Hotwheels: A Postmortem (emphasis added)

Joseph Edwards
Joseph Edwards

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This is the story of my self imposed demotion, about two months late. I am honestly tired of writing, tired of justifying, tired of explaining: but will do so anyway as everyone I spoke to told me I owe whatever is left of the community an explanation.

After Infinity Next and my failed attempt to hack dynamic requests into Vichan “VFEC” at the speed necessary, I really lost the plot of what I was doing. I stopped posting or really communicating, as the Holla Forums that was was a site I didn’t want to be admin of. I recommended sale, or shut down. Jim wanted neither of those, so I let Jim’s company help me and we came up with Alacrity and sys.8ch.net to patch some of the technical problems.

My communication level was so low that I snapped at Ron for basically no reason because I was tired of what I perceived as pressure to continue to be a figure that I no longer thought exists.

I viewed IN as a Hail Mary to re-align Holla Forums with the ideals I founded Holla Forums on. Some people think it still could have worked, some people even think it’s my fault it didn’t work; I disagree but still apologize to both groups. I especially apologize to Joshua Moon, I ruined a good friendship in a frantic, misguided attempt to “save” Infinity Next. In his shoes (if I ever wore any) I probably would have behaved similarly and I don’t expect him to accept my apology or even ever talk to me again.

I don’t want to be admin not because of Jim, and not because of anything but reality. Reality took my naive idealized version of Holla Forums (having never run any website with more than ~100 concurrent users) and stripped it, with DDoS attacks, payment processor terms of service, the network effects of other sites, the murky definiton of child pornography, revenge porn, DMCA’s, clickbait journalists and the simple costs of bandwidth to something I never would have founded had the end result been before me at the beginning.

I wanted, at the beginning, an Holla Forums run by charity, with no advertising, no restrictions on content beyond legal, and with all software crowdfunded. After Infinity Next I took a good long look at the Holla Forums that was and it was no longer the Holla Forums I wanted it to be when I started it.

Granted, not everyone feels this way. Not everyone is an idealist. That’s fine. I was somewhat happy to see that many of the global volunteers were though, especially my good friend Lowcard.

Jim has me helping with Holla Forums on a technical level only, since until recently it had an effective bus factor of 1. Jim is a really good guy and has me working on other projects also, things that I can be passionate about. '''I’m not sure that the Holla Forums that is deserves Jim, and it definitely doesn’t deserve the talented engineer that is Ron.

I have no other chans or solutions to recommend. In the last months the only posts I have made on any chan have been on Holla Forums to test that posting still works as part of my job as a technical consultant. I feel that the ideal, pure chan is not compatible with reality.''' I think that at its scale Holla Forums is the best that can be done.

That’s all I have to say.

~ Fredrick Brennan

It's over, anons. It's time to go home.

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Henry Wood
Henry Wood

desuarchive.org/operate/thread/59569/

Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks

So was this actually written by him? Also, it seems that he's been gone for a while so I'm not sure if there's really any substance to this.

Kevin Fisher
Kevin Fisher

This is on /pol/ too.
We miss you firetires…

Chase Garcia
Chase Garcia

I think that at its scale Holla Forums is the best that can be done.

So we must stay here.

Jackson Brooks
Jackson Brooks

how do we know its actually him

John Sanders
John Sanders

Poor Warmtires couldn't take the heat!

Caleb Watson
Caleb Watson

I have the same question.

Austin Butler
Austin Butler

what a whiny little bitch. this is a cop out. i hope he fucking dies.

Gavin Martin
Gavin Martin

==anus

Jack Perry
Jack Perry

=anus=

Brayden Stewart
Brayden Stewart

nice try user

Jeremiah Kelly
Jeremiah Kelly

anus

Luke Lewis
Luke Lewis

i'm not going anywhere, but I feel bad now, real bad

Wyatt Brown
Wyatt Brown

sphincter

James Myers
James Myers

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Parker Ward
Parker Ward

the good times are over…

Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

we need to make Kennedi into a mod

Easton Adams
Easton Adams

Roll in peace Holla Forumsrother

Zachary Rogers
Zachary Rogers

tldr: He misses Josh's cock.

Ryder Stewart
Ryder Stewart

For fucks sake let me post this reaction with the vol tag.

David Gray
David Gray

god damn it dysnomia can you fucking kill yourself you fucking attention whore

Blake Gonzalez
Blake Gonzalez

reported for image spam

Adam Ramirez
Adam Ramirez

I can't be an attention whore if you don't give me attention.

Jose Hill
Jose Hill

fuck you you're one of the problems that are driving this community apart

Camden Powell
Camden Powell

twitter.com/infinitechan/status/750026348450684928
archive.is/xTKjr

Luke Lee
Luke Lee

100% Legit
Thank you friendo.

Henry Hill
Henry Hill

What makes you think that 1. HW still has access to that handle and 2. he posted those updates?

Benjamin Rodriguez
Benjamin Rodriguez

It's over, anons. It's time to go home.
Yep.. Time to go home. Oh wait. That's here.

Nathan Wilson
Nathan Wilson

Well why should we think otherwise?
Also, if you want you can ask his other twitter? He's liked some twitter posts thanking him for his explanation.

Nathan Campbell
Nathan Campbell

my guess is that you only shill so bad for Holla Forums because you're mod here and would be unable to land a moderator position anywhere else.

Cameron Gonzalez
Cameron Gonzalez

I,I,I am a Turnip
Me, me, me is all that matters
My, my, my mea culpa
Jim, Jim, Jim is such a nice guy
and so am I, me, my.
horrible little man

Henry Gomez
Henry Gomez

Ah poor Hotwheels

Austin Bell
Austin Bell

poor firetires

Charles Walker
Charles Walker

Jim is a really good guy
Hotwheels was murdered and this is Jim talking

Alexander Price
Alexander Price

This tbh. this is the only place he can have an epeen because every other admin of any sote will notice how much if a selfish nofun cockgobbler he is.

Aiden Barnes
Aiden Barnes

THIS
It's so fucking obvious.

Ethan Wilson
Ethan Wilson

Fake.

Ian Barnes
Ian Barnes

tfw no more shitposting with hotwheels

Jason Gomez
Jason Gomez

BASED HOTWHEELS PLEASE RETURN FOR CASUAL SHITPOSTING

Cameron Moore
Cameron Moore

go back to your ward, faggit. doctor will be along soon if you just go quietly.

Lincoln Smith
Lincoln Smith

And so ends another chapter of chan history, we still have a glorious and blazing future ahead of us. Keep your heads up anons, the dice keep rolling.

check em

Isaiah White
Isaiah White

no
chans will die the same way that bbs died
but shitposting and memes will live forever

Ethan Gutierrez
Ethan Gutierrez

Fred is the hero we deserve

may he find peace wherever he goes in the future

Evan Stewart
Evan Stewart

Yup, fed to the pigs.

Ryan Hernandez
Ryan Hernandez

People are self centered user, do you expect someone to give a shit about random internet users on the other side of the planet when your only POV is yourself?

Matthew Lee
Matthew Lee

I still believe. He will return.
Even if he doesn't.

Julian King
Julian King

give a shit about random internet users
HW does care what the userbase thinks. That's why he ran away: because it didn't think what he wanted it to think, specifically with reference to himself.

All went well as long as he was based Hotwheels, but as soon as it turned to Kikewheels and pigfood, he threw a tantrum and sulked himself back to obscurity.

Holla Forums was never much more than a means of raising his self esteem to a level commensurate with his monumental arrogance, just as this tweet is little more than an attempt to portray himself as a good guy by admitting his mistakes.

Justin Bennett
Justin Bennett

self esteem* public profile

Jaxon Lee
Jaxon Lee

Sorry, but this doesn't even look like his writing style. HW is normally a passionate, and highly articulate writer who would go into far greater detail than this rushed weaksauce explanation.

Jason Butler
Jason Butler

Copypaste was a hero that we needed

But didnt deserved

A true visionary

Joshua Sanchez
Joshua Sanchez

Did Hotwheels Die?

Cooper Foster
Cooper Foster

It clearly is him, stylewise and content too.
Do some simple stats analysis on the lexicon before you apologise.

Hunter Cruz
Hunter Cruz

Go back to 4chan because Hotwheels couldn't handle the pressure? Why? Go back to 4chan because the pedos got kicked out? Why? Literally no good reasons to leave.

Jordan Ramirez
Jordan Ramirez

Assuming that was the words of HW, I feel bad for the little fucker. It was probably the only chance he had in his life to create a name for himself in a positive way, but it got all fucked up. Hopefully he manages to get a job with google and convinces them to go full open source.

It's not like he's going to live a long life. I hope he can jew his way into one of those SJW tech companies and rek them from the inside. Hopefully he can make some good money and enjoy his time among the living.

Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia

I sympathetize. It's gotta power-suck enormous donkey balls to have to deal with the bullshit of running an imageboard site on a large scale. I appreciate the time and effort HW put into making this place a home after the Moot decided to go full retard. Thanks, bro.

Ryder Moore
Ryder Moore

It's gotta power-suck enormous donkey balls to have to deal with the bullshit of running an imageboard site on a large scale.

Exactly the reason I never decided to buy a domain and start an imageboard of my own. Unless you censor the shit out of imageboards, they really are nothing more than a money pit for the owner of the site/hosting service. The best you could hope for is an ad agreement with pornhub or something. It's doubtful jewgle's ad division would even consider any imageboard.

It would be kind of cool to run one for a while, but I doubt I would have lasted longer than HW did.

Hopefully everything works out the way it should, but only time will tell.

Henry Torres
Henry Torres

This is very depressing indeed.😭

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