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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

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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.


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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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