Drivel meter is off the scale

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Re: Gyre Meter is at 11.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:18 am

dear Gyre/Igneouss.


your socks will not hide your treachery.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:28 am

People that "can't or don't" most probably shouldn't. (Shouldn't go to Burning Man, that is. They might as well find this out early in the game.)
I have no problem with this, but I believe it already exists in the form of stick posts. The problem is that people "can't or don't" look for it.
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Yeah but if newcomers were willing to search, this place or Google, then none of this would be an issue. Since they can't, or don't, and there are problems with people angry at the constant stream of answered questions, that's why I think one area with all the usual questions linked to answers is worth considering.
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Re: Gyre Meter is at 11.

Postby Igneouss » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:33 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:dear Gyre/Igneouss.


your socks will not hide your treachery.



I'm treacherous? Wowser!

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:40 am

Hey Simon,
AntiM might remember meeting me in 2009. In any case she knows I am not a 'sock' or 'Gyre'. Nor am I any sort of enemy. Where do you get this stuff?

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:44 am

you can't sue me, and i hold no official position to be taken away.


and you can only fool some of the people some of the time.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby AntiM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:24 am

Igneouss wrote:Hey Simon,
AntiM might remember meeting me in 2009. In any case she knows I am not a 'sock' or 'Gyre'. Nor am I any sort of enemy. Where do you get this stuff?


Yo, Simon! I know Iggy personally!!!!! He isn't a sock or anyone else. He's him. A lovable, huggable him whom I adore and have missed here on eplaya for some time.

Forgive Simon, he is protective of me here on eplaya. Like my knight in ... um... well it ain't shining armor.

Now you two kiss and make out. I'll get the camera.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:29 am

My apologies Iggy.

I havent smokedmy meds yet, not that its an excuse, but antiM is right, my hackles are a bit raised because of recent events and i should be careful not to bite anyone for fear of ending up in the pound.


I was only sniffing and growling, i'll go back to laying in the corner, dreaming of dust.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:31 am

If you gently whisper oontz oooontz into my ear while im napping you can watch my legs move involuntarily.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Igneouss » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:52 am

I thought it was scratching behind your ear that made your left leg wiggle?

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:53 am

Igneouss wrote:Shaksepeare: "thou doest complain too much"

Thanks for so concisely demonstrating my point
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby snake » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:01 am

and now for the first time ever...simon and anti-m will be camping together at the booby bar!!! iggy come have a drink.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby C.f.M. » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:04 am

...maybe some of us like being dominated by white men.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby AntiM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:05 am

snake wrote:and now for the first time ever...simon and anti-m will be camping together at the booby bar!!! iggy come have a drink.


I think we may have an implosion and create a massive black hole.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:07 am

Isn't that the same way the invented warp drive in Star Trek?

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:21 am

no, thats how they invented sammy davis jr.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:26 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:no, thats how they invented sammy davis jr.

Isn't that a black ho?
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:30 am

oh, stop being such a white man....
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:52 am

Ummm... yeah.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:55 am

Help, help! I'm being oppressed!

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby DustHand » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:01 pm

Savannah wrote:Help, help! I'm being oppressed!


Better than being repressed!

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Is it Opression... or Depression...
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby marck » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:12 pm

One additional point to make regarding the attitude and perceived difficulty of this board.

If a newbie gets butthurt and annoyed over how they are treated on the board for doing something "dumb", how well are they going to deal with the environment out on the Playa?

You could look at learning how to get by on this board as being a "Rite of Passage" or even a good way to gauge the personality and adaptability of potential burners. I've seen many new burners accepted and welcomed as well as people who I hope will change their mind and not attend, or if they do attend, I hope never to meet them in BRC.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:16 pm

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marck wrote:One additional point to make regarding the attitude and perceived difficulty of this board.

If a newbie gets butthurt and annoyed over how they are treated on the board for doing something "dumb", how well are they going to deal with the environment out on the Playa?

You could look at learning how to get by on this board as being a "Rite of Passage" or even a good way to gauge the personality and adaptability of potential burners. I've seen many new burners accepted and welcomed as well as people who I hope will change their mind and not attend, or if they do attend, I hope never to meet them in BRC.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:50 pm

DustHand wrote:
Savannah wrote:Help, help! I'm being oppressed!


Better than being repressed!


And better than being SUPPRESSED. :shock:

`Give your evidence,' the King repeated angrily, `or I'll have you executed, whether you're nervous or not.'

`I'm a poor man, your Majesty,' the Hatter began, in a trembling voice, "--and I hadn't begun my tea--not above a week or so--and what with the bread-and-butter getting so thin--and the twinkling of the tea--'

`The twinkling of the what?' said the King.

`It began with the tea,' the Hatter replied.

`Of course twinkling begins with a T!' said the King sharply. `Do you take me for a dunce? Go on!'

`I'm a poor man,' the Hatter went on, `and most things twinkled after that--only the March Hare said--'

`I didn't!' the March Hare interrupted in a great hurry.

`You did!' said the Hatter.

`I deny it!' said the March Hare.

`He denies it,' said the King: `leave out that part.'

`Well, at any rate, the Dormouse said--' the Hatter went on, looking anxiously round to see if he would deny it too: but the Dormouse denied nothing, being fast asleep.

`After that,' continued the Hatter, `I cut some more bread- and-butter--'

`But what did the Dormouse say?' one of the jury asked.

`That I can't remember,' said the Hatter.

`You MUST remember,' remarked the King, `or I'll have you executed.'

The miserable Hatter dropped his teacup and bread-and-butter, and went down on one knee. `I'm a poor man, your Majesty,' he began.

`You're a very poor speaker,' said the King.

Here one of the guinea-pigs cheered, and was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court. (As that is rather a hard word, I will just explain to you how it was done. They had a large canvas bag, which tied up at the mouth with strings: into this they slipped the guinea-pig, head first, and then sat upon it.)

`I'm glad I've seen that done,' thought Alice. `I've so often read in the newspapers, at the end of trials, "There was some attempts at applause, which was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court," and I never understood what it meant till now.'

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby DustHand » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:05 pm

Savannah wrote:And better than being SUPPRESSED. :shock:


I am suitably IMPRESSED! :D
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Kiro » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:50 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:But, I am still seeing red about Kiro et all who cannot fucking LOOK for the FAQ thread, :roll: WTF is your problem


I'm not a new member that needs answers nor was I looking for them, which shows how well you comprehend things before launching a barrage of ignorant piss. I said it's not clear enough to new members where to get the answers - which is demonstrably true - and that we could do more to help them find those answers, which would alleviate the anger veterans feel when asked the same shit over and over. Whether or not you think virgins should find the thread themselves is irrelevant, they're not finding the answers often enough, so we can consider ways to improve that or we can let things get worse. It seems pointless to even mention that a 15 page thread is not an effective, user-friendly way to display questions and answers.

Belittling inexperience, as if no-one's ever made stupid mistakes planning for their first year, is bullying. This is all playa practice and if people don't like it then they shouldn't attend? More excuses from bullies trying to justify their shitty attitudes and behavior. You might say, like Jkisha, that new members should grow a backbone or fuck off, but isn't that the problem summed up right there? Radical rejection by an elitist few, who feel entitled to set the agenda. MODERATORS should be setting the agenda, and not giving a shit if someone is upset because their stupid trolling post was removed.

Jkisha, maybe you're right, I don't have the 'backbone' to enjoy this and should probably fuck off. I'm taking Eric's advice and building an FAQ that I'll host on my server, and will post the URL once it's ready. Since forum threads can move or vanish, it will all be hard coded text rather than links to eplaya. Hopefully it can lead to less virgins bugging you all, which will be good for you, and them.

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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby Eric » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:41 pm

Kiro wrote:I'm taking Eric's advice and building an FAQ that I'll host on my server, and will post the URL once it's ready.


If you see something useful of mine on eplaya, feel free to use it.
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Re: Drivel meter is off the scale

Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:44 pm

Eric wrote:
Kiro wrote:I'm taking Eric's advice and building an FAQ that I'll host on my server, and will post the URL once it's ready.


If you see something useful of mine on eplaya, feel free to use it.


see, that's "taking the bull by the horns" and doin' something!!
good on ya for that.

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