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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Trephination:

Allegedly it was to free up HD space.
Allegedly. I suspect the "lagot" banner incident didn't do much to endear the board to SW...

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Misc. lasted about half a year after that incident, though. I think that's one thing that can't be blamed on the banner and its fallout. The number of self-proclaimed pointless topics probably had much more to do with the removal of Misc.

—Alorael, who isn't quite sure he has his dates right. Misc. did disappear in early October of 2002, correct?
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Lack of Vision
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

[Allegedly. I suspect the "lagot" banner incident didn't do much to endear the board to SW...
I don't know the "lagot incident".

In fact, I have a couple of SW-related questions:

(1) Why is it a popular opinion among the community members that Linda should be fired and replaced with a juicer?
(2) What is the "lagot incident"?
(3) What logic exists behind my custom title?
(4) How did Alo get to be such a good shot with a rifle?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Z

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1) Atrocious handling of various Misc. fiascos, along with other incidents that led to the general opinion that she is a jerk.

2)I cannot find the lagot banner, but hey, maybe this one is just as good!

IMAGE(http://www.haus53.com/images/WTFAward.gif)

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Dragyn Bob

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quote:
(1) Why is it a popular opinion among the community members that Linda should be fired and replaced with a juicer?
She once banned someone for posting a dictionary definition. There's a story behind this, but it's been told many times before.

quote:
(2) What is the "lagot incident"?
Scorpius and TM (two members of this forum community) conspired to make a banner calling ADOS (another member) a "lagot" and put it in the forum header of Misc. The administration was distinctly unamused.

quote:
(3) What logic exists behind my custom title?
Your title, like so many others, is a Marathon level.

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(4) How did Alo get to be such a good shot with a rifle?
Practice, practice, practice.

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Don't we need GC2 before forum 6432766349448872395334773 ?

Or GC2 could just be: 6 races are fighting and yours wins. Naturally. GAME OVER!

Then forum 6432766349448872395334773 could live.

:D

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quote:
As originally written by Jadewolf:
Don't we need GC2 before forum 6432766349448872395334773 ?

Or GC2 could just be: 6 races are fighting and yours wins. Naturally. GAME OVER!

Then forum 6432766349448872395334773 could live.


This [b]is[/b] GC2. And I'm sorry, but you just lost. Please uninstall or your hard drive will self-destruct.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

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


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Master
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quote:
Originally written by Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound:

quote:
(1) Why is it a popular opinion among the community members that Linda should be fired and replaced with a juicer?
She once banned someone for posting a dictionary definition. There's a story behind this, but it's been told many times before.


But I haven't heard it. But banned for posting a dictionary definition? O_o

quote:
(2) What is the "lagot incident"?
Scorpius and TM (two members of this forum community) conspired to make a banner calling ADOS (another member) a "lagot" and put it in the forum header of Misc. The administration was distinctly unamused.


I have heard of this one. I did not know, however, that non-administrators were capable of changing forum headers.

quote:
(3) What logic exists behind my custom title?
Your title, like so many others, is a Marathon level.


I wonder if it had something to do with your love for GC. :P

It was probably just another level, though.

quote:
(4) How did Alo get to be such a good shot with a rifle?
Practice, practice, practice.


Didn't skribbane help out quite a bit?



[ Saturday, September 10, 2005 13:43: Message edited by: Benny Boy ]

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-ben4808
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quote:
Originally written by Benny Boy:

quote:
(3) What logic exists behind my custom title?
Your title, like so many others, is a Marathon level.


I wonder if it had something to do with your love for GC. :P

Wow, you got it right!

[ Saturday, September 10, 2005 13:59: Message edited by: Drakefyre ]

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I had just gone through my whole graphics folder today and deleted everything worthless. For some odd reason, this happened to remain:

IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/realitymaniac/ADoSBanner.jpg)

Look familiar? Thought so.

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Austrian Alex
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RC, you are occasionally awesome. I've halfheartedly looked for that, but was unable to find it.

Do you have Pope Giver II? I tried making a Pope Giver XVI, but was told I used the wrong Giver. Oh well.

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Lack of Vision
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quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

quote:
Originally written by Benny Boy:

quote:
(3) What logic exists behind my custom title?
Your title, like so many others, is a Marathon level.


I wonder if it had something to do with your love for GC. :P

Wow, you got it right!

Well that solves two of the four mysteries!

I believe being labeled as presumably having "lack of vision" for liking GC is about the most charitable descriptor for which I could hope. Other, less kind, critics might have dubbed me a "Raving Lunatic" or a "Supreme Hyena".

Z

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Unfortunately, neither of those levels made it into the released version of Marathon 2.

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Shake Before Using
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quote:
Originally written by Benny Boy:

(...) banned for posting a dictionary definition? O_o
Alec posted a message containing the lines "Welcome to Fagotville / POPULATION: YOU". The person thus welcomed was not amused and accused Alec of homophobia. Djur, a moderator at the time, replied with a dictionary.com definition of the word fagot (specifically, the one referring to a bundle of sticks bound together).

The administration proceeded to ban both of them for vulgarity. To be honest, Alec may well have deserved the ban he got there, but the ban levied against Djur made a good chunk of the board's population quite upset with Linda.
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quote:
Originally written by Imban:

The person thus welcomed was not amused and accused Alec of homophobia.
Does anybody else find it hilarious when that happens?

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Master
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Yeah. Usually it turns out to be a case of being a little hesitant to leave one's sanity at the door. Pretty much everyone leaves after forgetting that. :P

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Is that the real original banner, RC? Wow... O_O

It's not exactly the right form for a forum banner... it'd take too much space at the top of a board. Was the "TM & Scorp" signature the reason why both were demodded, although TM has maintained he had nothing to do with it?

Oh, and normal members cannot change banners. The two who might or might not both be responsible were moderators, however.

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Well, I don't know if it's original or not, since I was not actually around at that time. But it was posted in a topic later on and it was claimed to be the banner that was put up. I guess the oddly shaped size of it would attract more attention to it opposed to a standard banner size - more scrolling involved obviously.

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Austrian Alex
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With apologies to Alex:

IMAGE(http://images.polarisboard.org/arancaytar/humor/demod.gif)

Inspiration didn't give me any text to go with that, so the bubbles are empty.

Wouldn't it be an excellent idea if the most important historical events on SW (closing of Misc, lagot banner, etc) were retold in a cartoon?

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What rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Ironycentral to be born?

Icshi's fear of non-existent forums reminds me of the "Many Worlds" interpretation of quantum mechanics, which postulates an enormous number of parallel universes. I find the MWI philosophically naive, myself. If you're really careful about its logic, you find that it doesn't actually achieve what it claims as its main success, namely the elimination of the quantum measurement postulate. I would find it unimpressive as a scientific hypothesis even if it did achieve its logical reduction, because it postulates such a record-breaking number of unobservable entities. Since in fact it fails, the MWI ranks high on my personal list of Bad Ideas.

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

IMAGE(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/Alexsticks/lagot.gif)
FYT

[ Monday, September 12, 2005 06:03: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Ooo! Ooo! I want to be a quantum measurement postulate!!!
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Ooo! Ooo! I want to be a quantum measurement postulate!!!
Sounds interesting.

For the next question I'll probably get quoted and mocked endlesly, but there we go...

Can you blow chickens up with a quantum measurement postulate? Cause if you can, tell me how to become one!

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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, emperor of Riverrod:

For the next question I'll probably get quoted and mocked endlesly, but there we go...
I find this much more mock-worthy.

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You can prove that deep down inside a chicken isn't really a chicken. That's fairly self-evident without bringing quantum measurement into the picture, though.

More importantly, you can prove that you have no idea what's inside a chicken past a certain point. It may already be exploded!

—Alorael, who recalls the original banner being something else. It's been a while, though, and the banner didn't last all that long. Would anyone like to drop by Desp and ask for a ruling by TM and Scorp?
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