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#1 Nov 16 2013 at 11:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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The traditional thread continues for another year. In our continuing quest to foster interforum harmony and whatnot. As always, the Ask an admin thread is your chance to ask any or all of us Admins those questions that you've always wanted to know about the site, us, or anything else tangentially related. Also feel free to ask former admins if any of them hop in here. As usual, there are a couple rules related to what we can answer.

1. Any question is fair game, but we get veto rights. Bonus rate ups for particularily good questions. "why is "x" this way on the site?" "why does Admin Y hate tofu" etc? Feel free to be creative.

If we can't answer, we'll try to at least give you a reason for the veto. You can direct your question at any or all of the admins, and any of the admins or former admins are welcome and encouraged to answer throughout the thread

2. eh, you can ask about your karma score this year, but asking is still lame. Asking about Admin notes is also lame, and we'll probably start rumors about you in your admin notes if you do so.

4. If its a question that involves another user (for example, "did poster sam do X to poster george") we need permission from both involved users before we can answer, unless its something public knowledge.

As usual, We'll leave this open for the weekend and into next week. Enjoy!

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#2 Nov 16 2013 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Didn't we just do this earlier in the year?
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#3 Nov 16 2013 at 11:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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No, it always happens in November.
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#4 Nov 16 2013 at 11:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's been how many years now?

I want to tap the greymatter of the Admins here, including the Fiery Dragon himself. How has your journey through Zam's evolution been? I only joined up once FFXI became a thing, but have generally stuck through it.

I have seen some Admins come and go, and other ones join us, and others still stay for the long haul. How has it been on your end? How has the Admin community developed and changed for you?


Also. Exactly how many hairs lost/grey hairs gained has Kao suffered through on account of this site?
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I suppose your answer will have to be corporate-approved cheery but how do you view the future of a large, multi-game website like this when so many games now hold you by the hand through quests and have well-populated official forums? I ask because I notice that forum participation seems to be down across the board even for large popular games like WoW and newer game forums never seem to take off. But then I play a game like Tera Online and it's no real wonder that you wouldn't need a quest/spoiler site because there's nothing much to really discover or decipher; you just go where the waypoint says to do, do what it says to do and get a predetermined reward. No open world camps, no named mobs with placeholders, etc.
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#6 Nov 16 2013 at 11:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Where and when should we do the next Asylum get-together? It's been, like, a decade since the last one.
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#7 Nov 16 2013 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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All the Zam admin are locked in room with equal game rigs, a snack/drink allocation. They can't interfere in real life with each other, they can only play the game.

The game is Everquest (since these forums were born out of this). The scenario is a combination of the Discord server and the Hunger Games (or Battle Royale if you prefer Japanese source material) --meaning last in game character alive wins.

Which admin wins? (and why).

Who fails first?

Who makes alliances with intentions (and what are those intentions. Example Calthine and Kaolian ally against Fleven because he ate an extra cookie last week).

Who can't handle EQ and kills themself on purpose?

Bonus points: what would each admin play to reflect themselves accurately and to be more impressive in victory.
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All the Zam admin are locked in room with equal game rigs, a snack/drink allocation. They can't interfere in real life with each other, they can only play the game.

The game is Everquest (since these forums were born out of this). The scenario is a combination of the Discord server and the Hunger Games (or Battle Royale if you prefer Japanese source material) --meaning last in game character alive wins.
It would quickly devolve into a real life battle, ending in a stand off between Darqflame and Kao, surrounded by the mangled corpses of all the other admins.
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#10 Nov 16 2013 at 12:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also, can you make me an admin so I can rate down Xsarus help fight the spammer and euh.. do admin-y stuff...? What the **** do you guys even do aside from banning spammers?
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YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#11 Nov 16 2013 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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...something something magazine something something...
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#12 Nov 16 2013 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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Is 20 dmg for the hit like 30 dmg if a RNG shoots?
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#13 Nov 16 2013 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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What is Joph's actual post count now?
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Mouse over shows it.







Also, ask an admin day: no admins around.








Also also, hi Bodhi.
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YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#15 Nov 16 2013 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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How do i stop ads from auto reloading all effing day? (without using adblocker because I like to pretend I provide support.)

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 2:16pm by rdmcandie
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#16 Nov 16 2013 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
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Theophany wrote:
YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#17 Nov 16 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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What the best question anyone ever asked on ask an admin day?

What's the worst?

Why do you always do this on weekends? Smiley: glare
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#18 Nov 16 2013 at 1:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Do you have any leads on where I could get a quality counterfeit ID, SEO tips or watch Thor 2 streaming for free?
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#19 Nov 16 2013 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
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Did DF finally start growing a mustache?
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#20 Nov 16 2013 at 2:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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Who's that Pokemon?
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#21 Nov 16 2013 at 2:03 PM Rating: Good
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What's the deal with Zam's secret hidden Minecraft forum? I mean... I can find it if I try really hard, but its almost like we don't want people to find it.

Also its almost my 9-year anniversary posting here. Smiley: eek

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#23 Nov 16 2013 at 2:12 PM Rating: Excellent
1- Can I get bonus rate ups for my 8k post??

Because ... 8K...

2- Is my karma close to either Guru, or Excellent? That's all I really care...

4- Why was there no rule 3? ...
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#24 Nov 16 2013 at 2:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Dyadem, pet mage of Jabober wrote:
1- Can I get bonus rate ups for my 8k post??
I don't know bout bonus rateups but I rated you up. Gratz n stuff.
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YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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by default you should be an admin now. Thank you.
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Dyadem, pet mage of Jabober wrote:
1- Can I get bonus rate ups for my 8k post??

Because ... 8K...

2- Is my karma close to either Guru, or Excellent? That's all I really care...

4- Why was there no rule 3? ...


Congratz 8k :)

what is the order progress of the Karma titles?
And is there a list to look over?
How does one get more stars?
Not sure the formulas :)

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#27 Nov 16 2013 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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IT'S PIKACHU!

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#28 Nov 16 2013 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
How easily can I get my forum name changed?
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#29 Nov 16 2013 at 2:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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Can I friend Darqflame on Facebook, seeing as how I'm already friends with Vlor, Thayos, and Kao?
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#30 Nov 16 2013 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
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How do I cold fusion?

Kao, what was your first video game, your favourite video game, your most hated (should probably say 'least favourite', but that's kinda bland) video game, and why?
#31 Nov 16 2013 at 3:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Why has this thread gone on this long without an admin actually answering any of the questions? Post three, much like option three doesn't count.


Edited, Nov 16th 2013 4:11pm by Turin
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Is there an admin on "watch for spammers" duty? Like, do you have shifts for that sort of thing?

Do you get an email alert each time we report a thread?
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What would actually happen if I accidentally divided by zero?


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#34 Nov 16 2013 at 3:19 PM Rating: Excellent
I don't think I want to know my exact karma but...

How close am I to guru?
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Wine, liquor or Beer?



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Stout, lambic or IPA?
FTFY.
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Wow, lots of questions already. replying to these now, will take me a minute to catch up. I got called out to go kick a server unexpectedly right after i posted the thread heh.
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Hallertau wrote:
Stout, lambic or IPA?
FTFY.



I have to remember that not everyone is as awesome as we are Smiley: wink
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#39 Nov 16 2013 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
Can we get something higher than Guru?
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#40 Nov 16 2013 at 4:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Is there an admin on "watch for spammers" duty? Like, do you have shifts for that sort of thing?

Do you get an email alert each time we report a thread?


Well, whenever I'm standing on the bridge of the Enterprise, I get a red alert each time a post is reported. So I arm my photon torpedoes and just blast away until it's gone.

...I wish that's what happened anyway :(

In truth we get the same bar pop up at the top of the page that one does when a PM has been received.
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#41 Nov 16 2013 at 4:17 PM Rating: Excellent
Do you know what happens when you mix (in a bowl)...
2cups of milk
1c shredded coconut
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2c flour
8 tablespoons of butter
3/4c sugar

... and then pour into greased pie pan, sprinkle on 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and then bake it at 350f for 45min?
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#42 Nov 16 2013 at 4:23 PM Rating: Good
Sounds to me like deliciousness.
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It's been how many years now?


This will be the sixth. Second longest running forum tradition after the infamous forum prediction thread. We origionally started doing this when there was the OOT vs admin strife a while back to foster better community relations or something like that. I think the Magi thing was around then too.

2012
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Hyrist wrote:

I want to tap the greymatter of the Admins here, including the Fiery Dragon himself. How has your journey through Zam's evolution been? I only joined up once FFXI became a thing, but have generally stuck through it.

I have seen some Admins come and go, and other ones join us, and others still stay for the long haul. How has it been on your end? How has the Admin community developed and changed for you?

Also. Exactly how many hairs lost/grey hairs gained has Kao suffered through on account of this site?

Well, we all have different stories, so the perspective will vary depending on who you ask. I started out as a user, way back around 2000. The origionall Kaolian account on the old UBB forums was actually lost in the first major board crash in allakhazam history, so that has always been somewhat of an approximate number, but it was somewhere around then. Started with a post from an account called "Kaolian from bertoxxulous" about how to find Ivy Etched Ranger Pants in Everquest. Many of my posts then have centered on pants for one reason or another, including the infamous "flan pants" debacle. But that's not important right now. Basically, at the start it was just Allakhazam (Jeff Moyer) and later Illia (Andy Sharp). They later brought on Darkflame (who later changed to DarQflame) as the first ever forum Admin. Danalog , Rale, Fleven, Ralius and Maia followed shortly therafter, along with the short lived Haggan who did not last long. Anyways, I got my start by hunting and destroying sock puppets as a user. Sock puppets really, really annoy me, and they were at one time killing a fairly thriving OOT community. Thundra, the worst offender had about 40 of them at one point. So anyways. I had no admin access, but I was pretty good at spotting them just from post content and "tone". So I would ship a PM off to Darqflame, ask her if they were a sockpuppet. she would check, and more often than not, they were. I also started hanging out in the forum=3 equivelent and answering site questions and things like that. Eventually, possibly due to a moment of insanity, Allakhazam decided to hire me, and I've been an admin ever since. It's been bumpy at times. I've almost been fired as forum admin 3 times that I know of, 2 of those times I later got appologies about. But overall aside from forums getting smaller everywhere in general, I like to think things have gone well overall.

Essentially I'm the only "just a forum admin" admin, so everyone else has game and community or news tasks that go with their various jobs, so they tend to focus more in terms of their game and the team assigned to that game, while i'm more of a generalist. Things have deffinitly changed over the years. It started out as a very small admin group, now we are huge, with multiple sister sites. I don't even know all the admins anymore. It definitly seems like we have a bit mroe turnover than we did before, but there are also more games, and they come and go with more frequincy.

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I suppose your answer will have to be corporate-approved cheery but how do you view the future of a large, multi-game website like this when so many games now hold you by the hand through quests and have well-populated official forums? I ask because I notice that forum participation seems to be down across the board even for large popular games like WoW and newer game forums never seem to take off. But then I play a game like Tera Online and it's no real wonder that you wouldn't need a quest/spoiler site because there's nothing much to really discover or decipher; you just go where the waypoint says to do, do what it says to do and get a predetermined reward. No open world camps, no named mobs with placeholders, etc.

I see a mixed future honestly. Part of the problem here is we fragment our own userbase. If we had a common login, forum structure and account settings for all the sites that fall under the umbrella corporation that owns ZAM, we would have a much better chance of keeping forum users. Having different forum systems forces people to choose and ends up with ultimatly smaller communities. Then there are the official forums. the biggest advantage they have over us is that they don't have banner ads plastered all over their forums, which means more repeat visitors. The fact that they are corporate forums though is also their biggest weakness. Their bosses don't want people saying mean things about their games. For example, the latest FFXIV rebuild official forums were quite frankly Draconian in their posting restrictions. I was well and truly impressed by the amount of banning they were doing. but that created an oppertunity for us. By letting people more freely express themselves here, we actually managed to poach an average of 1,600 unique forum visitors per 15 minutes from them, which is huge. Unfortunatly the game itself seems to not be living up to expectations, but if that had truly ended up as a "wow killer" that would have kept that forum going quite well. as is its still doing 300 unique visitors on average, but times are tough. As for the sites themselves, they have both gotten easier and harder to implement. In the beginning, you had a single game with a core of programmers who really wanted to be involved with that game, and an army of people contributing info. Now, the game usually dumps an item and quest file we can just import into a database, and half the time the corporate sites have one that works better than ours just because they have direct table access. You end up with programmers scrambling to make new sites to keep up, management guessing which game will become popular and which one isn't worth the time (and it is not an exact science) and games that evolve out of our model. We have had success in identifying areas where the corporate sites fall short and filling those gaps, but they also learn from us along the way. Facebook and other forum alternatives have also taken a chunk out of our traffic. I certanly remain open to suggestions on how to increase traffic, but this site will never be a reddit or a FARK forum in size and post count unfortunatly. The focus is too narrow. That being said, the general trend has actually been an increase in traffic in many areas of the forums.

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Left coast!

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A lame 3.30533629450804

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All the Zam admin are locked in room with equal game rigs, a snack/drink allocation. They can't interfere in real life with each other, they can only play the game.

The game is Everquest (since these forums were born out of this). The scenario is a combination of the Discord server and the Hunger Games (or Battle Royale if you prefer Japanese source material) --meaning last in game character alive wins.

Which admin wins? (and why).
Me! because I'm the only ranger and rangers are awsome!
Who fails first?
Me! because I'm the only ranger and Sony Hates Rangers©
Who makes alliances with intentions (and what are those intentions. Example Calthine and Kaolian ally against Fleven because he ate an extra cookie last week).
Old school vs. the new recruits. Though if Fleven ate the extra cookie... Hmm. We would definitly want Ralius and Fleven on our side though because they know mroe about EQ than the rest of us. Darqflame and myself as well. Probably the EQ2 people since they could be useful. that and all the clerics. clerics keep the ranger alive, ranger keeps the other bad guys ****** at him and kills them off slowly while everyone else beats down on them.
Who can't handle EQ and kills themself on purpose?
Probably some of the FFXI admins. the Jump Button would scare them.
Bonus points: what would each admin play to reflect themselves accurately and to be more impressive in victory.

Kaolian: Ranger. Darqflame: Necromancer. Allakhazam: Wizard. The rest of them, I'm not sure

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Also, can you make me an admin so I can rate down Xsarus help fight the spammer and euh.. do admin-y stuff...? What the **** do you guys even do aside from banning spammers?

I don't have a make people admin button. you would have to talk to Darqflame about that one. As to what else we do, most of the other admins have game stuff to enter, edit, moderate, and aquire. Yes, they get paid to play video games. For me, I ban spammers, arbitrate forum disputes, investigate karma camping, remove banned threads to forum=999 (spammer ****) to free up the front page slots, move threads, mute people, norate people, unmute people, answer questions, try and fix things, report things that are broken, put in requests for new forum features, and make bad puns.

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Is 20 dmg for the hit like 30 dmg if a RNG shoots?

Yes, but only if it hits anything. EQ rangers, despite being experts with a bow, are apperently not allowed to hit anything smaller than a mountain with any degree of certanty. I blame crooked bird feathers for the arrow fletchings.

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What is Joph's actual post count now?

63,899

And i'll see if I can get more admins in here.

rdmcandie wrote:
How do i stop ads from auto reloading all effing day? (without using adblocker because I like to pretend I provide support.)

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Buy Premium!

someproteinguy wrote:
What the best question anyone ever asked on ask an admin day?

What's the worst?

Why do you always do this on weekends? Smiley: glare

Best is a toss up. I like the ones that ask about the history of the place, or things that people haven't asked before that take a bit of thought and effort to answer. The ones about the M0nk item always go well. people wanting to know the behind the scenes stories about what goes on, or insights into the admins themselves. I'm always suprised at how few general personal questions we get.
Worst: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=28&mid=135309959019263348&h=50&p=5#202
As far as why we start them on weekends, it's because in addition to this job, I work full time during the day at a certain state government agency, which makes accessing and answering game forum questions somewhat more problematic than usual.
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Do you have any leads on where I could get a quality counterfeit ID, SEO tips or watch Thor 2 streaming for free?

Apperently India is the place for that. Need any phone numbers?
[quote=Iamadam]Did DF finally start growing a mustache?[/quote]
I don't think so?
[quote=Shaowstrike the Shady]Who's that Pokemon?[/quote]
Pikachu apperently
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Kao wrote:
I've almost been fired as forum admin 3 times that I know of, 2 of those times I later got appologies about. But overall aside from forums getting smaller everywhere in general, I like to think things have gone well overall.
Story time!
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YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#46 Nov 16 2013 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
Will any of you be willing to take Hydrogenated Oils and/or Margarine before the FDA decides to ban Trans Fat? (or after PROFITS!)

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Edited, Nov 16th 2013 5:54pm by rdmcandie
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#47 Nov 16 2013 at 4:57 PM Rating: Good
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Having come back to these forums recently, I have only one question:

Where's Piko?
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Bludwng likes Hand cranks? I dunno. He's the one you want to talk to regarding wiki things. Let him know what you want, he might be able to make that happen!

Kuwoobie wrote:
What's the deal with Zam's secret hidden Minecraft forum? I mean... I can find it if I try really hard, but its almost like we don't want people to find it.

Also its almost my 9-year anniversary posting here. Smiley: eek

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 11:17pm by Kuwoobie

It's one of those games that doesn't really fit well with the other sites, so no one really knows what to do with it. Don't get me wrong, it's very popular, but is it a MMO? there aren't really quests or a set database, so it's hard to tie it into the main archatexture as well as the others are. That and it never really got much traffic so its not been a priority.

Dyadem, pet mage of Jabober wrote:
1- Can I get bonus rate ups for my 8k post??

Because ... 8K...

2- Is my karma close to either Guru, or Excellent? That's all I really care...

4- Why was there no rule 3? ...

Sure!
It's actually really close if I remember where the line is.
And rule 3 was the "no asking about Karma" rule, which i decided to get rid of this year to change things up a bit. then I forgot about renumbering them.

Rukkuss wrote:

what is the order progress of the Karma titles?
And is there a list to look over?
How does one get more stars?
Not sure the formulas :)

thanks

Karma titles are (from lowest to highest):
2:00 - Unrated
2.01 - 2.99 - Sub Default)
3.00 - Default
3.01 - 3.45(ish) Scholar
3.45 - 4.6(something) - Sage
4.6 - 5.00 - Guru
Admins are technically a karma rank, but there isn't a number associated with it. Once you get admin you get an "automatically make my karma 5.00" button too as a job perk.
There is supposed to be a list here: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions_(Forum)
but it's missing
Stars are gathered via post count. Current star levels are:
- 50 posts
- 250 posts
- 1,000 posts
- 4,000 posts
- 10,000 posts
- 20,000 posts
- 50,000 posts
There is rumor of a mythical 8th star that appears at 100,000 posts, however no one has ever seen such a star. There's probably not a 9th star at 150,000 posts either.

Ralrra wrote:
Can I friend Darqflame on Facebook, seeing as how I'm already friends with Vlor, Thayos, and Kao?

I don't see why not, though it's up to her to friend accept you. But did you find the secret alternate Kao account?
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How do I cold fusion?
You get a vat of Deterium II enriched water, place it in an atmospheric pressure of 2,400 millibars, then subject it to magnetic, photonic, and audio waves of great intensity until the core fuses. Hopefully you have done this in a fairly strong container or are very good at running away,
Kao, what was your first video game, your favourite video game, your most hated (should probably say 'least favourite', but that's kinda bland) video game, and why?

I started out playing video games with an old Atari 2600. Centipede was the first one I ever played. "Missile Command" was the first game that was ever "mine" from there I moved on to Commodore 128 games. My favorite game is the Descent series. probably Descent II. I played more multiplayer with that than any other game ever. Especially with the whole rudder peddel joystick and throttle setup which at the time was unheard of, i was pretty good at it. Worst game ever was one of the Sierra "Kings Quest" games that came with a game ending bug that if you picked up an item before talking to a certain in game character, your entire save game of around 24 hours game play at that point was ruined, and you could only proceed by starting over and replaying. It was already kind of annoying and blah up to that point, but that was the final straw.

Other games I enjoy are RTS (command and conquer, etc) Flight simulators, strategy games, etc.

Turin wrote:
Why has this thread gone on this long without an admin actually answering any of the questions? Post three, much like option three doesn't count.
Edited, Nov 16th 2013 4:11pm by Turin

A server related to my other job which is one of mine decied to have a drive crisis and needed a new spindle added to the pile, so I had to run into town and take care of it.

Catwho wrote:
Is there an admin on "watch for spammers" duty? Like, do you have shifts for that sort of thing?

Do you get an email alert each time we report a thread?

There are a couple of reporting systems. We can get an e-mail notification if I flag a thread for monitoring on reply, but the actual anti spammer reports go up to a shared "all hands on deck" bar that pops up at the top of the screen (kind of how it looks when you get a PM) which sends us to a report console that shows who reported, why, and the link. From there we click on the link, review the content, and then decide what to do. If its a quick spammer ban it usually gets handled by whoever is on. if it's a more complex report, or one that we're not sure about, it usually sits around until myself or darqflame get a chance to review it. If you report a PM, that report sends a copy of the PM directly to me. we also have automated bad username reports (for example. some Japanese names such as ******* might flag the filter but actually are allowable). We also have lots of custom reporting tools built into the forums, so we can go and look for spammers before they post based on "fingerprint" signatures, Karma campers and Kampees, known troublemakers, etc.

RaiseIII wrote:
What would actually happen if I accidentally divided by zero?


Edited, Nov 16th 2013 4:17pm by RaiseIII

Remeber the Republic of Jatukistuain? No, you don't. and neither does anyone else anymore. Not after I tried my 0 division experement there...

IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
I don't think I want to know my exact karma but...

How close am I to guru?

0.5ish or whenever the check clears. your choice!

Hallertau wrote:
Wine, liquor or Beer?
Edited, Nov 16th 2013 4:20pm by Hallertau

I actually don't drink all that much. When I do, occasionally liquor or wine.

Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
Can we get something higher than Guru?

Sure, Admin!
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
Do you know what happens when you mix (in a bowl)...
2cups of milk
1c shredded coconut
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2c flour
8 tablespoons of butter
3/4c sugar

... and then pour into greased pie pan, sprinkle on 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and then bake it at 350f for 45min?

Looks like a Coconut Macaroon recipie of some sort to me.
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#49 Nov 16 2013 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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I fear I'm a boring person. Have I managed to peeve off any admins or skirt getting warned about anything? Closest thing I can imagine was poking into the whole IGN/Affinity/ZAM thing once upon a time or the time I was bored and spamming OOT.
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Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#50 Nov 16 2013 at 5:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Story time!

Once was over my banning Dracoid. It was the only time a ban of mine was overturned. and then almost immidiatly reinstated with an appology by the head honcho. Another was over my banning Skeeter, mainly because he was premium at the time and it annoyed Illia. The last was during the whole china merger thing and you don't get the details of that one.

Wonder Gem rdmcandie wrote:
Will any of you be willing to take Hydrogenated Oils and/or Margarine before the FDA decides to ban Trans Fat? (or after PROFITS!)

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 5:53pm by rdmcandie

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 5:54pm by rdmcandie


Take them where?

Zorvan wrote:
Having come back to these forums recently, I have only one question:

Where's Piko?

Well, her account is still flagged as admin, so I assume she still works here, but I haven't seen here recently either. I do know she has been really involved with her other sites promoting enders game and the hunger games, and she apperently got to meet Harrison Ford, which is totally not fair. Beyond that, I dunno? she was hired as an admin just before I was, so if she is gone, that means there are only a couple people that had admin before me left. which is scary.
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#51 Nov 16 2013 at 5:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
I fear I'm a boring person. Have I managed to peeve off any admins or skirt getting warned about anything? Closest thing I can imagine was poking into the whole IGN/Affinity/ZAM thing once upon a time or the time I was bored and spamming OOT.

There is nothing in your admin notes officially, and I remember some grumpyness around the IGN thing, but the closest you ever came to getting warned and or yelled at was during the more recent forum redesign when you were fairly vocal about some of the design choices. I think it was either the quote widths or the overall display or something like that. At any rate something in those particular posts really set someone who shall remain nameless but wasn't myself off and they actually wanted me to mute you for a while over something that had no merit whatsoever, to which I replied something along the lines of "are you absolutly ******* insane? Do you want to just destroy the forum and be done with it?" and they relented. I didn't mention it at the time because you were somewhat irritated as it was, and I didn't want to make things worse.

I think you also annoyed Fleven once with an image of some sort, but I forget what that was. Other than that, not that I can think of.
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