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What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:24 pm

A place to talk about anything within reason, post articles and ideas you think are interesting, and joke around a little. There are no formal rules. Moderate yourselves as you already know how.

This forum experimental and later on it may be modified, deleted, and/or rules established.

It is also is not visible to the unregistered users (this includes search engine bots) or newbies (users with < 10 posts).
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:20 pm

Oh My, geckzilla please please tell me more, What can I post in here?

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:30 pm

I wouldn't suggest posting anything that might lead to any kind of uncivil conversation. Serious, ok, but you know what topics push everyone's buttons. If you insist, I'll elaborate on exactly what topics those are, but you should know by now. And don't post anything illegal. And that's just my suggestion. Otherwise rules will have to be formulated.
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:39 pm

geckzilla wrote:I wouldn't suggest posting anything that might lead to any kind of uncivil conversation. Serious, ok, but you know what topics push everyone's buttons. If you insist, I'll elaborate on exactly what topics those are, but you should know by now. And don't post anything illegal. And that's just my suggestion. Otherwise rules will have to be formulated.


Not just for me mate, other new guys may need guidelines. Illegal? I mean every thing but. I do not join a science forum to see p--n. Im talking fringe science, taboo etc etc.
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:47 pm

Adult porn is not illegal, you know. I meant warez, instructions on building nuclear bombs, how to kill the president, etc, etc. Stuff that could get someone sent to jail. :lol:

We were actually thinking about making a separate forum for fringe science / taboo things. I don't know if that will happen. If you want my opinion, I think you should wait until such a forum is created before you unload all those taboo things I know you've got floating around in your head. Please don't make Captain Picard put his face in his palm. :)
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:57 pm

Well, I will keep that twenty years of crap inside my head then mucker, and you can explain what this new forum is about.

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:06 pm

It's just... chat. A place to relax and maybe actually get to know each other a little. Think of it like an elevator ride you take to work in the morning. You're not going to suddenly proclaim your belief of planet x or tell someone your opinion on abortion right then and there, are you? I guess it's whatever the community here makes of it, really. Most forums have an area like this to get away from the strictness of the other areas.
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:19 pm

Oky doky. Like the other idea, btw. Phoenix lights would be good to see top scientists explain. This site would go into the stratosphere. Top marks geckzilla.

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by rstevenson » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:24 am

In another forum I inhabit, this sort of area is called the Pub. It's the sort of place where you go to relax, knock back a few, tell tall tales and generally get to know the denizens of this odd little planet. Serious discussions should only take place between extremely inebriated individuals, so they can't remember what they said the next day.

So cheers, eh? (I was about to insert a smiley here with a froth-topped glass raised high, but this forum doesn't have one! What kind of pub is this anyway?)

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:48 am

Cheers. :b:
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by Orca » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:31 pm

Yeah, I think every forum can use an "off-topic" zone. If anything, administration of the other sub-forums will be easier; just plop non-science related stuff over here.



You know, threads about photos of Bigfoot wearing a tin pyramid hat playing 3D Chess with Nessy and Elvis in the mess hall on board a ship traveling faster than light toward a z-pinch powered accretion disk.



That sort of thing.



SERIOUSLY NOW, it will also be fun to discuss other geeky topics...computers, books, music, gaming, ect. If anyone's in to that sort of thing. Ahem.

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:42 pm

Orca wrote:SERIOUSLY NOW, it will also be fun to discuss other geeky topics...computers, books, music, gaming, ect. If anyone's in to that sort of thing.
Oh, You mean things like:

Cod 1,2,3,4MW1,5 ,6MW2, Quake,1,2,3. UT 1,2,3, Settlers 1,2,3,4,5. Half Life, MOH 1,2. Doom 1,2,3. wolf,1 2.

The list goes on and on.
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by bystander » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:35 pm

No, I don't think we want to start a gaming forum.

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:52 pm

Bystander.

You know I was joking don,t you?




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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:37 pm

If you had to explicitly state that you were joking... you may have failed. Sorry mark, that's three strikes at humor failure for you. I'm afraid we're going to have to put you away for good now. :lol:
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by bystander » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:54 pm

I don't think I cared either way. I certainly did not want anybody starting up gaming. What a nice can of worms that would be. :roll:

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by BMAONE23 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:10 pm

Will we need an "Astronomically Bad Jokes" thread then???

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:14 pm

bystander wrote:I don't think I cared either way. I certainly did not want anybody starting up gaming. What a nice can of worms that would be.
You have had how many months to get to know me? Yes, I pretty much know about most things pmsl. If its been written, I know about it. I do not come to a Cosmos forum to talk about Call Of Duty. lol.

Top marks to geckzillea. We can now have this conversation .
geckzilla wrote:If you had to explicitly state that you were joking... you may have failed. Sorry mark, that's three strikes at humor failure for you. I'm afraid we're going to have to put you away for good now.
I like your stile , geckzilla. Your new way, for this forum has blown me away. Your doing great things.


As for putting me away, Let the games begin. :twisted: :wink:
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by bystander » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:17 pm

How bad does it need to be to be astronomically bad :?:

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by The Code » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:35 pm

bystander wrote:How bad does it need to be to be astronomically bad :?:
Your the person that draws the line. I'm the person who does not cross that line.
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:00 pm

You're both annoying me, now. And an astronomically bad joke can be measured by how much negative energy it causes the forum patrons to emit. That's probably where dark energy comes from, actually.

By the way, you actually probably should give RJN and bystander credit for the other changes. I wanted the banter forum but RJN named it. It's really quite a mishmash of work that no one person can take credit for.
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by makc » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:02 am

geckzilla wrote:I meant warez, instructions on building nuclear bombs, how to kill the president, etc, etc. Stuff that could get someone sent to jail. :lol:
you mean it is only possible to kill the president in some special secret way unlike killing regular humans? is the president bulletproof? can't the president be killed by fire? what about chemical poison - doesn't work for the president either?

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by makc » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:05 am

p.p.s huray to new smilies :b: :saturn: we need more of them

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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by geckzilla » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:07 pm

Psst mak, you got some of those u-rocks? I've got the money... :shock:

Request a new smiley and I'll try and get it up!
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Re: What is this new forum?

Post by makc » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:22 pm

Image

j/k.

if I remember anything worthy, I'll post.

edit: I think we 100% need one of these:
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