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The Exchange RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32

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I like all the short little posts. As more people discover the thread and express their enthusiasm, it stays near the top of the forum - and on the main page. This means that I have more chance to notice the new and interesting stuff in my infrequent post-browsing moments (new baby).

Knowing yet more cool stuff is coming is fun. Seeing which of my internet acquaintances have reacted usually gets me into a quick repartee - which I come here for.

If you want a serious discussion about a product, start a serious thread about it. Leave the rest of us exuberant children to dance and cheer at the epicentre of the glee.

/subscribes to keep his RSS reader busy

Scarab Sages

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ZenithTN wrote:

At the risk of mortgaging today's textspace for tomorrows...

Could you please not waste post-count with simple "Oooohs", "Aaahs", "Gimme!", "Like-button" and similar when a new release is posted? Please. It doesn't add to the conversation nor is it incentive for me to buy the product. To the contrary, if the post-count gets too high, it isn't a wise use of my time to try to get up to date with the thread.

Instead, perhaps you could nudge the publisher to release more details.
Or perhaps you could sway final editing with your wish list for inclusion. Whatever you choose, please be considerate of those of us who must wade through afterwards to get to the crux of the conversation.

Thank you.

Police ourselves? Have higher standards for what is WORTHY of a post?

Well you've solicited more than a one word post and you are going to get one. In my opinion it is terribly arrogant and heavy handed of you to try to impose some personal standard of what you consider to be a worthy post on the other people who post here. If I or anyone else wish to make a one word post expressing our excitement and anticipation for an upcoming product, as long as we are not violating Paizo's forum rules, we should feel free to do so.

A simple, short post in support of a new product contributes more to the conversation than a lengthier post that complains about short posts and makes NO MENTION of the product at all.

A forum is a place for everyone to express themselves. Some do it by posting treatises, some by posting one word. They all have value to some one, even if only to the poster, and even if they have no value to you.


ZenithTN wrote:
It doesn't add to the conversation

There's a few wankers who like to throw this accusation around on these boards.

Those people need to take a hike.


I'd sooner be glad to see the troll/poe posts begone before I even dwell fussing on the +1's.

Sovereign Court

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Urizen wrote:

I'd sooner be glad to see the troll/poe posts begone before I even dwell fussing on the +1's.

What's a poe post?

Dark Archive

Callous Jack wrote:
What's a poe post?

Quoth the raven, 'nevermore?'

Or possibly something to do with stealing our precious bodily fluids...

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Set wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
What's a poe post?

Quoth the raven, 'nevermore?'

Or possibly something to do with stealing our precious bodily fluids...

Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!


Callous Jack wrote:
Urizen wrote:

I'd sooner be glad to see the troll/poe posts begone before I even dwell fussing on the +1's.

What's a poe post?

Poe's Law

Liberty's Edge

Seriously? That's a real thing?


Jeremiziah wrote:
Seriously? That's a real thing?

Ever since someone named it!


Boerngrim wrote:


Police ourselves? Have higher standards for what is WORTHY of a post?

Well you've solicited more than a one word post and you are going to get one. In my opinion it is terribly arrogant and heavy handed of you to try to impose some personal standard of what you consider to be a worthy post on the other people who post here. If I or anyone else wish to make a one word post expressing our excitement and anticipation for an upcoming product, as long as we are not violating Paizo's forum rules, we should feel free to do so.

A simple, short post in support of a new product contributes more to the conversation than a lengthier post that complains about short posts and makes NO MENTION of the product at all.

A forum is a place for everyone to express themselves. Some do it by posting treatises, some by posting one word. They all have value to some one, even if only to the poster, and even if they have no value to you.

I agree with pretty much everything that was said in this post. The general +1s and likes and me toos tell me a lot about the general attitude people have towards a product, often more than some lengthy posts may. Things are fine, let's leave them be, shall we?


Chris Mortika wrote:
That got abbreviated as "FAWTL" and the rest is hysteria.

Spoilered in the Name of Teter:

I resent that characterization! That's not all the rest, Mr. I'm Chris Mortika and I'm full of great gaming ideas and I have a very broad brush! (Yes, I'm too lazy to go back and put the hyphens in.)

On the other hand, I also resent threads that try to become FAWTLY Jr. Or maybe pity is the right word. It's like they try so hard, but then, Pfft. There can only be ONE.


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lynora wrote:

On a more serious note, I think the OP has a different definition of conversation than I do. Even though it's typed not spoken, I tend to treat posts as casual conversation (snark and all) which means sometimes there are going to be short posts. I say that stuff in real life. Why wouldn't I put it in posts?

However, it sounds to me (and I could be wrong) that the OP prefers a more formal sort of conversation.

Dear lynora,

I have perused your contribution to this discussion and find it very interesting. I am referring to the very conversation I have repeated above in quotes to credit you with the original text instead of claiming it for my own.

I want to express my adoration for your opinion, as well as my agreement to the points you have brought up. The medium we engage to discuss or favourite pastime, by which I mean tabletop pen and paper roleplaying games, should not be likened to conventional forms of written communication. It is akin, if not equal to, verbal communication, and more specifically casual conversation rather than ritualised debate, even though it often comes to resemble the latter.

From these insights, we conclude that overly formal modes of communication, including an arbitrary minimal length for each contribution, is not fitting to the medium at hand.

In conclusion, I would like to address the author of the original post that started this discussion. Contributions that do not comply with traditional forms of written communications are a reality in this forum. Trying to change this is like unto Don Quixote tilting at windmills, a metaphor that is apt in more then one sense, since it is both a futile struggle and one against an enemy that is not really an enemy.

Most of today's electronic set-ups used to peruse internet sites such as this one are more than adequate for quickly skipping content-light contributions, which are easily recognisable by their exceedingly short message body. It would require equipment that is very unwieldy in general for this to become a serious problem, and such a case would be more the fault of said equipment than this website's community's idiosyncrasies while conversing, and blaming the community instead of the equipment will in all likelihood earn your more resentment than success.

Or, in a less formal and more efficient way:
lynora's right. This is not a gentlemen's club for stuck-up old Taldane nobles bemoaning the downfall of communication these days. It's a message board for discussing a quirky hobby.

Unless you're looking this up on a crappy cell-phone, the occasional "+1" or "oooooh" posts should not really inconvenience you. Sounds more like you don't like people posting that because it's another step in the downfall of language or something.

In that case, you need to hang out less in afore-mentioned gentlemen's clubs and more on certain websites where 90% of the contributions are "FIRST" (several times), outrageous comments about "FIRST", some memes, and other crap.

Once you went through a few of those threads, you'll think this here is heaven.

If you want to go on a crusade against language-rape, at least fight against something worthwhile, like "you're/your" "it's/its", plural apostrophes, "they're/there/their", "I could care less", "that was one of my worse moments" or things like that.


KaeYoss wrote:
"that was one of my worse moments"

One of my wurst moments


KaeYoss wrote:
That.

Slow clap, man. Slow effing clap.


And from a designers point of view..and a freelancer to boot..sometimes the little posts are the ones that mean the most. A simple " want this" or "love it" is pure encouragement...while the 12 paragraphs disecting the complete work..while valuable..still sometimes seem to focus on the one little thing that you missed/that they hate for x reason, or they felt was unclear. I read them, fix what I can, and enjoy the challenge of getting better..but sometimes the simple pat on the back makes the hard work worth while...

Sovereign Court

Boerngrim wrote:


Police ourselves? Have higher standards for what is WORTHY of a post?

Well you've solicited more than a one word post and you are going to get one. In my opinion it is terribly arrogant and heavy handed of you to try to impose some personal standard of what you consider to be a worthy post on the other people who post here. If I or anyone else wish to make a one word post expressing our excitement and anticipation for an upcoming product, as long as we are not violating Paizo's forum rules, we should feel free to do so.

A simple, short post in support of a new product contributes more to the conversation than a lengthier post that complains about short posts and makes NO MENTION of the product at all.

A forum is a place for everyone to express themselves. Some do it by posting treatises, some by posting one word. They all have value to some one, even if only to the poster, and even if they have no value to you.

I approve this message and share this point of view fully.

Also, maybe it's worth mentioning that the messageboards are for the enjoyment of everyone, and are a form of leisure too. Reading the posts on these boards is a good way to evacuate stress for me, and I do not see why anybody should have to "police" itself beyond the usual politeness and courtesy.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Blackerose wrote:
And from a designers point of view..and a freelancer to boot..sometimes the little posts are the ones that mean the most. A simple " want this" or "love it" is pure encouragement...while the 12 paragraphs disecting the complete work..while valuable..still sometimes seem to focus on the one little thing that you missed/that they hate for x reason, or they felt was unclear. I read them, fix what I can, and enjoy the challenge of getting better..but sometimes the simple pat on the back makes the hard work worth while...

That's a good point, I agree 100%.


Gruuuu wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
"that was one of my worse moments"

One of my wurst moments

Ugh! Mustard. I hate mustard. That sausage does look tasty apart from the disgusting condiment. I like my sausages well done, not almost raw like some people seem to enjoy them.

I think we have some left over from lunch today, and it's almost dinner time.

Yum yum yum!


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Oh come on KaeYoss, you know there's nothing like munching on a nice, cool wiener.


Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

You're absolutely right about the mustard, though. Vile stuff. Except on christmas ham.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Society Subscriber

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I think we've traveled to the land of snark.

"Snark, snark!", snarkened he!


You are fools to speak ill of mustard.

I'm gonna go grill a kielbasa and slather it with Coleman's just to spite you.


Evil Lincoln wrote:

You are fools to speak ill of mustard.

I'm gonna go grill a kielbasa and slather it with Coleman's just to spice you.

FIFY

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Evil Lincoln wrote:

You are fools to speak ill of mustard.

I'm gonna go grill a kielbasa and slather it with Coleman's just to spite you.

I'm throwing some kielbasa on the grill tonight but I'll break out the Inglehoffer mustard.

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

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It's like herding distracted cats around here, I'll tell you what.


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Gary Teter wrote:
It's like herding distracted cats around here, I'll tell you what.

Wouldn't otters be more interesting to herd?

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

KIELBASA!!!


Gary Teter wrote:
It's like herding distracted cats around here, I'll tell you what.

Huh?

;)

Liberty's Edge

I prefer ketchup on my kielbasa.

Mustard is the root of all evil in the world. Especially when McDonald's gets it on the outside of the wrapper and, subsequently, on your jeans.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

I thought this thread was going to be about trollish posting habits like mine. I am sad.

Liberty's Edge

Nope, apparently it's about kielbasa. And various mustards.


Kieblasa tastes best with mayo.

Liberty's Edge

Polski Ninja wrote:
Kieblasa tastes best with mayo.

Kieblasa! It's as though Van Damme is talking about sausages.

Dark Archive

Gorbacz wrote:
I'll make an "ooh, shiny" post in every new product announcement in this batch.

I was wondering about that.


Seattle is weird.

They eat sausages with cream cheese.

By default.

I ordered a hot dog one time, and it had cream cheese on it.

That's pretty presumptuous, no?

Liberty's Edge

That would be like buying a car and it coming equipped with toilet seats.


Gary Teter wrote:
It's like herding distracted cats around here, I'll tell you what.

I didn't even post on this thread! I was going to, but I found a piece of string. I was going to get the piece of string. But then I decided I need a shower. But then I fell asleep. Now I need cheezeburguers. I'm not sure why, I'm not even hungry. Oh, hey a pice of string.


Callous Jack wrote:
Blackerose wrote:
And from a designers point of view..and a freelancer to boot..sometimes the little posts are the ones that mean the most. A simple " want this" or "love it" is pure encouragement...while the 12 paragraphs disecting the complete work..while valuable..still sometimes seem to focus on the one little thing that you missed/that they hate for x reason, or they felt was unclear. I read them, fix what I can, and enjoy the challenge of getting better..but sometimes the simple pat on the back makes the hard work worth while...
That's a good point, I agree 100%.

AHHA! I was just looking for your E-mail addy..If you still do artwork, I may have projects for you. Drop me an e-mail at blackrose.hing@gmail.com


Kajehase wrote:
Oh come on KaeYoss, you know there's nothing like munching on a nice, cool wiener.

Bah. Hate wieners. Hate all kinds of sausages with that kind of sausage skin. This tough, chewy crap. Ugh.

Nothing beats a rostwurst.

Someone ate those I thought were left. Bastards.


Evil Lincoln wrote:

You are fools to speak ill of mustard.

I'm gonna go grill a kielbasa and slather it with Coleman's just to spite you.

Sure, go on. Cut off the nose to spite the face!


Gary Teter wrote:
It's like herding distracted cats around here, I'll tell you what.

You're just jealous of our culinary exploits.

But don't be sad. If you're ever in the area, gimme a call and we'll have a nice barbecue, Saarland style. You can put mustard on your rostwurst, if you want. Or your schwenker.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Blackerose wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
Blackerose wrote:
And from a designers point of view..and a freelancer to boot..sometimes the little posts are the ones that mean the most. A simple " want this" or "love it" is pure encouragement...while the 12 paragraphs disecting the complete work..while valuable..still sometimes seem to focus on the one little thing that you missed/that they hate for x reason, or they felt was unclear. I read them, fix what I can, and enjoy the challenge of getting better..but sometimes the simple pat on the back makes the hard work worth while...
That's a good point, I agree 100%.
AHHA! I was just looking for your E-mail addy..If you still do artwork, I may have projects for you. Drop me an e-mail at blackrose.hing@gmail.com

E-mail sent.

Liberty's Edge

Post #100!

Grand Lodge

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TOTP!


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