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Old 07-Mar-2009, 14:05
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You'll also find a familiar skin to help make you feel at home in the bottom left-hand corner of each page of the boards.
See, here I thought that this went hand-in-hand with the following:

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You'll note that we imported the old SA style from the old boards. On the old boards we mandated this style because we're not a bunch of bitches. Now however, a bunch of bitches might be coming in.
Honestly, it can Still go either way.
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Old 07-Mar-2009, 14:06
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So, I haven't talked to you in a while, Ala.

How's school?
School as in me as a student or school as in me as a teacher?

I've taught some already. I'm going to get my master's, but I already have two bachelor's which qualifies me to teach with supervision.

My life as a student is going very well. No complaints.

I'm just in the pre-test course now. It's kind of insane. I spent $1400 to help me prep for a test that costs $140 so that I make sure I get a high score. Then I took a pre-test for it and apparently I can score what I need to score with doing nothing more than learning how to cross-cancel X.

On one hand I am very relieved, because the scores my school wants are very high and it's a very exclusive school, so I'm in great shape to get in (which I pretty much knew I'd do anyway, but I still like to be sure).

On the other it kind of makes me cocky, so now I'm blowing everything off. It's hard to take a test that I know I am going to pass seriously. It's very hard to hunker down and hit the books for it when I know I can essentially walk in without a sweat.

So naturally something will happen that bites me in the ass.

Wisdom dictates that I'm now incredibly nervous because I scored well and can take it easy, and am having a problem doing otherwise. I'm not very good at terrorizing myself apparently.

Other than that though, everything is great. I'll overcome that too though. I'm not about to piss away the opportunity, so I'll eventually pull it together.
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Zoid.
No way?!
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Old 07-Mar-2009, 22:12
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The mods seriously need to stop fuckin around on the Pandemic site.
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Old 07-Mar-2009, 22:58
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You could almost ask "who mods the mod men?"
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Old 07-Mar-2009, 22:59
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You could almost ask "who mods the mod men?"
Nice pun there.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:03
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I just noticed, many people from the Pandy boards are denying to come here, because they say Ala swears too much and they don't like it...

You know what you have to do Ala, calm down with the cursing or GTFO.


















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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:09
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I just noticed, many people from the Pandy boards are denying to come here, because they say Ala swears too much and they don't like it...

You know what you have to do Ala, calm down with the cursing or GTFO.

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GTFO it is.

I dunno what to tell them. The environments are different. This is not meant to be Pandemic lite. This is a community that's existed for many years (longer than Pandemic, actually) in one shape or another, and never has it ever had a restriction on language of any kind other than the social consequences of using racial or demeaning words that display one's own ignorance.

This site has never had moderators, and we're not about to start now. I'm also not a fan of making rules we can't enforce.

It's a social community where the community shapes itself. I'm not interested in creating a canned community. Hang out here, don't hang out here... Each to their own. I'd like to see this community do something special, but then again it already has so...

Yeah. It is what it is.

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The mods seriously need to stop fuckin around on the Pandemic site.
Bah. A little ass-hattery never killed anyone. No one dropped a baby. If this is what constitutes a problem these days, things must be going pretty well.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:12
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I'm sure it'd take some getting used to.

I remember when I was a kid and I always thought that Santa Claus was some jolly, husky man who went about giving gifts to good boys and girls for the sake of spreading cheer and rewarding good behavior.

It took some used to getting used to a Santa Claus that swore, smelled like alcohol and sweat, and beat up mommy, but after I got over the initial shock it just became a way of life.

After all, if he still gave you presents at Christmas, and if mommy always told the police that she didn't want to press charges and she never left the marriage, then what difference does it make it Santa has stubble and home-made tattoos instead of a fluffy white beard and reindeer?
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:17
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Well said.

I personally do not care at all, but like I said, people on Pandy are outraged by your "suden an ovious chaeng of behayvier".

Well anyways, did you know you were in Wikipedia for a while? Until somebody edited the page and said you left to achieve your dream on becoming a gay porn star...
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:18
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Well said.

I personally do not care at all, but like I said, people on Pandy are outraged by your "suden an ovious chaeng of behayvier".

Well anyways, did you know you were in Wikipedia for a while? Until somebody edited the page and said you left to achieve your dream on becoming a gay porn star...
Really? How'd my career as a porn star go? I hope it didn't taint me too much. Turn me into a giant dick, or some kind of ass-hole. Bugger me, when did this all go down?

:wakka wakka wakka:

PS: We really need a Fozzy Bear icon...
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:22
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Like, a month or two ago.

I tried to clean the mess up and said "He isn't a gay porn star, and he'll be sorely missed by all the community. amirite gaiz?". But unfortunately, that didn't turn out as I expected.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:32
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If people cannot handle a little swearing, i dread to think how they're going to cope when they enter the big wide world. Bah, some people are over sensitive and too easily offended.

Or maybe i'm too laid back o.O ah, well, can't claim to truly know someone over the internet, anyway.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 13:59
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Mostly because they're idiots who have been so heavily indoctrinated, that the sight of a swear word makes them cry bloody murder, and go running back to their born-again infused and extraordinarily pointless message boards with word filters, big-brother mods who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, and the like to discuss video games with far, far harsher themes than those they were fleeing from in the first place.

In other news, I use Irony like a $5 whore.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 14:15
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Mostly because they're idiots who have been so heavily indoctrinated, that the sight of a swear word makes them cry bloody murder, and go running back to their born-again infused and extraordinarily pointless message boards with word filters, big-brother mods who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, and the like to discuss video games with far, far harsher themes than those they were fleeing from in the first place.

In other news, I use Irony like a $5 whore.
In defense of those sites, they are run for profit and face a stinging rage of public scrutiny. The back-lash can be severe. What's that lawyer's name? Thompson? Fox NEWS went after Mass Effect. Hugo Chavez attempted to claim a CIA conspiracy over Mercs 2. Death threats were issued on that board, to those employees. Lazlowe, Amalthea, Random Task, myself and even some of the mods all received threats.

Which game was it that was banned for featuring a famous cathedral?

That site and those like them live in a reality that this site doesn't have to deal with.



They're a video game company and those games are designed for younger users. They have a certain expectation to live up to and are under constant pressure from would-be "web journalists" that would love to find something juicy to "get their big break" on. Finding a video game board full of child porn and scat would be a big story to them.

So they're under a different set of rules and have to conduct themselves differently. Lawsuits abound, and the consequences are real and reaching. People's jobs and lively-hoods are on the line each and ever day there. A couple of racist comments that go un-noticed for too long can get someone punted out the door.



The purpose here is very different, and the audience and detractors very different. There's no such thing as "bad press" for a site like this - this site has no publicly traded stock. This site wouldn't mind it if people threw a tissy over something stupid. If this site offends someone, that's absolutely okay, if not encouraged.

The purposes of the communities is very different. They're there to provide access, advertising and marketing for a product they intend to make profit on which ultimately delivers dividends to stock-holders.

We're here to entertain ourselves. The goals are different, and as such the tools and constraints are different.

Those "other places" don't suck. They're cool and they serve a purpose and do a good thing for their audience and their employees. They're providing a service that people want. Their jobs are very far from easy.

The service people want there compared to here however, is very, very different.

They have people to answer to. This site doesn't (aside from the general community - which is a big job in its own right).

The situations are totally different. It's not reasonable nor fair to judge that site with the same set of rules one judges this one. They do not share a common circumstance. These two entities do not live in the same reality.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 14:15
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the problem is all these fucking purists, they think that just because they have been brought up with the almighty fear of self expression that they would rather join a church choir and part their hair than say what they feel. and ironically, these people show no form of tolerance in any way, shape, or form that they thoughtlessly tout as the founding principal of their strait edge cult.

also choir is a funny word.
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Old 08-Mar-2009, 14:25
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big-brother mods who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground,
lol wut? What a broad generalisation, for such an intelligent person to make. What a shame.
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I just noticed, many people from the Pandy boards are denying to come here, because they say Ala swears too much and they don't like it...

You know what you have to do Ala, calm down with the cursing or GTFO.


















J/K
Those people crack me up. Seriously they can't handle swearing? I have yet to see a serious case of it on this site either. Sure theres a few f-bombs here and there but nothing that serious.

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Old 08-Mar-2009, 14:46
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Jesus Oce, what's with all the Barry Manilow references?

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