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Old 07-27-2009, 11:21 PM
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Re: ZU Save or be Saved

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No, but I'd like to stress the following:



Stop trying to make the event's true intention look stupid. Nobody gains nothing by making an attempt to deprive all the members from a forum-viable event that encourages good threads and discussions for an actual prize.

In any case, let's settle down. Please.
So wait... it encourages threads by derailing them? How is that encouraging them?
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:42 PM
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So you're admitting that it's true intention is spamming? After all, that's the only intention we've been discussing.
Way to misinterpret unambiguous posts.

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So wait... it encourages threads by derailing them? How is that encouraging them?
This is quite amazing, really. You really have not contemplated the reasons as to why this event encourages good threads and discussions? The sequence MUST be started by a moderator or site staff. It may only be triggered when a moderator or site staff finds a GOOD thread or developing discussion. A sequence may never start if no new and original threads are brought up. Members will be aware of this and will want to invite danger by doing their best to get attention. The way to get attention is by starting a thread that sticks out from the others. After successfully ending a DANGER-HELP-SAVE sequence, the scene is recorded and then deleted. The possibility of that thread dying or be derailed to non-stop spam is slim to none. If you truly think that everyone would ignore the topic's title or post non-stop spam after the sequence, then you are clearly underestimating the users of ZU. It is not the case that everyone will feel obliged to abandon the thread since a sequence ended, either.

If anyone fails to understand the above, then I am truly amazed and disappointed.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:48 PM
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to actually think of something as illogical...

Do NOT cite any word containing "logical" to me. Trust me, dear Admiral Black. I have taken a formal one-year course of this branch of philosophy. It truly irks me when people cite that word when they have no idea what it is. You, of all people, have shown that you know nothing of this particular subject. So, please.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:51 PM
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Way to misinterpret unambiguous posts.



This is quite amazing, really. You really have not contemplated the reasons as to why this event encourages good threads and discussions? The sequence MUST be started by a moderator or site staff. It may only be triggered when a moderator or site staff finds a GOOD thread or developing discussion. A sequence may never start if no new and original threads are brought up. Members will be aware of this and will want to invite danger by doing their best to get attention. The way to get attention is by starting a thread that sticks out from the others. After successfully ending a DANGER-HELP-SAVE sequence, the scene is recorded and then deleted. The possibility of that thread dying or be derailed to non-stop spam is slim to none. If you truly think that everyone would ignore the topic's title or post non-stop spam after the sequence, then you are clearly underestimating the users of ZU. It is not the case that everyone will feel obliged to abandon the thread since a sequence ended, either.

If anyone fails to understand the above, then I am truly amazed and disappointed.
Please, explain how this encourages posting about the topic. All I predict is people scrambling for points, not caring at all about what the topic is meant to be (which, mind you, they can't even talk about if they wanted to anyway, due to not wanting to lose points.)
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:58 PM
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Re: ZU Save or be Saved

Holy hell, its a forum game, for Christ's sake.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:10 AM
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God Damn it. This site is terrible sometimes.

F****ing idiots who have to "speak out" against anything that can be productive and fun.

Venin I have lost what little respect I had for you.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:11 AM
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I like this because you look not very smart.
. . . Heh. Irony.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:12 AM
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Please, explain how this encourages posting about the topic. All I predict is people scrambling for points, not caring at all about what the topic is meant to be (which, mind you, they can't even talk about if they wanted to anyway, due to not wanting to lose points.)
Sabbo, I've been typing to a wall, it seems. Allow me think of a scenario to help you visualize how this works.

Lefty and Hombre are aware that 2 sequences are needed for a certain day. They know the rules of the event. Most members are also aware of the event and what to do. Lefty decides to take a look at the General Chit-chat section at 12:00 PM. He sees the following threads:

"I think I am Gay"
"What Car do you Drive?"

Lefty feels that there are no good threads around. The rest of the threads besides the ones above are just as boring. So, Lefty comes back at 1:00 PM and sees new threads:

"The Wonders of the Subconscious"
"Déjà Vu"
"My First Orgasm"

He sees that good discussions are developing. Users may also be aware that these threads are specially asking for danger. Lefty indulges himself in one of these threads and decides that he like the Déjà vu topic. At post #20, he decides to post a DANGER message, thus starting the sequence. The users, upon knowing the rules, must come to a temporary halt and decide if they would like to risk any of their points or make an attempt to be the first to successfully post a HELP message. So, 3 users respond to the sequence. It may look like this:

User X posts:
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I have deja vus all the time...
User Y posts:

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(HELP message)
User X posts:

Quote:
(HELP message)
Let's suppose I arrive to the scene and promptly end the sequence by declaring that "User Y" is saved and now has 100 points. Lefty acknowledges this and erases the posts starting from his DANGER message to my SAVE message. The rest of the of the posts should look like this:

User A:

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Damn, I so missed being saved.

Anyway, it's so bizarre how daja vu works...
User B:

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There was a lifeguard here? But, yeah, I haven't really experienced many of these...
User C:

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The complexity of these experiences are mind boggling...
If you think otherwise, then I feel you don't know the ZU people well enough. The same situation would be similar with Hombre. He would wonder around the Future Zelda and Theorizing sections. Let's suppose he is not pleased with any of the topics posted that day. He decides to NOT start a sequence. THAT is how this works. That is why we'll be seeing more interesting threads being started at the participating sections.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:14 AM
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So if a good thread is developing, you derail it?

Okay, sounds perfectly reasonable. Totally. Oh yes.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:20 AM
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Re: ZU Save or be Saved

Oh! Idea!


Instead of *****ing about something you can't and won't change, how about anyone who doesn't like it, just deal with it? It's not going to be that big, and not too hard to ignore. Stop raining on everyone else's fun just because you're crabby hermits.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:20 AM
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Internet.

forum.

Holy.

****.

Batman.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:22 AM
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So if a good thread is developing, you derail it?

Okay, sounds perfectly reasonable. Totally. Oh yes.
You realize you are demolishing reason here, right?


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[COLOR="Black"]Hmm, one scenario, good job.
Aww, Admiral Black... You'd like me to come up more scenarios for you to somehow understand?

In all seriousness, I won't tolerate unreasonable posts and intentional trashing in this thread. I will request a moderator to revise some of the posts here and leave only the appropriate ones.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:29 AM
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lol no .
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:29 AM
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As opposed to *****ing about something you don't have to even be involved with?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:35 AM
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Re: ZU Save or be Saved

(I've just realized that I wrapped myself up in ZU Drama I'm a baaaaaaaaaad person)

Bah I give up, I'm not going to reason anymore. I'm just looking forward to the event.

Cheers!

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Old 07-28-2009, 05:19 AM
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Re: ZU Save or be Saved

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In all seriousness, I won't tolerate unreasonable posts and intentional trashing in this thread. I will request a moderator to revise some of the posts here and leave only the appropriate ones.
Actually, what you're probably going to do is sit there and watch as this thing falls apart. You see, if you want the moderators to back this thing up, then it might have been a good idea to tell the moderators about it. Which, judging by moderator reactions I've seen so far, you failed to do.

Oh, and coming up with a game that consists solely of not-disguised-at-all spam wasn't a spectacularly brilliant idea, either.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:29 AM
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Holy hell, its a forum game, for Christ's sake.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:41 AM
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Eh, excuse us for a second. *locks*
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