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« Reply #720 on: April 17, 2008, 08:39:14 PM »

PR_GMR, is there any way we could change the narration format to a Waldorf and Statler exchange?  That'd be super.
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« Reply #721 on: April 17, 2008, 09:21:08 PM »

I did buy a couple a Bananas in Pajamas doll for their wedding gift once.  I had no idea it was a show or what they were when I did.  This was probably twelves years ago maybe.  I thought the doll was cool and it sung some sort of Bananas in Pajamas song.  The bride and groom liked it and it's a wedding gift they smile about all these years later.

I short I think I do like Bananas in Pajamas.  *shrug*
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« Reply #722 on: April 17, 2008, 09:23:58 PM »

I was here long before you people so i have the better parking space.
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« Reply #723 on: April 17, 2008, 09:38:06 PM »

ok PR, it seems you have recasted my part to some fruity bastard.
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« Reply #724 on: April 17, 2008, 09:38:59 PM »

Quote from: LordMortis on April 17, 2008, 09:21:08 PM

I did buy a couple a Bananas in Pajamas doll for their wedding gift once.  I had no idea it was a show or what they were when I did.  This was probably twelves years ago maybe.  I thought the doll was cool and it sung some sort of Bananas in Pajamas song.  The bride and groom liked it and it's a wedding gift they smile about all these years later.

I short I think I do like Bananas in Pajamas.  *shrug*

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I think you used a 'Bananas In Pajamas' avatar a long time ago. I remembered.
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« Reply #725 on: April 17, 2008, 09:40:14 PM »

Quote from: Fellstrike on April 17, 2008, 09:38:06 PM

ok PR, it seems you have recasted my part to some fruity bastard.

Artistic license, Fellstrike. Artistic license.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #726 on: April 17, 2008, 10:19:41 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on April 17, 2008, 09:23:58 PM

I was here long before you people so i have the better parking space.
I was here a day before you.  You're parking behind me!
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« Reply #727 on: April 17, 2008, 10:34:04 PM »

Quote from: Trent Steel on April 16, 2008, 09:06:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 16, 2008, 08:58:21 PM

I'll be pleasantly surprised if it turns back on, but I highly doubt it'll happen at this point.  My guess is that OO is gone for good...which would really suck.  frown

Tell me about it.  If OO doesn't come back that means that my bleeding scrotum thread will be lost forever.

Don't be so sure.

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« Reply #728 on: April 17, 2008, 10:46:50 PM »

This is probably the only brief moment in time when my post count is higher than LM's...
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« Reply #729 on: April 17, 2008, 10:53:28 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 17, 2008, 04:13:37 PM

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I just broke out my picture.  Guess it's time to get comfortable...

Bring on the Cineplexity thread!

I'm looking for it :-)
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« Reply #730 on: April 17, 2008, 11:02:19 PM »

Quote from: LordMortis on April 17, 2008, 02:49:38 PM

A general love for PC gaming is part of my soul and the people who lightheartedly yet passionately geek about what is, what was, and what should and should never ever be in PC gaming is really where my comfort zone lies.

OMG. Does this mean PC gaming finally died???
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« Reply #731 on: April 17, 2008, 11:04:31 PM »

long live pc gaming...

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« Reply #732 on: April 17, 2008, 11:14:02 PM »

Quote from: Pyperkub on April 17, 2008, 10:53:28 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 17, 2008, 04:13:37 PM

Quote from: hentzau on April 17, 2008, 03:57:12 PM

I just broke out my picture.  Guess it's time to get comfortable...

Bring on the Cineplexity thread!

I'm looking for it :-)

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« Reply #733 on: April 17, 2008, 11:46:49 PM »

yeah, right, Kelric holding still in a chest full of ale for any period of time?  totally unbelievable.  Come on PR, even Uwe could do better than that  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #734 on: April 17, 2008, 11:55:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 17, 2008, 11:46:49 PM

yeah, right, Kelric holding still in a chest full of ale for any period of time?  totally unbelievable.  Come on PR, even Uwe could do better than that  Roll Eyes

And I would have been speechless up until moments before our death?  Please.  This is obviously fiction.
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« Reply #735 on: April 18, 2008, 12:00:55 AM »

Quote from: PeteRock on April 17, 2008, 11:55:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 17, 2008, 11:46:49 PM

yeah, right, Kelric holding still in a chest full of ale for any period of time?  totally unbelievable.  Come on PR, even Uwe could do better than that  Roll Eyes

And I would have been speechless up until moments before our death?  Please.  This is obviously fiction.

I think you were babbling on in the background the whole time, but the fact that you weren't giving Grund and Austin grooming tips when they so obviously need them screams 'This was written by a HACK!'.
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« Reply #736 on: April 18, 2008, 12:07:02 AM »

Quote from: Tscott on April 17, 2008, 10:19:41 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 17, 2008, 09:23:58 PM

I was here long before you people so i have the better parking space.
I was here a day before you.  You're parking behind me!

But but but..but..I have senior in my tag you..you reader you.  unibrow
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« Reply #737 on: April 18, 2008, 12:08:44 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 18, 2008, 12:00:55 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 17, 2008, 11:55:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 17, 2008, 11:46:49 PM

yeah, right, Kelric holding still in a chest full of ale for any period of time?  totally unbelievable.  Come on PR, even Uwe could do better than that  Roll Eyes

And I would have been speechless up until moments before our death?  Please.  This is obviously fiction.

I think you were babbling on in the background the whole time, but the fact that you weren't giving Grund and Austin grooming tips when they so obviously need them screams 'This was written by a HACK!'.

Poignant observation.  Moliere will be the first to admit that during our many Friday night pool marathons there rarely goes by a moment I'm not critiquing someone's attire or appearance.  Black sport coat with brown shoes?  A wrinkled shirt you obviously picked up off of your bedroom floor?  Sandals with socks?  

To think that being around such fashion miscreants wouldn't earn even a scoff from me is ludicrous.    
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« Reply #738 on: April 18, 2008, 12:15:02 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on April 18, 2008, 12:07:02 AM

But but but..but..I have senior in my tag you..you reader you.  unibrow

I just noticed I have "Senior" in my tag also. Does that refer to my status on the board, or my age?
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« Reply #739 on: April 18, 2008, 12:16:51 AM »

Quote from: PaulBot on April 18, 2008, 12:15:02 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 18, 2008, 12:07:02 AM

But but but..but..I have senior in my tag you..you reader you.  unibrow

I just noticed I have "Senior" in my tag also. Does that refer to my status on the board, or my age?

could be both.
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« Reply #740 on: April 18, 2008, 12:37:50 AM »

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Quote from: PaulBot on April 18, 2008, 12:15:02 AM

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But but but..but..I have senior in my tag you..you reader you.  unibrow

I just noticed I have "Senior" in my tag also. Does that refer to my status on the board, or my age?

could be both.

Yep. hehehe. It just for us old timers who joined soon after it opened and been here a while. Then again it could have something to do with post count. No idea. I think I had it as soon as I signed up though.
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« Reply #741 on: April 18, 2008, 12:44:29 AM »

Drowning's not so bad.
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« Reply #742 on: April 18, 2008, 12:49:03 AM »

again great read there PRGMR. Absolutely hilarious! Keep em coming!
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« Reply #743 on: April 18, 2008, 12:51:28 AM »

Hmm, I'm betting on her Thighness to arrive and save the day!

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« Reply #744 on: April 18, 2008, 01:03:16 AM »

I used to post solely on OO and check in on GT occasionally but as I became more involved in console gaming and less in PC gaming my migration towards GT was inevitable. Which is fine with me, all the major PC games are discussed here, we're just missing those budget, low-profile indie game discussions which I don't need, personally. 
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« Reply #745 on: April 18, 2008, 01:37:07 AM »

Quote from: Z-Corn on April 17, 2008, 10:46:50 PM

This is probably the only brief moment in time when my post count is higher than LM's...

I've been really good about keeping my insanity (inanity?) to myself here.  And I'm going to try to keep it that way.  I am, however, going to have to start carrying around a notepad in compensation, though.  When you talk to yourself, people have a strange sort of concern as they whisper behind your paranoid back.  When you scratch down notes in a notepad, they take on the silly notion that you've got some kinda special smarts.

But more importantly are you going to Rothsbury?  I'm really thinking about it.  I'd give me 95+% chance of not going but that 5%, oh that magnificent 5% could be totally gnarly poo pooh.

http://www.rothburyfestival.com/festival/artists.php
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« Reply #746 on: April 18, 2008, 02:00:51 AM »

Quote from: LordMortis on April 18, 2008, 01:37:07 AM

Quote from: Z-Corn on April 17, 2008, 10:46:50 PM

This is probably the only brief moment in time when my post count is higher than LM's...

I've been really good about keeping my insanity (inanity?) to myself here.  And I'm going to try to keep it that way.  I am, however, going to have to start carrying around a notepad in compensation, though.  When you talk to yourself, people have a strange sort of concern as they whisper behind your paranoid back.  When you scratch down notes in a notepad, they take on the silly notion that you've got some kinda special smarts.

But more importantly are you going to Rothsbury?  I'm really thinking about it.  I'd give me 95+% chance of not going but that 5%, oh that magnificent 5% could be totally gnarly poo pooh.

http://www.rothburyfestival.com/festival/artists.php

Bah don't keep it in... post away, flood the forum with your insight!
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« Reply #747 on: April 18, 2008, 02:06:17 AM »

Before Rico and his gang of toughs set fire to RIP's Internet Tower and all transmissions ceased, I had gotten in the habit of daily visiting Octopus Overlords. Now it's like a fog has lifted. The Octopus is off my back.
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« Reply #748 on: April 18, 2008, 03:20:17 AM »

The octopus is never off your back.  You might not see it, you might not feel it, but it is there.

I think the OO community will come back minus a few folks when the site is restored.  GT is a great place but I don't think that GT should make any changes for the OO refugees.  GT is GT and the folks that make GT their home should not have to change anything.  If I was a native GTer I would not want to change my home for others, especially if I had left OO for GT. 

I do think that we OOers will need to try to help out more with making sure there are backups and info, etc.  I'm not sure what most of us can do to help realistically, but it is kind of amazing to realize just how little many of us actually know/knew about the behind the scenes of OO.  I appreciate all Rip has done, but it appears that the community was on a thinner shoestring than I ever realized. 
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« Reply #749 on: April 18, 2008, 03:35:44 AM »

Why do so many people act like it's an either/or scenario when it comes to board involvement?  I post regularly on three boards (OO, QT3, and GT) and while my activity varies based on what I'm interested in at the time, it's not like I ignore the others.  I realize not everyone has time to follow three boards or even two, but it seems to me that the most active posters are generally not limiting themselves to just one community.
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« Reply #750 on: April 18, 2008, 04:21:26 AM »

You know, I never liked the name Octopus Overlords anyway.

If we'd have gone with BruteSquad this never would have happened. 
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« Reply #751 on: April 18, 2008, 04:24:47 AM »

Gontopus Goldverlords

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« Reply #752 on: April 18, 2008, 04:27:42 AM »

Quote from: Sarkus on April 18, 2008, 03:35:44 AM

Why do so many people act like it's an either/or scenario when it comes to board involvement? 

smile  Couldn't have said it better.
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« Reply #753 on: April 18, 2008, 04:29:41 AM »

What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.

OO, you've got me on my knees.
OO, I'm begging, darling please.
Rip, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.
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« Reply #754 on: April 18, 2008, 05:00:16 AM »

It doesn't have to be an either/or choice, but some folks only use one community or the other for whatever reasons.  If members didn't feel a difference then one board would fit all and we wouldn't have different communities.  I can't honestly say why I ended up at OO, but I imagine it was because I'm a PC gamer.  But for some folks, the differences are important.  Of course, no one is forced to go anywhere they don't want to go.
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« Reply #755 on: April 18, 2008, 05:09:28 AM »

Hmmm.  See what happens when I go away for awhile?

Oh well.   *shrug*
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« Reply #756 on: April 18, 2008, 06:31:40 AM »

Quote from: Arnir on April 18, 2008, 05:00:16 AM

It doesn't have to be an either/or choice, but some folks only use one community or the other for whatever reasons.  If members didn't feel a difference then one board would fit all and we wouldn't have different communities.  I can't honestly say why I ended up at OO, but I imagine it was because I'm a PC gamer.  But for some folks, the differences are important.  Of course, no one is forced to go anywhere they don't want to go.

Agreed I flick between OO and GT pretty much 50:50 and I only have a wii so hardly a console gamer. This has been my first foray into off topic of gaming trend though  ninja
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« Reply #757 on: April 18, 2008, 09:39:02 AM »

Just a quick note that Rip is making progress with the data. He's gotten a directory listing off the array, which means he can now access the data again. He'll probably have to verify and/or reconstruct parity before he can know if it's all good.
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« Reply #758 on: April 18, 2008, 10:04:00 AM »

Quote from: FishPants on April 15, 2008, 01:04:35 PM

Rip if you need a BIND server or something let me know and I can throw one up on my vps.  At least get a page online with the latest status? Or if you aren't going to host OO anymore, I'm willing to donate server/bandwidth space to do so.. but would need to get a hold of the phpbb files.

Or I could go outside and do a clown dance?

I still plan on hosting. As well as snapshoting to a SAN this time....every hour. I would really like to have somewhere to do a weekly or monthly offsite to though?
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« Reply #759 on: April 18, 2008, 10:35:03 AM »

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Quote from: Rhinohelix on April 17, 2008, 04:57:24 AM

Wow, it's not that it's taking a long time (which it is, given any circumstance I have ever been involved with), it's that there is no news coming out of Ft. Pastor^H^H^H OO-ville.  As others have said, even an "Under construction/where is your God now?" page with an update every so often here would be fine but with this much radio silence, it is indeed worrisome.

Where there isn't news, fear and doubt fill that void.  Even bad news is better than no news.  At least bad news gives people a chance to respond, to take action to make things better one way or the other.   This lack of news tears down the community, with people holding on hoping, not wanting to let go of what was, while the community drifts away at the fringes as people hit their capacity to wait.

I think Austin's comments from earlier today about his communications with Rip pretty much said it all.  Getting OO up is not his highest priority, which is disappointing but as apparently OO is hosted by them at little or no cost to anyone, it's hard to get too upset.  However, the hints that some paying customers are also being ignored really suggests a more serious issue. 

I'm not sure what to say at this point.  The longer the OO community doesn't have its own place, the more likely it is that it will fragment and never come back.  On the other hand, creating another board while we wait when there are at least 3 similar boards (that I'm aware of) for us to hang out in strikes me as perhaps a bit of an overkill.



I think this is where the misunderstanding comes from. All the hosting I have revenues combined with absolutely nothing removed for costs could not buy my family one dinner at Ruth''s Chris. I have this stuff in a multi-million dollar data center because of the work I do for my clients that pay me that many times over a day. If it were about customers and business I would have thrown all my servers out the door years ago. I do the hosting for fun, and I want to do it better and not have an event like this recur. It will never be something I will be able to consider a very profitable endeavor. So I had to take care of the big stuff first. I have been working on recovering the data for the server though with every waking moment I can spare. I doubt I will recall very much of my daughters birthday last weekend because I was beat from trying to recover the data from my server. Because I was unwilling to accept going back to a backup a few months old. I knew there was no damage to the drives and I knew reconstructing them was possible. Sometimes it is like people forget it is just a damn forum, go out and get some fresh air already. I used to work for a telcom carrier and we had peoples phones down for three weeks. Thousands of them. Think anyone went without sleep to get them back on? Fat chance.

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