R.I.P. MB.com

For all your off topic conversation requirements. No posts about gigs please, use the Music forum. As usual, no "NSFW" material, keep it clean.
User avatar
Direkt
Posts: 15205
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:38 am
Location: The Voir
Contact:

R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Direkt » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:01 pm

Rising from the ashes of Melbourne Jungle, Melbourne Beats first took flight on Tuesday 23rd November 2004.
Melbourne Beats, or MB.com, was the baby and brainchild of Melbourne beatsmiths, Lucas Chan and Lynt.

Local broken beat aficionados rejoiced, a community was born, an online hang-out for those with an interest in breaks, drum'n'bass, jungle and all the sub-genres and new genres that followed. Promoters and punters joined en masse in the months and years that followed, culminating with a peak number of simultaneous online members (178) on Tuesday 26th June 2007, at 2.54pm. 178 members online at once... wow!
As of today, Thursday 29th December 2011, MB.com boasts a membership of 4792 members... out of this impressive membership, roughly 2 people still frequent the website. :wink:

MB.com was proudly responsible for two high-profile fundraising nights... 2005's Beat Aid (raising an impressive $17k for the Asian Earthquake and Tsunami disaster) and 2007's Fire Aid (raising $9k for the 2006 Victorian Bushfire relief). There was also numerous MB.com BBQ's (north side vs south side) and other social engagements throughout it's lifespan.

Some Stats:
10 First Members: admin, lucas, breaksrbest, steiner, Craig McWhinney, Polecat, Friday, Guyno, DBoy, Dean Millson.
10 Top Posters: deviant, huge (with Agent Orange post count added), Lizkins, lynt, Direkt, gnat, mixtress, mrj, ghetto kitty, quick.

Whilst this post is largely tongue-in-cheek... with the increasing amount of tumbleweed blowing throughout the website, particularly this year, I thought I might as well post this half-joking obituary...

Bigups to lucas, lynt, system and all the moderators, members, shit stirrers, promoters and punters that have made this an enjoyably communicative and pro-procrastination tool for the past 7-years or so.

R.I.P. MB.c.

play some breaks
Last edited by Direkt on Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
quick
Posts: 12201
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:38 pm
Location: who knows

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quick » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:24 pm

respekt
I kissed a squirrel and I liked it... taste of her acorn chapstick

User avatar
andy_hoffman
Posts: 2068
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:31 pm
Location: Carlton North
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by andy_hoffman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:31 pm

:donk: :nic: :donk:

:lighta:
...................................................................................................................................................
no more epilepsy raptor jesus

User avatar
fooishbar
Posts: 8660
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:56 am
Location: there and/or elsewhere

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by fooishbar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:44 pm

congrats dan
myspace / too much! / photos (flickr) / photos (tumblr)

aroes wrote:promising, but lost me at offensive mid range snarl

User avatar
elysium
Posts: 2957
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:05 pm
Location: souf of the river innit
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by elysium » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:12 am

what? Arrgh! Noooooooo... I hope this does not portend things to come. This site is a little security blanket for me. Sad but true.
I'm in a loop, I am the loop...

User avatar
obliveus
Posts: 5869
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:09 am
Location: Ringwood North
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by obliveus » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:40 am

Big ups to all you mentioned, Spies.

But it does feel like every time I lurk in these days I'm just kicking a dead corpse to see if it'll move on its own again.

:meh:

User avatar
quiet roar
Posts: 1543
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:42 pm
Location: Brunswicked

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quiet roar » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:28 am

It is sad to see what has become of this place.

Somebody needs to turn off the life support.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well

User avatar
retzie
Posts: 1328
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:46 am

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by retzie » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:05 pm

elysium wrote:This site is a little security blanket for me. Sad but true.


+1

It is my Melbs away from Melbs :confused1:
deviant wrote:I'm some sort of man-machine.

User avatar
CoB
Posts: 2942
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:57 pm

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by CoB » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:37 pm

sadfse
o/ . . . \o . . . -o . o- . \o/ \o/

User avatar
Lindepenis
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:03 am

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Lindepenis » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:29 pm

Pfft... Sif..
The brotherhood has never been stronger!!
We reprazented LARGE at the Blah Blah Blah festival in Brizvegas on Wednesday

Feigan has the evidence, suprised (& possibly relieved?) that he hasn't posted the pic yet..
There is life in ye olde dawg yet..
Respecognize!

User avatar
CoB
Posts: 2942
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:57 pm

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by CoB » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:45 pm

hmm, i never saw you guys
o/ . . . \o . . . -o . o- . \o/ \o/

User avatar
Lizkins
Junior Vice President
Posts: 17099
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:09 pm
Location: Never never land

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Lizkins » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:11 pm

even though tongue in cheek, this still makes me sad to see how its gone over the last year or so :( this place really impacted on my life, from friends, to gigs etc

always love for mb.com
live your life like every week is shark week
click here fo fotos

User avatar
quick
Posts: 12201
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:38 pm
Location: who knows

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quick » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:53 pm

will suck if it goes down cos I still get a lot of mixes from here
I kissed a squirrel and I liked it... taste of her acorn chapstick

User avatar
FliP
Posts: 714
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:02 am
Location: 3000

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by FliP » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:54 am

Lindepenis wrote:Pfft... Sif..
We reprazented LARGE at the Blah Blah Blah festival in Brizvegas on Wednesday


I was up there with a few melbourne beats kids too :wink:

Feigan
Posts: 5791
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Coogee

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Feigan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:28 pm

Yep - in attendance at Blah and came across a Lindepenis and a Deviant on a dancefloor whilst watching Cutloose cook up a mix.

Literally.

Has Photo somewhere.

Biggest think I learned is that Dan is the king of women and lindsay can still dance amd wear purple t-shirts.

BU's Mb.com

you saucy old minx you.

User avatar
Direkt
Posts: 15205
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:38 am
Location: The Voir
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Direkt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:45 pm

Feigan wrote:Yep - in attendance at Blah and came across a Lindepenis and a Deviant on a dancefloor whilst watching Cutloose cook up a mix.

Literally.

You literally came across them?

User avatar
CoB
Posts: 2942
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:57 pm

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by CoB » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:14 pm

literally cooking
o/ . . . \o . . . -o . o- . \o/ \o/

Feigan
Posts: 5791
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Coogee

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Feigan » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:51 am

literally came across them and literally he was cooking.

He smashed out a Stir fry while he was smashing out a mix.

Sponsored by Scanpan.

pretty impressive.

User avatar
deviant
Posts: 18211
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:52 pm
Location: couch
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by deviant » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:55 am

fooishbar wrote:congrats dan


thanks!

Feigan wrote:Yep - in attendance at Blah and came across a Lindepenis and a Deviant on a dancefloor whilst watching Cutloose cook up a mix.

Literally.

Has Photo somewhere.

Biggest think I learned is that Dan is the king of women and lindsay can still dance amd wear purple t-shirts.

BU's Mb.com

you saucy old minx you.


Image

:dancing:

Feigan
Posts: 5791
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Coogee

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Feigan » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:45 pm

can't get much cooler.

User avatar
Hardy
Posts: 9129
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:12 pm
Location: 7th Layer Of The Inferno
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Hardy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:04 pm

Feigan wrote:can't get much cooler.


Could only be cooler if Dan was giving a peace sign, or maybe even the old ridgy didge.

Feigan
Posts: 5791
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Coogee

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Feigan » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:08 pm

or 2 in the pink sign.

User avatar
system
let the hustlers play
Posts: 10126
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:27 pm
Location: the leave garden

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by system » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:29 am

still getting the same amount of traffic compared to last year tbh.
DRS wrote:It’s uplifting while we drift through time,
‘cause we keep pushing the vibe.

DBoy
Posts: 11264
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:08 am

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by DBoy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:42 am


User avatar
system
let the hustlers play
Posts: 10126
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:27 pm
Location: the leave garden

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by system » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:37 am

DRS wrote:It’s uplifting while we drift through time,
‘cause we keep pushing the vibe.

User avatar
youthful_implants
Posts: 4379
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:10 pm
Location: bracken
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by youthful_implants » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:03 am

Image
Strontium Music

Image

SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | TUMBLR

User avatar
Lindepenis
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:03 am

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Lindepenis » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:22 pm

Direkt wrote:
Feigan wrote:Yep - in attendance at Blah and came across a Lindepenis and a Deviant on a dancefloor whilst watching Cutloose cook up a mix.

Literally.

You literally came across them?


Not suprised.
Was a jizztastic day all round.
I had become a sour old bastard,
But just needed a good 'Sub-and-Tug' (I'll get my coat)
T'was a good reminder of the joys of RAVE, and with a respectable bed time.

User avatar
Kaiproject
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:45 pm
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Kaiproject » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:02 pm

should have a day of the dead theme mbc summer bbq?
still only actually met a handful of youse IRL.

rip

User avatar
nic
Posts: 11184
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:12 pm
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by nic » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:35 am

R I P

User avatar
Hardy
Posts: 9129
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:12 pm
Location: 7th Layer Of The Inferno
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Hardy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:45 am

Feigan wrote:or 2 in the pink sign.


We all know Dan only gives 5 in the stink


Feigan
Posts: 5791
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:14 am
Location: Coogee

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Feigan » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:55 am

Bwahahahahahahahaa

User avatar
Lizkins
Junior Vice President
Posts: 17099
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:09 pm
Location: Never never land

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Lizkins » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:44 pm

oh you guys....too funny LOL
live your life like every week is shark week
click here fo fotos

User avatar
nic
Posts: 11184
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:12 pm
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by nic » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:24 pm

well I dont find subjugating females into sexual objects very funny

MANY women have worked long and hard to eradicate these kind of 'jokes' and attitudes from society so it saddens me when i read it on here.

women are equals - lets work together to remove that glass ceiling and stop the continued 'casual sexism' directed towards our female poking toys

User avatar
retzie
Posts: 1328
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:46 am

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by retzie » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:21 pm

:lol: at "female poking toys"
deviant wrote:I'm some sort of man-machine.

User avatar
youthful_implants
Posts: 4379
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:10 pm
Location: bracken
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by youthful_implants » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:19 am

retzie wrote::lol: at "female poking toys"


x 2 ha ha ha
Strontium Music

Image

SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | TUMBLR

User avatar
mixtress
Posts: 13386
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:15 am

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by mixtress » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:44 am

Lizkins wrote:even though tongue in cheek, this still makes me sad to see how its gone over the last year or so :( this place really impacted on my life, from friends, to gigs etc

always love for mb.com


Yo. Feel the same way Lizkins. I have met friends on here that I know I'll have for the rest of my life. Shit, I met the love of my life here...8 years with Recon this January. I still have him in my phone as Recon, cause it reminds me of how we met and what an awesome time my life was back then. And that includes you fuckers.

Being on here is hard sometimes, I've had my heartbreaks as well as anyone. It's been a fucking ride though, there is no doubt...Mb.com's been there through 4 jobs, 3 houses and 2 major relationships. It's all connected for me, it's the 1st degree of separation during all those crazy times of my youth.

Probably should have held on a bit then harder, huh? I miss using the emoticons :(
Only the meek get pinched...the bold survive

User avatar
quiet roar
Posts: 1543
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:42 pm
Location: Brunswicked

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quiet roar » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Nothing lasts forever. I'd rather it be gone than be left in this state, tbh. At least then we could remember how good it was, as opposed to how lame it is.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well

User avatar
nic
Posts: 11184
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:12 pm
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by nic » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:52 pm

YES EUTHANISE IT PLEASE

reminds me of when i had to get my dad to shoot my sick cat.

User avatar
andy_hoffman
Posts: 2068
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:31 pm
Location: Carlton North
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by andy_hoffman » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:22 am

Yep i agree. Met some awesome people on here and can't see myself meeting any more as there aren't any more.. Time to put the site to rest i think.
Image
...................................................................................................................................................
no more epilepsy raptor jesus

User avatar
Lizkins
Junior Vice President
Posts: 17099
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:09 pm
Location: Never never land

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Lizkins » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:07 pm

:lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta: :lighta:
live your life like every week is shark week
click here fo fotos

User avatar
Direkt
Posts: 15205
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:38 am
Location: The Voir
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by Direkt » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:23 pm

sadtimes :lighta:

User avatar
quick
Posts: 12201
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:38 pm
Location: who knows

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quick » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:09 am

Direkt wrote:sadtimes :lighta:


:scr1pt: :lighta:
I kissed a squirrel and I liked it... taste of her acorn chapstick

User avatar
deviant
Posts: 18211
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:52 pm
Location: couch
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by deviant » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:43 am

might I remind everyone... I still have the highest post-count

I WIN

bwahahahahahahaha

:scripteef:

User avatar
quiet roar
Posts: 1543
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:42 pm
Location: Brunswicked

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quiet roar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:16 am

Quality is more important than quantity, Dan.


Now, why is this website still here? Where's Lucas? Shut this baby down so we can have happy thoughts, again.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well

User avatar
huge
old boy
Posts: 7368
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:36 pm
Location: the rings around saturn
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by huge » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:11 pm

you're all a bit dramatic aren't you!

huhu
http://www.thelittlemule.com - tredleys and caffeine
http://www.dubstep.com.au - aussie dubstep forums

User avatar
quiet roar
Posts: 1543
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:42 pm
Location: Brunswicked

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quiet roar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:30 pm

Not at all. Everybody's sad at what this place has become so why not just end it?

As I mentioned, all good things must come to an end, and it's better to end on a high than to go on in an embarrassing way. Why wouldn't you put something you cared about out of it's (our) misery?
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well

User avatar
witty_pseudonym
Posts: 11779
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:53 am
Location: betwixt and between

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by witty_pseudonym » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:51 pm

huge wrote:you're all a bit dramatic aren't you!

huhu


:scr1pt:

I seriously don't understand how it has become embarrassing. Blimey, how much did it consume your life if it has? I still pop in from time to time, but don't feel remotely offended by the fact that there's so little traffic. Mb introduced me to a huge number of friends and has played a massive role in my social life - but I definitely don't think it needs to be shut down to preserve those memories. That's just retarded. The mixes section still gets a few decent things posted. Why mourn the fact that it won't be what it was (definitely sounding like jaded ravers again - "back in the day") and preserve the happy memories. If it's too depressing for your melodramatic heart, then don't visit. Simple eh!
...

User avatar
quiet roar
Posts: 1543
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:42 pm
Location: Brunswicked

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by quiet roar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:37 pm

You obviously don't care enough, witty.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well

User avatar
nic
Posts: 11184
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:12 pm
Contact:

Re: R.I.P. MB.com

Post by nic » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:18 am

witty doesnt care
kill it like you would a sick pet.

Post Reply