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Neutral Ground - an Open Discussion Thread

Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:05 pm

Since the original OP for this thread is out of date, I've replaced it with a new one. The original is spoilered at the bottom of the page ~Sedge

This is the Gameplay forum "chat thread". What this means is that general discussion that would be off-topic in another topic, and doesn't warrant a thread of its own should go here.

Please note:
  • This is the Gameplay chat thread - and thus posts here should be to do with gameplay. It is not to discuss what you had for breakfast (try a chat program such as IRC/MSN for that) and it is not to discuss non-gameplay NS matters, such as your latest roleplay. Take that to the correct forum.
  • This is the only chat thread allowed in this forum. Do not attempt to turn other threads (such as a region's news thread) into a chat thread.
  • If there is already a thread for a matter/event (such as an invasion), please discuss it in the dedicated thread. We don't want conversations spread across multiple threads. That just gets confusing.
  • If there is not a dedicated thread for a matter/event, but you think it may get a significant amount of discussion, post one.
  • Don't use this thread for recruiting - that's just tacky.
  • The normal forum rules apply to this thread. The "three strikes" system listed in the original OP has never been applied here, and won't be. That doesn't mean you can misbehave. We're watching you Image
  • This thread is not meant to be overly-serious. Try to maintain a sense of humour.

There have been multiple requests for a chat thread in various forums. The fact that we have traditionally come down rather hard on them has been in place for ages, and for a number of different reasons. After discussing various points, and the fact that it seems to be something the players would really like to have, we’re going to try it out and see how it goes. Please bear in mind the following:

  • Three strikes, you're out - end of. 1 day ban for first infraction in any chat thread. 3 day for the next. 7 day for the next. Deletion on the 4th. Why? Because these kinds of threads tend to fly heavy and fast, and it is all too easy to let yourself get caught up in the spirit of things, step out of line, and it tends to snowball like mad. We can’t have that. Players with already colorful histories are encouraged to tread even more carefully, as stepping out of line here will only add to that, and prior warnings can and will be taken into account when considering the three strikes notation above.

  • There are no new rules for these threads. If you have a question on the rules, I have links in my sig to handy threads to refresh your memory. Things like ‘do not picspam, do not flame, do not troll, do not bait your fellow posters’ are all very good things to keep in mind.

  • Keep it family friendly as much as possible. In other words, however much you want to hug and snuggle and flirt, do not get graphic with it. This has also been a problem in other chat threads, and some have been shut down for it. Keep it clean, or take it elsewhere. Does this mean sensitive topics cannot be discussed? No – but have care, as with any forum here on NS, with how you handle it.

  • These threads are not a blog, or a stage for you to constantly play out your personal dramas – do not treat them like one. Which is not to say folks can’t ask how one another is doing, offer a shoulder now and then, or give some encouragement. Life happens – and it’s nice to have folks you can talk to about it. Just keep in mind that some things are more appropriate to continue discussing in other places.

  • Each chat thread will be randomly archived after a certain point, so there is no need to race to fill up the pages – these are not designed for competition in mind, just discussion between players on whatever it is that’s on their minds at the time (so long as it is within the site rules.) Please, don’t do it.

  • No, this does not mean everyone can run out and create their own chat threads. There is one for F7, NSG, and Gameplay, and for now, that's all that will be running. Please do not go out and make your own. We still have to moderate things, and that's one of the reasons that chat threads are difficult - they move fast. Too many, and we'll drown. I hate drowning.

  • Title for the thread: If you’ve got some ideas or preferences, let me know – I’ll edit it in to better suit the locals.

So there you go – a thread you can go to and not get yelled at for chatting, or going off topic. Hope you can enjoy, folks!
Last edited by Sedgistan on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:57 am, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: Updating OP to reflect current reality of the thread
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Postby Robin Hood » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:19 pm

Is an announcement of NS Marriages off-topic here?

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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:22 pm

No, though that wasn't the initial reason for posting this thread. I've been working on this idea for weeks, and have just had the time tonight to finally put things up. As I've edited in above, there are 3 chat threads currently up and running, thinking those three should more or less cover the bases.

If you want to announce to your NS friends that you're having an NS wedding, I don't see a problem with it, or some minor discussion/congrats going on about it. Just don't rp it out here or what not - you can take a good deal of that off-site or to a more appropriate setting.
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Postby Warzone Codger » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:22 pm

I would help open the bar, in the tradition of Strangers Bar and 3WB, but bars are roleplay :P

In such case, happy chatting in this *thread* everyone!
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Postby Nicholas von Sinterklaas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:24 pm

Since I'm running for Osiris WAD, I suppose technically I'm a gameplayer now.

So...er...hi.

My name is Vortiaganica, and I'm a gameplayer. Now.

Is there a book or something? Some sort of brochure I can use to set up a withdrawal timeline?

Alright...so, anyone want to start up actual chatting? Feels sort of like an awkward silence...just entering a conversation with an open tail.
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Postby Robin Hood » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:24 pm

Just don't rp it out here or what not - you can take a good deal of that off-site or to a more appropriate setting.


Nope NS Marriages are run on IRC; if I have one you're invited. You can erm... *play* the cranky aunt. ;)

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Postby -Carta- » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:29 pm

Hi I'm Carta and I'm a alco-

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Postby Nicholas von Sinterklaas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:30 pm

-Carta- wrote:Hi I'm Carta and I'm a alco-


Hello Carta.

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Postby -Carta- » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:31 pm

Nicholas von Sinterklaas wrote:
-Carta- wrote:Hi I'm Carta and I'm a alco-


Hello Carta.

Such a dull response D:<

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Postby Nicholas von Sinterklaas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:35 pm

-Carta- wrote:
Nicholas von Sinterklaas wrote:
Hello Carta.

Such a dull response D:<


>:D

How have you been? Eaten many rainbows? Held a wedding? Invaded Zimbabwe?

Have you done everything you can think to do?
Have you made good use of the life God gave to you?
Have you seen the light and thought better of those you meet?
Have you stopped to think and make your home neat?

Did you stop to smell a rose on the way down the road,
Did you think of leaving a kind message on your RM Board?
Do those you love know you love them?
Do the people you call friends still wait in the closet where you put them, or have the cops found their bodies already?

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Postby Reploid Productions » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:38 pm

Nicholas von Sinterklaas wrote:
-Carta- wrote:Such a dull response D:<


>:D

How have you been? Eaten many rainbows? Held a wedding? Invaded Zimbabwe?

Have you done everything you can think to do?
Have you made good use of the life God gave to you?
Have you seen the light and thought better of those you meet?
Have you stopped to think and make your home neat?

Did you stop to smell a rose on the way down the road,
Did you think of leaving a kind message on your RM Board?
Do those you love know you love them?
Do the people you call friends still wait in the closet where you put them, or have the cops found their bodies already?
You really have no idea how BADLY I wanted to post a My Little Pony "Wat?" macro in response to this. :lol2:
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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:39 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Just don't rp it out here or what not - you can take a good deal of that off-site or to a more appropriate setting.


Nope NS Marriages are run on IRC; if I have one you're invited. You can erm... *play* the cranky aunt. ;)

Hah - shows what you know. My sister is the cranky aunt. I'm actually the fun one who plays the games with the kids, buys them treats, and tries to spoil them rotten. I hardly ever get to see the little darlings, so it's only right. :P

Reppy - don't make me hurt you! *tiredly shakes a fist*
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Postby Nicholas von Sinterklaas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:44 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
Nicholas von Sinterklaas wrote:
>:D

How have you been? Eaten many rainbows? Held a wedding? Invaded Zimbabwe?

Have you done everything you can think to do?
Have you made good use of the life God gave to you?
Have you seen the light and thought better of those you meet?
Have you stopped to think and make your home neat?

Did you stop to smell a rose on the way down the road,
Did you think of leaving a kind message on your RM Board?
Do those you love know you love them?
Do the people you call friends still wait in the closet where you put them, or have the cops found their bodies already?
You really have no idea how BADLY I wanted to post a My Little Pony "Wat?" macro in response to this. :lol2:


I'm liking Nathi's image rules so far.

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Postby -Carta- » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:49 pm

Nicholas von Sinterklaas wrote:
Reploid Productions wrote:You really have no idea how BADLY I wanted to post a My Little Pony "Wat?" macro in response to this. :lol2:


I'm liking Nathi's image rules so far.

If you mean to say that you secretly weren't hoping that Reppy would do it, would get warned/banned, and would be forced to file an appeal ( via GHR trolololol ) you're lying.

Much lolz would be had.

:>
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Postby Nicholas von Sinterklaas » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:51 pm

-Carta- wrote:
Nicholas von Sinterklaas wrote:
I'm liking Nathi's image rules so far.

If you mean to say that you secretly weren't hoping that Reppy would do it, would get warned/banned, and would be forced to file an appeal ( via GHR trolololol ) you're lying.

Much lolz would be had.

:>


I was more enjoying the fact that my little poem forced a reaction from Reppy that she could not post. :)

But your story is much more interesting.

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Postby SunRawr » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:02 am

-Carta- wrote:Hi I'm Carta and I'm a alco-


Cartawesome!!!!!! :hug:

(Was my response better?)

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Postby Tramiar » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:13 am

-Carta- wrote:Hi I'm Carta and I'm a alco-

Hi Carta! *hugs*


Oh, and hi people who aren't Carta.

My little pony? *hides*
Mallorea and Riva wrote:I too would ban myself if I saw me moving into my region.

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Tramiar: too late, they were already caused.
Spartzy: *stops great injustices*
Tramiar: *causes greater injustices, cannot be fixed until next update*
Spartzy: *quits the game*

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Postby Laderhig » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:15 am

Hi Bri!

Remember me? hehehehe >:)

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Postby Tramiar » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:17 am

Laderhig wrote:Hi Bri!

Remember me? hehehehe >:)

Oh no!!!! *hides*

Can't you let your nice friend come instead? :(
Mallorea and Riva wrote:I too would ban myself if I saw me moving into my region.

Tramiar: *causes great injustices to natives and fenda-kind*
Spartzy: *prevents great injustices*
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Spartzy: *quits the game*

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Postby Reploid Productions » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:16 pm

Okay folks, while there are some people that have doubts about the experiment, we've gotten enough of a consensus to at least give this thing a try. Remember, this is not a roleplaying forum, don't flame/bait/harass other players, and so on and so forth.

Make us proud, guys!
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I believe in the magic of friendship, the wholly awesome bronydom, the conventions of fans,
the forgiveness of haters, the resurrection of faith in humanity, and love everlasting.

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Postby Oliver the Mediocre » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Okay folks, while there are some people that have doubts about the experiment, we've gotten enough of a consensus to at least give this thing a try. Remember, this is not a roleplaying forum, don't flame/bait/harass other players, and so on and so forth.


/me roleplays a flamebaiter and so on and so forth. :unsure:
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Postby Mahaj » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:29 pm

Oliver the Mediocre wrote:
Reploid Productions wrote:Okay folks, while there are some people that have doubts about the experiment, we've gotten enough of a consensus to at least give this thing a try. Remember, this is not a roleplaying forum, don't flame/bait/harass other players, and so on and so forth.


/me roleplays a flamebaiter and so on and so forth. :unsure:

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Postby The Republic of Lanos » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:29 pm

Eagles are better than weasels. Nations should be able to stomp weasels freely. :p
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Postby Reploid Productions » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:11 pm

The Republic of Lanos wrote:Eagles are better than weasels. Nations should be able to stomp weasels freely. :p

Squirrels vs llamas? :P
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[violet] wrote:Maybe we could power our new search engine from the sexual tension between you two.
Ifreann wrote:Bring Reppy your signet rings, she is our Brony Queen now!

I believe in the magic of friendship, the wholly awesome bronydom, the conventions of fans,
the forgiveness of haters, the resurrection of faith in humanity, and love everlasting.

In nomine poni, et filly, et spiritus stable.

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Postby Milograd » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:16 pm

SunRawr wrote:
-Carta- wrote:Hi I'm Carta and I'm a alco-


Cartawesome!!!!!! :hug:

(Was my response better?)

Yo. I like your flag. :3
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