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TET: Obey Wheaton's Law Or Be Destroyed

Postby Tsaraine » Thu May 28, 2015 6:15 pm

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 Steamtopia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:16 pm

Will do, captain.
TG me. Just do it.

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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:16 pm

Hello! New TET!

Boy, you guys talk a lot.
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Postby MERIZoC » Thu May 28, 2015 6:16 pm

What's Wheaton's Law?
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Postby Samjalmark » Thu May 28, 2015 6:17 pm

A TET *obligatory new thread smell comment*
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Postby Talvezout » Thu May 28, 2015 6:17 pm

But if you play one on TV...
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Postby Steamtopia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:17 pm

Merizoc wrote:What's Wheaton's Law?

Don't be a dick.
TG me. Just do it.

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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:17 pm

How's it going, NSG?
In=character, Kaboomlandia is a World Assembly member and abides by its resolutions. If this nation isn't in the WA, it's for practical reasons.
Author of GA #371 and SC #208, #214, #226, #227, #230, #232
Co-Author of SC #204
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Your legitimacy, Kaboom, has melted away in my eyes. I couldn't have believed that only a shadow of your once brilliant WA career remains."

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Postby Barboneia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:17 pm

Good day, comrades.
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Postby Steamtopia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Barboneia wrote:Good day, comrades.

Privyet.
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Thu May 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Talvezout wrote:I wonder if Max Barry ever comes down to NationStates to go about as some generic nation every now and then.

There are rumours. Hell, you could be Max Barry himself!

Ethel mermania wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Chances are that New York is an infinitely more relevant place than the area where you are burrowing. Do not diss New York, for that city was once a proud Dutch colony.

And if it were up to me, it still would be.

Even though we would consider our highly advanced and intelligent clockwork robot stormtroopers to be nothing more than convenient tools?
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 MERIZoC » Thu May 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Steamtopia wrote:
Merizoc wrote:What's Wheaton's Law?

Don't be a dick.

Well excuse me. :p
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Postby Steamtopia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Merizoc wrote:
Steamtopia wrote:Don't be a dick.

Well excuse me. :p

That's the Law.
TG me. Just do it.

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Postby Val Halla » Thu May 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Hurdegaryp wrote:
Talvezout wrote:I wonder if Max Barry ever comes down to NationStates to go about as some generic nation every now and then.

There are rumours. Hell, you could be Max Barry himself!

Ethel mermania wrote:And if it were up to me, it still would be.

Even though we would consider our highly advanced and intelligent clockwork robot stormtroopers to be nothing more than convenient tools?

There's some Max Barry in all of us!
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Postby Allancia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Thirteenth!
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Postby Dragonia Re Xzua » Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Hurdegaryp wrote:Even though we would consider our highly advanced and intelligent clockwork robot stormtroopers to be nothing more than convenient tools?

Implying that said stormtroopers can work at all.
Humans are monsters, we will never change, we will always want to claw out the throats of those with a difference in opinion, we will never be in an age of peace because of our lust for war, poverty will continue to exist as long as monetary needs exist. We rape, enslave, and conquer with no regards to others. We live by the sword, and we will, justifiably, die by the sword.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 pm

To answer Hurdegaryp's post: yes. I guess She'll have some sort of objection to the idea. In her current condition, I guess I do understand the whole deal with her passport.

Other than that, if she needs money, a summer job is a good idea if she can work part-time.
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Postby Talvezout » Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Hurdegaryp wrote:
Talvezout wrote:I wonder if Max Barry ever comes down to NationStates to go about as some generic nation every now and then.

There are rumours. Hell, you could be Max Barry himself!


Plot twist: We are all Max Barry.

Even though we would consider our highly advanced and intelligent clockwork robot stormtroopers to be nothing more than convenient tools?


Snazzy tools.
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Postby MERIZoC » Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Steamtopia wrote:
Merizoc wrote:Well excuse me. :p

That's the Law.

No, I got that.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu May 28, 2015 6:20 pm

Hurde,

the Brits did rule new york with a very light hand, London became the primary trading partner, but the city flavor and heritage didn't change.
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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:20 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:To answer Hurdegaryp's post: yes. I guess She'll have some sort of objection to the idea. In her current condition, I guess I do understand the whole deal with her passport.

Other than that, if she needs money, a summer job is a good idea if she can work part-time.

Don't remind me. I'm searching for a part-time job so I can raise the money I need to go to Italy over next year's Spring Break on a school trip.
In=character, Kaboomlandia is a World Assembly member and abides by its resolutions. If this nation isn't in the WA, it's for practical reasons.
Author of GA #371 and SC #208, #214, #226, #227, #230, #232
Co-Author of SC #204
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Your legitimacy, Kaboom, has melted away in my eyes. I couldn't have believed that only a shadow of your once brilliant WA career remains."

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Thu May 28, 2015 6:20 pm

Kaboomlandia wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:To answer Hurdegaryp's post: yes. I guess She'll have some sort of objection to the idea. In her current condition, I guess I do understand the whole deal with her passport.

Other than that, if she needs money, a summer job is a good idea if she can work part-time.

Don't remind me. I'm searching for a part-time job so I can raise the money I need to go to Italy over next year's Spring Break on a school trip.


To enjoy, sometimes we have to toil hard.
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Postby Kaboomlandia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:21 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kaboomlandia wrote:Don't remind me. I'm searching for a part-time job so I can raise the money I need to go to Italy over next year's Spring Break on a school trip.


To enjoy, sometimes we have to toil hard.

Ah, that's life.
In=character, Kaboomlandia is a World Assembly member and abides by its resolutions. If this nation isn't in the WA, it's for practical reasons.
Author of GA #371 and SC #208, #214, #226, #227, #230, #232
Co-Author of SC #204
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Your legitimacy, Kaboom, has melted away in my eyes. I couldn't have believed that only a shadow of your once brilliant WA career remains."

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Postby Steamtopia » Thu May 28, 2015 6:21 pm

Merizoc wrote:
Steamtopia wrote:That's the Law.

No, I got that.

Just making sure.
TG me. Just do it.

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Postby Ever Victorious Iron Willed Commanders » Thu May 28, 2015 6:21 pm

First time I've made onto TET's first page!!!
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