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Neil Spicer wall of text appreciation thread


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Dark Archive Star Voter 2013

Because he is a machine! Go Neil GO!

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I have considered removing Neil's ability to use the spoiler tag, because I think his walls of text do not deserve to be hidden. Philistines can scroll on by.

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Also, I will repost something I posted in the judges chambers:

I have coined a new term for Neil. Clark is a judging machine, but Neil is a judging juggernaut... a judgernaut!


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Gary Teter wrote:
... a judgernaut!

Seconded.

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ulgulanoth wrote:
Because he is a machine! Go Neil GO!

I have to just comment, while agreeing with the sentiment, that it's rarely a wall of text.

It's a punctuated, paragraphed, ... edifice of text.

Neil's posts, although long, are usually a pleasure to read.

Dark Archive Star Voter 2013

And that is the most amazing part of it!


Huzzah!

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brock wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
Because he is a machine! Go Neil GO!

I have to just comment, while agreeing with the sentiment, that it's rarely a wall of text.

It's a punctuated, paragraphed, ... edifice of text.

Neil's posts, although long, are usually a pleasure to read.

Add to that the fact that he's doing his best to bring out the best in others so they can excel in the craft. If someone finds his posts too long to read, they probably shouldn't be playing RPGs.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter 2013, Champion Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

Shadowborn wrote:
Add to that the fact that he's doing his best to bring out the best in others so they can excel in the craft. If someone finds his posts too long to read, they probably shouldn't be playing RPGs.

I have only been on the Paizo messageboards for 2 years now. I have learned more than I had in the 12 years prior. Neil's comments are insightful for balance and design. His walls are amazing. I wonder how many ranks of Craft (textwall) he has?

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Gary Teter wrote:
I have considered removing Neil's ability to use the spoiler tag, because I think his walls of text do not deserve to be hidden. Philistines can scroll on by.

But...but...

If you did that, where would I hide all of my...

Spoiler:

EXPLOSIVE RUNES!?!

Scarab Sages

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Who?

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

Gary Teter wrote:
... but Neil is a judging juggernaut... a judgernaut!

That's awesome!

Neil Spicer (RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor, Judgernaut)


Gary Teter wrote:
I have considered removing Neil's ability to use the spoiler tag, because I think his walls of text do not deserve to be hidden. Philistines can scroll on by.

Remove his 'Spoiler' tag ability and replace it with a 'Portal' tag that transports his posts to random spaces on the Internet. ;-)

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Tarren the Dungeon Master wrote:
Gary Teter wrote:
I have considered removing Neil's ability to use the spoiler tag, because I think his walls of text do not deserve to be hidden. Philistines can scroll on by.
Remove his 'Spoiler' tag ability and replace it with a 'Portal' tag that transports his posts to random spaces on the Internet. ;-)

Or, at the very least, hack it so that instead of 'spoiler' it reads, just for him, 'Further Masonry' :)


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Hey, Neil; the first Emperor of the Qin Dynasty called;......he wants to lie two of your posts on their side to keep the Mongols out.

just kidding man; keep on doing what you do.....

Scarab Sages

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Now someone needs to stat up a judgednaut. Usually, this is when I'd be giving Taig a shout out. He's pretty good at that.

Dark Archive Star Voter 2013

I think we should let Neil stat up the Judgednaut, he is a machine after all

Scarab Sages

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Is he part machine, or all machine?

Dark Archive Star Voter 2013

I'm not sure, probably part machine part silver dragon...


Aberzombie wrote:
Is he part machine, or all machine?

Just six million dollars worth of machine. The rest remains organic Spicer.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32, 2012 Top 4

SLAaDOS wrote:
Just six million dollars worth of machine. The rest remains organic Spicer.

Organic Spicer? Yikes. I don't like where you're going with this. ;-)


Here's what I want to know: what is Neil's typing speed wpm? He has an uncanny ability to put up multiple walls of texts in a short period of time. On a good day, I can press on at 100+ wpm when I'm on a tangent. I'm starting to wonder if he can give Barbara Blackburn a run for the World Record.

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Pfft. No. I type reasonably fast, but I haven't clocked myself in a really long time. Like...since high school. So, decades ago. I think the best I ever pulled was something like 97 wpm and that was before correcting for errors. My real problem is that my brain tends to think faster than my hands can keep up. That's why I have this tendency to sometimes skip entire words as opposed to simply misspelling something. And, sadly, there's little that a spellchecker can do to help me catch stuff like that. So, I have this tendency to go back and proofread every post, making small corrections and adjustments, as necessary. It's the OCD in me. :-/

Silver Crusade Star Voter 2013

It sounds like you could use a Dvorak keyboard. It takes a few weeks to get the hang of it, but it is insanely faster to type afterwards.

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