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Reploid Productions
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The Enduring Tête-à-tête: Brought to you by the thesaurus.

Postby Reploid Productions » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:20 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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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Western Pacific Territories » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:21 pm

Oh come on! At least I'm first!

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Postby Luna Amore » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:21 pm

I am shamed. Reppy outdrew me.
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:22 pm

Good, a new thread for our usual intellectual conversations. Time to bring some class to NationStates General!
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 Soldati Senza Confini » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:22 pm

Huh. Your story about your sis reppy. That's actually pretty damn cool.
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Postby Val Halla » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:22 pm

Tee hee, mod blunder! :p

Western Pacific Territories wrote:Oh come on! At least I'm first!

Bad poster, bad!
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Smells like... the same thing. OK. I like familiar things.
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Postby Talvezout » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:22 pm

Luna Amore wrote:I am shamed. Reppy outdrew me.


Looks like you couldn't outrep Reppy.

I show no remorse
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Postby Veceria » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:22 pm

You stole Lunas show, Peploid.
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Postby Reploid Productions » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:23 pm

Mine hit first? I thought Luna's did! XD;;;
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Reppy's DoGA FAQ - For those using DoGA to make their NS military and such
One Stop Rules Shop -- Reppy's Sig Workshop -- Getting Help Page
[violet] wrote:Maybe we could power our new search engine from the sexual tension between you two.
Ifreann wrote:Bring Reppy your signet rings, she is our Brony Queen now!

I believe in the magic of friendship, the wholly awesome bronydom, the conventions of fans,
the forgiveness of haters, the resurrection of faith in humanity, and love everlasting.

In nomine poni, et filly, et spiritus stable.
Char Aznable/Giant Meteor 2020! - Forcing humanity to move into space and progress whether we goddamn want to or not!

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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Val Halla » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:23 pm

Hurdegaryp wrote:Good, a new thread for our usual intellectual conversations. Time to bring some class to NationStates General!

Class, and sass. Where would we be without it?
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:23 pm

Val Halla wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Good, a new thread for our usual intellectual conversations. Time to bring some class to NationStates General!

Class, and sass. Where would we be without it?


Tumblr.
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Postby DesAnges » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:24 pm

Nana, which bug? There are bugs? I don't want to get ill :(
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Postby Talvezout » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:24 pm

Val Halla wrote:
Hurdegaryp wrote:Good, a new thread for our usual intellectual conversations. Time to bring some class to NationStates General!

Class, and sass. Where would we be without it?


Class, sass, and brass.

The glory that is TET.
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Postby Val Halla » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:24 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Mine hit first? I thought Luna's did! XD;;;

We'll never know :(
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Capitalist Paradise

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Poor title. 3/10
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Postby Immoren » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:24 pm

Apparently I did futile effort.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:24 pm

DesAnges wrote:Nana, which bug? There are bugs? I don't want to get ill :(


Did you forget to put insect repellent again before coming into TET? Shame, Des.
Code name: Ratatouille Strychnine
Also: THERNSY!!
Your story isn't over;֍Help save transgender people's lives֍Help for feral cats
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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Val Halla » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:25 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Val Halla wrote:Class, and sass. Where would we be without it?


Tumblr.

People say Tumblr is bad

YouTube comment sections are

Talvezout wrote:
Val Halla wrote:Class, and sass. Where would we be without it?


Class, sass, and brass.

The glory that is TET.

I'd much rather talk about Orlais tan New Orleans.
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Postby Val Halla » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
DesAnges wrote:Nana, which bug? There are bugs? I don't want to get ill :(


Did you forget to put insect repellent again before coming into TET? Shame, Des.

The thunderflies shall swarm! D:
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Veceria wrote:You stole Lunas show, Peploid.

You can't stop Reploid, for this is Reploid's burlesque vaudeville theatre now.
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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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Luziyca » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Good afternoon, guys. How are you doping in the new TET?
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Postby Luna Amore » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Mine hit first? I thought Luna's did! XD;;;

I'll have my revenge!

Every TET for the next year will be Pusheen themed!
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