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Author Topic: Without PMs how do I contact the Powers?  (Read 2441 times)

BillyBeanbag

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« on: March 02, 2006, 04:34:40 PM »
I was going to engage the Powers that Be in a conversation, but I don't have sufficient privileges to send a PM yet, is there another way to do this without cluttering up the meta forum?
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 04:36:00 PM »
Well, you're not THAT far from being able to PM.

Just start up some threads on your favourite RPG topics.  You'll help flesh the forums out *and* gain xp.  :insert win smiley here:
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 04:37:33 PM »
Troll think that what meta for.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 04:48:02 PM »
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Troll think that what meta for.
Okay, well here goes...

Should we discourage asshattery threads?

We're not an offshoot, we're not really connected to the diaspora, save by timing, we're forming our own new and dynamic place. The fact that so many of these new places have people in common is going to mean word will spread from place to place to place of things posted at one, but not at another... (sometimes I have trouble keeping up with what was said where, by whom, etc.)

Now that said. maybe I'm lapsing into my old habits of overanalyzing everything and worrying too much what others may think of us.

I don't want the Original Poster to think of this as an attack on them, which is why I would have had this conversation via PM vs. in-forum., however I think a thread like that can grow and grow as new links are added, etc.

Sorry if this is the first whine/complaint of the board, but this is why I bring it up:

Seeing a post like:
Quote from: Troll
Troll like peace and quiet.  Drama ruin Troll nap.
Makes me think there should be less elitism and more community.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006, 04:50:21 PM »
Troll thinks you make good point.  Troll will think and talk with other kith.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006, 05:04:28 PM »
I actually agree with the Beanbag - I enjoy drama at times, but some places should be drama-free zones. Not saying that people should always play nice, but this place seems like it should have less of a mean streak. And, y'know, there are lots of other places for asshaberdashery threads.
"suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness."

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006, 05:06:30 PM »
There's already an "asshattery" thread at SO. I wondered why we needed another one here. There will be enough drama just setting up an RPG forum that may or may not pull people away from ENworld. No need to amplify it with such threads.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2006, 05:06:45 PM »
Quote from: Elidia
I actually agree with the Beanbag - I enjoy drama at times, but some places should be drama-free zones. Not saying that people should always play nice, but this place seems like it should have less of a mean streak. And, y'know, there are lots of other places for asshaberdashery threads.
Like nut test! ;)
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 05:08:02 PM »
Nut Test IS an asshaberdashery thread.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2006, 05:13:49 PM »
I agree with Billy.  If were trying to get more psters and visitors it stanfs to reckon a good number off them are going to be ENWorlders and we don't want to alienate them.  Plus like Name Lips said there's already threads like it at SO and very healthy ones I might say.
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006, 05:14:10 PM »
Most importantly for me, I think we should just ignore a certian other RPG board.  Part of why I'm here is that the asshats *aren't* here.  I don't want to attract their attention and summon them here.

Just my own 2 coppers on the matter.  :)
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 05:17:35 PM »
Troll would encourage little ones go to SO if they wish to continue flaming.  Troll will not close thread.  Troll is only making suggestion.

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 05:23:50 PM »
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Troll would encourage little ones go to SO if they wish to continue flaming.  Troll will not close thread.  Troll is only making suggestion.

Troll might not be smart, but Troll, I think, is WISE.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 05:27:30 PM »
I love you troll!
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006, 06:56:35 PM »
Confuse-us say "Old habits die hard."  I suppose he means that posting habits take a while to change.  The community has been through some small changes in the last two weeks and I really want to give folks a chance to get their bearings straight. Asshattery threads are great for the forums they are great for, but I'm not quite sure they're in sync with what I have planned for this place. That said I'm not taking any immediate action because, again, old habits die hard.

So the unofficial line is they are discouraged but not banned.