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RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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One More Fat Nerd posted:

yell "Read Dworkin ya'll!" and yeet themselves off a bridge.

otoh, this does seem like a randomly hilarious way to go.

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RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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CannonFodder posted:

I had loads of fun with the Goon guild for PlanetSide way back in the day. The coordination was impressive, we could take bases pretty easily with our dayglow purple disco balls. I know someone still has an avatar of a Tolkien dwarf in Vanu gear saying "HOW ABOUT I LASH YOUR poo poo" or something like that.

I didn't play PS with goons, but the outfit I was in would totally have one dude per squad painting while the rest of us in flails just raining hell on the enemy base... sometimes making it impossible to actually capture because we had so many shells in the air at once

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Moon Slayer posted:

The way the announcement is worded makes me think that there were a bunch of goons going right up to the line and then trying to litigate it, and mods got sick of people arguing "I didn't say I was going to kill (politician), I just said someone should kill them and described in exacting detail how I would like it to go down. You can't ban me for that, it's not an actionable threat!"

I think the litigation part was in regards to Avs. I think she had 3 permabans for threatening the prez overturned based on people litigating the gently caress out of them(and her generally being a good poster when she isn't being insane).

Free Avshalom

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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MisterOblivious posted:

Suggestion: don't.

He's a very ill man that did some very bad things because of his illness and suffered unimaginable consequences. There's video of him pretending to be a medic to wounded soldiers, there's videos of him pretending to be a counter-sniper.

It's way worse dirty laundry than any of the loving conspiracy theories that have arisin from this site.

Is it pretending if you are really out there with a gun shooting literal bullets at someone shooting back?

I won't pretend he did anything good, either in terms of a good job or morally good, but he was really out there doing quite a bit of what he is accused of pretending to do.

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Jun 7, 2012

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Proteus Jones posted:

If you haven't been trained to do it, yep. You're just pretending with really good props.

So it's impossible to do things you haven't been formally trained in. Check.

(I left medic out of my OP because that one does need some training)

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Who What Now posted:

Yep, you're right, training is worthless and nobody ever needs it to do anything.

Just burn down every school, they aren't needed!

RFC2324 posted:

I won't pretend he did anything good, either in terms of a good job or morally good,

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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AFancyQuestionMark posted:

My favorite goon saga is an endless circular argument between posters that agree on everything but define their terms differently.

without semantics, we really would become an echo chamber

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Rando posted:

You are not pretending to be a soldier when you absolutely know you are a soldier.

I refuse to believe he was just a weird thrill seeker. Only having an adventure at war? Maybe, dumb dudes have done that forever. But the doctor poo poo? Risking cutting on armed men very far from home who are not going to laugh it off when it becomes obvious you don't know what you're doing? I can't seem to find any info on a formal diagnosis I'm leaning away from sanity.

Basically this.

ChubbyChecker posted:

The formal diagnosis was an acute case of ligma.

but also this

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Jeffrey of YOSPOS posted:

Brother Aziz, and his pants, on the ocean

Wayne Gretzky, his balls, on everything

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Moo the cow posted:

Lowtax ran some tests to prove he wasn't paranoid.
https://www.somethingawful.com/hogo...oogle-hates-sa/

I believe that the reveal that they caught the guy was either a tweet by him, or someone else who worked at google posted in GBS that they knew of it.

you know, when you are running tests to prove how sane you are...

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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EasilyConfused posted:

Clearly I should look down more often when I'm walking.

you can find many drugs this way. my ex used to routinely bring be pills she found to look up on the internet for her

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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CannonFodder posted:

I have a memory of a Russian fan group of the Rescue Rangers squirrel from the mid 2000s with a meetup and everything. Why? Why is that in my head?

Gadget Hackwrench, and she was a mouse, if that helps your googling

I remember the pics you are talking about I think... there was a "wedding"?

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Vincent Van Goatse posted:

They are.

Quozl or whatever his name was an OG furry who stalked Tress MacNeille while Tiny Toons was on the air. His picture is somewhere on the web and he looks exactly how you'd expect an obese furry basement dweller who stalked a Tiny Toons VA would look.

There was another dude, who wasn't a furry, who counted the panty shots in the Chipmunks movie in a GBS thread they made because 2004 GBS was a place you did weird things like that for goon cred. IIRC nobody assumed he was actually doing it for a turn on so all he got was a big red custom title about how he counted the panty shots in the Chipmunks movie.

Also around 2004 a bunch of Russians were photographed carrying around a poster of Gadget from Rescue Rangers in what was either mockery of an Orthodox Christian religious procession or a weird furry version of it.

if I recall the Gadget thing was some weird real thing that grew up separate from furries... like, the fact that she was a mouse was incidental, they were legitimately hot for the character.

fake edit: found this from 2018 oh god I'm too high to look into this abyss
https://medium.com/@thefandome/gadg...lt-c66050342d64

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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WeedlordGoku69 posted:

that's, non-ironically, a large chunk of what harm reduction is. it's not just educating people on how to do drugs properly, it's also educating people on what the drugs will do to them (both short and long-term) and having a resource like TCC, that's basically a huge trove of firsthand accounts of how heroin/meth/coke/benzos have hosed people up, is genuinely valuable

So instead of archives or the gold mine we should have something special for those TCC threads.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Ariong posted:

Uh, why?

you smoke drugs with it

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Shifty Nipples posted:

Taking fexofenadine every day seems like a good idea to me considering my nasal allergies. Sorry squares.

same but cocaine.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Oh poo poo, I think Minerva Mink is the one I was thinking of with the weird wedding from the late 90s/early 2000s, but all I can find is this dude who married her at a con in 2012.

https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Mitch_Beiro


And, unsurprisingly, is currently in jail for being a pedo

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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FilthyImp posted:

Pick is a White Woman and as such is complicit in the crime of being white in America.

Though as far as Sagas go, Punkin Goon and Caro probably have the gold standard for Did Crimes.

Granos

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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LITERALLY A BIRD posted:

No, I was saying that if Terrible Opinions had just out of nowhere decided to start rumors of Seraph being on a registry due to something involving a family member, that's a pretty messed up thing to make up about someone for a few different reasons. It sounds, though, like that isn't the case and it's something that had arisen before.

I am pretty much just saying that in general we shouldn't accuse people of pedophilia without some sort of basis.

last I heard accusing someone of pedophilia without basis(at least in private with a mod) was banworthy. is that only in certain subs?

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LITERALLY A BIRD posted:

that's what I'm saying but a few goons confirmed this is something they'd heard before and TO wasn't just making it up wholecloth. I don't remember the other names but I certainly trust Malachite.

Yeah, what I was kinda getting at is that if people were accusing seraph of being a registered offender without having backed it up somehow, they likely would have been banned for it.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Snow Cone Capone posted:

I am absolutely losing my poo poo at the idea of Hasidic watchdogs reading SA

you would think they would have dealt with Avs if they were watching

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Comrade Koba posted:

Not just in EVE, for that matter. You'll still occasionally get insta-booted from groups in other MMO's if you have a goon-related guildtag.

I think this has only partly to do with goons of yore being shitlords who griefed entire servers for the lulz, however, and is just as much about the fact that goon in-game communities tend to be well-run, solidarity-focused, and efficient. This means goons can waltz into an established game or server community and fairly quickly achieve a dominant position with a minimum amount of effort. This usually upsets a certain kind of players when they realize they're no longer the undisputed lords and masters of their little internet fiefdom.

You are missing the fact that we love that kind of player, an inevitably target them for our shenanigans. Its just a game after all, don't take it so srs

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Phy posted:

While I don't think I was ever an rear end in a top hat atheist out loud where people could hear it, I did read PZ Meyers' blog a bunch in the mid 2000s until he got too grouchy for me. Found out like an hour ago that, despite being one of the original grouchy internet atheists and an evolutionary biologist, he's extremely skeptical of "evolutionary psychology" and was in fact supportive of a recently published article calling the entire field of evo psych, as it stands, unverifiable.

Kind of a neat surprise.

(I'm sorry this has nothing to do with SA, here is a fat sparrow)


Good chance the dude was a goon, the way this forum works

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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FilthyImp posted:

The Wayback Machine will do it, for a price

why bother with that when we got archived by the Library of Congress?

https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0009701/

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Honky Dong Country posted:

I mean it's still pretty amazing and toady continues to make the game even more nuts.

drunken cats will never not own

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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The Final Seraph84 posted:

I'm truly sorry you feel that way. I know I've made some mistakes on this site, lost my temper a few times, trolled too hard, crossed some lines that never should have been crossed. But I think compared to other permabanned posters there's a huge discrepancy.

If I thought I was actually causing harm here in 2020 I wouldn't keep registering. If Lowtax thought I was actually causing harm it wouldn't be hard to prevent me from registering again.

Just put me on ignore.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

They aren't saying you are doing harm to the forums, they are saying you are doing harm to yourself by coming here

edit: lol too late

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Jon Pop is back?

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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/\/\/\/\ gonna have to be more specific there

Pastry of the Year posted:



(offer void where prohibited)

Jon Pop is always the best roller coaster

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Gravitas Shortfall posted:

Wasn't the one in Texas one of those classics where the OP goes "Hey guys check out our great idea!" and then the rest of the thread is just goons rightly dunking on them forever?

Texarrakis had enough momentum that they apparently had bought the land, at least

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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aardwolf posted:

While you are certainly welcome to your interpretation of events, I don't think I'd describe putting an impulse purchase of $650 on your mum's credit card as "momentum".

I remembered it wrong. too much weed I guess

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Inceltown posted:

That time Deadmau5 got made a mod of GBS and then promptly banned.

I forgot wtf happened here. I know he got modded because "yay we have a famous mod!" but how did he manage to get banned immediately?

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Jun 7, 2012

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Nuns with Guns posted:

he started out in a park in California that's got like a 2-3 day hiking trail and couldn't make it out of that.

This can't be stressed enough: a park in a city, not like a wilderness type park. He couldn't make it across a city park, and wanted to hike across the nation.

Nuns with Guns posted:

I can't imagine how badly poo poo would have gone if he'd made it to the Mojave...

I always wondered what would have happened if he made it to Texas. His path there was going to take him through some poo poo almost as deadly hot as the Mojave, but it has some actual wildlife. That wildlife mostly wants to kill and/or eat you, and may literally come in the form of 30-50 wild hogs. His toy gun was the worst idea

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Jun 7, 2012

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Captain Hygiene posted:

I keep imagining the Breaking Bad opening scene with Walt in his underwear, only it's a crying, out-of-shape goon and there's a big bright orange cap on his pistol's muzzle

and a broken cart in the background

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Hedrigall posted:

Does this count as a saga



Edit: wowsers at his rap sheet https://forums.somethingawful.com/b...p?userid=210384



also, they forgot to actually give him the 30 to go with the ban mentioned in the reason

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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xcheopis posted:

That is definitely a different take on surprise sex.

I believe they are saying there was only one story along those lines, and it was a good saga until the end when everything went bad

RFC2324
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xcheopis posted:

Would it be talked about here otherwise?

are you claiming we never talk about bad sagas, because if so, I got some news for you

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Elephant Ambush posted:

I never understood the hate for DA2. It wasn't as good as DAO but it had most of the stuff I liked about DAO. All the game's biggest problems were the fault of the publisher forcing it out the door before it was ready, and I think everyone knew that. And I didn't hate the changes they made to the combat although I can see why some people did.

DAO was a specific type of game(cRPG) and DA2 was not, its that simple. DAO was created to be just like old games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, and did a really good job of having the same feeling. DA2, while doing a really good job of having the Dragon Age feel and aesthetic, was more of an action RPG and than a cRPG, and the fan who loved DAO(which was originally sold as being a revival of the cRPG genre) felt betrayed.

for the record, I was disappointed by the change, but enjoyed DA2, but not enough that I remember a drat thing about it other than the initial tutorial on some rocky path

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Ugly In The Morning posted:

DAO was also the only attempt to really relaunch the genre for a while- then DA2 came out before even the Kickstarter for Wasteland 2 (a far worse game) and it looked like there werenít going to be games like that again for a while, if ever. I wonder if it would fare better now that games like Original Sin/Pillars of Eternity/Tyranny were out. Itíd still have problems but I donít think it would be as despised.

much like rts games, crpgs were an artifact of the limitations of systems at the time they were popular. they did a good job of covering up the graphical limitations by moving the camera far enough away that you were basically looking at sprites, and for similar reasons could have what looked like good physics(for the time) effects scripted instead of calculated by the CPU. Now, there are better experiences to be had, so those games are confined to the retro/nostalgia gamer niches. Which are huge lately, tbf

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pentyne posted:

As a frequent flyer for that issue I can confidently say there is no way a drama thread won't be a mod nightmare and probably descend into chaos on a daily basis as people take their poo poo stirring into that thread from everywhere else on the forums.

just seal it up and watch through the glass walls to see the carnage

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RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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pentyne posted:

There's a precedent for letting that happen with LF and CSPAM; it's not great.

on the other hand, we DID get some of the greatest sagas out of those places.

before they spontaneously erupted into filth and flames

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