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Asher
01-05-2009, 13:24:44
hah.

MOBIUS
01-05-2009, 15:01:38
He hasn't banned you already?

Lurker
01-05-2009, 15:05:16
Huh?

MOBIUS
01-05-2009, 15:44:20
Jingle Mordor is now one of poly's OT mods...:lol:

Lurker
01-05-2009, 15:46:54
Really? Well, we all knew he was nuts.

J/k Jon. Actually he might be pretty good. He's pretty laid back, which imo is a big plus.

Provost Harrison
01-05-2009, 16:42:00
Hang on, Cybershy is an administrator, Ming and Rah have gone, Jon Miller is an admin. WTF is going on?

JM^3
01-05-2009, 16:50:02
I'm actually not an admin, and I agreed only to assist temporary.

Also, another CGer was also asked to mod the OT...

JM

Provost Harrison
01-05-2009, 17:08:00
MOBIUS?

KrazyHorse
01-05-2009, 17:14:21
:lol:

Asher
01-05-2009, 17:34:11
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Hang on, Cybershy is an administrator, Ming and Rah have gone, Jon Miller is an admin. WTF is going on?

not only that, but two of the MeltdownMods (Locutus and Dale) have joined with Solver to leave and form their own Civ site. They even spammed about it in the Poly community form.

They have truly outdone Poly when it comes to asstacular design: http://www.weplayciv.com/

All indications are it'll be a heavy-handed moderated community. They call it a "peaceful OT". The three of them were part of the internal admin factions that wanted to permaban me to make peace on the site and take a heavy-handed approach to "OT trolls". They lost the battle, left with their ball...

Asher
01-05-2009, 17:36:48
Originally posted by JM^3
I'm actually not an admin, and I agreed only to assist temporary.

Also, another CGer was also asked to mod the OT...

JM

I assume they declined?

They didn't ask me. :mad:

Japher
01-05-2009, 17:42:18
Probably Provost...

Asher
01-05-2009, 17:43:30
I'm going to guess it was Laz. :b:

Japher
01-05-2009, 17:44:35
Laz is barely there enough to mod the place. They need to find the biggest losers they can.

Hence, Jon and PH.

Japher
01-05-2009, 18:35:55
Hey Jon. Ban Ming!

Asher
01-05-2009, 18:41:19
Ming's been banned before. While he still had powers.

Venom
01-05-2009, 18:43:08
Funko

self biased
01-05-2009, 18:53:39
Originally posted by Asher
Ming's been banned before. While he still had powers.

that was for the 'guess who's ming' incident, right?

failing that, it could always be VENOM.

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-05-2009, 19:26:37
Originally posted by Asher
I'm going to guess it was Laz. :b:


Nope. Wasn't asked, and wouldn't have had time to do it anyway.

Even though Winston's subsequent tantrum would have been a whole new league of hilarity.

Provost Harrison
01-05-2009, 22:00:03
Originally posted by Asher
not only that, but two of the MeltdownMods (Locutus and Dale) have joined with Solver to leave and form their own Civ site. They even spammed about it in the Poly community form.

They have truly outdone Poly when it comes to asstacular design: http://www.weplayciv.com/

All indications are it'll be a heavy-handed moderated community. They call it a "peaceful OT". The three of them were part of the internal admin factions that wanted to permaban me to make peace on the site and take a heavy-handed approach to "OT trolls". They lost the battle, left with their ball...

Yeah, it seems like they're putting on a happy, united face with it all, but it looks like some serious shit has hit the fan somewhere along the line.

But banning the OT trolls? I think they liven up the place, otherwise the place would be rather dour nowadays (someone must have been handing out humour bypasses to many of the posters on there).

But anyway, no, it wasn't me who was offered (unless I have received an "offer I cannot refuse" in the past few hours :lol: ), I honestly don't post there that often nowadays.

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Turd
01-05-2009, 22:02:09
This web site is going to shit.

Oerdin
01-05-2009, 22:32:25
So why did all those mods get all pissy and resign?

self biased
01-05-2009, 22:40:26
because someone brought up a valid point: why would we entrust the same management who let things get as bad as they are now lead 'poly's resurgence?

Oerdin
01-05-2009, 22:41:15
Link please.

self biased
01-05-2009, 22:51:38
i want to say it's somewhere in here: (http://www.apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184860)

Oerdin
01-05-2009, 23:05:11
I remember that thread.

MOBIUS
01-05-2009, 23:15:02
That WePlayCiv seems to be a Dale ego vehicle...:lol:

I guess he took his cronies with him, making the Ferret Brothers bail at the first opportunity they could hang the site onto a couple of naive unsuspecting suckers...

Oerdin
01-05-2009, 23:42:08
Hey Asher. Dale says you would be welcome on their new site. :)

Provost Harrison
01-05-2009, 23:46:42
I've still not got round to looking at this WePlayCiv site thingie...

Asher
02-05-2009, 00:49:22
Originally posted by Oerdin
Hey Asher. Dale says you would be welcome on their new site. :)
I've got several PMs begging me to come over. There's even a thread there asking people to get me to post there to "add some colour".

I give it 2 months.

Oerdin
02-05-2009, 01:27:43
More likely it will be around for several years but with virtually no one posting in it. That's the fate of most new forums.

Oerdin
02-05-2009, 08:19:09
I just noticed someone registered HARDMAN! :lol:

Oerdin
02-05-2009, 08:31:25
Threads: 117, Posts: 2,018, Members: 101, Active Members: 101
Welcome to our newest member, HARDMAN


:lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-05-2009, 09:40:10
Ah, it's good to see the old ways are still respected.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-05-2009, 16:57:28
God, that Grandpa Troll is all over it. It's like being trapped in a never-ending sermon by the world's most pointless vicar.

Immortal Wombat
02-05-2009, 17:22:51
with animated gifs

Asher
02-05-2009, 17:36:19
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
God, that Grandpa Troll is all over it. It's like being trapped in a never-ending sermon by the world's most pointless vicar.
He's sending PMs to posters on Poly asking everyone to come post there, too.

Asher
02-05-2009, 18:09:16
Might I add that Cybershy is a giant douche?

He's deleting lots of my posts and sending me touchy feely Christian PMs about forgiveness, etc.

He wants to unban Dale. He would like to "talk to me about it first" even though he subsequently makes it clear that my opinion is not worth anything and won't sway his decision.

Counterglow may see more posters now. More POLY POLY POLY for you German cunts to say.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-05-2009, 19:40:23
They what? That's outrageous. The nutter made death threats.

Koshko
02-05-2009, 20:32:44
Originally posted by self biased
because someone brought up a valid point: why would we entrust the same management who let things get as bad as they are now lead 'poly's resurgence?


And this was a huge reason why McCain lost the election.

Koshko
02-05-2009, 20:33:36
Also I don't remember ever even registering at Poly, and haven't been there in years.

Asher
02-05-2009, 20:34:29
He wants to "erase the past" and have a "fresh start for everyone"

Drekkus
02-05-2009, 21:47:39
I'm not sure if I'm ready to let the past rest...

Oerdin
02-05-2009, 21:48:11
http://www.apolyton.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185323

Nice try Laz but it seems CyberShy is just closing threads and not even trying to follow the sites own posted rules. I don't have much confidence that he'll solve poly's problems and in fact it seems like he'll piss a lot of people off.

You never know though he might just lose interest and then the forum won't go to hell and instead will just have benign neglect.

Oerdin
02-05-2009, 22:08:34
CyberShy seems to be deleting lots of posts for no real reason. I don't have a lot of confidence that he's going to be able to keep poly going much less increase the number of posters.

KrazyHorse
02-05-2009, 22:09:49
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
God, that Grandpa Troll is all over it. It's like being trapped in a never-ending sermon by the world's most pointless vicar.

:lol:

JM^3
02-05-2009, 22:14:16
The problem is with everyone thinking that the OT is somehow important for the sites mission.

It is for the community to screw around, not to get new people involved/etc.

JM

KrazyHorse
02-05-2009, 22:39:24
The OT is what gets a lot people to stay beyond their initial interest in the site's civ-related stuff

THAT should be the point of it.

JM^3
02-05-2009, 22:46:55
So far, my only act of moderation has been destickying a thread...

JM

Immortal Wombat
02-05-2009, 22:58:14
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
The OT is what gets a lot people to stay beyond their initial interest in the site's civ-related stuff

THAT should be the point of it. I agree, but I'm also fairly sure that that's where the trouble started. You end up with an on-topic of people who are interested in civ, and an off-topic in varying stages of caring less, and on poly, this led to the neglect of the on topic, which as Jon implies, is the bit which draws in new people. The OT can only ever cause the site as a whole to lose posters.

Immortal Wombat
02-05-2009, 22:59:41
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
They what? That's outrageous. The nutter made death threats.

haha, awesome. link? (or has it been deleted?)

Asher
02-05-2009, 23:32:40
http://www.apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184753

Guynemer
03-05-2009, 00:15:15
They offered to make me a mod, which I promptly declined.

After seeing what Cybershy has been doing thus far, I'm torn. On the one hand, I don't want to be associated with those sorts of moderating policies; on the other, if I were a mod, I might be able to rein him in a bit. Of course, he is the fucking owner now, so I doubt it.

JM^3
03-05-2009, 00:22:01
Yeah, I haven't been able to do anything. Both I and Lori have done just a few things, most of the active moderation has been from Cybershy.

JM

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 00:55:22
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
The OT can only ever cause the site as a whole to lose posters.

I could not disagree more. The OT is what has kept the site alive after 90% of the people out there who played civ got bored with the game and moved on to new things.

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 01:09:06
... and scared off or driven off more established and potential new posters than are currently active.

The tone of the OT is often times too hostile and mean-spirited. Tolerance is one thing, abdication or capitulation is entirely another.

Then there's the recurring dramas centred around Asher and whoever he is quarreling with du jour. Whatever else may be said of him, the boy can sure hit the buttons, and does so frequently.

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2009, 01:19:54
every 108 minutes...

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2009, 01:21:23
Originally posted by Oerdin
I could not disagree more. The OT is what has kept the site alive after 90% of the people out there who played civ got bored with the game and moved on to new things. But can you name anyone who joined specifically because they loved the OT?

It doesn't matter how many people it keeps around for how long: it will only ever be a net drain.

Asher
03-05-2009, 01:27:33
They made DrSpike (Spam King) mod of Other Games :(

Asher
03-05-2009, 01:28:05
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
But can you name anyone who joined specifically because they loved the OT?

Me. :)

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 01:33:23
Didn't you have a prior connection to 'the community?'

Asher
03-05-2009, 01:38:00
Yes. I was an admin at SidGames.

But even then, never posted in the on-topic forums.

I actually was looking for Birth of the Federation sites online (remember that game?), and SidGames hosted a BOTF site that was godawful with basic HTML errors. I fixed the page and emailed Whistler (the webmaster) with the fixed HTML since it bothered me. He offered me a job, I took it. I began posting in the OTF and moderating some forums there, including the tech forums.

Then when we killed SidGames when bandwidth costs started exceeding ad revenue, I followed others from SidGames (St Leo et al) to Apolyton.

And now it looks like the Apolyton core is going to migrate again. Only question is where...

Not sure Counterglow is a good fit. Neither is WePlayCiv or CFC.

Sounds like a new site is in the works...

Guynemer
03-05-2009, 01:46:45
Christ man, the last thing we need is more splitting.


In one sense, increased oversight of the OT is needed--personal attacks really shouldn't be allowed. But other than that--"spam" threads, copycat threads, etc.--I think all bets are off.

My philosophy for being a Mod would be simple: don't be a douchebag. Poly is both overmodded and undermodded from that perspective.

Asher
03-05-2009, 01:50:31
At least I won the Fantasy Hockey League in its last year. :cool:

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 02:01:58
Originally posted by Guynemer
Christ man, the last thing we need is more splitting.


In one sense, increased oversight of the OT is needed--personal attacks really shouldn't be allowed. But other than that--"spam" threads, copycat threads, etc.--I think all bets are off.

My philosophy for being a Mod would be simple: don't be a douchebag. Poly is both overmodded and undermodded from that perspective.

You should have accepted and worked from the inside.

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2009, 02:14:11
Originally posted by Asher
http://www.apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184753
I lol'd.

Asher
03-05-2009, 02:16:22
PHP sucks, get a real job! :mad:

Asher
03-05-2009, 02:22:45
I used PHP back when it was cool. When URL-encoded variables were automatically globals, like $life. None of this $_GET shit!!!!

:MAD:

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2009, 03:18:57
Yeah, those were the days.

Asher
03-05-2009, 03:46:55
Back in my days, we used cgi-bins with perl scripts. NONE OF THIS RUBY ON RAILS PANSY SHIT

Asher
03-05-2009, 03:47:33
I wrote my own CMS in ONE WEEKEND. NONE OF THIS DRUPAL GAY ASS FUCKSHIT

Asher
03-05-2009, 04:15:10
AND I STILL USE NOTEPAD TO MAKE WEBSITES~!

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 05:26:59
Originally posted by Asher
At least I won the Fantasy Hockey League in its last year. :cool:

If they're going to kill a forum the sports ghetto would be my choice. Nothing to do with civ and honestly it's pretty much entirely shit.

Asher
03-05-2009, 05:34:52
You're just jealous because San Diego doesn't have a hockey team.

Asher
03-05-2009, 05:35:26
Sorry that should read SAN DIEGO and not San Diego.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 06:30:01
Naw, Hockey sucks and you're just made because you can't post at Dale's forum. :p

Asher
03-05-2009, 06:31:42
I could post there. I refuse to.

The site needs to die. It's like an ugly woman hitting on you at a hockey game -- you ignore them and hope they get hit in the head with the puck.

You certainly don't LOG IN there.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 06:44:06
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
I agree, but I'm also fairly sure that that's where the trouble started. You end up with an on-topic of people who are interested in civ, and an off-topic in varying stages of caring less, and on poly, this led to the neglect of the on topic, which as Jon implies, is the bit which draws in new people. The OT can only ever cause the site as a whole to lose posters.

Uhhh....that doesn't make any sense.

Why does having an off-topic lead to a neglect of the on-topic?

If Poly didn't have an OT I'd simply have left there ages ago (like, 2001)

I'm not forcing anybody in the On Topic to stop doing whatever they do.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 06:45:09
Originally posted by notyoueither
... and scared off or driven off more established and potential new posters than are currently active.

The tone of the OT is often times too hostile and mean-spirited. Tolerance is one thing, abdication or capitulation is entirely another.

Then there's the recurring dramas centred around Asher and whoever he is quarreling with du jour. Whatever else may be said of him, the boy can sure hit the buttons, and does so frequently.

How the fuck does it scare off people? We don't raid the fucking on topic forums.

Asher
03-05-2009, 06:48:09
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
Uhhh....that doesn't make any sense.

Why does having an off-topic lead to a neglect of the on-topic?

If Poly didn't have an OT I'd simply have left there ages ago (like, 2001)

I'm not forcing anybody in the On Topic to stop doing whatever they do.

Yep.

The neglect of the on-topic was obvious. Last news story in Civ4 was posted in July of 08.

Dan claimed each PolyCast took him 15+ hours to make, every week. That's time he could've spend posting news stories or generating/publicizing on topic content.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 06:48:20
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
But can you name anyone who joined specifically because they loved the OT?

It doesn't matter how many people it keeps around for how long: it will only ever be a net drain.

Again, your logic seems to be flawed.

The number of active posters on Poly at any one time (assuming you are at approximately steady-state) is the product of number of new posters attracted per unit time and average stay of new poster.

In my model, new people are drawn in by the on topic stuff. The off-topic increases the average stay of a new poster by enticing those who have gotten bored with civ stuff to stay and discuss other shit.

Asher
03-05-2009, 06:49:05
:b:

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 06:50:25
I agree that I shouldn't be allowed to go through the on topic fora and thrash the living daylights out of whoever I want. THAT might chase away new posters. But if they wander into the OT then they've ALREADY crossed the line into being held at poly by something other than Civ.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 07:09:48
Maybe we should try to buy out freefirezone.net from Chris & co.

They have a vaguely active sports forum (~500 posts since Jan 1) and virtually no activity anywhere else (3 posts in a tech forum since Jan 1, no posts in any other forum in that timeframe)

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 07:12:05
Oops. Not quite true. Missed about 25 posts in a Battlestar Galactica thread in their film+TV+literature etc. forum

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 07:25:21
Hmmm. They also seem to have at least 13 fora which will not display without being logged in (5, 7, 8, 10, 67, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 87, 92) (stopped my script after 100)

Several are probably administrative or reserved for future use. At least two (what they label FFZ and "the post office" on the front page) are obviously stuff they don't want outsiders to see.

FFZ is probably their OT

Still, I wonder how active it is.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 07:47:36
Originally posted by Asher
The three of them were part of the internal admin factions that wanted to permaban me to make peace on the site and take a heavy-handed approach to "OT trolls". They lost the battle, left with their ball... [/B]

You should know, if you didn't already that Ming and DanQ (among a few others, including myself) were strongly in the anti-permaban crowd.

It was actually a long and detailed discussion thread in the staff forum.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 08:05:12
Dude, go check out the tubgirl I posted in my poly thread

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 08:05:33
(if it's still there)

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2009, 08:06:33
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
But can you name anyone who joined specifically because they loved the OT?



Me. Or, specifically, I joined because I saw the OT and it infuriated me into joining in order to beat some sense into people.

Yes- I was already a regular at alpha.owo. I joined that for exactly the same reason.

I just can't understand why Poly provided an OT forum and always treated it as some kind of leper colony. Regulars are everything- if you want people to stay and become more involved, constantly having Aspergersy On-Topicers and staff telling them they're worthless scum isn't going to work.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 08:06:56
Did you really have to tubgirl poly, KH? My hat is off to you but damn man... damn.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 08:07:19
I never had a choice.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2009, 08:08:27
Originally posted by Sirius Black
You should know, if you didn't already that Ming and DanQ (among a few others, including myself) were strongly in the anti-permaban crowd.

It was actually a long and detailed discussion thread in the staff forum.


I expected as much, having been privy to the staff forum for some time earlier. I have a lot of time for Ming and Dan, and was sorry to see them go.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 08:19:32
I can't believe you're doing this to poor Jon Miller. You might as well finish off by posting lemon party.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 08:20:40
Yeah, the staff forum was an interesting dynamic... especially since I'm quite sure that Locutus hates my guts (and considers it a massive mistake to invite me onto Polycast) and Solver isn't that fond of me either.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 08:21:13
Originally posted by Oerdin
I can't believe you're doing this to poor Jon Miller. You might as well finish off by posting lemon party.

He doesn't know how to ban people :lol:

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 08:22:07
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
Dude, go check out the tubgirl I posted in my poly thread

Now tits and cocks. Well done, sir!

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 08:32:42
KH, so as not to cause Jon problems post your "feed back" in the Poly news and feedback forum. I'm sure you get all your gay pictures, transvestite pictures, tubgirls, and naked chick pictures in there.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 08:36:14
Originally posted by Sirius Black
Yeah, the staff forum was an interesting dynamic... especially since I'm quite sure that Locutus hates my guts (and considers it a massive mistake to invite me onto Polycast) and Solver isn't that fond of me either.

Seriously, who cares what they think? If you post on their forum then I guess you do but if not then no worries. They're gone now.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 08:38:02
Well I don't. I was happy to see them go. They spent so much fucking time bitching about the OT and the posters there and how it wasn't what they liked... bleh, bleh...

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 08:44:07
They're still doing it now. Seriously, there have been dozens of civ sites which come and go with virtually all of them ending up as ghost towns with no posters. The one thing poly had going for it was the OT.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-05-2009, 09:09:24
Joined because of the OT*, left because of the OT. Not sure why I'm reading this thread.

*after alpha.owo and briefly the firaxis forums

JM^3
03-05-2009, 09:27:48
I was into AC at OWO.

Then the Civ 3 List, I followed that to apolyton. Already i spent most of my time lurking in the OT.

After that I was an OT only person excluding some time spent with Democracy games.

JM

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 11:07:47
Yeah, started off at owo and then had a gap and came here and Poly...although my posting at poly seems to be getting less and less frequent. Was never really anything to do with the mods or admins but the snipey, arrogant attitudes of the current OT posters. You've got to admit, the atmosphere stinks compared to the "good old days". And if I ever got the chance to meet Kuciwalker face to face, I don't think I could resist the urge to throttle him.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 11:22:32
Didn't post at much online (mainly at BBSes) until poly.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 11:33:39
CyberShy is up. I think KH will soon get his wish to be banned. ;)

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 11:56:28
Lazy bastard.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 12:19:19
I got banned. :(

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2009, 13:32:18
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
Why does having an off-topic lead to a neglect of the on-topic?

I didn't say it was a general rule. I think I was hypothesising that on Apolyton it was a time-sink for admins and players, directly stealing would-be-civving time. But maybe for the average poster that factor is outweighed by the extra time spent around committing even small percentages of forum time to the on-topic. I have no evidence either way

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 15:19:00
Dude, I just got a message. I was banned. For 24 hours. For posting multiple dick and tit pictures.

And one tubgirl.

:lol:

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 15:20:01
I see that he's relented, however. Why did it have to take an open revolt?

JM^3
03-05-2009, 15:55:42
Maybe it is because I saw the tubgirl, but I would have banned you for longer.

I am suspicious that he didn't know how to ban people either.

I know how to ban people now.

JM

Lurker
03-05-2009, 16:15:57
Fuck banning, just drop a DD on 'em.

The Mad Monk
03-05-2009, 16:18:49
I'm sick with likely bronchitus, so I won't be posting much, but I am lurking from time to time, on all three sites.

I'm really enjoying the show and hope you all get renewed. :b

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 16:20:02
Originally posted by JM^3

I know how to ban people now.

JM

Good.

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 17:22:57
Originally posted by Lurker
Fuck banning, just drop a DD on 'em.

That's a big booby! :D

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 17:38:33
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
How the fuck does it scare off people? We don't raid the fucking on topic forums.

When people check in to OT it is seldom a warm welcome, and then the general level of antagonism would be a turn off for many people.

I'm positive that the OT turns old and new posters off of the Apolyton brand. There's an example of what I am talking about just above.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 17:46:16
NYE, what you seem to be claiming is that it is a common experience to:

1) Join poly due to on-topic
2) Post there for a while
3) Visit the off-topic
4) Have me do the DL dance or something
5) Get horribly offended
6) Decide that not only do you not like the OT, you now don't like Apolyton in general
7) Leave

That sounds like nonsense to me.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 17:48:29
The fact is that it's the on topic which stopped getting NEW, ACTIVE POSTERS.

They failed in their job, not us.

And IW, if the mods are spending their time discussing the OT instead of doing content that is THEIR PROBLEM.

The OT basically fucking moderates itself. There's no reason to do anything except in the most egregious cases.

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 18:09:13
The problem is the OT does not moderate itself.

It is a significantly less freindly forum than this, which does function 99% by self-moderation.

You are right that Poly has other problems, but that does not mean that the tone of the OT is not one as well.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 18:12:10
It is a significantly less freindly forum than this, which does function 99% by self-moderation.

It's friendly enough for me.

If you're going to have a bunch of srs posts on srs subjects then you will have disagreements and some hurt feelings. It DOES NOT help to have somebody start arbitrarily enforcing constraints on speech which go beyond blatant pornography, death threats etc.

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 18:15:19
The point is not you. You obviously enjoy the atmosphere.

The point is that the level of antagonism drives others away.

Asher
03-05-2009, 18:16:32
I refer to those people as "lesser people".

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 18:26:43
Originally posted by notyoueither
The point is not you. You obviously enjoy the atmosphere.

The point is that the level of antagonism drives others away.

The point is that you still haven't answered my objection: that the ON TOPIC has simply stopped getting new people. And this, combined with NORMAL drift away from the off topic is what's led to the site's decline.

Repeating over and over again that we're so mean and scary and that we've driven all the new people away is ridiculous; THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY NEW PEOPLE BECAUSE THE WEBSITE SUCKS.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 18:28:30
Originally posted by Oerdin
I got banned. :(

Didn't you only quote a boob picture? :D

chegitz guevara
03-05-2009, 18:30:12
I was one of those who joined for the OffT. In fact, I very, very rarely go into the OnT part of the site. It was probably years before I even bothered to check out what else the site had to offer (even though I'd been a frequent down loader of mods rom DanQ's original Ultimate Civ Site).

I will say that the OT has gotten a lot less friendly since I joined. It's vicious these days compared to many other places, though Paradox Games OT is a pit of evil and despair, that I checked out a couple times and said, fuck this.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2009, 18:31:05
Originally posted by notyoueither


It is a significantly less freindly forum than this, which does function 99% by self-moderation.



I thought it functioned because we all struggle to give a shit.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2009, 18:33:47
Originally posted by chegitz guevara
I will say that the OT has gotten a lot less friendly since I joined. It's vicious these days compared to many other places,


No way. Go back to 1999 and there were epic slanging matches. It strikes me as being more relaxed these days.

It's also nowhere near as hostile as my other main forum.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 18:35:00
I agree that it's gotten more relaxed. I just can't get as worked up about shit.

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 18:36:52
I was on topic for at least a year before I even got curious about the rest of the site (I'm a slow developer). Then I moseyed over and have been in the thick of the action since, apart from a virtual permabanning for almost a year...

The basic prob with the OT is that some people just can't take what they hand out themselves, added to some extremely disproportionate modding (er, in the past, I guess) where favourites were allowed to get away with a lot more than mod targets.

Once you get unfair modding and people who can't take their own medicine - it gets ugly - and has been for quite a while now.

If OT didn't exist, I would have left Poly about 2001 as the reason I even started looking around was because I was getting bored of the site.

Personally I think the creationists will rapidly speed up poly's terminal decline and I couldn't care less about WPC as it's basically based on the premise that it's OK to issue death threats.

Refugees from poly are welcome here provided they adhere to the rules!:beer:

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 18:37:49
We don't need no steenking rules

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 18:39:51
Those were the rules I was referring to...:D

Felch
03-05-2009, 18:41:31
Originally posted by MOBIUS

Refugees from poly are welcome here provided they adhere to the rules!:beer:

As far as I can tell, the only rule is that content is forbidden and every post must be spam.

Have I got it right so far?

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 18:42:47
That's what we want you to believe...:smoke:

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 18:48:49
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
The point is that you still haven't answered my objection: that the ON TOPIC has simply stopped getting new people. And this, combined with NORMAL drift away from the off topic is what's led to the site's decline.

Repeating over and over again that we're so mean and scary and that we've driven all the new people away is ridiculous; THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY NEW PEOPLE BECAUSE THE WEBSITE SUCKS.

I don't deny your objection. The OnT parts of Poly have been withering.

That does not mean that the atmosphere of the OT isn't also a problem for retaining old posters and what few new people show up (whether through the OnT or who searched Google for Happy Putin, or Evil Finland).

Asher
03-05-2009, 18:54:33
Originally posted by chegitz guevara
I was one of those who joined for the OffT. In fact, I very, very rarely go into the OnT part of the site. It was probably years before I even bothered to check out what else the site had to offer (even though I'd been a frequent down loader of mods rom DanQ's original Ultimate Civ Site).

I will say that the OT has gotten a lot less friendly since I joined. It's vicious these days compared to many other places, though Paradox Games OT is a pit of evil and despair, that I checked out a couple times and said, fuck this.

It's interesting because LOTM is prancing around various sites holding Paradox up as an example of how to mod a site.

Felch
03-05-2009, 18:57:52
Asher, do you realize that you're implying that LOTM might be wrong about something?

You should be careful with insinuations like that.

Asher
03-05-2009, 19:00:38
I'm thrilled to see he found a new home at WePlayCiv. He's owning their other games forum.

He posts all the thrilling threads there. He discusses his jump into ONLINE GAME PLAYING. He discovered an online version of SCRABBLE and has a thread detailing his adventures.

It's kind of awesome because it seems like that site is taking all of the bores like Dale, Nikolai, Locutus, Grandpa Troll, and LOTM and putting them in one, controlled fishbucket.

Felch
03-05-2009, 19:09:33
Checked out Paradox official forums. They're dead.

WPC has a ton of Poly folk there. It appears to have a lock on the over-80 crowd. I looked in a couple threads. AC posted something about Chinese history that was not simply her whoring to the geriatric crowd.

It's like a parallel universe.

chegitz guevara
03-05-2009, 19:32:04
WPC?

Asher
03-05-2009, 19:35:22
weplayciv.com

Dale's new site. Which had absolutely nothing to do with being banned from Apolyton (Solver accuses me of "having an ego" when I make the connection). Even tough it's clear work started on the site only a week ago.

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 19:38:19
So we're going to get a flood of the most banal characters now? Lord give me strength (he gives it to CyberShy or Plump or whatever he calls himself now).

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 19:38:55
Hey, I had a dump earlier and it made the sound 'plomp' as it hit the water...

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 19:39:13
Originally posted by chegitz guevara
WPC?

Woman Police Constable? Damn, I would have posted on that forum...:(

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 19:40:49
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
So we're going to get a flood of the most banal characters now? Lord give me strength (he gives it to CyberShy or Plump or whatever he calls himself now).

We're safe from CyberPump - at least until he finally succeeds in running Poly into the ground...

chegitz guevara
03-05-2009, 19:43:09
CyberShy, man, DanQ et all must have wanted Poly to go to hell.

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 19:46:40
No one else was dumb enough to buy it?

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 19:46:53
You know, I wouldn't be surprised...it's a concept that required increasing maintenance with ever diminishing returns. I can't blame DanQ for getting shut.

Asher
03-05-2009, 19:49:17
Originally posted by MOBIUS
No one else was dumb enough to buy it?
He tried hard to sell it to Ming, rah, etc but he was asking for lots of money. On top of that, the site is a moneysink due to mismanagement.

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 19:49:34
Especially considering that for the foreseeable there will now be absolutely zero new On Topic content....

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 19:50:20
...and also, like the ozone layer, it was being destroyed by CFC :D

chegitz guevara
03-05-2009, 19:50:48
:lol:

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 19:54:45
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
I'm sick with likely bronchitus,

It's the human-bird-pig flu!!!:bouncmsk:

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 19:55:17
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
...and also, like the ozone layer, it was being destroyed by CFC :D

:lol:

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 19:57:22
BTW he unbanned me because I never actually posted any nude pictures and instead quoted yours. :love:

I believe it was the three where I said something like this chick is best, these girls tits are to big, and that girl's are to small. I quoted you (which honestly I shouldn't have and deserve to be banned) but since I didn't post them I was releases on parole. Ming would have banned us then and there just because we were cheering.

JM^3
03-05-2009, 19:57:30
I like AC, LOTM, and Nikolai.

Some of the other posters who apparently have went to WPC are boring, I agree.

JM

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 19:58:00
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
...and also, like the ozone layer, it was being destroyed by CFC :D

NICE! :lol:

JM^3
03-05-2009, 19:58:36
I was the one who said you should be banned, btw, Oerdin.

I actually would hav e banned both of you for longer than what you got if I had had the knowledge at the time.

JM

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 19:58:45
Originally posted by JM^3
I like AC, LOTM, and Nikolai.

Some of the other posters who apparently have went to WPC are boring, I agree.

JM

Er, so are those 3 tbh.

Asher
03-05-2009, 19:59:08
Originally posted by JM^3
I like AC, LOTM, and Nikolai.

Some of the other posters who apparently have went to WPC are boring, I agree.

JM
AC is predictable
LOTM and Nikolai are the definition of boring. Not only are they predictable, they have zero sense of humour

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:00:51
Originally posted by JM^3
I was the one who said you should be banned, btw, Oerdin.

I actually would hav e banned both of you for longer than what you got if I had had the knowledge at the time.

JM

Well you can retro ban him now.:)

He's not a puppy - he still knows he did wrong - in fact he's boasting about it on another forum!

JM^3
03-05-2009, 20:01:58
LOTM is interesting in the other games forum in the 'how do old folks behave? way'. I don't pay his opinions much attention though.

He use to be interesting in the OT about his posts on judaism, although I agree that he was a one trick pony.

AC is predictable... but she is capable of having a broader range of things, she chooses to be predictable.

And I reserve the right to like boring people.

Nikolai is also a decent Christian, which we need to conteract the effects of BK et al.

JM

JM^3
03-05-2009, 20:02:54
I don't want to step on cybershy's shoes.

JM

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:05:50
I thought Nikolai was borderline BK on the Christianity Scale of Craziness...

Or is CyberPump worse?:hmm:

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:06:33
Oh and you're a nice christian, JM :)

JM^3
03-05-2009, 20:07:59
Thanks,

Nikolai might have a bit of craziness, but he is at least nice.

BK has serious problems. He is the poster I most want to ban...

JM

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 20:15:34
Hmm... I'm still staff :)

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:17:54
Ban Oerdin!:bounce:

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:19:04
Oh and ban me too - I'm going to post tubgirl in about ten minutes - so think of it as a Minority Report Banning.:smoke:

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 20:20:15
Originally posted by MOBIUS
No one else was dumb enough to buy it?

Considering how much money the place apparently bleeds....

I wonder how long until The Dutch Duo decides its costing them too much to keep the site open.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 20:21:47
Originally posted by Asher
AC is predictable
LOTM and Nikolai are the definition of boring. Not only are they predictable, they have zero sense of humour

To follow on JM's post, LOTM used to be ok. Nikolai is alright, but he's one of the secondary forum posters who no one really cares about. AC can be more expansive, but has decided to become predictable.

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 20:30:30
Originally posted by Sirius Black
Considering how much money the place apparently bleeds....

I wonder how long until The Dutch Duo decides its costing them too much to keep the site open.

What are the monthly costs?

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:34:40
I bet even CyberPump doesn't know that... Yet...:cute:

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 20:40:03
Yeah, I'd be interested in learning how much it costs to keep poly open.

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:41:06
It needs to go on the game. Oh wait...

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 20:48:42
The monthly costs haven't been shared we me. I'm just a Sports Forum Mod and Polycast co-host.

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 20:50:07
So you still gonna mod for them, despite bitching about CyberPlomp?

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 20:51:50
I'm surprised Imram hasn't been canned as a staff member since he was openly saying the new owner is a douche.

The Mad Monk
03-05-2009, 20:53:12
Originally posted by Oerdin
It's the human-bird-pig flu!!!:bouncmsk:

Aww, I knew you cared!

Put 'er there, pal...*HACK**UGH**COUGH*

The Mad Monk
03-05-2009, 20:55:43
Originally posted by Oerdin
Yeah, I'd be interested in learning how much it costs to keep poly open.

Apparently enough that a high-rolling advertising exec had to walk away from it.

notyoueither
03-05-2009, 20:57:46
It isn't necessarily finances that led to Ming and Rah packing it in.

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 21:00:37
Originally posted by Oerdin
I'm surprised Imram hasn't been canned as a staff member since he was openly saying the new owner is a douche.

I lead the charmed life ;).

Besides, we called Ming a bastard for like forever.

Ming probably should have warned Plomp that I tend not to keep my discontent private (ie, not just in the staff forum).

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 21:01:23
Originally posted by MOBIUS
So you still gonna mod for them, despite bitching about CyberPlomp?

Why not? ;)

I don't think I've really done much modding in the Sports Forum in a while... I have little to no need to. Everyone acts fine there.

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 21:02:53
Originally posted by Asher
He tried hard to sell it to Ming, rah, etc but he was asking for lots of money. On top of that, the site is a moneysink due to mismanagement.

a) Do you have any idea what price he was looking for, or what it eventually went for?

b) Do you know what the monthly operating loss is?

Provost Harrison
03-05-2009, 21:04:41
Originally posted by Sirius Black
Why not? ;)

I don't think I've really done much modding in the Sports Forum in a while... I have little to no need to. Everyone acts fine there.

Hmmm, where's that tubgirl link again?

Asher
03-05-2009, 21:05:39
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
a) Do you have any idea what price he was looking for, or what it eventually went for?

b) Do you know what the monthly operating loss is?
No idea.

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 21:13:14
I think he was asking Sirius Siddiqui...

The Mad Monk
03-05-2009, 21:23:45
Siriusly?

MOBIUS
03-05-2009, 21:24:47
Siriusly Sirius!

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 22:10:37
I'm asking asher, or Sirius, or anybody who might have some clue.

Drake Tungsten
03-05-2009, 22:12:43
Originally posted by self biased
because someone brought up a valid point: why would we entrust the same management who let things get as bad as they are now lead 'poly's resurgence?

I'm pretty sure I said that.

Drake Tungsten
03-05-2009, 22:15:47
Originally posted by Guynemer
They offered to make me a mod, which I promptly declined.

Guynemer for OT Mod

Lurker
03-05-2009, 22:19:43
Power to the People!

Chegitz's avatar looks like Venom's without giving his opinion of the world.

Leave jonnng;ang mi;wekt alone.

:beer:

KrazyHorse
03-05-2009, 22:19:50
Guynemer for OT mod.

Lurker
03-05-2009, 22:24:55
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
Guynemer for OT mod.

Damn right. Good enough for you, good enough for me.

Drake Tungsten
03-05-2009, 22:28:29
Wait a minute. Guy is a doctor. Doctors make bank. So, the ideal solution is...

Guynemer for Poly Owner

Sirius Black
03-05-2009, 22:29:43
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
a) Do you have any idea what price he was looking for, or what it eventually went for?

b) Do you know what the monthly operating loss is?

No. I know he offered it to all of the senior staff (which includes me, since I've been a news editor/moderator/polycast co-host whatever for years), but none of us wanted to purchase it. I didn't even ask his asking price.

And I don't know about the losses, but I know they are there, and they aren't like a few dollars or anything.

Oerdin
03-05-2009, 22:59:23
Originally posted by notyoueither
It isn't necessarily finances that led to Ming and Rah packing it in.

It could be they just wanted a break.

Lurker
03-05-2009, 23:34:47
The Mangement is the god of moderators.

Lurker
03-05-2009, 23:35:51
Uhm, "Management", although I get the psychological part of the typo.

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:03:06
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
Wait a minute. Guy is a doctor. Doctors make bank. So, the ideal solution is...

Guynemer for Poly Owner

Guy is a pediatrician. In a low-income urban setting. Ergo, Guy doesn't make shit.

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:04:33
Guy should see a doctor for that.

Drake Tungsten
04-05-2009, 00:05:13
Ergo, Guy doesn't make shit.

You make more than me. :)

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:08:14
I also probably owe a shitload more than you.

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:08:16
I see Imran is stirring the pot at WePlayCiv...

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:08:39
Are you guys trying to summon the Poo AEs?

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:08:43
Originally posted by Asher
Guy should see a doctor for that.

Indeed.

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 00:09:50
Originally posted by Asher
I see Imran is stirring the pot at WePlayCiv...

And Sloww is defending Ali... Oh Sloww...

And thinks my use of "douche" is too far over the line, LOL!!

Sir Penguin
04-05-2009, 00:10:12
Originally posted by Oerdin
BTW he unbanned me because I never actually posted any nude pictures and instead quoted yours. :love:
I wonder what it is about you that makes people ban you when you're not breaking the rules.

SP

Drake Tungsten
04-05-2009, 00:10:57
I also probably owe a shitload more than you.

Don't know about that; Columbia ain't cheap. I imagine the fact that I went to Nebraska for undergrad instead of Stanford is the only thing preventing me from surpassing you in loan debt.

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:12:33
Michigan is the most expensive public school in the country. Add undergrad plus med school loans, and I'd be shocked if you're anywhere near me in debt.

I'm gonna be paying this off until I'm 55. At least.

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:12:45
From the other site:
You know, I missed almost all of that drama, but it's clear that Dale was a euphemism, however he was provoked. I'm told the provokation was quite severe, but still.

The WePlayCiv posters were told Dale's provocation for his death threat was "quite severe"? Oh, christ, that's awesome. They have no shame to lie to their new posters.

Drake Tungsten
04-05-2009, 00:13:39
Michigan is the most expensive public school in the country.

Still cheaper than an Ivy (especially if you're in-state). Thank god I only have two years of Ivy-level education to pay for instead of 6...

Sir Penguin
04-05-2009, 00:14:31
What is an euphemism?

SP

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:22:32
The people on that site are not very bright.

It reminds me of eventis, without the modicums of intelligence.

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:27:37
That RobWorham guy is a douche.

He has the balls to talk about "common decency" when he's defending what Dale did? Not only what Dale did directly, but he also caused a schism which DIRECTLY lead to the creation of that site.

In effect, the "revolt" Dale created to form that site was far, far, far more severe than someone reminding people in the forums there that one of their new admins is a potential felon.

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 00:28:03
Now they think I'm getting "all heated up" in the Dale death threat thread. LOL!! They consider that heated up?!

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 00:29:36
Originally posted by Asher
That RobWorham guy is a douche.

He has the balls to talk about "common decency" when he's defending what Dale did? Not only what Dale did directly, but he also caused a schism which DIRECTLY lead to the creation of that site.

In effect, the "revolt" Dale created to form that site was far, far, far more severe than someone reminding people in the forums there that one of their new admins is a potential felon.

Also he has no idea how many OT revolts there have been. And usually things go back to normal afterwards. Definitely doesn't mess up the site!!

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:33:11
Who the fuck is RobWorham? And why does he have access to the Poly Staff Room?

Drake Tungsten
04-05-2009, 00:33:40
"Internet forums need a revolution every now and then. Preferably with dicks." - from Stuff Jefferson Said, vol. 6

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:34:03
Originally posted by Guynemer
Who the fuck is RobWorham? And why does he have access to the Poly Staff Room?
What's especially perplexing is he also says he doesn't know much about Poly?

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:35:13
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
"Internet forums need a revolution every now and then. Preferably with dicks." - from Stuff Jefferson Said, vol. 6
Truth.

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:36:49
I'd say "Preferably with tits," but then again I'm not teh gay like Drake.

Drake Tungsten
04-05-2009, 00:43:27
I'd say "Preferably with tits," but then again I'm not teh gay like Drake.

Thomas Jefferson said it, not me. I do agree with him on this, though; dicks are what determine success in a revolution...

American Revolution: Success, because George Washington had like thirty goddamn dicks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRom1Rz8OA

French Revolution: Failure, because the Frogs were too busy staring at tits to keep a four-foot Italian from taking over.

http://www.theartwolf.com/masterworks/masterworks/1830_delacroix_liberty.jpg

notyoueither
04-05-2009, 00:43:45
Originally posted by Guynemer
Who the fuck is RobWorham? And why does he have access to the Poly Staff Room?

He helped come up with one of the few, good ideas for Poly for CIV.

notyoueither
04-05-2009, 00:44:33
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
Thomas Jefferson said it, not me. I do agree with him on this, though; dicks are what determine success in a revolution...

American Revolution: Success, because George Washington had like thirty goddamn dicks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRom1Rz8OA

French Revolution: Failure, because the Frogs were too busy staring at tits to keep a four-foot Italian from taking over.


:lol:

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:47:41
Originally posted by notyoueither
He helped come up with one of the few, good ideas for Poly for CIV.

...

What, I'm supposed to guess?

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 00:51:49
Originally posted by Guynemer
Who the fuck is RobWorham? And why does he have access to the Poly Staff Room?

He is:

"BtS Tri-League Tournament Co-Lead"

That gets you staff privileges. I'm not complaining as Polycast Co-Host got me them prior to Sports Forum Mod.

Asher
04-05-2009, 00:58:14
He sounds VERY SERIOUS. VERY IMPORTANT. Code Red, Imran.

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 00:59:09
Oh, right. That thing I can't get to work. Fuck him.

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 01:06:21
Yeah, he's kind of a douche (I still can't believe people got all shocked I used that word on WPC, LOL!)

Asher
04-05-2009, 01:06:55
What thing? What am I missing?

Guynemer
04-05-2009, 01:09:47
The Tri-League thing. I try to download their games, and it won't load. I tried everything they said, still didn't work. Fuck them.

Asher
04-05-2009, 01:17:16
I have no idea what that is. I'm going to assume it's worthless.

Oerdin
04-05-2009, 01:22:16
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
I wonder what it is about you that makes people ban you when you're not breaking the rules.

SP

Easy target I guess.

Asher
04-05-2009, 01:25:43
I know that's why I pick on you

Felch
04-05-2009, 01:50:05
Who's Uncle Buster? He's averaging over 100 posts per day.

I still average less than 1 post per day over on Poly. :b:

Oerdin
04-05-2009, 02:07:49
Originally posted by Guynemer
Who the fuck is RobWorham? And why does he have access to the Poly Staff Room?

I think he's the new co-owner CyberShy brought in.

Edit: Never mind.

Originally posted by Sirius Black
He is:

"BtS Tri-League Tournament Co-Lead"

That gets you staff privileges. I'm not complaining as Polycast Co-Host got me them prior to Sports Forum Mod.

Asher
04-05-2009, 02:09:18
What is Tri-League, exactly?

Oerdin
04-05-2009, 02:10:54
Originally posted by Felch
Who's Uncle Buster? He's averaging over 100 posts per day.

I still average less than 1 post per day over on Poly. :b:

He seems nice but kind of Grampa Troll like if you know what I mean. He certainly does like his spam though. ;)

notyoueither
04-05-2009, 02:34:52
Originally posted by Asher
What is Tri-League, exactly?


It is like a game of the month, only results are tracked over time and there are games geared to multiple skill levels (newbie, average, advanced) hense tri-league.

Drake Tungsten
04-05-2009, 02:40:01
He seems nice but kind of Grampa Troll like if you know what I mean.

He's a possible pedophile?

notyoueither
04-05-2009, 02:41:05
What?

Asher
04-05-2009, 02:41:51
Originally posted by notyoueither
It is like a game of the month, only results are tracked over time and there are games geared to multiple skill levels (newbie, average, advanced) hense tri-league.

Wow. This guy is essential.

We better apologize.

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 03:17:50
Anyways... Dale says he apologized to you directly over PM. I have very much trouble accepting this.

So... is Dale a liar? Or was it an "Apology" (ie, I'm sorry you suck).

Asher
04-05-2009, 03:35:33
He did apologize. It is about what you expect. He probably knew he had to do it since he was making a new site...a forced apology. Wouldn't be surprised if Solver/Locu forced it.

JM^3
04-05-2009, 03:36:47
Well, he is a contributor.

JM

Asher
04-05-2009, 03:39:00
I've only received 2 apologies from Poly admin -- one from Dale, one from Locutus. Both were forced.

It's no wonder they both split from the staff. I'm sure they loathed me for having to apologize to me.

Sirius Black
04-05-2009, 04:34:45
Ugh... just found out today that Polycast is going to move from being hosted at Poly to being hosted at.... that's right... We Play Civ.

With the forums for the Polycast being there.

Grumble...


Though I wonder if that means it'll be far harder for them to ban me. That's interesting.

And I got DanQ to refrain from inviting Dale to a Polycast because I told Dan that I'd lay into him about the crap he pulled with Poly.

Asher
04-05-2009, 04:37:25
Huh?

DanQ owns Polycast, so DanQ is going to WePlayCiv?