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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2022, 07:54:49 PM »

Vox Populi, Vox Dei  :-)

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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2022, 07:56:47 PM »

Vox Populi, Vox Dei  :-)

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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2022, 08:00:00 PM »

Vox Populi, Vox Dei  :-)

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You fool, it was supposed to go in your Magnet Box.

But what about Vox Caprae?
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2022, 08:06:30 PM »


Vox Populi, Vox Dei  :-)

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It's Latin.

Translation:  "Vox is popular.  Vox is God."  [1]
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2022, 08:08:34 PM »

Vox Populi, Vox Dei  :-)

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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2022, 08:37:01 PM »

The whole insurrection attempt (of Alanland, not real life!) really ruined the fun of the thread.
Agreed 110%!

It was turning into a slow chat thread, especially the second time around.

It's better when people built on the lore or asked questions. Or posted goats.
I tried building lore in the thread.
See above.  The fact that you can't understand why your whole thing was tedious, unfunny, and got the thread locked means that you don't understand Alanland.

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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2022, 10:04:03 PM »


The whole insurrection attempt (of Alanland, not real life!) really ruined the fun of the thread.

Agreed 110%!

In my opinion, the thread lost its charm after the first 20 pages or so.  After that point, every post was basically either (a) a "does and does not" statement or (b) something about a goatówith hardly any humor more creative than those two tired, recycled schticks.  The post that Scott made when he reopened it was of high quality, but the thread ran aground shortly thereafter.




The fact that you can't understand why your whole thing was tedious, unfunny, and got the thread locked means that you don't understand Alanland.

Excellent adjectives:  tedious, unfunny.  Allow me to add obnoxious and excruciating to the list.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2022, 10:09:09 PM »

Poll is now tied 11-11. So we now have the true Alanland result!
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2022, 10:24:03 PM »

Poll is now tied 11-11. So we now have the true Alanland result!

I didn't vote.  But, if you consider my reply from earlier, you can see that my answer is basically "It should and it shouldn't".

It should only be unlocked to have history articles posted to it, then it should be quickly locked again.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2022, 11:55:03 PM »

Yes is winning 10-9 as of now.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2022, 08:26:42 AM »

Those late ballots on the "No" side must have been smuggled in inside pizza boxes. I demand a recount. And maybe access to the voting machines and software.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2022, 09:32:35 AM »

Hanging chads!
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2022, 12:41:23 PM »

Only if VA 28 is redesignated as I-366 and posted with a higher speed limit. Or am I getting my trolls mixed up?  :bigass:
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2022, 01:26:43 PM »

Only if VA 28 is redesignated as I-366 and posted with a higher speed limit. Or am I getting my trolls mixed up?  :bigass:

That higher speed limit would be 85, and that one would be Ethan.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2022, 01:48:12 PM »

Since the poll associated with this thread actually has a decent chance of finishing above 50%: does anything above 50% pass, or can admins veto it if it's under 2/3? (I voted no, by the way.)
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2022, 02:02:27 PM »

I don't understand why "Yes and No" isn't an option.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2022, 02:02:47 PM »

I'm suprised the vote is this close. The comments seem to be unanimously against unlocking it.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2022, 02:37:36 PM »

I don't understand why "Yes and No" isn't an option.

Because it's going to tie, so "Yes and No" will win regardless of how anyone votes.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2022, 03:23:27 PM »

Since the poll associated with this thread actually has a decent chance of finishing above 50%: does anything above 50% pass, or can admins veto it if it's under 2/3? (I voted no, by the way.)

Because our management is not as stupid as that of Twitter, admin decisions are not contingent on public polling.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2022, 08:36:03 PM »

Goats and oblasts!

All I know about a thread that I will never again pollute my mind on.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2022, 03:27:45 AM »

Goats and oblasts!

All I know about a thread that I will never again pollute my mind on.
I actually haven't read most of that thread either.
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2022, 07:37:59 AM »

I actually haven't read most of that thread either.

In order to be eligible to run for re-election for Grand Alan, you must and must not read the entirety of the sacred Alanland thread not just once but thrice, and never twice. In addition, you must be prepared for the impossible but likely scenario the Grand Alan may run for you. In that case, you are and are not permanently barred from running for Grand Alan ever again.



For the record, I voted "yes," but loosely. I certainly understand the arguments for keeping it closed, at least for now. I voted yes just to give Alanland a chance to prevail much more, but as others note the quality of the material is an important consideration for its lore and enjoyment. For this very reason, interestingly, to this day I think I still haven't posted anything to the thread IIRC (it was initially closed mere weeks or days before I joined the forum, but I never did in the time when it was reopened either), simply because I want to make sure I am fully prepared to make worthwhile contributions to the Alanland lore. But I have lurked and observed the thread many times, and do quite admire the giant of a lore it has become in this community, hence why I believe in its continued prevalence whenever deemed appropriate.  :D
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2022, 02:28:10 PM »

I actually haven't read most of that thread either.

In order to be eligible to run for re-election for Grand Alan, you must and must not read the entirety of the sacred Alanland thread not just once but thrice, and never twice. In addition, you must be prepared for the impossible but likely scenario the Grand Alan may run for you. In that case, you are and are not permanently barred from running for Grand Alan ever again.



For the record, I voted "yes," but loosely. I certainly understand the arguments for keeping it closed, at least for now. I voted yes just to give Alanland a chance to prevail much more, but as others note the quality of the material is an important consideration for its lore and enjoyment. For this very reason, interestingly, to this day I think I still haven't posted anything to the thread IIRC (it was initially closed mere weeks or days before I joined the forum, but I never did in the time when it was reopened either), simply because I want to make sure I am fully prepared to make worthwhile contributions to the Alanland lore. But I have lurked and observed the thread many times, and do quite admire the giant of a lore it has become in this community, hence why I believe in its continued prevalence whenever deemed appropriate.  :D
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2022, 02:34:30 PM »

Now that the fell beast MMM has largely been muzzled is there is a need to resurrect the grand legacy of the Alan?
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Re: Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2022, 03:19:19 PM »

15-15. :sombrero:

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