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@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"


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#1 That One Guy

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:03 AM

Hey y'all, as someone relatively new to the transformers online community, I have a few questions I was hoping the fine folks of the Allspark could answer. Any other newbies, feel free to ask your own questions, but mine are:

Why is TFW2005 a cesspit?

Why is Commander Radix an asshole, and what is the Oracle?

Where did Derick go?

Who the hell is Paperplane?

I have no opinions on any of these topics, just naive confusion and the sinking feeling I'm about to start a war.

#2 The Predaking

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:19 AM

As someone that has been around for almost twenty years, I have no idea who Derick, Commander Radix, or Paperplane are. 

 

As for TFW2005, lets keep things civil about our fellow TF fans. 


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:53 AM

If you mean Derik, occasional fanfic writer, he's one of my friends on facebook.

 

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#4 That One Guy

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

If you mean Derik, occasional fanfic writer, he's one of my friends on facebook.
 
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I think that's the right guy. I only know him from TFWiki discussion pages, and it looked like he dropped off at some point

#5 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:31 PM

Without using any particular adjectives to characterize TFW2005 specifically, any given online community is the way it is because of its particular mix of users and because of the behavior encouraged by the staff both by example and through moderation action or lack thereof (which also influences the mix of users).



Yes I know it's broken. It's an HTTPS thing and I haven't gotten around to dealing with it yet.

#6 CORVUS

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:44 PM

Despite not being a fan of the more general areas of TFW2005 most of the time, if you are a customizer, you'll find the Radicons subforum to be helpful AND supportive. 


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:00 PM

PaperPlane is a Transformers fan known for shitposting on Twitter.

 

https://twitter.com/PaperPlaneTF

 

https://twitter.com/tf_takes


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#8 CORVUS

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:36 AM

Ah, so someone I can safely ignore, then.
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#9 Zodberg

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:12 PM

TFW is the first stop for everybody new to Transformers and wants to share their opinion without research. When that's the attitude, you can be new to transformers for years.
Woooo!

#10 Nevermore

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:26 AM

There's one user at TFW2005 who has been registered for 16 years, keeps taking lengthy leaves of absense and then returns with some really noob questions, as if he had only just rediscovered the G1 cartoon, or the Transformers franchise in general, for the first time in decades. After asking a lot of bizarre questions, leaving a lot of frustrated users who honestly want to help him utterly confused, he disappears again, only to return again many months or even years later and repeat the whole scheme, over and over and over again.

 

His brief phases of activity, coupled with the long phases of inacivity, ensure that most people complete forget about him and never pick up any method to his behavior.


Edited by Nevermore, 07 July 2020 - 05:29 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 07:30 AM

There's one user at TFW2005 who has been registered for 16 years, keeps taking lengthy leaves of absense and then returns with some really noob questions, as if he had only just rediscovered the G1 cartoon, or the Transformers franchise in general, for the first time in decades. After asking a lot of bizarre questions, leaving a lot of frustrated users who honestly want to help him utterly confused, he disappears again, only to return again many months or even years later and repeat the whole scheme, over and over and over again.
 
His brief phases of activity, coupled with the long phases of inacivity, ensure that most people complete forget about him and never pick up any method to his behavior.


There's a guy on ATT who has been doing the exact same thing for 18 years or maybe more. He "arrives," reminisces about what a wonderful place it was in the '90s, asks people if they are still reading fanfic and MUSHing, asks about certain other users who have been gone for decades, then kind of goes quiet and then apparently "leaves". I remember confronting him about this over 10 years ago, no answers, and he's still doing it.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:52 AM

The lesson: Don't feed the trolls.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 07 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

There's one user at TFW2005 who has been registered for 16 years, keeps taking lengthy leaves of absense and then returns with some really noob questions, as if he had only just rediscovered the G1 cartoon, or the Transformers franchise in general, for the first time in decades. After asking a lot of bizarre questions, leaving a lot of frustrated users who honestly want to help him utterly confused, he disappears again, only to return again many months or even years later and repeat the whole scheme, over and over and over again.

 

His brief phases of activity, coupled with the long phases of inacivity, ensure that most people complete forget about him and never pick up any method to his behavior.

 

maybe its a new person using the account each time. the mantle being passed from user to user.  like some kinda terribly pointless Dread Pirate Roberts



#14 CORVUS

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 01:28 PM

See, now I'm imagining an internet Troll with this very specific shtick, bedridden, dying, calling in his chosen one in his last moments to take up his great work, and to wear the mantle of "teh 4ever n00b", a grand tradition spanning an awe-inspiring 20 years. 


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#15 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:22 PM

The Dread Lamer Roberts.



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#16 Corgis Pal

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:45 PM

See, now I'm imagining an internet Troll with this very specific shtick, bedridden, dying, calling in his chosen one in his last moments to take up his great work, and to wear the mantle of "teh 4ever n00b", a grand tradition spanning an awe-inspiring 20 years. 


Found him.

https://youtu.be/4k1EhYj7YEk

#17 That One Guy

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:07 AM

See, now I'm imagining an internet Troll with this very specific shtick, bedridden, dying, calling in his chosen one in his last moments to take up his great work, and to wear the mantle of "teh 4ever n00b", a grand tradition spanning an awe-inspiring 20 years.


Found him. https://youtu.be/4k1EhYj7YEk

A true, degenerate master of the craft

#18 Nevermore

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 06:23 AM

Another tip for pro trolling: Be all over the place in terms of your intelligence and level of knowledge regarding any given subject. Engage in one conversation as an experienced veteran of the community who is quite versed regarding some of the finer details of the subject, while over in the next thread, you act like a total n00b who barely understands the basic concept and doesn't know anything beyond general public levels at best.


Edited by Nevermore, 08 July 2020 - 06:23 AM.

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