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It was silly of me to call them terrorists - this I admit. However, the word filter is in place because they spammed our site with links to theirs, not to mention also doing this with their avatars - a coordinated attack with aims to increase their search engine visibility.

Can I just point out that that is not at all what the purpose of the "attack" was? I'm reminded right now of the British government trying to play off the newly-founded Americans' protests as uncalled for acts of horrific terrorism.

Yeah, we did mass-change avatars and put links in our avvies and sigs, but it wasn't some nefarious deed done while both being established forums. It was a protest done literally during the process of splitting in the hopes of founding our own forum and give those who were upset or dissatisfied with the management a place to go. It had nothing at all to do with "aims to increase [our] search engine visibility", and I find that notion utterly absurd and unfounded. We hardly had any plans at all at that point beyond "get new forum up and running, hopefully".

I think I'm pretty well-qualified to speak on this subject, seeing as the avatar swaps were my idea and making.

Honestly, I have no problem at all with you being upset with our actions (even if I don't understand it) and speaking out about it from your angle, but I can't tell at this point if you're just making bold assumptions or if you're deliberately and malevolently painting a false picture of everything we've done to make us out as the bad guys without having to explicitly say so. I wouldn't even mind if these were just your personal views on the topics, but you consistently bring them up in threads, and you do so as if they're well-established facts. I'd be happy to have a conversation to set all the facts straight, if that's something you're interested in.

Again, it's not you being upset with events that bothers me, or you bringing them up angrily or negatively, it's the misrepresentation of intent and pulling facts out of seemingly thin air. I hold no grudges against you or this site, I still hope for a merger to happen, but I can't help but feel like a massive amount of hostility is being completely manufactured for...some purpose.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: "theflatearthsociety" word filter
« on: April 11, 2016, 04:19:05 AM »
??? I'm sure PP could attest to the fact that the word filter is, in fact, not impacting our site in almost any tangible way. Like I said, I've been one of the more proactive proponents of reunification (as far as I'm aware), because I care about the Society as a whole, which includes this site. Users coming here and having a negative experience on this site affects the Society as a whole. I don't think anyone's worried about some negligible impact of the censor, simply bemused by it. Where is the benefit to degrading your own users' experiences because you're mad at a perceived sleight from a user from another site (not even the site as a whole, just a single user)? Are personal vendettas over incredibly petty things really so dire that they take precedence over your userbase?

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: "theflatearthsociety" word filter
« on: April 09, 2016, 01:43:56 PM »
I am seriously, honestly curious, though, about what the reasoning is for the sudden lockdown. Is it really just because a person had a sig an admin didn't like, or is there something more that is not being made public? It's one thing if we'd instigated some huge raid or did one ourselves, but "this user from the other site had a sig that was kinda mean so all mentions of tfеs are completely banned now" is...bizarre and really only seems like it's meant to hurt your own users, which I can't imagine you want to do.

I mean, I'm in the same boat as PP here. I only care this much because I still care about this site. I'm one of the few who's been very vocal about wanting to reunify still. Wilmore can attest to that, since I'd emailed him several times about it to try to get in touch with Daniel, and I'm pretty sure I've emailed you as well. This isn't some weird form of attack, I (we) just care.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: "theflatearthsociety" word filter
« on: April 08, 2016, 05:45:59 AM »
No, you don't owe us anything, which is why nobody's demanding anything of you. Is it really so perplexing that someone might ask about your reasoning for something? I just think it's absurd and immature, and all I did was state as much.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: "theflatearthsociety" word filter
« on: April 07, 2016, 12:36:02 PM »
I am honestly baffled. PizzaPlanet (who hasn't been on in like a month) didn't change a signature so...you're censoring/adjusting/whatever-you-wanna-call-it any mentions of the other site? And then suddenly begin insulting us for some reason? I genuinely can't fathom what on earth is the point of any of this, and I really don't want to believe it's "one person upset me by not doing a thing so I'm striking any evidence of their site's existence from our forums", because you're better than that.

If I'm missing something, I wouldn't mind being let in on whatever the secret is that causes everything to make sense.

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The Lounge / Re: Flat Earth Society Reunification Poll
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:59:03 PM »
To what end?  I can poll the users on their preference for presidential election, but those votes won't be counted for anything.  The poll on tfes.org had a direct effect of the approval or rejection of the merger and when one of our members tried to vote on it, their vote was stricken from the poll. 

Basically, you get to vote on the merger and we get to vote on if we think it's a neat idea or not with no bearing on the outcome.  The reason you cannot fathom why this is even mildly upsetting is beyond me.

Damn, man, it's not as personal as you're making it out to be. I don't know about others, but I sort of expected this site's opinion to be resolved on, um, this site. If you're really that upset about it, I'll assure you that this poll will be seen by the other forum's administration. They care, even if you don't think they do because they specifically polled their own members and didn't poll another forum's members.

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The Lounge / Re: Why can't we be friends?
« on: August 04, 2014, 06:12:34 PM »
even if half of the guests viewing the site are spambots, that's still a lot more eyeballs than the other site gets.

I agree with what Particle Planet said, but it is worth noting that we don't get spambots because PP and ParsPars are awesome at things. :]

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Bitcoin Mining
« on: November 30, 2013, 03:05:15 PM »
How fast did you mine Bitcoins, Rushy?

~0.1 a day.

Damn. I'm guessing they weren't worth as much at the time, though, were they?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 30, 2013, 03:02:43 PM »
Starting Pokémon X. I wish there was a way to make the 3DS' volume louder, 'cause the max is too quiet. :[

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Bitcoin Mining
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:36:18 PM »
How fast did you mine Bitcoins, Rushy?

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Bitcoin Mining
« on: November 30, 2013, 12:07:38 PM »
How fast do you mine Bitcoins, Rushy?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:58:14 AM »
@Blanko: I didn't read anything you said at other than a couple words I caught (60fps? That's awesome! Explains why it feels so smooth) all because I don't want to know even the tiniest detail about the game, but since you're ahead of me (I'd assume), I just beat the first dungeon. I am loving it so far. Its use of 3D is amazing, and so far I'm seriously loving the rearranged music. Too often the games simply reuse songs straightforwardly (I'm looking at you, Kakariko Village theme...), but this one takes a bunch of them and switches them up enough to be interesting again (I'm looking at you, Kakariko Village theme!). It's all so fast and fluid, too. I love the fact that you can face any direction.

I was skeptical about re-using A Link to the Past's map over again, especially when I started the first dungeon and realized those were being somewhat re-used as well. I'm still a bit iffy on the latter part, assuming the rest of them are re-used in the same vein as the first, but for the most part the familiarity along with the changes—really, just the whole revisiting of Hyrule in that time period—is wonderful and evoking a whole new level of nostalgia for me. :P It helps that ALttP is my second- or third-favourite Zelda game.

I won't go into all the "wagh emotionss" I felt and the mix of water, salts and enzymes welling up in my eye sockets as everything washed over me, but seriously I am going to die of happy playing this game. However, I've a feeling I'm mostly going to be playing it in chunks, 'cause I can't fathom playing it without headphones and being able to appreciate the musics. I hope the soundtrack for the game becomes available soon. If Nintendo gave it away as a Club Nintendo reward, even, that'd be awesome, since it's looking to be the first year I'll be a Platinum member. :D

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The Lounge / Re: Why is it so hard to buy presents for girls?
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:48:13 AM »
Zelda?

Indeed. :D I'd really love to have anything Zelda-related. And whoever my favourite artist is at the time—which is fairly consistent, as it's only changed once since I started seriously listening to music.


This. I've never seen the point of two people exchanging gifts of (presumably) roughly equal value rather than buying themselves something of that value, since they will each have a better idea of what they want than the other person.
It's time and money you could be spending on something else. Not to mention that the whole idea behind "surprising" is misguided; if it's not something they actually want and expect, they're most likely not going to end up using it. If it is something they want and expect, they might as well buy it for themselves. So you're just gonna end up exchanging crap, pretty much.

Huh...it seems fairly obvious, but I've never really thought of it that way before. It does seem kinda dumb when you put it like that.

That said, I think it's pretty neat when you know the person you're buying gifts for well. You can get them stuff they didn't know of and surprise them in a good way.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 29, 2013, 11:33:49 PM »
So, despite the fact that I almost wasn't able to get it until Monday...just got my Zelda 3DS XL! I've been messing around with it and just generally squealing with joy. It's beautiful and soft and amazing, my only complaint being that it does not fit comfortably in one's pockets.

I spent most of the time just screwing around and seeing everything it has to offer, I only got around to starting up Animal Crossing: New Leaf and realizing I couldn't really do anything because it's 1 am. :[ This will be a problem with me and this game...I was planning on playing it without changing the date and time like I'd always do with the prior games.

I also got Pokémon X. I'm conflicted. I'm gonna go downstairs and lay down, and I'm not sure if I wanna start that, A Link Between Worlds, or neither. I dunno if I want to just play one for a little while before I sleep or if I want to wait until I have a big chunk of time to play. Such troubles. :[

StreetPass sounds awesome too, it's just a shame I hardly ever leave the house. :P And when I do, toting that around in my pocket isn't quite ideal...

Anyway! This post sounds way too complain-y for how ecstatic I am. God this device is wonderful. I can't wait until the update next month so that it'll have Miiverse and the Wii U and 3DS will finally share a damn account. Now I just wish they'd make the Virtual Console games playable on both systems, so I could buy a game and play it on either one. I'd love to be able to stick my SD card into the Wii U, play some Super Metroid or something, then take it out and put it in the 3DS so I can play it while I'm on the go.

Also, the 3D Classics seems pretty awesome. I wish I had money to toss about so I could get one or two, or at least wish they had demos for them. They look really pretty, even with how simple they are. There's probably like three or four planes (background, the plane your character moves on, and stuff that pops out), but in stuff like Kirby's Dreamland it actually looks really nice. Apparently Sonic the Hedgehog is like that, too, but they don't have a 3D video for it. :[

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The Lounge / Re: Why is it so hard to buy presents for girls?
« on: November 29, 2013, 06:59:45 PM »
Girls are easy.  Just find out what they're obsessed with (ie turtles, Marvin the Martian, Hitler), they all have something stupid they're obsessed with, and get them something to do with that.

Wow, that's incredibly stupid, sexist, vague and untrue. We're not some predictable creature like that, I can't think of a single thing Im obsessed with that I'd be happy to receive something related to, I-...

...oh.

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The Lounge / Re: Why is it so hard to buy presents for girls?
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:17:20 PM »
Free stuff? To Craigslist I go

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The Lounge / Re: Why is it so hard to buy presents for girls?
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:33:28 PM »
It really shouldn't be that hard. Are you buying things for random women you don't know?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:26:24 PM »
I have no such data limits, nor did I know they existed for much of my life!

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:04:10 AM »
Steam Autumn sale is on and Dark Souls is 80% off! I bought a copy already so Supes, if you want it to see if you can run it at all, you can have it.

Really? :D That would be awesome! You would be amazing and I'd be eternally grateful even though I won't be able to play it until the one miraculous day I finally get a new graphics card.

@Saddam: I have that problem semi-fixed for now (by which I mean I have temporarily acquired a slightly-bigger TV), so I just need to get PS3 cables since he took them when he left. I can't catch a damn break with this. >:[

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 27, 2013, 02:50:26 PM »
rip supes
Because it's shit.  And given your financial woes, you won't be able to pay for a subscription, so there's no point in getting yourself addicted to it.

Yeah, no worries about that, it wasn't very good. Took around two hours before I decided I was really bored. :P

And I should have had my 3DS last Friday. Then I should have had it Monday. Then Tuesday. Then I went to get it today...but couldn't because the lady at my bank had lied and my money was in the account yet. Despite the fact that the site said it was. So fucking Friday. I cannot even begin to explain how frustrated I am and how insane I'm going from this constant getting super excited and then being super let down. >:[[[[[

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 27, 2013, 02:47:22 PM »
Still trying to download this huge-ass game. For this much storage the game better have such great graphics that my monitor turns into a portal to another universe.

Er...it's like 20GB. Welcome to last-gen gaming?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:57:07 PM »
So I'm trying World of Warcraft because why not.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Supes' Must-Listen-To List (Recommend me stuff!)
« on: November 26, 2013, 01:57:11 AM »
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This): I’m glad I liked this about as much as I hoped I would! All I knew of them prior was Sweet Dreams and I’d heard some “rain” song I liked once. But seriously, I love Annie Lennox and I love the production on this album in general. They are just wonderful. There were a handful of amazing songs “I’ve Got an Angel”, “The Walk”, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This” and “Jennifer”, while the rest were great and good. I just really love their sound and the funky weirdness and I like them a lot they are great. :]

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Catching Fire
« on: November 25, 2013, 09:17:47 PM »
Fun facts: Arcade fire composed Panem's anthem, "Horn of Plenty", which is the Capitol's motif and plays every night when they show the dead tributes during the Games. James Newton Howard then arranged it for orchestra:

#ws" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">7. Horn of Plenty - The Hunger Games - Original Motion Picture Score - James Newton Howard

Arcade Fire also performed the song that played over the first movie's credits, which is amazing and got me to check them out again and is way better than the mediocre Coldplay song this movie got:

#ws" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">1. Abraham's Daughter By Arcade Fire With Lyrics

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Catching Fire
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:31:48 AM »
Really? In the books she liked them both by this point and was just barely coming around to it. I thought they did that pretty well. There were less kisses in the movie than there were in the book. She seems just as confused-but-going-with-it about her feelings as she did in the novel, I think.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:30:16 AM »
I've already got MotioninJoy and have set up the Dualshock to simulate a 360 controller, so that wouldn't be too much an issue. Not that it matters since, yeah, crappy PC.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 24, 2013, 08:35:10 PM »
So, then, is the PC version better than the console versions if you just use a DualShock/360 controller?

And definitely agree with you on the Wii. I played that to death. Just sucks that a bit later on it was hard to find good exclusives. :[

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:30:36 PM »
That's true. I guess I just visualize you cynically and find it hard to imagine you liking things in general. :P

And apparently A Link Between Worlds lets you go off and do whatever you want from the start, so. :D

But wow, I'm very surprised to hear you say that about the Wii.

And finally...no, I haven't gotten anything yet. I wanted to have them by this last weekend, but that didn't happen. As for what I'm going to get...I'm torn. I can either get the Zelda 3DS + Animal Crossing and Pokémon X, or I can get the 3DS and be forced to choose between one of the two and get Dark Souls.

Believe me when I say I really do want to play Dark Souls. But, unless there's a good deal which leaves me with enough money to buy both those and Dark Souls, I'm finding it a little hard to justify, mainly because I'm not really sure where I'd play it. :[ There's a smaller in the living room here but it's kind of...painful. It's maybe 20-something inches and playing games on it makes it quite hard to see everything that's going on, maybe since I'm used to my friend's 42-inch TV. This wouldn't be a problem if he left his TV here, but he just got a girlfriend and moved in with her within the past few weeks so I am left with that TV. And I definitely do not have the money to throw around for a new TV.

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The Lounge / Re: A Friendly Chat
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:23:05 PM »
Better than Hotline Miami, worse than Skull Kid?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 24, 2013, 06:57:26 PM »
Yes, but I assumed you hated anything that wasn't up to your artistic and gaming standards. I mean...Animal Crossing? I love it to death, but I'd've imagined you going "flawed gameplay, little to no depth, too easy, incoherent storyline, character always looking to his/her upper-right, not enough character customization, didn't make me feel anything, -4/10 would sell". :P

Not to mention you've never come off as a Nintendo type to me. I imagined you having a PC, PS3 and little else. Then giving a "modern Zeldas are just terrible, no good ones since Minish Cap, no good Marios since Super Mario Bros. 3, Nintendo needs to do software not hardware, 10/100 would not bang" review.

Obviously I'm poking fun (sort of!), but yeah, definitely did not imagine you playing anything that wasn't hardcore Dark Souls difficulty and strategy.

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