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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:27 pm

Speaking of Buzzfeed quizzes. I just took one to find out which Spiderman actor I should date and I got Andrew Garfield, so Buzzfeed quizzes are currently on my good side.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sat May 27, 2017 2:28 pm

Mad hatters in jeans wrote:
DUTY Indo wrote:What is the TET Thread for? I have never utilised this before.

Back in the day threads would often run their course with small talk which wasn't really spammy but it usually didn't add much to the discussion, so the mods decided to pull up a megathread to coalesce all the small talk (just tracked them starting the TET in October 24th 2011 when Dread Lady Nath was still a mod).
And before my time apparently there was an eternal thread from the year of 2003

I guess it's big talk now.

These days we actually manage to keep a TET going for a month before a new one is needed, a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to have a proper conversation in the TETs of those days because of all the hyperactive kids giddily spamposting with licentious abandon. A faction within the moderators managed to gain enough power to cut TET's throat for a while, but that apparently came with side effects which have never been openly discussed with the populace. So TET was restarted and has continued to be an integral part of NationStates General.

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Postby Thermodolia » Sat May 27, 2017 2:30 pm

Kannap wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:Go on?


Huh?

Tell the story Kannap. Don't leave us hanging
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Postby Katyuscha » Sat May 27, 2017 2:32 pm

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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:32 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Mad hatters in jeans wrote:Back in the day threads would often run their course with small talk which wasn't really spammy but it usually didn't add much to the discussion, so the mods decided to pull up a megathread to coalesce all the small talk (just tracked them starting the TET in October 24th 2011 when Dread Lady Nath was still a mod).
And before my time apparently there was an eternal thread from the year of 2003

I guess it's big talk now.

These days we actually manage to keep a TET going for a month before a new one is needed, a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to have a proper conversation in the TETs of those days because of all the hyperactive kids giddily spamposting with licentious abandon. A faction within the moderators managed to gain enough power to cut TET's throat for a while, but that apparently came with side effects which have never been openly discussed with the populace. So TET was restarted and has continued to be an integral part of NationStates General.


And thus TET was no more. It was banned, forbidden in the land. However, the populace never imagined the wrath of the demons they'd released from their prison would inflict upon the rest of the public. Therefore, an emergency meeting of the executive council determined, only after twelve days of the mass chaos, that the best decision was to trap the demons back into the prison from whence they came. Thus peace was ensured forever, or was it? Find out on next week's episode of NationStates General Hospital.
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Postby Katyuscha » Sat May 27, 2017 2:37 pm

Kannap wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:These days we actually manage to keep a TET going for a month before a new one is needed, a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to have a proper conversation in the TETs of those days because of all the hyperactive kids giddily spamposting with licentious abandon. A faction within the moderators managed to gain enough power to cut TET's throat for a while, but that apparently came with side effects which have never been openly discussed with the populace. So TET was restarted and has continued to be an integral part of NationStates General.


And thus TET was no more. It was banned, forbidden in the land. However, the populace never imagined the wrath of the demons they'd released from their prison would inflict upon the rest of the public. Therefore, an emergency meeting of the executive council determined, only after twelve days of the mass chaos, that the best decision was to trap the demons back into the prison from whence they came. Thus peace was ensured forever, or was it? Find out on next week's episode of NationStates General Hospital.

I still miss some of the folks who left or reduced activity since the initial pull of the thread
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sat May 27, 2017 2:39 pm

Kannap wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:These days we actually manage to keep a TET going for a month before a new one is needed, a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to have a proper conversation in the TETs of those days because of all the hyperactive kids giddily spamposting with licentious abandon. A faction within the moderators managed to gain enough power to cut TET's throat for a while, but that apparently came with side effects which have never been openly discussed with the populace. So TET was restarted and has continued to be an integral part of NationStates General.

And thus TET was no more. It was banned, forbidden in the land. However, the populace never imagined the wrath of the demons they'd released from their prison would inflict upon the rest of the public. Therefore, an emergency meeting of the executive council determined, only after twelve days of the mass chaos, that the best decision was to trap the demons back into the prison from whence they came. Thus peace was ensured forever, or was it? Find out on next week's episode of NationStates General Hospital.

Those were strange days, because suddenly you had a group of NationStates General regulars who had been robbed of their regular place of gathering. Quite a few decided to just stay away, and that also influenced the dynamics of other NationStates General threads for some strange and unexplained reason.

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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:41 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Kannap wrote:
Huh?

Tell the story Kannap. Don't leave us hanging


From 25 TETs ago:

The Unhallowed City wrote:
Kannap wrote:I clean myself before entering this humble abode. I don't track mud on the carpets.

I have done no damage to this thread since that time I drove my car into the living room on accident during TET 40 or something.


Quite the fowl up.


Referencing posts from 105 TETs ago:

Immoren wrote:
Kannap wrote:*crashes car through the wall pushing furniture around everywhere*

Suppose it is time for me to crash in here.

Hello


Oi! I just cleaned here! >:(


Kannap wrote:Oh, sorry. *backs the car out, turns around in the yard* *means to go, but still has it in reverse and backs into another wall of the house, slamming more furniture around*

I'm just gonna *gets out of car and runs upstairs*
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Postby The Holy Therns » Sat May 27, 2017 2:42 pm

The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:Thank gods for hand fan.


Is it warm in your region of Sweden?

Also, how's everyone?


Relatively. For Sweden in May, at any rate.
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Katyuscha wrote:
Kannap wrote:
And thus TET was no more. It was banned, forbidden in the land. However, the populace never imagined the wrath of the demons they'd released from their prison would inflict upon the rest of the public. Therefore, an emergency meeting of the executive council determined, only after twelve days of the mass chaos, that the best decision was to trap the demons back into the prison from whence they came. Thus peace was ensured forever, or was it? Find out on next week's episode of NationStates General Hospital.

I still miss some of the folks who left or reduced activity since the initial pull of the thread


Some I miss, some I don't. It's the way the cookies crumbles, unfortunately, for those I do miss.
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Postby Katyuscha » Sat May 27, 2017 2:44 pm

Kannap wrote:
Katyuscha wrote:I still miss some of the folks who left or reduced activity since the initial pull of the thread


Some I miss, some I don't. It's the way the cookies crumbles, unfortunately, for those I do miss.

I'll just have to hunt them down in real life and force them to be my friend again
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Katyuscha wrote:
Kannap wrote:
Some I miss, some I don't. It's the way the cookies crumbles, unfortunately, for those I do miss.

I'll just have to hunt them down in real life and force them to be my friend again


Sounds like you're ready to play the most dangerous game.
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Postby Katyuscha » Sat May 27, 2017 2:46 pm

Kannap wrote:
Katyuscha wrote:I'll just have to hunt them down in real life and force them to be my friend again


Sounds like you're ready to play the most dangerous game.

I'll be using a dart gun so not too incrdibly dangerous
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sat May 27, 2017 2:47 pm

Kannap wrote:
Katyuscha wrote:I still miss some of the folks who left or reduced activity since the initial pull of the thread

Some I miss, some I don't. It's the way the cookies crumbles, unfortunately, for those I do miss.

And some people you just can't seem to get rid of, no matter how much the appeasers residing within the moderator team try to do their part in order to make NationStates a friendlier environment for genocidal totalitarianists.

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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:47 pm

Katyuscha wrote:
Kannap wrote:
Sounds like you're ready to play the most dangerous game.

I'll be using a dart gun so not too incrdibly dangerous


I don't think the danger is the gun but the target of the hunt, if I remember correctly from the story.
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:48 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Kannap wrote:Some I miss, some I don't. It's the way the cookies crumbles, unfortunately, for those I do miss.

And some people you just can't seem to get rid of, no matter how much the appeasers residing within the moderator team try to do their part in order to make NationStates a friendlier environment for genocidal totalitarianists.


I've told you before, Max Barry owns the website and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
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Postby Katyuscha » Sat May 27, 2017 2:49 pm

Kannap wrote:
Katyuscha wrote:I'll be using a dart gun so not too incrdibly dangerous


I don't think the danger is the gun but the target of the hunt, if I remember correctly from the story.

If you're referencing that shirt story I was forced to read in first year high school then yes you are correct
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:50 pm

Katyuscha wrote:
Kannap wrote:
I don't think the danger is the gun but the target of the hunt, if I remember correctly from the story.

If you're referencing that shirt story I was forced to read in first year high school then yes you are correct


Shirt stories are disappointing, since shirtless men are the best men - according to my English professor this last semester.
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Postby Katyuscha » Sat May 27, 2017 2:54 pm

Kannap wrote:
Katyuscha wrote:If you're referencing that shirt story I was forced to read in first year high school then yes you are correct


Shirt stories are disappointing, since shirtless men are the best men - according to my English professor this last semester.

I'm typing from my phone so mistakes inbound.

As for shirtless men, they don't do much for me anymore.
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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Katyuscha wrote:
Kannap wrote:
Shirt stories are disappointing, since shirtless men are the best men - according to my English professor this last semester.

I'm typing from my phone so mistakes inbound.

As for shirtless men, they don't do much for me anymore.


Dang.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sat May 27, 2017 3:03 pm

Kannap wrote:
Katyuscha wrote:If you're referencing that shirt story I was forced to read in first year high school then yes you are correct

Shirt stories are disappointing, since shirtless men are the best men - according to my English professor this last semester.

If shirt stories are actually a literary genre, I'm not familiar with it.

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sat May 27, 2017 3:09 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Mad hatters in jeans wrote:Back in the day threads would often run their course with small talk which wasn't really spammy but it usually didn't add much to the discussion, so the mods decided to pull up a megathread to coalesce all the small talk (just tracked them starting the TET in October 24th 2011 when Dread Lady Nath was still a mod).
And before my time apparently there was an eternal thread from the year of 2003

I guess it's big talk now.

These days we actually manage to keep a TET going for a month before a new one is needed, a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to have a proper conversation in the TETs of those days because of all the hyperactive kids giddily spamposting with licentious abandon. A faction within the moderators managed to gain enough power to cut TET's throat for a while, but that apparently came with side effects which have never been openly discussed with the populace. So TET was restarted and has continued to be an integral part of NationStates General.

heh, I recall when the pony megathread was disbanded and there was nothing but "pls reopen thread" on posters flags and sigs as far as the eye could see. Even TG's spread around about it.

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Kannap wrote:Shirt stories are disappointing, since shirtless men are the best men - according to my English professor this last semester.

If shirt stories are actually a literary genre, I'm not familiar with it.

All that comes to mind is that annoying advert with "i'm too sexy for my shirt" song in it.

I'm going to assume they're like that.

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Postby Kannap » Sat May 27, 2017 3:11 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Kannap wrote:Shirt stories are disappointing, since shirtless men are the best men - according to my English professor this last semester.

If shirt stories are actually a literary genre, I'm not familiar with it.


Quite clearly they are. Of all the stories you have ever read, remember, were any of the characters wearing a shirt?
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sat May 27, 2017 3:11 pm

Mad hatters in jeans wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:These days we actually manage to keep a TET going for a month before a new one is needed, a few years ago it was pretty much impossible to have a proper conversation in the TETs of those days because of all the hyperactive kids giddily spamposting with licentious abandon. A faction within the moderators managed to gain enough power to cut TET's throat for a while, but that apparently came with side effects which have never been openly discussed with the populace. So TET was restarted and has continued to be an integral part of NationStates General.

heh, I recall when the pony megathread was disbanded and there was nothing but "pls reopen thread" on posters flags and sigs as far as the eye could see. Even TG's spread around about it.

The levels of clopping became critical, I assume.

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