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#102 Nov 17 2012 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
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Can we give Bijou a title early, but make it so he still can't actually see it?

Maybe we already did and its so tiny no one can see it!

Touché.
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#103 Nov 17 2012 at 7:04 PM Rating: Good
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Can we give eiran a title because she will clearly never meet the standards but still is a stalwart member... lackey....
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
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I see a problem here. Just how many posts long was the longest thread ever?
it was up near 36,000 when I killed it.
Will you let the BDT pass that?
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#105 Nov 17 2012 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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Not a slug. And I have no idea why I watched that video as long as I did....

And I have to stop Googling to figure it out. I'll want to move away from this bug infested island if I keep searching for Hawaiian bugs...

Maybe a Cottony cushion scale?

Here's a list of all the bugs in hawaii http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images/?o=insects


No, that thing's too three dimensional. This thing was flat.

I found that website last night. I started feeling like things were crawling on me, so I called off the search.


I know what you are talking about but can't remember what they are either. Used to see them when I lived in Kaneohe.
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#106 Nov 17 2012 at 11:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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eiran wrote:
Can we give eiran a title because she will clearly never meet the standards but still is a stalwart member... lackey....


I dunno, you never gave us a title on your forum...

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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I see a problem here. Just how many posts long was the longest thread ever?
it was up near 36,000 when I killed it.
Will you let the BDT pass that?

Probably not if it starts impacting performance. it would get locked and a new one started. its not so much the page loading, its the thread search index that gets obnoxious.
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#107 Nov 18 2012 at 2:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ralrra wrote:
For any admin: what did you want to be when you grew up, and how close are you to doing that now?.


A writer. Got the degree and everything. I'm not sure what happened, I seem to have lost my imagination somewhere along the way.
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#108 Nov 18 2012 at 2:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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I found that website last night. I started feeling like things were crawling on me, so I called off the search.


Can't say as I blame you. Just reading your description gives me the heebies. I think it's something in the larval phase. Scary bit there, is there's eggs somewhere.
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Calthine wrote:
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I found that website last night. I started feeling like things were crawling on me, so I called off the search.


Can't say as I blame you. Just reading your description gives me the heebies. I think it's something in the larval phase. Scary bit there, is there's eggs somewhere.

Errr... that wasn't me. I think your quote thingy is borked.

As usual, I blame lolgaxe. Smiley: tongue
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#110 Nov 18 2012 at 8:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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For all admins, are any of you left handed and do you have any adapting-to-a-right-handed-world stories?

No, but my youngest son is left handed. As a parent it has actually been really difficult to remember to show him things like how to hold a pencil with the correct hand. Even simple things like putting his cup on the table by his right hand instead of his left were just everyday mistakes for me for years. Getting better at it, but it's taken five years to get there! Smiley: grin
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#111 Nov 18 2012 at 8:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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For any admin: what did you want to be when you grew up, and how close are you to doing that now?

In order:
  • a teacher
  • a web designer
  • a novelist
  • a sign language interpreter


In reality:
  • I realized that I generally don't like to deal with children that aren't my own, so I figured for the health of the human population I'd skip teacher. My husband has been a part-time college professor for the past 4-5 years now, so that somewhat counts, right?
  • I had actually been accepted to college, with a scholarship, in NY for web designer, but real life hit the fan a few months before I was supposed to go and I never ended up there. By the time I would have continued to pursue this one the bubble had burst and finding a job would've been near impossible. I did do some design work for a local business guy for a while some years back, but he was really inconsistent with paying me on time, and I decided it wasn't worth it anymore.
  • Novelist... well, I am a grammar nerd and I enjoy writing, but I don't think I've ever had enough inspiration to write a full story. I have written a few short stories but that's it.
  • I seriously considered sign language interpreter while taking advanced ASL classes in college. Two things held me back: (1) the college to get your certification would be a multiple-day-a-week drive of 2.5 hours each way (with young kids, that becomes difficult) and (2) I usually get petrified in front of large crowds (especially if I'm standing up.. not sure why that's different than sitting) and would make a terrible sign language interpreter!


I guess I'm not really close to doing anything I ever thought of... Smiley: lol In the end, I'm happy with where I am now, and that's the best thing to be.

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#112 Nov 18 2012 at 12:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Would you rather fight a horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses? Why?

One horse-sized duck. If it survived the ordeal, I'd gradually nurse it back to health. Then I'd make it a harness and saddle, and ride it around town. Following a sudden but inevitable betrayal, I'd be placing a large order for hoisin sauce and pancakes...

Also relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfhtRX70FQw

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If a groundhog could throw lumber, how much would it throw?

Up until five minutes ago, I thought a groundhog was some kind of hamster-boar crossbeed, with arms like ballistas. I am disappointed with my Google image search results.

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I have only tried Twinkies once in my life, and I regret that they rarely wash up on these shores. I still think my idea for a bacon Twinkie with maple sponge would have been tres bon.

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Also, any admins out there, what is your favourite flavor of ice cream?
Also: Pie? Or Cake?


Chocolate Fudge Brownie, although Apple Pie comes in a close second. Also, cakepie!

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Which Big Bang Theory character best describes you?

I'm usually the engineer in a room full of scientists...

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Why can't we get some FFXIV news on the main zam.com page? All I see is games I don't play.


Well, there's always the time I interviewed Naoki Yoshida...

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1) Why do hotdogs come in packs of 10, while hotdog buns come in packs of 12?


Bratwurst and currywurst come in packs of six. Problem solved.

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For any admin: what did you want to be when you grew up, and how close are you to doing that now?


Computer games developer/designer. One day I'll get there :)

Edited, Nov 18th 2012 1:45pm by Gazimoff
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#113 Nov 18 2012 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hah! In a suprise twist no one saw coming, For the first time ever in the history of ever, I'm going to ask the admins and users questions of my own, thus violating the basic Principal of the ask an admin thread and voiding space time's warranty! So without further dew;

1. To all the forum users of the world, if someone were to wave the magic "poof, you're an admin for a day" wand at you, what would be the very first thing you would do as an admin, and why?

2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?

3. For the admins, What is the best thing, and the worst thing about being an admin, in your oppinion?

4. and finally, why doesn't anyone ever ask about the theoretically secret but deliberatly poorly hidden forums with the 500 irrgulear and disturbing shaped pinyata's wearing monicles tied over a vat of molten pudding that we put there specifically to get people to ask questions about?
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#114 Nov 18 2012 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Hah! In a suprise twist no one saw coming, For the first time ever in the history of ever, I'm going to ask the admins and users questions of my own, thus violating the basic Principal of the ask an admin thread and voiding space time's warranty! So without further dew;

1. To all the forum users of the world, if someone were to wave the magic "poof, you're an admin for a day" wand at you, what would be the very first thing you would do as an admin, and why?

2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?

3. For the admins, What is the best thing, and the worst thing about being an admin, in your oppinion?

4. and finally, why doesn't anyone ever ask about the theoretically secret but deliberatly poorly hidden forums with the 500 irrgulear and disturbing shaped pinyata's wearing monicles tied over a vat of molten pudding that we put there specifically to get people to ask questions about?
1. Cackle maniacally before abusing my powers in as many ways as possible.

2. Helicopter and as a passenger. I have no desire to pilot either of those and you can take photos from a heli better than from a jet.

4. It's all rather self explanatory isn't it?
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#115 Nov 18 2012 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?


2. Pilot a high speed attack sub that turns into a VTOL Bomber.
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#116 Nov 18 2012 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Hah! In a suprise twist no one saw coming, For the first time ever in the history of ever, I'm going to ask the admins and users questions of my own, thus violating the basic Principal of the ask an admin thread and voiding space time's warranty! So without further dew;

1. To all the forum users of the world, if someone were to wave the magic "poof, you're an admin for a day" wand at you, what would be the very first thing you would do as an admin, and why?

2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?

3. For the admins, What is the best thing, and the worst thing about being an admin, in your oppinion?

4. and finally, why doesn't anyone ever ask about the theoretically secret but deliberatly poorly hidden forums with the 500 irrgulear and disturbing shaped pinyata's wearing monicles tied over a vat of molten pudding that we put there specifically to get people to ask questions about?



1. I would ask the forum to vote for a title for me since I could finally get one.

2. I don't like to fly but I walk really fast.

4. Because I was distracted by all the cheese I just bought for the cheese tray appetizer for Thanksgiving (which crazy me is still hosting despite moving 12/1)...


***edited because I can't count

Edited, Nov 18th 2012 4:39pm by eiran
#117 Nov 18 2012 at 3:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
1. To all the forum users of the world, if someone were to wave the magic "poof, you're an admin for a day" wand at you, what would be the very first thing you would do as an admin, and why?

2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?

4. and finally, why doesn't anyone ever ask about the theoretically secret but deliberatly poorly hidden forums with the 500 irrgulear and disturbing shaped pinyata's wearing monicles tied over a vat of molten pudding that we put there specifically to get people to ask questions about?

1.GBATE!Smiley: motz Because one day won't hurt anyone.

2. Helicopter. Then I would look for hot princesses in dresses and give the paparazzi a show.

4. This is why we can't have nice things.
#118 Nov 18 2012 at 4:07 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
1. To all the forum users of the world, if someone were to wave the magic "poof, you're an admin for a day" wand at you, what would be the very first thing you would do as an admin, and why?


Use my admin powers to find out what the **** that bug was that was in my bathroom. I know you guys know. It has to be an admin secret.

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2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?


Helicopter tours are a big thing here. They take you over lava and waterfalls, and I've ALWAYS wanted to do it. So that.

Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
4. and finally, why doesn't anyone ever ask about the theoretically secret but deliberatly poorly hidden forums with the 500 irrgulear and disturbing shaped pinyata's wearing monicles tied over a vat of molten pudding that we put there specifically to get people to ask questions about?


It's so embarrassing, I keep hoping someone else will bring it up...

Edited, Nov 18th 2012 4:07pm by Belkira
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Hah! In a suprise twist no one saw coming, For the first time ever in the history of ever, I'm going to ask the admins and users questions of my own, thus violating the basic Principal of the ask an admin thread and voiding space time's warranty! So without further dew;

1. To all the forum users of the world, if someone were to wave the magic "poof, you're an admin for a day" wand at you, what would be the very first thing you would do as an admin, and why?

2. Would you rather fly in a helicopter, or fly in a jet fighter?

3. For the admins, What is the best thing, and the worst thing about being an admin, in your oppinion?

4. and finally, why doesn't anyone ever ask about the theoretically secret but deliberatly poorly hidden forums with the 500 irrgulear and disturbing shaped pinyata's wearing monicles tied over a vat of molten pudding that we put there specifically to get people to ask questions about?



1. Demand for a raise.
2.Helicopter more landing options.
4.It's just bad form to point out the Spanish pinata,s are wearing British eye wear whilst hanging over pudding that is not figgy in the least. Also we fear what's inside. (My guess is a horde of Mini-Rog's)
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#120 Nov 18 2012 at 6:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would introduce a new mute option, where instead of disallowing posting, it would simply hide a person's posts from the entire community. Not like with below-filter ratings and the ignore list, where you can click to expand; I mean that nobody would have any idea that the muted posters were attempting to post at all. This way, from the muted person's standpoint, it would appear that they were still posting and engaging in conversation, but everyone around them was ignoring them. I would be greatly amused by this.
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I would introduce a new mute option, where instead of disallowing posting, it would simply hide a person's posts from the entire community. Not like with below-filter ratings and the ignore list, where you can click to expand; I mean that nobody would have any idea that the muted posters were attempting to post at all. This way, from the muted person's standpoint, it would appear that they were still posting and engaging in conversation, but everyone around them was ignoring them. I would be greatly amused by this.

This should be a thing.
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Should autoban anyone that falls under a certain karmatic threshold.
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Spoonless wrote:
I would introduce a new mute option, where instead of disallowing posting, it would simply hide a person's posts from the entire community. Not like with below-filter ratings and the ignore list, where you can click to expand; I mean that nobody would have any idea that the muted posters were attempting to post at all. This way, from the muted person's standpoint, it would appear that they were still posting and engaging in conversation, but everyone around them was ignoring them. I would be greatly amused by this.
Smiley: lol I was just thinking the exact same thing. And the first to be a recipient....Alma.
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I would introduce a new mute option, where instead of disallowing posting, it would simply hide a person's posts from the entire community. Not like with below-filter ratings and the ignore list, where you can click to expand; I mean that nobody would have any idea that the muted posters were attempting to post at all. This way, from the muted person's standpoint, it would appear that they were still posting and engaging in conversation, but everyone around them was ignoring them. I would be greatly amused by this.
Smiley: lol I was just thinking the exact same thing. And the first to be a recipient....Alma.



Or perhaps the ability to add users to a "blacklist"? Then you could pick and choose who you see and who you don't.

1.) Give everyone a title

2.) Jetpack FTW!

4.) I heard it was molten caramel, but w/e :P
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#125 Nov 19 2012 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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ooooo a question any admin. Have any of you gotten into an argument that got so heated that you made yourself step away from the site from a day or two?

I am always impressed by the way some of you guys remain calm during drama.
#126 Nov 19 2012 at 1:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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ooooo a question any admin. Have any of you gotten into an argument that got so heated that you made yourself step away from the site from a day or two?

I am always impressed by the way some of you guys remain calm during drama.


There have been a couple times I've taken a short break. Once after the wholoe death threat thing back in the day, and a couple times in dealing with people that other than that moment I thought might have something to offer the forum so I didn't want to ban them just because I was ****** off. In hindsight, several of those would have been better served by a quicker removal.
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