1. Downtime notice - Oct. 17, 2017

    Well, it's a permanent downtime. After 22 years of service it's time for a final goodbye. Our live production servers will be taken offline on October 17th. The simple fact is that there are plenty of better ways to get the secrets hidden in games and connect with other gamers. There are plenty of Youtube channels and Twitch streams that will show games played at their best, something that plain text and screenshots can't convey. If you want to connect to other gamers outside of those services, there are plenty of Discord servers that offer a direct and engaging community experience.

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    Thanks to everyone that has contributed content and time managing our community, and especially to you, our dear visitors!

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Discussion in 'Announcements & Events' started by Neo Matrix, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Apollo

    Apollo Omnipotent Moron Administrator

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    ...is it 42?

    Bad joke for the day, check!
     
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  2. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Perfection '11 Moderator Premium Member

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    I need to get used to using the "Go to First Unread" button.
     
  3. Alu Sucks

    Alu Sucks Alu Sucks Alu Sucks Administrator Super Moderator Moderator Premium Member

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    Guessing 42 got me a free trip to London once. No joke, it actually happened.
     
  4. ~Crystal Magician~

    ~Crystal Magician~ Guest Premium Member

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    My signature no longer makes any sense. Oh well...
     
  5. Tubby23

    Tubby23 Break the Walls Down Premium Member

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    It makes sense as a nice reminder of our history
     
  6. Jawneh

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    Just for nostalgia sake, @Apollo could put the forum offline at random times and have a custom message saying "The server is busy".

    ... April Fools 2016?
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Omnipotent Moron Administrator

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    I don't think I could do that even in jest. Too many painful memories.
     
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  8. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem It's all Ogre now. Premium Member

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    Any word on when Al plans on updating the main page?

    We aren't going to get many new users without an updated main page... especially with a forums link that takes 30 seconds to load the page that tells you we've moved.

    Al doesn't change that page and all this has been for naught.
     
  9. Apollo

    Apollo Omnipotent Moron Administrator

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    I'll press him again and see what the word is. He's gone a bit quiet on the update front lately, so hopefully the plans haven't suddenly fallen through.

    Also, testing a new add-on:

    http://community.gamewinners.com/index.php
     
  10. Rachel

    Rachel Dragonfly Catcher

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    where's the forum rules

    I was trying to remember if the forum would auto-censor me or not, if that even matters anymore
     
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  11. Apollo

    Apollo Omnipotent Moron Administrator

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    We're basically running under a 'don't be an idiot' ruleset right now, so there are no official forums rules (yet). I don't believe censors are active at the moment, so feel free to go a bit nuts for the time being.
     
  12. Alu Sucks

    Alu Sucks Alu Sucks Alu Sucks Administrator Super Moderator Moderator Premium Member

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    Go ahead and say whatever kind of shit you want. It's all cool.
     
  13. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem It's all Ogre now. Premium Member

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    I love the smell of anarchy in the morning.
     
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    shortcut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    regarding censors, can it be member specific? If a member checks a box in their settings, censors are on. The comments section of cracked.com has a button "show profanity." Rather than have that for each thread/forum, is there an extension that allows members to check/uncheck whether they want to see it or not?
     
  15. Apollo

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    Hmm, I'm not sure. I'll look into that, because that would be a great way to do things.
     
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    shortcut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    it really would. Default setting is on, and if people want to curse they can. If people want to see cursing and missed the setting, it would be an easy enough fix for them
     
  17. Imp.

    Imp. i condone illegal drugs

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    Does the fact I'm British justify my use of the word cunt?
     
  18. Alu Sucks

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    The fact that censors are off means it's...fine?

    I've been to the UK before, it seems like an appropriate thing to say for you. Just like when people ask me to try and speak in a Boston accent I can only muster out a few short things and then it's straight profanity because it just naturally happens that way.
     
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    shortcut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    fahk bahstin (sports teams, the city is nice)
     
  20. Imp.

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    the non-rhotic nature of the boston accent makes it incredibly easy to imitate as a brit.

    vice versa, the rhotic nature of the west country accent here in the UK (stereotypical farmer accent) would probably mean you guys can pull it off with aplomb.
     
  21. Fool's Requiem

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    Yeah, but doing that just reinforces the uncultured ignorant American stereotype that some British people like to push to support their pointless hatred of America. I see it all the time in the comments section in at least one Watch Mojo youtube video every day. Today's complaint is how we pronounce Caribbean: "kar-uh-bee-uh n" vs "kuh-rib-ee-an"... even though both pronunciations are in Oxford's dictionary.
     
  22. Kat

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    Huh.. I always wondered which pronunciations for Caribbean was correct. The more you know, I guess.
     
  23. Murdoch

    Murdoch Grandmaster of Funk Moderator

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    My accent is never gonna wash out. My perceived IQ will drop 10 points once I open my mouth haha Always thought accents were crazy interesting
     
  24. Meathos

    Meathos Where dead ships dwell Moderator

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    My accent is fuckin' wild. I'll have to make some videos on the youtubes or something, cause apparently it's really interesting.
     
  25. Alu Sucks

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    Oh accents. I have a very faint one these days, if I have one at all. I was specifically taught to speak without one as a child, so not people don't believe me at first when I say I'm from Boston.
     
  26. Apollo

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    I'm in a similar position. Spent so much time in different places that I've got a very faint English accent, but mostly a 'nothing' sort of accent that you couldn't really place.
     
  27. Alu Sucks

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    It's because we're boring.
     
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  28. Apollo

    Apollo Omnipotent Moron Administrator

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    It's true.
     
  29. Northern Lights

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    I have a weird accent. Even weird to British people!
     
  30. Jon

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    Boston accent peeks out once in a while.