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In Defense of mapleleaf, krellin, and All the Rest...
We've created them. They have as much right to speak their mind and spew as much vitriol as I spew Shakespeare...the same way we've made me into the seeming embodiment of the long-winded pseudo-intellectual Ivory Tower elitist, we've created these trolls, too...you pay them heed, and you lend credence to their creed. Respond, mute them, ignore them...but they have their right to speak, too...
After listening to your suggestions about self-moderation, we've decided to try something new. Basically, we will give a user with a reasonable record mod privileges for one day to help keep order in the forum. We hope this will prevent any one person from going crazy with power, as it will only be for 24 hours. If you're interested, please post here.
Good game everyone. I enjoyed the 20 minute phases more than I thought I would! It was actually smooth the first few years, with everyone readying in under 10 minutes, until Germany went CD. After that, it was slow all around. But I got to do other stuff while playing, and it was actually wonderful to have time to think during those crucial mid-to-end game phases. I'm sorry to everyone who joined and didn't know what they signed up for. Italy, I tried to keep you alive at the end, I hope you don't feel that this was a complete loss.
By the way, it feels great to finally win. I don't think I've won one game since I came back to this site about a month ago.
Just curious if anyone here has any thought on the situation in northern Mali/Azawad. It seems extremely unlikely to me that 2,000 ECOWAS troops are going to be able to fight the Tuaregs unless the MNLA splits, and I haven't really heard anything indicating that that's going to happen. At the same time, all of this seems to be happening kind of quickly. Are they prepared to set up a government?
Have you ever made a horrible decision and not realized it until after you've done it?
Well I have. In fact, there are only two things in this life that I've done that were incredibly stupid. The first is not putting oil in my vehicle until the engine blew when I was a kid. The second was un-muting Krellin. Not sure why this guy hasn't been banned yet but, like the damage to my motor, ability to not hate idiots will never be fixed again.
Rules (honor system): Link to a youtube video of a song (preferably one you enjoy). You can only link if you have listened to one of the songs above. For each distinct song you listen to, you can post another.
This is less about me leaving than sharing something that happened in real life that sharing to others in real life would just be a bummer. Here, I don't care if y'all are bummed. It just happens to be a perfect topic for a last thread