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Postby The blAAtschApen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:17 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:

  • 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.


Previous Incarnations:

The Last 100

Part 01 -- Part 02 -- Part 03 -- Part 04 -- Part 05 -- Part 06 -- Part 07 -- Part 08 -- Part 09 -- Part 10
Part 11 -- Part 12


Last one: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=331007

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FIRST!
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Postby The Wolven League » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:18 am

First. Get rekt.
For anyone wondering, I joined this website during my edgy teenage years. I made a lot of dumb, awkward posts, flip-flopped between various extreme ideologies, and just generally embarrassed myself. I denounce a sizable amount of my past posts. I am no longer active on NationStates and this nation/account is no longer used.

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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:18 am

DID I MAKE IT

danggit I got rektttt

This is like the 3rd TET I've posted on ... Whatever. Good title too.
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Postby Gallade » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:19 am

None of us are wanted, don't be silly.
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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:19 am

Gallade wrote:None of us are wanted, don't be silly.

NS forums needs like buttons ...
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:21 am

It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.
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 The blAAtschApen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:22 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.


I've edited the OP to reflect this sentiment.
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Behind the invisible hand of the market hides the iron fist of the state.
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Postby Gallade » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:22 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

And Hurd takes the thread-first "omfg, such x spamming" cookie.
|| Oh yeah, married to Trans. Great. || RIP Dyakovo. You were a true friend, you will be forever missed. ||

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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:22 am

Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

It's a showing of incredible luck. There's only been 113 others like you, if you've been first.

Besides, the first page of TET is usually filled with people complaining about first and/or saying hello
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:24 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.


I've edited the OP to reflect this sentiment.

Now I've been double rekt
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Postby Prusslandia » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:24 am

Surprisingly, I got here early. Lovely title.
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Postby Gallade » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:24 am

Drawkland wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

It's a showing of incredible luck. There's only been 113 others like you, if you've been first.

Besides, the first page of TET is usually filled with people complaining about first and/or saying hello

Oh, we're well over 113 at this point. Blaat's just a lazy counter.
|| Oh yeah, married to Trans. Great. || RIP Dyakovo. You were a true friend, you will be forever missed. ||

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Postby The blAAtschApen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:25 am

Gallade wrote:
Drawkland wrote:It's a showing of incredible luck. There's only been 113 others like you, if you've been first.

Besides, the first page of TET is usually filled with people complaining about first and/or saying hello

Oh, we're well over 113 at this point. Blaat's just a lazy counter.


It's not me. Someone else stopped adding them, and then we were all like "screw it" :p
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:26 am

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

And Hurd takes the thread-first "omfg, such x spamming" cookie.

Something like that. I've phrased it a bit differently, of course.

Drawkland wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

It's a showing of incredible luck. There's only been 113 others like you, if you've been first.

Besides, the first page of TET is usually filled with people complaining about first and/or saying hello

One could say it's a time-honoured tradition, despite there being not much honour in it. It's all very silly, come to think of it.
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 Ethel mermania » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:26 am

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

And Hurd takes the thread-first "omfg, such x spamming" cookie.

Dammit, I wanted that cookie.
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Postby Esternial » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:26 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Gallade wrote:Oh, we're well over 113 at this point. Blaat's just a lazy counter.


It's not me. Someone else stopped adding them, and then we were all like "screw it" :p

This place is a bureaucrat's nightmare.

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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:27 am

Gallade wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:It has been said before and unfortunately it must be said again: fools who think being "first" actually means something are truly pathetic and deserve to be mercilessly mocked by all others. If you have nothing worthwhile to say, remain silent. Remain silent forever. You'll be doing the world a favor.

And Hurd takes the thread-first "omfg, such x spamming" cookie.

Image
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Postby Barboneia » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:27 am

Wow, this name sure is something..
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Postby Prusslandia » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:27 am

Drawkland wrote:
Gallade wrote:And Hurd takes the thread-first "omfg, such x spamming" cookie.

Image

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Postby Shigiel » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:27 am

The other thread went over 500 so fast! :o

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Postby Gallade » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:28 am

Esternial wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
It's not me. Someone else stopped adding them, and then we were all like "screw it" :p

This place is a bureaucrat's nightmare.

It's highly reminiscent of Irish civil service. It soothes me.
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Postby Prusslandia » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:29 am

Gallade wrote:
Esternial wrote:This place is a bureaucrat's nightmare.

It's highly reminiscent of Irish civil service. It soothes me.

I always forget your irish. I seem to think your Canadian.
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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:29 am

Gallade wrote:
Drawkland wrote:It's a showing of incredible luck. There's only been 113 others like you, if you've been first.

Besides, the first page of TET is usually filled with people complaining about first and/or saying hello

Oh, we're well over 113 at this point. Blaat's just a lazy counter.

Mathematically, there probably is 113 people, since I'm sure someone out there has had a first post repeat...

Esternial wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
It's not me. Someone else stopped adding them, and then we were all like "screw it" :p

This place is a bureaucrat's nightmare.

#whoops
Ethel mermania wrote:
Gallade wrote:And Hurd takes the thread-first "omfg, such x spamming" cookie.

Dammit, I wanted that cookie.

No cookie 4 u
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Postby Drawkland » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:30 am

Prusslandia wrote:
Drawkland wrote:Image

The eyes, they go into my soul !

For anyone who doesn't know, that is jacksfilms
United Dalaran wrote:Goddammit, comrade. I just knew that someday some wild, capitalist, imperialist interstellar empire will swallow our country.

CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
The INTERSTELLAR EMPIRE of DRAWKLAND
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:31 am

Esternial wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
It's not me. Someone else stopped adding them, and then we were all like "screw it" :p

This place is a bureaucrat's nightmare.


We're not Belgium.
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