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Should the Alanland thread be unlocked?

Started by Roadgeekteen, November 30, 2022, 11:50:02 PM

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Should it?

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Roadgeekteen

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Scott5114

I've considered it before, but I think the joke has truly run its course by this point. Alanland is only fun when everyone goes into it with a philosophy of "yes, and..." that builds onto the previous lore without contradicting it. Toward the end there it seemed like people just wanted to repeat bits of it without adding anything new, or trying to railroad through their preferred version of it rather than collaborating on expanding the lore. That made it no longer funny, just kind of tiresome.

The Goncharov meme recently circulating elsewhere on the internet is fairly similar in spirit to early Alanland.

Every once in a while, if I come up with a ridiculous piece of Alanland lore, I just throw it onto Quindaropedia to see if anyone notices.
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kirbykart

No, like Scott said, the first bit is funny, but after about 10-15 pages, it gets really stale with only the occasional truly funny post. I feel that very little would be contributed to Alanland if it were unlocked.

hotdogPi

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

God-emperor of Alanland, king of all the goats and goat-like creatures

Current Interstate map I am making:

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JoePCool14

I think part of the charm of Alanland lore is that the thread isn't open. Or that it sometimes is open with Scott wills it.

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formulanone

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.

Roadgeekteen

Quote from: formulanone on December 01, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
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.
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Scott5114

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 01:54:29 PM
Quote from: formulanone on December 01, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
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.

No, you were trying to force through your election as Grand Alan. That got really fucking tiresome to deal with and wasn't actually funny.
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CoreySamson

I may consider in the future getting a fandom account and collecting all the scattered different Alanland jokes that added to the lore from around the forum in one place on Quindaropedia (I have made some edits to certain articles as a guest, but guests cannot create new articles there). I am in favor of unlocking the thread, but I don't think now is the time.

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kphoger

It should only be unlocked to have history articles posted to it, then it should be quickly locked again.
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Roadgeekteen

Quote from: Scott5114 on December 01, 2022, 02:12:46 PM
Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 01:54:29 PM
Quote from: formulanone on December 01, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
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.

No, you were trying to force through your election as Grand Alan. That got really fucking tiresome to deal with and wasn't actually funny.
The Grand Alan election and failure is part of Alanland Lore. My pathetic attempt was proof of the power of the Alan.
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Max Rockatansky

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:11:55 PM
Quote from: Scott5114 on December 01, 2022, 02:12:46 PM
Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 01:54:29 PM
Quote from: formulanone on December 01, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
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.

No, you were trying to force through your election as Grand Alan. That got really fucking tiresome to deal with and wasn't actually funny.
The Grand Alan election and failure is part of Alanland Lore. My pathetic attempt was proof of the power of the Alan.

Your election campaign was the Dragon Ball GT of Alanland lore.

Roadgeekteen

I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out
God-emperor of Alanland, king of all the goats and goat-like creatures

Current Interstate map I am making:

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kphoger

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:32:11 PM
I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out

You don't run for Grand Alan.  The Grand Alan runs for you.
Keep right except to pass.  Yes.  You.
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Male pronouns, please.

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JoePCool14

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:32:11 PM
I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out

I'm still waiting to see what you do with your username when you turn 20.

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Max Rockatansky

Quote from: JoePCool14 on December 01, 2022, 04:48:49 PM
Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:32:11 PM
I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out

I'm still waiting to see what you do with your username when you turn 20.

Alangoatman is such an obvious answer that I'm surprised one of the mods hasn't done it already.

Roadgeekteen

Quote from: JoePCool14 on December 01, 2022, 04:48:49 PM
Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:32:11 PM
I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out

I'm still waiting to see what you do with your username when you turn 20.
age 20 was a mythical far off land when I created this account at 13 lol
God-emperor of Alanland, king of all the goats and goat-like creatures

Current Interstate map I am making:

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Scott5114

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:32:11 PM
I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out

This ensures that we will not unlock the thread again.
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Roadgeekteen

Quote from: Scott5114 on December 01, 2022, 05:12:52 PM
Quote from: Roadgeekteen on December 01, 2022, 04:32:11 PM
I'm actually running again for Grand Alan next year so look out

This ensures that we will not unlock the thread again.
If the thread gets unlocked I'm suspending my campaign. The whole campaign is about unlocking that sub, so if it gets unlocked, I have no reason to continue my campaign.
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