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Posted 30 December 2018, 9.29 pm by Alexander

AKPCEP is back.

A little history lesson - back in 2001, the heyday of E/N websites (ask your grandad) AKPCEP was born. Check the web archives for its many facelifts and ugly redesigns. Over the years it got popular, then less so, then in 2009 I closed the doors and so it stayed until today.

So why is it back?

This is not a nostalgia trip. AKPCEP is back as a response to my own (and I feel, other people’s) frustrations with what replaced it. Social media such as facebook, twitter etc is depersonalising, corrupt and manipulative. AKPCEP was borne of a love of discourse, of confrontation, and of exploration of ideas. A ragtag bunch of internet miscreants waking each other up to new possibilities.

Can it be so again? Most likely not. The original members are scattered to the four winds, and it remains to be seen if the denizens of the internet 10 years on are even interested in talking to people about things, rather than themselves.

Nonetheless, I built this place, I’m proud of it, and I’m proud of our members past, present and (hopefully) future.

So, welcome back. Sign up for an account in the forums (The Grinding Shed) and say hello. Then come back here to the front page, click ‘Submit Article’ at the top left and hit us with your best shot.

Happy grinding.

shift
on 30 December 2018, 11.07 pm
neat


Alexander
on 31 December 2018, 7.53 am
Isn't it?


ghoti
on 31 December 2018, 3.00 pm
hey. i just quit FB because fuck that place. i have IG and twitter, but i mostly just follow people i actually know, or companies i actually like, and some sciencey and spacey stuff. i don't consider myself a participant.

can i still swear here?


Alexander
on 31 December 2018, 4.09 pm
Fuck yeah.


Andy
on 31 December 2018, 6.47 pm
Holy fucking shit, what's up guys?


Alexander
on 31 December 2018, 7.33 pm
Shitballs - it's Andy! What are the odds?


Grapey v2
on 1 January 2019, 7.22 am
Hey Ghoti, you do know that facebook owns Instagram right?


ghoti
on 1 January 2019, 5.33 pm
hiya grapey. yeah it was the content being posted and shared which ran me off. i still have it for a work thing i am required to do periodically, so i unfollowed literally everyone except for one invisible group for the gym i attend and one or two legit funny accounts - oh, and my mom and dad (lol). i'm there maybe once a week now but i see nothing and no one sees me... except my gym.

my IG and twitter followings have been pruned back pretty severely, and i just got my own website back (i was locked out for 8 months or so but i literally geeked my way into it yesterday) so between those three and this place, i reckon i have outlets :)


indieaei83
on 11 January 2019, 8.58 am
Hey Alexander! In the past year I have slowly weened myself off of FB. I am so glad that you started this site back up! I am totally behind the idea of discussing ideas instead of yourself. I feel that many folks I know feel the same. Its amazing I can come back to the same website that helped me with social anxiety and general shyness so long ago!

Who else here is from the original site??


Alexander
on 11 January 2019, 9.15 am
Welcome back Indie! Great to see you.

The old crew are trickling back, some have already started posting and others intend to so I hear. It would be good to get some 'new blood' as well!


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Hmph

80s candy bars were pretty good

only because i traded it for a candy bar in the 80's.

lol we all know you don't have a soul ghoti

my soul for some carbs...

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