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The end of an era?

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 4:35 PM
It's with a heavy heart that I announce the following.
My retirement?
.....no.
The end of one of the staples of the custo scene, in the form of

PixelFuckers

For the past 5 years it has been the hotspot for some of the elite in terms
of the customization collective. It's brought to us some of the greatest
screenshots of all time in the form of it's annual Screenshot Contest.

Spaceberry_ssc12

Ssc13

72210_ssc10


Also a glimpse at some of ourselves with the infamous custocork!

Board

Please take some time out to visit the site and give a last shout out before it closes it's doors for good!


YOU CAN LEAVE A VOTE/NOTE IN TERMS OF A PETITION TO SEE HOW MANY WOULD LIKE US TO CONTINUE


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3quinox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
That's a shame but to be honest I'm not too surprised.

PF never did quite manage to create a lasting sense of community, at least for me anyway. For a while in the beginning it did almost feel like the good old days of Customize.org but sadly it never quite got there. I haven't been very active in the modding community over the past few years, granted, but on the occasions I did check in pf it tended to feel quite lonely.

I'd be very interested to hear if everyone moves elsewhere, though. There's a lot of collective talent that shouldn't be squandered :)
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mangosango Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
NOOOOOO ;-;
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Nittiyh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I was never really active there either but it was for sure one of the best places to get a concentrated dose of inspiration.
And even though I didn't go there often this is very saddening to me as it is proof that the custo community is slowly losing interest.
I miss the old days. But to try and see the positive side, everyone is moving on to new projects and customization has been the starting point for many people, including me.
And that's quite priceless if you ask me.
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ganknevets Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Yo. I saw this on your FB page Jamie. Sad. Sad. Sad. I feel like PF won't be dead even if the website goes poof*
Most of us here on DeviantART post screenshots all the time. The only downside for me here is most people are still into Rainmeter. I ditched Rainmeter the moment I found out about LiteStep. Being that the custo perks are way higher, pretty much endless. 
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IzzuThug Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Yeah it sure is hard to customize the operating system these days. Well not really that hard but just not as stable as things used to be in terms of getting the same experience if you didn't customize anything at all. I was never active on that site really but I did go there for inspiration and to see what you really could do if you fully customized every corner of the OS. Heck really the only reason I customize windows anymore is just to get rid of the white inactive borders of windows 8. I don't even really use rainmeter anymore except for clock on my 3rd monitor. I think also the reason the hardcore customization scene has dwindled is because the majority of us are much older now and don't really have time to customize everything like we used to.
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burnsplayguitar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
damn. 
i wans't the active member like on Da, but i wasn't active in any place last years. Anyway, is hard to hear/read this. 
We will be strong here. We will not die
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Eonity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh damn. I have kinda been withdrawing from customization, but whenever I needed inspiration they were my go-to place. Sad to see it go.
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Devonix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ever since I was it the first time (a year ago) I was fascinated by the name which I absolutely love.
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ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm sorry to hear that mate. I know that I wasn't very active on pf but it is really sad that something related to customizations is down. It was a pleasure to make friends here and to see great customization things made by folks. I wish you would have made something new for the custo community. If you have any ideas feel free to ask me for help since I run russian custo community and have some experience.
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MequinoxeM Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great community, showed costumizacion bases, good talent.
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