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Postby The blAAtschApen » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:42 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:

  • 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 Gidgetisms » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:43 am

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Postby Immoren » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:44 am

Now I am hungry. Thanks to TET name.
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:44 am

Ah, the new thread. Good. Now, where was I? Oh, yes...

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Something tells me that Dami will be delighted to see you even when wearing one of your more pedestrian outfits, but I also know that is not how the mind of most females works. I gather you are already familiar with Kigali's shopping district?

While you know I try to look my best, for the past two months I've been limited to t-shirts, shorts, skirts and work boots. Not hotel attire, I'm sure you'd agree.

True. Surely you will be able to find something more appropriate. Kigali is a modern city, after all.
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:45 am

Immoren wrote:Now I am hungry. Thanks to TET name.


:shock:

TÊTe de la Course has nothing to do with food.

It means 'head of the race'. It's what I see on television when watching the Tour de France.
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Postby Gallade » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:46 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:Ah, the new thread. Good. Now, where was I? Oh, yes...

Gallade wrote:While you know I try to look my best, for the past two months I've been limited to t-shirts, shorts, skirts and work boots. Not hotel attire, I'm sure you'd agree.

True. Surely you will be able to find something more appropriate. Kigali is a modern city, after all.

Indeed. I'll make a day of it Saturday. Bring the kids, possibly. They tear their clothes faster than we can replace them.
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Postby Immoren » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:46 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Immoren wrote:Now I am hungry. Thanks to TET name.


:shock:

TÊTe de la Course has nothing to do with food.

It means 'head of the race'. It's what I see on television when watching the Tour de France.


But it reminds me of those fancy restaurant menus.
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Postby Firsthome » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:47 am

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Immoren wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
:shock:

TÊTe de la Course has nothing to do with food.

It means 'head of the race'. It's what I see on television when watching the Tour de France.


But it reminds me of those fancy restaurant menus.


Of course.
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Gidgetisms wrote:In answer Bralia, my pics are posted

I'll go find them again sometime.
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Postby Firsthome » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:49 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Immoren wrote:
But it reminds me of those fancy restaurant menus.


Of course.


French Name = Restaurant in Immoren's Head
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:49 am

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Ah, the new thread. Good. Now, where was I? Oh, yes...


True. Surely you will be able to find something more appropriate. Kigali is a modern city, after all.

Indeed. I'll make a day of it Saturday. Bring the kids, possibly. They tear their clothes faster than we can replace them.

Youth tends to do that, yes. Since it's frowned upon to just make them wear sackcloth, I guess you simply have no choice.
CVT Temp wrote:I mean, we can actually create a mathematical definition for evolution in terms of the evolutionary algorithm and then write code to deal with abstract instances of evolution, which basically equates to mathematical proof that evolution works. All that remains is to show that biological systems replicate in such a way as to satisfy the minimal criteria required for evolution to apply to them, something which has already been adequately shown time and again. At this point, we've pretty much proven that not only can evolution happen, it pretty much must happen since it's basically impossible to prevent it from happening.

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Postby Gidgetisms » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:49 am

Bralia wrote:
Gidgetisms wrote:In answer Bralia, my pics are posted

I'll go find them again sometime.

-_- I'll go find the sexiest NSer thread....
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Postby Immoren » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:50 am

Firsthome wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
Of course.


French Name = Restaurant in Immoren's Head


Well. I live on the Frontier of the Civilized World after all.
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Postby Gallade » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:50 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:
Gallade wrote:Indeed. I'll make a day of it Saturday. Bring the kids, possibly. They tear their clothes faster than we can replace them.

Youth tends to do that, yes. Since it's frowned upon to just make them wear sackcloth, I guess you simply have no choice.

It has been a great way to brush up on my sewing, at any rate.
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Postby Firsthome » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:52 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:
Gallade wrote:Indeed. I'll make a day of it Saturday. Bring the kids, possibly. They tear their clothes faster than we can replace them.

Youth tends to do that, yes. Since it's frowned upon to just make them wear sackcloth, I guess you simply have no choice.



Lies. I never Did that.

My younger brother though...

He could get a shirt Dirty by wearing it, and Cut his favorite shirt, and then cried when it couldn't be fixed
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:55 am

Immoren wrote:
Firsthome wrote:
French Name = Restaurant in Immoren's Head


Well. I live on the Frontier of the Civilized World after all.

Are you an astronaut?
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Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States wrote:
Immoren wrote:
Well. I live on the Frontier of the Civilized World after all.

Are you an astronaut?


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Postby Hurdegaryp » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:59 am

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Youth tends to do that, yes. Since it's frowned upon to just make them wear sackcloth, I guess you simply have no choice.

It has been a great way to brush up on my sewing, at any rate.

Absolutely a useful talent to have. Maybe I should learn it.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:59 am

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Ah, the new thread. Good. Now, where was I? Oh, yes...


True. Surely you will be able to find something more appropriate. Kigali is a modern city, after all.

Indeed. I'll make a day of it Saturday. Bring the kids, possibly. They tear their clothes faster than we can replace them.

I gota buy you and your 17 kids crap?

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Postby Gallade » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:01 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Gallade wrote:Indeed. I'll make a day of it Saturday. Bring the kids, possibly. They tear their clothes faster than we can replace them.

I gota buy you and your 17 kids crap?

~$5,000 would be fine.
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