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Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/19/2017 03:57

Guys welcome to the team & thanks for answering to the first ever mod call of PJ :) A total of 5 people answered the call, btw :)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/16/2017 16:29

Jeremy just really likes those uniforms :D

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 10/16/2017 04:50

Jeremy was a mod for quite a few years. So, yeah, I guess you could say he has a bit of a fetish...

Irenaart (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/16/2017 03:51

@jeremy; do you have some fetish on mods?

Without moderators there would be no PJ. So guys, .

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 10/15/2017 23:12

fuck tha mods

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/15/2017 16:46

Hap said it perfectly and I'd probably ruin it by repeating it in my own way.  Hap's definitely been a more important figure throughout the life of PJ than I ever will.  In the end I just want to make sure that PJ can be there for a young artist like I was over 10 years ago.  Although I've been more of a silent participant for the last few years, I was still getting to know many of you by reading comments and looking at all the cool new submissions.  This is definitely where I call "home" on the internet.  I hope I'll be able to help this community like all of the mods before me.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 10/15/2017 10:40

There is overlap when it comes to who is doing it. But I would not say that they are very related. But you could also see Ascii or Characterset art (ANSI, Petscii or any other set) as a kind of pixelart using a limited tileset, a whole bunch of which happen to be letters and numbers.

Asmodeusss (Level 1 Rookie) @ 10/15/2017 09:32

Is ASCII art related to pixelart in some way?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/15/2017 07:17

Good luck, Happie! I always thought you'd be a moderator one day...  

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/15/2017 04:40

Thanks guys, and thanks for all the endorsements last month!

This community means so much to me, and has been important to me for a veeerrry long time. It has helped me grow immensely as an artist, communicator and person, and it has allowed me to make friends even beyond the boundaries of the internet.

In this era (time flies in internet world) where facebook replaced many fora and web communities, I'm very excited to make an effort for this old school community to survive. It serves as a way to connect, share and grow independent of the profit driven goals of social media platforms, and caters to our specific needs. I hope platforms like PJ will remain to exists and allow future generations of internet users to keep on experiencing the freedom of sharing in combination with a sense of community, a sense of belonging.

I am very happy to now have more tools to take action in keeping this place as alive and valuable as it was when I first discovered PJ, over 10 years ago. I'm not sure if I'll always have the time available to do the micro management I'd love to do, but as I'm in it for the long run I'm sure some bigger projects will see daylight. From behind the scenes I hope I can make it even easier to use this community for research, sharing, growing, and keeping PJ firmly in it's position of the internets main pixel art hub.

Thanks for letting me join the team, I promise not to disappoint you!


pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 10/14/2017 16:14

Also, get hyped for PJ v4! See Sedge's announcement on the main page

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/14/2017 14:34

Finally, welcome to the mod team Hapiel & JerryPie!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/14/2017 09:55

Awesome \o/

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 10/13/2017 08:19

Guys the outages should be over soon. Sedge is taking care of it. I just hope he doesn't forget to promote the new mods by the way.

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/10/2017 20:10

Outages whenever the cat sleeps on the server and causes overheating? haha

Paddy (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 10/10/2017 16:09

he lives :o

Elk (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 10/10/2017 13:34

whats up

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 10/10/2017 12:38

Yeah, the outages are about the worst I've ever seen here.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/9/2017 23:39

Are the outages hosting / bandwidth related, or?

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 10/9/2017 11:27

There are some plans to fix, change and improve things which involve Sedge, and are therefor getting delayed. In about two weeks from now we should know if they are likely to go through or not, I wish I had something more helpful to say.

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 10/9/2017 10:16

I love PJ but I'm starting to hope one of these other pixel sites get completed soon just in case. Any recent word on development of those?

Irenaart (Level 5 Detective) @ 10/9/2017 05:56

Yeah, here's the same. What's going on with PJ's server?

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/9/2017 03:21

oh man PJ is down for me so often I barely managed to sumbit to weekly :(

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 10/8/2017 15:11

No word so far.

CritiqueMyWork (Level 7 Captain) @ 10/8/2017 11:34

Did jalonso return?

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/4/2017 04:37


Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 10/3/2017 10:37


iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/3/2017 02:22

Oook, that spambot is being very busy :(

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 10/2/2017 05:48

Again, dIfferent time zones.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 10/2/2017 04:30

No voting for the beard challenge? New countdown but no new challenge info. What's up?

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/1/2017 12:05

Hey all.  I've been working on a website with some tools for pixel artists, it's almost ready. I could use a few people to look it over for bugs / mistakes, so if you have some spare time, PM me, otherwise just hang tight it should be done within a few weeks!

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 10/1/2017 12:04


JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/28/2017 13:03

This is the ultimate challenge of no phone. 

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 9/28/2017 09:35

Hey people, holiday season is over and I want to remind you guys about the ongoing collab.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/28/2017 08:44

So bring your laptop to the loo!

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 9/28/2017 08:44

Why is this piece allowed with its background?


Siikikala (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 9/28/2017 03:46

I was about to try a life without a phone but i cant give up funny memes while taking a dump. 

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/27/2017 06:46

I've heard pixeljoint is not change nick friendly, because it ends up with confusion and reports for RIP, so your new nick should somewhat look like the old nick. Like Cure was thereisnocure, now he is just cure. But you can definitely ask a mod to change it, so, it is possible.

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 9/25/2017 05:13

It's definitely possible but requires a mod to do it. We typically allow users to change their handle only once though to prevent abuse. So choose wisely and send me a PM.

shm31 (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 9/25/2017 05:00

Hello again, a little question, is it possible to have my Pixeljoint handle changed or is it permanently locked ?

MrHai (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/25/2017 04:44

I have a... challenged smartphone. It's windows 7.5, so the generation before they actually got smart. It has a real hard time doing anything other than basic phone functions - the only thing it does well is show my emails, which I don't get a lot of anyway. I love it, hope it never dies.

DieMango (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/25/2017 00:20

I am serious to ^^ Instead of my phone i have my sketchbook in the bus or train and i useally hate it that people look at ther phone when i speak to them and i really hate calling someone because i cant see ther face wich is critical for me becuas ei am really bad at understanding emotions of others.

Overall i always fighted against getting a smartphone because i dont want to be a phone-zombie and walk without noticing the nice things in my surroundings. Like little cute Snails that come out in Auttum or Trash that someone threw way that SOMEONE has to pick up.

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 9/24/2017 17:46

harder to find dank memes on the fly without a phone tho

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/24/2017 13:10

I should clarify a bit. I lost my phone recently and at first it was uncomfortable. But instead of getting a new one, i tried waiting about a month to see how things in life would change. I found myself becoming a lot more social in public settings, I was forced to interact and take in my surroundings since I no longer had a crutch. I also did a better job making plans with people since I couldn't easily flake by sending a text.

I slept much better, bathroom time became more about reflection, etc. . Overall I just noticed a major reduction in stress levels. (Funny considering my phone/internet is mostly used for entertainment purposes and should be a stress relief in it self)

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/24/2017 05:31

 This is already showing up in the hall of fame! so cool! shows how big pixel joint still is!
congratulations Finlal!

DieMango (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/23/2017 23:59

I have an old nokia where the sound is broken. Not sure if i live better without my alarm clock XD

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/23/2017 09:08

Put your cellphone away for 1 month. It will change your life. (If you allow it to)

DieMango (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/23/2017 03:32

Probably. Currently trying to sort my life better and lets see if a club like that exist here. Its always a relief when you realize that you are normal and nothing is out of the ordenary. 

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/22/2017 17:44

If you consider yourself a 'pure introvert', then getting involved with a public speaking club (Toastmasters, etc) might be helpful. I say this not in the sense of 'you should be more extroverted' (temperament doesn't exactly work like that), but from the understanding that serious introverts tend to have very serious issues with internalizing things and failing to express them, even when they are important.

I've been a member of such a club (Rostrum) myself. It's certainly terrifying initially, but over time I realized that things are structured in such a way as to help you, not condemn your lack of skills. Ultimately, it definitely shook loose a lot of my rigidness about expressing myself. Given your concerns about 'overthinking things' and needing to 'let off steam', it sounds like it could also help you.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/22/2017 10:19

Not being satisfied with our accomplishments, that's pretty much the default human state! But you need to discover a way to separate your happiness from your feeling of accomplishment :)

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