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the Battle Cat

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Stack Up, Gaming Charity Benefiting American Military Veterans

10 November 2020 - 05:52 PM

Want to be a hero to society, charity, your boss, or your significant other?  Play more video games.  Yep, you heard me right.  Read all about Stack Up in this link.  You know I've been talking here and many other places about the benefits of video gaming for my PTSD but I never had it together enough to start this charity for fellow veterans.  My only excuse is that I'm a cat and there are certain legal restrictions that apply to my species because you monkey folk suck.

All those who have co-oped with me are technically charity volunteers (I'm not trolling for game, my dance card is filled at the moment).  The simple of act of playing a game with a vet qualifies you as an official charity worker!  That makes you a laudable person!  Soooooooo much win.  So much.

I mean, look, you can excuse yourself from some stupid thing someone wants you to do and say that you are scheduled to do some charity work and that you will be busy passing out some fliers... from a distance... with a scope.  Hmmm... you know, better stop after saying "passing out some fliers".  Come to think of it don't even mention fliers, some dang goodie two shoes will want to join you and when they see you are only playing video games you will be busted.  Better to simply excuse yourself for selfless charity work and ask for some privacy.  Try to look serious and stoic like Mother Teresa.

Benefit society and be in your happy place all at the same time.  Join Stack UP!  It takes all the drudgery out of being a nice person!

New Moderator Group Image Icon

24 October 2020 - 05:42 PM

You may or may not have noticed that the forum moderators now sport a new moderator group image icon under their avatar:  Posted Image  This is not creepy a bit and it's probably mostly sorta legal in most states and select countries world wide.

This high art was created by yours truly and represents training in your finest institutions of higher education and hours (that's monkey folk hours so for a cat... sheesh took me forever and I had to skip nap after nap) of painstaking work and attention to detail.  Take a moment to relish the exquisite brush strokes, we'll wait.

Wait what?  Done so soon??  Philistines!!!  Anyway moving on, Frigidman was kind enough to move it to into place in the hallowed archive of the forum system high art directory, then I added the code to the forum user group settings.

I'm sure you're all asking yourself, "What does this mysterious banner mean?!?!!?!"  Well it's quite simple in a stupidly complicated way.  These are mini-mes that I have imbued the moderators with which were always there but by cat magic you can see them now. Each one has it's own cat super power.
  • Cat 1:  The All Seeing Cat's Eye - Cats can see everything.  And yes they can see what your hand is doing under the desk right now Atticus.  Moderators use this to detect transgressions of cat law, detect broken links, misplaced posts etc.
  • Cat 2:  Thor's Whammer - Cats have the ability to bring the Whammer down on you by marking posts as spam and proclaiming you a spammer, giving and lifting suspensions, deleting or editing your posts, giving you a forum warning that appears only to the transgressor, etc
  • Cat 3:  Huge Pants.  Yes, huge pants.  They need huge pants to pack all of that manly heat around in.  Huge pants can listen to your complaints and act on them with compassion.  Huge pants look out for your well being and forum camaraderie.  Huge pants have huge pockets to supply me with kitty treats.

So now you know.  Do not be intimidated by the moderators, they were once lowly filthy disgusting rabble scum pig-dogs like yourselves and have been selected because of their affability, gaming knowledge, past forum behavior, and mortal fear of me.  Think of them as big friendly pussy cats... but with fangs and wicked sharp claws hidden behind folds of cuteness and fluff.

New Moderator in Town

07 October 2020 - 11:02 AM

I have an announcement for you.  After a steel cage battle royal between Moderator Sir Macdude22 and newcomer Matt Diamond, including a jousting tournament, Matt Diamond narrowly defeated Sir Macdude22 for the title.  After vanquishing Macdude22 to the dusty shelves of the IMG Forum Museum of Legends I closed the doors on his honorable service.  The battle was brutal and decisive, with lots of dented and cracked armor including bent swords and broken daggers, though no one was seriously hurt besides bruises, cuts, and a cracked rib or two.

I Knighted Matt Diamond with the flat of my +5 Epic Sword of Snicker Snack and had him arise Sir Moderator.  He did complain a little, seems I barely nicked his ear when I brought Epic Sword over his head to tap his other shoulder.  Just a scratch really.  In a spot it appears to have bled.  Like a lot.  In one spot it was rather deep but just in one place.  You know… the place where his ear used to be.  He’s fine now, except he is whining about all the tape I wound around his face to secure the bandage to the side of his head.

So, he’s in a good mood now to moderate the fur off you varmints in the forums.  He has promised me to be a brutal, cruel, and vicious tyrant that will crush you under his merciless heel.  So behold your new IMG Forum sweat shop master, Sir Moderator Matt Diamond.

BTW: i made a butt load of quatloos off the fight.  ::lights fat stogy with  a 1,000 quatloo bill::

A faulty Unicode replaced with a new IMG emoticon

06 July 2020 - 10:19 AM

UmarOMC1 tried to post a Unicode bullseye that our system could not resolve in this post: http://www.insidemac...=60#entry453377

I created a bullseye :bullseye: to replace it.  I'm taking suggestions to improve it.  Right now it seems a little more like "target" than "bullseye", or is that just me over thinking it?  If folks think an arrow in the center would better represent a bullseye then say so here.  It will be wider to show the arrow, just something to consider.