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Drunk Duck will be closing down
subcultured at 5:19PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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What would you do if DD ends?
nothing lasts forever…
would you find another webcomic hosting site or just give up doing webcomics.

For me I probably would just stop webcomiking all together. Im not impressed with any other webcomic sites to start over again. I've been with DD since it started and i cant picture myself putting my webcomics anywhere else.

I would prolly start trying to make printed comics.

and no, DD wont be closing any time soon. so take a deep breath.
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 5:23PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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If Drunkduck closed down, I would be very sad.
It's been like my home.
Even if I am a newer member. It's still a great site.

I'd still keep doing webcomics, just probably host on some other site XDDD
I don't really like Smackjeeves. So I don't know where I would XD
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Evil_Snuffkin at 5:27PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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You mean besides crying myself to sleep each night?

I guess I'd give a few other hosting sites a go but from my own experience they come no where close to DD. I might even give up making my own comics for a while and channel my energy into making paintings… atleast until I got over the loss T_T
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subcultured at 5:32PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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i remember when the server shut down a few years ago.
i felt like an addict trying to get my fix. i would refresh on the error page frequently to see if anything would come up.

some DD members got together in other sites such as

Dylan got us hooked to DD. DAMN YOU!
i knew that old DD contract wasn't fake.
Dylan put a clause about giving up your soul to sign up for DD.
i want my soul back, i feel cold.
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usedbooks at 5:36PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I drew my pages for months before I found a place to upload them. My original reason was just a place with unlimited space and some nice templates to share my story with my friends and family.

So, no, I wouldn't stop my comic. I might go back to my lazy non-digitally edited pages. (I was only putting in the effort because there was an audience I didn't want to let down.) I'd just keep it at my mirror on ComicSpace. – Nothing fancy but my friends can navigate the pages.

I'd probably miss the community. It's really bizarre how I became almost outgoing here. I've never felt so much a part of any group. When I joined, I was terrified to post on the forum, but curiosity got the best of me. – I have lots of experience being a loner, though, so I'd be okay.

Maybe I'd move over to DeviantArt… Most of the people I know here are there too. It's not really comic-friendly, but there is a good comment system and all my “DD friends.” (I shudder to think about uploading my 600-some pages there. It'd take an eternity! o.O )

(Stop talking about this stuff. You're gonna jinx us! ; ; )
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amanda at 6:26PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I already own the appropriate URL, and I keep the updates going on that site as well. DD is my main site - sort of weird to think about the official URL acting like my mirror, but it's there. I might consider another hosting site, but…
…but I really LIKE the Duck.
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HippieVan at 6:32PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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Oh good lord, you frightened me! Don't make titles like that for threads unless you really mean it!
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JustNoPoint at 7:00PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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Well, I am in the process of making a few mirrors. Including my hosting it on my own site. But DD will always be the official host as long as it's here.

I know my drive to get better wouldn't be the same. I get better for my fans here, not because I want to be some awe inspiring revolutionary artist.

Without my friends here I wouldn't have much motivation to do my best and may even lose interest in the comic all together.
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seventy2 at 7:08PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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i would prolly stop doing them all together. i'm not very talented and don't feel like keeping it up if i dont have the fanbase/community that drunk duck brings to the table. i'd miss you guys sooo much…..
Running Anew an exercise blog.
I'm gonna love you till the money comes, half of it's gonna be mine someday.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 7:47PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I'd actually try smackjeeves again.

But I would NEVER post in the forums.
I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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crazyninny at 7:51PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I'd commit suicide. Right before I leave a note blaming it all on who ever closed down DD.

Yeah, feel bad about thinking about doing it, UH?! DO YAH!?! UH!?!?!?
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Warpedwenger at 8:15PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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Dunkduck is my life! I know that's sad but I really would be depressed if it closed… However I would just start my own site. I would have to pay somebody to set it up though… Meh I can't code at all. Obviously… If I could I would have a way cooler page for Wakon Yosai.
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Red Slayer at 8:22PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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F U! Sub!
You scared me senseless.

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subcultured at 8:33PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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Red Slayer
F U! Sub!
You scared me senseless.

actually i thought skool was announcing DD closing when i saw that news update. then when i saw it wasn't, it made me reflect on how it made me feel and i thought i might get some input from other people here.
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worstcase at 9:10PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I just died a little. That was really scary! Aiee, but if the duck ended….I would die. I would probably start my own site but it would never be the same as having the duck.

It just wouldnt :(
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lba at 10:10PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I'd probably have my excuse to give up the internet for a while and actually get the couple of stories I began writing when I ended Last Words, finished and drawn out. I might actually accomplish something productive with my time. And that's a scary thought.

I actually thought that newspost meant skool was leaving DD. Which would totally suck, because she's probably my favorite admin here.Sorry Oz, but skool offers me food.
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Raccoo at 10:11PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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I'd probably stay away from the other webcomic communities (besides reading the few comics I like on them), like before I came here. If I get my comic started, I'd likely host it on my own website. I'd follow the comics that I read on DD, elsewhere, if they continue.
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ozoneocean at 10:48PM, Sept. 12, 2008
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Which would totally suck, because she's probably my favorite admin here.Sorry Oz, but skool offers me food.
Apology NOT accepted! Skool is pure evil… She and I have a well known feud going. Especially since she killed my family :(

Evil people are always doing that for some reason… -_-

DD ended once before, as Sub said… That was for quite a long time last time. It was sad, very sad, but we moved on. Heh, all that was left here for a while was a forum with links pointing to where people had gone :)

If DD died again, I'd move on and still have Pinky TA up. Like a lot of people, that earlier big dead time forced me to get off my bum and set up my own thing etc. But I'd always had a mirror at Keenspace anyway because back then DD went down every few days anyway.
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SarahN at 12:57AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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This is more appropriate for April Fools Day.

Seriously, that scared me. =/

Edit - Since I didn't give a legit answer, I'd just use my domain and try my best to redirect people there. I may also try another mirror like SmackJeeves, because I don't want to go through comment withdrawals.

I'd miss this community like hell though. :(
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Lonnehart at 2:56AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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Noooo!!! Not again!!! Three years ago or so Drunkduck went sober and I lost the backups to my comics! Aaaaauuugghh!!!!

and no, DD wont be closing any time soon. so take a deep breath.

O_O Don't scare me like that.
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DAJB at 5:16AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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I'd continue. I have Shades up at other sites anyway, so I'd keep posting it at those.

I would miss DD, though. The community here is second to none!
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Evil_Snuffkin at 5:38AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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DD ended once before, as Sub said… That was for quite a long time last time. It was sad, very sad, but we moved on.

*Shudder* Those where dark, dark days. Without any incentive to write I ended up making less than one page a month. I don't think I went on the internet very much either… until DD came back up that is XP
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skoolmunkee at 5:50AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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I think if DD shut down, I might get enough of my time back each week to get work done on my comics!
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Steely Gaze at 6:33AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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I wouldn't give up, hell no. I've got a story I need to tell and I intend to tell it. Actually, I don't think I'd look into any other hosts like Smackjeeves; I'd probably finally learn HTML, get my own site, and wait patiently for DD to return like a phoenix.

I've got my comic pages also up on deviantART as a semi-backup, so I'd probably continue there until I figured out what sort of site I wanted.

The real killer for me would be the community just…disappearing. I'd hate that! I've had so much fun on these forums, talking, arguing, and just relaxing that nothing else could come close to it.
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lucky7s76 at 8:18AM, Sept. 13, 2008
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That's a sign of the Apocalypse! D:

…but if Drunk Duck shut down, I'd probably go back to what I was doing originally with my comics and keep posting on deviantART. I'd miss it and its community of people who actually bother to leave comments… but it came back once before, right? <:3

There's also my mirror on Smack Jeeves… which I honestly don't care much for. And my own website, too. Even though I haven't used it in, like, a year. :/

Yeah… if DD shut down, the only thing that would change is my motivation from my readers' comments - which would probably slowly but surely be what stops me from making anymore pages.
By the time you finish this, you'll have read it. :3

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JediAnn Solo at 12:11PM, Sept. 13, 2008
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If DrunkDuck shuts down, I'll be bored out of my mind on the weekends. :( And I'll probably have to move my comics to my freewebs site. Then again, I still have my DeviantART, so I wouldn't die. I think the thing I'll miss the most is that Cowboys and Aliens game. :p
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dueeast at 1:12PM, Sept. 13, 2008
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Geez! If DD went down for good, Due East would survive on its mirror sites (ComicSpace, I'd probably try SmackJeeves and we already have ). It would definitely give me incentive to advertise the new website more!

But it would really make a mess for Off Hours! The thought of buying a domain and server space for an experiment is not very attractive…but on the other hand, it might be worth it if it allowed some great DD comics characters to survive, even in parody. Hmmmmmmmm…you make think…hmmmmm! lol!

I'd probably miss the people here the most, though.
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Neilsama at 2:11PM, Sept. 13, 2008
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That was a totally evil topic title.

I wouldn't really sweat it if Drunk Duck disappeared. I have Comic Genesis as my main site. It would just be less fun without the fan interaction. DeviantART kinda does the feedback thing, but it's just not the same.
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Jellomix at 3:39PM, Sept. 13, 2008
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… and leave all these comics homeless? TT_TT

I'd take a break and then continue, but probably with less motivation. It's the community of Drunk Duck that's so amazing, not just the comics and without that sense of community, I'd feel like I'd be making the comic for myself, which isn't as fun.
I would like to host my comic on my own site but I'm hopeless in web making. I suppose I would transfer to SmackJeeves- but there'd always be something missing. Then with that unbearable grief, I'll make all my characters super whiny and emo. MWAHAHAHA. You wouldn't want that. D=

Thanks for the heart attack, subcultured. But I knew it was a prank. Really.
Sig? Yeah, I'll get to it. >_<
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usedbooks at 3:52PM, Sept. 13, 2008
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I do wonder if everyone from DD migrated to the same site (like SmackJeeves), would that site become a DD-like community? Do the people make the community or would the admins hamper it?

Perhaps someone from DD with the money, ambition, and know-how would found their own hosting site. (Does such a person exist?) Or just a forum where the community could live on even without the shared host.
last edited on July 14, 2011 4:37PM

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