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Petition to bring back /td/
Red Slayer at 9:44AM, Nov. 9, 2008
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What is Top Drawer?!
The answer, to everything.
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crocty at 9:44AM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Something you should unsign.
THIS NEW SITE SUCKS I'M LEAVING FOREVER I PROMISE, GUYS.
NOT BLUFFING, I'M GONE IF YOU DON'T FIX IT.
Oh god I'm so alone someone pay attention to me
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Lygo at 9:47AM, Nov. 9, 2008
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What is Top Drawer?!

From the sounds of it, the question should be “What ISN'T Top Drawer?”

Which I also don't know the answer to.

As it is, I dunno, I have other places I go to get random infectious tomfoolery on the internet. I doubt I, nor anyone else, really needs another one. The *chans sort of have it covered, don't they?
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Custard Trout at 9:48AM, Nov. 9, 2008
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No, and fuck you, Shplane, for suggesting it.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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cool guy at 11:51AM, Nov. 9, 2008
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I'll Sign cuz I wanna know what it is
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SeriousQuiche at 11:58AM, Nov. 9, 2008
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On second though, I think I'm unsign as well Shplane. We had some fun times in TD and I think we should retain those memories and let it die.

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Hawk at 12:20PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The Top Drawer is a weird idea to try and bring back because for it to be back in any significant way it would essentially have to be given it's own set of rules and moderators etc. in order for it to maintain some semblance of its' original personality while still meeting the requirements of Drunkduck proper. In essence, it would have to be it's own forum. Which, uh… I guess it is, since someone started a new one on another site.

Exactly.

Also, when the Top Drawer was shut down, its trolls left our forum and things became a lot nicer. And DD's average IQ raised about 40 points.

I would advise that any members who came here in hopes to get it back just leave and return to your Top Drawer facsimile, wherever it is. Because it's not coming back.
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Drasnus at 12:37PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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What. Is. Top. Drawer.


?
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Inkmonkey at 12:55PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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What. Is. Top. Drawer.


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Okay, the Top Drawer's original purpose was that it was a subforum for mods and admins to dump threads that either didn't fit into any of the existing subforums or that had gone so painfully off-topic that they really don't belong in the subforums they occupied. Largely this was done because some of these threads still had merit to them, if only tangentially, so it was better to preserve them somewhere instead of just locking them. Because of this “junk” mentality for the forum, moderation on it was deliberately lax. People took this mentality to mean that it was an “anything goes” forum, and the treatment of it as such was relatively harmless at first so no one minded. By the time it had gotten to be a bit of a problem the whole sub-forum had evolved into something entirely different; it was pretty much it's own forum. Trolling ran rampant, largely because playful infighting amongst the regulars had become misinterpreted by newer members as an open invitation to be jerks.

I've used the analogy before that it was essentially like a junkyard that a bunch of kids built a clubhouse in, and for better or worse it was decided to just leave it to them rather than try to clean it up for its original purpose.
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Hawk at 1:09PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Edit: Inkmonkey beat me to the Top Drawer's explanation

The Top Drawer was a portion of the forum originally designated to store threads that seemingly didn't have a home. These threads weren't quite right for General Discussion, Media Discussion, Forum Games, or whatever else. They were usually a bit off-beat and hard for anyone besides the original poster to grasp. When threads like this popped up, moderators would move them to the Top Drawer where they could continue for the few people interested and not get in the way of the rest of the forum.

As time went on it became the home for potentially inflammatory or outright trollish threads, too. Certain DD members were drawn to the Top Drawer's seeming lack of structure and rules and found it to be a place where they could let their minds run free without consequences. The Top Drawer was no longer a destination for forum nonsense, it was the source.

It doesn't take long in such an environment for topics of very poor taste to run rampant. Soon its inhabitants began to feel like they owned the place, and took offense whenever the Top Drawer was used for its original purpose. I remember the filthy things said to me one day when I moved a thread there. It was as if the Top Drawer was now a foster home for children who had never in their lives been punished, and expected no consequences for anything they did. It was becoming its own DD chapter of 4chan, the most despicable place on the internet.

The breaking point for the Top Drawer was when its juvenile in-jokes and trollish behavior started showing up in the rest of the forum. There were certain DD forum members who came here only for the Top Drawer, and yet were becoming problematic in other sections. The Top Drawer began to be viewed as a scar on Drunk Duck's image. In reality, there were rules. There are consequences to the things we type and the images we post. As hard as the admins and mods tried to protect and validate the Top Drawer, it became obvious that it had to go. Amidst overwhelming grief and protest from its regular posters, the Top Draw was shut down and hidden in July of 2008.
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Custard Trout at 1:20PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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I didn't protest, I'm glad that it's ‘gone’.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Drasnus at 1:41PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Thank you.
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TheMidge28 at 1:47PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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It was fun while it lasted.
I think that fun still can happen with out all the offensiveness through out all the forums but some can't post in that fashion.
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Skullbie at 2:13PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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What. Is. Top. Drawer.


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The place you could say the N-word and make fun of people/peoples comics without getting in trouble.





Hawks explanation really hit home though, but then everything he says does :D (marry me someday…:neenjah: )
 
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 2:19PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The place you could say the N-word

Noob???
Er……..boo!
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Skullbie at 2:21PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Skullbie
The place you could say the N-word

Noob???
uuuh, yeah. That's the one….
 
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humorman at 2:26PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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I'm pretty much the one that ended TD.

There are people who can vouch for that.

Billy vs. Tree – The epic struggle of boy versus tree.
Sonic Colores – It looks like it's going to be a good game because I love how the way it makes me grow.
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crocty at 2:29PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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I'm pretty much the one that ended TD.

There are people who can vouch for that.
No it was Ozone who hid it from non-mods and admins.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

that's how hilarious I am.

Ha.



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Hawk at 2:33PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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(marry me someday…:neenjah: )

I do. :)
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ozoneocean at 3:52PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The place you could say the N-word
Except when I started banning people for that…
 
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subcultured at 4:04PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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it's not nice to call someone a noob
J
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Inkmonkey at 4:07PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The place where people thought you could say the N-word. Which I think explains a bit of how it ended up getting taken down…
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Bocaj at 4:33PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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I will say, although would enjoy TD's return, I understand and accept its death.
(Top Drawer Gamma, woohoo! ;D)

Don't read Rape.
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SeriousQuiche at 6:04PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The place where people thought you could say the N-word.

There were a lot of things people thought they could do in TD.
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Dragonizer at 6:23PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The place where people thought you could say the N-word.

There were a lot of things people thought they could do in TD.

I thought I could live there.
They kicked me out on the streets.
K.A.L.A.-dan! Morality Pet >:3
The end of time will be the end of guilt.
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Arashi_san at 6:36PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Did someone say something about chocolate chip cookies?
shifting in the wind… is a baby.
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also here
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SeriousQuiche at 6:58PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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The place where people thought you could say the N-word.

There were a lot of things people thought they could do in TD.

I thought I could live there.
They kicked me out on the streets.

T-T
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Lord Shplane at 7:34PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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tl;dr on any post longer than a sentence.

Just give me a spam board gawd.

TheMidge28

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lba at 7:38PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Congrats on giving such an excellent example of why TD was removed in the first place.

Now. Which mod wants to move this thread to TD?
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Lord Shplane at 7:52PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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Congrats on giving such an excellent example of why TD was removed in the first place.

Now. Which mod wants to move this thread to TD?

Pfft, innocent but slightly stupid posts aren't that bad. There was some annoying shit that happened in the TD, but what I just put up is nowhere near what got it killed.

Srsly tho, I thought Midge died or some shit. It's good to know the old guy's ok.
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