I-A-B Communiqué : Forum Update

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in

Just a quick note from the desk of fancylad on the state of affairs at I-Am-Bored Headquarters. More improvements.
There are 124 comments:
Male 21,000
what makes people this this is an open forum.

it`s not. i`m not trying to be a dick, but spam in forums slows down my servers.

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Male 116
hahahahaha her left arm is black not white
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Female 4,225
You mean when I type on this laptop ultra fast and don`t use Word?

Yeah.

And yes, the old OF`s turned in to spammiong grounds.

hehenerd, you were banned too?

I woudn`t realy called it harsh...banning me for life would be harsh. But yeah...things...got out of hand,. That=`s what happenes when you are on a old forum which normally isn`t posted on...or seems like it`s nor watched on a regular basis.

So, it was well deserved.

So as I said, a "You are benned/temperorilly suspednded" email would be nice, which would include telling us for how long.

Can`t wait to see your solution Fancylad.

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Male 327
i do
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Male 541
R.I.P "oldest to newest"
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Female 929
Whipped cream and marshmallows on what..?

Itried that once - it`s more messy than it is fun, but it is fun!

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Female 182
Awww! Poor Fancy working hard! *tucks Fancy into bed* I`ll be back with your cocoa in a minute ^_^ Do you want whipped cream and marshmallows on it?
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Female 1,264
I miss "Oldest to Newest"
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Male 3,301
The Maverick and the Milf.
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Female 526
I`m just kinda confused..
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Female 738
I actually like the structure of the new forums... no longer do I witness those irritating "first" posts... it`s beautiful.

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Male 3,369

Sort of explains my feelings on the new comments thing!

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Male 1,497
I have to agree with prime, we cant have the good old debates backwords...
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Male 7,933
All I want changed is the newest-oldest. I like the 5 appearing in the page though.
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Male 5,970
Sounds excellent fancy, thank god, I was tired of all these pissed users complaining :-P
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Male 21,000
OK, don`t quote me on this, because it`s in the talks stage, but I just spoke to my developer and we`re coming to a solution where people who are fans of the old forums and people who are fans of the new forums will both be happy. it`s a high priority situation. there, i`ve said too much already, but when it happens, we`ll never have to have the "i like the old forums" conversation again.

developing...

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Female 602
Wow, thanks guys. (I feel special now. XD)

Anyway, since davymid asked us to keep coming up with suggestions, I do have one. However, it is not comment related in any way.

Well, you know how at the top of the page there are the little tabs (Latest, Popular, Most Bookmarked, etc.)?
I think it would be good to add "Archive". So, you can write dates (March 1st, March 2nd, etc.) and put in all the posts that were up that day.
That way, a person that misses a day, a week, or even a month can go to Archive and see what they missed instead of going to page 28 and having to refresh in case a new post pushed a post from the bottom of the last page to the top of the next page.

I have had to do this SEVERAL times now and I find it to be annoying.

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Male 7,933
I think its sad that i was able to read Smigs messages easier than anyone other post.
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Male 4,793
wow fancy, you really do got a thing for palin dontcha? well if it makes u feel any better (and if it gets me some street cred wit u) then i think u got a shot with her...if you kill her husband first. (i suggest hireing cheney to shotfacegun him)
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Male 12,138
^^ Like your style Smig. Like it. :-P
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Male 648
I concur, reading upwards is irritating and does not make sense. An option to choose style would be appreciated.

pot ot mottob morf "retteb erom" meht daer nac ew taht os sdrawkcab segassem ruo epyt dlouhs ew ebyam ro...

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Male 672
Please explain how listing the comments from "Newest-to-oldest" makes sense? Considering that newer comments have a tendency to be a response to older ones, and how rediculously irritating it is to read up to down then go back up again, I hardly see where this form "makes sense." And there`s no such thing as "more better" and even if there was, I wouldn`t call the changes so far "better" anyway.

Yeah I`m in a pissy mood. F off.

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Male 12,138
^^ Snivellus, "at the top of the page you can provide the choices "Old Comment System" and "New Comment System". That way every person can choose what they prefer and be happy."

That is a splendid idea, and not as difficult to facilitate as you might think.

Remember there was a discussion some time ago about changing the site`s colour scheme (to a resounding "NO" from the masses) and one voice on the forums (sorry, can`t remember who) spoke up with the wonderful idea of making it user-controlled, so they could choose any colour scheme, or stick with "IAB Classic". The same could be done for comments.

Keep coming with suggestions, pet peeves, ideas, and bugs (try to keep it helpful/constructive rather than b*tch for the sake of it!), fellow IABers. This is the chance for your voice to be heard, Fancy said he will be checking this thread and writing things down!

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Male 386
Snivellus had a good idea with having the option to choose how to view the comment order. I really like the old way of posting. If it`s possibly i`d definitely appreciate it
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Male 7,933
I dont like the idea of a quote button. What if feel ranty and want to quote 5 people...

ranty? Is that a word? Sorry, I just came back from a pep rally where one of the cheerleaders had the moves and facial expressions that make Sharon Stone look like Shirley Temple...

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Female 15,763
Nerd, I think if Fancy`s writing down bugs and things he`ll change, and going out of his way to design the site like we want it, why would I settle for something that I might not be 100% behind?

I know it`s change. I`ve been wanting change on IAB for a long time. And we are still in the midst of change, I`m just giving my two cents.

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Male 5,970
But those are only my opinions
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Female 602
Hey, maybe you can let each person decide how they want to see the comments.
For example, at the top of the page you can provide the choices "Old Comment System" and "New Comment System". That way every person can choose what they prefer and be happy.

For non-logged in people, you can show the comment system however you want.

I know this may seem like a lot to ask for (Sorry...) but don`t you want everyone to be happy? * hopeful smile *

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Male 5,970
That, and the fact that if we`re doing it like this (Youtube way) then we might as well be able to quote and reply to each other. With an actual quote button.

Opie, once again, its change. Think about it, this is a little more organized...and first posters dont get there glory this way. First comments first, but as more come in they move down, and late users still are noticed. As for quoting, just use copy and past like we always have. And for remembering where you posted, well its not that difficult, and with the chat on its way actually talking to eachother on the forums wont be as used

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Female 15,763
Davy, the problem I have with it is the page numbering.

I can`t just know what page I was on before, or what page I had a discussion with someone before, I have to search for it.

That, and the fact that if we`re doing it like this (Youtube way) then we might as well be able to quote and reply to each other. With an actual quote button.

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Female 602
Sorry Fancylad, but I too prefer the old comment system... To me, it seemed more organized.
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Male 5,970
Davy you have a point (dont understand the HQ thing though, and fancy seems to be quiet about the Buddy thing ((I`ve tried to ask too))) but the result is pretty obvious, like 5 users like, the rest dont; from these comments at least
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Male 12,138
VOTE! Fancylad, use your new voting widget! The voice of the IAB community demands to be heard!

This is a democracy after all. Albeit, a democracy ruled over by a autocratic demagogue who usurped the previous pretender to the throne (what ever DID happen to Buddy by the way? And what are those muffled noises coming from the basement at IAB HQ?), but a democracy nonetheless!

Vox Populi!

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Male 2,028
Hmm...I know it`s been said multiple times before and I`ll probably just seem obnoxious saying it(sorry...), but I also prefer the old comment system.
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Male 7,933
I still don`t like the new comment system. I like the comments on the front page, but the new-old system... no
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Male 5,970
I agree, Kasu-Chan. I was one of the most outspoken opponents of the new system when it first came out, but now I kinda like it (sure some kinks need ironed out, but the format works). Personally, I think it encourages people to post as everyone has a chance for their comment to be read. A lot of users were disinclined to comment on older threads because no-one would ever read them. I think the new format fixes that. Just my opinion though.

Anything new will take time to settle in, we can`t say that this is a bad system yet, just users were used to the old way and thats what they know. Sometimes change can be shocking, but in the end it can be great

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Male 2,591
i knew the email i wrote about 6 months ago to you about how comments should be newest to oldest would be heeded! why should the weirdos that hover and wait around for new videos to come just so they can have their comments on the first page be the only ones heard?
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Male 12,138
^^ "Yeah, I find it kind of funny how so many people say we ALL have a problem with the comments system... It`s a bit to get used to, but now the most recent comments will be read/replied to as well, meaning that if you don`t comment on a link until a day after, you`re not just ignored."

I agree, Kasu-Chan. I was one of the most outspoken opponents of the new system when it first came out, but now I kinda like it (sure some kinks need ironed out, but the format works). Personally, I think it encourages people to post as everyone has a chance for their comment to be read. A lot of users were disinclined to comment on older threads because no-one would ever read them. I think the new format fixes that. Just my opinion though.

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Male 5,970
Yeah, I find it kind of funny how so many people say we ALL have a problem with the comments system... It`s a bit to get used to, but now the most recent comments will be read/replied to as well, meaning that if you don`t comment on a link until a day after, you`re not just ignored.

Give this girl a cookie

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Male 12,138
^^ "I like comments the old way. Always regulars making the first page of posts..."

Is that necessarily a good thing?

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Female 283
Yeah, I find it kind of funny how so many people say we ALL have a problem with the comments system... It`s a bit to get used to, but now the most recent comments will be read/replied to as well, meaning that if you don`t comment on a link until a day after, you`re not just ignored.
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Male 12,138
Hey Fancy, just a note- it`s not just Murry`s profile (he was just one I picked at random from this page), but it`s happened to a lot of users- most probably haven`t noticed it yet.
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Male 5,970
fancy lets talk, e-mail or IM, nothing about this, just other IAB related stuff
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Female 304
sorry for saying the same thing as some other people but I dont much care for the comment system either. It was easier to read before, at least for me. Just my humble opinion :) oh and YAY FOR CHATROOM!!
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Male 695
I like comments the old way. Always regulars making the first page of posts...
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Male 21,000
hey all, i`m writing down all the bugs (ie: murray`s profile being f_cked up). these are the small things that are going to get attention in the coming weeks.
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Female 304
sorry for saying the same thing as some other people but I dont much care for the comment system either. It was easier to read before, at least for me. Just my humble opinion :) oh and YAY FOR CHATROOM!!
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Male 5,970
I get it too murry, and those monkeys are stressed at the moments, which causes them to get mad, and instead of throwing ideas, they through poop....but don`t worry, for their bowels can`t handle that much poop

a.k.a the site is laggy due to updates

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Male 12,138
I don`t have that problem Dainty, but there certainly are some bugs in the system (example- try clicking on murrymalty`s profile, via his name- does everyone get "Account Closed"?)

Don`t worry, I`m sure as Fancylad throws more bananas at his pet developers, these little kinks will get ironed out...

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Male 5,970
TS, you also were a bit of a spammer at times too; like me, you learned the hard way, but that`s why we learn from our mistakes no?
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Male 12,138
TS, I love you dearly. Fancylad banning you was harsh.

But if typing like a fecking epileptic chimp hammering away on the keyboard were against the rules, I would have banned you myself long ago. And then called the FBI.

No offence xox

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Male 5,970
Oh! I`d also like to note that even when you are logged in, it still says `Log In` and `New Account` in the top right corner-area, which would normally say `Your Username`, and `My Account`.

Not...for..me Dainty, same as always...

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Male 5,970
Nerd, that thing we spoke of, did it become reality?

answers coming in e-mail, 5 minutes

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Female 4,225
That`s right, w`re onlyb rioting peasents...
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Male 12,138
Nerd, that thing we spoke of, did it become reality?
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Male 5,970
Thanks murry, anyways guys: 1. Fancy is napping right now so he probably wont see your comments, just look at one and see that people still dont like the chat 2. Stop complaining, its been said 3. More improvements are coming, fancy just tried something, nothing wrong with trial and error. The new things coming make up for this no doubt
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Female 2,672
opie, gd comment there
fancy, it would stop the b1tch1n if u did that
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Female 15,763
If the posts are backwards, then the page numbers have gotta be backwards too. Or else I`ll have NO idea which page I left off on if I`m in the middle of a discussion. It was page 4 last night, but it could very well be page 9 this morning.

BUT OH MY GOD YAY FOR HAVING THE FIRST 5 IN THE REGULAR COMMENTS SECTION!

...I love you Fancy.

AND HOLY CRAP, REAL FORUMS AND A CHAT? REALLY!?

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Female 2,672
hehhenerd, ur pic is awesome, and majase, urs is scary
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Male 5,970
i still hate the comments. say i want to comment on turnshroud`s comment. when i do, everybody else would have to go to the next page, read hers, ten read mine again. its stupid. put it back to normal. please.

That`s why you do what I just did

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Female 1,287
i still hate the comments. say i want to comment on turnshroud`s comment. when i do, everybody else would have to go to the next page, read hers, ten read mine again. its stupid. put it back to normal. please.
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Female 2,672
thats y hehehnerd was a mod- conflict resolution :-P
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Male 247
I like the changes. And a chat room you say?!

Be still my twisted heart of darkness.

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Male 5,970
Guys, come on, stop complaining about this, you guys have already got your point off, no need to keep commenting the same complaint over and over
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Female 2,672
thts a good, point TS actually
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Female 1,441
I hate this comment system. It`s annoying to have to go all the way to the back for the first post and then read them all backwards and upwards. How does that make more sense?

This is why I never read more than the first 10 comments on YouTube videos.

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Female 4,225
Before, if I left off on page 3, I could go bacck to page three, and easily find when a conversation started.

I like up-down better than down-up.

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Female 2,672
this way is the dratin same, only you go up the page, instead of down.
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Female 4,225
I don\`t really know.

Probably for lurking and apmming the IAB is Experiencing Technical Difficulties forum.

Well not spamming...well...multi-posting.

That it Fancylad?

I say, clickin=g comments button takes you to your last post,

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Male 5,970
fancy, can we talk? Check your e-mails or go on IM, some issues I want to discuss, nothing major.

Anyways this should be good for the IAB future

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Female 562
I agree tdogg. I don`t like it...
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Male 473
i really dont like it this way. obviously no one else does either. Please change it back, i think its better that way. or really anything besides this way really. i do however like how you can see the first five posts on the actual page though.

and who really reads youtube comments anyway?

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Male 2,344
domisgod, why are you speaking for everyone. You`re not their voice, let them have an opinion. Now, it may be annoying to people now, but after a while, you will get used to it. we adapted to yotube comments, haven`t we? It`s easier like this anyway.
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Female 2,672
indeed
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Male 12,138
^^ And yes.
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Male 21,000
dilldog123

Male, 13-17, Midwest US
Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:34:07 PM

would this be my chat, and burnsy`s forum? or did we do that work for nothing?

+ + + + + + + +

No and no.

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Female 562
I just came in here to see how many people would say the picture is photoshopped anyway.
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Male 21,000
freddyferret

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:30:57 PM

The comments still suck. It was better the way it was before, and it was easier to follow. Now you have scroll through pages to get to the first posts and read them BACKWARDS. Seriously, no one else (that has a brain) does this. MySpace blogs, ANY blogs, will show the first comments first, not the most recent ones.

This is just annoying and I don`t read them anymore.

+ + + + + + +

YouTube? Duh.

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Male 12,138
Turnshroud, you got banned? What for?
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Female 2,672
so wubu2 while banned ts?
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Female 4,225
What`s all this about 8having a chatroom or forum?
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Male 1,766
CHAT ROOOOOOOOMMMMS!!!!!! :D
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Male 1,114
McGovern1981 we know...
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Female 2,672
welcome back TS
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Female 4,225
IMe and our friend Gandhi were banished for about a week.

We was banned and the forum went bye-bye.

fancylad- can you have a computer enerated email for bannings/suspensions please?

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Female 2,672
TS, where u been?
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Female 2,672
krembills a nob
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Male 1,091
Oh its not worth it... i was gonna start saying how dom should understand that little things like comment systems and turned rug corners and mosquitos in my room annoy me, and that he should read the other peoples comments saying how they hate/dislike the new comment system, and that the old comment system was much better/made sence/was something they were used to... but then I said eff it, I should get back to studying for my exam... break over, peace out
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Male 10,440
Palin is a bitch. Dont vote for her. She`s not even that hot.
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Male 629
I had the same thought as duckinfuh, in that in this particular case it`s better to arrange the comments from the oldest to the newest because we do respond to one another`s comments.
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Male 4,867
shutup krembill

the new comment system is not getting on anyones nerves

im glad you`re so manly you can ` fight for what you want` over a comment system on a website. good cause that

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Male 1,091
I see pleeding is more your thing... You will learn to fight for what you want i-am-horny, you just need to grow up. Btw, I was just making a joke on how serious everyone is taking this, well, maybe not, but it IS getting on every1s nerves... and getting this over with is in every1s interest.
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Male 4,867
yh but dilldog i cant get onto anymore

email me a new link and poo

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Male 1,053
i ca tell you urnshroud not alot at all i tryed mochi ads in my games and i got like 50p for 1k hits...
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Female 4,225
When 0will we be able to edit posts?
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Male 1,053
How about no Kermbill... just no
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Female 4,225
Every time we post, we help pay Fancy`s rent?

You want me to strike...and make poor Fancylad go bankrupted and end up homeless?

NEVER!!!!

Say Fancy
, how much is each post worth?

Or at least how does it work? The hits/posts= revenue ststem?

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Male 214
Go back to old way pretty please.. But hurray chatroom!!
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Female 4,225
Can`t wait for chatroom.
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Male 65
Everybody used to do newest posts first until they realised it didn`t work. Practically the entire Internet has switched to how it should be, first post first, second post second etc. it`s logical, please change it back.
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Female 115
wouldn`t call them improvements... the comment setup is driving me crazy, but oh well...
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Male 4,867
wahay a chatroom finally.

nice one fancy

me likey the pic

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Male 1,894
"Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:33:19 PM
Normally I`d say newest-to-oldest makes no difference to me, but I just gotta take exception for the case of game walkthroughs. Sometimes you just need an early hint and you don`t want to read step 28 when you`re still stuck in the room with only a paperclip, an onion and three spanish midgets."
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Dude, I know that game. What you do is smash the onion on the smallest midgets head. Then when they all start crying, poke their eyes out with the paperclip. After they are all blinded, they will run around, just dodge them until the biggest one drops the key.

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Male 891
oops.

also TRUE in the case...*

which just brings me to something i forgot: correcting typos.

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Male 891
the new comments system would make sense if ALL comments were about the link. but they aren`t. sometimes people start having arguments and/or conversations in the comments section and you have to start from the last page and read backwards to know what the heck is going on. also in the case where some have to span two comments in the case of 1000+ characters.

nomotivatn: you`re supposed to give the onion to the midgets. they all start fighting over it and in the midst of battle, you lash all their legs together using the paperclip. then use the result as a sort of flail.

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Male 14,331
Just the face is shopped and thats just a BB gun.
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Female 929
I think she`s hot. :X
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Male 2,313
For what it`s worth, I really, really don`t like having to read the last comments first. It doesn`t do much good, other than making first posts pointless, which banning has already done. Just an opinion.
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Male 166
i think the gun, the right index finger, and the left arm are shopped. or the text saying that the picture is shopped is shopped.
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Male 2,028
Thanks Fancy. That really was one thing that bothered me about the new comment system. The other stuff, I can adjust to(and probably everyone else), but the way it was with just the 5 comments on her and NOT the official page was annoying. Thank you, again. :-) ...do the smileys work again?
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Male 1,894
I`m getting used to the new comment system. I think ti should stay this way.
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Male 1,853
would this be my chat, and burnsy`s forum? or did we do that work for nothing?
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Female 188
Ok, I give up..

What about the photo makes it photoshopped?

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Female 59
Normally I`d say newest-to-oldest makes no difference to me, but I just gotta take exception for the case of game walkthroughs. Sometimes you just need an early hint and you don`t want to read step 28 when you`re still stuck in the room with only a paperclip, an onion and three spanish midgets.
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Male 11,739
The comments still suck. It was better the way it was before, and it was easier to follow. Now you have scroll through pages to get to the first posts and read them BACKWARDS. Seriously, no one else (that has a brain) does this. MySpace blogs, ANY blogs, will show the first comments first, not the most recent ones.

This is just annoying and I don`t read them anymore.

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Female 1,006
I liked having comments oldest to newest. That makes more sense to me, because you don`t start reading from the back. We`re not Japanese!
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Female 331
One day, Fancy, you`ll obtain that dream. :]

Lol, thanks for the update!

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Male 404
woot!!!! chat!!!!
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Male 511
yes it will filip, i 2nd fancy`s dream too
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Female 168
ultra lulz chat will be ultra lulz
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Male 174
sweet. thanks fancy.
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Male 164
ok thanks for letting me know. i`ll sleep easy in bed tonight
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Male 28
chat room is gonna be cool
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Male 21,000
Link: I-A-B Communiqué : Forum Update [Rate Link] - Just a quick note from the desk of fancylad on the state of affairs at I-Am-Bored Headquarters. More improvements.
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