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Smell 11-22-2004 08:21 AM

Where's everybody gone?
 
I returned here about a week ago and I noticed that many old members I knew aren't here any more. I have been reading some threads and it seems that some members were not happy about the rules. Did a riot happen? and who's left for good?

the brew master 11-22-2004 12:22 PM

not really a riot,just a bunch of people complaining about the rules and making threads about it and then people starting leaveing and some even got banned for awhile (i.e me)

Fez 11-22-2004 12:26 PM

It looks fine to me. Death (Codek) and Sligslinger have gone though.

OANST 11-22-2004 12:34 PM

Grig the Slig left too.

Rex Tirano 11-22-2004 01:43 PM

CB hasn't been around (at least I haven't seen her)

Cyber-Slig 11-22-2004 01:57 PM

Codek has gone. Apparently sligslinger has ''committed suicide'' . And I remember in one of CB's last posts she commented ''This place is'nt my cup of tea anymore'' . I'm guessing that's English slang for ''I'm Leaving''

Al the Glukkon 11-22-2004 02:07 PM

I miss CB.

Alcar 11-22-2004 11:14 PM

The people who were unhappy with the way our rules didn't suit them made their opinions known. But we did not let in, our rules will only ever change for a very good reason. Some people were dealt accordingly, as in line with the rules, after misbehaving.

Some have left on their own accord, or through force. But, we still continue onwards, and still thrive. Quite contrary to what many said about our downfall occuring at that moment in time. I still chuckle everytime I see someone mention 'downfall' and 'oddworld forums' in the same sentence :p

Alcar...

Smell 11-23-2004 07:36 AM

well, thank you for clearing that up for me. I wondered where Sligslinger and Codek had gone to.

Statikk HDM 11-23-2004 10:32 AM

I do miss Death and Sligslinger. They were funny and frequent posters. Is it just me or do these forums seem to have purges? I've never seen so many hard core members leave a forum before.

Facsimile 11-23-2004 07:37 PM

I thought 'Codek' chose to leave ages before the downtime.

Dipstikk 11-23-2004 08:27 PM

Evedentally, everyone's gone because I ATE THEM.

There, I admit it. I'm a cannabal. I eat all kinds of people. Postal workers, Truency Officers, Taxi Cab Drivers, etc. I've sworn off clowns, though. I ate a clown once, it tasted kind of funny.

...Buh dum bum. :D

The Red Muse 11-23-2004 08:51 PM

I always knew that Dipstikk was ... *ahem* special...
*sideways glare*

Anywho, I'm still 'ere!
Ain't it nice?
Lucky me I have a boyfriend who can do stuff with teh computerz.
In other words, my boyfriend fixed the problem I was having and now I can surf the net once more! Mwahaha!

Alcar 11-24-2004 12:59 AM

Purges? I really only recall three or four people leaving, whether on their own accord or forced. Some threatened to leave, but they returned. I think the only purge we've ever had was the TGA incident.

Alcar...

Facsimile 11-24-2004 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dipstikk
Evedentally, everyone's gone because I ATE THEM.

There, I admit it. I'm a cannabal. I eat all kinds of people. Postal workers, Truency Officers, Taxi Cab Drivers, etc. I've sworn off clowns, though. I ate a clown once, it tasted kind of funny.

...Buh dum bum. :D

It's not finished without the 'chi'! THERE IS NO END TO IT!

Dipstikk 11-24-2004 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Facsimile
It's not finished without the 'chi'! THERE IS NO END TO IT!

Alright, alright. Because Facsimile has to have it.

Buh dum bum CHI. :p

Oddish 11-24-2004 10:32 AM

I havn't seen Mac for a while and Havoc.

Wil 11-24-2004 03:04 PM

Mac had to leave owing to the amounts of work he's getting from school and all. That's why his moderatorship was replaced by that of SeaRex's (I think - I don't have much time on the Forums either, so I find it hard to keep up).

I think Havoc was one of those upset with the rules, but I definitely saw a post in Off-Topic about the Community since we came back online. Maybe that was someone else.

As for purges, I would suggest that the Oddworld Forums, by their very nature, attract very dynamic people. That's all I dare say on the matter. Basically, the TGA incident was a load of people who grew out of Oddworld, which is entirely fair enough, and this last round was people who forgot to check the Forum rules when they joined.

Odd Trusting 11-24-2004 06:38 PM

Well first a moment of silence for those missing members (even if it was there own fault)..............okay, looking forward how about new members too, some of the new members have really hit it off posting others I haven't even heard from, I know I had a technical error and for some reason never got an e-mail telling me how to activate my account (thanks to Alcar we got that settled out) but is this possibly happening to other members that arn't really involved enough with the forums to relize the "contact us" button at the bottom. I will state this (a joy to some and a crertain doom to others) I will be hanging around, you don't have to worry about me leaving. We got to trust OWF in what there doing, "In Odd We Trust" right.

AquaticAmbi 11-24-2004 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyber-Slig
Apparently sligslinger has ''committed suicide''

Haha! :lol: (I laugh only because I know it's not true.) Where did you hear that?

Al the Glukkon 11-24-2004 07:18 PM

It says so in his profile, so it must be true.

Sl'askia 11-24-2004 08:23 PM

*pokes everyone* I'm still here...sort of. I'm pretty much just an occasional lurker :P

Oh and Dippy...you would never be able to 'eat' me, as I just ate you.

*burps and picks Dipstikk parts out of her teeth*

AquaticAmbi 11-24-2004 08:24 PM

Then I've been talking to a ghost, heh.

Nate 11-24-2004 08:42 PM

Okay, I'm going to show my ignorance here (or my lack of ability to understand acronyms): what was the TGA incident?

oddguy 11-24-2004 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyber-Slig
Apparently sligslinger has ''committed suicide''

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaticAmbi
Haha! :lol: (I laugh only because I know it's not true.) Where did you hear that?

He saw it here. I'm even mentioned. Ummmm...yah.

http://www.oddworldforums.net/member.php?u=1743

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate_dog_woof
Okay, I'm going to show my ignorance here (or my lack of ability to understand acronyms): what was the TGA incident?

Right...
TGA stands for The Glass Asylum. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that certain OWF members got upset about something and moved to a new forum...TGA, and called it "the new oddworld forums" or something. It didn't last.

-oddguy

Alcar 11-25-2004 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddguy
TGA stands for The Glass Asylum. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that certain OWF members got upset about something and moved to a new forum...TGA, and called it "the new oddworld forums" or something. It didn't last.

Sort of.

It's not something Abe Babe and I are proud of. But we've moved on, as we hope everyone involved has too. A grudge will only hurt yourself in the end. Basically, a forum wide split occured, where certain members of the forums left to go to TGA (The Glass Asylum). These members were the original originals, and, truthfully, their taste in Oddworld had been lost. So TGA was set up for them, it wasn't the new Oddworld Forums, simply a place for those who departed to continue discussions.

Since then, TGA was shut down. Most moved on to TSR (The Stonage Repository), another community. Unfortunately, I can't find TSR anymore. Another community with the proper address seems to have moved in, or it's the same community, and I just haven't recognised it.

It's not a part of the Oddworld Forums history we would dare to repeat. The effects would be far more drastic, I fear.

Alcar...

Smell 11-25-2004 09:10 AM

Eek, do you believe that sligslinger commited suicide?

Fuzzle Guy 11-25-2004 09:20 AM

I think it means he's left, since Oddguy was mentioned, and Oddgu is a Mod, and maybe SS broke a rule or summit

Dipstikk 11-25-2004 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sl'askia
Oh and Dippy...you would never be able to 'eat' me, as I just ate you.
*burps and picks Dipstikk parts out of her teeth*

Ah, damn it. Fifth time that's happened this month.

Al the Glukkon 11-25-2004 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smell
Eek, do you believe that sligslinger commited suicide?

If that is true then how could AquaticAmbi be talking to him?


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