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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » This forum's dark theme is great for the eyes » 2013-10-30 06:23:03

gutterslob wrote:

The yellow smileys still need to die though.

I've seen better, then again, I've seen worse mate.

#2 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » How we moderate your forum - feedback encouraged » 2013-10-30 06:20:57

pvsage wrote:

I'll second Larry's tl;dr, and add that your bloviating makes your posts especially difficult to understand.  If you could express yourself clearly and succinctly, it would help your case; prattling on like a junior Senator does not.

Of course you will state such.
Because the subject material reflects sensitive material that reflects upon the Community governed by the Staff Members making such a fuss about a simple matter requiring a simple resolution.
The failure to act upon such a simple resolution indicates this simple truth.
Your current "group" of Staff Members not revoking me speaks volumes to the legitimacy of these very facts.
We both know I have better things to be doing than antagonizing Our Community.
Why is it so difficult to simply do the right thing versus making allegations to the "newcomer" who as a point of fact isn't the outsider you'd like to believe?
And yes good sir, your disdain for the reality of the circumstances comes as no surprise.
But I have faith nonetheless in your (plural) ability to properly judge no matter how unpleasant, or else none of you would be Staff Members to begin with.

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » This forum's dark theme is great for the eyes » 2013-10-30 05:53:21

tamikan wrote:

Good idea perhaps I should have posted this in feedback but I'm sleepy lol.

Anyways thanks Philip for the dark theme on both the forum and #!
Instead of saying thank you from the bottom of my heart I'll say thank you from my eyes  8)

You posted it in the acceptable section mate.
And indeed the dark theme is extremely attractive and preferred to the more general white themes accompanied by general forum designs.

#4 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » How we moderate your forum - feedback encouraged » 2013-10-30 05:36:55

lcafiero wrote:

Yawn. tl:dr.

I expected that very answer.
And in turn I offer this:
You are welcome for the individual who contacted Linode and enlightened them as to how to put an end to the DDOS Attack.

-With all due respect, Counsel has no further commentation.-

#5 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » How we moderate your forum - feedback encouraged » 2013-10-30 05:25:12

lcafiero wrote:

Your job?
Someone pays you for this?
Seriously?
I ask because what you're describing above, for all intents and purposes, seems to be an excuse for trollish behavior.
The forum moderators have no control over the IRC channel, and I know Dizzie puts in a lot of time to watch the channels. I would give Dizzie the same benefit of the doubt that I would give my moderator colleagues here.

Indeed, my job, as in Security and Information Analysis.
This is where "what is considered" and what is reality often conflict.
You would "consider" this to be "an excuse for trollish behavior" by your own words.
However, for an adult such as you in excess of 40 years of age, balding, and comfortably overweight yet intelligent, even you cannot deny the logic in the differences listed above, and "labeling" something as "trollish" in avoidance to a simple matter of stating the facts for what they are most assuredly is not what I'd expect from Any Staff Member within the Community my friend.
This leaves you with 2 logical results:
1-Revoke permanently Linuxephus and lable the entire affair as "trolling".
2-Or take the time to read what is written, put aside Personal Feelings, and review the information listed by verifying the entire account of what happened.
We are human, we are prone to making errors in judgement, and in this case, there was an error in judgement mentioned above.
If none here "have any control over the IRC channel", then what is the use of Community here or there?
The Community as a Whole also puts a lot of time into the activity forum side and IRC channel side.
It is one and the same, regardless of status.

#6 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » How we moderate your forum - feedback encouraged » 2013-10-30 04:09:42

This forum, delineated by Community, is moderated perfectly well for all intents and purposes.
However, when it comes to the IRC Channel #crunchbang-offtopic  moderated by one Dizzie kicking a Member, followed by Banning that same Member who may be aloof at times, yet is in good standing with the Community as a whole, this kind of abuse of authority for which one is nominated sends the wrong message to potential Community Members and even current Community Members.
Granted, I'm among the best there is when it comes to human manipulation.
It's my job to understand people.
It's my job to get to the Root of any given situation.
Be that as it may, I am not one to Troll or any such thing as that.
I am however one to stand my ground by nature, and in this case, after demonstrating a lack of ability to match wits over an issue with Window's8.1 (no, I did not pick a fight or anything of that nature), the end result was being revoked from the channel mentioned.
Is this the message we want to send other Members or even potential Members?
No, it isn't.
Resolution doesn't involve "vilifying" an Operater doing their task.
Resolution however does require moderating an individual in blatant abuse of those very powers when a discussion suddenly fails to go there way.
By all means, verify this with any Member in the channel present during the discussion.
And still was I polite even after being told to "shut the fuck up" and such.

#7 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-10-30 02:32:28

Well, if Distribution is defined as any operating system installed upon a given workstation:
My own Asus Vivo workstation just arrived yesterday --10/29/2013-- preinstalled with Window's 8.1.
And to be honest, I'm loving it.
I thought my M[ostly]S[hitty] (infer Microsoft) days of using anything made by the Corporate Carnival Barkers at Redmond had long since expired.
Yet after hardening all aspects of the operating system (yes, this can even be done with Windows 8.1), I'm impressed. So impressed as a matter of fact that I fully intend on keeping it while working to figure out how to get Crunchbang 64bit installed despite Window8's Secure Boot mechanism.

P.S.-My apologies for any Members I may have annoyed several days ago.
The intent was not to do so.
My nature is to merely be aloof so to speak, per se.

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Things You Don't Want to Hear at a Barbecue » 2013-10-30 02:15:20

#!_828 wrote:
Linuxephus™ wrote:

I think after this conversation, I shall endeavor to avoid any barbecuing not of my own making first and foremost.

This thread was not intended to deter from barbecuing, it's merely to raise awareness of potential barbecue hazards & provide some audio cues so you can identify said hazards & run for your life, if need be smile

Eh...no worries mate.
I'm well aware of the intent of thread and subject material therein.
Merely overlook the irony of my illogical humor. wink

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Things You Don't Want to Hear at a Barbecue » 2013-10-28 03:00:11

#!_828 wrote:

Meanwhile, wouldn't it be ironic if, even though everything tastes like chicken, chicken itself tasted like beef?
Reminds me of a quote from The Matrix where the one kid was talking about "How do the machines know what Tastey Wheat tasted like? What if they got it all wrong & whay you & I think Tastey Wheat tastes like is completely different . . . Or what about chicken? Maybe, they couldn't figure out what a lot of stuff was supposed to taste like, so they just made everything taste like chicken. Which brings up another question. Why chicken? . . . "   cool

I think after this conversation, I shall endeavor to avoid any barbecuing not of my own making first and foremost.

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-10-28 02:54:56

ew wrote:
Linuxephus™ wrote:

Were I speaking Latin, then indeed I would correctly use Latin's "per se" spelling versus the English variant "per say".
Thus I have no need of being verbose when I am by nature simply verbose.
And surely you shouldn't allow such to bother you to the point that you research it, post it, then edit your own commentation to refine your initial reply.
To your credit nonetheless, my thanks for pointing that out be that as it may.

You are much to polite. Even with the slight ironi and the tiny hint of sarcasm that you use so delightfully big_smile

Ah, come now my friend, proper etiquette is always a must no matter the subject material in question mate.
A hearty thanks for the vote of confidence is in order though as always Ew.
Meanwhile, I suggest we get back on topic lest we should find our rumps relocated betwixt our shoulder blades by those chosen to govern us! lol

#11 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-10-28 01:54:49

Porkiepiehat:
{Thanks, but I was really wondering what IntoCB meant.}
-->>You're welcome.
And I believe I explained what IntoCB was meaning to infer.
However, at some point in time IntoCB should be along to explain his own comment shortly.

{BTW, the expression is "per se" from the Latin "by itself." If you need to be verbose, please at least use your Latin correctly.}
-->>Per Say (modern English variant) of the Latin spelling Per Se, defined as "being such inherently, clearly, or as a matter of law" first used in 1572.
Were I speaking Latin, then indeed I would correctly use Latin's "per se" spelling versus the English variant "per say".
Thus I have no need of being verbose when I am by nature simply verbose.
And surely you shouldn't allow such to bother you to the point that you research it, post it, then edit your own commentation to refine your initial reply.
To your credit nonetheless, my thanks for pointing that out be that as it may.

#12 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-28 00:50:25

Grumpy wrote:

If Charles Dickens had access to the internet . .
I rest my case LInuxephus

Then obviously you have overlooked where Charles Dickens apparently does have access to the Internet.
Therefore surely logic must dictate one having never had a case to be in need of rest.

#13 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-10-28 00:46:12

porkpiehat wrote:
Linuxephus™ wrote:
porkpiehat wrote:

Could you be more specific about this? I'm curious.

As if Ikey Doherty hadn't put all of his heart into the version being spoken of during its creation.

That's what I mean -- I have never heard anyone say anything negative about SolusOS, so I'm curious about what of "its soul" was missing. Ikey put a lot of work into his distro, and he went far out of his way to make it different from every other Ubuntu or Debian respin.

I don't think IntoCB was speaking negatively about SolusOS per say so much as making an observation that the latest Alpha series of SolusOS2 seemed to lack the loving care Ikey Doherty once put into the SolusOS Eveline versions figuratively speaking.

#14 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-28 00:41:29

Grumpy wrote:

Linuxephus

In what language are you attempting to communicate?

That depends upon what language you are attempting to understand while misunderstanding the English you forgot to understand.  ]:D
And don't even get me started on one of my frequent Babble Syndrome Sessions in regards to how one understood a comment well enough to ask a question. tongue

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-10-28 00:31:18

porkpiehat wrote:
intoCB wrote:

The last time I tried it, there seemed to be something of its soul missing.

Could you be more specific about this? I'm curious.

As if Ikey Doherty hadn't put all of his heart into the version being spoken of during it's creation.

#16 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-28 00:22:22

Grumpy wrote:

Enough is enough!
The drama queen reference was a (misjudged) attempt at humour. Ok?

Been using #! for a while and can't fault it.  The reactions during the attack did get a bit out of order. But it's over and everything's fine now.

I'm now going to pour myself a large whisky and relax.

Then surely an attempt at humor cannot hold one as at fault for that very attempt when the one attempting the humor was not in the act of misjudging. big_smile
Dear Reader, to whom it may concern:
At this point you too should sit back, and have a good laugh.
The point has been made well enough after key words have been transcribed to that end result.

P.S.-Pub Spirits (infer alcohol content) are on Grumpy.
Age restrictions do not apply. yikes

#17 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-28 00:12:35

orionthehunter wrote:

Welcome from Japan :-)

I think you'll like it here, just a hunch though.

I've seen a dose of drama drip through in the past few years since I've browsed these forums... though they tend to drip on out the bottom.  We're stickier for the content-thick, encouraging, motivating support type stuff, and that doesn't drip.  It fills like marshmellows in a microwave.

Exactly.
And by no means should the occasional spout of drama be inferred and/or implied within this Community as an always, ongoing issue when quite to the contrary such is infrequent and random at best to set the record straight in all seriousness.
Many Members in this Community have been here far longer than I and the Author of this thread and certainly know the Community far better. As such, let the humor in reply to the Author's (infer Grumpy) opening statement be known for what it is; a humorous reply to the Author's aforementioned opening statement to avoid this very kind of misunderstanding.

Meanwhile, I know not everything.
Yet what I know is everything I need know.

Sincerely: Josephus Duncan Constantinus.

#18 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-27 23:37:10

chillicampari wrote:

^ermmm. As a general rule, nope, we are relatively drama-free for the most part. Though apparently we're in some sort of silly phase that will hopefully pass soon. roll

Hello Grumpy and welcome to the forum!

Now, now young lady. I of all individuals am never above correction.
However, in this case, if you were to take Larry, along with yourself, and stroll back up to Post #6, and reread it in the context of the humor that it was given, you'd then note no literal correction was required due to the humorous context it was clearly typed within.
Perhaps I should have used one of the emoticons as further evidence to that very conclusion to avoid the confusion.
Which in this case appears to be more of a byproduct of misunderstanding versus an actual motivation to be confusing as is so often the case with myself at other times.  lol

#19 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Things You Don't Want to Hear at a Barbecue » 2013-10-27 22:55:58

Things you don't want to hear at a barbeque: "Excuse me, my wife asked me where my lips were going to be after she slapped them off of my face. However, in the same instance that question was asked, my face also happened to be slapped within the same trajectory somewhere in the vicinity of the grill itself.
Can everyone please refrain from eating any kind of face-meat?"

#20 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-27 22:39:10

Incidentally Grumpy, Icafiero is merely being delightfully over-modest in regards to the alleged nonexistence of coups, drama queens, and conspiracy theories. big_smile
After all, logic dictates that surely you know the validity of this when it comes to the very introduction you made making note of such accordingly.

-Counsel has no further rebuttal at this current time.- wink

#21 Re: Introductions » Hi from Scotland » 2013-10-26 23:20:11

Drama queens, coups, and conspiracy theories are a most favored pastime within the Crunchbang Community mate.
Welcome aboard by the way.

#22 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » SolusOS declared dead » 2013-10-26 22:54:24

Especially Ikey's Distribution.
He was in the process of quite literally revamping the entire project with a new package manager, etceteral, after SolusOS Eveline went EOL.
Apparently the work was far more complicated an undertaking than even he was capable of maintaining after most of the Community slowly ebbed off to other projects and such.
Sad as far I'm concerned considering he knew it be a "make or break" situation and if Anyone could have succeeded, it most assuredly would have been Ikey.
Regardless, the Linuxverse hasn't heard the last of Mr. Doherty be that as it may.
My personal thanks to those who posted the pertinent links as I wasn't aware of the news until logging in here.

#23 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2013-10-24 17:56:01

Speaking of ponies...has anyone noticed the theme available in the Notification Settings...? tongue

#24 Re: News & Announcements » DDoS Attack 2013-10-17 (resolved) » 2013-10-24 17:52:56

Eh...so does any individual here have definitive information as to Who (plural, as my own research indicates)?
And Why (my research indicates it to be a target elsewhere with the Crunchbang Repositories being a byproduct of a differing target)?
I always prefer to validate my own research by double checking or even triple checking with information available locally (infer here) as any decent information analysis should to begin with.
If preferred to remain not publicly posted, Inbox me instead.

#25 Re: News & Announcements » Welcome the newest member of our moderating team! » 2013-10-24 00:58:56

chillicampari wrote:

I'm probably older than you think, wink and thank you.

Age was never taken into account intentionally when the "young lady" moniker was used young lady.
Hence, no thinking required in the use of the aforementioned "young lady" when addressing you as such by way of the context the description was used. tongue
99% of the Community's population might literally mean that very age defined description.
I on the other hand am usually the exception to the general rule of thumb.

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