The history of moe/oreno/yande.re as I recall it
I don’t know why but I always write my blog posts as narratives.
So basically, we started in 2006. I originally ordered a dedicated server to do xdcc bots and some bittorrent stuff, I didn’t know shit about freebsd or linux at the time. Later that year my mentor and friend cyanoacry told me about danbooru and how they were having issues with bandwidth so I told him that he can use my dedicated server to help them out. Then during the summer I was introduced to Noizi Ito’s drawing style at AnimeExpo 2006, at the time I also bought her artbook Gu-ren and decided to try to scan it.
I didn’t have much success on finding how to debind a book and how to scan it until I ran across some guides for manga, I adapted it for the hardback and tore it up with a knife. I then started to experiment with editing raw scans, eventually I worked out a method to clean them up and I posted it on my old dovac.com blog. Sometime later I find that some minitokyo user reuploaded my scan and called it their own. I wasn’t too pleased at that so I created an account and uploaded some new scans. One of their moderators said that I should upload bigger ones, that didn’t really please me either since I didn’t know they had a ratio system. I figured that there has to be a better way of working together to get scans out on to the internet. Then I asked cyanoacry if he was able to get danbooru to work with my dedicated server, after many hours he got it to work. Now its near the end of 2006 and I find that danbooru closed its doors to the public but I was still serving images to them as a mirror, I didn’t really like that so I stopped that too.
That was when he had a HUGE explosion of users who tried to go with the danbooru idea of TAG FUCKING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE in a image.
Its now 2007, I don’t really remember much about it, we had some teething issues with the danbooru code base where basically we were using a pre 1.0 version and danbooru had its own 1.0 version with no migration plan. I manually adjusted the moe database to match danboorus schema and everything worked.
Its now 2008, I raged about being bad mouthed on shitty sites and thought of closing the site.
Its now 2009, I think I was really poor and shit. I remember begging for donations so I can afford food at the time.
Its now 2010, I swapped to oreno subdomain because we were way too popular and I couldn’t afford it at the time.
Its now 2011, I’m even poorer because I was neeting for almost 2 years.
Its now 2012, I like yandere so now its yande.re.
Why do I only really clearly remember the starting of the site and nothing in between?
Anyways the original goal was to get scans out to the world without papers or other shit like that and I think that goal is met. Maybe I should talk about why I hosted visual novel sites for so long, but I don’t really feel like it.