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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2016, 06:12:49 AM »
Even MMM is rigged to keep us in our place!

They aren't so secret, just hidden.


Semantics!  That's like when the big bad evil government says they aren't running a secret war, they just have "covert, classified operations". 

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #101 on: February 05, 2016, 06:57:22 AM »
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2016, 11:41:49 AM »
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #103 on: February 05, 2016, 11:45:54 AM »
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

First time I've heard of any "rules" here.

EDIT:  (Hangs head in shame)
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #104 on: February 05, 2016, 12:31:46 PM »
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

First time I've heard of any "rules" here.

Let's make some

Rule#1: fix your god damn quotes

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #105 on: February 05, 2016, 01:01:12 PM »
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

First time I've heard of any "rules" here.

Let's make some

Rule#1: fix your god damn quotes

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #106 on: February 05, 2016, 02:52:24 PM »

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident? 
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #107 on: February 05, 2016, 03:09:11 PM »

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #108 on: February 06, 2016, 04:55:08 AM »

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2016, 12:43:48 PM »
What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

The forum bylaws ordinarily require impeachment by supermajority vote, but a special proviso allows unilateral removal at will in the case of any moderator whose avatar depicts an act of vehicular coitus.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2016, 03:13:57 PM »
What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

The forum bylaws ordinarily require impeachment by supermajority vote, but a special proviso allows unilateral removal at will in the case of any moderator whose avatar depicts an act of vehicular coitus.

I am altering the bylaws.  Pray I do not alter them any further.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #111 on: March 07, 2016, 04:08:13 PM »
Does anything happen when I get to 500?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #112 on: March 07, 2016, 04:30:03 PM »

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

I enjoyed this way too much. Commenting to follow. And of course, raise my post count ;)
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #113 on: March 07, 2016, 07:36:42 PM »

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

I enjoyed this way too much. Commenting to follow. And of course, raise my post count ;)

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #114 on: September 25, 2016, 03:08:20 PM »
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #115 on: September 25, 2016, 03:11:32 PM »
I feel so...predictable.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #116 on: September 25, 2016, 04:02:20 PM »
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #117 on: September 25, 2016, 07:45:56 PM »
I have no idea how many posts I have.

Just a lot. But apparently not enough to end up as a "next walrus" level enough :P

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #118 on: September 25, 2016, 07:57:43 PM »


I let my face grow long.

OMG, I just opened this thread for the first time in apparently awhile, and it magically popped to this photo from forummm.  This is hilarious, and I wish we could all go out to lunch together just for an encore performance.  Something tells me that we'd all have a good time!

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #119 on: September 25, 2016, 08:10:38 PM »
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #120 on: September 25, 2016, 08:11:27 PM »
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
SO tempted to change the word "range."

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« Reply #121 on: September 25, 2016, 08:30:16 PM »
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
Wider range of posts/day over the past several months.  Can't speak to whether you or someone else might have deleted a bunch at some time...?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #122 on: September 25, 2016, 08:31:08 PM »
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
SO tempted to change the word "range."

:D

I.... have no idea what you mean.

Why is my stove so much wider than everyone else's?

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« Reply #123 on: September 25, 2016, 08:47:51 PM »
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
SO tempted to change the word "range."

:D

I.... have no idea what you mean.

Why is my stove so much wider than everyone else's?

I feel like it must be a dirty joke, because it's me, but I want to only change one letter and the closest I can get is vag. ars, was it vag?

Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
Wider range of posts/day over the past several months.  Can't speak to whether you or someone else might have deleted a bunch at some time...?

Huh. I didn't know the stats got that detailed. I took a forum break over the summer, if that's the gap you're seeing.

Shit, now I need to stop posting for a while to fool myself into thinking I do not have an addiction, merely a pleasant hobby.

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« Reply #124 on: September 25, 2016, 09:35:36 PM »
... I do not have an addiction, merely a pleasant hobby.
I can quit any time I want.

Also, I do not think I want to become "Walrus". I just can't imagine anyone (most especially myself) being flattered by that designation. I vote for a different title. Something prettier, please.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #125 on: September 25, 2016, 09:36:33 PM »
... I do not have an addiction, merely a pleasant hobby.
I can quit any time I want.

Also, I do not think I want to become "Walrus". I just can't imagine anyone (most especially myself) being flattered by that designation. I vote for a different title. Something prettier, please.

Depends on what trait you're looking at.

If you're comparing stache size, walrus is quite flattering! 

On my phone, someone else will have to gif you.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #126 on: September 26, 2016, 12:00:24 AM »

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« Reply #127 on: September 26, 2016, 12:31:50 AM »
If you're comparing stache size, walrus is quite flattering! 

On my phone, someone else will have to gif you.

????

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #128 on: September 26, 2016, 12:53:16 AM »
Let's change it to unicorn stache.  Unicorns have mighty mustaches with healing properties of magic

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« Reply #129 on: September 26, 2016, 05:56:16 AM »
There is a hidden subforum for the extra special? Mind blown.  Or does extra special here just equal moderator? Still trying to work that out.

For a while I was on track to reach this elusive goal, but then I got sidetracked by writing a novel and have been woefully absent from MMM.

Having said that, when I do post these days, I still get that endorphin rush when I see my post count go up.

I just need to harness the shit storm of an election and start posting like mad in an off topic political thread. That will get me to walrus status real quick, although my sanity will likely suffer.

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« Reply #130 on: September 26, 2016, 07:53:01 AM »
When did Rebs become a "Senior Mustachian" again?  Is that the reward for breaching the 20K post count barrier?  The very same title of which scores of us were previously stripped?  How anticlimactic.

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« Reply #131 on: September 26, 2016, 08:19:19 AM »
There is a hidden subforum for the extra special? Mind blown.  Or does extra special here just equal moderator? Still trying to work that out.


I'm thinking that just a moderator forum.

Otherwise it'd be just ARS talking to himself. Pretty sure that's not the case... or is it? :o

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« Reply #132 on: September 26, 2016, 08:48:24 AM »
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #133 on: September 29, 2016, 01:59:46 AM »
If you're comparing stache size, walrus is quite flattering! 

On my phone, someone else will have to gif you.

????
Heh, all three examples kind of underscore my point. Nothing I feel compelled to aspire to...

Seriously, these designations were never about 'stache size. They signified levels of forum involvement/commitment .

ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #134 on: September 29, 2016, 02:24:04 AM »
ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK

They're attachments, not embedded pictures--attachments don't quote.  :)
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« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2016, 06:04:45 AM »
ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK

They're attachments, not embedded pictures--attachments don't quote.  :)

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« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2016, 06:21:48 AM »
Yes.

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« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2016, 03:51:48 PM »
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

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Schrodinger's forum?

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« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2016, 05:40:46 PM »
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

This was the prediction in 2015, and look what happened - the last two names on that list aren't walruses even now - a year later.
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome so who knows...?
So I reckon that there will be a few no shows in this list too - not to mention that the two missing walruses on the first list aren't even on the second! I should run a book.
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« Reply #139 on: September 29, 2016, 05:55:40 PM »
Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome so who knows...?
So I reckon that there will be a few no shows in this list too - not to mention that the two missing walruses on the first list aren't even on the second! I should run a book.
Yes, you would have won 80% of the bets in the first pool by taking the "over" side.  Some large drops in posting rates - even going negative at times - in that group.

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« Reply #140 on: September 30, 2016, 02:15:35 AM »
ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK

They're attachments, not embedded pictures--attachments don't quote.  :)
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« Reply #141 on: September 30, 2016, 02:39:07 AM »
If you have a picture on your computer that you want to share, you attach it, and the picture is loaded onto the MMM forum server and appears as an attachment. Attachments appear at the end of posts.

If there is an image on the web, you embed a link to that picture as an image. The picture is not loaded onto the server, but the link is embedded in the text of your post.

As a result, attachments are not copied when you quote a post, but images are. That way the picture is not copied in every post, and the forum takes up less space on the server.

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« Reply #142 on: September 30, 2016, 03:08:36 AM »
Deborah nailed it, just one small clarification:
As a result, attachments are not copied when you quote a post, but images are.  That way the picture is not copied in every post, and the forum takes up less space on the server.

Other way around--attachments take up space on the server, so with attachments, the first part of the sentence is correct, it's not copied on every post, but the second part isn't (embedded images take up zero space, or rather, just the space that the plaintext link takes, which is a few kb, whereas attachments take up whatever space the size of that file is--e.g. if I upload a picture to the forums, it may take 2-3MB, but if I link to a picture, it may take 2-3KB (1000x less) to save that text on the forum for the link to the picture).

Unless I misunderstood that second part, where you were talking about what takes up less space, but I think you were saying that about attachments (by starting the sentence with "That way the picture is not copied in every post," which is the case with attachments).  But if I did misunderstand, and we're on the same page, no worries, hopefully that clarification helped anyone else who read it how I did.  :)

Are you familiar with attachments in emails, Diane?  That may help you think of the distinction.  To simplify, an attachment is uploaded to that particular email (or post, in this case).  When you reply to the email, even quoting the text, the attachment isn't there, it's still just "stuck" onto that original message.  An embedded picture is hosted elsewhere on the internet, and displays within the post (or email).  It's essentially a code telling your computer "go get this image from this website, and display it here in this post" so when you quote it, you're quoting that code, too, so your quote does have the image as well.

Did that make sense?
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #143 on: September 30, 2016, 03:21:57 AM »
Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome so who knows...?
So I reckon that there will be a few no shows in this list too - not to mention that the two missing walruses on the first list aren't even on the second! I should run a book.
Yes, you would have won 80% of the bets in the first pool by taking the "over" side.  Some large drops in posting rates - even going negative at times - in that group.

Perhaps that's why Vegas has gone to ranges this time. ;)

Ok fuck, I may have had 6 glasses of wine, but even I know you can't have negative posts! Unless someone is going around deleting threads again... I have a feeling I'm missing 50 odd posts because of journals being deleted and what not...

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2016, 03:24:38 AM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2016, 03:42:50 AM »
Unless someone is going around deleting threads again...

This would be the case.

Users can delete their own posts (except the first in a thread, if they started the topic), and they can request mods to delete a whole thread they started, which we generally do (always, so far, if it's their personal journal), which will lower the post counts of other people who posted in that journal as well, obviously.

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2016, 03:44:05 AM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Hmm... that doesn't seem fair about the post count... but I can see both points of view.

Lots of sensitive information here, and not just financial stuff. People post personal stuff they ordinarily wouldn't share with nearest and dearest. I can see why there are regrets sometimes and why people have nuked everything.

Edit to add... ahh you just beat me ARS... my post should be inserted between yours and deborah's :)

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2016, 06:31:18 AM »
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #148 on: September 30, 2016, 06:35:44 AM »
lol. :P

Solution: don't post in journals?

err, maybe not..

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #149 on: September 30, 2016, 07:45:12 AM »

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?
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