Cradz - Founder & CEO
I created this site in 2001 in response to requests from friends who found themselves without a chat home after a once infamous web site suffered from the 2000 "DOT-COM Crash." The name "The Pork" came from a play on words of my former chat nickname "Porkpie" (I'm an ex-pat brit living in the US.. I miss those fatty pies!) and the now defunct web site the founding members came from.
We're a mishmash of people who like not being spammed with advertising, like the no real name theme of the site (we were born before the current generation of "social" sites sharing everything about themselves) and like the adult nature (language and images) that are generally not allowed on big commercial sites who really just want to sell your information and track you all over the web (we don't do that).
I work on this site as a side project from my r/t Director of Information Technology job and when I'm not volunteering development time for other fun projects like WildRP
. I don't make a living off this and it's ran purely for the enjoyment of web development, learning new technologies and providing a legit site that isn't just interested in harvesting your personal information for a profit. I've built all systems from the ground up including chat, forum, gaming, membership, payment, administrative, and email systems.
This site isn't for everybody but if it is then stick around and you'll meet some interesting people from all walks of life. Enjoy what I've created as long as you follow the rules!
Can you hire me? Nope, not unless you're going to replace my IT Director salary. ;)
Can you buy this site? Nope, but in the future I may offer some hosting solutions where you can run your own community.