Thursday, January 26, 2012

Facethejury.com SHUT DOWN...maybe for good

"I understand your frustration." ~ Beavis
Well, let me tell you about a website called facethegerms err..ummm...I mean facethejury.com.  This website has been around a long time.  I think it was around even before myspace, and gave the cool kids somewhere to hang out way back in the day.  The gimmick here is you set up an account, and the facethejury "jury" gets to rate you on a scale of 1 to 10.  Apparently it isn't so cool anymore as there seems to be a lot of frustration going on, not only with it's members, but especially with whoever is running the site these days.


Way back in this golden era of the internet, when facethejury.com was cool (at this time in human history, Oasis was the biggest band in the world, and all the girls were wearing their hair like Monica Lewinsky) "face the germs" as I so affectionately call it, became one of the first websites that I declared a vendetta against.  I decided to try out this new juggernaut of social networking, and start an account.  Unfortunately, I received probably the lowest rating from the facethejury "jury" in the history of the website.  In a fit of rage, I tried to cancel my membership, but all my attempts at cancellation were ignored...until I posted a picture of a jar of Jiffy peanut butter as my default pic, for which this act of insubordination my account was summarily suspended. 

Fast forward to 2012 (the last year of human history according to my trusty Mayan callendar), and I was surprised to discover that facethejury was still around in much the same form it always had been.  So, I figured I would join up and use their extremely popular forums to dispense some "freedom information" about Funguzz Vizzion endorsed Independent presidential candidate  Abraham Fungus Jr.,... as I figured based on my prior experience,  the other features of the site would not be of much use to me.  Much to my delight, when I tried to log in a few days later, my rating from the facethejury "jury" was a score of a PERFECT 10!  Well, how exciting.

However, this joyousness did not last very long...for this morning when I tried to log in...I received this message, evidently from whoever has been running the site for "the last 6 years" and he/she was not in a mood to be trifled with:

"I no longer have the time nor inclination to deal with the constant squabbling that goes on between the members of this site. I realize that for many of you, FaceTheJury.com is 99% of your lives. Unfortunately for you, it is only 1% of mine. Deciding who's right, who's wrong, who's giving out who's personal information, who's broke who's heart and which moderator is playing favorites is laughable to me. I figured by now, most of you being in your mid 20s would have grown out of this. You haven't. So, as with most things in life, the attention craving few have ruined things for the somewhat realistic many. I'm inclined to shutdown the site entirely. It's existence hasn't mattered to me one way or the other for the last 6 years. I kept it running because I felt I was giving you guys a place to continue to talk with your friends.

I think the best solution is to turn the site into a private, invite only site. If you'd like to continue to be a part of it, great. If not, that's fine too. For now, I'll only accept existing accounts. At some later point in time, perhaps I'll start allowing new accounts on an approval basis only, or give existing members invite codes to allow others to join. Most of you will of course be accepted no questions asked. Some of you, probably won't."

And then to add insult to injury (yet another humiliating kick in the crotch) there was absolutely no guarantee I would be able to ever use the site again!



Oh my, I think this is the most stinging rebuke I have received on the internets, since I received that angry e-mail from Dr. James White.  (Actually, it was one of his assistants..or..well, it was someone who sent me a grumpy e-mail anyway.)  Well, that sucks!...or does it???  What a great opportunity for jimmyfungus.com!

So, let me make this formal announcement to the "attention craving few", who have been roundly rejected by facethejury.com staff and thrown into the streets of "reality" to fend for themselves...  You are cordially invited to turn jimmyfungus.com into "99% of your lives."  Feel free to whine, bicker, and squabble in the comments section as much as you want...24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the rest of your lives...if nescessary.   Take the flying leap...committ FUNGICIDE!  DO IT!

Alright, alright...enough of this insanity...let's play ourselves out with a song...





95 comments:

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    1. I've heard of it, I used to post there back in 2006. Interestingly enough looks like someone is trying to revive the shithole rancid forum sanction on http://facethejury.us Almost no one seems to post there though lol. Place was a shit hole.

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  2. Facethejury, whoaaaw, now that is oldschool. I remember waiting for pictures to load on dial up on that site way back in the day.

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  3. That website is so underground I've actually never heard of it. But I didn't really get into the internet for ages.

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  4. ok i don't think i missed out...if they really need it they could just walk up to people on the street "sir could score me from 1 to 10 please" .."Sir?"..."Please just give me a number!!!"

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  5. Never heard of it either


    Your Friend
    http://entertainvent.blogspot.com/

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  6. As someone who has announced a vendetta on more than one occasion myself, I have become a fan rather quickly and am now following you.

    Carry on the excellence.

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  7. I wasn't cool enough to know about this site until now.

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  8. There's a lot of good looking people on SocialNetwork.com too. That site isn't perfect but its fun to browse people's pictures and stuff.

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  9. I'm amazed that there are people who haven't heard of FTJ. It was my stomping ground from 2000/2001 to 2006 when I discovered sunlight and other humans. I was going to check back today and see if Scott/Kryogenix ever stopped being an online predator when I received the shut down notification.

    And FYI- We have FTJ to "thank" for Tila Tequila and Jefree Starr. Also, that hot guy from 28 Days Later.

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    1. Well said, Hellcat. Very well said.

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    2. And I think it's safe to assume Scott is still preying on young women and minors everywhere

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    3. I enjoyed FTJ, I found it in 2002, there were so many good looking young ladies, and I saw that some of them were online. I had to become a member so I could say hi to the girls. It was so easy to use, it was easy to say hi to the girls.

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    4. Scott! Omg. That fuckin' guy. Way to transport me back to 2002 for sure!

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    5. i got laid more from using FTJ than i can count on ten hands. yes, the numbers are accurate

      i miss the internet back in the late 90's/ early 2000's.. it was the best

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    6. lets not forget "fuck the jury", the sister website for guys to go share nude pics of all the female members of facethejury

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  10. I don't have an account blog so I'm "anonymous". And Psh, ftj is so old school. Back when I had AOL dial up! Til this day I am still "online" friends with someone on there! Haha goodstuff.

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    1. You said "da".. great now that spelling is saved in my phone.. Haha

      I remembered waay back then when I had my ftj like in 2003-04? I couldn't log back in as if I had forgotten my pw so I had hoped my pictures would eventually get deleted with an "inactive" profile. So now that you mentioned the whole accepted denied thing that reassured me. Not that they were bad. I've never been one of those girls. Ah, obviously I'm bored. I'm about to watch The Grey AGAIN. It's a really good movie if you haven't seen it.

      P.s. and you are right on with the age group. Haha I'm 26.

      Maybe I should eventually sign up for blogging. When or if I do I'll follow you. Whenever that may be. I'm not much of a writer but I always come upon and like reading them.

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    2. Aww, cool. Or if you are super bored just e-mail me. I am never doing anything.

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  11. FaceTheJury.com .. they reamed my ass so hard on that site. I always had a rating of 8-ish and people would always question the validity of that, like I was cheating somehow. You say one thing wrong, one time, and NO one forgets. Your account gets hacked and the hacker makes you look like a complete idiot, and no one believes you actually got hacked. Someone photoshops YOUR head on a gross nude body and people think it's actually you and then never let it die. I came to my senses and deleted my account a long time ago. I no longer take anything so seriously online. FTJ was the first "social" site I'd ever been on so it hit hard.. lesson learned! lol. That site SUCKED.

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  12. Oh man. Back in the day I spent WAY too much time on that site (you know, instead of attending class or studying or whatnot). I did make some awesome friends from it who I am still friends with to this day, but after I moderated a forum for a while i wound up with such a headache (seriously, stop emailing me and sending me messages at all hours of the night just because YOU sent someone naked pictures and THEY chose to post them in a forum for the world to see, and then having an absolute meltdown because I have better things to do than log on THAT MINUTE and delete them) I said screw it and deleted my account. I never looked back and I can definitely say with no question that my qualify of life improved drastically after I was no longer a member of that site.

    I will say though, the most entertaining forum on that site was the moderater's forum. It was hilarious to see what the site owner had to say about a lot of the members.

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    1. The feedback I'm getting from former members of FTJ is so hysterical.

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    2. Noel, I think I knew you back then...I was feeling nostalgic, so I wanted to try to access my old friend list, but with no luck so far.

      - TonyV67

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    3. I remember you, albeit vaguely :)

      -Noel

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  13. Awwww I miss FTJ :/ Got me through a lot of drag ass days at work. I remember a bunch of us even met up in San Diego and partied all weekend. I met some great people on there and was a little sad when I saw the whole "I don't wanna do this anymore" message when I went to the site. I wanted to try and rekindle my friendships with past people. *sigh* Those were the days...posting sign pics to prove it is really you, making the comment threads hit 200+ and tryna be the last one, all the scandals & moderators telling folks off... Think I might shed a lil tear for the RIP. ;)

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  14. haha I def remember the site...I was hollywood210 whoop! It was just a bunch of immature bickering back and forth lol. I checked back a few years later after not using it and it was a ghost town. I ended up deleting my account. At least I think I did? *shrug*

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  15. I thank you all for the feedback I am getting about this article. Keep it comin' former FTJ members. Keep it comin'!

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  16. How funny! I was just tring to log into my FTJ account to retrieve my old pictures and came across this page! I had been a member since 2001 (I'm 27 now) and was a bit bummed.. I was never too heavy on it, but I did end up meeting a few people I'm still "friends" with even today! I think I only came upon a handful of dbags, so it wasn't too horrible of an experience for me.

    I believe my handle was AshleyRae..

    Take care!

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  17. I was an ftj member from 2002-2008...wow. And I was a forum reg. In my defense, I wasn't 18 until 2004 and had a very strict adolescence. I have to say that I was addicted to it since it had been there for me as I 'grew up'. I was actually concerned that I would never really leave. I would always delete and re-create an account. Sometime in 2009, I went back briefly because I just wanted to 'check in' with some ppl I used to chat with and I chatted with a guy who had literally made a trip to come meet me for the first time. In the forums, if you're a reg you know that people say "THIS IS ISN'T REALLY A DATING SITE. LOLZ" but I don't know one person who didn't get emotionally involved or attached to the goings on of that site. I'm a little embarrassed to admit my knowledge of the site but I'm married now and have a child so I guess you could say I finally "grew up" and moved on. I'm glad to say I did. I wasted a lot of time on that site. Anyway, just had to offer my two cents...brb, logging into facebook...

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    2. Oh and let me add I decided NOT to meet the guy who had made plans to visit me. He was a good guy and we used to talk for hours but honestly...I don't even remember his name at this point. After that and the awkwardness of bailing on him during my brief moment back on that site, I deleted and that time it was for good. I feel like I can definitely relate to the owner of the site, forum regs would talk sh*t about him and criticize him but honestly he was just keeping the site open for them to have a place to go and chat but I think it held many people back from actually making something of themselves...ftj was a crutch.

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    3. Wow, Jess Elaine. Thanks for all the feedback.

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  18. Jess Elaine I think I remember you. We used to be e-friends. Oh the memories. Also ftj is back and it's for the most part free of the 1% referred to in the above diatribe from the site owner. It's a calmer, gentler ftj.

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  19. Ha!
    I used to be a member but I left a couple of months ago.
    It's still the same old song and dance apart from it is quite dead now days.
    SPUTNIK still thinks he knows about politics, even though he was one of the dumbest people posting on the site.
    Risk still goes on there sometimes spouting his lies.
    Sark still posts and thinks he's good looking.
    FTJ was awesome years ago, but now it's just the dregs posting.

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  20. More interesting feedback on FTJ. God bless you all, and thank you for your support.

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  21. oh I still get on there now and then and say hi. The forums are all dead really...except for a few of the same old type of people in the General Forum. That's the place no one goes. lol 20 somethings is gone. That was my place so now it's S&R and that is so incredibly rare. I usually check in if I'm insanely bored and it usually lasts 5 minutes tops then I log off again. FTJ could be very cruel but I also made a lot of good friends who are still my friends today :)

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    1. Appreciate the update, Sandy. God bless you, and thank you for your support!

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  22. I was an FTJ forum junky in the past.. First registered in 2001.
    I registered, got bored, deleted and registered again some time later.
    That stupid forum worked like a magnet..
    I didn't care about the ratings or anything else on that website, just the general forum.
    I was one of the very few 'foreigners' there (from Holland)
    I actually tried to make a new account a few days ago to see who was still posting these days.
    I deleted over 2 years ago.
    It's probably a good thing that it's down lol.
    I didn't bother applying for a new account.
    It was a good way to waste some time back when the general forum was crowded.
    Had some hilarious moments there (the screenshot threads were epic)
    Well anyways I'm getting too old for this shit anyway.. ;-)

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  23. Hi there,

    It's been a while but I found this because *I can't load FTJ!*. Haha...I've been posting on gen forum for oh...8 years now. I've met a few people and they were great. It's been nice. It's died down quite a bit, but it's kind of like an old family. It's still a little weird and cruel, but if you know how to play the game it's fun enough. I have no idea why it isn't loading, but the guy who owns the site has been getting tired of it for some time now. So who knows.

    So, that's that. Have a nice day.

    dirtypillows (for those FTJers that might know me)

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    1. Thanks for the comment, dirtypillows. Hopefully FTJ has some life in her yet. I heard Stickam recently died, which is kind of sad.

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    2. I'd heard that too. Apparently tinychat is what's "hot" now. And hi Jess, whomever you may be.

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  24. Wow I remember FTJ. I know it wasn't technically a dating site but it was incredibly easy to pull ass on there. I think from 2004-2005 I must have hooked up with around a dozen or so girls I met on there. I remember using it from a hotel lobby in Boston to meet a girl who made my short stay there pretty memorable. By the time the latter stages of 2005 rolled around I was forced into being something of a responsible adult so because of work and school got in the way of me acting like a maniac. I do keep in touch with very few people I met on there, several probably wish I were dead, and some others know that it wasn't going to last. One funny thing is I met a girl on there who wasn't my type at all but I was more attracted to her friend. Wound up hooking up with her friend, who in turn fell in love/lust with me and when she figured out I didn't share that began literally stalking me and my parents. Very creepy. Total nympho though. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. The good ol' days when the internet was a little more civilized.

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  25. Oh yeah, I was on and off there from 2002/03ish through about 2004ish? I just thought of it and typed it randomly. That's so funny. I used to love finding the fake profiles.

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    1. Fake profiles? Say it aaaain't so! heh

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  26. looooooooool i was on there around 2001, 2002? my then boyfriend was there always flirting with girls, i remember magica, nuria (from spain, went to USA to meet a guy from FTJ iamamonkey something), biting faery, brainybrunie, a "bloodycunt" a crazy bodybuilder omg what was his name, a very vain girl sierra i think... a nerdy fat guy roy?? that hacked my email etc. LOL i took it so serious and it was so silly. i wish i remembered my username...

    nostalgic!

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    1. ironwarrior maybe?

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    2. IronWarrior! That's the name I was trying to remember since I started reading this comment section. I was around in that 2000-2001 heyday. Man that place was a hot mess. Definitely booty being thrown around like crazy. I know I'm not the only one who got with crazy ass Noel. That didn't end well.

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  27. silly, i was a moderator of that site in 2000 and was there till around 2003, left cause massive drama on that site. funny thing, many ppl met each other in real life on that site, and im positive there are kids in this world as a result of that site....crazy days

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    1. There sure are, Steve.

      4 of 'em that Mel and I account for :)

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  28. wanna trip down memory lane? http://web.archive.org/web/20031207104751/http://facethejury.com/default.asp found my old profile on that web archive :) enjoy

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    1. OMG there is is! hahaha thank you! TOO FUNNY! needed a good 'ol trip down memory lane!

      - TonyV67

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  29. I remember ftj...good times. I can't remember my first user name but a newer one I made was jessftw or something like that. I remember sark, ginntonic, Kryogenix, risk...ugh there were more but it's been so long!

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  30. ftj was great. I fucked about 8 girls that I met on there. It was nuts.

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  31. OMG there is is! hahaha thank you! TOO FUNNY!

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  32. JiggaJerry was a fuckin gen forum legend

    Long live the ninja

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/JiggaJerry/3bc1b377.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/JiggaJerry/9bdbbab8.gif

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  33. I miss FTJ I still got some people from facethejury on my facebook now days. I missed chatting on the forums back in the day. It was alive big time then died out around 2002. But it was so much fun! We'd have a blast.

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  34. I logged onto Skype recently and was reminded of FTJ. reminded me of the good days when we had nothing better to do... I actually met a lot of people off there that became friends but lost touch with all of them. it seems silly now that I am 31 thinking back to 2001 on..

    -formally angelndaskyz/katie

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  35. it had its good moments for sure

    and to some degree you could see who might (unfortunately) fall off a cliff, so to speak. that stacy girl down in FL, for example: http://thedirty.com/category/dirty-celebs/brocks-chick/

    *eurocopter*

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  36. LOL Facethejury.... funny. I stumbled across this blog by fluke while attempting to log in to the site after having not been on in MONTHS... perhaps 8? more maybe?

    The site was a cess pool for the lonely, pathetic, and egocentric.

    I went there occasionally for something to do, but since leaving years ago to pursue a real life (something many of the Gen. Forum users knew little about), I had not returned for any more than a few hours every 6 months at the absolute most.

    People there were pathetic, and presumably still are. They would stop at nothing to find a flaw, either in your present or past, that they could somehow turn into a way to make themselves better than you.

    Well, as much as it would have been fun to log in and listen to the trolls for a couple hours... I guess it's probably a better thing that the site no longer exists.

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  37. The forum was only good for the music section. Mostly because people could recommend some pretty good bands. Other than that the the rest of the forum was a shit storm of pseudo intellectual cool kids and anal retentive grammar nazi's. I get it', their not they're not there. I also go outside and don't travel across the country to fuck my online crush.

    Was it entertaining? I don't really know, I was an active member on it's last wave and actually part of the reason it was shut down, or at least i was there for the shit storm on TinyChat that lead to it's demise. Would I go back if it reapeared? Probably not, unless it was just the music forum people, because as tardy as they could be, they understood just how fucking obnoxious I was and embraced me for who i was. The rest of the forum was too busy being cool and laughing at inside jokes that literally no one in the fucking planet heard of.

    P.S. Dying Fetus is not a slam band. Your buddy, Goretrade. Eat me faggots.

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    1. I remember you, Red! I posted in the music forum all the time. I deleted and came back a handful of times so I can't remember which handle I used the most.

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  38. RIP. When was the site finally destroyed for good?

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  39. Fuck, memories indeed.

    -Ross

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  40. Man, you guys are making me feel old, and i'm only 27!

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  41. WHAT COLOR UNDIES YOU WEARIN' TODAY????

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  42. Looks like everyone is posting on http://facethejury.us

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  43. Wow, memories.. Met my now husband on that site in 2002 haha. Use to love the forums.
    - Josta (Jen)

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  44. Oh man....I'm still friends with a handful of folks from that site. Last night one of them randomly asked me an FTJ related question and I found this. Don't blame FTJAdmin one bit, being a moderator on that site was a pain in the ass if you didn't buy into the koolaid that much...

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  45. I met my wife on FYJ and we have been married for almost 9 years. We are still in love and have two beautiful kids.

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  46. Where are the SnR regs?

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  47. FTJ and me graduating high school aligned perfectly in 2001. Thanks to FTJ I was able to run through 50 slores and learn all about condom use and how many mentally unstable women use dating sites. I was rated 9.3. Of course now in my thirties I'm probably a 7.5. Fuck aging. - KingOfCarne

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  48. MurkandGank was the coolest poster ever

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  49. I see that Trish, Shan, and a few other lame slags, still aren't over me. - Kryogenix [gamer]

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    1. You were a predator; probably still are one.

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  50. I remember, back at that time, there was a lot of sites, "Hit on 'em or spit on 'em", "Me.com", "Bolt.com", etc. They were ok, but short lived! Face the jury was one of those that were an early addition, but short-lived...even if I got a bad response from any of them, it was fun because you weren't exposed...you used a cyber name, so nobody really knew who you were! Any response was kool, you felt like you connected with someone...

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  51. I love that site. Mrs0mething is so hot & funny. Jesus, it's hard to believe a person can be that attractive & comicial

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  52. I sometimes check the link to see if it might be back up, http://www.facethejury.com/

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  53. Oh man I remember FTJ back in the day. Along with Yahoo chats LOL. Met up with many a guy on FTJ and we hooked up for many years in HB, CA. Ah the good old days.

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