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#2 Re: Worlds » All of them - ArchivEE » 2023-02-03 03:42:40

I'm excited to see the extended version. In particular, I'm looking for worlds of incorrect sizes. I've been hunting for years, actually. I can say with confidence that we're missing like... five?

#3 Re: Forum Discussion » Looking for the images in ShinyPorygon5's 'A "Dark" Story' » 2023-02-03 03:37:57

I see these URLs show up, but they don't have the media either: … ics/333516. Some reach back to 2016

What's worse, I remember that there were two URL structures to get to the same topic. If I could remember, we could search for URLs matching that other format. Anyone remember?

edit: and no cigar, that didn't get any closer

#4 Re: Game Discussion » rain!! » 2023-02-03 03:09:47

this is really cool. When you made that "shelter" from the rain with the gray blocks... that is really cool

they should campaign this

#5 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Off-Topic chat thread » 2022-08-04 15:58:32

N1KF wrote:
hummerz5 wrote:

Actually, N1KF, could you explain the thought process that brought you back here to bring that up 2-6 years down the road?

I really like digging up old topics. My view is that issues don't really disappear over time; they just fester until they get resolved. By checking up on these old things, people can recognize how things have changed, and I think there's a lot of value in that.

I've written a lot of opinionated things on these forums, and I haven't apologized for much of it. I still agree with much of it, and while there are other problems with those posts, I know my intent was good. In this case, I don't feel like I can explain it to myself that way. I defended somebody who can use his power to get away with terrible things. And that's no good!

Come to think of it, I vaguely remember being surprised by your stance. In short, the take seemed like a rare antisocial-indicating tidbit in a sea of largely prosocial posts. But I suppose it's all the past now

#7 Re: Forum Discussion » GregBot Sightings » 2022-06-17 14:43:24

Is this a log printout from some IRC channel? Do people still use IRC?

I admit, Greg never quite seemed successful at checking the forums regularly, even from the get-go

#8 Re: Forum Discussion » The Most Nitpicking of Nitpicks You'll Ever See! » 2022-05-06 15:20:41

Now I want to outdo your nitpick. Even more quibbling, you don't need to disable the CSS. Just read the source code and call it good...

#9 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Off-Topic chat thread » 2022-04-19 03:27:53

Actually, N1KF, could you explain the thought process that brought you back here to bring that up 2-6 years down the road?

#10 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Meth advice » 2021-11-26 01:27:57

I like where n1kf is going with this. What would it take to make a legit mathematical proof of this?

It'd take proof by induction because of the repetition and the building on itself. (Right?)

To establish our base case, I imagine we'd need to prove enough beginning numbers to show what N1KF is pointing out. Mainly, that no addition to a given number string can 'jump over' our pool of known sequences leading to four.

So, what's the biggest jump we'd have to account for, the biggest change that could not be broken down in the middle. I.e., going from eighty-four million to nine hundred eighty four million ...  we get a few more characters, but we have an interim point of "one hundred eighty four million"

Just some more thoughts. I suppose I'm missing the argument as to why we can assume that subdividing jumps allows us to conclude we have the otherwise max-jump size.

edit: wait, I'm looking at this all wrong.

#11 Re: Off Topic Discussion » HATE SOMEONE? SEND THEM A HALLOWEEN CARD. » 2021-09-03 18:25:41

Can you explain the balance between hate and innocuous? I'm having trouble picturing the sentiment in the card.

#12 Re: Game Discussion » Why do I want Everybody Edits to come back, unchanged. » 2021-07-27 01:15:48

Yeah. But also, which EE are you referring to? The late-stage EE that was right before flash got axed? Or are you talking Benjaminsen era? That's where I get nostalgic. (But hopefully not elitist)

Side note, I ran into an article (on Firefox/Pocket?) about how apparently the death of Google Reader marked the end of the Good Internet. That makes me wonder just how many different claims on nostalgic internet exist out there.

#13 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Hey i have an offer for you » 2021-05-07 20:29:59

sounds like the honor system applied to dying. Does that work historically?

#14 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Coronavirus Disscussion » 2021-04-24 01:35:56

It seems a bit unrealistic to try and convince countries that they should purchase the vaccines and then not receive them.

That said, something in the news today struck me as relevant. India has started requiring that otherwise-exported vaccines must be used for domestic concerns first. But they're also hurting quite a bit. So perhaps while it might sound best to share vaccines, there's an argument to be made that you're saving the most lives by sending them to the places that take the situation the least seriously. In theory, the folks who follow health guidelines would have less extreme crises. Thoughts?

Too bad that vaccinations don't prevent spread except in the larger understanding...

#15 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Coronavirus Disscussion » 2021-04-16 14:59:02

^ Pretty sure it's 90% less risk of serious health complications. We still don't know if the vaccines really stop you from spreading it. etc etc

I'll happily be corrected, but I could've sworn that it's generally international policy to try and address domestic demand before sending it elsewhere like so

Though I think it would also be good to verify. How would you have the vaccines distributed? The US buys vaccines from international suppliers and then gives them away? The international suppliers limit their shares given to the US? Pretty sure this last one has happened a bit as well.

But I'm not sure. //

#16 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Coronavirus Disscussion » 2021-04-09 16:01:14

At this point, though, we've now got variants to deal with and consider how they're going to fly with the vaccines.

Luka, sounds like your experience was faster than most. But to my surprise, they didn't even care if I stuck around. Just popped in, got shot, and then I was on my own.

9.6 doses for every 100 people doesn't seem promising so far in terms of "herd immunity"

Does anyone know, is this going to be something that we end up handling like the flu? (i.e., yearly shots to handle mutations/strains)

#17 Re: Off Topic Discussion » How is computer dictatorship still OK? » 2021-03-03 04:43:03

When you get into the business environment, you're beginning to run into something even more basic than technology. Whose job is it to keep things up to date? Yes, as diff pointed out, IT. Would it technically be easier (and perhaps even faster?!) if your end users were required to know how to take care of their devices and keep them secure/up to date? Why, arguably it could be. But your employees aren't there to bungle around with such nonsense. Technological advancement, etc, came about because of the division of labor. While we could expand the requirements that all people need to know to function, it's against the grain of progress.

Back into technology, it also makes sense to segment the tasks simply because your IT staff can distribute (researched?) updates and policies once, rather than having a couple hundred people do the same work.

But I do like this discussion. It's pretty obvious why the systems are necessary, but it's refreshing to argue against my secretly held beliefs, if loosely //

I have to say, I'm most surprised at how Wordpress can push updates (or just disable?) for severe security updates for certain plugins.

#18 Re: Game Business » Help us design the new moderation system! » 2021-02-19 16:40:27

mutantdevle wrote:

Relying on world owners to moderate the game would not be an effective way of keeping the game safe. The world owner is not always present in the world and they may ignore hurtful and discriminatory things being said in the chat if it is not directed at them or their friends. It would also put the world owner in a position of power where they can be hurtful to those that join their worlds without consequence.

Precisely. The world owner could be the person doing this anyway. And it doesn't seem that the new moderation team wants to take the libertarian "don't like the world? Don't join it!" for one thing, that doesn't really handle any of the legal issues lol.

I think this is a great idea, getting the temperature of the community before drawing up specifics of the rule system. Hopefully this granularity will help with perceived fairness of moderation.

edit: of course, there's still the issue of skew between the sampled answering community members and the actual population demographics, but as you mentioned, that is being taken into account.

#19 Re: Forum Discussion » Remove Debate forum » 2021-02-19 16:08:50

I realize this was rhetorical, but since it's like one of the only topics I posted in, I figure I'd grab it. Even if rhetorical, now people can find it with slightly less effort.

#20 Re: Game Business » Everybody Edits: Satanya's Next Sacrifice ☆ » 2021-02-19 16:07:29

^ Have to agree with Tomahawk on this point. A lot of arguments for moving forward with this game seem to focus on decluttering. I realize I'm late to this discussion, but that's one of the main reasons for not having a 1:1 relationship between game items. Aside from that, there's no way to ensure that everyone's content by the transfer, surely.

And I think it's correct. Between the two, I'd rather have that small token as opposed to locking down where the next steps can take the community/game.

MartenM wrote:

There is also another thought that crossed my mind: why does nobody just start from scratch under a different name? Assemble their own team and create EE as they envision it. Why does one need to own EE in order to make a game? Like at the moment we are just getting in some kind of cycle //

I don't think this has been addressed. I think the underlying idea is that there's still some skeleton crew of a community stuck to this name. Maybe you're implicitly arguing that there's no benefit to it, but having an automatic startup community has to be a little compelling. Too much distance would involve a greater stretch to tap that resource. Is it worth it? Heck if I know.

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