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The Eternal Thread: We're a Tortoise Now

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:51 pm
by NERVUN
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.

  • This extra sentence was added during reincarnation eighty-six by Blaat and he wonders when another mod will notice it.
  • A mod did notice after a while, but decided what the heck, two can play this game. And as of 90, three have.
  • No, this does not mean everyone can run out and create their own chat threads. Please do not go out and make your own. 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 – I’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. 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 here.

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.


Previous Incarnations:

Part 01 -- Part 02 -- Part 03 -- Part 04 -- Part 05 -- Part 06 -- Part 07 -- Part 08 -- Part 09 -- Part 10
Part 11 -- Part 12 -- Part 13 -- Part 14 -- Part 15 -- Part 16 -- Part 17 -- Part 18 -- Part 19 -- Part 20
Part 21 -- Part 22 -- Part 23 -- Part 24 -- Part 25 -- Part 26 -- Part 27 -- Part 28 -- Part 29 -- Part 30
Part 31 -- Part 32 -- Part 33 -- Part 34 -- Part 35 -- Part 36 -- Part 37 -- Part 38 -- Part 39 -- Part 40
Part 41 -- Part 42 -- Part 43 -- Part 44 -- Part 45 -- Part 46 -- Part 47 -- Part 48 -- Part 49 -- Part 50
Part 51 -- Part 52 -- Part 53 -- Part 54 -- Part 55 -- Part 56 -- Part 57 -- Part 58 -- Part 59 -- Part 60
Part 61 -- Part 62 -- Part 63 -- Part 64 -- Part 65 -- Part 66 -- Part 67 -- Part 68 -- Part 69 -- Part 70
Part 71 -- Part 72 -- Part 73 -- Part 74 -- Part 75 -- Part 76 -- Part 77 -- Part 78 -- Part 79 -- Part 80
Part 81 -- Part 82 -- Part 83 -- Part 84 -- Part 85 -- Part 86 -- Part 87 -- Part 88 -- Part 89 -- Part 90
Part 91 -- Part 92 -- Part 93 -- Part 94 -- Part 95 -- Part 96 -- Part 97 -- Part 98 -- Part 99

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:52 pm
by San
thank you based god
you've saved the severs from a severe case of death

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:52 pm
by The Serbian Empire
Welcome to the 100th TET Squadron! That 99th one ran a bit long.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by Thafoo
Arf, says the tortoise.

Arf arf.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by New Maldorainia
Well, is everyone happy, the old one is locked, so people could stop talking about it not having ended.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by Divair
A tortoise? Why not a penguin?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by Yoite
Divair wrote:
Bralia wrote:Do you have any idea how long it takes to transverse the inter-galactic void? :eyebrow: :palm:

Not long?


Technically it should take several times the duration of traversing the galaxy in the first place, so at FTL expect them to die in the void.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by San

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by Uieurnthlaal
List your crushes, Kannap! Pls

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by The Land Fomerly Known as Ligerplace
First post!

of mine on this thread

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by Gallade
Only 499 pages left. Omg guys slow down.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:53 pm
by The Serbian Empire
Uieurnthlaal wrote:List your crushes, Kannap! Pls

Sugar Cain has to be one.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by Bralia
viewtopic.php?p=18788122#p18788122

As a general Star Trek fan, I'm certainly aware of the war with the Dominion but only vaguely familiar with the Klingon war.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by Meritocratic States
Whoa. New thread.

Okay... I might've showed my inner Trekkie there...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by -The Unified Earth Governments-
Almost there!

Almost 100 TETS!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by Divair
Gallade wrote:Only 499 pages left. Omg guys slow down.

GOTTA GO FAST
OMG NEW THREAD SMELL
GUYS WHAT IS THIS THREAD?
WHAT DOES TET STAND FOR?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by The Serbian Empire
The Land Fomerly Known as Ligerplace wrote:First post!

of mine on this thread

NOT First nor last!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by Sinovet
SINE WAZ HERE!! FIRST PAGE!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by Ionian Knights
Damn.. I'm old.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by San
Divair wrote:
Gallade wrote:Only 499 pages left. Omg guys slow down.

GOTTA GO FAST
OMG NEW THREAD SMELL
GUYS WHAT IS THIS THREAD?
WHAT DOES TET STAND FOR?

FIRST

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by The Holy Therns
Gallade wrote:Only 499 pages left. Omg guys slow down.


:hug:

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by Divair
San wrote:
Divair wrote:GOTTA GO FAST
OMG NEW THREAD SMELL
GUYS WHAT IS THIS THREAD?
WHAT DOES TET STAND FOR?

FIRST

LAST

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm
by New Maldorainia
The Serbian Empire wrote:
Uieurnthlaal wrote:List your crushes, Kannap! Pls

Sugar Cain has to be one.


That goes without saying.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:55 pm
by Vareiln
A century of TETs, eh?
Not quite, but still.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:55 pm
by The Grey Wolf
Here's Johnny!