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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Many members have noted in other threads and to me personally that the boards just aren't what they were; less fun to participate in, overly moderated and too politically correct. I find that since I joined earlier in the year, things have become less fun and more of a drag. There are no surprises, occasional threads about wild topics like iCheese are locked or even deleted.

Some threads, like 'THE INSTALLER'S PRIVATE TESTes AREA' are fun to watch/read and even participate in..but almost all are locked immediately leaving many to believe that the fun is being sapped out of AI...

Thus I propose to you the creation of a few threads with the exclusive [SI] tag (short for Sanctioned Insanity) wherein we can have these playful, seemingly endless conversations.

I see this happening with a few, not-so-limiting rules.

1.) No posts purely for the sake of posting...we need content, whatever it's about. No 'Test,' 'I agree,' 'Hi, this post means nothing' posts. If people turn into repeat offenders then for every content-less post they make their post counts will be decreased by 15%. Seriously, if you must test something, go to TI's testing area or edit one of your old posts from ages ago that no one will ever see again...so crammed it is in the moldy basement of AI.

2.) Everything is on topic. You can't wander off topic cause there is no topic to wander off of...

3.) If you are going to attack an idea or a person at least use some humor about it. IE, "Confound you Jamie, you're ruining my life! :cool: "

4.) The threads will really be long, extended chats, wherein you have more time to think about your post (vs. a live chat like the AppleInsider IRC chat.) I say this because others might suggest making a live chat, I say bah, where is the spirit of long, thought-out forum mongering?

5.) People coming in from nowhere, having no idea of the nature of or history of the thread and screaming 'OMIGOD, THIS THREAD IS GAY!' like they haven't seen a chat log before will be banned for a day.

6.) To apply for a [SI] thread you must PM a moderator, or post a thread in the Suggestions Forum if you think that the thread idea should be discussed. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

If this idea actually gets off of the ground the rules will probably be different but you get the picture.

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

..edited for typoing...yes, Sanctioned Insanity is abbreviated SI, not SA...

[ 09-07-2002: Message edited by: Spart ]</p>
post #2 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
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3.) If you are going to attack an idea or a person at least use some humor about it. IE, "Confound you Jaime, you're ruining my life! :cool: "
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Add to this spelling names correctly, Sprat
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yea I'm going through there and going to fix all the typos I made...don't feel bad, you aren't the only victim.

I guess that's what you get for typing at something like 100wpm though...
post #4 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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Add to this spelling names correctly, Sprat </strong><hr></blockquote>

as I said before:

Jamie --&gt; jaime --&gt; Je t'aime
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Now that I think about it, I was probably thinking of the Spanish word for your name, which is Jaime.

I think...

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

[EDIT: Demonstrating a wonderful use of the 'Edit Post' function to test a signature...]

[ 09-07-2002: Message edited by: Spart ]</p>
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Come on, doesn't anyone think this is a good or bad idea? Any opinions at all?

¿Quál son tus opiniones?

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #7 of 23
Yes, I agree its a good idea.
Especially for those of us who can't type really fast

By the way, Jamie, the new sig. - love it! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #8 of 23


[ 't is actually a joke, and a plagiarizing one at that, I just love that little dance, I can look at it for hours ]
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:
<strong>

[ 't is actually a joke, and a plagiarizing one at that, I just love that little dance, I can look at it for hours ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Maybe that says something about you?

And hey, that's two in favor. Maybe we should get some mods to vote?
post #10 of 23


CONFIRMED! This thread is now officially gay.

BTW this sort of thing would just not be tolerated in my TESTes thread . . .

- T.I.
post #11 of 23
[quote] Spart:
Maybe that says something about you?

And hey, that's two in favor. Maybe we should get some mods to vote? <hr></blockquote>

It might, I don't know. By all means, have a vote. I do not think of gay to anything less or more than straight, and as such, am not insulted by direct attacks on my masculinity/femininity, especially by people whom I have never met in persona.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:
<strong>

It might, I don't know. By all means, have a vote. I do not think of gay to anything less or more than straight, and as such, am not insulted by direct attacks on my masculinity/femininity, especially by people whom I have never met in persona.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I don't have anything against gay people...that was a joke as well.

TI, you aren't helping much.
post #13 of 23
did this Idea die now ?
post #14 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
<strong>TI, you aren't helping much.</strong><hr></blockquote>HUH?

- T.I.
post #15 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
<strong>HUH?

- T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>

look above, chliine mah.
post #16 of 23
I like the idea
How many problems have you modified or originated in the past 1 day?
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How many problems have you modified or originated in the past 1 day?
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post #17 of 23
I will take this as a suggestion, seconded by a number of members and the dancing Spidey, that we should loosen up about joke threads.

I'll post to the Mods board accordingly. I hope that this can be resolved without introducing the red tape of having to PM a moderator to post a thread. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

In the meantime, YOU'RE ALL BANNED FOR DARING TO CRITICIZE US!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

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"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
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Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
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post #18 of 23
I want some taqitos <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #19 of 23
YOU'RE ALL GAY. EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU- GAY HUMAN BEINGS!

*haha, i mean it as happy*
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
I wondered where this thread went.

Ah, here it is. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #21 of 23
iWant these iNsane posts .. :eek: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
Too bad.

Mine, all mine...oh yes...but you don't know, now do you? Best not to tantalize you with something you can't have...after all this could lead to conflict and we all know my minions would kick your minions' asses...provided that my minions have extraordinarily large polish sausages...with those little spikes, like on a mace. Which would of course be covered in something hot that burns. Maybe heated as well. Who knows, this is minion warfare.
post #23 of 23
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>I want some taqitos <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

"you sunk my battleship."

"that's a shame...not a looker amoung 'em"
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