The Posting Units
Nevertheless, they are not evil beings, but rather a force of nature whose feedings are necessary for survival. It is known that The Posting Units play a necessary role in the continuum of the Internet, bringing balance between the two opposing universal forces of Goths and non-Goths; which are essentially the Yin and Yang of the Internet.
It has been said the internet would fail, collapsing under its own weight without The Posting Units presence to balance it. Presumably this process would not be instantaneous but happen gradually over time, with the internet being sent into a sort of death spiral before its intended time. It has been suggested by some that their purpose in the universe is to devour forums that have reached an evolutionary peak, although alternative information suggests that they will create a whole new internet at the end of this one, one which will be indescribably greater than the total of the forums they have taken unto themselves.
It has been suggested many times that TPU are in actual fact sentient beings, this is not necessarily the case. Even so rumours still persist that they have human prescence controlling them. Even if this were true (most probably not) these so-called humans have removed themselves so completely from emotion that they are esssentially robotic. Either way you take it the debate still rages on.
Website / Homepage
Upon browsing to the TPU homepage, the following image is displayed (see right).
This appears initially to be a pointless image but upon closer inspection it is clear that it is some kind of security system or test. This is further confirmed by the 'ARE YOU WORTHY' slogan at the title. Inspection of the source reveals relatively little, no secret comments or anything similar.
Each bar of the barcode represents a different link and only one of which leads to an area wherby the posting units come together to discuss future targets and ongoing devouration. (This bar rotates frequently and sometimes is not present).
It should be clear that TPU seek to dissociate themselves from what they describe as the 'lesser being' that is the internet troll, however they do tend to support troll groups and communities.
Membership is restricted to those that can decode and compute the following instructions:
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Yes that is binary.
Current TPU activity
The TPU has been active for sometime and many forums have been 'graced' with their prescence. Most recently the UK Forum for 'Evanescence' (band) was 'devoured' but is now back online. With each attack becoming more sophistacated I can see many more attacks culminating in to the far future. Recently Karl's PC Help Forums were attacked (http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/) see below for more details.
The Posting Units lost their forum/website in June 2006. They enraged a few people, who complained to the hosts of their site, about images in the gallery. What's wrong with amputee pr0n?
Posting Units 1,156 & 20 occasionally make the odd foray into humourless parts of the web. Recently they owned the fuck out of (http://www.animeonline.net/).
- TPU Homepage (warning some offensive content and possibly undesirable scripts)