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Suggestions & Concerns / Forum Rules Question
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:07:17 AM »
I've read the Forum Rules and it doesn't explicitly say it, but is advocating for another person to break the Forum Rules a violation.

I moderate a forum for a browser based game and advocating rule violations is viewed as a rule violation, but we have that specifically listed within our rules.  Just want to know the official stance.

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The Lounge / New Years Resolutions 2020
« on: December 31, 2019, 01:57:14 PM »
I figured as a community it would be interesting to have a topic to discuss our planned new years resolutions.  You can post one or multiple.


For Me:

Cut back on my eating.  Over eating is a serious problem.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Emojis
« on: December 16, 2019, 07:33:39 AM »
Why is there not a facepalm emoji prebuilt into the forums?

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Flat Earth General / Tom Bishop Presents: Projections on the Atmolayer
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:56:47 AM »
The fact that the Moon is often crisp and clear while mountains only 10 miles away are foggy and discolored is a piece of evidence that the visible Moon is a projection upon the atmolayer.

As said in Q&A, how do you project a clear and crisp image on the "atmolayer"

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Flat Earth General / Bay of Fundy - FE Tides
« on: July 22, 2019, 08:58:28 PM »
Is there an FE explanation on why the Bay of Fundy has such drastic tides compared to the rest of the world?

Considered the highest tides in the world and during low tide you can walk on the ocean floor.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Post Deletion
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:26:30 AM »
Why does SMF allow a non-mod/admin user to delete their post after another reply to the thread has occurred?  Most other forums I've used prevent this.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Jump To - Missing
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:02:47 PM »
Is anyone else seeing the Jump To Box at the bottom of a thread missing?

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Suggestions & Concerns / Inflammatory Signatures
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:40:40 PM »
I received a warning for having a signature that called wise a turd.  It was a photoshop of his forum profile, with the avatar replaced with a giant angry poop emoji.  It was posted as my signature for about a day, before I was asked to take it down and received a warning.  The warning was for an inflammatory signature.

To keep the story short, I created the signature after wise reposted his "reenkarned hitler" signature.  If he can call me reenkarned hitler in his signature I will call him a turd in mine.  After discussion with the administration and moderator who issued the warning, I stated my position on the matter and took the signature down.

Wise was also asked to remove his signature.  Which he seemed to comply with.

Now, wise has posted a new signature which is still inflammatory.  Calling someone a racist without proof of them being a racist in a signature is inflammatory.  Wise either does not know what inflammatory is or is willfully circumventing the rule to not have an inflammatory signature.



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Suggestions & Concerns / Increase PM Sent Limit
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:22:35 AM »
The PM Sent limit in 1 hour is ridiculous.  I get it is to prevent spamming, but SMF counts 1 PM sent to multiple recipients as multiple PMs.

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Need to reduce the cooldown time between Report to Moderator occurences.  120 Seconds is a long time when multiple spam posts occur and need to be reported.

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Flat Earth Debate / Flat Earth's Underside
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:23:08 AM »
So, being fairly new to FET, I'm wondering what's below? In another thread I made a joke that if you dig down far enough you'll hit turtles. But I'm wondering, what does FET say would happen if you could dig far enough down? People have dug and drilled pretty far down, so we know that the Earth is at least a mile or so thick because nobody has ever come out the bottom. But assuming it were possible to dig to an arbitrary depth, or if it were possible to get past the ice wall and over the edge, what would we find?

Is there an under-side to the Earth? And if so, what's it like? Or is there a dimensional distortion so that there is no bottom, but you'd dig forever, or curve around and come out at another point of the surface, as predicted by RET?

What's underneath the Earth?

I hope this thread will not become a debate on the truth or not of FET. I would like to find out what FET says about what's down there.

A material like water. Like the dome side.

The earth has been created stratified layers. the top of one layer is the bottom of the other layer. So that;

Whenever you look at the sky, meanwhile you see the bottom of this earth.


Wise, I have moved this to the Debate sections as I want more information on this.

Are you saying that the Earth is inside a layered sphere?




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The Lounge / Werepenguins: Rules Discussion
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:06:06 PM »
This is to discuss Game Rules in General.

First, we need to understand that there is a difference between Hard Rules and Variable Rules.

Hard Rules are rules that do not change or provide a minimum baseline for game play.  Narrators cannot change or go below the baseline.

Variable Rules are rules that are determined by the Narrator.  These can change between games.  Players need to ensure they read up on the variable rules provided by the Narrator at the beginning of the Signup Thread.

Variable Rules include but are not limited to:

  • Available Roles
  • Custom Roles
  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Custom Assignment Methods
  • Winning Conditions
  • Game Events
  • Role Play Text Utilization
  • Divulging Deduced Player Roles

Hard Rules

  • Variable Game Play Rules must be posted within the first post of the Signup Thread
  • Variable Rules cannot be changed once posted unless by unanimous consent by all players that have signed up
  • Full Game Rules (Hard Rules and Variable) should be at minimum linked in the first post of the Game Thread
  • Do not reveal your role in game or in the open forums while the game is active
  • Do not reveal another players role in game or in the open forums while the game is active that has been revealed via PM[1][3]
  • Do not edit game posts, outside of spelling/grammatical corrections[2]
  • Do not delete game posts
  • Votes must be done in brackets for example:  [I vote to lynch wise]
  • Unless stipulated by the Narrator, if you are dead, you can only talk during the Night Cycle
  • Do not accuse players of cheating in game or in the open forums.  PM the Narrator
  • Narrator has final say in the game they are narrating
  • Remember it is only a game and have fun.

Notations:
[1]Exception to this rule is when accusing someone of being a werepenguin.
[2]If a spelling/grammar corrections are made, a note at the bottom must be applied stating the correction has occurred
[3]If the role was discovered via deduction without direct knowledge from other methods (PMs), release of the information is discretionary based on the Narrator's Rules.


I will update this as needed.  If Admins feel the need to update or modify it, please do.

I'm questioning on whether we should include basic game play within the hard rules or just leave that to the Narrator.


OPEN TO DISCUSSION

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Suggestions & Concerns / Avatar/Profile Pic Issue
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:32:30 PM »
I went to change my Avatar/Profile Picture and all I get is error.  I've  scaled my image down to 125 x 125 and have even tried a smaller size, as well as using both jpeg and png format.  The server just gives me an error when trying to upload.

In the process, it wiped out my old profile pic, so now I'm stuck with nothing.  Completely uncool, SMF.

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Suggestions & Concerns / SMF Patch or Update??
« on: August 26, 2018, 01:18:10 PM »
Is SMF going to be updated?  The 2.0.15 patch has been out for almost a year.

I ask because I'm hoping the ridiculous notifications about posting within the last 30 seconds or duplicate post (when clearly the post isn't duplicate because it never actually posted) are fixed.


If not going to patch, are you guys looking into an alternative forum management system.  It wouldn't be hard to transition between, most forums allow you to export data and have similar DB sets so data can be used in another forum system.

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Flat Earth General / Discussions by Tom: Moon Terminator Illusion
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:19:23 AM »
In this episode of Discussions by Tom, we will analyze the below Post made by Tom in the Q&A Section:

That's not a question about FET, you can read one of the hundreds of topics that already exist on that subject.

Actually it is, sorry. I should have made it more clear why I was asking. I have regular debates with this coworker of mine, and as a new member, I just wanted that one piece of evidence from a die-hard believer that would really deliver the "whammy" I'm looking for. Sorry to bother you, but anyone else can feel free to respond.

One easy one to observe is that when the moon and sun are in the sky together, the light of the moon does not point at the sun. It's called the Moon Terminator "Illusion".



RE'ers spam out perspective effects as an explanation, and link to close range examples where angles change at close range as bodies change distance radically, but they are unable actually show how such perspective changes are possible with Round Earth Geometry, where the earth and sun are far from the observer and equal distances away from the observer at all times.

It is possible to hold a pencil out horizontally and look at it from different angles close up to get the pencil to point upwards and downwards with close range perspective effects; but doing is harder to do so when the horizontal pencil is at a distance far from the observer. Those same motions would not cause the pencil to change. When the pencil is far from the observer it would require an equivalent change of ratio, which the Round Earth System cannot provide. In RET the sun and moon are far from the observer and equal distance from the observer at all times.

We are spammed with hallway examples where, when standing in the middle of a hallway, the angles of the ends of ceiling corners of the hallways are tilted upwards or downwards, but the concept of the sun and moon are "going down a hallway" and changing distance radically from the observer is actually the Flat Earth example, not a Round Earth example. Under RET the sun and moon are far away and maintain the same distance from the observer at all times. They do not change position in relation to the observer radically.

We are spammed with demands to hold a small ball up against the sky with the moon in the background and position yourself in a manner where the ball shows a similar scene to the moon. "Proof!" Yet, this is another dumb close range perspective effect, and is no different than the pencil explanation. It is possible to get a ball that is close to you into many orientations with slight movements, and, like the pencil, not so possible when the object is far away.

At some point astronomers did provided a mathematical equation to predict the changes, but unfortunately the distance to the Sun or Moon do not matter in the equations for the result; and so the predictive model is entirely frivolous as a Round Earth model.

It is a clear win for the Flat Earth model, and one that is easily observable to anyone. Look past the lies and excuses. The evidence is right there in the sky!


The Sun is not next to the moon, Tom.  It is several MILLION Miles further away from the Earth than the Moon, which results in the sunlight to appear on the back of the moon while the Sun and Moon appear to be next to each other.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Ability to Like (and Dislike) Posts
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:33:47 PM »
The ability to like someone's post.  There are times when someone hits it out of the park with a post, making it pointless to post the same thing.

There are times when someone posts just crap and there is no reason to reply to say just that.

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Flat Earth Q&A / FE Ozone
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:30:28 AM »
From what I have read on FE, the earth is a flat disc with a dome.   I suspect that the ozone and the dome are one in the same in FE.  If they are the same can you explain the hole in the ozone/dome.  If they are not the same, can explain the relationship between the two?

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Flat Earth Q&A / Red Sky?
« on: April 15, 2018, 12:34:25 PM »
On FE, what causes the sky to appear RED before sunrise and after sunset?

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Flat Earth Q&A / Flat Earth's Layers
« on: April 12, 2018, 01:39:30 PM »
In another Q&A Topic, the question of reaching the other side was brought forth and that technology was a reason we couldn't currently reach it via drilling. An additional point was added that we would have to pass through the lava layer in the earth.

So my question is what are the layers of the Flat Earth and is there a basic diagram explaining the layers?

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Suggestions & Concerns / Warning Dispute & Post Moved
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:38:19 AM »
I was reading through the Q & A Topics and Found Sun and Moon

The first post was:
On many days, I can see the moon and the sun out at the same time, how does this work on the flat earth?

The second was:
It only works in flat earth model.

In round model, there is no explanation about in a place in daylight and the other place is 180 degrees in the other side, night side of the earth has moon in the air. This is impossible in the round model.

In the flat earth model, ie, there is many models, but in some models, the earth and sun has different speeds so that sometimes you see the moon in only night and sometimes you see the sun and moon both together. It is possible if they are visible together. I could not explain very well. anyway. perhaps someone else may do it better.

I guess nowadays my energy is going down .

I responded with:
It only works in flat earth model.

In round model, there is no explanation about in a place in daylight and the other place is 180 degrees in the other side, night side of the earth has moon in the air. This is impossible in the round model.

In the flat earth model, ie, there is many models, but in some models, the earth and sun has different speeds so that sometimes you see the moon in only night and sometimes you see the sun and moon both together. It is possible if they are visible together. I could not explain very well. anyway. perhaps someone else may do it better.

I guess nowadays my energy is going down .
That's beyond laughable.

It is completely possible and does happen in the RE model.  I'm sure it's been explained to you before, and you just ignored it.  In the RE model the moon orbits around the earth while the earth orbits the sun.  Here is a diagram.



Can you provide a diagram of how the moon works with the sun on the flat earth.

Now from my understanding, Flat Earth Q & A is supposed to be questions about flat earth theory with answer about flat earth theory, no other discussion.

I replied to brotherhood of the dome, who clearly made a statement within his post that did not answer flat earth theory nor the question.  He posed a point of debate in the Q&A instead of just answering the question solely on the points of Flat Earth Theory, yet his post remained and mine was removed, even though my post also included a follow up question to the main topic on providing a diagram of how the moon works in Flat Earth Theory.

If he is allowed to keep his statement, then his statement can be replied to.  He opened the discussion up to reply.  So if my response to his opening the discussion is invalid, so is his.

That's a double standard.

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Flat Earth General / Flat Earth and Microwave Communications
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:52:43 AM »
Microwave Communication is limited by line-of-sight (straight line).  If the Earth is flat,  I should be able to set up 2 Microwave Antennas thousands of miles apart, say one in Florida and the other in Portugal, and communicate between the two without using a relay station.

While there are environmental effects that will effect and degrade the signal, I should still receive a signal.

Since earth is supposedly flat, why doesn't this work?

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