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    Post Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    Skadi Changed its Orientation

    Germanic Instead of European



    Mit Schild an Schild und Speer an Speer
    Zieh'n wir nach Nordlands Gründen
    Bis wir im fernen grauen Meer
    Die Insel Thule finden.
    ~ Felix Dahn
    History

    Skadi has been founded in July 2000 by myself with the intention to create a website about the indigenous Germanic ways of life. You are surely aware that Skadi is a Germanic goddess. The project never realized but I decided to create a Toplist and a Banner Exchange in the meantime in order to establish the domain name and to help other sites to become known. The Toplist was the second nationalist toplist on the Internet -- Micetrap's was the first -- and the banner exchange the first within the racially conscious community. They eventually exploded and created 10,000s of hits and more than 100,000 banner rotations every month which was a lot back then in 2000.

    The forum you are surfing right now is actually an offshot of The Phora. Back then Nordicists, above all Hellstar and Karl Earlson, clashed with Mediterraneanists as well as Fade and, in July 2002, decided to create their own forum, Aryan Dawn. Nominally Indo-European in orientation, it soon became the preferred hangout of Nordicists and soon established itself as a place for anthropological debate. Eventually Slavs joined, most notably Ross, Prodigal Son, and Pomor, challenging the prevailing anthropological orthodoxy which, to make a long story short, eventually lead to their ban.

    In late April 2003, Hellstar resigned and his friend Ederico Figallo took over the forum which then was renamed to Pantheon Europa. A more pro-European orientation was implemented. Flaming at the same time was reduced and quality increased. Pantheon Europa was then already running on Skadi's domain due to my negotiation with Hellstar to use Skadi's hits in order to popularize the forum. In July 2003 it became fully integrated into Skadi and from then on is known as Skadi Forum.

    We kept the pro-European orientation, as we considered it most productive to guarantee a lively debate and, as a consequence, the availability of information and perspectives that would otherwise have remained unheard. The strategy naturally also guaranteed a rapid growth.

    Contrary to Stormfront we never tried to limit potentially divisive positions but actively encouraged an open debate. However, you can imagine that it's quite difficult to keep a ship on track with such a highly diverse audience: Germanics and Slavs discussing who of them are the true Nords and supermen; Nordicists and Mediterraneanists discussing who created all civilization; Christians and Heathens discussing religion; Germans and Poles discussing WW2; Russians and Germans discussing National-Socialism and Communism; Serbs and Croats discussing Serbia and Croatia; and so forth.

    Eventually, a perceived anti-Slavic bias encouraged Slavs to found the Slavic Anthropology Forum; a perceived anti-Med bias encouraged Meds to found Dodona. Déja vu all over.

    Skadi, however, during all this time has still been growing rapidly. We reached the capacity of our first server, a Celeron, somewhen back in October 2003. We replaced it with a Pentium IV which lasted us exactly a couple of months before it reached its limits, too. One of the reasons was that we merged with the Nationales Forum, the largest German language forum. So we eventually upgraded to a Dual Xeon hyperthreaded, i. e. four virtual CPUs, and that's the machine we are still on now. It, too, reached already its capacity during peak time about a month ago, so we disabled the Search function for guests (which includes the "New Posts" link), a measure which, for the time being saves our case -- but even with it disabled, we will reach our capacity again in another three months or so.

    Then we would need a second Dual machine for load balancing -- one machine for the database server, one machine for the webserver. That's the setup Stormfront has and it also comes for double the price; at least $6,000 - $8,000 per annum, that is. There are just so many people that can surf a forum at the same time -- and vBulletin puts the limit at ~300 synchronous users for a Dual Xeon with an unhacked board and no other sites hosted (both requirements that Skadi doesn't fulfill) before you have to make other plans.

    Needless to say, a second machine is totally out of the question at the moment, as we simply do not have the financial support for it. Consequently, we will go the other way: we will limit the traffic by narrowing the forum's scope from European to Germanic, and will try to get rid of a lot of pointless lowbrow posts at the same time.


    Scope

    The choice for Germanic was an easy one. AryanDawn was founded by a Germanic and originally had such a de facto bias. Skadi was, as I pointed out already, originally supposed to be a Germanic site. I am Germanic. All my family, all my family-in-law, all my ancestors (that I'm aware of), and all my descendants are Germanic. All my friends are Germanic and my closest online friends are Germanic. Most of our Staff is Germanic. Almost all of our Funding Members are Germanic. Most of our Members are Germanic. Apart from the English language sections, we have a large German section, and all Germans are Germanics.

    I believe in Germanic preservation above everything else. That's a bias that comes totally naturally to me.


    Changes of Rules

    Mission Statement

    This is a Free Speech Forum for Germanic preservationists, thus you can voice your opinion freely if displayed in a civil and non-provocative manner, be it even considered politically incorrect by the majority of your contemporaries or Skadi Forum Members. We do not discriminate against philosophies, religions, ideologies, cultures, ethnicities, sub-races, or ideas within the wider framework of Germanic preservation. We do not support arcane anti-free speech laws imposed by any government, so you can utter your opinion without fear.

    Fellonies

    1 (a). This is a board for Germanic preservationists. Views, ideas, and contributions that are opposed to Germanic racial, cultural, and spiritual preservation or critical thereof, are not permitted anywhere but in the Opposition and The Undecided forum.

    (b). The account of Members that are judged to be, even if only partly, sub-racially, racially, or ethnically non-Germanic, may be unappealably terminated if their presence or contributions, either individually or in combination with the presence or contributions of other such members, either by force of their numbers or their impact, are increasingly considered a risk to the integrity of or a burden to Skadi Forum, its Mission Statement, or its Germanic community.


    Other Changes

    Non-Germanic language forums have been closed.

    The Slavic Vortex has been closed.

    Gens Romana has been closed.

    All of them will still stay accessible for reference purposes.


    Potentially Asked Questions

    Q: I'm a member and not Germanic or only partly Germanic. Can I still post here?
    A: This is not a Germanics-only forum. If you are supporting Germanic preservation, make intelligent posts and have something relevant for Germanics or Germanic preservationists to say, you are welcome to post.

    Q: I'm a Staff member and not Germanic or only partly Germanic. Does this mean I'm demoded?
    A: No. We appreciate your past effort and neither limit membership nor Staff membership to Germanics, just in order to break our own principles at the next occasion. You are welcome to stay on Staff if you are interested in and supportive of Germanic preservation and think you will be able to enforce the new rules objectively. Needless to say, as the nature of this forum is now pro-Germanic, Germanics will have, in cases of doubt, a more qualified voice. If you are no longer interested in remaining on Staff, please submit your resignation in the Staff Forum.

    Q: Does this mean one can no longer post about things unrelated to Germanics?
    A: No, obviously not. You can still post about whatever you like, as long as it fits into the relevant forum or subforum and doesn't violate rules. Threads might be closed if they are deemed to be of no or little relevance to Germanics or Germanic preservationists.

    Q: I'm not sure if I'm a Germanic?
    A: If you are not sure whether you are a Germanic, then, as a rule of thumb, you are not.

    Q: I'm not all that much interested in Germanics and Germanic preservation. I came here because this used to be a pro-European forum. Now I have no hobby anymore. What am I supposed to do?
    A: There are various other forums, in which you might be more interested.


    Thanks go to Aeternitas, atlanto-med, Frans_Jozef, folkish, Reginleif, and +Suomut+ whose input has encouraged me to consider this the right measure for server load management.


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    Post AW: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorburn
    Germanic Instead of European
    Jetzt geht sicher gleich ein Riesen Geschrei los...
    Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche


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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    Pity

    Skadi was the only pro-European forum on the Net... or rather was trying to be...
    Last edited by Ross; Friday, November 26th, 2004 at 06:01 PM.

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    A shame it's. Does this mean that Skadi is officially a Nazi forum now?

    MAGNA EVROPA EST PATRIA NOSTRA!

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    Quote Originally Posted by ogenoct
    A shame it's. Does this mean that Skadi is officially a Nazi forum now?
    Like Njord wrote, de facto...

    I don't like the idea that Slavic sections will remain (even thou available for reading only) on such a forum...

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross
    I don't like the idea that Slavic sections will remain (even thou available for reading only) on such a forum...
    Me neither. It is embarassing. Being Germanic myself, I have obviously nothing against Germanic preservation. The problem with most Germanics on Skadi is that they view any Germanic that is not radically pro-NS as a traitor in their midst. Since I am not a Nazi, I was banned from the German section and not allowed to join the Nordic section. Skadi is gonna suck with such people in charge.

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    i agree with Ross, but, i guess if it has to be done... maybe in the future it could be 'reeopened' ...

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    I doubt this will become an NS forum, as Thorburn says many times NS is not a real expression of the Germanic spirit, but opposition to NS is.

    Well, I don't oppose Germanic preservation, I'm all for it. But I won't be posting here as much obviously.

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    Great decision, Thorburn. It/you has/have my full support.

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    Post Re: Skadi Changed its Orientation: Germanic instead of European

    This is really a shame, I really like pro-European spirit of this forum...

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