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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?
#5 Nov 16 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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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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#8 Nov 16 2013 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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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.
#9 Nov 16 2013 at 12:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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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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#14 Nov 16 2013 at 12:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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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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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

Edited, Nov 16th 2013 11:17pm by Kuwoobie
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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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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#25 Nov 16 2013 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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by default you should be an admin now. Thank you.
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#26 Nov 16 2013 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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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 :)

thanks
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