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I feel that this:

Originally posted by RandomTurtle:

Off-topic discussions between FGF members… rather awesome if I must say so. Talk about about anything in this thread however you must follow the terms and conditions of the site.

Isn’t a sufficient opening to the thread so I decided to make a new first post in it as it is my responsibility as creator of the thread.


Hello and welcome to the general thread.

You may already be able to tell that this is not a game but a general thread. Below the posts are about the original concept of the thread and discussing if it’s a good idea or not. As you can tell it was. Anyway if you are new here you came to the right place. Here you can introduce yourself to the community. You don’t have to read the entire thread but we do recommend you read the last few posts to find out what we are talking about. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Also you can use the link in the quote above to go to the terms and conditions of the site if you haven’t already read them, enjoy. Below the links are to rather good pages in threads, click them just because they are there.


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General Thread

Page 158 is the start of the council discussion.

Page 561 is about partying hard. (Seizure warning)

Page 700 More partying, and an apparent delete war. (Seizure warning)

 
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I think that this is a good idea, for 2 reasons. 1, this is a good way to talk about all the recent games, and things that could be improved, and that the OP is willing to delete the thread if others think its a bad idea.

Edit:

I’m pretty pleased with my residence here, and the rates are pretty good too.

 
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I half support this idea, but I’m afraid someone will abuse it.

EDIT:
A lot of posts here got deleted, and the Opening Post and Title were different. Please note this.

New edit on 4/3/2012:

Yay, Frontpage on a stickied thread.

 
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Good idea.

 
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Seems like the idea isn’t as bad as I expected. Anyway it could help the P:T ratio.

Yes but if I put it in another forum we wouldn’t have the benefit of talking to the FGF community we would talk to the OT community and that not the idea of this thread. And the P:T ratio is a healthy side effect of this thread or at least I hope it will.

But do you realy have any social interaction with eachother than games or even me? Don’t you want to know the FGF community?

 
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Yes, because weecan’t really talk on other games. This is a good idea in my opinion.

 
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It will be beneficial to the community.

 
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I won’t make it short and sweet, as that will probably not have the desired impact on you.

Put it this way, we consider why we do, and why we DO NOT, need this thread. As for why we do…

Original Counter:

Why we need this thread:

1) Social interaction: So that we can speak with each other outside the games

2) Post count increasing: We all want that.

3) Game related discussion: In order not to clutter up game threads.

4) Increase Post-Count Ratio

Why we do not need this thread:
Now, let me combat all these points one by one by applying my logic.

1) Social Interaction: While it is true that despite being in the same forum, many of us never talk or meet outside a game, it is also preemptitive that THIS FORUM IS FOR THAT SPECIFIC PURPOSE. I can’t really stress this point enough. Within this forum, the only thing we are SUPPOSED to do is play and enjoy forum games, as the legend clearly states. This is no place for community interaction and socialization.

Though it sounds harsh, I must rebuke you, randomturtle, for taking this step. We already have our community driven organization, otherwise known as ‘Master FGF Thread’. We meet, discuss and express our opinions in that specific thread. We do not have the need to do any other socialization beside that. If we want to let others know something, we can easily do so at the Master FGF Thread. I daresay it will be more compact, and get a wider audience. Needless sub threads are what we DO NOT want.

In short, we do not need this thread because your primary point is null and void.

2) Increase Post Count: We have OT for that very purpose. If you really need to increase your post count, please go off there.

3) Game Related Discussion: Can be done within the game thread without significant cluttering. If it gets out of hand, the OP can easily ban it. And if it continues after being banned, it is clear that the perpetrators of the crime do not care to post anywhere else. Case closed.

4) As Kidude said.

If anyone agrees with me, you do not need to post anymore. Simply delete your post to show your support. Random, if you wish to argue, use the post above you. I will counter you in this very post. If others support you over me, you are free to do as you want.

Counter 1 : Radnomturtle

1) Are we using it only for that purpose? Check the first page for what it incorporates. Within the Master FGF COuncil, discussion can be held on any topic.

2) We are talking about main things. Please shave off this argument.

3) Then PM each other.

4) Ditto 2.

Counter 2: To support Suphomies

As Sup said. 100% accurate.

Counter 3: Rosate

How many times should I repeat that FGF IS NOT FOR ANY KIND OF CHATTING? There are chatboxes for that, and for long discussions, Profile shouts. Soon, you guys will be saying that we need to have our own private chatroom.

Less fights? In a thread that encourages debate? We have SD for serious debates, and OT for the non-serious ones. Spamming? Yeah right, no spamming in an abusable discussion thread. Breaking rules? Making this thread is breaking a rule, since the original rule is that the thread should be used strictly for game-related purposes. Spam games will be there forever no matter what we do. And trolls are something else completely. I am sure this is where trolls will strike first from now.

Counter 4: kingzak

That thread could have been readily replaced by a single post in the Master FGF thread. It was relevant to the number of posts, after all. Can you name any other places where celebration threads would be necessary? All those thread requirements can be met elsewhere.

 
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1) The master FGF thread is a dierectory/index for the forum games.

2) That is an add on side effect.

3) But what if we want a longer discussion.

4) Add on effect.

 
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1) Social Interaction: While it is true that despite being in the same forum, many of us never talk or meet outside a game, it is also preemptitive that THIS FORUM IS FOR THAT SPECIFIC PURPOSE. I can’t really stress this point enough. Within this forum, the only thing we are SUPPOSED to do is play and enjoy forum games, as the legend clearly states. This is no place for community interaction and socialization.

Where’s he fun in playing text-based games without knowing your competitors?

 
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I deleted my old post, but I feel like adding my own opinion.

We do NOT need this thread because you can easily interact with other FGF regulars on their profile or through PM. I have had many conversations with people through this method.

Say you wanted to talk with tracy about your favorite bands. You post on his profile and start a conversation. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

Say you wanted to start a conversation with multiple people about everyone’s favorite movies. Just post on someone’s profile and invite others to respond to that post, or post something on your own profile and tell others to have a nice chat using that post.

tl;dr We don’t need this topic because you can use profile/PM

 
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I personally think this is a great idea. It’s a way not only to collaborate and get to know other FGF members, but a way to make yourself known. Get some respect.

You guys say that we have the Master FGF Thread for this?

I’m pretty sure that The Master FGF Thread is to keep track of the current games and projects and such, not to chat.

It would probably make it a lot easier for the FGF Master Thread mods to find tha games to add to the list if there isn’t a bunch of pages of chating that they’ll skim through, missing the one game on that page.

This is a great idea to keep the idea of talking as a community, but make the FGF Master Thread easier for the mods on it.

And those of you who say we don’t need much community stuff, the better of a community we are, the less fights, spamming, breaking rules, spam games, and trolls we get.

Good idea Random Turtle. Keep it up.

Also, the current top descussion topic: Is this topic a good idea or not? (debate)

 
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this is one of those topic that require lots of mantenance
because there are quite a few ways to abuse it
but this could help with reduction of the celebration threads (for those that remember my 100 pages topic)

 
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That’s a good point, kingkaz (and way to troll yourself!), this allows people to post those pointless things like 100 pages and whatnot, so this will help the P:T Ratio.

But, Kidudeman has a point, it’s best to make a few friends in-game, but this is still a good place to re-inforce your relationship with the FGF community all together.

 
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Think of it as a school. You are not allowed much to talk during class (game), but aside from class, you can socialise however much you want, but never do so in class ‘cause it’s irrelevant and distracting.

 
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What’s wrong with threads in which we argue?

Private messages don’t necessarily have to be serious, and also, you can chat in chat. And if you feel left out, it’s your own fault for not participating in the conversation.

 
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So…? What’s wrong with debating/arguing? Don’t get it, seriously…

Also, why delete that post?

Edit: and before Kidudeman deletes his new post:

Originally posted by Kidudeman:

Argh. You just argued to my point…

 
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Personally, I think this could be a good idea.

I mean seriously, what’s wrong with having a conversation with the community? It can’t be done through PMs, and using chat would lead to a multitude of problems – For one, how would you get the whole community in the same room at the same time? And keep them on topic?

And sure, we could make a chat room on another site – Chatzy, Tinychat, etc. – but I’ve learned from personal experience that many members of this community tend not to visit other sites for chatting with this community.

Though it sounds harsh, I must rebuke you, randomturtle, for taking this step. We already have our community driven organization, otherwise known as ‘Master FGF Thread’. We meet, discuss and express our opinions in that specific thread. We do not have the need to do any other socialization beside that. If we want to let others know something, we can easily do so at the Master FGF Thread. I daresay it will be more compact, and get a wider audience. Needless sub threads are what we DO NOT want.

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So wait, bonding as a community about things outside roleplaying is a bad idea? That’s ridiculous. I know that I like to discuss things other than whether or not we should bandwagon against a player. The Master FGF Thread is great… For discussing this forum. Game threads are great… For discussing that particular game.

But what about discussing other things? Sure, there are other forums – OT and SD, specifically – but no everyone visits those forums. I don’t, but that doesn’t mean I do not wish to partake in such discussions.

Look, I realize this is a crappy response… But I’m rather tired, as I’ve been spending the last few days with my cousins. Haven’t seen ‘em in quite some time, so it’s been exciting to do things with them… Ergo, I haven’t posted on Kong for a while.

What do you mean this isn’t the place to talk about that?

 
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I agree with Frogfun, it would be interesting to discuss non-game topics with this community, mainly because OT is 83% dicks. Just saying….. Join my Game!!!

 
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I’ve done a few posts on OT, and almost all of them are dicks, like Jimbo said. OT is about 97% trolls, and the other 3% never go there cuz of trolls.

 
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For

randomturtle
tracymirkin123
Drovsex
rosate
Fogfun
Jimbo14

Fence

Taiboss
kingzak13

Against

AdeebNafees
SupHomies


Back to playing TF2…

 
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Yay!

Well, since so many people are in agreement, I’d like to talk about some recent non-game occourences in Darkspell
Unlike linking to the first page as usual, I linked to the page the offender. He should stand out either by his language, or his post is removed.
I wonder, someone comes in to my game, and just happens to have nothing on his profile, and joined today. So, this is clearly an alt. Now, the question is, who’s alt is it? The age is set to 100, so I highly doubt this is a non-troll person. So, any feedback on what you guys think?

 
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Wasn’t me, last time I checked I was still banned from making new accounts, in fact the last account I recall making was Foqfun.

 
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Well, it’s not that this topic is a bad idea, I just don’t think that it’s necessary. Bonding and interacting it a good thing, especially in a community like this, but there are other methods of communication that should be used instead of everyone posting in one thread.

Anyways, rosate, it’s most likely just your average troll/spammer, don’t worry about it.

 
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Yeah, but it’s obviously a troll, and he has 2 posts. Both of which were in my thread. I think this ‘average’ troll/spammer actually has something against me.