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NERVUN
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All Hallows Eve- TET or Treat!

Postby NERVUN » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:27 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, Reploid Productions has links in her 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. 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. We hate drowning.

  • Title for the thread: If you’ve got some ideas or preferences, let us know – we'll pretend to consider it before ultimately going with whatever title we came up with. TGs to me on this topic are not welcome :P

  • Offenders will have to lip sync for their life.

  • Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

  • Darkness Falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl from every tomb and are closing in to seal your doom!

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 Destructive Government Economic System » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:29 pm

First reply.

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Postby Sareva-Hiiro » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:29 pm

We didn't even finish the last one! Shenanigans! I call shenanigans!
"With every passing day, I am slowly falling further and further into the pit of the deepest emotional loss. Every action I take only leads to regret, guilt that lasts a lifetime and more. My mental stability is cracking at the base, my psychological cohesion gradually eroding away. The will, no, the desire to continue is slipping, the intertwined hand of fate losing its grip on my weathered palms. Why, you ask? What is the reason for your torment? Life,
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Postby Arctica-Aleutia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:32 pm

I come in a distant third.

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Postby United Islamic Commonwealth » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:34 pm

Meh. I'm early enough.
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Postby Sareva-Hiiro » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:35 pm

United Islamic Commonwealth wrote:Meh. I'm early enough.

That first page on a brand-spanking new TET is always a grind. No need to rush, take your time. Get settled, have some coffee or tea, and relax.
"With every passing day, I am slowly falling further and further into the pit of the deepest emotional loss. Every action I take only leads to regret, guilt that lasts a lifetime and more. My mental stability is cracking at the base, my psychological cohesion gradually eroding away. The will, no, the desire to continue is slipping, the intertwined hand of fate losing its grip on my weathered palms. Why, you ask? What is the reason for your torment? Life,
my friend, that is my torment.

Life is what destroys the human mind."

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Postby Neanderthaland » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:41 pm

What do I get if I choose "Treat?"
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Postby Farnhamia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:41 pm

I'm just glad this one's not pumpkin spice-flavored.
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Postby Neanderthaland » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:45 pm

Farnhamia wrote:I'm just glad this one's not pumpkin spice-flavored.

The pumpkin spice craze needs to die in a fire.
Ug make fire. Mod ban Ug.

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Postby Farnhamia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:I'm just glad this one's not pumpkin spice-flavored.

The pumpkin spice craze needs to die in a fire.

Which will only spread the contagion everywhere!
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Postby Rusozak » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:48 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Neanderthaland wrote:The pumpkin spice craze needs to die in a fire.

Which will only spread the contagion everywhere!


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Postby Kyrusia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:51 pm

This wouldn't be randomly, once in a blue moon a Halloween TET if the demonic caprid didn't make an appearance.
Farnhamia wrote:I'm just glad this one's not pumpkin spice-flavored.

And that makes two of us. Everyone knows pecan pie and sweet potato casserole are superior.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:54 pm

Kyrusia wrote:This wouldn't be randomly, once in a blue moon a Halloween TET if the demonic caprid didn't make an appearance.
Farnhamia wrote:I'm just glad this one's not pumpkin spice-flavored.

And that makes two of us. Everyone knows pecan pie and sweet potato casserole are superior.

Sweet potato casserole, especially when it's made with rum and topped with marshmallows is to die for
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Postby New haven america » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:55 pm

While not fitting the Halloween spirit, I must thank the internet for creating this.
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Postby Kyrusia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:56 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Kyrusia wrote:This wouldn't be randomly, once in a blue moon a Halloween TET if the demonic caprid didn't make an appearance.

And that makes two of us. Everyone knows pecan pie and sweet potato casserole are superior.

Sweet potato casserole, especially when it's made with rum and topped with marshmallows is to die for

Extra brown sugar and walnuts (or pecans). The crunch. The crunch...
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Postby Luna Amore » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:58 pm

Seriously? I had a TET lined up in the evidence locker for months and you close it a page early to snipe me?

The dirtiest of dirty pool. Didn't even use Minoa's corrections.
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Postby Kyrusia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:59 pm

Luna Amore wrote:Seriously? I had a TET lined up in the evidence locker for months and you close it a page early to snipe me?

The dirtiest of dirty pool. Didn't even use Minoa's corrections.

TET fight? TET fight.
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Postby Byzantii » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:01 pm

16TH! HAH! I GOT 16TH REPLY!
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Postby Luna Amore » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:09 pm

Kyrusia wrote:
Luna Amore wrote:Seriously? I had a TET lined up in the evidence locker for months and you close it a page early to snipe me?

The dirtiest of dirty pool. Didn't even use Minoa's corrections.

TET fight? TET fight.

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Postby Major-Tom » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:17 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:I'm just glad this one's not pumpkin spice-flavored.

The pumpkin spice craze needs to die in a fire.


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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Luna Amore wrote:
Kyrusia wrote:TET fight? TET fight.

Image

Protects the sweet potato casserole.
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Postby Kyrusia » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Luna Amore wrote:
Kyrusia wrote:TET fight? TET fight.

Image

For anyone curious as to "what Mods really do"... This. This is what we do.
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Postby Donut section » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:25 pm

New TET smell
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Postby Sareva-Hiiro » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:34 pm

Donut section wrote:New TET smell

Smells . . . Disconcerting. Like, what antics are gonna happen now?
"With every passing day, I am slowly falling further and further into the pit of the deepest emotional loss. Every action I take only leads to regret, guilt that lasts a lifetime and more. My mental stability is cracking at the base, my psychological cohesion gradually eroding away. The will, no, the desire to continue is slipping, the intertwined hand of fate losing its grip on my weathered palms. Why, you ask? What is the reason for your torment? Life,
my friend, that is my torment.

Life is what destroys the human mind."

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Postby NERVUN » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:43 pm

Luna Amore wrote:Seriously? I had a TET lined up in the evidence locker for months and you close it a page early to snipe me?

The dirtiest of dirty pool. Didn't even use Minoa's corrections.

That's what you get for missing staff meetings!


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