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White Gold Wielder
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Just wanted to know what everyone thought about the posting lull after each of our witches left us. They were definitely a pain, but boy did they keep things stirred up.

I have no problem with lulls, and I'd easily rather have constructive conversations rather than destructive ones, but it was nice to see nearly every forum lit up on a regular if not daily basis.

All we need is someone who has a lot of ideas to share, but can play nice with the kiddies too. Or does posting-mania go hand-in-hand with megalomania?

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Hamfast Gamgee
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It seems to help! [] But it does seem to me that sometimes this place can still get quite busy and if you think about it there are plenty of people posting and more lurking in one day. But there are also times you get hours on end with no posts. Perhaps we are suffering, if that's the right word from the fact that there simply haven't been that many newbies in recent years. On the other hand, as I said in another thread, there is still plenty to keep me amused here and I'm sure if I wasn't I wouldn't feel the urge to keep coming!
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Roll of Honor Neytari Took-Baggins
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I attribute some of the lull to the people who found the witchy company detestable and took a sabbatical. Of course that doesn't account for all of it, though...

Basically I agree...Where can we find an active poster who wants to talk about Tolkien without acting like a rude dinkdink?

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Arguing certainly has a way of bumping threads. Arguments in one thread often lead to arguing in another. Just a thought. []
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Glóin the Dark
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Maybe we should have a designated "Witch of the Month" - someone charged with the task of bumping old threads and stirring up trouble to keep things bubbling along...

I nominate Hamfast for June.

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Hamfast Gamgee
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Glóin the Dark
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You were supposed to respond with a thousand-word long post basically to the effect that I'm an idiot.
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Roll of Honor pi
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Not that I agree, but if that's what you're into...

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Fangorn
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Thats only 394 words pi. You cant do this to a Mathematician!
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Nash Rómerandir
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Technically it could be argued that it's 396 words, Fangorn... "Is" and "are", even in their shortened version, are words too []

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On topic:

I think the question boils down to: Do we want civil but slow discussion or do we want 4chan? []

[ 06-10-2009, 12:13 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]

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Details Details [] []
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Roll of Honor pi
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I didn't see the point in posting a thousand words when 394 would do. []
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Fangorn
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I didnt understand what 4chan means. Is it what myself/pi/Gloin are doing to this thread?
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Madomir
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quote:
All we need is someone who has a lot of ideas to share, but can play nice with the kiddies too. Or does posting-mania go hand-in-hand with megalomania?
Can't find the post, but when discussing whether Sarah and wiki were one in the same, Grim made the argument that the similarities between the two maybe shouldn't be all that unexpected. That similar beliefs and education could reasonably result in similar posting styles and temperment. I think he may have a point, it's sort of like how a person with an aggressive personality is more likely to have a lot of speeding tickets. So to answer the hypothetical does posting-mania go hand-in-hand with megalomania?.. I think maybe it does... unfortunately [] Let's hope we find or develop an exception to the rule.
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Nash Rómerandir
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I didnt understand what 4chan means.
4chan is a huge bulletin board where anyone can post anomymously and which isn't moderated... [] I'll let you imagine the result (or just see by yourself, Google is your friend [] )

[ 06-10-2009, 02:20 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]

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Belthronding
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I wouldn't worry too much. I'm sure the new films will bring flocks of megalomaniacs to our fine city.
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Glóin the Dark
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I can't believe you guys counted all those words. I only got as far as the fifteenth "idiot" before I became too dizzy to go on.

And I'm reporting pi for being gratuitously offensive.

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I agree. Pi has to go. He's a complete moron who would be outsmarted by a retarded lizard. Such a hateful bastard. I also hear he works as a male prostitute, something that is not acceptable on a family board.
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Hey, I'm here for you buddy.
So Glóin the Dark, is your pseudonym meant to be sort of a double meaning, depending on the pronunciation of Glóin?
"Glóin the Dark" and "glow in the dark"?
Maybe someone should start a thread about "Why I chose the Pseudonym..."
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I also hear he works as a male prostitute, something that is not acceptable on a family board.
That's not what you said last night!

[ 06-10-2009, 05:25 PM: Message edited by: pi ]

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That's not what you said last night!
I just did it to further my political career. []

Plus, while I ordered a male prostitute, we didn't have sex.

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Glóin the Dark
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So Glóin the Dark, is your pseudonym meant to be sort of a double meaning, depending on the pronunciation of Glóin?
Eh? I only know of one way to pronounce it. (Although I'm not revealing what that way is.)

In fact, the name has septuple meaning, but people here have only caught on to two of them so far.

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Maybe we should have a designated "Witch of the Month" - someone charged with the task of bumping old threads and stirring up trouble to keep things bubbling along...

I nominate Hamfast for June.

I bumped a few old threads a little while ago.

I didn't stir up enough trouble, though. []

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Glóin the Dark
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You see, that's why the Great Varnafindë Scandal is all but forgotten.

Why don't you have another go. It doesn't really matter whether the threads are old or new. Just change your screen-name to Every Witch Way You Can, start a rash of discussions, and make sure to insult everyone who participates just enough that they come back for more.

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SS is bumping old RPs in the dragon []

I think MT is a lot nicer now Sarah's gone, WGW. There were a lot more cons than pros to her.

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