Geneforge 4 on Digg.com, digg it and help out Spiderweb Software!

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AuthorTopic: Geneforge 4 on Digg.com, digg it and help out Spiderweb Software!
Apprentice
Member # 8068
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I'm a fan of Spiderweb's games so I thought I'd submit the news of Geneforge's release on the PC and hopefully help out. If you own a digg account go digg the article.

It's also easy, and free, to sign up if you don't have an account so it's no excuse! :)

If you're a fan, go help out!
http://digg.com/gaming_news/Geneforge_4_Rebellion_Released_For_Windows
Posts: 4 | Registered: Sunday, February 11 2007 08:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #1
That's so thoughtful of you...

You can have this, enjoy:
IMAGE(http://www.hooverfence.com/tools/pointing-trowel-sm.jpg)

[ Sunday, February 11, 2007 18:44: Message edited by: Enraged Slith ]
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 8068
Profile #2
I have done nothing to deserve sarcasm.

I've enjoyed the games from Spiderweb very much and all I am trying to do is to help out a little bit. I thought other fans of the games might be interested.

If you aren't interested in helping out, that's fine, but there's no need to be rude about it.
Posts: 4 | Registered: Sunday, February 11 2007 08:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #3
We've been getting forum bots or whatever they're called lately. If you're sincere, then I apologize.

Edit: Typo

[ Sunday, February 11, 2007 19:10: Message edited by: Enraged Slith ]
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 5545
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I'm pretty sure the response proves its not a bot (but still and it because we have no dehumanizing gender neutral pronoun). The first post, though, could have been the work of an intellegent bot. The fact that it was a first post pointed to bot, the fact that it was actually on topic pointed to human or smart bot (I know... an oxymoron). So it equaled out. I do hate bots, though... Peakware was full of them when I worked cleaning out the Summit Logs.

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Posts: 344 | Registered: Friday, February 25 2005 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 8
Profile #5
quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

That's so thoughtful of you...

You can have this, enjoy:
[IMG - hurr]

You retard, what part of that post in any way resembled a bot?

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Posts: 699 | Registered: Thursday, September 20 2001 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 8068
Profile #6
np. I'm very sincere and not a bot. :)

Anyway, back on topic. I know Spiderweb is serving a niche market but I figure if we can get the article on the front page who knows how many people might get hooked. EA might not take notice of 100 sales, but for a small company that amount can be big.
Posts: 4 | Registered: Sunday, February 11 2007 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 5545
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quote:
Originally written by Scorpius:

quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

That's so thoughtful of you...

You can have this, enjoy:
[IMG - hurr]

You retard, what part of that post in any way resembled a bot?

I'll try not to take offense at that since you didn't quote me, and assume that the anger was in relation to being rude to a newbie, not just considering the possibility of a bot.

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Posts: 344 | Registered: Friday, February 25 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
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I also don't understand what makes you think he/she/it is a bot. Most bots are advertising products or sites. This non-bot individual is advertising Geneforge 4 on another site. If you've never heard of Digg you might think a bot was gratuitously plugging it, but Digg is a well-known site that doesn't need any advertising and the post is far too intelligent and relevant to Spiderweb to be automatically generated.

Anyway, despite the rough start, welcome to Spiderweb! Leave your sanity at the door.

—Alorael, who wouldn't take rudeness from Scorp too seriously. He lives to point out the flaws in others when he's not bringing sunshine and joy. You never can tell with Scorp.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Infiltrator
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael isn't funny anymore.:

—Alorael, who wouldn't take rudeness from Scorp too seriously. He lives to point out the flaws in others when he's not bringing sunshine and joy. You never can tell with Scorp.
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Posts: 699 | Registered: Thursday, September 20 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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Digg is possibly the greatest aggregation of nonsense ever. It's like Slashdot, without the elitist flames.

(And yes, I post on both. But then, I'm here, too. :o )

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael isn't funny anymore.:

I also don't understand what makes you think he/she/it is a bot. Most bots are advertising products or sites. This non-bot individual is advertising Geneforge 4 on another site. If you've never heard of Digg you might think a bot was gratuitously plugging it, but Digg is a well-known site that doesn't need any advertising and the post is far too intelligent and relevant to Spiderweb to be automatically generated.

Anyway, despite the rough start, welcome to Spiderweb! Leave your sanity at the door.

I honestly never thought that he/she was a bot, but I understood the possible reasons why someone might have made that mistake, and given an unsellable trowel. The temptation would be particularly overwhelming, given that the sites name is "Digg". (Yes, I had heard of it, I even use it on occasion, but even big sites still sometimes use bots/spam.)
There was something else... Oh, yes. Welcome to the Spiderweb Software forums. The fluffy turtles will be with you shortly.

Edit: I am sorry to hear that Alorael will no longer be funny. I seem to have missed the times that he was...

[ Monday, February 12, 2007 08:47: Message edited by: Cirion Actaeon ]

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Posts: 344 | Registered: Friday, February 25 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
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quote:
Originally written by Cirion Actaeon:

Edit: I am sorry to hear that Alorael will no longer be funny. I seem to have missed the times that he was...
You wound my cold, binary bot-heart.

[Edi]t: Tag!

—Alorael, who doesn't know how he would be able to go on if he didn't have lots of love and kittens from Scorp.

[ Monday, February 12, 2007 12:49: Message edited by: A Feeling of Falling ]
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #13
I wont explain my thought process but I will make clear that when I said "bot" I did not specifically mean a program. I meant general advertising. In hindsight, I'm not sure why I thought this was shameless advertising. I made a stupid and careless mistake. Don't waste any time or effort looking into how it happened...

On a more cheerful note, welcome to Spiderweb Software. You can have this, enjoy:
IMAGE(http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/ice-cream-ch.jpg)
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Guardian
Member # 5360
Profile #14
Welcome. Most likely, you'll never post again and be a deadwood on the forum's member numbers. Have fun.

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Posts: 1636 | Registered: Wednesday, January 5 2005 08:00
Lifecrafter
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I think that aegamers may stick around. And I'm sure Mr. Vogel appreciates what he has done for Geneforge 4.

If you require help on forum manners, ettique/other related questions, do not hesitate to ask me.

Ooh, and please check the link in my signature. I need new feedback.

[ Monday, February 12, 2007 13:26: Message edited by: Sarasaphilia ]

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Posts: 794 | Registered: Thursday, July 27 2006 07:00
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quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

In hindsight, I'm not sure why I thought this was shameless advertising.
It is shameless advertising.

It is shameless advertising for Geneforge 4 on a site that actively encourages and in fact exists for the specific purpose of shameless advertising of cool things, you goofball.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Agent
Member # 27
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Edit: I'm sorry if this offended anyone. No excuses for what I've written, I'm just going to step away for a while because no one here except me has really done anything wrong.

Sorry for causing this uneccesary trouble.

(This post was editted after the post below was written, so they don't match up.)

[ Monday, February 12, 2007 15:00: Message edited by: Enraged Slith ]
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
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Apologising doesn't bring back newbies who get scared away by false accusations. A little more caution might be in order in future.

EDIT: Sorry about my first response too. I can see how I might have come across as harsh. I used an intentionally silly term of invective at the end to try and soften the blow, but clearly it didn't work.

[ Monday, February 12, 2007 15:28: Message edited by: Cryptozoology ]

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Apprentice
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Profile #19
Thank you for the ice cream, Enraged Slith, and don't worry about it. No harm, no foul. :)

Thanks for all the welcomes, as well.
Posts: 4 | Registered: Sunday, February 11 2007 08:00
La Canaliste
Member # 5563
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My, you have made a splash on entry!
Just beware everybody. All are evil except Drake and *I who are evil and powerful.

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Posts: 387 | Registered: Tuesday, March 1 2005 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #21
Hey! I'm not evil!

EDIT: By the way, aegamers, if you want to see with what you were confused with, look here. Someone needs to delete that guy.

[ Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:32: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Hey! I'm not evil!
To be honest, I'm not sure your presence has even hit Saunders' radar screen. Your single claim to fame has been a negative one, so why should she have?

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Spent Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Hey! I'm not evil!
To be honest, I'm not sure your presence has even hit Saunders' radar screen. Your single claim to fame has been a negative one, so why should she have?

Are you talking about the spamfest or the HLPM cameo? Because if you're talking about the spamfest, I would like to remind you that I was not the one who tried to get two different accounts into the top ten that month. And if you're talking about the HLPM... How is that negative?

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I tried to think of something witty to put here.

Needless to say, I failed.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Lifecrafter
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Profile Homepage #24
quote:
Originally written by saunders:

My, you have made a splash on entry!
Just beware everybody. All are evil except Drake and *I who are evil and powerful.

Big splash, no kidding. Usually the newbies, myself included, just appear and quietly post in the Geneforge/Exile/Avernum forums before coming here to General.

And I am very evil. Thank you veddy much.

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