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aberdeenwriter
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Jun 6, 2010, 10:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Just reading a few posts from those threads has me wondering, 'Who WAS I then? Have I changed THAT much in just four years?' I miss the old me.

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Jun 6, 2010, 10:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
I'm all for it.

And let Kevin back, too. I never understood the "ban-for-life" thing.

If someone comes back from a ban and still doesn't behave, then he'd be banned again. For a time.

-t
I'm all for having Kevin back. And while we're at it hows about lifting my PWL ban? I no longer have a big personality.
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Jun 6, 2010, 10:44 PM
 
Abe: if it's any consolation I'm the only person on MacNN with a censor.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 10:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Abe: if it's any consolation I'm the only person on MacNN with a censor.
What kind of censor? Sentient or electronic?
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Jun 6, 2010, 10:54 PM
 
Electronic. I actually enjoy my censor, but at the same time I can't help thinking that I'm living in Communist Fuzzy Wombat or something.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 11:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Electronic. I actually enjoy my censor, but at the same time I can't help thinking that I'm living in Communist Fuzzy Wombat or something.
What can't you say? What does the censor censor? Can you even say it?
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Jun 6, 2010, 11:05 PM
 
I can't say hashish. <-- That is not the word I can't say, it was censored.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 11:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I can't say hashish. <-- That is not the word I can't say, it was censored.
I see. End of exchange.
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Jun 6, 2010, 11:14 PM
 
To all us senior members who joined under UBB, I've arranged a gift for most of us.

@aberdeenwriter, the censor was some clever coding on my part one afternoon, designed to help besson overcome his fetish. It replaces certain words. It's also easy to circumvent, since it doesn't apply to edits. And like most censorship efforts, it doesn't appear to have worked.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 11:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
To all us senior members who joined under UBB, I've arranged a gift for most of us.

@aberdeenwriter, the censor was some clever coding on my part one afternoon, designed to help besson overcome his fetish. It replaces certain words. It's also easy to circumvent, since it doesn't apply to edits. And like most censorship efforts, it doesn't appear to have worked.
Thank you reader50!
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Jun 7, 2010, 12:09 AM
 
Such interesting ambiguity.

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Jun 7, 2010, 12:13 AM
 
Hah! That actually bumped me over 10K, I am officially a Posting Junkie.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 01:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
Just reading a few posts from those threads has me wondering, 'Who WAS I then? Have I changed THAT much in just four years?' I miss the old me.

Speaking of which, who all were you? Mojo, Mojo2, Abe Aberdeenwriter, Lerkfish, Marden? Any others?

Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
To all us senior members who joined under UBB, I've arranged a gift for most of us.

@aberdeenwriter, the censor was some clever coding on my part one afternoon, designed to help besson overcome his fetish. It replaces certain words. It's also easy to circumvent, since it doesn't apply to edits. And like most censorship efforts, it doesn't appear to have worked.
Wow, that's awesome. Someone needs to email Feathers. I'm glad I gave you all my seti workunits all those years ago, thanks reader!

Ok posters time to let them have it. MacNN Staff It's our duty to let MacNN know we hate intelliTXT!
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 05:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by keyser_soze View Post
Speaking of which, who all were you? Mojo, Mojo2, Abe Aberdeenwriter, Lerkfish, Marden? Any others?
Definitely not Lerkfish.

Lerkfish had his head screwed on properly and is anything BUT batshit insane.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 10:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
To all us senior members who joined under UBB, I've arranged a gift for most of us.
w00t! This got me well over the 4 1/2 stars mark. Thanks!

(Not that my sense of self-worth is tied to my status here, or anything…)
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Jun 7, 2010, 10:35 AM
 
I'm in the 3,200's now, I was in the 3,100's before . I think.

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Jun 7, 2010, 01:02 PM
 
Anthony the PC Lover, heh.

There was another Tony, that was a lawyer.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 01:31 PM
 
I gained almost 20. I'll be at 4 stars in no time!
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 01:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
To all us senior members who joined under UBB, I've arranged a gift for most of us.

@aberdeenwriter, the censor was some clever coding on my part one afternoon, designed to help besson overcome his fetish. It replaces certain words. It's also easy to circumvent, since it doesn't apply to edits. And like most censorship efforts, it doesn't appear to have worked.

I think it has worked better or worse than you had ever conceived, depending on how you look at it. It is massively malfunctioning half the time, maybe it has been compromised or has gained some sort of unanticipated intellligence. It replaces all sorts of words of mine making many of my posts nonsensical. Do you notice the popsicle and the stars at the end of my response to Laminar? The work of the censor.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 02:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Teronzhul View Post
I gained almost 20. I'll be at 4 stars in no time!
And with amazing speed!

I'm glad I didn't lose my CI stars when the second round of database fixes were implemented.

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Jun 7, 2010, 03:16 PM
 
Looks like my anniversary's coming up pretty soon too... maybe I'll arrange a surprise dinner with rose petals scattered around and then for dessert we'll get busy on the couch
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Jun 7, 2010, 03:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by keyser_soze View Post
Speaking of which, who all were you? Mojo, Mojo2, Abe Aberdeenwriter, Lerkfish, Marden? Any others?
Aberdeenwriter, Abe, Marden and I'm impressed that you remember Marden. I wasn't Mojo but technically speaking I was since Mojo was using my unit and email. I don't know who Lerkfish was/is.
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Jun 7, 2010, 03:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Definitely not Lerkfish.

Lerkfish had his head screwed on properly and is anything BUT batshit insane.
You may not realize it yet since you are slow on the uptake, but, your efforts to bait me are all for naught. And I suspect you secretly love me.
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Jun 7, 2010, 04:37 PM
 
10 years and I still don't know how to check how many posts I have.

Edit: Found it. Clicked on my name.
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Jun 7, 2010, 04:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
10 years and I still don't know how to check how many posts I have.

Edit: Found it. Clicked on my name.
Impressive that it took you ten years to figure out, considering that post counts were plainly visible right under the poster’s name before the redesign.
     
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I was around for the NewsFactor Network Fiasco (which I remember well. I was in Europe when that happened and I remember visiting from internet cafes in Greece and Germany every day to watch what was happening). Shortly after that the forums changed to disallow unregistered posting and that's when I made my account, 9 years ago.
Boy, do I remember that.
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Jun 7, 2010, 05:26 PM
 
Me too. I even made a custom sig image just for them, but was too chicken to put it in play.



Since we're talking up the good old stuff, anyone know who reported Ca$h to the Secret Service in January 2001? It was a most interesting mystery, and a great thread. followup thread a year later

I could finally find those threads after the data repair. To my knowledge, no one admitted a thing.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 05:36 PM
 
It was me.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 06:16 PM
 
I'm going to guess that it was Abe, or maybe Railroader?
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'm going to guess that it was Abe, or maybe Railroader?
Neither. The person that did it came clean eventually. I can't recall precisely who, a couple of possibilities come to mind, but they did post it in a thread were Robert was being a... jerk.
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Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
but they did post it in a thread were Robert was being a... jerk.
Well good job narrowing that down.
he just has a strong personality
     
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impressive that it took you ten years to figure out, considering that post counts were plainly visible right under the poster’s name before the redesign.
+1.
     
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Jun 7, 2010, 11:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'm going to guess that it was Abe, or maybe Railroader?
Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
Neither. The person that did it came clean eventually. I can't recall precisely who, a couple of possibilities come to mind, but they did post it in a thread were Robert was being a... jerk.
Indeed, not I. Nor Kilbey, for that matter.
     
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Jun 8, 2010, 12:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'm going to guess that it was Abe, or maybe Railroader?
I never thought Ca$h was a foreign agent so why would I report him?
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Jun 8, 2010, 12:44 AM
 
I don't know, but did you ever figure out who the foreign agents were? Was I one of them? I think Dork. is a foreign agent, he's probably Turkish.
     
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I don't know, but did you ever figure out who the foreign agents were? Was I one of them? I think Dork. is a foreign agent, he's probably Turkish.
This whole forum is filthy with foreign agents.
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Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
This whole forum is filthy with foreign agents.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

-t
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Me too. I even made a custom sig image just for them, but was too chicken to put it in play.



Since we're talking up the good old stuff, anyone know who reported Ca$h to the Secret Service in January 2001? It was a most interesting mystery, and a great thread. followup thread a year later

I could finally find those threads after the data repair. To my knowledge, no one admitted a thing.

I know who it was. I busted them too. It was some random jackass who didn't like me... so I looked up their name, and it showed up as an AOL account, signed into my mom's AOL account, and checked his profile. It gave me a last name, and a city. I then searched for the last name and city, and came up with a phone number, full name, and address.

The guy was all sassy about reporting me, and I said "Yeah well I can find you", and he didn't believe me, so I posted his phone number, he freaked out, and I never heard from him again.

I still have his contact info.
     
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Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
There's a spot on my backside that has your lip print.
Does it look like this ? (NSFW)

 


-t
( Last edited by Oisín; Jun 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Spoiler-tagged the NSFW bits … err, butts.)
     
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Does it look like this ? (NSFW)

 


-t
That looks like yo mamma's bosom after the construction crew finished with her.

Remember you started this.
( Last edited by Oisín; Jun 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Spoiler-tagged the NSFW bits … err, butts.)
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You may not realize it yet since you are slow on the uptake, but, your efforts to bait me are all for naught. And I suspect you secretly love me.
That wasn't bait.

I didn't post that to elicit a response from you.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
That wasn't bait.

I didn't post that to elicit a response from you.
My bad.
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Jun 8, 2010, 07:20 AM
 
back in the haven days; we would do anniversary parties and meet IRL (OMG!).

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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
To all us senior members who joined under UBB, I've arranged a gift for most of us.
I'm sure it must have added at least a few for me, but I have no idea how may posts I had. It didn't add another star or anything.
     
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Enter yo profile page's URL in google and look at the cached results.
     
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^ And you went CI two (restored or non-restored) posts ago, too.

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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
^ And you went CI two (restored or non-restored) posts ago, too.

Congratulations. White suits you.
And while kudos are being handed out, congratulations to you and AKcrab on becoming mods!
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Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
That looks like yo mamma's bosom after the construction crew finished with her.

Remember you started this.
And I just finished it. Enough.
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
^ And you went CI two (restored or non-restored) posts ago, too.

Congratulations. White suits you.
I actually preferred the subtle touch of the disarranged stars for Clinically Insane, but I'll get used to it.
     
 
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