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@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?


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#1 Fnu Aw

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:17 PM

P&R is supposed to remain in P&R. Too often recently, it has not. I take responsibility for allowing that. This can be a hard issue to police, and can be a hard thing to give individual warnings for. Sometimes that's just the natural progression of a conversation, and sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint where exactly the line is where the conversation has lost control and who crossed it first. I try to be understanding of that, but broad reminders have proven to be insufficient.

 

Therefore, any post that's too P&Ry may not necessarily receive a warning due to how blurry the line can be, but the content will be scrubbed anyway and replaced with something silly. Do not press your luck.

 

Egregious posts will receive warnings.

 

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

...Can you post examples of the silliness you'd replace P&R content with?


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:26 PM

so no more asking me for Prime Minister the Justin's number ladies and gents. 



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:33 PM

Tyranny! You're no better than He-Man! Nyeh!


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:33 PM

MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW!


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#6 Fnu Aw

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:40 PM

I dunno, maybe something like that.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:44 PM

>=V

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:55 PM

Tyranny! You're no better than He-Man! Nyeh!

 

 

>=V

 

*RABBLE RABBLE*

 

MAKE ETERNIA GREAT AGAIN! NYEH!

Hey, you remind me of someone.

 

You can't be him, though.

 

He had a gray skull.

 

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#9 M Virion

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

Don' t blame me >=V Fnu's mad with power and editing posts. 



#10 The Doctor Who

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:02 PM

A clever cover for a covert Skeletor sympathizer!


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:05 PM

Don' t blame me >=V Fnu's mad with power and editing posts. 

 

You ever tried going mad without power? It's boring. No one listens to you!


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:06 PM

 

Don' t blame me >=V Fnu's mad with power and editing posts. 

 

You ever tried going mad without power? It's boring. No one listens to you!

I disagree, when you go mad with power, people always listen.  It's when you go mad without power that people don't pay any attention.

 

Fnu is going mad with some power, so we're moderately noticing him.


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#13 Eva Sigma

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:08 PM

I literally just quoted The Simpsons Movie.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:10 PM

I literally just quoted The Simpsons Movie.


As opposed to figuratively just quoting the Simpsons Movie?

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:20 PM

I literally just quoted The Simpsons Movie.

And I responded!  This is how message boards work.

 

Shortly, if all goes well, you and/or others will respond to this post and then I shall respond in kind and so it will go, back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth, till eventually one or all of us tire of the subject at hand and we mutually agree to terminate the nonsensical line of reasoning and proceed to other forms of lunacy and cupcakes.

 

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

There are reasons why this has to be done. We don't typically give warnings for posters turning a topic P&Ry. It just hasn't been our practice largely for the reasons I touched on above. When a topic in General discussions turns P&Ry, we just move the thread to P&R. When a topic in TFD gets P&Ry, we say "I'm sure Roberts didn't mean it that way" and try to move on.

 

I can't move the Random Thoughts from out of Nowhere thread to P&R.


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#17 The Doctor Who

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:36 PM

No worries, I think we all get it.  We're just responding in the only way Mayhem knows how XD


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:40 PM

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:48 PM

Yeah! so cut out all this Pokemon and team Rocket talk this also true in the game thread next person that talks about PandR in there Ill flag it you get me!

 

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You mean there not talking about Pokemon? ...what the hell is political religion?...I just don't want them talking about Pokemon!

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

There are reasons why this has to be done. We don't typically give warnings for posters turning a topic P&Ry. It just hasn't been our practice largely for the reasons I touched on above. When a topic in General discussions turns P&Ry, we just move the thread to P&R. When a topic in TFD gets P&Ry, we say "I'm sure Roberts didn't mean it that way" and try to move on.

 

I can't move the Random Thoughts from out of Nowhere thread to P&R.

 

Hm. Maybe I've missed the "P&Ry" bits? I really haven't seen a thread get like that in a while. An example or two would really be nice, although I get why you wouldn't want to give any out. = /


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