#0 Name: Anonymous
Good day, and welcome to Bus Stop - a small talk message board. Each post remains on the site for only a day, after which, it disappears. Registration is not required, and small media files can be uploaded along with each post.

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#13273 Name: Anonymous   35min
is 2kind.moe down for anyone else?
#13274 Name: Anonymous   2h
>>13273
It's gone.
Would you like to start a new one?
#13275 Name: Anonymous   2h
>>13274
Yeah I saw the mod post on there talking about it going away eventually, it sucks it happened so suddenly though. I posted on there just yesterday. If I had coding skills I’d make a new one, maybe someone else is already trying to restart it.
#13276 Name: Anonymous   3h
>>13275
If you have a purpose in making a new one, I would be happy to help you.
If there is no purpose to it, then you can easily go to any other website to fulfill the purposelessness.

By "helping you" I mean that we could make the software from scratch. I'll use an alternate account for some git service of your choosing.

You would have to learn how to get a domain name, and then deploy
#13277 Name: Anonymous   3h
I currently have a neocities website, and I am not sure why I should continue it.

There's no way to organically discover my website, as I will not link it anywhere out of spite.

For those that have a personal website, why do you continue to maintain it?
#13278 Name: Anonymous   4h
>>13273
It's supposed to be only temporary.
#13279 Name: Anonymous   4h
>>13277
I've decided to say goodbye.
Goodbye.
#13280 Name: Anonymous   10h
I hate how callous people can be
#13281 Name: Anonymous   12h
>>13270
Honestly I'm not sure I even felt overworked. Just burdened by a lot of stuff. Having that day helped me though.
#13282 Name: Anonymous   21h
>>13277

As far as I know Neocities sites are crawled by search engine spiders, so people will find it. Although this probably doesn't really work if your site is mainly focused on media and design. There is also the update feed and all kind of webrings, but I'm not sure if that's something you like.

I have also recently made a Neocities site and I intend to use it to scratch that social media itch. Sometimes I just need to share something and I think a personal website with a (micro)blog is perfect for that.
#13283 Name: Anonymous   22h
>>13277
Not a website, but I host a small game server for friends that I myself haven't logged into in months, and haven't actively played in a couple years. Hosting it takes so little effort that leaving it up for 1 friend to keep playing it isn't a huge deal.
Which reminds me, I need to give him a copy of one of my backups in case anything happens.
#13284 Name: Anonymous   23h
>>13277
Let me understand. You don't share your website, but you're disappointed that nobody reads it. You apparently also don't enjoy working on your website.
I think you should think back to why you started it in the first place.
I made a site on neocities to write reviews. Writing for my site is an excuse to sit down and try to form a coherent opinion/idea, then try to express it in a clear way to others. Practicing that is my real reason for it, and I don't even care if nobody reads it.
That being said, my site is currently abandoned. I don't have much to write about