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Today is Palm Sunday....on Friday we mourn the death of the greatest man to walk the Earth. Though He was both God and yet man. For those of you who do not realize the sheer magnitude of God's Love and sacrifice through this gesture of Grace, I would like for you to go out, purchase a Bible, and read the whole thing.
And the Bad News Just Keeps Marching In For Eden...
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nflpa-warns-players-may-face-criminal-charges-bounty-155246283.html Even if charges aren't brought against any players...wow, now they need lawyers? More and more, the Raiders are seriously in jeopardy of losing that "dirtiest team" mantle, fair or not, to the Saints...that SB win isn't looking as clean anymore (which is a shame, to be fair...)
Ah, i hadn't thought about server demands. i don't really know anything about that, so this is me smiling blankly and nodding ; )
The other thing, is with the forum, how come we just have the one long list of threads? There are lots of free forum hosting places where you can get (from what i recall) unlimited space if you allow a banner add, or that only cost a few dollars to get no adds. Would it be much more space to have the organization for the forum than it is to just have things as they are, or is it just that we like it how things are?
There are several reasons for initially having the simple forum:
1) Kestas wanted to keep things simple 2) It's hard to integrate most forums into a sight. For instance, you would need to log into the forum *and* log into the site separately, which would really split the site.
Personally, I like this style. It keeps things fresh and moving and encourages people to make posts that prompt discussion, otherwise they die.
that's fair, but what happens with threads where a few people are into the thread, but they only log on at certain hours? The conversation, which might be a very worthy one, is lost because by the time the next poster is on, the thread has vanished.
One thing i was wondering, the stars are threads you have posted in right? would there be any way to set a filter or something so that you could have an option to put the active starred threads as having priority over the active non starred?
@AM:Sometimes it just seems like the 'post last to win' threads end up dominating the forum... Mute the "post last to win" and other uninteresting threads, then you should see more older but interesting threads.
A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable. C. Glenn Begley identified 53 "landmark" publications -- papers in top journals, from reputable labs -- for his team to reproduce. 47 were frauds.
At what point does it become bad form to not draw or cancel because of NMRs/CDs? It seems like it is almost inevitable to have at least one cd in live games, but is it bad to profit because of that and push on for a solo despite all the other players voting for a draw/cancel?
WebDiplomacy and The Final Crusade? (Game Proposal/Invite)
I think it's safe to say one of our most discussed/popular/maddening discussion topics here on the threads has been religion--one vs. another, atheism vs. theism, discrepancies between definitions of those identities (see: SC and I having a near-Jewish Civil War) so...anyone up for a game? Represent your denomination/branch of agnosticism/branch of atheism, we'll chat...have some wine...last players standing "win" The Last Crusade...? ;)
Looks like a player in our game got kicked out and someone took their place. The game is here: http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=84494 The player in question is India, who was eighnjel or something like that, and is now timgard. India didn't log in all weekend but Argentina has never logged in and has not been kicked out. Is there any way to reverse this? Why did it happen? How do we replace Argentina?
How would you all like to be in on an experiment? How about I mod the forum. Any hate, trolling, etc... I see I silence. If the op posts it again because I silenced the thread, I ban. Maybe then you guys will appreciate the freedom and stop trolling and crapping up the forum. Thoughts?