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@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.


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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.


#2 Verity Carlo

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Hell yeah


 

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#3 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Count me in!
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Visit the Transformers Wiki and the IDW Hasbro Wiki!

 

 


#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.

#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}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#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.

-JimS

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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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#15 ▲ndrusi

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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}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#16 Verity Carlo

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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!
"He learned, almost too late, that man is a feeling creature and, because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned, too late for himself, that men have to make their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And, when men seek such perfection, they find there's only death, fire, loss, disillusionment, the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to toil and misery. It can't be given; it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself."

#19 ▲ndrusi

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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}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#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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