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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby jayman419 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:15 am

(LaoWai @ Apr 11 2013, 04:20 PM)
Well, I can say I messed up a few quotes within my first few posts and started off a topic that got moved. (Maybe it got moved because of my own idiocy, and maybe it moved because the place is getting organized; who knows? Not me, certainly.)

To any lurkers out there who are feeling shy, learn from my example: No one called me names or booted me; everyone just worked around me, and some have even replied to my posts with positive responses. Back at Cracked I never had a particularly bad run-in in the comments (minus some downvotes), and so far folks here have been pretty relaxed about the jump from commenting to foruming.

You'll probably see some people getting ribbed, but I'm guessing most of them will be somewhat "famous" commenters from Cracked who have good senses or humor about themselves.



Most likely simple organization. If it had been a problem, someone would have told you why.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby jayman419 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:17 am

So, now I'm a mod. I take that to mean my main job is to moderate. by which I mean to take actions, when required, that are not "extreme, partisan or radical". You won't see me deleting or commenting inside a bunch of your posts. You probably won't see me banning people outright unless it's something so terrible that it's literally not fit for human eyeballs.

So I say it again. No one, not anyone anywhere on this site or in our chat, has to put up with abuse. I promised this when I was a new member. I reiterate it now. If something makes you feel uncomfortable, find me. Talk to me. I will fix it. If I can't fix it, I will escalate it to the people who can.

You can PM me, find me lurking through the threads, and here, in the IRC chat that's been set up. If you need help, if you have a question, if you just want to say Hi, IRC is probably the fastest way to find someone who can be of service.

Click that link, accept whatever nickname it gives you, and when you get in the chat room say "Morpheus is fighting Neo!!!" and paste the link to the thread.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby Tesseracts » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:18 am

(LaoWai @ Apr 11 2013, 04:20 PM)
Well, I can say I messed up a few quotes within my first few posts and started off a topic that got moved. (Maybe it got moved because of my own idiocy, and maybe it moved because the place is getting organized; who knows? Not me, certainly.)

To any lurkers out there who are feeling shy, learn from my example: No one called me names or booted me; everyone just worked around me, and some have even replied to my posts with positive responses. Back at Cracked I never had a particularly bad run-in in the comments (minus some downvotes), and so far folks here have been pretty relaxed about the jump from commenting to foruming.

You'll probably see some people getting ribbed, but I'm guessing most of them will be somewhat "famous" commenters from Cracked who have good senses or humor about themselves.


That was me. You didn't do anything wrong, everyone started talking about Cracked in GD, so you did what everyone else did. That makes sense.

At first I didn't do anything because I was glad people were posting at all, but when we started getting a lot of activity, I just decided one day to move all of the Cracked discussion to the forum for Cracked discussion.

This is a great thread Jayman.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby Matthew Notch » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:19 am

JugularNotch Posted: Apr 11 2013, 07:57 PM
(LaoWai @ Apr 11 2013, 04:20 PM)
You'll probably see some people getting ribbed, but I'm guessing most of them will be somewhat "famous" commenters from Cracked who have good senses or humor about themselves.


Oh you. But yeah, if any of you crack a joke at my expense I will SHOW NO MERCY.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby jayman419 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:20 am

Overlord Moo Posted: Apr 11 2013, 09:02 PM


(cjlind6436 @ Apr 11 2013, 04:24 PM)
You're 100% welcome here as long as you don't look at kiddie porn.


This applies to most situations really.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby LaoWai » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:22 pm

@Tess, thanks for the assurance, but more importantly, thanks for taking the lead on building this site. If I can't do anything else for the site, feel free to use my computer-illiteracy as an example of how anyone can post here. (I'm sure I'll make a good number of goofs in coming weeks, but I'm well-intentioned, sort of like Charlie Gordon.)

@Jugular, as long as you don't make jokes about my enormous nose, I won't make any jokes about your enormous feet. [Insert innuendo]
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby Matthew Notch » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:49 am

You know what they say about guys with big feet. Something like, "Damn, that dude's got big ass feet."

Hooray! And again, welcome one and all. Don't forget about the PM function--if you're really really shy about posting, that can be your best buddy. I for one will always listen to a PM and will not judge you, although that's probably true of just about everyone on the forum here, so have no fear!
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby sunglasses » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:55 pm

I haven't been super active online lately (YAY overtime?) but super thanks to everyone who helped raise the funds and move stuff over.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby SryimHi » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:18 pm

Well, this is cool. Thanks to everyone who got involved with this. I honestly feel Cracked comments section set up a great community for the people who used it responsibly. I hope we can keep it going. In a strange sort of way, you guys are friends of mine, even though I'll never know your name or see your face :)
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby Eternauta » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Is this the thread where people hug and stuff? I like hugs, they are great at concealing sexual harassment in an innocent, wholehearted and socially acceptable gesture.

You know you bring that on yourself with those low cut tops you insist on wearing - JN



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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby LikeASimile » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:47 pm

This is so awesome. The Cracked comments are kind of a mixed bag; sometimes you get thumbed down and flamed over something totally innocent, sometimes you run out of thumbs down because of that one really racist commenter, et cetera. But this seems like a really nice place. It looks like we've got the best of the comments section here.

Plus me, but that can't be helped.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby LaoWai » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:51 pm

You know what they say about guys with big feet? Something like "Man, you must spend a fortune on shoes!"

You know what they say about guys with big noses? Something like "Man, Kleenex must send you Christmas gifts every year!...I mean, Hannukah gifts...I mean, (oh, crap!) Chanuka? Khanukkah*?" And I respond, "Dude, I've just got a big nose, relax."

*This is in fact the traditional Chinese-American detective holiday in February. (Number of people who will get that joke without googling=an estimated 0; please try again.)
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby GutterBall » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:32 am

I always assumed guys with big feet really went through socks.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby Matthew Notch » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:56 am

That's toenails, GutterBall. You can buy big enough socks for the big feet, but the long toenails can't be contained.
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Re: The Welcome Mat

Postby Eternauta » Wed May 08, 2013 10:10 pm

Bunch of fascist communazis super de duper really nice people, you ain't fooling anything but SEXY to me.


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