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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Blasphemy and Atheism..XXX.XXX6 years ago
Your blatant attempt to troll the people of this site is offensive and unwarranted.

This place is one that accepts all people with good intent and a modicum of respect for other members.

Clearly this is not a place for you.
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Rating system.....XXX.XXX6 years ago
I argued (though not extremely hard) against the revealing of public ratings. I am, for all intents and purposes, a weak willed human being, when the function was implemented I could only stave off for a few hours before I checked the people who rated me. Of course there were people who just didn't like me rating me red for no 'apparent' reason (I say this because the ratings for people are defined in the rules and I really shouldn't have gotten any reds for anything I recall doing, but that being said I probably shouldn't have any greens either) and there were other, possibly justified, less extreme negative ratings. I dislike knowing who rates me what, and I try and ignore at most of the time, but on to addressing your question.

1. The 'lack of anonymity' has been quite some time ago, late last year. [LINK] For reference. So, 9 months...

2. I see no reason this would change, there have been no real 'problems' with the public rating system

So I'm not really sure why it's being questioned 9 months later... But yes, it probably will be around for the new site. (Though I don't think I saw any screeenshots other than [LINK] of the rating system and that shot is of the original site design which was changed so...)
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Dealing with Laziness..XXX.XXX6 years ago
Though I hate to admit it, I know exactly what you mean. I'm a little bit further down the track from you in terms of, well, just being older more mature; also that whole 'everything that I do affects my future situation' thing.

In highschool I was never motivated in any of my academic studies, the only things that really interested was sleep and occasionally being lazy around friends. I never had something that interested me to any real degree and I just existed in a slothful, shallow, mediocre kind of way. I've never REALLY gotten over it, though doubtless I'm genuinely depressed and circumstances and family situation caused that, so you don't have to worry about that. It's highly likely that what you're referring to is just one of those things that come with puberty, like growing taller and becoming emotionally distant from the people that love you. It's not something that you should be worried about. Jobs, I have found, are never that fun and should be treated with the same amount of enthusiasm as you would have for eating a loaf of stale bread, it seems the general way everyone with a menial job treats their work.

Relationships are something that you don't really have to worry about at your age. Obviously you're currently in one, and I'm not about to recommend you '10 ways to spice up your relationship with your significant other' or anything like that. I'd say just take things as they go, if you're concerned that this slothful feeling will hurt her, tell her how you feel. Women will never pass up an opportunity to console you, as long as they like you in the first place and aren't completely mad. For the majority of the population your teenage years are an opportunity to experiment and find fault with yourself, so you can pretend to be a better person later in life.

Creative products and computer stuff are similarly intertwined; if you enjoy it then you should keep doing it. If you lose interest, you should still do it (if it's productive) merely because it will keep you doing SOMETHING. I spent most of the first half of this year on a giant holiday, which whilst it was fun, made me ill-prepared for my imminent return to university.

Essentially what I'm saying is not to worry too much about it, it should pass.
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Am I Prominent?..XXX.XXX6 years ago
I like this thread, not only because it will allow me to see how I’m viewed by at least one other member, but also because it doesn’t make me seem like I care overly. I do care, to some extent, what certain members thing of me; when the rating system was made public I was happy to see the members I liked rated me positively (Except Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, who has only recently positively rated me). I suppose that makes me shallow, but doesn’t everyone want to be liked be miscellaneous strangers on the internet?

Rating Orb Sam G: Once, long ago, you were a prominent member on the site, at least to the extent that I remember your name, and associate it with the past. I don’t remember any specific post you’ve made on the forum or any specific time in chat where we’ve... well ‘chatted’, but I do know your username.

Rating Orb Havakazoo: Another member I associate with the past. I don’t consider you a prominent member now, but a while ago I did. You were part of the group that came after the (glorified) golden age of members like Rating Orb tsong-mong-yi and Rating Orb Kneuronak...

Rating Orb Seridel: I remember you even less than Rating Orb Sam G and Rating Orb Havakazoo, probably because I haven’t had much to do with you over the years. Even though you’re an old member, I don’t remember even seeing a post of yours anywhere, except here of course. Then again, I do have an atrocious memory... Sorry about that.

Rating Orb david s: Oh yes, you. You like pugs. You’re quite prominent, you’ve had everyone else blowing your trumpet, and I think I’ll pass on that offer. Kidding of course, I love to blow trumpets. You’re clearly one of the more prominent members of the site, even ignoring your... colourful past. You’ve grown a lot, into a member that has my respect, so kudos to you.

Rating Orb hlbeta: Once again, a member I associate with the past, the same kind of group as Rating Orb Sam G and Rating Orb Havakazoo. I remember you having a metroid avatar, and you also being a member of another website that I am also a part of. It is rather dead, though.

Rating Orb MyNameisNobody: I was about to say ‘Yet ANOTHER member from the past’, but you’ve been consistently active since you joined (I think). So I can’t really say that. You are fairly prominent, probably if I thought about Fighunter, you’d be part of the third or fourth tier of names that I’d consider... Probably.

Rating Orb ! rs111: You’d be second tier probably, because you’ve been consistently trolling chat every time I’ve been in there over the last year or so... I don’t think I’ve ever seen you say something nice, but that’s more because I don’t usually stick around in chat much. (Though I have been lately)

Rating Orb Ares: A more recent member that I have had nothing to do with at all. I wouldn’t associate you with Fighunter at all, really. No offence, but you seem more of a Lurker than an active member. On the other hand, I’m very much a lurker, so that’s probably not a bad thing. Not that I meant it as a bad thing.

Rating Orb Zaknafein: I suppose I remember you. Again I haven’t interacted with you much since you’ve become a member. I certainly recognise your username and I recognise that you were or are a fairly active member, but I’ve had very little to do with you.

Rating Orb Corelis: Uhh, another member that I’ve had very little to do with. I recognise your name and your avatar but I seem to, once again, associate you with the ‘past’; even though it’s apparent that you’re still an active member... Sorry, I guess.

Rating Orb Flemdog42: You were, perhaps, a prominent member six to twelve months ago. I don’t seem to see you around anymore, possibly because Pseudo doesn’t like the younger members...

Rating Orb Drostie: Since joining you’ve risen to prominence by being old, knowing programming, and participating in out of forums stuff, like Nationstates. I know your username, and I like you as a member. Not much more to say.

Rating Orb Dreamgawd: It’s only recently that I’ve seen you around, in chat and such. I suppose you can be grouped with the regular chat-goers, though I don’t really think you’re that prominent...

Rating Orb Supergnash: I’ve seen your name a few times; you’ve probably posted numerous times when I’ve been avoiding the forums. I recognise your avatar more than your name, though, so it’s probably that I’ve seen you posting in the forums occasionally and haven’t been interested in what you were saying enough to properly take in your username... Sorry.

Rating Orb Brock: I was about to say, ‘Someone I’ve never EVER seen before’ but you’re in chat as I write this... So I’d have to say you’re not prominent at all... o_O

I would assume that timezones have a large effect on the people I see and don’t see in chat. Chat is where I usually stay these days, unless I see a forum post I feel strongly about, or am curious enough about the topic to expend the effort to write something. This would be one of the latter times. Sorry if I’ve offended anyone, all of the stuff I’ve said about certain members is more of a reflection on me than them. The fact that I haven’t had much to do with many members is that I stopped being really active a long while ago. I still frequent chat, but I don’t post on the forums much, comment on anything, and I rarely go though posts and comments to rate them...
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago France Bans the Burqa..XXX.XXX7 years ago
In recent news; France, home to Europes largest Muslim population, has officially banned women from wearing full face veils in public places, headwear like the burqa. The fine for women repeatedly refusing to take such an item off (because the police are legally unable to remove it for you, but can threaten you with said fine if you don’t take an identity test) is around 215 USD (Currently) or 150 Euros (Alternatively they can be forced to take ‘special citizenship classes).

Since 2004, wearing the burqa has been banned in public schools in France because it is seen as a religious symbol (Like the Christian cross). This in itself is strange to me, because whilst I abhor some aspects of religion, I believe in freedom; the freedom to dress, think and feel however we want, also; this restriction on religious items in schools is completely alien to me because I live in Australia, a country that is renowned as a multi-cultural society (Even though more than 60% of Australians are Christian and less than 6% identified themselves as belonging to a non-Christian religion). When I attended primary school, and high school, religious symbols were allowed, as long as they weren’t too gaudy. (Not that I ever questioned any of the girls about their respective religions, but none of them ever wore burqa’s, though I’m sure they would have been allowed to...)

I believe the main reason France is doing such a thing is because it has so many new immigrants to the country, many muslims among them. Restricting their choice, by banning face veils forces them to assimilate at a far faster rate than they otherwise would. This, again to me is abhorrent, forcing the cultural identity of someone to change merely because they have moved their home is just insane. It brings unjust prejudice and racism to mind, because there is no reason to force people to change their cultural identities; there is little to gain and much to lose.

Forcing a cultural identity to change, forcing one group of people to merge into another is a terrible thing. In my view it causes a society to stagnate, but then as I said I come from a very multicultural society where, most of the time, people work together.

So what do other Fighunters think about this?
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Riddle Me This! (the increasingly annoying riddle)..XXX.XXX7 years ago
Rating Orb Unregisterd...

Your first one is easy, the parrot is deaf.
The second... You haven't specified the fourth sword, but beneath that is drawing a wavy curve (which isn't very specific so I'll just imagine it as an 'S' shape without the end bits (so just a semi-circle one way then curves a semi-circle the other way)) can't actually be drawn from a sheathe, unless (and I'm thinking like the failed engineer that I am) it's not 'standard' sheathe, so it wouldn't be exactly the shape of the blade with immovable parts.

So mine will be: What is required for a door to be opened?

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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Trolls, email confirmation and various sign in chores...XXX.XXX7 years ago
This is a good idea and something similar was used on the Yalortism forums when it was active. New members had to apply by writing things under certain criteria, like 'Why do you want to join the ranks of Yalortism?' and 'If you were to be accepted as a member, how active would you be? How often would you post?'. Existing members either approved or disapproved their applications based on their responses, their literacy and even the general 'feel' of their application. Whilst the system worked well for Yalortism, as it had very few members, because all members were well known to each other and respected one another and were just generally *nice*... An exact replica of the system probably wouldn't be that effective. Mainly due to the sheer numbers of users on Fighunter and the amount of people that would be applying to be on Fighunter.

With e-mail verification, I'm not sure how easy something like that would be for Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf to code, as he hasn't used it in the past. But a simple 'Every account must be on a separate e-mail address' would make it slightly harder for trolls to create multiple accounts, though it would still be possible. Email verification in itself wouldn't stop trolls though.

If I may add to Ares' suggestion, I propose bringing back the application process. With only cyan rated people with more than 30 ratings being able to approve or disapprove of an application. Then you can probably have a 3:1 ratio of approved to disapproved for the member to join. Also having them set an email address (even if you don't use it at all) would allow Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf to reduce the amount of multiple accounts and at the same time have an address to reset someone's password if it was needed.
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Grammar on chat..XXX.XXX7 years ago
Quite clearly it is about being lazy.

Lets have a look at your justification for not using grammar:
- You don't see the point.

That's it, there isn't any other reason to not use grammar in chat. Am I wrong? You're saying it's irrational that people use grammar in chat because it's unnecessary and pointless.

Lets have a look at some reasons FOR using proper grammar:
- People on this website will respect you more
- People won't judge you because you, like every else, use proper grammar. [AKA You don't stand out in terms of grammar usage]

You see using grammar as pointless. But it's also pointless to NOT use grammar. It's like the redundant argument of, 'Why should I X?' versus, 'Why shouldn't you X?'

Quite simply because of the problems NOT using grammar has already caused you, just in the way that people treat you differently on the site, SHOULD have driven you to the question, "Why not? Why shouldn't I use grammar?"

My metaphor before was quite correct, and you didn't truly address it. But I'll put it another way anyway:

If you were invited to a black tie event, why would you go in jeans and a T-shirt?

If your answer is 'I wouldn't go to a black tie event' then quite simple you shouldn't be here.

Typing properly and using correct grammar and spelling to the best of your abilities is a RULE here. This website is essentially Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf's house. The people here are his guests, if he says it's a black tie event, you come in the proper attire or you're judged accordingly.
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago Grammar on chat..XXX.XXX7 years ago
The fact is that good grammar and spelling are necessarily to retain the 'sanctity' of the human language.

When you write in a chatroom and don't use proper grammar you might not see that as a problem, but it is. The fact is that the less you use grammar here, often gets you into the habit of using it elsewhere. You think, 'Oh it's a chat, it's a nice relaxed situation, what use do I have for capital letters and full stops?'. Eventually things you associate with writing in a relaxed environment, or in a place similar to a chatroom, will make you think the same thing.
Text messaging is a good example. many people don't use proper grammar and spelling in text messaging because it saves time and generally they cant be bothered with it. But repeatedly behaving the same way causes you to develop patterns in your behaviour. Eventually if you text a lot without grammar and spelling, unless you specifically tell yourself you need to use proper grammar, you will write in that way. Imagine writing a formal letter as an application for a job, you haven't had to do any 'formal' writing in years, you make silly mistakes because you're out of practice and it's now natural for you to write without capitalisation, full stops, etc.

Eventually this causes massive changes in the language itself. If the prevalence of the improper use of grammar and spelling becomes high enough, the next generation will learn to do things that way.

"It wasn't meant to be used in chat." Isn't a defence. The English language was used to communicate, period. If the people who invented the written language changed things for the specific media with which it was used, English would be a lot more complicated than it is now. The way the English language is, is to prevent confusion and to convey information. It is the way it is for a reason. Simply saying that the creators of the language didn't intend it for 'chat' is both misleading and silly. You don't know what the creators of the language took into account when they placed quill to parchment, you can't know their minds. Quite simply the English language is how it is for a reason, and you should use it as it is.

Leaving out proper grammar usage and spelling things incorrectly merely reveals your laziness and lack of respect for the language. It also conveys that you don't care about your 'appearance' on this website. It's like going out to a bar in your underwear, people will judge you by appearances. As we can't see you physically every time you chat or write something, we judge you based on what you say and how you say it.
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Rating Orb The Wolf, Neutral Good Mathemagician – joined 11 years ago How to Make Money on YouTube..XXX.XXX7 years ago
As far as I'm aware, after getting a certain number of subscriptions on your account, or views on your videos, (Usually in the millions) you can become a youtube partner. Which means you get a (very small) amount of money every time someone views your video.

There are a number of problems with your 'plan'. One is getting the views in the first place, for youtube to go, 'Hey, look at this kid, he has a ridiculous number of views, let's give him money to stay on youtube!'. Two is that you then have to keep uploading videos that gain millions of views to make any sort of money from it (Which is a last harder than you think it is). To 'plan' your future on becoming a youtube 'celebrity' isn't a great idea, merely because EVERYONE wants to do something they like to do (for example making videos for youtube) and make money and sit back and relax, but a very, very small amount of the people who set out to do this succeed...

So, uhh, good luck, but it's VERY difficult to get there.
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