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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
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Profile #18
Nioca, you were wrong.
ADoS, you were funny.
Nikki, you may be right.
Nija, you slapstick you.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
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Profile #6
Oh goodie! Imban started it. :cool:

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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The Time has Come in General
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Profile #161
quote:
Originally written by Princess Starlight:

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Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

1) conform to the ruleset and posting style of this forum, asking advice on the same as needed,
You say this after four pages of verbal war on whether the rules are the same to everybody? :)

A person can only be held responsible for their own posts, right?

To expand, Yes.

I've been hollered at by stareye once or twice, when I bent a rule or two. It seems easier to conform (to the extent that I am like anything else) than to furiously rebel against ... stuff.

[ Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:21: Message edited by: Jumpin Salmon ]

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

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The Time has Come in General
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Profile #159
Interestingly enough, I play ET on another web board. Not exactly him, but pretty close. It ends up being that most of the better read members find my message to be accurate, but none of them can publicly agree with my caustic remarks, lest they be smeared with the vitriol which follows my remarks. The administration does keep a close eye on me though, as the barely literate masses usually find a way to be offended by the truth, and the [report post] button is alive and well, but I have never been banned, warned, or disciplined because I stick within the ruleset of the forum and the mods/admins.

But over there it matters. It is about the survival of an actual living species, and the nancy-pants method of communicating has failed for thirty years. Here, it isn't even a game. It's just a bunch of well off folks arguing semantics and intent in some crpgs.

So, if you love these games you have three choices.
1) conform to the ruleset and posting style of this forum, asking advice on the same as needed,
2) rage against the machine,
3) form a subforum for geneforge fans and run it as you see fit, or
4) stop loving the games.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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The Time has Come in General
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I think another issue here is that few people actually do bother with intentionally belittling/harassing, etc. Mostly it is sarcasm, however effectively written. What bugs me the most about you ET, is that you throw yourself in the middle of a discussion already anticipating getting hit with comments that you perceive as negative. It isn't exactly a self fulfilling prophecy, but you shouldn't be too surprised to find yourself pilloried when you jump in the middle of things. Like mentioned, it isn't your contributions (however philosophically misguided) to the games threads that put you at odds with the moderators, it is your insistence at being some sort of union leader for the under represented newbie. It's not your role, and never has been, especially in the public eye. If you want to lobby for something, there are effective ways of doing so. Calling the admins to task is not on that list.

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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The Time has Come in General
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Profile #114
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

quote:
Alorael:
More posts and having been around longer means you've had more of a chance to build up that perceived identity that allows you to get away with things.
So you are now agreeing with my earlier assertion that people are judged by numbers here rather than content? You just said the opposite a few posts ago, why the flip-flop?

A for effort. D- for comprehension.

More posts = more content = more data from which to extract valid judgments. So, where is the flip?

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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The Time has Come in General
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Profile #112
quote:
Originally written by Blades of Grass:

The other side, though, is that if you make a terrible first impression it will stick around for a while. Think of it like food coloring in water: it only takes a tiny drop of dark coloring to stain your reputation if your total posts just wet the bottom of the glass. Generate enough presence and the dye gets diluted away.
I can think of several members who made simply horrible first impressions, but that evaporated quickly when certain factors became known. Others made decent first impressions, and eventually soured their reputation. It is as much a function of individual as community, and is unlikely to change without a vastly different rule-set.

The reality is though, that you (ET) seem determined to change the type of community present here. I don't really know why, perhaps because the bar for entry is so low? But, that isn't going to happen. You aren't the force of personality that you may think, and the collective personality present is too much for any one person to re-direct. I doubt though that it would be satisfying to find a community which matches your desires, as then you would merely be a fish in the sea, rather than a community personality. Albeit, that personality is the crazy guy that wanders around in his boxers and bathrobe walking his cat on a leash while mumbling about non-existent political machinations and cabals.

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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The Time has Come in General
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Profile #100
If you like, we could start taunting people like Alec or Scorp. Is that what you would like to see for parity? I mean, we already taunt Drakefyre, *i (well, you do), Alorael, and the rest of them. The only difference I see is that they are smart enough to not over react.

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Man six months pregnant in General
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Profile #32
They spoke in an article in a niche magazine. The link is to a more mainstream source. I do not believe that they submitted the article to the mainstream source. But, I could be wrong. Mainstream picked it up, imo, because it is sensationalism and sells [advertising space].

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Man six months pregnant in General
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Profile #30
Well yeah, but it is only controversial once we start expressing those diverse opinions. The content of the story isn't new. It's been done before. The content is legal, and is supposedly a private function between two people. It has nothing to do with SW, or it's games, or the people that play those games. It seems to solely be posted here because it was a slow news day for Excalibur and he felt compelled to post something.
I felt it was a poor choice because it offered nothing to this board, except perhaps some angry posts and feelings of later regret. In my opinion, people wishing to help the acceptance of this type of activity do so by not making a big deal out of it. They treat it as the natural occurrence that they believe it to be. It is only those who wish to discredit the practice that propagandize it.
So yeah. As much as it doesn't belong here, it is also tabloid journalism and belongs nowhere.

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Comics in General
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Profile #12
As before, I read Girl Genius, QC, and The Noob.

Occasionally I see some inspirational work by Archmage Alex, but less as of late. :(

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #153
Edit: No. :mad:

[ Sunday, April 06, 2008 16:58: Message edited by: Desalmonator ]

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #149
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

The thread getting filled with off topic posts. Like this one.
Before you click Add Reply, does any neuron in your brain actually fire?

Actually Aran, Ratt is spot on. Diki specifically requested that this thread not be cluttered with inanities. Despite only two chapters being released, this topic has grown to almost 150 replies. I assure you that most of them could exist in a different thread, as they are completely unrelated.

Next time I'll try to be more specific.

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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a scenario in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #17
I didn't actually play it, but am I still qualified to rate it?

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #144
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

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Salmon:
Sorry, Diki.
What you have done is most definitely unforgivable.

Aren't those the only things worth doing? Amateur.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Man six months pregnant in General
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Profile #16
The past 10 or so posts are primary evidence of why this thread should never have been started.

Please, take note.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #140
Sorry, Diki. :(

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
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Man six months pregnant in General
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Profile #4
Nice calm day on the ubb, ruined. I'm not even sure this tripe is worth a rant.

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Synergy, et al - "I don't get it."

Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #121
It was on this site, but as you can see, it got removed.

Sorry about the delay, was off getting RL stuff done.

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Global Warming is real and I can proove it! in General
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quote:
Originally written by We Didn't Shard of Fire:

We went to the beach and it snowed. (As well as hailed, rained, and sleeted.) They were HUGE flakes; like snowballs, but we were watching from inside the pub so we weren't terribly drenched. It didn't stick well because it had just rained and it also wasn't really freezing out.

On the drive home, I asked my parents if it had snowed in Portland. "Probably not," they said, as we took the boulevard to our house. But it had, and it continued to snow and hail sporadically the rest of spring break. We used to hit the 70s in spring break! *snif*

We still have snow on the ground, despite the 60 degree weather today. First day in 5 that it didn't snow/hail/sleet though. Sorry about your spring break, I saw pics on the news showing the coast. How was the highway over the coast range?

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Another picture thread. in General
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Drew. You look hawt in blue.

Also,
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[ Saturday, April 05, 2008 20:51: Message edited by: Jumpin' Salmon ]

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The Time has Come in General
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IMAGE(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper337/stills/8bbw435e.jpg)

Thanks Cliff!

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Argon - "I'm at a loss for words..."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #113
I think I need some more points in Arcane Summon.

Synergy just seems too low level...

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile #110
Heh. Found the next chapter. PM me for the link.

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The Time has Come in General
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Negative attention is better than no attention?
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Some dogs will do anything for attention.

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