Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission. Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
The swastika may not be used in signatures or avatars. Pictures of swastika's are acceptable for use in the In Character (IC) sections of the roleplay forums, so long as its context is In Character, and not Out Of Character. Pictures of Hitler, mentioning of the Holocaust, etc... have no place in the roleplay forums, since these people and events existed in real life, and have no bearing or place in the Cyberverse. Other Nazi or SS imagery is forbidden in all forums. Moderation Staff
The revealing of the private identities of any Cyber Nations staffers past or present is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban. Claims of moderator bias should be directed to the highest level of authority--the Head Game & Forum Mod/Admin, Keelah. Claims of moderator bias without supporting evidence is grounds for a warning. Blatant disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to spoofing moderator accounts in any way, sig/avatar references, baiting, flaming, rude demands, mocking, attitude, and unsubstantiated claims of bias. They are volunteers hired to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please contact Keelah. Attempting to use the moderation staff as a weapon by abusing the report system in an attempt to get another player warned or banned is strictly prohibited. Do not ask about becoming or campaign to become a moderator. The moderators are drawn from CN membership but moderation positions are by invitation only. Asking to become one will substantially decrease your chances of ever being asked. Aiding Rule Violators
Any user found to know of a serious rule violation without reporting it to a game moderator (eg. knowledge of a user with multiple nations) will be given a warning or, in more serious cases, have their nation deleted. Aiding Banned Players
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Thank you. I think that I'll visit the GPA forums from time to time, anyone wishing to contact me can probably send me a PM there, and I should read it, sooner or later. Now that my nation's time is at its end I really feel like I'm doing the right thing. Gaela's Big Sleep promises to be sweet with me. Thanks and bye. :) Eh eh, exchanging obscure references makes me feel at home. :D Farewell, my friend. [hr] Thanks Kevin for these years, I'll remember your game and the fun I had with it. :) Thanks to the Mods for their really underappreciated, essential work: this place would fall into pieces without you. :wub: For everyone: this is my last post here. Thanks for every good thing, shame on us for all the bad. Take care and forget jerdge.
You've been by far the most talented and intelligent IC critic of neutrals and that, together with your inclination for effective abrasive commentary, made it really fun. I don't know if I ever told you, but a couple of alliances have a "OWF, How To" guide that I wrote, in which you're featured as the benchmark for aggressive, yet intelligent and legitimate posts. :D (Yours is a CN art that is nowadays mostly lost, as most of its masters faded with time. It's a pity.) You're one of the few I will remember and miss. Also, I don't plan to look back. (Remember! If it wasn't for you I would have probably left CN in 2008...) Farewell! :wub: A blast from 2009! (You may remember them, but they must remain forever here, for the posterity. This is also a good occasion to beg forgiveness and mercy by the memory of WIlliam Blake - poor soul he didn't deserve it... :( ) [spoiler] [/spoiler] Bye! :) Thanks, and who knows? (Probably not, though. :) ) Thank you my friend. The WTF is blessed to have such a good heart as yours. :wub: Eh eh. :) I will miss you too. You're one of the best. I won't ask for Galea to be deleted, but I don't think I'll be back. I have always appreciated your stubbornness and dedication, I think that in your time you've been one of the giants of the history of CN, one of the few that basically everyone (that was there) still remembers. Farewell. :) Goodbye the rebel. As I already said multiple times: don't be sad, I am not. CN can certainly do without me, I am not important. Thanks for your kind words, anyway. I have always appreciated your clear mind and your posts, even when I didn't agree with them. Bye! :)
Cheers to you! :laugh: I regret a bit never having joined the NSO back when the game still mattered something to me, I would have loved trying to play the dark character. Not to mention that, at least when I used to frequent them, the NSO forums were way better than basically anyone else's (at least the part visible to diplomats). Dear lady, you're one of the best players of this game. To know you is a privilege. :wub: Hopefully so! :D I think I will get on your forums again, sooner or later, I always found them full of fun. ;) Thank you, I did my best. :unsure: (I think that you have the right mindset for this game and I wish you posted more.)
As this wasn't directed at me I'll ignore it. Anyway thanks for the refreshing private conversation we recently had. Good luck with your nation and everything. :) Wise words, and thank you. Bye! :) Thanks to you as well, and thanks for mentioning the GPA too. :) While I can't exclude that I will be back, one day, I don't plan to do it. Thanks for your kind words, TBB. :) Farewell indeed. Don't be sad, anyway, as I am not sad. ;) Don't you be sad either. I have always liked your style, thanks for the exchanges and the chats. :) (Some will probably really miss me, but most will just forget me, and sooner rather than later. Not to mention that most never minded/cared about me, anyway. :D - I have never really been a game changer, after all.)
I have already been - not in this order - the terrorist and the pariah, the leader of a micro, the public face of the biggest alliance (two different alliances), the bureaucrat, the leader, the follower, the military head, the conspirator, the intelligence guy, the statesman, the judge, the propagandist... I don't mean that I did all of that - or any of it - all that well, but I got my hands dirty. I am not a white knight, if I had to choose a color I'd rather go for grey. Talking of colors, had I remained I would have had the occasion to do a lot of Green stuff. Being the neutral rebel is probably more challenging than "just" turning to the establishment's "dark side", after all. :P Being neutral and doing something aren't mutually exclusive. My lack of interest is about the game, not about the alliance I am in. Weird, were you expecting that I would have given any weight to your opinion about my leave? Or are you still just unable to filter at any level? Will you ever develop any sense of opportunity? It should be obvious but one can never be sure with you, thus I'll make it as clear as possible: considering that you consistently harassed and attacked other players for years, deriding them for their RL ordeals and making fun of their deaths, never ever showing any remorse, you and whatever you do or say deserve my attention only when it's to expose your actions for what they are. Keep oyaing, oya. :) He lives for his pixels and he ignorantly thinks that I did or I could have done or I would have wanted to do anything to harm them. Once you get that that is his mindset, everything he does becomes perfectly predictable. Had he any value it would be sad. Bah he's just an insignificant something constantly barking around for his pixels while admiring himself. Except as a negative example about how not to play games, he's completely irrelevant. Certainly not a reason to stay or to leave for. And thanks. We haven't always agreed, but discussing anything with you is always interesting and instructive. :)
Eh, the LoFN was Walford's creature, we were just friends. TBH I'd be curious myself to know where AHEAD could have arrived, but we'll never know. And thanks. :) Obrigado por tudo, vocé é um grande artista e um amigo precioso. (It's only an attempt at Portuguese, mind you! :) It's too much time that I don't speak it...) Don't be sad! I am happy of what I'm doing. :) It's because that we're transient that our time is precious, and I won't forget about you, anyway. The pleasure was mine. :) TBH I think that I've too been a bit of a frustrated Napoleon, but that was also funny, so... :D Thank you for having always stood in the right place when it ReaLly counted. As for giving more time, really, I spent plenty of time about it, already. When I left the MHA for the GPA, in 2010, it was already to retire. Although I didn't really retire then, it's five years that my activity goes up and down, and that is part of what made me start thinking of leaving, which I've been doing basically since early 2014. In fact I shall confess that, hadn't it been for the "DBDC dynamics" (this expression being meant really at large) I would have probably left much earlier. I am sure I thought it out long enough: I am doing the right thing. Hey you're exaggerating a bit with the landmark part. :D I have always liked your contribution to this game and I think you've been underestimated by too many, thanks for your kind words. As for your offer, I will respectfully decline. In my time I had the occasion to fight and let loose, updeclaring against the top enemies and crossing swords with excellent fighters I truly respected. The war mechanics doesn't really offer much to me anymore. But again: thanks. :)
Eh eh, that's a very accurate description of our relationship! :D We surely had our spats, and heavens know that at times I would have gladly strangled you (just a bit, and I assume that the reciprocal is also true), but I am glad that we kept it civil and respectful - more or less, cough cough - even when it got heated. (Also: you've always been wrong! :P ) PS My towel is always ready. ;) Thanks. :) I think I'll remember about you. You can keep your goals, I had mine which (thanks heaven) didn't involve entangling myself with the part of the game mechanics that I liked the least. You've always been insuperable in unpredictable provocations. Now that I am on my way out I can confess that you've always been my favourite benchmark in that (BTW it's marvelous how few people have the remotest clue about how to deal with your tirades). Thanks for your kind wishes. :) Bye. You've always been the Nicest Poster in my book. haha lol!
Ah ah. Well I never liked clichés, and the quitting rogue role always looked a bit dumb (and petty) to me. I will miss your posts/threads, you're one of the better assets this game has. :) Thanks for showing up. Do you still remember this? :D Heh, the GPA would offer a lot to do, the point isn't that I am bored because of neutrality: I am uninterested because this game is exhausted to me. I'll make sure to have fun IRL, instead. (BTW let me tell you that I always enjoyed reading your debates with people... until a certain point. I usually gave up reading before you gave up posting... ;) ) Besides what I have already posted and also what I told you privately, "warmongering" really doesn't appeal me. I don't want to dismiss CN's war system entirely - Kevin put a lot of work into it, after all - but I can't hide that I personally never found much fun into it. Politics are (were) much more fun. Thank you. Quality post as usual: I wish I was able to reply in kind but it's better that I don't try it... It would be Vogon poetry! :) Thanks you too! I am a lucky person and I am confident about my life, but good wishes can't do harm. Thanks. For years I have been thinking that you were underrated, I was happy when I saw that you had finally achieved the notoriety that you deserved. Your style is gold. :D As for not deleting, yes, who knows, maybe one day I'll be back - don't hold your breath for it, though!
Since I have been thinking about this since early 2014, this has nothing to do with recent events, or with dissatisfaction with anything. Certainly not with the (wonderful) GPA government. Yeah, "unstoppable", what pixel hugger could compete with their nation? Everything must be about them. (I am not sure that your joke deserves a serious answer, but here it is: oya going rogue on a GPA nation has the potential of his friends having to choose between leaving him be slowly ground down by nuke turrets, or escalating a conflict with the GPA in a phase in which it would not be exactly convenient for them to do so. Then again results could be different and oya could actually follow through with his threats anyway - politically speaking he has always been dumb and out of control. All of that said, if I stayed my position would be very comfortable: if oya is a real threat, baiting would be the best strategy. If it's not, I'd have just nothing to do (and to waste my time over). Win-win. But IMO oya would end up with always having other/better things to do than attacking my nation, and i base my opinion on literally years of people - oya included - making threats and never showing up. I could elaborate on this and explain you why it's actually almost always inconvenient and futile to mess with a connected neutral that stopped caring for pixels years ago, but I have the sensation that ending it here is also good. This discussion is academic and ultimately pointless: I am leaving and we won't know what would have happened.) 99 if I counted them right. It wasn't planned, but it gives the idea that I owe a lot to a lot of people, and any enumeration will lack some. Talking of which: Bye (and thanks) to you too! :) Too much effort. ;) Thank you. :) I must have been unclear as the notion of boredom showed up in posts and PMs. I am not bored by CN, I an not interested anymore, at least not enough to actually keep playing it. If I was interested I would have plenty to do in the GPA, with challenging stuff, drama, etc. Only, I prefer to spend my time on something else. [hr] I'll try to reply to everyone, a few at a time. I will be doing this on my phone while commuting, mostly, thus please be gentle and understand if I am slow or my posts aren't of max quality. Thank you. :)
Hello all. I could write pages and pages (you know that I actually could :D ) but I would probably lose track while doing it. Furthermore, I am informing you all of my grown disinterest towards CN: to be frank, to me it would make little sense to put any real effort in order to write down all that, once, I might have wanted to say in such an occasion... And that even if me or this event had any special relevance, which we have not. Long story short: my lack of interest for CN grew to the point that I decided to just drift away. CN is a stage, we all have our exits and entrances and we all play many parts. Mine is at the end. As it would be impolite to just leave/go completely inactive, and I know that some would be uneasy at the thought that I might have incurred in some serious misfortune, I decided to make this post: I am well, everything in my life is OK, I am just leaving the game. My exit should be around the end of the month, as I last logged in the game on April 30th and I don't intend to do it again. Until that moment, I will remain a GPA member, in game and in spirit but not entirely in practice (i.e.: I don't guarantee that I will check the forums at all, save probably this thread). I created Gaela almost eight years ago and, while I never became really relevant on the global stage, I did a lot of things in this game. Over five years in the GPA, with well over 5,000 posts in the Agency's forums (a very lot of which posts are probably exceedingly long and thought-out ones) indicate that my efforts went most to try affect the Neutral Menace's destiny in CN. I have the presumption of having achieved a lot in that, helping the Agency remain effective and proactive in Foreign Affairs, Defense, internal democracy and transparency, also trying to help for any sort of daily or emergency, big or small need. I will however restrain myself from boring you with the details of what I think have been my achievements in the GPA, also for the very good reason that not even just one of them would have been possible without all the other wonderful people that formed, and that still form the Agency. Let me instead drop, for the amusement of those that will remember them, short mentions of my past times as a crazy Hitchhiker (and Härmlin), and of my involvement in the LoFN even before that - really a lot of time ago. Any role I might have or haven't played in any sort of secret or quiet organization - real or imagined - will instead remain unmentioned for obvious reasons. I had several strong ideas about what to do in CN, ideas which unfortunately I always lacked the time to really try implement. I suppose that such is just the nature of games: too often we can dedicate them only the scraps of our life. Which is probably healthy, anyway. But enough with my ravings about myself! I will instead thank the ones of you that made this an enjoyable experience: friends or - more rarely - worthy foes, you all contributed to my fun, for which I thank you heartily. In actual random order, and certainly forgetting several ones (to my shame), I wish to say goodbye to probablamenteno, Hime Themis, AwesomeDog, Walford, Don Chele, Bad-Juju, Ephriam Grey, Jericthegreat, Count Rupert, Morath, The Thing, Baron Of Beef, Caladin, Queen Kamanawanalea, Dynasty, Electron Sponge, Belisarius, Shamshir, BartSimpson, FISHGUTS, Loriean, Cerridwyn, Lord Boris, pudge1975, Sigrun Vapneir, El Presidente, KingSrqt, Imperator, John mathews, Benfinan, Pippedy, DarkMistress, Francesca, Stewie, Unknown Smurf, Azaghul, Gopherbashi, IYIyth, Lord Rav, Rayvon, Viluin, Iron Chef, nitiot, Almight Grub, MIBHG, Aparte, Ennui the Boring, DevastationStation, Mogar, Lennox, Apriland, Antonio Salovega VI, Grossman, Ernesto Che Guevara, euclid, Dajobo, Bilrow, Crushtania, Sigrid, Dragonshy, shirunei, Phatz, Heft, Roquentin, Arrnea, Steve Buscemi, Kurdanak, Rebel Virginia, Sorum, QuiGon Jinn, Thijs12b, Rooman33, White Chocolate, Bob Janova, Printer635, cpuwhiz11, Samwise, Silaeth, Inst, Bill N Ted, nik718, dy Cazaril, Coach, Luckao, Invader Zim, Methrage, Schattenmann, Working Class Ruler, Duxin, Freelancer, Shankus Maximus, Shaka Zulu, M_a_C_a, Asa Phillips, Anschluss, Azure, Mark8240, Chairman Hal, Spinoza. (Apologies to those that I had meaningful personal interaction with, but which I inevitably forgot. I am old, my memory is fuzzy and there's just too many people to remember. I actually have no excuses, but well... it is what it is.) Parting is such sweet sorrow... It's better to end it here and now. Take care. :) (you can listen to this)