Well, I was telling a story on how WUF sort of came to be and I became an admin, but I stopped because I am lazy and new information came out. So I suppose I will be retelling that story, finishing it, and bringing up a few interesting events that came up in conjunction with it (like how I found out I was unknowingly fueling some guys fetish when I was 16 and younger).
Original thread here
So, I have to start from the beginning or I won't be able to finish. And I'll try to write everyday so the story is actually told.
Part 1 is just a collection from my first few posts with little edits here and there. I'll start Part 2 tonight, but I need to collect a bit more info to revise what I have and remember correctly. So, the first entry will not be as long, but I'll try and make sure I finish it this time around.
This also mainly has to do with feldo removing the YAF archives from his server, so I really have no way to look back on things to refresh my memory.
The gallery posts are not included as Soul finally removed the gallery after a few years.
Over time the site was losing a good amount of activity, there were a few regulars, me, and a few other new users who frequented the site. If you would like a comparison, it was just about as active as this site now.
The users who set off the chain of events of YAF shutting down went by the name Davey-J-Yoshi (who later became known as slimeyscaly). He joined the site just like various other yoshi fanatics and began posting art of cardboard-looking Nascars and yoshis with legs twice the size of their own bodies. The guy was obsessed with Nascar almost as much as Yoshi and it was the only thing he would ever talk about.
Anyways, he started posting his art of yoshi and he got one or two responses saying something along the lines of "good job", but the rest of us, we started to point out how massive the legs and thighs of the Yoshis were, and boy, he couldn't stand that. He said that it was his style and that he didn't need to improve upon it. As time went on, he even dropped hints of it just being a fetish of his, but would adamantly deny it.
Despite the nature and attitude of the general userbase, he wasn't able to garner any sympathy and choose to leave the forums, like so many other users before him. He left a passive aggressive message blaming everyone but himself, and left (I don't remember if it resulted in a ban or not).
After his initial exit, he came back again later, when the userbase was a bit more volatile.