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  1.  (5.21)
    "Is it just because there is no way you can defend against not seeing something written on your own message board? "

    That's a big part of it, yes. When you're just shoving it in front of my eyes, it's hard to stand up in court and say "no, never saw it, had me eyes closed the whole time boss."
  2.  (5.22)
    I like Rule #1. A lot. It's quite similar to the two-law legal system I've been pushing for [(1) Thou shalt not be a shit cunt; (2) Thou shalt be a good cunt].

    On the fan-fiction line; no problems there. However, I wonder if a more entertaining approach would be to allow it, but make it part of the terms of service that all fictional works posted on here become the property of the board owners. Ergo, if said nutter tries to sue you, well, one, he can't, and, two, you could probably counter-claim for him stealing your IP (even though it was originally his).

    ...probably not worth the time though. Really not worth the time. Or the server space, because, really, let's be honest here: Most fan fiction is appalling.
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      CommentAuthorcmwich
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (5.23)
    Yay! I love Rule #1!

    Best part of your boards, Warren.

    Well, and the Eels, of course.
  3.  (5.24)
    so .... no donkeypunching?
  4.  (5.25)
    "no, never saw it, had me eyes closed the whole time boss."

    You have to say that a lot, right?
  5.  (5.26)
    wait... that wasn't me being arse (maybe it was) more of a "Carry-On" style remark.

    I shut up now.
  6.  (5.27)
    I think that's wise, yes.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2007
     (5.28)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Z totally nailed me, I was just ranting about how Niles stole my idea about Vampires and the very short days we have where I live!!!
  7.  (5.29)
    @ Unsub: You came up with it before 30 Days of Night came out. So did every Alaskan Vampire: The Masquerade player.
  8.  (5.30)
    The rule I liked the most: Whitechapel is Never Safe For Work

    Excellent. This will be interesting.
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      CommentAuthorCK Burch
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2007
     (5.31)
    Sounds all about par for the course.

    Don't be an arse? Aw....no, really, I tease. No arsing for me.

    The last time I got the eels....bweh. Never again.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
     (5.32)
    A couple of questions regarding ettiquette. Apologies if they sound a bit retarded, but this is the first place I've actually contributed to rather than just lurked on.

    Firstly, to what extent is it acceptable to bring up subjects or topics that may divert a thread from its original purpose? Is it ok to fill up a thread with side conversations that might only be loosley related to the original subject matter?

    Secondly, is there an acceptable limit to how many threads I should be posting on at any one time, or how many new threads I should be starting myself? I don't want to be the 'net equivalent of the noisy, hyperactive kid that some parent's bought to a grown up party.

    God help me, I'm becoming more like Larry David by the day.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2008
     (5.33)
    @curb

    I'll field that one since no one else has. I'm no authority, but I've been lurking in InternetJesus' forums since back in the WEF days.

    1.] If the topic diverts, Warren or one of his beautiful & intelligent Assistants may 'Sink' the thread. In some cases (annoying threads; threads featuring unpublished material) threads may be 'Closed' outright. Wandering off-topic is acceptable if the conversation manages to circle back or evolve the thread to something better than it was. Additionally, threads may be moved to other categories if it turns out it's better suited. For instance, a thread titled 'Hellboy' in the Printheads category that turns out to be about the movie sequel may end up being moved to 'Art & Noise'.

    2.] As for posting new threads, it's a matter of self-restraint and etiquette. I wouldn't necessarily start multiple threads in the same category in one day. It's a no-brainer, but I have to say it: look for a related thread first. If there isn't one, go for it.

    I would also point out that hyperactive children that do appear on the forum are dealt with swiftly, and relatively fairly. You'll see it on occasion, and you'll know it when you see it. As long as you converse like an intelligent adult, and observe simple manners like an intelligent adult, you shouldn't have to be concerned. If you do have some concern for whatever reason, know that Warren- in my limited experience- does give fair warning, albeit only once (twice if you're lucky).

    <em>&nbsp A place to go - that's what my mother always instilled in me. You need a place to go.
    <i>&nbsp</i> And you're worthless unless you have a place to go. </em> - Larry David

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2008
     (5.34)
    Cheers Z, much appreciated.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2008 edited
     (5.35)
    No problem.
    • CommentAuthorNile
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008
     (5.36)
    Having disrupted a man's bath by bursting through the door and throwing in a bucket of live eels, I am in a position to say that Arse Eels are a Terrible threat, and that Mr. Ellis is a man to be feared.
    • CommentAuthortezifon
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
     (5.37)
    agreed
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008
     (5.38)
    I realize the Anon/Scientology debate tends to get the arse eels rather quickly around these parts. That in mind, I'm requesting permission for a thread to post all the madness from the wold-wide-raid this coming Sunday.
  9.  (5.39)
    No.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008
     (5.40)
    Glad that's settled