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Please Stop Joke Announcements


Stormsend

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Seriously, they were never funny. Well, maybe they were at one point, but they were definitely killed by noWedge, if not sooner. Now, don't get me wrong, I love a good joke. But you are seriously mistaken if you think substituting the war in "DoW" for something else is a great idea.

I like a good joke thread, like this one here, but you need to make the whole thing something worth reading. I'm not trying to be some sort of elitist. Lord knows I'm not a quality poster, myself. Still, there is a big difference between a green muffins thread and a faux recognition of hostilities.

So, this being a short post, what I want to know is, what is your favorite joke thread of all time?

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They really aren't funny, but they think they are. I guess it gets them through the daily monotonous trying to keep a bunch of worthless bits of data alive, and not having any real "in-game" fun.

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I don't find them funny. I always enjoyed CN back in 2006 when Alliances warred for reasons that related to their ideologies. The maturity is what made the game fun.

Agreed. These children know nothing of politics or war.

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Our "minor goons announcement" was a smashing success in meta joke announcements, in that it really was a minor goons announcement and not a fake DOW post like everybody else was doing. I don't think anybody got it though.

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I hate most joke announcements. I'm all for a good prank, but they're not even funny. If you have to explain it's a joke, it's not funny.

Favorite was that one where someone pretended to be GPA during the Bipolar War and announced that they were winning. Lost the link to it.

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Our "minor goons announcement" was a smashing success in meta joke announcements, in that it really was a minor goons announcement and not a fake DOW post like everybody else was doing. I don't think anybody got it though.

It was minor, and you're sniffing your own butt.

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I wish someone would take a leaf out of FAN's book and say,"We are thinking of a number. When that many fake DoW threads have been made, the lucky alliance who made it will be considered to have given us a valid CB, which we will act on by the next update."

As a peanut-gallery member, nothing irritates me more then these "Ha, Ha, FOOLED YOU!!!" announcements. <_<

Also Airme, I don't think Alterego intended for that post to be a joke topic...

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I hate pretty much everything about announcements these days. The level of RP is zero. It's all this "Oh NO, you let X into govt! We're doomed! WINK WINK :awesome:" crap. Plus the cutesy in-jokes. It just sucks. DoW's that don't involve tanks and bloodshed are the worst. In fact I think we'd be willing to form a non-partisan bloc solely for bringing a real DoW to whoever does it next.

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