, people can run sites however they want. If they want rules followed, then if you don't like it you leave. Otherwise, you abide. That's also kinda the internet.
I'll go lurk somewhere now and not disturb you further, I promise. Please let me be a roach.
I made a comment and regretted it, so I edited it. Sorry for this useless message.
All the grown-ass adults in here that are saying that you're whining or whatever? Ridiculous. If they have to claim that you're whining or bitching, they've stooped lower than anything they're trying to degrade you to. The more I delve into this site, the more I find toxic-ass crap from all over. You shouldn't have had to deal with what you did as a fifth grader— a FIFTH grader! You've got some guts for posting this, that's for sure (considering the asshole responses you've gotten) but as a guy who loved WC, I understand. A younger version of myself would have been devastated if someone told me my WC works were awful, but I see that you also look back and understand their views now.
Still, it doesn't give anyone the right to give you crap. (Kris Jenner voice) You're doing amazing sweetie
lmao i regretted it for a reason, I do believe those things but. I also... don't have a ton of experience on this site. I wasn't on here in its WC days, so pretty much as soon as I posted this, I had war flashbacks & decided it was best to leave this to the people who were actually there. It is kind of ridiculous that a bunch of adults were being assholes to a fifth grader, though.
also... you saved that comment? double lmao
Yeah... I'm going to say from now on that I don't trust anything pre-2016, tbh. I should also probably hold off on making too many more comments on any posts before I know context, bc obv I wasn't around on CYS to experience the joys of Warrior Cats. I've written many WC stories in my day, but I was too stupid (or perhaps too smart, but in a more "thank god I didn't know" way) to figure out that there were places to post them.
alright that's fair you do you
"a bunch of adults"
Actually, most of the people who were in pissing matches with the WC fans were usually the same age or just a couple years older, or at least I was. Most of the older members didn't participate in any harassment as far as I can remember.
Sounds more accurate. If it were actually adults & I had evidence, I'd be pissed, but based off of what y'all have said, I'm... a bit less concerned.
Yeah, I joined the anti-WC mob but I was vaccinated in other ways. I fell into the couple years older crowd.
e: You guys are meanie-patootie faces.
I had an account during the time that the whole WC thing was going on, and I remember just being really confused about everything. I actually haven't gotten back on this site for a long time entirely for that reason. (I made a new account.) I think that lots of people on here can be pretty harsh sometimes, but I guess this is just that kind of website. If you're a writer, often times you will have to be prepared for some harsh criticism. I was pretty mature for a kid, so I wasn't bothered by people fighting over it—even though I was a WC fan back then, I never was really one of those crazy fans who read and wrote fanfictions or anything like that. I'm glad I was smart back then and didn't get involved, because I probably wouldn't have an account now if that were the case.
Honestly I'd be for purging the wolf stories as well. (Or whatever that series is)
I think a mass ban would have led to a surge of spam accounts, all posting WC stories and complaining about the community.
... Is that, like, what... 7 years old? 6?
Well, let's do the math. A trimester is 3 months. Subtract three trimesters for the actual pregnancy and you have 27. 27 times 3 is 81. Divide 81 months by 12 for a year and you have 6 years and nine months.
I'm glad this topic was enough to stir you from the depths to post.
Nostalgia is one hell of a drug
Man, whenever I read threads like these, I kick myself for not being on CYS more as opposed to playing Agar.io. :^(
People still play that game?
I think so, but I don't anymore. If it wasn't clear, I would be playing games in the school library during my freshman year of highschool. I kind of regret it.