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TET: Going Off the Rails on a Crazy Train

Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:16 am

A quick re-posting of the Rules of Engagement so we're all on track:

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 locked, and linked to after reaching around 500 pages. Please do not try to race and fill up those 500 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!

Previous Incarnations:

Part 01 -- Part 02 -- Part 03 -- Part 04 -- Part 05 -- Part 06 -- Part 07 -- Part 08 -- Part 09 -- Part 10
Part 11 -- Part 12 -- Part 13 -- Part 14 -- Part 15 -- Part 16 -- Part 17 -- Part 18 -- Part 19 -- Part 20
Part 21 -- Part 22 -- Part 23 -- Part 24 -- Part 25 -- Part 26 -- Part 27 -- Part 28 -- Part 29 -- Part 30
Part 31 -- Part 32 -- Part 33 -- Part 34 -- Part 35 -- Part 36 -- Part 37 -- Part 38 -- Part 39 -- Part 40
Part 41 -- Part 42 -- Part 43 -- Part 44 -- Part 45 -- Part 46 -- Part 47 -- Part 48 -- Part 49 -- Part 50
Part 51 -- Part 52

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Postby Samuraikoku » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 am

Crazy, but that's how it goes. Millions of people living as foes.

Maybe it's not too late, to learn how to love and forget how to hate.

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Postby Jetan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 am

Infinite praises to the Dark Lady! Bow before her might and weep mortals, for your time is up! Broken cars shall line the yards, Tofu shall flood the streets, ghosts of TETs long past shall appear and wreck despair among the sane while the mods manically laugh in the heavens. Repent, for the end is night!
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Postby Divair » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:17 am

Samuraikoku wrote:Crazy, but that's how it goes. Millions of people living as foes.

Maybe it's not too late, to learn how to love and forget how to hate.

Also tits. Or something along those lines.

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Postby Ionian Knights » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:18 am

To be, or not to be...

Wait, this isn't Shakespeare's play? darn it!

Anyway, It appears that the weather as of late is going bonkers, anyone here having funky weather patterns?

like SNOW in APRIL?!
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Postby Immoren » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:18 am

...And thread's still not ginger.
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Postby Samuraikoku » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:18 am

Divair wrote:Also tits. Or something along those lines.


Every little move they make, it's just poetry in motion.

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Postby Divair » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 am

Ionian Knights wrote:To be, or not to be...

Wait, this isn't Shakespeare's play? darn it!

Anyway, It appears that the weather as of late is going bonkers, anyone here having funky weather patterns?

like SNOW in APRIL?!

It rained a few days ago. Still trying to figure that out.

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Postby Slembana » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 am

There was once a time when TET was much better. The quality of the posts were much better than they are now. Nowadays, TET is much worse. It is flooded with "greeters", smileys, and posts which are as not as good as they used to be. However, in this 53rd incarnation of TET, we will do better. The posts will be better, and we will rejuvenate TET.
I have left NS.

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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 am

There's days I wubs you guys. This is one of them. ;) Carry on, have fun, all that good stuff.

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Postby Jetan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 am

Ionian Knights wrote:To be, or not to be...

Wait, this isn't Shakespeare's play? darn it!

Anyway, It appears that the weather as of late is going bonkers, anyone here having funky weather patterns?

like SNOW in APRIL?!

Only a meter and a half.
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Postby Divair » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:19 am

Slembana wrote:There was once a time when TET was much better. The quality of the posts were much better than they are now. Nowadays, TET is much worse. It is flooded with "greeters", smileys, and posts which are as not as good as they used to be. However, in this 53rd incarnation of TET, we will do better. The posts will be better, and we will rejuvenate TET.

lolno

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Postby The Holy Therns » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:20 am

Ahhh, fresh TET smell. The best kind.

:hug: It is my pleasure to hug you all and wish for this TET to be happy, funny and peaceful.
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:20 am

Chapter 53 already! The previous TET went relatively fast in comparison to its last few predecessors. I'm wondering how many days this one will last. Also it will be interesting to see how many pages we can fill before some of the more emo participants invoke the dreaded Drama Llama. You just know that sooner or later the Drama Llama will come. Be prepared. Be very prepared.

I like the title of this TET, by the way. Really sums it up quite nicely.
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Postby Ionian Knights » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:20 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:There's days I wubs you guys. This is one of them. ;) Carry on, have fun, all that good stuff.


Yes Master... :p
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. - John F. Kennedy
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Postby The Holy Therns » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

Slembana wrote:There was once a time when TET was much better. The quality of the posts were much better than they are now. Nowadays, TET is much worse. It is flooded with "greeters", smileys, and posts which are as not as good as they used to be. However, in this 53rd incarnation of TET, we will do better. The posts will be better, and we will rejuvenate TET.


Slem, no offense... but neither you nor I would really have a fair position to make such a statement considering we're both fairly spammy.
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Postby Stattr » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

First off, that is a good song.
Second of all, i forgot the artist
Third of all, I am grateful that you posted that last bit in the previous TET, Nathy.
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Postby Samuraikoku » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:There's days I wubs you guys. This is one of them. ;) Carry on, have fun, all that good stuff.


The Emperor protects. ;)

Just not me. :(

Get highly flustered at the mention of you know what.

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Postby Immoren » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

Ionian Knights wrote:
Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:There's days I wubs you guys. This is one of them. ;) Carry on, have fun, all that good stuff.


Yes, Mistress... :p


Ficks'd. :P
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Postby Jetan » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

The Holy Therns wrote:Ahhh, fresh TET smell. The best kind.

:hug: It is my pleasure to hug you all and wish for this TET to be happy, funny and peaceful.

Hugs for the Hugginator! :hug:
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Postby Slembana » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:There's days I wubs you guys. This is one of them. ;) Carry on, have fun, all that good stuff.

Much appreciated, Nathi. This TET will be the best since the early days. It has not been as good recently, but we will learn from our mistakes and make up for them in this edition.
I have left NS.

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Postby Gaveo » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 am

Oh well respond to Slem, no he isn't on holiday. He is going there for work. Also what do mean rivalry between me and him?
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Postby The Truth and Light » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:22 am

My identity as a Queer is not to be dismissed by mainstream, heteronormative society as "identity politics".

My experiences as a person facing discrimination for my gender expression and sexual preferences shaped me, they molded me. They fermented an identity inside of me, branded on my heart with a smoldering iron, that I am Queer. I am the outcast, and the other, who looked in the mirror and screamed to be something other than who I was. I am the one who is mocked by the media as being a "sissy", being "girly" and "flamboyant", or being "annoying". I am the who is told that I must choose; to embrace the feminine is to kill my masculinity. I am not allowed to have both.

I am a Queer, and this is my battle cry. I will not be silenced, I will not be mocked, and I will not be nice until I can safely walk the streets at night without being attacked for the way I'm dressed; until I can go to school or church without being turned away by condescending leaders; until I can hold public office and be treated with the same dignity and respect that any other man or woman would be treated with.

I am a Queer, and this is my battle cry.

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Postby Immoren » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:22 am

Jetan wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:Ahhh, fresh TET smell. The best kind.

:hug: It is my pleasure to hug you all and wish for this TET to be happy, funny and peaceful.

Hugs for the Hugginator! :hug:

Hugs for the Hug God!
Snuggles for Snuggle Throne!
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