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View Poll Results: Should we set all Thanks, Groans, Reputation and User Status markers to zero?
Yes. Get rid of it all! 23 44.23%
No. Mine! All mine! This things matters!!! 29 55.77%
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Old 06.10.2011, 13:35
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Year Zero

The end of this month appears to be something of a 'Year Zero' in the English Forum universe: a time when everything starts afresh, with new terms and conditions, the loss of some of our most valued members (and the resurrection of at least one of them) - a time, one might say, to reflect upon the way the English Forum is run and our contributions to it.

I propose, therefore, that to celebrate this momentous moment in history, we should do the following:

  • Set all thanks and groans to zero;
  • Set all reputation to zero;
  • Abolish the 'user status' tags underneath our usernames.
All contributions would, henceforth, be taken on their own merits, without regard for the meaningless baubles with which some of us are currently adorned. There would be no more whining about the 'clique' of the 'Forum Legends', no more rep whoring, no more malicious piling on of hapless newcomers.

All members would be born again, and, henceforth, remain equal.

What do you think? Fresh start, everyone?
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Old 06.10.2011, 13:36
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Re: Year Zero

Sounds a bit commie to me.
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Sounds a bit commie to me.
Oh, go on! Embrace your inner Mao!
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Old 06.10.2011, 13:44
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Re: Year Zero

The Monkey stays.
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Re: Year Zero

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  • Set all thanks and groans to zero;
  • Set all reputation to zero;
  • Abolish the 'user status' tags underneath our usernames.
What do you think? Fresh start, everyone?
I think a better way of achieving a perceived equality would be to remove the whole lot and leave them removed. Not that it bothers me one way or the other. Do people really get treated differently depending on their stats and rep?

Oh, and your poll sucks - to be meaningful you should at the very least have a 'I don't really care about them' option as well.
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Old 06.10.2011, 13:46
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Re: Year Zero

Doesn't make much of a difference for me so thought I'd opt for the controversial option of erasing history

[insert selfish lolcat here]
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Oh, and your poll sucks - to be meaningful you should at the very least have a 'I don't really care about them' option as well.
That's called not voting.
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Re: Year Zero

wait a ho chi minhute.

It wouldn't really change things too old users. the cliques are already formed. If you were to shuffle the usernames so that grynch end up with DB's name and DB's with Phos, then maybe.


As long as the regulation of posts and overall backstore work remains the same, the forum will bounce back to more or less the same status as before Zero hour.

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Re: Year Zero

Replace our usernames with numbers, perhaps?
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I demand 1337
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That's called not voting.
Right, so the results so far must include 3 for resetting them, 1 for keeping them and 55692 who're not interested, right?

Great, we win!
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Old 06.10.2011, 13:51
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Re: Year Zero

Pol Pot says: "vāng" ..... zero is a good place to start, especially if we're all equal - as long as I'm more equal than you.
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As long as I can has 5318008.
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I am not a number
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Old 06.10.2011, 13:56
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As long as I can has 5318008.
Did someone mention boobies? Gosh, I thought those sorts of jokes went out with TI calculators....
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As long as I can has 5318008.
you know how difficult it is to rotate my computer to read it???
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You are number 6.
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Re: Year Zero

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I think that will get WORSE though, don't you? As people try to break away from the pack
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Re: Year Zero

I don't believe it!!! When I suggested this, way back when, I was positively lynched (and by you DB!!)
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Old 06.10.2011, 14:01
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I don't believe it!!! When I suggested this, way back when, I was positively lynched (and by you DB!!)
quote or it didn't happen
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