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IAA: A Hilarious Joke, or a Terrible Conspiracy?

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Over the last few days the Imperial Assault Alliance has been through a roller-coaster of emotions events. The boards were taken offline, and it was revealed that their own forum admin, Chimaera had done it as a joke. He had also used his gf's account to sneak into Spamalot IRC, but they knew it was him, and his gf was there (on a sidenote...doesn't this mean they're cheating??).

Now this dipstick Penkala comes in and starts giving IAA a "stern talking to". Totally unnecessary.

Here's the topics of reference:

Case closed.....??

NO, NO IT ISNT!

So lets review:

The admin created a little chaos and threw the boards offline briefly, brings them back, then "blamed" Spamalot. IAA admits that it is a joke and time to move on.

Then Penkala posts the second topic saying that IAA is pathetic, and specifically Chimaera, the forum owner. He accuses Chim of using his gf's account in Spamalot to spy. Which he did WITH her permission, and WITH Spamalot's knowledge.

Personally I think Penkala is stupid for getting involved, and this is quite funny. Some of the IAA are quite worked up. I for one think Chim made a harmless joke that was taken too serious by other more. Jokes are necessary people, they are what makes the world go round (add cotton candy and college football to that list). Especially now, in a time of relative peace throughout Planet Bob.

Let me know what you think: Is IAA a big cluster&*%$ that needs to be sorted out, or is this hilarious?

More directly, do you side with Penkala, or Chimaera?

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well I think you'd actually have to go back to the root of the entire issue as to why Spamalot left then you'd see some of the real stuff actually going on. In the end if you condemned Penkala for making a thread about it, Why did you make a blog about it?

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well I think you'd actually have to go back to the root of the entire issue as to why Spamalot left then you'd see some of the real stuff actually going on. In the end if you condemned Penkala for making a thread about it, Why did you make a blog about it?

Will do.

Because it's hilarious, but I do see the irony. Think of it this way: If some big news company published a terrible untruth that was horribly false, and another smaller news channel reported on the other news...wouldn't seem just? The newsmaker becomes the news. Its all very politically sexual...as is CN. :smug:

He's ABC, and I'm PDFX. You see?

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You do realize that Chimaera isn't the forums admin for IAA, right? It was flowingfire.

Yes, should've clarified. It was FF that closed them down, but Chim that engaged in the "spying" and was the leader of the IAA.

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. He had also used his gf's account to sneak into Spamalot IRC, but they knew it was him, and his gf was there (on a sidenote...doesn't this mean they're cheating??).

They didn't know it was him until after he revealed it. Please edit your OP to correct this.

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Yes, should've clarified. It was FF that closed them down, but Chim that engaged in the "spying" and was the leader of the IAA.

I realize that, I just considered your post rather misleading because it had just seemed as if you were accusing Chimaera of taking the forums down for an excuse to spy on Spam-a-lot, which was clearly not the case.

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They didn't know it was him until after he revealed it. Please edit your OP to correct this.

Same thing. I won't change it, and its a blog entry not an opening post.

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The point is they found out. They knew it was him long before you started this crap.

..and what does that have to do with the action?

The point of this wasn't to inform Spamalot.

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I used to be fond of IAA once a log time ago, these days I just feel totally meh about them. So be it a joke or conspiracy I could not care less.

I think thats how a lot of people feel...they are showing more lulz than necessary. I for one find this case hilarious, but should these little episodes continue I think something needs to be done. ie: fire the IA guy.

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Nobody other than Spamalot or IAA (or a few very close relatives (shoutout to Omni)) actually know what happened or what was going on. People outside of the "situation" getting involved just made things more confusing.

And just clearing up some misconceptions on what happened:

Chimaera isn't the forum owner who played the prank. Needless to say, he was one of the ones who decided to begin making up lies and false accusations with no substantial evidence as to who actually played the "prank". NationReaper from Spamalot was accused by various high-level government members in IAA as the one to hack the IAA forums. They even claimed that he faked logs and that they had proof that he had received Chimaera's password from his gf, which, of course, were never true.

The joke was made by the actual owner of the IAA forums, who thought it would be funny. Which, at least to Spamalot it was. At the time, IAA was ready to go to war with us over the prospect of a Spamalot-hacking-IAA-forums-incident. Once they discovered it was their own member, their attitude changed from furious to hilarious.

To even conceive of understanding why IAA's attitude is able to change so rapidly and why they'd be so willing to make up evidence to convict a Spamalot member of sabotage requires a full and in-depth understanding of the events leading up to and shortly after the Spamalot split from IAA, which I'm not going to reveal due to the simple idea of wanting some arguments to be left between friends and not shown to the Cyberverse in a light which inaccurately portrays what happened.

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I'll pretty much side with Chim on anything ever just because of my love for him. :v

Well that's a horrible reason Locke, for shame. And to clarify upon what Facade/Stagger said just before. The true nature of events between Spamalot-IAA are known only to those involved, which doesn't even include all of IAA government so any statements trying to judge this event by people not directly involved are completely construed and not entirely factual. Also to clarify another point, Chimaera is no longer the Emperor in IAA, he had resigned a few days before Spamalot even left. Just another flaw in your lil blog Caleb that needs to be addressed.

And to comment on your poll. Neither Chimaera nor Penkala were completely right in what they did. Penkala went to the public with not all of the information, though I've already said that I'm glad that he did feel it was necessary to stand up for a friend. Chimaera handled the situation rather immaturely and while I understand his love for IAA, accusing and manipulating information against a completely innocent person is certainly a shameful act that I cannot forgive him for.

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