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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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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.
 
As a new addition to the rules, users may now also dispute their warning points after 6 months from the issuance of the warning is up. The dispute will be presented to the entire Allspark staff and there will be a vote among staff on whether to remove the warning point or not. - Kayla Kaon 3/23/19
 
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