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B E E K E R
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A history of the General

Postby B E E K E R » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:17 pm

Ok..so I have not been around since possibly the end of 2003..so I would like a brief history of what's happened on the forum since that time..the new characters..the stories..the shocks..the scandal..anything you can think of that was funny or sad or bizarre and Beeks would like to know about it..the old hands can tell me about long gone memories..and the noobs about more recent events..I'm genuinely interested..despite my notoriety in the past..I hold this forum in high regard and have many fond memories

Now I'd like you to share yours

Beeks 8)

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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:23 pm

I came.

EDIT-- Durr hurr.
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Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
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Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Postby Bendira » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:24 pm

Im Bendira, ancap troll, nice to meet you
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Postby Panzerjaeger » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:24 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:I came.

EDIT-- Durr hurr.

You really should have just put that into a Telegraph. While I find sexual anecdotes amusing that was just way too personal Buffy.
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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:25 pm

Panzerjaeger wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:I came.

EDIT-- Durr hurr.

You really should have just put that into a Telegraph. While I find sexual anecdotes amusing that was just way too personal Buffy.

Sorry, I couldn't contain myself.
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You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Postby Maurepas » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:34 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Panzerjaeger wrote:You really should have just put that into a Telegraph. While I find sexual anecdotes amusing that was just way too personal Buffy.

Sorry, I couldn't contain myself.

Yeah, that's what she said...

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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:35 pm

Maurepas wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Sorry, I couldn't contain myself.

Yeah, that's what she he said...

Fix'd.
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You-Gi-Owe wrote:If someone were to ask me about your online persona as a standard of your "date-ability", I'd rate you as "worth investigating further & passionate about beliefs". But, enough of the idle speculation on why you didn't score with the opposite gender.

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:Clever, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me.

His Jedi mind tricks are insignificant compared to the power of Buffy's sex appeal.
Keronians wrote:
Buffett and Colbert wrote:My law class took my virginity. And it was 100% consensual.

I accuse your precious law class of statutory rape.

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Postby The blAAtschApen » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:37 pm

Hmmm, let's see:

The abortion discussion has been finally settled with a clear win for one side.
The liberals and conservatives are now best friends forever
Lunatic Goofballs stopped playing in mud
The Dutch don't have their silly topic anymore >:(
People do not miss the :fluffle: smiley anymore
etc.


In all seriousness, it's actually still pretty much the same thing around here. Maybe a bit less social interaction lately and new faces instead of old ones, but that's it.
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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:39 pm

A BNP troll came and went. It was entertaining while it lasted.

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Postby Anagonia » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:42 pm

In the Beginning, Max created the Book and had a Need.

And the Need was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Need. And the Max moved upon the face of the Internet.

And Max said Let there be something created to get my book sold; and there was the Forum.

And Max saw the Forum, that it was good: and Max divided the General Discussion from the Role Playing.

And Max called the General Discussion General and he called the Role Playing International Incidents. And the Nationstates and the Forum was the first day.
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Postby United Dependencies » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:48 pm

We moved forums around. The liberals went from their position to secure atop the roost and moved down to Supermajority after the O'bama election. With the economy in the stinker all abortion and gay marriage threads have been cut for being to expensive. The new topic of the year is the economy and anarchy vs statism. People have come and gone. Some of the old people have new names. F7 broke off from general and has developed its own culture(whether this is bad or good is up for contention). Otherwise not much.
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Maybe dragons took their jobs. Maybe unicorns only hid their jobs because unicorns are dicks. Maybe 'jobs' is only an illusion created by a drug addled infant pachyderm. Fuck dude, if we're in 'maybe' land, don't hold back.

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Postby B E E K E R » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:48 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:Hmmm, let's see:

The abortion discussion has been finally settled with a clear win for one side.
The liberals and conservatives are now best friends forever
Lunatic Goofballs stopped playing in mud
The Dutch don't have their silly topic anymore >:(
People do not miss the :fluffle: smiley anymore
etc.


In all seriousness, it's actually still pretty much the same thing around here. Maybe a bit less social interaction lately and new faces instead of old ones, but that's it.


The Dutch topic has gone?!?

That was an institution..despite not knowing what they said and ignoring you whenever you posted on there :lol:

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Postby United Dependencies » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:48 pm

Buffett and Colbert wrote:
Panzerjaeger wrote:You really should have just put that into a Telegraph. While I find sexual anecdotes amusing that was just way too personal Buffy.

Sorry, I couldn't contain myself.

....

What?

edit:http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=180&hilit=neder
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Alien Space Bats wrote:2012: The Year We Lost Contact (with Reality).

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Obamacult wrote:Maybe there is an economically sound and rational reason why there are no longer high paying jobs for qualified accountants, assembly line workers, glass blowers, blacksmiths, tanners, etc.

Maybe dragons took their jobs. Maybe unicorns only hid their jobs because unicorns are dicks. Maybe 'jobs' is only an illusion created by a drug addled infant pachyderm. Fuck dude, if we're in 'maybe' land, don't hold back.

This is Nationstates we're here to help

Are you a native or resident of North Carolina?

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Postby The blAAtschApen » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:52 pm

B E E K E R wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:Hmmm, let's see:

The abortion discussion has been finally settled with a clear win for one side.
The liberals and conservatives are now best friends forever
Lunatic Goofballs stopped playing in mud
The Dutch don't have their silly topic anymore >:(
People do not miss the :fluffle: smiley anymore
etc.


In all seriousness, it's actually still pretty much the same thing around here. Maybe a bit less social interaction lately and new faces instead of old ones, but that's it.


The Dutch topic has gone?!?

That was an institution..despite not knowing what they said and ignoring you whenever you posted on there :lol:


It's just as gone as the liberals and conservatives are friends ;)

And we still ignore you :p
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Postby Free Soviets » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:55 pm

the main anarcho-commies spend a lot of time defending voting for democrats, arguing for majority rule in the united states senate, and using market-based analysis now.
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Postby The Remote Islands » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:56 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:Hmmm, let's see:

The abortion discussion has been finally settled with a clear win for one side.
The liberals and conservatives are now best friends forever
Lunatic Goofballs stopped playing in mud
The Dutch don't have their silly topic anymore >:(
People do not miss the :fluffle: smiley anymore
etc.


In all seriousness, it's actually still pretty much the same thing around here. Maybe a bit less social interaction lately and new faces instead of old ones, but that's it.

I still do! That was one of my fondest memories, and one of my earliest. I even have an old picture saved from the height of flufflemania: http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/6319/70138181.jpg
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Cannot think of a name » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:02 pm

Well, we all bitched about the original servers and so then we all moved to a hosted server that we all liked for a minute until apparently we hated that too.

Things like Goatse and surprise porn stopped almost all together.

The Nazis of Summer more or less died away.

Some mods quit. Some people became mods. Other people became upset at people who became mods. Some people quit. Some people quit but didn't really quit. Some people quit and really did quit. The General Rule of Thumb on this more or less held true--if you said you were quitting you didn't. If you didn't say you were quitting and your nation died because you didn't give a shit anymore, you stayed quit.

Some trolls were 'charming' or 'articulate' and that made them Teflon, until they weren't.

Nationstates and the host that was hosting our server had a messy break up, and we went here. NS II came into being but it was unloved.

Forum 7 was made as a April Fools joke but then became permanent so now people have a place to declare themselves Sparticus.

Conservatives were in power in the US and liberals made threads about how much that sucked. Now liberals are in power and conservatives make threads about how much that sucks.

People took arguments here too seriously and left in huffs. People didn't take discussions seriously enough and just tried to get people to leave in huffs. Both sets of people thought they were awesome and everyone else was dorks.

Remember how in Pac-Man you get a new dude at 10,000 points? Every time some trigger number of people someone likes stopped posting someone would post a thread about how General is dead now.

People complained about abortion threads even though on balance it's one of the least discussed topics in the 'common topic' rotation.

RPers tried to invade a region full of Generalites and a handful of Generalites repelled it. And then were very smug.

Some other things happened, but for the most part I wasn't really paying attention.
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Postby Zeppy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:18 pm

I am somewhat important. :)

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Postby Dakini » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:22 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:Some mods quit. Some people became mods. Other people became upset at people who became mods. Some people quit. Some people quit but didn't really quit. Some people quit and really did quit. The General Rule of Thumb on this more or less held true--if you said you were quitting you didn't. If you didn't say you were quitting and your nation died because you didn't give a shit anymore, you stayed quit.

Actually nations can be resurrected. That's why the Lazarus region exists.

...the region that I inhabit... la la la.
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Postby Geniasis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:23 pm

Well, there was this one giant orgy we had a few years back. But uh... some people got lost in the pile and sort of suffocated, so Max won't let us have one anymore.

Parth and Neo Art realized that their long-standing animosity was just masking their mutual attraction, and hatesex ensued.

Lunatic Goofballs had a breakdown and yelled at us about six months ago, asking us "what the hell is so goddamn funny!?" Then he banned a bunch of people in an overwhelming show of force.

Surprise of the year, Bottle has been trolling us all these years. Not only is Bottle a man, but he's also a misogynist. Go figure.

NERVUN is actually an elderly Icelandian man who has never been to Japan.

Kat is a dog person.

Bluth Corporation renounced Ayn Rand and opened a charity for orphans.

Also, Wilgrove is actually Hugh Hefner.

So you've missed quite a bit, actually.
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Postby Inchland » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:36 pm

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Postby Geniasis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:40 pm

I saw, I went to F7, I came.

...

Now I'm in therapy.
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Myrensis wrote:I say turn it into a brothel, that way Muslims and Christians can be offended together.


DaWoad wrote:nah, she only fought because, as everyone knows, the brits can't make a decent purse to save their lives and she had a VERY important shopping trip coming up!


Reichskommissariat ost wrote:Women are as good as men , I dont know why they constantly whine about things.


Euronion wrote:because how dare me ever ever try to demand rights for myself, right men, we should just lie down and let the women trample over us, let them take awa our rights, our right to vote will be next just don't say I didn't warn ou

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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:41 pm

Geniasis wrote:Well, there was this one giant orgy we had a few years back. But uh... some people got lost in the pile and sort of suffocated, so Max won't let us have one anymore.

Parth and Neo Art realized that their long-standing animosity was just masking their mutual attraction, and hatesex ensued.

Lunatic Goofballs had a breakdown and yelled at us about six months ago, asking us "what the hell is so goddamn funny!?" Then he banned a bunch of people in an overwhelming show of force.

Surprise of the year, Bottle has been trolling us all these years. Not only is Bottle a man, but he's also a misogynist. Go figure.

NERVUN is actually an elderly Icelandian man who has never been to Japan.

Kat is a dog person.

Bluth Corporation renounced Ayn Rand and opened a charity for orphans.

Also, Wilgrove is actually Hugh Hefner.

So you've missed quite a bit, actually.

Not only that, Bluth switched his allegiance to the Cincinnati Bengals, which is kind of the same thing.
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Postby Bluth Corporation » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:46 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Geniasis wrote:Well, there was this one giant orgy we had a few years back. But uh... some people got lost in the pile and sort of suffocated, so Max won't let us have one anymore.

Parth and Neo Art realized that their long-standing animosity was just masking their mutual attraction, and hatesex ensued.

Lunatic Goofballs had a breakdown and yelled at us about six months ago, asking us "what the hell is so goddamn funny!?" Then he banned a bunch of people in an overwhelming show of force.

Surprise of the year, Bottle has been trolling us all these years. Not only is Bottle a man, but he's also a misogynist. Go figure.

NERVUN is actually an elderly Icelandian man who has never been to Japan.

Kat is a dog person.

Bluth Corporation renounced Ayn Rand and opened a charity for orphans.

Also, Wilgrove is actually Hugh Hefner.

So you've missed quite a bit, actually.

Not only that, Bluth switched his allegiance to the Cincinnati Bengals, which is kind of the same thing.


That's going a bit too far, don't you think?

(FACT: I seriously considered posting a joke "flame" complaint about Farnhamia's post in Moderation, but thought better of it)
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Postby Hydesland » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:53 pm

B E E K E R wrote:Ok..so I have not been around since possibly the end of 2003..


Yes you have, you were here for quite a while in 2007 I think it was, before getting DOS.

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