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@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

instead of blackjack, we have dice rolls in the RP and there was an actual card game in another thread.

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

They could start their own Beast Mayhem with Blackjack and Hookers.

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:16 AM)

There's plenty of talented artists in Beast Mayhem! ....though we tend to draw things that can't be posted anyway. :doh

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

Inspired by some person whining about GoBots on TFWiki this morning on Tumblr, I am going to reiterate my standing offer as publicly as possible:

If you are a person who would contribute to a GoBots sister wiki, stand up and be counted. If there's interest, I will create said wiki on ShoutWiki, and set it up with the basic set of templates needed for people to jump in and start making articles for characters, episodes, etc. You'll be able to go about everything exactly as if you were doing it on TFWiki.

Thanks to my having already done the legwork for the IDW Hasbro Wiki, this will be very simple - just starting the wiki and then importing an XML of all the relevant templates and CSS. I have no particular interest in contributing to a GoBots wiki, but I'm 100% ready and willing to get it running for those who would.

I'll be posting this in the TFWiki community portal too.

DISCLAIMER: If you've read this and don't come forward with your interest, you void any right to bring up the topic of GoBots coverage on TFWiki ever again, lest you be hurled into the hugging sun.

EDIT: The GoBots Wiki is born!

Edited by Jalaguy, 28 January 2017 - 07:57 AM.

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#2 Verity Carlo

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Hell yeah


 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Count me in!

#4 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

Someone's complaining about GoBots being covered on TFWiki? But doesn't Hasbro own the property now? And there's been so much crossing over that separating them would be a nightmare.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:53 PM


I probably would. My brother got me the series on DVD and I could probably use an excuse to push through it.

-ZacWilliam, unfortunately my favorite part of wiki writing has always been the character bios and most Go-Bots aren't nearly as developed personality wise as TFs (thanks Mr Budiansky) which makes that harder and less fun.
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#6 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:57 PM

Someone's complaining about GoBots being covered on TFWiki? But doesn't Hasbro own the property now? And there's been so much crossing over that separating them would be a nightmare.


Complaining about them not getting coverage on the wiki. Some people believe that GoBots being established as part of the Transformers multiverse means that the entire franchise should be covered on TFWiki.
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#7 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

Someone's complaining about GoBots being covered on TFWiki? But doesn't Hasbro own the property now? And there's been so much crossing over that separating them would be a nightmare.

No, someone's complaining about GoBots not being sufficiently covered on TFWiki. Apparently we're petulant children throwing temper tantrums, and it's all because GoBots were cheaper in the eighties and we hate poor people, and also we fail to cover GoBots in some way that we do fully cover other non-Transformers properties such as the Lunchables Brigade, and other such made-up bullshit.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 04 January 2017 - 04:59 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#8 Broadside

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

Only if the first page is "Harlem Globetrotters".


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#9 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

Anyway I have very little to contribute to a GoBots wiki but I guess if I see something I can do I'll do it.

Someone will have to follow behind me to make sure I'm not spelling it Go-Bots.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 04 January 2017 - 05:06 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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#10 Jim S

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

As I said on the wiki, I'm happy to help out on the classic stuff. I won't be touching my own contributions which is a disproportionate amount of the modern stuff.

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#11 Broadside

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

On that note: Given how much less "diverse" GoBots is than Transformers, I think putting together some form of character infoboxes listing alt mode, first appearance in fiction, toy source, etc might be a good idea. No reason to just blindly ape TFWiki in everything.


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#12 Chip

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

I'm interested. I also have effectively no knowledge of Go Bots fiction and nearly no free time. Would Machine Robo fall under this?

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:14 PM

Oh, right, I made this.

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I'm interested. I also have effectively no knowledge of Go Bots fiction and nearly no free time. Would Machine Robo fall under this?

My gut response is "no, at least until all or most of the GoBots stuff is written up".


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:21 PM

Sure thing.

 

I'm assuming that it's going to be like the current setup for the IDW Revolution thing, where we keep crossover adventures (e.g. the Monster GoBots appearing in BWU) on the main TFwiki, while cartoon and comic appearances and... stuff... (did the GoBots even have a comic?) go on the new wiki.

 

I also vote to name the website the God Damn GoBots Wiki.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

I'm interested. I also have effectively no knowledge of Go Bots fiction and nearly no free time. Would Machine Robo fall under this?

If you have your heart set on Machine Robo, you could always try to hunt down that one French(?) dub of a Machine Robo anime that tried to make it into a sequel to Challenge of the GoBots.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 04 January 2017 - 05:22 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

Sure thing.

 

I'm assuming that it's going to be like the current setup for the IDW Revolution thing, where we keep crossover adventures (e.g. the Monster GoBots appearing in BWU) on the main TFwiki, while cartoon and comic appearances and... stuff... (did the GoBots even have a comic?) go on the new wiki.

 

I also vote to name the website the God Damn GoBots Wiki.

It had coloring books and a "Machine Robo" comic strip in some old maganzine thing.


 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:24 PM

*raises hand*

 

I have the animated series on DVD and would be willing to write episode summaries.

 

Also could contribute photography of some toys. 

 

(edit: I read that whining on tumblr earlier this morning, funny enough.)


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:24 PM

I vote to steal everything here!

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

Is there anything there that we want?

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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#20 Chip

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

What I've seen of the MR wikia site is solid. It seems to be the work of a small team, and the malicious Wikia ads keep me from exploring it in depth, but that's not a knock against the work. We might consider asking them to come aboard.



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