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  2015-2016 NHL Season
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  Heroes & Villains III - Day 2
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Toggle this category Center Instagram & Facebook

Posted By:  Ghost @ 12 February 2016 - 09:49 AM
We're going to try and make a push for The Center through social media. I've currently created an Instagram account for The Center, and after some trouble with the account, it was finally reactivated.

This could help bring us some new blood in the long run and promote The Center outside of the forum. Webhead, MT, Chaoxytal, Garlic and I have access to the account but odds are I will be doing most of the posting.

I am also going to try and get the account linked to our facebook account so I can post to both at once. It would be a great help if all members could share the accounts, like the accounts, follow the accounts and hopefully we can make this a worthwhile addition to The Center Network.

LINK

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Toggle this category Forum Restructure: Mafia Forum

Posted By:  webhead @ 09 February 2016 - 05:43 PM
Hey All,

We're kicking around some ideas for a small forum restructure and the first thing we wanted to do was make a dedicated forum for Mafia finally. It's been socked away in T&G since inception and since it's such a popular part of the forum, it felt like it was finally time to make it its own category and round of forums. I'll be moving stuff around (and probably getting some of the other mods to help) so you might notice stuff moving around. Don't be alarmed. Feel free to discuss how you want to run things in the Mafia forum (where the topics go etc) and we can rearrange things how you guys see fit.
  • One suggestion I had was to PIN the current Mafia game inside of the current season folder (in this case Season 3) -OR-
  • PIN the current Mafia topic to the top of the "General Mafia" forum that was created
Feel free to hash that out. What's there now is just what made the most sense for now. I've left the current game in T&G for now.

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Toggle this category Forum Restoration (Stuff is Missing)

Posted By:  webhead @ 08 February 2016 - 10:04 AM
So long story short, I was working on my test server, some shit went wrong, and I accidentally fucked up our real server! Yay!

Good news, I had backups!
Bad news...they're from yesterday at 2AM AZ time. Half of Rulk's game is gone.

I blame Chax. :lurk: Cheeto dust and Mtn Dew everywhere. :uhoh:

If you notice any weird shit like your avatar missing, just re-upload it. I lost any uploaded files from the past like month.

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Toggle this category Center Awards 2015 - Results

Posted By:  Garlic Junior @ 11 January 2016 - 01:12 PM
Without further ado, here are the complete results of the 2015 Center Awards.





Host Note: We had played around with unofficially naming certain awards. It is a new rule going forward that if the same individual member wins the same award Three years in a row, it is officially named in their honour... unless someone else usurps them three years in a row.






Category: Best Male
How you define "Best" is up to you!

Joint Winners: Chaoxytal, Garlic Junior, webhead, Xylus

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Category: Best Female
How you define "Best" is up to you!

Winner: Daylight

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Best Newbie
Anyone who signed up for the first time since 1st November 2014 is eligible.

Winner: Mahanaxar

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Category: Best Staff
Any of our current staff are eligible, as is anyone who was Staff on or after 1st November 2014.

Winner: webhead

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Category: Most Valuable Member
This is for the non-Staff member who continues to improve The Center, providing a high level of maturity, good conduct and interactions with the community.

Winner: Downshift

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Category: Most Improved
Anyone who has grown on you or matured since the start of the year!

Winner: Orange Joe

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Category: Quality Poster
That one person who puts their all into every post, showing their passion, humour, etc.

Winner: himemiya

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Category: Most Underappreciated
Any member, Staff or non-Staff, whose contributions you feel go unnoticed in general - give them their dues here.

Joint Winners: Emtee, Garlic Junior and Super LucyJin

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Category: The Kinmotsu Award for Most Respected
Named for Kinmotsu (Winner 2012-2014), this award is for the member who no-one ever has a bad word to say about.

Winner: Xylus

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Category: Funniest Member
The one who always makes you :rotfl:

Joint Winners: Chaoxytal & gokuu

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Category: Biggest Shitlord
We have a healthy does of trolling and sarcasm - who does it best while still making you smile more than cry?

Winner: Chaoxytal

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Category: The Anelle Award for Most Creative
Named for Anelle (Winner 2012-2014), this award is for your favourite poet, GFX artist, writer, carpenter, etc.

Joint Winners: FarceMajeure & Lady Jane

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Category: Best Screename/Avatar/Sig
This award goes to whoever you consider to have had the best Screename, Avatar, Signature, or combination, throughout the course of the year.

Winner: Ghostfire "All"

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Category: The MIA Award
That one member of yesteryear who has yet to sign up to v6, or someone who simply isn't posting as much as they previously were.

Winner: Oochie

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Category: The Chaoxytal Award for Most Likely To Still Be Posting In 15 Years
Named for Chaoxytal (Winner 2012-2014), this award is for that person who has proven over the past three years that they will never leave!

Winner: Chaoxytal

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Category: Most Likely To Be Famous In 9 Years
It's been three years since this first award, time is a a-ticking!

Winner: Oochie

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Category: Favourite Forum
Your favourite place to post on The Center.

Winner: General Insanity

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Category: Favourite Topic
Your favourite topic of the past 12 months.

Winner: Cringe Thread

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Category: The Chaoxytal Award for Favourite Mafia Game
Named for Chaoxytal (Winner 2012-2014), this is for the best mafia game since Insane Asylum 2&3.

Winner - Mafia Episode XXXI: Star Wars Mafia (Downshift)

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Category: Surprise Of The Year
This is entirely subjective - what shocked you most in 2015?

Winner: Galeigh Shenanigans

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Category: Moment Of The Year
The final award is open to you - what has been your favourite part of The Center 2015?

Winner: Center Baby

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So there you have it. It may have taken me a few extra days to write up, but this has been one of my favourite Awards posts to craft. A few very interesting things occured this year - some Awards were officially named after three of our members, one of our awards got four joint winners, the Best Female award had every runner up getting multiple votes, and the fact that all the Staff got at least one nomination each in the Best Staff awards. Four years in, the fact that surprises keep occuring makes this a joy to officiate.

In terms of the voters themselves, although we hit a new low of 18 voters, this is actually more than I expected. We suffered a lost of only 13% of our voters (21 last year), while our monthly posting has dropped off by 23% over the course of 2015.

This isn't terrible. As shown above, we have actually kept up a lot of great posting this year. Our monthly average for 2015 is 5,152 posts per month. Over 5,000 posts per month? That's a great number for what we are! But we can surely do better in 2016?

Our peak month was March 2014 where we hit an astounding 11,199 posts. Mafia probably played a large part in that, and with Season 3 having just began following the greatness that was Supernatural II and Star Wars, I think the time is ripe for us Mafia players to bring new blood into the forum.

On top of that, if you enjoyed this topic and it has hopefully filled you with good vibes for The Center, use that power of positivity to bring new people into the fold. We argue less, we support each other more, I feel 2016 is going to be a great year, so what better time to bring in your friends?

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this year. Thank you again for taking part! If you want to know more about our posting statistics, or anything else really, be sure to say so in the comments.

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Toggle this category Center Awards 2015 - Nominations

Posted By:  Garlic Junior @ 10 December 2015 - 01:59 PM
I'll preface this by saying I had hoped to have a bigger build-up leading into this year's awards, and I still may have a retrospective lookback at our history to build-up to the actual announcements, but right now my personal mood has taken a dip and I haven't found the time to hype this up the way it should be. So, hopefully, you will help me by taking the initiative, sharing this around, participating and maybe seeking out old members through Facebook and other avenues to peek back in and celebrate another year ending, and a new one beginning, here at The Center!!!

With that said.....


Following the success of 2012's Awards (Nominations), and 2013's (N) and surprisingly enough 2014's (N) comes The 2015 Center Awards Nominations!!! :mosh: :mosh:

This annual tradition is intended as a fun, positive look back on the year we have created. I think all of us, from those here at the grand opening, the ones who joined at our DBZ and Naruto peaks, every newbie who has jumped on board in v6, and especially the dozen or so of us who were grinding it out in the dark days of 2011, truly appreciate the fact that not only are we still here one more year later, but we are still active, still engaged, still forming new friendships and keeping old ones going strong.

I know I personally speak to some of you on messenger and txting every day, I've met up with Slyph, S18, Jane, Woofie, Lucy and Slix at various points this year, and will hopefully be visiting some more of you next year too! We are more than an online community, more than just acquaintances, in a lot of ways many of us consider this a family.... and that's not even mentioning the wives, husbands and kids popping up left, right and Center!

With that mush aside for a moment, there are a couple of "rules" to this for those who haven't taken part before.....

Rule #1 - EVERY. BODY. TAKE. PART. It doesn't matter if you have posted once or 10,000 times this year, it doesn't matter if you're old school, new school, or never went to school. Post exclusively in General Insanity? Take part! Only come here for the IRC? Take part! Read and catalogue every single post ever made.... take part!

Rule #2 - Say it with me now.... Positivity! Positivity!! Positivity!!! You will notice there are no Least Favourite awards, but you will notice that top nominations get as much of a mention as the overall winners. This isn't a contest, nor is it a forum to air your grievances, this is just a celebration of us and a chance to shine a spotlight on some of our members.

Although a simple list of names is more than okay (even if you don't vote in all categories), I would truly appreciate it if you could share a few words about who you are voting for and why :) as much as I love waxing lyrical about all y'all, it makes my write-ups a lot easier and I think a bit more personal to hear some quotes from the people who voted you.


Now the real nitty gritty - I want as much participation in this as possible, so while nominations are officially now open I am shooting for a longer nomination period this year to take into account the holidays and the fact a lot of us are afk a lot of the time. I'm going to provisionally call Thursday 7th January 2016 as the closing day for noms - that is a full four weeks to get your butts in gear, get members over here, think about who you want to select and even write up a little bit about why.

For each of the following categories, as with last year simply PM me anywhere between zero and five nominations! :)




The Categories:

Best Male: How you define "Best" is up to you!

Best Female: How you define "Best" is up to you!

Best Newbie: Anyone who signed up for the first time since 1st November 2014 is eligible.
[You can check by going to the Members List, click "More Search Options" and filter by join date!]

Best Staff: Any of our current Staff are eligible, as is anyone who was Staff on or after 1st November 2014.

Most Valuable Member: This is for the non-Staff member who continues to improve The Center, providing a high level of maturity, good conduct and interactions with the community.

Most Improved: Anyone who has grown on you or matured since the start of the year!

Quality Poster: That one person who puts their all into every post, showing their passion, humour, etc

Most Underappreciated: Any member, Staff or non-Staff, whose contributions you feel go unnoticed in general - give them their dues here.

Most Respected: The member who no-one ever has a bad word to say about.

Funniest Member: The one who always makes you :rotfl:

Biggest Shitlord: This one was actually well-received last year, so is making a comeback. We have a healthy dose of trolling and sarcasm - who does it best while still making you smile more than cry? :P

The Anelle Award For Creativity: - Previously Most Creative, this is for your favourite poet, GFX artist, writer ( ;) ), carpenter, etc.

Best Screename/Avatar/Sig: This award goes to whoever you consider you have had the best Screename, Avatar, Signature, or combination, throughout the course of the year.
[Note - Please specify what you are voting them for, and including pictures in your PM will help a lot!]

The MIA Award: That one member of yesteryear who has yet to sign up to v6, or even someone who simply isn't posting as much as they previously were. All members from day one onwards are eligible.

Most Likely To Still Be Posting In 15 Years: Who here has proven in the past three years that they will never leave!

Most Likely To Be Famous In 9 Years: It's been three years since the first one, so time's a-ticking.

Favourite Forum: Your favourite place to post at The Center.

Favourite Topic: Your favourite topic of the past 12 months.
[Mafia Games are not eligible. Topic must have been created after 1st November 2014 to qualify this year.]

Favourite Mafia Game: I will accept anything as far back as Insane Asylum 2&3.

Surprise Of The Year: This is entirely subjective - what shocked you the most in 2015?

Moment Of The Year: The final award is open to you - what has been your favourite part of The Center 2015?







Axed Awards:
You have a week to cause a major outcry. If at least ten members commit to voting for these categories by the 17th, I will re-instate some or all of them, but as of right now I think it is time we say goodbye to :crying: Favourite DTGS Article Or Podcast; Most Controversial Post; Favourite Image; Favourite Gathering Memory; Favourite Post.

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Toggle this category Ground Control To Major Tom (Part 2)

Posted By:  webhead @ 16 April 2015 - 03:20 PM
Hello again,

So part 2 of the changes will involve rules and such. It was made abundantly clear to us that the policies over the last while of letting people run rampant doing whatever are fairly off-putting a lot of the time. This is a fun place full of fun people but it seems at times people just don't know when to quit or don't really care. Whatever the case may be, we're going to lay out some structure to build this place back up.

First up, we're reviving the Current Events forum and we're axing General Discussion. General Insanity will now house any serious or spam content and Current Events will be a forum where serious discussion occurs and will be policed quite heavily by the staff. As such, if your aim is to post in these topics to troll, irritate, or spam, we're going to remove your post without a second thought and you'll be warned via PM. When attempting to have serious discussions such as the ones we've tried in the past, this kind of irritant popping up simply isn't going to fly anymore. It can't. It alienates people and then the only ones left are the ones that are perfectly happy yelling at each other which isn't really conductive to a good discussion. Some basic ground rules for the new Current Events forum:
  • No insults of any kind. Do not insult someone's position or intelligence. Just disagree. You can in fact disagree without being angry or condescending. We're all guilty of this to some extent so it's just something you need to think about when you post. Read through what you're saying after you're done writing and make sure it isn't a bunch of angry nonsense.
  • Avoid sarcasm. Sarcasm has its time, place and tone, and that can be hard to convey with plain text. Please refrain from getting personal with sarcastic remarks and make sure to convey your tone to others. If you don't like what someone is saying, simply address it. Being sarcastic about it is both needlessly disrespectful and counter productive. You aren't going to get a good discussion out of a bunch of people mocking each other over nothing.
  • Avoid constantly playing devil's advocate, asking millions of useless questions, or just generally avoiding actually participating in the discussion directly. People want to know what YOU think so they can discuss it. Irritating them with a constant barrage of questions rather than stating your opinions is simply unhelpful.
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    Don't be a dick
    . You know exactly what this means. Don't troll people. Don't purposely annoy people. Don't be an asshole. Don't be rude. If your post is removed for one of these reasons, don't act surprised or get mad that someone was annoyed by you purposely annoying them. Just don't do it. This above all else is the thing that the most people hate so just don't do it. At all.
These rules will be enforced in the Current Events forum with very little leeway on them. The "don't be a dick" directive is all encompassing. Everyone knows what that means. You aren't going to get us on a technicality. Just be nice. As for the rest of the forum, there will be some more wiggle room but just know this: If you make it your aim to harass and irritate people, it will be dealt with. If you want to go troll people and be an asshole, go to 4chan. This forum is for friends to have discussions, do fun things, and relax. Having to deal with trolling for the amusement of a few people pretty much kills that. This is not a challenge for people to try and rally against...it's a call for people to chill. There are plenty of places on the internet to be sarcastic annoying assholes and we'd prefer you keep it in those places. If you want to do some gentle ribbing, make a joke here or there, no one is going to swarm down on you. That's not what we want. All we're looking for is for people to give each other mutual respect. Joke away. Say funny things. Making a joke at someone's expense that is obnoxious or rude...you're walking the line. Think about what you say and the person you are saying it to.

If someone gets upset, don't mock them for being upset. Apologize. Saying "sorry, I was just making a joke, wasn't trying to upset you," goes a pretty long way to most people and prevents a shitfest from opening up.

On a side note, Outer Heaven will still be around for people that like offensive obnoxious trolling humor (e.g. me and Chax). If you MUST get it out, feel free to let it seep out there. Anyone entering into that forum has essentially agreed that they will not be offended. If you are currently able to access this forum and are offended by something you see there, then ask to be removed. This place barely gets used anyway but if there's a need for it, go for it.

So how are we going to deal with this stuff? We're going to remove/edit out offending content and we're going to PM you and ask you nicely to stop. We don't need strikes or bans or any of that and I trust that, considering the fact that many of us are nearly/over 30 years old, you can understand what we're asking of you and throw us a bone here. If you want your friends to keep posting here, then you have to be nice to them. I don't think that's really a lot to ask for.

At this point we've tried many different approaches to things on this forum. When we first launched v5, we pretty much had the niceness police. Then we loosened up a lot and had flame wars, bans, etc. Then the forum floundered and died. So we launched v6. After a time, we decided, hey, we're all adults, just do whatever and things have been slipping downward ever since. I know that a lot of people think that they should be able to say and do whatever they want but here's the thing...we've tried every kind of rule making and enforcement imaginable. Someone is always unhappy. Our aim here at this point is trying to find a nice medium somewhere so we don't irritate a large portion of the members and make them want to leave. I've heard the argument many times that people need to quit being babies or suck it up, but guess what? Some people are just more sensitive and some people just don't want to deal with bullshit. It's not up to them to stop having their feelings hurt, it's on other people to show a little restraint. We can watch the forum spin downward again into the shitter like it did with v5 or we can all come together and make a genuine effort to just be nice. It isn't going to hurt you. You've played nice under FAR more restrictive regimes here (remember v4?).

Now go, have fun, don't be a dick :), and check out the Current Events forum for more serious chat. It's safe, we promise.

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Toggle this category Poll

Poll Heroes & Villains III - Day 1 (15 member(s) have cast votes)

God

  1. Zeus, Clash (15 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. God, Devil Carnival (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Duo

  1. R2-D2 & C3PO (10 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. Sam & Dean Winchester (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

Horror

  1. Marty (12 votes [80.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. Eben (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

TV Show

  1. Angel (8 votes [53.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

  2. The Coon (7 votes [46.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

Action/Drama

  1. Dt Hartigan (8 votes [53.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

  2. Lt Aldo Raine (7 votes [46.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.67%

Myth/Lit

  1. Lancelot (14 votes [93.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 93.33%

  2. Romeo (1 votes [6.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

Fantasy

  1. Ajani Goldmane (4 votes [26.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. Edward Scissorhands (11 votes [73.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 73.33%

Cartoon/CGI

  1. Rango (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  2. Tommy Pickles (13 votes [86.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 86.67%

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