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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Memorial Good Post Gallery on: August 03, 2015, 06:39:47 am
There's a stereotype of Canada, that Canadians don't know what their national culture is, except that they're not the United States.

There's a stereotype of Americans, that Americans think everything has to do with them and that everyone is defined by them.

I don't object to America's existence any more than I object to Canada's, but I do object to the way they act when they travel abroad.
2  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Where do you stand on the killing of Cecil the Lion? on: August 02, 2015, 04:43:44 pm
I stand on whatever general principle there is to the effect that, if you are overly concerned about this kind of thing, that is clear indication that you have things very good in your life. 

So which issues are you concerned about, rich boy?
3  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Leip, one of your mods is encouraging people to kill themselves. on: July 26, 2015, 01:07:42 pm
As it happens, I actually have most of the IRC discussion saved, since bgwah's posts were so utterly deranged that it's pure comedy gold. This is not the proper thread for that, but if you're curious feel free to create another one and I'll post the whole thing there.

I'm not sure if you're supposed to post private conversations on the forum.

Anyway, way to miss the point.  You don't get to bring up something irrelevant and then complain that it's trolling when you get called out on it.  As for your extremist views on animals, you can keep them to yourself.
4  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Leip, one of your mods is encouraging people to kill themselves. on: July 26, 2015, 12:47:54 pm
He's just trying to provoke you into over-reacting so he can change the subject to "what does Antonio really think about vegetarians."

Here was the first mention:

Nah, you were the one who was fine with me until I dared opposing your extremist vegetarian views on IRC.

The 'extremism' he is referring to is being a vegetarian, FYI.
5  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Leip, one of your mods is encouraging people to kill themselves. on: July 25, 2015, 10:39:13 pm
Nah, you were the one who was fine with me until I dared opposing your extremist vegetarian views on IRC.

Profile in courage, you are.
6  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Atlas Forum Feedback on: July 23, 2015, 08:17:11 pm
I do want to say also that I really think having a 'like' and 'dislike' button is a bad idea on a political forum and would lead to more of a school cafeteria-like atmosphere.

I can see why you'd think that, but our experience on AAD suggests that it actually does a rather good job of cutting out spam (aka empty quoting) and certainly does nothing to stifle debate.

In my suggestions (forwarded by Badger) I suggested scrapping the death points system, a software upgrade, and a generally more relaxed attitude.  In the spirit of constructive discourse I'd like to expand upon these ideas.  Essentially, decisions to ban posters should be decided by an authoritative figure, rather than a "points" system.  The fact that several long-time posters have just been banned outside of the system demonstrates just how unnecessary the death points are.  Points turns this into a game.  This is part of the reason we have a problem with "socks."  It provides a perverse incentive to accumulate as many points as possible, and likewise allows problem posters to defend themselves with a low point score if they know how to use the system to their advantage.

Re: the subject of forum community, I did vote to make it private but I also agree with others that AAD has largely supplemented its use.  If it cuts off people who wish to use the forum in a professional setting (as muon was saying), perhaps we should retain the status quo in that regard as AAD will continue to exist to provide an alternative platform for the community to discuss whatever they'd like.
7  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: How's the communication going now? on: July 23, 2015, 07:56:45 pm
Alcon, it's clear that you are working hard and that you take this seriously, and we all appreciate that.  I think you have been candid and are attempting to understand this from all viewpoints involved, and that is really a service that this forum needs.  I am glad to have received a prompt response from Dave regarding the Joe Republic incident, and I am hopeful that substantial changes will be implemented as a result of the forum wide feedback.  Regardless of what is ultimately decided, we all understand that this website is an incredible resource.  It is clear, though, that the team here should strive for greater consistency.  As much as I dislike Ernest's moderator style, how concretely can we blame him if he feels, as he has articulated, that he is representing Dave's wishes?  I remain hopeful that as the lines of dialogue have opened, our community will be able to deliver a clear consensus as to what realistic changes could be made.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 22, 2015, 10:35:17 pm
Thank you, Mr. Justice.

9  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Leip, one of your mods is encouraging people to kill themselves. on: July 22, 2015, 06:35:51 pm
Yeah, to reiterate, nobody expects Joe to be banned here, we just think a bit of consistency would be nice given that other posters are banned for off-forum activity; certainly it should be a consideration in who enforces the Terms of Service here.

As for the comments about this being a distraction, it's not difficult to multitask.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of AAD: Yesterday vs. Today on: July 22, 2015, 06:34:17 pm
Doesn't Marokai support gamergate anyway Huh

Yeah, that's what I thought as well.  You can keep the gamergate crap here, actually.  AAD wants nothing to do with that.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 22, 2015, 12:18:03 am
Your Honor,

I note the lack of an attorney for the prosecution.

I note the lack of an attorney for the defense.

I note my full and unconditional pardon by Governor Simfan34.

I respectfully request that this case is dropped.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Simfan34 on: July 22, 2015, 12:14:54 am
Thank you, Governor Simfan.  I apologise for any discomfort that my actions may have caused anyone, and hope the rest of the community will be as gracious as you have been today.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of banned posters: Bacon King on: July 21, 2015, 10:10:31 pm
To be honest, I was willing to immediately "forgive and forget" with the Atlasia thing, but now that it's come up that Bacon King doesn't even respect the trust placed in him by the site administration, it has ruined his integrity completely. Not saying he can't regain my trust and approval in the future, but for the moment he does not have it.

You are the absolute WORST.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum couples on: July 20, 2015, 12:40:48 am
This forum is fucking unreadable.  Jesus Christ.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: the founder speaks: tweed's blueprint for a new Atlasian constitution. on: July 15, 2015, 08:58:12 pm
The universal legislature in the Pacific was far more active than the council is now.  Are you guys joking?
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 05, 2015, 08:32:04 pm
I object to the inclusion of Simfan34 for the simple fact that I ordered his incarceration and in turn he ordered my termination.  There is a clear conflict of interest in his serving on the jury.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People of the Republic of Atlasia vs. Ebowed and others on: July 05, 2015, 07:29:47 pm
Will Ebowed confirm this?

Indeed.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2015 Federal Special Election - At-large Senate on: July 05, 2015, 01:18:17 am
1. Kalwejt
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who are your favorite white people? on: June 26, 2015, 01:05:04 am
Does Barack Obama count?  If not, pass
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #10: Link on: June 24, 2015, 09:07:25 pm
He thinks jokes about domestic violence are funny, so I think it would be funny to feed him to lions.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: June Elections on: June 24, 2015, 06:25:30 pm
Voting has closed.  Results will be posted soon.

It is my understanding that voters must reside in the Region for 7 days prior to the commencement of an election in order for their ballots to be eligible.  Thus, unfortunately, I must disqualify the votes of BaconKing and Tik.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Has anyone made a map... on: June 23, 2015, 09:54:35 pm
What's the yellow county?

Ferry, WA
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Pacific - Emergency Legislative Proposals on: June 23, 2015, 08:58:57 pm
My friends, I have received orders for and complied with the release and transfer of Governor Simfan34 to the Supreme Court as they determine whether or not I have arrested him properly.

Thank you all for your trust, for your confidence, and for your continued support.  Regardless of the outcome, I can assure you all that there will be plenty of work to do in the days and months ahead in continuing to ensure a more fair society for all workers of the Pacific, and indeed, for all of our fellow earthlings.  I am sure that the conscience of a newly elected Council would never see fit to repeal our groundbreaking new protections for cetaceans and other megafauna.  It is with great excitement that we enter our next chapter here in the Pacific.  Thank you, again, to the People and indeed to the Governor for giving me this opportunity to serve.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on: June 23, 2015, 08:50:19 pm
Your Honors, I ordered the arrest of Governor Simfan34 upon determination that a lack of administration for an election was sufficient grounds to take this action in the fear that further problems from his tenure would disturb the ongoing process of holding an emergency election as quickly as possible.  It was an error in judgement to hold a vote on the position of Governor, and the voting booth has been rectified to address this.

In making my determination, I noted that both our most recently open public booth (for a constitutional amendment) had not been certified or closed; nor had the most recently addressed piece of Council legislation been moved along under traditional procedures.  It was clear to me that the state of the government was in a sense of crisis and that swift penalties were necessary to restore confidence in the Region.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on: June 23, 2015, 08:41:29 pm
I have ordered the release of the Governor, as directed, and the transfer into the hands of the Supreme Court.

I will have a brief ready shortly.
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