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    • PULL Archiving   07/22/20

      Hi all, I paid the server bill for the month so the site can be archived, sorry for the mess, didn't realize there'd be such an uproar. The site's in read-only mode. Happy archiving. Here's a link to a user-made PULL discord server: https://discord.gg/vZFEm75

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  1. Nyx added a topic in News & Announcements   

    Pull Archiving
    Hi all, I paid the server bill for the month so the site can be archived, sorry for the mess, didn't realize there'd be such an uproar. The site's in read-only mode. Happy archiving.
    Here's a link to a user-made PULL discord server: https://discord.gg/vZFEm75
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  2. Nyx added a topic in News & Announcements   

    PULL Is Closing.
    Hello everyone,
    PULL has served a good purpose for many years--it's been a safe place where people could express themselves. However, I'm afraid that there are some deep issues with its culture that I can't fix. 
    I've been trying to find a new administrator for a long time, it hasn't worked out. I've given splinter sites time and support to form but they haven't worked out.
    I've decided closing PULL is the best option. I'm going to retain the domain because I truly believe the site should not be remade. The site should be up tomorrow and go down on Wednesday morning.
    Thank you for everything. Serving this community has had its ups and downs, but I'll always be proud of what we made together. 
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  3. Nyx added a topic in News & Announcements   

    New Topic Guidelines [MUST READ BEFORE MAKING A TOPIC]
    Starting in October 2017, we’ve decided that all new topics for Snowflakes/Personalities must be approved of by mods. We are putting this in place because we want topics to be well-structured and easily accessible to those reading about the subject of the thread for the first time. This is already in place for people making their first post on the website, but we’ve noticed that some other topics even by people who have posted before are not very well structured and not informative. Also, you must be willing to update the first post of the thread from time to time if anything new happens. 
    All threads posted in this forum will be looked at by moderators and then moved to their appropriate sections. Thanks so much!
    *Please note; the New Topic Approval sub-forum is not visible to non-users and brand new users. It will become visible when your account has reached 5 approved comment posts.
    Criteria for Making a Thread on Someone
    You must know who they are and be able to list their social mediaNo "Who is this" posts- can ask here insteadThread subject must have over 10,000 followers on any one social media account (on Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Twitch…)This is to prevent against vendetta, self-posting and creating a "personal army"Thread subject must be at least 18 years oldYou must supply links to all of their social mediaMust include relevant tags. Please choose tags from this list.Summary of the person (History online, relevant information)Thread subject MUST have a history of online drama - scamming, fraud, excessive lies, misrepresentation of appearance or character, denial of obvious photoshopping, feuds, etc.NO threads "to see if there's anything interesting" or to see if there is drama to start with.You must post evidence of snowflakery (eg. Photoshopping, scamming, etc.)It is YOUR responsibility when making a thread to supply enough material so that any user opening the thread can follow the drama without any prior knowledge of the thread subject.Must be in an easily readable format.Bullet points and spoilers are your friend, especially if listing many pictures.Spoiler images that are nsfw in natureCannot be your first post, and your account must be in good standing.Must have had an account for a weekMust have at least 5 postsMust have a reputation of at least 25No exceptions.Please keep in mind that the person you are making this topic on will probably see it at some point. Topics should be made for a reason, not just to "see if there's any drama about this person." If they have a smaller following, check a group discussion instead of starting an entire topic about them first. Examples of How Topics Should Look:
    Snowflake Topics: Example 1 // Example 2 // Example 3Online Personality Topics: Example 1 // Example 2 // Example 3Group Discussion Examples: Example 1 // Example 2 // Example 3If your post is not moved within 48 hours to online personalities, there is most likely something wrong with it. Please check over the list to make sure you have filled out all the requirements listed here. Points highlighted in red are hard requirements and posts will be unequivocally declined if one doesn't fulfill these requirements.  
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  4. Nyx added a topic in News & Announcements   

    PULL Rules
    Hello everyone! Here are the new rules. Enjoy:
    1.  Minimum age for users is 18.
    2.  Minimum age for snowflakes and other Internet personalities is 18. Do not post threads about people 17 and under.
    3.  No gore of any kind. No CP. Nudity is ok, but spoiler it.
    4.  This is an English-speaking website. If you want to communicate in a foreign language as well, please always accompany your post with a complete English translation.
    5.  No self-promotion or excessive self-posting.
    a. Do not put links to your social media sites in your profile / signature. Exchange     them over PM if you want.
    b. Do not put photos of yourself in your avatar or signature. Don’t post photos of yourself in threads about other people.
    c. Don’t compare yourself to other snowflakes (e.g. “wow her eyebrows are bad, at least mine aren’t that bad”, “good thing I take care of myself unlike her”).
    d. Don’t interject threads with personal stories or remarks unless they are directly relevant to the discussion and contribute something of value (e.g. “I used to work in X industry and can confirm that …” is okay; “my brother tried to do that too now he’s in jail for …” is not okay).
    e. Do not make a thread about yourself. If you do, you will be banned permanently and publicly shamed.
    f. You may post pictures of yourself in the beauty / fashion forum if you have specific questions or are looking for advice.
    6.  No vendettas (towards snowflakes or other members).
    7.  No derailing.
    a. Excessive personal interjections and personal stories, unless in a general thread, are not allowed.
    b. Be polite. Debate about a snowflake is encouraged, attacking another user is not ok. You can disagree with or criticize what other users say, but do not attack others.
     8.  Except for the off-topic discussion boards, do not bring up general controversial issues in threads.
    a. Don’t talk about politics, religion, race, or social issues except in the off-topic boards. These just derail threads.
    9.  No reputation / vote manipulation.
    a. Do not downvote people because you dislike them.
    b. Do not manipulate votes. If you do this, it will be obvious and you will be permanently banned.
    c. Do not complain about being downvoted. If you believe someone is engaging in vote manipulation against you, contact staff privately and we will look into it. Otherwise, just accept your downvotes.
    10.  Personal info:
    a. Is allowed. You may post full names of snowflakes over 18.
    b. Everything is fair game, aside from addresses, phone numbers, and personal information of uninvolved parties, such as family and friends.
    11.  You may speculate about a snowflake’s potential psychiatric disorders. However, if you do, please don’t throw around random illnesses. Give some supporting information.
    a. Don’t act like an authority on mental illness.
    b. Don’t say something like “I have X disorder and Y definitely must have it too.” Don’t talk about your own issues in threads about other people.
    c. You can say things like “given all of these [whatever], she seems like she has BPD/NPD”.
    12.  Don’t contact snowflakes, their friends, or their family in any form.
    13.  Don’t spam.
    a. If you see spam posts, REPORT them. Don’t reply to the spammer.
    b. Don't make duplicate threads. Before making a new topic, use the "search" function to see if a similar thread already exists.
    14.  Don’t troll.
    a. Being intolerant of other opinions is not acceptable. It is okay to debate, not to argue.
    b. Do not make personal attacks against other members. We are a family. If you do this, you will no longer be welcome here.
    c. Do not cause drama for the sake of upsetting other members.
    d. Do not come to the board just to tell us we’re all terrible. Making a post like “YOU’RE ALL MEAN LEAVE THIS GIRL ALONE” will get you automatically banned.
    e. Do not white knight.
    15.  Do not make multiple accounts, especially to evade bans.
    a. Having multiple accounts can look suspicious to mods.
    b. If you want your account name changed, message @Nyx.
    c. If you want to appeal your ban, message @Nyx.
    d. When in doubt, message @Nyx. Don’t be shy.
    16.  Do report. Do not make frivolous reports (such as "I don't like this person"). Frivolous reports will result in a warning and possible ban.
    a. When reporting, please give a reason. Reports citing what rule the post is breaking and giving some information are way more valuable and will get the issue resolved faster. (Reports with no explanations sometimes require mods to go through and skim the entire thread to find out what's going on. Please save us time if you can).
    b. Don’t waste the mods’ time. Report people for breaking the rules, otherwise don’t report.
    17.  Do not post that you’re leaving. If you don’t want to be here, just leave. If you make a post saying that you are leaving, you will be banned permanently.
    a. Feel free to constructively criticize the site or staff, or offer suggestions for improvement. Don’t just say “this place sucks I’m not coming back”. No one cares.
    18.  Your username cannot be the same as a snowflake’s name (unless you are that snowflake).
    a. Don’t try to impersonate snowflakes or other people (excluding obvious sarcasm).
    19.  Do not intentionally lie about people you are posting about.
    a. Don’t fake screenshots, quotes, or other evidence.
    b. If you are unsure whether or not something is true, don’t claim it as absolute fact.
    c. Don’t accuse people of anything serious without evidence to back it up.
    20.  Don’t necro threads that have been inactive for over a month unless you are providing new and relevant content.
    21.  Please follow thread guidelines when making a new thread.
    a. If it does not live up to these standards, the thread will not be moved to Online Personalities. If in doubt, check the guidelines.
    b. All other rules listed here apply.
    22.  Warnings and bans are issued at the discretion of the moderation team. Most transgressions will result in a warning, more serious violations will result in permanent bans. If you’d like to appeal a ban, please message @Nyx.
    Rules are subject to change without notice.
     
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    *By creating an account here, you agree to follow our rules and agree to the collection of data such as e-mails and passwords. We will never sell or use your information outside of PULL. We reserve the right retain accounts and post history for the integrity of the site to protect it against ban evaders with malicious intent. 
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  5. Nyx added a topic in News & Announcements   

    New Moderators
    Hello everyone!
    I assigned new mods today, @vampiress, @BlackCookieCutter, and @Sapphos. All three are current users. I'm looking forward to working with them to get everything on track! 
     
    Thank you to everyone who applied to a moderator position! I appreciate this community and everyone who's reached out to help with the site!
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  6. Nyx added a post in a topic Site Changes   

    Site changes 7.9.20
    - New mods announced! Welcome to the team, @vampiress, @BlackCookieCutter, and @Sapphos!
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  7. Nyx added a post in a topic Angelika Oles   

    Don't post the family members of snowflakes. This is against the rules. Thanks for reporting. 
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  8. Nyx added a post in a topic Site Changes   

    This round of moderator applications has been closed, we've sent out invitations and rejection letters to all who've applied. I hope to conclude interviews and announce all new staff additions by July 8th. 
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  9. Nyx added a post in a topic Lunestelle   

    Please DM me with verification. 
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  10. Nyx added a post in a topic oddlittlevvitch (Serena Lin)   

    Refrain from contacting snowflakes, it is against site rules.
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  11. Nyx added a post in a topic Unpopular opinions   

    I've always been pretty against adding ads to the site just because they're clunky and ugly and I'd sacrifice the cost to myself for the increased user experience, honestly. 
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  12. Nyx added a post in a topic Unpopular opinions   

    I'm adding another screenshot just for full context,

    I've been running the site for nearly four years. Please, let's not go on a holy crusade against me, I've put a lot of work in.
    I'm sorry, Pusheen, for glazing over your family member, as we just talked about in DMs. I completely missed it and when I came back with "blugh" I just came back to talk after you made a post talking about me on PULL. That'd never be an appropriate response to what you said. However, I don't think that specific drama is really appropriate here, this didn't need to become a public matter over a private issue. 
    Around something like September? October? I dropped the ball for a few months and wasn't around at all, Pusheen basically fielded everything. I'm really sorry that caused trouble, I should have looked for more mods, been more communicative, literally anything, there's not much excuse, I was emotionally exhausted. Pusheen made a post bashing me, I talked to her about it and thought we talked through everything.
    She gathered a group of some users to develop a new site, I said I'd be fine with that and would give them whatever info they needed.
    I never asked for free work or rushed anyone, I was approached with their plans of making their own offshoot and I was fine with that, I only asked for sporadic updates so I'd know for how much longer I'd be paying the exorbitant hosting bill or if I'd have to start looking for new staff for my forum in the meantime. I offered all the help I could think of, including the "official" domain so they could get all of our traffic directed to their new site and make the most of it, while leaving them alone about any decisions and choices because I knew that wasn't my place.
    I think there was some understandable, directed vitriol against me in that group, so I think everything I've said to any of those team members has been nitpicked by all of them. My mod who helps with a lot of tech work, Rhea, offered to set up the entire forum for them, ready to launch, with hosting and tech support and hand it over for them to do with as they please, they turned that down. 
    Basically, I waited for some time, they kept working on the site. I haven't stifled any of their progress and offered to give them whatever they wanted, I've pretty much only waited. I don't think this came off as rushing anyone or asking for free work. No one ever really approached me directly about things, everything has been weird and through the grapevine.




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  13. Nyx added a post in a topic bestdressed/ ashley   

    Unlocking the thread, sorry, Shadow's a new mod & we just talked over this, I have no intention of locking down discussion on this forum. 
    However, this is not really the place to bicker about AA. Respectful discussion is okay. Please report racism. 
    Citing rule 8 here: 
    Except for the off-topic discussion boards, do not bring up general controversial issues in threads.
    Don’t talk about politics, religion, race, or social issues except in the off-topic boards. These just derail threads.
     
    Please stay on topic.
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  14. Nyx added a post in a topic Julia Zelg   

    I was sent personal identifying documents belonging to Julia's father. Kojack can weigh in if he'd like on what type of documentation he sent me, I don't want to go back on the trust of sources who identify themselves to me. I don't think Julia would have access to these.
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  15. Nyx added a post in a topic Julia Zelg   

    I've received documentation from Kojak that appears to confirm his identity as Julia's father. 
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  16. Nyx added a post in a topic General Venus Angelic Thread #3   

     
      
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  17. Nyx added a post in a topic Eugenia Cooney   

    Tiny update: Removed "skeleteon queen" from the topic title.
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  18. Nyx added a post in a topic Unpopular opinions   

    Hi all! 
    Just wanted to put forward that debate is absolutely welcome here. I love seeing cited analysis & good arguments. PULL is here to be a place of free speech and discussion. If you post in a thread for unpopular opinions, you know you might ruffle feathers, so discussion is expected and mods won't interfere unless it gets out of hand.
    So, please make sure to keep from personal attacks and *taking* things as personal attacks, that's where we draw a line. We're all here to have a good time, please keep it civil!
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  19. Nyx added a post in a topic rin / gothfruits   

    Please, let's not police the language of others. There are a lot of VERY strong opinions people have on gender here, but it's not your place to tell others what they can/can't say. 
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  20. Nyx added a topic in Simply Kenna / Cozy Kitsune   

    ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE
    Here's your subforum guys. Enjoy
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  21. Nyx added a post in a topic Michelle Moé   

    Hi all.
    Please don't use the downvote button just because you disagree with people. Please be civil. Not sure why downvote brigading is so intense on this thread but I get a lot of complaints so please quit it. 
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  22. Nyx added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    Mira, you're allowed to come here and just post, lol.
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  23. Nyx added a post in a topic icy_tenshi   

    Don't worry, a lot of snowflakes threaten (or even attempt) police involvement, but talking about someone's social media isn't illegal in the slightest. At the most, police will probably tell her to be less public and to block haters. There is no way she'd be actually able to get people fined for such a harmless thread. Don't panic and don't let her intimidate you into deleting anything, it's absolutely a bluff.
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  24. Nyx added a post in a topic Cosplay personalities   

    I'm going to have pixie message me to make sure it's her before I let that user go on posting. Sorry about that.
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  25. Nyx added a post in a topic Thylane Blondeau   

    Unlocked, she's of age now and "The most beautiful girl in the world" 
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