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General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #42
I don't mind being mocked — so long as it's nicely phrased! :P
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E4? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #4
I've always found the desire for Exile 4 very peculiar. Although I can understand the sentiment behind it, it's a bit like asking them to make an optional version of Age of Empires III: Age of Mortar Shells using the engine behind Atari's Adventure. IMAGE(http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/icons/icon12.gif)
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How to close? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #11
Exactly, Spring. Good example.

Yes, it's usually at this point that people come in and add replies that are written in Japanese, or blather on and on about Terry Riley.
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How to close? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #7
Whenever you visit the mainpage of a forum — whether it be General, Tech Support, or Nethergate — there's a list of names at the top, in the upper lefthand corner, where it says "Moderated by:". Only these users can lock, move, or delete topics or polls or individual posts. The only "fancy" thing you can do is go back and edit one of your own posts. For anything else, you have to ask one of these moderators.

However, some topics are closed because they get out of hand (filled with spammy nonsense or offensive material) or drastically outlive their usefulness (assuming they had any to begin with). In such cases the moderators use their own judgment, and don't require any kind of permission from the person who started the topic.

You can, however, ask them to lock a topic or poll that you started, if you do something like create the poll incorrectly (like what happened with your "Which goblin graphic?" poll).

[ Saturday, November 19, 2005 17:57: Message edited by: Icshi ]
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Which goblin graphic? in The Avernum Trilogy
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #1
I like the varieties of "regular" goblins. They look dirtier than the others somehow, which all good goblins should be.

Maybe it's those yellow tunics and misshapen clubs which make them mangier?
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Cheats? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #1
I don't think so.

The nice thing about Galactic Core is that you don't need any. If you find yourself loosing that game… In that case, living without cheat codes is the least of your worries.

[ Saturday, November 19, 2005 14:59: Message edited by: Icshi ]
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If you could, when would you... in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #14
Man! And I thought [i]I[/i] was sick!
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If you could, when would you... in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #12
I'd go back in time to the 13th century so I could see Baghdad being properly destroyed.

Or Kiev. I'd settle for Kiev if the time machine flight to Baghdad is filled up. I'd just like to see the Mongols in action and getting really riled up.
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General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #38
What the hell are you people talking about?

EDIT: Oh. Okay. I just figured it out. You're mocking me. Well, my reply to that is:

quote:
[b]"I do not talk like that! The way I communicate is much different. I do not reiterate, repeat, reinstate the same thing over and over again. I am clear, concise, to the point!"

"Excuse me sir, but can you direct me to the location of where I can locate some eggs for I would like to purchase them so that I can take them home with me and I can eat them today. "

"One egg left?! For a nutritious breakfast, two eggs is the minimum requirement! And I have but one, which is one shy of two! And it is two that I need! Curses! I must immediately purchase some eggs, for I need to have breakfast. And without the eggs, I cannot have the breakfast that I shall require!"

"I swear that today is the day that I will develop a plan so diabolical and evil that I will crush the Powerpuff Girls. But first... I must attend to the dishes that I have soiled with the food that I have eaten."
[/b]

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quote:
[b]"It matters not one whit, time is not pressing on me fortunately. Now some information please. This afternoon I have to visit the town for sundry purposes which would be of no interest to you I am quite sure, but nevertheless I shall require your aid in getting for me some sort of transport, some hired vehicle, that is, to get me to my first port of call."

"I have a rendezvous at five o'clock at this address which I must reach from the Post Office in Queen's Square, so as the map is sadly inadequate I would be very grateful if you could draw me a diagram of the optimum route?"
[/b]

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Seriously, though, I really do talk like this. You'd discover that for yourself if you ever had the opportunity to meet me in person. I read too much.

Besides, I've always felt that elaborate speech full of colorful expressions and pleasant words is far more interesting than cobbling together a sentence with just the bare bones necessary to communicate your thoughts. English is such a marvellous language; it's a crime we don't use it to its fullest potential.

[ Friday, November 18, 2005 11:34: Message edited by: Icshi ]
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General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

I'm pretty sure he was addressing the breakfast cereal. :P
I can understand painstakingly creating a visually rich manuscript cataloguing famous breakfast cereal boxes, praying to breakfast cereal, and even worshipping breakfast cereal…

But sending a public private message to breakfast cereal on a message board devoted to a shareware firm's fantasy RPG games, and in a forum specifically devoted to general discussion of the company and products?

I'm sorry, but that's just absurd.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #29
A public private message. Interesting.

Just chalk it up as another unintended use of General, I suppose. Very versatile forum, this.

By the way, who the heck is muesli and where the heck did he go and what the heck is forgiven? If you'll excuse the crass series of inquiries into what is apparently a private matter.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
A4 - The New Geneforge? in Avernum 4
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #16
I've always loved the Avernum graphics. And I've never had trouble telling the monsters apart.

I like smaller graphics, for one thing, less smooth and less hyper-realistic. Leaves more to the imagination, I think. I like feeling that I'm looking at a color drawing rather than a bunch of computer graphics. I guess I'm just terribly old-fashioned.

And the elevation in Avernum was one of its finest points. I hate the flatness of Geneforge. IMAGE(http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/icons/icon13.gif)
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
I Made You, I Can Unmake You in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #57
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

More generally, I guess, by posting "1" I am alluding to the idea of having short symbols standing for arbitrarily long and complicated ideas, as in what Golem XIV called 'metalangs'. For some reason this bemuses me greatly.
Good to see another Lem reader around! :D

Imaginary Magnitude was one of his most thought-provoking books.

I have an excerpt from his Memoirs Found in a Bathtub in my signature over at Polaris.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
What books... in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #27
Yes, I often think people come down too hard on spelling mistakes. As long as you don't have to struggle to understand the person, why torment them?

Yes, they should try to improve their spelling, and they're probably already aware of this.

Suffice to say, I'm sorry, but Cthulhu must get his din-dins. Otherwise he gets cranky. :P
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #26
quote:
Originally written by Shingai no Junkyousha:

Kellogs cereal is actually an anti-masturbatory device.
Sort of like graham crackers, but for monks.

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_053.html

But unlike graham crackers, Kells had to taste pretty darn awful. After all, these are monks, and they need to make themselves suffer on every front.

[ Tuesday, November 15, 2005 18:54: Message edited by: Icshi ]
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #22
Kells was the medieval equivalent of breakfast cereal. Hence modern-day Kellogg's, named in honor of a well-respected ancient Irish concoction of wheat and barley, ground together into dry, hard little pellets.

The marshmallow snakes were removed from the product some time in the 5th century.

Very popular amongst the ecclesiastical community.

Dinosaurs go well on cereal boxes. Although the Welsh version of Kells always had dragons on the box.

[ Tuesday, November 15, 2005 17:52: Message edited by: Icshi ]
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #20
Very illuminating, that.

I imagine that's what the Book of Kells would look like if they turned it into a dinosaur comic.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

>_<
Just for the hell of it, I did a Google image search for >_<

Look at all the unexpected things that turned up:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=%3E_%3C&btnG=Google+Search&sa=N&tab=wi

>_< seems to be tied in with horticulture, brides, screenshots, and Oriental calligraphy.

I wonder how Darth Vader got in there.

Mind you, this was done using strict Safe Search. I was already greatly alarmed by what I saw; I didn't want to push my credibility limit to the breaking point.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Icshi:

quote:
Originally written by Icshi:

quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

I briefly considered making a poll that rated the other polls. There turned out to be numerous reasons why that never happened.
If we started doing gratuitously self-referential things like that, we'd all be sucked into a horrific vortex of endlessly-iterating recursions.

If we started doing gratuitously self-referential things like that, we'd all be sucked into a horrific vortex of endlessly-iterating recursions.

If we started doing gratuitously self-referential things like that, we'd all be sucked into a horrific vortex of endlessly-iterating recursions.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
What's your best joke? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #59
I suppose you could drape it around you neck and wear it as a stylishly ethereal necklace.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Galactic Core in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #40
quote:
Originally written by An error of type -13 occured:

Uh, if I say that I actually really liked playing Galactic Core, will I get raped by a mad goat or something?
On the contrary, I could put in a good word for you with RW and ensure you are spared from the coming holocaust.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
A4 - The New Geneforge? in Avernum 4
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #5
Accidental? Bah! He's nearing the big 10000 and getting compulsively desperate. I bet he was foaming at the mouth as he frantically typed it, then typed it up again.
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I hope my opinion is shared. in The Avernum Trilogy
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #5
Nifty. That sounds like a very nice blend of the two movement systems.

I prefer the classic Avernum system of movement, but always rather liked being able to click a destination and having the person move there without me baby-stepping him. I look forward to using it when Avernum 4 comes out.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
What's your best joke? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #56
Why, I remember the days when "halo" meant a little circle of light above a saint's or angel's head. And now, apparently, there are three of them. I suppose you could call them a Trinity of Haloes. Not even St. Peter had that many.
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General in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #0
[quote]Spiderweb's General Boards

General
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[/quote]Discuss, with particular attention to current topics. Contrast and compare with the above description. Unlikely explanations and brazen lies are encouraged.

This assignment is due on Friday. Spelling and grammer errors are count against your final grade.
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