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by rhoenix
2009-10-21 03:03am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

I find that funny since I have posts on page one of this thread, and a direct point by point response on page two, before any Mod came a calling. And...we have a dodge. My point was that instead of substantively replying to points, as the mods did, you instead went the Testing route with vague allu...
by rhoenix
2009-10-21 01:27am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

Desperate pleas my ass, but keep on with your bullshit arguments about it instead of listening to what other posters were saying. Oh wait, you won't now, cause you listen to Wong. It doesn't matter that people point out the stupidity of 'we had a mutual agreement' or 'Testing is X' when it wasn't. ...
by rhoenix
2009-10-21 01:13am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

I keep saying it, but you folks don't listen. This 'it was agreed upon' crap was only in the minds of the hard core Testing folk who were repeating it like a mantra. There were folk in all those threads, and more to boot I'm sure, who did not 'agree upon' shit. You were so content on congratulating...
by rhoenix
2009-10-21 12:11am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

I'd like to bring up the point about Testing. This was something that was always there, but never used in force. Testing had leeway in silent agreement with most moderators because when Dalton made his listing of regulations and rules, it seemed appropriate in accordance to the level of spam. The t...
by rhoenix
2009-10-21 12:06am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

No we didn't. As Mike pointed out, the policy has always been in place, so no Senate action was required. What happened before is that the Mods were constrained by the opinions of the denizens of Testing, even though they shouldn't have been. We know that to be true, because many times Mods have lo...
by rhoenix
2009-10-21 12:02am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: New Orleans to be expanded?
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

New Orleans to be expanded?

(Oct. 20, 2009) — Diverting sediment-rich water from the Mississippi River below New Orleans could generate new land in the river's delta in the next century. The land would equal almost half the acreage otherwise expected to disappear during that period, a new study shows. For decades, sea-level r...
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 11:56pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

What's really happening here is that some people got the idea into their heads that there were rules governing the things mods can do in the Testing forum even though no such rules ever existed. And now peckerheads like you and Havok are demanding an explanation for this "change" even tho...
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 11:43pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

But now I'm starting to hear that Testing denizens think they have some sort of Bill of Rights, which no one ever heard of and which is certainly not mentioned anywhere in the rules. For my own perspective, this isn't my problem with what happened. It was the clandestine decision-making that led to...
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 11:09pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

Well, thank you at least for giving the full explanation, fgalkin.

I guess all I can say is I hope this brings about the end result the mod staff was hoping for.
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 10:43pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: [discussion] Word Filters
Replies: 39
Views: 21129

Re: [discussion] Word Filters

I'm betting that a couple people were waiting for me to rail against the word filters as I've done with a few other topics, but I'm afraid those poor souls are in for disappointment. To me, the only time that phrase was funny was when used in a mocking manner, similar to how "lol" has evol...
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 10:18pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

With all the people trying to defend the 'purpose' of Testing, it's coming off contradicting. You can't have it both ways, if it is a place where you were supposed to be silly and semi spammy, accept that and accept that the staff doesn't like that. If it was a place to have conversations, then put...
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 09:25pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Testing Limit of Autodelete
Replies: 98
Views: 49760

Re: Testing Limit of Autodelete

See, I have a problem with this attitude. If you have a topic to discuss, your saying there isn't a place for it here. Why? The whole, Testing isn't spam, but we can't post it any where but Testing just rings hollow. ...No, that's an oversimplification. Your interpretation of the argument implies t...
by rhoenix
2009-10-20 06:38pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Xenogears ReMixed
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Xenogears ReMixed

http://xenogears.ocremix.org/

Based on Yasunori Mitsuda’s original Xenogears music, it’s reconceived by no less than 32 musicians, and its apparently released for free. I'm downloading all of them once I get home.
by rhoenix
2009-10-19 07:36pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Wow, these are awesome wallpapers
Replies: 12
Views: 18965

Re: Wow, these are awesome wallpapers

RogueIce wrote:And of course this gets points for amusement value. :D
That's awesome, and I am honestly not sure how I missed that before - thank you, RogueIce. Jar-Jar getting the Imperial elbow to the jaw is definitely my new wallpaper.
by rhoenix
2009-10-19 06:56pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Wow, these are awesome wallpapers
Replies: 12
Views: 18965

Re: Wow, these are awesome wallpapers

Wow, that image really is awe-inspiring.

This one and this one were my two runners-up, but the others seemed kinda weak as wallpapers go. Disappointing, considering how awesome that SSD image was.
by rhoenix
2009-10-19 03:38am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Banninations, and the rapidty of.
Replies: 143
Views: 69711

Re: Banninations, and the rapidty of.

I'm all for that but it takes a lot of work on the part of the mods. There was once a time that I was much more vigilant on the boards, because I had more free time. Back then, the board was run more tightly. But I can't be everywhere all the time, and when moderating slacks off, kiddie-clique beha...
by rhoenix
2009-10-19 03:17am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Banninations, and the rapidty of.
Replies: 143
Views: 69711

Re: Banninations, and the rapidty of.

Which means that if we do implement changes to encourage new people to sign up, some of those changes will have to involve ruthlessly oppressing some of our established members. Fine by me. The instant "mockery of stupid people" supersedes debate, we have a problem. Trolling one's opponen...
by rhoenix
2009-10-19 12:03am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: Banninations, and the rapidty of.
Replies: 143
Views: 69711

Re: Banninations, and the rapidty of.

If we banned everyone who posted stupid shit that was 'obviously a joke', well... that'd be an interesting thing. That's the inherent danger of the ivory tower, I think - the want for "standards" or a "certain class of user" tends to feed an echo chamber, leading to people getti...
by rhoenix
2009-10-18 05:36pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: DND Online Now Free to Play
Replies: 27
Views: 2604

Re: DND Online Now Free to Play

General Schatten wrote:So big question here. I had a DDO account a couple years ago, would my Lvl 10 Paly and 8 Barbarian still be open to me? In other words would I be able to log into my old account?
I don't see why not. Your game client may take a bit updating, though.
by rhoenix
2009-10-18 03:08am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: RE:Should the History sub-forum be moved?
Replies: 8
Views: 8496

Re: RE:Should the History sub-forum be moved?

I don't know why people browse by 'looking at the main page' instead of using 'View New Posts' or 'View active topics'. It's horribly limited. Is the testing spam on the later really that bad? If it is then we need a filter. But I digress. On this particular point - is there a mod available for php...
by rhoenix
2009-10-17 03:53pm
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: [Discussion] Archiving SWvST, PSW, PST
Replies: 16
Views: 10863

Re: [Discussion] Archiving SWvST, PSW, PST

Why not merge ST & SW with OSF as well? I'm not being facetious here - I think having all the Scifi shows we know and love all accessible from the same forum would make versus scenarios a bit easier, as all the FAQs and such will be linked from the same forum. It would also give a better foundat...
by rhoenix
2009-10-17 01:01am
Forum: The House of Commons
Topic: RE:Should the History sub-forum be moved?
Replies: 8
Views: 8496

Re: RE:Should the History sub-forum be moved?

I don't have a vested interest one way or another in terms of this particular forum, though I have read quite a bit from there. The amount of traffic and posting it receives qualifies it for main forum status.
by rhoenix
2009-10-14 05:07pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: 10/GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: 10/GUI

Colour me exceptionally unimpressed. This isn't some sort of awesome new technology, it's just Apple's multi-finger trackpad thingy with... more fingers. If he can make this work reliably and intuitively it'll be a very nice and useful technology, but it's hardly revolutionary. Well, this I will gr...
by rhoenix
2009-10-14 04:58pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Why Charles Stross hates Star Trek
Replies: 29
Views: 4824

Re: Why Charles Stross hates Star Trek

I think his actual point is more along the lines of 'in science fiction, the technology of the setting shouldn't just be tacked on'. He doesn't make that point particularly well, however. Upon re-reading, I'll grant you this one, and take it to heart just as much for my own writing. After all, none...
by rhoenix
2009-10-14 04:55pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: 10/GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 387

10/GUI

I saw the link for this over on Slashdot, and didn't see it posted here in SLAM or this forum. (the very impressive) Video: http://10gui.com/video/ Those old enough to remember the command line interfaces of yesteryear are only too aware of what a godsend the Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) of today...