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? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #50
Well, at least it doesn't stretch the page.

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Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #51
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Why not make it read "If it's useful or interesting, post it."?

This might require some people to post here full time, which is a lot to ask for nothing in return but the meaningless approbation of one's peers.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 10164
Profile #52
I think I'll ditch the pro-nouns all together, and stick to names :)

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Posts: 14 | Registered: Friday, August 31 2007 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7252
Profile #53
How about this?

"Use pronouns sparingly..you never know if Member #6600 is a she.."

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Posts: 732 | Registered: Saturday, June 24 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #54
You use IE, Dikiyoba? :(

All right, all right, I'll fix it already.

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 5545
Profile Homepage #55
quote:
Originally written by Zephious Shadowsong:

I think I'll ditch the pro-nouns all together, and stick to names :)
Or, if you're really in doubt, and you just have to use a pronoun, check the picture topics.

Incidentally, I think Nikki insights more gender debate than most. At least, until you read a couple of his posts.

What I'm really waiting for is for a member to start using Vaarsuvius as a display name.

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Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.
Posts: 344 | Registered: Friday, February 25 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 2473
Profile #56
quote:
Originally written by Actaeon:

Or, if you're really in doubt, and you just have to use a pronoun, check the picture topics.
They don't seem to be here anymore. Guess they'll be in Aran's archives?
Posts: 23 | Registered: Friday, January 10 2003 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 10164
Profile #57
Or make a new rule:

Avoid me in a topic?

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Posts: 14 | Registered: Friday, August 31 2007 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 5545
Profile Homepage #58
quote:
Originally written by Wiz:

quote:
Originally written by Actaeon:

Or, if you're really in doubt, and you just have to use a pronoun, check the picture topics.
They don't seem to be here anymore. Guess they'll be in Aran's archives?

I'm sure they are. Shadow Vale has a picture topic, too. Even so, if the purge wiped out all the pictures, it might be time for a new one. Perhaps it could require that the picture be taken directly before posting, just to keep things interesting. Given the at hours in which some posts are made, it could be rather amusing.

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Posts: 344 | Registered: Friday, February 25 2005 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4256
Profile #59
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

Well, at least it doesn't stretch the page.
Well, at least not horizontally.

There happens to be a lot of people that aren't in the picture topic, that may inspire the use of pronouns anyways. In this case perhaps use a neuter pronoun, refering to people as 'it'or 'this'. These will always be wrong (with the exception of bots, though even these can have gender) and thus is the only way outside of personal knowlege to be certain of being wrong or right.

[ Monday, September 03, 2007 16:03: Message edited by: Macrsp ]

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"Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are false'."
Posts: 564 | Registered: Wednesday, April 14 2004 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #60
That is so odd... I don't cause gender confusion!!

Also, I was thinking of starting a new photo thread, so maybe I might just go ahead and do it now...
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 10234
Profile #61
Otherwise known as the: Confuse The n00bs With Inside References Thread

:P
Posts: 102 | Registered: Monday, September 3 2007 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7331
Profile Homepage #62
Why did I never see this before?

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Posts: 794 | Registered: Thursday, July 27 2006 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7557
Profile #63
To stop minor confusion.

Newb: New.

Newbie: A guy who asks to many qustions whose answers are obvious.

Noob: Spammer.

N00b: Troll, Idiot, Pest, Banned.

And yes, I'm back.

[ Wednesday, September 05, 2007 04:05: Message edited by: Gauldoth Half-Dead ]

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Thinking about it, whoever manages to harness the power of "Exodus" would be unstoppable.
Posts: 942 | Registered: Sunday, October 8 2006 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4784
Profile Homepage #64
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

20 rule list.
Very much appreciated and I like your wording but my intention is to include #55, #100, and #101 while getting rid of unneccesary junk. I need more good rules to fill in the gaps instead of condensing the good ones we already have. I don't know if I can make it. I weeded out about a quarter of them already.

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Posts: 563 | Registered: Tuesday, July 27 2004 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7557
Profile #65
quote:
Originally written by Jewel:

quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

20 rule list.
...while getting rid of unneccesary junk.

400

Arrhhgg! Now I must find a way to save the entire list without the blast 8-letter line error!

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Thinking about it, whoever manages to harness the power of "Exodus" would be unstoppable.
Posts: 942 | Registered: Sunday, October 8 2006 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #66
quote:
Originally written by Jewel:

Edit: The list is updated. The order is still up in the air for many especially those lower on the list, and I'm 20 short of my goal. Suggestions after Zeviz's list have yet to be considered.

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I am sorry to say, but after reading the updated list I have to agree with Salmon's complaint. The original list was obviously silly. My list tried to maintain the silly mood while keeping only serious information. But cutting all the silliness out, and merging the two together makes an overly-harsh sounding list. Just take a look at new rules 2 through 6. Putting this at the top of the list and repeating the same thing several times, makes Jeff sound like a terrible dictator who bans people that look at him wrong way. (Yes, I remember the Ash incident, but that was a single incident in the 6 year history of these boards. Most regular members will never talk to Jeff directly anyway.)

So I'd suggest at least removing all redundant rules and reordering the list to start with more humorous-but-serious things like the 1337 speak rule, rather than "obey the admins. Rule #5 is an example of the ones that really should go, because it creates a false impression. I've seen boards where any criticism of the company tends to mysteriously disappear, along with the members who posted it, and that rule makes Spidweb sound like such a board. (In fact, that whole CoC makes Spidweb sound like a rather unpleasant place.)

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #67
Dikiyoba votes for a much shorter list (like ten or twenty rules) and ditching or modifying rules 55, 100, and 101 entirely. There aren't 100-odd serious rules that need mentioning or 100 good humorous rules to keep the joke up that long.

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Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #68
How about one rule.

For any post, think forward several years and how you would react to that post if it was written by someone else. Now, react that way by either deleting, editing, or posting.

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Synergy - "I don't get it."

Dikiyoba - "Dang. I'm one firecracker short from getting a gourd potion today."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #69
quote:
That is so odd... I don't cause gender confusion!!

Actually, your name as "Nikki" made me think you were female. But nowadays I know you are male.
There have been other confusions too, but I am not mentioning them.

Also, you don't have to bow down to the mods. You can even throw spam at them to an extent :P .
But use lol, and people will be frightened (like me).

Oh, and I am completely random. I also like potatoes. That is all.

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Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #70
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

How about one rule.

For any post, think forward several years and how you would react to that post if it was written by someone else. Now, react that way by either deleting, editing, or posting.

This should be the new code of conduct.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #71
quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

How about one rule.

For any post, think forward several years and how you would react to that post if it was written by someone else. Now, react that way by either deleting, editing, or posting.

This should be the new code of conduct.

You can make it so.

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Synergy - "I don't get it."

Dikiyoba - "Dang. I'm one firecracker short from getting a gourd potion today."
Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Veteran*
Member # 5
Profile #72
Does anyone here know how to pop lock and drop it?
Posts: 455 | Registered: Tuesday, May 17 2005 07:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #73
You're in luck, actually. My best part is the drop, though.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
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Profile #74
Show me?
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