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Old 05/28/2009   #1
Makoeyes987
Default Annoucnment regarding Social Groups: Use em' or Lose em'

With the dirth of activity and usage of Social Groups here, coupled with a large number of groups that have been created without even being utilized, a new rule will be enacted to manage the social groups and bolster up their activity.

Groups that have no activity for 3 weeks or more will be baleeted. If your group is inactive, it dies. So if you make a group, please bear in mind that you actually have to sustain it and get people to join, otherwise its just taking up space.

Natural selection shall be the determinant of whether this hack even stays. So please, use it. Or don't.
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Old 05/28/2009   #2
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So please, use it. Or don't.
Very good choices
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Old 05/28/2009   #3
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As long as the music team doesn't die then I'm fine.
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Old 05/30/2009   #4
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So... what are the rules for groups? Can anyone make one? I know I couldn't have a Cloud abuse Club but what about a group? There seems to be some people interested in it and I'd have made it by now but I don't want to piss any of the mods off.
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Old 05/30/2009   #5
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Same rules apply to social groups pretty much. And forum rules as well.

The only difference is that you can make social groups beyond the topics of Final Fantasy and shit.
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Old 05/31/2009   #6
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... dammit..

I'm making an anti-Mako Eyes club >=(
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Old 05/31/2009   #7
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I still don't get the rule against "hate groups." No one's ever really explained why they'd be bad for the forum. I don't remember them causing any drama on ACF, at any rate.
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I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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Old 05/31/2009   #8
Cat Rage Room
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You know, me neither, I guess.
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Old 05/31/2009   #9
I Am Not Me
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Activity includes adding pictures to the group, right?
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Old 05/31/2009   #10
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The Man wrote: I still don't get the rule against "hate groups." No one's ever really explained why they'd be bad for the forum. I don't remember them causing any drama on ACF, at any rate.
This, please? Think of it this way, it's not Anti Cloud it's Pro Cloud Abuse. It's a pro club
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Old 05/31/2009   #11
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Don't really think hate threads are constructive to the board at all tbh.
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Old 05/31/2009   #12
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a lot of things aren't "constructive." Are they destructive though? I haven't really seen any evidence as long as they don't devolve into irrational shit-flinging.

maybe labelling "hate threads" is the wrong way to go about it, maybe they should just be "dislike threads" or something.
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Dreams are always ending far too soon









“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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Old 05/31/2009   #13
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Well they certainly didn't help on acf, and caused some drama at least a couple times if I remember correctly.
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Old 05/31/2009   #14
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They're not constructive in the least and rather inane and stupid. A club based solely on negativity doesn't generate intelligent or positive discussion and the hate clubs on ACF did generate drama and stupidity. If you remember the shit regarding the "Anti-Cloud/Tifa" clubs and the "Tifa the slut" clubs, it was really nasty and pissed people off. Trolling happened en mas. They're just not needed and we already had that rule when this place started. There's no need to open that can of worms. If you want to talk about what you don't like or whatever, start a discussion about it. But a club where you just all hate on something is unneeded and pretty crap for the forum.

They're just not happening nor necessary. If you seriously feel the need to make a club over something you hate you probably need to do something more constructive and interesting with your time.
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Old 05/31/2009   #15
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I must not have been around for any of that drama. I agree that there's a line that can be crossed, and those threads probably would've been crossing it. What irks me is that whenever people start discussing reasons they dislike a character though, there are threats that a thread will be shut down. Threads that are well thought out, though, "I dislike Sephiroth because he's a prettyboy who goes crazy for no credibly defined reason and has a veiled Oedipus complex" or something, shouldn't be shut down as long as they're not descending into outright absurdity like "Tifa is a slut".

Basically, it's not very clear where the line stands right now, but it looks like they're far too stringent. Most people here are grown up and should be able to handle a little criticism of their favourite characters.
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Dreams are always ending far too soon









“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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