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Alice Cheshire Moderator
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Well that was fucked up. I kinda have a difficult time feeling bad for Airi at this point though. She and Hina are pretty much equally awful people and she's just kinda reaping what she sowed.

Alice Cheshire Moderator
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Throbelisk posted:

^ But what's their game? They haven't provided any links that would make one assume they're advertising.

If it's a bot, it's a weird class of bots that comes back later on to edit in advertising links. It's strange because you'd think advertising like that wouldn't even be effective in the first place but it seems to be one of the most common kinds of bots that hits Dynasty. We tend to wait to see if a link gets edited in before banning these types though because occasionally they turn out to be a user who either doesn't speak English well or just has a habit of posting very strangely.

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Lizbo posted:

I've been trying to figure out who it was that got deleted, but I can't think of anyone that's obviously missing. Has my memory been wiped?

This is a secret but when site staff delete someone's account here, it actually deletes like 99% of peoples' memories of that user too. (It was Anjelika like Throbelisk said.)

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OurDespair posted:

Hi! I kinda translated a little onwards 1 abandoned manga:
https://dynasty-scans.com/series/and_kaede_blooms_gorgeously
this one. How do i upload chapters?

Click your name in the top right of the page and then the "Upload Request" link.

Throbelisk posted:

This is word-for-word the same message as a post you just deleted, but they haven't updated the post with a link yet.

Looks like someone's gotten to it already.

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Throbelisk posted:

Is there no way to prevent this?

Took care of all of these bots. To answer your question here though, not really. Plenty of spambots act similar enough to actual users that antispam measures will miss them. And even worse are the ones where it's not actually a bot but a person doing the job of a bot. Those are more difficult to detect automatically.

faiz_a3 posted:

So is there actually a way to blacklist Doujins in general? cause i don't really read yuri doujin that the source material i don't really follow. but since there's no tag for doujin i kinda clueless on how to filter them from other original manga

To my knowledge, there is no realistic way to do this. All the doujin tags are separate tags instead of a global entry that can be blacklisted. If you can blacklist an unlimited amount of tags (which I'm not sure the case. The edit profile page doesn't state a limit but I'm pretty sure one has been mentioned on the forums before) then you could add them all manually but that'd be quite tedious.

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Throbelisk posted:

I think a lot of the time when people see others bashing a certain government (or political choice), they mentally include a non-existent part to the person's argument that goes, "but my government actually good," and then proceed as if the person had actually said that. People can criticize the absolutely massive human rights abuses that the Chinese Communist Party has been a part of without having to acknowledge every single time that yes, (insert country here) also has been guilty of them. This invariably leads to whataboutisms, and the conversation goes nowhere, like it did last night. However, I do think it's best never to assume the involvement of even the worst-acting governments unless sufficient evidence has been given to warrant it, and I never did see that in the case in question from the other thread.

Shit like that really pisses me off. I've had foreigners critical of the US government try to pull that crap on me as well as tons of conservatives who deflect away from the GOP and Trump doing shit things with bullshit like "but Obama did bad stuff too!!!" as if that somehow justifies others doing bad things. I'm extremely critical of the US government. A lot more so than any other government since it's kinda the one that affects me most what with being American. And as for using whataboutism to justify shit people doing shit things? That's completely unacceptable as well. Unlike most of those conservatives who seem to be unable to comprehend the fact people might hold their own side to some level of standards, I'm just as critical of Democrats and independents as I am Republicans. If a politician on my side is doing something wrong then I'll be right up there with the conservatives calling for them to be held responsible for their actions because I don't play favorites like that.

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Throbelisk posted:

It was fine until Alice popped in after the discussion had already reached its natural conclusion, with people actually agreeing, and unnecessarily shut down the topic by endorsing one of the sides of the argument. If she was legitimately interested in ending the discussion, it doesn't make sense to include such an incendiary comment saying that the other side is right (after, I might add, that we managed to come to agreement otherwise). That is what I was disappointed with.

Alice Cheshire never said Kirin was right, only that the Chinese government is shitty. Are you denying this fact about a government that actively silences dissent, strong-arms democratic states like Hong Kong into submission, and has committed systematic genocide? A government that to this very day refuses to acknowledge the sovereignty of Taiwan?

Yeah, this. I was under the impression that the Chinese government being shitty was kind of a common viewpoint and didn't think my comment of them being shitty was particularly controversial. I always make it a point to disengage from the actual debate happening when I step in as a moderator regardless of my personal views on the subject.

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Lilliwyt posted:

Can we stay on topic, there is the Café if you want that kind of discussion.

Yeah, let's stop arguing about how shitty the Chinese government is. Take it to the Dynasty cafe thread if you want to continue.

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gwennie-chan posted:

Masterpost has been moved to the Forum Rules, Markdown, Userscripts thread. Post will be updated with more information from this thread in the near future. This thread or the Help thread are perfectly acceptable places to continue discussion of Userscripts. Thank you for your understanding!

While Alice has done most, labeling the userscripts post of the thread as theirs gives the impression they made all of them.

I'm not sure how Pekoe changed things since this post seeing as the post in question has been edited since then but I don't think there's much of a problem. It specifically lists the authors of each script after all.

Also @OrangePekoe: No, I don't mind at all. The author of the original post is really completely irrelevant, what matters is simply who wrote which script which is stated clearly in the post.

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Throbelisk posted:

Since there seem to be a lot of people who are not US citizens that frequent this site, I think they should hear what an actual American and former military contractor has to say about the most recent updates. Beau of the Fifth Column is a voice of reason and progress coming out of (surprise!) Florida. This is his newest video and his takes on Trump's bullshit "plea for an orderly transition of power." This is the actual United States of America, not Trump's cultists.

LegalEagle is also a good channel. Since he's a lawyer and it's a US legal code-focused channel he tends to focus purely on the law which can be pretty insightful. The video I linked here is the only one I've seen since I subscribed to him where shows actual anger. Beau also tends to try to keep an objective standpoint but he gets angry frequently enough (and rightfully so) that his reactions to the seditionists was to be expected.

Throbelisk posted:

I do have anger issues. And edgelords who think jokes about wishing annihilation on people are funny then feel the need to attack my sense of humor (which is so very well documented on this site) really do trigger it. I accept your apology and offer you a tutorial on some actual humor.

As someone who also has anger issues, you should definitely look into anger management methods. It'll help a lot. I lucked out (if you can call getting in trouble for getting bullied because of shitty no-tolerance policies lucky) and got transferred into a private school focused on anger management when I was in the fourth or fifth grade and it helped a shit load. Though not all methods work for all people either so you should try to find what works for you in particular.

2SpiritCherokeePrincess posted:

On December 21st here in Salem, The Proud Boys & other fascist groups broke into the Oregon State Capitol. Now it looks like that was just a trial run for what they were really planning. A 30 minute report by Backyard Politix.

These idiots have no sense of irony or self-awareness. They complain about BLM and Antifa protests which at worst resulted in the Portland courthouse getting graffitied and yet when it comes down to it, they do far worse. Trump supporters went on for four years about how Clinton lost and the left needs to get over it. Their favorite fascist lost and they try to mount an insurrection over it. I have exactly zero respect left for anyone who calls themselves a Republican at this point.

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Roshi710 posted:

So I tried downloading the "Dynasty Thingifier". However, my PC gave me a Windows Script Host saying "Microsoft JScript Compilation Error". What do I do?

Did you make sure to install Tampermonkey first? Because that extension is absolutely vital to userscripts working. You can find it here.

Alice Cheshire Moderator
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I thought this was going to be really dumb but it's too ridiculous to not laugh at, lol.

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Lizbo posted:

^The posts at the bottom of the previous page and the top of this one (where it's quoted) are also technically spoilers.

A bit late but I've tagged them.

A general warning to people: Be careful about posting spoilers. If you're not sure if something counts as a spoiler, then tag it just to be on the safe side. If you're not familiar with how to format posts then refer to this thread which has information on how to go about it. In the case of spoilers just add a "==" (without the quotes) immediately before and after the text you want to tag. ==Like this.==

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Alice Cheshire Moderator
Forum Rules 04 Jan 03:26
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Throbelisk posted:

I think this particular thread may need more attention, and perhaps permanent locking, because a couple people are still posting blatant attacks and passive-aggressive jabs even after they've been told not to.

Looks like Pekoe has already dealt with the remaining problem posters. I don't think the thread needs to be permanently locked though. People just need to actually read what people (specifically mods and other site staff) are saying before posting.

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IzzyLebasi posted:

I don't know how to use the black bar to block it so sorry.

I edited in a spoiler for you but next time rather than just posting an untagged spoiler you either need to tag it yourself or just not post it in the first place. You should check out the Forum Post Formatting - Basic Markdown Tutorial thread. It has instructions on how to spoiler tag some text. Just add a "==" (without the quotes) at the beginning of the text you want to tag and another sete at the end of it.

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Throbelisk posted:

I guess I'll have to reevaluate what I think of this site and the people who run it then, if wishing destruction upon people isn't considered wrong here.

Assuming you're talking about Utoptia's post, that seems like pretty clear sarcasm to me.

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Throbelisk posted:

^ Can one of the mods please delete that garbage? We don't have to tolerate that bullshit.

I'm assuming one of the other's got to it but I'm not seeing anything that needs to be dealt with.

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To reiterate myself from the last page:

Alice Cheshire posted:

Let's cool it. A few of you are getting a bit too inflammatory.

This thread is for discussion of this oneshot. If you have a specific complaint about someone's (or a group's) behavior then voice it constructively or simply don't post at all. It adds nothing to the thread. A lot of the discussion so far has been toeing the line when it comes to rules #1 and #11.

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Let's cool it. A few of you are getting a bit too inflammatory.

Alice Cheshire Moderator
Forum Rules 31 Dec 07:48
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Lizbo posted:

^I see you came around to my way of thinking. :)

Anyway, here's another one that latched onto the word "school". Actually, I'll quote it for posterity because it's a bit bonkers:

Now as we all need to try [spam URL] then this will be used for Top Dental Resume Samples & Pro Writing Tips, so we all are up for that. This cna be refered to them later in the coming days of research as we can refer that to them in the following weeks.

Taken care of.

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Lolicon discussion 31 Dec 07:43
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jasperlowee posted:

why do people think so bad about lolicons? its not like we rape childs or something :(((((

even if y'all don't rape child, romanticizing them is equally bad

Their child for God's sake

jasperlowee posted:

lmao this tag needs a therapist

You should avoid replying in an inflammatory manner to other users, especially when you're replying to a two year old post. You should also try to post something constructive as well. You're free to have your opinion and post it but posts like these two only serves to aggravate the topic.

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RobinK posted:

the spaces between lines in the go out with me dialogue is different for each line this is literally unreadable, i hope someone got fired for that blunder

It's perfectly readable, someone shouldn't lose their job over it, you just sound like a whiny b*tch...

Don't post like this. Read the rules before you post again.

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Forum Rules 29 Dec 22:37
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OrangePekoe posted:

Never going to ban anyone until it's obvious, though.

Though people should definitely report them if they think a new user is a bot so it doesn't slip through the cracks too.

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Kirin posted:

Indeed, on a more abstract level, it is Anise's existence that unbalances the setting, but I still contend that in Euphie's specific case, she wasn't the catalyst of her derailment from the default life path(s) that their feudal/aristocratic institutions had groomed her for. :-)

That's fair. From Euphie's perspective, the shattering of the engagement was the point where her life went off-track, but this would've happened regardless of Anise's reincarnation, so I decided to consider it part of her 'destiny', so to speak. There's no parallel worldline where the engagement wasn't broken, because the event stems from the personalities of everyone involved and is a foregone conclusion, even if Euphie can't detect it (much like how your average citizen would be much better at detecting a revolution in the making than a sheltered aristocrat, but the revolution itself would be born of sustained tension that had built up over decades). In my opinion, the point of divergence is Anise jumping in and offering Euphie a different, happier lifestyle, using her status as a temporal 'outsider' to alter the progression of events, because she has perspectives and ideas that weren't 'earned' via historical progression, but carried over from a different universe.

From what I recall, Anise was originally the one intended to take the throne so it's quite possible that Anise being different from what she naturally was could actually be a factor here. If Anise had taken the throne then it's completely possible the prince wouldn't have ended up engaged to Euphie in the first place.

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rainbow8 posted:

To answer the questions: I've never heard of "Stacy" and incel slang would get no sympathy from me.

"john" feels more like an established synonym, but if someone named John complained I would try to use other terms, it's not hard. I don't think I use it much anyway.

I have non-white friends named Karen who have said they find the new slang hurtful. They don't like seeing their name turned into a term of opprobrium, oddly enough. So I'm not just making up a problem.

Okay, I'm done with the tangent

To quote myself from the bottom of the last page:

Alice Cheshire posted:

random posted:

...even I think this convo is amazingly off-topic, just sayin'. :|

Agreed on that, so let's end this tangent here. Doesn't seem like any productive conversation could come from it anyways.

This means stop immediately. Not make another post in an attempt to get the last word in. Don't do this again.