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TET: Summer Summed Up Sumptuously

Postby Farnhamia » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:35 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 Tinhampton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:37 pm

First at last! First at last! Thank God almighty, I'm first at last!
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Postby Valentine Z » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Woo-hoo, thanks, Farn! :D

Oi, we are tied for the first place! Stop hogging the trophy! :p
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Postby Ironspire » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Third at last, third at last...
help

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Postby Kannap » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Back to my first page nonsense days.
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Postby Kannap » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:41 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:I find sand annoying only if it gets in my shoes (if my feet are bare, it's fine; it just gets caught in the crevices of shoes for a while), but I do like the beach and the ocean.

Mountains -- actual mountains, as opposed to hills -- are something I'd rather look at.


Your first mistake is wearing shoes on the beach.
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Postby New Excalibus » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:43 pm

Here's to summer!
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Postby Kannap » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:44 pm

Farnhamia wrote:I can see mountains from my house. *nodnod*

Ha!


As can I. Can be to the top of the nearest one after just half a mile of walking. If I ever start running (been procrastinating getting back into running for a week now) then it's gonna be my first run, to the top and back - one mile total.

It offers nice views, but if one wants the amazing and extraordinary views those are about a half hour to an hour's drive away or more.
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This is my first TET, so... *shivers nervously* what am I in for?

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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Ironspire wrote:This is my first TET, so... *shivers nervously* what am I in for?

Random stuff, random stuff, random stuff, and a further five hundred pages or so worth of random stuff. How on earth we manage to keep the conversation going, I may never know!
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Kannap wrote:
The Free Joy State wrote:I find sand annoying only if it gets in my shoes (if my feet are bare, it's fine; it just gets caught in the crevices of shoes for a while), but I do like the beach and the ocean.

Mountains -- actual mountains, as opposed to hills -- are something I'd rather look at.


Your first mistake is wearing shoes on the beach.

I'm British. It's a thing we do.

We wear shoes on the beach. And we sit eating chips, while being attacked by seagulls, even though there's a perfectly good eat-in place. And that's how we know we had a good day out. :p
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Postby Valentine Z » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:48 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Ironspire wrote:This is my first TET, so... *shivers nervously* what am I in for?

Random stuff, random stuff, random stuff, and a further five hundred pages or so worth of random stuff. How on earth we manage to keep the conversation going, I may never know!


It all starts with a common interest, then it explodes from there.

And it was a great fireworks explosion, not the usual heated discussion we find on General.
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Postby Ironspire » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:48 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Ironspire wrote:This is my first TET, so... *shivers nervously* what am I in for?

Random stuff, random stuff, random stuff, and a further five hundred pages or so worth of random stuff. How on earth we manage to keep the conversation going, I may never know!

Anyway, what's your favourite marine creature? Mine are octopi. Dolphins are overrated.

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Postby Farnhamia » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 pm

Ironspire wrote:
Tinhampton wrote:Random stuff, random stuff, random stuff, and a further five hundred pages or so worth of random stuff. How on earth we manage to keep the conversation going, I may never know!

Anyway, what's your favourite marine creature? Mine are octopi. Dolphins are overrated.

Mine? Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
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Postby Ironspire » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:00 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:
Kannap wrote:
Your first mistake is wearing shoes on the beach.

I'm British. It's a thing we do.

We wear shoes on the beach. And we sit eating chips, while being attacked by seagulls, even though there's a perfectly good eat-in place. And that's how we know we had a good day out. :p

As someone who went to Lyme Regis not to long ago, I can relate to this. Plus, I live in Portsmouth, so seagulls are a nuisance anyway.
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Postby Abserdia » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:09 pm

Ironspire wrote:
Tinhampton wrote:Random stuff, random stuff, random stuff, and a further five hundred pages or so worth of random stuff. How on earth we manage to keep the conversation going, I may never know!

Anyway, what's your favourite marine creature? Mine are octopi. Dolphins are overrated.

Octopi are pretty rad, but you ever see those videos of whales surfacing up close?
It's sick. Whales are sick.
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Postby Idzequitch » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:13 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Ironspire wrote:Anyway, what's your favourite marine creature? Mine are octopi. Dolphins are overrated.

Mine? Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Oho! I see what you did there! More of a Timothy McGee sort of guy myself.
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*sniff* Hmm...New thread smell...with a hint of that autumn scented crap that you find in the home decor section of the grocery store...
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Longweather wrote:Summer never dies.

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Dylar wrote:*sniff* Hmm...New thread smell...with a hint of that autumn scented crap that you find in the home decor section of the grocery store...

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Postby Kannap » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 pm

Tinhampton wrote:
Ironspire wrote:This is my first TET, so... *shivers nervously* what am I in for?

Random stuff, random stuff, random stuff, and a further five hundred pages or so worth of random stuff. How on earth we manage to keep the conversation going, I may never know!


Much like Doctor Who, this is the story that never ends.

While she's on her 13th incarnation (14th if you count the War Doctor), we're on our 174th
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