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PetterTB

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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #175 on: July 12, 2011, 07:32:22 am »
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Someone today informed me that they "normally win" and that I'm a "lucky boy."

I've met him as well. Professor x?
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #176 on: July 12, 2011, 08:00:54 am »
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I've met him too, but didn't we agree on not having a public blacklist here?
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #177 on: July 12, 2011, 09:17:19 am »
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I've met him too, but didn't we agree on not having a public blacklist here?

That really is up to Theory, since this is his board. I don't recall him weighing in on this, but I suspect (only suspect, mind you) that he runs this board with a laissez-faire attitude. As long as you're civil in your posts and use the proper spoiler in puzzles, maybe anything goes. I don't know the guy, so please accept my assessment with a grain of salt.

That being said, this is the same kind of talk that you could see in the lobby of Isotropic. People are warning others of bad players. You only have their word that they experienced those negative interactions. Granted, it's more permanent here, but the concept is still the same.

Although, it's worth pointing out (or reminding) that names on Isotropic are not permanent. The bad players you lambast could have easily changed names and made your warning pointless. Even worse, if that problem player used the name of a common term or movie or character, then you may be blacklisting an innocent person. For example, someone mentioned Professor X. He's a great character, so fans tend to use his name. If the jerk who went as Professor X decided to change his name to Magneto, then the next person who decides to take Professor X could be shunned. And let's not forget variants. What is someone goes as Prof X? Technically, the name is different, but we humans just remember that it's the name of the head of the X-Men. That person might get blacklisted too.

Such talk is useful, but we all need to be aware that it's not perfect. In fact, I'd be willing to wager that if a few days have passed, it may be worth giving that name a second chance. Of course, if the same name burns you twice across a length of time, then it may be safe to assume that this name will always be a dick, but it's still only an assumption.

I wonder, though, if someone's name could be snatched up on Isotropic? Is the name reserved for your e-mail address until you request a new one? I'd hate to think that someone could log in as Theory and try to trash his good name (or take advantage of his higher level).
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #178 on: July 12, 2011, 09:30:01 am »
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Quote from: Isotropic faq
Why do I have to log in?
You don't, you can click the play without logging in button on the login screen. Logging in offers some benefits, though:
- the nickname you choose is reserved; no one else can use it. (You can change it at any time, but only the most recently-used one is reserved to your account.)
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #179 on: July 12, 2011, 09:57:40 am »
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I tend to agree that creating a "shame list" is uncouth.  It definitely encourages offenders to just change their login name.  Besides, the worst that happens if you play someone with a bad attitude is you get cursed out for beating them, and I frankly kind of enjoy that.

It's different if there's someone out there that's really causing trouble (e.g., hacking Isotropic (doubtful) or deliberately taking as long as possible (more likely)).
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #180 on: July 13, 2011, 05:04:50 pm »
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As long as we're posting amusing stories of sore losers...  I had a pleasant exchange today.

I should learn to take the advice posted above and just not talk...but I couldn't help myself.


14:49 (anonymous jerk): lol copy my tactic and it works better for you. figures
14:49 Eagle: yeah I totally couldn't have came up with an ambassador strategy all by my self
14:50 (anonymous jerk): its using 2 ambassadors and you woulda been fucked if i hadn't had a hand of 3 estates with no ambass in the first 4 turns
14:51 Eagle: ok I totally couldn't have thought to use 2 ambassadors all by myself..  my mental capacity just isn't that advanced
14:51 (anonymous jerk): apparently not since you didn't
14:51 Eagle: go look at some of my past games & see if I've ever bought 2 of them in the passt
14:51 (anonymous jerk): because that's possible
14:51 Eagle: what?
14:51 (anonymous jerk): you only bought an ambassador after you saw me buy 2
14:52 Eagle: because I thought a fishing village might be important to be able to play them both in the same hand
14:53 (anonymous jerk): you got lucky is what it comes down to
14:53 Eagle: whatever
14:53 (anonymous jerk): if my cards worked with the ambassadors, you would never have gotten started
14:53 (anonymous jerk): 2 ambassador start almost alwasy wins it
14:53 Eagle: which is why I've done it so many times...  like I said, go look if you think I "copied" you
14:54 (anonymous jerk): lol you can say that all you want. only evidence we have is the shitty caravan you purchased
14:54 (anonymous jerk) has returned to the lobby.


I'd like to add that:  No, the only evidence we have is the insane amount of past games that are cataloged at isotropic and councilroom.com.  Thanks...

The funny thing about the whole discussion is that even though I got accused of copying his strategy, I really didn't, because he bought two terminals right off the bat, and I mixed in a caravan for the draw, and a fishing village for the actions, then bought my 2nd ambassador.  That hardly feels like the same strategy to me.

And even if I hadn't planned on buying the 2nd ambassador at the beginning, I would have been stupid not to after he did, just so I could keep up on the card swapping.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #181 on: July 13, 2011, 07:27:57 pm »
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Recent Comments:

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/gaggot

In response to winning (he won)) a Possession/Masquerade/King's Court game

At first, I thought it was a typo, then my curious and brave soul ventured to Urban Dictionary. Not a typo.

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fuuuuuck should have just bought a province instead of minioning you :(

This one is a little understandable, but still unnecessary.

This is density of vulgar comments is news to me!
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #182 on: July 13, 2011, 07:51:43 pm »
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The important thing is the memories we're making.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #183 on: July 13, 2011, 08:34:36 pm »
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The important thing is the memories we're making.

Absolutely...  Hahah..
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #184 on: July 14, 2011, 01:17:56 am »
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The important thing is the memories we're making.

Anyone else read that in GLaDOS's voice?
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #185 on: July 14, 2011, 10:13:34 am »
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The important thing is the memories we're making.

Anyone else read that in GLaDOS's voice?

Not at first, but now that I have, it's freakin' hilarious.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #186 on: July 14, 2011, 10:25:19 am »
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The important thing is the memories we're making.

Anyone else read that in GLaDOS's voice?

Donald...GlaDOS....    Hmmmmmm
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #187 on: July 26, 2011, 06:26:39 pm »
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Someone today informed me that they "normally win" and that I'm a "lucky boy."

I've met him as well. Professor x?

I got this from someone today..."very lucky boy, normally I win...enjoy this moment".  I looked him up, and he's 8-16.  It wasn't the handle you mentioned, but all his games have been played in the last 10 days, so it's possible that guy created a new account.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #188 on: July 30, 2011, 08:53:35 pm »
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I love people.  Guy says nothing during the match, no gl hf or anything, then:

20:39 Kirian: Heya gl hf
20:51 Kirian: gg
20:51 [jerk]: go fuck yourself
20:51 [jerk] has returned to the lobby.

Now this was a 33-13 game, but come on, dude.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #189 on: August 07, 2011, 06:25:42 pm »
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Get enough people together for anything and there will always be at least a couple of arseholes. The decline in civility is directly related to an increase in Isotropic's playerbase - no bad thing, i'm sure we can all agree. While losing to a rude person can be infuriating, do bear in mind that anyone who has to pretend to be a badass to random strangers on an online card game is surely not worthy of your time, emotions or thoughts. Just say 'gg' and move on.

On the subject of supposedly worthless abbreviated greetings and farewells, what exactly is wrong with wishing your opponent good luck? Are you seriously suggesting that you'd rather win because you're a lucksack and the shuffler screws your opponent? I know that I would rather play tight against a skilled opponent and come out on top, than have them lose because of hideously unlucky draws. Even though luck is how I win a significant percentage of my games ;)
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #190 on: August 11, 2011, 08:14:01 pm »
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Personal Fav:

Person: Nice Gold Hack.

Me: Hack??

Person: You never bought gold, you have four now.

Me: Treasure Map gave me gold, i trashed two.

Person: Bullshit. (ragequit)
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #191 on: August 11, 2011, 09:25:13 pm »
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Someone today informed me that they "normally win" and that I'm a "lucky boy."

I've met him as well. Professor x?

I got this from someone today..."very lucky boy, normally I win...enjoy this moment".  I looked him up, and he's 8-16.  It wasn't the handle you mentioned, but all his games have been played in the last 10 days, so it's possible that guy created a new account.

I love this dude - he's auto wins!
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #192 on: August 11, 2011, 10:01:48 pm »
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I have met him as well, after I had seen him mentioned here.  Lolz.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #193 on: August 11, 2011, 10:52:43 pm »
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2:30 [idiot]: ...
2:30 [idiot]: lucky fucking cunty
2:31 [idiot]: you faget bitch
2:31 Fang: er, thanks
2:32 [idiot]: fuck you and your cheap ass warehouse bitch
2:32 Fang: why not buy a warehouse yourself?
2:32 Fang: instead of terminals like rabble?
2:32 [idiot] has returned to the lobby.

So uh warehouse is cheap now?
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #194 on: August 11, 2011, 10:59:01 pm »
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Yeah, Fangz, it's not that hard to get to $3... that's pretty cheap ;)

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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #195 on: August 12, 2011, 02:00:25 am »
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Every once in a while I think about trying isotropic again, then I get an email about a new post in this topic and remember why I swore it off.  It's unfortunate...
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #196 on: August 12, 2011, 08:02:25 am »
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Every once in a while I think about trying isotropic again, then I get an email about a new post in this topic and remember why I swore it off.  It's unfortunate...
That's silly.

Maybe 2% of games I've played on isotropic have involved any sort of problem like the stuff in this thread.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #197 on: August 12, 2011, 10:31:58 am »
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Every once in a while I think about trying isotropic again, then I get an email about a new post in this topic and remember why I swore it off.  It's unfortunate...
That's silly.

Maybe 2% of games I've played on isotropic have involved any sort of problem like the stuff in this thread.

I'd say that even 2% is a gross over-estimate for how often this sort of stuff happens.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #198 on: August 12, 2011, 10:41:03 am »
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Person: Nice Gold Hack.


The next time we get Treasure Map on the board, I'm going to call it a Gold Hax. That's awesome.

I wonder if we should break this off into a new thread called, "Vent Against Clueless Players." This thread is clearly needed for the benefit of venting frustration.

I kind of wish I played more Isotropic just to meet these yahoos. I love internet rage.
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Re: Decline of civility on isotropic?
« Reply #199 on: August 12, 2011, 11:16:11 am »
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Person: Nice Gold Hack.


I kind of wish I played more Isotropic just to meet these yahoos. I love internet rage.

Exactly!  I don't know why so many people are bothered by this hilariousness.  I love facing crazies!
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