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Postby Farnhamia » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:17 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:

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Dark and glowing among the spirits
We speak to peaceful witches about the air
Damn! The lust has died
Sinister and hot in the gods
You grasp comely goats behind the dreamscape
Awaken! The lust was hard
Strangely entrancing near the trees
We seduce yellow bugs behind the flowers
Be wary! The bastard will come again
translucent hopeful
never meeting
a backward glance
With what hopes
the traveller
ask his way
never knowing how
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:18 am

Hladgos wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
What breed is he?

Miniature Australian Shepherd. I think?


This one's a Lhasa-poo. These odd mixes that have become popular in the US for reasons I can't fathom. Not cuz some aren't cute, but because such mixes do create problems for these dogs down the road. Tippy, for example, doesn't know how to walk. She can only run or prance.

Tippy looks like this: http://0.tqn.com/d/dogs/1/S/2/K/0/-/Lha ... esized.jpg, only dark gray and white. She also has an underbite.
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Postby Hladgos » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:18 am

And we're back
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:18 am

Hello TET. Interesting title.
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Postby Kelinfort » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 am

Woah, that's a unique title.

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Postby Soldati Senza Confini » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 am

Nice title.
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Postby Merodin » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 am

Title reminds me of that strange song enticing kids to come into the enchanted forest... >.>
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Postby Farnhamia » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 am

Kelinfort wrote:Woah, that's a unique title.

The poem is at the bottom of the OP. Come from here: http://www.languageisavirus.com/automat ... rator.html
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Postby Hladgos » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 am

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Hladgos wrote:Miniature Australian Shepherd. I think?


This one's a Lhasa-poo. These odd mixes that have become popular in the US for reasons I can't fathom. Not cuz some aren't cute, but because such mixes do create problems for these dogs down the road. Tippy, for example, doesn't know how to walk. She can only run or prance.

Tippy looks like this: http://0.tqn.com/d/dogs/1/S/2/K/0/-/Lha ... esized.jpg, only dark gray and white. She also has an underbite.

D'aww, I wanna cuddle that little puppy! My dog likes to prance and trot fabulously. I swear, he's super gay, cause he only humps male dogs
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Postby Gallade » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 am

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:20 am

@Soldati: viewtopic.php?p=21508245#p21508245

I'm sure you can. :p
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:20 am

Hladgos wrote:And we're back

It's almost as if we never left. This must have been one of the faster launches of a new TET, impressive. First time I actually saw a TET with zero messages (besides the OP, of course) listed in NationStates General. Not that such a situation will last, for this is the place where posts run wild.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 am

Hladgos wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
This one's a Lhasa-poo. These odd mixes that have become popular in the US for reasons I can't fathom. Not cuz some aren't cute, but because such mixes do create problems for these dogs down the road. Tippy, for example, doesn't know how to walk. She can only run or prance.

Tippy looks like this: http://0.tqn.com/d/dogs/1/S/2/K/0/-/Lha ... esized.jpg, only dark gray and white. She also has an underbite.

D'aww, I wanna cuddle that little puppy! My dog likes to prance and trot fabulously. I swear, he's super gay, cause he only humps male dogs


Do you have a pic of that fabu dog? :p
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Postby Stagnant Axon Terminal » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 am

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But I scream and run when I try because IT IS VERY SQUIRMY. It doesn't strike (i mean it is a baby) but it suddenly got really agitated even though it was calm all night.
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Hladgos wrote:And we're back

It's almost as if we never left. This must have been one of the faster launches of a new TET, impressive. First time I actually saw a TET with zero messages (besides the OP, of course) listed in NationStates General. Not that such a situation will last, for this is the place where posts run wild.

I usually find it when it has 70+ pages.
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 am

Merodin wrote:Title reminds me of that strange song enticing kids to come into the enchanted forest... >.>

Why?
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Postby Immoren » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 am

"Strangely entrancing near the trees"

That's why should always be suspicious of trees.
hey are always up to something.
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:23 am

Immoren wrote:"Strangely entrancing near the trees"

That's why should always be suspicious of trees.
hey are always up to something.

Like that tree mentioned in the verse that a certain Gazan organization quotes?
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Postby Soldati Senza Confini » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:23 am

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:@Soldati: viewtopic.php?p=21508245#p21508245

I'm sure you can. :p


Well, let's just say that if it was a Mexican autocorrect on someone's phone, calling you "Pinocha" would be hell for them :p
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Postby Immoren » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:23 am

Merodin wrote:Title reminds me of that strange song enticing kids to come into the enchanted forest... >.>

I was reminded of this. For some reason.
:P

Luziyca wrote:
Immoren wrote:"Strangely entrancing near the trees"

That's why should always be suspicious of trees.
hey are always up to something.

Like that tree mentioned in the verse that a certain Gazan organization quotes?


???
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:23 am

Immoren wrote:"Strangely entrancing near the trees"

That's why should always be suspicious of trees.
hey are always up to something.


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Postby Hladgos » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:24 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:
Hladgos wrote:And we're back

It's almost as if we never left. This must have been one of the faster launches of a new TET, impressive. First time I actually saw a TET with zero messages (besides the OP, of course) listed in NationStates General. Not that such a situation will last, for this is the place where posts run wild.

Dayum, I don't think I've ever seen that either. At least conversation is lively?

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Hladgos wrote:D'aww, I wanna cuddle that little puppy! My dog likes to prance and trot fabulously. I swear, he's super gay, cause he only humps male dogs


Do you have a pic of that fabu dog? :p

None that you can tell it's a dog, more than a lump of black fur on a couch. :P If I ever get a good picture of him, I'll post it on NS
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Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by craving and aversion. Suffering can be overcome and happiness can be attained. Live a moral life.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:24 am

Soldati senza confini wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:@Soldati: viewtopic.php?p=21508245#p21508245

I'm sure you can. :p


Well, let's just say that if it was a Mexican autocorrect on someone's phone, calling you "Pinocha" would be hell for them :p


Yes, panocha. :lol2:
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Postby Lastwordsgoodbye » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:24 am

Hey. ON THE FIRST PAGE YESSSSSS!!!
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