Something Awful's Notorious 'Fuck You and Die' Forum Shuts Down Because of Nazis - 2020-01-07
Before 4chan, there was Fuck You and Die (FYAD). In the early days of the internet, Something Awful (SA) was a forum where internet comedians honed their craft, people posted grotesque things to shock each other, and memes were born. FYAD was a subforum of Something Awful, a place where the site's worst impulses flowed freely. Now FYAD is gone, shut down by Something Awful founder Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka.
"FYAD, back in the day, used to be full of funny people producing funny content. There were some incredible threads, and they had their own unique sense of humor that couldn't be found anywhere else," Kyanka said in an SA post announcing the end of FYAD. "Now FYAD is a [fucking] racist shithole with no redeeming qualities whatsoever...so congratulations for killing FYAD. I hope the iron crosses and swastikas and Hitler threads were worth it."
"Everyone who was funny on FYAD moved to Twitter. The people who were left were...right wing Nazi people."