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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:08AM TheGreatMachine said

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But it's the middle of the night and freezing cold here :(

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:15AM Tizmah said

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Walk outside in 115 degree weather? No thanks.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 1:22PM DeadlyAccurate said

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@Tizmah Seriously. The "feels like" temperature around here has been in the 120s. Just walking from the house to the car feels like effort. It doesn't drop below 100 until around midnight.
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:17AM Resurge said

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its gonna103 outside here today, YOU go for a walk out there. :p

PS: @theGreatMachine- trade? ps- great B5 avatrar/Icon - I'm on S05E02 right now of a full series Marathon ..ever watched the whole thing before ..really good show.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:18AM Resurge said

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@Resurge gonna "be" 103 outside today i meant.
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:52AM Arkanaloth said

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@Resurge
tell me about it!!!

I grew up in Louisiana, so I'm used to it being pretty warm pretty consistently... but seriously it's going to peg 100+ with heat indexes of nearly 120... that's hot even by my standards and I don't even break a sweat until you hit 95+
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:39AM tephys said

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I have a window. I can see what's outside from here.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 11:39AM Vgk said

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@tephys heh that's what I did, looking out through a window and going outside, close enough right?
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:46AM capfnu said

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Is this an insight into the type of people who you believe read massively articles, Eliot?

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 9:55AM ApathyCurve said

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I live in Houston, unfortunately. From June through September, I don't go outside any longer than is absolutely necessary. It's like living in your armpit for four months.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 10:08AM potaco said

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With the recent increased focus on the Code of Conduct, what does it really take to get banned? There are certain individuals (one in particular, though I will not name names) who post nonsensical, flamebait-ish drivel almost every day. I've seen people replying to their nonsense have their posts deleted (or possibly get banned), yet the obvious troll posts remain.

The Code of Conduct clearly states:

"Don't flamebait. Don't lure others into a war of words with a hyperbolic statement or intentionally antagonize another reader. Discussion and debate over a subject is fine, but keep it civil and don't try to elicit a response from someone else.

Don't troll. Trolling a thread with inane or off-topic statements isn't welcome. Keep your responses on topic or related to the game discussed in the post."

I would argue that said posters are violating each of these rules. With their childish posts, they are trying to elicit negative responses from others, while trolling the thread with nonsensical or unrelated comments.

Here are some recent examples of what I'm talking about:

"theis is where teh gw 2 will fail in fall since its now focusing on phones and teh swtors is on the filthy....fun days a head! lololol;lolol"

"teh main THING here is teh swtors is going two be out and i will at last have pieces and able in to teh world once more."

"ff was very excited about it but in teh end two much."

"my oh this looks two be teh upgrade with df that is on ."

"yus! i want two SHAKE IT!"

Come on.

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 1:23PM Ref Minor said

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@potaco

One mans nonsensical comment is another's witty and relevant contribution
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 1:38PM potaco said

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@Ref Minor
I'm not trying to imply that nobody should be able to have fun and joke around. The cleverest posters can do it while remaining relevant contributors. Posters that have a clear history of solely and purposefully "contributing" incoherent strings of irrelevant, misspelled words should not be exempt from the rules just because they don't include personal attacks.
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 3:48PM Bramen said

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@potaco It is good you didn't name names, but I think we all know who you are talking about. The person's syntax and grammar remind me of non-native English speakers, writing. Perhaps they are trying to contribute, but are bumping into a language barrier. I find I do the same thing when I try to look up information about Arche Age.
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Maybe he is a young person who doesn't realize fully what he is doing.
Or perhaps he is a troll, deserving of a ban.
Any of these could be correct or false, or a combination of all three. But to ban someone just because their posts are sometimes nonsense is a bit harsh.
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 4:19PM potaco said

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@Bramen
I am very tolerant of non-native English speakers and am definitely not advocating the banning of all posters that "sometimes" post nonsense (or things that I just don't understand). A quick click on a username will bring up their posting history. When almost every post is nonsensical or off-topic, there's a problem.
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 5:09PM Irem said

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@Bramen
Non-native speakers who are seriously interested in contributing to the discussion usually go out of their way to make themselves as clearly understood as they can, within the limitations of their knowledge of the language. The poster being discussed communicates mostly in slang and deliberate misspellings, and it reminds me more of forum kiddies wHo ThInK iT's HiLaRiOuS tO tYpE LiKe ThIs PLZ UPVOTE IF U AGREE~~~ @[----- *~^_____^~*

And a lot of people go through that phase (and resist or ignore any requests to abandon their unique and interesting personal posting style), but sometimes a "Shoo, grown ups are talking" is warranted when a person can't conduct themselves like an adult.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 1:26AM Space Cobra said

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@potaco

Still think he is a non-native speaker (look at the word selection) AND a young poster.

We'll see once TOR releases, I say keep him till then. I only see a young mind at work and not an active/deliberate troll.
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Posted: Aug 4th 2011 10:16AM (Unverified) said

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Posting because I'm "unverified".

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 10:47AM Khalus said

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Quite hot here too, and I have a huge window nearby that is open and I can see how boring it is out there. ~da outside is scawwy~

On a side note: I am watching my grass grow higher than I normally let it though ~ mainly to piss off my stupid neighbors, and they can't do anything about it cause its well within the height limit of the ordinances of my county...heh {they like everything pristine and their grass less than an inch tall at all times}

Posted: Aug 4th 2011 10:56AM senral said

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A better idea. We should all go to our windows and laugh at the people outside in this heat. Then shut the shade because the evil burning ball the the sky might get us.

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