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#1 the Battle Cat

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

View Postipickert55, on 06 May 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

View PostJanichsan, on 06 May 2018 - 01:24 AM, said:

But seriously, when in the history of mankind has a thread on IMG not been derailed at some point?
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I'm the worst offender of all.  The only way I get into trouble it seems is with my own big mouth.  I want to apologize to ipickert55 and Janichsan and especially to Matt Diamond who I know this has driven crazy in the past.  I promise hereon after to never derail a thread nor to contribute to a thread that has been derailed.  My apologies again to all this has annoyed.  It stops now.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:45 AM

Wait… the Battle Cat… apologizes? :blink:

Should we be worried? Is it the end of times?

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 08 May 2018 - 10:34 AM, said:

I'm the worst offender of all.  The only way I get into trouble it seems is with my own big mouth.  I want to apologize to ipickert55 and Janichsan and especially to Matt Diamond who I know this has driven crazy in the past.  I promise hereon after to never derail a thread nor to contribute to a thread that has been derailed.  My apologies again to all this has annoyed.  It stops now.

I've gotten more chill about it, to tell the truth. I had strong memories of how these forums used to operate, and was maybe too stuck on that ideal.

I will occasionally discourage total derailment of a thread where there is a high signal-to-noise ratio. Examples being, threads where people seek advice, or where there is an ongoing list of Mac MMOs. Particularly new-ish members. I've done this maybe 2-3 times. (I would also like the forums be friendly to all genders, even though the number of readers is very small. I think I've only spoken up about that once, though maybe it should have been more.)

But tBC, please don't think I take the derailments personally. You don't drive me crazy! I'm just trying to see the forums as they might appear to outsiders.

Also, if the forums become too self-indulgent, Tuncer might force us to pay to keep them open. :-)
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

I haven't ever taken it personally either, no worries Kitty, though I do appreciate you saying this. I think our community is pretty cool and I can't recall ever being frustrated or annoyed (I won't lie Ballmer is pushing it though), so no sweat. Y'all are cool!
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:52 PM

Pats the kitty. I loves you tBC. Youíll always be fine with me.

I know I derail conversations sometimes myself and after reading the above posts I am reminded I should try harder to avoid this. I think in a small community it is especially easy to get off track as often here it feels like a conversation among friends. Thatís the beauty of small. Still, this remains a format that comes with certain expectations that arenít unreasonable.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:27 AM

View Postipickert55, on 08 May 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

I haven't ever taken it personally either, no worries Kitty, though I do appreciate you saying this.
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The continuing derailing of threads is kind of the charm of the community, because we all do it, and we all keep them going, and fill them with funny nonsense, which we all love.

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I think our community is pretty cool and I can't recall ever being frustrated or annoyed (I won't lie Ballmer is pushing it though), so no sweat. Y'all are cool!
And this. I consider Ballmer a first rate troll, with his endless spamming of completely pointless and lousy humored threads that just fill up the forum for no reason what so ever than to satisfy his apparently very empty life.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:27 AM

I wouldnít be too tough on Mr. Ballmer. Thereís always a real person on the other side of the screen whoís thinking, motivations and feelings may not be understood or interpreted correctly. I for one have never thought to ask him if heís really an Apple user just fooling around or a PC user who only means it in fun or whatever. I didnít really bother me. Iíve just gone along for the ride myself and didnít really mind because thereís never been a single mean spirited or incendiary post out of the guy. I did find some of the memes funny too but to each their own.

I mean well here, I really do but when posts like these get under your skin and I appreciate how they could too, itís a lot better to just PM a moderator and let them privately address it rather than risk being unkind to someone who may never have meant to irritate or offend you to begin with no matter how it might have seemed so.

You know whatís really funny? This thread is already fraking derailed!

LOL!!!

We really are hopeless. See, donít you feel better now tBC? We wanted to stay on topic, We really did but we just had to do this so youíd feel better about the whole thing. Youíre welcome.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:14 AM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 09 May 2018 - 01:27 AM, said:

You know what's really funny? This thread is already fraking derailed!

I was tempted to post some actual Mac game news into this thread-- I thought that would be a funny way to try to derail an off-topic thread about derailing threads.

I didn't do it for two reasons: 1) I thought the joke was too subtle. 2) I couldn't find any Mac game news. :-(
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:46 AM

Crossover 64-bit support.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

I demand an apology from Macdude22 for railing this thread!
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:57 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 09 May 2018 - 07:46 AM, said:

Crossover 64-bit support.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:29 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 08 May 2018 - 10:34 AM, said:

I'm the worst offender of all.  The only way I get into trouble it seems is with my own big mouth.  I want to apologize to ipickert55 and Janichsan and especially to Matt Diamond who I know this has driven crazy in the past.  I promise hereon after to never derail a thread nor to contribute to a thread that has been derailed.  My apologies again to all this has annoyed.  It stops now.

I admit there's been a couple times I was like "ugh" when following a notification to a topic I posted, seeking advice, to only find kitty-litter everywhere.  :wallbash:

However, I quickly remember personal messages like this one.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:38 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 09 May 2018 - 08:00 PM, said:

I demand an apology from Macdude22 for railing this thread!

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:20 AM

Raw footage of when the fun police caught up with tBC:

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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.