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#1 the Battle Cat

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 03:32 PM

Yes yes a very cunning plan.  You have withstood the unspeakable brutality and crushing oppression of Lord Brixton and Eric5h5, I expected that.  They are weak and their mothers dress them funny.  But can you withstand the Octachoron of Doom?  No, I think not.  

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 04:48 PM

Fortunately I'm immune to anything under +30...ha!  Also I have a Propeller Beanie of Offtopicness +100 which no moderator on Earth can overcome!  Take that!

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 05:09 PM

I used to have a +10 bonus to random forum browsing. Unfortunately, I recently changed my class to "Employed" which causes a penalty to all skills that have "leisure" as their prerequisite. On the upside, I now get to read the weird stuff that shows up in the early morning (3rd shift).

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:40 PM

View PostNo One, on June 30th 2007, 04:09 PM, said:

I used to have a +10 bonus to random forum browsing. Unfortunately, I recently changed my class to "Employed" which causes a penalty to all skills that have "leisure" as their prerequisite. On the upside, I now get to read the weird stuff that shows up in the early morning (3rd shift).
Ya HAH!!  The Octachoron of Doom exists in the 3rd shift!  He is on Aussie upside down time.  Despairith ye in yon 3rd shift!

View PostEric5h5, on June 30th 2007, 03:48 PM, said:

Fortunately I'm immune to anything under +30...ha!  Also I have a Propeller Beanie of Offtopicness +100 which no moderator on Earth can overcome!  Take that!

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:39 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on June 30th 2007, 05:40 PM, said:

Ya HAH!!  The Octachoron of Doom exists in the 3rd shift!  He is on Aussie upside down time.  Despairith ye in yon 3rd shift!

That's the truth. I actually talk to a lot of Australians in my job.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:03 AM

My 12-sided dice just rolled under the sofa & now I don't know who I am anymore..

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:22 AM

View PostLord Brixton, on July 1st 2007, 03:03 AM, said:

My 12-sided dice just rolled under the sofa & now I don't know who I am anymore..

No problem, I'll just roll you up a new character.

OK, seems like you've got 3 Strength, 4 Dexterity, 5 Intelligence, 4 Wisdom, 5 Consitution, and 17 Charisma.  Interesting.  I guess this means when you try to lift that tankard of ale you unwisely keep next to your computer, you end up dropping it on your keyboard, and fall over backwards in your attempt to prevent this from happening, and hit your head which knocks you out almost instantly, but through all this your hair looks absolutely fabulous and the chicks think your antics are cute.  Could be worse!

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:18 AM

Ahh, the dice: They do not lie.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:44 AM

::Bernie spins around to join the conversation.::
Did someone say something about a "Bernie of Offtopicness +100"?

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:52 AM

Any further off topicness in this thread will be dealt with harshly!  Like the time I was camping up in the mountains.  We had set up camp and the tent was up and the wood gathered and we had just eaten our first meal.  It was time to clean up and my wife wanted me to help.  Course I just wanted to find a big hot flat rock to lay on and digest my meal, like our friends the lizards.  I wound up having to haul water halfway across the camping ground and to add insult upon injury I had to dry dishes too.  But boy did I have some harsh words for my wife.  You haven't heard such harshness before.  Like something a dying Celt curses at a Roman soldier.  I memorized them, and some day, when she is weak and sick... I'll tell her those harsh words!  So.  Who here likes to camp?
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 09:05 AM

You're just testing me to see if I will lock this thread because you went off-topic. Get back on camping right away, or else...

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 10:08 AM

Nerds.   :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 11:02 AM

View Postdojoboy, on July 1st 2007, 12:08 PM, said:

Nerds.   :rolleyes:

Agreed. The fact that they're even using d10's anymore and such silly crap as hit points and "stats" instead of latching onto a more modern system like Wushu makes them such nerds. Let me put it this way ...

Spinning my off topic cloak of the deepish red around me like a swirling cloud (1), I leap to the top ledge of this thread (2) by throwing my knowledge of odd RPG systems into their eyes (3) while I draw my moonlit blade of gleaming Canadianess (4) in great sweeping circle from sea to shining sea (5) and arc it downwards trouncing all other socialist health care plans (6).

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 03:01 PM

View PostEric5h5, on July 1st 2007, 08:48 AM, said:

Fortunately I'm immune to anything under +30...ha!
Not so. All those possessing near-impenetrable immunities to a wide range of damage types are required by law to be particularly vulnerable to at least one type of damage. All I have to do is figure out which one it is, probably by utilising clues in the environment or information given earlier in the adventure.

View Postthe Battle Cat, on July 2nd 2007, 12:52 AM, said:

Any further off topicness in this thread will be dealt with harshly!
:: changes the thread's topic under tBC's feet ::

View PostDaveyJJ, on July 2nd 2007, 03:02 AM, said:

Spinning my off topic cloak of the deepish red around me like a swirling cloud (1), I leap to the top ledge of this thread (2) by throwing my knowledge of odd RPG systems into their eyes (3) while I draw my moonlit blade of gleaming Canadianess (4) in great sweeping circle from sea to shining sea (5) and arc it downwards trouncing all other socialist health care plans (6).

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:37 PM

View Postdojoboy, on July 2nd 2007, 02:08 AM, said:

Nerds.   :rolleyes:

View PostDaveyJJ, on July 2nd 2007, 03:02 AM, said:

Agreed. The fact that they're even using d10's anymore and such silly crap as hit points and "stats" instead of latching onto a more modern system like Wushu makes them such nerds. Let me put it this way...
Definitely agreed. Back onto topic, why have Eric and Lord Brixton have their magical powers been taken away from? Now Tesseract has his super magical powers (to own in Dungeons and Dragons :P), is he gonna have his powers taken away from him in the nea future?
All this doesn't make sense...

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:48 PM

View PostThe Liberator, on July 1st 2007, 04:37 PM, said:

Definitely agreed. Back onto topic, why have Eric and Lord Brixton have their magical powers been taken away from? Now Tesseract has his super magical powers (to own in Dungeons and Dragons :P), is he gonna have his powers taken away from him in the nea future?
All this doesn't make sense...

It appears to be a rolling moderation system. Every single member gets around a month of time as a moderator. Eventually they will get around to making all the spam bots and members with 0 posts moderators as well. ;)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:59 PM

View PostNo One, on July 2nd 2007, 09:48 AM, said:

It appears to be a rolling moderation system. Every single member gets around a month of time as a moderator. Eventually they will get around to making all the spam bots and members with 0 posts moderators as well. ;)
OH GOD!!! COULD SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?

But seriously though, (...not) imagine all the people that would have a taste at moderating... ::Liberator shudders while trying to think of AMG being a fair moderator:: :P

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:42 PM

View PostThe Liberator, on July 1st 2007, 04:37 PM, said:

Definitely agreed. Back onto topic, why have Eric and Lord Brixton have their magical powers been taken away from? Now Tesseract has his super magical powers (to own in Dungeons and Dragons :P), is he gonna have his powers taken away from him in the nea future?
All this doesn't make sense...

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What if something happens to me?  That would mean that Tuncer would again be saddled with taking time away from his business to tend to the forums, and that's a lot of work to do.  What I am doing is cherry picking a few responsible and mature people who I think can put the health of the forums and IMG ahead of themselves, and training them on what I think an IMG forum moderator should be.  It's a responsible business decision and I've always seen IMG as a business first.

It was a tough pick, this forum is one of the best I've been to and there are a LOT of excellent candidates.  This will probably be all I select for training for the time being.  I just wanted to make absolutely sure that there would be somebody trained and ready to take my place, and I'm trying to take into account that one or two of the guys might bug out between now and then.

Also, you only see one mod active at a time because I have a deep seated belief that the fewer moderators on a forum the better for the members.  It gives you consistency between all the sub-forums and it gives you a reasonable expectation of the reactions and judgments from the guy in charge.  This means a lot of work for that one person but it's worth it in the heightened quality of the experience you will have at the IMG Forums.

I plan to rotate Lord Brixton, Eric5h5 and Tesseract in and out on a continuing basis.  Mostly it will just be me, but I want them to practice with and become familiar with the moderator tools, learn my style of moderating, develop their own version of it, and learn the ins and outs of the behind the scenes dramas that occur here.

And that's what you are seeing here.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:28 PM

Oh, ok. Thanks tBC. :)
I now understand all of the changing of moderators and everything else. I would have to agree that a small number of moderators sounds easier (for us guys, though maybe not for you) and better.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 12:59 AM

View PostTesseract, on July 1st 2007, 05:01 PM, said:

Not so. All those possessing near-impenetrable immunities to a wide range of damage types are required by law to be particularly vulnerable to at least one type of damage. All I have to do is figure out which one it is, probably by utilising clues in the environment or information given earlier in the adventure.

Well, my name ain't Achilles, so stop looking at my heels.  Thankyew.

View PostThe Liberator, on July 1st 2007, 07:37 PM, said:

Back onto topic, why have Eric and Lord Brixton have their magical powers been taken away from?

Oho, that's how it may appear, but it's actually just a cunning plan meant to lure you into a false sense of security, and then I will stike when you least expect it!  Ha!  [Edit: oops, don't want to give too much away....]

View Postthe Battle Cat, on July 1st 2007, 08:42 PM, said:

What I am doing is cherry picking a few responsible and mature people

So how do I figure into this?  A cunning plan indeed...I'll figure this out if it kills me....

View PostThe Liberator, on July 1st 2007, 09:28 PM, said:

P.S. If I got you annoyed or anything like that at all, sorry then. :)

You're not sorry...just wait till I have Supa Mod Powa again, then you'll be sorry!  Ooh yes you will!

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