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Belazamon
01-27-2009, 11:11 PM
So, what did I miss in the last couple of years, guys?

Terez
01-28-2009, 01:09 AM
Lots of moving around. And hamsters.

DahLliA
01-28-2009, 09:51 AM
about time we got a new thread to play around in ^_^

welcome back !

*rolls in the house sized keg*

never fear. the beer is here !

Sarevok
01-28-2009, 10:20 AM
So, what did I miss in the last couple of years, guys?
You missed me joining the forums. You also missed my Aes Sedai joining the forums...

But welcome back!! :)

irerancincpkc
01-28-2009, 02:06 PM
I believe I am one of the missed items as well... :D

Welcome back!

Zaela Sedai
01-28-2009, 04:42 PM
Oh no... no fuckin way am I giving BELA a greet full of rules. LMAO

Birgitte
01-28-2009, 05:21 PM
But he may have forgotten them, Zae!

Terez
01-28-2009, 05:29 PM
You missed me joining the forums. You also missed my Aes Sedai joining the forums...
If it makes you feel better, I think he missed me joining too. I want to say he was still around when I joined, but I know it wasn't for long.

Shock Lance
01-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Welcome back

Missed me joining (would have thought my Warder brother would have pointed that out-hmmmm:)

~good sized Keg DahL we had one similar for Australia Day~

Terez
01-28-2009, 05:44 PM
Missed me joining (would have thought my Warder brother would have pointed that out-hmmmm:)
He probably wasn't sure since you were here before him. In fact, I'm thinking you were here before me...

Zaela Sedai
01-28-2009, 08:11 PM
But he may have forgotten them, Zae!

I'm not riskin the Belafire...like he'd follow them anyhow

Belazamon
01-29-2009, 12:22 AM
Wait, hold up.

We have rules?! When the hell did this start?

:p


Anyway if it makes you guys feel any better, I definitely remember the name Terez and I'm pretty sure I remember Shock Lance as well.

Terez
01-29-2009, 03:28 AM
Yeah, I vaguely remember your FF avatar being around a bunch when I was a n00b. I just know it wasn't for long, lol. Then you came back briefly a couple of times since then, but it never lasted long. I'm wondering how long you'll stay this time. :p

Davian93
01-29-2009, 11:36 AM
Welcome back Bela.

To put it in perspective, when I was a newbie (back in 09/2003), Bela was already a HotH. Crazy how long this place has been around now.

Sarafelle
01-29-2009, 10:44 PM
It is amazing who just keeps showing up now.

Welcome Back Bela!!!! :) :)

GonzoTheGreat
01-30-2009, 03:52 AM
Oh no... no fuckin way am I giving BELA a greet full of rules. LMAOYou did give me the greeting, and I had arrived at Theoryland before Bela did. Though, to be honest, I had posted as a lurker for a while, while Bela was awarded official status when that opportunity became available.
So, what did I miss in the last couple of years, guys?I destroyed religion. Or, a bit more precisely, perhaps, I made people so sick and tired of discussing religion that they weren't willing to talk about it anymore. Which amounts to the same thing, more or less, since religion is a linguistically transmitted disease.

Gilshalos Sedai
01-30-2009, 07:48 AM
God, you have to be welcomed TWICE???


We started rules because the Younglings got annoying.

GonzoTheGreat
01-30-2009, 08:39 AM
Oh, I wasn't welcomed the first time. And neither was Bela. From what I (vaguely) remember, it was the lack of greeting for Bela which started off the Greeter Wars. At the end of that, Bela was Greeter and tried to organise the Younglings to take over the board.
TGH page ii

All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Belazamon
01-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Oh, I wasn't welcomed the first time. And neither was Bela. From what I (vaguely) remember, it was the lack of greeting for Bela which started off the Greeter Wars. At the end of that, Bela was Greeter and tried to organise the Younglings to take over the board.

Man, you guys have some crazy revisionist history! The way I remember it (and I'm infallible), I just started greeting one day very shortly after my arrival, not realizing that there was actually someone who considered themselves a Greeter (was it Goldeneyes? I'm not sure). This went on for a while, and then someone (Theif?) got the bright idea that we should have a vote for Greeter, picked Gil as my opposition, and stuffed the ballot box.

As for taking over the board... I certainly can't remember ever caring about the Younglings enough for such a fiasco...

GonzoTheGreat
01-30-2009, 09:29 AM
I did not claim you cared for them, did I?
All I suggested was that you'd used them as cannon fodder, and I think that you are perfectly capable of that. It may have been DT who stuffed them into the ballot box, though. I must admit that I am still waiting until Frenzy finishes writing her* History of Theoryland.

* Not much point in rewriting something that hasn't been written yet, is there?

Gilshalos Sedai
01-30-2009, 11:51 AM
Bela greeted me. But apparently, he did such a good job of pissing off Theify, Theify stuffed the ballot box in the Greeter Election. Then, Ivhon took over.

Technically, Bela and I were co-greeters, since I asked him to pick up the slack.

Zaela Sedai
01-30-2009, 12:17 PM
Actually I first said the same thing then just thought I'd post it and see if you'd follow... YEAH RIGHT

http://theoryland.yuku.com/topic/653?page=4

Zaela Sedai
01-30-2009, 12:23 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed BACKED to Theoryland BELA!(since you had to go whinny, neigh and snort about it you had better READ all of it :p ) As I'm sure you've noticed, we have a pretty decent community of WoT fanatics over here. One of the ways that we keep it all friendly is a short list of courtesies we ask people to follow and, once in a while, actually do get followed. Imagine that! Insane people following some sort of order!


1) Don't flood the board with multiple THREADS all at once.
Allow us the time to absorb, evaluate, and discuss, OR LAUGH at one or two ideas, OR JOKES at a time. Some of us like to do a little research before responding and that can take a little time. Of course, we also have those others who are just a bit slow. Read that as "just can't handle more than one thought in their heads at once" or "dial-up modem". Your choice. I'd suggest "have a real life", but not likely. Does anyone still have dial up? Wow...it's getting hard to give the slow people an excuse

Addendum to 1) Try to stay on topic.
Going off on tangents can be super fun and is something we are all guilty of your's truly included but try and keep threads on topic unless, 1) the thread is dead or 2) the thread naturally moves over to another topic. This rule is much more lax for joke threads, pop culture threads...etc.

2) Try to back up your opinions & theories.
You'll get a lot more respect if you can. Quotes from the books (of which you CANNOT read too much) are your best weapon. Quotes from interviews are semi-acceptable. Gut feelings are pseudo-acceptable. Whitecloak blind-faith is best submitted while wearing asbestos panties.

3) Feel free to get as emotionally involved as you'd like.
Discussions can get very heated. But try not to take things personally. Remember: we only insult the ones we love. Or the ones we eventually hand over to the Trollocs.

4) Be respectful.
A lot of people have been around Theoryland for a long time. Being a Youngling means you're new around here. We do understand that you may have been reading WoT forever, but if you're gonna pick a fight regarding a WoT theory with someone who's an Elder, Ancient or Hero, understand that they've been around for a while now, and probably have posting friends. And Tamyrlin is Lord of the Board for a reason: this whole place is his brainchild. Keep that in mind. They also have posting enemies.... a good little bit of information to tuck away.

Addendum to 4: This is an international community.
In regards to the Non-WoT discussion groups, please respect the opinions of people from nations and cultures other than your own, even if you disagree with them or the policies of their leaders and politicians. Try to remember that not everyone here has the same outlook or life experience that you might. If you want to send a letter or e-mail to anyone in particular to indicate any specific moral, educational, intellectual, or genetic deficiencies they may have, feel free. Just please don't do it here.

Addendum 1 to Addendum 4: We don't all agree about the issues regarding the military action in Iraq. Post about this issue at your own risk. Things seem to be under control now. Though, there have been some flare-ups….be careful. We have had our own TLers over there, back home safe and sound, hope it stays that way. (I can't wait to be able to delete this Addendum.)

Addendum 2 to Addendum 4: Please no angry profanity.
If you really need to tell someone off, be creative. And replacing characters with @$$ does NOT constitute creativity. I like tend to like the Shakespearean approach myself. The smarter and more subtle you are with it, just makes the person look that much more an idiot.

Addendum 3 to Addendum 4: Please be nice to Newbies.
We were all new at one time you are one right now and there is no need to come down on anyone for asking questions that to the elder community may be basic knowledge. This is for you to remember after you've been here awhile.

Addendum 4 to Addendum 4: Please TRY not to feed the Trolls.
Trust me, it ain't easy at times, but ignore the obvious instigators. Just sit yourself down between the Heroes and Ancients sharpening the WTF Couch sticks. There are many on the board who know how to deal with this breed, leave them to it. It can be quite entertaining. If things get too offensive to the population in general, Mods will intervene. Feel free, however, to respond to Gonzo, our Resident Troll, we love him like a red-headed step child.

5) Please don't use the New Users Forum to recruit.
We have plenty of room in the other forums for begging for support for factions, theories, and the TCA. Please let the newbies look around for a while before taking sides in any pseudo-battles. ~looks around~ our biggest offender has not been around for a while ~sniff~


6) Most important: Have Fun!
We do this because we love it and like to think that we are, at least, reasonably intelligent. Hell, some of us have deluded ourselves into believing that we've evolved into supremely intelligent beings! Half the posters here believe that divine supremacy has already come to them! My vote is for Frenzy, and myself, of course. You know the Truth when you see it. :D Don't let T and her massive bag o' quotes fool you. ;) We will assume some intelligence on your part. You found us, didn't you? Until you prove otherwise…and there are many who have, you'll be safe. If you get hurt if you do prove otherwise, I will offer my one free Healing…but just that once.

Remember, you EARN your respect here, it's not given out freely and some may never know the pleasure.


Welcome to our little rounded corner! It’s a great time!



Enjoy!

Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices


P.S.: Be good…don’t make me take out my chains, I am the Lady of them for a reason! ;) stupid no evil smilie



KEEP READING IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU ;)
Here's some stuff you'd be much better off knowing BEFORE you post :cool:


Hierarchy

Heroes of the Horn

Have been here longer than most, and some of them have been around since the dawn of time. You don't have to worship at their feet (well you can worship at Frenzy's, if you must), but a little respect goes a long way.


Ancients

The next group down from HotH. Also tend to be prolific posters, although some Ancients suffer from a mysterious disease. It sometimes happens that once an Ancient is raised, they disappear for a while, or forever. It really can be a blessing in disguise.


Elders

The next group up from Younglings. More knowledgeable than Younglings, not necessarily less knowledgable than Ancients. They have been here long enough to know better about most things. I repeat, MOST things


Younglings

By far the biggest bunch at Theoryland. Just means that you are recently signed up, not that you're young and/or immature. You might have to prove that, though. But you can edit your own posts! Yippee! Umm yeah...enjoy that.



So, how do you move up the Ranks?

Well, posting madly and racking up a huge post count, begging for Reputation Scores won't get you anywhere. It's not even just about hanging around for a set amount of time.

Here's how you DO move up: participate thoughtfully and politely so that when Tamyrlin decides the time has come for a Raising, you're seen as an asset to the community. Or whenever he gets around to it.

When the feeling strikes him, Tamyrlin, The Lord Of The Board aka LotB, or Fearless Leader or Lordy, (but only I may get away with that one), confers with the Heroes of the Horn and Ancients and selects those to be raised to a higher level. It is an entirely manual and subjective process that stresses "quality" over "quantity." The amount of time since you gained your current rank plays a role, as do post counts, to a lesser extent. Thoughtful, intelligent and polite posting is by far the biggest factor.


Other important information...

The ESC does not stand for Escape. Instead it stands for the Entropy Sideline Club It has a big comfy couch, capable of fitting all TL members at once if they choose to sit there. Made of fire-proof, balefire-proof, and belafire-proof hope to God you aren't in the room if this occurs fabric. Comes with all sorts of built in coolers stuffed full of yummy snacks and drinks; for some reason, Mountain Dew seems to be a favourite around here and lots of places to just sit back and enjoy the reason you're sitting there. Basically if you hang out on the ESC Couch, you are observing the debates taking place: Iraq, religion, government, Santa Claus (you name it, we argue over it) and laughing at the people who are debating, and/or the debate itself. The ESC is not full of fence-sitters, rather we are ambivalent or way too smart to jump in. Or lazy. Most times, it's lazy. The ESC Couch (ESC Head Quarters) is located somewhere fun...lots of room for partying whenever the mood strikes us. We have recently debuted the WTF Couch...for those "Special" moments. Moments that induce the sharpening of the not-so-elusive poking stick. Poking posters with sticks is exclusively limited to Ancients and Heroes. We do, however, take requests.



The TCA. Theoryland Chataholics Anonymous. This group is comprised mostly of the younger set of TL members. not that there's anything wrong with that I have been assured they do more than sit in corners and stare at their navels. although I've yet to see evidence of that ~sarcasm~ They have a lot of fun, and most of it involves cookies. They are somewhat defunct right now, as we have no chat, alas! Don't worry, they'll be back with a vengeance as soon as chat is up and running here. Lordy says, soon. ~shifty eyes~



Quotemasters, AKA Masters/Mistresses of the Quote:
If you sign up for a Premium membership to the site, you get the ability to search the database for quotes to back up your theories, or the theories of those you like. It also gives you the ability to slam dunk the theories of others with a really well-placed quote. A Premium membership only costs $15 for a year and $50 for a lifetime membership. Just do it, you know you want to! But, a warning. Being in possession of a TL Premium membership does not a Quotemaster make. You must apprentice and train under the Quotemasters. Of which there are two and three quarters. Jason Wolfbrother, Callandor retired for now, Terez and the Quote Mistress, although she seems to be in semi-retirement: Me. You'll see me throw one in every now and again! Frenzy was the Dark Mother of us all she may occasionally find some time when her biological children are occupied and throw in a quote or two ;) Downside? You only get 100 quote searches a month, and a true quotemaster is invariably without quote searches towards the end, so they get cranky. Withdrawal does that, didn't ya know?


OK, I'm done. Hope for YOUR sake you read all that!:cool:

Terez
01-30-2009, 12:43 PM
You can remove the bit about my semi-retirement, you know....and you should note that JWB is retired also. I'm the only active Quotemaster/mistress at the moment. :(

Zaela Sedai
01-30-2009, 02:25 PM
I do not claim to be in full retirement yet, lol I'll actually have more time to waste at work soon....

Terez
01-30-2009, 03:22 PM
I didn't say anything about changing yours. :p

Birgitte
01-30-2009, 05:49 PM
She has herself as in semi-retirement, Terez. Not you. You are included in with the Quotemasters, while Zae refers to herself as the Quotemistress. At least, that's how I read it. And it's rather confusing.

Terez
01-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Ah, I see what you mean now. You're probably right. But I am ze Quotemistress! I challenge Zae to a war!

Belazamon
01-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Holy geez. Please tell me that's an agglomeration-over-time type of greeting! I guess if you can get people to read the whole thing, it's more likely they have the patience to stick around... ;)

(I'm sort of proud that there's still a reference to belafire in there. Yes, I actually read the whole thing!)

Anyway. Thanks for the greet. :)

Also, that EZBoard link seems pretty accurate to the way I remember the Greeter Wars. I don't really know how the Younglings got involved, though... possibly I'm just forgetting some details. It was nearly ten years ago, after all... cripes.

Bane Darkwulf
01-30-2009, 11:17 PM
I feel morrally obligated to hijack, but I'm sure Bela can take care of that on his own.

Sarevok
01-31-2009, 03:55 AM
I feel morrally obligated to hijack, but I'm sure Bela can take care of that on his own.
Hmm... not too sure about that...

*sets Naz on fire*
*waits for Naz to notice*

Bane Darkwulf
01-31-2009, 04:03 AM
~puts out naz~

That's not how you do it.

~Encases Naz in C4, dowses him with gas~

In the immortal scariest words ever "Watch this Shit!"

~turns Naz into a blazing inferno~

not too bad, huh?

Nazbaque
01-31-2009, 05:32 AM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....*?&!
Whu? Who? Where?

C4? Who in their right mind would use C4? It killed the fire with the explosion! This is what you use!

*Pours a can of napalm over himself*

*Lights a match*

Now I'm a blazing inferno!

Ah the legendary Belazamon.

This *bows* is an honor.

I am Nazbaque the Great Lord of Fire, at your servise.

And now if you'll excuse me.

*Draws his cuendillar sword*

*Cuts Bane's head off*

There can be only one!

Bane Darkwulf
01-31-2009, 10:08 AM
Naz, C4 requires heat AND pressure to explode. Engineers use it to cook.

Nazbaque
01-31-2009, 10:17 AM
Really? Hmmm I must have been thinking of dynamite...

Napalm is still better than C4.

And how can you type with your head cut off?

Bane Darkwulf
01-31-2009, 10:22 AM
You missed.

ShadowbaneX
01-31-2009, 11:52 AM
thermite

Belazamon
02-01-2009, 12:01 PM
Since you insist... here's a new experience for you, Naz.

~belafires you~

Pleased to meetcha. ;)

Zaela Sedai
02-02-2009, 06:47 AM
Ewwwww!! Glad i came prepared LOL


T- I was dubbed Quote Mistress by JWB and Callie way back in the day, when I was at home and burned through my searches 2 weeks into the month. LOL, yes I would consider you one as well, but I won't give up my name, retirement or not :p You may use it also, though I 'd consider you more the Quote Nazi. lol

Davian93
02-02-2009, 07:20 AM
Ewwwww!! Glad i came prepared LOL


T- I was dubbed Quote Mistress by JWB and Callie way back in the day, when I was at home and burned through my searches 2 weeks into the month. LOL, yes I would consider you one as well, but I won't give up my name, retirement or not :p You may use it also, though I 'd consider you more the Quote Nazi. lol

I remember those heady halycon days of TL....now we're all old and have real jobs so we don't have time to do such things.

Zaela Sedai
02-02-2009, 11:19 AM
It makes me sad :(

Bane Darkwulf
02-02-2009, 07:15 PM
And I named you Lady of the Chains when we had a chatroom.

jason wolfbrother
02-02-2009, 10:23 PM
Yeah I hate it when real life interferes with my quoting ;)

been too long since I've even used the search engine. way too long

Purple Dragon
02-15-2009, 10:45 AM
tsk tsk tsk...
such a silly crowd... sometimes i wonder why i even bother...
they let in any ol' riff raff these days just because they claim to have once been a regular... tsk tsk

DahLliA
02-17-2009, 05:46 AM
tsk tsk tsk...
such a silly crowd... sometimes i wonder why i even bother...
they let in any ol' riff raff these days just because they claim to have once been a regular... tsk tsk

kinda like you then since you're more gone than around anymore? :p