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Kirn joined on May 4th, 2010, since that has made 1300 posts that are still accessible today, 55 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Kirn has given 1648 upvotes, and was last online on Jul 24th, 2014.
I simply proposed the one viable solution.
No you didn't. You talk about it like it's a viable solution. But it isn't now. See, you can't go to space now. But the planet, in theory, can do all that other stuff you frown upon. So, let's see here... to pick between something that can be done, but won't help, or something that is impossible?... Tough pick. By any chance, do you have a viable working plan of going into space which you may oh so gracefully propose?
At what point did I ever say "giant arc ship?"
That I picked as the most simple 'escape the planet' plan out there. But please, feel free to share your version of how it can be done.
which can easily lead the way to a Mass Driver for space
Links please. And please, let it be the proper links with talks of costs and proper development times. No linking Mass Effect wiki btw.
military tech leads to more tech for the species as a whole
I kinda wanted to point this out 'cause this is totally irrelevant to this topic and even to the topic of the first thread.
Once again your trying to portray me as an idiot
You do all the work for me, you know...
I actually am all for Solar Energy as that has much potential and I think Wind Energy is also beneficial because I live in Britain
I will always, fucking ALWAYS advocate the Space industry over everything else whether it be Hippie Green bullshit
...spewing inconsistencies like that.
I weep for our fucking species that people oppose Space development which yields so much potential and I hope that somewhere down the line in the future if such "Anime world" were to be the likes of such people would be left on the Earth to rot and die.
And now it's my turn to say that I am not even against the space programs. I am just being realistic about their use at this point of time. And while the idea of leaving others behind to rot sounds nice and may help you sleep better in this world that seems to be so harsh on you... chances are, you won't be alive to ever see that option becoming available.
That, or you won't have the money, sucker.
5 places lest, it seems. 2.5 people can yet participate.
(Just removing 21st post bug with this)
Artists and authors can work in teams
Though, Deft, you are still out of luck, cause you are none of that anyways.
@Gwynn well, I don't really put much faith in polls, you know. Too easy to fuck up. But this made me laugh. Also, I had an interesting thought. At first I though that knowing exact location would be like a direct correlation with wanting to fight Russians there or not. I mean, sure, Ukraine is close to Russia, Russians are probably strong there, so let's not fight them there - that's what I imagined.
But then I figured, it can be the other thing. Knowing where Ukraine is can be a sign of educated person, and educated person would know that military intervention is far from the best thing to do in any situation. Likewise, people who cared enough to find out where we are after this fuckery started, they could also take time to really find out about things, so their choice against fighting could just as well be a reasonable choice based on them following the current situation...
Well, anyways, I didn't really put that much thought into it, but it was interesting idea to play around with. I still would say that polls are unreliable.
(Also, when I tell people on chat where I am, I always tell them to find it on the map )))
Now to @hellstorm901, because what you write is pretty much some sort of retard now.
First of all. Are you actually SERIOUSLY saying 'the world is fucked, let's go to space'? Because that's already the part where I tell you to get your head out of your ass and stop living in anime world. Maybe you didn't notice, but at this stage we can't even manage the 'let's leave the Earth on a giant arc ship' scenario, I am not even talking about any sophisticated ones. But you went even further...
I will always, fucking ALWAYS advocate the Space industry over everything else whether it be Hippie Green bullshit or Religion because only the Space industry and pursuits there yields results
So, as an alternative to any working energy source, you propose space industry, which at this point is decades away from getting ANY solution to any of human problems. And that non-solution, which is, by the way, not even proper industry, you put against... tree-hugging, which is a culture and not an industry and... religion, which is a form of organized belief and not an industry.
Um... I have to ask you seriously. Are you fucking dumb?
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"
"An eye for an eye is not a call for revenge, it is an argument for fairness. In the time of the Bible, it was standard to take a life in exchange for an eye. But the Bible said no, the punishment should fit the crime. Only eye for an eye, nothing more. It is not vindictive, it is mitigatory." - (c) George Carlin
Congratulations, you fail on three counts in one post.
Hmmm... I see some merit in this. Also there is at least some style in some of the offered participants. So, I'll join with Baccano/Bebop set:
Obvious, really. He may act nice towards people, but when he wants to kill you... Well, even if you are immortal, you better run away, because he will very playfully put you through hell.
Soldier, who lost all connection to reality. Now he just wants to knock on the heaven's door... Oh, and that includes killing a damn lot of people. Very blues-style villain, perfect for BeBop setting.
I hope the initial battles will be a random mix so my two choices wouldn't have to go against each other first.
@Xyopq well, that's why I am here.
@Taro_Tanako go eat your heart out! Gossip hack is what you tell your girlfriend when trying to fuck her!
Also, no. Back in the days of first issues of CL News, I tried doing interviews. But it takes time to set up and usually nets less info than asking around or just coming up to them and asking directly without any preparation. Plus most fuckers just lie about stuff trying to look more presentable.
Anyways, added another small news article.
Yep, should be taken down.
And how is that a chat screenshot?
Got reminded about another mod news, so added that one too.
The Colorless News
(08.04.2014, Issue #10)
Admin held at a gunpoint? Which one?
As many of you know, after the site changed ownership, we entered into a new age of CL, steered by Warlock as a single ruler. Instead of three previous admins, Warlock had support of the community and he had goals hoping to push the site for more projects and projects-related activities. Since that change of site ownership every moderator was required not just to moderate, but also to contribute to site activities and projects.
Still, while the general atmosphere on the site became much calmer, and users could rely upon moderators more, everything was not well among staff. Inner and outer tensions were always present on this site, and apparently, even in the new age of CL, there are remnants of old habits. During past few months staff had arguments on few issues and some members of staff were unhappy with activity and contribution of others. To make things worse, Warlock, having real life and studies, became much less active in recent period and unable to follow on many talks in mod chat.
It was suggested to Warlock on many occasions and by many users, that he should create a second admin position to deal with various issues he doesn’t have time for. Right up to April 1st he never gave any indication that he even considered this option.
April 1st started with a good CL tradition of giving staff powers to someone who would scare the community. This time it was DarkChaplain, who proceeded to ban people, give out April badges and mess with the site. The aftermath of this celebration was extremely controversial. Many people complained about badges that looked more like insults than jokes, about bans and about the whole thing not being over at the end of the 1st April. However, on April 4th badges were removed, nobody was banned anymore, there was no lasting damage as with SEN’s April joke on Lycan, and we were left with positive site improvements, like chat modes and guide page. By the way, new users are now redirected to the guide page saving staff the trouble of pointing them in the right direction.
It seems that all was well, but on April 6th another thing happened. This time the tension in moderators chat reached critical point and Kip – well-known and active moderator – stepped down from her position. Since she left moderators chat, the argument was brought to the CL main chat and later to urgently created CL meta chat. Since Warlock was present, he once again was accused of not having time to properly deal with staff arguments and not wanting to get any help. Warlock, in turn, replied that he doesn’t have to babysit moderators. That argument ended without any side agreeing with another. That day also ended with DarkChaplain, who was still on moderators Skype channel after events of the 1st, making a big message there about how he doesn’t care enough to help the staff out anymore and he is leaving the site for a while.
Still, the next day some tensions had apparently calmed, because Kip, while not returned to mod chat, still had moderator status. But the most unexpected thing happened today. DarkChaplain had not only returned to site, but he, once again, had the status of admin. And since it is not April 1st anymore, we are to believe that this is a real promotion from regular user to the highest authority position right after Warlock.
Yes, there was no announcement yet, but it happened. We are yet to know what functions of the site and staff DC will overlook. Also, there is no way to know what exactly made this possible. Did Warlock gave in and gave up part of his power under pressure? Or was it DC who could not stay away from the site and let himself be talked into helping?
We are yet to see what this development would bring, but one thing can be certain – this is the most important event since the site auction.
While the site still has the same old rules it had before, one new rule was added recently. You can find it on ToS page. “Advertise another similar web domain via chat, forum posts, or private messages to gain activity” was added to the list of things you agree not to do. This effectively makes it a bannable offence to advertise any similar site and try to make CL users join it.
This rule works outside the site too, and advertisings via messengers such as skype and so on are also bannable if reported. The staff of CL News reminds you to be mindful of the site rules.
Terms of Service
It’s a Spring for projects!
Arguments aside, the plan to push the site for more projects had apparently worked.
For the past few months we saw increase in activity with there be barely enough space left for project threads stickied on the front page. In addition to the usual CL chorus projects and CL Anthology, SirTingles started a recurring CL 4koma project, which already had one successful run.
With the new state of things we now also have a new events thread listing all projects thread and having news on events that are currently happening.
The Colorless Projects and Events
Plus three, minus one.
While we all know that there are three new moderators - --Jack--, Cenica and Gwynn - there was no announcement about the moderator that chose to leave the ranks of staff.
Chou, having a lot of real life things to deal with, felt that she doesn't have time to watch over the site as a proper moderator anymore. So it was her decision to leave the staff after new moderators would be appointed. And that she did. While she, indeed, was not active in recent time, CL News staff commends her on not abusing her powers and on voluntarily deciding to quit.
She now retains the ranger status.
Staff list on FAQ page
And minus three more
In the aftermath of all that happened, the staff is now down to 7 moderators. Kip, while still technically having mod powers, will not be returning to mod chat and is now off the list of moderators.
Obviously, it was to be expected that DarkChaplain would mark his stepping into power with removing some moderators. For now Lycan and someone are removed with possibility to re-apply. They are off the list and mod chat, and their mod powers are taken away.
Once again, staff list on FAQ page
Issue #10, from 08.04.2014
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