TheRecreator

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    • LFTO Presents: Folks of the Forum #27

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      Title: "Right Place, Right Time"

      Permalink: folksoftheforum.smackjeeves.com/comics/658736/fotf-27-right-place-right-time/

      …Not much I can add to this one. If any of you guys are going to be at Comic-Con, I'll be wearing a large plastic button of my avatar… and some assembly that should resemble a cosplay of my character in the comics.

      Don't wreck the place while I'm gone!

      (I'll be dropping in from time to time to see if you guys are doing alright. smiley8.gif )

    • LFTO Presents: Folks of the Forum #26

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      Title: "Infiltration Experts"

      Permalink: folksoftheforum.smackjeeves.com/comics/656820/fotf-26-infiltration-experts/

      Fun fact: the only reason I added the soda in the scene was to give you the reader some perspective as to who was saying what in the third panel. Did it work?

      Otherwise, this is very much an inside joke sort of comic. I count at least three different groups that you'd need to be familiar with in order to get everything. Sorry 'bout that - I'll try to be a little more universal next time.

    • LFTO Presents: Folks of the Forum #25

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      Title: "Don't Do The Whine If You Can't Do The Time"

      Permalink: folksoftheforum.smackjeeves.com/comics/653748/fotf-25-dont-do-the-whine-if-you-cant-do-the-time/

      Yeah, I know the title doesn't technically make sense. If it doesn't bug you, go back and re-read it - then tell me how my grammar sucks.

      (Also, it seems like I got more neg mods in the past 3 or 4 days than all last month. I think I'm losing my edge - that, or I need to stop trying to be witty in the staff blog commentary.) smiley6.gif

    • Found My Antidote for the Monday Blues

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      Cracks me up every time I look at it.

      If you don't get it: it's a facepalm

      Thanks to everyone who sent in their own cures for the Monday blues! (Though I haven't been able to watch the videos yet - I'm at work, remember? Plus, I don't even have my own cubicle, so privacy is a concern.)

    • LFTO Presents: Folks of the Forum #24

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      Title: "He Left His Wallet In His Other Pants"

      Permalink: folksoftheforum.smackjeeves.com/comics/651430/fotf-24-he-left-his-wallet-in-his-other-pants/

      We're back on schedule! Comic's a bit late because I ended up in the mood for doing superjim's avatar. I accidentally opened the in-progress avatar file and decided to finish it up. smiley6.gif

    • LFTO Presents: Folks of the Forum #23

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      Title: "Stately Affairs"

      Permalink: folksoftheforum.smackjeeves.com/comics/649742/fotf-23-stately-affairs/

      I wasn't able to finish the comic on the train, so I spent some time during lunch finishing it off. It's not perfect, but it's done. It also happens to be double length, so that almost explains why it took about twice as long to make it.

    • Running on Empty

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

      I need to sleep. Badly. Things came up tonight that prevented from finishing the comic to my satisfaction. It's coming along, but in retrospect I probably shouldn't have written it as a double-length comic.

      I don't want to leave you guys empty-handed, though, so here's a couple of items to tide you over.

      A number of you should have seen this already, but here's a scene I drew as an avatar for Valarious a while back.

      OotS-Arbiter--Master-Chief.png

      And this is one of the items that will be in the next comic.

      23---Kitty-Kat-Clock.gif

      I'll try to finish the comic on the train tomorrow so I can upload it in the morning (or mid-day, to you East Coasters).

    • NET 202: Identifying and Handling Trolls

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Given the conflicts that have been occuring on this site, I figure the time is right to ressurect my NET tutorial series and address the topic at hand. This is also my first "intermediate" topic, one that is made with both newbies and regulars in mind.

      As many of you may have noticed, certain activities on the part of users of this site have been gaining a degree of irate responses (which is to say, so-called "trolls" are afoot). A number of highly-active forum threads have been locked and many users, who up to that point considered these threads their "home", have been displaced. Frustrated, many of these users have called others "trolls", holding them responsible for their thread's decay. Conversely, defenders of the accused have called the displaced accusers trolls themselves. Who is right here?

      The endeavor of this journal is to discuss this question. What is it, really, to be a "troll"? Is it possible to discern true trolls from well-meaning but overbearing discussion members? And, once one has encountered a troll, how should one handle it?[cut]

      Trolls are basically defined as users who post inflammatory comments with the intent to provoke a reaction. They all share the trait of "getting a rise" out of other users' reactions to their antics. Some trolls have differing tastes; while one troll might enjoy frustrating people with statements only loosely based on fact, others will use weasel words and other logical fallacies to force other posters to contradict themselves.

      There are also other types of users that may appear to be trolls at first glance, but are truthfully far from it. Newbies are simply too inexperienced to know what topics are taboo, and noobs simply never bothered to learn. A troll is someone who knows better, but actively chooses to incite feelings of frustration. I have covered this topic in slightly more detail already in my NET 102 article, for those who are interested.

      When approaching a suspected troll, the most effective possible response will always be to ignore them. Trolls feed on your emotions, whether based on anger or sadness, and denying them your response also deprives them of the only portal for them to view your feelings through. If the troll posted a new thread or responds in an inflammatory manner to a new thread, just pass it on and post something in the next topic over. If you're in the middle of an established discussion when a troll pops up, ignore their post and reply to the last non-troll topic. Some trolls are persistent, but attempting to "exterminate" a troll infestation actually helps them multiply. Like the Flood from Halo 3, the only effective means to destroy them is to starve them.

      One word of caution: there is a certain breed of troll that outclasses all others - one which I've dubbed the "professional troll". These guys are very crafty in presenting themselves as intelligent and contributing members of a discussion, but beneath their exterior lies the standard desire to troll for emotional responses. A professional troll will usually see the value of reputation more than others, and as such can easily be mistaken for a senior member of the forum. Usually, though, their arguments fall apart upon close inspection: they're riddled with logical fallacies and attacks against individuals. It is very tough to tackle a professional troll, and one should only converse with them at one's own risk.

      A final note on all this: some might think that an admin's job - nay, his duty - is to uproot and eradicate trolls. However, nobody's perfect. A skilled admin will recognize that he can't possibly sort the trolls from the newbs and the cranky regulars with 100% accuracy. Though they will try to keep things from spiralling out of control, their favored methods (at least on this site) are ones that preserve most of the site and its members. That means more thread lockings and post edits than outright account banning. One might complain about this, but think of it in another fashion: what if a troll successfully drew you into the argument and provoked you to say similarly hateful things? Wouldn't you look to be as much of a troll as the other guy? Overzealous moderators are often as much of a problem as the trolls themselves, as excessive banning throttles on-topic discussion as much as a troll would. On this subject, I leave the reader to research the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" forums and the controversy surrounding them.


      Hm. What was meant to be a simple reference journal has evolved into a lengthy article itself. Oh well, the links I put together are still below here.

      Given that trolling is a topic as old as the Internet itself, it may take me a while to find quality resources that address the topic. I will expand this list of references as I come across new ones.

      Primer:
      Wikipedia on Trolls (Internet)
      Wise Geek: What is an Internet Troll?

      Advanced Reading:
      How To Handle A Troll, and Beat Them at Their Own Game
      The Straight Dope: What is a troll? - another perspective on identifying and dealing with trolls.

      Light Reading:
      xkcd - "Troll Slayer"

      (Also, the image for Wikipedia's "Internet portal" made me LOL.)

    • Folks of the Forum: Bonus #4

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

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      As you all know, today's Bungie Day. I'm gonna take a shot at getting Recon, but I decided to throw this together first. Comic #23 should be ready by Thursday.

    • Hey! Listen!

      8 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Look what I just found: downloads.bungie.net/videos/puzzle/rvbpuzzle.wmv

      I can't check it out 'til after work, unless iPhones can stream .wmv videos, but you guys can still reap the benefits.

      Folks of the Forum/Halo 3 fans, don't forget to check my preceding journal for a poll.

  • Comments (1418)

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Hey, the Boss says to check with you what you're doing for the Clocks Are Round webcast.
      I was planning on focussing mainly on the connection between Church's looping, Wyoming's enhancement and Garry, and putting forward a theory about Yellow Church. And you?

      We also apparently need to check with Delta.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Your timing is good! Thanks!

    • Delta

      8 years ago

      Cool, thanks for the answer. I was starting to wonder if anyone saw that...

      I pretty much figured it out after you posted your game though. But, its nice to get an actual response. Thank You.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      I have plenty of time tomorrow - ask me after 7p eastern just to make sure I remembered (being old and all smiley0.gif )

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      What OS does this run on? I'm currently on my Mac and am in an in depth conversation. If it's on PC - I'll switch over later and download it.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      8 years ago

      6 degrees.

      6.

    • Delta

      8 years ago

      Close. If I get a random friend request then I choose randomly. smiley8.gif

      If I know the person and it is a 'non-random' request I usually accept it.

      To determine randomly, I often just flip a coin. If its head I accept if tails I don't (sometimes I roll a dice or just close my eyes and click a lot). Its fun.

    • 13islucky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      You win A+

    • Patawan

      8 years ago

      I have spent most of the last two years working 35 hours every weekend.

    • OroborosNZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Projector

      8 years ago

      Congrats. You are now a published LFTO 'Shizza' :)

    • Delta

      8 years ago

      Cool, I didn't even think to look at that...

    • Delta

      8 years ago

      You're working on a game then? What kind is it?

    • 00enigmatix

      8 years ago

      Hey, sorry it took so long to answer this, but I'll look into Game Maker's ability to manage memory. I'm not sure if you can or not as it might be a little beyond the program's ability.l I know none of my games ever seemed to need it, or... maybe I'm just not all that grand a game designer. Either way I'll see what I can dig up.

    • Caboose453

      8 years ago

      We need to get the Moderators into this. Its out of control. You know any of them?

    • BrandonK1989

      8 years ago

      Windows Front Page is just an HTML and web applications editor, like Dreamweaver.

      If you use Front Page themes then yes they are cheaply made, but you can also create your site from scratch with it as well. As Dreamweaver is preferred by most over Front Page.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      No Winders for me - I'm hooked on Mac now since I bought mine in July. Thanks for the warning though!

    • Delta

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I noticed that I took the reason for your post out of context after I had finished writing my post. But I didn't want my effort of writing that response to go to waste, so I kept it there as something to think about...

    • Delta

      8 years ago

      Hey, I don't know if you want to make an announcement in the LFTO forum thread about Shabobble's most recent news post (the one about the podcast). I'd do it myself, but I don't want to make it look like I am taking credit for the idea or whatever...

    • Radius1

      8 years ago

      oh ok. I wasn't sure if there was some other way around it now or not, as the groups primary is not the first. i've deleted my primary before and it chooses randomly again. but the randomness seemed on purpose. sorry that makes no sense. I'm going to quit typing now.

    • Radius1

      8 years ago

      hey, how were you able to update LFTO's picture? everytime I try to change any of my groups, I get an error.

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      hey i know ive sort of been absent lately but i wont be around for a bit longer due to my computer being infected. I am currently working on a solution...so i should be around hopefully by the weekend...

    • King_Goliath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Happy Holidays!

    • jokersflame

      8 years ago

      j have school in like 30 mins im sad

    • venomstrike

      8 years ago

      thx 4 ur help mate

    • venomstrike

      8 years ago

      i actuall wanted 2 know what the "Mod Breakdown +1212 / +1375" means

    • OroborosNZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Projector

      8 years ago

      Re: ToS

      Where does it say that?

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      What keeps you up this late at night..or are you just up early ?

    • Radius1

      8 years ago

      thanks I sent you a friend request. and I won't be playing much. maybe just a Friday or Saturday night.

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      See I thought you could moderate threads in groups...okay never mind that idea. I do not know how to use any polling place really. I guess the only thing we could do is message all members of the group with the list and say pick 3...though that seems like it may be a bitch of a task to do..

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      Id say for now we should have a max of 5..so get 3 more besides you and Shab.

      In the long run you could have someone be in charge of news post and then give every thread a admin to watch over I guess...in sorts...idk

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      so when was the group admin changed? Also how many are you looking for? Alot of people are going to be putting out a lot of names haha.

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      oh I was playing it on Insane. Finally beat it earlier today as well. I will be carrying my stats over from my insane play through as well for episode 3..which needs to arrive...today

    • OroborosNZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Projector

      8 years ago

      Thx Rec :)

      Cruise was unreal. Journal entry coming RSN.

    • MoltenSlowa

      8 years ago

      In reply to this mini-journal...thing

      Babies pee ell zee zee zee
      :P

      Post edited 12/02/08 2:20PM

    • atlus0016

      8 years ago

      Due to the fact I work in health care, I am not embressed about forgeting things outside of that. But one try to be fair and I had hoped to get most of the people that I actively talk to or comment on.

    • atlus0016

      8 years ago

      Check again. Sorry about that. I got in a rush.

    • Proud_Canuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Alright, its just that your title got me wondering if you played it, and I was hoping you were interested because I am constantly looking for decent people to play it with.

      Yes, I shouldn't have jumped to the conclusion that Zombie Guy had something to do with Left 4 Dead, but I love it so much that I automatically think of it when I hear the following words: Zombie, Infection, Mutation, Dead, Witch, Tank, Vomit/puke, Smoke, or Barricade.

      EDIT: Also, when I added the bolded that into my original post, I lost the game for some reason. I don't know how.

      Post edited 12/01/08 12:43AM

    • Proud_Canuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I know this is out of left field, but have you ever considered getting Left 4 Dead?

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I'd ship you some happy if I could. smiley12.gif

      ((huggles))

    • MissZahrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Nah, just in a FREAKIN AWESOME MOOD!

      you'll know I'm drunk when you can no longer figure out what I was trying to type... smiley8.gif

    • MakPhee

      8 years ago

      You didn't offend my love for the Beatles, Church_Fan_17 did. Basically, he just said they suck ass and didn't say anything to follow it up for a half hour to forty five minutes.

    • Archer

      8 years ago

      yeah I screwed myself waiting until yesterday to start this paper..worst part of it all..I am currently getting ready to go to a meeting..that may be close to 3 hours long..and then straight to the library..yipee!

    • MoltenSlowa

      8 years ago

      "Milandur"
      "Commander Melander"

      Commander Milandur?

      haaaaa?

    • MakPhee

      8 years ago

      What about this?

      Q: What is karma? What gives me karma? What makes me lose karma?
      A: Karma is a rating system where your karma level is raised based on how much you use the site and how much positive feedback other users give you. You can gain karma for making comments that get modded up and you can lose karma for making comments that get modded down.


      If this isn't relevant anymore, they need to update the FAQ's. Obsolete now.

      Post edited 11/20/08 1:12PM

    • HaloACE56

      8 years ago

      why did you not vote, and just post a comment?

    • atlus0016

      8 years ago

      Everyone needs a laugh. Check out my group and laugh a little.

    • King_Goliath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Is it possible to gift sponsorship?

    • Caboose453

      8 years ago

      What is the point of the mod system? And what does it mean to spend mod points?

    • Caboose453

      8 years ago

      Damn, didn't mean to post it twice my computer is really slow and i hit it twice, sorry!

    • Caboose453

      8 years ago

      Hey did you read my recent journal entry?

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