Why was this done?
Hey reader! Omg.lol has been a small quiet place for around 2 years now. In 24hrs, the service has gone up 50% in members what took 2 years to originally make. With this growth comes additional challenges:
- Technical issues
- Social issues or abuse of service
I used to be on Byte , which was the sequel to Vine developed by the Vine developer. To keep my story short, Tiktokers flooding in from the impending threat of their app being banned in the USA killed the app. It was very difficult to find the original content that made the app shine with reuploads from other services being seen by the masses, leading it to be labeled a 'Tiktok clone' by the new users.
None of the people from Byte are remembered for the hard work they did or their support for the service they loved. Seeing the sudden increase in members made me realize if I could, I would do everything in my power to prevent the OGs from being forgotten.
Negating sleep following a spur of the moment comment from Roberto in the omg.lol Discord Server, I spent all night manually going through the public user directory. If you were listed there from before the Hacker News post, you have been added manually! If you want to be included in this list, feel free to read the information section on the main page!
The DMs and positive comments I've received since doing this are overwhelming, so thank you! And thank you for making omg.lol an incredible place! 💖