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    Ban the Person Above You [Forum Game]

    Alright, it has been a while since new game. So, I made a new forum game. I found it on some forums; it looks likes fun. The bottom line: Make up a reason to ban the person above you. (Disclaimer: There will be no banning for real, at least). Ex: Banned because of no signature. Because there are no people who posted before, I will wait. Note to mods: Please don't take this seriously...
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    Two Truths + A Lie [Forum Game]

    Based off a DCTP game. Here, you post 3 statements. Two of them are truthful, one of them is a lie. We try to guess which one is the lie. Example: And after that, remember to post your own three statements! Oh yes, it helps if the person who made those statements tell the guesser which one was the lie. It kinda ruins the point if we don't know which one's the lie. Use the handy "Reply" button to quote the post and tell us which one is the lie, please! Ready, set, go! #1) I am hemophobic. #2) I wear glasses. #3) I wear contacts.
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    Korean Chatroom

    Title says it all.
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    Answer the Person Above You [Forum Game]

    This game is simple. Rules: Ask a question for the next person who is posting to answer. Next person answers the question above, then asks a question of their own. Rinse, lather, repeat. Example: START! Why is math so logical?
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    Quote Factory

    Surprised I am that such a topic for this does not exist. Here is a topic meant for the general posting and/or/possibly/elephant discussion of quotes that fellow members post. Quotes posted here may be from anyone. They do not necessarily have to be from famous figures.
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    DEFINE the Word Above You [Forum Game]

    The rules: The person above you posts a word. You give a definition for it (can be literal or foolish). Then, post another word for the next person to define, and so on. Ready, set, BEGIN! Applesauce.
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    What Was the Last Song You Listened To?

    it's very good no meme
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    What's on Your Mind?

    getting older...is this how this feels? and i have to deal with this for the next 60 years? what the hell.
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    Who Do You Want To Meet in Real Life?

    I'm sure no one's been thinking about it, but here's a question I'll throw out: Who on DCW do you want to meet in real life? Post any reason, any number of people you want!
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    KILL the Person Above You [Forum Game]

    Hmm...this game looks like fun! The rules: Find a creative way to kill the person who posted above you with the object they posted at the end. But wait, what do you mean, the object they posted at the end? Well, you see, after you kill the person above you, you post an object at the end of your post so the next person can kill you with said weapon. If you do not post an object or kill the person above you, I will strike you down with magical lightning...or something along those lines. NO DOUBLE POSTING. ONLY KILL THE PERSON ABOVE YOU. NO ONE ELSE. DO NOT DISPUTE THE WAY SOMEONE KILLS. YOU MAY NOTE SOMETHING, BUT NO DISPUTE, ARGUMENT, ETC. Infringement of these rules allows the next person to kill you in the way they choose. So, anyway, an example post: (This assumes the person above you said octopus) Get the point? Let's begin! Start! Since there's no one above me, I'll just post an object. A computer.
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    SUPER DUPER Smiley Chat [Forum Game?]

    Based off another forum game. Whenever you are bored, just post a smiley! Any kind! Let's see if we can communicate using just smilies! Please do not use the words of English or other languages. It so ruins the fun. Yes. Start!
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    What's on Your Mind?

    what the hell is this new interface why is this website broken no i'm not staying i'm a ghost whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nothing to see here carry on uhhhhhhh Maybe I should just type in that style from now on because it's sooo much easier to type, especially since this way I don't even need to do stupid stuff like commas and periods. The only thing really new in my life is Overwatch. I swear that this is the first FPS I've ever tried and as expected I am completely garbage at any sort of shooting. But at the same time, it's actually a lot of fun and it's not just "kill enemy team", which is something I didn't really like in FPS games. Ugh, I swore I would stay away but my resolve is just a bit too weak for that. I'll be on for the next few days before I take off again, so if you want to play catch-up with me, shoot me a PM or something. It's the lazy summer days after all, and I'm bored.
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    The Political Compass

    I've seen this somewhere on DCTP before, and here it is, the Political Compass. It measures your political position in two axies, authoritarian - libertarian and left - right. I'm not good at explaining, so I'll copy and paste Callid's explanation: "The Left-Right axis symbolises the opinion on economics, with Right being a tendency towards a free, uncontrolled market (Neo-Liberalism) and Left being a tendency towards a state-controlled market (Collectivism). The Authoritarian-Libertarian axis symbolizes the social dimension, with Authoritarian being a tendency to only the state mattering, and the individual being of no concern (Fascism), and Libertarian being a tendency to only the individual mattering, and the state is being no concern (Anarchism)." I, like Callid on DCTP, want to try to make a chart showing the different positions of the people here on DCW. You can take the political test here: http://www.politicalcompass.org/test, and PM me the results if you want to be on the chart. I can accomodate requests for anonymity. To PM me your results, just send something like this: Social Libertarian/Authoritarian = Your number For example, mine would be: Economic Left/Right: -3.62 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian = -0.62 The DCW chart:
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    What's on Your Mind?

    You mean I ain't gonna make it to six years, Akazora? I got to say, if this isn't the end, it's definitely at least the dark ages for this community. Our new member retention rate has gone to hell, and only 1 out of 15 of the more notable posters still hang around. I'm not even sure if I count anymore. But I guess everything has to come to an end. I remember when I clocked the Top 20 Posters with 300+ posts per day. Those were insanely fun days. Basically none of it was quality, but that was how it was back in the day. This topic blew up every day, it was like a chat room in here. I remember when I decided to leave to focus on my life. But then I came back, because goddammit, this place is a bit too precious to me. There's a bunch of quirky individuals that I bet I wouldn't have gotten to meet otherwise. I remember when I joined, that I had no idea how to fit in such a bustling community. I found my place and left my mark, I hope. My only regret now is that there might not be someone to follow after me. It's been almost six years for me. The forums are even older than that, but for me, it's been an impressive six years. I can say without a doubt that this place has definitely influenced me, changed me for the better. I'm a better man now. I'll find another place on the interwebs to hang out, but this place will always have a special place in my memories, along with all of you (yes, even those of you that I didn't particularly get along with, all of you). But it's honestly time for me to move on for good, and I hope that at the very least, that anyone I interacted with here will not forget me. Take care and safe travels, fellow DCWites. “Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.” - A.A. Milne
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    Korean Classroom

    KOREAN CLASSROOM: INTRODUCTION: Korean is a language spoken by Koreans (duh). It has a structure not unlike English, with consonants and vowels. Like English, how you use characters can change the meaning of a word. It is also fairly complex, and has a few exceptions to the rules. BANNER: Sorry, I don't have the motivation to make a banner for this classroom. NOTE: I am considering posting my lessons on Kaoko's forum... HOW THIS WILL WORK: Anyway, first lesson is ㄱ [g]. I will go in like: ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅂ, ㅁ, ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅊ, ㅋ, ㅍ, ㅎ, and then onto the vowels, which will be taught like this: ㅏ, ㅑ, ㅓ, ㅕ, ㅗ, ㅛ, ㅡ,ㅣ , ㅐ, ㅔ, and then more complicated vowels like ㅘ, ㅙ, ㅢ. Unlike Kaoko, I will NOT give you homework, but I will suggest that you practice. I may give quizzes...ohohoho... LESSONS: 1) ㄱ 2) ㄴ 3) ㄷ 4) ㄹ 5) ㅂ 6) ㅁ 7) ㅅ 8) ㅈ 9) ㅊ 10) ㅇ 11) ㅋ 12) ㅍ 13) ㅎ 14) ㅏ 15) ㅑ 16) ㅓ 17) ㅕ 18) ㅗ 19) ㅛ 20) ㅡ 21) ㅣ 22) ㅐ 23) ㅔ 24) The difference between ㅐ and ㅔ 25) ㅘ 26) ㅙ 27) ㅢ 28) ㅚ 29) ㅝ 30) ㄲ, ㄸ 31) Second consonant introduction 32) The ㅅ and ㅆ rule 33) The ㅎ and ㅁ rule More to continue...
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    What's on Your Mind?

    that sounds even worse my god el nino season this year for colorado, so we might be hit hard by a lot of snow this coming winter.
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    i can't believe I forgot this, but: see: three laws of thermodynamics. an eternally sustaining ecology is impossible. first of all, here you go: personally, i feel like the fact that we've found no signs of life at all to be a bit of an anomaly to begin with - i believe that we should have seen some sign of extraterrestrial life at some point. do you know how much we have managed to change the surface of the earth? if you looked around at basically any point of the earth, you would see some sign of intelligent life roaming about, whether it be our monuments, cities, or trash. i find it difficult to believe that we would miss signs of similarly intelligent life. granted, they may not be that obvious, but judging by our own species's experiences, they might be.
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    What's on Your Mind?

    i'm so sorry for your loss pulling a moho is always a good thing :<<<<<
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    ahahaha stop putting words in my mouth. evolution does have a destination, and that destination is inevitably to a single dominant species. we are that dominant species, mind you. even physically, we're pretty well off. we're the best throwers on the planet. the relative positioning of our arms and eyes makes it incredibly easy for us to manufacture and use tools. while we're not powerhouses like elephants or ants, we're probably one of the most efficient mammals on the planet. so much so that we are the only species capable of persistence hunting. and that's not even mentioning our incredible brainpower, which is currently unparalleled on the planet. humanity is the only species that has been shown to be able to change their environment to suit their needs. we have nuclear capabilities, and are therefore the only species with a theoretical "reset button" on most of the planet. we've managed to successfully adapt to a wider range of environments matched only by hardy bacteria. we've created a complex network of societies, and we've developed religions. we are an incredibly capable species, and i'm not sure why people try to avoid this fact. humans are exceptional. as for your comment on the comfort zone, that is true, but have you considered that our curiosity often outweighs this? i have no way of decisively proving that evolution works the same way on all planets. though, we have seen evidence that life seems to start from the microbial state like it does on earth, so it's a promising idea. that knocks out a lot of possibilities, and seems to bring us closer to the state of competitive nature we've observed here. not conclusive, but promising. ah, what's wrong with a little faith, every once in a while? you seem utterly opposed to theology, but remember that science is just as reliant on faith as religion is. perhaps there are multiple barriers, but it seems more likely that there's just one. if we assume multiple, our existence as a species is very very lucky, and i don't think we're that lucky, do you? and perhaps it might seem to you that the universe has a mind of its own (and it does in a way, quantum entanglement is one good example), but it doesn't seem that way to me. then you stop with the generalities and hypotheticals, and we'll talk.
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    Finding Episodes

    hmm, we're not allowed to point to any particular links per forum rules, so i can't point out any for you. dctp actually has a topic on the exact same thing btw: http://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?t=3481#p124081 apparently, a) it's hard to find and you won't really miss a thing by not watching it, according to the topic. if you really want to find it though, keep searching. i did a few myself and it's not showing up. good luck!
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    Your MBTI Personality Type

    eww you're in that club get me outta here :<
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    that's a terrible answer to fermi. actually, that's not even an answer. the fermi paradox is all about extraterrestrial life, or specifically, the lack of it, at least from our perspective. i fail to understand how the fact that aliens might have a different understanding of the universe explains that. it's not about whether they see the universe differently, it's about the fact that we can't seem to find any dang aliens. on a side note, the article is a little weak on the wording. it's not "might", it's "will". mathematically speaking, the possibility of a species evolving to be basically identical to humans is 0. speaking of evolution, humans are basically the pinnacle of Earth's evolutionary process. and we're pretty expansionist. basically all species on our planet live to spread. you can spout all these hypotheticals but i'd advise you to look at our planet for a second, and consider the evidence we can garner from there. evolution seems to select for species that are expansionist. it's a recurring trend on our planet and its lifeforms. also, i fail to understand how any sentient species with the capability of being space-faring would choose not to. that would mean restricting themselves to a finite set of resources, which will ultimately lead to the downfall of their species. you need stuff to survive, and they're gonna run out of stuff, which means they aren't gonna survive. that's not logically sound, regardless of how aliens might see things. there's simply no reason not to go to space. unless we're missing something critically important regarding the conditions on other planets - and we have no evidence thus far to suggest so - any sentient species should seek out expansion into outer space, and we should have seen evidence of this at some point. the problem is that we haven't, and that's fermi. the great filter happens to explain this discrepancy by showing how difficult intelligent life is, and in the face of this overwhelming contradiction, this is really the only explanation imho. finally, mole people lol. we're scared of the dark/void, it's a psychological thing brought by our own species's upbringing - there are predators out in the dark, and you don't wanna get eaten, and you can't see in the dark, and sight is one of our main senses. even so, we seem to have a sense of curiosity in exploring what's beyond our planet, even though what's out there is far worse than anything we can face on our planet. so when you say aliens might have evolved a fear of the dark, that's us, trying to shine a light into the darkness. wow what a nerd
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    What's on Your Mind?

    i have no idea what you're talking about. :V srsly tho mac and cheese is nasty it's like yellow sludge.
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    What's on Your Mind?

    oh wow d[angst]/dt > 0 ((( hahahahahahahaha no that's not funny :<