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TET: Now With Mantis Shrimp!

Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:41 am

More TET!

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:

  • 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 spam, 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. Please do not go out and make your own in General. Location threads are still valid in F7. 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 – We’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 (within reason). Hope you can enjoy, folks!

For those asking about How To Self-Moderate:

1: Ask or remind politely if spamming or inappropriate posting takes place.

2: If it isn't egregious, let it go.

3: If it is, and the polite request/reminder goes ignored, report it in Moderation.

4: Do not hijack the entire thread by getting into a prolonged argument over it.

5: Remember that the rules of the thread are really no different from the rest of the forums, save TET is intended as a chat thread, and thus, the ideas of 'spamming' and such are somewhat relaxed. Don't be overly-uptight when attempting to help keep things clean.

6: No one is to consider themselves the security officers of TET - while we encourage and appreciate player participation in leading by example, and gently reminding others to keep things on track, the Moderators are the 'arbiters of thread justice' and players have no authority, perceived or otherwise outside their OP rights in the RP forums.

7: Be excellent to one another. A reminder of the need for better behavior ought to be delivered with this in mind, and with the end goal of keeping the thread clean, and fun for all. Not to impose opinions or preferences on your fellow posters. Remind as you would like to be reminded, keep it civil.

8: Leave the drama, divisiveness, cliques, accusations, and assorted nastiness at the door. Don't track it in all over our nice clean thread. The continuance of the thread is up to you, the players, to maintain. Let's keep the fun uninterrupted by keeping things pleasant.


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Postby Farnhamia » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:42 am

Mmmm ... mantis shrimp ...
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Postby Hladgos » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:43 am

The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.
Divair wrote:Hladcore.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:You're a nut. I like that.
Pro: teacher and student driven education, scientific advancement, pursuit of happiness, universal acceptance
Anti: ignorance and intolerance
Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by craving and aversion. Suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained. Live a moral life.

"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." -Stephen Hawking

"The purpose of our life is to be happy." -Dali Lama

"If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide." -Gandhi

"Don't worry, be happy!" -Bobby McFerrin


Silly Pride

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Postby Horusland » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:43 am

viewtopic.php?p=19503519#p19503519
viewtopic.php?p=19503523#p19503523

My April Fools result was among the best in the world.
I took it too seriously. :p
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Postby Hladgos » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:44 am

HorusLand wrote:http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=19503519#p19503519
viewtopic.php?p=19503523#p19503523

My April Fools result was among the best in the world.
I took it too seriously. :p

Well, spill the fruit, what was it?
Divair wrote:Hladcore.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:You're a nut. I like that.
Pro: teacher and student driven education, scientific advancement, pursuit of happiness, universal acceptance
Anti: ignorance and intolerance
Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by craving and aversion. Suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained. Live a moral life.

"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." -Stephen Hawking

"The purpose of our life is to be happy." -Dali Lama

"If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide." -Gandhi

"Don't worry, be happy!" -Bobby McFerrin


Silly Pride

"No." -Dya

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Postby Sebtopiaris » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:45 am

OhmigoshfirstpageIfeelsospecial!
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Postby Destrovia » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:45 am

First page.
Let it be recorded in the ancient scrolls that I, Destrovia, got on the first page.
Victory is assured.
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Postby The Grim Reaper » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:45 am

Mantis Shrimp? Pour moi?
If I can't play bass, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
Melbourne, Australia

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Postby Kiruri » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:45 am

HorusLand wrote:http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=19503519#p19503519
viewtopic.php?p=19503523#p19503523

My April Fools result was among the best in the world.
I took it too seriously. :p


So that's why you're proud :p well, congrats!
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Postby Hladgos » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am

Sebtopiaris wrote:OhmigoshfirstpageIfeelsospecial!

Chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill.
Divair wrote:Hladcore.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:You're a nut. I like that.
Pro: teacher and student driven education, scientific advancement, pursuit of happiness, universal acceptance
Anti: ignorance and intolerance
Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by craving and aversion. Suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained. Live a moral life.

"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." -Stephen Hawking

"The purpose of our life is to be happy." -Dali Lama

"If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide." -Gandhi

"Don't worry, be happy!" -Bobby McFerrin


Silly Pride

"No." -Dya

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Postby Sebtopiaris » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am

Destrovia wrote:First page.
Let it be recorded in the ancient scrolls that I, Destrovia, got on the first page.
Victory is assured.

Although I, who predated even you, am slightly more victorious. Now let us worship the mods and sacrifice kittens to them!
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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am

Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."


I can relate. :)
Life's Short. Munch Tacos.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
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Postby The Grim Reaper » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."


I could really go for a second dose of swimming right now.
If I can't play bass, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
Melbourne, Australia

A & Ω

Is "not a blood diamond" a high enough bar for a wedding ring? Artificial gemstones are better-looking, more ethical, and made out of PURE SCIENCE™.

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Postby Divair2 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:47 am

Destrovia wrote:First page.
Let it be recorded in the ancient scrolls that I, Destrovia, got on the first page.
Victory is assured.

Let it be recorded nobody gives a flying fuck.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Horusland » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:47 am

Hladgos wrote:
HorusLand wrote:http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=19503519#p19503519
viewtopic.php?p=19503523#p19503523

My April Fools result was among the best in the world.
I took it too seriously. :p

Well, spill the fruit, what was it?

http://www.nationstates.net/page=bytecoin_marketplace
Second place exchange, eleventh place by country, first place in both regions, and, as a bonus, my region is now laughing in the face of AO, its permanent rival. :p
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:47 am

The Grim Reaper wrote:Mantis Shrimp? Pour moi?


Just watch out for Farmhamia. I saw him warming up some butter. :o
Life's Short. Munch Tacos.

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson

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Hladgos
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Postby Hladgos » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:47 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."

Hopefully not 80's carpet shag. That stuff is terrifying. I can deal with psycho clown shrimp.
Divair wrote:Hladcore.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:You're a nut. I like that.
Pro: teacher and student driven education, scientific advancement, pursuit of happiness, universal acceptance
Anti: ignorance and intolerance
Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by craving and aversion. Suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained. Live a moral life.

"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." -Stephen Hawking

"The purpose of our life is to be happy." -Dali Lama

"If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide." -Gandhi

"Don't worry, be happy!" -Bobby McFerrin


Silly Pride

"No." -Dya

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Ethel mermania
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:48 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."


all and all not a bad outlook on life.
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Postby Starkiller101 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:48 am

New TET yay. :)
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Kiruri
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Postby Kiruri » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:48 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."


why is there only one "shag"? If anything, it should go like so: "swim. shag. sleep. shag. food. shag. shag. shag."
:)
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Postby Horusland » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:48 am

Kiruri wrote:So that's why you're proud :p well, congrats!

Thanks!
The thing that surprised me the most were the 10+ TGs about my flag. :lol2:
And now, time to get back to normal life..... as in TET. :p
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Postby Magna Libero » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:48 am

I like those TET titles. Why do they sound more and more like nature documentary? :D
hi

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Postby Sebtopiaris » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:49 am

The Holy Therns wrote:
Hladgos wrote:The mantis shrimp can detect over five hundred colours. With lots of sophisticated, and moving.. Eye parts.. It's hard to get a fix on what these bastards are thinking abou.


It goes something like "Swim. Sleep. Food. Shag."

They're livin' the dream.

Divair2 wrote:
Destrovia wrote:First page.
Let it be recorded in the ancient scrolls that I, Destrovia, got on the first page.
Victory is assured.

Let it be recorded nobody gives a flying fuck.

And now, let it be recorded that the flying fuck was given to noone, and it remains in the holy see until this very day.
Sebtopiaris is a culturally and ethnically Mediterranean, single-party democratic socialist state in the New Warsaw Pact with a population of 39 million Sebtopiariots. Sebtopiaris and its IC actions do not represent my personal beliefs, and Sebtopiaris's overview page does not represent much at all.

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Hladgos
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Hladgos » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:49 am

HorusLand wrote:
Hladgos wrote:Well, spill the fruit, what was it?

http://www.nationstates.net/page=bytecoin_marketplace
Second place exchange, eleventh place by country, first place in both regions, and, as a bonus, my region is now laughing in the face of AO, its permanent rival. :p

Ah, well that's cool. Was it worth the internet dying though? :p
Divair wrote:Hladcore.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:You're a nut. I like that.
Pro: teacher and student driven education, scientific advancement, pursuit of happiness, universal acceptance
Anti: ignorance and intolerance
Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by craving and aversion. Suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained. Live a moral life.

"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." -Stephen Hawking

"The purpose of our life is to be happy." -Dali Lama

"If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide." -Gandhi

"Don't worry, be happy!" -Bobby McFerrin


Silly Pride

"No." -Dya

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