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fanboi
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(12-10-2009, 01:09 PM)
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How is one able to follow all of these?

Ex. a banned meme, how would you know this unless you read every thread, and if you miss this, oh you know its banhammer time.

Shouldn't there be a thread that had this information? Ex. airplane meme is currently banned etc etc?


Or should just pray to jesus/muhammed/EviLore/spagetti monster that when we make a post that it is following the current rules?


Please don't ban me


General rule of thumb:

9 Years on GAF has taught me that ultimately, GAF mods are like capricious greek gods.

Or maybe a goldfield with unmarked mines deposited around.

Either way, tread carefully.


Originally Posted by PantherLotus' Guide for Juniors

1. Don't troll, regardless of who else is doing it. Some of them have a license to do so, some of them know how to do it appropriately, and some of them know how to make it funny. You don't have the clearance, you don't know how to do it appropriately, and you're not funny. Don't try it.

2. Gaming side is a minefield but can be fun if you know what you're doing. It's probably best for you to stick to topics that you're familiar with, games you intend on playing, or systems/games you already own. If you enter a topic outside of your familiarity, refer back to #1.

3. Memes are best avoided. Enjoy them while they last and laugh all you want, but they're all eventually banned.

4. Off-Topic is a more relaxed atmosphere but can be dangerous if you suck at posting. In a weird paradox, OT has fewer stupid posters which makes it easier for mods to patrol the area. A good rule of thumb is to post to threads you like. Basically, don't troll and don't go into topics you're not interested in.

5. Challenge Mods at your own risk. Some of them are fantastic at the back-and-forth debate while others leave zero room for discussion. The best strategy is to be respectful of all of them at all times, regardless of their current behavior. Everything they post is an opinion but should be treated like a fact that only the boldest and most confident posters with evidence should challenge. In any situation where their behavior is being questioned, they are correct and the topic should be avoided.

6. No matter the topic, if you make a blanket statement--especially criticism--back it up with evidence. You won't always get banned for not doing so, but it's always a good practice and will go a long way towards building your recognition and respect.

7. If you want a tag, join and become a regular contributor to one of the -ages. It can take a long time and usually requires some memorable contribution. Remember though, there's a hairline difference between a tag and a permaban, so be careful. Best bets for tags are Sales-Age, PC-Age, AV-Age, SportsGAF, PoliGAF. Most of the time they're given for being stupid, so it's not some mark of glory but usually a mark of shame. Some can be a source of pride, though.

8. Don't be dumb when starting a new thread. Search before you post! If it's news and happened more than 30 minutes ago, it's probably old. If it's sales-age, you or the source are probably misinterpreting the evidence. If it's girl-age, you're probably going to be embarrassed. If it's PoliGAF, you're probably going to show how little you know. If it's about your culture, religion, country, language, philosophy, or any preference, be prepared to defend your beliefs. If it's about sports, there's four sticky threads at the top of the OT that probably covers it. And whatever you do, don't start a thread with a link with a comment that says, "discuss." If you have nothing to say about the topic, don't post it.

9. Correct people's grammar/spelling at your own risk. Not only did you probably make a similar typo on the exact same page, but we have many foreign and non-native English speakers here on GAF, so you're probably just making an ass out of yourself.

10. Last piece of advice: Treat people like they're in the same room with you. If you wouldn't say it to somebody's face, it's a 50/50 chance that you're saying something offensive and bannable. Other than that, it's just a good policy for approaching internet discussion and culture.


Other things to remember:
Read the FAQs; don't ask for tags; make sure your avatar is the right size and completely work safe; never post NSFW stuff; never talk about, ask about, or refer to piracy; no console-wars bullshit; don't be a bigot (racist, sexist, classist, et al); rants are fun but dangerous and often embarassing; be nice and don't be stupid.


Note from the author:
It's taken some years and several bans to learn all of these unwritten rules, and there's probably some that still need to be added. It's possible that one could follow this and still be banned, but this should be a handy guide that will assist you in your junior journey.

-PL


Banned stuff:

Originally Posted by confirmed by mod

I don't know if anyone has been banned for this but you soccer guys should not go into our beloved NFL threads talking all that "Hand-Egg" garbage.

-Dont post magazine scans
-Dont have several GAF accounts (Or admitting)(Also known as alt account)

DON'T JOKE ABOUT WOMEN DRIVERS!

Admiting to using AdBlockPlus on GAF is bannable. And stupid, the ads are funny as hell sometimes.

Originally Posted by fistfulofmetal

Being banned because you don't want to see ads is one of the silliest things I can imagine. It's also extremely petty. I'm not here to make this forum money. If they want that then they should start charging us. It's not my problem or responsibility to keep this forum afloat financially.

Originally Posted by EviLore

You're absolutely right. Paypal me $50 to have your account re-enabled.


-Never say that custom firmware is for pirating games.
-Never make jokes about women driving skills. (Epic thread)
-Dont post 'Gran LOLismo 5 in a Forza thread' or 'LOLZA3' in a GT5 thread.


1. If you only have an arcade stick for two of the current gen consoles and suggest that it would be nice to have a port of a game onto one of them consoles you will get banned. Even if you own the console that the game is originally on and you do not bad mouth it at all....

2. Don't joke about seeing pics if someone says that have pics of some chick they were once with. Even if its a joke you run the risk of getting banned

3. Don't social engineer someone to post their password...

One of my friends got a life ban for doing this, he was a junior.


Don't go into a videogame thread and say, " I wish this was on this console. blah blah blah."

Something along those lines ^


Now this thread is getting on track!

My contributions:

-Don't do what Mike Works Does.
-Don't troll PC gaming
-Don't mess with Sports GAF.

don't mock juniors for being juniors.

Don't talk shit about wrestling or does who like wrestling




Maybe banned? GO SAFE

Originally Posted by EatChildren:
I got banned for posting "die in a fire". It was in jest, but obviously was taken the wrong way. I didnt even know what I was banned for, as the statement just stated "diaf". I didn't consider the post notable nor had used 'diaf' as an abbreviation before, and had to look it up before I worked out why I got a ban.

Oh well.
Really? Someone just said the same thing to me in another thread and they're still kicking.

If you put something NSFW and use NSFW tags, don't assume that you are homefree... if it is a porno shot you will get in trouble most of the time

Last edited by fanboi; 12-15-2009 at 08:50 AM.
catfish
I have a foreskin yet I do not have AIDS
(12-10-2009, 01:10 PM)
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who cares? Bans for dumb shit are normally short.
Dead Man
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(12-10-2009, 01:11 PM)
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Banned sites\memes\words that will most likely get you banned.

Edit:

Last edited by Amir0x : 11-10-2007 at 12:38 PM.

beelzebozo
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(12-10-2009, 01:11 PM)
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most of the time, if you just follow the "don't post like a dumbass" rule, you'll be fine.

i mean, you'll get burned maybe once every couple of years, but so it goes.
Wellington
BAAAALLLINNN'
(12-10-2009, 01:12 PM)
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I didn't know fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.gif was banned. :(
speedpop
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(12-10-2009, 01:12 PM)
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Memes suck anyway.
Kozak
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(12-10-2009, 01:13 PM)
All memes should have a limit of 1 post every day. We wouldn't run them into the ground and they wouldn't end up bannable.

Originally Posted by Wellington

I didn't know fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.gif was banned. :(

Yeah this is terrible. The "Fuuuuuuuuuu" meme was quite funny until it was posted repeatedly, even in threads that really didn't warrant it.
Ganhyun
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(12-10-2009, 01:13 PM)
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Wellie, when did u stop beings a mod?
bjaelke
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(12-10-2009, 01:14 PM)
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Just avoid memes altogether. Gaf would be better off without them.
EatChildren
Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
(12-10-2009, 01:14 PM)
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I got banned for posting "die in a fire". It was in jest, but obviously was taken the wrong way. I didnt even know what I was banned for, as the statement just stated "diaf". I didn't consider the post notable nor had used 'diaf' as an abbreviation before, and had to look it up before I worked out why I got a ban.

Oh well.
Wellington
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(12-10-2009, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ganhyun

Wellie, when did u stop beings a mod?

A while back brosef.

Originally Posted by Kozak

All memes should have a limit of 1 post every day. We wouldn't run them into the ground and they wouldn't end up bannable.



Yeah this is terrible. The "Fuuuuuuuuuu" meme was quite funny until it was posted repeatedly, even in threads that really didn't warrant it.

No not "Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu". I'm talking about the dude on the computer with the lasers.
fanboi
Proud Empress of Backstabbing, ruler of Oopsy Daisy
(12-10-2009, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wellington

I didn't know fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.gif was banned. :(

This is what I mean.

Also, sometimes you don't have to post like an idiot to be banned, you just didn't know that that particular jpg/gif etc was bannable.
shanshan310
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(12-10-2009, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by idahoblue

Banned sites\memes\words that will most likely get you banned.

can anyone tell me why Shoop da Woop (firin mah lazor) is racist? I asked several of my friends, who're all pretty meme-savvy, but none of them knew it was...
joelseph
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(12-10-2009, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kozak

Yeah this is terrible. The "Fuuuuuuuuuu" meme was quite funny until it was posted repeatedly, even in threads that really didn't warrant it.

Nope, it was never funny.
Blackace
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(12-10-2009, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by shanshan310

can anyone tell me why Shoop da Woop (firin mah lazor) is racist? I asked several of my friends, who're all pretty meme-savvy, but none of them knew it was...

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Kozak
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(12-10-2009, 01:18 PM)

Originally Posted by shanshan310

can anyone tell me why Shoop da Woop (firin mah lazor) is racist? I asked several of my friends, who're all pretty meme-savvy, but none of them knew it was...

I always assumed it was racist because it represented a stereotypical black face in an unappealing manner.
shanshan310
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(12-10-2009, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blackace

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

='( i'm serious...
i have no idea where it came from... does it have racist origins?

EDIT:

Originally Posted by Kozak

I always assumed it was racist because it represented a stereotypical black face in an unappealing manner.

but its just a mouth with eyes right?
fanboi
Proud Empress of Backstabbing, ruler of Oopsy Daisy
(12-10-2009, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blackace

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

I don't know either :|
Milk Lizard
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(12-10-2009, 01:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Kozak


Yeah this is terrible. The "Fuuuuuuuuuu" meme was quite funny until it was posted repeatedly, even in threads that really didn't warrant it.


Dont ban that. :o

Originally Posted by Wellington

I didn't know fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.gif was banned. :(


It is ? Oh shiiiit
Blackace
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(12-10-2009, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Milk Lizard

Dont ban that. :o

already banned. Seizures are never fun
Milk Lizard
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(12-10-2009, 01:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Blackace

already banned. Seizures are never fun


Damm guess that means my avatar is now allowed anmore ? I should go change. :lol
Blackace
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(12-10-2009, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by shanshan310

='( i'm serious...
i have no idea where it came from... does it have racist origins?

EDIT:


but its just a mouth with eyes right?

pretty much recycled materiel from from the early 1900s
Ad Infinitum
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(12-10-2009, 01:22 PM)
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don't be a dick.
Blackace
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(12-10-2009, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Milk Lizard

Damm guess that means my avatar is now allowed anmore ? I should go change. :lol

you avatar is the fuuuuuuu meme not the fuuuuucccckkkk one
MMaRsu
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(12-10-2009, 01:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wellington

I didn't know fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.gif was banned. :(

Yeah I didn't know either and got my ass banned..
LosDaddie
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(12-10-2009, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by beelzebozo

most of the time, if you just follow the "don't post like a dumbass" rule, you'll be fine.

i mean, you'll get burned maybe once every couple of years, but so it goes.

well said
Enosh
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(12-10-2009, 01:27 PM)
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gaf is funny with bans I have no idea how I even survived on here for so long :D

but I didn't know the plane.jpg was banned, so that's the reason why I don't see it anymore, good to know

wanted to use diaf once but then decided otherwise, also didn't know I could get banned for it :D
fanboi
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(12-10-2009, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enosh

gaf is funny with bans I have no idea how I even survived on here for so long :D

but I didn't know the plane.jpg was banned, so that's the reason why I don't see it anymore, good to know

wanted to use diaf once but then decided otherwise, also didn't know I could get banned for it :D

plane is banned? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
Ecrofirt
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(12-10-2009, 01:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Blackace

you avatar is the fuuuuuuu meme not the fuuuuucccckkkk one

Can you describe the fuuuuucccckkkk one? I have no idea what it refers to.
Nelo Ice
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(12-10-2009, 01:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by fanboi

plane is banned? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

so thats why ppl post other forms of transportation :lol
Fersis
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(12-10-2009, 01:29 PM)
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By personal experience:
-Dont make jokes about Jeff Bell
-Dont post magazine scans
Last edited by Fersis; 12-10-2009 at 01:40 PM.
Snytbaggen
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(12-10-2009, 01:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blackace

you avatar is the fuuuuuuu meme not the fuuuuucccckkkk one

So which one is the fuuuuuucccckkk meme? Is it the "firin' mah lazor" meme?
demon
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(12-10-2009, 01:29 PM)
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It's probably not a good idea to call Dragona a fucking idiot.
:lol
cntr
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(12-10-2009, 01:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Milk Lizard

Damm guess that means my avatar is now allowed anmore ? I should go change. :lol

He's talking about the "fuuuuuuck" meme, that's the one with a guy sitting at a laser-spewing computer with seizure-level multicolor flashing
X26
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(12-10-2009, 01:30 PM)
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Women drivers, just...don't
Snytbaggen
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(12-10-2009, 01:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by cntrational

He's talking about the "fuuuuuuck" meme, that's the one with a guy sitting at a laser-spewing computer with seizure-level multicolor flashing

Ah. Would it be wrong of me to ask for a link to this? I'm just interested what it looks like.
Ecrofirt
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(12-10-2009, 01:31 PM)
OHHHHH!
Blackace
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(12-10-2009, 01:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ecrofirt

Can you describe the fuuuuucccckkkk one? I have no idea what it refers to.

Originally Posted by cntrational

He's talking about the "fuuuuuuck" meme, that's the one with a guy sitting at a laser-spewing computer with seizure-level multicolor flashing

bingo
Kozak
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(12-10-2009, 01:31 PM)
edit:

wrong thread
TheRagnCajun
(12-10-2009, 01:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Fersis

By personal experience:
-Dont make joke about Jeff Bell
-Dont post magazine scans

Now this thread is getting on track!

My contributions:

-Don't do what Mike Works Does.
-Don't troll PC gaming
-Don't mess with Sports GAF.
Blackace
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(12-10-2009, 01:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheRagnCajun


-Don't do what Mike Works Does.

This should be in the FAQ
LosDaddie
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(12-10-2009, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by demon

It's probably not a good idea to call Dragona a fucking idiot.
:lol

wow :lol

I wonder if Dragona perma-banned him.
cntr
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He’ll be back to your house first next year.
(12-10-2009, 01:33 PM)
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Wait, is the plane thing really banned?
ShallNoiseUpon
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(12-10-2009, 01:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by cntrational

Wait, is the plane thing really banned?

This is news to me as well.
Ganhyun
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(12-10-2009, 01:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wellington

A while back brosef.


Damn, shows how much I actually get on GAF now :(
universalmind
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(12-10-2009, 01:35 PM)
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9. Posting in a Legendary Thread

Thank God. That is the nerdiest shit ever.

edit: I wish the FUUUUUUUUU- thing was bannable. So sick of seeing that guy's face.
LosDaddie
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(12-10-2009, 01:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheRagnCajun

Now this thread is getting on track!

My contributions:

-Don't do what Mike Works Does.
-Don't troll PC gaming
-Don't mess with Sports GAF.

But even the mods will tell you that you can post a negative opinion on a topic (ie PC gaming) without getting banned. You just can't keep posting negative opinions in the same thread.
Fjolle
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(12-10-2009, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShallNoiseUpon

This is news to me as well.

It wasn't last week.
Binabik15
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(12-10-2009, 01:37 PM)
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Never ever, NEVER talk about pirating a game or admit to have ever pirated a game.

Films, music, books, cars, whatever are okay to talk about pirating and/or stealing. Illegal drugs are a-okay as well.

Can ACCUSING someone of being a pirate then at least be bannable as well?
MMaRsu
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(12-10-2009, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by universalmind

9. Posting in a Legendary Thread

Thank God. That is the nerdiest shit ever.

edit: I wish the FUUUUUUUUU- thing was bannable. So sick of seeing that guy's face.

I fucking hate clowns how do you think I feel?

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