Allthingsweezer

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Allthingsweezer (formerly known as Albumsix) is the name of a Weezer fansite started by boardies kingofthecounty and lordofthemanor. The forums at Allthingsweezer are currently the most active Weezer forum on the internet.

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History

Fake Album

Albumsix.com, as Allthingsweezer was originally known, started off as a single home page with a mysterious image reading "Album Six, Coming Soon", which linked to the official Weezer website. Shortly after it began to gain steam, Karl Koch posted in Karl's Corner that he "honestly had no idea" what it was about. Later, Albumsix broke the news of Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo almost immediately after Cuomo himself had, leading many to first get their news of the album from Albumsix and not Cuomo's MySpace page.
The banner of Allthingsweezer.com, made by Headcheese.
The banner of Allthingsweezer.com, made by Headcheese.


Albumsix went on to post a fictitious teaser for the then confirmed sixth Weezer album. Albumsix called the album Tout Ensemble. Large music media publishers like Rolling Stone and Pitchfork Media took note of the fake album and began running news stories on it, confirming it as fact. Following naming the album, the website posted a false release date for Tout Ensemble of April 22, 2008.
Finally, Cuomo and Koch both made posts that Weezer was in no way affiliated with Albumsix.com and that Weezer's new album was not called Tout Ensemble. Albumsix.com changed the homepage to a letter admitting that they had made everything up.

Forums

After Tout Ensemble proved to be a hoax, Albumsix.com was revamped into a forum. Soon, the original creators kingofthecounty and lordofthemanor teamed up with Weerez.com's Greg to make albumsix the Official Weerez.com forums. The forums grew very rapidly and are now read by all members of Weezer (Rivers Cuomo has not been confirmed), and several bits of Weezer information are released there by Koch, who posts under the name Karlophone. In the fall of 2009, the name of the website was changed to allthingsweezer.com, with all albumsix.com traffic being redirected to the new address.

Chat

One of the more popular features on Allthingsweezer is the chat function. The chat is a place where many boardies discuss All Things Not Weezer, but when large pieces of Weezer news are released, the chat often turns into a heavily focused Weezer dicussion. Many times, fans have arranged gatherings for Karl himself to come into the chat and interact with boardies. Often, Karl will give hints and nuggets of info as to new happenings in the Weezer world such as potential tour openers, details of unreleased songs, and comments about different moments in Weezer history.

Crash

In late September of 2008, Albumsix mysteriously crashed, but the forums were only temporarily down. User and Administrator lordofthemanor posted on the official Weezer.com forum that the site would be up again soon. When the site came back it had been significantly revamped and required re-registration (all of the data was lost in the crash).

The crash was predicted in The scriptures.

T-Shirts

During the early Albumsix period, the site temporarily had an online store featuring t-shirts with many designs created by the fans for the fans as well as several slogan t-shirts perpetuating the memes of the forums. The store was closed after it became too expensive to keep open.

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