Special quote poll

A failed experiment whereby board users were invited to advise the Senate, and instead attempted to replace the Senate.

Should the quote below be resurrected?

Yes
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No
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Total votes: 80

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Special quote poll

Post by Force Lord » 2009-06-08 02:34pm

When Wong last made a major update to the site, he chose to leave out one little detail:
"Prepare the smackdown for our latest newbie, (insert name here). Our flamewarriors have posted (insert number here) times."
Do you want it back? :)
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Force Lord » 2009-06-08 02:34pm

Already voted.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Phantasee » 2009-06-08 04:07pm

YES!
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Post by Coyote » 2009-06-08 04:14pm

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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Thanas » 2009-06-08 04:22pm

No. I feel that it adds nothing to the board other than "Hurr Hurr we are tough".
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Shroom Man 777 » 2009-06-08 04:46pm

Yes. Board traditions mang.

But we all know votes in the HoC don't matter in board policy.

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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Phantasee » 2009-06-08 04:53pm

Thanas wrote:No. I feel that it adds nothing to the board other than "Hurr Hurr we are tough".
It's just a board tradition, Thanas. We don't actually smackdown newbies anymore, and not that many of us are real flame warriors. I miss it, and would like it back.

Sentimental reasons, really, but I believe they are just as valid.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Thanas » 2009-06-08 04:55pm

Phantasee wrote:
Thanas wrote:No. I feel that it adds nothing to the board other than "Hurr Hurr we are tough".
It's just a board tradition, Thanas. We don't actually smackdown newbies anymore, and not that many of us are real flame warriors. I miss it, and would like it back.

Sentimental reasons, really, but I believe they are just as valid.
Oh, I agree that your reasons are just as valid as mine. It is a matter of opinion after all.

One that we might just have to agree to disagree on. :wink:
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Havok » 2009-06-08 08:32pm

Phantasee wrote:
Thanas wrote:No. I feel that it adds nothing to the board other than "Hurr Hurr we are tough".
It's just a board tradition, Thanas. We don't actually smackdown newbies anymore, and not that many of us are real flame warriors. I miss it, and would like it back.

Sentimental reasons, really, but I believe they are just as valid.
Well I think it was a tradition back when STvSW was, well, not going strong, but at least still relevant. It seems... now that the board has moved passed that. Traditions can die.

I say no.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Mayabird » 2009-06-08 11:36pm

When I first joined and I saw that line, I thought it was funny and not intimidating in the least, a friendly ribbing thing as an introduction. Also I happen to like stupid but entertaining old traditions, so I vote aye.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by ray245 » 2009-06-08 11:57pm

I thought that the board always have this mentality that traditions for the sake for having them is stupid? I would say let the board move on from the past.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Mayabird » 2009-06-09 12:01am

But it's not a tradition for tradition's sake. It's a tradition for amusement's sake, which is a perfectly valid reason for anything so long as it's not harmful, and I don't see the harm.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Shroom Man 777 » 2009-06-09 01:23am

But Mayabird SDnet is SRS BSNSSingapore and that line just encourages reflecting judgment! :P

Besides its not like our great leader is above following AWESOME traditions also.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Dark Flame » 2009-06-09 02:49am

Mayabird wrote:When I first joined and I saw that line, I thought it was funny and not intimidating in the least, a friendly ribbing thing as an introduction. Also I happen to like stupid but entertaining old traditions, so I vote aye.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by phred » 2009-06-09 03:00am

I'm sure if we wanted to, we could come up with something better... If we wanted to.
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Post by General Zod » 2009-06-09 12:54pm

Where's the "I don't care" option? I didn't even know that message had been removed until this poll went up.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Crazedwraith » 2009-06-09 01:09pm

General Zod wrote:Where's the "I don't care" option? I didn't even know that message had been removed until this poll went up.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Force Lord » 2009-06-09 01:49pm

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General Zod wrote:Where's the "I don't care" option? I didn't even know that message had been removed until this poll went up.
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Uh, I didn't think about that.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Starglider » 2009-06-09 02:33pm

No. It was annoying and immature. It was the kind of thing 'Elite Pwnage' would put on his BBS, if by some miracle he worked out how to make one.

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Post by Lord Pounder » 2009-06-09 02:34pm

No the only real tradition is that traditions die. The afore mentioned message should go the way of poking.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2009-06-10 02:58am

Well, I'm with Mayabird on this one.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Edi » 2009-06-10 02:49pm

The smackdown line always irritated the hell out of me. I like the generic "Welcome to our newest member, [user name]" much better, but the "Our flamewarriors have posted X topics" part was okay. Especially since anyone who doesn't know what flamewarrior refers to has no business being on internet forums anyway, especially geek forums.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Force Lord » 2009-06-11 12:48pm

Currently we have 28 votes in favor, with 20 opposed.
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Re: Special quote poll

Post by Oskuro » 2009-06-11 12:58pm

I liked that quote, but shame on me, hadn't noticed it was gone.

Aren't newbies customarily harvested for organs? What's with the pruddish attitude now? The main site subtitle reads "...and mockery of stupid people", wich can be seen as even more aggressive.
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Post by General Zod » 2009-06-11 01:51pm

LordOskuro wrote:I liked that quote, but shame on me, hadn't noticed it was gone.

Aren't newbies customarily harvested for organs? What's with the pruddish attitude now? The main site subtitle reads "...and mockery of stupid people", wich can be seen as even more aggressive.
There's a difference between laying into someone for being a moron and laying into someone for being new.
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