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Question aboot Sketchbattle.

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It's been at least a year since I checked the site, and now I see it's down. I know Zach either was or still is a main benefactor of the site. I just wondered, is it down for good, or is this a temporary downtime?
I'm older, the world is a little smaller, and Final Fantasy 8 still sucks.

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Interestingly enough, the Sketchwar domain remained up for a while even after Sketchbattle went down. Apparently, it died, too, although in a seemingly different way than Sketchbattle.

What other domains did Sambro get for that place? I think their shop had its own domain, too (for some reason). Sketchstuff.com doesn't bring up anything, tho', just like Sketchbattle.com.


Lemme see if I can fill you in on what happened there in the last year...
Actually established web comic artists came by and started competing instead of just the forum-going dregs who either didn't own a web comic (or at least a funny one, anyway).
Said dregs started to become angry that all this slightly more popular names were swooping in and getting the votes from their own biased fans as well as biased <i>non</i>-fans who simply voted for the newcomers comics since they did not rely on terribly inside jokes or "deano iz mexicna lolz" for the umpteenth time.
The Sketchladder is gone, forum battles came back swingin' for a while, but then relatively died again.
General and slow descent into confusion and lower activity, and then the domain disappeared.

Think that about covers it. I did only popped in every other month or so.
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Heya,

I used to partially own sketchbattle, but gave my half to Flamingkinkos when it became clear that I didn't have time to help out in anyway. I haven't really checked in much since the one time I competed.

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Wow. I can't believe that a site such as Sketchbattle just died like that. That's pretty scary, actually. I used to visit the site every day back in the days of JellyCreations and was actually thinking of participating for a while.

That really sucks, though based on what you said, it was to be expected.
I'm older, the world is a little smaller, and Final Fantasy 8 still sucks.

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final fantasy 8 was awesome :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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GUN+BLADE=/=AWESOME.
I'm older, the world is a little smaller, and Final Fantasy 8 still sucks.

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don't make me lionheart you! i have str+60% junctioned :evil:
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Interestingly, my roomate is playing FF8 right now.

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Lethal Interjection wrote:Interestingly
Nope.
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TwoBuy wrote:Nope.
That's fair. I'm not really all that interested either. Perhaps "coincidentally" might've been more accurate.

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Post by hlavco »

Hiya! I joined Sketchbattle in November of '06. Here's the best I can tell you...

In March or April, Kinkos sold the site to Malik Dahl and Catter Kyatta. They ran it for a few months. In the summer, the hosting expired. Malik tried to renew the hosting, but the Sketchbattle.com domain name was still the property of one of the previous owners. Malik spent a few weeks trying to get in touch with him, but as Malik was in eastern Canadia and the other guy was in Australia or some place like that, it was tricky to make contact, especially since both were pretty busy.

A few weeks later, Malik got sick with something. I never found out what it was, but from what I've heard it was actually pretty serious. He left, and I haven't seen him on the internet since. At this time Sketchbattle had already been down for a few weeks.

Since Malik couldn't renew the hosting or gain the rights to the site name, there wasn't much Catter could do either. So he kinda moved on to other things. With his permission I threw together this temporary replacement forum. It doesn't have many features, but it's really just to try to hold the community together until somebody gets this Sketchbattle thing figured out. At the rate things are going, I'm really not sure how "temporary" this setup is going to be.

In short: Sketchbattle is almost, but not completely, dead.
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Post by mountainmage »

like george bush's presidency?
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mountainmage wrote:like george bush's presidency?
that's just a myth. you're confusing extremely unpopular with almost dead. he just recently got :][>:=~+: congress (hate. congress. so. much. right. now.) to put the next 1000 years of americans in debt so that we can get shot at instead of, i don't know, supply our country with universal health care 5 times over or send a man to mars 100 times. That doesn't say almost dead to me, more like "it should be dead considering how much everyone hates him, how congress is democratic, and how he's removed no fewer than 7 of the 10 first amendments to the constitution, but somehow people keep doing what he tells them to" duh

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well thanks for the lengthy explanation, but I was referring to the fact that he is a lame duck.
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