So it's okay to call someone a pedophile now?

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  1. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    He'll be fine.

    Take a look in the Green Room. His threads are stillborn. Hell, the whole forum is dead for that matter. People aren't interested in politics being dragged into the Green Room, some people actually like to get away from politics every now and then. Go figure.

    Garamet is shaking her pom-poms just as hard as she can but they still aren't showing up. Maybe Liet should park his "Free Candy" van in front of the threads (how about that for tieing it all back to the OP? :lol:)

    You know, this whole hiding out in the Green Room so people won't be mean to him has to be one of the funniest fucking things I have ever seen here.

    :lol:
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  2. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    For what other reason would you want political threads in the Green Room than to protect the members who post there?

    No flaming/trolling/insulting....no more calling people a pedophile, no more calling Mewa a 'nigger'.....effectively what you want are political discussions that are supervised.
  3. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    Not as important as it is to you, apparently...

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  4. Chris

    Chris Anime Protagonist

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    You said it, not me.
  5. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    The topic is important to me, yes.

    Replying to posters who ask me questions is also important, both to my sense of basic courtesy, and to those who might feel slighted if I don't.

    Your need to claim a "win," falls more into the category of "pathetic, but mildly amusing."

    Effectively I want political discussions, not "calling people a pedophile...calling Mewa a 'nigger'."

    Or as Lanz put it:

    You know, the way it works in Real Life.
  6. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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  7. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    We get a lot of decent political discussions in the Red Room.

    Until Liet comes into the thread and starts calling people retarded for having a different opinion.

    :shrug:
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  8. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    But is that not what you do right back at him? Isn't that what we all do, pretty much, in the Red Room when it comes down to left/right stuff?

    Think of it as a refreshing change, trying to defend your position without demonizing the opposing view.
  9. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    And we will continue to do so.

    Substitute Sokar, Megatron, Faceman, et al. and that observation is just as true.

    Which is the whole point.

    Nothing about discussion in the Red Room will change. The Green Room is just *an additional place to have discussion*.

    "More" is better, right?

    Unless, of course, you're afraid that all interesting discussion will gravitate toward the GR, and there'll be nothing left in the RR but the poo-flinging.
  10. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Can we have an additional place to have media room threads where we can flame people?

    Cause, most media related threads are moved, and suddenly we can't troll anymore.

    :bergman:
  11. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    Damn straight.

    Lanz, we need this right away.

    Besides, "more" is better, right?

    :garamet:
  12. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    People have been starting media-related threads in the RR and including a flame so it can't be moved to MC for years. :shrug:
  13. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Q.v. post #162.

    On the flipside, maybe your fear will be realized. Everyone interested in actual discussion will move to the GR, and you'll be the only one left in the RR. Then you'll have "less."
  14. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Please link me to the last 'media-related' thread that was kept in the Red Room.
  15. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Can we have an additional Iron Room so I can make fun of Moocey and his bike?

    :bergman:
  16. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    :yes: Great idea! It'll soon be at least as popular as the RR.

    Hey, here's another great idea - you guys should rebel and start your own message board!
  17. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    We're not the ones trying to re-engineer this board to better protect people we agree with.

    What's keeping you from taking your own advice?
  18. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Nothing has changed. The Green Room was pretty much always a general-discussion forum . . . Red Room Lite, if you will. IIRC, Cassandra/Aurora set it up that way right from the beginning. I don't understand why you guys think I've suddenly "added" something when it was there all along.
  19. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    You guys probably need to add 'Please be kind to Liet!' to the forum description. Otherwise you're still showing favoritism.

    :lol:

    EDIT - Does anybody else find it interesting that the only people that will bother with Liet's dumb shit 'Safety Zone' threads happen to be the exact same people who kept this masterpiece of deep, thought-provoking awesomeness on the front page of the RR for a month?

    http://www.wordforge.net/showthread.php?t=64488

    :chris:
  20. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    Oh come on......

    Political threads started in the Green Room would have been moved to the Red Room in a heart beat.

    The same way media threads are with one or two exceptions always dropped kicked into the Media Central Room.

    Don't try to BS us that Cassandra set up the Green Room to also include political threads that would fall under Green Room rules. It's never been like that the whole time this board has been open.
  21. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    He's got ya there, Lanz. :storm:

    Read the forum description. Without saying it, that pretty much says 'no politics because we all know how that ends'.
  22. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    No, like I said: the Green Room has always been a general discussion forum. In fact, the media threads were in there before we created a separate Media Central forum.

    The political threads have been moved to the Red Room because a non-trivial number of you guys can't seem to debate in them without it descending into a flamefest. We did that rather than hand out warnings in the Green Room. The only thing that's changed is that a thread started in Green will remain in Green and the rules of that forum will be enforced.
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  23. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Giving individual posters the option to say "please don't move this thread to the Red Room" is "reengineering." Hokay...
  24. Chris

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    Because it's always been our version of Misc. and that was a scary place indeed.
  25. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    New question: Is adding tags like "mewa on the down-low" permitted in the HD? That one wasn't there this morning.
  26. Sokar

    Sokar Yippiekiyay, motherfucker. Deceased Member

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    I'm glad to see you say that.

    Since there is a huge interest on guitars in the Red Room, I'm going to post a thread soon and I expect it to remain there regardless of it's RR suitability. I expect your support.
  27. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Better change the forum description to include 'friendly political threads.'

    Lets forget about the oxymoron for now.

    :bergman:
  28. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    ....or did you forget?
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    Did you tattle this much when you were in school? :lol:
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  30. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Add yourself to that list as well.

    How many posts did you have in the guitar thread about Sokar?

    Or is being a hypocrite part of this new game you're playing?
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