~ Scum Shrine ~

#1XimPosted 5/26/2005 6:34:39 PM
In honor of today, Scumday, I thought it would be cool to make a topic in Scum's honor. Until recently, this board had one of the last Scum topics, so I know a lot of people associated with Scum will pass through here. If you were a part of Scum, or just a fan, I invite you post and share your thoughts on Scum. If you don't know Scum, read on, and you'll know more than you ever wanted to. I think I pretty much have the story right, correct me if I'm wrong. A lot of the stuff I'll be posting is stuff I've written in the past, as I'll be DAMNED if I won't stretch past efforts as far as they can go in favor of less effort today.

Before we start talking about Scum, it'd probably be best if everyone reading knew what a secret board hunter is. For the sake of laziness, secret board hunters are simply those that go from board to board on GameFAQs, finding cool topics, and posting eccentric and witty messages.

Over the course of GameFAQs history, there have been some truly remarkable hunters. To me, the best of the best are the ones that inspired me to become a hunter. Seasoned veterans that a younger Xim considered his hunting idols back in the day. I consider Scum the greatest hunter of all time. And rightly so, as he combines everyone's wit. That is, Scum isn't actually a person. He was a shared account used by a lot of older hunters and other people. Due to his obsession with apples, he seemed to actually be a single person no matter who was posting as him, so that's why I refer to Scum as "he". My admiration for Scum is basically an embodiment of my admiration for all the people that used him combined.

Though he was banned, some say you can still hear good ol' Scum on the Crypt during certain evenings in late spring, relentlessly shouting horrible Bob Sagat jokes.

Yes, Scum was banned. This shall serve as a memorial topic of sorts so that Scum will never be forgotten. The Scum in my signature on GameFAQs are one in the same. My signature has not changed since the day Scum was banned. Why keep the signature after all these months? Because Scum was just that great.

Who was Scum? It's simple to ask, but difficult to answer. as I stated before, Scum wasn't actually a person, rather, he was many people. An account shared by many of the board hunters and other people along those lines. It was originally created by ColdFusion, the moderator, back in April of 2001. Since then, Scum has been all over GameFAQs and was probably second only to CJayC on GameFAQs in fame. He had a legendary infatuation with apples that will be forever remembered by the people who knew him. He could always somehow manage to work apples into a conversation humorously without it seeming awkward, no matter what the current topic was about.

Since the day I discovered secret board hunters, I'd always admired Scum as Scum himself, even after I discovered he was just a shared account. Some of his more famous stomping grounds were the Crypt of Scum, Ninja Golf, Sector Alpha, Moon Patrol, and Captain Goodnight.

I realize completely that Scum was just an account, he wasn't really a single person, but to those that really knew him, Scum was more than just an account. Like no account could ever be. He was.. special. No one can ever replace Scum. There was a rumor that there actually was a true Scum. The Scum that left an empty line at the bottom of his posts was the notorious "empty space Scum" and was often referred to as the "real" Scum. Don't know the story behind that one. Maybe it was ColdFusion.
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...(\/)() ()_() ...R.I.P. Scum
...(_/\_)(_)(_/\_/\_)...4/18/2001 - 5/26/2003
#2Xim(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2005 6:35:06 PM
I still remain hopeful that Scum will be un-banned someday even after all this time. Though I often wonder if it would be the same. Most of the people that used the account are long gone by now (mostly because Scum was banned, apparently). A few of my friends and I have tried to start up another Scummy account on several occasions, but each time it didn't work too well. There was just something special about that Scum.

One of our most successful attempts was a shared account that I affectionately named "Crum". We got a lot of the older hunters to join up and things were pretty cool for awhile and it looked as though "Scum" might just return yet, but then, not three weeks after we made Crum, Black Mist (who originally proposed the idea for another Scum account and was a very well-known and prominent poster) went and banned himself. None of us were banned except for BM, but Crum went with him. I sometimes wonder if CJayC knew about it, and had a soft spot for the rest of us. Or maybe it was because Math Murderer, a mod, also had access. (That's probably why no one else that had access to Scum was banned.) Misty wasn't trying to get the rest of us banned or anything, but he made me promise not to tell anyone why he banned himself. At the least, I'll just say he's still cool with me.

Concerning BM's banning, after the well-known littleman1314 left GameFAQs, he handed over all his alts to Black Mist. For reasons I've promised not to disclose, BM went to LUE (Life, the Universe, and Everything, home board of some of the oddest people you'll ever meet), and posted the passwords to all the alt accounts. When a ton of LUEsers had logged in, BM suicided his account, taking down a multitude of LUEsers with him. Lots of the LUEsers were given back their accounts, but since that day, no new users can ever enter LUE. It's the final straw that made LUE become a private board. The fact that those LUEsers were allowed to have their accounts back are one of the sole reasons I think Scum could be allowed back someday. After all, he was banned in a similar manner.

The secret boards on GameFAQs just haven't been the same since that fateful night when Scum was banned. Take Captain Goodnight, for instance. Scum used to post there all the time. Captain Goodnight, if you've never been there, is a horrible place these days. It was excellent when Scum and Dawn7 were still around, but now it's just one massive bump-fest, trying to keep a high post count for no particular reason.

Yeah, yeah, I know a lot of people absolutely adore the place, but go read some of the topics sometime. Just read them, all the way through. They're so goddamn boring! It's just a bunch of people either posting emoticons, agreeing with each other over and over and over in a circle jerk manner, or making uninspired "jokes" that weren't even funny back when they were first made. There are still a few cool people there, but the common consensus is quantity over quality. Go. Check it out, then come back and tell me I'm wrong. I'm not saying this to be an ass. It's actually pretty painful to see such a great board fall from grace. Same thing goes for some of Scum's other old haunts.
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...(\/)() ()_() ...R.I.P. Scum
...(_/\_)(_)(_/\_/\_)...4/18/2001 - 5/26/2003
#3Xim(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2005 6:35:48 PM
Scum once made a site where he saved topics that had purged and hosted them. They're all pretty funny, and it'll give you a better idea of why Scum was so great. Here's the link:

www.angelfire.com/super2/archives

Even though on the main page of his site it says he hasn't updated since December 22, 2002, it should really say 2003. I found his place back in 2002, and I know for a fact more topics were added in winter of 2003. Perhaps this is a sign that Scum isn't completely gone?

Also, each year on the holidays, NinjaMaster (I think) usually logs into the Scum spinoff account "Christmas Scum" and posts a holiday topic somewhere. Speaking of which, I never understood why they never used Scum 2 or Rebel Scum or Scum Bucket or any of the other Scum accounts after Scum was banned. Sure, it wouldn't be the same, but it would be nice to see ol' Scum every once and awhile, just for nostalgia's sake. Maybe someone could clear that one up for me along with the empty space Scum thing.

For more Scum-type topics, visit my website at:

www.angelfire.com/super2/gamefats

I update it extremely often. Extremely. It's completely different from Scum's too. Go to the Atari section for a lot of Ninja Golf topics, some of Scum's finest. Aw, hell, anything posted by Scum kicked ass.

Here's a list of users that had access to Scum (keep in mind lots of these guys are Kissiosn's alts, and this isn't even everyone that was part of it, this is just something I found one day on the secret boards):

Scum
ColdFusion
Magician Type 0
Trypa
Blood for Currency
Kaboobi
Blargh
Salad is Murder
United Cake Bakers
RaptorLC
SybreTiger is cool
some bastard
leaky toilet
Comic Sans MS
boot
Polemos
Bane of Evil
zoips
Pollution
Fallen One
Sandy Bear
The LORD
Kurts afflicted
Kinnison
WOWZERS
Riidi WW
Sargon of Akkad
Nelly12167498
Scum X
Scum of the Earth
bloodstorm
Scum 2
Som1
Procrastination
superaielman
Dunefar
NinjaMaster
Scun
Ricco
SCHALAAY
Christmas Scum
Sucm
Ucchan
Sizzled Scum
Scumptious
ParanthropusRobustus
Fate Storm
Muck
Sarah Bellum
Scowum
SECRET B0ARD P0LICE
Corbon440
SECRET BOARD POLlCE
Scumball
Heh Knight
FFTSB
SECRET B0ARD P0LlCE
Byblos
Apple Scum
Choko Chan
Waffles
Brownian Emotion
AIpha Blade
Okonomiyaki
User
HeyZues
Piter de Vries
Conservative Poster
The Cheat
Cabbit Avenger
Ras Alhague
Justin Hale McAnabis
Yakov Smirnoff
WowzersHatesYou
AE50
Captain Topic Closey
Pretend Im a Guy
Pretend Im a Girl
Fasha the Dog
Scurn
Sakaki
Mister Overload
Finger to the Moon
Kinni
Tohu Bohu
SECRET B0RED P0LICE
GameFAQsIsMyHouse
St Patricks Day Scum
KinniK
the originaI poster
Bleed
Polusplagchnos
Kinki Kinni
K I N
Vladimir Lenin
ziops
Xirrex
KinniMoon
Tricksta
Negative Karma
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...(\/)() ()_() ...R.I.P. Scum
...(_/\_)(_)(_/\_/\_)...4/18/2001 - 5/26/2003
#4Xim(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2005 6:36:21 PM
Valentines Day Scum
Flood Inclusive
Steve
KatThePoet
Calvin de Vries
Kaboobi II
Katabrok
Mrs Overload
Missus Overload
Magician Hawk Kat
Breakman
rekenner
MaxX Unlimited
Trypa 2
Shut Up And Mark It
Contest and Shut Up
IN BIZARRO WORLD
Mr Stevenson
Oval Kebob ll
SomeModsJokeAccount
sadpanda
Swordchucks yo
Maho
EviI Mario
leaky ruins duckbear
Rorshock
Mrs Polemos
Sephiroth424
Peer Strike
Victorious Secret
C57Black6
Raymond Luxury Yacht
Pointless Man
TheMechanicalGod
Trent Acid
Jiang
Number Nerd
King of C4s
Izzy
Jewbis
Jamal
JragonSlaya
JraKeel
Floik
Rodney311
Santa Klawz
crunkboo
Chubby
KlockworK
pudding
Kindian
MasterGasBlaster
JuggleZ
Ninja Cow
Crap
yanza
SmokeyKurt
Kin owns
LMFAO
Chris Griffin
OvO
ID626850
Phat Ninja Snapper
tumbleweed
Hey Nick
Kinnisin
Kinneh
Black LUEsday
KinniKat
Kinnijun
Bolero
Kinnisan
Nosinnik
Kinnijup
JHW
ASCII
Piano
Kissiosn
Damn
Artist
Rhyme
l l
Super Mario Kart
Pig
Everything
Luck
Trust
Creation
Reticence
Ellipsis
Pauly the cat
HiModThisIsMyUsermap
J j
March
Kinniscum
Boobs
Sky Blue
Maroon
VL1
Happy Birthday Kinni
Kodak
Huggle
KINNILUVSU
Cazoodj
omg
idler
lolwtf
RabidRabbit
Text
lolsup
Activation Key
Click This Link
CoolestUserEver
Mario Kart Rules
My Oh My
Create A New Account
Click For Profile
RecentlyCreatedName
SatisfiedWithCheese
ILoveMakingAccounts
Soul X1
xX Yep Xx
Oneafter theOther
kin x
I Respect The ToS
KinnisonLovesPie
I Can Fly omgyes
userwithnoname
fat man kinneh
All hail computers
Magic311
I throw stuff
Ilikepie
D X
Kinz
Magical
this wont work
Connect
Kinnis son
Kdinnson
Kinneos
kildnalf sfaoissiosn
Nsoissik
Kimison
Thistopicisobviously
Kississon
Kinnispectacular
Skinniscun
Kinion
LOL Kinnison Fanboys
Kipplosn
teh Kinni d00d
Kinner
Kinntopia
Kinntastic
Kinnville
Kinniburg
Kinnisland
Cheese
kINNlSON
Kinnisini
Kinnosn
Kinnosjoi
Kinnisno
Kinnosnok
Kinnisunhawk
it was worth a shot
Mini Kinni
X Emotional Scar X
Zozo
Screw
DeathIsWaitingForYou
Kinni is scared
Jasper
KKiinnnniissoonn
good joke account
Tears of Blood
OLD NEWS
K3U

If you ever encounter "Soap Scum" or "Scum Bag" on the boards, know they're not Scum spinoffs, nor do they have anything to do with Scum. Although, Scum Bag was a hunter that went around rating topics on the secret boards based on their age. He doesn't do that anymore, because the guy who made the account (though he's still around using his main account), gave Scum Bag to NickBush24. And we can't expect Nick to do the ratings in his stead, because there's no way Nick has any free time to spare.
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...(\/)() ()_() ...R.I.P. Scum
...(_/\_)(_)(_/\_/\_)...4/18/2001 - 5/26/2003
#5Xim(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2005 6:36:48 PM
But how was Scum banned, you may ask? Well, you inquisitive human, you, I'll tell you. It happened on the eve of May 25th, 2003 on the Outboards, an extremely popular GameFAQs message board spinoff made by outbreakorn. Now see, obo always admired Scum (and it is my personal belief he was actually pretty jealous of his popularity), and he was finally given access after requesting it for awhile.

Things ran smoothly for awhile. But then, one day, outbreakorn gave the password of Scum to LOL ANIME FANBOYS (who went to the Outboards). LAF was one of the KOS Krew (a group of users that have committed so many severe TOS violations, they are instantly banned when their IP Address is recognized, or Killed On Sight).

Of course, Scum proceeded to get suspended because of LAF, then banned. Scum probably would have been unbanned, but ColdFusion decided it was time to put the account to rest (since Scum had been suspended after being hacked several times before). When it was discovered outbreakorn was the source of the leak, he was banned as well. I can't really say I hate obo for it, as I don't know much about him. Yeah, he was an older hunter (not for very long, from tales) and was pretty well respected by the other hunters (till the Scum ordeal anyway), but I don't know much more than that. I once made an account on the Outboards back in 2002, but I never really posted.

In fact, I'd actually feel kind of sorry for obo if he didn't do what he did after giving the password to LAF. He went to the Crypt Of Scum, the board where lots of the older hunters hang out, and made a topic stating how he felt no remorse for his actions. If he hadn't done that, he probably would have still been okay in my book. It's not like he was bragging about it or anything, he realized he messed up, but he just didn't care. The greatest account GameFAQs will ever know is gone now because of him, and he didn't give a damn. Despicable.

Yeah, that's the whole sad story. In my opinion, Scum is the best representation of a real board hunter, and is what all hunters should strive to be. We really lost something more than an account that day. All the people that used Scum lived on, but I think GameFAQs lost who the "real" Scum was when he was banned.
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...(\/)() ()_() ...R.I.P. Scum
...(_/\_)(_)(_/\_/\_)...4/18/2001 - 5/26/2003
#6Xim(Topic Creator)Posted 5/26/2005 6:37:25 PM
In closing, I'd like to post an ASCII art that I made for Scum exactly one year ago. May his legacy never fade.

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I miss you, man. Rest In Peace..
#8ImmatureContentPosted 5/28/2005 10:01:16 AM
Shrine? More like a novel! I'll have to read this when I'm not busy. Unlike right now. Busy, busy, busy.

I did catch my name in it, though. I have a keen eye for anything involving me. It's one of my talents. Unfortunately, I have to inform you that my name is copyrighted and you owe me 4 cents. And also, I'm not the one who uses Christmas Scum. I don't want to let the bag out of the cat but my theory is that Blood For Currency is the proprietor of most the Scum accounts. I'm pretty sure he is "the" Scum. But I'm only right about like 99% of everything so I might be only mostly right about this.

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Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
#9lancerboyPosted 5/30/2005 12:35:03 PM
Wow, that was some great reading. It's always nice to learn things from another era.
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You should call me Hadoken, because I'm down right , fierce!
http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/gentopic.php?board=577347
#10InterceptorPosted 5/30/2005 8:29:08 PM
Hehe, and poor Scum went Interceptornless... or wait... maybe it was poor Interceptorn that went Scumless... the world may never know.