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@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.


Announcement: Allspark Rules and Guidelines


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Introduction

 

Welcome to The Allspark. We hope that your visit and stay will be informative and fun. Following are the rules of this forum followed by information about how this place functions.

 

If you have any questions concerning the rules of this forum, please feel free to contact an admin or moderator to ask, we will be happy to assist you.

 

Warning Policy

 

Violation of any of the below rules, at the sole discretion of the staff, will result in a single warning point. For each warning received the user will have to acknowledge the warning before being allowed to post again. Sometimes messages are sent by Moderators to members via the PM system, Disabling the PM function or not reading them will not be seen as an excuse.. A user is given 3 fair warnings. Upon the 4th warning that user is permanently banned from the Allspark community.

 

Some infractions will cause instant termination of your account, such as posting any kind of pornographic content (videos, images, etc), or causing a major disruption in the forums over a long period of time while skirting the letter of the rules but violating the spirit of the rules. Because proxies are frequent sources of commercial spam and other abuse of forum facilities, proxy addresses may be banned at any time and without notice.

 

Please do not take it upon yourself to be a spelling and grammar cop. With the number of non-English speaking members here, it is to be expected errors will occur. It is fine to be helpful, just please dont be spiteful.

 

Thanks for joining our forums!

 

-The Allspark.com Team

 

Warnable Actions

 

1. Inappropriate Language is not allowed.

 

The Allspark community is meant for people age 13 and up, and as such, we expect our content to be appropriate for all ages. Posters must refrain from excessive cursing, vulgar comments, sexually explicit, and derogatory language based on race, gender, sexual preference, nationality, or disability. If you do not know whether posting a word will be considered offensive or unacceptable, then dont post it at all. An auto-censor function has been put in place to help filter out offensive language, i.e : the words you cant say on primetime TV.

 

Bypassing the Auto-Censor is not allowed.

 

Any measures taken to circumvent the auto-censor, such as by using different spellings, 1337-speak, or including the word in an image, will be regarded as the intended word and a warning will be issued.

 

2. Politics and Religion

 

The Allspark prides itself on allowing its users to openly discuss almost any topic, including the heavier concepts of religion and politics. We have established a special, restricted-access forum for the discussion and debate of these topics, and posting in here is a privilege which can be indefinitely revoked if the following two criteria are not met:

 

1) All discussion of politics and religion must be in a frank, professional manner.

 

2) Criticize the idea, not the person. If you disagree with someone on a fundamental, conceptual level, it is incumbent on you, the user, to avoid the ad hominem attack, and counter the other posters points. Any attack on the actual poster will be considered a flame by the moderators and the user will be warned.

 

3. Spamming

 

Spam includes making new threads to advertise other boards or ones web site, constantly dropping links to a site in all your posting content (with the exception of your signature), and emailing the staff or users email with junk mail. It also includes any topics or posts that offer no content or discussion, reposting news articles verbatim without posting any of your own comment, posting in rapid succession (flooding) or otherwise posting blatantly off topic or non-constructive topics. The offending posts/threads will be edited or deleted and a warning will be issued.

 

Post Count threads.

 

Threads created for the sole purpose of celebrating a milestone post count (i.e. 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000, etc.) are considered spam, as they provide no other content other than for the user to brag. The resulting posts will be locked.

 

4. Flaming and Flame Baiting.

 

Any malicious post made merely to provoke a confrontation or to attack another user will be removed, and the offender will be issued a warning. This includes, but is not limited to, condemning other forums, verbal abuse, and posting hate speech. This will not be tolerated at the Allspark. The definition of a flame will be at the sole discretion of the Allspark staff.

 

Insulting individuals or groups of members and name calling are flames. Any remark that is made to insult or demean another member or group of members will be considered a flame and thus you may receive a warning for it.

 

Calling people a troll or an apologist for instance can both be considered a flame as can calling someone stupid or ADD.

 

Flame baiting is also against the rules.

 

Using language and/or imagery to goad another user into breaking the rules will result in both parties being warned.

 

5. Trolling is not allowed.

 

In Internet terminology, a troll is someone who intentionally posts derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages about sensitive topics in an established online community such as this forum to bait users into responding. They may also plant images and data that others may find disturbing (usually indirectly relating to the individual in person) in order to cause confrontation. The Allspark staff defines trolling as a pattern of behavior where the problem user cajoles, berates, and creates an overall negative impact on the community at large. At the Allsparks discretion, users found to be trolling will be subject to warnings that do not necessarily fall under the flaming banner.

 

6. Pornography is not allowed.

 

The posting of pornographic material and/or explicitly worded texts is expressly forbidden. This offense will result in immediate ban from the Allspark Forums. Non-pornographic public discussions of a sexual nature must use the proper, clinical terminology in its correct context. Such discussions must be of a serious nature and should not be intended as an outlet for humor.

 

Additionally, the Allspark hosts a Random Image and a Random Video discussion, both of which have slightly stricter definitions of inappropriate material. Images and video of scantily clad men, women, robots, and/or ponies (yes, we had to add this clause) are not considered appropriate for these two discussion threads, and all violations will be removed and the user issued a warning.

 

7. Posting Links and Images

 

The Allspark allows for posting of images in many forums, in your avatars and personal pictures and in your signatures. You may use these functions freely to post any appropriate and on topic images. You may also link to images as long as they are appropriate. If you link to images/sites with inappropriate content, such as swearing and nudity your post will be edited and you will receive a warning.

 

However, if you link to an external site (hotlinking) you are affirming that you have permission to do so. Typically this is done from photo hosting sites such as Photobucket or cloud storage sites like Dropbox. When linking to any other website you are doing so at your own risk. Images that are hotlinked from another site that are changed into images that are against the rules will be treated as an image that you posted yourself. So if you do hotlink images, do so knowing that you risk the spiteful wrath of malicious webmasters.

 

It is generally acceptable to link to content even if they have some profanity. (Links may still be removed at a moderators discretion if they feel the content is excessive or otherwise inappropriate.) If you are linking to content that does contain some profanity please use an embedded link redirect and be sure it is clearly labeled with a content warning.

 

Signatures

 

Signatures may not be taller than 200 pixels, nor wider than 500 pixels. That includes images AND text. Short text only signatures are exempted from this rule due to the board automatically word-wrapping text within the frame. Signature images sizes should not exceed 500kb (half a megabyte).

 

To clarify what can and cannot be linked in regards to adult content.

 

No direct link to nude or sexually suggestive content is allowed. So, make certain that the page you link to is free of such content and or other material that is against this forums rules. We take no responsibility for those who go searching further for such material. In addition, we reserve the right to disallow links to some sites all together.

 

Posting false links as in deliberately misleading other members about what they are clicking on or linking to is forbidden.
Examples of such is posting a screamer and telling them, Isnt this cool., links to a game such as you have been bitten or other such game that gains the posters points or recognition, posting such links will result in a warning. Deliberately posting or linking to malicious or misleading information will result in your account being suspended. Please note that this include such links in signatures as well as the text of a post. Links to Tunak Tun are allowed.

 

8. Unsolicited Advertising is not allowed.

 

Please do not create threads to advertise your podcast/forum/website/You Tube/shoe and clothing site/male enhancement pill/etc without permission. Images and links in signatures are allowed provided they adhere to the specified signature and link guidelines. We will make exceptions however, as many people like to post links to websites showing off their work, or linking to something funny or a link to illustrate a point. We do not allow threads to be created for things such as classified advertising for business, or buying/selling, swapping, general items outside of the Buy*Sell*Trade forum (BST). Video reviews and custom figure selling are also permitted but we require all reviews/galleries to be posted in the body of the thread; posts consisting solely of links to a Youtube page, review blog, or Ebay are not permitted and will be removed. If you arent sure if your promotion qualifies as an exception please ask a Moderator or Administrator before you post it.

 

9. Illegal Activity

 

Hacking.

 

Security of the site is something we take very seriously here at The Allspark. Any user, whether registered or not, caught attempting to gain any privileges or access beyond their usergroup, regardless of the means (hacks, scripts, exploits, obtaining control of another users accounts, etc) will be immediately banned, including IP bans for any IP used to access the site. Furthermore, all relevant information will be turned over to the authorities.

 

Discussing or linking to P2P content within this forum is prohibited.

 

Given the nature of these resources and their use with piracy, under no circumstances can they be linked to within our forums. Violations of these rules will result in a warning or account suspension.

 

Bittorrent links and discussion are prohibited within our forums. Violations relating to bittorrent content will result in a warning/suspension. Users may link to youtube content that is appropriate and on topic as youtube itself polices its content.
Similarly, posts promoting other illegal activities are not tolerated within the forums. This includes indicating knowledge of or being witness to unreported illegal activities. Such knowledge should be reported to the authorities not posted on a forum.

 

10. Posting about moderator or administrator action or inaction is also against the rules.

 

Please feel free however to contact the moderator involved, another moderator you feel comfortable with, an admin or one of the owners if you disagree with a moderator action. Our moderators do not mind taking a second look or discussing an action with the other moderators and admin to assure they have acted fairly. So if you think youve been treated wrongly or that unfairly, be sure to send a PM. Sometimes moderators make mistakes.

 

On occasions a moderator will edit content from a post and leave a reason for the edit. Replacing or re-editing that post will result in a warning and suspension. If you have a problem or want to know further details for the reason please contact the moderator concerned.

 

11. Other Issues.

 

Spoiler Policies

 

Generally, when a new comic book, movie or television show has been released the discussion topic about that book/movie/show will be assumed to have spoilers within as long as it has already aired. If it hasnt been released yet anything that could potentially be considered a spoiler should be masked with the spoiler tags available in the post screen. Users who deliberately spoil shows, movies or books in other topics, in signatures will be warned for trolling. If you dont wish to be spoiled about a particular upcoming series or event, be cautious about entering topics specifically about the subject, as discussions can carry on for weeks or months prior to release and may contain spoilers, and almost certainly will once the release date has passed.

 

Copyright Policy

 

When linking to off-site news articles, the reposting of the entire text of the article is not permitted, due to international copyright law. Just as the Allspark would wish its material not to be republished without our consent, we also respect the intellectual property of news gathering agencies and require any links to news sites not republish the entire text.

 

Alternate IDs
Alternate IDs are simply different board accounts used by the same person. More often than not, people use them to great comedic effect, but if its discovered that a banished poster is using another ID with which to post, the name, email address, and IP address may be banned. Also note that users are not allowed to make parody accounts based on staff member usernames or with industry creators. This can cause confusion with the userbase on whether this is the actual staff or someone else. Also, in the past weve had problems with malicious spoofs used as a way to attack a staff member someone doesnt like. All such accounts will be banned, and the person who made it will receive a warning.

 

Maintenance of User Accounts

 

User accounts require active email addresses to complete registration, so this must be accounted for when creating a new account. And if alternate IDs are created, each account requires a different address. The address you put on the account will receive any and all user mailings that are sent by the Allspark staff, and any attempt at password recovery will require an active address. In short, it is in your best interest to maintain a valid email address with any account you create.

 

Safety

 

All users of The Allspark should be aware that things that occur in real life, either if they are directly or indirectly linked to occurrences on The Allspark, that the administrators cannot be held responsible, nor can they punish or ban users without proof that abuse has actually occurred on The Allspark itself. We advise that all users of The Allspark, in common with all other forms of anonymous Internet communication, should follow some basic safety guidelines:

  • NEVER give out your real life personal details (Home address, telephone number, etc) to anyone you do not know in real life Even if youve known them virtually for a long time, they may not be who you think they are.
  • NEVER forget that others may adopt Internet Personas which may or may not correspond to their real life personas. In other words, dont believe all you read!
  • REMEMBER, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If something is happening in real life as a result of the occurrences of not following the above guidelines, please note, we can only advise that you get in touch with the Police, or whatever other Authorities you can (such as the offenders Internet Provider) and pass on the information you know. We can only act upon punishable offenses we see and have proof of on The Allspark. IMPORTANT: The administrators of The Allspark will *NOT* see fit to punish possible users who use *NON* Allspark related incidents in order to cause spite or punishment of other possible users. To punish a user requires solid proof that the user did do something wrong, and that proof needs to be visible to other administrators on The Allspark website.

 

Creating threads regarding another users account

 

We do not allow discussion of users accounts in threads. If you have any questions regarding the account of a user who is for some reason unable to access these forums, please send a Personal Message (PM) to a moderator or administrator.

 

Creating a thread or bringing up a banned users account is not allowed.

 

If there is another reason that they cant access their account for one reason or another please ask us directly and we will look into it. Similarly, we do not allow public discussions concerning peoples warnings, warning level or banned status. This includes discussing your own warnings.

 

Creating threads about other threads, or locked threads

 

We do not allow threads to be created about other threads, this constitutes cross-posting or advertising. We also do not allow threads to be made about why something has been locked. If you want to know why a thread has been locked you should PM a moderator, it should not be discussed on the forums. If a thread is locked you should also not re-post it (unless you have moderator permission to do so).

 

Often a thread will be locked before a moderator types an explanation, so it is best to wait a few minutes before contacting a mod if no reason has been posted for the lock.

 

Proxy IP Addresses and Spambots

 

Proxies are frequent sources of commercial spam and other abuse of forum facilities, proxy addresses may be banned at any time and without notice, and members using a banned proxy address will have no recourse but to find a different way to access the forums. Any member persistently using a proxy IP will have their account closed. Further, accounts created solely for the purposes of spamming/advertising will be immediately flagged as a spam account and banned along with their IP addresses.

 

Grey Areas

 

At The Allspark we understand that not every situation is black and white and occasionally moderators may witness users acting out of frustration of a topic that hits close to home or something someone is very passionate about. Also, some infractions may be so minor as not to require a warning but still require a thread be edited (or *scrubbed*). In these cases a 0 point warning may be issued at the discretion of the moderators. This means that the infraction wont count against one of the 3 strikes to be banned, but will be recorded on the users warning log. Keep in mind that if a moderator determines that there are simply too many of these types of 0 point infractions, a warning may be issued for a full point due to the perceived pattern of disruptive behavior.

 

Additional rules agreed to when registering at this forum

 

These are the rules agreed to when registering at the forum. They are reprinted here for your reference.

 

 

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