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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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#41 Caldwin

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 11:46 AM

Not to mention there's already a whole section of the boards dedicated to P&R.
Believe me, I understand the acidity of the P&R section of the boards. That's why I never go there. But if that's really what you want to talk about, isn't the acidity part of what you're signing up for?
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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:51 PM

I'm not even sure why this is even an issue that's being brought up.  Maybe it's because I keep myself in like a few threads but I haven't noticed the stench of PnR round here.

 

Ironbite-just the normal stench of death and decay coming from TMM's house.  Seriously FUMIGATE YOUR CORPSES!


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#43 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:10 PM

That's not corpses, that's just where I left my sense of self-worth. It's been moldering for some time now.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:12 PM

>=V

 

*RABBLE RABBLE*

 

MAKE ETERNIA GREAT AGAIN! NYEH!

 

 

Next thing your gonna say build a wall and keep if closed for all of eternia.  Sounds a little to Meow Meow for me.  ?????  All I wanted to say was that Meow sounded a lot like Meow.  


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 06:59 PM

*shrug* The thread thing was just a thought. I guess it's too hopeful to expect everyone to keep things civil, or not take it personally. Even if we only kept the thread open for one hour a day or something... Like the concept for that Purge movie, which turned out so well. :p

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:48 PM

I've been to a few planets with the same gimmick. You know, sometimes it's called the cleansing or the red time. There was this one world that just called it murder night. It's a purge planet. They're peaceful, and then, you know, they just purge.



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 06:11 AM

"Red time" just makes me think of something else.

#48 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 06:20 AM

Yeah, a once-a-month murder spree called red time sounds about right.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 01:41 PM

Not to mention there's already a whole section of the boards dedicated to P&R.

Believe me, I understand the acidity of the P&R section of the boards. That's why I never go there. But if that's really what you want to talk about, isn't the acidity part of what you're signing up for?


Believe it or not, some people actually can discuss serious topics and remain adults about it. But if that's too much to expect from posters here, the rule is fine.
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#50 Caldwin

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:24 PM

Not to mention there's already a whole section of the boards dedicated to P&R.
Believe me, I understand the acidity of the P&R section of the boards. That's why I never go there. But if that's really what you want to talk about, isn't the acidity part of what you're signing up for?


Believe it or not, some people actually can discuss serious topics and remain adults about it.

Based on the decade+ of experience at the Allspark and years upon years of internet experience on top of that...no. I don't believe that for one hugging fraction of a second.
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#51 Fnu Aw

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:27 PM

Believe it or not, some people actually can discuss serious topics and remain adults about it.

On the internet?

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#52 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:39 PM

Some people can, and some people can't. The problem is that, unless we force Fnu to never sleep again, there's no real way to keep the "can't" group out of it. Aside from, y'know, sending the "can" people to P&R, where the "can't" group would just get blocked anyway.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:46 PM

if the two items themselves weren't inherently childish it might be easier for some people to be adult about it.

 

but every argument I was ever involved with in there came down to

 

"but I don't like that so I don't like you and if you keep saying I'm not right I'm calling a mod to yell at you"

 

because apparently people have the strange idea that them holding an opinion is sacrosanct, and you having one that differs -even slightly, is an affront to their oh so very precious self esteem. And hurt feelings are tantamount to physical assault... because my gosh if something was hurt it had to have been hit after all... it couldn't just be a psychosomatic reaction to the realization that you aren't the center of everyone else's universe.      


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:58 PM

Some people can, and some people can't. The problem is that, unless we force Fnu to never sleep again, there's no real way to keep the "can't" group out of it. Aside from, y'know, sending the "can" people to P&R, where the "can't" group would just get blocked anyway.

This is why we have a P&R forum, and why it's a protected forum at that.

If we allow P&R in here, anyone who gets banned from the P&R forum could come knocking at our doors.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:04 PM

Based on the decade+ of experience at the Allspark and years upon years of internet experience on top of that...no. I don't believe that for one hugging fraction of a second.


There's no polite way to say it, but based on my experience with your experience of those discussions on AS, you are not one of those people and don't really have standing to judge.
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#56 Caldwin

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:31 PM

Yes, and I've seen some of your posts too. And whole posts consisting of nothing but 'no' does not form an argument. And going on tirades about something that was not even the focus of the conversation doesn't give you a lot of standing either.
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#57 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 03:35 PM

And the point of the thread is clearly made.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

Yes, and I've seen some of your posts too. And whole posts consisting of nothing but 'no' does not form an argument.

Sometimes it's the only valid response. If you have difficulty with being told "no", that just goes back to the "making an effort to actually behave like an adult" thing.

And going on tirades about something that was not even the focus of the conversation doesn't give you a lot of standing either.

I honestly don't know what this is in reference to. Generally speaking, I'd suggest not assuming that your priorities in a conversation are the same as everyone else's.

Again, I don't expect to have conversations on serious topics here; I wouldn't really want to. But this

But if that's really what you want to talk about, isn't the acidity part of what you're signing up for?

is a bullshit attitude, and needed to be called out.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 04:26 PM

I thought the genesis of this was Logicron being Logicron and making digs at Christianity out of nowhere.

Like, I don't necessarily disagree sometimes, but it still seems uncalled for. I don't really blame Caldwin for bristling at that. It's good to discuss stuff like that among friends, but taking pot shots kinda takes away from it. Like, 'christians are dumb sheeple' isn't a useful point of conversation, you know?

Of course, maybe that's not it since I'm trying to assume the best intentions here since I was a downer on it initially.

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#60 Copper Bezel

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 04:40 PM

I'd assumed so as well. And to be clear, I'm not going to go out of my way to defend shitposting. If there's a "serious" topic that always and rapidly goes south by southwest in Random Thoughts, it's probably, like, gender and sexuality representation in media.

Politics and religion specifically are certainly topics that have come up in my thread, but those discussions have always stayed very clean.
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