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GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 26 2007, 2:56am

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Pie is funny, too. [In reply to] Can't Post

I like pie.

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Aelric
The Shire


Feb 26 2007, 1:34pm

Post #27 of 37 (110 views)
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ORLY! [In reply to] Can't Post

*SPLAT!!*

Oh, we'll give you flavor of choice. Evil


mmmm pie!


Elanor
Bree

Feb 26 2007, 2:25pm

Post #28 of 37 (116 views)
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NARPS? [In reply to] Can't Post

What are they, please? And could someone also explain "Mods Up"? (Sorry... I'm new...)

"Frodo thought for a moment. 'Well, Sam, what about elanor, the sun-star, you remember the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlorien?'"


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Feb 26 2007, 5:21pm

Post #29 of 37 (135 views)
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It's a play on NARF... [In reply to] Can't Post

meaning Not A Real Fan, a defiant bit of self-deprecation which many of us non-purists took upon ourselves back when the movies were new and it was still common to see purists denouncing them. I guess NARP would mean Not A Real Pantist or something.


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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 26 2007, 5:35pm

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"mods up" [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a feature of the old TORn boards. You could give a "score" to posts that were really informative, funny, or just well written, as a little "heads up" to other members that they should read them. That would be called "modding up", where "modding" is short for "moderating".
Also, you could mod a post down, if it contained vulgar language or violated posting rules in some way. Then it would be noticeable to the Admins, so they could come along and delete the offensive post, or give the poster a good *fwap!*, whatever was necessary.
Sometimes, though, people would mod posts up or down based on whether or not they agreed with the content of the post, which is not what modding was originally intended for.
Anyway, you can't mod on the new TORn boards, so most people are just typing it in as "mods up". Watch for L. Ron Half-elven's replies. They are often modded up for his fantastic wit, which has caused some members to place him on "auto mod". Wink

And welcome!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 26 2007, 5:43pm

Post #31 of 37 (122 views)
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Ah, remnants from the old Boards... [In reply to] Can't Post

More on "mods up". On the old Boards, once you had accumulated 100 posts on a specific board, you had "modding powers". Each post was bulleted with a filled-in circle. When responding to a post, you could see at the top the word "Score" with a "5" in a box next to it. With modding powers, you had the ability to increase that score by 1 point. The maximum score was 10. Any post with a score about 5 receive a filled-in square for its bullet. Conversely, a trollish post could be downmodded, that is, you could subtract 1 from the score. That post would be bulleted with an open circle, and that let the Admins know that action might need to be taken on their part. If a score dropped below 0, the post could no longer be seen (unless you had adjusted your profile to view posts with scores lower than 0).

If you'd like to see some fine examples of this, click on "Discussion" at left, and go to the old "Reading Room", where a little "modding war" occurred in two threads near the top of that board!


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Elanor
Bree

Feb 26 2007, 10:25pm

Post #32 of 37 (89 views)
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Thank you [In reply to] Can't Post

to all of you for taking the time to explain things. I enjoyed the *mods war* in the old Reading Room, now that I understand it (and "Not A Real Pantist" - *snort*). I see now how people are replying to particular posts here with a *mods up* title - I originally thought it was just a way of bringing a thread to the top of the forum by posting in it, like you see a "Bump" post in some places.

And thank you for your welcome.

"Frodo thought for a moment. 'Well, Sam, what about elanor, the sun-star, you remember the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlorien?'"


Elven
Valinor


Feb 27 2007, 2:53am

Post #33 of 37 (83 views)
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Pants! [In reply to] Can't Post

The first pants thread I ever came across was a TORN - it took me 10 minutes to work out what the hell was going on!!
Then I fell of my chair - holding my sides - and pants! Sly

I have my standard 'pants' line I put up everytime I see the thread come to light again...

Luv the pants thread!!

"Never wash your name in hot water Elvenesque - it shrinks!" said the Gaffer. "lucky it still fits if you be askin' me."


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Feb 27 2007, 3:41am

Post #34 of 37 (70 views)
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*mods way up* [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyone for a Mutual Moderation Society?


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teddiwen
The Shire

Feb 27 2007, 7:23am

Post #35 of 37 (53 views)
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ty [In reply to] Can't Post

for the "debriefing".

so informative

teddi
~Old Toby Productions


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 27 2007, 5:13pm

Post #36 of 37 (61 views)
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Not real pants? *contemplates and reality-tests* / ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 1 2007, 11:07pm

Post #37 of 37 (57 views)
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LOL! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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