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Postby Greater Cesnica » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:34 pm

What are some of the most (objectively) significant events to have occurred in the NSG Forum's colorful history?

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Postby Ikania » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:47 pm

I suppose this is more of a site-wide thing than a specific forum matter, but the May Massacre will always stand out to me. An impressive work by the moderation team to make all that happen.

You might also be interested in the Predator deletions, which caused quite a stir back in the day.

I can't speak for anything pre-2014, but those are just two that I remember well.
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Postby Greater Cesnica » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:55 pm

Ikania wrote:I suppose this is more of a site-wide thing than a specific forum matter, but the May Massacre will always stand out to me. An impressive work by the moderation team to make all that happen.

You might also be interested in the Predator deletions, which caused quite a stir back in the day.

I can't speak for anything pre-2014, but those are just two that I remember well.

Yeah, I was more so looking for forum-specific events. Though, the Predator deletions thread is quite entertaining to go through, thanks for reminding me of that!
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Postby Reploid Productions » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:03 pm

Probably the two most significant forum events were the two forum moves. The first from the clunky old forums onto Jolt in... I want to say 2005-? And the second where we collectively flipped Jolt/OMAC off and moved back to independent forums in 2009. Lesser significant events would probably include the multiple and finally permanent bans on Chat/Chat Location Threads in F7 (tangentially related to the already mentioned May Massacre), the establishment of the Roleplay Mentors for NS/II and P2TM, and more recently the shuttering of the Left Wing/Right Wing Discussion threads.

I mean, arguably the appointment of the first batch of forum mods in April 2003 was probably one of the most significant, in that it actually made the forums less spammy and properly organized. :lol2:
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:04 pm

I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.
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Postby Atheris » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:05 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:06 pm

Atheris wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Ex-squeeze me? How did I miss this?


Probably because were not around. This happened several years ago and you are a 2018 nation, I believe.
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Postby Kowani » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Wait what
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Postby Reploid Productions » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Oh man, seriously. That night was one of those "restore your faith in humanity" events. Really hope he was able to get the help he needed in the long term.
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Postby Nuroblav » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:07 pm

In the time I've been around? I remember one NSG thread getting so bad that Reploid had to do a massive trawl in which several users came under fire. Can't remember the thread though.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:08 pm

Kowani wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Wait what


I’m not going to go into detail, sorry. But yes, several years ago NSG came together to save a poster’s life.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:09 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Oh man, seriously. That night was one of those "restore your faith in humanity" events. Really hope he was able to get the help he needed in the long term.


You guys were also very instrumental in that. But yes, it was a proud moment.
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Postby Kowani » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:10 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kowani wrote:Wait what


I’m not going to go into detail, sorry. But yes, several years ago NSG came together to save a poster’s life.

Impressive
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:11 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kowani wrote:Wait what


I’m not going to go into detail, sorry. But yes, several years ago NSG came together to save a poster’s life.

That's awesome!
I am kinda traumatized from an...event...in August in which...bad pictures were being posted. Did not see them in full, but saw that they were posted and was scarred for a bit there.
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Postby Atheris » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:11 pm

Oh, yeah, my name was in a thread once. That's pretty cool, right?
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Western Fardelshufflestein wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
I’m not going to go into detail, sorry. But yes, several years ago NSG came together to save a poster’s life.

That's awesome!
I am kinda traumatized from an...event...in August in which...bad pictures were being posted. Did not see them in full, but saw that they were posted and was scarred for a bit there.

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Postby Mathuvan Union » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:12 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:I’ll always remember how NSG came together to try and save a poster’s life. It was an amazing thing to watch.

Oh man, seriously. That night was one of those "restore your faith in humanity" events. Really hope he was able to get the help he needed in the long term.

1) we had faith in humanity in the first place? different age.
2) this seems to be something highly unusual for a random forum site but pretty banging achievement.
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Postby Phaenix » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:12 pm

I've only been around since 2018, but the biggest forum event I've seen was a thread on the Strasburg Incident. It got derailed about four, maybe five pages in and turned into a holy war in the comments, with this one guy just saying, "No U," and bashing every religion he could think of. There were several attempts to get the thread back on track, but it eventually got locked and several nations, including myself, were warned.
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Postby Kowani » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:12 pm

But anyway, as Reppy said, the most significant event in my time here was the shutdown of the RWDT and LWDT.
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Postby Albrenia » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Some of our forum members have been married after meeting here, I believe.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Kowani wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
I’m not going to go into detail, sorry. But yes, several years ago NSG came together to save a poster’s life.

Impressive


With all it entailed, it was impressive.
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Postby Atheris » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:14 pm

Phaenix wrote:I've only been around since 2018, but the biggest forum event I've seen was a thread on the Strasburg Incident. It got derailed about four, maybe five pages in and turned into a holy war in the comments, with this one guy just saying, "No U," and bashing every religion he could think of. There were several attempts to get the thread back on track, but it eventually got locked and several nations, including myself, were warned.

Oh, damn, I remember that.

Kowani wrote:But anyway, as Reppy said, the most significant event in my time here was the shutdown of the RWDT and LWDT.

Yeah. Honestly, I still don't get why they were banned.




Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. The unjust banning of Nouveau Quebecois, AKA Lakeland, for something he had in his motto. His entire nation was DEAT'ed and he quit NS, and I'm still really salty about that.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:17 pm

Albrenia wrote:Some of our forum members have been married after meeting here, I believe.


Yes, there are a few NS couples that met here.
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Postby Heloin » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:18 pm

Atheris wrote:
Phaenix wrote:I've only been around since 2018, but the biggest forum event I've seen was a thread on the Strasburg Incident. It got derailed about four, maybe five pages in and turned into a holy war in the comments, with this one guy just saying, "No U," and bashing every religion he could think of. There were several attempts to get the thread back on track, but it eventually got locked and several nations, including myself, were warned.

Oh, damn, I remember that.

Kowani wrote:But anyway, as Reppy said, the most significant event in my time here was the shutdown of the RWDT and LWDT.

Yeah. Honestly, I still don't get why they were banned.

The RWDT was an unmanageable mess and had been for years. People just didn't want to admit it and plenty still don't.
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Postby Western Fardelshufflestein » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:19 pm

Atheris wrote:
Phaenix wrote:I've only been around since 2018, but the biggest forum event I've seen was a thread on the Strasburg Incident. It got derailed about four, maybe five pages in and turned into a holy war in the comments, with this one guy just saying, "No U," and bashing every religion he could think of. There were several attempts to get the thread back on track, but it eventually got locked and several nations, including myself, were warned.

Oh, damn, I remember that.

Kowani wrote:But anyway, as Reppy said, the most significant event in my time here was the shutdown of the RWDT and LWDT.

Yeah. Honestly, I still don't get why they were banned.




Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. The unjust banning of Nouveau Quebecois, AKA Lakeland, for something he had in his motto. His entire nation was DEAT'ed and he quit NS, and I'm still really salty about that.

Oh, he officially quit the game? I did not know that. And I am aware of this.

This isn't a forum-specific event, per se, but the so-called Drewpocalypse was initiated the day before I joined NS. So the number of nations was high for a little while before all of the nations CTE'd. Something I did not like about that was what seemed to me to be an attack on Drew's nation for causing such a massive influx.
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