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TIME TO RALLY UP... If you're genuinely a fan / supporter of 12oz, please read this.

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Please read...

 

Okay, so there's been many threads talking about OG members, who's missing, who's back, 12oz reunions, etc, etc...

 

Likewise, I've posted a bunch of other stuff ranging from the early history of 12oz, to what I'm up to now and everything in between. Obviously anyone thats been here for more than a minute has witnessed the ups and downs... When there was more posts than you can follow and new members overwhelming every thread. Things were booming and companies like Dr Pepper and Ford were reaching out to buy ad space. Then you also saw how technical problem after problem made logging in impossible and how it all imploded. Then the 12oz dark age when all of this was all but dead; just a couple die hards clinging onto the remnants of a bygone era, sifting through old threads and the carcass of what once was.

 

When I started reaching out to people to let them know I was resurrecting the forum, most said it couldn't be done. In fact, I still hear from some that this is all an anomaly... A glitch with a handful of old friends living in the past.

 

If you've been around long enough, I think it's pretty obvious how incredible our progress has been, as well as how its starting to accelerate with more and more old members not just popping up, but starting to post regularly. The forum was dead, plain and simple. Now anyone can clearly see evidence of a small community forming up again. People are reconnecting and catching up, posting new adventures and rehashing old threads. I'm seeing a fairly steady stream of threads being created, more and more of which pick up momentum and break out into multiple pages over night.

 

I'm sure you guys are seeing it too and obviously word is starting to get out about how we're bringing the conversation back home to 12oz. I'm regularly getting emails and DM's asking to recover accounts that havent seen a login for years and a post in even longer. I think many are realizing the negative consequences of social media. How we gave up real conversation for a caption and mega threads of comedy for a meme. Wasn't that long ago that we used to pour through a near infinite supply of hi-res photos, to now scrolling past an endless stream of teeny images taken on a phone, cropped into squares and processed to death with shitty filters. Worse, we've seen corporate douches like Zuckerberg grow to become gatekeepers to the internet and sell off our private info for mind boggling wealth. We gave up tight online relationships and steady conversations with each other for a useless list of followers and "likes" that have become grown to become far more effort than they're worth.

 

Anyhow, I believe we're pretty close to a tipping point here on 12ozProphet and hoping I can get the crew on here - all of you - to rally up, coordinate and help push this over.

 

There was a time when 12oz sub groups like the Night-Owls and NightBats would rally up with enough force to overwhelm rival boards and crash entire sites. We could muster up and fuckin' pwned Draw Ball for weeks at a time. I have faith that we can all come together and put the forces in motion that'll see this community grow into something capable of even more.

 

Most of you are aware of the forum / reunion tee I announced. I thought the idea up for this release and designed the shirt with all of you in mind. Something that would pay tribute to the top 1000 members that made this place so amazing for so long. I also designed it with the hopes we could use it as a tool we could use to accelerate our outreach to old members and maybe a way to also pique the interest of new ones. To serve as a catalyst to help tip all of this over. (I'm doing all I can to release this very, very soon.)

 

The details: On the 12ozProphet web shop, all short sleeved tees sell for $40. For this release, I'm going to do something different... If your name is on the tee or if you have a registration date from 2015 or older and you login and post here in this thread or private message me here on the forum, I will send you a single use coupon code that'll allow you to buy one of those tees for $12. If your name is not on the shirt or your registration date is 2016 or newer, if you post in this thread or private message me, I'll send you a single use coupon code so you can get $12 off this $40 tee, so $28. Many of you have bought tees, books and other 12ozProphet products (thank you for that!), so you know the quality I chase with what I do. You also know I always throw in free stickers and often throw in extras if I recognize the name or notice you paid a bunch for shipping (talking about you Australia).

 

The real important part of this long ass post and the real hope I have for all this is that you guys will work with me to help make all this happen. Obviously buying anything from the shop shows support and helps all of this along. This release however, is more than that... It's intended to be a rallying cry to each of you to band together, coordinate and start charging forward on pulling all of this together. To mobilize real efforts towards reaching out to as many people as you can and really help spread the word. To spread the message far and wide that 12ozProphet is back and that we're bringing the conversation home.

 

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I genuinely hope one day we'll be a truly massive community again and we'll look back at this moment as the turning point I intend it to be. Fuck Facebook, fuck Instagram and fuck the rest of them. This is for us, by us and a real chance to make a dent in this fucked up era we find ourselves in and genuinely change the status quo. It starts with a couple people... 10 turns into 20... 20 morphs into 50... 50 quickly becomes 100... Before you know it, it takes on a life of its own, and we start to catch the attention of a broader audience. We start to unplug person after person from the fucked up matrix that is Facebook and their social media platforms. It starts with the tight group we have on here now and if we do this right... if we coordinate and put real efforts into it, if we maybe stumble on a little luck, we tip this over, blow it up and then 12oz becomes legion.

 

So I'm asking all you guys for a huge solid... Join in and help me do this.

 

Thanks for hearing me out.

 

Cheers,

 

Misteraven

 

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More details about this tee will be coming soon. 

 

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Man, I'm stoked this place is still kicking. 
I learnt so much more from forums like this over the years that would never have been possible on newer style social networking sites

Will spread the word however I can & will definitely try to cop a shirt & stickers asap

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Me after just realizing the order is based on post count. 

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hunting through the list of names there's a couple of people I can reach out to try bring them back!

 

 surely having their name on a shirt is a good way to pique the interest.

 

 

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I’m in for sure - going to encourage some of my irl homies to revive accounts.

 

Keep it up Raven - it has started gathering steam.

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I miss the days when these forums were bumpin, i took a long hiatus due to drugs and jail , 10 years or so, i came back and things just werent the same. fuck yeah ressurect this 

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Appreciate the comments and support on this guys. I think it would be smart to really organize this effort so we can mobilize effectively.

 

Wondering if we should use the list on the tee (top 1000 members by post count, ordered by most posts) to coordinate from? Maybe go through it and list who you know or who else you might be able to reach out to so we can organize / coordinate?

 

At least be helpful to know who's talking to who and how the conversation went so we can help or divide the effort?

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My eyes hurt trying to see if my name is there. I don’t know if my contributions were worthwhile

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1 hour ago, Media One said:

My eyes hurt trying to see if my name is there. I don’t know if my contributions were worthwhile

Hit the link to the announcement... There's a text version so you can use the search in your browser. That said, you're on there for sure. Post count over 3k definitely qualifies you for the top 1000.

 

Also note that the design isnt entirely final. There's a small disrepancy with the names export that @Kultscaught that left a few names off. Basically the cutoff is somewhere at around 1000 posts. I'll reply back at some point with the final, final version of the graphic since this is a near final mockup.

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Yo I love this! My wife is excited too she remembers how much this place meant to me. Fuck social media fuck fake influencers all that. We just gotta make our home a little more cozy with some homies hah. You knooooow I'm grabbing that shirt. 

 

Oontz Forever 

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39 minutes ago, pissdrunkwhat?! said:

Fuck social media 

 

Oontz Forever 

I'd also like this on a black T in large please.

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Shirt is dope. Hard to read all those names while I'm drunk. Am I up in there? I'll grab one either way but don't make me close one eye to read all those!

 

EDIT: Aw snap! just found it. I must need more beer.

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So many made it out of the drawball wars alive, only to slowly die from like addiction on social media. Necks all fucked up, and painful from looking down at their phones (AKA bowing to their master, lord Zuck).

 

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Please bring them home so that we may tampon them all, just one more time.

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7 hours ago, misteraven said:

Appreciate the comments and support on this guys. I think it would be smart to really organize this effort so we can mobilize effectively.

 

Wondering if we should use the list on the tee (top 1000 members by post count, ordered by most posts) to coordinate from? Maybe go through it and list who you know or who else you might be able to reach out to so we can organize / coordinate?

 

At least be helpful to know who's talking to who and how the conversation went so we can help or divide the effort?

Going to hunt through the Australia thread to see who i can dig up against the names on the list

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12 ounce made me wanna be a crook.  12 ounce made me wanna read a book.  12 ounce taught how to hop a train.  12 ounce taught me how to paint a train.  I am behind you raven, don't bend over no homo.

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Appreciate the love guys (no homo)... Important thing is to spread the word! 

 

Seriously... Reach out as far and wide as you can to find members on that shirt or anyone else that would be a good addition to the community on here. Get in front of them, keep pestering them, get them to jump in and post. Think of 12oz a party... Parties are way more fun when they're packed and extra fun when its friends and cool people.

 

Just need to work together to make it happen and this shirt is the excuse to start opening up lines of communication with all the OG's that made this place so good.

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But you have to instill posting fear in the n00bs so they get the full experience,  punk ass punk asses.

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If you aren't DAO committed, then fuck you.  When  bernie lost, i wrote in boogie hands.  call me a fucking liar

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12 hours ago, mn1_fuckos said:

Id like to buy two 

 

one to wear and one to keep. I ruin shirts rather quickly haha

Cosigned!!

(Do people still say that?)

 

Been on 12oz since March of 2004 albeit off and on the last few years. I'd love to see 12oz make a comeback.. and I'd love to help anyway that i can... unfortunately, i only still keep in touch with a very select few from here. 

 

Got Facebook in 2008.. barely used it.. has been deleted for a few years now... never had an Instagram.. never had a Twitter.. never had a snapchat.. never did vine..tiktok... none of that...12oz has really only ever been my go to social media.. can't wait to see what happens next. 

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1 hour ago, CALIgula said:

Cosigned!!

(Do people still say that?)

 

Been on 12oz since March of 2004 albeit off and on the last few years. I'd love to see 12oz make a comeback.. and I'd love to help anyway that i can... unfortunately, i only still keep in touch with a very select few from here. 

 

Got Facebook in 2008.. barely used it.. has been deleted for a few years now... never had an Instagram.. never had a Twitter.. never had a snapchat.. never did vine..tiktok... none of that...12oz has really only ever been my go to social media.. can't wait to see what happens next. 

Last I checked, you’re still holding that number one spot. That list is ordered by post count and when Seeking left, you shot past. Hold on tight man!

 

That said, if everyone on here right now is able to just contact a couple people and get them to come back, and those guys join and reach out to a couple more... It’ll eventually compound to the point I’m describing. 

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19 hours ago, Media One said:

My eyes hurt trying to see if my name is there. I don’t know if my contributions were worthwhile

your name is about 14 rows down

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