Anyone remember *FF* Topics?

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Anyone remember *FF* Topics?

Post by Laliana »

I miss that option....especially after the past week or so here. It was kinda nice to be able to speak seriously about a concern or topic that allowed everyone voice their opinion in a constuctive way. Yet, at the same time, the mods were permitted to give those who couldn't a "time out" (points at Winnow :twisted: ) without being criticized themselves.


While I do enjoy getting all caught up in the drama that is this wonderful place, there are also times I'd like to see a thread not totally turn into a shitfest.
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SCREW OFF YOU RETARDED THIRD GRADER ON CRACK OR I'LL SEND MY NAVY SEAL FRIENDS WHO KNOW HOW TO KILL ELEPHANTS WITH A PAPER CLIP TO YOUR HOUSE AND BEAT YOU UP UNTIL YOU SAY UNCLE IRL.

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Re: Anyone remember *FF* Topics?

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Laliana wrote:While I do enjoy getting all caught up in the drama that is this wonderful place, there are also times I'd like to see a thread not totally turn into a shitfest.
As much as I love the flame fests as well, I am curiously drawn to the music, movies and books threads, as they're less prone to people like Devereaux or Masekle showing up.

Good call Laliana.

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They where the French Free topics right? Ya those where sweet!

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*Freedom Free* errr nm. :)
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Faranuil Fag?
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Re: Anyone remember *FF* Topics?

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Laliana wrote:Yet, at the same time, the mods were permitted to give those who couldn't a "time out" (points at Winnow :twisted: ) without being criticized themselves.

/smack laliana :vv_boxing:

Actually the *FF* originated after 911 when we had a rash of idiots posting thoughtless jibberish.

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If anyone wishes to continue using the *FF* notation, feel free. I'll do my best to keep those threads in line. If they start getting used, we'll have to make an addendum to the rules so that people will not flame on FF topics.
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Xouqoa wrote:If anyone wishes to continue using the *FF* notation, feel free. I'll do my best to keep those threads in line. If they start getting used, we'll have to make an addendum to the rules so that people will not flame on FF topics.
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FF Threads are still an option. I'm not visible as much, but I am around and try to keep an eye out.
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*FF* on VVault is possibly the most stupid concept man has ever devised.

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Salis wrote:*FF* on VVault is possibly the most stupid concept man has ever devised.
Even worse than text messaging on cell phones?

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Salis, I don't care what your opinion is, it worked before, will work again.
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Kaluden Stormblade wrote:
Salis wrote:*FF* on VVault is possibly the most stupid concept man has ever devised.
Even worse than text messaging on cell phones?
Sorry, Salis... FF on VV just got second place...
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FF topics worked well on IGN, as long as people weren't abusing it. There were a few occasions that I can remember that TheMachine had to edit the FF out.

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Why?
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TheMachine wrote:Salis, I don't care what your opinion is, it worked before, will work again.
Dude if you can make it happen, power to you again.

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Post by Voronwë »

i never cared for the FF option myself either.

the only people who really will use them will be normal people wanting to have normal conversations though. and the odd hated-dipshit-troll who cant post anything without getting shit on because he/she is such a tool.

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Post by Xouqoa »

Ya.. they'll mostly only be used for normal conversation topics... probably mostly in the Current Events forum.

We obviously won't allow someone to post "VORONWE IS A DIRTY PEPSI DISTRIBUTION SALESMAN *FF*" as a topic. That would just be uncalled for!
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especially considering that i would drink bile from a festering urine soaked capybarra's corpse before i would quaff Pepsi

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Dammit! I like Pepsi.....YOU GOLF BALL PICKER UPPER AT THE DOLLAR DRIVING RANGE!!!!

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I should ban Voro for h8ing pepsi.
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Post by Voronwë »

i wouldnt put it past you, you Cestus Dei insider pantsgrabber type!

edit searching for appropriate :vv_bolt:
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I think in his part of the country it's illegal to like Pepsi though, isn't it?
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Sylvus wrote:I think in his part of the country it's illegal to like Pepsi though, isn't it?
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Pepsi is liquid shit.

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masteen wrote:Pepsi is liquid shit.
coming from a Feminine Hygeine Product Vending Machine Stocker, I would say you don't know what you're talking about.
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omg.....

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Post by Truant »

While I was always against *FF* in the past, and will still never allow myself to create a *FF* thread...I do think lately it has been needed. Before, we would normally discuss a topic...and then it would slowly degenerate into flames once disagreements were made. Lately it's been rather retarded, considering all the flaming is not even distantly related to the topic of the thread. Cockjousting run rampant I guess.


I see viability in *FF* in the current events forum...I see it as a defense for trolls otherwise.

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Post by Forthe »

Bok suck ass. Also....

I have never created a FF thread but I have no problem with it if used honestly. And...

I don't recall 911 being the motivation for the FF idea. I also thought Winnow was a proponent of the idea, and then got slapped for breaking the rule lol.
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It was 9/11 that started FF. TheMachine made us stop flaming out of respect for like a week or something afterwards, and started the FF when he let flames back.

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Vetiria is right in her VV history. 9/11 there was a week or so long truce enforced while people recovered from the shock. From there stemmed the request that non flamey threads be allowed to exists peacefully with their more interesting bretheren, and *FF* was born.

As well the rules were using FF was to have a reasonable conversation, but trying to hide behind FF for any reason that I or the other Moderators feel is just that, you hiding like a coward, the FF is stripped, and the flames roll.
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Re: Anyone remember *FF* Topics?

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Winnow wrote:
Actually the *FF* originated after 911 when we had a rash of idiots posting thoughtless jibberish.
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Winnow wrote:
Winnow wrote:
Actually the *FF* originated after 911 when we had a rash of idiots posting thoughtless jibberish.
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