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@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)


@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)


@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

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The Community gets to decide what The Allspark covers

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Poll: Do you feel we should cover ONLY Transformers or a wide range of action figures and toys? (41 member(s) have cast votes)


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#1 Kalidor



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:17 PM

I've made a poll on Twitter to get feedback on something that I've been on the fence about for years. It's time for your voice to be heard.


#2 WLG3

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 10:56 PM

Why did you chose to do a Twitter poll instead of just a poll here on the forums?

Unless I'm mistaken, I and everyone else without a Twitter account can't take part in the poll.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 11:15 PM

Well I wanted to consolidate it into a single location and Twitter seemed like a good as place as any due to the convenience. 


For the sake of clarity I can duplicate it here since the forum community is definitely the heart. Twitter is the beady eyes. 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 04:56 AM

as a happy Allsparkler option 2 seems to be the best one 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:19 PM

What do you mean by "cover"?  We discuss a lot of things here, so I'm not sure what this would entail.  Extra subforums?  In that case my answer would be no, since we're just not big enough and it would only be more clicks to see little to no activity.  I prefer everything dumped in General for ease of use.  It's not like we have a thread turnover problem.

Edited by Benbot, 22 February 2020 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:29 PM

"Cover" would, I assume, refer to what news is seen on the front page.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 02:39 PM

Yes, we mean in terms of news that is posted to the front page. :)

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:21 PM

I can't imagine limiting the news options further. What is even the point of the Allspark if Greg can't post D&D articles?


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:03 PM

Personally, I liked it when we covered all the geek news. 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:13 PM

Like I said on FB, I think there's a void in western new sources for Japanese mecha toylines. We could fill that void. That or branch out to other Hasbro lines would make the most sense.
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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:15 PM

I dont mind any cool toy/game news along with TF stuff


But what I do mind is the fact that we would post that kinda poll on twitter first before posting on the thing we want people see and interact with the most (The Allspark its self) we have to do better there this is the place we must think of first not the other way around

Edited by tec, 22 February 2020 - 07:16 PM.

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#12 Kalidor



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:19 PM

I dont mind any cool toy/game news along with TF stuff


But what I do mind is the fact that we would post that kinda poll on twitter first before posting on the thing we want people see and interact with the most (The Allspark its self) we have to do better there this is the place we must think of first not the other way around


Well like I mentioned, I just wanted to compile it in one place. And a news feed is 99% of what Twitter is for as it tweets when a new article gets posted to the front page. 


While in here, I see more TFW links posted to things we already posted about and I'm still a little hurt over the "There's a front page?" jabs. 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:42 PM

Only Transformers. If I wanted to see news for other stuff, I'd go to a website for other stuff.


Also, the front page desperately needs a makeover. Right now when you first load it, you only see one story. As you scroll down, you can only ever see 1-2 tops because of the layout. That's awful design - you should be able to see several headlines/stories at once, and then click on the ones you want to read in further in depth. The "trending" and "tags" are several screens down. Maybe it's a mobile design thing? But it looks really bad on desktop.


Also eff twitter.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 22 February 2020 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:59 PM

I think Allspark should say true to its core and primary focus on Transformers than anything else unless its a slow news day then maybe some other properties that a large chunk of users have a interst in for example My Little Pony, as I said try to stay true to the core values otherwise the site will likely become a mess and disorganised and that leads to disaster.


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:49 PM

A compromise could be some sort of filter for the news feed that only shows Transformers-related news when turned on and shows all geek-related news when turned off.

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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 01:44 AM

While in here, I see more TFW links posted to things we already posted about and I'm still a little hurt over the "There's a front page?" jabs. 

Some of the front page ignorance might be due to mobile users? My wifes smartphone jumps right to the Allspark forums and skips the front page; Ive never told it to do that, it just does.

My flip phone always brings up the front page, but it doesnt handle any pictures posted there very well. Which is probably an issue for few or no other users besides me, but it is the reason I tend to jump to tfw2005 for images if I dont have my wifes phone handy.

As far as what news gets covered, TF news should get priority, but Im not against The Allspark covering other relevant news. I think you need more coverage of Gobot news, but the general lack of new Gobot news may have more to do with that than any reporting bias? ;-)

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 07:09 AM

I'm fine with coverage of big news related to Transformers' sister brands from Hasbro and Tomy. Diaclone, Shinkalion, Gi-Joe and such. By big, I mean the Joe revival for example would have a lot of crossover interest with Transformers fans, so is frontpage worthy, while small stories like Coffeecupco releasing a purple cobra coffee mug probably isn't. Given how sparse official Transfomers news can be, it would help keep the front page looking busy if nothing else.

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Posted 23 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

As I said on Twitter, I'm happy with any kind of toy/comic news. We're a big forum and people talk about a lot of different things here.


And, like, there's room for emphasis.  Like, Allspark could cover multiple different companies and such, but maintain a primary focus on Hasbro and Transformers, much like the forum itself.



.... though judging by the current poll results, that's totally not what's going to be the result.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 02:04 PM

Yeah. Transformers exclusive stuff looks favored over 'other stuff'. I'm sure there will be a few insertions. GI Joe would certainly be ok, but maybe D&D and video games wouldn't. 

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 09:09 AM

Voting is over on this. Results favor Transformers only news and updates. 

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